Escorted Tour of Spain through Andalusia, the Levante and Barcelona  

Visit Andalusia, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid

Travel to Spain’s medieval origins where the Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures mixed freely. Marvel at architecture from the Renaissance, Baroque and modern periods. A fully escorted tour conducted in both English and Spanish.

alhambra 

10 days/ 9nights nights - Tour # 8N
Departures: Every Tuesday from Apr 3 - Oct 23, 2018

5% early bird discount on bookings made before 30 May 2018

 DAY 1 (Tuesday) – Madrid
Assisted arrival at the Madrid-Barajas Airport and transfer to your hotel for time to relax and refresh.

DAY 2 (Wednesday) – Madrid
In the morning, enjoy a panoramic city tour with a local guide, who will show the monuments and contrasts that the capital of Spain offers. Principal places of interest include the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, the Cibeles Square and the Gran Via Avenue, ending in the Orient Square. Sites visited on the way will include the Devod Temple, Plaza Mayor and the Ventas Bull Ring. Then, we continue to the Columbus Square, where we will visit the Hard Rock Café Madrid. The afternoon is free to explore Madrid or to attend an excursion in the outskirts of the city.

DAY 3 (Thursday) – Madrid, Cordoba, Seville
After breakfast  we depart to La Mancha with a brief stop at the roaming grounds of Don Quixote. Then, we continue through southern Spain, crossing through the impressive gorge of Despeñaperros, the entrance to the Andalusian Region. Our next stop will be in Cordoba, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A monument tour with our local guide is included where we will stroll through the Jewish Quarter and also visit the world renowneded Mosque (entrance included). In the afternoon, we will proceed to Seville where we overnight. Take advantage of the free time to explore the quaint streets and squares of Seville.

DAY 4 (Friday) – Seville
Morning panoramic and monumental city tour, driving by Maria Luisas Park, the University, the 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 toward the old “Santa Cruz” quarter. After a brief stop, we will proceed to the Cathedral (entrance included), to view the symbol of Seville, the Giralda Tower once the minaret of the Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral. The afternoon is free, with an optional artistic tour. In the early evening there is  an option to attend the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.

DAY 5 (Saturday) – Seville, Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Granada which is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. At our arrival, we will do a tour for the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain where we will be seeing the Nazarite Palaces and the Generalife Gardens (entrance included).

DAY 6 (Sunday) – Granada, Alicante, Valencia
Departure to Alicante after breakfast. Panoramic drive through Alicante to admire the unique location between the mountains and the sea which has an unforgettable enclavement of this beautiful lively city. Continue on to Valencia to stay overnight.

DAY 7 (Monday) – Valencia, Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel and an optional city tour of Valencia, a town renowned for the international Fallas Festival and of the works of the architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed The Arts and Science Complex. Departure to overnight in Barcelona.

DAY 8 (Tuesday) – Barcelona
In the morning, panoramic city tour of Barcelona, visiting Spain Square, Montjuic, where we will do a brief stop for a magnificent view of the city and its port, after which we will continue towards Columbus Avenue and then to the Historical Gothic Quarter. Next a walking tour through St. Jaume square, the town hall and the Gothic Cathedral. The afternoon is free to enjoy this cosmopolitan city or sign up for the Gaudi artistic tour.

DAY 9 (Wednesday) – Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Zaragoza. Free time for self guided tour of the Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar, the patron saint of Spain, and also stroll through the old town and discover the quaint streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon, we depart for an overnight in Madrid.

DAY 10 (Thursday) – Madrid
Breakfast at hotel. End of services or add additional tours in Spain

Included in the price:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish

  • Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar with breakfast

  • Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide  - tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages

  • Transportation by air conditioned deluxe motor coach 

  • Hotel taxes , porterage, entrance fees

  • Arrival airport transfer to hotel

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Guided visit in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Alhambra, Granada and Barcelona and Panoramic tour of Alicante

PRICES IN EUROS  - the exchange rate ($) varies depending on the payment date
 Apr - Oct, 2018

Per person in Euros

Apr - Jun, 2018

Jul - Oct, 2018

Suppliment for Apr 17 departure only

Single supplement

T Category
3 star hotels
1050 1150 95 490 

5% senior discount  - age 65 and over
5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room.  - no senior 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: 

City Hotel Nights
  Madrid Acta Madfor *** 3
  Seville Don Paco ***     2
  Granada Alixares ****     1
  Valencia

Eurostars Rey Don Jaime ****   

1
  Barcelona Sagrada Familia ***        2

 

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