Madrid - Cordoba - Sevilla (519 km)
Guests will be picked up from the bus terminal in Madrid at 8:00am. 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 - Valencia (498 km)
After breakfast, we will depart for Valencia, passing many beautiful palaces in the Spanish countryside on the way. Upon our arrival in Valencia, we will have the rest of the day to explore the city.
Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.
Deluxe Hotel: Silken Puerta Valencia or Tryp Oceanic or similar 4 stars hotel
Valencia - Barcelona (350 km)
In the morning, we will eat breakfast, then depart for Catalonia, where we will reach the sprawling city of Barcelona, where we will have the remainder of the day to explore.
This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Deluxe Hotel: NH Constanza or similar 4 stars hotel
Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (620 km)
After breakfast, we will depart Barcelona for Zaragoza, where we will have free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. Afterward, we will return to Madrid to end the tour.
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.