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Review: Classical Spain

Escorted Tour - Coach

Classical Spain with Riviera Travel

  • By SilverTraveller JudyCh

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  • October 2015
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In October/November 2015, a friend and I embarked on this interesting holiday. I am used to being an independent traveller so was wary of being organised too much. My friend has travelled abroad little so I didn’t want anything too scary for her. This fitted the bill perfectly as there was free time slotted in, we could go on the escorted tours or not as we wished and there was a wealth of information offered by both guide and helpful coach driver. Maybe the weather could have been better if we had gone a couple of weeks earlier but we only had one day’s heavy rain and when the sun cam out, it was still glorious. The sights of Seville, Ronda, Cordoba and Granada in a week, if an independent traveller would be difficult to achieve but this was so easy. I would highly recommend it.

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  • JudyCh
    over 5 years ago
    We flew from Gatwick but other airports were available, we made our own way to the airport. At the other end, we were met by the courier and all was taken care of. One is responsible for seeing one's own luggage on and off the coach but the driver does the lifting.
    The holiday included b&b but we bought other meals ourselves. Entrance to sites such as the Alhambra, the mosque at Cordoba etc. were included. We were taken into each, those who wished to stay with the guides did so but those who wanted to 'do their own thing' did so but I thought we were allowed plenty of time at each. I got tired at the Alhambra and when I'd seen enough, I sat in the gardens whilst my friend finixhed tbe tour then she was brought back to me. Free time was also factored in.
    We stayed in 3 hotels, the first only about 1/2 hour of airport and very pleasant but moved on after 1 night, next Seville via Ronda for 3nights then via Cordoba to Granada and 2 nights there. The last two hotels were central, comfortable but not 'luxury'. Look at Riviera's escorted tours for proper itinerary, I cannot copy a link on this device.
    Re numbers, I think there were about 50 in our party of whom 2 were solo ladies.
    Hope this helps.
  • ESW
    over 5 years ago
    I was very interested in your review as we always used to be independent travellers, but since husband's death, I am having to use either public transport or organised I'm now dependent on either public transport or coach travel.

    Please can you give me a bit more detail. Presumably you flew? If so, where from, was there a choice of airports? Did you have to make your own way to the airport ?

    How many were there on the tour, and what sort of ages? Did you have enough time for the sites? Some tours seem to rush you so much?

    Were meals included or did you have to make your own arrangements? Did you stop in one place and make day trips from there, or were there several different stops? What sort of hotels did you stay in and were they central?

    Were all excursions included in the price or were there hidden extras?