ANDALUSIA & MEDITERRANEAN COAST – 6 DAYS TOUR PACKAGE
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS||FIRST CLASS “A”|
| DOUBLE ROOM
||from 730 €
| SINGLE ROOM
||from 955 €
Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens) / English speaking guide during the whole tour / Air conditioned modern motor coach / Accommodation at 4* hotels / Daily breakfast / 3 meals / Travel insurance.
Day 1. (Sunday) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID
Morning departure from Barcelona in a southwest direction through an industrial and agricultural area of a great importance in Europe. Arrival in Zaragoza, capital of the province of Aragon, located on the banks of the Ebro River, the largest river by discharge volume of water in the Iberian Peninsula. Zaragoza, known as Caesar Augusta during the Roman period had a very important role in Spanish history. Free time to visit the impressive architecture of the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar. Continuation to Madrid. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 2. (Monday) MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. We'll drive southward along Castilla Province, the land of Don Quixote, “The Man from La Mancha”, along the way observing vast vineyards. We'll cross the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region with a huge heritage from a splendorous past. Our first destination is Cordoba, former capital of the Caliphate. Lead by a knowledgeable English speaking guide we will visit the highlights of Cordoba: the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, the Synagogue and the fantastic Great Mosque of Cordoba, one of the world's greatest works of Islamic architecture, still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus, that will ease our mind and spirit. In the afternoon, after a short ride we’ll arrive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 3. (Tuesday) SEVILLE
After breakfast we'll do a monumental and panoramic visit of Seville. You will visit from outside the Cathedral of Seville, the second largest in the Catholic world after San Pedro in Rome and its famous Giralda, the old minaret of the Arab mosque, then stroll throuhg the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz, natural scenery of "Carmen" as well as where it developed the myth of "Don Juan" and also Triana, with a deep popular flavor and cradle of bullfighters and artists. After the visit you'll enjoy some free to discover different perspectives and specific flavors of this active city full of light. May we recommend you an optional boat trip on the Guadalquivir River to enjoy the panoramic views that exist from the boat? Then you can walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the "great king of Andalusia" as the local poet Luis de Góngora y Argote called it. At night, optionally you can enjoy a flamenco show.
Day 4. (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRENADE
After breakfast we'll head east following the Caliphate Road to reach the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on our way to Granada, an incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. We'll visit the world famous Alhambra Palace (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens. Its fountains, gardens and patios (courtyards) have inspired several authors with their sounds and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by Washington Irving. Free time in the afternoon. We recommend you to visit the Cathedral and the Royal Chapel that houses the tombs of the Catholic Monarchs or stroll through the Albaicín neighborhood and enjoy the beautiful views of the Alhambra from the Mirador de San Nicolás. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 5. (Thursday) GRENADE – VALENCIA
After our breakfast at the hotel, we start our journey heading to the Mediterranean Coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura River, we continue north via Alicante, the second largest city in the Region of Valencia, to reach Valencia one of the gems of the Mediterranean Coast with its modern Architectural Complex of Arts and the Sciences composed of six buildings: Hemisfèric, Umbracle, Museum of Sciences, Oceanogràfic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the hometown of the internationally known "Paella", a traditional dish of Spanish cuisine. We strongly recommend you to take a night walk admiring the magnificent City of Arts and Sciences, then continue to the old town and admire its highlights Cathedral and the Micalet Tower located on Plaza de la Virgen, the Serranos Towers, the Silk Exchange Gothic-style building and of course have dinner in a local restaurant and taste the paella, this colorful mixture of saffron-flavored rice and various meats. Hotel accommodation.
Day 6. (Friday) VALENCIA – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time in the morning to discover on your own pace this fascinating Mediterranean city. You can visit Oceanogràfic, the largest aquarium in Europe, a true homage to our planet's seas and oceans. Is made up of different buildings, housing examples of the most important ecosystems from each of the planet's seas and oceans and also a Dolphinarium, the largest in Europe. You may also enjoy a nice walk through the Turia Gardens, former riverbed of the Turia River along palm trees and orange trees, fountains and pine woods, aromatic plants and ponds, sports facilities and rose beds. At mid-morning departure northbound along the Mediterranean Coast towards Catalonia. Arrival in Barcelona and end of our services.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to alter and modify the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last minute reservations, Pepe Tours may replace the hotels provided by others of the same category (see list of hotels in this link).