Depart from Barcelona to Madrid by AVE Train to begin a tour of Andalusia in an air-conditioned motor coach on this 5-days tour through Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo. In a more detailed way, the tour consist of leaving Barcelona for Córdoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra, Generalife Gardens) and Toledo. You will love the sights of the magnificent hot spots along with enriched history of the known monuments.
What you can expect
Visit different locations in Spain with this 5 day tour that kicks off at Barcelona. 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 – Madrid
Presentation at Barcelona Sants Station to depart by AVE train to Madrid. Arrival to Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” station and transfer to the hotel for accommodation.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazdo (4-star). First class - Courtyard byMarriott Madrid Princesa (4-star) or Catalonia Gran Vía (4-star)
Day 2: Madrid – Córdoba– Seville
Depart from the tourist agency at Plaza de España, 7, to 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 - Meliá Lebreros (4-star)
Day 3: 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 4: Seville – Granada
Begin your day with a tempting breakfast at Seville hotel and set off for La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. La Alhambra has got the popularity for being possibly the most wonderful fortress, which has ever been constructed. It was earlier constructed as a fortress in 889 and after that, it was badly neglected and then again renovated in the mid 11th century by the Moorish King Mohammad Ben Al Ahmar. You are really going to get the feel of the muslim architecture that has touched its epitome by making this marvellous building. You will also notice the delightfully moorish palaces that are made within this fortress, so it is undoubtedly an incredibly awesome place to visit.
Generalife Gardens presents a major tourist attraction as these are couple of gardens, which are stunningly made with the muslim concept of water.
Take a break for excitingly made dinner and sheer comfort of the hotel or you can also go for enjoying very interesting Flamenco Show in a Gipsy departure by driving through the Caliphate road, which takes you finally to Granada Zambra at the Sacromonte square.
Overnight: Tourist class - Los Angeles (4-star). First class - Meliá Granada (4-star)
Day 5: 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. Depart to Madrid and end of our services.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change