5. From Barcelona: Andalusia and Toledo 8 Day Tour
Enjoy a 8-day sightseeing tour of several distinct areas of Spain, where you can learn about the Moors in Iberia. Departing from Barcelona, you will visit historic attractions in the cities of Cordoba and Seville, and stroll around the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. Drive through the mountains to Toledo, and discover the meeting point of 3 great cultures.
Day 1 (Friday): Barcelona
Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Day 2 (Saturday): Barcelona
Half-day sightseeing tour around Barcelona, including stops at Las Ramblas, Cathedral Square, the Old Jewish Quarter. Later in the day there is a bus tour to Passeig de Gràcia Street (Where's Gaudi's famous 'Casa Batlló' and 'Casa Milà' are found), the Triump Arc, Olympic Village and Montjuic Mountain.
Day 3 (Sunday): Barcelona - Madrid
Depart from Barcelona. Detailed departure information will be provided.
Day 4 (Monday): Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Pass through La Mancha country (Don Quijote's land) and travel towards Córdoba. There you will take a sightseeing tour of the historic city, visiting the famous Mosque and Cathedral, as well as the fascinating Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville and spend the night there.
Day 5 (Tuesday): Seville
Today, enjoy a morning city tour of Seville, visiting the Park of María Luisa, the fanciful mosaics of the Plaza de España, and the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, strolling along orange-scented streets.
Day 6 (Wednesday): Seville - Granada
Upon arrival in Granada, take a sightseeing tour of the extraordinary Alhambra, with its beautiful Nazari palaces and gardens.
Day 7 (Thursday): Granada - Toledo - Madrid
Depart for the imperial city of Toledo, where the 3 cultures of Spain - Christians, Moors, and Jews - have lived together for centuries. Wander the narrow streets, stopping at sights such as the Primate Cathedral, Church of Santo Tomé, and Plaza del Ayuntamiento. See fine examples of the characteristic Damasquino iron, inlaid with gold and silver. Continue to Madrid for the end of your tour services.
Day 8 (Friday): Madrid
Hotel transfer to the airport