Spain Andalusia & Mediterranean Coast

TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID. Have you have ever dreamt of visiting Spain and Andalucia, seeing the Alhambra Palace in Granada; or wandering around the labyrinth of streets in a medieval hilltop village. Savouring the delights of a long lazy lunch in an orange tree lined plaza in Seville?

Explore the Spanish region of Andalucia. Tour beautiful and historical cities as you travel to the Mediterranean Coast. Discover Valencia, Barcelona, and excellent beaches on the way.

Andalucia

During this trip you will enjoy the most authentic part of Spain – Andalusia. You will also visit its rich heritage that dates back more than a thousand years. Places like Granada’s Alhambra palace, the white town of Ronda or the mosque-cathedral of Cordoba.

Cáceres is a city in western Spain’s Extremadura region. Founded by the ancient Romans, it retains widespread evidence of subsequent occupation by many different cultures. Its old town, Ciudad Monumental, has a mix of Gothic and Renaissance architecture, with cobbled medieval streets, fortified houses and palaces. Encircled by 12th-century Moorish walls, it also has around 30 towers, some occupied by nesting storks.

The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba, also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba. The ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. It is the Catholic cathedral of the Diocese of Córdoba. Dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary and located in the Spanish region of Andalusia.

The Mezquita (Spanish for “Mosque”) of Cordoba symbolizes the many religious changes Cordoba has undergone over the centuries.

The buildings on this site are as complex as the extraordinarily rich history they illustrate. Historians believe that there had first been a temple to the Roman god, Janus, on this site. The Visigoths who seized Cordoba in 572 converted the temple into a church.

When Muslims conquered Spain in 711, the church was first divided into Muslim and Christian halves.

This sharing arrangement of the site lasted until 784, when the Christian half was purchased by the Emir ‘Abd al-Rahman I, who then proceeded to demolish the original structure and build the grand mosque of Cordoba on its ground.

The Mezquita of Cordoba was built by the Umayyad ruler ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān I in 784–786 with extensions in the 9th and 10th centuries that doubled its size, ultimately making it one of the largest sacred buildings in the Islamic world.

Seville

Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a rich Moorish heritage, and used to be a prosperous port that carried out trade with the Americas.
The streets and squares in the historic quarter of the capital of Andalusia are lively and busy. They treasure many constructions that have the World Heritage designation. Many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena.

What to do in Seville

Seville is a prominent business and service centre in the south of Spain. It has many hotels distributed all over the city which enable visitors to discover endless attractions. Museums and art centres, theme parks, cinemas, theatres and clubs are some of the many leisure options that a great city like Seville holds. Without forgetting, of course, the numerous terraces, inns and bars where visitors can practise one of the most deeply-rooted and tasty traditions in the city: “Going out for tapas”.

Another good excuse to come to the Sevillian capital are the festivals. The celebrations of Easter Week and Feria de Abril (the April Fair), which have been declared of National Tourist Interest, reflect the devotion and folklore of the people of Seville, always open and friendly to visitors. But Seville’s appeal does not end there, as the city is also the starting point for the many cultural routes the province offers, such as the Roman Bética Route or the Washington Irving route.

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Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star

TOUR SCHEDULE

Sat Leave Madrid and travel to Cordoba via Caceres Thu Travel to the Mediterranean city Valencia 
Sun Morning city tour and onwards to Seville for overnight Fri Morning at leisure. Afternoon travel to Barcelona
Mon Morning tour of Seville. Afternoon at leisure Sat Barcelona tour. Afternoon free to explore the city 
Tue Take the White Village road to Ronda. Overnight Marbella Sun Return to Madrid via Zaragoza. End of tour
Wed Marbella to Granada. Visit the Alhambra & Generalife    

Scroll down for your detailed day by day itinerary.

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Saturday

Madrid – Caceres – Cordoba (Saturday):
* Departure from our bus Terminal at 08:00 a.m. towards the region of Extremadura.
* Arrive in Caceres.
* You have time at your leisure to explore its Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter; very well preserved and considered a World Heritage Site.
* Lunch on your own.
* Continue southwards to Andalucia en route to Cordoba.
* Arrive in Cordoba and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cordoba.
2

Sunday

Cordoba – Sevilla (Sunday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Cordoba.
* Enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting the famous Mosque/ Cathedral and Jewish Quarter.
* Then depart for Sevilla.
* Arrive in Sevilla and check into your hotel.
* Lunch
* The afternoon is free for you to explore Sevilla on your own.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
3

Monday

Sevilla (Monday):
* Half board (2 meals) at your hotel.
* After breakfast we have a morning city tour; visiting the Park of Maria Luisa; Plaza de Espana and typical Barrio de Santa Cruz.
* The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore more of Sevilla.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Sevilla.
4

Tuesday

Sevilla – Ronda – Marbella (Tuesday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Sevilla.
* We then depart on the Route of the White Villages to Ronda.
* Free time at your leisure to explore Ronda
* We continue on to the Costa del Sol.
* Arrive in Marbella and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Marbella.
5

Wednesday

Marbella – Granada (Wednesday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Marbella.
* We depart for Granada.
* Enjoy a sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife.
* Arrive in Granada and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Granada.
6

Thursday

Granada – Valencia (Thursday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Granada.
* We depart via Guadix; Baza and Puerto Lumbreras towards the Mediterranean coast.
* Arrive in Valencia and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Valencia.
7

Friday

Valencia – Barcelona (Friday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Valencia.
* The rest of the morning is free for you to explore.
* At mid-morning we depart for Barcelona.
* Arrive in Barcelona and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Barcelona.
8

Saturday

Barcelona (Saturday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Barcelona.
* Embark on a morning city sightseeing tour visiting the Park of Montjuic with spectacular views; the monument to Columbus and the old Gothic Quarter.
* Afternoon is at your leisure.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Barcelona.
9

Sunday

Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid (Sunday):
* Breakfast at your hotel in Barcelona.
* We depart for Madrid and travel via Lerida and Zaragoza.
* You have free time to explore before we continue on to Madrid.
* Arrival in Madrid and end of the services.
* Thank you for choosing Azure Travel for your Spain experience. We thank you for your patronage & look forward to serving you again in the near future.

* Transportation by de luxe motor-coaches, with air conditioning, panoramic windows, and maximum comfort and safety.
* Experienced multilingual and English speaking tour conductors during the tours help you with your room accommodations and assure you of a
pleasant vacation.
* Local sightseeing tours as indicated, with expert local guides and entrance fees to the monuments.
* Accomodations in selected hotels.
* The professional support of all our team at your service.
* Transportation of one baggage per person.
* Meal plan as per itinerary.

City Hotel Class
Cordoba Macia Alfaros Tourist
  Macia Alfaros First
Sevilla Catalonia Giralda Tourist
  Melia Lebreros First
Marbella NH Marbella Tourist
  NH Marbella First
Granada Macia Condor Tourist
  Carmen First
Valencia Ilunion Valencia 3  Tourist
  Ilunion Valencia 4 First
Barcelona Catalonia Sagrada Familia Tourist
  Catalonia Atenas First

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements for : Easter 2017 and for  July, August, September and October 2017
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* DEPARTURES: Saturdays all year.

* The above rate is LAND ONLY, and EXCLUDES ALL INTERNATIONAL and DOMESTIC FLIGHTS
* Seasonal Supplements for : Easter 2017 and for  July, August, September and October 2017
* Rates valid at time of quoting, and all subject to any exchange rate fluctuations, airlines and supplier rate changes and fuel levies.
* DEPARTURES: Saturdays all year.

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01 April 2017 to 31 March 2018

Spain view of the main promenade in Sevilla
Spain a view of Basilica Pillar in Zaragoza
Spain view of Barcelona from high up looking towards the sea
Spain view of the Valencia city hall with a water fountain in the foreground
Sapin view of the Valencia train station entrance
Spain view of the Gardens at the Alhambra Generalife Pallace
Spain view looking up at the white houses in Ronda
Spain cathederal in Sevilla
Spain view of the main promenade in Sevilla
Sapin view of the church in Caceres