5-Day Spain Tour: Seville, Cordoba, Toledo, Ronda, Costa del Sol and Granada from Madrid
Upgrade your experience and enjoy a 6-day tour in which you will be visiting the amazing city of Caceres on the first day, followed by a stop and a night's accommodation at the Moorish city of Cordoba.
- Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
- Multi-Day Trip
- All-inclusive tour
Please see the Itinerary below for details on each day of the tour.
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5 Day Tour: Standard Hotels
Includes four nights of accommodation in standard-grade hotels. Tour includes a bilingual English- and second language-speaking guide
5 Day Tour: Superior Hotels
Includes four nights of accommodation in superior-grade hotels. Tour includes a bilingual English- and second language-speaking guide
6 Day Tour: Standard Hotels
Includes five nights of accommodation in standard-grade hotels. Tour includes a bilingual English- and second language-speaking guide
6 Day Tour: Superior Hotels
Includes five nights of accommodation in superior-grade hotels. Tour includes a bilingual English- and second language-speaking guide
5-Day Spain Tour: Toledo
- Entrance fees
- Guided visits in Seville
- Guided visits in Toledo
- Guided visits in Granada
- Guided visits in Cordoba
- Guided visits in Caceres (if upgrade is selected)
- Local guide
- 4/5 nights accommodation
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and beverages, 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
- Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag
- Maximum of 3 people per room
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
- Hotel grades in Spain differ to those used in other Western countries, but typically 'standard-grade' hotels are of a 3-4-star standard, and 'superior-grade' hotels are of a 4-star standard with better facilities and locations
- 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.
Your tour begins with a morning departure from Madrid to Cordoba, as your luxury coach takes you through the legendary countryside depicted in Don Quixote, the Man from La Mancha. After enjoying lunch (own expense), take a guided tour of Cordoba to discover the city’s mix of Jewish and Arab culture. Admire Cordoba’s mosque and the medieval architecture of the Jewish quarter, with its whitewashed courtyards, winding alleys and leafy squares. Leaving Cordoba, continue to Seville for dinner and your accommodation.
Overnight: standard-grade Catalonia Santa Justa or superior-grade Melia Lebreros in Seville
Day 2: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful city of Seville, including the cathedral, Santa Cruz quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens. Discover the hidden secrets of this lively city built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, with its rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts such as Triana and La Macarena.
Spend the afternoon exploring Seville at your leisure, before returning to your hotel for dinner. In the evening, stroll along the riverside promenade, visit one of the city’s legendary bars or experience the drama and passion of flamenco at a Seville flamenco show (optional extra).
Overnight: standard-grade Sol Principe Catalonia Santa Justa or superior-grade Melia Lebreros in Seville
Day 3: Seville -- Ronda -- Costa del Sol (B, D)
Following breakfast at your hotel, continue your five-day Spanish adventure with a trip to Ronda, a magical cliff-top city perching on top of Tajo Gorge. You will have time to explore Ronda at your leisure, admiring Spain’s oldest bullring and the town’s ancient bridges spanning the ravines. As you stroll around Ronda, it’s easy to see why this beautiful hill town was frequented by such famous people as Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles. Leaving Ronda, continue to your accommodation on the Costa del Sol. Laze on the beach or explore the area at your own pace before dinner at your hotel.
Overnight: standard-grade Sol Principe or superior-grade Melia Costa del Sol in Costa del Sol
Day 4: Granada -- Alhambra - Generalife Gardens (B, D)
Leaving your Costa del Sol hotel after breakfast, relax on the scenic coach trip to Granada, the last Moorish city to be reconquered in 1492 and retaining its distinctly Moorish influences. Your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens will no doubt be among the highlights of your tour. Stroll through the mosaic-tiled and landscaped gardens to discover the culture and history of Spain’s Moorish rulers and admire their exotic architectural legacy. After dinner at your hotel, spend the evening at your leisure or watch a Gypsy Zambra flamenco show in Granada’s Gypsy quarter, Sacromonte (optional extra).
Overnight: standard-grade Hotel Los Angeles or superior-grade Abades Nevada Palace in Granada
Day 5: Granada -- Toledo -- Madrid (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic coach ride to the World Heritage imperial city of Toledo. Discover the fortified city’s multicultural layering of Christian, Moorish and Jewish culture, and well-preserved medieval architecture. After lunch (own expense), take a walk into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a guided tour of the city’s many monuments and landmarks. During the tour, hear about the work of the artist El Greco and see examples of Toledo’s signature Damasquinado metalwork, delicately etched with gold. In the afternoon, continue on to Madrid where your five-day tour of Spain ends.
The hotels names detailed above are a reference only and are subject to change, depending on availability.
Upgrade your tour on a 6-day experience!
Upgrade follows the same itinerary as the 5-day tour except for the first day where you will visiting the beautiful city of Caceres on your way south. From there you will travel to the astonishing city of Cordoba where you will have a night accommodation and a city tour the following morning, before you depart to Seville and follow the rest of the program.
Hotels included in this itinerary:
Cordoba: Tryp Cordoba (Standard category) or Hesperia Cordoba (Superior category) or similar
Seville: Don Paco (Standard category) or NH Plaza de Armas (Superior category) or similar
Costa del Sol: Sol Principe (Standard category) or Sol Don-Marco - Sol Don-Pablo (Superior category) or similar
Granada: Los Angeles (Standard category) or Carmen (Superior category) or similar
Reviewed by: margcabrera, September 2014
This tour was amazing!
Reviewed by: margcabrera, September 2014
This tour was amazing!