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LEVANTE, MAESTRAZGO AND CUENCA (4 DAYS OR MORE)

DAY 1 MADRID – ALBACETE – MURCIA

Departure from Madrid for Albacete, arrival and typical lunch based on migas manchegas and natural vegetables from the region, then we will have free time time to visit the center of the city of Albacete and departure for Murcia. On arrival, we will have dinner of Murcian Paella, characterized by the diversity of vegetables and meat from the region, in a restaurant in the center. Lodging.

DAY 2 MURCIA – CARTAGENA – THE MANGA OF THE MAR MENOR

Breakfast, city tour and departure for Cartagena, where we will have lunch of a typical meat and vegetable stew in a local restaurant, and we will have time to contemplate its old center with the Town Hall Square, site of the modernist Consistorial Palace. Then we will continue the journey to the Manga (Sandbar) of the Mar Menor, curious natural arm of the sea that unites the entire coast of the Mar Menor and part of the Mediterranean Sea in the region of Murcia. Upon finishing the visita we will return to Murcia. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 MURCIA – ORIHUELA – ELCHE – ALICANTE

Breakfast and departure to visit the Murcian Huerta (Orchard/Garden), and departure for Orihuela, situated on the banks of the Segura River, in a very fertile garden. In Orihuela we find  the Church of Saint James, which was declared national monument in 1933, and is marked by its mixture of Gothic, baroque and plateresque styles. Continuation of the trip to Elche, the third most populated city in Valencia where we find the largest forest of palm trees in all of Europe and the most famous sculpture of the bust of the Dama de Elche. After the visit we will have lunch in a local restaurant.  It will be based on typical Valencian cuisine like Fideuá, a pasta dish with abundant flavor with different vegetables, meat and sea food that complement it. In the afternoon we will visit the city to contemplate the extensive garden areas  and the extensive industrial activity centered on the production of shoes. Continuation to Alicante. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 ALICANTE – GUADALEST – BENIDORM – CULLERA – VALENCIA

Breakfast and departure for Guadalest, where we will take a panoramic tour of this beautiful  mountain town, to continue our tour to Benidorm, where we will have Lunch and a Panoramic tour through is main tourist center. In the afternoon continuation to Javea and Cullera and finally  arrival in Valencia. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 VALENCIA

Breakfast and departure to visit the city where we will view Town Hall, the Cathedral, City of the Sciences, the Acuarium etc. Then we will have a lunch of the most typical and well-known dish from Valencia, Paella, with vegetables, with meat or with sea food and fish, in the Malvarrosa. Afternoon free, dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 VALENCIA – CASTELLÓN

Breakfast and departure to visit the Valencian Orchards and take un boatride on the Albufera, known for its rice paddies. Lunch will be eaten in El Saler and we will continue the journey to Sagunto, where we will visit the Roman theater, and finally take a tour in Castellón. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 CASTELLÓN – MADRID

Breakfast and departure for Cuenca, where we will have Lunch in a local restaurant.  We wil eat morteruelo, based on hunting dishes, and after finishing we will take a panoramic tour.  Then we will leave for Madrid. Arrival in Madrid and END OF TRIP