5-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo from Barcelona Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain 5 days / 4 nights Electronic Voucher

Head out of Barcelona on a five-day tour of Andalucia's most popular cities: Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Toledo. You'll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Alhambra, and discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region. Choose to start your tour by high-speed AVE train, and travel from Barcelona to Madrid in just three hours or alternatively, enjoy a leisurely coach journey between the cities and visit Lerida and Zaragoza, too.

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Highlights

- Multi-Day Trip
- Led by a local guide
- All-inclusive tour


What will you find?

From Barcelona, your five-day tour of Andalucia’s loveliest cities – Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo – starts with a journey through the legendary country of Don Quixote to reach Cordoba. Your city tour of Cordoba's cathedral-mosque and Jewish quarter will reveal a beautiful network of streets, alleys, squares and whitewashed courtyards, reflecting the importance of the city in the medieval period.

Next, it's on to Seville to take a tour of this beautiful city's many highlights, including the cathedral, gardens and Santa Cruz quarter. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, lively Seville has a rich Arab legacy and colorful local districts like Triana and La Macarena. After some free time in Seville, your tour continues to Granada to see the amazing Arab architecture of the Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish kingdoms until 1492 and one of Andalucia's special highlights. Your tour also includes a visit to the World Heritage city of Toledo. You'll discover a glorious city filled with amazing medieval architecture, and take a walk into the past along its cobblestone alleyways.


Itinerary

Day 1: Barcelona – Madrid
If you have chosen to start your tour by high-speed AVE train, receive your tickets in advance, and then leave Barcelona-Sants Station by train. After roughly three hours, arrive at Madrid Atocha Station, meet your driver and travel to your hotel by minivan. Check in and spend the rest of your day at leisure, perhaps exploring Madrid independently and eating out in town (own expense).

Alternatively, travel by air-conditioned coach from Barcelona to Madrid, and enjoy stop-offs in the picturesque towns of Lerida and Zaragoza. Including free time to explore each town, the journey takes roughly eight hours.

Overnight: 3-star Regente, 3-star Florida Norte, 4-star Santo Domingo or 4-star Gaudi in Madrid

Day 2: Madrid
Cordoba Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, leave Madrid and travel through the land of Don Quixote, the Man from La Mancha. In Cordoba, you’ll have time for lunch (additional cost) and a city tour of the Mosque and Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville for the evening.

Overnight: 3-star Emperador Trajano or 4-star Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 3: Seville (B, D)
After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour, which includes the exterior of Seville Cathedral, the Santa Cruz Quarter and the Maria Luisa Gardens. The afternoon is yours to discover beautiful views and explore this city full of light.

Overnight: 3-star Emperador Trajano or 4-star Melia Lebreros in Seville

Day 4: Granada - Alhambra - Generalife Gardens (B, D)
After breakfast, depart via the Califato road to Granada. You will visit the Alhambra, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492, and its Generalife gardens. This is an amazing monumental environment that is one of the most popular attractions in Spain.

Overnight: 3-star Hotel Los Angeles or 4-star Abades Nevada Palace in Granada

Day 5: Granada - Toledo - Madrid (B)
After breakfast, depart for the Imperial City of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where all the cultures and eras of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish) have lived together. After lunch (own expense), you'll take an impressive tour of the city’s important monuments and sights, like the famous Damasquinado (gold and silver inlaying in iron).

You’ll then head to Madrid, where your tour ends.

The hotels detailed above are as a reference only and are subject to change.


Additional Info

- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (ie. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel
- There is no bathroom on the coach


Voucher Info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


What's included

- Entrance fees
- Guided visits in Seville
- Guided visits in Cordoba
- Guided visits in Granada
- Guided visits in Toledo
- Four nights accommodation
- Transport by air-conditioned coach (if option selected)

- Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L= lunch, D=dinner)
- Transport from Barcelona to Madrid via high-speed train AVE (if option selected)


What's excluded

- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified


Departure Time

Tour and coach transport: 8:30am
Tour and high-speed train transport: 9am; confirm start time with the local service operator before travel


Departure Point

Central Barcelona


Duration

5 days / 4 nights


Return Details

Concludes in Madrid centre (Plaza de España, 7) at approximately 5:30pm


Operates

Sunday


Reviews & Ratings



  1. An absolutely wonderful road trip. First class tour guides for each major site as well as our on-board coordinator and the superb bus driver. The Julia Travel folks in Spain do a great job. We loved every minute of it even though we normally avoid "mass tourism". But if you want to see all the incredible sights of Andalucia and La Mancha in a few days this is the only way to go. Highly recommended.
  2. Splendid!!!
  3. Amazing trip, but The itinerary is too light in comparison to what was describe on website. Too many optional tours offered to gain extra money.( but some of them was very good- like Spanish dancing in Seville and Gypsy in Granada- so charming, walking tour in Granada- was the best!, some is shouldn’t be offered at all – river trip) There were many walking tours with local guides in the different locations. Unprofessional Tour Guides in many places and specially in Alhambra. Not enough time in Toledo- 2hr, this is must be a joke., and at the same time spent 1 hr in La Munch village with only one dirty street ?! Our tour host Christina was ok, but she should provide more historical information, legends, stories, answer the questions and so on during the driving. Mix more than two languages- BIG mistake!. The bus and air on was working fine, and the drivers are by law instructed to stop every two hours to rest, even food on rest areas was awful. Take the 4 star hotel options - but the 3 star is more convenient is in Granada and Seville. Food in 4 star hotel in Seville was not eatable at all, dishes was dirty, all drinks during the dinner (including water) was provided by additional cost. There the 3-star hotel is in walking distance of the charming city centre whereby and the 4 star is a bit far away.(should be known prior to order the trip.
  4. Amazing trip. We had a wonderful host Christina l who spoke good English and Spanish. There were many walking tours with local guides in the different locations, and I felt that all of them were proud to be showing us their country. The bus and aircon was working ok, and the drivers are by law instructed to stop every two hours to rest. Take the 4 star hotel options - the only place where the 3 star is more convenient is in Granada. There the 3-star hotel is in walking distance of the charming city centre whereby te 4 star is a bit far away. There were also options for Spanish dancing in Seville and Granada. Did the Granada one but found it rather commercial - but Granada is just so charming that all was forgiven. I found Spanish people in general to very friendly and helpful.
  5. The first hotel we stayed at Husa Princessa was TERRIBLE. There was no shampoo, no kleenex, and there were all sorts of problems with the wi-fi which we paid for. After these problems, we cancelled it and they still tried to charge us. In addition, I called up and asked for ice and they told me to go down and get it in the cafeteria. And THIS was supposed to be a 4 star hotel. The daily trips were good and the guide Josep was knowledgeable and nice. The other issue was that I believe it said in the description of the tour that breakfast, lunch and dinner was included and lunch was not included. Neither was dinner on the first night. We probably wouldn't take another Viator tour.
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