- A great tour to see all the main Andalucian cities. With 2 nights spent in each there was plenty of time to take in the sights - the amazing Alcazar in Seville, the Mesquita in Cordoba, the Alhambra in Granada. Ronda was a lovely town but very busy with tourists. 2 nights are also spent in the more relaxing, small mountain towns of Carzola and Grazalema, where we had a couple of guided walks. The travelling between the locations was not long or onerous.
We were left to our own devices most of the time, so if you are travelling solo and do not want to be wandering around on your own then this tour is probably not for you. Most nights we all met for dinner together.
Our guide worked very hard within her remit, but in my opinion the tour could be improved if Explore used a local guide who lived in the area and had more passion and local knowledge. I would also not bother going back to Seville for a night at the end of the tour. I would either make the transfer from Grazalema straight to the airport and make it a 12 night trip, or go to Cadiz for 2 nights before transferring to the airport and make it a 14 night trip.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed the trip and got to see the sights we wanted to see with enough time to appreciate them.
Published on: 19 October 2016