Moorish Spain

Comfort, Madrid to Seville

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Al-Andalus was a Muslim state that ignited Europe for centuries. It's now more commonly known as Spain. Discover the romance and intrigue for yourself on an 8-day tour that offers expert guidance but leaves plenty of free time to unravel the mysteries on your own. You'll explore Madrid's museums, walk Toledo's streets, and embrace Andalucia's Moorish spirit in converted mosques, Seville's cathedral and the Alhambra of Granada. From gypsy culture to flamenco passion, encounter a culture a thousand years in the making.

What’s included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Historic City of Toledo visit, Toledo
  • Tour of Toledo
  • Explore Cordoba including the mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter
  • Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra
  • El Tajo Gorge excursion and walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


  • Explore the ancient city of toledo
  • Capture the perfect sunset photo of the alhambra in granada
  • Walk along spectacular el tajo gorge in ronda
  • Visit the magnificent mezquita in cordoba
  • Lose yourself in the colourful alleyways of seville


Day 1 Madrid Please make your own way to the joining hotel. If arriving early, head out and explore the city. Madrid, the grande dame of European cities, has it all — history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and a wild nightlife. The capital's most exciting street is the Gran Vía, but be sure to visit the Plaza Mayor –the true heart of Madrid. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza’s many cafés and watch the world go by. After the group meeting, opt to head out for a meal at a local restaurant with the group. Additional Notes: If you want more time to explore the city, we recommend booking pre-nights in Madrid. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Madrid (1B) Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music. Included Activities: Historic City of Toledo visit Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Madrid/Córdoba (1B) Córdoba’s gastronomy features cuisine steeped in Roman, Moorish, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Head out tonight to sample some local food. Try the thick, hearty stew called "caldereta de cordero" or cool off with "ajo blanco," a hearty white gazpacho soup. Included Activities: Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit Transport: Train (2.00 hour(s))
Day 4 Córdoba/Granada (1B) Travel to the Andalusian city of Granada and take an orientation walk with the CEO. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Granada (1B) After visiting the Alhambra, opt to take a wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. This is a great place to go for sunset. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Included Activities: Alhambra Guided Tour
Day 6 Granada/Ronda (1B) Catch a train and explore the town of Ronda on the El Tajo Gorge. Cross the Puente Nuevo and go down into the gorge itself for incredible views. Free afternoon to go explore the many attractions of the town or opt to go caving. Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))
Day 7 Ronda/Seville (1B) This morning, head to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Enjoy the city with the option to explore the Muslim monuments, parks and gardens at leisure, getting a taste of Seville's energetic pulse. Have a chance to savour some tapas at the city's many bars and cafés. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
Day 8 Seville (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend booking post nights, to better explore Seville at your leisure. Included Activities: Departure Day