Updated: Dec 7, 2018
SPANISH AND MUSLIM HERITAGE (8 days)
Day 1: Madrid
After your arrival in Madrid we will transfer you to the hotel. You will have some free time for rest or pursuing your own plans. Explore city on your own, go shopping, meet your hots, try some local food or drinks. Overnight stay.
Day 2: Madrid - Toledo
Breakfast. Visit Madrid highlights such as Plaza de España, the Bullring, and Gran Vía on a 2.5-hour bus tour, then spend the afternoon exploring UNESCO-listed Toledo, including landmarks such as Toledo Cathedral, the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the Church of St. Tomé. (7,5h) return to Madrid and overnight stay. Hotel pickup included. Return from tour (city center) on your own.
Day 3: Madrid - Seville
Breakfast. Transfer to train station. Catch your train for Seville. Transfer to hotel. After the check in you will have free time to explore city by yourself, meet your hosts, try some local food and drinks, shopping, pursuing your own interest or just rest. Overnight stay.
Day 4: Seville
Breakfast. Hop on hop of bus tour. Hop on board one of our bright red buses to see the best of Seville - the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. You will not be short of things to do in this beautiful city! With 14 Bus Stops around this historical masterpiece of a city, you will see so much from prestigious Islamic monuments, to gardens and Flamenco festivals. Sit back and enjoy the panoramic view from the open top bus, and hop on and off at your convenience! Check out the 4 Walking Tours, to find out even more about Seville: - Spanish Square and Maria Luisa Park Tour, Santa Cruz Quarter Tour, the Triana Tour and the Fine Arts Museum Tour.
Included: 4 free guided walking tours, free entries to Pabellón de la Navegación, Museo de los Carruajes, Hospital de la Caridad, Iglesia Santa Ana, Iglesia del Divino Salvador, Casa de las Ciencias, Torre de los Perdigones (13:00-15:00)
Visit to Seville Cathedral, one of Europe’s largest cathedrals, explore the Giralda, the cathedral’s ornate bell tower, as your guide tells how it was originally built as a Moorish minaret in the 12th century. Continue to the Golden Tower (Torre del Oro) beside the Guadalquivir River. Built by the Moors in the 13th century and used a watchtower and prison, the tower now houses an intriguing naval museum. Conclude your tour in the Santa Cruz quarter. The Golden Tower is closed on Mondays, and on these days, a visit to the Basilica Macarena will be included instead.
Enjoy an evening of traditional music and dance during 1.5-hour flamenco show in Seville. Head to Patio Sevillano, a venue with deep flamenco roots in the heart of Seville, and soak in a performance from award-winning artists. Patio Sevillano offers the best flamenco show in the whole city at one of the most luxurious and elegant spots in all of Spain. Get to know the different musical styles (“palos”), which range from poignant to sublime, and feel the passion of the “bulerías,” “soleás,” and “alegrías.” Along will flamenco, take in performances of fandango and Sevillanas dances. During the show, enjoy a complimentary cocktail from the bar, or perhaps order some delicious tapas (own expense).
Day 5: Seville
Breakfast. Free day. Enjoy in the comfort of your hotel, explore the city, meet your hosts, try local food and drinks, go to shopping or persue you own interests
* option: Cordoba Day Trip from Seville Including Skip-the-Line Ticket to Cordoba Mosque and Optional Tour of Carmona. Explore the architectural and cultural treasures of Cordoba on a fascinating full-day tour from Seville. Wander the narrow alleyways of the Jewish Quarter and admire the Moorish magnificence of the architecture. Immerse yourself in the religious resplendence of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and see one of Spain’s few existing synagogues. Delve deeper into the Islamic heritage of the city with an interesting guide and enjoy a stress-free sojourn with a priority access pass. 105 € per person
Day 6: Seville– Granada
Breakfast. Organised transfer to the train station. Take a board on your bus to Granada. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free time for rest and leisure. Spending the night.
Day 7: Granada
Breakfast. Explore the Alhambra fortress and lavish Generalife Gardens with this skip-the-line, guaranteed access ticket. See thousands of years of Granada's moorish history as you explore this monumental site overlooking the beautiful city of Granada.
The Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most-visited attractions in the world. With an informative audio guide in hand, go at your own pace and follow your own route for a tour that is perfect for you. Learn all about the history of the Nasrid Kingdom through its architecture and the symbology you will see throughout the fortress and gardens. Learn the significance of water in this complex and relax in Generalife Gardens, an evergreen paradise.
Day 8: Granada
Breakfast. Enjoy in the comfort of your hotel, explore the city, meet your hosts, try local food and drinks, go to shopping or pursue you own interests before departure transfer towards Granada airport.
THE ARRANGEMENT INCLUDES:
Private transfer from airport in Madrid to the hotel (day 1)
Madrid and Toledo tour (SIC basis)
private transfer from hotel to train station (Madrid, day 3)
train ticket Madrid - Seville
private transfer from train station to hotel (day 3)
Hop on hop off Seville tour (day 4)
Flamenco show (day 4)
private transfer from hotel to bus station (Seville, day 6)
bus ticket Seville - Granada
private transfer from bus station to hotel (Granada, day 6)
Alhambra & Generalife Ticket with Audio Guide (Granada, day 7)
private transfer from hotel to airport in Granada (day 8)
2 night in hotel 3* in Madrid, 3 night in hotel 3*/4* in Seville, 2 night in hotel 3*/4* in Granada + breakfast every day
Guides on English language on all excursions and city tours
Sightseeing of places mentioned in itinerary
HOTELS: Madrid: Hotel Acta Madfor 3* Seville: Hotel Exe Palmera 4* Granada: Hotel Senator Spa 4*
- or similar hotels
THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Services arranged on site which are not included in the basic program
Tour to Cordoba (SIC)