A Trail of Three Cities with Ronda

Seville, Córdoba, Granada & Ronda
 
Discover Seville, Córdoba and Granada, and the ancient town of Ronda, on this self-guided journey by rail, with cultural notes provided. Marvel at Moorish, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, visit the iconic Alhambra palace, and stay in stylish, beautifully restored mansions.
A Trail of Three Cities with Ronda. 8 nights
A Trail of Three Cities with Ronda. 8 nights
 

Holiday information

 

A touring holiday from Seville to Ronda

This captivating self-guided tour takes you by train to three of Spain’s most enigmatic and handsome cities: Seville, Córdoba and Granada, plus Ronda, the most famous of Andalucía’s ‘white towns’. This is iconic Spain, vibrant and exuberant, home to flamenco, tapas and bullfighting. As you explore, you are constantly reminded of the great flowering of Islamic culture which took place between the 9th and 15th centuries, which is as visible in the courtyards and scented gardens as in the great monumental architecture.
Our detailed notes for each city guide you through the ancient streets on a walking tour that incorporates all the famous cultural sites, as well as many overlooked corners and our favourite places to stop for lunch. You stay in hand-picked, stylish hotels, each one in harmony with its surroundings, and all within walking distance of the major sights such as Seville’s Alcázar, Córdoba’s Great Mosque, the stunning palace of the Alhambra overlooking Granada, and Spain’s oldest bullring in Ronda.
 
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Itinerary

The key to Inntravel holidays is flexibility. You can start on the day of your choice, and are free to add extra nights.
  • Arrival in Seville
    Night 1: at our hand-picked hotel (the first of two nights here).
    As your first night’s accommodation is on the day of travel, Day 1 is your first day of exploration.
  • Explore Seville
    Spend your first day discovering this captivating city on foot using our self-guided tour. Marvel at the Alcázar and its fabulous gardens (online booking essential to avoid long queues), and wander through orange-tree-filled plazas and along the banks of the great Guadalquivir River. Admire the immense cathedral before climbing the ramps of the Giralda’s soaring spire (or the more futuristic walkways of the Setas – ‘mushrooms’ – in Plaza de la Encarnación) before starting your evening tapas crawl with a chilled glass of fino sherry.
    The Torre del Oro, Seville
  • Seville to Córdoba
    Travel the short distance by rail to Córdoba, another iconic southern Spanish city where you spend two nights. (Journey time: 45mins)
  • Explore Córdoba
    Once the capital of the Islamic Empire in the west, with architectural treasures to rival anything in the world, there's far more to Córdoba than meets the eye. Behind the iconic striped arches and marble-and-jasper columns of the magnificent 11th-century Mezquita lies a splendid, 16th-century Renaissance cathedral. And sequestered within the walls of the maze of the Jewish quarter lie exquisite, flower-bedecked courtyard gardens, which each May are opened to the public during the annual Fiesta de los Patios. Our self-guided walking route will lead you to a number of other, less-well-known gems amid Córdoba's whitewashed streets.
    If you wish to visit the city's delightful Alcázar, please note this is closed on Sunday afternoons and Mondays.
    The Mezquita in Cordoba
  • Córdoba to Granada
    Today you take the train to Granada, nestling in the foothills of the great, often snow-capped Sierra Nevada, where almond orchards coat the lower slopes. Set against this backdrop is the glorious Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the epitome of Moorish architecture and design with its crumbling fortress (Alcazaba), the astonishingly intricate tilework and stucco decoration of the royal palace, and the immaculate ornamental gardens of the Generalife, complete with tinkling fountains. Again, you spend two nights in the city. (Journey time: 2.5hrs)
  • Explore Granada
    Enjoy a second day in this alluring city. It is well worth spending time in the wonderfully intriguing Albaicín, Spain’s most characteristic surviving Moorish quarter, where steep, cobbled streets lead past whitewashed houses and hidden courtyards planted with orange and lemon trees to the Plaza San Nicolás, which offers the city’s best views of the Alhambra.
  • Pre-book through Inntravel
    If you intend to visit the Alhambra during your stay, it is advisable to book well in advance as places are limited and subject to availability.

    We can pre-book places for you on a group tour (maximum 30 people) led by a locally accredited guide. Conducted in English and sometimes one other language, the tour lasts between two-and-a-half and three hours and takes in the entire complex, including the Nazaries Palace and Generalife.

    See the Pricing section for prices.
    The magnificent Alhambra
  • Granada to Ronda
    Continue by rail to Ronda, for a final two nights in the most famous ‘white town’ of them all. (Journey time: 3hrs. Please note: there is currently a bus replacement for part of this journey due to long-term engineering works.)
  • Explore Ronda
    As well as taking in the panoramic views that stretch across the surrounding countryside from Ronda’s ancient walls, you can visit the bullring – this was the birthplace of bullfighting in Spain – and follow our self-guided town trail to discover much more besides. In La Ciudad, cobbled streets lead to Moorish palaces, Arab baths and plazas perfumed by orange blossom; and the Cuenca Gardens, built into the sides of the gorge, are not to be missed. If you wish, you can also follow a gentle, two-hour circuit around the Ronda Gorge itself (the Tajo) which has lots of geological and ornithological interest.
    Spectacularly sited Ronda straddles the Tajo Gorge
 

Accommodation

Our carefully chosen hotels are all within walking distance of the major sights.

In each city we work with more than one hotel, as shown below. All are hand-picked by us and, unless there is a price implication (in which case we will contact you to discuss your options), we will tell you which one we have booked for you on your booking confirmation.

Whichever hotels you stay in, it is well worth adding extra nights at any or all four to give you more time to explore.
 

Options to extend or shorten your stay

 
Prices & travel options
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  • 8 nights: 02 January 2024 - 30 June 2024, 01 September 2024 - 24 December 2024, 02 January 2025 - 30 June 2025 & 01 September 2025 - 24 December 2025

    Start any day | End by latest date(s) shown above

    Starting Price Single room
    2 Jan - 29 Feb 2024 £1200 £540
    1 - 24 Mar 2024 £1375 £570
    25 Mar - 2 May 2024 £1715 £770
    3 - 29 May 2024 £1710 £780
    30 May - 12 Jun 2024 £1525 £655
    13 - 22 Jun 2024 £1470 £600
    1 - 19 Sep 2024 £1560 £620
    20 Sep - 14 Oct 2024 £1590 £665
    15 - 31 Oct 2024 £1500 £645
    1 Nov - 5 Dec 2024 £1410 £625
    6 - 16 Dec 2024 £1340 £550
    2 Jan - 28 Feb 2025 £1250 £565
    1 - 24 Mar 2025 £1430 £595
    25 Mar - 2 May 2025 £1785 £805
    3 - 29 May 2025 £1780 £815
    30 May - 12 Jun 2025 £1590 £685
    13 - 22 Jun 2025 £1530 £625
    1 - 19 Sep 2025 £1625 £645
    20 Sep - 14 Oct 2025 £1655 £695
    15 - 31 Oct 2025 £1560 £675
    1 Nov - 5 Dec 2025 £1470 £650
    6 - 16 Dec 2025 £1395 £575
    3rd & 4th person discount £0
    Single traveller supplement £0

    Includes accommodation, meals, travel between hotels and any other services integral to the holiday as described, plus a detailed information pack, but no travel from the UK, nor any connecting travel from the airport unless stated below.

    Included travel: Seville-Córdoba-Granada-Ronda by rail
    Pay locally for travel arrangements between city stations and hotels

    NB standard rooms at Casas del Rey de Baeza have double beds only; for separate beds upgrade to a superior or deluxe room or to a junior suite (see 'Room upgrades & extra nights' below for prices)

    Alhambra: for a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace, add £65pp in 2023 or £72pp in 2024

    Book your flights through us and we'll find the best route and times to suit you. Please contact us to find out more about our flight booking service. We can also book connecting travel - see below.

  • Room upgrades (£ per person per night)

    Casas del Rey de Baeza, Seville
    Deluxe: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2024 £35
    Deluxe: 06 Apr - 27 May 2024 £66
    Deluxe: 28 May - 30 Jun 2024 £39
    Deluxe: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2024 £66
    Deluxe: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2024 £42
    Deluxe: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2025 £36
    Deluxe: 06 Apr - 27 May 2025 £69
    Deluxe: 28 May - 30 Jun 2025 £41
    Deluxe: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2025 £69
    Deluxe: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2025 £44
    Junior suite: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2024 £55
    Junior suite: 06 Apr - 27 May 2024 £109
    Junior suite: 28 May - 30 Jun 2024 £64
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2024 £109
    Junior suite: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2024 £72
    Junior suite: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2025 £57
    Junior suite: 06 Apr - 27 May 2025 £113
    Junior suite: 28 May - 30 Jun 2025 £67
    Junior suite: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2025 £113
    Junior suite: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2025 £75
    Superior: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2024 £13
    Superior: 06 Apr - 27 May 2024 £22
    Superior: 28 May - 30 Jun 2024 £13
    Superior: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2024 £22
    Superior: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2024 £13
    Superior: 02 Jan - 05 Apr 2025 £14
    Superior: 06 Apr - 27 May 2025 £23
    Superior: 28 May - 30 Jun 2025 £14
    Superior: 01 Sep - 14 Oct 2025 £23
    Superior: 15 Oct - 24 Dec 2025 £14
    Llave de la Juderia, Córdoba
    Junior Suite with terrace: 02 Jan - 30 Jun 2024 £37
    Junior Suite with terrace: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2024 £37
    Junior Suite with terrace: 02 Jan - 30 Jun 2025 £38
    Junior Suite with terrace: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2025 £38
    Casa Morisca, Granada
    Alhambra view: 02 Jan - 14 Mar 2024 £29
    Alhambra view: 15 Mar - 30 Jun 2024 £35
    Alhambra view: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2024 £40
    Alhambra view: 02 Jan - 14 Mar 2025 £30
    Alhambra view: 15 Mar - 30 Jun 2025 £36
    Alhambra view: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2025 £42
    Deluxe with lounge: 02 Jan - 14 Mar 2024 £29
    Deluxe with lounge: 15 Mar - 30 Jun 2024 £37
    Deluxe with lounge: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2024 £37
    Deluxe with lounge: 02 Jan - 14 Mar 2025 £30
    Deluxe with lounge: 15 Mar - 30 Jun 2025 £38
    Deluxe with lounge: 01 Sep - 24 Dec 2025 £38

    Extra nights (£ per person per night) in a double or single room

    Casas del Rey de Baeza, Seville (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 Jan - 22 Feb 2024 £88 £153
    23 Feb - 04 Apr 2024 £107 £191
    05 Apr - 27 May 2024 £195 £365
    28 May - 30 Jun 2024 £121 £220
    01 Sep - 04 Sep 2024 £88 £153
    05 Sep - 20 Sep 2024 £121 £220
    21 Sep - 14 Oct 2024 £195 £365
    15 Oct - 24 Dec 2024 £121 £220
    02 Jan - 22 Feb 2025 £92 £160
    23 Feb - 04 Apr 2025 £111 £198
    05 Apr - 27 May 2025 £205 £385
    28 May - 30 Jun 2025 £130 £233
    01 Sep - 04 Sep 2025 £92 £160
    05 Sep - 20 Sep 2025 £130 £233
    21 Sep - 14 Oct 2025 £205 £385
    15 Oct - 24 Dec 2025 £130 £233
    Llave de la Juderia, Córdoba (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 Jan - 31 Mar 2024 £90 £158
    01 Apr - 31 May 2024 £103 £184
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2024 £90 £158
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2024 £97 £170
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2024 £112 £198
    01 Nov - 24 Dec 2024 £97 £170
    02 Jan - 31 Mar 2025 £94 £165
    01 Apr - 31 May 2025 £107 £191
    01 Jun - 30 Jun 2025 £94 £165
    01 Sep - 30 Sep 2025 £101 £177
    01 Oct - 31 Oct 2025 £116 £205
    01 Nov - 24 Dec 2025 £101 £177
    Casa Morisca, Granada (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 Jan - 13 Mar 2024 £103 £167
    14 Mar - 30 Jun 2024 £128 £207
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2024 £140 £226
    01 Nov - 24 Dec 2024 £121 £200
    02 Jan - 13 Mar 2025 £107 £174
    14 Mar - 30 Jun 2025 £135 £217
    01 Sep - 31 Oct 2025 £150 £239
    01 Nov - 24 Dec 2025 £130 £212
    Hotel Montelirio, Ronda (B&B) Double room Single room
    02 Jan - 30 Jun 2024 £97 £176
    01 Sep - 24 Dec 2024 £108 £192
    02 Jan - 30 Jun 2025 £101 £183
    01 Sep - 24 Dec 2025 £112 £199
  • RECOMMENDED AIRPORT(S):
    Málaga or Seville
    As an alternative to flying, we can arrange rail travel from London

    Travelling from the UK

    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Madrid.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    Outward route Airline
    Aberdeen - Malaga Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Belfast Intl. - Malaga Aer Lingus,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Birmingham - Malaga jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Bournemouth - Malaga Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Bristol - Malaga easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Bristol - Seville Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Cardiff - Malaga TUI,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Nottingham East Midlands - Malaga jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Nottingham East Midlands - Seville Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Edinburgh - Malaga jet2,  Ryanair 
    Edinburgh - Seville easyJet,  Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow - Malaga easyJet,  jet2,  TUI 
    Outward route Airline
    Glasgow Prestwick - Malaga Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Inverness - Seville (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Leeds Bradford - Malaga jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Leeds Bradford - Seville (via Amsterdam Schiphol) KLM 
    Outward route Airline
    Liverpool - Malaga easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London City - Malaga British Airways 
    Outward route Airline
    Gatwick - Malaga British Airways,  easyJet,  TUI,  Vueling 
    Gatwick - Seville British Airways,  easyJet,  Vueling 
    Outward route Airline
    Heathrow - Malaga British Airways 
    Heathrow - Seville British Airways 
    Heathrow - Seville (via Madrid) Iberia 
    Outward route Airline
    Luton - Malaga easyJet,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Luton - Seville easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    London Southend - Malaga easyJet 
    Outward route Airline
    Stansted - Malaga British Airways,  easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair 
    Stansted - Seville Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Manchester - Malaga easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Manchester - Seville Ryanair 
    Outward route Airline
    Newcastle - Malaga easyJet,  jet2,  Ryanair,  TUI 
    Travelling from outside the UK

    If you are flying from outside Europe,  we recommend flying via Madrid.  To discuss onward connecting travel to the start of your holiday, please contact us.

    This list of flight options should be used as a guide only, and you should check each airline’s website for current routes, frequency and schedules. Not all flights operate daily, and may not run for the entire season. You should also heed the latest flight arrival time and earliest flight departure time, as it may not be possible to arrange connecting travel outside these times. Please do not book your flights until we have confirmed your accommodation to you. Alternatively, our expert reservations team will be happy to offer advice and to make flight bookings for you for any of the options listed above. We charge £35 per person for our flight booking service. Your flights are then covered by our package-booking conditions, which give you greater protection in the event of delay or cancellation, as well as providing ATOL cover.

  • Prices below are based on 2 people travelling together.

    Unless otherwise stated, connecting travel by rail or bus tends to be from the city centre station, rather than from its airport, and connections between the two should be paid for locally.

    Where a price range is given, the price you pay depends on your date of travel.

    Connecting travel options - flying via Malaga

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    coach Malaga to Seville bus station (2h45-3h) £25-£26 1730
    rail Málaga Maria Zambrano to Seville Santa Justa (2h-2h30) £70-£73 1700
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    bus Ronda to Málaga (2h30) pay locally 1230 (1300 Sun)

    Connecting travel options - flying via Seville

    Outward route Price per person Latest flight
    arrival time
    own travel arrangements Seville airport to hotel pay locally flexible
    Homeward route Price per person Earliest flight
    departure time
    bus Ronda to Seville (2h45) pay locally 1330 (1230 Sat & Sun)
What is included
  • 8 nights
  • 8 breakfasts
  • city maps and notes for walking tours
  • detailed cultural information
  • rail travel Seville-Córdoba-Granada-Ronda
 
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  • The information that we send to you 2-3 weeks before your holiday includes practical information about each stage of your journey so that you can travel confidently from one hotel to another, recommendations for places to visit and eat out in each place, plus cultural information about the area. Where applicable, we also provide notes for a self-guided walking tour of most cities, and some large towns. Sample travel pack >
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    When you purchase a policy, be sure to check that it covers the activities you'll be doing on holiday and that it is adequate for your own individual needs.
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