Day Trips & Activities
Andalucia is renowned for their beautiful Beaches on the Costa del Sol, however this is not the only delights on offer here in Southern Spain.
If you dont want to hire a car and drive while on Holiday on the Costa del Sol, then take one of the many day trips on offer below and discover the real Spain.
The Alhambra Palace in Granada is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated in the city of Granada. The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Cordoba was originally built to be a mosque and was at one time the second-largest mosque in the world.
Day trips to Ronda, Seville, Gibraltar and Tangier in Africa are also great days out for all the family.
Day Trips to Cordoba - Departs from Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona
The city of Cordoba is famous for its popular historical sites such as the spectacular Mezquita and the Jewish Quarter. One of the finest examples of Islamic architecture, the Mezquita is a beautiful mosque built by Abd ar-Rahman I. Its shimmering golden mosaics and an endless row of red-and-white striped arches make it a visual delight.
The Jewish Quarter is maze of narrow streets filled small plazas, white-washed houses with flowery window boxes and wrought-iron doorways opening up to plant-decked patios.
The well restored 14th century Synagogue in Cordoba is yet another must-see. It contains ancient Hebrew inscriptions and intricate Mudejar patterns in stucco.
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Day Trips to Gibraltar - Departs from Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Marbella and Estepona & from Nerja
Gibraltar's terrain consists of the 1,396 foot (426 m) high Rock of Gibraltar and the narrow coastal lowland surrounding it. Most of its upper area is covered by a nature reserve, which is home to around 230 Barbary Macaques, commonly known as 'apes', the only wild monkeys found in Europe.
Gibraltar is also a popular shopping destination, and all goods and services are VAT free. Many of the large British high street chains have branches in Gibraltar, including Marks and Spencer, BHS, Dorothy Perkins, and the supermarket Morrisons.
The Bay and Straits of Gibraltar with their large population of whales and dolphins, give tourists a chance to see these beautiful Mammals close up in their natural surroundings. Dolphin Watching Trip from Costa del Sol to Gibraltar only available Mondays & Fridays.
Day Trips to Granada & Alhambra Palace - Departs from Torremolinos, Benalmadena & Fuengirola and from Nerja
Discover one of Spain’s greatest splendours, often referred to as ‘The eighth wonder of the world’. The Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is set in a stunning location overlooking the city of Granada. Nestling at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and arguably the finest example of Arab architecture in the whole of Spain; the palace and its gardens were built as a re-creation of ‘heaven on earth’, with cool patios, fountains and intricate carvings still clear as when it was first built.
The Alhambra is composed of three parts: the Royal Palace, the Gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazaba. The Royal Palace is the most famous; it consists of the Mexuar – enclosing the striking Golden Room - where the sultans conducted every day business. The inspiration for the gardens of Generalife is supposed to be the Koranic description of Paradise. A tour of Alhambra Palace is a must-do for all visitors to Spain.
Day Trips to Seville - Departs from Torremolinos, Benalmadena & Fuengirola and from Nerja
Set out from Malaga on a historical tour of Seville, the capital city of Andalucia. You will appreciate one of the finest works of gothic and baroque architecture at the Cathedral of Seville. Wander around the cathedral and you will come across an altar and tomb where Christopher Columbus is said to have been buried.
Marvel at the sheer height of the La Giralda tower on this historical tour of Seville. This magnificent structure stands approximately 97 metres tall and was constructed in several distinct parts from different cultures.
On this cultural sightseeing tour in Andalucia, stroll along the narrow Jewish Quarter and you will see hidden squares, courtyards with fountains, orange groves and old houses. With a visit to the third largest cathedral in Europe and the colourfully tiled Spanish Square, a historical tour of Seville is a must-do for any visitor to Andalucia.
Day Trips to Ronda - Departs from Torremolinos or Marbella and from Nerja
Ronda is an ancient Andalucian town, offering breathtaking views of the El Tajo gorge that plunges down hundreds of metres, dramatically dividing the town into two. Uniting both the sections is a spectacular 18th century arched bridge. The tour offers endless photographic opportunities – you will see houses clinging to the steep valley, distant olive fields, misty mountains and lots of unforgettable vistas.
For a flavour of an old Muslim town, stroll down the maze-like old section of Ronda and you will come across ancient Arab houses lining the street. Splendid scenery combined with an old-world aura will make this Ronda scenic tour a memorable experience!
Day Trips to Morocco - Departs from Torremolinos or Marbella and from Nerja
For a unique chance to sample the sights and sounds of a different continent, cross the narrow straits to the continent of Africa. Arriving at the Spanish enclave of Ceuta, the border crossing into Morocco is a fascinating experience! Tetouan is a modern city with a mixture of influences, boasting one of the oldest and largest medinas in Morocco and elegant buildings in the International Zone.
Men in traditional dress can be seen at work in tiny shops, making bread, textiles and shoes. Local traders may tempt you into buying leather goods, jewellery and pottery, while the herbal pharmacy offers some unique souvenirs! Tetouan is your chance to get a true taste of the Arab world - including a typical Moroccan lunch at the best restaurant in town.
Day Trips to Tangiers - Departs from Torremolinos or Marbella
Cross the narrow straits of Gibraltar in a ferry to the continent of Africa and take a tour of Tangier for a true flavour of the Arab world. Explore this Moroccan city and wander around the colourful local market and shop for leather goods, jewellery, pottery, pretty carpets and herbal products for your family and friends back home.
A popular tourist landmark in Tangier, the Kasbah is a former sultanate palace which has now been converted into a museum. Your excursion is incomplete without sampling authentic Moroccan cuisine in a popular restaurant. A sightseeing tour of Tangier is a great way to get a glimpse into the Moroccan way of life!
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