7 Days / 6 Nights
Day 1 (Mon.) Barcelona - Madrid (train)
Call on Barcelona "Sants" train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid "Puerta de Atocha" station. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival and transfer from the station to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink and orientation session at the hotel this evening. Accommodation at the hotel
Day 2 (Tue.) Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Madrid; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Moreria, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcala. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium. Balance of the day free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 3 (Wed.) Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel and transfer to JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m Drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of "Despenaperros" and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows an enormous heritage from a splendorous past. Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its 1 Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Day 4 (Thu.) Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Monumental and Panoramic city tour: the interior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of "Carmen" as well as a precisely where the myth of "Don Juan" developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de Espana. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.
Day 5 (Fri.) Seville - Granada
After breakfast at the hotel drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the "Tales of the Alhambra" by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
Day 6 (Sat.) Granada - Toledo - Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo -World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous "Damasquinado" (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 7 (Sun.) Depart Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel and END OF OUR SERVICE.
(*) On the high speed AVE train journey and during your stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.