Barcelona & Andalusia, Costa Del Sol & Toledo 10 Day Tour
Barcelona & Andalusia, Costa Del Sol & Toledo 10 Day Tour
Ten day tour of Barcelona and Andalusia, Costa del Sol and Toledo
1st Day (Thu.) BARCELONA
Meet at the airport for assistance and transfer to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day as you wish, resting or exploring the area, before returning to your hotel accommodation.
2nd Day (Fri.) BARCELONA
Enjoy a delicious breakfast in your hotel. In the morning, take a city tour of Barcelona. The city is famous for hosting the Olympic Games in well 1992, and Barcelona is also known as the capital of Modernism and the place where famous architect Antoni Gaudí lived. Have fun getting to know the city on a sightseeing tour, as well as from above with the Montjuic cable car, which offers incredible views. There's also a visit to the renowned Poble Espanyol, and finally a chance to take a leisurely stroll through the streets of the Gothic Quarter. Use your free afternoon to explore some of the other fascinating features of this magnificent city and then return to your hotel accommodation in the evening.
3rd Day (Sat.) BARCELONA – MADRID (by train)
Have breakfast in your hotel and then transfer to Sants train station to depart by AVE, high speed train, at 9:00 am, heading for Madrid. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and speed of this AVE train. When you arrive at 11:45 am, you will be taken from the station to your hotel. The rest of the day is free, so that you can form your own first impressions of Madrid on your own, and your hotel accommodation is waiting for you at the end of the day.
4th Day (Sun.) MADRID – CACERES – CORDOBA
Breakfast in your hotel is the first event of the day. After that, you will be taken to the JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, which is located in the underground parking below the Plaza de Oriente. Your departure from the JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal will be at 08:30 a.m. From there, you will drive westwards on a modern highway towards Extremadura, remembered as the homeland of many historic explorers and discoverers of the New World. The first stop on your tour will be Caceres. It is the capital of the province, and has been declared a World Heritage City. Take your time to have a leisurely walk through the old town with its ancient walls and well-known medieval quarter. Afterwards, the tour will continue with a drive to the south, towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Finally, you will find dinner and comfortable accommodation waiting for you in your hotel.
5th Day (Mon.) CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Have breakfast in your hotel in preparation for another day of discovery. This time, you will take a tour of the city of Cordoba, including a visit to its impressive “Mosque”, today a Cathedral, and other site. You will find plenty of sights and sounds to relax your mind and spirit as you stroll through the narrow, winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Your tour will then continue on towards Seville. Once again, dinner and accommodation await, in your comfortable hotel.
6th Day (Tue.) SEVILLE
Start the day off with breakfast in your hotel. In the morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, taking in the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), the Santa Cruz quarter (the backdrop to the story of “Carmen” as well as the very spot where the myth of “Don Juan” began), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. The afternoon is free, so that you can venture out on your own to discover many more fantastic views of this lovely city, and taste some of its unique flavours. After an active day, you will be happy to return to your hotel for dinner. There's also an optional Flamenco tour, if you want to experience even more of the city's famous qualities.
7th Day (Wed.) SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy a scenic drive towards the south, passing through several villages that are typical for this region. There will be a stop at Ronda, with some leisure time to admire this town, with its Celtic origins, and appreciate the marvellous views of the valley and mountain range nearby. You will continue on to the famous Costa del Sol, one of the best and most modern tourist areas in the world. The afternoon is free, so that you can explore on your own, before returning to your hotel accommodation for dinner.
8th Day (Thu.) COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast will be in your hotel. After that, you will head for the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing architecture. The city was the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms until 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens, both of which have inspired literary authors to describe its striking sights and sounds, as for example in the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. You will find dinner and accommodation waiting for you in your hotel. You may also wish to visit the optional Gipsy Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte quarter.
9th Day (Fri.) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast is in your hotel, as usual. Drive northwards, and after a while, the Imperial City of Toledo will appear, reaching up toward the endless sky of Castilla. You will be mightily impressed by this World Heritage City. It is situated on the Tagus River and is famous because Christian, Moorish and Jewish cultures have flourished here together for centuries. The whole town is a kind of National Monument., reflecting all the best aspects of Spanish art, history and spirituality. Feast your eyes on a short, guided tour of this historical old town, with its exotic architecture and narrow streets. And if that's not enough, you will visit the famous “Damasquinado” factory, where iron is worked with gold and silver inlaying techniques to make fascinating and valuable objects. At the end of the day, you will continue to Madrid, where your hotel accommodation awaits.
• Transfer from the airport to your hotel in Barcelona
• Tour the magnificent city of Barcelona
• Head for Madrid on the fast AVE train
• Pass through Caceres on the way south
• See Andalusia, including Cordoba and Seville
• Visit Granada, Toledo and the famous Costa Del Sol
• Return to Madrid and experience some of the local traditions
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