8 destinations in Spain - Madrid to Madridhttps://www.hotelmadridpraga.com/en/
Starting and ending in Madrid! With this in-depth cultural tour ‘An Andalusian Story’, you have a 6 day tour package taking you through Madrid, Spain and 6 other destinations in Spain. An Andalusian Story includes accommodation in 4 star hotel’s as well as an expert guide, Deluxe Motor Coach transport.
What is included in the tour
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in : Madrid, Granada, Seville, Seville.
- Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, Albaicin in Granada.
Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Alhambra in Granada, Mosque; Venta Bolero windmill in Consuegra.
Madrid: PRAGA (****);
What is NOT included in the tour
- Meals and Tours Not Listed
- Personal Travel Insurance
- International Flights
- Discover the museums in Madrid
- Shop at the markets in Granada
- Wander in the charming neighborhood in Seville
Day 1: (Saturday) Madrid - Arrival
Today's Highlights: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.
Day 2: (Sunday) Madrid
Today's Highlights: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas bullring. Night transfer.
The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Gran Via, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. Visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.
At sunset, we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International) in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to the hotel.
Day 3: (Monday) Madrid - Granada
Today's Highlights: Entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer.
Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group of English-speaking travellers is small, sometimes they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in Puerto Lapice, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros. Granada, arrival. In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Albaicín of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sacramonte.
Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).
Day 4: (Tuesday) Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda - Seville
Today's Highlights: we will see the beautiful Andalusian village of Ronda.
We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. Malaga, arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this, we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Puerto Banus, in Marbella, a pretty high-level recreational port. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to Ronda, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to Seville. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
Day 5: (Wednesday) Seville
Today's Highlights: Guided visit with a local expert in Seville. Night transfer to the historic city centre.
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favourite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International, and so on.
Day 6: (Thursday) Sevilla - Cordoba - Consuegra - Madrid
Today's Highlights: Visit Mosque of Cordoba. Windmills in Consuegra.
We leave Seville following the valley of the Guadalquivir to Cordoba. Free time to stroll through its flowered alleys and visit with a local guide his great Mosque – Cathedral (entrance included). After lunch, we continue towards the Castilian lands and stop at Consuegra, where 12 giant windmills next to the castle, contemplate the La Mancha plain. We visit Venta Rucio windmill. Continuation to MADRID and arrival at the end of the day.
End of our services.