Indulge in Spain’s majestic art, architecture and culture in an exclusive nine-day guided tour from Madrid! Explore culturally rich Madrid and the legacies of Andalusia’s three jewels – Granada, Cordoba and Seville! Discover the impressive UNESCO imperial city of Toledo, a treasure trove of artworks and ancient fortifications. See Barcelona’s historic Gothic Quarter and visit Gaudí’s incredible masterpieces!
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival in Madrid, you will be met by your driver and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace.
Your day begins with breakfast at the hotel, then departure for a panoramic tour of Madrid. Enjoy panoramic views and visit the important monuments. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Meals: B
Start the day early, and head south from the capital city of Madrid towards Andalusia. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land, including a brief stop to a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” as you arrive into Andalusia, a region known for its enormous historical and cultural heritage. Upon arriving in Cordoba, enjoy a tour of its iconic Mosque and stroll through its narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon the journey continues to Seville. Meals: B, D
After breakfast, enjoy a morning panoramic city tour of Seville. During the tour, you will visit the interior of the Cathedral (the 2nd largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. You will have the option of a Flamenco show in the evening. Meals: B, D
Today you will drive east through the Caliphate road towards the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy the landscapes of the endless olive trees on your way to Granada, the 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. In the evening, enjoy dinner with an optional Gipsy Flamenco show in the Sacromonte quarter. Meals: B, D
Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, towards the impressive Imperial city of Toledo, a World Heritage City where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Take a brief guided tour of this historic old town through its narrow streets as you learn about Spanish art and history. Then proceed to a “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory before returning back to Madrid. Meals: B
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Barcelona by air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach. Arrival in Barcelona and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the city at your own pace. Meals: B
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour of Barcelona, you will drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi such as La Pedrera and Casa Mila. Discover the Montjuic Park with spectacular views of the city and harbour, Olympic Ring, the monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. The remainder of the day is yours to discover at your own pace. Meals: B
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Barcelona airport for your onward journey. Adiós! Meals: B