4-Night Small-Group Spain Tour from Barcelona: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Granada
Book before August 31, 2014 and travel between April 1 and October 22, 2014 and save 10%
Numbers are limited to 22 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention at all times.
- Led by a local guide
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Multi-Day Trip
Breakfasts are included daily (with the exception of Day 1) as well as three dinners throughout the tour. Ample free time is allocated for any meals that are not included, so you can check out the cities restaurants or tapas bars independently. Four-star hotel accommodation is included, and all hotels are centrally located so you can explore with ease in between tours.
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4-night small-group tour with an English-speaking guide
5-Day Small-Group Tour from Barcelona: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada
- One-way train ticket from Barcelona to Madrid
- 4 nights of accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag.We suggest bringing one medium-size suitcase weighing no more than 30kg/66lb
- Maximum number of people/children per room: 3 people
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
In the case of 3 adults and 1 child 2 twin rooms will be required
- Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (i.e. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel.
Make your own way to Barcelona Sants Station, and then board your train to Madrid. Relax in the comfort of standard class and, after a journey of roughly three hours, arrive into Madrid Atocha Station. Look out for your driver and make use of a transfer to your hotel. Check in, and then spend the rest of your day at leisure.
Overnight: 4-star Husa Princesa, Tryp Menfis Hotel or Hotel Catalonia Gran Via in central Madrid
Day 2: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
After breakfast in your hotel, leave Madrid and travel south to sunny Cordoba. The countryside on your route is legendary, having been immortalized in Don Quixote’s novel Man of La Mancha. Lap it up, and then arrive in central Cordoba in time for your 2-hour sightseeing tour.
Explore the city on foot, discovering the pretty, flower-bedecked streets and cobbled paths that weave around the Mezquita, Cordoba’s famous cathedral-mosque. Head inside the iconic attraction and spend roughly an hour walking around its interior and learning about its history. Converted from a mosque to a church in the 13th century, the building boats a mishmash of architectural styles and influences from different religions.
Enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense), and then continue your journey south to Seville, capital of Andalucia. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner, and spend your night at leisure.
Overnight: 4-star Hotel Meliá Sevilla in central Seville
Day 3: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour morning tour of Seville by both coach and foot. Sightsee around the ‘expo’ area (near Plaza de España), and then stop for a walk through leafy Murillo Gardens, the perfect place to escape from the heat. Pass Maria Luisa Gardens by coach, and then finish your sightseeing tour at a central location.
In the afternoon, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) and to sightsee at leisure. Perhaps scout out Seville Cathedral — a masterpiece of Gothic architecture — or pay a visit to Real Maestranza Bullring. Any entrance fees are at your own expense.
If you want to experience Seville’s famous culture after dinner, why not experience a traditional flamenco show in town at your own expense? Taking place at the legendary Tablao Palacio Andaluz, the 1.5-hour show features fiery dancing from some of the city’s top bailors (flamenco dancers) in time to fast-paced live music. Make your own way back to your hotel after the show finishes.
Overnight: 4-star Hotel Meliá Sevilla in central Seville
Day 4: Seville – Granada (B)
Leave Seville after breakfast, and travel north to Granada, home of the UNESCO-listed palace complex of Alhambra. On arrival, check in to your hotel, and then head out to explore the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens on a 2.5-hour tour. Head straight inside with your skip-the-line ticket, and stroll around the fortress’ walkways while learning about the emirs and sultans who once called the citadel home.
Visit the Alhambra’s Nasrid Palaces, a set of Moorish buildings with elaborate function rooms and opulent Islamic art, and then walk along the terraces of the Generalife Gardens. Having explored the highlights of the Alhambra, return to your hotel by minibus, and then enjoy an afternoon of free time.
After dinner in your hotel, why not spend your evening learning about Granada’s gypsy heritage? Head out on an optional tour and explore the city’s Sacromonte Caves. Visit the cave homes where passionate singing and flamenco dancing take place each night; you can even join in yourself, if you wish!
Overnight: 4-star Gran Hotel Luna in central Granada
Day 5: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
After breakfast, travel from Granada to the ancient city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The former capital of Spain, Toledo is now cited as the country’s spiritual capital and is home to countless religious monuments and historical landmarks. Learn about the city on a 1.5-hour tour by foot and coach, and see a collection of top Toledo attractions, too. Highlights include outside visits to the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery.
When your sightseeing finishes, return to your coach and start your journey back to Madrid. Your 4-night tour then finishes with a drop-off at the start point in the early evening.