Andalucia Excursion, November 5 – 22, 2018
Explore the magic of this rich and diverse culture.
Marvel at the enduring imprint of the Moors on monuments, gardens, cuisine, architecture, and art. Appreciate Andalucian ceramic art, tiles and pottery.
Day 01/Nov 05, 2018: Arrive in Seville, welcoming dinner.
Day 02: Guided visit to the Archeological Museum and the Mudejar Pavillion. Introduction to the Andalucian history and art styles. Visit to the Cathedral and the Giralda minaret/bell tower.
Day 03: Guided visits to the Triana Ceramics Museum and workshops. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Museum of Fine Art or the Pilatos mansion.
Day 04: Guided visit to the royal Alcazar de Sevilla palace and its ceramic collection. Free time in the palace gardens. Walk through the historic Barrio de Santa Cruz and enjoy an aperitif at a historic bar.
Day 05: Depart for Cordoba. First explorations of the historic town and the Roman bridge.
Day 06: Guided visit to the Mezquita, focusing on Islamic, Catholic and Visigothic art. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Alcazar and its gardens or the Marques de Viana mansion.
Day 07: Guided visits to the Archeological Museum and to sights at the Juderia, such as the Sinagogue, Capilla Mudejar, Iglesia de San Bartolome, Casa Andalusi and the many patios.
Day 08: Depart for Ubeda. Guided walk on Plaza Vazquez de Molina focusing on Renaissance architecture and the work of the architect Andres de Vandelvira.
Day 09: Visit to Tito’s ceramic workshop with demos. Guided walk through the Juderia focusing on Jewish history and culture. Visit to the Sinagoga del Agua and private houses.
Day 10: Visit to ceramic workshops. Olive tour with tasting. Free afternoon; optional visits to the Renaissance churches of Ubeda and scenic walks around Ubeda.
Day 11: Depart for Granada. Guided walk in the historic Albaicin neighbourhood. Enjoy an aperitif and the sunset views of the Alhambra.
Day 12: Full day guided visit to the Alhambra Museum: Nasrid Palace, Ceramics Collection, Museum of Fine Arts and the Generalife Gardens.
Day 13: Guided visit to sights in the Centro of Granada: Bib-Rambla square, the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel. Optional night visit to the Alhambra.
Day 14: Walk to the Sacromonte neighbourhood. Visit the Cave Museum and enjoy the natural environment. Free afternoon; optional relaxation at a Moorish bath.
Day 15: Depart for Malaga. First explorations in Malaga.
Day 16: Day trip to Ronda.
Day 17: Visits to the Picasso Museum and Picasso’s birth house. Roman theatre and Alcazar. Free time. Group dinner.
Day 18/Nov 22: Individual departures.
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The excursion starts in Sevilla at 7 pm on the evening of November 5, 2018 in the lobby of our hotel, and ends in Malaga at our hotel after breakfast on November 22, 2018.
17 nights accommodation including 4 star, heritage and
Meet, assist, and transfer for international arrivals and departures.
Transport throughout Spain in a first-class minivan
City and site transportation.
Professional Spanish on-board English speaking guide and tour leader.
Guided visits with expert guides in the different cities.
On-board professional ceramic artist and tour leader.
Special guided tours to historical sites and museums.
Guided visits to potteries including demonstrations.
Olive oil tour, production, history, culinary tradition and tasting.
Dinner and Flamenco show.
Entrance fees, advance tickets and reservations to museums, U.N.E.S.C.O. sites, fine art galleries and special sites such as:
Alcazar de Sevilla, Alhambra and Generalife in Granada, Mezquita in Cordoba, Picasso Museum and Picasso’s birth house in Malaga.
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If you must cancel, the following cancellation fees will apply:
• up to December 10
• December 11-May 10
• May 11-August 15
• August 16-October 14
• October 15-November 5
• Deposit of $500
• Deposit plus 30% of trip cost
• Deposit plus 50% of trip cost
• Deposit plus 75% of trip cost
• No refund
There is no refund for arriving late or leaving the trip early.
Discovery Art Travel reserves the right to cancel the trip due to low enrolment, or if we feel that the quality of the trip or the safety of travelers would be compromised. In such a case, we will refund all payments received to date, which constitutes full settlement.
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