Two-night stays in Madrid, Costa del Sol, and Seville allow time to truly experience Spain. Included sightseeing features important highlights like Madrid’s Prado Museum and Toledo’s Church of Santo Tomé with one of El Greco’s most famous paintings. Of course you will taste the local marzipan, for which the city is famous. In Granada, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, plus enjoy a special dinner outing. Stay two nights on the Costa del Sol with the chance to enjoy the beaches and to join an optional excursion to visit the Rock of Gibraltar. Via Ronda, where you will visit the impressive Plaza de Toros, and Jerez, where a sherry wine tasting awaits you, accompanied by local tapas. Then arrive in Seville, where guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Alcazar and the charming Santa Cruz quarter. On the way back to Madrid, stop in Cordoba to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper. Of course welcome and farewell dinners are included.
MADRID Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado MuseumTOLEDO Guided walking tour, visit an early synagogue, the gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco’s masterpieces; visit a Damascene steel workshop; [LF] enjoy a marzipan surpriseGRANADAGuided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife; dinner with wine at a local restaurantRONDA Walking tour, [LF} visit Plaza de TorosJEREZ[LF] Sherry wine tasting with Spanish tapasSEVILLE Guided sightseeing, visit the Alcazar, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarterCORDOBA Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the CaliphsHeadsets throughout the tour
MADRID NH Principe de Vergara (F)GRANADA Saray (SF)COSTA DEL SOL Melia Costa del Sol (SF) at TorremolinosSEVILLE Sevilla Center (SF)
Full buffet breakfast (B) daily; 4 three-course dinners (D), including welcome and farewell dinners in Madrid and a special dinner in Granada
NOTE:If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.
Motorcoach with free Wi-Fi