ANDALUSIA & MEDITERRANEAN COAST – 7 DAYS
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS||FIRST CLASS “A”|
|DOUBLE ROOM||800 €|
|SINGLE ROOM||1030 €|
|HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT (01 Jul. – 31 Oct.)||50 €|
Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens) and Barcelona / Tour Escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach / Accommodation at first class hotels / Daily breakfast and 3 dinners.
Day 1 (Monday) MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Departure from Madrid. We'll drive southward along the land of Don Quixote, “The Man from La Mancha”, along the way observing lots of 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 city during the Muslim Caliphate of Cordoba, with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. We’ll do a guided tour of its Mosque and later we'll enjoy some beautiful places that will ease our mind and spirit meanwhile strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short ride we’ll arrive to Seville, the capital city of Andalusia, transfer to our hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 2 (Tuesday) SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we’ll do a monumental and panoramic city tour – the surroundings of the Cathedral, which is the second largest in the catholic world after St. Peter's in Rome, the Santa Cruz Quarter, the place where the famous opera “Carmen” was set, and also where the myth of “Don Juan” developed. Later on we'll continue through the Maria Luisa Park and the impressive Plaza de España "Spain Square". Afternoon at leisure for you to discover at your own pace the specific flavours of this active city. You can also visit the breathtaking Royal Palace - Alcazar (optional activity, not included). Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally at night you can enjoy an authentic Flamenco Show.
Day 3 (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRANADA
After breakfast we'll head east following the Caliphate Road towards 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. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 4 (Thursday) GRANADA – VALENCIA
After our breakfast at the hotel we drive eastwards heading to the Mediterranean Coast. We'll pass Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura River, and continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the autonomous region of Valencia. Arrive to Valencia, 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 Agora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 5 (Friday) VALENCIA - BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning at your disposal to discover its beautiful old town with the most prominent buildings: Cathedral and the famous Micalet Bell Tower, Virgin Mary Square, Valencia Townhall and Post Office - 2 impressive buildings, Colon Market, and obviousely, The City of Arts and Science. We'll depart northward along the Mediterranean Coast to Catalonia, passing through Tarragona, the ancient roman city of Tarraco. Arrival to Barcelona, main city of the Spanisn Mediterranean Coast, homeland of the famous architect Gaudí, symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 7 (Saturday) BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona, well known worldwide for being host of the Olympic Games back in 1992. We'll drive along the main avenues with their impressive modernist buildings (declared World Heritage Sites) designed by Gaudí such as Casa Milá (locally known as La Pedrera), Casa Battló etc. We'll continue then to Montjuich Park with spectacular views over the city and harbour, the Olympic Ring, monument of Cristofor Columbus and the emblematic Gothic Quarter, heart of the old city and its historical centre. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full of attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8 (Sunday) BARCELONA - ZARAGOA - MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel departure southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Our destination is Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon Region, within the banks of Ebro River, Iberian Peninsula's most important river by discharge. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Free time at your disposal to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilic-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Continue to Madrid. Arrival 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 bookings, Pepe Tours may replace the hotels planned by others of the same category or even higher.