Holidays

A Glimpse of Spain

A Glimpse of Spain

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History & Fun
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid
Other cities: Caceres, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Toledo
Starting cost: From: $2,469 including airfare

 
 

Spain is a country that receives more and more visitors, so it is not surprising to see its resorts and big cities crowded with tourists at certain times of the year (the climate is very advantageous here). Festive land, flamenco rhythm and fiestas, bullfights, controversies, culture for its exceptional heritage. Southern Spain offers a rich cultural and artistic heritage including a great treasury of Roman ruins, monuments influenced by the Arab occupation and by its golden age during the Age of Discovery, the latter contributing with Baroque architecture.

 

Day 1 - Fri: Madrid

Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure Accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 2 – Sat: Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid guided 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. [B]

 

Day 3 – Sun: Madrid, Caceres, Cordoba

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. Drive westwards on a modern highway towards Extremadura, homeland of many discoverers of the new world. Arrive Caceres, capital of the province, declared World Heritage City.  Time at leisure to walk through the old town with its ancient walls and well-known medieval quarter. Afterwards, continue on driving south towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 4 – Mon: Cordoba, Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour including its impressive “Mosque”, today a Cathedral, and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Continue on towards Seville. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 5 – Tue: 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, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 6 – Wed: Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol

After breakfast at the hotel, drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; time at leisure to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. Continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 7 – Thu: Costa del Sol, Granada

Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world-famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 8 – Fri: Granada, Toledo, Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla 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 wia visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 9 – Sat: Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport [B]

 

[B] = Breakfast



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Tour includes

·  Round-trip airfare New York/Madrid

·  Private arrival and departure transfers

·  8 nights’ accommodation:

o Madrid 3 nights

o Cordoba 1 night

o Seville 2 nights

o Granada I night

o Costa del Sol 1 night

·  Sightseeing of Madrid

·  Tour of Cordoba Mosque

·  Panoramic tour of Seville

·  Visit to Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens

·  Tour of historical Toledo

·  Private driver-guide during the tour

·  Deluxe A/C vehicle

·  Entrance fees for sites visited

·  All local taxes

Not included in tour

·  Taxes related to international airfares

·  Travel insurance

·  Meals and beverages not mentioned under inclusions

·  Guide service

·  Porterage service

·  Expenses of a personal nature

·  Any item not mentioned as “Included”

·  Tips to guides or drivers

·  Other services not mentioned in the program


Hotels in your Tour
City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Madrid Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa 3.5
Riu Plaza España 4
Cordoba Hesperia Cordoba 4
Seville Hesperia Sevilla 3,5
Costa del Sol Sol Don Pablo 4
Don Marco 4.5
Sol Principe 4
Granada Catalonia Granada 4.5
Boutique Hotels
Madrid Catalonia Gran Via 4
Cordoba H10 Palacio Colomera 4,5
Seville H10 Casa de la Plata 5
Costa del Sol Hotel Molina Lario 4.5
Granada NH Victoria 4.5

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking. Tourist Class hotels available on request.


Tour Pricing
Departure Dates 2-3 Pax 4-7 Pax 8 -11 Pax 12-17 Pax
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
First Class
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 $3,439 $4,019 $2,779 $3,349 $2,379 $2,965 $2,579 $3,129
May 06, 13, 20, 27 $3,329 $3,909 $2,669 $3,239 $2,275 $2,855 $2,469 $3,019
Jun 03, 10, 17, 24 $3,555 $4,139 $2,895 $3,469 $2,499 $3,079 $2,699 $3,249
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $3,599 $4,179 $2,939 $3,509 $2,545 $3,125 $2,739 $3,289
Aug 05, 12, 19, 26 $3,655 $4,239 $2,995 $3,569 $2,599 $3,179 $2,799 $3,349
Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 $3,375 $3,955 $2,715 $3,285 $2,319 $2,899 $2,515 $3,065
Oct 14, 21, 28
Nov 11, 18 $3,328 $3,912 $2,668 $3,242 $2,272 $2,852 $2,472 $3,022
Dec 16, 23 $3,745 $4,325 $3,085 $3,655 $2,689 $3,269 $2,885 $3,435
Jan 13, 20 $3,329 $3,909 $2,669 $3,239 $2,275 $2,855 $2,469 $3,019
Feb 10, 17
Mar 03, 10, 17, 24
Boutique Hotels
Apr 8, 15, 22, 29 $3,489 $4,095 $2,875 $3,465 $2,519 $3,125 $2,759 $3,335
May 06, 13, 20, 27 $3,379 $3,985 $2,759 $3,359 $2,409 $3,015 $2,655 $3,225
Jun 03, 10, 17, 24 $3,605 $4,209 $2,989 $3,585 $2,639 $3,239 $2,879 $3,449
Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 $3,649 $4,255 $3,035 $3,629 $2,679 $3,285 $2,925 $3,495
Aug 05, 12, 19, 26 $3,705 $4,309 $3,089 $3,685 $2,739 $3,339 $2,979 $3,549
Sep 02, 09, 16, 23, 30 $3,419 $4,029 $2,805 $3,399 $2,455 $3,059 $2,699 $3,269
Oct 14, 21, 28
Nov 11, 18 $3,378 $3,982 $2,762 $3,358 $2,412 $3,012 $2,652 $3,222
Dec 16, 23 $3,789 $4,399 $3,175 $3,769 $2,825 $3,429 $3,069 $3,639
Jan 13, 20 $3,379 $3,985 $2,759 $3,359 $2,409 $3,015 $2,655 $3,225
Feb 10, 17
Mar 03, 10, 17, 24

Add-ons available from all US gateways.

Prices are per person, are valid through September ‘22 and may change without notice. Tourist Class prices available upon request.

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;

o Trip days

o Cities and sites

o Meals

 

·  Other options

o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available

o 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: SP02MAD22JT


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.

Others

Special Options:

We offer these special options at the stops in your itinerary so you may complete your Spanish experience with typical events characteristic of each region.

City Tour Name Cost Description
Madrid Tapas Tour- Historical-gastronomic experience $64
Seville Cathedral and Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir $58
Boat Trip on the Guadalquivir: $22
Flamenco with one drink $52
Granada Tour of the Albaicín- an experience through Arabian Granada $39
Flamenco Zambra: $30
Costa del Sol White Villages - Mijas $29