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Spain's regional diversity and many islands give it a multifaceted appeal that has attracted visitors to the country for decades. Its cultural treasures, diverse landscapes, magnificent beaches and mild climate place it at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Europe. The southern cities’ Moorish heritage, Andalusia’s distinct character, the Balearic Islands’ lively atmosphere and natural landscapes and the Canary Islands’ unique volcanic scenery all transport you to different worlds where unforgettable experiences are guaranteed.
Bathed in sunshine for over 300 days a year, Spain's coastline not only boasts a mild climate and endless beaches, but also a rich cultural heritage. Andalusia, in the south of the Iberian Peninsula, exudes an unparalleled feeling of joie de vivre. Enjoy a relaxed Andalusian evening while enjoying tapas to flamenco music, or marvel at the grandeur of the Moorish-era Alhambra palace in Granada, the Mezquita Mosque–Cathedral in Cordoba or the Giralda tower in Seville. By contrast, Valencia has a more cosmopolitan atmosphere and is brimming with surprises. It has a unique architectural landscape, where ancient buildings rub shoulders with futuristic architectural masterpieces such as the City of Arts and Sciences.
The much-loved Costa del Sol has something for everyone. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy its beautiful beaches, and golfers can while away the hours on its excellent golf courses. Andalusia’s well-developed hotel industry, coupled with its warm, welcoming culture makes it the perfect place for a memorable beach holiday! The Costa del Sol is also an ideal base for discovering the wonderful countryside and unique cultural heritage.
The coastline of Estepona stretches for 21 kilometres, and boasts a number of beaches that have been received the Blue Flag award for environmental management. Here, you will find a marina bursting with tapas bars and restaurants, as well as several sites of cultural interest such as museums, the clock tower, the bullring, the San Luis castle, the church of Los Remedios and Los Pedregales park. Distance from the airport: 70 km.
Arguably the most elegant resort in southern Spain, Marbella invites you to immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of its Plaza de los Naranjos and wander through its narrow streets lined with whitewashed buildings and brightly coloured flowers. For those who like luxury shopping, the elegant Puerto Banús, about 7 km away, is a must. Distance from the airport: 50 km.
The largest seaside resort on the Costa del Sol offers everything you could need for a successful seaside holiday – long sandy beaches with plenty of recreational opportunities, the chance to try out a range of water sports and the Calle San Miguel, a pedestrian area that is bustling at all times of the day and night. Torremolinos also boasts a beautiful 7 kilometre-long seafront promenade. Distance from the airport: 8 km.
Benalmádena is made up of three distinct areas: Benalmádena Pueblo, a quaint hilltop village, Arroyo de la Miel, a little further down the hill, and Benalmádena Costa, a seaside town that stretches along the coastline. The latter is popular for its beautiful beaches, lively atmosphere and sports and leisure facilities. Distance from the airport: 12 km.
The Alcazaba fortress, built in the 11th century by the Moors, is Málaga's best-known monument. It was home to Muslim rulers for several centuries. This palace, with its magnificent gardens and pretty patios, is undoubtedly Málaga's most famous monument. At the foot of the building is the city's oldest vestige, a Roman amphitheatre. As well as its historical dimension, the Andalusian capital of Málaga is also steeped in modernism, particularly in the Soho district, where street art is everywhere you look. You’ll find colour in every nook and cranny, as well as tributes to some of the works of Pablo Picasso. The world-famous artist was born in Málaga and the Picasso Museum, located close to his birthplace, exhibits over 200 of his works and is a fitting tribute to him. Málaga's surroundings are also made up of some extraordinary landscapes, including the Monte de Málaga nature park, the spectacular Nerja caves and the picturesque beaches of the Mediterranean coast.
Formerly a Roman city driven by trade and manufacturing, Torrox-Pueblo boasts a typical Andalusian atmosphere with narrow, winding streets, whitewashed houses and fortifications that bear witness to its Moorish heritage. The city also boasts the longest seafront promenade on the Costa del Sol. Distance from the airport: 63 km.
Nerja’s caves and Balcón de Europa, a balcony-like viewing platform, are what make this destination so appealing. Its sensational view of the Mediterranean and the peaks of the Sierra Almijara make it well worth a visit when staying in Andalusia. Nerja also boasts plenty of cultural attractions, which reflect its rich history. Its old town, church dating from the 18th century and the impressive Aguila aqueduct over the river Maro are well worth seeing. Distance from the airport: 70 km.
This popular seaside town on the Costa Tropical has beautiful beaches and enjoys a mild climate throughout the year. It has excellent, tourist-friendly infrastructure, as well as a rich cultural dimension. Highlights include the San Miguel Castle with its well-preserved walls, moat and drawbridge and the Cueva de los Siete Palacios archaeological museum. Distance from the airport: 94 km.
This town, nestled between Málaga and Almería at the foot of the Sierra Lujar mountain, enjoys a mild climate all year round and is an ideal place to combine seaside activities with cultural exploration. The coastline is lined with beautiful beaches, some of which are renowned for their tranquillity and others for their choices of leisure activities and water sports. The inland has plenty of sporting opportunities and is home to incredible sites of cultural interest, such as the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de la Cabeza and the sugar cane museum. Distance from the airport: 114 km.
Excursions will allow you to discover your destination from all perspectives. LuxairTours offers a range of selected tours that will allow you to discover unmissable places, paradisiacal beaches, typical dishes... LuxairTours organises a range of quality excursions for you.
This full day trip will take you to the little corner of Britain at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula. Gibraltar has a unique atmosphere of English and Spanish influences, which you will see for yourself as you walk along the coast to the small town of La Línea de la Concepción. A guide will then escort you to the Rock of Gibraltar and give you some background information on the way by bus or taxi. At 426 metres above sea level, this limestone monolith offers breathtaking views and, on a clear day, you might even see the African coast. The Rock of Gibraltar also features an extraordinary network of tunnels built by the British to protect themselves from French and Spanish invaders between 1778 and 1783. Finally, to round off the tour, you will enjoy a walk along the seafront and perhaps have the chance to see dolphins or go shopping for some duty free items (optional activities).
Duration: 1 day / Price available on request.
Take some time to discover Granada, one of Spain's most beautiful cities, where Arab influences blend seamlessly with Andalusian culture and magnificent landscapes give a glimpse of the peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. You will visit the impressive Alhmabra fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and marvel at the luscious gardens of the Generalife Palace, once a resting place for Muslim kings. After the tour, you will have some free time to wander through the historic streets of Granada or do some shopping.
Head inland towards the Serranía de Ronda, along the mountainous landscape to Setenil de las Bodegas, considered one of the most beautiful and authentic villages in the province of Cádiz and characterised by its houses carved into the rock. You will then head to Ronda, a town perched at 739 metres above sea level, on the edge of the impressive El Tajo gorge, which divides the town into two parts – the historic town and the new Ronda, whose construction began in the 15th century. You can discover this charming city at your leisure, take in the excellent views and perhaps pay a visit to the oldest bullring in Spain near the Almocabar gate or the church of Santa María la Mayor (optional visits).
This excursion will take you to Córdoba via Puerto de las Pedrizas, Antequera, Lucena and Montilla. From the moment you arrive in Spain's oldest city, you will be transported back to a period where Christians, Jews and Muslims not only lived together peacefully in Andalusia, but worked together to raise the region to its zenith. In the 10th century, Cordoba was the most powerful metropolis in Western Europe. Be sure to visit the Mezquita, a mosque-cathedral, which is a symbol of this unique cultural identity. You can also discover Juderia, the Jewish quarter with a perfectly preserved synagogue, as well as the Guadalquivir, an imposing Roman bridge that was the only way to access the city for almost 20 centuries.
This trip will take you to Seville via Málaga, Estepa and Osuna. Seville is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir, Spain's only navigable river, and is characterised by a mixture of styles reflecting its rich past. Its unique architecture and cultural wealth are equally captivating. It is one of the most attractive and most visited cities in the world – the true jewel of Andalusia. On this tour you will discover the historic Santa Cruz district and the impressive Parque de Maria Luisa, which was once the park of the San Telmo Palace. You will also visit the Gold Tower, which was built to control access to the city from the Guadalquivir, as well as the cathedral and the Giralda, the former minaret of the great Almohad mosque. You will also have some free time to wander through the narrow streets at your own pace.
For more information and bookings, please contact your LuxairTours guide on site.