DAY 1. MADRID AIRPORT – MADRID
Arrival to the airport and departure towards Madrid, the capital of Spain. With a local guide we start with a walk around “Madrid de los Borbones” area where we can see the marvelous Neptune fountain, along “Paseo de la Castellana”, one of the longest and widest avenues of the city. Also around this area we could visit the Parliament and La Bolsa. We continue now with the most popular shopping streets (Gran Via, Plaza de España) and a new area called “Madrid de los Austrias”, the oldest historic center of the city with the famous Plaza Mayor. We can also visit the Plaza de la Villa, where the town hall is. We suggest a visit to Museo del Prado. Check-in at the Hotel and accommodation.
DAY 2. MADRID – ROYAL SEAT OF SAN LORENZO DEL ESCORIAL / DEBOD TEMPLE
Breakfast. We start our journey to San Lorenzo del Escorial (entrance included), is a historical residence of the King of Spain. In 1984, UNESCO declared it as World Heritage Site. It is one of the Spanish royal sites and functions as a Monastery, royal palace, Museum, and School. El Escorial has been the burial site for most of the Spanish Kings of the last five centuries, Bourbons as well as Habsburgs. Lunch on your own. Later, we continue our journey to visit the Debod Temple, an ancient Egyptian temple which was dismantled and rebuilt in Madrid. As a sign of gratitude for the help provided by Spain in saving the temples of Abu Sim- bel, the Egyptian state donated the temple of Debod to Spain in 1968. Free time for shopping or tasting flavourful “tapas”(snacks) in traditional markets such as San Miguel or San Antón. Accommodation in hotel in Madrid.
DAY 3. MADRID – CÓRDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the Hotel and departure to Córdoba through La Mancha. Miguel de Cervantes gave international fame to this land and its windmills when he wrote his novel Don Quijote de la Mancha. Lunch by the customer. In the afternoon we will visit Córdoba was an important Roman city and an Islamic cultural center in the Middle Ages. With a local guide we will visit La Mezquita (included), an immense mosque dating to 600 C.E. featuring a columned prayer hall and Byzantine mosaics, a walk through the narrow streets at the Jewish Quarter finding here one of the best preserved synagogues of the country. Lunch in reserved restaurant. We continue our journey to Seville where we have some free time to discover the city. Hotel and accommodation.
DAY 4. SEVILLE
Breakfast at the Hotel and we’ll spend the day visiting Seville’s most popular places. With a local guide we start our sightseeing tour in the old town. This city has several famous landmarks of interest: The Cathedral and The Giralda (entrance included), a bell tower of the Seville Cathedral. It was originally built as a minaret during the Moorish period. We then enjoy a walk through the unique Barrio de Santa Cruz, a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys dating back to the old judería (Jewish quarter).
DAY 5. GRANADA
After breakfast at the Hotel we will experience an all day tour in Granada with a local guide. In the morning we will visit La Alhambra de Granada and Generalife Gardens (entrance included). Be transported into the magical world of the Arabian Nights when you visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Alhambra Palace and Gardens. This hilltop royal residence is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. Marvel at the carved cedar wood, cupolas, ornate ceilings, frothy stucco work, and exquisite mosaics. We can’t miss the visit to The Generalife gardens: Here you will stroll through the spectacular gardens, said to have been inspired by the Koranic description of Paradise. You will see tall columnar Cypress trees, roses, orange trees, oleanders and other flowers as well as tranquil pools and tinkling fountains. Lunch by the customer and free afternoon; If you wish you could spend it around La Capilla Real and the Cathedral or discovering this amazing city. Hotel and accommodation in Granada
DAY 6. GRANADA – VALENCIA
After breakfast we make our way to Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. You’ll enjoy a drive along its wide avenues lined with fig and palm trees. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts. i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. Hotel and accommodation
DAY 7. VALENCIA – BARCELONA
After breakfast, we will depart by coach to Barcelona, check in at the hotel. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon Barcelona sightseeing with local Guide around the old Barcelona, Las Ramblas, gothic quarter, including entrance fees to the Sagrada Familia. Lodging at the Hotel
DÍA 8. BARCELONA
After Breakfast. We will start our trip foward Montserrat, a peculiar geological formation, declared a natural park, picturesque from any angle. Here we find the Marian Sanctuary of Montserrat with “La Moreneta”. Lunch on your own. In the afternoon we can enjoy free time in Barcelona city center, to keep knowing this incredible city. Lodging at the Hotel.
DAY 9. BARCELONA – BARCELONA AIRPORT
Breakfast at the hotel or take away, depending on our departure time. Transfer to airport. End of our Services
- 2 Nights at Hotel ***/**** in Madrid or surrounds
- 2 Nights at Hotel ***/**** in Seville or surrounds
- 1 Night at Hotel ***/**** in Granada or surrounds
- 1 Night at Hotel ***/**** in Valencia or surrounds
- 2 Nights at Hotel ***/**** in Barcelona or surrounds
- Bed and Breakfast included
- Transport by coach
- Group assistant during all the tour
- Local guide in Madrid
- Local guide in the Escorial
- Local guide in Córdoba
- Local guide in Seville
- Local guide in Granada
- Local guide in Barcelona
- Entrance into the Escorial Monastery
- Entrance into La Alhambra
- Entrance into Cathedral and Giralda in Seville
- Entrance into La Mezquita in Córdoba
- Entrance into The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona