Tour departs from Madrid
Arrival to Madrid.
ARTISTIC MADRID. HALF DAY CITY TOUR WITH THE ROYAL PALACE AND THE PRADO MUSEUM
This visit is to the two most famous structures of the city: the Royal Palace, the home of Spanish Royalty from the 18th century until the time of exile of king Alfonso XIII. Today it is used as the setting for official receptions by the present King of Spain, Juan Carlos I. The Prado Museum is one of the world’s great art galleries. It displays paintings from the 12th to the 18th century. The most famous exhibits are those of Velázquez, Goya and El Greco.
CULTURAL MADRID. HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Visit the museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofia of Modern Art (closed on Tuesday) inagurated by the Spanish Kings Juan Carlos I and Sofia the 10th September 1992. Permanent collections of the most important spanish artists: Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gargallo, Gutiérrez Solana, Tápies, Chillida and Julio González. The Retiro Park, Plaza de la Independencia, Plaza Carlos V and Paseo de la Castellana.
MADRID TAPAS TOUR (Wine & Tapas)
A Tapas tour through the city center to taste the famous Spanish Tapas. The bars should not be forgotten because they are where one of the most deeply-rooted of all traditions of Spain is carried out: the tapeo (Tapas are essentially snacks. Bigger portions that are ordered to make up part of a meal are called raciones).
TOLEDO. HALF DAY EXCURSION
One of the oldest and most interesting historical cities of Europe, reflects the many cultures that have formed it, and perhaps better than any other city reflects the many moods of Spain’s art and history. Visits are made to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral, the ancient Jewish Synagogue and the jewish quarter.
Departure to Córdoba by AVE speed train.
CORDOBA. WALKING CITY TOUR
The pretty and lovely Córdoba, declared World Heritage City. The tour visits the Great Mosque-Cathedral that constitute an unique architectural space, the Alcazar fortress, the Jewish quarter and the Synagogue.
GRANADA ALHAMBRA FORTRESS & GENERALIFE GARDENS. WALKING TOUR
Granada is a city steeped in history of the ancient Moors. The visit starts with the Palace of Charles V in renaissance style. Once inside the great Fortress and Palace of the Alhambra, you will feel as if you have been transported into another century as you wander through the Lion’s Court and the Room of Secrets. Then we walk through the exquisitely beautiful Generalife Gardens filled with fountains and flowers.
Malaga, Marbella, Costa del Sol
HISTORICAL MALAGA. HALF DAY CITY TOUR
First settled by the seafaring Phoenicians because of its natural harbour, and later conquered by the Arabs, it finally fell into the Spanish hands in 1487. Overlooking the central part of the city one can see the Gibralfaro castle, originally Phoenician, and later rebuilt by the Arabs. In the centre of the city we will visit the unfinished Cathedral, Lady of the Incarnation, built on the site of a ruined mosque. Then we visit the bullring and finally taste some of Malaga’s sweet wines.
Marbella, Costa del Sol
FULL DAY EXCURSION TO TANGIERS (MOROCCO – AFRICA)
(Optional excursion to Tangiers-Morocco-Africa). We drive to the south near the Mediterranean villages of Estepona, San Roque, Gibraltar before arriving to Algeciras or Tarifa Ports to catch the Hidrofoil. Sail through the strait of Gibraltar and arrival to Tangiers for panoramic and walking tour. Lunch is included.
Marbella, Costa del Sol
RONDA. FULL DAY EXCURSION
Ronda stands on an enormous outcrop of rock. The centre of town is split by a Bridge built in the 18th century. Wander across the bridge and you are in La Ciudad (old town) inhabited in old days by groups of marauding bandits. During the course of the day you will also see the town’s impressive Cathedral, the Bullring, San Juan Bosco House and the Mondragón Palace.
Marbella, Jerez, Sevilla
JEREZ SHERRY WINE CELLAR AND HORSES
Departure to Jerez de la Frontera for a panoramic tour of the town and a visit to a famous wine-cellar, where we will be offered the possibility of tasting a variety of Sherry wines produced in this region. And a visit to watch the show or the training of the horses of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art.
HISTORICAL SEVILLA. HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Panoramic tour of the city with the Plaza de España and Maria Luisa Park. Afterwards the walking tour with the royal Alcazar fortress and gardens, the third largest cathedral in the world and walking through the Barrio de Santa Cruz Jewish quarter.
FLAMENCO SHOW EVENING
(dinner & show or show & drink)
Driving through the streets of Barcelona by night, you may admire the illuminated fountains, monuments and plazas. A dinner will be enjoyed at a Tablao Flamenco including wines and coffee. Afterwards watch a typical Flamenco Show where a performance of flamenco folklore will thrill you. Or just to watch the Show with one drink included.