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 & Flight to Granada
Following breakfast you check out, meet your guide and 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 have a transfer directly to the airport for your flight to Granada, the beautiful city located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The city is 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 downtown hotel for check-in and have an evening at leisure.
Day 3: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in and have an evening at leisure.
Day 4: 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 between the sites with your guide is included.
After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Departure
After breakfast, you check out, meet your driver and have a transfer to the rail station for your train ride to Cordoba. The rest of the day is free.
Day 5: Arrival
Upon arrival, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest after the journey or to enjoy an optional Califal and Arabic heritage tour with wine and tapas.
Day 6: Exploring Cordoba Highlights
Following breakfast, 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.
Day 7: Departure
Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your driver and head for the station for a train ride to Seville.
Day 7: Arrival & Flamenco Show
Upon arrival, you are accompanied to your downtown hotel for check-in.
In the evening prepare for one of the highlights of your trip - Flamenco performance. The show venue is located within walking distance from your hotel.
Day 8: Seville City Tour
After breakfast 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.
The rest of the day after the tour is at leisure.
Note: in order to visit Alcazar, please, take your passport.
Day 9: Departure
Following breakfast, check out and depart from Seville.
Day 9: Arrival to Madrid & Old Town Tour
Bienvenido a Madrid - the glorious Spanish capital and one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.
Then you leave your bags at the luggage room, meet your guide at the hotel lobby and 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.
During the tour, you take a walk around Plaza de Oriente, enter the gorgeous Royal Palace called Palacio Real, 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, stop by 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 10: 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 11: Exploring Treasures of Toledo
This day is devoted entirely to the exploration of Toledo - the former Spanish capital and one of the oldest towns in Europe.
Following breakfast in your Madrid hotel you walk to the train station and enjoy a 30-minute train ride to Toledo (regular class train tickets to and from Toledo are included).
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 to Madrid by train, walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast you check out and depart from Madrid.
Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.
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