Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
Route: Madrid / Segovia / Toledo / Cordoba / Granada / Seville / Malaga / Barcelona.
Hotel category: 4 & 5 stars (other category available, on request)
Accommodation: Half-board basis
Price: To be determined….(Pricing depends on the season, and the size of the group)
The best Spain has to offer. This memorable tour includes everything that makes Spain the most colorful, varied and unique country in Europe, and , not in vain, one of the three most visited countries in the world. Madrid, its charming and cosmopolitan capital. Segovia: the Roman legacy, still intact. Toledo: the city of the three cultures (Muslim, Christian and Jewish). Al Andalus and its beautiful Muslim cities, (Cordoba, Granada and Seville), the brilliant legacy of Islam in Europe. Barcelona, the modern and vibrant city on the Mediterranean. And, of course, football! With the two best teams in the world, Barcelona and Real Madrid! An unforgettable journey through an unparalleled, cheerful and hospitable country.
Itinerary or similar:
DAY 1: Madrid. Welcome and transfer to a 4/5 stars Hotel. Brief presentation of the Tour. Dinner.
DAY 2: Madrid. Breakfast. Free day to discover the charms of Spain´s capital city. Optional visit: Real Madrid museum and stadium tour. Dinner.
DAY 3: Madrid – Segovia. Breakfast and departure to the historic city of Segovia, which houses an impressive Roman aqueduct, one of the most superb works that the Romans left scattered throughout their vast Empire. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Madrid. Dinner.
DAY 4: Madrid – Toledo. Breakfast. Visit to Toledo, the city of three cultures, and (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Symbol of tolerance and coexistence between Muslims, Christians and Jews. Gates to the muslim-arabic city, the mosque of Cristo de la Luz, Bab the Mardum, mosque of Tornerias, Zocodover square (Souq A’Ddawabb), fortress (Alcázar,Al Qasr). Return to Madrid. Dinner.
DAY 5: Madrid – Cordoba. Breakfast and journey to Cordoba. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Check-in at a 4/5 stars Hotel. Free time to visit the historic center (Great Mosque, walls, Torre de la Calahorra, the Roman Bridge, and the Arab quarter of the old medina with its lively shops). Dinner break. Also, dinner organized, available upon request.
DAY 6: Cordoba – Medina – Azahara – Almodovar del Rio. Breakfast and departure to the nearby palatial city of Medina Azahara, which can be considered the first parliament of Europe. Stop at the nearby town Almodovar del Rio to enjoy the panoramic view of its iconic Castle. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized in Almodovar, available upon request. Return to Cordoba. Free time. Dinner.
DAY 7: Cordoba – Granada. Breakfast and visit to Granada, the last Muslim Kingdom of Al Andalus. Visit to the wonderful Alhambra, Alcazaba (Citadel), the three Nazaries Palaces and the magnificent gardens of the Generalife. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Walk around the old Arab quarter known as El Albaicín. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 8: Córdoba – Sevilla. Breakfast and departure towards Seville, current capital of Andalusia, filled with scent of azahar (orange blossom). Visit to the Reales Alcazares (Royal Fortress) and the emblematic Giralda, former Almohad minaret. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Free time to discover the charm of the historic center, on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the Torre del Oro, the picturesque neighborhood of Triana, the beautiful Plaza de España. Return to Cordoba. Dinner
DAY 9: Cordoba – Malaga. Breakfast and visit to Malaga, the capital of the famous Costa del Sol, 150 kilometers of coastline, whose charms have attracted for decades the elite of Europe society, and members of Arab and European royal families. Free time. Lunch break. Also, lunch organized, available upon request. Return to Cordoba. Dinner.
DAY 10: Cordoba – Madrid – Barcelona. Breakfast and journey to Barcelona by AVE (high speed train). During the journey, lunch provided. Check-In at 4/5 stars Hotel in Barcelona. Free time. Dinner.
DAY 11: Barcelona. Breakfast. Free day to discover one of the liveliest and most visited cities in Europe and its colorful Las Ramblas. The breathtakingly cool attraction of the Sagrada Familia, the Guell Park and other works of Gaudí declared by the Unesco World Heritage Site. Dinner.
DAY 12: Barcelona. Breakfast. Free day. Optional visit: Fútbol Club Barcelona. Farewell dinner.
DAY 13: Return journey from Barcelona.