Madrid - Cordoba - Seville (441 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.
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.
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa or similar 4 stars hotel
Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol (205 km)
On our way to Costa del Sol, we will stop in the white village of Ronda with free time to explore the main highlights of this beautiful town, including the Puento Nuevo Bridge, Puente Viejo and Bullring. After some free time here, we will continue to the Costa del Sol. Depending on the date, tour group and other factors, we will go either to Marbella or Torremolinos. Both places are beautiful coastal towns with excellent beaches, vibrant nightlife and very relaxed atmosphere. After arrival, we will enjoy dinner and overnight here.
Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler.
Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Malaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia.
Puente Nuevo Bridge
This 18th century bridge crosses a 390-foot deep ravine that divides the small Andalusian city of Ronda. There is a central chamber underneath the bridge's walkway that today houses a small exhibit about the bridge's history.
Marbella is a Mediterranean city on Spain's Costa del Sol, with breathtaking beaches and coastline. The city is also home to several museums and theaters.
Costa del Sol, SPAIN
It is a region in the south of Spain, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, comprising the coastal towns and communities along the coastline of the Province of Malaga. Formerly made up only of a series of small fishing settlements, today the region is a world-renowned tourist destination.
Deluxe Hotel: NH Marbella or Sol Principe or similar 4 stars hotel
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Costa del Sol - Granada (147 km)
After breakfast, we will drive to Granada, where we will visit the Alhambra, the massive fortress complex built by the former Arab rulers of southern Spain. The tour to Alhambra is already quite extensive and include a good part of walking, so it's your choice the rest of the day - to relax in the hotel or continue to explore the city of Granada on own. We can visit the Alcaiceria, Albaicin, Granada's Cathedral and so on. Then we will have a dinner and spend 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: Carmen or similar 4 stars hotel
Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
Granada - Toledo - Madrid (433 km)
After breakfast, we will then transfer to Toledo. Some of the highlights we will see during the tour include the Toledo's Cathedral and the Juderia. We will then see and enter the Santa Maria la Blanca and also the church of Santo Tome. Then we will have a lunch. Later, we will move to discover the ancestral techniques and the phases of the true Toledano sword-making elaboration process in the craftsman's own workshop. Around in the evening we will transfer and arrive at Madrid, where tour will come to an end.
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.
One of the prime examples of Spanish-Gothic architecture, Toledo's Cathedral was built as part of a highly concentrated effort to cover up all non-Christian religious buildings and symbols, as Toledo has a large historical population of Jews and Muslims.
Iglesia de Santo Tome
This church in Toledo was built during the period of the Spanish Reconquest over an old mosque, and visitors can still see the arabesque designs on the exterior of the church's tower, which was the mosques old minaret.
Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included