Andalusia Costa del Sol Tour from Barcelona

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Travel from Barcelona to Madrid and Medieval Toledo down to Andalucia and the Costa del Sol with excursion to Gibraltar, then back to the Catalan capital through the charming resort of Alicante and bustling Valencia.

 Departures:
Every Saturday in October 2016, and between Apr 1 and Oct 21, 2017  plus  in low season: Mar 11, 18, 25, 2017, Mar 10, 17, 2018

Granada Spain tour from barcelona to Madrid, seville gibraltar Valencia and back to Barcelona

5% Discount on bookings made before 31 October 2016

1ST DAY Saturday – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA - MADRID
Departure from Gran Vía 645 at 10 a.m. to Zaragoza. Free time to visit The Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar, Patroness of Hispanity and to see the old quarters of the city. In the afternoon, continue to Madrid. Overnight.

2ND DAY Sunday – MADRID
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic city tour where we will see Spain Square, the University Complex, the West Park, Casa de Campo, the Moorish Quarters, Orient Square, Main Square, The Sun Gate , Neptune, Atocha, Alcala Gate, Gran via avenue, Cibeles Square with stop at the the Senorial Retiro Park and the Ventas Bull Ring. Afternoon at leisure to explore Madrid or attend an excursion to the outskirts of Madrid to El Escorial palace.

3RD DAY Monday - MADRID
Breakfast. In the morning half day excursion with local guide the Medieval city of Toledo, once a progressive cultural center famous for its religious tolerance and Synagogue. Frist we half a panoramic drive for the best views of the city located on the Tagus river, then walk around the old town, a listed UNESCO World Heritage site with a local guide. Enter the cathedral and the Santo Tome church, burial place of the Count of Orgaz and view its treasures, El Greco's paintings.  Continue towards of the old Medieval Jewish quarter and see the renowned Synagogue. Departure to Madrid, afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Madrid.

4TH DAY Tuesday – MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards La Mancha. Brief stop at the typical site of Don Quixote legends. Continue towards the south of Spain, crossing through the impressive gorge of Despeñaperros, gateway to the Andalusian Region. Our next stop will be in Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage town. We will take a tour with our local guide strolling through the white-washed Jewish Quarters with its many hidden patios and then visit the world renowned Mosque with its hundreds of columns collected from different part of the world.  - entrance included. In the afternoon proceed to Seville. Overnight. Time at leisure to explore the quaint streets and squares of Seville.

5TH DAY Wednesday – SEVILLE
Breakfast and overnight. 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. Following the panoramic tour we will continue on foot from the Murillo Gardens towards the old “Santa Cruz” quarters. Brief stop. We will then proceed to the Cathedral, resting place of Christopher Columbus, (entrance included) 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 where you can attend an optional artistic tour or visit on your own the beautiful Palacio Real. In the late afternoon, possibility of attending the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.

6TH DAY Thursday – SEVILLE– CADIZ – JEREZ - LA LINEA GIBRALTAR – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast al the hotel. Departure to  then proceed to Cadiz. Brief panoramic drive through the city of Cadiz one of the oldest cities in Europe with history dating back to more than 3000 years. The city is surrounded by sea like an island. Continue to Jerez when the famous sherry wines are produced and then continue driving across the route of the Iberian Bull Ranches to arrive to La Linea border town with Gibraltar. Free time to walk over to Gibraltar to see the Rock of Gibraltar and its spectacular views across the strait to North of Africa. Mid afternoon, departure to the world famous beachside resort area La Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight.

7TH DAY Friday– COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast, dinner and overnight. Day at leisure in this world renowned touristic complex situated between the Mediterranean and the mountains. You can enjoy the magnificent beaches one of the finest in Europe, its marinas and also sea shore cafes and restaurants.

8TH DAY Saturday – COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning, then proceed to Granada, the former Center of the Iberian Moorish kingdom located on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. We will visit the famous Alhambra Palace with the Generalife Gardens, the most visited touristic site in Spain attesting to former Moorish power and opulence on the Iberian Penissula. Overnight in Granada..

9TH DAY Sunday – GRANADA – ALICANTE – VALENCIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Alicante. Panoramic drive through Alicante, this charming seaside resort town to admire its unique location between the mountains and the sea, Continue to the lively city of Valencia famous for its unique modern and avant-garde architecture. Overnight.

10th DAY 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 architecht Santiago Calatrava, who designed The Arts and Science Complex, unique in its genre. Departure to Barcelona. End of the tour.
Extra nights in Barcelona can be added to the tour.

Price Includes:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish

Guided visit as per itinerary  in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville ,Alhambra de Granada, panoramic tour in Cadiz and Alicante
Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide - tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages
• Air conditioned tour deluxe motor coach.
• Accommodation for 8 nights with daily breakfast & 2 dinners on the Costa del sol
• Entrances fees.
• Luggage handling at hotels.
• Half day excursion to Toledo from Madrid.

 

PRICES IN EUROS  - $ rate varies depending on the exchange  of your payment date
Currency Conversion

Category

Double room per person
in Mar 2017

Double room per person
in 31Oct 2016 

Apr- June 2017 and

March 2018

Jul-Oct 2017 Supplement for Easter and Seville Fair
Apr 8 and 29, 2017departures only

Single supplement

T - Standard - 3star hotels

1020

1090

1060

1140 95

 340

C First class - 4star hotels

1100

1180

1160

1240 160 420
 

5% senior discount ages 65 and over

5% Discount to the third person sharing double room.  - no combined senior discount with 3rd person discount
Children under 12: 25% discount when sharing room with 2 adults. Babies under 2 are free but have no bus seat or hotel bed reserved  - cot is possible on request.  

HOTELS or similar USED FOR TOUR:

nights city category Hotel names
3 Madrid T
C
Puerta de Toledo***
Florida Norte****
2 Sevilla T
C
Don Paco***
Novotel Sevilla****
2 Costa del Sol T
C
Las Piramides****
Las Piramides suite***
1 Granada T
C
Saray****
Carmen****
1 Valencia T
C
Exe Rey Don Jaime**** Silken Puerta de Valencia****

Price per person in EUROS  - $ rate varies depending the exchange rate

 

Transfer prices from Madrid airport to hotel or v.v.:
Euro 28 per person based on two passengers
Euro 19 per person based on three passengers
Euro 56 per person based on one passenger

 

 

 
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