Andalusia And Toledo 5 Day Tour
Andalusia And Toledo 5 Day Tour
Gorgeous tour of Madrid, starting from Barcelona, which will also include stops in Cordoba and Seville.
1st Day (Sun.) BARCELONA – MADRID
First option (high-speed AVE train, 3-hour journey): Barcelona's “Sants” train station to leave by AVE, high-speed train to Madrid's “Puerta de Atocha” station. Enjoy the journey in the comfort and travel speed of this AVE train. Transfer from the station to your hotel upon arrival. Accommodation will be provided at the hotel. Second option (bus, 10-hour journey): Leaves from JULIA TRAVEL bus terminal (Calle Balmes 5, 300 metres from Plaza Catalunya) at 8:30 am. Travel southwest through a fascinating industrial and agricultural area. Soon, you will reach Zaragoza, Aragón's capital city, on the banks of Ebro River- the most copious in the Iberian Peninsula. The city was named for Zaragoza, who was known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period. You will have some free time to see the Temple of Our Lady Pilar Basilica's breath-taking Baroque architecture. Continue to Madrid.
Accommodation will be provided at the hotel.
2nd Day (Monday) MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before enjoying your morning scenic city tour. Transfer to JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, in the Plaza de Oriente underground parking. At 8:30 am head south along the land of Don Quixote,and observe vast vineyards on the way before you stop in Puerto Lapice. Cross the natural “Despeñaperros” border into Andalusia, a region that has a fascinating heritage from a past filled with splendour. Arriving at Cordoba, you can enjoy the remarkable tour of its Mosque and other sites which will inspire you to think as you stroll through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. You will reach Seville in the afternoon, following a short two hour ride.
Dinner and accommodation will be had at the hotel
3rd Day (Tuesday) SEVILLE
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before enjoying your morning scenic city tour. On your tour, you will visit the Cathedral, the second-largest Catholic cathedral, second only to St.Peters in Rome, Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de España. Your afternoon will be free for you to discover this beautiful area.
See Above Dinner and accommodation will be had at the hotel.
There is an optional Flamenco tour
4th Day (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRANADA
Following breakfast at the hotel, drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia, passing through the vast olive groves on your way to Granada. Tour the world renowned Alhambra complex, which served as inspiration for a number of authors throughout history. Dinner and accommodation will be had at the hotel.
There will be an optional Gypsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
5th Day (Thursday) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
You will have breakfast at the hotel, before enjoying your morning scenic city tour. Drive northward to Toledo, where Christians, Moors, and Jews lived together in olden days. This beautiful city has been declared a World Heritage City, and is rich in cultural and historic value. It is a monument to Spanish art, history and spirituality - the entire town is a National Monument. There will be a brief guided tour through the narrow streets of this historical old town after which you will continue with a visit to a well-known “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. See Above Continue to Madrid.
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