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Splendor of Three Cultures and Toledo with Barcelona
8 Days

ITINERARY

8 Days: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Granada, Madrid

Tour Overview:
Start your tour in Barcelona with a guided walking tour of its Gothic quarter and visit some of Gaudi’s marvels in this Catalonian city, the host of the 1992 Olympic Games. Arrive in Madrid via a high speed train and discover the eclectic Spanish capital’s historic buildings and monuments. Depart for Cordoba in Andalusia and take a tour of its narrow winding streets in the Jewish Quarter. Arrive in Seville and visit the second largest cathedral in the Catholic world, while enjoying the city’s exquisite views and flavors. Enjoy Granada’s incredible scenery and monumental history, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom. Explore the World Heritage City of Toledo; where Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures have co-existed since time immemorial.

1st Day (Fri.) Barcelona

Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


2nd Day (Sat.) Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel. Call on Julia Travel bus terminal (Balmes, 5) at 08:00 for a morning Highlights city tour of Barcelona. Half-day sightseeing tour around Barcelona that will allow you to discover the history of the city while visiting some of the most important places in a comfortable and easy way. The first part of the visit consists in a guided walking tour through the small and narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter, the oldest part of the city. During this early visit we will see Las Ramblas, de Cathedral Square, The Cathedral (free time to visit the Cathedral by yourself), the Old Jewish Quarter, among other interesting places. Later we will take our bus to start with a panoramic tour around the rest of the city. We will pass through the elegant Passeig de Gràcia Street, where there are located two of the most important Gaudi’s buildings (Casa Batlló and Casa Milà “la Pedrera”), the Triumph Arc, the Olympic Village and the Olympic Port. For the next part of the visit we will access to the Montjuic Mountain. This is an important place because was the main scenery of the Olympic Games in the 1992. We will see the Olympic stadium from the bus and later we will have the opportunity to enjoy the panoramic views of the city riding the aerial tramway (subject to the weather conditions). For the next part we will go to the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol) that consist in a synthesis of all the cultural variety in Spain. During the visit you will be given some free time to enjoy the different areas inspired in different Spanish regions, where you will find craft shops restaurants and bars. At the end, back to the bus, we will leave Montjuic and come back to the city centre passing through España square, the twin Venetian towers, the MNAC and the Shopping centre Las Arenas, build in an old bullring. We will arrive to Catalunya square, and we will end up the tour.
Note: January to March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car doesn’t work due to revision tasks, this service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in Spanish Village.
Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this wonderful city and surroundings. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


3rd Day (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)


4th Day (Mon.) Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 an 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)


5th Day (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 España. 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)


6th Day (Wed.) Seville – Granada

After 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)


7th Day (Thu.) 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. (B)


8th Day (Fri.) Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Guaranteed departures: Friday all year round
2021 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 08 - Jan 15 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Jan15 Jan 22 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Jan 22 -Jan 29 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Jan 29 - Feb 05 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Feb 05 - Feb 12 $2320 $3295 $2435 $3565
Feb 12 - Feb 19 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Feb 19 - Feb 26 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Mar 05 - Mar 12 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Mar 12 - Mar 19 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Mar 19 - Mar 26 $2075 $3055 $2205 $3340
Mar 26 - Apr 02 $2220 $3200 $2460 $3595
Apr 02 - Apr 09 2005 2885 2350 3435
Apr 09 - Apr 16 1860 2740 2105 3185
Apr 16 - Apr 23 2005 2885 2350 3435
Apr 23 - Apr 30 1860 2740 2105 3185
May 07 - May 14 1860 2740 2105 3185
May 14 - May 21 1860 2740 2105 3185
May 21 - May 28 1860 2740 2105 3185
May 28 - Jun 04 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jun 04 - Jun 11 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jun 11 - Jun 18 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jun 18 - Jun 25 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jun 25 - Jul 02 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jul 02 -Jul 09 1905 2785 2155 3240
Jul 09 - Jul 16 1905 2785 2155 3240
Jul 16 - Jul 23 1905 2785 2155 3240
Jul 23 - Jul 30 1905 2785 2155 3240
Jul 30 - Aug 06 1905 2785 2155 3240
Aug 06 - Aug 13 1905 2785 2155 3240
Aug 13 - Aug 20 1905 2785 2155 3240
Aug 20 - Aug 27 1905 2785 2155 3240
Aug 27 - Sep 03 1905 2785 2155 3240
Sep 03 - Sep 10 1905 2785 2155 3240
Sep 10 - Sep 17 1905 2785 2155 3240
Sep 17 - Sep 24 1905 2785 2155 3240
Sep 24 - Oct 01 1905 2785 2155 3240
Oct 01 - Oct 08 1905 2785 2155 3240
Oct 08 - Oct 15 1905 2785 2155 3240
Oct 15 - Oct 22 1905 2785 2155 3240
Oct 22 - Oct 29 1905 2785 2155 3240
Oct 29 - Nov 05 1905 2785 2155 3240
Nov 05 - Nov 12 1860 2740 2105 3185
Nov 12 - Nov 19 1860 2740 2105 3185
Nov 19 - Nov 26 1860 2740 2105 3185
Nov 26 - Dec 03 1860 2740 2105 3185
Dec 03 - Dec 10 1860 2740 2105 3185
Dec 10 - Dec 17 1860 2740 2105 3185
Dec 17 - Dec 24 1920 2800 2180 3260
Dec 24 - Dec 31 1920 2800 2180 3260
Dec 31 - Jan 07 1920 2800 2180 3260
2022 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 07 - Jan 14 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jan 14 - Jan 21 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jan 21 - Jan 28 1860 2740 2105 3185
Jan 28 - Feb 04 1860 2740 2105 3185
Feb 04 - Feb 11 1860 2740 2105 3185
Feb 11 - Feb 18 1860 2740 2105 3185
Feb 18 - Feb 25 1860 2740 2105 3185
Feb 25 - Mar 04 1860 2740 2105 3185
Mar 04 - Mar 11 1860 2740 2105 3185
Mar 11 - Mar 18 1860 2740 2105 3185
Mar 18 - Mar 25 1860 2740 2105 3185
Mar 25 - Apr 01 1860 2740 2105 3185
Accommodation
Barcelona
Catalonia Barcelona 505 / Evenia Rocafort (S)
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Eevenia Rosello (F)
Madrid
Mayorazgo / Tryp Atocha (S)
Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa / Riu Plaza de Espana (F)
Seville
Catalonia Santa Justa / Catalonia Giralda (S)
Melia Lebreros (F)
Granada
Los Angeles (S)
Melia Granada (F)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Guided visits in Barcelona, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and Toledo
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach /high speed AVE train Barcelona-Madrid (tourist class)
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Airport & Station transfers as per the itinerary

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