Holidays

Madrid, Andalusia & the Mediterranean Coast

Madrid, Andalusia & the Mediterranean Coast

Purpose: Relaxation, Discovery, Culture, History
No. of days: 9 days - 8 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid, Barcelona
Other cities: Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia
Starting cost: $1,538
Day 1 - Sat: Madrid
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.
 
Day 2 – Sun: 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. [B]
 
Day 3 – Mon: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. 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. [B/D]
 
Day 4 – 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 (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. Optional Flamenco Tour. [B/D]
Day 5 – 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. [B/D]
Option: Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
 
Day 6 – Thu: 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. [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]
 
(*) In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
(*) During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.
 
{B] = Breakfast | [B/D] = Breakfast and Dinner


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Tour includes
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 8 nights’ accommodation:
    • Madrid 2 nights
    • Granada 1 night
    • Seville 2 nights
    • Valencia 1 night
    • Barcelona 2 nights
  • Meals:
    • Daily Breakfast
    • 3 dinners
  • Guided visits in:
    • Madrid
    • Cordoba
    • Seville
    • Granada
    • Valencia
    • Barcelona
  • English-speaking Tour Escort
  • A/C deluxe motor-coach
  • Travel insurance
  • All local taxes*
Not included in tour
  • Airfare between your North American gateway and Spain
  • Airport taxes and fees
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Any services not included in tour
  • Barcelona Local City Tax (must be paid directly to the hotel)

(*) There might be a change in escort during the tour

 

Hotels in your Tour

Category Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Superior Tourist Class
Madrid Tryp Atocha 4
Seville Catalonia Santa Justa 4
Granada Los Angeles 3.5
Valencia NH Valencia Las Artes 4
Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona 505 4
First Class
Madrid Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa 3.5
Riu Plaza España 4
Seville Catalonia Giralda 4
Melia Lebreros 4
Granada Melia Granada 4
Valencia NH Valencia Las Artes 4
Barcelona Catalonia Barcelona Plaza 4
Melia Barcelona Sarria 4
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Departure Dates Superior Tourist First Class
Double Single Double Single
2021 Departures
April 10 $1,532 $2,246 $1,539 $2,353
May 08
June 12
July 3,31 $1,598 $2,319 $1,598 $2,425
September 4
October 2
*Barcelona Local City Tax is not included & must be paid directly to hotel
Prices are per person and may change without notice
 
Tour Code: SP07MAD21JT