Day 1 : Madrid
Welcome to the Capital of Spain, On arrival, transfer by luxury car, Mercedes or Audi, with an English-speaking driver. Accommodation in your hotel.
Day 2 : Madrid
In the morning, buffet breakfast, followed by a tour of Madrid. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. By the end of this tour, you will have gained a complete vision of Madrid. Enjoy panoramic sightseeing of the old part of the city. We will also approach the facade of the Royal Palace: the 18th century left its neoclassical mark on the splendid Royal Palace complex, the Sabatini Gardens and Campo del Moro, located in the city centre. The church of San Francisco El Grande, the fountains of Paseo del Prado, the Toledo Bridge, the Prado Museum, and Puerta de Alcala are also good examples of this splendid style.
Day 3 : Madrid – Cordoba
Buffet breakfast and proceed on your own to the railway station in order to pick up the high speed train to Cordoba. Only 2 hours and you are in Cordoba. A World Heritage Site by UNESCO city.
Day 4 : Cordoba – Seville
Buffet breakfast and departure from your hotel for a tour of Cordoba. Meet your guide in the indicated area to start a fabulous walking tour. With our guide we will take a stroll through the historic quarter of Cordoba to discover first of all the Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city during medieval times and which is a real symbol of Arab domination in the Iberian Peninsula. In the tenth century, during the rule of Abd-al-Rahman III, the medina at one point had a thousand mosques. Then, the Synagogue, with our local guide, the only one that still stands in the city, and symbol of the three cultures, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together there for centuries. In the evening proceed to the train station to take your train to Seville.
Day 5 : Seville – Granada
In the morning, buffet breakfast, followed by a tour of Sevilla. First stop will be the cathedral, one of the world’s most beautiful Gothic temples. The dimensions of this cathedral make it the third largest church in the world. After the Santa Cruz quarter, we will pass by the Reales Alcazares (Royal Fortresses), Archive of the Indies declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, we will reach the River Guadalquivir, where we will see the Torre del Oro, of Arab origin, which dates back to the 13th century and was part of the ancient walls. After lunch, proceed to train station and departure by fast train to Granada. In just 3 hours, you will be in Granada, one of the nicest cities of Spain. Accommodation. Possibility to book an optional flamenco dance show in the caves of Sacromonte, a mountain where gypsies lived centuries ago, they show flamenco dances, always with a local guide.
Day 6 : Granada – Madrid
Buffet breakfast and join a regular tour for a tour of Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens. We will arrive at the Alhambra, built on the top of a hill. The palace complexes of the Alhambra and Generalife, beside the Albaicin, have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The Alhambra was the residence of the Sultan when the Arabs dominated Spain and it is a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens. We will also visit the Generalife, the country residence of the Sultan, where the orchards provided the palaces with provisions, as well as being a recreational area for the nobility. The views are incredible.Free lunch and in the afternoon, back to Madrid, by train or by flight. Overnight in Madrid.
Day 7 : Madrid
Buffet breakfast and private transfer from the hotel to the international airport.