Easter in Andalucia & Gibraltar
27 March – 03 April
Torremolinos, Cordoba, Málaga, Gibraltar, Ronda, Seville, & Granada
Wednesday 27th March:
We meet at the airport at 1.00 pm for our Ryanair flight departing at 3.15 pm and arriving at Seville Airport at 6.10 p.m. On arrival, we make our way to our 4-star Gran Hotel Cervantes in Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol for check-in.
Thursday 28th March:
This morning we go on an optional full-day excursion to Córdoba, a city of history and arts. We visit the famous Mesquita, Cordoba’s Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of our Lady, and the former Islamic Mosque, supported by 850 columns, and walk to the antique Jewish quarters, a labyrinth of narrow winding streets of great charm and beauty. Free time is given to explore the traditional piazzas, the Roman temples, and monuments.
Friday 29th March:
We have a free morning to enjoy Torremolinos. (Today we have lunch instead of dinner at the hotel). After lunch, we go for an optional half-day excursion to Málaga. We discover the city centre walking through the piazzas and beautiful streets decorated for the Holy Week activities followed by a visit to the imposing Málaga Cathedral where we attend the last part of the Good Friday service. We later join the thousands of people who throng the squares and streets of Málaga for the traditional Good Friday processions. An amazing experience! Later we return late to our hotel.
Saturday 30th March
Our full-day optional excursion today takes us to the Rock of Gibraltar, which is a duty-free British territory. This is a great opportunity for one to do some shopping on Main Street. In the afternoon one may visit the spectacular St Michael’s Caves, Europa Point, and the famous Barbary Apes (entrance & and transport extra).
Sunday 31st March
We board our coach and head off on our optional full-day excursion driving by the old romantic road to Ronda, perched on high mountains. We have time to visit Plaza de Toros, the 18th-century bullring, and its bullfighting museum (extra), home of some of the most famous matadors in history. We then join the locals in the Easter procession with the statue of the Risen Christ and the statue of Our Lady carried shoulder-high by young women. Later we explore this picturesque town steeped in history. One can attend the Easter Sunday mass celebration in Ronda’s cathedral adorned with Good Friday antique statues.
Monday 01st April
We start our day with a full-day optional excursion taking us to Seville, the capital of Andalucía, where we start our day with a city tour of this important historical city. We walk to the city center towards the Cathedral, which is the third largest in the Catholic world, we can also see the Giralda, the Alcazar Palace, the Tower of Gold, and a view of the river Guadalquivir. After some free time, we then proceed to the famous Plaza d’Espagna and the beautiful Maria Luisa gardens. Return to Hotel.
Tuesday 02nd April
Today’s full-day optional excursion takes us to Granada, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. We start our tour by visiting the Capilla Royal, the gothic Granada Cathedral, and later explore the maze of ancient narrow streets in the city centre which are full of fascinating curiosities, local crafts, and delicacies. Later we visit the famous Alhambra built on the top of a hill. The palace complexes and Generalife Gardens, beside the Albaicin, have been declared World Heritage Sites. We visit the incredible Alhambra complex, hills, village, the old Alcazaba, and The Generalife Gardens, the summer residence of the Nazari Monarchs, along with the Palace of Carlos V.
Wednesday 03rd April
After breakfast we check out of our rooms later, we make our way to Seville Airport for our Ryanair flight departing at 5.25 p.m. and arriving in Malta at 8.05 p.m.
Price per person
Adult in Triple €989/*€ 889
Adult in Twin €999 /*€ 899
Adult in Single €1189/*€1 089
Child Sharing with 2 adults €689/*€ 589
Half Board (6 buffet dinners and 1 buffet lunch) €126
* Special price applies when the half board and all excursions are taken
Ryanair return flights to Seville Airport including 10 & 20 kilos of luggage.
7 nights in 4-star Gran Hotel Cervantes in Torremolinos or similar
Rooms with private facilities, air-conditioning, safe, TV & hairdryer
Daily buffet breakfast
Return airport transfers
Services of tour leader
Entrances to Granada Cathedral and the Royal Chapel, Alhambra Palace and Genera life Gardens, Seville Cathedral and Cordoba Cathedral included.
Not Included in the price:
Rock Tour (including St Michael’s Caves and Barbary Apes) – €35 per person
Plaza de Toros – €8 per person