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Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

1. Guided Visit to Azahara Medina in Córdoba

The Caliph of Umayyad Córdoba, Abd al- Rahman III, ordered the construction of palace-city of Madinat al-Zahra, meaning "brilliant city" in Arabic, in the early 10th century. Located about 5 miles (8 km) from the city of Córdoba, this amazing collection of ornate buildings and monuments was created as a symbol of the Caliphi's power against its enemies. They also served as official government buildings. On your visit to this breathtaking site, you can choose between two options: a guided tour with or without a tourist bus. Guided Tour (with bus): Hop aboard the site's tourist bus and make your way to the center of the palatial city. Once there, visit the impressive visitor center before heading north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one. Guided Tour (without bus): Start with a visit to the impressive visitor center, where you will explore Spain's fascinating Moorish history and enjoy a screening of a video that virtually recreates how this historic city was in the 10th century. Later, head north to explore the main sections of the city, one by one.

Seville: Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus

2. Seville: Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus

Discover Seville’s stunning mix of monuments and gardens at your own pace with the Iconic 24-hour ticket or Supreme 48-hour ticket for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. The first stop is in the historic Paseo de Colon area, but you can hop on and off at any of the stops along the route. Travel back to the days of the Moors at the Torre del Oro, built on the banks of the River Guadalquivir during the Almohad Dynasty. Marvel at the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, experience the passion of flamenco at an historic sala, and wander among palm trees in the Alcázar Gardens. A multilingual audio guide in 15 languages is provided on board, with special commentary for kids. You'll get many perks and discounts with your ticket, including 2 walking tours with the Iconic Ticket, and 4 walking tours with the Supreme Ticket. Stops: 1. Paseo de Colon (in front of the Plaza de Toros Real Maestranza) 2. Plaza de España 3. Acuario de Sevilla 4. Plaza de América 5. Plaza de Cuba 6. San Jacinto/Triana 7. Calle Castilla/Triana 8. Exposicion Universal Expo 92 9. Isla Mágica Theme Park 10. Macarena 11. Torre de los Perdigones 12. Alameda de Hércules 13. Plaza del Duque 14. Plaza de Armas

Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

3. Córdoba: Medina Azahara 3-Hour Guided Tour

Explore the vast medieval palace of the Medina Azahara de Córdoba on a 3-hour guided tour, and travel back in time to the days of the Caliphate and Al-Andalus. Choose from a tour with or without roundtrip transportation to and from Córdoba in an airconditioned van.  Visit the most important parts of the complex, such as the large House of Ja’far built over the site of 3 earlier houses. Admire the remains of the Pórtico de Medina Azahara and visit the Salón Rico, where the caliph Abd-ar-Rahman III would receive guests.  Learn more about the first Umayyad caliph of Al-Andalus, Abderraman III.Benefit from the expertise of an official guide who specializes on archaeological history.

Seville: 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

4. Seville: 2-Day Hop-on Hop-off Bus Ticket

Start your trip from Torre del Oro and make a total of 14 stops in Seville where you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. Enjoy two days of hop-on hop-off access and two included walking tours. Prepare to be impressed by the imposing Plaza de España and the Parque de María Luisa. Make two crossings of the majestic Guadalquivir River. Contemplate the Cartuja, where Columbus lived before leaving on his journey of discovery. Next head to the Almohad walls of the city, and see the most famous church of the Virgin Mary in Seville, the Macarena. Relax as the bus takes you to the heart of this amazing city, a treat for all your senses.

Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

5. Malaga: Hop-on Hop-off Bus & Experience Card Options

Malaga boasts pretty streets, leafy boulevards, and lush gardens. See the major attractions of this lovely city with a 24-hour Malaga Essential Experience ticket for a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour or the Malaga Iconic Ticket which also includes entry to the MIMMA and Carmen Thyseen Museum. With the aid of the tour’s onboard multilingual audio commentary, learn why the Malaga Cathedral is called La Manquita – the one-armed lady! Also, hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls. On the open-top double-decker bus, enjoy panoramic views of the city as well. You can visit the Alcazaba (entry not included), where you’ll find a museum and pleasant gardens along with breathtaking views. While in the vicinity, stop by Castillo de Gibralfaro for a look at the ramparts and more spectacular views. You may want to see the ancient Teatro Romano and the reconstruction work that’s underway. Don’t forget the Picasso Museum, another important attraction in the city of his birth. Also enjoy free access to the Interactive Museum of Music, when an appropriate ticket is selected, where you can tap into your musical prowess, and try your hand at a variety of instruments. The Blue Line starts at 11:00 AM from Vialia and joins the Red Line at 2:00 PM. Frequency every 60 minutes until 2:00 PM. After that, every 30 minutes. The Green Line (Botanical Gardens) is from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (first and last tour from Malaga Bus Station). Frequency every 75 minutes. Blue Route Blue Line:1.Vialia - Renfe2.Russian and Automobile Museums3.Puerto4.Centre Pompidou5.Calle Larios Green Line: 1.Estación de Autobuses2.Vialia - Renfe3.Callejones del Perchel4.Pasillo Santa Isabel5.Cruz Roja6.San José Parque7.Camino de Casa Bermeja8.Jardín Botánico9.Camino de Casa Bermeja10. Estadio de Futbol11.Martiricos12.Guimbarda13.Cercanías Red Line: 1. Renfe / Vialia Train Station 2. Centro de Arte 3. Puerto Alborania Museum 4. Plaza de la Marina Main street 5. Paseo del Parque Auditorio 6. Centro Pompidou Málaga 7. Paseo de la Farola La Lighthouse 8. Playa de la Malagueta Beach la Malagueta 9. Plaza de Toros Bull Ring 10. Castillo de Gibralfaro Castle (closed until further notice) 11. Basílica de Sta. María de la Victoria Church 12. Plaza de la Merced 13. Museo Carmen Thyssen 14. Avenida Andalucía If you opt for the Malaga Experience Card, then there's a whole host of other treats you'll receive on your Malaga adventure, including entry to some of the city's best attractions, such as the Picasso Museum, and many more. Malaga Experience 24-Hour Ticket Inclusions: 24hr Hop on Hop off Bus tourBoat TripEntry to any of the following:Casa Natal Picasso y Fundación PicassoMuseo Carmen ThyssenMuseo Picasso MálagaMuseo RusoMuseo PompidouMuseo Revello de ToroCuevas del Tesoro The boat trip is included on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, instead of a boat trip, a flamenco show is included.Guided Walking Tour 24-Hour Hop on Hop off Iconic Malaga Ticket inclusions: 24-hour Hop on Hop off bus tour with entry to the MiMMA (Interactive Music Museum) and Carmen Thyseen Museum

Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

6. Granada City Train 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

Discover Granada at your own pace with a full-day ticket to the exclusive hop-on hop-off train. Specially designed to navigate the narrow streets of the Albaicín, the train features a panoramic roof, an open deck in summer, and onboard audio guides in 12 languages, available at an extra cost (with 2 special kids channels in Spanish and English). Choose between the two ticket options offered and take a single one-way trip or enjoy the experience to hop on and off as many times as you wish at any stop. Experience the city's essence from the monumental Alhambra to the atmospheric Albaicín. Explore the Realejo district, stop for a coffee in Plaza Nueva, get city views from the Mirador de San Nicolas, and much more. Get on and off the train as often as you want for as long as your ticket is valid, and discover the city's most important sites. Alhambra Route (Green Line) trains run every 30 – 45 minutes: • Alhambra Generalife/Taquillas• Alhambra Palacios Nazaríes/Puerta Justícia • Cuesta Gomérez • Plaza Nueva/Office Granada City Tour • Paseo de los Tristes • Mirador de San Cristóbal/Albaicín • Monasterio de la Cartuja • Plaza de Toros • Catedral/Plaza Romanilla • Calle Alhóndiga/Recogida • Plaza Mariana Pineda/El Corte Inglés • Calle Molinos/Campo del Príncipe • Hotel Alhambra Palace/Carmen de los Mártires

From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

7. From Seville: Private Granada Day-Trip with Alhambra Visit

Set off for Granada early in the morning so you are able to tour the Sevillian countryside. On your journey, pass a range of stunning villages such as Estepa, Antequera, and Loja. After seeing and experiencing much of Andalusia, you will arrive in Granada. The city possesses a vast cultural and historical legacy and is presided over by the famous Alhambra Palace. The Alhamabra was an Arabic palace where the Nasrid dynasty used to reside. The palace is among one of the most beautiful places in the world and the most popular tourist attraction in Andalucia. Once you arrive there you will be accompanied around the palace to see just why it’s renowned for its heritage. You will see the remnants of the many different cultures and religions that encompassed this sight. You will also get the opportunity to see the exquisite gardens that astound with their beauty. For this reason, it is considered one of the most important sights in the country. You will take a guided tour of the attractions, including the Alcazaba, Nasrid Palace, and Generalife Gardens. You will discover the different places, courtyards, and pavilions as you discover their history. After the group guided tour, finish with a walking tour of Albaicin. With your private guide, see the old Moorish quarter, with its narrow streets, flower-filled squares, and spectacular Alhambra views. After the tour, drive to the city center where you'll have free time to eat, do some shopping, and simply relax and enjoy the beauty of the city center by yourself. Your guide will rejoin you before you head to Seville and arrive back in time for dinner. The languages offered for the activity and tour are English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Benalmadena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

8. Benalmadena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour: 48-Hour Ticket

See the top sites of this popular Mediterranean city on a hop-on hop-off tour with a 48-hour unlimited use ticket. Discover the attractions of Benalmadena, such as Puerto Marina, which is home to the Sea Life Aquarium and an array of delightful boutiques and restaurants. Hop off at Tivoli-Teleferico and take a cable car to Mount Carramolo from the entrance of Tivoli World. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, stop and soak up the sun on beautiful Malapesquera Beach. Visit Playa Arroyo de la Miel, which translates as stream of honey, a product that once was the main source of income. This is now the primary commercial area and is bursting with small shops, restaurants, and cabaret bars. You can hop off and back on as often as you wish, enabling you to explore sites that interest you. The Tour’s Stops: • Puerto Marina • Malapesquera Beach • Hotel Riviera • Benalroma Ruins • Selwo Marina • Parque de la Paloma • Renfe-Arroyo de la Miel • Tivoli-Cable Railway • Arroyo de la Miel Beach • Bil-Bil Castle • Exhibition Centre

Cordoba: Half-Day Medina Azahara Guided Tour

9. Cordoba: Half-Day Medina Azahara Guided Tour

Medina Azahara is the archeological site of a vast, fortified medieval Muslim palace-city built by Abd-ar-Rahman III al-Nasir, Umayyad Caliph of Córdoba. It is located on the western outskirts of Córdoba, Spain. When you arrive at Medina Azahara on this 3.5-hour excursion, you’ll enjoy a 90-minute guided tour of the archaeological site. The palace-city was the de facto capital of Al-Andalus, or Muslim Spain, as the heart of the administration and government was within its walls. Built from 936-940, the palace-city comprised ceremonial reception halls, mosques, administrative and government offices, gardens, a mint, workshops, barracks, residences and baths. Water was supplied through aqueducts. You can also visit the museum and the visitor center, where you can watch a video about the city in the days when it was the capital of Al-Andalus. At around 1:30 PM, the bus will take you back to Cordoba.

Cordoba: Medina Azahara Guided Tour with Ticket

10. Cordoba: Medina Azahara Guided Tour with Ticket

Step into the majestic remains of Medina Azahara, an old fortified city on the outskirts of Cordoba. Join a professional guide on a tour of the site to learn about its ancient history and appreciate every detail closely. Visit the local museum to find out more about this unique location. Enjoy a convenient transfer from Cordoba's city center or meet the group directly at the site entrance, depending on the option you choose. Head inside with your guide to explore every corner of the area. Looking at the ruins from up close will help you understand why it was called the Shining City. Finally, continue to the visitor center, where you can see the museum with more than 160 original pieces from Medina Azahara's golden days. Your guide will accompany you and show you the most important elements.

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I didn’t realize that I’d neglected to review our day trip to Ronda. We toured in October of 2019, completely unaware that the world was about to change, if not forever, then at least for a very long time. First, our guide (I forget his name but WOW was he amazing! Originally from Italy?His son still lived there? He had an apartment near a wonderful Italian restaurant in Seville? Sound familiar? If you’re reading this, THANK YOU for a wonderful carefree day and the many suggestions for restaurants and activities in Seville!). Our day included stopping at ancient ruins to explore, a coffee stop at a quaint little village, a stop at an amazing restaurant for lunch then arrival at Ronda. Our guide took our pictures at the iconic site below the bridge. We then explored the unforgettable town and cathedral. It was l lovely day. We saw a lot of the beautiful Spanish countryside. Our driver was conscientious about our safety and comfort. I highly recommend the private tour to Ronda.

What a wonderful tour. Starting with the confirmation of the pickup location and time, the day before the tour, the professional driver who arrived early with a clean car and water for our trip to Ronda. Our personal tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and made the experience fun while been informative. The tour took us around the most interesting parts of Ronda but left us with enough time to wander around ourselves and for lunch. I would certainly encourage others to take it, we saw a lot of people wandering around not really knowing where they were going. It's worth the price to have someone explain the history of such a wonderful place.

We had an issue with not being able to get our ticket due to not being able to access our email. The attendants at the port location went above and beyond to help us get the necessary QR code so we could enjoy the tour. KUDOS - to a great staff interaction!

Our guide and driver, Sergio, was excellent. The day in Granada was very enjoyable and the Alhambra is amazing.

A really good way to see places and to plan future trips or visits.