MADRID 46ºF - 50ºF
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MADRID 46ºF - 50ºF - LEON 59ºF - 59ºF - OVIEDO 48ºF - 52ºF
We will leave in the early morning and cross Castilla and Leon. We will make a stop in TORDESILLAS to learn about the history of this small town and have a coffee at its main square. Then we will continue to LEON, a historic city on the Way of St. James, where we will have time for lunch and to see the fantastic Gothic cathedral.After that we will cross the Cantabrian Range mountains on our way to Asturias. Arrival in OVIEDO in the evening. We will include (occasionally the next morning) an hour-and-a-half city tour with a local guide in which we will visit its 9th century cathedral, Calatrava Congressional Palace, Campoamor Theatre and Calle de la Rua.Note: If the number of travelers from Madrid to Leon is very limited, the trip might be carried out by train or regular transportation, missing the stop in Tordesillas.
OVIEDO 48ºF - 52ºF - COVADONGA 82ºF - 82ºF - SANTILLANA DEL MAR 50ºF - 52ºF - SANTANDER 54ºF - 54ºF
We will travel to Picos de Europa (Peaks of Europe). We will visit Basilica of COVADONGA, which is surrounded by beautiful scenery. Then following the coastline, we will head to SANTILLANA, one of Spain’s most beautiful towns, and we will visit its well-preserved medieval quarter. We will also visit the Museum of the ALTAMIRA Caves (ticket included), located in the vicinity of this town. We will later travel to SANTANDER, the region’s capital, a coastal city with amazing views and beaches. We will explore and learn about this elegant city and beautiful bay during the included city tour.
SANTANDER 54ºF - 54ºF - BILBAO 52ºF - 57ºF - FORONDA SERVICE AREA - LA RIOJA 41ºF - 41ºF - SARAGOSSA 57ºF - 59ºF
We will follow the motorway along the Cantabrian coast. Some of the sceneries we will see today, as we travel between the mountains and the sea, are specially beautiful. BILBAO. We arrive in the Basque Country´s largest city. We will go on a short city tour with a local guide which will cover: the Guggenheim area, the old quarter, the Cathedral… then there will be free time to enjoy some authentic “pintxos”. We will then travel to La Rioja, an outstanding winemaking region. We will visit the Wine Museum in Briones and learn about the significance of the ancient art of winemaking. ZARAGOZA, we will arrive in the evening.
SARAGOSSA 57ºF - 59ºF - POBLET 70ºF - 77ºF - BARCELONA 57ºF - 61ºF
We include a morning sightseeing tour of the city of ZARAGOZA with a local guide. We will visit the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. We will also learn about Goya, the famous painter (and see some of his works), visit the Roman theatre, the Renaissance palace and have a walk by the Aljafería Palace.After lunch we will continue our journey and head to the POBLET MONASTERY, a walled monastery surrounded by the beautiful scenery. It is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (ticket included). We will continue to BARCELONA, arrival in the evening.
BARCELONA 57ºF - 61ºF
In the morning we include a city tour of Barcelona, considered one of the most interesting European capitals, open to the Mediterranean Sea, famous for Gaudí and its modernist architecture, also for the ramblas and the memories of the Universal Exhibitions and Olympics that took place there.Following this, we include the entry ticket to visit ‘Poble Espanyol’ (meaning ‘Spanish Village’). This open-air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Enjoy the Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different regions of Spain. Free time in the afternoon.In the evening we include a transfer to the Maremagnum, a modern leisure center and restaurants facing the sea, next to Plaza Colón, where you can stroll through this lively area and dine.
BARCELONA 57ºF - 61ºF - PENISCOLA 55ºF - 59ºF - VALENCIA 54ºF - 59ºF
We will travel south along the Mediterranean. We will make a stop in PEÑISCOLA, a small medieval walled city surrounded by beautiful beaches. Time for a walk. We continue to VALENCIA, where we will arrive at lunch time. In the afternoon we will make a visit with a local guide of this port city on the Levantine coast, with more than 2000 years of history that dot its urban layout with monuments from all periods that contrast with the architectural avant-garde of buildings such as the City of the Arts and Sciences. Free time.
VALENCIA 54ºF - 59ºF - ALICANTE 54ºF - 57ºF - CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ 48ºF - 48ºF - GRANADA 39ºF - 48ºF
Today we will continue our trip and head to ALICANTE. We will have time to take a walk in this charming, coastal city and, after lunch, we will make our way to the Murcia region, where we will visit CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the five holy cities. Its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We will also take a train ride up to its historic area, which we can explore, before we continue our trip along scenic roads on our way to Andalusia. We will end the day in GRANADA.
GRANADA 39ºF - 48ºF
Full day in GRANADA and if you have purchased the tour with the entrance included, visit the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in the Arab era. Free time in afternoon, during which you can visit the cathedral that houses the tomb of the Catholic Monarchs.VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The number of people authorized to visit the Alhambra is limited by law. To guarantee entry, the ticket will be issued when confirming the reservation of the tour. For this it is necessary to have the client´s correct personal data (full name and passport/ID number). Since there is no possibility of cancellation, in case of cancellation of the reservation the ticket costs will be passed on to the client. In very limited cases, when the Alhambra reservation is canceled, the Real Alcázar of Seville with similar characteristics will be visited.
GRANADA 39ºF - 48ºF - MALAGA 57ºF - 61ºF - MARBELLA 57ºF - 59ºF - RONDA 52ºF - 52ºF - SEVILLE 52ºF - 54ºF
Departure from Granada. We travel towards the Costa del Sol. MÁLAGA, arrival and time for a walk through its historic center, where the cathedral and the Picasso museum stand out. After that we continue along the coastal highway, with beautiful landscapes over the Mediterranean. PUERTO BANUS, located in Marbella, a beautiful high-level recreational port. In the afternoon we continue the route through the mountains, stories of bandits before arriving in RONDA, a beautiful white town with its large gap that cuts the city in half. We continue to SEVILLE. Arrival in the evening.
SEVILLE 52ºF - 54ºF
In the morning we include a city tour. You will be able to see the cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, and the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana. After the visit we will include a boat ride along the Guadalquivir River. Enjoy the panoramic views from the boat. In the evening we offer you the possibility to attend a popular flamenco tablao.
SEVILLE 52ºF - 54ºF - CORDOBA 61ºF - 61ºF - CONSUEGRA 50ºF - 50ºF - MADRID 46ºF - 50ºF
We leave Seville following the valley of the Guadalquivir to CORDOBA. With a local guide we include a visit to its great Mosque-Cathedral (entrance included), a walk through the old neighborhood with its famous patios full of flowers and entry to the Old Synagogue (entrance included). After lunch time we leave for Castilian lands. We will make a stop in CONSUEGRA, where 12 giant windmills next to the castle contemplate the La Mancha plain. We visit the Rucio Mill. After that we return to MADRID.
MADRID 46ºF - 50ºF
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