Essential Spain

Day 1 : India - Madrid

Welcome to Spain "Land of the Flamenco & Fiestas"!

On arrival at Madrid, Spain's second largest city, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon explore the city by coach, visiting The Royal Palace, one of the emblematic monuments of Madrid built in the 18th century in Italian style, and former residence of Spanish Bourbon dynasty kings. Its vast and impressive interior spaces host numerous art pieces - paintings, tapestries, clocks, crystals. The tour includes the highlights of the history and architecture of the city of Madrid.

 

Transfer back to hotel and evening at leisure.

 

Overnight at Madrid.

 

Madrid, Spain

Day 2 : Madrid - Excursion to Toledo - Seville

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Proceed for an excursion to Toledo. Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with a greatest wealth of monuments. Known as the "city of three cultures", because the Christians, Arabs and Jews lived together here for centuries, behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of its churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. This great diversity of artistic styles makes the old quarter of the capital of la mancha a real open-air museum, and has been declared a world heritage site.

 

After the tour transfer to Madrid train station and board a high speed train to Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia.

 

On arrival at Seville station, transfer to the hotel.

 

Overnight at Seville.

 

Madrid, Spain Toledo, Spain Seville, Spain

Day 3 : Seville - City Tour

After your breakfast, proceed for a half day Sevilla sightseeing, the tour starts at the Isla de la Cartuja which was chosen as the site for the expo'92, an appropriate reflection of the world at the end of the 20th century. Laid out in 1929 for the Ibero-American exhibition, the Plaza de España and adjoining Maria Luisa Park are among the most pleasant and impressive public spaces in Spain. Located east of the Cathedral, they are a perfect base from where to explore the highlights of the city. Nearby is Seville's old Jewish quarter, the barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow white alleys, flowered patios and wrought ironed balconies.

 

Transfer back to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure

 

Overnight at Seville.

 

Seville, Spain

Day 4 : Seville - Excursion to Cordoba - Malaga

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the morning. Proceed for an excursion to The Andalusian city of Cordoba, one of the most beautiful in Spain. Cordoba has throughout the history been a cultural melting pot, providing a powerful source of inspiration to poets and artists for more than 2,000 years.

 

Jews, Muslims and Christians have left a definite mark, enriching the city throughout centuries and making Cordoba a city of tolerance. This cultural richness is epitomized in the Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, a structure of universal magnificence, also called the Mezquita and the Great Mosque of Córdoba, is a Catholic Christian cathedral in the Spanish city of Córdoba, Andalusia. It was formerly a medieval Islamic mosque. The construction of the mosque began in the year 785. The building evolved over centuries and was added to by various Arab kings, it is therefore a mixture of different architectural styles. Inside, about 850 columns make for a repetitive motif of crisscrossing alleys not unlike the effect of a hall of mirrors.

 

After the visit to the mosque, enjoy a walk through to the Calleja de las Flores, located in the Jewish neighbourhood and from which you can see the tower of the cathedral. It is a typical Andalusian street, with beautiful whitewashed houses full of flowers. Also visit the only remaining synagogue of the city.

 

Later transfer from Seville hotel to train station to go to Malaga. Arrive at Malaga train station and transfer to your hotel for two nights stay.

 

Seville, Spain Cordoba, Spain Malaga, Spain

Day 5 : Malaga - City Tour

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel. Later enjoy the Hop on - hop off bus in Malaga known as the capital of Costa del sol, Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalucía, founded by the Phoenicians more than 3000 years ago and later conquered by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and moors. Malaga has a colourful history which is well preserved in its monuments and remains around town. Today Malaga is a cosmopolitan city, which apart from the tourist industry, has Spain's second largest port and third largest international airport.

 

Transfer back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight at Malaga.

 

Malaga, Spain

Day 6 : Malaga - Valencia

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the morning. Check out from hotel & transfer to Malaga train station to board a train to Valencia. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

 

Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on own.

 

Overnight stay in Valencia.

 

Malaga, Spain Valencia, Spain

Day 7 : Valencia - City Tour (Hop on Hop Off Bus)

After your breakfast, proceed to explore Valencia on a Hop on - hop off bus to visit some of its important monuments, most of them located within a walking distance from the city's main square: council square, central market, former silk exchange "La Lonja", cathedral, Turia river bed garden, city of arts & sciences.

 

Transfer back to hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight at Valencia.

 

Valencia, Spain

Day 8 : Valencia - Barcelona - City Tour

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast in the morning. Check out from hotel and transfer to Valencia train station to go to Barcelona. Arrive Barcelona & transfer to the hotel.

 

Later proceed for a half day Gaudi tour, this tour will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, the visionary architect during Barcelona's modernista (art nouveau) period early last century graced Barcelona with nearly all its extraordinary and beautiful buildings, seven of which have been listed as world heritage by UNESCO. The guide will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a tour of Park Güell and the famous Sagrada Família.

 

Transfer back to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight at Barcelona.

 

Valencia, Spain Barcelona, Spain

Day 9 : Barcelona - Excursion to Montserrat

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the hotel and proceed for a half day Excursion to Montserrat. Montserrat and the Penedès region are symbolic of the two poles of the Catalan character: the spiritual and the celebratory. Montserrat, an imposing rocky outcrop, smoothed away by years of wind and rain, is the holy mountain of Catalonia, which houses the revered image of the black virgin. the Penedès region, also located very near Barcelona, is the area traditionally associated with producing cava –the local variety of champagne- and white and red wines. This trail ends with a tour of some of the region's oldest wineries, and with a tasting of their products. Later transfer back to hotel.

 

Rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Overnight at Barcelona.

 

Barcelona, Spain

Day 10 : Barcelona - India

Enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast in the morning. Check out from hotel and transfer to Barcelona airport for a flight back to India.

Barcelona, Spain
  • 01 Night hotel stay at Madrid.
  • 02 Nights hotel stay at Sevilla.
  • 02 Nights hotel stay at Malaga.
  • 02 Nights hotel stay at Valencia.
  • 02 Nights hotel stay at Barcelona.
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary.
Exclusions:
Return airfare, airport taxes, visa charges, insurance, tips, all items of personal nature and anything not mentioned in the 'Inclusions'. GST 5%.
Disclaimer:
Cost per person on twin sharing basis. Any Increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in land arrangements and high season surcharge if any, will have to be borne by the client. Standard terms and conditions apply.