Discover six of Spain’s most alluring cities on this 8-day tour. Start your explorations with two days in beautiful Barcelona — one of Spain’s undoubted must-sees — with a guided sightseeing tour and plentiful free time to get to know this vibrant city at your own pace.
On Day 3, ride the high-speed train to Madrid and enjoy an overnight stay in Spain’s delightful capital, coupled with a city sightseeing tour and time to explore independently. Then, on Day 4, hop inside a comfortable, air-conditioned coach with an expert guide, and drive south to visit the historical city of Cordoba before continuing to Seville for a 2-night stay.
After getting to know Seville, continue to Granada for a guided tour of the stunning UNESCO-protected Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, and an overnight stay. Finally, on Day 7, visit the sun-burnished UNESCO-listed city of Toledo on route back to Madrid for your last night’s stay.
Your tour includes seven nights of 3- or 4-star — your choice — hotel accommodation, breakfast each morning, plus a guided city or attraction tour and free time in each city to explore as you wish. Some dinners are also included, and free time is provided each day for you to have lunch (own expense), perhaps with insider restaurant recommendations from your guide. Airport pickup in Barcelona and airport drop-off in Madrid are also included for your convenience.
Day 1: Barcelona
When you arrive at the airport in Barcelona, your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to your Barcelona hotel. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay to gear up for your exciting journey through Spain!Overnight: 3-star Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 or similar or 4-star Barcelona Plaza or similar in Barcelona
Day 2: Barcelona (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, In the morning enjoy a highlights tour of the city with your guide and take the rest of the afternoon at your leisure Pass by Gaudi's most famous works like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.
Please note for tours operating in French: You will spend the day with an unlimited hop-on hop-off pass, instead. Travel along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Barcelona, with commentary offered through a headphones audio system in fourteen different languages. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 7 and 15 minutes, depending on the season. Unforgettable way to get to know the city with a sightseeing tour, as well as from above with the Montjuic cable car, which offers incredible views, a visit to the renowned Poble Espanyol, and finally a chance to lose yourself in the streets of the Gothic Quarter with a pleasant stroll
In the evening, head back to your hotel.Overnight: 3-star Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 or similar or 4-star Barcelona Plaza or similar in BarcelonaDay 3: Barcelona – Madrid (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Sants train station to depart by AVE, high speed train, at 9am to Madrid. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival at 11:45am. Transfer from the station to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
In the evening, return to your hotel for a relaxing night’s rest.
Overnight: Tourist Class : Mayorazgo o Florida Norte and First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa o Catalonia Gran ViaDay 4: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast before hopping on your air-conditioned coach for a drive through the land of Don Quixote, ‘The Man from La Mancha,’ to Cordoba. When you arrive, take a city tour with your guide to see the Cordoba Mosque and explore the historic Jewish Quarter.
Then, continue your journey to Seville, where you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel and rest up for the next day. Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Meliá Lebreros in SevilleDay 5: Seville (B, D)
Have breakfast at your hotel and then take a tour of Seville’s main attractions. Admire the beautiful exterior of Seville Cathedral and head to the Santa Cruz Quarter before exploring Maria Luisa Gardens.
In the afternoon, enjoy free time to wander through Seville’s quaint streets on your own. Your guide will be happy to point out great spots for you to enjoy great views of the cityscape.
Back at the hotel in the evening, enjoy dinner and continue the fun with an optional flamenco tour!
Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Meliá Lebreros in Seville
Day 6: Seville – Granada (B, D)
After breakfast, leave Seville and travel to Granada, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra, an impressive 14th-century royal palace and fortress complex, and its Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom. Marvel at the palace’s amazing architecture and the garden landscape's natural beauty.
Head to your hotel for dinner and taken an optional gypsy tour before settling in for the night. Overnight: 3-star Los Angeles or 4-star Melia Granada
in GranadaDay 7: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
For your last day of sightseeing, start your morning with breakfast and then depart for the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City with an interesting mix of three cultures: Christian, Moorish and Jewish.
Take a guided tour of the city’s quaint narrow streets to see important monuments and historical sites, and visit a local shop to see to various wares featuring damasquinado
, a famous method of intricate gold and silver inlaying in iron.
Afterward, you’ll head to Madrid for your final overnight stay. Overnight: Tourist Class : Mayorazgo o Florida Norte and First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa o Catalonia Gran Via.Day 8: Madrid (B)
After breakfast, reminisce on your incredible Spain experience on the ride back to the Madrid airport for your departure flight.The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change