Day 1: Madrid to Seville Departing Madrid bright and early our first stop is the beautiful town of Cordoba, with its beautiful architecture, candy cane striped stonework and incredible central Mosque. Then it’s on to stunning Seville - centre of Andalucian culture and famed for its ‘sevillanas’ Flamenco bars, iconic plazas and sexy southern style. On arrival we’ll explore the city with an orientation walk to the imposing Alcazar Palace before free time, when you can wander the sun dappled streets or join our optional walking tour to explore the city the way only the locals know how. Then it’s time to head out in to the evening to discover the traditional food, drink and nightlife of this amazing city with our trip mates. Day 2: Seville to Lagos Spend the morning checking out the city and the local cuisine, then from sumptuous Seville we head to laid-back, fun loving Lagos as we cruise in to Portugal and the awesome Algarvian party capital. Wicked beaches and some seriously great bars and clubs make Lagos famous across Europe, and after check in it’s on to the lively old town for some local cuisine before an evening checking out the bars and hedonistic clubs that make this a true partyers’ paradise. Day 3: Lagos Lagos is yours for the taking today – choose from sea-kayaking your way through the Algarve Grottos, rock-climbing or surfing the deep blue waves. Alternatively spend the day chilling out on the golden sands of Praia de Batata or meandering through the streets of the old town. Tonight is a free night, so head back to the bars, indulge in some local cuisine or just chill out with your trip mates – whatever you fancy, Lagos is where it’s at… Day 4: Lagos to Tarifa From the Costa del Sol to the Costa de La Luz - the coast of light - and one of its brightest stars, Tarifa, where a host of optional activities and a gorgeous old town await. Explore the white washed, cobbled streets before getting ready for the optional night trip to Morocco and the exotic splendour of Tangier, the north westernmost tip of awesome Africa… For those who want to stay in Tarifa there’s loads to do – go whale watching in the straights or spend the afternoon and evening chilling, shopping or checking out the local bars – the choice is yours! Day 5: Tarifa to Granada From bartering to bullfighting today, as we pass through the home of the bullfight and, for many summers, Ernest Hemmingway - Ronda. Then it’s on to gorgeous Granada, cruising in in the late afternoon ready for an orientation walk through the stunning streets and an evening sampling some of the best local tapas, before a night exploring this incredible student city and its wicked nightlife. Day 6: Granada There’s time to explore Granada at your leisure today, and there’s no better place to start than an optional tour of the Alhambra (including entrance fees and a local guide). Spain’s most visited site, we’ll skip the queues to maximise our day and ensure we get the most out of our time at this incredible Moorish relic that has to be seen to be believed. After site seeing in the sunshine cool off this afternoon with a dip in the Moroccan style baths and a cup of traditional mint tea, have a massage or explore the city, then head out this evening with your guide and driver for some awesome Tapas and an optional visit to the Sacramonte Caves and a mind blowing Flamenco show. Day 7: Granada to Madrid From Granada we trace the route of giant fighting Don Quixote today and make a stop at Consuegra, home of the famous windmills overlooking the plains of La Mancha. Next stop, the Imperial city of Toledo, where we’ll lose ourselves in the cobblestone streets and check out the local crafts (steel swords and marzipan!); the awesome cathedral and the art within before the short drive back to Madrid, where our tour will finish.