Spain Caceres Cordoba and Seville

TOUR STARTS FROM MADRID
Travel in Spain from Cordoba through the regions of Extremadura and Andalucia on a 4-day tour. Explore the religious, cultural, and historical aspects of these areas. Visit the cities of Cordoba, Seville, and Caceres, and enjoy the little towns and villages dotting the way.
Spain Caceres Cordoba and Seville 4 days view of the briges over the waterway at the Plaza de Espana
At a Glance
Sat     Leave Madrid for Cordoba via Caceres
Sun    Cordoba city tour. Travel to Seville for overnight
Mon  Morning tour of Seville. Afternoon at leisure
Tue    Board the AVE train back to Madrid. End of tour

Cáceres

The province of Cáceres is one of the most beautiful in Spain. Amazingly intact historical cities, sleepy rural towns and beautiful natural reserves. Quite cold in the Winter, and very hot at the height of Summer, Cáceres is perhaps most stunning in the Spring. The cherry groves in Jerte Valley are in blossom. The mountain snow is thawing, and the flora and fauna seem to come alive. It is also stunning in the autumn, when vast wooded areas seem ablaze with autumn colours, and the old buildings in Cáceres and Trujillo become red and orange under the autumn sun.

Cáceres is the capital city of the Region of Extremadura, one of Spain’s poorest regions in terms of per capita, but richest in terms of historical heritage, gastronomy, wines and unspoilt nature.

Andalusia

Andalusia is a large autonomous region of hills, rivers and farmland bordering Spain’s southern coast. It was under Moorish rule from the 8th-15th centuries, a legacy that shows in its architecture, including such landmarks as the Alcázar castle in Seville, the capital city, as well as Córdoba’s Mezquita Mosque-Cathedral and Granada’s Alhambra palace.

Córdoba

The Mosque–Cathedral of Córdoba (Spanish: Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba), also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba and the Mezquita, whose ecclesiastical name is the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption 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 structure is regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture.

The site was originally a small temple of Christian Visigoth origin, the Catholic Basilica of Saint Vincent of Lérins. When Muslims conquered the Iberian peninsula 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 Córdoba on its ground. Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista, and the building was converted to a Roman Catholic church, culminating in the insertion of a Renaissance cathedral nave in the 16th century.

Since the early 2000s, Spanish Muslims have lobbied the Roman Catholic Church to allow them to pray in the cathedral. Both the church authorities in Spain and the Vatican have rejected this Muslim campaign on multiple occasions.

Seville

Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It’s famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmakrs include the ornate Alcázar castle complex. Built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giraldo.

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Hotel Rating3 Star, 4 Star
1

Saturday

Caceres – Cordoba:
* Departure from our bus Terminal at 08:00 a.m. towards the region of Extremadura
* Arrive in Caceres.
* 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 as World Heritage Site.
* Lunch on your own.
* After lunch we continue southwards to Andalucia.
* Arrive in Cordoba and check in to your hotel.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cordoba.
2

Sunday

Seville :
* Breakfast at your hotel in Cordoba.
* After breakfast we have a morning city tour visiting the famous Mosque/Cathedral and Jewish Quarter.
* After the tour we depart for Seville.
* Lunch.
* The afternoon is at your leisure to explore Seville.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Seville.
3

Monday

Seville :
* Half board (2 meals included) in the hotel.
* After breakfast we go on a morning city tour visiting the typical Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets; the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana.
* The afternoon is at your leisure to continue exploring Seville.
* Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Seville.
4

Tuesday

Seville – Madrid (By train)
* Breakfast at the hotel.
* You have free time to continue visiting and discovering this important and monumental city at your own pace.
* In the late afternoon you transfer to the train station on your own.
* At the station you catch the train AVE back to Madrid.
* Arrive in Madrid and end of 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.
* Accommodations 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
Seville Catalonia Giralda Tourist
  Melia Lebreros 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 Caceres Seville view of the roman bridge in Cordoba with the Mosque Cathedral in the background
Spain Caceres Cordoba view of the cathedral in Seville
Spain Caceres Cordoba view of colourful intricate mosaic at Plaza de Espana in Seville
Spain Caceres Seville view of the roman bridge in Cordoba with the Mosque Cathedral in the background
Spain Cordoba Seville view of the Plaza Mayor in Caceres
Sapin view of the Plaza de Espana showing mosaic on the bridge
Spain view of mosaic work in the Park of Maria Luisa in Seville
Spain view of the Plaza de Espana in Seville with people in a row boat
Spain aerial view of the Mosque/Cathedral of Cordoba
Spain view of a street in the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba
Spain view of a church in Caceres
Spain view of a street in the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba
Sapin view of the interior arches of the Cordoba Mosque Cathedral
Spain doves sitting a t a fountain in maria Luuisa Park in Seville
Spain view of bridge at Cordoba
Morocco Spain aerial view of the mosque-cathedral in Cordoba
Morocco Spain elevated view of the Plaza de Espana in Seville