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Andalusia, Mediterranean Coast and Madrid

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Spain: Andalusia, Mediterranean Coast and Madrid, classic tour

Discover Andalusia, Mediterranean Coast and Madrid

Full tour to discover Andalusia, the Mediterranean coast and Madrid. During the tour, you will have panoramic views in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona so you don't miss any details.

Services included in the trip

  • Return flight.
  • Accommodation in selected hotels or similar category.
  • Transfers as per itinerary.
  • Transport in air-conditioned coach.
  • Visits in a guided tour that are detailed in the program and not considered as optional.
  • Bilingual Spanish- and English-speaking local guides.
  • Meal board as per itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.

Services NOT included

  • Barcelona Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
  • Any other service not previously mentioned as included.

Travel details

Day 1: City of origin - Madrid

Flight to Madrid. Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 2: Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. 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. A stop will be made at the famous “Hard Rock Café” to enjoy a free drink. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 3: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to the bus terminal. Departure at 08:30 a.m. 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 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, we reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4: Seville

Breakfast at the 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, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco Tour.

Day 5: Seville - Granada

Breakfast at the 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 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.

Day 6: Granada - Valencia

After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for 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”. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Valencia - Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city, showing the most prominent buildings. We 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. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 8: Barcelona

Breakfast at the 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 harbour, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 9: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel, departure southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Arrive to Zaragoza, capital city of Aragón, within the banks of Ebro River, the most copious within the Iberian Peninsula. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilic-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Continue to Madrid. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Madrid - City of origin

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport.

Important remarks

  • - Babies up to 2 years old in Spain must share the bed with adults. In case you need a cot, or any other additional service, you will have to request it at each hotel and it will be a direct payment.
  • - Triple rooms in Europe are generally rooms with twin beds or a double, in which a folding bed is installed to accommodate the third person. Due to the inconvenience this causes, we advise against using this option as far the possible.
  • - During congresses and special events, the confirmed hotels and other accommodations may be different to those indicated.
  • - During the circuit by Europe, only one suitcase and one carry-on bag per person are allowed.
  • - The order of the itinerary may be altered for logistical reasons, without prior notice, but no scheduled trips will be cancelled (except in the case that adverse weather conditions prevent its realisation).
  • - A credit card is considered a guarantee, so sometimes you will need one for check-in at hotels.
  • - Prices are calculated based on admission fees to the sights as of the date of publication. If there is an increase in these prices, you will be promptly informed.
  • - If you are a person with reduced mobility, please contact us to confirm the suitability of the trip.
  • - During stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
  • - 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.

Madrid

Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid Metropoliatan Area  is calculated to be around 6.5 million. It is the third - largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan aerea is  the third - largest in the European Union after London and Paris.

Cordova

The pretty city of Córdoba, with the waters of the Guadalquivir river flowing through it, combines Mozarabic culture with that of the ancient Roman Empire and the art of the Iberian Peninsula. The city boats a myriad of interesting monuments for visitors to take in, such as the Roman theatre and the Cercadilla archaeological site, as well as neighbourhoods like the Jewish Quarter, although the Cathedral of Córdoba is unquestionably the city's most-visited building.

Seville

The city of Seville is one of the architectural jewels hidden in the south of Spain and its old town is one of the largest in Europe, full of architectural wonders that await the traveller to discover. Between visits you cannot miss the Cathedral of Seville declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Giralda, Sevilla symbols par excellence, and Torre del Oro.

Granada

The city of Granada is the perfect base for the nearby Sierra Nevada ski resort, Europe’s most southern such resort and one of the foremost in Spain. Located in the Penibaetic System and with elevation of between 2,100 and 3,300, the resort boats 107.8 km of skiable slopes including 16 green, 40 blue, 50 red and nine black, plus a cross-country skiing trail. Granada's proximity to the Costa del Sol, which is just a two-hour drive away, also makes it a highly appealing destination.

Valencia

Valencia, the land of flowers and Fallas, is one of Spain’s biggest leading cities and one of the most lively, and owing to its location on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, its beaches are at the very heart of the city. It’s no surprise, then, that huge numbers of tourists flock there every summer. If you’re looking for a beach holiday combined with fantastic sporting opportunities (golf, scuba diving, cycling, tennis, etc. are all very popular here), amazing nightlife and an extraordinary range of cultural activities to choose from, Valencia is the place for you.

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid. It is the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. It is located on the Mediterranean coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besos and is bounded to the west by the Derra de Collserola ridge. Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural-sports centres, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Indeed, it is a major cultural and economic centre in southwestern Europe, 24th in the world and a growing financial centre (Diagonal Mar and Gran Via). As of 2009 the city was ranked Europe's third and one of the world's most successful as a city brand. Barcelona is the transport hub with one of Europe's principal ports, Barcelona international airport, which handles above 35 million passengers per year, extensive motorway network and also is a hub of hight-speed rail, particularly that which is intended to link Spain with France and the rest of Europe as the second longest in the world.

Zaragoza

Zaragoza has a wealth of historical and artistic heritage to offer its visitors, the fruit of over two thousand years of history. Iberians, Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians have all left their trace on this regional capital, earning it the title of the 'City of the Four Cultures'.

Personalise your holiday...

Expected Hotels (or similar)

Category A
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505
Barcelona

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505

C/ Muntaner 505,
Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
Los Angeles Hotel & Spa
Granada

Los Angeles Hotel & Spa

Cuesta Escoriaza, 17,
Hotel Faranda Florida Norte
Hotel Faranda Florida Norte
Madrid

Hotel Faranda Florida Norte

Paseo De La Florida, 5
Hotel Mayorazgo
Hotel Mayorazgo
Madrid

Hotel Mayorazgo

Flor Baja 3,
Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa
Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa
Seville

Hotel Catalonia Santa Justa

Jose Laguillo 8,
Hotel Catalonia Giralda
Hotel Catalonia Giralda
Seville

Hotel Catalonia Giralda

Sierra Nevada, 3,
Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes
Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes
Valencia

Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes

Avenida Instituto Obrero, 28

Expected Hotels (or similar)

Category B
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Barcelona

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Plaza Espana 6-8,
Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, Managed By Meliá
Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, Managed By Meliá
Barcelona

Hotel Barcelona Condal Mar, Managed By Meliá

C/ Cristobal De Moura, 138,
Hotel Melia Granada
Hotel Melia Granada
Granada

Hotel Melia Granada

Angel Ganivet 7,
Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid
Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid
Madrid

Hotel Princesa Plaza Madrid

Princesa 40,
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía
Madrid

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía

Gran Vía, 9
Hotel Melia Lebreros
Hotel Melia Lebreros
Seville

Hotel Melia Lebreros

Luis De Morales, 2,
Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes
Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes
Valencia

Hotel NH Valencia Las Artes

Avenida Instituto Obrero, 28