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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

 

 

Andalusia, the most famous Spanish region with Madrid and Catalonia renowned all over the world for its three historic cities: Seville, Cordoba and Granada. The Valencia region is more than 5,000 years of history, 1,500 monuments of major cultural interest and 10 World Heritage listings. Emblematic capital of the Catalonia region and second largest city in Spain economically, culturally and in terms of population, Barcelona is an astonishing city of contrasts where life is good! An unmissable place to see at least once in your life!

 

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



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Tour includes

·  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

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
Seville Melia Lebreros 4
Granada Melia Granada 4
Valencia NH Valencia Las Artes 4
Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona Plaza 4
Melia Barcelona Sarria 4
Boutique Hotels
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
Barcelona Catalonia Ramblas 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


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 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
Nov 12 $4,299 $4,925 $2,835 $3,455 $1,939 $2,565 $1,755 $2,379
Dec 17, 24 $4,929 $5,559 $3,469 $4,089 $2,579 $3,199 $2,389 $3,019
Jan 14 $4,239 $4,869 $2,779 $3,399 $1,885 $2,509 $1,699 $2,325
Feb 18
Mar 18, 25
Boutique Hotels
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
Nov 12 $4,425 $5,035 $2,959 $3,565 $2,069 $2,675 $1,879 $2,495
Dec 17, 24 $5,059 $5,669 $3,595 $4,199 $2,705 $3,309 $2,519 $3,129
Jan 14 $4,369 $4,979 $2,905 $3,509 $2,015 $2,619 $1,825 $2,439
Feb 18
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

 

·  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: SP03MAD22JT


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
Valencia Modernist Valencia + Dinner with Paella $75

Costs are per person and may change without notice