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Madrid, Andalusia and Tanger

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 the Prado, Retiro Park, Plaza de España, Columbus Square, Bullring, Plaza de Cibeles, Neptune, etc. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 3 MADRID Breakfast. We will visit the Prado Museum, the art gallery of Madrid that holds the most comprehensive collection of Spanish painting from the 11th to the 18th centuries, and many of the masterworks of the greatest painters of universal importance, like El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, Bosch, Tiziano, Van Dyck or Rembrandt. Then, we will visit Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, which belongs to the Real Madrid Football Club. Free time. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 4 MADRID – GRANADA Breakfast. Departure for Granada. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. We will have an orientation meeting in the center of the city, the final resting place for the Catholic Monarchs. In its streets we will be able to find both Christian and Muslim elements. Afternoon free. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 5 GRANADA Breakfast. Departure to take 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 6 GRANADA – 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 7 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 8 SEVILLE – JEREZ – ARCOS DE LA FRONTERA – CADIZ Breakfast. Departure for Jerez to visit one of its famous wineries and make a wine testing. Continuation to Arcos de la Frontera, one of the prettiest towns de the Route of the White Towns of Andalusia. Departure for Cádiz, popularly know as the little silver cup. It claims to be the oldest European city. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 9 CADIZ – TANGIER – COSTA DEL SOL Breakfast. Departure for Tangier, to take a panoramic tour of this city situated in the north of Morocco. In the afternoon, Continuation to the Costa del Sol. Arrival in Marbella. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 10 COSTA DEL SOL Breakfast. Departure in order to take a full day excursion to Marbella and port Banús. Marbella, “La Mar Bella”, yesterda a small white fishing town ge, is today one of the most cosmopolitan places on the Costa del Sol with the most famous marina in the Mediterranean. Return to the hotel. Dinner and lodging.

DAY 11 COSTA DEL SOL – MALAGA AIRPORT – PLACE OF ORIGIN Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to our point of origin. End of services.