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Madrid & Southern Spain - 9 days map

Set off from the Spanish capital, Madrid, to take in the best of Southern Spain on this 9-day coach tour. Explore the cultural gems of Caceres and Cordoba and visit the famous cathedral in Seville. Taste Andalusian olive oil, admire the view from Ronda and spend a night in the Costa del Sol, with free time to stroll along the beach. Visit the incredible Alhambra complex in Grenada, see a Flamenco show and explore Toledo before returning to Madrid.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Madrid - Take in the highlights of the Spanish capital on a city tour and enjoy a group Tapas dinner
Seville - Visit the second largest cathedral in the Catholic world and take in the highlights of the Andalusian capital on a city tour
Granada - Discover the famous Alhambra palace and fortress complex dating back to the 13th Century, and visit the adjacent Generalife Gardens
Malaga (in 2025) - Take a guided our of this coastal Costa del Sol gem and visit its historic landmarks
Cordoba - Explore this historic Roman city and enjoy an included visit to La Mezquita, a sprawling mosque-cathedral
Ronda - Admire the views from this picturesque mountain-top town
Toledo (in 2024) - Marvel at the stunning surroundings of this hilltop riverside town, a confluence of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures

Included

8 breakfasts & 2 dinners
Escorted by an English-speaking Spanish tour leader / guide
Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi and audio headsets
Entrance to Cordoba Mosque, Seville Cathedral & Alhambra in Granada
Flamenco experience (including dinner)
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
8 nights 4-star hotels
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 9
Guided sightseeing in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada & Toledo in 2024, Malaga in 2025
Olive oil tasting at a local Almazara
Sherry wine tasting with light lunch in Jerez included in 2025

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, the Spanish capital! You will be collected at the airport and transferred to our hotel, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Madrid

Day 2

Exploring Madrid

Today we take an all-encompassing coach tour of Madrid. Highlights of the excursion include the historic Barrio de la Morería region, Habsburgs District, Puerta del Sol central square, Plaza Mayor and the Neptuno Fountains. These are dedicated to Neptune, a Roman water god. In the more modern part of the city we see the Salamanca district, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste. We also see the Santiago Bernabeu, the football stadium of Real Madrid, the most successful European club.

After the tour, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. There's an included Welcome Dinner this evening at an authentic Tapas restaurant.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Caceres & Cordoba

Madrid - Caceres - Cordoba. After breakfast we say farewell to Madrid and head south, bound for the region of Andalusia. Before we reach mainland Spain's southernmost region, we stop in Caceres. The Old Town here is UNESCO-listed, known for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. There's time for a walk through the Plaza Mayor Square and the Old Town. We then climb back on board our coach and complete the journey to Cordoba, where the evening is at leisure.

2025 Itinerary change: Please note in 2025 our visit to Caceres will be replaced with a visit to Merida. Please see the trip notes for more information.
Overnight: Cordoba  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Exploring Cordoba

Cordoba - Seville. This morning we tour Cordoba, an important Roman city that was also an Islamic centre during the Middle Ages. The most important landmark here is the sprawling La Mezquita mosque-cathedral, which dates back to 988 AD. Entrance to the mosque is included on our tour and we also take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter before departing the city and travelling south-west to Seville, capital of Andalusia.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Seville

Today we explore Seville on a guided tour. Entrance to the city's cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world, is included. We also visit the Santa Cruz Quarter, where the famous opera 'Carmen' is largely set. Wander through Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque Plaza Espana. After our tour, the afternoon is free for you to further explore Seville at your own pace.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Ronda & the Costa del Sol

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol. Leaving Seville after breakfast, we pass through quaint Andalusian villages and make a stop in the picturesque mountain-top town of Ronda, where there is free time to explore and admire the view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Continuing our journey, we stop at a local Almazara, olive oil mill. Here we can walk through the olive groves and taste some of the delicious organic olive oil produced here. We then reach the stunning Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol, where we will usually stay in Malaga or Torremolinos. The evening is at leisure.

2025 Itinerary change: Please note in 2025 we stop in Jerez where we visit a local winery for sherry tasting, then visit the olive oil mill, en route to Ronda where we overnight. Please see the trip notes for more information.
Overnight: costa del Sol (2024), Ronda (2025)  |  Breakfast

Day 7

The Alhambra

Costa del Sol - Granada. Today we travel to Granada and enjoy an included visit to the Alhambra complex. This famous 13th century palace and fortress is one of the best-preserved examples of early Islamic architecture anywhere in the world, as well as being home to important Spanish Renaissance architecture. We'll tour Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife Palace and Gardens. The gardens have historically inspired many authors, including Washington Irving. This American author wrote his Tales of the Alhambra in 1832 whilst visiting the area. Back in the city, there is some free time before we enjoy an included group dinner and Flamenco show.

2025 Itinerary change: please note in 2025 we depart from Ronda and stop for a city tour of Malaga on the Costa del Sol before reaching Granada, where we watch the Flamenco show. See the trip notes for details.
Overnight: Granada  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Toledo sightseeing

Granada - Toledo - Madrid. We return to the Spanish capital of Madrid today, stopping in the imperial hilltop city of Toledo en route. This picturesque location is surrounded by the Tagus River and is protected by UNESCO. It's also something of a confluence of culture, with Christians, Jews and Muslims having lived side by side for centuries. We enjoy a short tour of the historic Old Town before completing our journey back to the Spanish capital, where the evening is at leisure.

2025 Itinerary change: please note in 2025 we will tour the Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens today, before travelling back to Madrid. A stop will not be made in Toledo. Please refer to the trip notes for more information.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Madrid

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before our tour comes to an end. There is an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 1 person. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The Single Room price applies for solo travellers who require their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
28 Jun - 06 Jul 19% off G
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
05 Jul - 13 Jul 19% off G
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
12 Jul - 20 Jul 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
19 Jul - 27 Jul 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
16 Aug - 24 Aug 19% off G
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
23 Aug - 31 Aug 19% off G
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
13 Sep - 21 Sep 19% off G
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
20 Sep - 28 Sep 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
27 Sep - 05 Oct 19% off G
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
04 Oct - 12 Oct 19% off G
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
11 Oct - 19 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
18 Oct - 26 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
25 Oct - 02 Nov 19% off G
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
11 Apr - 19 Apr 19% off
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
18 Apr - 26 Apr 19% off
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
25 Apr - 03 May 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
09 May - 17 May 19% off
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
16 May - 24 May 19% off
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
23 May - 31 May 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
06 Jun - 14 Jun 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
13 Jun - 21 Jun 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
20 Jun - 28 Jun 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
11 Jul - 19 Jul 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
18 Jul - 26 Jul 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
29 Aug - 06 Sep 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
05 Sep - 13 Sep 19% off
CAD $5,225
CAD $4,232
CAD $7,085
CAD $5,739
19 Sep - 27 Sep 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
26 Sep - 04 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
03 Oct - 11 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
10 Oct - 18 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
17 Oct - 25 Oct 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
24 Oct - 01 Nov 19% off
CAD $4,745
CAD $3,843
CAD $6,595
CAD $5,342
07 Nov - 15 Nov 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
14 Nov - 22 Nov 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
19 Dec - 27 Dec 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
26 Dec - 03 Jan 19% off
CAD $4,605
CAD $3,730
CAD $6,295
CAD $5,099
2026
Twin Share
Single Room
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025
CAD $5,875
CAD $8,025

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Riu Plaza Espana, Madrid

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Housed in the striking red and white Edificio Espana building in the centre of Madrid, the 4-star Riu Plaza Espana boasts an outdoor swimming pool on the 21st floor, free Wi-Fi throughout, a fitness centre and a sky bar offering sweeping vistas of the city. All rooms come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, mini-fridge and air-conditioning. Buffet breakfast is served in the onsite restaurant and travellers can tuck into authentic Tapas at the El Eden Gastrobar a la carte restaurant. This hotel is located on the Gran Via, often referred to as the 'Spanish Broadway', with a host of shopping and dining opportunities at hand. It is also an easy walk to the Royal Palace.

Hesperia Cordoba, Cordoba

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located on the peaceful banks of the Guadalquivir River, Hesperia Cordoba offers views of Cordoba's two main attractions, La Mezquita and the Alcazar and is just a 7-minute walk from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a rooftop pool, garden and complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Rooms at the hotel all come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Decor is classic white, as is commonplace in southern Spain. As well as an onsite restaurant, there is a rooftop bar serving drinks until 23:30.

Melia Lebreros, Seville

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A stylish hotel located in Seville's commercial district, Melia Lebreros was extensively refurbished recently and modern, elegant decor is visible throughout. Rooms offer air-conditioning, wood panelled flooring, minibar, flat screen TV and ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Facilities include an outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Local and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the Mosaico Restaurant and local dishes are served in a traditional atmosphere at La Taberna la Dehesa. There is also an onsite bar.

Sol Don Pablo, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sol Don Pablo is located in the resort town of Torremolinos, just 200 metres from Bajondillo Beach and a host of seafront bars, restaurants and shops. As well as its proximity to the ocean, the hotel boasts two outdoor pools and a hot tub, making it the perfect place to enjoy the fine weather of the Costa del Sol. Air-conditioned guest rooms come equipped with balconies and ensuite bathrooms and there is an onsite buffet restaurant and pool bar. A variety of evening entertainment is also offered for guests to enjoy, as is complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel Catalonia Granada, Granada

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Granada, the Catalonia hotel offers sleek and modern guest rooms with smart TV, private bathrooms, minibar and desk. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and rooftop sun terrace. Buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant, and there is an onsite Gastrobar open from 11am to 11pm, serving a variety of snacks and Mediterranean dishes.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Madrid
Ends
Madrid
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4-star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader with local guides for sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
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