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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  7 days (approx.)
From Madrid, spend seven days on a tour of Spain's most famous cities! You'll enjoy fascinating tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona, and you’ll have plenty of free time to discover more on your own. See the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens in Granada, Gaudi's Park Güell and La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, along with more top attractions in Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza.

Highlights

  • 7-day tour of Spain's most famous cities
  • Enjoy guided tours in Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona
  • Visit the beautiful Alhambra and Generalife Gardens in Granada
  • Admire Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces in Barcelona, including La Sagrada Familia
  • Spend six nights in deluxe or standard hotels (your choice) in Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned deluxe motor coach

What You Can Expect

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

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

Leave Madrid behind for this seven-day adventure to Spain's loveliest cities – Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona and Zaragoza. As you depart Madrid, enjoy the journey through the legendary country of Don Quixote to reach your first stop, Cordoba.

In Cordoba, visit the Mosque of Cordoba and the Jewish Quarter, which will reveal a beautiful network of alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards, reflecting the importance of the city in the medieval period. The highlights of Spain continue throughout your seven days as you visit these historic and picturesque Spanish cities.

Enjoy the following sights, stops and attractions on your tour:
  • See the cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Santa Cruz quarter of Seville, a lively city of Arab influence on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.
  • Admire the Arab architecture of the Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens in Granada.
  • Visit Valencia, with its Silk Exchange and the City of Arts and Sciences.
  • Have both free time and a guided tour in Barcelona, home to Antoni Gaudi masterpieces like La Sagrada Familia and Park Güell.
  • Spend free time in Zaragoza, where your guide will recommend the top attractions like the Basilica del Pilar and La Seo Cathedral.
Six nights of accommodation in either a standard hotel or superior hotel (your choice) are included. Six breakfasts and three dinners are also included.

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

Itinerary


Day 1: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville (D)

Start your 7-day tour of Spain with a trip from Madrid to the beautiful city of Cordoba. Its old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the second largest in Europe. Visit 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. Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then head to the most famous landmark of the city – the Great Mosque of Cordoba. Have a look inside and admire the forest of columns and red-and-white arches.

Then board your deluxe motor coach for the drive to Seville, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner (included) and spend one night.

Seville accommodation: Catalonia Santa Justa (standard) or Melia Lebreros (superior)

Day 2: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast (included), spend Day 2 in Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region and the cultural center of southern Spain. Go on a panoramic tour, where you’ll see Seville’s top attractions from your motor coach. Take a good look at the Cathedral of St Mary, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world – it’s impressive!

Then, head out on a walking tour with your expert guide 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 UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Have a short lunch break (own expense), and then continue your tour around the Alcazar and to the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, the principal green area of Seville and the perfect location to relax. The park is home to the great Plaza de España – a fabulous location to take some stunning pictures!

You’ll have the rest of the day free to discover more of the city on your own. Your guide will recommend the best sights to see and things to do. Make your way through the various quarters, like the Triana, with many historical buildings, the Macarena, where most of Seville’s monuments can be found, or Nervión, a modern neighborhood in eastern Seville.

After dinner (included), you have the option to go on a Flamenco tour to see a performance of Spain’s traditional Flamenco dance (own expense).

Seville accommodation: Catalonia Santa Justa (standard) or Melia Lebreros (superior)

Day 3: Seville - Granada (B, D)
After breakfast (included), leave Seville behind and move on to Spain’s sunshine city, Granada.

Your guide will show you the famous Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site visited by two million people each year, making it the most-visited attraction in Spain.

La Alhambra is a massive palace and fortress complex that was once the home of many Arab sultans. Hear the history behind the beautiful architecture from your guide and be amazed by the beautiful Moorish features. Next to the Alhambra are the sumptuous Generalife Gardens, with interestingly shaped trees, gorgeous flowers and stunning fountains, perfect for a relaxing stroll.

After your 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. You’ll spend the night in Granada.

Granada accommodation: Los Angeles (standard) or Melia Granada (superior)

Day 4: Granada - Valencia (B)
After breakfast (included), continue your seven-day tour to Valencia, where you’ll spend the night.

Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour and see the most important sights, such as the Cathedral of Valencia and the impressive Plaça de l'Ajuntament when you arrive. Absorb the beauty of the city as your guide tells you about Valencia’s history.

You can then join an optional walking tour around Valencia's old quarter (own expense) and visit the Silk Exchange and the Fallas Museum.

Dinner is not included on this day, but your guide will recommend the best local restaurants that offer paella, the traditional dish for which Valencia is famous.

Valencia accommodation: Tryp Oceanic (standard) or Abba Acteon (superior)

Day 5: Valencia - Barcelona (B)
You’ll have breakfast in Valencia (included), and then enjoy free time to discover more of the enchanting corners of the city. Work on your tan at the beach, educate yourself in one of the various museums (at own expense) or see sharks, dolphins and jellyfish at L'Oceanogràfic (entrance fee not included). If you have trouble picking something, you’ll also have the option to go on a guided sightseeing tour (additional cost).

In the early afternoon, depart Valencia for Barcelona, where you’ll spend the next two nights. Dinner is at your own expense; your guide will recommend restaurants where you can enjoy the finest Spanish cuisine.

Barcelona accommodation: Catalonia Atenas (standard) or Barcelona Plaza (superior)

Day 6: Barcelona (B)
After breakfast (included), enjoy a panoramic city tour of Barcelona, the capital of the region of Catalonia and the second-largest city in Spain. Your guide will show you the top attractions; relax in your motor coach and see the Park of Montjuic, the Olympic Ring, the old Gothic quarter and the impressive buildings designed by Spain’s famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

Then spend the rest of the day exploring Barcelona on your own. Make up your own itinerary and go for a walk on Las Ramblas, the city’s famous promenade. Or breathe in fresh sea air at the beach, and visit some of Gaudi’s masterpieces, such as La Sagrada Familia or Park Güell.

Dinner is not included on this day, but your guide will again recommend local restaurants.

Barcelona accommodation: Catalonia Atenas (standard) or Barcelona Plaza (superior)

Day 7: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (B)
After breakfast in Barcelona (included), head off to your last destination of your tour – Zaragoza. You will have free time here to see the top sights of this intriguing city, such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace, at your leisure.

Then depart Zaragoza for the return trip to Madrid.

The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Joseph was an excellent guide for this tour. He looked after us very well and really made the trip. It was great for us being first timers in Spain. We met lovely people and really would like to go back to Spain with a bit longer in each city.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

The tour was well planned,we had a friendly tour guide namely HUGO and enjoyed the whole tour.

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