Spain Express

Experience the enchanting cities of Andalusia and the shimmering beaches of Costa del Sol from Madrid! Discover the Alhambra Palace which looks out over Granada and soak up in Costa del Sol (Sunny Coast)! See the Moorish influences in exotic Andalusia, visit the ancient city of Toledo, built on a hill and much more!

DEPARTURES

Thursday Departures from April 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020

Included:
• 4-star premium accommodation
• Guided visits in Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and Toledo
• Multilingual tour escort during the tour (English & Spanish)
• Transportation by air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
• Meals as per itinerary (please inform us at the moment of the booking, in case of any food allergy or dietary restrictions)
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Not Included:
• Tips
• Porterage service
• Drinks
• Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned
• City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
• Everything that is not mentioned in included
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Optional Extras:
• Airport Transfers
• Pre and Post Accommodation in Madrid

PRICING DETAILS

Click Book Online for 2019 & 2020 pricing!
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Pricing is based on 4-star accommodation category. 3-star accommodation available upon request.

• All prices are per person
• The tour starts at 8.30 am and we would recommend arranging to arrive in Madrid the day before the tour begins
• City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
• Triple occupancy is available upon request
• Itineraries and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued

Andalusia
Madrid > Cordoba > Sevilla > Ronda > Costa del Sol > Granada > Toledo > Madrid

ITINERARY

DAY 1: MADRID > CORDOBA > SEVILLA

Start the day early, and head south from the capital city of Madrid towards Andalusia. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote's land, including a brief stop to a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of "Despeñaperros" as you arrive into Andalusia, a region known for its enormous historical and cultural heritage. Upon arriving in Cordoba, enjoy a tour of its iconic Mosque and stroll through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon the journey continues to Seville. Meals: D

DAY 2: SEVILLA

After breakfast, enjoy a morning panoramic city tour of Seville. During the tour you will visit the interior of the Cathedral (the 2nd largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. You will have the option of a Flamenco show in the evening. Meals: B, D

DAY 3: SEVILLA > RONDA > COSTA DEL SOL

From Seville, our path will turn east as we make the scenic journey to the mountaintop city of Ronda, where you'll get time at leisure to admire the city of Celtic origin. In the afternoon the journey continues to the Costa del Sol. Meals: B, D

DAY 4: COSTA DEL SOL > GRANADA

Today you will drive towards the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy the landscapes of the endless olive trees on your way to Granada, the 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. In the evening, enjoy dinner with an optional Gipsy Flamenco show. Meals: B, D

DAY 5: GRANADA > TOLEDO > MADRID

Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, towards the impressive Imperial city of Toledo, a World Heritage City where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Take a brief guided tour of this historic old town through its narrow streets as you learn about Spanish art and history. Then proceed to a “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory before returning back to Madrid. Meals: B