Escorted Tour Best of Andalusia (5 days) from Barcelona
Escorted Tour Best of Andalusia (5 days) from Barcelona
ANDALUSIA & TOLEDO - 5 DAYS TOUR PACKAGE
Southern Spain, 5 days tour package from Barcelona
Learn about Spanish culture and history in this impressive 5 days coach holiday to Andalusia & the southern Spain from Barcelona, discovering the gems of the south of the Iberian Peninsula: Granada, where the famous Alhambra Palace awaits our visit, Cordoba, with its Mosque and the Jewish Quarter with its winding streets or Seville, capital of Andalusia, with its immense historical and artistic heritage. An unforgettable experience to appreciate the charms of Andalusia. Escorted coach tour from Barcelona to visit in 5 days the South of Spain.
Departure days of the tour
Escorted Tour Best of Andalusia (5 days) from Barcelona includes:
Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra & Generalife Gardens) and Toledo / Tour escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned modern motor coach / Accommodation at 4* hotels / Daily breakfast / 1 lunch & 3 dinners / Travel insurance.
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)||FIRST CLASS “A”|
|DOUBLE ROOM||from 650 €|
|SINGLE ROOM||from 854 €|
Day 1. (Sunday) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID
Morning departure from Barcelona in a southwest direction through an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Our destination is Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon Region, located on the banks of the Ebro River, Iberian Peninsula’s most important river by discharge. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, Patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza to discover its impressive monumental legacy as Romans, Muslims, Jews and Christians left their mark on this place. Taste the typical dishes of the region and, of course, take part in one of the great traditions of the city, “going for tapas” – small gastronomic creations that delight anyone who tries them. Continue to Madrid. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 2. (Monday) MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll drive southward along Castilla Province, the land of Don Quixote, “The Man from La Mancha”, along the way observing vast vineyards. We’ll cross the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region with a huge heritage from a splendorous past. Our first destination is Cordoba, former capital of the Caliphate. Lead by a knowledgeable English speaking guide we will visit the highlights of Cordoba: the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, the Synagogue and the fantastic Great Mosque of Cordoba, one of the world’s greatest works of Islamic architecture, still standing from the time Muslims ruled Al-Andalus, that will ease our mind and spirit. In the afternoon, after a short ride we’ll arrive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 3. (Tuesday) SEVILLE
After breakfast we’ll do a monumental and panoramic visit of Seville. You will visit from outside the Cathedral of Seville, the second largest in the Catholic world after San Pedro in Rome and its famous Giralda, the old minaret of the Arab mosque, then stroll throuhg the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz, natural scenery of “Carmen” as well as where it developed the myth of “Don Juan” and also Triana, with a deep popular flavor and cradle of bullfighters and artists. After the visit you’ll enjoy some free to discover different perspectives and specific flavors of this active city full of light. May we recommend you an optional boat trip on the Guadalquivir River to enjoy the panoramic views that exist from the boat? Then you can walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the “great king of Andalusia” as the local poet Luis de Góngora y Argote called it. At night, optionally you can enjoy a flamenco show.
Day 4. (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRANADA
After breakfast we’ll head east following the Caliphate Road to reach the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on our way to Granada, an incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. We’ll visit the world famous Alhambra Palace (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens. Its fountains, gardens and patios (courtyards) have inspired several authors with their sounds and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by Washington Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter.
Day 5. (Thursday) GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where, toward the sky of Castile and surrounded by the Tagus River, it emerges the impressive Imperial City of Toledo – a World Heritage City – where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together in harmony. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality, the whole town of Toledo is a National Monument. We’ll enjoy the lunch in a local restaurant (included) and then we’ll do an in depth city tour of Toledo that includes the most important monuments, its narrow streets and we’ll discover the famous “Damasquinado Art” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). After the visit we’ll continue to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.
- Departure city: SPAIN, Barcelona
- Returning city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Cities where we will travel through: Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Seville, Toledo, Zaragoza
- Countries where the tour goes: SPAIN
- Nº days of the tour: 5
- Departure day of the tour: Sunday
- Price: from 650 €
- Tour code: 01117-05000000D-02-BCNMAD-E
Please note that
Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last minute reservations, the provided hotels may be replaced by others of the same category (see list of planned hotels at Scheduled Hotels).