8 Day Affordable Spain
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Destination & Sightseeing

  • Round trip flights New York-Madrid, Madrid-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Granada
    • 2 nights Seville
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 

Special Features

  • Travel to Toledo, once capital of Spain, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • In Cordoba, tour the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

ITINERARY

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital and transfer to your hotel. Time to rest before tonight's Welcome Drink and orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel Overnight: Madrid Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings.  Continue to view the magnificent Royal Palace, Europe's second largest. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to El Escorial*, the stunning combination monastery-palace-mausoleum built by Philip II *For Dec 23 & 30 departures, the optional Tour to El Escorial is unavailable Optional: Tour to El Escorial (PM) Overnight: Madrid Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Toledo City Tour, Travel to Granada
Travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, Toledo is known for its extensive monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Take a panoramic drive along the Tagus River and enjoy views of the Alcazar of Toledo. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter before visiting the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Next, visit St. Tome Church, with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco. Then, drive across the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's "La Mancha" to Granada in Andalucia for dinner and overnight Overnight: Granada Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra, Seville
Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains before continuing to Seville, capital of Andalucia for overnight *Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry Overnight: Seville Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Seville City Tour
On this morning's visit in Seville, admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Explore the narrow streets and the many beautiful plazas of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter. Remainder of the day is at leisure in the bustling downtown area to discover this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM) Overnight: Seville Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Cordoba City Tour, Madrid
Depart Seville to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. After lunch on your own, travel to Madrid for overnight. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner together Overnight: Madrid Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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