Welcome to Andalusia

Andalusia is a land of dramatic landscapes, delightful cuisine, gorgeous towns and passionate culture. We’ll begin our adventure in Benalmadena near stunning beach and seascapes in the highly sought-after Costa del Sol region before journeying inland to the historic capital of Andalusia, Seville. Along the way, we’ll uncover unique aspects of Andalusian culture from the wonder of the Alhambra Palace in Granada to the Flamenco dance of Seville and the unforgettable horse showmanship on offer in Jerez de la Frontera.

Our school trips are open to vision impaired and sighted travellers who will be accompanied by our International School students who come from the Victoria Shanghai Academy in Hong Kong. Our vision impaired customers will enjoy the holiday at the same discounted price that’s paid by the sighted travellers. Sighted travellers will have a lighter than usual guiding role on this trip since most of the guiding will be done by our students.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience a special horse performance of equestrian ballet
  • Uncover the delights of the Alhambra Palace
  • Sample tropical fruits grown in a unique microclimate
  • Witness the emotion of a Flamenco dance
  • Wander through the famous arches of Cordoba's Mezquita
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  • Dates & Prices

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    June 6 - June 13, 2020 (8 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £1299 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £1299 Book Now

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1299 GBP Contact us for availability

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  • What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 4 nights' accommodation at Flatotel Internacional in Benalmadena
    • 3 nights' accommodation at Hotel Abades Benacazon in Seville
    • All meals
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Malaga Panaramic Tour
    • Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens Tour
    • Granada Visit
    • La Herradura Village Tropical Fruit Plantation Visit
    • Nerja Village Visit
    • Cordoba City Tour
    • Jerez de la Frontera Tour with Horse Show
    • Cadiz Tour
    • Seville Tour

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Saturday 6th June

This morning we’ll meet at the airport where we’ll meet the group of students before we board our flight to Malaga.

Upon arrival in Malaga we’ll set out on a panoramic visit of this remarkable city that was nominated a European Capital of Culture in 2016, mainly due to the artistic heritage created by Picasso. We’ll also tuck into our first typical Spanish meal together for lunch and then continue to our hotel in Benalmadena where we’ll take it easy for the rest of the day before having dinner together.

Lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Benalmadena.

Sunday 7th June

Today we’ll head to the spellbindingly beautiful Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada. Declared a World Heritage Site in 1984, this palatial city on Sabika Hill was constructed out of local reddish clay, giving a gorgeous hue against the backdrop of Sierra Nevada. Once the opulent seat of Granada’s Nasrid emirs, the palace was expanded with additional palaces following the Reconquista and also includes gorgeous gardens and fountains which we’ll uncover and explore during our guided tour.

We’ll then enjoy a typical Spanish lunch together before having free time in the historic centre of Granada. We’ll then transfer back to Benalmadena in time for dinner.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Benalmadena.

Monday 8th June

Today we’ll head to La Herradura Village where we’ll find a tropical fruit plantation. We’ll enter a typical country-house facing on a hill overlooking the sea where exotic and tropical fruits are grown in the special climate and soil. We’ll sample supreme quality custard apples, persimmons, mangoes, avocados and papayas and explore the farmland where these fruits are surprisingly able to grow in this European microclimate.

Following lunch, we’ll enjoy some free time in Nerja, a lovely little Spanish town with a sandy beach next to the Meditteranean. Whilst here, there is a cave that you may wish to explore during your free time if you’re brave!

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Benalmadena.

Tuesday 9th June

We’ll enjoy today in Benalmadena where you will have time to have a swim in the hotel swimming pool and also visit the nearby sandy Las Yucas Beach or Viborillas Beach where you’re welcome to take a cooling dip in the sea. There is also the nearby old town of Benalmadena you may wish to explore.

Your tour leader will advise on what we can do today before we head out together as a group, guiding our visually impaired partners as we go.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Benalmadena.

Wednesday 10th June

Today we’ll depart the wonderful coastal area of Malaga and journey inland to Seville which will be our base of operations for the remainder of our Andalusian adventure.

On the way, we’ll visit the charming city of Cordoba, famous for the mesmerising multiarched Mezquita – a masterpiece of Islamic construction dating from the days before the Reconquista. Expect stone-paved streets surrounded by medieval grandeur that are shaded by overhanging fruit trees. We’ll then enjoy lunch together before heading to Seville where we’ll check into our new hotel and have dinner together as a group.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Seville.

Thursday 11th June

We’ll head to Jerez de la Frontera today to attend a horse performance at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Described as an equestrian ballet, the show is accompanied by quintessential Spanish music and 18th century styled costumes, all put together and choreographed using movements based on classical dressage, Doma Vaquera (country-style riding) and traditional equestrian chores such as cattle herding, trotting and galloping. The show takes place inside the historic school and promises to be a memorable highlight of your visit to Andalusia.

We’ll also visit Cadiz today, a city famous for being the oldest city of the Occident (an old-fashioned word for Europe). Cadiz is now into its fourth millennium and its sea walls show the signs of centuries of erosion by the sea that surrounded the city on all sides.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Seville.

Friday 12th June

Today we’ll venture into the centre of Seville for as panoramic tour including the historic quarter and mighty cathedral. Seville is famous for its emotive local dance, gothic cathedrals and winding streets that lead to the Real Alcazar. Following lunch in a traditional restaurant, we’ll enjoy some free time in the centre before heading to a Flamenco show at the Museo del Baile Flamenco.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Overnight in Seville.

Saturday 13th June

Following our week of culture and nature in Andalusian Spain, we’ll transfer to the airport in Malaga for our journey home.

Breakfast included.

Single rooms are available upon request only and are priced at £200.

Sighted students will come from the Victoria Shanghai Academy and all be English speakers aged between 14 and 18. Students will be divided into groups of 2 and act as sighted guides for 1 visual impaired traveller,

There are no more land only spaces available to book on this trip.