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Parador de Carmona
Aerial view of Toledo
Alhambra Palace
Inside view of Alhambra Palace
Parador de Ronda
Puente Nuevo
Roman Colosseum in Merida
Plaza de España in Seville
La Giralda, Seville
Torre del Oro, Seville
Spain

The Spanish Parador, Sleep in a castle experience (Tour code: 12378)

Starts and Ends
in Madrid
Travel Periods
01 Nov 23 - 31 Oct 24
Experience
Travel Style
Independent Holiday Packages
Welcome to a journey through the heart of Spain, where history, culture, and enchanting landscapes converge to create an unforgettable experience. This is more than a trip, it's an immersion into the soul of Spain!

Highlights

Enjoy a private tour in Ronda with a local guide

Experience the Flamenco in Sacromonte, where gypsies from the same family dance and sing in the caves of the mountain.

Discover Mérida, a stunning Roman city.

8 days
From
AUD 8,248
per person, twin share
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Overview

Embark on a royal adventure with the Spanish Parador, an opportunity to sleep in castles that whisper tales of centuries past. Your exploration will be accompanied by the luxury of a private car, chauffeured by an English-speaking guide, ensuring both comfort and insightful commentary throughout your itinerary.

You will visit Toledo, a city steeped in medieval mystique. Immerse yourself in a two-hour private guided tour, gaining exclusive access to the awe-inspiring Cathedral and Synagogue. Continue to Granada, where the Alhambra and Generalife beckon with their Moorish splendor. As night falls, be captivated by the rhythmic beats and passionate dances of Flamenco in the Gypsy caves of Sacromonte.

Ronda awaits with its dramatic landscapes and rich history, inviting you to explore its charming streets on a two-hour private guided walking tour. Seville, a city of timeless beauty, unveils its secrets during a three-hour walking tour, showcasing landmarks like the Alcazar and Cathedral. Lastly, Merida opens a window to the Roman era with entrances to its remarkably preserved Roman City.

Join us on a curated journey that seamlessly blends luxury, history, and local flair, promising an expedition that transcends time and leaves indelible memories in every step.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

1 night in Carmona at the Hotel Parador de Carmona- 4* or similar
1 night in Merida at the Hotel Parador de Merida - 4* or similar
1 night in Ronda at the Hotel Parador de Ronda - 4* or similar
2 nights in Granada at Hotel Parador de Granada - 4 * or similar
2 nights in Toledo at the Hotel Parador de Toledo - 4* or similar
1 night in Merida at the Hotel Parador de Merida 4* or similar
Private car with chauffer-guide speaking English for all itinerary
Toledo, 2 hours private guided city tour with entrances to Cathedral and Synagogue
Granada, 2h 30min private guided tour with entrances to Alhambra & Generalife
Granada, Flamenco performance in Gypsy caves of Sacromonte mountain with one drin
Ronda, 2h Private Guided Walking Tour
Seville, 3h Private Guided Walking Tour
Merida, Entrances to Roman City

Day 4 Granada

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and enjoy a private guided tour of Alhambra Palace (2 hours and 30 minutes experience).

Alhambra, is a palatine complex built around courtyards of flowering trees, pools and fountains. The splendid Generalife summer palace and gardens are part of the complex too. By night, you will have a unique experience in the world. Flamenco in Sacromonte, the gipsy district, and enjoy the visceral flamenco where gypsies of the same family dance, sing in the caves of the mountain.

Overnight stay in Granada at Parador de Granada or similar.

Breakfast
Granada
Alhambra Palace

Day 1 Madrid Toledo

Departure to Toledo with your private chauffer-guide from your hotel in Madrid.

Toledo is one of the richest in monuments among the Spanish cities. Known as the “city of the three
cultures”, because Christians, Muslims and Jews lived there together for centuries. Behind its walls, Toledo
preserves its artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and
synagogues. The whole city is an incredible museum. Enjoy a private walking tour city of Toledo with local guide including entrances to the Cathedral (Cotiza 2 Hours Experience).

Check in your accommodation and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Toledo at Parador de Toledo or similar.

Madrid → Toledo
City view of Toledo

Day 3 Toledo Granada

Enjoy a buffet breakfast, then depart for Granada with your private chauffer-guide. Immerse yourself in the city's rich Arab essence, a vivid reflection of its glorious history.

Overnight stay in Granada at Parador de Granada or similar.

Breakfast
Toledo → Granada
Generalife, Granada

Day 2 Toledo

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, and free day to admire this museum-city on your own.

Overnight stay in Toledo at Parador de Toledo or similar.

Breakfast
Toledo
View of Alcazar de Toledo

Day 5 Granada Ronda

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, departure to Ronda with your private chauffer-guide. At arrival, enjoy a private tour in Ronda with your local guide (2 hours experience). Ronda stands on an enormous outcrop of rock. A Bridge built in the 18th century splits the center of the town. You will have the possibility to visit by your own, the oldest bullring of Spain, one the most monumental existing bullrings.

Overnight stay in Ronda at Parador de Ronda or similar.

Breakfast
Granada → Ronda
Puente Nuevo

Day 7 Carmona Merida

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and afterwards, drive to Extremadura with your private chauffer-guide. Upon arrival to Mérida, visit on yourown with entrances included to the Roman city, a magnificent Roman legacy. The theatre, the Amphitheatre, and the Temple of Diana among other remains, make this city the ancient capital of Roman Lusitania, one of the best-preserved archaeological sites in Spain, reason why it was declared World Heritage.

Overnight stay in Merida at Parador de Merida or similar.

Breakfast
Carmona → Merida
Ampitheatre in Merida

Day 6 Ronda Seville Carmona

Breakfast at the hotel then drive to Seville, with your private chauffer-guide. Upon arrival, a guided private city tour in Seville (3 hours experience). Its city center is a compact maze of narrow streets with a fascinating choice of places to visit. The Jewish quarter and the Barrio Santa Cruz are buzzing with activity by day and by night. Seville still preserves the lushness and sensuality of Al-Andalus.

Overnight stay in Carmona at Parador de Carmona or similar.

Breakfast
Ronda → Seville → Carmona
Colorful houses in Seville

Day 8 Merida Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. And prepare your departure to Madrid airport. End of service.

Breakfast

Accommodation

Parador de Toledo

Toledo
At the Parador de Toledo you’ll enjoy spacious, luxurious facilities combined with beams, staircases and wooden floors. Here you’ll find a warm, welcoming atmosphere that’s ideal for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing; you can, for example, take relaxing dip in the swimming pool or enjoy the gastronomic delights of La Mancha on the terrace. All without taking your eyes off the beautiful Toledo skyline.

Parador de Granada

Granada
The Parador de Granada occupies what was the Nasrid Palace of Los Infantes, which was converted by the Catholic Monarchs into the first Christian monastery in the recently conquered Alhambra and selected to house the monarchs’ tomb. The brick walls conceal an interior made of dreams, where wonderful works of art and furniture are combined with spectacular views of the gardens of the Generalife that invite guests to take a relaxing walk through the city and experience unforgettable moments of peace and tranquillity in the unique setting of the Parador.

Parador de Ronda

Ronda
The Parador de Ronda stands in a privileged location next to the emblematic Puente Nuevo and in the old Casa Consistorial. An exceptional balcony that looks out over the unique landscape of the Tajo, a spectacular gorge of 120 metres in depth. The welcoming, light-filled interior is marked by vibrant and cheerful colours in the decoration, while the Parador itself offers an exclusive view that you can enjoy from the terrace or while you take a dip in the swimming pool. The Parador also has a beautiful duplex and elegant salons for all your celebrations and events.

Parador de Carmona

Carmona
The building crowns the city and offers a panoramic view from every corner of the Parador, especially from the terrace and swimming pool. Inside, Mudejar patterns are the main feature of the exquisite décor, which creates unique spaces such as the interior patio, the Salón Bermejo, with its tapestries and antiques, and the old refectory, now converted into a restaurant.

Parador de Merida

Merida
Located in the heart of the city, the Parador breathes heritage and history. The facilities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and solarium, merges with historical spaces such as the cloister with Romanesque columns and the main salon, which was the previously chapel and is now an ideal place for any kind of celebration and event.

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Local currency
Euro

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package

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