Tours

Madrid

Madrid, is the capital of Spain, and the largest municipality of the Community of Madrid. The population of the city is almost 3.2 million with a metropolitan area population of approximately 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris. Located in south-western Europe, the city spans a total of 604.3 km2 (233.3 sq mi).

 

 

ITINERARY:

 

 

DAY 1:        (Sat.)  MADRID

Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel

 

 

DAY 2:        (Sun.)  MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized  by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. A stop will be made at the famous “Hard Rock Café” to enjoy a free drink. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.Accommodation at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 3:        (Mon.) MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE

Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to  JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.mDrive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site  in Puerto Lapice.Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its   Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 4:        (Tue.) SEVILLE

B reakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

 

 

DAY 5:        (Wed.) SEVILLE – GRANADA

After breakfast at the hotel drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens, that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

 

 

DAY 6:        (Thu.) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.

 

 

DAY 7:        (Fri.) MADRID

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICES

 

 

 

(*)  In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.

(*) During your stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.

 

 

 

 

 

INCLUSION:

Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo / Tour escort during the tour/ Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach / Accommodation atselected class / Daily breakfast and 3 dinners / Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary / Travel insurance.

 

 

EXCLUDE:

- Airfare, Taxes and Tipping

 

 

 

**Rates are quoted in USD on a per person basis and subject to change without prior notice*

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