Moments of a lifetime are yours for the taking on this Splendors of Spain travel package. Come experience the old world meets cosmopolitan allure of one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities – Madrid. Explore Madrid’s world-class museums, old world monuments, activity-filled plazas, and palaces. Savor flavorful “tapas” dishes and wines as you revel in the country’s customs and culture. Let Seville into your soul on this exciting Spain vacation, from the fervor of its fiery flamenco and tapas bars, to its iconic Giralda bell tower, to its winding streets that flow into lively plazas. Stroll through the famed white village of Ronda, known as the “City of Dreams,” and see Spain’s first bullring. Delve into the grandeur of Granada with visits to Alhambra Palace ......
From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:
Seville: Hesperia Seville
Granada: Luna de Granada
Thursday arrivals only. Additional pre/post nights are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.
(*) Occasionally some of the journeys might be done by high speed train or plane
(**) If any journey is done by train/plane our assistant will meet the clients at the train station or airport upon arrival
(***) Due to capacity restrictions at the Nazari Palaces at the Alhambra, the visit of this Palace for some bookings can only be confirmed 1 week prior to the visit. In case that this Palace cannot be visited, a visit of the Cathedral & Royal Chapel will be included instead
First class hotel: $1,745
All dates are guaranteed if booked 60 days prior to tour’s start date
Single supplement: On Request
Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: On Request
Price is per person based on double occupancy
The Sercotel Luna de Granada Grand Hotel, recently totally restored, is located only within ten-minute...
Arrive in spectacular Spain and transfer to your hotel. Get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities at your own pace with the remainder of the day at leisure. Stroll the bustling streets of the old city, sit for a spell at a café in the impressive Plaza Mayor, see Madrid’s Town Hall in Plaza de la Villa, delve into the old quarter, savor local delicacies at a tapas bar, and enjoy the virtually unending nightlife options. Overnight in Madrid.
Today’s city tour takes you to explore Madrid’s 17th century “Austrian” quarter where the austere exteriors of its palaces contrast with their luxurious interiors. Discover the 18th century neoclassical architecture represented in the Royal Palace, the Sabatini Gardens and “Campo del Moro,” the Alcalá Gate, Paseo del Prado, and famous Cibeles and Neptuno fountains. See the more modern “Gran Via” and the “Paseo de la Castellana.” Overnight in Madrid. (B)
After breakfast depart to Seville, the capital of Andalucía. This afternoon you will visit the Flamenco Museum and take in a one-hour performance that showcases the museum’s dedication to bringing its visitors an authentic and unique flamenco experience. Next, enjoy a panoramic tour of Seville. See Plaza de España & Plaza de América, with its buildings left from the 1929 Latin-American Expo, the María Luisa Park and Torre del Oro by the Guadalquivir, and visit the Cathedral with its original minaret – La Giralda Tower, before returning to your hotel. (B)
Day at leisure to discover other interesting highlights of the Andalusian capital such as the Alcázar, a magnificent Moorish construction to which Mudéjar additions were made in 1326, and the old Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz, with its characteristic ‘Patios’, artistically decorated with plants, flowers, tiles and wrought iron balconies. (B)
After breakfast depart to fabulous Granada. En-route, we will stop in Cordoba for a tour of its historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Aljama, the 8th century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design, and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. After the capture of Cordoba by the Catholics, the Mosque was converted into a cathedral. Next, take in the charm of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Synagogue before continuing to Granada. Overnight in Granada. (B)
Power-up with breakfast at your hotel and get ready to explore Spain’s foremost monument, “La Alhambra” -- built on a hill atop the old Roman and Visigothic ruins overlooking Granada. Tour the main fortress, Alcazaba, with its magnificent Torres Bermejas and the Carlos V Palace before visiting the lush Generalife Gardens. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Granada. (B)
Today say good bye to Granada and board your high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Day at leisure for optional excursions. We suggest a visit of Toledo, the former Imperial capital city of Spain. Overnight in Madrid. (B)
Relish a delicious breakfast at your hotel before your departure transfer to Madrid’s Airport for your flight home. (B)