Go for enjoying the most awesome seven days tour from Costa del Sol to visit Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens), Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Ronda. Explore the magical charm of the highlights as well as the exciting history behind the great monuments and renowned World Heritage Sites.
What you can expect
Set off for the pleasurable tour from Costa del Sol to visit Granada by passing through La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. You may also enjoy Flamenco show (optional).
Next, we will visit Toledo. Here, you will 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 congested streets and the splendid work of Damasquina. Then, move towards Madrid for its fabulous sightseeing tour and important monuments, like Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace and Prado Museum, etc.
Afterwards, admire the charm of Córdoba city and visit popular Cordoba Cathedral. Jewish Quarter is the another important historic spot, which is known for its cobbled and narrow streets.
Leave for the panoramic sightseeing tour of Seville to see the renowned Seville Cathedral, the World Heritage Site. After this, we will go towards Santa Cruz Quarter for the sight of picturesque streets .You will admire the beauty of the Maria Luisa Gardens. You may go for the fine Flamenco show (optional)
Explore Ronda for the beauty of green valleys and marvellous mountains. According to some writers, Ronda is known to have the Celtic origin. Finally, admire the beauty of Costa del Sol on your own.
Day 1: 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. Its is 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 2: 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, which is undoubtedly a heavenly place, having nine Unesco World Heritage Sites. Here you can go to see historic Palaces, Monasteries and natural landscapes too.
Overnight: Tourist class - Mayorazgo (4-star) . First class - Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa (4-star) or Catalonia Gran Via (4-star)
Day 3: Madrid
Have lovely breakfast at the hotel and push off for the leisure sightseeing in the most fascinating city on your own. Madrid is considered as a young western european capital, where you can enjoy like anything. You can create everlasting memories by experiencing the classic beauty and royal architecture of historic monuments, like Royal Palace and Prado Museum. Apart from it, you can spend great time by appreciating the charm of amazing parks, beautiful churches, homes and century old palaces.
Otherwise, you can also visit Madrid’s several clubs, dance bars, cafes and not to be missed plazas, where you will find the pulse of young crowd, especially in hot summer nights. Famous places for amazing nightlife are, Atocha,Sol, Santa Ana, La Latina and Chueca.
Madrid is known as a perfect party place, you can have lots of fun and enjoy special events and fabulous carnivals, like Holy Week and Gay Pride. Be the part of major performing arts festivals, like Villas de Verano and Festival de Otoño. You can also have an extra dose of fun in shopping by visiting the large malls, like ABC Serrano, Moda Shopping and La Gavia for fashion, furniture and possibly everything that you wish to buy. When you feel exhausted, get back to the hotel for enjoying the relaxing night.
Day 4: Madrid
Relish your breakfast at the hotel and get the relaxing morning hours to do what you want to. Go for shopping, spa or enjoy the undisturbed time at your hotel room.
In the afternoon, get set ready for panoramic city tour with your guide. Explore the historically important places, such as Madrid’s Royal Palace, which is the largest and most enchanting Palace of the Western Europe. This Palace possesses creatively design furniture, mesmerizing paintings, amazing ceramics and lovely tapestries.
Another notable place is Puerta del Sol, it is the most important square of the city, earlier, it was the site of one of the gates of city and was adorned with the image of sun, as the name also suggests the same meaning “Gate of the Sun”.
You can’t afford to miss the beauty of the Prado Museum, which is the largest national art museum of Spain. It is a treasure of the world’s finest European art, containing the art form from 12th century to an early 19th century. It also holds the Spanish Royal Collection of Art. Apart from it, you must not miss the liveliness of certain places like, different districts Castellana, Barrio de la Morería, etc.
If time permits, then explore the fashionable markets or sip wonderful coffee in the amazingly relaxing environ of cafes. Head back to hotel in the evening for a perfect stay and pleasant sleep.
Day 5: Madrid – Córdoba – Seville
Depart to drive along the land of Don Quixote, Córdoba at 8.30 am. Córdoba is 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 6: 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 7: Seville – Ronda – Costa del Sol
Have breakfast at your Seville hotel and set off for the beautiful journey to Ronda. Here, you will have your leisure time to explore this place on your own. This walled city is known for strolling in the ancient narrow streets to admire the charm 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. It 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 life time 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. It is such a popular spot that people wait for their turn in the queues to see the classic Picasso work of art.
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