Madrid, Andalusia And The Mediterranean Coast With Barcelona - 9 Day Tour - Valencia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Airports
    Barajas Airport, Avenida de la Hispanidad, s/n, 28042 Madrid Spain
  • Return Details :
    Concludes in Barcelona
  • 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

Experience the best of Spain on this 9-day tour from Madrid. See famous Park Gell in Barcelona; visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens in Granada; tour the Great Mosque of Cordoba and Sevilles Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens; and have plenty of time in each city to explore more at your leisure. Enjoy eight 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
  • Airport transfer
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple departure times and locations available

Know More about this tour

Your 9-day tour of Spain begins in Madrid, where youll take a sightseeing tour and have free time to explore this great city on your own. Next, drive through the legendary land of Don Quixote to Cordoba and visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter.

In Seville, wander through the Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens on a guided tour and enjoy free time to sightsee at your leisure. Here, youll have the opportunity to take a Flamenco tour!

Continue to Granada, where youll take a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace, an impressive 14th-century Royal Palace and fortress complex, and its Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom.

Discover some of Valencias enchanting sites and famous attractions on your own, or take an optional sightseeing tour of Valencia, and then continue your journey to Barcelona, where you'll see famous Park Gell, Montjuic, Olympic Ring and the old Gothic Quarter.

Your tour includes round-trip transportation by deluxe coach, eight nights of accommodation in 3- to 4-star hotels and guided visits to many attractions. Throughout your journey, your guide will provide informative commentary on the sites and landmarks you visit. Daily breakfasts are included, and for lunch and dinner, 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.

Note: This tour begins on a Saturday, but you have the option to start the following day and thus have an extra day at the end of your tour.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Madrid
When you arrive at the airport in Madrid, your driver will help you with your luggage and take you to your Madrid hotel. Relax in your comfortable room and get ready for an amazing tour of Spain’s highlights!

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

Day 2: Madrid (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, In the morning, you'll be picked up from your hotel for a panoramic city sightseeing tour with your knowledgeable guide and in the afternoon, you’ll have free time to explore the fascinating city of Madrid at your leisure. At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing night at your hotel.

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 Madrid, 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. Route 1 takes about 80 min and stops at highlights including the Museo del Prado and Palacio Real. Route 2 lasts about 65 minutes and stops at Plaza Neptuno, Museo Esculturas, and more.

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

Day 3: Madrid – Cordoba – Seville (B, D)
Start your third day with early morning breakfast at your hotel before taking a comfortable coach ride through the land of Don Quixote, the ‘Man from La Mancha,’ to Cordoba.

When you arrive, you’ll take a guided city tour and visit the Great Mosque of Cordoba and the historical Jewish Quarter.

Afterward, continue your journey to Seville for dinner and an overnight stay.

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

Day 4: Seville (B, D)
On your fourth day, enjoy breakfast and then take a tour of Seville with your guide. Marvel at the grand exterior of Seville Cathedral and explore the Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens.

You’ll then have the afternoon to continue sightseeing at your leisure. Your guide can point out great locations for you to enjoy amazing views of the cityscape.

At the end of the day, return to your hotel for dinner and a relaxing night’s rest. Or, you can keep the fun going with an optional flamenco tour! Head to a local venue to watch talented flamenco dancers and listen to lively music (at your own expense)

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

Day 5: Seville – Granada (B, D)
Reflect on your time in Seville while enjoying breakfast in the morning. Then, continue your journey to Granada, where you’ll take a guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Alhambra Palace, an impressive 14th-century royal palace and fortress complex, and its Generalife Gardens, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdom.

As you tour this site with your guide, you’ll be amazed at the mix of grand architecture and natural landscape.

When you head to your hotel for dinner in the evening, you’ll have the option to take a gypsy night tour to explore Granada's ‘gypsy’ neighborhood (at your own expense)

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

Day 6: Granada – Valencia (B)
After breakfast, you’ll leave Granada for Valencia, the capital city of the province and home of internationally renowned paella (rice, meat and vegetable dish).

On the way to your hotel, you’ll see some of the city’s most important sites such as the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias).

Then, relax at your hotel and settle in for the evening.

Overnight: Tourist Class & First Class: Nh Las Artes

Day 7: Valencia – Barcelona (B)
In the morning, have breakfast and then enjoy free time to discover some of Valencia’s enchanting sites and famous attractions; you also have the choice to take a guided sightseeing tour.

In the early afternoon, you’ll depart for Barcelona and arrive in the evening for an overnight stay.

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

Day 8: Barcelona (B)
Beginning your day with breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, and head to Montjuic to admire sweeping views of the city and the harbor. Visit Olympic Ring, see the Columbus Monument, and tour the old Gothic Quarter. Then, have the rest of the afternoon to explore more at your leisure before heading back to your hotel in the evening.

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

Day 9: Barcelona (B)
Reminisce on your time in Spain over breakfast at your hotel before relaxing on the drive to the Barcelona airport.

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

Inclusions

Guided visits as per itinerary

Local guide

Eight 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

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

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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  • 11-Dec-2018

    Great tour!! If you like to go, see and conquer, this is the tour for you. It's fast paced, involves a lot of walking, and you are always on the go traveling from city to city. Good experience overall. I would recommend this tour.

  • 12-Jul-2018

    Excellent in all respects. Tour guide was great. Some minor issues with a couple of the hotel rooms (too hot); otherwise great.

  • 19-May-2018

    Loved this tour with Julia Tours. By booking through Viator, we had an awesome discount compared to some of our travel mates that we met there. Our tour guide was amazing and each individual city came with a local guide to give us more of insight and knowledge into the history of the area.

  • 26-Mar-2018

    What a beautiful country Spain is! This tours really shows you what Spain has to offer. Every city we went to was magnificent and different in their own unique way and to our surprise The tour arrangement was great from the beginning, we got all the information needed from Viator and Julia Travel since this is the company that took care of us while in Span. We had an agent at our hotel in Madrid the day we arrived to make sure we received the right info. Our tour guide for the first 4 days was Gracia and she was great! She was always ready to go and share great insights from Madrid, Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada. She was funny and knew everyone from the first day. Felipe was our guide for Valencia and Barcelona and he was outstanding as well. For the city tours, every local guide we had was so great explaining the history of each city, we learned so much and they showed us the great architecture and beauty of each place.
    Now with the logistics, be prepared to walk and to have a lot of energy. This is fast pacing tour and you need to be able to absorb each city and then move to the next one. For the hotels, make sure you get the 4 stars one, we stayed at the 3 stars hotels and the location of the 4 stars were better and by that along the small difference in pricing is completely worth it. Our hotels were good as well, always clean and the staff was very helpful the breakfast was delicious in every place and each of them had a variety of options for all tastes. The included dinners were okay, nothing out of this world but it did help after the longs days of touring having a dinner ready at the hotel so we could rest right after. If you like beer, like we do, make sure to try the local beers at each city! The sangria is great as well! For the optional tours, we did the walking tour through the Albazyn in Granada, the Arab quarter. The views of the Alhambra from the neighborhood were out of this world and from a post card. We recommend doing this if your feet allow it!
    Overall, TAKE THIS TOUR! It was the experience of a life time and Viator and Julia Travel have gain customers for life! THANK YOU!

  • 03-Sep-2017

    The trip covered many amazing historic places and the price was reasonable. Hotels were all pretty nice, although they were not at center locations. Sometime it is far away from restaurants or attractions. Some dinners and most of breakfasts were included. Local guides are all good. There are many highlights of the trip. We love all of the sites we visited. Private Airport pick up and drop off was also very nice and prompt. Since it is a big coach bus tour, there were many people from different backgrounds and ages. In addition, there were two hotels for every stop. So you really need to be patient sometimes. Waiting half hour in the bus for hotel pick up or waiting missing persons happened many times. The trip tour guide is a very nice person. However, the guide did not provide much information on daily itinerary. Also it is hard to managing big group of people. That might be a reason there were a lot of short waiting period. Overall, I would recommend this trip to friends but you will also take some chances.

  • 22-Jan-2017

    tour was fantastic highly recomnend! good hotels, guide etc

  • 05-Dec-2016

    I'm not sure this trip is even available anymore. It is a great deal for the money if you are willing to put up with all the confusion regarding how this trip is organized. There is a reason it is this cheap. We picked up people along the way, dropped people off, and switched buses on our way to Barcelona. We were one of the lucky ones as some people started in Barcelona and were bused 10 hours from Barcelona to Madrid. In Madrid our tour of the city was cancelled because of the Olive Frigate bike race. Nothing was offered to replace it. With some planning on my part, my travel companion and I were one of the lucky ones. We arrived 5 days early in Madrid and added an extra 2 days to our stay in Barcelona at our expense. Without this extra time we would have been extremely disappointed. As it was, we were able to see Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia and I loved everyone of them. Of course, there was not enough time anywhere, but the extra time in Madrid and Barcelona helped make this a wonderful trip.

  • 20-Sep-2016

    It was spoilt by a family with twin boys 2years old who screamed the whole trip.

  • 20-Aug-2016

    as I said in previous email regarding this that you sent me
    You left us in Madrid for two days with no information or tour details
    We wasted two days in Madrid because no one could tell us what was happening
    I was disgusted with you Viator

  • 07-Jul-2016

    Everything was well organized
    A few issues like quality of local guide at Córdoba but in general very impressed

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