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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  8 days (approx.)
Experience the highlights of Spain’s Andalusia region, as well as the UNESCO World Heritage City of Toledo, on this 8-day tour of Spain from Madrid. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada; explore the beautiful Mediterranean coastal region of Costa del Sol; and witness the mix of three cultures of Spain -- Christian, Moorish and Jewish -- in Toledo. Enjoy seven overnight stays in 3- or 4-star hotels as well as several guided tours and round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.

Highlights

  • 8-day tour from Madrid to Toledo and Spain’s most famous Andalusian cities
  • Enjoy guided tours of Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and Seville’s Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens
  • Visit Granada's UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
  • Have free time in Madrid, Seville, Ronda and Costa del Sol to explore more on your own
  • Take an optional flamenco tour in Seville and a gypsy night tour in Granada
  • Witness the mix of three Spanish traditions -- Christian, Moorish and Jewish -- in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Toledo
  • Seven nights of accommodation and transport by comfortable coach included

What You Can Expect

8-Day Spain Tour from Madrid: Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada and Toledo

8-Day Spain Tour: La Giralda in Seville

Your 8-day tour of Spain begins in Madrid, where you’ll take a sightseeing tour and have free time to explore this great city on your own. Then, drive through the legendary land of Don Quixote to Cordoba and visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter.

In Seville, wander through the Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens on a guided tour and enjoy free time to sightsee at your leisure. Here, you’ll have the option to take a flamenco tour!

Continue to Ronda, a marvelous town of Celtic origin, where you’ll admire amazing views of the valley and the surrounding mountains before heading to Costa del Sol, a beautiful Mediterranean coastal region.

Discover the mix of three cultures and traditions of Spain -- Christian, Moorish and Jewish – on a tour of the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City, before ending back in Madrid.

Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe coach, seven nights of accommodation in 3- to 4-star hotels and guided visits to many attractions. Throughout your trip, your guide will provide interesting historical information about the sites and landmarks you visit. Daily breakfast and some dinners are included, and for lunch, your guide can recommend great places in the city for you to eat (own expense). For a detailed schedule of each day, see the Itinerary section below.

Note: This tour begins on a Tuesday, but you have the option to start the following day and thus have an extra day at the end of your tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid
When you arrive at the airport in Madrid, your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to your Madrid hotel to gear up for your exciting exploration to Spain’s Andalusia region.

Overnight: 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 (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have free time to explore the fascinating city of Madrid at your leisure. In the afternoon, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city with your knowledgeable guide. Explore Gran Via with its shops and restaurants, see the La Cibeles statue, and wander through Plaza de España.

At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing stay at your hotel.

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

Day 3: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
Start your third day with early morning breakfast at your hotel before taking a comfortable coach ride through the land of Don Quixote, the ‘Man from La Mancha,’ to Cordoba.

When you arrive, you’ll take a guided city tour and visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter. Afterward, you’ll continue your journey to Seville for dinner and an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Meliá Lebreros in Seville

Day 4: Seville (B, D)
On your fourth day, enjoy breakfast and then take a tour of Seville with your guide. Admire the grand exterior of Seville Cathedral and wander through the Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens.

You’ll have the afternoon to continue exploring at your leisure. Your guide will point out great spots for you to enjoy marvelous views of the cityscape.

At the end of the day, return to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing night’s rest. Or, you can continue the fun with an optional flamenco tour! Head to a local venue for an entertaining flamenco show featuring lively dancers and catchy music.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Meliá Lebreros in Seville

Day 5: Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol (B, D)
Reminisce on your time in Seville over breakfast before heading to Ronda, where you’ll enjoy time at your leisure to explore this Celtic town and admire great views of the valley and the surrounding mountains. Then, continue your tour to Costa del Sol, a beautiful region on the Mediterranean coast.

The afternoon is yours to relax, find a great place for a traditional Spanish lunch, or sightsee on your own. Afterward, head to your hotel for dinner.

Overnight: 3-star Sol Principe or 4-star Melia Costa del Sol in Costa del Sol

Day 6: Costa del Sol – Granada (B, D)
Begin your sixth day with breakfast at your hotel before departing for Granada, an hour from the coast at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Here, your guide will take you to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace, an impressive 14th-century royal palace and fortress complex, and its Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom. As you tour this site with your guide, you’ll be amazed at the incredible mix of impressive architecture and beautiful nature.

When you head to your hotel for dinner in the evening, you’ll have the option to take a gypsy night tour to explore Granada's ‘gypsy’ neighborhood with your guide.

Overnight: 3-star Los Angeles or 4-star Abades Nevada Palace in Granada

Day 7: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
On your last day of sightseeing, have breakfast and depart for the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where three of Spain's cultures -- Christian, Moorish and Jewish -- have lived together for centuries.

Take a tour of the city’s most important and interesting monuments as you wander through its narrow streets. Your guide will also take you to local shop to see damasquinado, a famous method of intricate gold and silver inlaying in iron.

Continue your journey back to Madrid for a relaxing overnight stay.

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

Day 8: Madrid (B)
After breakfast, reflect on your amazing Spain experience on the ride back to the airport for your departure flight.

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