Toledo Three Cultures
7 days escorted Andalucia and Costa del Sol round trip from Barcelona or Madrid.
Itinerary ( B = breakfast, D = dinner )
With this tour you have the option to arrive a number of days in advance to see and enjoy Barcelona. If not interested in Barcelona we can arrange to start the tour from Madrid as well.
MONDAY: BARCELONA – MADRID (train) B
Call on Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” station. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival and transfer from the station to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and orientation session at the hotel this evening. . Accommodation at the hotel
TUESDAY: MADRID B
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, characterized by the antiquity of its buildings drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and his 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 Royal Palace (visit inside), 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 zones of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Balance of the day free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.
WEDNSDAY: MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE B,D
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel and departure. Drive southward along the land of Don Quixote, “The man from La Mancha”, along the way observes vast vineyards. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalucía, 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. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
THURSDAY: SEVILLE B,D
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Monumental and Panoramic city tour – the Cathedral (visit inside), the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome. The Santa Cruz Quarter, a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed. The Maria Luisa Park and Spain square. - Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.
FRIDAY: SEVILLE – GRANADA B,D
After breakfast at the hotel drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalucia 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 (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
SATURDAY: GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID B
After 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. The City tour will includes the most important monuments, its narrow streets and the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.
SUNDAY: MADRID B
After breakfast check out. End of services and departure.
Please allow three hours for check-in to your international flights and two hours for domestic.
1. How much would it cost to fly from an airport not listed as part of this deal?
Please contact us for additional pricing options from any departure airport not listed.
2. Can we extend our trip before or after the promotional dates for the deal?
Yes, you can arrange for that by contacting us either by phone or email.
3. How do I find out if the dates I want to travel are available?
Check the dates listed above to see if there is availability for the specific date you are interested in. If there are multiple dates listed feel free to contact us for the most up-to-date availability.
7 nights in 4* hotels in standard rooms
Breakfast daily and 3 dinners (mineral water and glass of wine included)
Sightseeing on air conditioned motor coaches with English speaking professional tour guides.
AVE train Barcelona-Madrid (tourist class flat rate)
All Hotel service and local taxes are included.
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy as described above.
Airfare is not included and nonrefundable after booking. Additional fees: Baggage fees may apply.
Drinks at meals
Personal expenses, Tips to the guide and driver (optional)
Anything not mentioned in “Tour Features”.
(*) On the AVE train journey and during stay in Madrid TourEscort service is not available.
Cancellation policy and fees:
All cancellations subject to fee up to date specified.
Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Hotels (or similar):
3 nights Madrid: Catalonia Gran Via
2 nights Seville: Melia Lebreros
4 nights Costa del Sol: Melia Costa del Sol
1 night Granda: Abades Nevada Palace
May: 22, 29
June: 5, 12, 19, 20
September: 4, 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16