Andalusia And Toledo 5 Day Tour From Barcelona - Seville

From
USD
Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Call on Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” station. En.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Madrid, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Head out of Barcelona on a five-day tour of Andalucia's most popular cities: Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and Toledo. Explore several UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the Alhambra, soak in the rich history, and discover hidden gems on this 5-day Spain tour. Choose to start your tour by high-speed AVE train, and travel from Barcelona to Madrid in just three hours or alternatively, enjoy a leisurely coach journey between the cities and visit Lerida and Zaragoza, too.

Highlights

  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour

Know More about this tour

From Barcelona, your five-day tour of Andalucia's loveliest cities Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo starts with a journey through the legendary country of Don Quixote to reach Cordoba. This 5-day Spain tour will take you to some of the best spots which include - 

- Your city tour of Cordoba's cathedral-mosque and Jewish quarter will reveal a beautiful network of streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards, reflecting the importance of the city in the medieval period.

- Next, head off to Seville to take a tour of this beautiful city's many highlights, including the cathedral, gardens, and Santa Cruz quarter. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, lively Seville has a rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts like Triana and La Macarena.

- Continue your tour to Granada to see the amazing Arab architecture of the Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdoms until 1492 and one of Andalucia's special highlights.

- Your tour also includes a visit to the World Heritage city of Toledo. You will discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture. 

Led by a local guide, your 5-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, Granada, And Toledo From Barcelona is bound to be the best! 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona – Madrid
If you have chosen to start your tour by high-speed AVE train, receive your tickets in advance, and then leave Barcelona-Sants Station by train. After roughly three hours, arrive at Madrid Atocha Station, meet your driver and travel to your hotel by minivan. Check in and spend the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps exploring Madrid independently and eating out in town (own expense).

Alternatively, travel by air-conditioned coach from Barcelona to Madrid, and enjoy stop-offs in the picturesque towns of Lerida and Zaragoza. Including free time to explore each town, the journey takes roughly ten hours.

Overnight: Tourist Class : Mayorazgo o Florida Norte and First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa o Catalonia Gran Via

Day 2: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, leave Madrid and travel through the land of Don Quixote, the Man from La Mancha. In Cordoba, you’ll have time for lunch (additional cost) and a city tour of the Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville for the evening.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 3: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour, which includes the exterior of Seville Cathedral, the Santa Cruz Quarter and the Maria Luisa Gardens. The afternoon is yours to discover beautiful views and explore this city full of light.

Overnight: 3-star Catalonia Santa Justa or 4-star Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 4: Granada - Alhambra - Generalife Gardens (B, D)
After breakfast, depart via the Califato road to Granada. You will visit the Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492, and its Generalife gardens. This is an amazing monumental environment that is one of the most popular attractions in Spain.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Los Angeles or 4-star Melia Granada in Granada

Day 5: Granada - Toledo - Madrid (B)
After breakfast, depart for the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where all the cultures and eras of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish) have lived together. After lunch (own expense), you'll take an impressive tour of the city’s important monuments and sights, like the famous Damasquinado (gold and silver inlaying in iron).

You will then head to Madrid, where your tour ends.

Please note - The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change.

Inclusions

Guided visits in Seville

Guided visits in Cordoba

Guided visits in Granada

Guided visits in Toledo

Four nights accommodation

Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner)

Transport from Barcelona to Madrid via high-speed train AVE (if option selected)

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case, a confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (ie. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel.

There is no bathroom on the coach.

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase.

Traveler Reviews

See all reviews
  • 09-Apr-2019

    It was very good, the guides were great and all went well, the hotels were very nice, the meals were ok, the information was very informative.

  • 03-Dec-2018

    The tour guide Grace from Julia Travel is very professional and make lots of joke during the journey so as to Make everyone happy. I selected the expensive hotel class and it is really worthy. The hotel location is convenient and food is awesome.

  • 04-Sep-2018

    Margarita was our main tour guide - she was amazing! Full of information and always willing to help. The accommodation for the 4-star version was great. The hotels were in good locations to go out and explore after getting in for the day. Our local guides were all spectacular. The only hiccup came with Felipe and Eduardo during our tour of the Alhambra.

    When our guides arrived for our tour of Alhambra, we realized they were given the wrong set of tickets since very few peoples names were on the tickets they had. Since Alhambra asks for identification, we knew this could be a problem. After about 20 minutes, they decided to hand out the tickets and told us that if we were asked for our passports at the gate, to say we didnt have them. This didnt work. We waited for another 40 minutes with no updates, until we realized the guides were handing out new tickets, this time with mostly correct names. Our tour guides then snuck us in the back gate to Alhambra to start the tour. The tour felt very rushed, since we were about an hour behind schedule. As there were no updates, we did not have the opportunity to get food while we were waiting, so we were unable to get food until after 4pm.

    Though we did eventually get to see Alhambra, the whole experience felt rushed and uncomfortable, between being given the wrong tickets, being asked to lie to the guards, sneaking in the back, and the guide cursing under his breath every time we passed a checkpoint. At one point, we were left behind in the gardens because we stopped to take pictures. Im not sure where the problems began, whether it was a mistake on the part of Julia Travel or the Alhambra ticketing office, but the guests and guides were the ones left to feel the brunt of the issue.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Margarita was a lovely guide. She dealt with an unforeseeable bus mechanical problem with professionalism, compassion, and efficiency. Our plan to tour the Alhambra in Granada wasn't negatively affected at all, bravo, Julia tours!

  • 05-Nov-2017

    THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE EVER!!! Wish that there were tours like this in EVERY country that we visit. It was so awesome to go into little towns and cities that you have not heard of and learn about them, and the wine that was so cheap but GREAT was an added touch. Some days were long because of the driving but it was overall amazing AND we made friends that we still talk to and have visited since this trip! Hugo was amazing!!

  • 05-Nov-2017

    Jam-packed sight seeing with very good guide English/Spanish with lots of time on bus covering southern Spain countryside. With 2 items needing improvement: 1. Extra tours must be paid in cash functional ATMs not always accessible. An improvement would be to state this fact before trip w/ price for each tour. AND 2. Bus leg room was poor less than a really deeply discounted airline. I am 1.95 meters about 6'3 and legroom was understandably non-existent but nearly everyone on bus complained about very tight spaces for many hours on bus. Thank you

  • 02-Oct-2017

    This was everything we had hoped for. The travel was well organized. The bus was first class. The Tourist class hotels were excellent 4 star hotels. The food provided was very good. Had a great time.

  • 03-Jul-2017

    The tour went really well. It was well organized, the bus was comfortable and the hotels good value - we went for the higher priced hotel and feel it was worth it. All of our tour operators were friendly and knowledgeable, particularly the lady who accompanied us on the tour Gracia. The only small issue is that we did not have enough time at some of the venues and I would actually recommend taking the 6-day tour if possible - hopefully this would allow more time at the Alhambra.

    Be careful which of the optional tours you select the boat trip in Seville I think it was was a waste of money, and we did not have good seats at the Flamenco dancing, though the dancing itself was very good.

  • 27-Nov-2016

    Strongly recommended. Hotels were pleasant. We visited some amazing places and made some friends as well. Be sure to dress comfortably.

  • 24-Oct-2016

    As another reviewer stated, this tour should be renamed, THE GAS STATIONS OF SPAIN

    Pros:
    Hotels were decent I had the 4 star package
    Get to see a lot of Spain in a short amount of time

    Cons:
    You spend 75 of this tour on a coach bus
    Lunches are usually at rest stops/service stops/gas stations
    The included breakfast/dinners are hotel buffets
    There is virtually little to no free time to explore on your own when visiting cities
    The local tour guides can be a hit or miss

    First off, take the train alternative from Barcelona! I took the coach bus option believing we'd be making stops at 2 towns, the first town Lerida, was basically a rest stop that we stopped at while driving through the area of Lerida. Then, we only got 1 hour to see the town of Zaragoza. Due to a Spanish law that mandates that the bus driver must stop every 2 hours basically meant that we spent most of our time on the bus and rest stops for the 1st day as well as the entire tour. It took us about 9 hours to go from Barcelona to Madrid.

    This was basically how the rest of the tour played out where we drove and drove, stopped at gas stations or service stops for bathroom breaks and lunches. They only allotted a few hours in each city so there was virtually no free time to explore on your own unless you forgo the local walking tour with the guides. After seeing jewish quarters, mudéjar architecture, moorish styles and their history in each of the cities, you kind of get bored of seeing the same thing. Sure, I do like the history and the style but we don't need to see the same thing in each city, they could have mixed it up a bit and shown things like parks, local food markets, clothing markets, etc.

    There were optional tours that were not included in this package, I only opted to go to one which was a flamenco show in Granada which I wouldn't say is a must see but worth it if you have nothing better to do at night. The other optional tours I can not vouch for but from what I heard, they were all pretty meh.

    Overall, I wouldn't book anything with Julia Travels again but if you're a lazy traveler and want something that will provide transportation and accommodations where you just follow along, then sure go for it.

See all reviews