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Activities & Transport
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
The Splendour of Andalusia and Central Spain
- High quality expert guides to discover the highlights of each city
- Top 5-star luxury hotels
- A touch of active adventure
- Extraordinary moments with nature
This tour is designed to let you discover, on an 11-day journey, the essence of Spain: Imperial Madrid, Granada and the marvelous palaces of the Alhambra, Cordoba and its Great Mosque, the treasures of Seville: the Cathedral and the Royal Palace — all bearing witness to multicultural identities
See the major highlights of Central Spain and Andalusia, take in-depth cultural highlight tours with expert guides, get active experiences, plus a touch of adventure and nature, as well as enjoying the extraordinary gastronomy of the country. You'll see Spain in all its splendor!
- 10 nights accommodation in 5-star top luxury hotels
- 10 breakfast included at hotels
- Dinner included with flamenco show
- Private transfers in Mercedes vehicle with chauffeur where necessary - arrival, excursions, departure
- Entrance tickets to highlight monuments
- Top quality English-speaking official guides
- Train tickets from Seville to Madrid
- Local taxis that the clients may feel necessary
- Optional services
- Vehicle at disposal Madrid tour 4 hours (from 265€ in Mercedes Sedan)
- 2 transfers in Granada hotel-Alhambra/Alhambra-hotel (from 112€ in Mercedes Vehicle)
- 1 transfer in Granada hotel-Albaicin (from 56€ in Mercedes Vehicle)
- 2 Transfers in Seville hotel-cruise location/cruise location-hotel (from 168€ in Mercedes Sedan)
- 2 transfers in Seville hotel-Flamenco show location/flamenco show location-hotel (from 185€ in Mercedes Sedan)
- Ronda wine experience and show cooking (from 280€ for 2 people with lunch included)
- Jeres, horses and Sherry Wine - Day trip from Seville with transfer - guide in Jerez (from 1105€ for 2 people)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Spain!
Upon arriving at Madrid’s International Airport, you’ll be welcomed by a representative who will assist you with your luggage before transferring you to your hotel.
Your hotel, the Westin Palace, is an iconic luxury hotel located in the heart of Madrid. Ideally positioned in Las Letras quarter, with its vibrant collection of restaurants and boutiques, it is at the heart of the Art Walk, an area linking the city’s most enriching museums: Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza. The Parliament is across the road, and the Royal Palace and Opera House within walking distance.
After checking in, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Discover the Majesty of Madrid and Visit Prado Museum
Today, you’ll embark on a half day tour with an expert guide who will pick you up at your hotel before introducing you to the Habsburg legacy in Madrid.
The Royal Palace, vaulted in stone and brick along the lines of Versailles, was once Carlos III’s residence. The nearby Almudena Cathedral is a late and imposing construction in neo-classical and neo-Gothic style while the Austrias’ Quarter, with its monasteries, churches and elegant squares such as Plaza Mayor, recall Spain’s Golden Age when Madrid was the capital of an empire.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Prado Museum which houses one of the world’s finest collections of European art. Discover the wonders of this unique museum, the most visited in Spain, accompanied by a private guide expert in the history of art, and explore its collection of over 7,600 paintings and 1,000 sculptures.
Immerse Yourself in the Diversity of Toledo
This morning, you'll be picked up at your hotel for a private transfer to Granada, with a stop in Toledo on the way, where you will meet your guide for a private tour.
Located in the heart of Castile, Toledo is proud of its central role in the history of Spain with every corner of the old city revealing its historical prominence around in every corner. Toledo boasts treasures embracing Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. You will visit the Gothic Cathedral, undoubtedly the temple that best expresses the mysticism of Catholic medieval Spain.
The rich multicultural heritage of this Castilian city is evident throughout the tangled and steep streets of the historic center, earning it the title of World Heritage Site. At the end of the tour, the guide may recommend the best culinary choices that Toledo has to offer, and you can enjoy your lunch at leisure.
Marvel at the Architectural Wonders of Granada
Perched high on a strategic hill dominating Granada, the citadel of the Alhambra displays a collection of lush gardens and magical palaces. It is the only royal residence of an Islamic dynasty still standing since the Middle Ages.
During your tour today, your guide, an expert in Islamic Art, will explain the secrets and symbols contained in these palaces — the mathematical achievements, the philosophical concepts and the metaphors of the poems carved on the walls, a reflection of a whole civilization.
In the afternoon, your tour sees you stroll through the charming labyrinth of narrow streets of the oldest quarter of Granada. It preserves the aroma and the layout of the Medieval city, with its carmenes (traditional houses with gardens) and their striking views of Granada and the mighty peaks of Sierra Nevada in the background.
The Choice is Yours in Granada
Option 1: Day trip to the Alpujarras:
In a series of white villages with only a few hundred inhabitants, you will get to know a region that is known for its geographical isolation and culinary traditions based on self-sufficiency. You will visit two or three villages, Pampaneira and Capileira among them, where you will have lunch and taste the cuisine of the area
Option 2: Day trip to the Olive Groves
During this day excursion, you will indulge in new sensations, flavors, and aromas. You will visit a 15th-century olive oil mill in a quiet white-washed village. Discover with the benefits for your health and beauty involved in the use of olive oil. Later, you will head to a wine cellar where you will enjoy a tasting session before lunch in the cellar, surrounded by the vineyards, for an unforgettable pairing of wines and traditional cuisine.
See Cordoba, the City of Contrasts
Accompanied by your expert guide in Islamic art, you will discover the highlights of Córdoba. Travel back in time to when Córdoba was the most prosperous metropolis of the West during the Umayyad caliphate over one thousand years ago. The main evidence of this golden age is the Great Mosque. Its prayer hall is composed of a spectacular forest of more than one thousand columns of marble, jasper and granite.
In the heart of the prayer hall stands the vertical Cathedral, combining remarkable works of the Renaissance and Baroque art. Outside this sacred space, the grace of Córdoba lives on in the Judería (the old Jewish quarter), which safeguards the labyrinthine medieval structure, encompassed by graceful mansions with blossoming patios and a synagogue from the 14th-century.
Explore Monumental Seville on a City Tour
Today’s walking tour is an essential introduction to the multicultural identity of Seville. Its Cathedral is the largest Gothic building ever constructed, while the Real Alcázar (Royal Palace) was the historic seat of power.
The adjacent Santa Cruz neighborhood maintains a distinctive way of life in its labyrinth of passageways, peaceful squares, and blossoming patios.
In the afternoon, discover Seville from a different perspective, onboard a private boat along the Guadalquivir. From the deck of a modern, silent and ecological boat, you will see some of the most important monuments like the Torre Del Oro and Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.
In the evening, live the excitement of pure flamenco in a prestigious tablao of Seville. Enjoy the passion and the skill of virtuoso artists, while exquisite dishes of Andalusian cuisine are served at your table.
Take a Day Trip to Ronda
During your day trip to Ronda, you will discover one of the most fascinating spots of Andalusia. It has always captivated travelers, from the European Romantic writers of the 19th-century to Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles.
The winding road will allow you to see rural settings and a series of white-washed villages. The greatest symbol of this town is the towering New Bridge (Puente Nuevo), erected at the end of the 18th-century, spanning the canyon, green pastures, and mountains. Nearby, you will visit the prestigious bullring, the oldest in Spain, which is the stage for a unique bullfight called “Corrida Goyesca”.
You will also visit the Casa Don Bosco, whose garden hangs over the cliff and offers striking views. At the end of the tour, your local guide will be very pleased to suggest the best gastronomical options in Ronda, according to your tastes.
Take an Optional Day Trip to Jerez
Today you have the option to spend your time at your own leisure, or to embark on a day trip to Jerez.
This guided tour will allow you to explore the rich multicultural heritage and the deepest traditions of Jerez.
You will stroll through the tangled streets of the historic center, discovering the lofty Cathedral, elegant squares like the Arenal (once used as the venue for medieval jousts and tournaments), and the fronts of aristocratic palaces.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, you can attend the show “How the Andalusian Horses Dance”, an exquisite ballet accompanied by quintessential Spanish music.
You’ll then visit a prestigious bodega whose production focuses exclusively upon the very oldest of sherry wines and brandies before being given the opportunity to savor the subtle tastes of the Sherries.
Soak in the Atmosphere of Madrid
This morning your driver will meet you at your hotel for a private transfer to Seville train station, where you’ll take the high-speed train to Madrid.
Upon arrival in Madrid, enjoy a private transfer back to the comfort and luxury of the Westin Palace.
What you do with the rest of the day is up to you!
Whether you continue to explore the artistic heritage of the city or are drawn to the gastronomic offerings of the city, know that any decision made if the right one.
Why not admire the beautiful architecture while sitting in a bar with an Aperol or glass of Sangria?
Say Adiós to Spain
All good things must come to an end but we hope you have enjoyed your time exploring the very best that Spain has to offer. The rich history, its natural beauty and the people that make the country what it is.
At an arranged time you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport for your international flight back home.
We hope you have had a memorable trip and wish you pleasant onward travels!