Andalucia and Experiences

Andalucia and Experiences

Day 1 Madrid

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

Day 2 Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Madrid beginning with the city's Medieval origins before heading to the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterised by its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings. Explore the city including the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, the interior of the Royal Palace, the Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum and 'new' Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afterwards, we will walk to a traditional restaurant to savour a traditional "Paella". Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel (Premium room).

Day 3 Madrid - Córdoba - Sevilla

Breakfast at the hotel. 08:30 Pick up from your hotel and travel into Don Quixote's land of La Mancha. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and into Andalucia, to Cordoba for a tour of its unique Mosque.  Enjoy the special atmosphere of the city while strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Lunch served in a typical restaurant where you will also have the chance to experience traditional “Cordobesa” cuisine, such as “Salmorejo” and “Rabo de Toro”. After lunch, we continue the journey to reach Seville. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4 Sevilla

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Monumental and Panoramic city tour including visits of the interior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter which was once a Jewish ghetto, the beautiful Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. During the city tour a soft drink or coffee will be offered in a rooftop coffee shop to enjoy magnificent exclusive views of the old city centre. After the city tour a "Tapas" lunch will be offered in two different typical taverns. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 5 Sevilla - Granada

After breakfast at the hotel drive east observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada. Lying between mountains and plains, Granada is surely one of the most romanticised cities of all Spain. Visit the world famous Alhambra Palace 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 Gypsy Flamenco show in the historic Sacromonte quarter. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6 Granada - Toledo - Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward towards Castilla to reach the impressive Imperial city of Toledo, a World Heritage City where the three cultures of Christians, Moors and Jews lived together. 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 room).

Day 7 Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel and end of tour services.