In Spain, life is celebrated with passion. Allow that spirit to enliven your vacation as you visit the capital city and the vibrant region of Andalusia. You’ll travel through Spain by comfortable high-speed train and discover four of the most fascinating cities: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada and Seville. Experience the authentic culture and time-honored traditions. Flamboyant Flamenco dance and tantalizing tapas are calling your name! Sneak in a siesta after sightseeing and then you’ll be ready for...
Madrid - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Spain! Upon arrival at the airport, a driver will greet you and provide a private transfer to your hotel. After checking in to your hotel, the rest of the day is free to begin your discovery of Madrid, the capital city of Spain. Madrid has been the capital of Spain since 1561 under King Philip II. The city’s rich cultural heritage and impressive architectural monuments reflect Spain’s status as a world power in the 16th century.
Begin your exploration of majestic Madrid by strolling around the elegant boulevards and paying a visit to one of the city’s world-class museums. The Museo Nacional del Prado houses the world’s best collection of Spanish art, with more than 4,800 paintings. The Goya collection is exceptionally rich, comprising over 150 paintings. There are also galleries that focus on collections from other countries, such as Italian, Flemish, French and British paintings. To help you get the most out of your visit, the museum has created special “routes” (suggested self-guided tours) of 15, 30 or 50 works of art that represent the most important masterpieces of the museum. For instance, you could see highlights such as “The Three Graces” by Rubens, “Jacob’s Dream” by Ribera, and “Las Meninas” (The Family of Felipe IV) by Velázquez.
Madrid - Guided Tour and Leisure Time
Córdoba - Morning Sightseeing in Madrid and Transfer to Córdoba
Granada - Discover the Andalusian Charm of Granada
Day 5 - 6
Seville - Sightseeing in the Elegant City of Seville
Seville - Tour Concludes with Departure from Seville
- Sightseeing in majestic Madrid, the elegant capital city of Spain
- Experience the lively tapas bars and incredible nightlife in Madrid
- See hundreds of masterpieces at the world-class Prado Museum
- Wander the medieval city of Córdoba and explore its ancient streets
- Admire the splendor of a Córdoba’s 8th-century grand mosque
- Discover the breathtaking Andalusian atmosphere in Granada
- Tour the stunning Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Experience the culture in Seville, famous for tapas, siestas and Flamenco
- Learn about Andalusia’s fascinating history and multicultural heritage
- Visit old Jewish quarters and mosques that were converted to churches
- Watch an enchanting, authentic Flamenco performance in a typical venue
Travel by high-speed train to see the highlights of Spain. You’ll begin in Madrid, a cosmopolitan city and the meeting place of history and commerce. This fun-loving and energetic metropolis is waiting to impress you with its world-class art, gourmet cuisine and hopping nightlife. Madrid is a city that truly comes alive after dark!
Next you’ll travel to Córdoba, which once was the capital of old Al Andalus (the ancient Moorish kingdom). Admire the beauty of this fascinating historical city and its UNESCO World Heritage Site, La Mezquita. This Mosque-Cathedral is one of the most amazing buildings in the world. Explore Córdoba's medieval quarter "La Judería", a maze of winding ancient streets, flower-filled courtyards and picturesque squares.
In Granada, you’ll discover its Andalusian charm by wandering through the narrow cobblestone streets of the Albaicín, the old Arab quarter, and visiting the spectacular Alhambra Palace. There is a dreamlike quality to Granada, an ancient Moorish elegance that enchants you and slowly seduces you.
Finally you’ll visit Seville, a colorful city of unlimited spirit and passion, a place where the legacy of the past flows seamlessly into the vibrant present. Seville is the most quintessentially Andalusian city where you can experience the traditional culture: bullfights, siestas, tapas, Flamenco and festivals. The breathtaking beauty and joyous lifestyle of Seville provide the perfect conclusion to your to Andalusian tour.
You may also be interested in exploring the Spain tours section on Zicasso for more trip ideas.
$2,179 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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