Spanish Delights with Barcelona
9 Days: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia
Covering Spain’s most revered destinations, this tour is indeed a delight to be a part of. Enjoy Madrid’s bustling vibe and discover Andalusia’s fabulous heritage. Visit Seville’s revered monuments, including the Catholic world’s second largest cathedral. Drive to Granada, observing an endless number of olive trees on the way. Indulge in world class gastronomy in Valencia, the birthplace of Spain’s renowned Paella. End your trip in the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, homeland of the famous architect Gaudi and the symbol of Catalonian modernism.
Day 01 – (Sat.) Barcelona
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel
Day 02 – (Sun.) Barcelona – Madrid (by Train)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Sants train station to depart by AVE, high speed train, at 9:00 am to Madrid. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival at 11:45 am. Transfer from station to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
Day 03 – (Mon.) Madrid – Cordoba – Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente and 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)
Day 04 – (Tue.) 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 flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco Tour. (BD)
Day 05 – (Wed.) Seville – Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. (BD)
Day 06 – (Thu.) Granada – Valencia
After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and agora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”, Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
Day 07 – (Fri.) Valencia – Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings, we will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudi symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
Day 08 – (Sat.) Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona well known world wide for the Olympic Games during 1992, drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi such as La Pedrera, Casa Mila, etc. – declared World Heritage buildings. – The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbour, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
Day 09 – (Sun.) Barcelona
After breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)
(*) Barcelona Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
(*) This is a combined tour and participants could have different city destination. According to the tour segment a different Tour escort may be used.
(*) On the high speed AVE train journey and during your stay in Barcelona & Madrid tour escort service is not available.
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- Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens), Valencia and Barcelona
- Tour escort during the tour
- Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
- Accommodation at selected class / high speed Ave train Barcelona-Madrid
- Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
- Airport & Station transfers as per the itinerary
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