National Geographic Journeys

Discover Moorish Spain

  • Duration 8 Days | Madrid to Seville
  • Group Size Max 16
  • From $2,767 AUD
Call 1300 363 742

Trip Overview

Discover the history and romance of Andalucia on this eight-day trip to five amazing cities, with plenty of free time to discover them. Explore Madrid’s famous museums, walk the cobblestoned streets of El Greco’s Toledo with a local historian, take a flamenco lesson in Granada, and embrace the region’s Moorish spirit in Granada and Córdoba. Some 1,300 years in the making, the fascinating culture of Moorish Spain will be sure to leave you wanting more.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover layers of culture and history in Córdoba at the Mezquita and in the old Jewish quarter.
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Granada’s famed Alhambra, a stunning example of Moorish architecture.
  • Try out flamenco during a private lesson with a professional dancer in Granada.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 Madrid

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Toledo/Madrid

Travel to nearby Toledo and join a local historian on a tour of its medieval center, a UNESCO World Heritage site brimming with historical churches, synagogues, mosques, and plazas. Return to Madrid and explore the city on your own. Take a seat at a sidewalk café in the bustling Plaza Mayor and watch the world go by. Or opt to visit the renowned Museo del Prado—one of the world’s greatest art museums—and the nearby botanical garden, Real Jardín Botanico. (1B)

Day 3 Córdoba

Take the high-speed train to Córdoba and visit the Mezquita—a Catholic cathedral built within a former Moorish mosque. Afterwards, stroll the medieval Jewish quarter’s maze of winding lanes and traditional houses. Savor Córdoba’s culinary specialties at the restaurant of your choice this evening. (1B)

Days 4 & 5 Granada

Travel to Granada and take an orientation walk. Enjoy a private flamenco lesson with a professional dancer at a local studio. Take a guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra hilltop fortress, one of the world’s greatest examples of Moorish architecture and a World Heritage site. During free time, explore the city on your own. Opt to take a segway tour around the city, wander the white-washed Albayzín quarter, or visit the Granada Cathedral—one of the largest cathedrals in Spain. (2B)

Days 6 & 7 Seville

This morning head to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Take an orientation walk with the CEO and opt to visit the cathedral Giralda or Casa Pilatos, or enjoy a traditional flamenco show. Next day is at your leisure to explore the many monuments, parks and gardens or sit back and people watch at a local cafe. (2B)

Day 8 Seville

Depart at any time. (1B)

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