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Enjoy an 8-day tour from Madrid to some of Spain’s most beautiful cities. Visit Toledo and explore the Andalusia region, the legendary country of Don Quixote, with visits to Cordoba, Seville, Costa del Sol and Granada. Enjoy guided tours of Cordoba, where you’ll see the Great Mosque and Jewish Quarter; Seville, where you’ll visit the Santa Cruz quarter and the famous Alcazar; and Granada, where you’ll admire UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens. Admire the beautiful coastline of Costa del Sol and discover the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City and the hometown of painter El Greco. You’ll also enjoy free time in Seville and Costa del Sol to explore more at your leisure. Learn more about the Spanish culture with optional activities like a traditional flamenco dance performance in Seville or a walking tour of Cordoba's old quarter (own expense). Throughout your trip, you'll stay in great locations, such as the seaside Melia Costa del Sol Hotel in Costa del Sol, and try typical Andalusian dishes like paella (rice and vegetables/meat). Seven nights of accommodation in superior hotels, seven breakfasts and seven dinners are included. Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.
Day 1: Madrid -- Cordoba -- Seville (D) Start your 8-day tour of Spain enjoying the drive from Madrid through the land of Don Quixote in an air-conditioned coach to Cordoba. When you arrive, explore Cordoba’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the second-largest old town in Europe, on a guided walking tour. Follow your guide through the medieval streets of the Jewish Quarter (Juderia), part of Cordoba's historic center, and visit the gorgeous Córdoba synagogue, one of the oldest in the world and the only of its kind remaining in Andalusia. Learn about Cordoba’s Jewish history and discover how this beautiful synagogue was combined with a cathedral, making for a truly unique place of worship.
After a break for lunch (own expense), head to the most famous landmark in the city: the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Inside, admire the forest of columns and red-and-white arches. Then, re-board your coach for the drive to Seville, where you’ll enjoy dinner and spend the night.
Accommodation: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Meliá Lebreros in Seville
Day 2: Seville (B, D) After breakfast, spend the day in Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region and the cultural center of southern Spain. Enjoy a panoramic city tour with your guide and visit sites such as the Cathedral of St Mary, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Then, take a guided walking tour of the Santa Cruz quarter, the former Jewish quarter with winding alleys and picturesque lime-washed houses.
After a short lunch break (own expense), continue to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, home to grand Plaza de España. You’ll have the rest of the day to discover more of the city on your own. After dinner at your hotel (included), immerse yourself in more of Spain’s culture with an optional flamenco tour (own expense) to see a performance of Spain’s traditional flamenco dance.
Accommodation: Same hotels in Seville
Day 3: Seville -- Costa del Sol (B, D) Start your morning with breakfast and spend the day exploring Seville independently. At your leisure and expense, wander through the city’s enchanting narrow streets and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcazar, Seville’s magnificent royal palace. Learn more about the history of this town at one of the various museums and have lunch at a picturesque sidewalk café. In the early afternoon, meet your guide and head to Costa del Sol for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation: 3-star Sol Principe or 4-star Melia Costa del Sol in the Costa del Sol
Day 4-6: Costa del Sol (B, D) Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before spending the next three days discovering the beautiful region of Costa del Sol on your own. Your guide will give you great recommendations on what to do and see, including the thrilling amusement park, Tivoli World, the city’s largest center for family entertainment. Wander through the quaint, narrow streets and sample local fare; take a stroll along the stunning beaches; and relax and enjoy a cocktail at one of the several beach bars along the coastline, which stretches more than 100 miles (160 km). Return to your hotel each evening for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Same hotels in Costa del Sol
Day 7: Costa del Sol -- Granada (B, D) Have breakfast at your hotel before heading off to Granada. With your guide, visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens, an amazing historic site that served as the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom until 1492. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and then explore the old city on your own. Head to your hotel for dinner and take an optional gypsy tour, where you can learn about local gypsy legends and hear how Sacromonte is still, to this day, a place where gypsies live in cave homes.
Accommodation: 3-star Los Angeles or 4-star Abades Nevada Palace in Granada
Day 8: Granada -- Toledo -- Madrid (B) After breakfast at your hotel, relax on the drive to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where the three cultures of Spain -- Christian, Moorish and Jewish -- are melted together. After lunch (own expense), take a tour of the city’s interesting architectural mix of mosques, synagogues and churches and learn how Toledo is the hometown of famous painter El Greco.
Wander through the narrow streets and visit a factory to see how the famous damasquinado gold jewelry is made. You'll see the ancient technique of hammering gold into slits in metal, followed by an oxidizing process to create the blackened areas. In the early afternoon, depart Toledo for the journey back to Madrid, where your 8-day tour will end.
Please note: Hotels are subject to change; if this happens, you’ll stay in hotels similar to the ones listed.
Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo
Seven nights of accommodation
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=dinner)
Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Children aged 3 years and under are free of charge, provided they do not occupy a seat on the coach. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (such as meals) should be paid directly to the hotel.
Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
Returns to original departure point at approx. 7 pm. Please note that it’s an estimated time and delays may happen. For this reason, it ‘s recommended to spend the last night in Madrid or take the last flight possible, from 11 pm onwards.