Depart from Barcelona for the awesome six days tour to Andalusia and Mediterranean Coast. In a more detailed way, it will take you to Cordoba, Seville,Granada (Alhambra, Generalife Gardens) and Valencia. You will admire the unique charm of the major attractions of these marvellous places along with knowing the rich history behind the popular World Heritage Sites.
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, go for the panoramic sightseeing Tour of Seville to praise the charm of Gothic Seville Cathedral, titled as the World Heritage Site. After this, move ahead to Santa Cruz Quarter to to be fascinated with the sight of picturesque streets and the Maria Luisa gardens. Spend good time by watching the fine Flamenco show (optional).
Visit Granada while passing via La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, get hooked by the beauty of fountains and fall in love with wonderful Generalife Gardens. You may also enjoy Optional Gypsy Tour.
Next, we'll go for the city tour of beautiful Valencia to cover some very important spots, like Plaza de Ayuntamiento, a major tourist spot to find the dominating structure of the city Government. Plaza de Toros is made in Grand neoclassical style for the sight of spectacular bullfight. Another spot, Mercado Central stands for the Oldest central market to find possibly everything. La Lonja de la Seda, also needs a mention, as it is World Heritage Site.
The Palacio del Marqués de Dos Aguas is a delightfully stunning Palace, designed in Rococo Architecture. Later, visit the historic Valencia Cathedral to experience the unique blend of Gothic, Romanesque and Baroque architectural style.
After this, leave for a charming place, called as Turia River beds for some time. Then, move towards Ciutat de les Arts i les ciencies, which gives Valencia the status for being the city of Art And Science. These buildings are beautifully designed by the great architect, Santiago Calatrava. Finally, get back to Barcelona.
Day 1: Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid
Departure from travel agency office at Calle Balmes 5 at 8.30 am. 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 accommodation.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazgo (4-star). First class - Courtyard by Marriott Princesa (4-star) or Catalonia Gran Via (4-star)
Day 2: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville
Breakfast at the Hotel. 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 - 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 – Valencia
Have breakfast at Granada and head towards Valencia, which is home to the fantastic architecture, many ultra modern sights and a long stretch of parks. Here, must visit, Bike The Park, where you get a bike and move towards water sculptures, bridges, turtles and big fish ponds. It is a home to an internationally recognized “Paella”, which is a great culinary pride of Spain. You can try many varieties of this tastiest signature dish.
Valencia has its own flavour, having the mix of ancient and modern buildings. It has massive shopping centres, dynamic museums, flourishing restaurants, and very lively nightlife. Its three gorgeous beaches reflect soft golden sand as well as stupendous view of Mediterranean sea. You can stroll in amazing La Albufera National Park along with visiting many interesting gardens.
Head back to hotel to enjoy dinner and good sleep.
Overnight: Tourist class - Consul del Mar (4-star). First class - Tryp Valencia Oceanic(4-star)
Day 6: Valencia – Barcelona
Have breakfast at the hotel of Valencia and get set ready for the sightseeing of this amazingly beautiful city. We will visit the most exciting places of this city, like Estación del Norte, which is a North Railway Station that boasts of being the modernist jewel of the city. You will admire the typical elements of Valencian culture here, like oranges, barracas and traditionally dressed Valencian women.
Plaza de Toros is considered as the oldest bullring of the world, it is surely the most enjoyable tourist spot of Valencia. Plaza del Ayuntamiento is the main Square of the old Quarter of Valencia. Loved by the visitors for its neoclassical town hall chimes, fountains and beautiful inside decor.
Next is a Palacio del Marqués, which is quite a luxurious Palace, made with the mix of neoclassical, rocco and oriental elements. It also boasts of having incredibly impressive baroque entrance. You can also visit to some of the known cathedrals here.
After this, we will move ahead for the visit to Turia, which is the most modern place to astonish you with the mysteries of Science and Art. These educational and cultural complexes are aesthetically designed by the architect, Santiago Calatrava.
Early afternoon will take you back to the Mediterranean coast of Barcelona, where its arrival will mark the end of our truly exceptional services.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change