Andalusia Tour from Barcelona

Barcelona  Madrid  Cordoba  Seville Granada  Alicante Valencia

6 days 5 nights  # 52
Departures: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2016.
From Apr 1 - 31 Oct 2016 tour is starting on Sundays
Plus Nov 20, Dec 4, 18, 25 2016, Jan 1, Feb 19, Mar 19, 26, 2017

A short tour from Barcelona to the most popular touristic sites of Spain, the Andalusian cities of Seville, Cordoba and the Al Hambra in Granada. Cross the peninsula via the vibrant city of Valencia and the elegant seaside resort of Alicante to arrive back in Barcelona on the evening of day 6.Fully escorted.

Seville Andalusia tour from Barcelona to Cordoba, Granada, Alicante

DAY1.  Sunday – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA - MADRID
Departure from Barcelona downtown  at 8:30 a.m. towards Zaragoza. Stop and free time at the main square of Zaragoza to visit The Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar, Patroness of Hispania and to see the old quarters of the city. In the afternoon, continue to Madrid. Overnight.

DAY 2  Monday – MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards La Mancha. Brief stop at the typical site of Don Quixote. Continue towards the south of Spain, crossing through the impressive gorge of Despeñaperros, gateway to the Andalusian Region. The first stop in Anadalusia is in Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage city famous for it Mesquita and the white washed Judeira with its  narrow streets adorned with flowers sheltering hidden patios. We will visit with our local guide the  Jewish Quarters and visit the world renown Mosque (entrance included). In the afternoon continue to Seville. Time at leisure to explore the quaint old streets of white washed houses and orange trees. Overnight in Seville.

DAY 3 Tuesday – SEVILLE
Breakfast. Morning panoramic and monumental city tour, where we will come in contact with this magnificent city, driving by Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavillions built in 1929 for the Iberoamerican Fair, the Murillo Gardens towards and the old “Santa Cruz” quarters. We will then proceed to the Cathedral (outside visit) where we will also see the symbol of Seville, The Giralda Tower once the minaret of the Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to discovering the city on your own. One of the possibilities is to visit the Alcazar castle (on your own), one of the world's still functioning royal palaces with its stalactite-like carved rooms and lovely gardens. In the evening optional Flamenco Show, the finest in all of Spain.

DAY 4 Wednesday – SEVILLE – GRANADA
Breakfast at hotel. Through the old Caliphate road we drive to the heart of Andalucia to Granada, located on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tour of the Alhambra, (Red Palace) a UNESCO World Heritage site, an exquisite testimony to former Moorish power and the most visited touristic site in Spain. We will also be seeing the Generalife Gardens with its sunken gardens, roses, fountains and Cyprus trees.(entrance included).

DAY 5 ( Sunday ) – GRANADA – ALICANTE – VALENCIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Via the fertile valleys of the Segura river we drive towards the Mediterranean Sea to reach Murcia then continue to Alicante, the popular seaside resort town. Panoramic drive through Alicante to admire the unique location between the mountains and the sea, then continue Continue to the lively city of Valencia where history blends with modern avant-garde. Overnight un Valencia.

DAY 6 ( Monday) – VALENCIA – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel and possibility of signing up for the optional city tour of Valencia, a town renown for the international Fallas Festival and of the works of the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed The Arts and Science Complex, unique in its genre. Departure to Barcelona. Tour ends in Barcelona.

Tour  Price Includes:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish
* 5 nights accommodation in selected hotels
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Daily breakfast
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Tour Escort 
* Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach transportation
* Services of and English and Spanish speaking guide
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Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Alhambra de Granada and panoramic tour of Alicante

On certain dates with small number of participants tour might use fast train service between Barcelona and Madrid

 

Price per person based on double occupancy in Euros  - $ rate varies depending on the exchange rate  
March 2016
Apr 2016-June 2016 High Season
1Jul-31Oct'16
Supplement for  Seville Fair departure
Apr 10, 2106  only
standard 3 star hotels (T) - per person in double 740 650 680 80
Single Supplement 210 170 170 80
first class 4 star hotels  (C) - per person in double 820 675 715 100
Single Supplement 250 200 200 100

*US$ rate varies depending on the exchange rate

5% discount for 3rd person in double (triple occupancy)
Children 0-4 years old: free, with no seat occupancy in the bus, all their expenses during tour will be taking charge by parents
25% discount for children( ages: 4-7) sharing the room with 2 adults

5% discount for seniors - age 65 and over

Hotels Used on the tour:

Madrid:
Standard T category: Puerta de Toledo ****, Mayorazgo after Apr 2016
First class C category: Florida Norte until February, Courtyard Marriottt Princesa or Catalonia Gran via

Seville: T category: Don Paco*** until Feb 2016, Catalonia Santa Justa after Apr 2016
First class C; Ayre Sevilla until Feb 2016 , after Melia Lebreros

Granada  T category: Alixares *** until Feb 2016, Los Angeles after Apr 2016
First class C: Corona de Granada until Feb 2016 , after Melia Granada****

Valencia T Tryp Oceanic* *** until Feb 2016, Consul; del Mar after Apr 2016
First class C: Silken Puerta de Valaencia until Feb 2016 , Tryp Valencia Oceanic****

 

     

 

 
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