Cultural trip: Madrid + Andalusia

Cultural trip: Madrid + Andalusia

8 days

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Duration: 8 days

This is a sample of a 7-day group travel package to Madrid & Andalusia.

Included in tour:

7 nights in a ***star hotel, in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Granada

- tour leader with a group at all times

- 7 breakfasts and 2 dinners

all airport transfers

- all transportation between the cities

- bus highlight tour around Madrid

- walking tour of Madrid

tickets to Royal Palace (Madrid)

- tour to Avila and Segovia

- tickets to Alcazar of Segovia

- tour in Toledo, tickets to Cathedral

- tour in Cordoba, tickets to Mosque

- tour in Seville, tickets to Cathedral

- tour in Granada, tickets to Alhambra

- 24h assistance

This travel package is perfect for tourist and students groups that would like to know more about culture of Spain, history of Andalusia and heritage of the Arabic presence in Spain in the middle centuries. You will visit numerous important sites and places such as Royal Palace in Madrid, Alcazar of Segovia, Cathedrals in Toledo and Seville, Mosque of Cordoba, complex of palaces of Alhambra and much more. And for sure you'll taste a divert and delicious Spanish cousine and generally be introduced to probably the most authentic part of Spain - the South, Andalusia.

Starting and finishing points of the trip - Madrid. 

Duration: 8 days, 7 nights. 

Minimum: 20 people

 

Day 1. Madrid 

Arrival to Madrid. Meet'n'greet in the airport by our guide. Four-hour tour around the city, main highlights to see:

- Plaze de España, with monument of Don Quijote     

- Puerta del Alcala

- Gran Via

- Plaza de Cibeles 

- Puerta de Toledo  

- Stadium Santiago Bernabeu (from the outside)

- Debod Temple

- Bull ring Arena

- Paseo de la Castellana

Transfer to the hotel and a check in. Welcoming dinner in the evening in one of the local and typical restaurans.   

 

Day 2. Madrid

Breakfast in the hotel. Walking tour with a headphones, for up to 4h through the historical center to Madrid, Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. An insdie tour of a Royal Palace, a pearl-beauty of Madrid and a former residence of Spanish kings. 

Optional:

- Visit to Museum Prado, - a national Art Museum, on of the three most famous art collection in the wolrd (along with Louvre in Paris and Hermitage in Saint Peterburg). 

     

Day 3. Madrid – Avila - Segovia

Breakfast. Full day tour to the beautiful surroundings of Madrid to visit famous medieval town of Avila - one of the oldest cities in Spain, surrounded by very well preserved medieval walls and home of an impressive castle - you will find old quarters of the city with numerous Romanesque churches, Gothic Palaces, a beautiful Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of San Vicente and the Mayor Square. You will also do a brief walk through its old streets to see the Convent of Ste. Therese, then you will relocate to another historical place - Segovia - the place, full of historical monuments. The elegant Cathedral and its Alcazar fortress, which is the most spectacular and impressive castle of Spain, are the most representative and must-sees within the city of Segovia. Tickets to Alcazar are included. Afterwards a bus will bring you back to Madrid. Free evening in the city. 

         

Day 4. Madrid - Toledo - Cordoba

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Toledo. Four-hour tour to see this gorgeous city, just 50 km outside of Madrid, - a former capital of Spain, a place where Muslims, Christians and Jewish were leaving together for centuries. You'll stroll through narrow and charming streets, will see old squares, thick walls, and fully immerse into a real atmosphere of a medieval town. You will also visit the famous Cathedral of Toledo. After sme free timefor lunch and souvenirs, continuation to Cordoba. Arrival to Cordoba in the evening and accommodation.


Day 5. Cordoba - Seville

After breakfast - half day tour around Old Quoter of Cordoba, which includes the entrance to the famous Mosque-Cathedral and the visit to the Old Town - Jewish Quarter. The Mosque-cathedral was originally a Catholic Christian church built by the Visigoths, however in the middle Ages it was converted into an Islamic mosque and back to Catholic Church after the Reconquista (´reconquist´). In the middle Ages it was second largest Cathedral in the world. It is also very famous by its wine-colored marble columns and double arches that was an innovation in architecture at that time. After some free time for lunch in the center - transfer to Seville. Arrival and accommodation. 

 

Day 6. Seville - Granada

Breakfast, then a city tour with to see Seville’s most beautiful places and notorious sights: park of Maria Luisa – Sevilles’s main public park and the largest green area that stretches along Guadalquivir river; the Plaza de Espana – most famous square in Seville and one of the largest in Spain; the Cathedral of Saint Mary; the Minaret of Giralda; as well as the typical Quarter of Santa Cruz (former Jewish Quarter) with its white houses and tiny narrow streets. Entrance to the Cathedral of Seville and a tour inside. After some free time - relocation to Granada. 

In Granada you are going to visit the impressive monumental conglomeration of La Alhambra - a palace and a fortress that was declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1984. You will see Alhambra's beautiful Palaces of Nazaries and the Generalife Gardens (tickets included). Check in to the hotel after, group dinner in the local restaurant and accommodation.

 

Day 7. Granada - Madrid

Breakfast in the hotel, then transfer back to Madrid in the first half of the day.. with a short stop along the way. Arrival, check in to the hotel and free second half to enjoy the Capital of Madrid on your own. 

 

Day 8. Madrid

Breakfast and transfer to the airport to fly back home. 

 

Note:

The whole program is just a sample and can be completely customized upon your request. You can make all the modifications you need: add/remove excursions, dinners, activities, and the price will change accordingly.