8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

8 Days Explore Spain

Granada - Madrid - Seville
Starting from $1,499.00

8 Days Explore Spain

2019 EXPLORER SERIES
Book 1 or 2 or more on our smaller group departures!

February 8-15, 2019
$1,499 Land only
Single Supplement $599
Air Available – Call for details

 

Explore Spain
8 Days/7 Nights
(3) Madrid – (2) Sevilla – (2) Granada

TOUR FEATURES
•Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
•Breakfast Daily
•1 Tapas dinner in Sevilla
•Touring by Private Deluxe Air-Conditioned Motor Coach with English Speaking Guide
•Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
- Guided Tour of Madrid
- Visit to Flamenco Museum in Seville included Live Flamenco Show
- Guided Tour of Sevilla including the Cathedral & La Giralda
- Guided Tour of Ronda including Bullring & Bullfight Museum
- Guided Tour of Granada including the Alhambra Palaces & Generalife Gardens
- Guided Tour of Cordoba including the Mosque & Synagogue
 

INCLUDES
  • Hotel accommodations for 7 nights
  • Breakfast Daily
  • 1 Tapas dinner in Sevilla
  • Touring by Private Deluxe Air-Conditioned Motor Coach with English Speaking Guide
  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees
  • Guided Tour of Madrid
  • Visit to Flamenco Museum in Seville included Live Flamenco Show
  • Guided Tour of Sevilla including the Cathedral & La Giralda
  • Guided Tour of Ronda including Bullring & Bullfight Museum
  • Guided Tour of Granada including the Alhambra Palaces & Generalife Gardens
  • Guided Tour of Cordoba including the Mosque & Synagogue
EXCLUDES
  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)
  • Tips & Personal items
  • Travel insurance
ITINERARY
Day 1 - MADRID

Upon arrival in Madrid you will be met by our local guide and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. We recommend you take advantage of this free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities, Madrid. Overnight at your hotel.
 


Day 2 - MADRID

This morning we depart for a guided city tour of Madrid that will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid’s most outstanding attractions. This afternoon, there is an optional tour to Toledo, the former Imperial capital. Enter the region of “La Mancha”, a land of hills dominated by vineyards and windmills and made famous by the legend of Don Quixote. Upon arrival into the Imperial city of Toledo, we will visit many of the city’s sights including the Gothic Cathedral and the church of Santo Tome. Afterwards traverse the narrow streets of Samuel Levi to visit the Museum “Casa del Greco”. Continue to the Synagogue del Transito, now the Sephardic Museum that preserves the rich legacy of Jewish and Sephardic cultures. The next synagogue we will visit is one of eleven that Toledo once had; it is called Santa Maria la Blanca. Return to Madrid. Overnight at your hotel in Madrid. (B)
Optional Toledo Cost: $120 per person


Day 3 - MADRID - SEVILLA

Morning departure to Sevilla, the capital of Andalucía. Early afternoon arrival and check-in at your hotel in Sevilla. This afternoon we will visit the Flamenco Museum and enjoy an amazing Flamenco Show. With interactive exhibits showing the origins and evolution of flamenco, the Flamenco museum is considered one of the most technologically advanced museums in Spain. This Museum also offers a wide variety of exhibits and workshops that include paintings, drawings and photography. The performance will be held on the patio of the historic building. One day the show may feature ‘Alegrias’, another may be a solemn ‘Seguiriya’, ‘Solea’ por ‘Bulerías’, a tragic ‘Taranto’, emotional ‘Tangos’ or another style of flamenco. After this spectacular show, we will stroll into the old quarter to reach a typical restaurant/tavern to sample the mouthwatering Andalusina ‘Tapas’ and drinks. Overnight at your hotel in Sevilla. (B,D)
 


Day 4 - SEVILLA

 After breakfast, we will enjoy a panoramic tour of Sevilla to admire the beautiful Plaza de España & Plaza de América. Our next stop brings us to the Cathedral, considered the largest place of worship in Spain. This cathedral was built on the site of the former great Mosque & incorporates the original minaret – “La Giralda Tower”. This afternoon is free to discover other interesting highlights of the Andalusian capital such as the Alcázar with its medieval entrance –“The Puerta de Leon”. Overnight at your hotel in Sevilla. (B)
 


Day 5 - SEVILLA - RONDA - GRANADA

After breakfast departure to Granada via Ronda. Upon arrival to this monumental village, we will start by walking thru the old city. Here you will find many 15th & 16th Century Palaces, such as Palacio de Mondragón – an old Arab Palace formerly used by the Catholic Kings. Free time for lunch and then we continue to Granada, the ancient capital of the Arab-Nazari Kingdom. Upon arrival we will enjoy a panoramic city tour and a visit of the Albaycin, the most typical quarter of Granada and Human World Heritage. Afterwards, we will return back to our hotel for the remainder of the evening at leisure. (B)


Day 6 - GRANADA

This morning we will enjoy Spain's, “Alhambra'. Built on a red hill on top of the old Roman and “Visigothic” ruins, overlooking Granada. During Muslim reign, this majestic fortress was the summer residence of the Arab royalty. Balance of the day at leisure. (B)
 


Day 7 - GRANADA - CORDOBA - MADRID

Morning departure to Madrid. En-route we will stop for a visit to the monumental city of Cordoba, located on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Here we will visit the Mosque of Cordoba, typifying the strength and importance of the Muslim influence in its past. After the capture of Cordoba by the Catholics, the Mosque was converted into a cathedral. Afterwards we will pay a visit to the Synagogue, considered one of the most relevant in Spain together with El Tránsito & Santa María la Blanca in Toledo. After the visit continue the trip to Madrid. Arrival and check-in at your hotel in Madrid. (B) 
 


Day 8 - MADRID TO USA

Departure transfer to Madrid Airport for your flight home. (B)

(B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Conditions: Price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 passengers. Price is based on current rate of exchange, in case of fluctuation, prices are subject to change.
 


Notes

Conditions: Price is per person, land only, based on double occupancy and a minimum of 15 passengers. Price is based on current rate of exchange, in case of fluctuation, prices are subject to change.

HOTELS
City         Nts.     Hotel

Madrid         3     Catalonia Atocha
Sevilla         2     Catalonia Giralda
Granada     2     Catalonia Granada