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Discover Moorish Spain
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Discover the history and romance of Andalucia on this eight-day trip to five amazing cities with plenty of free time discover them. Explore Madrids famous museums, walk the cobblestoned streets of El Grecos Toledo with a local historian, take a flamenco lesson in Granada, and embrace the regions Moorish spirit in Granada and Crdoba. From the taste of new flavours to the sound of music youve never heard, wrap yourself in a culture 1300 years in the making.

  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 155212
  • Starts: Madrid, Spain
  • Finishes: Seville, Spain
You will Visit
  • Madrid
  • Seville

Itinerary

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Day 1: Madrid

Please make your own way to the joining hotel.

If arriving early, head out and explore the city. Madrid has it all; history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and wild nightlife. The capital's most exciting street is the Gran Vía, but be sure to visit the Plaza Mayor – the true heart of Madrid. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza's many cafés and watch the world go by.

After the group meeting, opt to head out for a meal at a local restaurant with the group.

Additional Notes:
If you want more time to explore the city, we recommend booking pre-nights in Madrid.

Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum.



Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Madrid (1B)

Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum.

Included Activities:
Historic City of Toledo visit

Transport:
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))

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Day 3: Madrid/Córdoba (1B)

Córdoba's gastronomy features cuisine steeped in Roman, Moorish, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Head out tonight to sample some local food. Try the thick, hearty stew called "caldereta de cordero" or cool off with "ajo blanco," a hearty white gazpacho soup.

Included Activities:
Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit

Transport:
Train (2.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Córdoba/Granada (1B)

Travel to the Andalusian city of Granada and take an orientation walk with the CEO. Learn the art of flamenco from a professional teacher during a private class.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Flamenco Dancing Experience

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Granada (1B)

After visiting the Alhambra, opt to wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. This is a great place to go to catch the sunset.

In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene.

Included Activities:
Alhambra Guided Tour

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Day 6: Granada/Ronda (1B)

Catch a train and explore the town of Ronda on the El Tajo Gorge. Cross the Puente Nuevo and go down into the gorge itself for incredible views. Free afternoon to go explore the many attractions of the town.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Transport:
Train (2.50 hour(s))

07

Day 7: Ronda/Seville (1B)

This morning head to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain.

Enjoy the city with the option to explore the Muslim monuments and parks and gardens at leisure, getting a taste of Seville's energetic pulse. Have a chance to savour some tapas at the city's many bars and cafés.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Local bus (3.00 hour(s))

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Day 8: Seville (1B)

Depart at any time.

Additional Notes:
We recommend staying a few extra nights to better explore Seville at your leisure.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Tour of Toledo with a historian
    • Explore Cordoba including the Mezquita (mosque) and the medieval Jewish quarter
    • Granada orientation walk including a guided visit of the Alhambra
    • El Tajo Gorge excursion and walk
    • Flamenco lesson
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    • 7 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Public bus, train, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo
  • Explore the Alhambra (one of the greatest achievements in Moorish architecture)
  • Enjoy a private Flamenco lesson