- 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
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What You Can Expect
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.
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 Madrid Centro, 4-star Husa Princesa, 4-star Tryp Madrid Plaza España 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.
Really fantastic tour with helpful guides, great accommodation and wonderful food.
All of the major sites of Andalusia were covered and it was a very great way to see many of the incredible sites of southern Spain in a short amount of time.
Special commendations should be given to our guides Josep, Hugo, and Juan from Granada.
I would score it as 5
Services, hotels, guides, timing, itineraries- everything was great and according to expectations!
This tour was amazing!
Jousef our tour guide was Great!
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.
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.
The tour was excellent, lots to see and benefit from. The bus was comfortable , and the guid was good. However I wishe that the guide could have controlled the loud family on the bus. Lots of complain against them was there but the guid e said there was nothing he could have done.
The trips from one city to another were long but the hotels were good so we were able to relax between the rides.
An excellent tour but be warned it covers a lot of kilometres
This tour is highly recommended. It is well organized by a local tour operator, Julia'travel. It is also worth while to upgrade to the superior hotel package. We have seen so much of Spain in 6 days , more so than my previous 2 visits to Spain. People might complain about the long bus rides, but to us that is the time to catch up with our sleep as We were so busy in the evening seeing all the cultures of Spain. Spanish people don't venture out until after 6 pm because of the heat. From the US, it is worth while to find a hotel near the pickup point on the first day. Use google maps, we found a hotel just about 5 minutes walk from the Julia' travel location near La Ramblas.
All and all, I don't think we can travel that far all over Andalucia region in that short of time on our own. This is a very quick way to see Spain at reasonable costs.
We loved the tour. Our only problem was the lack of information prior to the trip. We had difficulty getting the necessary; where we were meeting, and at what time are we meeting information from Julia Travel. In Barcelona,( when we called from Oregon), they would refer us to Madrid office of Julia travel, and then the Madrid office referred us back to Barcelona. We were fortunetly in Barcelona for 4 days prior to our tour, so it took us 2 days of directly communicating with the office in person to find out that we were suppose to meet the bus on sunday morning at 8:15 am. We did not receive an itinerary until we had arrived in Madrid. It leaves first time travelers in Spain a little apprehensive to say the least. I still do not understand why the Barcelona office could not have brought the itinerary information on their computers and delivered it to us?