Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (620 km)
Guests will be picked up in Barcelona at 8:00am. We will depart to Zaragoza, where we will stop briefly for some free time before continuing to Madrid for the evening.
Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar
This massive basilica in Zaragoza is, accroding to legend, the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with the original chapel said to be built in 44 BCE. It has been rebuilt numerous times and is now baroque in style.
Deluxe Hotel: Emperador or similar 4 stars hotel
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville (519 km)
In the morning, we will make our way to Cordoba through the La Mancha region. Upon our arrival, we will take a sightseeing tour of famous Mosque-Cathedral and the Jewish Quarter. Afterward, we will drive south to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night.
Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.
The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.
Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.
Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Sevilla or similar 4 stars hotel
Seville - Granada (249 km)
After breakfast, we will make our way to the legendary city of Granada, where we will visit the incredible palaces and gardens of the Alhambra. We will enjoy dinner and spend the night in Granada.
Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit.
The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations.
Deluxe Hotel: Melia Granada or similar 4 stars hotel
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Granada - Toledo - Madrid (447 km)
We will depart Granada for the imperial city of Toledo, the crossroads of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. We will eat lunch and enjoy a sightseeing tour through the city's narrow streets. Afterward, we will return to Madrid in the late afternoon or early evening.
Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews.