9D/8N -2020 Madrid, Andalucia and the Mediterranean - english only

9D/8N -2020 Madrid, Andalucia and the Mediterranean - english only

    Madrid, Andalucia and the Mediterranean                                           English only spoken

    Madrid-Cordoba-Seville-Granada-Valencia-Barcelona
    9days/8nights, Madrid/Barcelona

    2020 departs Sat: Apr 11. May 09. Jun 13. Jul 04. Aug 01. Sep 05. Oct 03.
    Cost from 4* std: $1830 per person twin share (s/sup $850)  Apr - Jun
    Cost from 4* std: $1890 per person twin share (s/sup $910)  Jul - Oct
    Cost from 4* sup: $1960 per person twin share (s/sup $1035)  Apr - Jun
    Cost from 4* sup: $2035 per person twin share (s/sup $1110)  Jul - Oct

day 1 Madrid
Meet and assisted at the airport, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.
day 2 Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.
day 2 Madrid-Cordoba-Seville
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows and enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner at the hotel.
day 2 Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner at the hotel.
Optional: Flamenco Tour.
day 5 Seville-Granada
This morning we drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner at the hotel.
Optional: Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

day 6 Granada-Valencia
After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”.

day 7 Valencia-Barcelona
Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings, we will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

day 8 Barcelona
After breakfast, morning city tour of Barcelona well known worldwide for the Olympic Games during 1992, drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. - declared World Heritage buildings. - The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon at leisure for you to keep on discovering this city.

day 9 Barcelona
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport.

Inclusions: arrival and departure transfers, 4* luxury hotels, breakfast daily, 3 dinners, (drinks not included), porterage service in all hotels, professional local tour guides in Madrid,Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona. English speaking tour director (excluding in Madrid), luxury coach.

Hotels: Madrid: Mayorazgo (Sup: Courtyard Marriott Princesa), Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa (Sup: Melia Lebnreros), Granada: Los Angeles (Sup: Melia Granada), Valencia:NH Valencia Las Artes, Barcelona: Catalonia Barcelona 505 (Sup: Catalonia Plaza).

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