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Andalusia & Mediterranean Coast Escorted Tour: Barcelona to Barcelona

Duration
6 Days
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US$ 941

Experience the cultural wonders of Andalusia on this journey across Spain. Starting and ending in Barcelona and staying in first-class accommodations, you’ll see Gaudi’s masterworks, tour the Alhambra, see the birthplace of flamenco, and follow in the footsteps of Cervantes.


This 6-day Spanish vacation takes you through Andalusia and along the Mediterranean Coast, starting and ending in Barcelona. It includes first-class accommodations, escorted coach tours, and is perfect for first-time visitors to Spain.

Your trip to Spain begins in Barcelona and continues on to Madrid, the Spanish capital and home to royal palaces and some of the world’s best bars and restaurants. Spend a night in the capital and see the Renaissance buildings along Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, or squeeze in a visit to the 18th-century Royal Palace, the home of the royal family and one of Europe’s most opulent residences. From Madrid, drive through La Mancha, where Miguel de Cervantes set the famous tales of Don Quixote, and cross into Andalusia, where Spain’s Moorish history still looms large over a millennium later.

First stop is Cordoba, where you’ll see the famous mosque and explore the Jewish Quarter. You’ll then reach Seville, the Andalusian capital and the birthplace of flamenco. A morning tour showcases the Cathedral and Maria Luisa Park, before giving you the afternoon to explore at your own pace and perhaps take in a flamenco show in the evening. The next day, drive along the Caliphate Road to Granada, the former Moorish stronghold that’s home to the fable Alhambra. Enjoy a tour of the Alhambra before taking in a Gipsy Flamenco show later in the evening.

Continue along the Mediterranean Coastline into Valencia, the home of paella and the City of Arts and Sciences. Take a city tour to see the Old City along the banks of the Turia and pass by the massive planetarium and aquarium that captures the city’s scientific appeal. On the final leg of your journey, head back to Barcelona, where you’ll have one final night.


 

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Duration
6 Days
Prices From:
US$ 941

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Day 1

Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid

Depart from a central meeting point at 8:30 am in Barcelona, you will drive southwest along an industrial and agricultural area. Arrive to Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon, situated within the banks of Ebro River. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Enjoy some free time in the city before continuing to Madrid.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa

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    Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa



    Explore the major attractions Madrid has to offer, at the heart of it all, very close to Plaza Espana Square and Gran Via Avenue (5 minutes walking), and just a stone throw away from sites as the Debod Temple (8 minutes walking), the Royal Palace, ...

    Explore the major attractions Madrid has to offer, at the heart of it all, very close to Plaza Espana Square and Gran Via Avenue (5 minutes walking), and just a stone throw away from sites as the Debod Temple (8 minutes walking), the Royal Palace, the Opera House, the Madrid Cathedral, or the Old Town Habsburg's Madrid (15 minutes walking). Courtyard Madrid Princesa is centrally located in a lively cosmopolitan and entertainment area where you can enjoy popular coffee shops, tapas bars and restaurants, and find reknown shops

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Day 2

Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

After breakfast, you will transfer to the central meeting point at 8:30 a.m. in Madrid and drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote's land, including a brief stop to a typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of "Despeñaperros" as you arrive into Andalusia, a region known for its enormous historical and cultural heritage. Upon arriving in Cordoba, enjoy a tour of its iconic Mosque and stroll through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Continue towards Seville. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Melia Lebreros Seville

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    Melia Lebreros Seville



    The stylish Melia Lebreros is in Seville's commercial district, a quarter mile from Santa Justa AVE Train Station. The Melia Lebreros is across from 2 shopping and recreation centers, and Sevilla FC's Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is just 961 feet away. The historic center of the ...

    The stylish Melia Lebreros is in Seville's commercial district, a quarter mile from Santa Justa AVE Train Station. The Melia Lebreros is across from 2 shopping and recreation centers, and Sevilla FC's Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium is just 961 feet away. The historic center of the city is within walking distance of the hotel. It has a seasonal outdoor pool, a gym and modern rooms with free Wi-Fi. The hotel's restaurant serves Andalusian and Mediterranean food. There is also a bar with an attractive outdoor terrace, as well as a New York-themed nightclub. The hotel's chic rooms provide air conditioning, a minibar and a private bathroom with free toiletries. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV. The property provides convenient road access to the center of the city and the Fibes Congress Centre.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Bar
    • Bicycle hire
    • Car Hire
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Currency Exchange
    • Elevator
    • Fax/Photocopying
    • Garage
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • In-Room Safe
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant

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Day 3

Seville

After breakfast, enjoy a morning panoramic city tour including a visit to the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter, Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. In the afternoon, you are free to explore this fascinating city at your own pace. Tonight, enjoy dinner at the hotel with an optional tour to see a traditional Flamenco Show.

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Day 4

Seville - Granada

Today you will drive east through the Caliphate road towards the heart of Andalusia. Enjoy the landscapes of the endless olive trees on your way to Granada, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra Complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the "Tales of the Alhambra" by W. Irving. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel with an optional tour to see a Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Melia Granada

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    Melia Granada



    This is an excellent property in the center of Granada. The hotel also offers a cocktail bar, a fitness centre with sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel provides parking facilities for its guests.06.08 DU situated in the centre of historic Granada, just a short walk from ...

    This is an excellent property in the center of Granada. The hotel also offers a cocktail bar, a fitness centre with sauna and jacuzzi. The hotel provides parking facilities for its guests.06.08 DU situated in the centre of historic Granada, just a short walk from the Royal Chapel and the commercial centre of the city. All are large and tastefully decorated. They all include mini bar, air conditioning/heating, satellite television, direct dial telephone, safety deposit box and all come with fully equipped bathroom and hairdryer.

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Day 5

Granada - Valencia

Depart your hotel and head toward the Mediterranean Coast. Enroute, you will pass Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river and Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Valencia is one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious "Paella". Enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

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Duration1 Night
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NH Valencia Las Artes

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    NH Valencia Las Artes



    The NH Valencia Las Artes is only a couple of minutes' walk from a science museum, aquarium and IMAX cinema. Buses outside the hotel take you into the old town, and you can be on the beach in 15 minutes. The hotel has 174 rooms, ...

    The NH Valencia Las Artes is only a couple of minutes' walk from a science museum, aquarium and IMAX cinema. Buses outside the hotel take you into the old town, and you can be on the beach in 15 minutes. The hotel has 174 rooms, a restaurant, gym, swimming pool and sauna.

    Facilities

    • Business Centre
    • Gym
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Sauna

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Day 6

Valencia - Barcelona

Enjoy a morning city tour of Valencia as drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings and towards the old riverbed of the Turia. You will also see the most avant-garde complex "Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias" to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Your journey continues northward along the Mediterranean Coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. In the late afternoon, you will reach Barcelona, home of the famous architect Gaudí, the symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

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DEPARTURES:

Sundays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • 5 nights’ first class accommodations
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach
  • Tour Escort
  • Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia
  • Meals as per itinerary

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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