Discover the regions of Andalucia and Madrid on this 12-day tour from Barcelona airport, and relax 4 days in Costa del Sol with whole day at leisure. Enjoy a guided visit of Barcelona and Madrid before heading to Andalusia for a guided visit of Córdoba, Seville and Granada.
What you can expect
Visit different locations in Spain with this 12 day tour that kicks off at Barcelona. Amazing scenery, a unique culture, history that dates back to the roman empire, and amazing destinations. You'll travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to all of your destinations. Stay overnight stays in 4-star hotels, with daily breakfast and some dinners included, too. Below are the different locations that the tour will cover.
Day 1: Barcelona
Assistance will be provided at the airport by your driver to head back to your hotel. Enjoy your wonderfully convenient stay at your hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class - Catalonia Barcelona 505 (4-star). First class - Barcelona Plaza (4-star)
Day 2: Barcelona
Begin your day with sumptuous breakfast and enjoy breathtaking sights of Barcelona with your guide. Firstly, you will come across the gorgeous buildings, designed by Gaudí. These buildings are the symbol of modernism, Gaudí was influenced by the new changes, in the terms of art, sculptures and architecture. He was quite keen and passionate to consider every small detail of his creation. Thus, the buildings are the awesome creation of extraordinary architecture. Next will be a visit to Park of Montjuic, which is quite a popular hill to show the majestic view of city and harbour. Montjuic is an amazing place which is located near the centre of Barcelona and it is a house of many attractions, such as Spanish Village, Magic Fountain along with MNAC, which is considered as one of the most important and popular museums to visit. Your guide will take you to the other places, like Olympic Ring, which was the main attraction for 1992 summer olympics. It is consist of great Olympic Stadium, notable Sports Hall and splendid Picornell swimming pools.
Other attractions are, Monument to Columbus and old Gothic Quarter. Monument of Columbus is a tall bronze statue, made in honour of The Christopher Columbus, distinguished and powerful discoverer of America. You are really going to enjoy the sight of such influential figure.
The next place will take you to the tour of Gothic Quarter, it is a place in which old town of Barcelona is situated. It presents a beautiful scene of bygone days, having narrow cobbled streets with tall old structured buildings. The great Picasso also lived and worked here. You tend to be nostalgic here of great old days. This way you can explore the beautiful place and relax in the afternoon. Then, head back to the hotel to enjoy the luxury of the accommodation.
Day 3: Barcelona – Madrid (train)
Make your way to the main railway station of Barcelona, Sants Station and depart by high velocity AVE train to Madrid. This luxurious train will make your journey truly splendid and will make you reach at Puerta de Atocha station with absolute comfort. Transfer from station to your hotel and in the Afternon get set ready for enjoying the Panoramic city tour of this beautiful place. After this, relax and enjoy the bliss of your stay at the hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazdo (4-star). First class - Courtyard by Marriott Princesa (4-star) or Catalonia Gran Via (4-star).
Day 4: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville
Breakfast. Transfer to our terminal and drive along the land of Don Quixote, Córdoba at 8.30 am. Córdoba is the the second largest town in Europe and the largest urban area in the world, so was declared as the World Heritage City by Unesco. It is also known to have the first University of Europe. City tour to this amazing place will consist of some remarkable places, like the great Mosque of Córdoba, which was later converted into roman catholic cathedral, which is made along the river bridge. This building is a major tourist attraction for its arcade hypostyle hall with 856 columns of marble, granite and jesper. It is considered as the splendid masterpiece of art.
Another well known historic place is Jewish Quarter, which is located near the Cathedral. Your guide will let you know the important facts and details related to these places. Your journey will take you ahead to Seville, where you will be able to enjoy your lovely dinner and relaxing stay.
Overnight: Tourist class - Catalonia Santa Justa (4-star). First class - Melia Lebreros (4-star)
Day 5: Seville
Have tempting breakfast at your Seville hotel and get set ready for enjoying the Panoramic city tour of this beautiful place. You are really going to fall in love with this city, as it is considered one of the most romantic cities of Europe for having the great blend of roman and moorish traditions. Barrio Santa Cruz goes very well with the romantic image of this city with its narrow streets and wonderfully white washed houses creates a loving ambience all over.
You will admire it for its marvellous monuments and gorgeous architecture. You will get a chance to see the Cathedral of Seville, which boasts of being the largest Gothic Cathedral of the world. Awesome material and amazing furnishing were used in making this iconic church. After this, head towards Maria Luisa Gardens, which are the largest and one of the most ravishing gardens of Europe. You will always cherish the refreshing feel and tranquility of this awesome place.
You will also be given the afternoon time to explore the city on your own, so you will have this amazing opportunity to visit the places of your choice, like 15th century Archeological Museum, which is known for having the extensive roman work of art. You can also see the beauty of marble statues and Roman tombs here. You can see beautiful churches, Gold Tower, City Hall, the lovely gardens, rocking bars, restaurants and exciting markets. Go for enjoying not to be missed Flamenco show for its fine drama and creatively perfect performances (optional). Head back to the hotel for your relaxing stay.
Day 6: Seville – Costa del Sol
Have breakfast at amazing Seville hotel and leave for the journey to Ronda. You will have leisure time to go for the sightseeing tour of this place. This walled city is known for strolling in the narrow streets for admiring the beauty of Moorish ruins. Ronda is one of the oldest cities of Spain and historians believe that this place was settled by Celtic tribes in the 6th B.C., named as Arunda. Ronda is situated in a truly mountainous area, which is 750 metres above the sea level,so this height creates a truly majestic top view for the utter delight of visitors. You will also love to see the stunning beauty of Guadalquivir river, which divides the city into two parts.
Keep moving towards Costa del Sol for the exceptional experience, where you will enjoy it’s incredibly striking beaches for all the fun and adventure. Must pay a visit to the Picasso Museum for enjoying the aesthetic creativity.
Overnight: Tourist class - Sol Principe (4-star). First class - Meliá Costa del Sol (4-star)
Day 7, 8 and 9: Costa del Sol
Have delicious breakfast at your hotel and set off for the sightseeing of thrilling local areas of Costa Del Sol. You will be recommended some splendid places to explore on your own. This place is known to have magnificent mediterranean sea with stupendous mountain view. You can enjoy long walks by the seaside, spend your awesome time on beaches, go for trekking, visit theme parks or lakes for spending the quality time with your friends or family. Must visit Marbella old town, Ojen, Istan and a beautiful town of Ronda. Spend great and memorable time by visiting the unknown places to experience the pleasure and thrillness both. Head back to your hotel to have palatable dinner and good sleep.
Day 10: Costa del Sol – Granada
Have breakfast and set off for Granada. From here, you will be taken to see the majestic beauty of the Moorish fortress, La Alhambra with awesome gardens, countless fountains and spectacular architecture. It’s a typical work of Muslim art with lot of painted walls and Arabic Inscriptions. Next, you will get a chance to see Generalife Gardens. It is one of the oldest Moorish gardens of the 20th century. It is considered to be a pleasurable place, made for the recreation and relaxation of Granadan Muslim Kings. It was also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1984.
Enjoy your sumptuous dinner and lovely stay at the hotel. You will also get a chance to enjoy the Flamenco Show in a Gipsy Zambra at the Sacromonte square on the optional basis. This show presents “Zambra”, a form of Flamenco show, in which the old gypsies sing, dance and play flamenco in the caves. They offer the same mesmerizing ambience which used to be in the old Moorish Weddings in Granada. The stunning caves are the major attraction of this place.
Overnight: Tourist class - Los Angeles (4-star). First class - Abades Nevada Palace (4-star)
Day 11: Granada – Toledo – Madrid
Have breakfast at Granada and head towards Toledo. This imperial city has got the fame for having the coexistence of the three different religions, i.e. of Christians, Muslims and Jews. This place has got lots of popularity for having religious tolerance and that’s is reason for these three differently cultured people to live together. Toledo was also declared historic artistic site in 1940 and was honoured by the title of World Heritage in 1987 by Unesco.
Toledo is truly a luxurious place in Spain, so it fetches great tourism. It holds the cultural and monumental heritage of many historic civilisations. It has many amazing sites, like Cathedral of Spain, which is created by Moorish architecture and has great Gothic standards. Similarly, Beatrice of Silva is also an amazing Roman Catholic church to visit.
Toledo is very interesting city, which is renowned for damascene handicrafts and costume jewellery. It’s very creative moorish art in which the artisans inlay gold or silver threads into black steel in wonderfully beautiful patterns. This creativity is used in decorating the earrings, bracelets, large pendants and plates.
Santa María La Blanca is a lovely museum, made for non -islamic purposes. It is known to have the finest work of Almohad architecture. So, it’s considered for its awesome styling and unique construction elements.
Toledo, from air gives a not to be missed view. It shows two beautifully Renaissance buildings, one is town hall and another is Episcopal Palace. On the upper side of Tagus River, you will find Cigarrales, which are considered as old recreational estates of bourgeoisie of Toledo. Continue to Madrid and check in your hotel for a pleasant stay.
Day 12: Madrid
Have enjoyably delicious breakfast at the hotel and pack your bags to leave this dream like city. You will be given the assistance to move back from your hotel to the airport and it will mark the end of this mesmerizing tour as well as our excellent services.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change