Splendid Spain

Indulge in Spain's majestic art, architecture and culture in an exclusive 9-day tour from Madrid! Explore culturally rich Madrid and the legacies of Andalusia’s three jewels - Granada, Cordoba and Seville! Discover the impressive UNESCO imperial city of Toledo, a treasure trove of artworks and ancient fortifications. See Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and visit Gaudí’s incredible masterpieces!

DEPARTURES

Saturday Departures from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021

Included:
• 4-star premium accommodation
• Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens), Toledo and Barcelona
• Multilingual tour escort during the tour (English & Spanish)
• Airport Transfers
• 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:
• Optional Flamenco Shows
• Pre and Post Accommodation in Madrid and Barcelona

PRICING DETAILS

Click Book Online for 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
• City tax not included (paid directly at the hotel)
• From January to March (dates to be confirmed) the cable car in Barcelona will be under yearly renovations. This service will be replaced by a tapas tasting in the Spanish Village
• In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus
• 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

Madrid
Madrid > Cordoba > Seville > Granada > Toledo > Madrid > Barcelona

ITINERARY

DAY 1: MADRID

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival in Madrid, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace.

DAY 2: MADRID

Your day begins with breakfast at the hotel, then departure for a panoramic tour of Madrid. Enjoy panoramic views and visit the important monuments. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Meals: B

DAY 3: MADRID > CORDOBA > SEVILLE

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: B, D

DAY 4: SEVILLE

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 5: SEVILLE > GRANADA

Today you will drive east through the Caliphate road 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 in the Sacromonte quarter. Meals: B, D

DAY 6: 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

DAY 7: MADRID > BARCELONA

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Barcelona by air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach. Arrival in Barcelona and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Meals: B

DAY 8: BARCELONA

After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona, you will drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi such as La Pedrera and Casa Mila. Discover the Montjuic Park with spectacular views of the city and harbour, Olympic Ring, the monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. The remainder of the day is yours to discover at your own pace. Meals: B

DAY 9: BARCELONA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Barcelona airport for your onward journey. Adiós! Meals: B