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8 Days Tour Madrid to Andalusia

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Spain over 8 days travelling from Madrid in the center to Seville in the southwest. Delve deep into the country’s Roman and Moorish heritages, exploring the lands of the ancient kingdoms Castile and Al-Andalus, as you journey back in time to the medieval mix of Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths. Visit some of the world’s most dazzling palaces and awe-inspiring churches, synagogues and mosques, admire the works of great artists and behold magnificent monuments that have withstood the ravages of time.

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$1,659

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Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Car rental
    • 4 star Hotel
    • Departure airport transfer
    • Breakfast
    What's excluded :
    • Any additional expenses which are not included or detailed in the programme.
    • Visa fees
    • Flight
    • Tickets
    • Alcoholic beverages

  • Day 1: Arrive to Madrid

    Pass By: Madrid, Madrid
    Arrive to Madrid airport and pick up your hired car (head to the hall to meet with a OK-rent-a-car representative). The Spanish capital is one of Europe’s liveliest and most elegant cities, boasting beautiful boulevards, vast parks, bustling plazas and numerous historic churches and palaces. Madrid is also home to the legendary ‘golden triangle’ of art galleries, which house some of the world’s most treasured masterpieces.  Overnight in Madrid. Accommodation: 4* Senator Gran Via or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Senator Gran Via or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 2: Madrid

    Pass By: Madrid, Madrid
    Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the Spanish capital and all the main sights and attractions driving through famous locations like the Paseo de la Castellana, the Plaza de los Cibeles and the Gran Via. The Royal Palace has more than 3,000 rooms and the appearance of those that can be visited is an eclectic mix, ranging from cluttered Victorian to exotic oriental décors. Works of art by great masters such as Caravaggio, Velazquez and Goya adorn the walls while period furniture graces every room. The lavishness and opulence of the interiors stand in contrast to the sober baroque and neo-classical exterior, which faces the Almudena Cathedral and overlooks the Campo del Moro gardens. The Reina Sofia Museum boasts one of the greatest collections of modern art in the world. Admire works by mainly Spanish greats such as Joan Miro, Salvador Dali, Juan Gris and Pablo Picasso, whose vast and haunting Guernica is complemented by an exhibition of other works and resources, which help put the iconic painting in context.  Overnight in Madrid. Accommodation: 4* Senator Gran Via or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: 4* Senator Gran Via or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 3: Toledo

    Pass By: Toledo, Toledo, Province of Toledo, Castile-La Mancha
    Depart the capital after breakfast at the hotel, heading north towards San Lorenzo de El Escorial some 60km away. This pretty and prosperous town is the location of one of Spain’s most important Renaissance monuments, the magnificent monastery of El Escorial, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex also served as the royal palace of Philip II and he is among the two dozen monarchs whose final resting place is the Pantheon of Kings. Continue to Toledo and check-in at hotel with the rest of the day free at leisure.  Overnight in Toledo. Accommodation: 4* Alfonso VI or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Alfonso VI or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 4: Cordoba

    Pass By: Cordoba, Cordoba, Province of Cordoba, Andalucia
    Breakfast at the hotel. Discover one of Spain’s most historic cities, where the past comes alive at every corner. Modern Toledo is a living museum that evokes the mix of Jewish, Muslim and Christian cultures of medieval Castile. Wander through immaculately preserved ancient streets dominated by the stunning cathedral and the legendary Alcazar overlooking the River Tagus. The old town boasts buildings from almost all periods of Spanish history: Moorish, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, Habsburg and baroque. Visit the cathedral and admire the Gothic vaulting and the elaborate altarpiece. Appreciate, too, the numerous works of art such as frescoes, stained glass, altarpieces and paintings by artists such as El Greco, Caravaggio, Van Dyck, Rubens and Goya. Continue to Santo Tome Church – where El Greco’s epic canvas The Burial of the Count of Orgaz is displayed – and the former synagogue now known as Santa María la Blanca, whose interior is one of the best-preserved examples of Mudejar architecture in Castile. Take to the road, direction Cordoba in Andalusia, checking in at the hotel on arrival.  Overnight in Cordoba. Accommodation: 4* Ayre Cordoba or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: 4* Ayre Cordoba or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 5: Granada

    Pass By: Granada, Granada, Province of Granada, Andalucia
    Discover Cordoba after breakfast at the hotel. Cordoba was the capital of the Moorish caliphate of Al-Andalus during the height of its powers and glory, and nowhere is this wealth more evident than in the magnificent Great Mosque, which is now the Catholic cathedral. Wander through the colonnaded prayer halls, which are decorated with hundreds of marble columns joined by two-tone arches. Admire the mihrab and the side chapels, with their eclectic mix of arabesque and baroque styles. Stroll through the Patio of the Orange Trees, an oasis of peace cooled by the shade of 100 trees, and admire the arabesque decorations of exterior doorways. Explore the old town’s whitewashed patios and narrow alleys bedecked with plants and flowers while strolling towards the former Jewish Quarter and visiting the former synagogue. Continue to Granada for check-in at the hotel.  Overnight in Granada. Accommodation: 4* Gran Luna or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: 4* Gran Luna or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 6: Seville

    Pass By: Seville, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia
    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring the historic city of Granada and its greatest treasure, the Alhambra palace, the seat of the last Moorish emirs in Spain. For more than a thousand years, this ‘pearl set in emeralds’ has stood atop Sabika hill overlooking the city, gaining in importance during the Nasrid dynasty, which turned the original castle into the palace of today. Cross the verdant ravine of the River Darro to the Moorish-era Albaicin quarter. Narrow cobblestone alleys of tightly packed whitewashed houses snake their way upwards to the various vantage points offering breathtaking views of the Alhambra nestled under the Sierra Nevada. Continue to Seville for check-in at the hotel.  Overnight in Seville. Accommodation: 4* Silken Al Andalus or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: 4* Silken Al Andalus or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 7: Seville.

    Pass By: Seville, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia
    Explore Seville after breakfast at the hotel. Discover some of the city’s top attractions such as the Royal Alcazar palace and the cathedral – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites – as well as Barrio Santa Cruz, its most picturesque old town neighbourhood and former Jewish quarter. It is a warren of whitewashed lanes, alleys, archways and patios, each with a historical tale to tell. The Royal Alcazar traces its origins to the 10th century, when it became the palace of a Moorish caliph. Over the centuries, it has been expanded with a series of stunning halls, pavilions, patios and gardens in a variety of styles from Moorish and Mudejar to Gothic, Renaissance and baroque. The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, whose glorious Giralda belfry is Seville’s most iconic symbol. Head over to the magical Maria Luisa Park to discover its two impressive squares, Plaza de España, with its beautiful tiles, elaborate redbrick towers, bridges and canals, and Plaza de America, which is flanked by a number of magnificent neo-Gothic and neo-Mudejar palaces.  Overnight in Seville. Accommodation: 4* Silken Al Andalus or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: 4* Silken Al Andalus or similar on a bed-and-breakfast basis.

    Day 8: airport of Seville

    Pass By: Seville, Seville, Province of Seville, Andalucia
    End this unforgettable journey by returning the vehicle. Drive towards the airport of Seville. Return procedure and exact designated area will be adviced by rent a car company when you pick up the car on arrival day. The rent-a-car shuttle service will transfer you to the terminal for you to catch your departure flight back home.  Breakfast included.



    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport, Av de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by REMAZ TOURS GmbH

Activity ID: V-90894P699

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