Al Andalus (6 Nights & 7 Days)
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- Day 1: Meeting in Malaga. Today we are starting our trip in this beautiful city. Overnight in Granada.
- Day 2: After breakfast we are heading to the Alhambra Palace for a guided tour. After visiting the city and the Albaicin region, overnight in Granada.
- Day 3: After visiting to Mijas famous for its whitewashed houses and Ronda we will head to Sevilla. Overnight in Sevilla.
- Day 4: Visiting Sevilla all day long and heading to Cordoba for overnight.
- Day 5: In the morning visit to Cordoba. Heading to Madrid visit to Toledo on the way. Overnight in Madrid.
- Day 6: Visiting Madrid: the capital and the biggest city of Spain.
- Day 7: Departure day. Option to have some free time after breakfast depending on the flight time.
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We will start our trip on the Mediterranean coast. Malaga is the center of the “costa de sol” which means “sunny beach”. Because the sun is shining over this beautiful city more than 350 days a year. We will see a part of this famous beach, botanic gardens of the city, Castle of Gibralfaro, cathedral of the city, Plaza Constitución, Roman theater, Andalusian castle, Picasso Museum, History of Art and Archaeology Museum from outside in our panoramic tour. Then we will give free time in the city center for you to visit the exciting museums of the city or to explore remarkable boutiques for shopping or to taste famous tapas of the amazing Andalusian kitchen. At the end of our free time, we will continue to Granada for overnight.
After having breakfast we will drive to the lands of dreams Al Andalus. Reaching Granada, Alhambra Palace, the “pearl” of the Al Andalus, will be waiting for us. After a guided tour here for around 3 hours, we will start to explore beautiful Granada. Albayzin old Muslim district, Moroccan bazaars, Calle Elvira, Plaza de Isabel de Catolica, Old Bedesten Corral de Carbon, Cathedral of Granada (from outside) will be some spots to visit. In our free time in the city center, you have a chance to try “tapas”, incredible traditional food of Andalusia. We will finish this day in our hotel in Granada with unforgettable memories of this city.
Today we are heading to Seville. But before arriving there we will visit “White Village”; Mijas and “Romantic Capital” of Spain; Ronda. Mijas is a typical traditional Andalusian village with its white houses, small streets with flowers and small shops. After a pleasant visit in Mijas we will continue to Ronda. This town has become famous with Hemingway’s masterpiece; “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. The book tells us the dark days of Ronda during Spanish Civil War. However, since the 18th century, this place has been one of the main haunts for travelers because of its natural beauty. Canyons, cliffs, its amazing bridge, oldest bullfight arena of Spain and its wonderful beauties like Italian Toscana. After our visit here, we will reach Seville to finish our day in our hotel.
The capital and the biggest city of the modern province of Andalusia: Seville will be our first destination today. We will start our visit in avenue of palm trees and see “casas” of the countries of American continent, Plaza of America and stop in peerless Plaza of España. Then we will continue our visit passing through the historical district “Santa Cruz” seeing old traditional houses of Seville, and its narrow streets and feeling the memories of the inquisitional period. Upon reaching the Plaza de Triunfo (Victory Square) we will see the most famous monuments of Seville: The Cathedral of Seville, The Bell Tower: Hiralda, The Palace of Castilla Kings: Alcazar, the building of Indian Archives. After our visit here, we will have some free time for shopping and then will continue to our hotel in Cordoba for overnight.
Today we will start our visits in Cordoba with a walk on the streets of the old district, between old Andalusian houses, streets with flowers and fountains. Cordoba used to be the capital of Muslims for 500 years in the Medieval Period. It was known as the capital of scholars, culture and Andalusian caliphate. Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Marmonides and many others worked and lived in this amazing medieval capital. You can still feel this matchless history on the streets of the Cordoba. Also we will see the 2000 year-old Roman Bridge which remained from its Roman founders’ and the tower added by Muslims, Tower of Callahora. And the wonderful mosque, Mesquita-Catedral of Cordoba. After our visit in Cordoba, we will continue to Toledo: historical capital of the Kingdom of Castilla. Toledo, the town itself, is an open air museum which has been declared as a world heritage by UNESCO. We will start our trip in Toledo from San Martin Bridge, after we will pass by Jewish quarter and see old synagogues. Cathedral of Toledo, one of the oldest cathedral of Spain, the main square of Zoco, Alcazar of Toledo, Castle of San Servando and iron workshops making peerless “damasquinado” works will be other spots that we will see. After our visit in Toledo, we will go to our hotel in Madrid for overnight.
After breakfast we are heading to the modern capital and the biggest city of Spain: Madrid. We will start our visit with a panoramic tour by our bus. Plaza de Toro (bullfight arena), Plaza de Independencia, Puerta de Alcalá, Paseo de Castellana, Biblioteca Nacional, Plaza de Colón, Nuevos Ministerios, Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza Castilla, Puerta de Europa, Plaza Cibeles, Palacio de Comunicaciones (Ayuntamiento), Banco España, Instituto Cervantes, Plaza Neptuno, Museo Prado, famous Gran Via (Broadway of Madrid) and Plaza España will be some spots which we will be seeing in this panoramic tour. Then we will leave the bus and start walking to pass through Royal Palace, Cathedral, Calle Mayor, historical square Plaza Mayor and will stop in the main square of the city Puerta de Sol. We will have some free time for shopping and to explore the city. After a pleasant day in Madrid we will return to our hotel and rest. Overnight in Madrid.
Today is the departure day. Depending on the flight time, we will have some free time in the city, after breakfast at our hotel. Then we will drive to the airport and finish our tour with unforgettable memories.