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The gardens of Alcázar of Córdoba

Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast

(1824)
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

English only tour and maximum of 35 people only

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 selected hotels
Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
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

Entire Bonus Inclusion

  • 20% off per person

Itinerary

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Day 1
Madrid

Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, 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 Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.

Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to your tour meeting point for a 08:30am departure. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows and enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Seville

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views and breathtaking flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Seville - Granada

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia, observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. 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 at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Granada - Valencia

After breakfast at your hotel, start driving towards the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”.

Breakfast
Day 7
Valencia - Barcelona

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing 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. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

Breakfast
Day 8
Barcelona

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona, well known worldwide for the Olympic Games during 1992. Drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí, such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. – declared World Heritage buildings – the Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon spent at your own leisure discovering this city.

Breakfast
Day 9
Barcelona

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
8 nights
from AUD1,874
per person, twin share
Madrid
11 April - 3 October 2020
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Important notes

  • High season supplement applies for departures between 01 July  to 31 October
  • New bookings only from 01 Jan 2020 – 31 March 2020
  • Prices based on Superior accommodation
  • Barcelona Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies, there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • 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 stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.

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