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4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, and Granada from Madrid

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Spain, Madrid, Madrid
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Overview

Visit Andalusia’s most famous cities — Cordoba, Seville, and Granada — on a 4-day immersion in the home of flamenco, tapas, and Andalusian culture. You’ll travel from Madrid to Cordoba to stroll through cobbled lanes in the city’s Jewish quarter, then spend two nights in Seville, the birthplace of flamenco. Admire Granada’s Moorish architecture at the World Heritage-listed Alhambra, and take a walk through the medieval walled city of Toledo. This comprehensive tour highlights the essential attractions of Andalusian Spain in four days, with 4-star hotel accommodation for all three nights. Please note: Entrance to the Alhambra is not guaranteed due to high demand.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour


What You Can Expect

Day 1: Madrid — Cordoba — Seville (D)
Your tour begins with a morning departure from Madrid to Cordoba, as your luxury coach takes you through the legendary countryside depicted in Don Quixote, the Man from La Mancha. After lunch (own expense), take a tour of Cordoba to discover the city’s mix of Jewish and Arab culture. Admire Cordoba’s medieval architecture, with its whitewashed courtyards, alleys and squares. Leaving Cordoba, continue to Seville for dinner and your accommodation.
Overnight: Class T: Catalonia Santa Justa or similar Class A: Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 2: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful city of Seville, including the cathedral (from outside), Santa Cruz quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens. Discover the hidden secrets of this lively city built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, with its rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts such as Triana and La Macarena.

Spend the afternoon exploring Seville at your leisure, before returning to your hotel for dinner. In the evening, stroll along the riverside promenade, visit one of the city’s legendary bars or experience the drama and passion of flamenco at a Seville flamenco show (optional extra).

Overnight: same as previous night

Day 3: Granada — Alhambra — Generalife Gardens (B, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, relax on board your luxury coach during the scenic drive along the historic Caliphate road to Granada. In this legendary city renowned for its amazing Moorish architecture, take a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, one of Andalusia's special highlights. In the mosaic-tiled and landscaped gardens of the Alhambra, discover the culture and history of Spain’s Moorish rulers and admire their exotic architectural legacy. After dinner at your hotel, spend the evening at your leisure or watch a Gypsy Zambra flamenco show in Granada’s Gypsy quarter, Sacromonte (optional extra). Please note that entrance to the Alhambra depends on availability.
Overnight: Class T: Hotel Los Angeles or Class A: Melia Granada Hotel or similar

Day 4: Granada — Toledo Madrid (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic coach ride to the World Heritage-listed imperial city of Toledo. Discover the city’s multicultural layering of Christian, Moorish and Jewish culture, and well-preserved medieval architecture. After lunch (own expense), take a guided walk into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a tour of the city’s monuments and landmarks. During the tour, hear about the work of baroque artist El Greco in Toledo, and see examples of Toledo’s signature Damasquinado metalwork, delicately etched with gold. Departing Toledo in the afternoon, relax on the return drive to Madrid, where your tour ends.

Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid — Cordoba — Seville (D)
Your tour begins with a morning departure from Madrid to Cordoba, as your luxury coach takes you through the legendary countryside depicted in Don Quixote. After enjoying lunch (own expense), take a guided tour of Cordoba to discover the city’s mix of Jewish and Arab culture. Admire Cordoba’s medieval architecture, with its whitewashed courtyards, winding alleys and leafy squares. Leaving Cordoba, continue to Seville for dinner and your accommodation.

Overnight: standard-grade Catalonia Santa Justa or superior-grade Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 2: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful city of Seville, including the cathedral (from outside), Santa Cruz quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens. Discover the hidden secrets of this lively city built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, with its rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts such as Triana and La Macarena.

Spend the afternoon exploring Seville at your leisure, before returning to your hotel for dinner. In the evening, stroll along the riverside promenade, visit one of the city’s legendary bars or experience the drama and passion of flamenco at a Seville flamenco show (optional extra).

Overnight: same as previous night


Day 3: Granada — Alhambra — Generalife Gardens (B, D)
After breakfast at your hotel, relax on board your luxury coach during the scenic drive along the historic Caliphate road to Granada. In this legendary city renowned for its amazing Moorish architecture, take a guided tour of the World Heritage-listed Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, one of Andalusia's special highlights. In the mosaic-tiled and landscaped gardens of the Alhambra, discover the culture and history of Spain’s Moorish rulers and admire their exotic architectural legacy. After dinner at your hotel, spend the evening at your leisure or watch a Gypsy Zambra flamenco show in Granada’s Gypsy quarter, Sacromonte (optional extra).

Overnight: standard-grade Hotel Los Angeles or superior-grade Melia Granada Hotel in Granada

Day 4: Granada — Toledo — Madrid (B)
Following breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic coach ride to the World Heritage-listed imperial city of Toledo. Discover the city’s multicultural layering of Christian, Moorish and Jewish culture, and well-preserved medieval architecture. After lunch (own expense), take a guided walk into the past along Toledo’s cobblestone alleyways and enjoy a tour of the city’s monuments and landmarks. During the tour, hear about the work of baroque artist El Greco in Toledo, and see examples of Toledo’s signature Damasquinado metalwork, delicately etched with gold. Departing Toledo in the afternoon, relax on the return drive to Madrid, where your tour ends.

The hotels detailed are as a reference only and are subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


Inclusions

  • Entrance fees
  • Guided visits in Seville
  • Guided visits in Cordoba
  • Guided visits in Granada
  • Three nights accommodation
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, D=dinner)

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in Madrid
  • Entrance fee to Seville Cathedral

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (ie. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel
  • There is no bathroom on the coach
  • Prices for 1, 2 and 3 people are for a single, double and triple rooms respectively
  • Hotel grades in Spain differ to those used in other Western countries, but typically 'standard-grade' hotels are of a 3-4-star standard, and 'superior-grade' hotels are of a 4-star standard with better facilities and locations
  • Maximum of 3 people per room
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase
  • Please note: Cathedral in Seville is only visited from the outside.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Central Madrid

Departure Time

8:30am

Duration

4 days

Return Details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 7:30pm

Tour Options

Standard Hotels-English

Code: ENG0830s3

Includes 3-nights of accommodation in standard-grade hotels. Tour includes an English-speaking guide and second language. 8:30 AM
Superior Hotels-English

Code: ENG0830s4

Includes 3-nights of accommodation in superior-grade hotels. Tour includes an English-speaking guide and second language. 8:30 AM

User's Reviews

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Stephanie L

Great tour, all the sights were amazing and beautiful !
Highly recommended for those with little time and want convenience .
But if you have more time, it would be good to do this at your own pace and not with a tour group.

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Stanley G

Amazing great wonderful. There aren't enough adjectives.

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Patricia M

Great experience! a complete tour to get to know the main cities on south Spain.

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sloania

This was an amazing tour! Our tour guide was amazing! She explained all our stops and provided great insight on all our stops. I highly recommend this tour! The accommodations were great at all our hotels.

Image - 16 Jan 2018 -

traveltech

Excellent!

User's Picture Gallery

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View of Alhambra from the gardens, Granada, Spain

View of Alhambra from the gardens, Granada, Spain

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passing the olive trees on our way

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on to Seville from Madrid, first stop for coffee and refresher.

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Aashaw Baksh stood by the monument in the cathaderal. Very beautiful and

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Aashaw Baksh walking in Toledo with tour guide on tour. Really glorious

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Gian P. Severini and Daysi Martinez at the Alhambra in Granada

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This is the optional tour information provided by the guide.

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Los cubanos de Miami

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Sevilla

tower

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Cordoba

Mosque Cathedral of Cordoba. Amazing.

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Sevilla

guided tour of seville.

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Panoramic view of Toledo

We stopped the bus before arriving in Toledo for this photo op.

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El que no ha visitado Sevilla, no ha visto una maravilla.

Un crucero en Sevilla que nadie se debe de perder.

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La Mezquita de Cordoba

Mi sueño hecho realidad.

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Nuestra primer parada en la Venta de Don Quixote.

Una grata experiencia.

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Alcazar of Seville

Nice carving of Alcazar of Seville. A not to be missed visit.

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The Grand Plaza de Espana in Sevilla

Grand view of Plaza de Espana in Sevilla.

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Panoramic photo

Picture from the Bell Tower in Seville.

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Al Hambra entrance

The beginning of the walking tour.

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Beautiful Cordoba

Part of the walking tour.

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Plaza De Espana

This was taken in Plaza De Espana, Seville

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Mihrab inside Cordoba Mosque

This is the place for leader (Imam) during moslem prayer during the mosque used previously.

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