Depart your home city on an overnight trans-Atlantic flight.
Arrival at Malaga airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your hotel. During this day we can have our first contact with the world-famous resort area of the Costa del Sol. Accommodations.
Buffet breakfast. This morning we’ll enjoy a brief visit of the city before departing to the picturesque city of Ronda perched on the mountains and an enclave full of charm and history. Upon arrival we will visit to the city of Ronda. Free time for lunch on your own. (Lunch included in VALUE PACKAGE). In the afternoon we will return to Malaga (Costa del Sol). Accommodations.
Buffet breakfast. Departure through the beautiful and exclusive Costa del Sol towards the British enclave of Gibraltar. We will cross the border and will immerse ourselves in its main street shopping paradise in an environment comparable to any city in the United Kingdom but with its Andalusian accent. We depart to the province of Cádiz. Arrival at the town of Medina Sidonia, located in the lands of the Cádiz bull where we will visit the estate of the famous Domecq family, “Torrestrella”, where we will see a show dedicated to the horse and the bull. We continue our way through the lands of Cádiz dotted with a multitude of herds of wild cattle and Andalusian horses and beautiful white villages always parallel to the sea. Arrival in Jerez de la Frontera. Accommodation. (Dinner included in VALUE PACKAGE).
Buffet breakfast. Departure to the capital of the province, city of Cádiz, known as the “Tacita de Plata” or “Silver Cup” because of its location on an island in the middle of marshes and coasts colonized by Phoenicians and Greeks more than 3,000 years ago. Cadiz was called the Spanish Havana, port of ships departing to America, cradle of sailors and mother of many sailors and those that emigrated to the “Indies”. Cadiz is famous for its charming carnival and its quartets, “murgas” and choirs that compete in sympathetic and dry humor. We will pass through the stately and elegant Puerto de Santa María to return to Jerez and visit the world-famous González Byass winery and its “Tío Pepe” brand of fine wines from Jerez. Accommodation.
Buffet breakfast. Departure to Seville, the capital of Andalucia. Free time to get to know this beautiful city. Its Plaza de España, the Cathedral and its Giralda Tower, the Reales Alcázares and the famous neighborhoods of Santa Cruz or Triana. Accommodation.
Buffet breakfast. This morning’s tour of the “Pearl of Andalucia” will explore this gracious city, Spain’s third largest. See the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally the huge cathedral (one of the world’s largest) with its Giralda Tower (a former minaret). Time for lunch on your own. (Lunch Included in VALUE PACKAGE.) The afternoon is free to continue to explore or shop. This evening an optional Flamenco Show is suggested, with the enjoyment of local wine. (VALUE PACKAGE includes Flamenco Show.) Accommodations
Buffet breakfast. Depart to Cordoba. Visit one of the world’s marvels, the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral). Time for lunch on your own. Continue to Granada, passing thousands of acres of olive groves. (VALUE PACKAGE includes dinner tonight.) This evening, an excellent suggestion would be to visit (optional) the quaint and typical Albaicin Quarter for a night view of an illuminated Alhambra and where Andalusian customs, music and wine join to create an enchanting atmosphere. (VALUE PACKAGE includes this visit and Zambra show.)
Buffet breakfast. This morning, enjoy an escorted tour of the amazing Moorish palace and fortress complex of the Alhambra and the verdant Gardens of the Generalife. At mid-day departure to the east cost of Spain arriving to Valencia for accommodation.
Buffet breakfast and panoramic morning city tour of Valencia and the new area of Museums. In the early afternoon continuation along the Mediterranean coast north to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the evening, it is suggested to dine at the Pueblo Español, featuring architectural replicas from all of Spain’s regions. (VALUE PACKAGE includes entrance and dinner tonight at Pueblo Español.) Accommodations.
Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy an escorted tour of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. See the old Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area. Free time for lunch, perhaps in the Olympic Port area. (Lunch included today in VALUE PACKAGE.) Afternoon free. Accommodations.
Buffet breakfast. Pre-arranged transfer to Barcelona airport at the proper time to check-in for your return flight home. Arrival later the same day.