This small group tour takes you on a journey of discovery through Andalusia – a land of wonders where Muslim, Jewish, Gypsy and Christian civilizations coexisted for many centuries. Start in the capital city Madrid and continue to Cordoba, a unique UNESCO world Heritage site where the Old Jewish Quarter – La Juderia, has nestled for centuries around the Grand Mosque, itself rebuilt & reconverted through the years from Mosque to Cathedral and back again. Visit effervescent Sevilla and Granada – the jewel of Andalusia with its narrow streets and magnificent Alhambra. Before returning to Madrid, conclude your tour with a visit to the medieval city of Toledo known for its extensive cultural & artistic heritage including works of famous painter El Greco hidden in cathedrals, Churches & museums around the city.
Day 1: Madrid
Arrival transfer to your hotel. Evening welcome drink and orientation session at the hotel.
Day 2: Madrid (B)
Morning tour of Madrid. Discover the medieval origins of the city – see the Arabic Fortress at Barrio de la Moreria, the courtesan Baroque district of the Hapsburgs, Puerta del sol, Plaza Mayor & Plaza de la Villa, Cibeles, Neptuno Fountains, and Puerta de Alcala. Visit the royal Palace and continue through modern Madrid. See Gran Via, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla & Parque del Oeste, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Satiago Bernabeu Football Stadium.
Day 3: Madrid – Cordoba – Sevilla (B D)
Morning departure to the Andalusia region through the land of Don Quixote and vast vineyards. Cross the natural border of “Despenaperros” and arrive to Cordoba. Visit the impressive Mosque and stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter. Continue to Sevilla for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Sevilla (B D)
Morning city tour of Sevilla including Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Park & Spain Square. Visit the Cathedral – the second largest in the Catholic world after St.-Peter’s in Rome.
Optional Flamenco tour.
Day 5: Sevilla – Granada (B D)
Morning departure to Granada – the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens.
Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 6: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
Morning departure to the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site with an extensive cultural and monumental heritage due to the historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish populations. Take a city tour including the most important monument, the narrow streets and the famous “Damasquinado.” Overnight in Madrid.
Day 7: Madrid (B)
Departure transfer to the airport.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- 6 nights accommodation in First Class hotels
- Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe motor coach
- Guided tours in Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla, Granada & Toledo
- Tour escort
- Meals, sightseeing, entrance fees and activities as per itinerary
- International airfares
- Optional tours and excursions
- Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
- Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
- Personal Expenses
- Departure taxes
- Local Tourism Dirham tax (for Dubai only)
- Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
- Visas (unless specified)
- Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above
Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. Note prices usually display available discounted rates if any, (eg. Early Bird Deals if applicable). All featured tour itineraries and offers maybe subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are valid for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.