Explore the Treasures of Spain on this 7-day tour that begins from Madrid and takes you through the main cities of Andalucia and Toledo. Enjoy the included Local Experiences to get to know the people, customs and history. Maximum number of travellers accepted per coach is 27 guests.
Day 1 Madrid. Welcome to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Relax or take a stroll along tree-lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travelers. This evening, enjoy a welcome soft drink (19:00hrs) and orientation with our hostess and traveling companions.'Hotel NH Collection Madrid Abascal or similar.
Day 2 Madrid & Toledo. After breakfast morning city tour of Madrid. Discover the main avenues of the city, highlights include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de Espa'a, etc.. We will visit inside the spectacular Royal Palace which is still in use for Goverment ceremonies. This afternoon we will visit the Imperial city of Toledo where the three cultures, Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together for centuries. Breakfast provided.
Day 3 Madrid, La Mancha & Granada. After breakfast depart to Granada. En route, enjoy a short stop in Aranjuez to see the magnificent gardens full of centenary trees of this old summer residence of the Spanish kings. Continue south to discover the large flat region of La Mancha, the land where Don Quixote lived his crazy adventures, also the Spain's largest wine producing area. We will visit a traditional wine producer where they will show us their way of elaboration and some curious secrets. We will finish with the tasting of three different wines with tapas of ham, local cheese and bread. After continue to Granada. Gran Hotel Luna or similar. Breakfast & dinner provided.
Day 4 Granada, La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens & Seville. After breakfast, morning guided city tour to visit La Alhambra, the best example of the sophisticated Royal life in the Nazari Islamic kingdom from the XI to XVth century. We will also visit the famous and beautiful Generalife gardens with its fountains. Afternoon continue to Seville. Hotel Sevilla Center or similar. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 5 Seville. Take a morning city tour and uncover the monuments of Seville. Discover the Cathedral, the largest in Spain and third in the world. Then a walk by Santa Cruz Quarter, a maze of small alleys and small squares with the peacefulness of a tiny garden is an invitation to rest. In the afternoon you will enjoy an introductory and practical Flamenco lesson dancing with a professional dancer. Hotel Sevilla Center or similar. Breakfast and dinner provided.
Day 6 Seville, Cordoba and Madrid. After breakfast, visit an Andalusian horse farm (yeguada) to see an a normal day of training and learn about the breeding and taming of these amazing horses. Afterwards, travel north to Cordoba and enjoy a morning city tour which includes a visit to the impressive Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Afternoon continue to Madrid. Hotel NH Collection Madrid Abascal or similar. Breakfast provided.
Day 7 Madrid - Your tour ends with breakfast in the morning.