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Andalucia's White Villages (Self-Drive):
Seville, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, Granada and Córdoba
From the heartbeat of Flamenco to a World Heritage Site, pick up your rental car and explore the charming white villages of southern Spain. Learn about the history and traditions of these quaint villages, discover the varied architecture, and immerse yourself in colorful culture.
• 2 Nights Seville
• 1 Night Arcos de la
• 1 Night Ronda
• 2 Nights Granada
• 2 Nights Córdoba
• Private Seville Walking
• Flamenco Show + Dinner
• Winery & Andalucian Horse
 School Visits in Jerez
• Private Ronda Walking
• Private Alhambra Walking
• Private Córdoba Walking
• 9-Day Compact Manual
 Car Rental
• Daily Breakfast
Arrive Seville:
Pick up your rental car and drive to Seville, where you will have the rest of the day at leisure. Seville is the capital of the region of Andalucia and southern Spain's cultural and financial center. Its cathedral is among the largest and most beautiful in the world. Christopher Columbus is buried here. You can explore examples of impressive Moorish architecture, as well as experience flamenco and bullfighting firsthand in this historic city.

(Accommodations, Seville)

After breakfast, you'll depart with your guide for a walking tour of the city. Walk through Barrio de Santa Cruz, the Jewish quarter, the Alcazar fortress and Cathedral area. You will get to visit both the Alcazar and cathedral - the largest gothic cathedral in the world. In the evening, you'll attend a flamenco show, with dinner. Flamenco is a vibrant mixture of dance, song and guitar that has evolved alongside the contrasting historic influences of Arabic, Jewish and Gypsy cultures.

(Breakfast, Dinner, Accommodations, Seville)

After breakfast, you'll head south towards Cadiz, a seaside city which has been a meeting point for so many civilizations.We recommend to stay in Arcos de la Frontera, a nice "white village" just 40 minutes from Cadiz, where you can spend the night in a parador. You can also choose to instead overnight in Cadiz if you'd like to stay by the sea, or in Jerez de la Frontera, where you will have excursions on the following day.

(Breakfast, Seville; Accommodations, Arcos de la Frontera)

After breakfast in your hotel, you will make your way to Jerez, another town with Moorish heritage, famous for its wine, horses and flamenco. You'll visit a winery to taste sherry before finding a lunch spot. Afterwards, you'll visit the Royal Andalucian School of Equestrian Art, where you'll learn how the famous Andalucian horses learn to dance. Later you'll continue on to Ronda, one of the most beautiful of the "white villages". Founded by the Romans, the town is set around a deep gorge and is approached by crossing a massive bridge.

(Breakfast, Cadiz; Accommodations, Ronda)

Ronda to Granada:
After breakfast at your hotel, you'll have a two-hour city tour led by a local guide to see Ronda's highlights, including Spain's oldest bullring with time to stroll and shop along Calle Espinel as well as visit a former Moorish palace. After your tour, you'll drive east to Granada, a strikingly beautiful city set at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and at the confluence of four rivers. Granada is most famous as the location of the Alhambra, a 1000-year-old Moorish palace of stunning architecture and art—one of the world's great buildings and a UNESCO heritage site. Granada's cathedral is a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The adjoining Royal Chapel is the resting place of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

(Breakfast, Ronda; Accommodations, Granada)

After breakfast you'll have a 2.5 hour private tour of the Alhambra complex of buildings, including the central Palacios Nazaries, perhaps the finest Islamic structure in Europe with its impressive use of light, water, shade and plants to make a harmonious whole. Don't miss the Courtyard of the Lions, with a fountain that channels water through the mouths of twelve stone lions. In the late afternoon, if time permits, climb the hill behind the town at sunset for a spectacular view over the town and the Alhambra.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Granada)

Granada to Córdoba:
After breakfast at your hotel, drive northwest to the city of Córdoba, an important city in Roman times and later the capital of the Arabic Caliphate which comprised almost all of the Iberian Peninsula. In the tenth century Córdoba was the largest city in Europe.

(Breakfast, Granada; Accommodations, Córdoba)

Rich in architecture, Córdoba should be explored, as you will do on a two-hour walking tour with a local guide after breakfast at your hotel. The building known as the "Mezquita" was built as a mosque by the Moorish conquerors, starting in the ninth century. After Fernando III captured the city in 1236 it was converted to a cathedral. In the building you'll find Roman columns, Byzantine mosaics and Moorish arches, as well as Gothic elements. Other sites to explore include the Roman bridge across the river, and the Museum of Andalusian Life nearby.

(Breakfast & Accommodations, Córdoba)

Depart Córdoba:
After breakfast at your hotel, drive back to Seville to return your rental car, or drop it at another city if you're continuing with another Avanti adventure.

(Breakfast, Córdoba)

** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change