ANDALUSIA & MEDITERRANEAN COAST – 10 DAYS
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2019 - 2020)|
|DOUBLE ROOM||from 860 €|
|SINGLE ROOM||from 1.275 €|
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Transfer to hotel in Madrid / City tour in Madrid, Poblet, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada (Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens), Seville and Cordoba / Boat along Guadalquivir River in Seville / Englisk speaking tour escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach / Accommodation at first class hotels / Daily breakfast / Evening transfer to Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana - Gran Via in Madrid, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona, Bullring square in Valencia, Albaicin in Granada, Historic center of Seville / Ticket admission to Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, Alhambra Palace in Granada, Great Mosque-Cathedral and ancient synagogue of Cordoba; Venta Bolero windmill in Consuegra / Train to Montserrat, Caravaca de la Cruz / Seguro turístico.
Day 1. (Tuesday) MADRID
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. By the end of the day, we will head to the Egyptian Debod Temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant.
Day 2. (Wednesday) MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. The day starts with a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles Square, Neptuno Fountain, the Gate of Alcalá, Gran Via, Plaza de Colon and Plaza Mayor. Later we'll visit the Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Our next destination is Las Ventas Bullring (admission included). This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.
Day 3. (Thursday) MADRID - ZARAGOZA - POBLET - MONTSERRAT - BARCELONA
Breakfast. We depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading towards Aragon Region, we pause our journey in Zaragoza. We'll stop by the Basilica del Pilar. Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and enjoy the city centre. Later, we make our way to Cataluña to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then go on to the Monastery of Montserrat where we include a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views this gives. Continuation to Barcelona, arrival in the late afternoon. Note: in the winter months, from November to March (both included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight).
Day 4. (Friday) BARCELONA
Breakfast. Today we will discover Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour of Barcelona. We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. We will then stop to photograph La Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece designed by the architect Antoni Gaudi. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open-air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants. Return to hotel.
Day 5. (Saturday) BARCELONA - PEÑISCOLA - VALENCIA
Breakfast. We travel south along the Mediterranean Sea. A special stop is made at Peñiscola, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. After a short introduction given by our guide, you can make your way through the town, discovering the fishing port, the castle and the beach. Time for a walk and lunch. Afterwards we travel to Valencia, the third largest Spanish city, where we will see the City of Arts and Sciences, the most important modern tourist site in the city of Valencia. Next, we walk through the historic centre of the city and our guide will accompany us to the Cathedral. Evening transfer to the Plaza de Toros. In this area you will have time to dine in line with your preferences. Return to hotel.
Day 6. (Sunday) VALENCIA - ALICANTE - CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ - GRANADA
Breakfast. We continue through the Community of Valencia. Arrival to Alicante. Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea. After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia Region, where we will see Caravaca de la Cruz, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the 5 holy cities, its church holds a Relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train. After this we will carry on along an attractive scenic road to Andalusia. Arrival at the end of the day in Granada.
Day 7. (Monday) GRANADA
Breakfast. We'll start our full day in Granada with a visit of the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife Gardens built in Arab times (including entrance tickets and local guide). Time for lunch. Free afternoon to see the Cathedral and also the Royal Chapel with the sepulchre of the Catholic Kings. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to Albaicín Quarter, a World Heritage Site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant and take a stroll in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight, you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sacromonte. Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nasrid Palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed in. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcazares of Seville (Royal Palace) will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).
Day 8. (Tuesday) GRANADA - MALAGA - MARBELLA - RONDA - SEVILLE
Breakfast. We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. Arrival in Málaga and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. We'll stop at Puerto Banús, in Marbella, a pretty high-level recreational port. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to Ronda, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to Seville. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
Day 9 (Wednesday) SEVILLE
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found.
Day 10 (Thursday) SEVILLA - CORDOBA - CONSUEGRA - MADRID
Breakfast. We leave Seville following the Valley of the Guadalquivir to Cordoba. Free time to stroll through its flowered alleys and visit with a local guide his Great Mosque – Cathedral (entrance included). After lunch, we continue towards the Castilian lands and stop at Consuegra, where 12 giant windmills next to the castle, contemplate the La Mancha plain. We visit Venta Rucio Windmill. Continuation to Madrid and arrival at the end of the day. End of our services.
* Depending on hotel availability or in case of last-minute bookings, Pepe Tours may replace the scheduled hotels by others of the same category (see list of scheduled hotels in this link).