Project Description

Best of Spain

Madrid – Seville – Cordoba – Valencia – Barcelona

Validity – 30 June18

This fascinating train combined tour takes you to historic cities of Andalusia, such as Seville and Cordoba, as well as, the 3 major cities in Spain, Madrid, Valencia and Bareclona. The highlights of this highly rewarding route include impressive attractions such as: the Royal Alcazares Palace in Seville, Cordoba Great Mosque and Valencia’s Avant Garde City of Arts and Sciences. Add on all that, the magnificent Madrid’s Royal Palace and the imposing Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s Modernist Cathedral in Barcelona.

Day 01       Arrive Madrid

Upon arrival in Madrid Airport you will be welcomed by our driver and then transfer to the hotel. Check-in and rest of the day is free to explore the commonly called “Villa y Corte”.

Madrid, capital of Spain, is a cosmopolitan city that combines modern infrastructure with its status as an economic, financial and administrative center with an immense cultural and artistic heritage.

The city has more than 60 museums covering all human knowledge. The Puerta del Sol square, the very center of the city and the “Paseo del Arte” art route – whose name derives from the world class museums, palaces and gardens.

Overnight in Madrid.

 Day 02       Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast you will have the opportunity to experience the city on your own with the sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour. Near the Plaza Mayor is the area known as the “old aristocratic center” where the jewel in the crown is the Royal Palace, an imposing building dating from the 17th century featuring a mixture of Baroque and classicist styles. Option: supplement for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Madrid

 

Day 03       Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will have free at leisure. Option: You can take one of the day trips from Madrid to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Toledo, “City of the three cultures”; Avila, with ancient walls; Aranjuez with its royal palaces & gardens or El Escorial, an imposing Royal monastery. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 04       Madrid – Seville

After breakfast from the hotel you will be transferred to Madrid Train Station for your transfer by train to Seville.

Upon arrival in Seville you will be transferred to the hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight at your hotel in Seville.

 Day 05       Seville

After breakfast at the hotel you will be able to discover the city on your own pace with the Sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour. The streets and squares of the historic city of Seville treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation.

Overnight night at your hotel in Seville.

Day 06       Seville – Cordoba

After breakfast transfer to Seville Railway station to board your train to Cordoba.

Upon arrival in Cordoba you will be transferred to the hotel.

Then free time to explore this immensely historical city, the ancient capital of the Umayyad Caliphate.

Overnight in Cordoba.

 Day 07       Cordoba – Valencia

Breakfast at the hotel.

Cordoba has one of the largest old city centers in Europe. Standing in the historic centre, the Great mosque of Cordoba is one of the most beautiful examples of Muslim art in Spain. It was built in 785 by the emir Abdurrahman I. The mosque underwent consecutive extensions over later centuries. Abdurrahman III had a new minaret built whilst in 961 Al-Hakam II extended the ground plan and decorated the “mihrab”.

Option: Join a walking guided tour visiting the Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba and a walk through the old city to discover its streets and the famous old houses courtyards (Patios).

In the afternoon transfer from hotel to Railway station to board your train to Valencia. Upon arrival in Valencia transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Valencia

Day 08       Valencia

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will have the opportunity to experience the city on your own pace. Also you can visit the extraordinary City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, an impressive example of Avant Garde architecture surrounded by attractive streams and pools of water.

Option: supplement for sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour.

Overnight in Valencia.

 Day 09       Valencia – Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel.

After breakfast transfer to the railway station to board your train to Valencia. Upon arrival in Barcelona you will be transferred to the hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 10       Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today you will have the opportunity to experience the city on your own pace with the sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour.

The city’s original site, which was surrounded by walls in the Roman period, is today the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter). Along narrow streets, with small squares and charming corners, you will find civil and religious Gothic constructions, and medieval palaces standing around the impressive cathedral.

The Plaça del Rei is a square with an array of spectacular buildings and in the Plaça de Sant Jaume there are important institutions, such as the Regional Parliament and the City Hall. One of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city is called La Rambla. Municipal markets, art galleries and antique shops can be found in Barcelona alongside crafts shops, fashion shops and open-air markets.

Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 11       Barcelona

After breakfast rest of the day is at leisure.

You also have an option to take one of the day trips from Barcelona to Montserrat with the Royal Basilica of Montserrat; Girona, Figueres & Dali Museum: with the Dali Museum and Girona monumental city.

Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 12       Barcelona

After breakfast transfer to the airport to board your flight to onward destination.

 

Tour Price

Per person on twin Sharing       Rs. 90, 500

 

Tour price includes

  1. 03 nights’ accommodation at hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa 5* or similar in Madrid
  2. 02 nights’ accommodation at hotel Meliá Sevilla 4* or in Seville
  3. 01 night accommodation at hotel Macia Alfaros 4* in Cordoba
  4. 02 nights’ accommodation at hotel Meliá Valencia 4* or similar in Valencia
  5. 03 nights’ accommodation at hotel Meliá Barcelona Sarrià 5* or similar in Barcelona
  6. Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  7. Transfers from airport to hotel in Madrid & Barcelona
  8. Sightseeing hop on & hop off tour in Madrid, Seville & Barcelona.

 

Tour price does not include.

  1. Airfare
  2. Visa Fee
  3. AVE/Euromed train tickets (tourist class): Madrid – Seville – Cordoba – Valencia – Barcelona.
  4. Transfers from train stations to hotel in Madrid – Seville – Cordoba – Valencia – Barcelona
  5. Cordoba: walking guided tour.
  6. Valencia: Sightseeing hop on & hop off tour
  7. Any Meals not mentioned above
  8. Portage and tips.
  9. GST is applicable on the Tour Cost.
  10. Anything not mentioned above.

 

Note:

  • Tour Programme and Prices mentioned are indicative and are based on the best available prices at the time of costing and are subject to available at the time of booking.
  • High Season Surcharge will be applied wherever applicable..

 

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