Learn about the history of Spain, as well as the conflict between the Moors and Christians, on this small group tour from Madrid. Experience guided tours of Cordoba, Seville and Granada, stopping en route in the walled city of Toledo.
What to Expect
Monday — Madrid
Arrive in Madrid and enjoy a welcome drink and orientation session in the evening before spending a night at the hotel.
Tuesday — Madrid
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before embarking upon a morning city tour of Madrid. Discover the medieval origins of the city, such as the Arabian fortress at the Barrio de la Morería.
Drive through the courtesan district of the Habsburgs, characterized by Phillip II's Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Discover the Madrid of the Bourbons — the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Citadel Gate. The contemporary areas of Madrid include Gran Vía, Castellana, Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste. You can also visit the city's financial and commercial districts, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring, and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Explore these at your own pace before spending another night at the hotel.
Wednesday — Madrid — Cordoba — Seville
After breakfast at the hotel, get picked up at 8:30 and drive southward over the vineyard-covered land of Don Quixote toward the region of Andalucía. Stop off in Cordoba and tour its impressive mosque, as well as the narrow winding streets of its Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, take a 2-hour drive to Seville. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a local hotel.
Thursday — Seville
In the morning, have breakfast at your hotel and then visit Seville Cathedral, the second-largest in the Catholic world after St. Peter's in Rome. Continue to the Santa Cruz quarter, the setting of the opera "Carmen," as well as the legend of Don Juan. In the afternoon, take in the mouthwatering views and flavors of the city. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel, as well as an optional Flamenco tour.
Friday — Seville — Granada
After breakfast at the hotel, drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalucia, passing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms until 1492. Visit the world-famous Alhambra. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a hotel, as well as an optional Flamenco show in the Sacromonte quarter.
Saturday — Granada — Toledo — Madrid
After breakfast, drive northward toward the historical region of Castilla, surrounded by the Tagus river, and visit the impressive World Heritage Site of Toledo, where Christian, Jewish, and Moorish cultures co-exist. The city's art, history and spirituality make it into a national monument in its own right. Discover the most impressive buildings by taking a tour around its narrow streets and the famous Damasquinado. Continue to Madrid, where you will spend the night at a hotel.
Sunday — Madrid
Your tour will end after breakfast at the hotel.
- Guided visits in Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo
- Tour guide for the whole duration
- Air-conditioned deluxe motor coach
- Accommodation in selected class hotels
- Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• Please note, it is the passenger’s responsibility to have and to carry all personal documentation required according to the laws of the country or countries to be visited
• 5% of the trip price if it is occurs between 10 and 15 days prior to the departure
• 15% of the trip price, if it occurs from 10 to 3 days prior to the departure
• 25% of the trip price, if it occurs within 48 hours prior to the departure