8-Day Spain Tour Including Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada And Toledo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Meet and assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
    Airports
    Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
  • 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

Discover beautiful Barcelona, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Toledo and the highlights of Spains Andalusia region on this 8-day tour. Spend two days exploring Barcelona at your own pace; then, ride a high-speed train to Madrid. Explore the cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Granadas Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Youll enjoy seven overnight stays in 3- or 4-star hotels as well as several guided tours and round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.

Highlights

  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Breakfast included
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

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After pickup from the Barcelona airport, spend two days in Barcelona at your own pace tasting tapas in the citys Gothic quarter, and admiring Antoni Gaudis La Sagrada familia and Park Guell.

Then, ride the high-speed train to Madrid for a sightseeing tour and free time to explore on your own. Saunter down Gran Via with its shops and restaurants, see the La Cibeles statue, and explore Plaza de Espana. After your time in Madrid, travel through legendary Don Quixote country to Cordoba, where a city tour will reveal Cordobas medieval courtyards, winding alleys and Mix of Jewish and Arab cultures.

On the same day, continue to Seville, on the Guadalquivir River, where youll see Seville Cathedral, the Maria Luisa Gardens and the colorful Santa Cruz Quarter. Continue your journey to Granada, renowned for the amazing architecture of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and its Generalife Gardens.

The last stop on your 8-day tour before returning to Madrid is Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City where Christian, Jewish and Moorish cultures combine.

Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe coach, six nights of accommodation in 3- to 4-star hotels and guided visits to many attractions. Daily breakfasts and some dinners are included, and for lunch, your guide can recommend great places in the city for you to eat (own expense). For a detailed schedule of each day, see the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Barcelona
When you arrive at the airport in Barcelona, your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to your Barcelona hotel. Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay to gear up for your exciting journey through Spain!

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 or similar or 4-star Barcelona Plaza or similar in Barcelona

Day 2: Barcelona (B)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, In the morning enjoy a highlights tour of the city with your guide and take the rest of the afternoon at your leisure Pass by Gaudi's most famous works like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo.

Please note for tours operating in French: You will spend the day with an unlimited hop-on hop-off pass, instead. Travel along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Barcelona, with commentary offered through a headphones audio system in fourteen different languages. You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 7 and 15 minutes, depending on the season. Unforgettable way to get to know the city with a sightseeing tour, as well as from above with the Montjuic cable car, which offers incredible views, a visit to the renowned Poble Espanyol, and finally a chance to lose yourself in the streets of the Gothic Quarter with a pleasant stroll
In the evening, head back to your hotel.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Catalonia Barcelona 505 or similar or 4-star Barcelona Plaza or similar in Barcelona

Day 3: Barcelona – Madrid (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Sants train station to depart by AVE, high speed train, at 9am to Madrid. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival at 11:45am. Transfer from the station to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure.

In the evening, return to your hotel for a relaxing night’s rest.

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

Day 4: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
Start your day with breakfast before hopping on your air-conditioned coach for a drive through the land of Don Quixote, ‘The Man from La Mancha,’ to Cordoba. When you arrive, take a city tour with your guide to see the Cordoba Mosque and explore the historic Jewish Quarter.

Then, continue your journey to Seville, where you’ll enjoy dinner at your hotel and rest up for the next day.

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

Day 5: Seville (B, D)
Have breakfast at your hotel and then take a tour of Seville’s main attractions. Admire the beautiful exterior of Seville Cathedral and head to the Santa Cruz Quarter before exploring Maria Luisa Gardens.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time to wander through Seville’s quaint streets on your own. Your guide will be happy to point out great spots for you to enjoy great views of the cityscape.

Back at the hotel in the evening, enjoy dinner and continue the fun with an optional flamenco tour!

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

Day 6: Seville – Granada (B, D)
After breakfast, leave Seville and travel to Granada, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra, an impressive 14th-century royal palace and fortress complex, and its Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom. Marvel at the palace’s amazing architecture and the garden landscape's natural beauty.

Head to your hotel for dinner and taken an optional gypsy tour before settling in for the night.

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

Day 7: Granada – Toledo – Madrid (B)
For your last day of sightseeing, start your morning with breakfast and then depart for the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage City with an interesting mix of three cultures: Christian, Moorish and Jewish.

Take a guided tour of the city’s quaint narrow streets to see important monuments and historical sites, and visit a local shop to see to various wares featuring damasquinado, a famous method of intricate gold and silver inlaying in iron.

Afterward, you’ll head to Madrid for your final overnight stay.

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

Day 8: Madrid (B)
After breakfast, reminisce on your incredible Spain experience on the ride back to the Madrid airport for your departure flight.

The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change

Inclusions

Guided visits as per itinerary

Local guide

Seven nights of accommodation

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

Transport by air-conditioned deluxe motor coach

Airport pickup and drop-off

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

City tax (1 to 2.50 euros approx. per night)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 15 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children 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 (cot, meals) should be paid directly to the hotel

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase

Please advise your flight details at time of booking (airline, flight numbers, arrival and departure times, arrival and departure Date)

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Apr-2018

    The 8 day Spain tour was great. but booking through Viator was not. Viator did not give our arrival flight to the local agent Julia Travel so therefore when we arrived at the airport after travelling 12 hours, we didnt receive a airport transfer. Viator is very hard to communicate with, you have to ask them several times for infirmation. Julia travel was great, I would reccommend the tour! Our guide Margarita was great, very informative!

  • 02-Oct-2017

    A trip of a lifetime with my daughter. We visited so many places that will be etched in my heart for years. Wish we could have spent more time in some of the places but overall it was a great experience.

  • 24-Jul-2017

    Poor administration/coordination by the 3rd party contractor, Julia Travel. On the first day, we were picked up from the airport, dropped off at our hotel, and that was it. No notification nor communication as to the scheduled of activities for that day nor subsequent days of the tour. Decided to call Julia Travel first thing in the morning the following day but have to wait for an hour since their office starts at 8AM. Finally got connected past 8AM and we're told to rush to the city center office to join the City Tour at 8:45AM and get our itinerary. Took a quick taxi ride and paid the driver 10 euros. Were told to join the City Tour and the itinerary will be handed over right after. When the tour ended, we could have spent the time sightseeing and shopping since we have the rest of the day free. Instead, we have to take a long walk to the office for the copy of the itinerary. Still it wasn't ready when we got there. Our record was somehow lost or misplaced. When finally found, we were given a copy of the tour contract and were told to pick up the itinerary from the tour guide in Madrid. No apologies given to us for the inconveniences nor compensation for the 10 euros spent on taxi fare.

  • 28-Mar-2017

    Had a time of our life in this tour made in June 2014. We just love it! Well organised itineraries. The places we visited were simply beautiful and amazing. A comprehensive collection of must visit places in Spain. Friendly and knowledgable guides. Higjly recommended.

  • 22-Jan-2017

    Overall trip was good but the initial Barcelona part of the trip was a mess. There were no instructions left for us at the hotel. We would have missed the Barcelona bus trip as no instructions were left for us. If one signs up for an escorted tour, it should be escorted!

  • 19-Aug-2016

    The Barcelona section of the tour was challenging as no information was provided regarding locations for the tour/pick up times etc and I had to contact their office to find this information out. The Madrid and southern Spain section was incredible and well worth it. Our guide Margarita was brilliant.

  • 20-May-2016

    This is a 4 days tour not 8 days we couldn't enjoy our trip to Barcelona they were not organized at all.

  • 23-Dec-2015

    In the beginning the tour is a slow start, in Barcelona and Madrid, you basically get an airport transfer and half day tour to see the outside of popular sites. You're better off skipping the tour and just getting a hop on hop off tour or just get a metro pass and site see so that you're on your own schedule, seeing what you want when you want. By the time we did the half day tour we had already seen the sites on foot earlier in the day. The only thing we didn't get to do that was part of the tour is Park Guell which is really nice, that's the picture in the 8 Day Spain tour. The tour really starts after you go to Madrid and get on a bus to go to Cordoba through Toledo, which I could have bought the 4 day tour. There aren't too many entrance fees included, so you're on your own for a lot of it. The tour guide really was the savior on this trip because up to this point we were a little bummed with the package cause it seemed like we overpaid for some transfers and hotel bookings. Our tour guide Josep was very funny, gave us really good tips for food, where to go, and the usual tour history of each destination. The rest stops were nice, they were large and hardly a line for the bathroom. Josep and the bus driver Sergio were very patient with the group, at two separate hotels, each guest left their passport and had to return so we were almost delayed 30 minutes going back and forth to each hotel, but they were very kind and did not embarrass the guests. The excursions are additional cost and you have to pay in cash, but they are relatively reasonable at around 40EUR per excursion. If you opt out of the excursions, all the cities that you visit are walking friendly. When in Spain, you have to try tapas, gin and tonic, marzipan and their ham sandwiches. The hotel meals that are included are bland and in Seville you have to pay for your drinks, so you could skip these too even though they are included in the tour.

  • 28-Jun-2015

    it was good. Organized and tours were very interesting but I wish if you strict teh tour to one language as our guid was translating in 3 languages spanish,english, and italian. I also wish if you send us more setials and schedule for the timeline and who will be guide. More details and tips will be very helpful for us to know wha to expect

  • 21-Nov-2014

    This tour was amazing!

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