Holidays

A Glimpse of Spain

A Glimpse of Spain

Purpose: Culture, History & Fun
No. of days: 8 days - 7 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid
Other cities: Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo
Starting cost: From: $1,299 including airfare

 
Day 1 – Tue: Madrid
After clearing customs in Madrid you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and recuperate from the overnight trip. However, if you feel that a busy afternoon is better to pass the time you have the option of our 5-hour afternoon excursion to the magnificent city of Toledo. Overnight at the hotel.
 
Day 2 – Wed: Madrid
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before starting your visit of Madrid. After an extensive city sightseeing tour, we´ll visit the inside of the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings and beautifully furnished and decorated. You will be able to admire the official Reception rooms, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel, the Throne Room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II. After the visit you will be just in the center of the city with easy access to restaurants and shops. Those interested in art are less than 10 minutes walking from the Prado Museum or Reina Sofia Museum. Those wanting to visit more of old Madrid may take a leisurely walk to Puerta del Sol and continue to Plaza Mayor, enjoy a drink or lunch at one of the many terraces. The time is yours to use at your content. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
[1] Option: Madrid by night & Flamenco Show
Around 7:30 pm you will be picked-up at your hotel for a panoramic tour through the lighted streets of the city before arriving at Tablao Flamenco Café de Chinitas, located in the basement of an old and beautiful palace built in the XVI century, where we will attend to a magnificent show of Flamenco songs and dances, while you have your tasty dinner. After the show, return to your hotel. [D]
 
Day 3 – Thu: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville
Departure from bus terminal, at 08:30 a.m. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land with a brief stop at a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its   Mosque 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. [B/D]
 
Day 4 - Fri: 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. The afternoon is at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active city so full of light. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour. [B/D]
 
Day 5 – Sat: Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. [B/D]
 
Day 6 – Sun: Costa del Sol, Granada
Breakfast and departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, 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. The afternoon is at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. [B/D]
 [2] Option: Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. (To be arranged directly with your guide)
 
Day 7 – Mon: Granada, Toledo, Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castile and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. [B]
 
Day 8 – Tue: Madrid, USA
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready for the transfer to Madrid Airport for your flight to the USA. [B]
 
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner



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Tour includes
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  • Round-trip airfare USA-Madrid
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 7 nights accommodation at selected class
    • Madrid – 3 nights
    • Seville – 2nights
    • Costa del Sol – 1 night
    • Granada – 1 night
  • Meals
    • Daily breakfast
    • 4 dinners
  • Panoramic tour of Madrid
  • Visit to the Royal Palace
  • Guided visits:
    • Cordoba
    • Seville
    • Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens)
    • Toledo
  • English/Spanish speaking guide during the tour
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
Not included in tour
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Any services not included in tour

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Superior Tourist
Madrid Catalonia Gran Via 4
Seville Catalonia Santa Justa 4
Costa del Sol* Sol Principe 4
Sol Don Pablo 4
Don Marco 4
Granada Los Alixares 3.5
First Class
Madrid Catalonia Gran Via 4
Seville Melia Lebreros 3.5
Costa del Sol* Sol Principe 4
Sol Don Pablo 4
Don Marco 4
Granada Melia Granada 3.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing
From: $1,299 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person and may change without notice
This program can be customized for individuals and groups.
Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request
  • Airfare
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
  • Program
You may add or remove;
    • Trip days
    • Cities and sites
    • Meals
  • Other options
    • The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
    • If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
  • Quotation
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
 
Tour Code: SP01MAD21JT

Options
  • Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.
  • We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.
  • Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.
  • Private arrival and/or departure transfer

Group Quotations
  • The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking
  • If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.
  • In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.
  • Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.
  • We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.

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[1] Madrid by night & Flamenco Show $99
Prices are per person and may change without previous notice