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Immerse yourself in the history, art & grandeur of three of Spain's distinct cultures during this 7-day fully escorted coach tour, enjoying guided visits in English only, to the most important attractions in the company of no more than 24 participants.
Saturday - Arriving at Madrid's International airport you will be met and assisted in making your way to the transfer to your Madrid hotel. Check-in and spend the remainder of the day exploring this city on your own.
Sunday - Following breakfast at your hotel, discover the beauties of the city with a guided city tour. You'll see Barrio de la Morería, the Hapsburgs District, 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. Then proceed through 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. This afternoon is yours to spend at leisure or to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. In the evening you'll join your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner held at a local restaurant. (B.D)
Monday - The tour sets off early this morning driving through the land of Don Quixote 'The Man from La Mancha' ”, passing vast vineyards along the way. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” to arrive into Andalucía, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. When the tour reaches Cordoba you'll enjoy an Impressive tour of its famed Mosque and other important sites before easing our mind and spirit strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride the tour will reach Seville and your evening is free. (B)
Tuesday - During this morning's city tour you'll discover the historical masterpiece, full of Islamic monuments & gardens that make up the City of Seville. Visit the Cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome, stroll through the narrow alleys of typical Barrio de Santa Cruz - the natural scenario of Carmen as well as the myth of Don Juan, and continue to visit Park Maria Luiza and Plaza de España. The afternoon & evening is free to explore on your own. (B)
Wednesday - This morning depart Seville and travel along the historic Route of the Caliphate to Granada, where you'll enjoy a visit to the impressive Alhambra and its beautiful Generalife Gardens. This fortress-palace was until 1492, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom in Spain & today is Spain's most visited tourist attraction. In Granada this evening you'll enjoy an authentic Gypsy Flamenco show with dinner. (B.D)
Thursday - After breakfast, the tour departs for the Imperial City of Toledo, a World Heritage City, where the three cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish & Jewish) lived and worked peacefully together. Enjoy a short guided tour through the narrow streets of this historic old town. Then proceed to visit a famous "Damasquinado" factory, a traditional technique by which fine gold & silver threads are inlaid in iron forming intricate designs, before continuing to Madrid. Check in at your Madrid hotel and enjoy an evening with a Farewell Market Experience dinner. (B.D)
Friday - Today marks the end of your tour. A transfer will take you to the airport for your return flight home. Adios! (B)
Saturday: April 08 to October 28, 2023 (except July 01, 15 & 29, August 12 & 26)