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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration:  6 days (approx.)
From Barcelona, spend six days in Spain's most famous cities! Enjoy fascinating guided tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia, and have plenty of free time to discover more on your own. See the Great Mosque of Cordoba; admire the Generalife Gardens in Granada; and visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Seville's Alcazar and Alhambra Palace. Explore Cordoba's old quarter and learn about all of these fascinating cities from your guide. See the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) in Valencia; enjoy a Flamenco dance performance in Seville if you wish, and visit Zaragoza and Madrid at your leisure. Accommodation and transportation by comfortable coach are included.

Highlights

  • 6-day tour from Barcelona to Spain's most famous cities: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia
  • See the top Zaragoza sites independently such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace
  • Visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites including Alhambra Palace, the Alcazar in Seville and Cordoba's Old Town
  • Wander around Cordoba’s and Valencia's old quarters and learn interesting facts about the cities from your guide
  • Enjoy free time in Seville, Zaragoza, Madrid, Granada and Valencia to explore more on your own
  • Five nights of accommodation in a standard or superior hotel, five breakfasts and three dinners are included
  • Transport by comfortable, air-conditioned coach

What You Can Expect

6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia

6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Alcazar in Seville

From Barcelona, tour the most popular cities of Spain on this 6-day tour. Discover beautiful Zaragoza independently before heading to Madrid for a panoramic sightseeing tour. Tour Andalusia’s loveliest cities – Cordoba, Seville and Granada – on a journey through the legendary country of Don Quixote. Enjoy guided tours of Cordoba, with its impressive mosque and Jewish quarter; Seville, where you will visit the Santa Cruz quarter and the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alcazar; and Granada, with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. In Valencia, take in views of the beautiful City of Arts and Sciences on a panoramic sightseeing tour.

Learn more about Spanish culture with an optional Flamenco dance performance in Seville and a walking tour around Cordoba’s and Valencia's old quarter (additional cost). Enjoy free time in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Zaragoza and Valencia to explore more at your own leisure.

Five nights of accommodation in a standard or superior hotel (your choice), transportation by comfortable coach, five breakfasts and three dinners are included.

Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the tour.

Itinerary


Day 1: Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid
Leave central Barcelona by comfortable coach and travel through Lerida to Zaragoza to begin your 6-day tour of Spain. Have free time to see top Zaragoza sites such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) before continuing to Madrid. Enjoy a panoramic view of Madrid as you enter the beautiful city. Have free time for dinner (own expense) and explore more of the city on your own.

Accommodation: 3-star Mayorazgo or Tryp Washington, 4-star Husa Princesa, 4-star Tryp Menfis or 4-star Catalonia Gran Via in Madrid

Day 2: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (B, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, relax on the drive along the land of Don Quixote to Cordoba. Visit Cordoba's Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Jewish Quarter (Juderia), part of Cordoba's historic center. Your guide will lead you through its medieval streets, show you the gorgeous synagogue, and tell you about Cordoba’s Jewish history.

After a break for lunch (own expense), head to the most famous landmark of the city – the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Look inside and admire the forest of columns and red and white arches. Then, board the coach for the drive to Seville, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner (included) and spend one night.

Accommodation: Catalonia Santa Justa (standard) or Meliá Lebreros (superior) in Seville

Day 3: Seville (B, D)
Have breakfast at your hotel before spending the day in Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region and the cultural center of southern Spain. Go on a sightseeing tour and see Seville’s top attractions such as the Cathedral of St Mary, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. Then, take a guided walking tour and visit the Santa Cruz quarter, the former Jewish quarter with winding alleys and picturesque lime-washed houses. See the famous Alcazar, Seville’s magnificent royal palace and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

After a short lunch break (own expense), continue your tour around the Alcazar and to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, home to the great Plaza de España. You’ll have the rest of the day to discover more of the city at your leisure. After dinner at a local restaurant (included), you have the option to go on a Flamenco tour to see a performance of Spain’s traditional Flamenco dance (own expense).

Accommodation: Catalonia Santa Justa (standard) or Meliá Lebreros (superior) in Seville

Day 4: Seville – Granada (B, D)
Start the day with breakfast and leave Seville behind to continue to Granada. Enjoy a guided tour of the Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide will tell you the history behind the beautiful architecture and will point out the beautiful Moorish features. After a short break for lunch (own expense), visit the sumptuous adjacent Generalife Gardens, featuring interestingly shaped trees, gorgeous flowers and stunning fountains, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

After dinner (included), you have the option to go on a gypsy night tour (own expense) to the Albaizyn quarter (the old Arabic quarter) with your guide. Or, simply discover more of Granada on your own and check out the local nightlife.

Accommodation: 3-star Los Angeles or 4-star Melia Granada in Granada

Day 5: Granada – Valencia (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, continue your tour to Valencia. When you arrive, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour on the way to your hotel, and see the impressive City of Arts and Sciences. After lunch (own expense), join an optional walking tour (own expense) around Valencia's old quarter and visit the Silk Exchange and the Fallas Museum. For dinner (own expense), your guide will recommend the best local restaurants that offer paella, the traditional meat or seafood rice dish for which Valencia is famous.

Accommodation: Tryp Oceanic (standard) or Abba Acteon (superior) in Valencia

Day 6: Valencia –Barcelona (B)

Have breakfast at your hotel and then enjoy free time to discover more of the enchanting corners of Valencia. At your leisure and expense, sunbathe at the beach; immerse yourself in Spanish history and culture at one of the various museums; or see sharks, dolphins and jellyfish at L'Oceanogràfic. You can also choose to go on a guided sightseeing tour (additional cost). In the early afternoon, depart Valencia for Barcelona, where your 6-day tour will end.

Note that hotels are subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful tour, nice people on board bus and tour guide, Josef, was amazing as was our driver. Hotels (we opted for the upgrades) were very good with nice breakfasts each morning. No complaints and I would highly recommend this tour to folks who want to see a lot of Spain in a short amount of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great short tour of lots of places in a short period of time. Good value. My feet and rear end are sore. Didn't realize how big Spain was and how far apart the cities were. Good guide and bus driver. Wish we could have used toilets on bus.

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