6-Night Small-Group Spain Tour From Barcelona: Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville And Granada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Call on Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” station. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Concludes on Day 7 in central Madrid
  • 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

Visit the history-rich Spanish cities of Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo on a 6-night small-group tour! Starting in Barcelona and finishing in Madrid, the exciting small-group package introduces you to UNESCO World Heritage sites and iconic attractions with a mix of sightseeing tours and free time. Discover the Alhambra, Cordobas famous Mezquita (cathedral mosque) and religious monuments of Toledo, and enjoy 4-star hotel accommodation in Madrid, Seville and Granada.
Numbers are limited to 18 on this small-group tour ensuring personalized attention at all times.

Highlights

  • Led by a local guide
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Your 6-night small-group tour introduces you to several of Spains top cities, where culture, good weather and history go hand-in-hand. Discover it all and enjoy overnight stays in Madrid and Granada as well as two nights in Seville, the sultry capital of Andalucia.

Breakfasts are included daily (with the exception of Day 1) as well as three dinners throughout the tour. Ample free time is allocated for any meals that are not included, so you can check out the cities restaurants or tapas bars independently. Four-star hotel accommodation is included, and all hotels are centrally located so you can explore with ease in between tours.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona – Madrid
Make your own way to Barcelona Sants Station, and then board your train to Madrid. Relax in the comfort of standard class and, after a journey of roughly three hours, arrive into Madrid Atocha Station. Look out for your driver and make use of a transfer to your hotel. Check in, and enjoy a welcome drink and an orientation session during the evening.

Overnight: First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa

Day 2: Madrid After having breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a morning city tour; discover the Medieval origins of the city at Barrio de la Moreria and stroll by the most important landmarks and monuments of the city center such as the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. You will have the afternoon to spend at your leisure.

Overnight: First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa 

Day 3: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
After breakfast in your hotel, leave Madrid and travel south to sunny Cordoba. The countryside on your route is legendary, having been immortalized in Don Quixote’s novel Man of La Mancha. Lap it up, and then arrive in central Cordoba in time for your 2-hour sightseeing tour.

Explore the city on foot, discovering the pretty, flower-bedecked streets and cobbled paths that weave around the Mezquita, Cordoba’s famous cathedral-mosque. Head inside the iconic attraction and spend roughly an hour walking around its interior and learning about its history. Converted from a mosque to a church in the 13th century, the building boats a mishmash of architectural styles and influences from different religions.

Enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense), and then continue your journey south to Seville, capital of Andalucia. Check in to your hotel in time for dinner, and spend your night at leisure.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Meliá Sevilla or similar in central Seville

Day 4: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour morning tour of Seville by both coach and foot. Sightsee around the ‘expo’ area (near Plaza de España), and then stop for a walk through leafy Murillo Gardens, the perfect place to escape from the heat. Pass Maria Luisa Gardens by coach, and then finish your sightseeing tour at a central location.

In the afternoon, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense) and to sightsee at leisure. Perhaps scout out Seville Cathedral — a masterpiece of Gothic architecture — or pay a visit to Real Maestranza Bullring. Any entrance fees are at your own expense.

If you want to experience Seville’s famous culture after dinner, why not experience a traditional flamenco show in town at your own expense? Taking place at the legendary Tablao Palacio Andaluz, the 1.5-hour show features fiery dancing from some of the city’s top bailors (flamenco dancers) in time to fast-paced live music. Make your own way back to your hotel after the show finishes.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel Meliá Sevilla or similar in central Seville

Day 5: Seville – Granada (B)
Leave Seville after breakfast, and travel north to Granada, home of the UNESCO-listed complex of Alhambra. On arrival, check in to your hotel, and then head out to explore the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens on a 2.5-hour tour.

Visit the Alhambra, a set of Moorish buildings with elaborate function rooms and opulent Islamic art, and  walk along the terraces of the Generalife Gardens. Having explored the highlights of the Alhambra, return to your hotel by minibus, and then enjoy an afternoon of free time.

After dinner in your hotel, why not spend your evening learning about Granada’s gypsy heritage? Head out on an optional tour and explore the city’s Sacromonte Caves. Visit the cave homes where passionate singing and flamenco dancing take place each night; you can even join in yourself, if you wish!

Overnight: 4-star Carmen or similar in central Granada

Day 6: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
After breakfast, travel from Granada to the ancient city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site.The former capital of Spain, Toledo is now cited as the country’s spiritual capital and is home to countless religious monuments and historical landmarks. Learn about the city on a 1.5-hour tour by foot and coach, and see a collection of top Toledo attractions, too. Highlights include outside visits to the Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery.

When your sightseeing finishes, return to your coach and start your journey back to Madrid, where you will spend the night at your leisure.

Overnight: First Class : Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa

Day 7: Madrid
Your 6-night tour finishes after you enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Inclusions

6 nights of accommodation

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

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Tours of Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo

Transfer Madrid station to hotel

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

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

Not wheelchair accessible

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag.We suggest bringing one medium-size suitcase weighing no more than 30kg/66lb

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 (i.e. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel.

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Traveler Reviews

  • 02-Oct-2017

    This tour did not begin in Barcelona. We were emailed a train ticket to make our own way to Madrid, where a taxi dropped us off at a hotel. We spent the rest of the day waiting for the tour people to contact us. We had a brief meeting in the lobby and we were left on our own until pickup the next morning. The next day we had a half day tour of Madrid and then we were own our own until the 3rd morning when the real tour began. From then on the tour was great, although not enough time in Toledo.

  • 06-Jul-2016

    The trip was absolutely amazing. Jamie was a great guide who knowledgeable and attentive. His recommendations of things to visit, eat and try made the trip that much better!

  • 15-Sep-2015

    I took this tour in Sept 2015. It was overall a good experience, but there were some unexpected conflicts that took away from our trip. The tour is run by a large Spanish tour operator, rhymes with goulia. Our tour as described on this site was not what we got. We expected to stay one day in Madrid on day 1 and then leave the next morning to Cordoba. Instead the tour operator changed the itinerary without notifying us, with plans to spend 2 nights in Madrid, thus shifting the WHOLE itinerary over by one day. Needless to say this cause a HUGE scheduling conflict with the rest of our trip. After calling the tour operator headquarters to notify them of their mistake they took NO ownership of the itinerary switch, acting as if it was our problem. Instead the manager Alicia blamed the schedule conflict on Viator, which I don't believe was the case. The saving grace in all of this was that our tour escort Josep was AMAZING. He did his best to help us arrange the appropriate transfers to make our travel plans possible. Alicia did not want to pay for our transfer, but Josep was able to get the company to cover the cost. Aside from the itinerary change, the tour was really lovely. You have a tour escort who takes you from place to place, and at each location you get a licensed guide for the particular attractions you will be visiting. My only other point of contention is the hotels. The hotel in Madrid, the Husa Princessa, was not very good, about a 2.5 star in my opinion. The hotel in Seville, Melia, was excellent 4 star and the hotel in Granada was also 2.5 star. Overall the trip was interesting and more or less well planned, aside from the huge itinerary blunder by the operator. I would recommend though once you book to call the operator and insist on the itinerary schedule before your trip. I would also recommend to upgrade your hotels as this is also an option for a bit more money.