MA6DMP: MADRID, ANDALUSIA WITH CORDOBA, COSTA DEL SOL AND TOLEDO 9 Day tour
INCLUSIONS: Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) & Toledo / Private driver-guide during the tour/ Air conditioned deluxe minivan/minibus / Accommodation at selected class / Daily breakfast and 5 dinners / Private transfers to/from airport or train station to/from your hotel as per itinerary / Travel insurance.
1st Day (Fri.) MADRID Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure Accommodation at the hotel.
2nd Day (Sat.) MADRID Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid guided city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
3rd Day (Sun.) MADRID – CACERES – CORDOBA Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. Drive westwards on a modern highway towards Extremadura, homeland of many discoverers of the new world. Arrive Caceres, capital of the province, declared World Heritage City. Time at leisure to walk through the old town with its ancient walls and well-known medieval quarter. Afterwards, continue on driving south towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)
4th Day (Mon.) CORDOBA – SEVILLE Breakfast at the hotel. City tour including its impressive “Mosque”, today a Cathedral, and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Continue on towards Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)
5th Day (Tue.) SEVILLE Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco Tour. (BD)
6th Day (Wed.) SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; time at leisure to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. Continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)
7th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. (BD)
8th Day (Fri.) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)
9th Day (Sat.) MADRID After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)