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Treasures of Southern Spain

8 days3 cities
Spain1 country
Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 44 Reviews
Small group tour to Spain

Are you ready to explore several charming cities in Spain? Join a small group of travelers to discover magnificent Spain. During the tour, you will see beautiful gems of Madrid, Granada, and Seville. Pack your luggage and go on an exciting adventure to Spain!

8 days3 cities
Spain1 country
From
$2,478
Madrid, Spain
4
days
Spain

The capital city and largest Spanish municipality located on the Manzanares River in the heart of the country, Madrid is the outstanding political, economic and cultural center of Spain.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
1
day
Arrival in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid - the magnificent Spanish capital and one of the top tourist destinations boasting stunning sites. Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free, so you can start exploring the wonderful old town on your own, dine in one of the unique local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable hotel room.

No meals included.

2
day
Madrid Old Town Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating walking sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de Los Austrias. The unique old town of the Spanish capital treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when the House of the Habsburg ruled Spain.

Begin your tour by visiting the famous Plaza de Oriente. Later continue to the symbolic Royal Palace called Palacio Real, where you will be welcome to witness the interior's beauty. Make sure to see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.

Next, you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, stop by St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking Puerta del Sol.

After the touring is over, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

3
day
Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum

In the morning together with your guide, you go on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour, you pass the Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno. Next, you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building, see the Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of the three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemitza, and the Reina Sofia.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to one of the world's most outstanding art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique Spanish collection, fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You relish the most notable gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael, and Rubens.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

4
day
Exploring Treasures of Toledo & Train to Granada

Today you leave the spectacular Spanish capital, Madrid. In the morning, you walk to the station to set off on a delightful train ride towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Toledo. Upon arrival, your local guide meets you at the train station and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerizing landmarks.

During the tour, you walk through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, explore the fortified city walls and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval architecture, including the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo and Synagogue (entrances included).

After the tour, you return back to Madrid by train and walk to your hotel. Then you meet your driver and head for the train station for your train to Granada, known as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe, full of numerous historical sights and medieval architecture, waiting to be explored.

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in. After that, you are free to have a good rest in your room after such a busy day or can start exploring the marvelous town on your own.

Breakfast is included.

Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
4

The hotel Eurostars Casa de la Lirica boasts a central location near the main Madrid attractions like Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado. Guests stay at elegant rooms, featuring air-conditioning, TV and private bathrooms.

train
Madrid
Granada
3 hrs 20 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque train trip from the striking capital of Spain to the famous city of Granada! One of our trusted drivers will take you to the railway station on time and meet upon arrival.

Granada, Spain
1
day
Spain

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Andalucia region in Southern Spain, Granada is a special gem which boasts numerous outstanding examples of medieval architecture.

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Hotel
Day-by-day program
5
day
Alhambra of Granada Tour

In the morning, after your delicious breakfast, you meet a guide to discover one of the top-sites in Spain! You are right, today you join the club of those lucky ones who have visited one of Spain's... no - the world's most significant attractions - the mind-boggling Alhambra Fortress that used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court. The highlight of today's program is the majestic Alhambra. Together with your group, you get to know this historical place and get awe-inspired by its numerous arabesques, porticos, pools, gardens, and Islamic ornamental masterpieces of its hallways.

  • Please, note: taxi fare to travel to the sight with your guide is included.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

NH Collection Granada Victoria, Granada
4

This gorgeous property is nestled in an amazing 19th-century edifice. It boasts a great location in the historic heart of Granada and is only a 10-minute drive from the incredible Alhambra. Guests are welcome to rent bikes/cars for an additional fee as well.

train
Granada
Seville
2 hrs 30 min

Discover Spain while traveling by train, one of the fastest and easiest ways to explore Europe. You will travel from Granada to Seville traversing some authentic Spanish towns, changing your train at Cordoba train station.

Seville, Spain
3
days
Spain

Marvelous Seville is a historic treasure, homeland of tapas, and simply a joyous town. The biggest town in southern Spain is full of surprises.

Day by day
Hotel
Day-by-day program
6
day
Departure from Granada & Train to Seville

In the morning, you check out from your Granada hotel and have a transfer to the railway station for your train to Seville. Upon arrival to the spectacular city, you are accompanied to your downtown hotel for check-in. After that, you have the rest of the day free to experience Seville on your own and check out one of its fabulous restaurants.

Breakfast is included.

7
day
Seville City Tour & Flamenco Show and Tapas

In the afternoon, you meet with your guide in the hotel lobby and have a picturesque city tour of Seville.

Today you get to experience the unique Andalusian spirit in one of its most significant cities. Your sightseeing program features top sights starting from Seville's icon - the Giralda Tower that used to be a minaret back in the days. Then you relish the beauty of the Seville Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral that is the third-largest church in the world. It was built in the 16th-century to express the power and wealth of the city. Next on your list is the gorgeous Real Alcazar of Seville - the oldest European royal residence composed of a group of buildings from different periods. Cathedral and Alcazar, along with the General Archive of the Indies, are registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

As a culmination of your remarkable tour, in the evening, you attend an authentic flamenco show - one of the most characteristic elements of southern Spanish culture accompanied by a legendary Spanish Tapas dinner and a beverage.

Breakfast and snacks are included.

8
day
Departure from Spain

This is the last day of your wonderful Treasures of Southern Spain tour! After a delicious breakfast, your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport. We hope to see you again soon!

Breakfast is included.

Vincci la Rabida Hotel, Seville
4

The Vincci la Rabida is housed in a wonderful mansion built in the 18th century. The hotel’s stylish guest rooms offer ceramic-tiled floors, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and large bathrooms with hairdryers.

What's Included

  • Accommodation at exceptional hotels in Madrid, Granada and Seville;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Small group touring: up to 14 travelers (group size may vary in different cities);
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Madrid - Granada;
  • 2nd class train tickets Granada - Seville;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours and entrances according to the itinerary;
  • Visit to a Flamenco performance in Seville with a Tapas dinner and a drink included;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers
  • Experienced local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Madrid, Granada, Seville
  • Visit to the Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Exploring historic Toledo
  • Flamenco show in Seville
  • Alhambra of Granada Tour

What To Know

  • The currency used in Spain is the Euro. Debit cards are more common in Europe while credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Spanish sights on foot.