Classical Spain

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    Price

    916,00$

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    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    8 days 7 nights

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    Max 13 people

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    Spain, M

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ABOUT

Granada is a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra. This sprawling hilltop fortress complex encompasses royal palaces, serene patios, and reflecting pools from the Nasrid dynasty, as well as the fountains and orchards of the Generalife gardens.

Area: 88.02 km²
Population: 234,758 Thousand (2010)
Currency: Euro

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

Area: 604.3 km²
Population: 3.166 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.

Area: 101.9 km²
Population: 1.609 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmarks include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giralda.

Area: 140 km²
Population: 690,566 Thousand (2010)
Currency: Euro

Zaragoza is the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region. Overlooking the Ebro River in the city center is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes. Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljafería, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Savior, begun in the 12th century.

Area: 973.78  km²
Population: 661,108 Thousand (2016)
Currency: Euro

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • City tour in: Madrid, Granada (Alhambra), Seville, Barcelona.
  • Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, City centre of Granada, Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna.
  • Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Alhambra, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol.
  • Train: Montserrat.
  • High Speed Train: Seville – Madrid (Transfers Included).
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
  • VISA.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Personal Expenses.

ITINERARY

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía
district.    
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall
be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary infor- mation. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers
to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are
some of the options. 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Visit to the Plaza de
Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the Retiro Park. 
This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, which
showcases the city’s vibrant centre, the beautiful Plaza
Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues
and its many fountains. Our tour includes a visit to see
inside the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, a fine-looking building. Here we learn about the tradition of “corridas” in
the Bullfighting Museum. Also the day includes a walking
tour of the beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. At sunset we provide transfers to the Plaza de Oriente in
the historic centre of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace.
In this area there are many restaurants serving different
exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish,
International). Return to hotel.
03 MON. Madrid - Granada.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Entrance and local guide in the
Alhambra. Evening transfer. 
Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group
of English-speaking travellers is small, sometimes they
will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking
passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha,
stopping in PUERTO LÁPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via
Despeñaperros. GRANADA, arrival. In the afternoon we will
visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and
local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to
Granada’s city centre, where restaurants mix with local
cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Choose
between Spanish, international, Chinese, Latin cuisines, etc.
Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance
show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sacramonte.
Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable
case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a
visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have
similar architecture and features).
Seville.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: we will see the beautiful Andalusian
village of Ronda.
We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. MAL- AGA, arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with
its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will con- tinue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the
Mediterranean. PUERTO BANUS, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we
will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers
until we come to RONDA, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in
Seville. High Speed train from Seville to Madrid.
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic
visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Gi- ralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir river, popular neighbor- hoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de
España (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen travelers,
it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). In the after- noon, you will be transferred to the train station. We travel
for 2 ½ h on a high-speed train to Madrid. The train is quite
comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through Andalusian
and Castilian landscapes. Possibility for the train to reach
speeds of around 300 km/h (186 m/h). Arrival to Madrid and
transfer to the hotel.
rat - Barcelona.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar, visit to medieval
monastery. Ride on a rack train.   
We depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading to- wards Aragón, we pause our journey in ZARAGOZA. Our guide will join the group to Basílica del Pilar. Directly after- wards the group will have free time to visit this impressive
sanctuary and enjoy the city centre. Later, we make our way
to Cataluña to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by
walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved
mediaeval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then go on to the Monastery of Mont- serrat where we include a ride on the rack train for the
fantastic views this gives. Continuation to  BARCELONA, arrival in the late afternoon.
Important note: in the winter months, from November to March (included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of
Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat
in the daylight).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village”
visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district.  
Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right
on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes an informa- tive  city tour  with a local expert (note: If the group has
fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our
guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its
Gothic neighbourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We
will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It
will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Familia
basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí.
Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espa- nyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural
museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of
Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship
and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore
of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore
the city on your own. In the evening we provide  transfer
to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian,
Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.
After breakfast, end of our services.

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