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Essentials of Spain Barcelona to Madrid

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,100

Ideal for a first time visitor, this essential Spain tour starts in the country’s most unique and famous city, Barcelona. It then takes in historic Granada, Sevilla, and Toledo before disembarking in Madrid.


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This 9-day journey through Spain is ideal for a first-time taste of the country – though it will probably whet your appetite for more.

Start in Barcelona, the city that fired the imaginations of Picasso, Dali, and Gaudi. A full day tour takes you through the Gothic Quarter and Montjuic, before diving into the imagination of Gaudi. You’ll visit the facades of La Padrera, Park Guell, La Sagrada Familia, and Casa Batlo, with its wondrous nautical facade. Consider arriving early if you’d like to explore inside these magnificent structures. La Padrera and La Sagrada Familia contain fascinating museums exploring the architect’s creative process.

Fly to Granada, and enjoy a flamenco show before your day at the Alhambra. The fortress is one of Spain’s most historic sights and is key to understanding the complex history between the Muslim world and this part of Europe. You’ll overnight in Sevilla, enjoying a full day tour of the historic city that includes the ancient Jewish Quarter, along with the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe.

Corboda is your next stop, bringing Spain’s complex historical religious identity into focus. You’ll visit the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Grand Mosque-Cathedral of Corboda, before taking in the only surviving Synagogue in Andalusia.

Madrid is a relatively new city by Spanish standards, but there’s no denying its status as the political, economic, and cultural capital of the country. A city tour will help you take it all in before enjoying a day trip to Toledo, the famed ‘city of three cultures.’ Once home to the court of King Charles I, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with history dating back to pre-Roman times. You’ll return to Madrid for lunch, with an afternoon at leisure. Art lovers may want to explore the Prado or Raine d’Arte Sofia Museums, or perhaps wander through Parque del Retiro, one of the city’s favourite green spaces.


 

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,100

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Day 1

Arrival Barcelona

Upon arrival to Barcelona you will meet with the driver to be transferred to your hotel. You will receive your welcome pack with the information about the cities and sights. Why not enjoy a glass of Cava in the Casino of Barcelona?!

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Dante

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    Hotel Dante



    The Best Western Premier Hotel Dante has a privileged location in the heart of the city only three blocks from the emblematic Paseo de Gracia, walking distance to the Gaudi architecture, the modernist area and 10 minute walk from Catalunya Square. For shopping, you are ...

    The Best Western Premier Hotel Dante has a privileged location in the heart of the city only three blocks from the emblematic Paseo de Gracia, walking distance to the Gaudi architecture, the modernist area and 10 minute walk from Catalunya Square. For shopping, you are in the right place. You will find the most elegant and fashionable shops at the Paseo de Gracia and all kinds of restaurants within a radius of 100 meters.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Currency Exchange
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Newsstand
    • Smoke Free Hotel

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Day 2

Barcelona

Today will start with breakfast and continue with a full day tour of Barcelona through the heart of the city. Sites today include Plaza Catalunya, Gothic Quarter and a cable car ride in the Montjuic area. You will tour the "Spanish Village" displaying the building styles which are typical of the various provinces of Spain. In the afternoon the tour is dedicated to the artist Gaudi. You will pass outside the Batlo and Pedrera houses and make stops at the fabulous Guell Park and unfinished Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Dinner this evening will be in a typical restaurant (rice and fish) with the views of the sea in Barcelona Beach.

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Day 3

Barcelona to Granada

After a hotel breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Granada (max 1 piece of checked luggage at 23kg). Upon arrival in Granada you will be transferred to your hotel and have some time at leisure. This evening you will be taken for dinner and a Flamenco show at The Temple of Flamenco - the best show in town.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Gran Hotel Luna De Granada

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    Gran Hotel Luna De Granada



    The Gran Hotel Sercotel Luna de Granada, is located only within ten-minute distance from the historical centre. All guest rooms are fully equipped, modern and comfortable. Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Make yourself at home in one ...

    The Gran Hotel Sercotel Luna de Granada, is located only within ten-minute distance from the historical centre. All guest rooms are fully equipped, modern and comfortable. Enjoy recreational amenities such as an indoor pool and a seasonal outdoor pool. Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Childrens Playground
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Gymnasium
    • Library
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV lounge

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Day 4

Granada to Sevilla

Today you will have a hotel breakfast followed by a visit to the Islamic Palace "the Alhambra" in Granada, one of the most remarkable fortresses ever constructed. This includes the Generalife villa and gardens built in the 13th century to overlook the Alhambra. You will then be transported to the train station for a 5pm ride to Sevilla.

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Duration2 Nights
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Hotel Rivera de Triana

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    Hotel Rivera de Triana



    The Hotel Ribera de Triana is located in the heart of the Triana district of Seville, Spain. It is a lively and dynamic neighborhood with many nice little bars and restaurants. From the hotel you can enjoy beautiful views of the Guadalquivir River and the ...

    The Hotel Ribera de Triana is located in the heart of the Triana district of Seville, Spain. It is a lively and dynamic neighborhood with many nice little bars and restaurants. From the hotel you can enjoy beautiful views of the Guadalquivir River and the historic Triana Bridge. You can also overlook the city of Seville and catch a glimpse of the Giralda, which sticks out above its rooftops. The hotel offers a modern decor, with references to the Moorish heritage of Andalusia. The perfect choice for both business and leisure travel. One of the best hotels in Seville.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Concierge
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Housekeeping Service
    • Ironing Facilities
    • Laundry
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Newsstand
    • Parking

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Day 5

Sevilla

After breakfast take a minibus city tour and visit the most important sights of beautiful, historic Sevilla including the University, the Old Snuff Factory, Plaza of Spain, the Palace of San Telmo, the Golden Tower and the Bridge Isabela II. Discover Santa Cruz- the ancient Jewish Quarter: a maze of narrow streets leading to the famous Plaza de los Venerables. You will tour the Royal Palace - the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe and the Seville Cathedral - the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. The cathedral is also the burial site of Christopher Columbus. In the afternoon you will have the change to cruise along the Guadalquivir to admire the sights from a different perspective.

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Day 6

Sevilla to Corboda

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the train station for the AVE (high speed train) bound for Cordoba. Upon arrival in Cordoba you will join a city tour, beginning at the Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and continuing to the Great Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba known for its forest of columns. Finally, a tour of the famous Jewish quarter concluding in the Synagogue of Cordoba, the only surviving in Andalusia.

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Duration1 Night
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Macia Alfaros Hotel

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    Macia Alfaros Hotel



    Macia Alfaros is located in the historical, commercial and administrative centre of the city of Cordoba, next to the Barbican of the Roman wall that delimits the primitive Villa Axerquia, and just ten minutes from the world famous Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Hotel Macia Alfaros; ...

    Macia Alfaros is located in the historical, commercial and administrative centre of the city of Cordoba, next to the Barbican of the Roman wall that delimits the primitive Villa Axerquia, and just ten minutes from the world famous Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Hotel Macia Alfaros; where you can find many details reminiscent of artistic manifestations of Al-Andalus: interlacing, tiles, columns and arches among other elements recalling the origins in this city, located in the centre of Andalusia and not far from Sevilla, Malaga, Granada and Jaen. A traditional Andalusian-style building that offers stylish and modern rooms of unique charm. You can enjoy the typical gastronomy of Cordoba in our very own Alarifes Restaurant, which also has its own garage.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fitness Centre
    • Laundry Service
    • Lounge Bar
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

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Day 7

Corboda to Madrid

Your day begins with breakfast at the hotel before being transferred to the train station for the AVE to Madrid. Upon arrival in Madrid you will join a city tour and enjoy panoramic views of the city as well as visits to Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas. There will be a stop for refreshments at Hard Rock Cafe.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
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Eurostars Plaza Mayor

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    Eurostars Plaza Mayor



    Right in the heart of Madrid, where the capital shows it's most traditional side, a new hotel in daring design shows up, opened in July of 2013. This was the first Eurostars Hotels establishment in downtown Madrid, in the vicinity of which there are already ...

    Right in the heart of Madrid, where the capital shows it's most traditional side, a new hotel in daring design shows up, opened in July of 2013. This was the first Eurostars Hotels establishment in downtown Madrid, in the vicinity of which there are already four more hotels. The Eurostars Plaza Mayor is located in the buildings that formerly housed the famous Fronton Madrid (sports arena); two buildings of seven floors each which contain 92 excellent, design rooms fitted with the latest technology and decorated with fine materials such as genuine stonework and ceramic mosaic tiles. One of the biggest surprise is the breakfast room, located on the seventh floor, from where a delightful panoramic view of Madrid rooftops can be enjoyed. There is also a romantic, outdoor terrace.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Internet Access - Wireless
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Newsstand

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Day 8

Madrid and Toledo

After breakfast at the hotel you will depart on a tour to Toledo, a beautiful city with one of the most monumental heritages in Europe. Enjoy panoramic views of the city and its important monuments like the "Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue" and the Damasquinado workshop. You will then return to Madrid for lunch at La Capilla de la Bolsa, and have the rest of the day at leisure to relax.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 9

Departure

Today marks the end of your tour. After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport or train station for your onward journey.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation; 2 nights Madrid, 1 night Cordoba, 2 nights Sevilla,1 night Granada and 2 nights in Barcelona
  • Private transfers in all cities
  • AVE train from Madrid to Cordoba and Cordoba to Sevilla
  • National train from Sevilla to Granada
  • Airfare Granada to Barcelona (maximum 1 suitcase of 23kg/50lbs allowed)
  • Half day city tour of Madrid with drinks at Hard Rock Cafe
  • Half day city tours with entrance fees of Toledo, Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada
  • Cruise on Guadalquivir
  • Lunch at La Capilla de la Bolsa restaurant on day 2
  • Dinner with Flamenco show in Granada Flamenco Temple on day 6
  • Dinner at Xup-Xup (rice and fish) in Barcelona Beach on day 8.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airfare taxes
  • Meals and beverages not specifically indicated in the itinerary
  • Nightly city tax paid directly to the hotel of approximately 1-5 Euros per person per night
  • Gratuities
  • Optional entrance fees
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS & 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 enquire.

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