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Small Group 7 Day: Andalusia and Toledo from Madrid

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Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada and Toledo proudly show their artistic legacy. Arabs and Jews left their mark on these magnificent cities

Highlights

  • The Mosque of Cordoba was built during the Muslim empire and was reconverted into a Catholic cathedral. It is the third biggest mosque in the world and stands out for its hundreds of decorated arches and columns that hold its roof.
  • La Giralda joins the Arab and Christian culture in its tower of 97’5 metres high. To go up to its top allows enjoying astonishing panoramic views of Sevilla.
  • La Alhambra is contemporary history of Granada’s arab past. Its buildings, towers, palaces, patios and gardens make La Alhambra one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

Included

  • Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo.
  • Tour escort during the route.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • 6 nights First class hotels accommodation.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 5 meals with beverages as per itinerary.
  • Flamenco show in a Gipsy Zambra in Granada.
  • Wine Tasting in a famous Toledo’s Cellars.
  • Travel insurance.

Excluded

  • During stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
  • Any other service not specified.

Please Note

  • Due to the insurance included on this tour, all bookings must include for each passenger, without exception, the following data at the moment of reservation: Name / Surname / Passport / ID / Nationality / Age / Sex. Reservations cannot be formalized without providing all the required information.
  • During stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
  • Accommodation as follows:

- Madrid: Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa or similar

- Seville: Melia Sevilla or similar

- Granada: Catalonia Granada or similar

  • During stay in Madrid TourEscort service is not available.

Restrictions

  • Cancellation policy: a 10% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled between 15 and 11 days prior to travel, 25% betwen 10 and 3 days and 50% if cancelled 48 hours prior to travel. 100% cancellation penalty willn apply in case of no-show

Essential Information

  • You must present yourself at Hotel Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa. During the check in, a welcome letter will be given with information of the hour for a welcome drink and orientation session this evening.
  • Print this voucher as a confirmation for all the services.
  • Kindly note that it is mandatory to present your passport the day you visit the Alhambra complex.
  • 1 regular suitcase and 1 handbag per person. Luggage is responsability of the customer.
  • Contact information:
  • From 1st April to 31st October

- Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642

- Saturday 09:30 to 20:00 at 0034 917 580 642 / 0034 915 599 605

- Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642 / 0034 915 599 605

  • From 1st November to 31st March

- Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 18:00 at 0034 917 580 642

- Saturday from 09:30 to 13:30 at 0034 917 580 642

  • E-mail: escortedtours@julia.net

1st Day (Mon). MADRID

Arrive in Madrid and enjoy a welcome drink and orientation session at the hotel this evening. Accommodation at the hotel (Premium rooms).

2nd Day (Tue). MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Madrid; 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 interior of 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. Afterwards, we will walk to a traditional restaurant to savour the traditional and delicious “Paella”. Balance of the day free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.
Accommodation at the hotel (Premium rooms).

3rd Day (Wed). MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE

Breakfast at the hotel. 08:30 Pick up from your hotel and departure drive 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. Lunch served in a typical restaurant where you will also have the chance to know the traditional “Cordobesa” cuisine, such as the “Salmorejo” and the “Rabo de Toro”. After lunch, we continue the journey and after two hours ride reach Seville. Accommodation at the hotel.

4th Day (Thu.) SEVILLE

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Monumental and Panoramic city tour: the interior 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. During the city tour a soft drink or coffe will be offered in a “Rooftop” coffee shop contemplating magnificent exclusive views of the old part of the city. After the city tour a “Tapas” lunch will be offered in two different typical taberns. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover specific flavors of this active full of light city. Accommodation at the hotel.

5th Day (Fri.) 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. In the evening, dinner in a typical “Zambra Gitana” with a Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. Accommodation at the hotel.

6th Day (Sat). 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 through its narrow streets. Then proceed to a famous Wine Cellars where a Tapas lunch and Wine Tasting will be offered. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel (Premium rooms).

7th Day (Sun). MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel and ...

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