7-Day Sightseeing Tour of Andalusia & Catalonia From Madrid
Explore the historic sights of Andalusia and learn about the Moors influence in Spain, before visiting Barcelona, capital of Catalonia on the magnificent Costa Brava. Discover a rich Iberian culture as you stay in 4 cities and visit famous attractions.
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- See some of Spain's most historic sites as you tour Cordoba, Seville and Granada
- Visit the lively coastal resorts of Valencia and Barcelona
- Learn about the Moorish rule and influence in Iberia at the Alhambra and other sites
- Explore at your leisure and enjoy the services of local expert guides
DescriptionThis 7-day sightseeing tour offers the chance to explore several distinct areas of Spain and learn about the Moors in Iberia, before taking in the vibrant coastal resorts of Valencia and Barcelona. Departing from Madrid, you will tour historic attractions in the city of Cordoba, spend 2 nights in Seville and stroll around the magnificent Alhambra in Granada, before driving through mountains, along the coast and back inland for the return journey to Madrid. Day 1. Madrid - Cordoba – Sevilla Departing from Madrid, you will drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach witnessing magnificent countryside unfold as you head through La Mancha country towards Cordoba. Spend some time exploring the city’s famous mosque and Jewish Quarter before continuing for dinner and an overnight stay in the lovely Andalusian city of Seville. Day 2. Sevilla This morning an expert guide will lead you on a tour of Andalusia’s most vibrant city. Become acclimatized to sights and sounds of this unique city as you visit the Park of Maria Luisa and the Plaza de Espana with its colorful mosaic walls. Take in a typical Santa Cruz barrio and have the afternoon to explore at your leisure. Day 3. Sevilla - Granada After breakfast, the tour departs for Granada for a visit to the incredible Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and Generalife Monuments. The best expression of Islamic art in Spain, it was the former palace, residence and harem of the Moorish rulers and contains sections that date back to the 9th-Century. Day 4. Granada - Valencia Following your overnight stay in Granada you will travel through the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada, via the beautiful towns of Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras. Your destination for the evening is the vibrant Mediterranean resort of Valencia. Day 5. Valencia - Barcelona One of the liveliest cities in Spain, you will have time after breakfast to enjoy Valencia at leisure before a mid-morning departure for Barcelona. Drive up the coast of the magnificent Balearic Sea on your way to the Catalan capital. Day 6. Barcelona After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods. You will go to Montjuic Park to visit the Olympic stadium and catch spectacular views of the city below. Back at sea level, take in the Christopher Columbus Monument and stroll around the Gothic Quarter. You will have the afternoon to explore at leisure, so why not visit some of the amazing Gaudi buildings that the city is famous for? Day 7. Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid Leaving Barcelona behind, you will drive to Lerida and travel through the diverse Aragon landscape on the way to Zaragoza. Enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace. Noted for its cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace, the city combines splendid examples of Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. You will then continue to Madrid for the end of your tour. Accommodation throughout this beautiful trip is in comfortable and centrally located 3 and 4-star hotels, with delicious breakfasts and evening meals.
IncludesTransportation by deluxe motor-coaches, with air-conditioning and panoramic windows Experienced multilingual tour conductors Local sightseeing tours as indicated with expert local guides Entrance fees unless indicated Accommodations in 3 or 4-star hotel depending on option booked Transportation and porterage of one baggage per person Meals and drinks (unless specified) Tips and gratuities Optional activity costs
- Children under 4 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied. All their expenses will be directly paid by their parents. For triple room rates, please inquire. For the list of hotel accommodations, please inquire. Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher. The tour operates in English and Spanish. Italian speaking guides are available on request. Discounts. Children from 4 to 7 years old, sharing a triple room with 2 adults, 25% discount. Junior under 18 years old, 5% discount. Senior over 65 years old, 5% discount. Adults: 3rd. person in triple room, 5% discount. Discounts are not acumulative
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