Spain – Madrid, Andalusia & Barcelona

  • 12 Days , 5 Cities
  • From $4425
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The Alhambra was called because of its reddish walls in Arabic, “Qalat al-Hamra” means Red Castle. The Alhambra is located at a strategic point, with a view over the whole city and the meadow (la Vega). The complex is surrounded by ramparts and has an irregular shape. The first historical documents are known about the Alhambra date from the 9th century and they refer to Sawwar Ben Hamdun who, in the year 889, had to seek refuge in the Alcazaba, a fortress, and had to repair it due to the civil rights that were destroying the Caliphate of Cordoba, to which Granada then belonged.
Countries Visited Spain
Places Visited Madrid, Granada, Seville, Málaga
Suggested Duration 12 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours, Wine Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome To Madrid, Spain!

    Upon arrival at Madrid Airport, you will be transferred with assistance to your hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure or if you arrive early enough, you can enjoy hot chocolate with churros or tapas in Plaza Mayor. Overnight in Madrid.

    What's included?

    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Madrid

    After breakfast, enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid's main avenues and monumental fountains ( Cibeles, Neptuno), as well as the famous Plaza Mayor ( main square ) and old town. In the afternoon, visit the Prado Museum where you can view works by the great Spanish master's El Greco, Velazquez & Goya, and the Magnificient Royal Palace. Overnight in Madrid.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Madrid - Toledo - Madrid

    Today, after breakfast, discover Toledo, is a fortified city dating from Roman times. The city was inhabited by Romans, Visigoths, and Arabs, and was conquered by the kings of Castile in 1805. It was also the capital of Spain and the royal residence in the XIII century, during this period, Muslims, Jews, and Christians populations lived together peacefully turning it into a great cultural and monumental center. We will visit with our private guide, the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, the church of Santo Tome which houses El Greco painter ́s masterpiece “ The burial of Count Orgaz “ and the Synagogue. Return to Madrid. Overnight in Madrid.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 4

    Madrid - Granada

    Breakfast. Check out and free time until the transfer train station to board your high-speed train to Granada. Overnight Granada.

    Granada is one of the pearls of Spain, most visited by travelers from all over the world. The long-time capital of Moorish. Andalusia has to offer the most important reminds of this epoch in Spanish history, with the world-famous "Alhambra" at the top of the list. Walk-through the beautiful gardens, charming narrow streets filled with flowers, enjoy one of those typical taverns to have some of that famous "Trevélez" ham and local wine and breathe the centuries of history around you anywhere.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 5

    Granada - La Alhambra

    After breakfast, in the morning visit La Alhambra, with a local guide, the best example of the sophisticated Royal life in the Nazari Islamic Kindom in the XIVth century. We will find numerous halls and “ patios “ ( courtyards ) of amazing beauty. We will also visit the famous and beautiful Generalife Gardens with its famous fountains. Overnight Granada.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Granada - Cordoba - Seville

    After breakfast, drive to Cordoba (approximately 2 hours drive). Arrive in Cordoba, thus the town was important in the Roman age, but during the Muslim period especially the IX and Xth centuries, when Cordoba became the capital of the Caliphate and the most populated in the world (almost 1 million).
    Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba, is one of the oldest structures still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus Muslim in the late 8th century, with a local guide, considered the nicest among historical. Then a walk around the Jewish Quarter, with its fresh narrow streets, and Andalusia patios, where we will find one of the few preserved Synagogues in Spain. Drive to Seville.
    Overnight in Seville.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Seville

    Today, enjoy a guided tour in the capital of Andalusia. Visit inside the Gothic Cathedral included with a local guide, the largest in Spain and third in the world, with the Giralda tower with its striking minaret of the former mosque. Also, an outside visit to the Alcazar ( the palace ), then a walk by Santa Cruz Quarter, a maze of small alleys with color names stepped in legend and small quarters with the peacefulness of a tiny garden is an invitation to rest. Walk on your own to the Maria Luisa Gardens with the monumental Plaza de España. Overnight Seville.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Seville – Jerez – Ronda – Malaga

    After breakfast, drive to Jerez and stop at a sherry wine cellar for tasting as this sherry is the best well knows Spanish wine abroad, and a great part of the local economy is related to the production of this world-famous. If in Jerez on Tuesdays or Thursdays, enjoy a unique show at the Andalucia Royal Equestrian School. Then drive along the “ ROUTE OF THE WHITE VILLAGES “. To arrive in Ronda. In an impressive location. Time to visit Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, built 1784, all stone itself, which is the eldest and nicest in Spain. Drive to Malaga. Overnight Malaga

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 9

    Malaga - Barcelona

    Breakfast, and transfer to Malaga airport to fly to Barcelona.
    Arrival at Barcelona airport private transfer with assistance to the hotel. Today we will explore this vibrant city and visit panoramically the “ Ensanche “a quarter built in the XIXth century where we will see many of the Modernism buildings. And of course, walk along the always alive Ramblas street, full of street actors, musicians, and painters. Free time at leisure. Overnight Barcelona.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Barcelona

    Today, after breakfast, we will join us on a comprehensive guided tour of Barcelona's major highlights, with skip-the-line access to Gaudi ́s world-famous masterpieces: La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell. On this day tour, you will also discover the ancient Roman part of the city, the impressive Mountain of Montjuïc, and much more!
    Overnight Barcelona

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 11

    Barcelona

    After breakfast, meet your guide in the hotel starting a fantastic tour. Today we explore the magical mountain of Montserrat, an iconic mountain near Barcelona with an impressive monastery. You ride the cogwheel train to the location of the monastery and enjoy magnificent views. The second part of the tour is all about wine and traditional Catalan food. You will visit one of the most beautiful family-owned winery estates in the area. Lunch is included at the winery restaurant.
    Overnight in Barcelona.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Train Train
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  • DAY 12

    Barcelona Airport

    After Breakfast, check out and private transfer to the airport back home.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $4425 per person

Price per person in double occupancy
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Price excluding international flights
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What’s Included?

  • 11-Night 4 Star Hotels centrally located
    3-Night Madrid + 2-Night Granada + 2-Night Seville + 1-Night Malaga + 3-Night Barcelona
  • Daily Breakfast buffet + 1 Lunch
  • Private transfers with English assistance at the airports.
  • Visit city tours and museums with a local official English
  • Entrance to Prada Museum in Madrid
  • Entrance Inglesia de Santa Tome
  • Entrance La Alhambra in Granada
  • Entrance The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
  • Entrance The Gothic Cathedral in Seville
  • 1 Wine Tasting in a sherry wine cellar in Jerez
  • Entrance to Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda
  • Entrance La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell in Barcelona
  • Ticket for the cogwheel train

 

 

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Madrid – Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, and visit the Prado Museum
  • Toledo – Visit The Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary and The Iglesia de Santo Tomé, the synagogue
  • Granada – Admire the Nazari Islamic Kindom Palace “La Alhambra”, and the beautiful Generalife gardens
  • Cordoba – Visit The Mosque-Cathedral in the City, and Jewish Quarter
  • Seville – Enjoy seeing the Gothic Cathedral with the Giralda tower with its striking minaret of the former mosque, and the Alcazar Palace. Stop by the Santa Cruz Quarter.
  • Jerez -Taste the world-famous sherry wine in one of the cellars in the region, and enjoy a unique show at the Andalucia Royal Equestrian School. (Tuesday & Thursday only)
  • Ronda – Visit Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda, built 1784, all stone itself, which is the eldest and nicest in Spain
  • Barcelona – Enjoy a panoramic city tour, and visit La Sagrada Famiglia and Park Guell.
  • Barcelona – Explore the magical mountain of Montserrat, and ride the cogwheel train to enjoy magnificent views.

 

 

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