Take your entire family on an unforgettable, 10-day excursion to Spain’s sunny Andalucia. Ornate palaces and beautiful cathedrals line the quaint, cobblestone streets. Flamenco dancers throw up their arms in a passionate display as they stomp their feet to the staccato beats of clapping castanets. Nearby cafes entice patrons with jamon iberico and other delectable, local flavors. Located a stone’s throw away, crowds cheer as bullfighters twirl their capes and tease their four-legged counterparts...
Madrid - Arrival in Plaza del Sol and Sunset Dinner at the Plaza Mayor
You will touch down in the land of delectable tapas, passionate flamenco dancers, and ornate cathedrals when your plane cruises along the tarmac at Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport in Spain. Your family's journey to the country's gorgeous Southern region of Andalucia is just beyond the horizon.
You will be met at customs by your private transportation services and escorted to your five-star hotel accommodation at Madrid's center. From your hotel balcony, you can gaze out upon the Plaza del Sol, which some say is the convergence of modern life in contrast with pristine architectural relics of centuries past. Busy traffic honks its way past public buses, meanwhile, meandering pedestrians make their way to hip bars, shops, and restaurants around the main square. Musicians and streets performers entertain crowds by the dozens. Here, a plaque marks Kilometer 0, which is the origin of the "Sun Gate" and the point from which all major highways in Spain originate.
In the evening, when the setting sun has warmed the sky with hues of red and orange, you will venture from your hotel for dinner in the nation's bustling capital. You will amble down the cobbled streets to the grand Plaza Mayor where plates of delicious tapas will greet you. You can crunch into the famed, fried croquetas before treating your taste buds to the juicy delight of perfectly seasoned chorizo. Once the sun has disappeared behind the city skyline, you will return to your hotel and rest for a day of exploration in the morning.
Madrid - Tour of City Highlights and Stroll through Parque El Retiro
Cordoba - Visit La Mezquita and Lunch in the Quaint Jewish Quarter
Sevilla - City Tour and Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride in Plaza de Espana
Sevilla - Sightseeing at Plaza de Toros and the Royal Alcazar of Seville, Delectable Tapas Downtown
Granada - Private Tour of the Catedral de Granada and Plaza Nueva, Authentic Flamenco Show in Albaicin
Granada - Expert-Guided Tour of La Alhambra and Generalife, Traditional Hammam Baths
Gibraltar - Excursion to Apes Den, Catalan Beach, and Scenic Boat Cruise
Malaga - Visit the Picasso Museum, Costa del Sol and Eclectic Puerto de Malaga
Malaga - Connection to International Flights Home
- Stroll through Madrid's Parque El Retiro and enjoy a sunset dinner in the grand Plaza Mayor
- Indulge on a tour of La Mezquita in Cordoba and visit the city's Jewish Quarter for lunch
- Luxuriate on a horse-drawn carriage ride in Sevilla's Plaza de Espana and witness an authentic bullfight at the Plaza de Toros arena
- Admire the beautiful palace and gardens of Sevilla's Royal Alcazar and indulge in a delicious variety of traditional tapas in the city center
- Bask in a visit to Granada's Moroccan-inspired markets, then clap your hands to the beat at an intimate flamenco show in the gypsy neighborhood of Albaicin
- Summit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of La Alhambra for a tour of the palace and breathtaking gardens known as Generalife
- Relax in traditional Moorish baths and sip on a milky Turkish tea beside the city's ornate cathedral
- Catch a glimpse of the monkeys at Gibraltar's Apes Den then take a scenic boat tour across the Strait of Gibraltar to the shores of Morocco
- Marvel at Picasso's masterpieces up close at the art museum in Malaga and lounge along the charming port entry in the evening
From the buzzing downtown traffic to the lively melodies of street buskers and the hypnotic rhythms of flamenco dancers, the energy of Spain's Andalucia is palpable. For years, this effervescent region has been deemed one of the happiest in the world for people of all ages. You will witness children as they play soccer around ornate fountains in the main squares to elderly couples who are shopping along quaint, neighborhood streets. You will bring your whole family along as you join in on the fun and create memories that will last a lifetime.
You will arrive at the Adolfo Suarez Madrid–Barajas Airport and be escorted to your luxury accommodation in the heart of Plaza del Sol. You will develop a sense of the nation's capital as you roam through the pristine Parque El Retiro and step inside the Royal Palace. Then, you will journey to the city of Cordoba where, cultures and religions from around the world intersect. You will cross the threshold of the world-renowned Mezquita for a fascinating insight into this mosque-cathedral. In Sevilla, you will do as the locals do when you sit down to sample tapas of every meat, cheese, and seasoned olive variety. Later, your heart will race during an authentic bullfight in the Plaza de Toros stadium.
After traveling to the city of Granada, which is situated at the foothills of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada mountain range, you will journey to the esteemed last-standing Moorish palace, which is known as La Alhambra. In the evening, you will return to the city for rest and relaxation as you wade in traditional Moorish spa baths. Then, you will climb to the gypsy neighborhood of Albaicin for an energetic flamenco show. You will culminate your trip along the pristine, coastal cities of Gibraltar and Malaga, where you will witness monkeys up close at Apes Den and sit back at the water's edge along some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
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$2,395 per person (excluding international flights)
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