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Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid with the help of the CosmosGO app. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Spain’s capital is a city of elegant boulevards and manicured parks. Masterpieces by Goya, Velazquez and other Spanish masters can be found at Madrid Prado Museum. Get a feel of the city this morning during your included guided sightseeing tour. Enjoy a panoramic drive of the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and a picture stop outside the Royal Palace. In the afternoon, maybe revisit some of the morning’s attractions, join an optional excursion, or just relax and take in the atmosphere.
Leave the capital and head towards Toledo. Meet your Local Guide for a sightseeing tour, and visit the ST. TOME CHURCH, famous for El Greco’s celebrated painting “The Burial of Count Orgaz”. Continue into the very heart of La Mancha, known for its castles and windmills, as you travel to Cordoba, built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.
Today’s Distance: 280 mi/ 450 km
The highlight of this morning’s visit to Spain’s most Moorish city is the MEZQUITA, one of Islam’s most important pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. The former mosque was converted to a Catholic cathedral in 1236, following the Reconquista. Stroll through the Jewish quarter along small, white-washed houses, winding streets, and squares. Departing Cordoba, enjoy more Andalusian landscapes before reaching Seville, one of Spain’s most colorful cities. Perhaps tonight you’d like to join an optional flamenco performance?
Today’s Distance: 90 mi/ 145 km
The wonderful Andalusian city of Seville is the epitome of Spain with its fiery flamenco, Moorish splendor, fragrant gardens, and elegant piazzas. Admire the city’s many highlights this morning during your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide. The afternoon is dedicated to your independent discoveries.
Today, take the scenic inland route to incomparable Ronda, the emblem of all Andalusian white-washed villages, boasting one of the most dramatic cityscapes in the world. Spanning the deep El Tajo gorge, it is known for its fascinating history, charm, and three remarkable bridges that cross the canyon. Continue to your hotel on the Costa del Sol.
Today’s Distance: 146 mi/ 235 km
. Begin the day with an included excursion to the charming port city of Málaga, the southernmost large city in Europe, and birthplace of Pablo Picasso. Founded by the Phoenicians around 770 BC., it’s one of the oldest cities in the world and yet among the liveliest in Spain.
Today’s Distance: 22 mi/ 35 km
Our Spanish journey continues to history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. On the included tour, your Local Guide will bring to life the world-famous ALAMBRA COMPLEX*. Built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, initially to be a hilltop fortress, the building was extended over the centuries and transformed into a magnificent palace featuring lavish gardens, and it still is the epitome of architectural ornate beauty.
Today’s Distance: 84 mi/ 135 km
The olive and orange groves of the rolling Andalusian hill, as well the barren landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, unfold before your eyes. Stop at a local WINE CELLAR to discover and taste some wines from the area and enjoy the beauty of the countryside. As you approach Madrid, stop in the Castilian Plain to visit Aranjuez, declared UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape for its spectacular gardens and magnificent monuments such as the Royal Palace.
Today’s Distance: 261 mi/ 420 km
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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This high-rise hotel is managed by Meliá and is situated in Madrid's Plaza Castilla residential district close to Chamartin Metro Station, which offers good transport links to the city center. It has a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant serving a range of international cuisine, and a bar where drinks can be enjoyed. Guestrooms have attractive décor and wooden floors, and are complete with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi internet access.
The Meliá Barajas is located next to Madrid airport, and offers 229 spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with the extensive facilities from the DREAMAX mattress designed by Flex exclusively for MELIÁ, to the large TV screens, and bathrooms with shower and separate bathtub. Guests can use the gym, the spacious outdoor pool surrounded by gardens, or surprise their taste buds with local flavors in the Trasluz Restaurant.
The Sercotel Selu Hotel is a wonderful 3-star hotel in the center of Cordoba. Its facilities were built near the Jewish Quarter and the Cordoba Mosque, in an area considered a World Heritage Site.
Hotel Don Paco 200 rooms, is set in central Seville, 10 minutes' walk from the cathedral and Giralda Tower. It features a rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace with excellent city views. Convenient Hotel located 1/2 km from train station & 12 km from San Pablo Airport.
The hotel is in a central resort location on the promenade, just 30 meters from the sandy beach and local shops and restaurants. There is an outdoor swimming pool with solarium, a restaurant, and Sky Bar with panoramic views. All guestrooms have satellite TV, balconies, and offer free Wi-Fi internet access.
Set on a narrow, shop-lined street a 15-minute walk from both Granada Cathedral and the Parque de las Ciencias science theme park, this informal hotel is also 2.4 km from the Alhambra, a medieval palace complex.
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