Gems of Andalucia with Toledo and Madrid
8 Days: Madrid, Seville, Costa Del Sol, Granada
The gems of Andalucia (Seville Cathedral, Granada’s Alhambra and more) are combined with city stays in the World Heritage city, Toledo and the cultural capital of Europe, Madrid.
1st Day (Tue.) Madrid
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
2nd Day (Wed.) Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Moreria, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcala. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Via, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
3rd Day (Thu.) Madrid – Cordoba – Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to Julia Travel bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despenaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows and enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)
4th Day (Fri.) Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de Espana. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour. (BD)
5th Day (Sat.) Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)
6th Day (Sun.) Costa del Sol – Granada
Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. (BD)
7th Day (Mon.) Granada – Toledo – Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo -World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.
8th Day (Tue.) Madrid
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)
*In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
* During stay in Madrid Tour escort service is not available
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|2021||Standard Class||First Class|
|Departure||Dbl Occ||Sgl Occ||Dbl Occ||Sgl Occ|
|March 16 & 23||1565||2310||1730||2710|
|Mayorazgo / Tryp Atocha (S)|
|Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa / Riu Plaza Espana (F)|
|Catalonia Santa Justa / Catalonia Giralda (S)|
|Melia Lebreros (F)|
|Costa del Sol|
|Sol Don Pablo/Don Marco / Sol Principe (S)/(F)|
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