SPANISH EXTRAVAGANZA – 11 Nights, 12 Days
2 Nights Madrid + 2 Nights Seville + 2 Nights Malaga + 2 Nights Granada
+2 Nights Valencia + 2 Nights Barcelona
Welcome to Spain. Madrid, the capital of the Spanish Empire and a royal city with refined tastes. On arrival transfer on your own to your hotel .. Spend the evening at leisure or select one of our exciting optional tours. Overnight is at your hotel in Madrid
Day -2 :Madrid - Panoramic Tour (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy panoramic tour of Madrid which is an excellent introduction to many of the city's sightseeing highlights. Contemplate the various contrasts that Madrid has to offer, the elegant squares, Oriente, Espa a, Parque del Oeste, Principe Pio, Puente del Rey, the shrine of the Virgen del Puerto that offers one of the best views of the historical heritage of Madrid, ending at the Puente de Segovia before continuing along Calle Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno, Atocha, Puerta de Alcala, Calle Alcala, the memorial Retiro Park and the Plaza de Toros (Bullring), a place of colour and excitement during bullfighting afternoons. At Plaza de Colon we will stop for complimentary soft drinks served by the Hard Rock Cafe Madrid, before continuing on to new Madrid, with modern buildings, gardens, and then Paseo de la Castellana, which leads to Plaza Castilla (Puerta de Europa) to arrive to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, (Bernabeu Stadium Tour available), before continuing on to Plaza de la Cibeles, Gran Via and Plaza de Callao. This square houses one of the most spectacular vantage points in the city, where you can admire a large part of the city whilst enjoying some typical Spanish tapas (Gourmet Supplement Optional). You will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive original items. There will be stops at Plaza Mayor Area, Retiro Park, and Plaza de Toros (Bullring) to take photos and enjoy a walk, always in the company of the guide and as long as weather is permitting. The tour finishes returning to PLAZA DE ORIENTE. Overnight is at your hotel in Madrid.
Day -3 :Madrid - Seville (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check – out and transfer to the station on own to board your train to Seville, capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Check in to the hotel on your own. Overnight is at your hotel in Seville. The city of Seville is famous worldwide for its culture, monuments, traditions and artistic heritage. 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, and many districts are full of traditional culture, like Triana and La Macarena. This is the birthplace of Flamenco and the city where the most amazing Easter processions take place. But Seville is also the neuralgic centre of the South of Spain, a city full of life and possibilities.
Day-4:Seville– Seville City Sightseeing (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Discover the sights of Seville while travelling on a double-decker bus and walking tour. This tour is operated by double decker buses. This service is valid for 24 hrs with a hop on / hop off system, so during this period you can get on and get off of the bus such times as you want in any bus stop. The route includes more emblematic areas of the city: starts next to the river, going to old Exposition of 1929, Parque de Mar a Luisa, Plaza de Espa a, continuing to the known Triana quartier, and coming in old Exposition of 1992 (nowadays Isla Magica). Before to come back to main bus stop, pass next to Basilica de la Macarena and Andalusian Parliament. Also it includes two walking tours with an official guide in spanish and English languages, visiting Santa Cruz quartier and Triana quartier. Overnight is at your hotel in Seville
Day-5:Seville - Malaga (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the station on own to board your train to Malaga. Arrive Malaga, the coastal city of Andalucia with a gritty individualism untouched by tourism and, to a large extent, the passage of time. Spend the evening on your own. Overnight is at your hotel in Malaga.
Magnificent. Monumental. Magical. As you experience this fascinating coastal city, you'll quickly see that these are words that only begin to describe Malaga. Like a lady hiding coyly behind her fan, Malaga invites you to further explore all it has to offer. Within minutes you'll agree that the journey of discovery in Malaga, a city that has adamantly preserved its old world charm while mixing in a cosmopolitan vibe, is a delightful pleasure in itself. The poet Vicente Aleixandre described the city of Malaga as "a paradise between the sky and the earth." Sprawled along miles upon miles of coastline, the region of Malaga is a sunny haven filled with fascinating landscapes and breathtaking beaches. The city's unique geographical setting- nestled between two river beds and framed by the Malaga mountains- forms a barrier from the cold and yields Malaga's characteristically mild weather. "To be a Cubist you have to have been born in Málaga," Picasso once said of his native city. Looking up at the Moorish Alcazaba and the Renaissance cathedral bathed in pure Mediterranean light, you too will feel inspired.
Day -6:Malaga – City Sightseeing Bus Hop On Hop (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Discover the sights of Malaga with a Hop on Hop off Tour. This tour is operated by double-decker open-top buses offering the most convenient way to discover the most interesting museums and attractive sights this exciting city has to offer. You can get on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 12 stops, within the same ticket. Overnight is at your hotel in Malaga.
Day -7: Malaga – Granada (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Proceed to the station on own to board your train to Granada via Bobadilla. Arrive Granada and check into your hotel on your own. Granada is one of the pearls of Spain, most visited by tourists from all the world. The long-time capital of Moorish Andalusia has to offer the most important reminds of this epoch in Spanish history, with the world-famous "Alhambra" at the top of the list. Walk through beautiful gardens, charming narrow streets filled with flowers, sit down in one of those typical taverns to have some of that famous "Trevélez" ham and local wine, and breath the centuries of history around you anywhere. Overnight is at your hotel in Granada.
A city of fascinating history and exquisite beauty, Granada is one of Spain's most cherished treasures- in fact, you'll quickly see why Granada has garnered the nickname "Moorish jewel." Situated in the southeastern part of the autonomous community of Andalucía, Granada comprises an important pillar of Spain's most folkloric region. GranadaIt's the Spain of endless sunshine and popular imagination, the land of spirited literary heroes and passionate bullfighting, and the birthplace of delectable tapas and fiery flamenco. Granada has an edge over other Andalucian cities. Many visitors don't get past the allure of the Alhambra, with its woods and the Sierra Nevada as magnificent backdrops, and the mystery of the winding streets of the Albayzín. But what you'll find if you stick around is Andalucía's hippest, youthful city, with a free-tapas culture, innovative bars, tiny flamenco holes and thumping clubs.
Day -8: Granada – Alhambra and Generalife Tour (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a visit to Alhambra and Generalife - a tour that you will never forget. The history of the Alhambra is linked with the geographical place where it's located: Granada. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with reddish stones in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty they enclose. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. Throughout the XIII, XIV and XV centuries the fortress became a citadel which housed 2 main areas: the military area (or Alcazaba) and the medina (or court city) where Charles V Palace was built after the city was taken by the Catholics. The complex of monuments has also an independent palace opposite the Alhambra; The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards and beautiful gardens. Overnight at your hotel in Granada.
Day -9: Granada – Valencia (B)
Breakfast at the Hotel. Check – out and proceed to train station on own to board your train to Valencia via Madrid. On arrival, transfer on own to hotel. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and the largest port on the Mediterranean Western coast. It is a mix of some very modern buildings and beautiful old architecture. Overnight at your hotel in Valencia. Mix together hearty amounts of the non-stop energy of Madrid, the cosmopolitan vibe of Barcelona, the friendly nature of Sevilla and a dash of laid-back, beach-town comfort, and you have the recipe for Valencia. Traditionally, sunny Valencia is known to be the home of paella, the Holy Grail - they swear it's the real thing - and the legendary El Cid, although the rejuvenating cultural renaissance that the city has experienced in recent years has given the city a brand new edge. Valencia is an excellent fresh European travel destination. This city has everything for a quality holiday - plenty of sights from over 2000 years of history, stunning ultra-modern architecture projects, active cultural life, excellent local and international gastronomy, unique nightlife, good beaches, preserved traditional culture and well-developed tourist infrastructure. And all this in an unpretentious, warm, friendly and welcoming environment.
Day -10: 10 Valencia – Valencia Bus Turistic Hop On Hop Off Tour (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the most complete and interesting guided tour of Valencia. Get to know Valencia in a comfortable, rigorous and enjoyable way. You will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Valencia, with the commentaries offered through a headphones audio system in seven different languages. The tour offers you 2 Hop-on Hop-off routes (90 minutes duration each) to customise your own tour of Valencia. Route A (red colour) you will meet the city from a historical and monumental viewpoint and the route B (blue colour) you will know the Mediterranean sea influence on the city of Valencia. Overnight is at your hotel in Valencia
Day -11: Valencia – Barcelona (B)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check – out and proceed to station on own to board your train to Barcelona. Arrive Barcelona, the Mediterranean city with two thousand years of history. Proceed on your own to the hotel and check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the city or opt from optional activities. Overnight is at your hotel in Barcelona.
Day -12: Barcelona – One Day Touristic Hop on Hop off Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the sights of Barcelona while travelling on a double-decker bus. This tour is operated by double-decker open-top buses offering the most convenient way to discover the most interesting museums and attractive sights this exciting city has to offer. You can get on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 44 stops, combining the three routes within the same ticket. A brief explanation at the stops will be given by a guide who is travelling on board. You will also be provided with a guide book. Overnight at your hotel in Barcelona.
Day -13: Depart Barcelona (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check – out and transfer to the airport on your own for your flight to onwards destination or back to India with memories which will last a life time.
* The above itinerary is tentative and subjected to change without prior notice.