9 Days SPAIN | Madrid and Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast - MACLB


Day 1 - Saturday

Day 1 - Saturday

Madrid

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


Day 2 - Sunday

Day 2 - Sunday

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. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.. Overnight Madrid. (Breakfast)


Day 3 - Monday

Day 3 - Monday

Madrid | Cordoba | Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. 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 (entrance included) 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 reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight Seville. (Breakfast, Dinner).


Day 4 - Tuesday

Day 4 - Tuesday

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 flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight Seville. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Optional Flamenco Tour(purchase locally) - with one drink.


Day 5 - Wednesday

Day 5 - Wednesday

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 (entrance included) 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Optional(purchae locally) - Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.


Day 6 - Thursday

Day 6 - Thursday

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”, Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight Valencia. (Breakfast)


Day 7 - Friday

Day 7 - Friday

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. Accommodation at the hotel. Overnight Barcelona. (Breakfast)


Day 8 - Saturday

Day 8 - Saturday

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 harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city. Overnight Barcelona. (Breakfast)


Day 9 - Sunday

Day 9 - Sunday

Barcelona

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (Breakfast)


Included services:

  • Meeting and assistance on arrival and departure
  • Transfer on arrival and departure
  • Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada Valencia and Barcelona 
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach 
  • Accommodation at selected class 
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Entrance fees to all sites as per itinerary


Not included services:

  • Airfare & Departure taxes
  • Tips to guide/drivers & hotel staff
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal extras on meals not mentioned above

 
HOTELS: 4 STARS - SUPERIOR 

Madrid: Mayorazgo / Florida Norte
Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa / Catalonia Giralda
Granada: Los Angeles Hotel
Valencia: NH Valencia Las Artes
Barcelona: Catalonia Barcelona 505

HOTELS: 4 STARS Plus - SUPERIOR PLUS

Madrid: Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa / Catalonia Gran Via
Seville: Meliá Lebreros
Granada: Melia Granada
Barcelona: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Condal Mar

Optional tours(purchase locally) - 

Flamenco with one drink -
The emblematic neighborhood of La Macarena, with old buildings from the XIX c. of a typical Sevilla Palace House structure, receives our show. This a place where art, magic and passion come together to come alive in our tablao and to show all lovers of flamenco the depth of its roots, the feeling of this land the sensitivity of their interpreters. 
It includes one drink per person during the show.

Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter(Cave’s flamenco show ) - 
The Temple of Flamenco is a stunning cave divided into three naves, creating form of cruise, that lead to a large central area where is located the stage, elevated one meter above the ground, to favour the visibility from any point of the cave. The flamenco show that you can enjoy in this cave of the Albaicin is full of strength and beauty, led by the charismatic Granadian artist Antonio Vallejo. It makes a tour of the most rhythmic clubs in this art, as: Flamenco tangos, bulerías, alegrías, guajira and soleá or segurilla, alternating these numbers of dance with others of flamenco signing & guitar solos.