Day 1, Sunday: Madrid
Arrival at Madrid airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your First Class hotel. It is suggested you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious “tapas”. Return to your hotel at your own convenience. Accommodation.
Day 2, Monday: Madrid
Buffet breakfast. This morning’s escorted sightseeing tour will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid’s most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for lunch on on your own. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a Lunch today. Highly recommended this afternoon, is an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco’s master-piece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisanry.
Day 3, Tuesday: Madrid – Merida – Seville
Buffet breakfast. Departure through the once-remote region of Extremadura, home to many of the “conquistadors”. Arrival in ancient Merida. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the impressive Roman amphitheatre archeological site before continuing to Seville.Accommodations.
Day 4, Wednesday: Seville
Buffet breakfast. This morning’s marvellous tour will explore this gracious and charming city, Spain’s third largest. See the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally the huge cathedral (one of the world’s largest) with its Giralda Tower (a formerminaret). Free time for lunch on your own. The afternoon is free to continue to explore or shop. This evening an optional Flamenco Show is suggested, Accommodations.
Day 5, Thursday: Seville – Cordoba – Granada
Buffet breakfast. Depart to Cordoba. Visit one of the world’s marvels, the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral). Free time for lunch on your own. Continue to Granada, passing thousands of acres of olive groves. This evening, an excellent suggestion would be to visit (optional) the quaint and typical Albaicin quarter, where Andalusian customs, music and wine join to create an enchanting atmosphere.
Day 6, Friday: Granada – Madrid
Buffet breakfast. This morning, enjoy an escorted tour of the magnificent Alhambra and the verdant Gardens of the Generalife. Departure to Madrid, crossing the Plains of La Mancha, land of Don Quixote. Arrival in Madrid. Accommodations.
Day 7, Saturday: Madrid
Buffet breakfast. Pre-arranged transfer to Madrid airport at the proper time to check-in for your trans-Atlantic flight to your home
- Transfers airport-hotel-airport
- Accommodations in hotels
- Buffet breakfast daily
- Air-conditioned motor coach transportation
- Tour guides
- Entrance to Alhambra
- Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
* 1st Trip June 30, 2019
* 2nd Trip August 25, 2019
* Price shown is the starting price per person on double sharing.
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