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Best of Spain in a Small Group + Cordoba Extension 2021

Small group tour
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11 days
6 cities
2nights

Barcelona, Spain

Living, breathing and radiating the energetic Spanish temperament's positive vibe, unparalleled Barcelona is surely a place not to be missed in Europe! It is the best location on the planet to view Antoni Gaudi's architectural genius, including his precious unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Basilica, as well as the splash of colors of Park Guell and the uniqueness of his Casa Batllo and Casa Mila. In fact, Barcelona is such a popular European destination that it's often mistakenly considered as Spain's capital! All doubts aside, there's much to see in this heart-stealing Catalan seaside gem as it finds a way to harmoniously blend the old and the new, the natural with the man-made. Get tangled in the narrow labyrinths of the Gothic Quarter, see the 13th-century Barcelona Cathedral, explore the former royal palace now housing Catalonia's finest art museum and Magic Fountain, enjoy the indescribable young atmosphere of La Rambla, stop by the bustling home of FC Barcelona, Camp Nou, and rise up to Mount Tibidabo to capture the best views over Barcelona to remember a lifetime!...
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    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: Gaudi Tour
    Following breakfast you you check out, meet your private guide and private driver and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi.

    You start with a visit to the colorful 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 recognizable symbol of Barcelona.

    After the tour you are transferred to the train station.

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    Hotel Condes de Barcelona
    4-star hotel
    ES, Passeig de Gràcia, 73, Barcelona, 08008
    Hotel Condes de Barcelona
    Standard Double (Urban) Breakfast Included
    Make yourself at home at the 4-star Hotel Condes Barcelona while exploring marvelous Spain. Set in the former palace of Casa Daurella, dating back to the 19th-century, the hotel is situated on the bustling Passeig de Gracia - one of the main arteries of the city. In addition to an excellent location, the hotel also features a gym, a solarium and a terrace overlooking the picturesque cityscape of Barcelona... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Gaudi Guided Tour with Transport
    • Half Day Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Airport Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Station Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Barcelona - Madrid
1st Class Seat
Barcelona Sants
Barcelona, Spain
3 h
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Madrid, Spain
3nights

Madrid, Spain

The pulsing heart of Spain, artistic Madrid is the most vivid embodiment of the fiery Spanish spirit and the national love for freedom. Imbued with a royal touch, the Madrid city center deeply impresses visitors by the scale of the architectural ensemble, starting from the biggest Royal Palace in Europe to monumental buildings, lavish parks, and spacious squares like the majestic Plaza Mayor Square and the famous Puerta del Sol Square housing the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, the symbol of Madrid. Speaking of exceptional artistic experiences, the Madrid museums are a pleasure to explore as well. The so-called Golden Triangle of Art includes the three most remarkable venues: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum full of masterpieces of such outstanding geniuses like Picasso and Dali, will make a real splash in your view on art! Are there any other reasons needed for setting off on a Madrid tour?...
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Bienvenido a Madrid - the glorious Spanish capital and one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Upon arrival, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in.

    The evening is at leisure, so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own and dine in one of the authentic local restaurants.

    Day 4: 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.

    Day 5: 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.

    Day 6: Exploring Treasures of Toledo & Train to Granada
    It is time to say goodbye to the glorious Spanish capital and head down towards the south of the country. But wait, we cannot leave Central Spain before visiting its historical capital - the medieval town of Toledo.

    After delicious breakfast you check out from the hotel and walk to the station to set off on a beautiful train ride towards this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Upon arrival, your local guide meets you at the train station and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerizing 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 return back to Madrid by train and walk to your hotel. Then you meet your driver and head for the train station.

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    Eurostars Casa de la Lirica
    4-star hotel
    ES, Calle Aduana, 19, 28013, Madrid, 28013
    Eurostars Casa de la Lirica
    Deluxe Double Breakfast Included
    Enjoy a comfortable stay in the lovely 4-star Eurostars Casa de la Lirica while discovering the gems of sunny Spain! Situated in the heart of Madrid, just a couple of minutes away from Puerta del Sol, it provides the perfect combination of classical style and modern facilities. The hotel also presents the history of the Spanish Zarzuela music, making its environment even more exceptional. In addition to that, it houses a wine bar, a fitness and wellness center, and a restaurant for you to enjoy.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Madrid Old Town Walking Tour
    • Half Day Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum Walking Tour
    • Day Tour to Toledo by Trains
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Madrid - Granada
1st Class Seat
Puerta de Atocha
Madrid, Spain
3 h 30 min
Granada Central
Granada, Spain
2nights

Granada, Spain

Discover another must-see of Spain - the ancient city of Granada. The picturesque corner of Spain is situated in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Andalucia. The city is famous for its history which is reflected in the numerous example of medieval architecture. Besides the medieval feel of the city, Granada is usually recognized by the landmark of Alhambra. After visiting the hilltop fortress complex, make sure to see the Granada Cathedral and the Sacromonte gypsy district for a well-rounded Granada’s exploration....
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    Day 6: Arrival
    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 are transferred to your hotel for check-in and have a good rest after busy trough exciting day.

    Day 7: Alhambra of Granada Tour
    In the morning after breakfast you meet your guide who takes you on a tour of Granada and its main treasures.

    During the tour you explore one of Spain's most visited attractions - the Alhambra Fortress that used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court. Get awe-inspired by its numerous arabesques, porticos, pools and Islamic ornamental masterpieces of its hallways. Taxi fare to travel to the sight with your guide is included.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 8: Train to Seville
    Today you check out and have a transfer to the station.  

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    Hotel NH Collection Granada Victoria
    4-star hotel
    ES, Puerta Real de España, 3, 18005 Granada, Granada
    Hotel NH Collection Granada Victoria
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It has one of the best locations in Granada, a city influences by two important religions. We’re a 3-minute walk from the cathedral and Royal Chapel, while the Alhambra is a 20-minute walk away.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour of Alhambra Tour with Private Guide
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Granada - Seville
2nd Class Seat
Granada Central
Granada, Spain
2 h 30 min
Sevilla Santa Justa
Seville, Spain
2nights

Seville, Spain

The capital of sun-kissed Andalusia, royal Seville is a city that blasts you away from the very first minutes. Having experienced the influence of the Arabic reign and Moorish traditions, all spiced up with passionate Spanish temper, Seville brightly recalls its saturated past, making any city tour a journey back in time. No wonder that the directors of the famed series “Game of Thrones” chose the iconic Royal Alcazar of Seville as a film location! Speaking of more places to appreciate the indisputable grandeur of the Seville architecture, head to the gorgeous Plaza de Espana Square, and the impressive Seville Cathedral with the imposing bell tower Giralda, offering superb views over the city. In fact, sevillanos gladly keep their traditions alive, turning Seville into one of the best places to experience authentic Spain. You just need to pop into a bustling tapas bar, hear the magic sounds of fiery flamenco or experience the heartfelt Seville hospitality to instantly take in a special atmosphere embracing the city....
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    Day 8: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you are accompanied to your downtown hotel for check-in.

    Day 9: Seville City Tour & Flamenco Show and Tapas
    In the afternoon you meet with 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.

    As a culmination of the day, in the evening 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 10: Train to Cordoba
    After breakfast you check out and have a transfer to train station.

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    Vincci La Rabida
    4-star hotel
    ES, Calle Castelar, 24, Seville, 41001
    Vincci La Rabida
    Standard Double Room Breakfast and Parking Included
    Vincci la Rabida Hotel is set in an 18-century mansion in Seville's old town. The interior of the hotel boasts original features: stone archways, colorful tiles, French balconies and beamed ceilings.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour
    • Flamenco Show
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    • Arrival Private Station Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Seville - Cordoba
1st Class Seat
Seville Santa Justa
Seville, Spain
1 h
Cordoba Station
Cordoba, Spain
1night

Cordoba, Spain

Once the heart of Medieval Europe, sun-kissed Cordoba is among the truly marvelous destinations in Southern Spain. Often overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbors, such as Granada or Seville, charming yellow-bricked Cordoba deserves a place on your bucket list just as much as the entire region does. Judge for yourself! For quite a while the city was the largest in the world. Cordoba is home to the biggest mosque on the planet, the magnificent La Mezquita. It is the only city that can boast four world heritage sites, including the Historic City Center, Cordoba Patios, and the Palace Town of Medina Azahara. There is even a belief that the most stunning Spanish women come from Cordoba! This list can go on and on, but you can already see that this Andalucian city is more than worth your attention. And spending an evening in one of Cordoba’s cafes with a glass of exquisite local wine and a plate of mouthwatering Flamenquin is a sure way to leave your heart in wondrous Spain....
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    Day 10: Exploring Cordoba Highlights
    Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, Later you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour guided walking tour around the most outstanding sights of Cordoba that used to be the largest city of Roman Spain.

    While exploring the city you see how amazingly different it looks during the day as compared to your previous evening impressions. During the tour, you see the ancient Roman Bridge, the famous 14th-century Royal Castle - Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and of course the gem of the city - the renowned Great Mosque of Cordoba. Not only is it the oldest mosque in Europe, this sacred place is the ideal reflection of Spain's unique mixture of cultures, religions and epochs. No surprise it is officially called a Mosque-Cathedral, as alongside with the most significant monument of the western Muslim world it also houses Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles in its, you won't believe it, Christian part!

    After the tour of Cordoba, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

    And a little hint from us for the gourmand: eating in Cordoba is a treat - the food is fabulous and the prices are reasonable. Plus, this southern town – once the largest and most splendid city in the world – is the motherland of two delicious cornerstones of Spanish cuisine: bulls’ tail stew and salmorejo (a thicker, creamier version of gazpacho).

    Day 11: Train to Madrid
    Today is the last day of your journey. Your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the station for a train to Madrid.

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    Hotel NH Amistad Cordoba
    4-star hotel
    ES, Plaza Maimónides, 3, Cordoba, 14004
    Hotel NH Amistad Cordoba
    Superior Double Room Breakfast Included
    Situated in central Cordoba, the 4-star Hotel NH Amistad Cordoba is an excellent choice for a stay in Spain. The marvelous hotel is actually set in two converted 18th-century palaces, offering an unparalleled ambiance and authentic architecture. It provides its guests not only with picture-perfect courtyards and ornate details but with modern-day amenities as well. The fully-equipped modern rooms feature all the necessary facilities for a comfortable stay and offer views to the historic old town.... show more
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    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Private Walking Tour
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Cordoba - Madrid
1st Class with Meal
Cordoba Station
Cordoba, Spain
2 h
Madrid-Puerta de Atocha
Madrid, Spain
1day

Madrid, Spain

The pulsing heart of Spain, artistic Madrid is the most vivid embodiment of the fiery Spanish spirit and the national love for freedom. Imbued with a royal touch, the Madrid city center deeply impresses visitors by the scale of the architectural ensemble, starting from the biggest Royal Palace in Europe to monumental buildings, lavish parks, and spacious squares like the majestic Plaza Mayor Square and the famous Puerta del Sol Square housing the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, the symbol of Madrid. Speaking of exceptional artistic experiences, the Madrid museums are a pleasure to explore as well. The so-called Golden Triangle of Art includes the three most remarkable venues: the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum full of masterpieces of such outstanding geniuses like Picasso and Dali, will make a real splash in your view on art! Are there any other reasons needed for setting off on a Madrid tour?...
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    Day 11: Transfer to Airport
    Upon arrival to Madrid, you have a transfer to airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips.

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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at exceptional hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville and Cordoba;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Small group touring: up to 14 travelers (group size may vary in different cities);
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Barcelona - Madrid, Madrid - Granada, Seville - Cordoba and Cordoba - Madrid;
  • 2nd class train tickets Granada - Seville;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours and entrances according to the itinerary;
  • Visit to a Flamenco performance in Seville with a Tapas dinner and a drink included;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

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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