7 Nights | £699 pp
Outward Date: 14/09/2017 - Depart Manchester 0630 arrive Madrid 1005
Return Date: 21/09/2017 - Depart Malaga 1730 arrive Manchester 1930
Departing from Manchester
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
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion… Comfortable accommodation in a great location for exploring Madrid.
Location… Close to La Puerta De Toledo Arch, in the historical centre of the city, this hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor as well as the Cathedral, Theatre, and El Rastro (local flea market).
Accommodation… The 152 rooms are comfortable and modern with internet via television, satellite television, air conditioning, in-house movie and hairdryer.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant and bar
Transport… The nearest metro station is the Puerta De Toledo.
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.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Direct flight from Manchester to Madrid, returning from Malaga
3 nights at the 3* Hotel Puerta de Toledo in Madrid sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 4* Hotel Conquistador in Cordoba sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 4* Hotel Maestranza in Ronda sharing a twin/double room
Standard class rail from Madrid to Cordoba
Standard class rail travel from Cordoba to Ronda
Return private airport transfers
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager