What better way to tour the mediterranean coast that through a 10 day tour of Andalusia and Spain. Travel along the Mediterranean coast visiting Córdoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona and Zaragoza and learning their heritage.
What you can expect
Visit different locations in Spain with this 10 day tour that kicks off at Madrid. Amazing scenery, a unique culture, history that dates back to the roman empire, and amazing scenery. Below are the different locations that the tour will cover.
Day 1: Madrid
Get the convenience of the assistance at the airport of Madrid, your driver will help you to take you to the hotel. Here enjoy the bliss of comfort and soothing ambience.
Overnight:Tourist class - Mayorazgo (4-star). First class - Courtyard by Marriott Madrid Princesa/Catalonia Gran Via
Day 2: Madrid
Have a nice breakfast at your hotel and leave for the enchanting sightseeing of Madrid city, which is the capital and the largest metropolitan city of Spain. This place has many spectacular spots to visit, such as sprawling museums, ancient bars and great restaurants. Madrid’s Royal Palace is the largest and most captivating Palace of the Western Europe. This palace possesses beautifully designed furniture, mesmerizing paintings, ceramics and lovely tapestries. Must visit Puerta del Sol, as 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”. The Puerta de Alcalá is in the Eastern part of the city, the gate is known to have large semicircular arches along with six ornamental statues that beautifully adorn the top of the marvellous gate. Prado Museum is also also an important place to visit, as it is the largest national art museum of Spain, which is the treasure of the world’s finest European art, from 12th century to an early 19th century art work. 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.
After that, explore this adventurously exciting city, especially Santa Ana and Huertas for it’s amazing theatres, fashionable pubs, bar and classic restaurants. Be the part of the hustle and bustle of wonderfully noisy and dazzling markets. Be at your leisure to enjoy the charm of this modern city. Head back to the hotel for a soothing and a perfect stay.
Day 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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. ou 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 - Melià Granada (4-star)
Day 6: 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. First class - Tryp Valencia Oceanic
Day 7: 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 you will enjoy the ultimate bliss and comfort of your hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class - Catalonia Barcelona 505 (3-star). First class - Barcelona Plaza (4-star)
Day 8: 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 9: 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.
Day 10: Madrid
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll be transferred to the airport for the conclusion of your ten-day excursion through Spain.
Hotels detailed above are subject to change