Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to the lively capital of Catalonia - Barcelona! Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver, who transfers you to the hotel for the check-in.
The rest of the day is free so you can either explore the fantastic center of Barcelona on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.
Day 2: Tour of the Barcelona Gothic Quarter
After breakfast your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a wonderful half-day walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Barcelona.
Barcelona obtains one of the biggest and architecturally diverse Medieval districts in Europe. During the city tour you get to see Barcelona's Old Town called "Casc Antic" and its medieval landmarks.
You walk through the maze of old narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter that was formed around the Roman forum. Then you see the Barcelona Cathedral both from the outside and the inside, pass the former Jewish District "Call", the Sant Jaume Square, see the Generalitat Palace and City Hall from the outside, pass the Square of the King and the former Royal Palace.
You then proceed to the Ribera shore district where you see the Santa Maria del Mar church - the former residence of sailors, traders and craftsmen who lived and worked there in the Middle Ages.
The tour finishes on the most vivid street in Barcelona La Rambla, where you can take a rest at one of the open air terraces.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 3: Half Day Gaudi Tour
Today you pick up your rental car, meet your private guide and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi!
You start with a visit to the colourful Park Guell, where you spend some time strolling through its mosaic paths and enjoying the great city views.
The day is crowned with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia Basilica - the most brilliant masterpiece of Gaudi that is rightfully considered the most recognisable symbol of Barcelona.
Note: this tour is made as journey by car, that means that rented car is required. Guide and entrances are included.
Day 4: Journey to Valencia
Following breakfast, you check out and start driving along the coastal route to Valencia.
The first on your way is Sitges backed by the mountainous Garraf Natural Park. Explore the seafront promenade lined with grand mansions, visit a compact old town or take a break on one of the Mediterranean beaches in the area.
The next stop is Tarragona, a lovely seaside town filled with ancient Roman ruins. Take a chance to explore the most impressive one - the Roman amphitheatre. What else, Tarragona has a beautiful Cathedral and the Archaeological Museum that is one of the best in Spain.
Continue to Peniscola, a touristic town in the province of Castellon located along the Mediterranean coast. Take a nice walk around the old streets and along the city walls with the gates.
Recommendation: pay an inside visit to the impressive Peniscola castle that was used for Meereen exterior scenes in Game of Thrones series.
Arrival & Exploring Valencia Old Town
Upon arrival, you check in to your downtown hotel. After some rest you meet your guide and go on a walking tour of Valencia old town.
During the tour you visit Valencia Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century, Valencia's ancient City Gates and UNESCO World Heritage Site - Lonja de Seda (the Silk Exchange) built in late Valencian Gothic-style. You also pay a visit to the old university of Valencia to admire the valuable sculptures inside. One of the highlights of your tour is a visit to the Central Market where you have a chance to taste local delicacies.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the evening at leisure.
Day 5: Departure
Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and start your journey by car to Madrid.
Optional tour: you can extend your stay in Valencia and explore the famous City of Arts and Science included on the list of 12 Treasures of Spain.
Your way goes through the wine region of Utiel-Requena located west of Valencia city. The region has been producing wines for over 2,500 years, and nowadays it has transformed into a community of a well established wine tourism. You visit one of the wineries to learn the secrets of local wine industry. Tasting is naturally in the program!
You continue driving west until you see the hanging houses built into the cliff. Now you have reached Cuenca, one of the best lesser know cities to visit in Spain. The city is famous especially for its hanging houses and its 12 - 14 centuries Romanesque cathedral. The historic walled town of Cuenca is declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Recommendation: stay for lunch in one of the local restaurants and try local dishes ajoarriero and morteruelo.
Bienvenido a Madrid - the glorious Spanish capital and one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Upon arrival, you check in to your downtown hotel.
The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.
Day 6: Madrid Old Town Tour
Today prepare to enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital that treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when Spain was ruled by the House of the Habsburg.
After breakfast you meet your private guide and set off on a journey around the city. You walk towards Plaza de Oriente, admire and then enter the gorgeous Palacio Real (the Royal Palace), see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.
Next you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, pass through the always bustling St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking
Puerta del Sol.
After the touring is over you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Optional activity: for this evening you can consider joining tapas or paella cooking class or to have a guided vermouth tasting.
Day 7: Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum
Today you explore the so-called Madrid of the Bourbons - the 19th-century historical area of the Spanish capital.
During the tour your guide walks you through a chain of fabulous squares - Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno, you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building You will then see the main terminus of the capital - Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia.
The highlight of the tour is the visit to one of the world's greatest art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique collection of fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You see the most significant gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael and Rubens.
After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Recommendation: you can visit the residence of the King of Spain - El Escorial located in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (driving time 1 hour from Madrid).
Day 8: Journey to Toledo
It is time to say goodbye to the glorious Spanish capital and head down towards the south of the country.
After breakfast you check out from the hotel, pick up your rental car and start a beautiful journey by car towards Toledo - the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Arrival in Toledo & City Tour
Welcome to the historical capital of Spain - the medieval town of Toledo.
Upon arrival, you check in and have some time for lunch. In the afternoon your local guide meets you at the hotel lobby and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerising landmarks of the ancient Toledo.
During the tour you walk through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, explore the fortified city walls and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval architecture, including the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo and Synagogue (entrances included).
After the tour you either return to your hotel or continue exploring the magnificent town on your own.
Day 9: Journey to Granada
Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and start a non-guided journey by car.
The first stop planned for today is the historic town of Consuegra in the region of La Mancha. 12 white tower Consuegra windmills set on the top of the Cerro Calderico mountain are beleived to be the windmills described by Miguel de Cervantes in his legendary 17th-century novel Don Quixote. Consuegra is a place where you can relive and better understand Spanish history, traditions and culture.
Next you take a great chance to travel along the new motorway named the Autovia del Olivar (Olive Motorway) from the UNESCO towns of Ubeda and Baeza to Jaen. Province of Jaen is the largest producer of olive oil in the world, so no wonder that along your way you see impressive endless fields of olive trees. Your route also covers two of Andalucia´s fine historic towns - Ubeda and Baeza that display the grand era of the Renaissance times between the 16th and 17th centuries.
Recommendation: you can visit the Olive and Olive Oli Visitor Center in Ubeda to get better understanding of every aspect of olive oil production (closed from 2 pm to 5 pm, closed on Mondays).
Recommendation: you can continue your journey by car through the picturesque Parque Natural Sierra Mágina (this extends your trip by 2 hours).
Welcome to Granada, known as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe full of numerous historical sights and medieval architecture.
Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally-located hotel and have the evening at leisure.
Day 10: Alhambra of Granada Tour
You are right, today you join the club of those lucky ones who have visited one of Spain's... no - the world's most significant attractions - the mind-boggling Alhambra Fortress that used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court.
In the morning after breakfast you meet your local guide and head towards Alhambra. Get awe-inspired by its numerous arabesques, porticos, pools and Islamic ornamental masterpieces of its hallways. Alhambra entrance and parking fare are included.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Journey by car: one way trip from Granada center to Alhambra is 9 km or 6 mi (approximate 0.5 hour).
Recommendation:or this evening we recommend you to visit one of the Michelin-rated restaurant in Granada.
Day 11: Exploring Cordoba Highlights
After breakfast you check out from your hotel and start your trip to Cordoba.
Recommendation: your way goes through Antequera that combines the significant influence of Moorish, Roman and Spanish cultures. Spend some time exploring this ancient Andalusian town before you arrive to Cordoba.
Upon arrival, you check in to your centrally-located hotel and have a good rest after busy though exciting day.
Day 12: Visit of the Seville Cathedral & Alcazar
After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and have a panoramic city tour of Seville.
Today you get to experience authentic Andalusian spirit in one of its most important cities. Your sightseeing program features top sights starting from the symbol of the city - the Giralda Tower that used to be a minaret back in the days. You then visit the Seville Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral that is the third-largest church in the world. It was built in the 16th century to demonstrate power and wealth of the city. Next on your list is the beautiful Real Alcazar of Seville - the oldest European royal residence composed of a group of buildings from different time periods. Cathedral and Alcazar along with General Archive of the Indies are registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The rest of the day after the tour is at leisure.
Optional activity: we suggest you attend an authentic flamenco show - one of the most characteristic elements of southern Spanish culture accompanied with a traditional Spanish Tapas dinner and a drink.
Day 13: Departure from Seville
This is the last day of your amazing tour in Spain! After breakfast, you check out from the hotel, drop off your rental car and catch your return flight. We hope to see you soon again!
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
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