Immerse yourself in the passion, beauty and magic of Spain on this 10-day adventure.
Madrid – Lisbon – Sevilla – Granada – Madrid
Welcome to Madrid, Spain!! Upon your arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our escort. Transfer will be by luxury car, Mercedes or Audi with English speaking driver. Rest of the day is at your leisure. Stay overnight in Madrid.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast in the morning and then a private Tour of Madrid, by luxury car with your English speaking driver. As the capital of Spain, Madrid is a city of great cultural and political importance. By the end of the day you will have a complete vision of Madrid. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the old part of the city. This quarter dates back from the Hasburg dynasty in the 16th century and was at the height of its splendour in the 17th century. The great monuments of Madrid begin to emerge in the area, today referred to as the Madrid de los Austrias, one of the most famous areas of the city. In addition to the Plaza Mayor, there are many wonderful places including churches and convents, full of art and atmosphere. The austere fa⁄ades of the Baroque style contrast with the lavish interiors of the palaces. After visiting the Austrias area, we will continue by bus to the Borbons dynasty area and you will also see the fa⁄ade of the Royal Palace, the 18th century left its Neoclassical mark on the splendid building. 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 Alcal` are also good examples of this splendid style. Return to your hotel and stay overnight in Madrid.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your 1 hour flight to Lisbon in Portugal. Arrive and be escourted to your hotel. Stay overnight in Lisbon.
Today we will discover the wonderful city of Lisbon. On the right bank of the broad Tagus river estuary, the capital of Portugal graciously reclines over rolling hills. This is a spectacular geographical location and does much to explain the cosmopolitan historyof the city. Its exceptional natural light, which has long inspired writers, photographs and filmmakers and the medieval districts bestow Lisbon with the peculiar atmosphere of a city perched somewhere between the European north and the Mediterranean south. Free afternoon for a fado show and wine tasting. Stay overnight in Lisbon.
Transfer to the airport or train station for your flight or train to Sevilla. Arrive in Sevilla and tbe transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight in Sevilla.
After breakfast in the morning, you will have a regular tour of Sevilla. Departure from your hotel and our first stop will be at the cathedral, one of the worlds most beautiful Gothic temples. The dimensions of this cathedral make it the third largest church in the world. After visiting the Santa Cruz quarter, we will pass by the Reales Alc`zares (Royal Fortress) and the Archive of the Indies declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO arriving at the Guadalquivir river, where we will find the Torre del Oro Gold Tower, of Arab origin,
which dates back to the 13th century and was part of the ancient walls. Stay overnight in Sevilla.
Transfer to the train station for your 3 hour fast train to Granada. Transfer to your hotel and stay overnight.
**Take an optional flamenco dance show in the caves of Sacromonte, a mountain where gitans lived centuries ago.
Explore Granada with a regular tour of the Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens. Arrive at Alhambra, a palace and fortress complex constructed during the mid 14th century by the Moorish rulers of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus, occupying the top of the hill of the Assabica on the southeastern border of the city. 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 Sultan when arabs dominated Spain and it is a beautiful collection of buildings and gardens. We will also visit also the Generalife, the country residence of the sultan, in which the orchards provided the palaces with provisions as well as being a recreational area for the nobility. The views are incredible. Free time for lunch and in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Stay overnight in Granada.
Transfer to the airport or train station for your flight or train to Madrid. Arrive in Madrid and tbe transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight in Madrid.
According to your departure time you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of our services.