Departures from UK airports are available throughout the year. Flight schedules vary between airports and seasons so please contact us for details of flights operating from your local airport. The lead-in price from £599pp is available in the low season from November through to March. April to October prices start from £699pp. The price is based on two people sharing a twin/double room and may vary depending on choice of departure date and airport. All holidays are tailor-made with extra nights, single rooms and hotel upgrades available at a supplement.
Fly direct to Madrid: On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.
Madrid: One of the main attractions that draw visitors to Madrid are the museums of the Golden Triangle. All within easy walking distance of each other the Museo del Prado, Regina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums house a fantastic selection of world class art from old masters like Reubens, Picasso, Dali and Van Gogh. With some 73 museums in total, art and culture are central to Madrid life.
Madrid: Relax and take in the beautiful buildings over a coffee in one of the market squares or Basque in the splendour of Palacio Real – The Royal Palace. Next to the palace is the Plaza de Oriente, the Opera House and the modern Almudena Cathedral, consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993. Madrid is also a green city with Retiro Park, Casa de Campo and Casa del Moro gardens amongst the most popular places of tranquillity within the busy city.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Cordoba where you will spend 2 nights. The journey takes approximately 1hr 40min.
Cordoba: In the 10th century, this Andalucian jewel was the largest city in Western Europe and quite possibly the world. The city is renowned for the Mezquita mosque, one of the most breathtaking examples of Muslim architecture in Spain. But there is more to Cordoba than one building alone, surrounding the Mezquita is the medieval Jewish quarter, a labyrinth of charming cobbled streets and, of course, you will be taken in by the lively vibe coming from the restaurants and bars overlooking the Guadalquivir river.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey by rail to Ronda. The train departs mid-morning and the journey takes just under 2 hours.
Ronda: Set dramatically above a deep gorge, Ronda is all about location. One of Spain's oldest towns, the roots go back to Islamic times when Ronda was an important cultural centre filled with mosques and palaces. The impressive location has also proved to be a favourite with many of the 19th century Romantic writers and artists such as Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles.
Join the private transfer from your hotel to Malaga airport for the return flight to the UK
Our opinion… This hotel is perfect for those who want to stay central, yet away from the main crowded areas of town. One of the most picturesque areas called La Latina with its tapas bars, restaurants and nightlife is just 5 minutes away.
Location...Toledo, 111, 01.Centro. Located next to Puerta de Toledo, just a few minutes' walk from Plaza Mayor. It is also within easy reach of the Royal Palace and three of the best museums in Madrid - Reina Sofia, Prado, and Thyssen.
Accommodation…146 rooms are decorated in a contemporary style with all the commodities and amenities of a modern 3-star hotel.
Facilities… A buffet breakfast is served at the hotel, and packed lunches can be requested. There is also a bar and a snack bar.
Transport...150 metres from Madrid’s Puerta de Toledo Metro Station
Our opinion… Traditional hotel with typical architectural features of the area including attractive Andalusian patio garden.
Location… Prime central location in the old Jewish Quarter next to the mosque-Cathedral. Within 20 minutes walk: Old town, Mezquita, shops, bars, restaurants
Accommodation… 130 comfortable air conditioned rooms. All include a TV, safe, minibar and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Facilities… The hotel features a restaurant offering a variety of cuisine, plus a bar. Guests can enjoy drinks in the beautiful patio gardens.
Our opinion… The Hotel Maestranza is a modern hotel but decorated in a typically classic style.
Location… Situated in the centre of the historic city of Ronda, the hotel is 200 metres from the amazing bridge over the gorge that joins the Old City with the modern one.
Accommodation… Rooms are spacious and come with air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, mini-bar and safety deposit box.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant serving traditional local dishes. There is also a bar and café.
Transport… Both the bus and train stations are a 10 minute walk from the hotel.