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Madrid, Andalusia and Mediterranean Coast

DAY 1 PLACE OF ORIGIN – MADRID Departure from our point of origin on a regular flight bound for Madrid. Arrival in Barcelona and meeting with the attendant. Transfer to the hotel. Orientation meeting and free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 2 MADRID Breakfast. Guided panoramic tour through the city of Madrid, capital of Spain since Philip II selected it in the 16th century. During the visit we will see the Plaza Mayor, the Plaza de Oriente, location of the Royal Palace, The Cathedral, the Church of San Franciso the Grande, the Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol, Street and Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de the Castellana, Paseo of el Prado, Retiro Park, Plaza de España, Columbus Square, Bullring, Plaza de Cibeles, Neptune, etc. Then we will visit the Prado Museum. Then, we will visit Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which belongs to the Real Madrid Football Club. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 MADRID – EXCURSION TO TOLEDO Breakfast and departure for Toledo, known as the city of three cultures, for having been inhabited for centuries by Christians, Jews and Muslims, as well as “The Imperial city,” for having been the principal seat of the court of Charles I of Spain. Panoramic tour of the city where we will contemplate the Cathedral, which we will visit, the Alcázar, the Synagogue of the Tránsito, and the Church of Santo Tomé, which we will also visit. Return to Madrid. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE Breakfast. Departure for Cordoba, millenial city with a very extensive historic center, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. Arrival to and tour of the monumental Mosque-Cathedral. In the afternoon, stroll to enjoy its alleyways and to admire the famous Cordovan patios. Continuation to Seville. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 SEVILLE Breakfast. Departure to take a panoramic tour of this monumental and colorful city. We will walk through the Plaza de América, with its famous white pigeons, and see the Mudéjar Pavilion. W will also see the Cathedral, Maria Luisa Park, the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, and the Royal Alcázares, the oldest royal residence of the Spanish crown, where we will be able to enjoy its patios and salons in a succession of periods and styles: Almohad, Gothic, Mudéjar and lastly Renaissance. Afternoon free. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 6 SEVILLE – GRANADA Breakfast. Departure for Granada. Realizar a city tour, including the Alhambra, the most beautiful example of Arabic architecture in Spain. The Alhambra palace, citadel and fortress, residence of the Nasrid sultans (from the 13th to the 14th centuries). Today it is a monument with four distinct areas: the palaces, the military area (Alcazaba), the city (Medina) and the agriCultural estate of the Generalife, all of them surrounded by wooded areas, gardens and orchards. From the Alhambra, we will have a lovely view of the Albaycín. Continuation of the tour with a stroll through the famous Albaycín and Sacramonte neighborhoods, where we will be able to enjoy the typical architecture of the city. Upon finishing, transfer to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 7 GRANADA – MURCIA – VALENCIA Breakfast and departure for Murcia, a city of Arabic origin whose existence is tightly tied to the fertile lands of the Segura River. From among its historic streets of guilds emerges the tower of the Cathedral, one of the symbols of the city. We will continue along the Mediterranean Coast to arrive in Valencia. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 8 VALENCIA – BARCELONA Breakfast and panoramic tour of the city de Valencia, where we can contemplate the Old City, the Quart Towers, door of the city from the 15th century, the pleasant Virgin Square, the palace de the Generalitat, etc. Continuation of the trip to Barcelona. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 BARCELONA Breakfast. We are going to take a panoramic tour beginning with the Old City, which is divided by its most famous avenue, Las Ramblas. There we can find many places of tourisic and Cultural interest, as much on the street itself as in its surroundings. Then we will enter the Gothic Quarter, where the famous Gothic Cathedral dating from the 14th century can be found. Free time. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 BARCELONA –EXCURSION TO FIGUERAS AND GIRONA Breakfast and departure in order to take a full day excursion to Figueras and Gerona. We will arrive in Figueras, where the genius and painter Savior Dalí was born. In the afternoon we will visit the Dalí Museum, an old theater decorated by the master that contains the broadest range of works spanning the artist career of Dalí. We will continue the trip to Gerona where we will visit the Cathedral, with its treasury, cloister, museum and Charlemagne Tower, the Arabic baths (from the 12th century), etc. Return to Barcelona along the Costa Brava. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 11 BARCELONA – PLACE OF ORIGIN Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to our point of origin. End of services.