Madrid, Andalusia & the Mediterranean Coast
Madrid, Andalusia & the Mediterranean Coast
|Purpose:||Discovery, Culture, History, Fun|
|No. of days:||9 days - 8 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Madrid, Barcelona|
|Other cities:||Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia|
|Starting cost:||$1,699 airfare included|
Day 1 – Sat: 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 – Sun: 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 – Mon: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. 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 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. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
Day 4 – Tue: Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning guided 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. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
Day – Wed: 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. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]
Day 6 – Thu: Granada, Valencia
After breakfast at the hotel start driving towards 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. [B]
Day 7 – Fri: 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. [B]
Day 8 – Sat: 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. [B]
Day 9 – Sun: Barcelona, USA
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. [B]
[B] = Breakfast
· Airfare New York/Madrid//Barcelona/New York
· 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 Valencia’s old quarter
· Visit Barcelona’s important sites
· Private driver-guide during the tour
· Deluxe A/C vehicle
· Entrance fees for sites visited
· All local taxes
· 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
|Madrid||Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa||3.5|
|Riu Plaza España||4|
|Valencia||NH Valencia Las Artes||4|
|Barcelona||Catalonia Barcelona Plaza||4|
|Melia Barcelona Sarria||4|
|Madrid||Catalonia Gran Via||4|
|Seville||H10 Casa de la Plata||5|
|Granada||NH Collection Victoria||4.5|
|Valencia||Hospes Palau de la Mar||4.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
|Departure Dates||2-3 Pax||4-7 Pax||8 -11 Pax||12-17 Pax|
|Apr 09, 23||$4,605||$5,229||$3,139||$3,765||$2,249||$2,869||$2,065||$2,689|
|May 7, 14, 21, 28||$4,299||$4,925||$2,835||$3,455||$1,939||$2,565||$1,755||$2,379|
|Jun 4, 11, 18, 25||$4,495||$5,119||$3,029||$3,655||$2,139||$2,765||$1,955||$2,579|
|Jul 2, 16, 30||$4,549||$5,175||$3,089||$3,709||$2,195||$2,819||$2,009||$2,635|
|Aug 13, 27|
|Sep 3, 10, 17, 24||$4,349||$4,979||$2,889||$3,509||$1,999||$2,619||$1,809||$2,439|
|Oct 1, 08, 15, 22|
|Dec 17, 24||$4,929||$5,559||$3,469||$4,089||$2,579||$3,199||$2,389||$3,019|
|Mar 18, 25|
|Apr 09, 23||$4,729||$5,339||$3,269||$3,875||$2,379||$2,985||$2,189||$2,799|
|May 7, 14, 21, 28||$4,425||$5,035||$2,959||$3,565||$2,069||$2,675||$1,879||$2,495|
|Jun 4, 11, 18, 25||$4,619||$5,229||$3,159||$3,765||$2,269||$2,869||$2,079||$2,689|
|Jul 2, 16, 30||$4,675||$5,289||$3,215||$3,819||$2,325||$2,929||$2,135||$2,745|
|Aug 13, 27|
|Sep 3, 10, 17, 24||$4,479||$5,089||$3,015||$3,619||$2,125||$2,729||$1,939||$2,549|
|Oct 1, 08, 15, 22|
|Dec 17, 24||$5,059||$5,669||$3,595||$4,199||$2,705||$3,309||$2,519||$3,129|
|Mar 18, 25|
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person, are valid through March ‘23 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
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
o Trip days
o Cities and sites
· 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.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: SP03MAD22JT
- 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
- 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.
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.
Costs are per person and may change without notice