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Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

1. Cities of Andalusia 4-Day Tour from Madrid

Learn the history of some of the most beautiful cities in Spain on a 4-day tour of Andalusia, stopping at the former imperial city of Toledo en route back to Madrid. Visit the former Roman capital of Hispania Ulterior on the streets of Cordoba, take in the majesty of Seville, with its Gothic cathedral - the largest in the world - and discover the magnificence of the Alhambra palaces and gardens in Granada. Day 1: (Monday) Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Meet your guide at the bus terminal on Calle Ferraz Madrid at 08:00, and drive through La Mancha to Cordoba. Relax on board the air-conditioned coach as you travel across the arid but fertile plateau of central Spain. Upon arrival in Cordoba, take a sightseeing tour of the historic city center, former capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Republic. Discover the confluence of civilizations in Europe’s 2nd oldest Old Town, such as the Mosque-Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Go to the Jewish Quarter to explore the irregular streets. Then transfer to Seville for dinner and your overnight accommodation. Day 2: (Tuesday) Seville Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Seville, and see iconic attractions including the green oasis of Maria Luisa Park on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Marvel at the mosaic tiles of Plaza de España. Admire the ornate exterior of the vast cathedral and its neighborhing bell tower. The largest Gothic cathedral in the world, Seville Cathedral boasts no fewer than 15 doors on its 4 façades. Explore the former Jewish Quarter of the Barrio de Santa Cruz. Then, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. Day 3 (Wednesday) Seville -Granada Depart Seville after breakfast for a day tour of Granada. Upon arrival, your guide will take you to the Alhambra palace and gardens complex. Explore the beautiful Nazari palaces of the former fortress, built on the site of a small castle in the mid-11th century by the Moorish emir Mohammed ben Al-Ahmar. Learn the history of the complex, including its conversion into a royal palace in 1333 by the Sultan of Granada, Yusuf I. Go to the Generalife gardens of a 14th-century villa on the summit of Monte Mauror. Optional evening activities include a visit to the caves of Sacromonte and the chance to watch a traditional flamenco show. Day 4 (Thursday) Granada - Toledo - Madrid Depart Granada after breakfast for the return transfer to Madrid, stopping en route at Toledo. One of the most beautiful cities in Spain, the former imperial city is a labyrinth of narrow streets and known for its historical co-existence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Discover Mudejar style city gates, and medieval castles with impressive ramparts. Admire the rich stucco work of the Jewish Quarter, see the regal façade of the Alcázar, and more.

Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

2. Andalusia and Barcelona 7-Day Package Tour From Madrid

Experience the diverse cultures of Spain on a 7-day tour of several distinct areas, and learn about the influence of the Moors in Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Discover the vibrant coastal resorts of Valencia and Barcelona, driving through mountains and along the magnificent Mediterranean coast along the way. Day 1: Madrid - Cordoba – Sevilla Depart Madrid, and drive by comfortable air-conditioned coach through the magnificent countryside of La Mancha to Cordoba. Spend some time exploring the city’s famous mosque and Jewish Quarter, before continuing for dinner and an overnight stay at the 4-star Hesperia Sevilla in the lovely Andalusian city of Seville. Day 2: Seville This morning a local guide will lead you on a tour of Andalusia’s most vibrant city to experience the sounds and sights of the radiant park of Maria Luisa, the mosaic walls of the Plaza de Espana, and the world’s largest Gothic cathedral at Seville Cathedral. Take in a typical Santa Cruz barrio, then enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Day 3: Seville - Granada After breakfast, depart for Granada, and visit the incredible Alhambra on arrival. Wander among the beautiful Nazari Palaces and monuments of the Generalife, and discover the best expression of Islamic art in Spain. The former palace and harem of the Moorish rulers contains sections that date back to the 9th century. An optional visit to the Sacromonte caves is available, as well as the chance to attend a typical flamenco show. Check in to the 4-star Meliá Granada Hotel for your overnight stay. Day 4: Granada - Valencia Depart Granada after breakfast and travel through the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Admire views of the beautiful towns of Guadix, Baza, and Puerto Lumbreras en route to the Mediterranean resort of Valencia. Upon arrival, check in to the 4-star Silken Puerta Valencia or Tryp Oceanic Hotel. Day 5: Valencia - Barcelona Explore one of the liveliest cities in Spain, with free time at leisure to discover Valencia’s mix of old and new. Go to the futuristic City of Arts and Sciences to see the dramatic buildings of Santiago Calatrava, or wander the historic streets of the Old Town. Depart for Barcelona mid-morning, and drive up the coast of the Balearic Sea. Check in to the 4-star NH Constanza Hotel on arrival. Day 6: Barcelona After breakfast, enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Barcelona’s historic neighborhoods. Go to Montjuic Park to visit the Olympic stadium, and enjoy panoramic views of the city below. Take in the monument to Christopher Columbus in the old port, and stroll the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter. The afternoon is free to explore at leisure. Visit some of the Gaudi buildings of L’Eixample, such as the unfinished Sagrada Familia, or the ornate apartments of Passeig de Gracia. An optional night tour will take you down some of the city’s wide avenues to see fountains and monuments floodlit for the evening. Day 7: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid Leave Barcelona, and drive throught the diverse Aragon landscape en route to Zaragoza. Enjoy some free time to explore sights such as the cathedral and Aljaferia Palace at your own pace, and discover an extraordinary mix of Islamic, Romanesque and Gothic architecture. Continue to Madrid for the end of your tour services.

From Barcelona: Andalusia and Toledo 9-Day Tour

3. From Barcelona: Andalusia and Toledo 9-Day Tour

Enjoy a 9-day sightseeing tour of several distinct areas of Spain, where you can learn about the Moors in Iberia. Departing from Barcelona, you will visit historic attractions in the cities of Cordoba and Seville, and stroll around the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. Drive through the mountains to Toledo, and discover the meeting point of 3 great cultures. Day 1 (Friday): Barcelona Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure. Day 2 (Saturday): Barcelona Half-day sightseeing tour around Barcelona, including stops at Las Ramblas, Cathedral Square, the Old Jewish Quarter. Later in the day there is a bus tour to Passeig de Gràcia Street (Where's Gaudi's famous 'Casa Batlló' and 'Casa Milà' are found), the Triump Arc, Olympic Village and Montjuic Mountain. Day 3 (Sunday): Barcelona - Madrid Depart from Barcelona. Detailed departure information will be provided. Day 4 (Monday): Madrid - Cordoba - Seville Pass through La Mancha country (Don Quijote's land) and travel towards Córdoba. There you will take a sightseeing tour of the historic city, visiting the famous Mosque and Cathedral, as well as the fascinating Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville and spend the night there. Day 5 (Tuesday): Seville Today, enjoy a morning city tour of Seville, visiting the Park of María Luisa, the fanciful mosaics of the Plaza de España, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, strolling along orange-scented streets. Day 6 (Wednesday): Seville - Granada Upon arrival in Granada, take a sightseeing tour of the extraordinary Alhambra, with its beautiful Nazari palaces and gardens. Day 7 (Thursday): Granada Breakfast at the hotel and free day to enjoy the Nasrid capital. Granada is more than the Alhambra; the Muslim heritage runs through every corner of the city and mixes with the Christian tradition, giving rise to a unique city. Day 8 (Friday): Granada - Toledo - Madrid Depart for the imperial city of Toledo, where the 3 cultures of Spain - Christians, Moors, and Jews - have lived together for centuries. Wander the narrow streets, stopping at sights such as the Primate Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé, and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Continue to Madrid. Day 9 (Saturday): Madrid Hotel transfer to the airport. End of the services

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4.7 / 5

based on 108 reviews

The tour to Andalusia is highly recommended, the times in each place are adequate, there is enough time in each one to get to know them, the guides are excellent, pleasant and with a very good disposition, the hotels where we stayed very good with very good and abundant food . Highly recommend taking this tour.

It was a great experience for me and my family. The motor coaches were comfortable. The side excursions were very nice. A lot of walking on uneven surfaces. Wear good and comfortable shoes are.

Very good experience with the excursion. Good group of people and excellent guides (both the group coordinator and local guides).

Everything very well organized. The guide that accompanied us is excellent. The local guides are very good! I recommend it!

As a first time solo traveler to Europe, I felt this trip has great value. I enjoyed my experience and will book again.