Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast tour from Barcelona
Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast tour from Barcelona
Description: Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast tour from Barcelona
Coach holiday to Madrid, Southern Spain and Mediterranean Coast 9 days from Barcelona
If you want to visit the best of Spain leaving from Barcelona, this package is your option. It includes transfer from Barcelona Airport. After visiting Madrid we will travel to the unique Andalusia, in the South of Spain, to visit the Cathedral of Seville, the Mosque of Córdoba or the Alhambra Palace in Granada. We continue through the capitals of the Mediterranean Coast to visit Valencia and Barcelona with an English-speaking guide.
Departure days of the tour
Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast tour from Barcelona includes:
The tour to Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast includes:
Arrival and departure transfer in Barcelona (Airport – Hotel – Airport) / Transportation by modern air-conditioned bus / English-speaking accompanying guide during the tour / Visits in Córdoba, Seville, Granada Valencia and Barcelona / Entrance tickets to the Mosque in Córdoba, Cathedral in Seville and the Alhambra Palace and Generalife in Granada / Accommodation at 4* hotels / Daily buffet breakfast / Travel insurance.
Precio por persona en Euros del tour Madrid, Andalusia and the Mediterranean Coast tour from Barcelona
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)|
|IN DOUBLE ROOM||from 1465 €|
|IN SINGLE ROOM||from 2190 €|
Day 1. (Saturday) BARCELONA
¡Benvinguts to Barcelona! Upon arrival at the airport, a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Barcelona. We recommend taking advantage of this free day in the City of Gaudí. Below we give you several ideas to organize your time: visit the famous Park Güell, a park full of sculptures, structures and mosaics designed by the great Gaudí (at certain times the visit is free), visit the Casa Batlló by the same architect, visit the Ciudadela Park with its museums, its lake to sail on and its zoo. For football lovers, we suggest visiting Camp Nou Stadium, home of the Barcelona Football Club. If you prefer to enjoy of one of the best views of Barcelona, we highly recommend you to climb Mount Tibidabo, full of modernist buildings and with a small vintage-style amusement park that is also the oldest amusement park in Spain, and the third in Europe. Crowning the park is the Expiatory Temple of the Sacred Heart, which reminds us of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, located in Paris. Other options are to visit the Fundació Joan Miró, with multiple works by the artist, walk through the romantic Laberinto de Horta Park, or make the most of the day with one of our excursions to the Monastery of Montserrat, daytrip to Girona and Figueres, or spend an unforgettable day touring the rugged Costa Brava, activities that you can book on our website. In the afternoon you will receive information for the beginning of your circuit, or you can consult it on the reception signs. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 2. (Sunday) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID
We wake up in Barcelona. After breakfast, we leave in a southwest direction through an industrial and agricultural area of a great importance in 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. We recommend going out at night and enjoying the atmosphere of this great city, walking through the courtly Madrid de los Austrias, the historic centre of Madrid, with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings, visiting the famous Puerta del Sol, the elegant Plaza de Oriente, place where the Royal Palace of Madrid is located, the official residence of the King of Spain and the Almudena Cathedral, walk along Gran Vía, the most famous boulevard in Madrid… and dine at one of the inns in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid, the heart of the historic Madrid de los Austrias neighbourhood.
Day 3. (Monday) MADRID – CÓRDOBA – 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 drive, we’ll arrive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Arrival at the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
Day 4. (Tuesday) SEVILLE
After breakfast, we will take a monumental and panoramic tour of Seville. You will visit the Seville Cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world after Saint Peter’s in Rome and its famous Giralda, the old minaret of the Arab mosque, then you will walk through the popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz, natural setting of “Carmen” as well like where he developed the myth of “Don Juan” and also Triana, with a deep popular flavour and cradle of bullfighters and artists. After the visit, you will enjoy free time to discover different perspectives and flavours specific to this active, light-filled city. How about a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River to enjoy the panoramic views that exist from the boat? Next, you can walk along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the “great king of Andalusia” as the poet Luis de Góngora y Argote called him. Accommodation. At night, you can optionally enjoy a flamenco show.
Day 5. (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel and departure east along the Caliphate Route towards the heart of Andalusia, observing an endless number of olive trees. Arrival in Granada and its incredible and astonishing monumental surroundings, the last bastion of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada until 1492. Visit of the world-famous complex of the Alhambra with its beautiful palaces, fountains, gardens, patios that with their views and sounds have inspired authors such as Washington Irving in his “Tales of the Alhambra”. Rest of the afternoon at leisure, during which we recommend taking a walk through the monumental area of Granada, strolling through the origins of this city that still preserves all the magic of its Arab past. There are some must-see places: the Royal Chapel of Granada, the place chosen by the Catholic Monarchs for their last rest, the Cathedral, with its impressive Spanish baroque style façade and also the Alcaiceria, the old silk market in the Nasrid era, a network of alleys full of Granada crafts shops. Accommodation at the hotel. At night, optionally, you can enjoy a Zambra Gitana show in the Sacromonte neighbourhood.
Day 6. (Thursday) GRANADA – VALENCIA
After breakfast at the hotel, departure to the Mediterranean Coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Río Segura, we continue north via Alicante, the second-largest city in the Region of Valencia. Arrival in Valencia, a vibrant and cosmopolitan city, one of the jewels of the Mediterranean Coast, which harmoniously combines the remains of its most distant past, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings of the new millennium. The symbol of Valencia is the modern Architectural Complex of the City of Arts and Sciences, made up of six elements: Hemisférico, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation. We recommend taking a night walk to enjoy the impressive avant-garde architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences under the ornamental night lighting. And, of course, you should try the Valencian paella, a world reference in Spanish gastronomy, in one of the local restaurants.
Day 7. (Friday) VALENCIA – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, accompanied by an expert local guide, we take a complete guided tour of Valencia to discover the beautiful old town of Valencia and its most notable buildings: the Gothic Cathedral of Valencia and the famous Micalet bell tower, the Plaza de la Virgen María, the town hall and post office of Valencia: 2 impressive buildings, the Lonja de Seda building declared World Heritage Monument, the Central Market of Valencia or the Serranos and Quart Towers … We will leave towards the north along the Mediterranean Coast to Catalonia, passing through Tarragona, the ancient Roman city of Tarraco. Arrival in Barcelona, the main city on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, birthplace of the famous architect Gaudí, symbol of Catalan modernism. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 8. (Saturday) BARCELONA
We wake up in Barcelona. After breakfast, we board the bus to visit Barcelona with a local guide, discovering its main avenues decorated with impressive modernist buildings of Antoni Gaudí. We will make a brief stop to see Gaudí’s powerless Great Basilica of the Sagrada Familia from the outside, a unique creation that has become the most universal symbol of Barcelona. Our next destination is Montjuic and the Olympic Ring, a legacy of the 1992 Olympic Games that took place in Barcelona. The Barcelona city tour ends with a walk through the historic city centre to visit Barcelona’s Gothic quarter that dates back to the Middle Ages. From this moment on, you will have free time to fully explore what you could not see previously. We recommend that you book your tickets in advance to see the Sagrada Familia inside if that is of interest to you, or maybe, you prefer to see other parts of the Gothic Quarter, there are many options: visit the Cathedral of Barcelona, Plaça del Pi, Plaza Real or stroll along the famous Rambla de los Capuchinos, an emblematic street and a must-see for any tourist in Barcelona. Accommodation in Barcelona.
Day 9. (Sunday) BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning at your disposal to make the last purchases or rest at the hotel after the long trip. At the agreed time, transfer to Barcelona airport and end of services.
- Departure city: SPAIN, Barcelona
- Returning city: SPAIN, Barcelona
- Cities where we will travel through: Barcelona, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza
- Countries where the tour goes: SPAIN
- Nº days of the tour: 9
- Departure day of the tour: Saturday
- Price: from 1465 €
- Tour code: 29464-0900000S0-01-BCNBCN-EG
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). Barcelona City Tax not included, to be paid directly at the hotel. If the Barcelona visit could not be carried out for technical reasons, it would be replaced by the Hop-On Hop-Off Tourist Bus. During your stay in Madrid, there will be no accompanying guide service. The journey between Barcelona and Madrid can be made by high-speed train, without an accompanying guide.