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  • Location: Madrid, Spain
  • Duration:  9 days (approx.)
Experience the best of Spain on this 9-day tour from Madrid. See famous Park Güell in Barcelona; visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada; tour the Great Mosque of Cordoba and Seville’s Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens; and have plenty of time in each city to explore more at your leisure. Enjoy eight overnight stays in 3- or 4-star hotels as well as several guided tours and round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.

Highlights

  • 9-day Spain tour from Madrid
  • Enjoy guided tours in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Barcelona and Valencia
  • Visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and Seville’s Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens
  • Take an optional flamenco tour in Seville and a gypsy night tour in Granada
  • Have free time in Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Barcelona to explore more at your leisure
  • Eight nights of accommodation and transport by deluxe, air-conditioned coach included

What You Can Expect

9-Day Best of Spain Tour Including Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona

9-Day Best of Spain Tour from Madrid: Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona

Your 9-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. Next, 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 opportunity to take a flamenco tour!

Continue to Granada, where you’ll take a guided tour of 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.

Discover some of Valencia’s enchanting sites and famous attractions on your own, or take an optional sightseeing tour of Valencia, and then continue your journey to Barcelona, where you'll see famous Park Güell, Montjuic, Olympic Ring and the old Gothic Quarter.

Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe coach, eight nights of accommodation in 3- to 4-star hotels and guided visits to many attractions. Throughout your journey, your guide will provide informative commentary on the sites and landmarks you visit. Daily breakfasts are included, and for lunch and dinner, 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 Saturday, 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 help you with your luggage and take you to your Madrid hotel. Relax in your comfortable room and get ready for an amazing tour of Spain’s highlights!

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 city sightseeing tour with your knowledgeable guide.

At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing night 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, continue your journey to Seville for dinner and an overnight stay.

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

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

You’ll then have the afternoon to continue sightseeing at your leisure. Your guide can point out great locations for you to enjoy amazing 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 keep the fun going with an optional flamenco tour! Head to a local venue to watch talented flamenco dancers and listen to lively music.

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


Day 5: Seville – Granada (B, D)
Reflect on your time in Seville while enjoying breakfast in the morning. Then, continue your journey to Granada, where you’ll take a guided tour of 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 mix of grand architecture and natural landscape.

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.

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


Day 6: Granada – Valencia (B)

After breakfast, you’ll leave Granada for Valencia, the capital city of the province and home of internationally renowned paella (rice, meat and vegetable dish).

On the way to your hotel, you’ll see some of the city’s most important sites such as the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias).

Then, relax at your hotel and settle in for the evening.

Overnight: 3-star Tryp Oceanic or 4-star Abba Acteon in Valencia


Day 7: Valencia – Barcelona (B)
In the morning, have breakfast and then enjoy free time to discover some of Valencia’s enchanting sites and famous attractions; you also have the choice to take a guided sightseeing tour.

In the early afternoon, you’ll depart for Barcelona and arrive in the evening for an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Atenas or 4-star Barcelona Plaza in Barcelona

Day 8: Barcelona (B)
Beginning your day with breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Barcelona and explore Park Güell, created by master architect Antoni Gaudi, and head to Montjuic to admire sweeping views of the city and the harbor. Visit Olympic Ring, see the Columbus Monument, and tour the old Gothic Quarter. Then, have the rest of the afternoon to explore more at your leisure before heading back to your hotel in the evening.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Atenas or 4-star Barcelona Plaza in Barcelona

Day 9: Barcelona (B)
Reminisce on your time in Spain over breakfast at your hotel before relaxing on the drive to the Barcelona airport.

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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

For the amount of travel, ease and convenience of travel and the number of places we visited this is a great tour for the price. Like what everyone said, Madrid part is meant to be just for you to get accustomed to Madrid. The panoramic tour was so so. It was so fast that we barely have time to really appreciate Madrid. That was why, I booked us a flight back to Madrid from Barcelona to really tour Madrid and enjoy it on our own. The rest of the tour from Cordoba to Barcelona was wonderful. After touring Italy, Paris and London using train and the hassles of doing it on your own, this is like a walk in the park. I specially loved the walking tours on the important places and the extra time they allowed us on our own. Would recommend it to everyone. Shout out to our tour captains, Carlos and Joseph. Gracias, Amigos!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

I have to give our bus driver and tour guide a 10 on this one. Service, service and more service. I had such a great time!!

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