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Splendors of Spain

Departing on: Friday, May 22, 2015

Accommodation

Flights

  • New York to Madrid - Seville
  • Granada to New York

Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid

Arrive Madrid and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Madrid - Sightseeing Tour & Royal Palace

after check in Start Madrid Tour by visiting Royal Palace: Former Residence of the Spanish Royal Family. It was built in the XVIII C.and forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens and the Campo del Moro. Inside the palace you can admire its beautiful porcelains, tapestries, furnitures, armours and paintings. Sightseeing tour: Madrid shows the onlooker multiple faces that history has left behind, such as its medieval origins as an Arab−fortress characterized by its ancient buildings and the smell of the taverns. We'll drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterised by Phillip II and his Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, like those in the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. We will visit the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcala. We will admire the works of Jose Bonaparte in the XIX century, such as the elegant Plaza de Oriente and The Prado Museum. We will discover contemporary Madrid with avenues such as Gran Via, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla, Parque del Oeste, University Campus, commercial and financial zones of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium.

Day 3: Madrid - Seville

After breakfast transfer to airport for your flight to Seville Upon your arrival in Seville you will be greeted by our representative & we will transfer to your hotel Over night in Seville.(Evening walking tour is available free of charge Depends on you arrival time)

Day 4: Seville - Cordoba

After breakfast we will take a guided visit to the historic center which will include the Royal palaces and gardens built for a Christian king in Islamic Architecture, the Cathedral of Seville and its Giralda Tower, once the biggest Minaret in the world, it is said Muezzin used to ride up on a horse to call the Azan. After some free time to take lunch you can take a stroll along the river Guadalavir, visit the Jewish quarter, Torre del Oro. We will then leave for Cordoba and check into the hotel

Day 5: Cordoba - Granada

After breakfast we will visit the fantastic interactive Museum on Islamic Spain. Then we will cross the old Roman bridge for a guided tour of Cordoba masjid, one of the most important and largest masjids in its time. There will then be free time to discover the old medina/Jewish quarter. In the evening we will visit a local Muslim community in Almodovar where you can have dinner (Dinner not included).

Day 6: Granada

After breakfast we will then make our way to the archaeological site of Madinat al Zahra. The city built by the Caliph Abdul Rahman III. Here we see the Palace ruins and take a visit to the new exhibitions and museum. We will then transfer to Granada and check in to the hotel to rest. In the evening we will make our way up to the new Masjid

Day 7: Granada

After breakfast we will make our way to the Alhambra, usually the highlight of the tour for many. Nominated a wonder of the world the visit to the Palaces, gardens and fort will leave you breathless. The visit to the Alhambra can take up to 4-5 hours. After this you will have free time for the day to do some shopping, explore the Albaycin and rest.

Day 8: Granada -USA

After breakfast we will make our way to the airport for your flight back home.

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Double Room  $3,495 / person

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