MADRID & ANDALUSIA – 6 DAYS SPAIN TOUR
| PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2019 - 2020)
||FIRST CLASS “A”|
|DOUBLE ROOM||from 585 €|
|SINGLE ROOM||from 835 €|
Transfer from Madrid Airport to hotel / Visits with local guides in Madrid, Granada (Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens), Seville and Cordoba / Boat trip along Guadalquivir River in Seville / Evening transfer to Debod Temple, Plaza de Espana, Gran Via and Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Albaicin in Granada, Historic Center in Seville / Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Alhambra Palace & Generailfe Gardens in Granada, Great Mosque-Cathedral and ancient synagogue of Cordoba, Venta Rucio windmill in Consuegra / English speaking tour escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned modern motor-coach / Accommodation at first class hotels / Daily breakfast buffet and 1 dinner / Traveler insurance.
Day 1 (Saturday) MADRID
Welcome to Spain, 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. Towards the end of the day, we’ll do a transfer to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via, a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 2 (Sunday) MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll start the day with a comprehensive guided tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles Square, Neptuno Square, the Gate of Alcala, Cristofor Columbus Square and Plaza Mayor. Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. You’ll have the chance to visit Las Ventas Bullring with 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. The afternoon will be at your disposal to enjoy the beautiful atmosphere of Spain Capital. At sunset we’ll take you to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel and accommodation.
Day 3 (Monday) MADRID – GRANADA
After breakfast, we’ll leave Madrid heading south to discover the impressive Andalusia, a historical region of Spain, where we’ll discover from outstanding monuments to a wide variety of different natural landscapes. We'll drive southward along the land of Don Quixote, “The Man from La Mancha”, along the way observing vast vineyards. We’ll be stopping in Puerto Lapice, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. Later we'll cross the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region with a huge heritage from a splendorous past. Arrival to Granada, an incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. After the lunch (included), we'll visit the world-famous Alhambra Palace (The Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens (entrance and local guide included). Its fountains, gardens and patios (courtyards) have inspired several authors with their sounds and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Albaicin of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish neighbourhood. Optionally you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter. Accommodation at the hotel.
Note: In the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcazares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).
Day 4 (Tuesday) GRANADA – MALAGA – MARBELLA – RONDA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. Our next destination is the famous Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Arrival in Malaga, capital city of Costa del Sol and hometown of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas, among its most famous citizens. You’ll enjoy some free time for a stroll in the historic centre of Malaga with its cathedral, Moorish Fortress and the Picasso Museum. We will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean and passing through Puerto Banus, in Marbella, an exclusive high-level marina. In the afternoon we will continue along the Route of the White Washed Villages to reach Ronda, one of the most beautiful towns in Andalusia, situated on the gorge of the Guadalevin River (locally known as Tajo de Ronda). Free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous views of the valley and mountain range. Continuation to Sevilla, capital city of Andalusia. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 5 (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. After the guided tour of Seville, you’ll enjoy a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir (admission included), discovering the panoramic views of Seville from the boat. After some free time at your disposal, we will go to the historic city centre area, the heart of Seville where you can enjoy the local atmosphere and have a nice dinner in one of many different restaurants. Accommodation in the hotel.
Day 6 (Thursday) SEVILLE – CORDOBA – CONSUEGRA – MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel we leave Seville following the valley of the Guadalquivir River to Cordoba, once the capital of the Moorish Caliphate. Lead by a local guide, you’ll visit Cordoba’s fabulous Cathedral-Mosque, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and also the ancient Synagogue (entrances included). Later you’ll do a stroll in the old district, the Jewish Quarter of Cordoba, with its famous “patios” of flowers and its narrow winding streets. Free time to enjoy the last moments in Andalusia and if you prefer, to buy some souvenirs in one of many shops that can be found in Cordoba. After lunch, we continue towards the Castilian lands, where Miguel de Cervantes imagined the most famous knight of Spanish literature, Don Quixote and stop at Consuegra, where 12 giant windmills next to the castle, contemplate the La Mancha plain. We’ll visit Venta Rucio windmill. Continuation to Madrid, arrival and end of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
* 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 (see list of hotels provided in this link).