SPLENDORS OF SPAIN

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Experience the old world meets cosmopolitan allure of one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities – MadridExplore Madrid’s world-class museums, old world monuments, activity-filled plazas, and palacesLet Seville into your soul, from the fervor of its fiery flamenco and tapas bars, to its iconic Giralda bell tower, to its winding streets that flow into lively plazas to enjoyDelve into the grandeur of Granada with visits to Alhambra Palace and Generalife GardensStep back in time in Cordoba as you explore the city’s imposing 8th century mosque turned cathedral
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Itinerary

  1. THU I MADRID

    Arrive in spectacular Spain and transfer to your hotel. Get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities at your own pace with the remainder of the day at leisure. Stroll the bustling streets of the old city, sit for a spell at a café in the impressive Plaza Mayor, see Madrid’s Town Hall in Plaza de la Villa, delve into the old quarter, savor local delicacies at a tapas bar, and enjoy the virtually unending nightlife options. Overnight in Madrid.

  2. FRI I MADRID

    Today’s city tour takes you to explore Madrid’s 17th century “Austrian” quarter where the austere exteriors of its palaces contrast with their luxurious interiors. Discover the 18th century neoclassical architecture represented in the Royal Palace, the Sabatini Gardens and “Campo del Moro,” the Alcalá Gate, Paseo del Prado, and famous Cibeles and Neptuno fountains. See the more modern “Gran Via” and the “Paseo de la Castellana.” Overnight in Madrid. (B)

  3. SAT I MADRID I SEVILLE

    After breakfast depart to Seville, the capital of Andalucía. This afternoon you will visit the Flamenco Museum and take in a one-hour performance that showcases the museum’s dedication to bringing its visitors an authentic and unique flamenco experience. Next, enjoy a panoramic tour of Seville. See Plaza de España & Plaza de América, with its buildings left from the 1929 Latin-American Expo, the María Luisa Park and Torre del Oro by the Guadalquivir, and visit the Cathedral with its original minaret – La Giralda Tower, before returning to your hotel. (B)

  4. SUN I SEVILLE

    Day at leisure to discover other interesting highlights of the Andalusian capital such as the Alcázar, a magnificent Moorish construction to which Mudéjar additions were made in 1326, and the old Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz, with its characteristic ‘Patios’, artistically decorated with plants, flowers, tiles and wrought iron balconies. (B)

  5. MON I SEVILLE I CORDOBA I GRANADA

    After breakfast depart to fabulous Granada. En-route, we will stop in Cordoba for a tour of its historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Aljama, the 8th century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design, and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. After the capture of Cordoba by the Catholics, the Mosque was converted into a cathedral. Next, take in the charm of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Synagogue before continuing to Granada. Overnight in Granada. (B)

  6. TUE I GRANADA

    Power-up with breakfast at your hotel and get ready to explore Spain’s foremost monument, “La Alhambra” -- built on a hill atop the old Roman and Visigothic ruins overlooking Granada. Tour the main fortress, Alcazaba, with its magnificent Torres Bermejas and the Carlos V Palace before visiting the lush Generalife Gardens. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Granada. (B)

  7. WED I GRANADA I MADRID

    Today say good bye to Granada and board your high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Day at leisure for optional excursions. We suggest a visit of Toledo, the former Imperial capital city of Spain. Overnight in Madrid. (B)

  8. THU I MADRID TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

    Relish a delicious breakfast at your hotel before your departure transfer to Madrid’s Airport for your flight home. (B)

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