Set off for for the most stunning five days tour from Barcelona to visit Andalusia and Toledo. In a more detailed way, the tour consist of leaving Barcelona for Cordoba, 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
Leave Barcelona to visit Madrid, first. Then, move ahead for admiring the charm of Córdoba city and to love the gorgeous Cordoba Cathedral, the World Heritage Site. Jewish Quarter is the another important historic spot, which is famous for the beauty of cobbled streets. Next, leave for the panoramic sightseeing tour of Seville to admire the renowned, Gothic Seville Cathedral, titled as a World Heritage Site.
After this, move towards Santa Cruz Quarter to enjoy the sight of picturesque streets and to admire the beauty of the largest Maria Luisa Gardens. Go for enjoying the fine Flamenco show (optional).
Next, visit Granada while passing via La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, which are considered as last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. You may also go for the Optional Gypsy Tour at night.
Afterwards, leave for Toledo, which is known to have the proud blend of three moorish, christian and jewish cultures. You will also be delighted to see the beauty of Toledo Cathedral, as it stands for an excellent gothic church of Spain. You will also love the beauty of its narrow streets and admire the work of Damasquina, which is a popular Moorish art of inlaying gold or silver against metal background. Move back to Madrid and keep admiring this place.
Day 1: Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid
Enjoy your breakfast in the luxury of your hotel at Barcelona. After breakfast, set off for the journey to Madrid via passing through the awesome cities of zaragoza and Lérida. Here, you will have the liberty of the time to enjoy both these lovely places. At Zaragoza, you really need to carry camera to capture the alluring charm of beautiful churches, gorgeous palaces of count Morata or Luna, stately houses and the squares of old quarter to reflect the elegance of different civilisations. At Lérida, you can enjoy art, music and old culture. This place has the most popular bars and adventurous night life. Then, head back to Madrid and accomodation.
Overnight: Tourist class - 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.
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.
Next, you will head towards Madrid, that will mark the end of our services.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change