- Visit the beautiful cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada
- Discover the history behind Islamic geometric patterns from Eric Broug
- Spend ample time exploring Granada's Alhambra Palace
Explore one of Spain's most fascinating and varied regions, Andalucia. Starting in the beautiful city of Seville, explore the Alcázar castle complex, continue onto Cordoba, visiting the Mezquita, before finishing in Granada, spending ample time at the Alhambra. With the expert guidance of Eric Broug learn about the history of Islamic geometric patterns in these regions.
Spain is unique in Western Europe in having been conquered by an Islamic power. The Moors first crossed from Africa in AD 711, and in the south of the country they stayed for nearly eight centuries. The Moorish civilization of the cities of Andalucía was one of the most sophisticated of the Middle Ages. It is through this history that it is possible to see great art and architecture of both Islamic and Christian traditions side by side. Our group tour to Spain focuses on Islamic Geometric patterns in three main cities, Seville, Cordoba and Granada.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN THIS GROUP TOUR?
Islamic Geometric patterns and design are a fascinating and beautiful area to explore and understand. With the expert knowledge of Eric Broug this tour explores three of southern Spain’s beautiful cities showcasing this wonderful art form.
IS THIS GROUP TOUR SUITABLE FOR SOLO TRAVELLERS?
Our group tours are perfect for solo travellers, as travelling as part of an organised group in faraway places does provide security and peace of mind. We handle all of the arrangements for you and there will be a local tour guide on hand throughout to provide advice and help if needed, aswell as the expertise of a Tour Lecturer.
We have a no mandatory single supplement policy on most of our group tours, meaning that we will always do our best to match you up with another solo traveller of the same sex so that you do not have to pay for a single room.
WHAT IS THE ACCOMMODATION IN SPAIN LIKE?
Accommodation in Spain can be very varied, from the small cave properties in certain regions of Andalucía to luxury boutique haciendas and then larger beachfront chain hotels. For this Spain tour we have focused on properties we know well and trust, offering a great location and warm Spanish hospitality.
HOW FIT SHOULD I BE TO ENJOY THIS TOUR?
You do not need to be particularly fit to participate, there are no long walks. Time will be spent exploring the cities on foot and the grounds of the Alcázar and Alhambra are extensive so although this will all be done at a gentle pace, comfy shoes are a must.
WHAT IS THE FOOD LIKE IN SPAIN?
Spain is known for its wonderful cuisine. Every region has its own distinctive cuisine, from Paella in Valencia, to Gazpacho in Andalucía, and of course tapas. The Spanish are reliant on plenty of locally grown fruit and vegetables, along with meats such as Jamon serrano and Chorizo. Seafood and fish are popular in coastal areas. Olive oil and garlic are common ingredients in Spanish cooking.
Spain is also known for its wines, including the rioja, made in the northern province, along with sherry, a fortified wine that may be dry or sweet; and sangria, wine mixed with fruit and soda water.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
May is a lovely time to visit Spain, the days are getting longer and it is generally warm throughout the day and cooler in the evenings.
For a detailed itinerary or to book your place on this tour, please contact us.