A journey through history to experience the part of Spain ruled by the Arab Empire for eight centuries. This occupation which ended in the 15th century left a cultural and architectural heritage of immense importance. It is hard to equal the incredible architecture of the 8th century Mosque of Cordoba, capital of the Omayyad Caliphs, centre of civilisation and a bridge between the cultures of east and west. In Granada, visit the famous palace-cum-fortress of La Alhambra and the winding streets of Albayzin. This is a route of immense open horizons with infinite olive plantations giving way to the vineyards of Montilla and the wheat field of Cordoba. It continues through the beautiful mountain scenery of the Parque Natural de las Sierras Subbéticas between the villages of Zuheros and Priego de Cordoba. An immensely colourful tour where all the villages are whitewashed and bedecked with geraniums and where the olive trees stretch into the distance, creating a beautifully decorated landscape.
Start 22nd Sept
(advice only not include) by air to Malaga or Granada Airport. Transfer from/to tour start is included