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The gardens of Alcázar of Córdoba

Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast

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The gardens of Alcázar of Córdoba
Get fascinated by unique architectural complexes in Madrid and Andalusia and enjoy the glow of sunlit cities of Valencia and Barcelona in this exciting 9-day escorted tour.
Cultural
Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia & Barcelona

Explore the stunning mosque in Cordoba and the famous Alhambra in Granada

Experience a different kind of Spanish affair with this exciting 9-day tour. Discover Madrid's unique cultural heritage, Andalusia's rich Arab past, and the fusion of nature and modern arts in Valencia and Barcelona during this amazing holiday. Guaranteed departures on Saturday.

2020 Departure Dates

  • 11 April, 9 May, 13 June, 4 July, 1 August, 5 September & 3 October
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Included

8-night accommodation in 4-star hotels
All meals as per itinerary
Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia & Barcelona
Tour escort during the tour (Day 3 - 8)
Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
Transfers to/from Madrid airport as per itinerary

Itinerary

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Day 1
Madrid

Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Madrid

Enjoy a morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburg, admire the XIX century works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring all the city has to offer.

Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Following breakfast at your hotel you will transfer to the meeting point to join you tour. Departing Madrid you will drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land stopping briefly in Puerto Lapice before crossing into Andalusia to reach Cordoba. Here you will join an impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites within the city. In the afternoon, after a short two hours drive we will reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Seville
Seville Following breakfast at the hotel, you'll join a panoramic city tour visiting the exterior of the Cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure before dinner at the hotel. Tonight, there is optional flamenco tour (extra cost).
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Seville - Granada
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you depart and drive east past an endless landscape of olive trees to Granada. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter (extra cost).
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Granada - Valencia
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Mediterranean Coast via Murcia and Alicante before reaching Valencia. Enjoy an evening at leisure in the city that is also the home of the delicious rice dish “Paella”.
Breakfast
Day 7
Valencia - Barcelona
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a city tour of Valencia. Drive through the old city viewing the most prominent buildings, you will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. You will leave Valencia in the early afternoon heading northward along the Mediterranean coast to Barcelona via Tarragona. Barcelona is the principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism.
Breakfast
Day 8
Barcelona

This morning, you will have breakfast at the hotel then depart on a morning city tour of Barcelona. Drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, and Casa Milá, both declared World Heritage buildings. The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. You have the afternoon free for you to keep on discovering this city.

Breakfast
Day 9
Barcelona

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
8 nights
from AUD2,343
per person, twin share
Madrid
11 April - 3 October 2020
Spain & Portugal Brochure
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Important notes

  • This tour is a combination of different programs. A change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs applies.
  • In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
  • During the stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.

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