Spain in 7 Days
Magical Madrid & Treasures of Andalusia
Our essential tour of Madrid and Andalucia to uncover southern Spain's Moorish heritage, Baroque-era architecture, flamenco traditions and delicious tapas culture.
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Take an unforgettable tour through the historic cities and cultures of southern Spain. Begin in the vibrant capital of Madrid to discover its elegant architecture and amazing food scene. Head south to explore ancient Cordoba and romantic Seville, the Flamenco capital of Spain. See the magnificent Alhambra Complex in Granada and uncover the diversity of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
7 days trip including flights*
7 days and 6 nights in destination
LON - MAD
MAD - LON
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Ready to explore the historic cities and vibrant culture of Spain? Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport, ready for a flight* to Madrid. Touch down in Madrid, the enigmatic capital city of Spain, known for its fast-paced atmosphere, classical architecture and beautiful plazas and parks. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Madrid is well-known for its brilliant gastronomic scene and lively nightlife, so be sure to get out after dark to experience the amazing atmosphere of the capital. Overnight stay in Madrid.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Madrid. Uncover the medieval origins of the city in Barrio de la Morería, famed for its historic monuments, such as the Muslim-era city walls. Drive through the Baroque-era heart of the city, known for its magnificent boulevards and grand buildings. See the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace and both Cibeles and Neptuno Fountain. Pass by the incredible Prado Museum before heading to the more contemporary parts of the city, such as the Gran Via shopping street and the upmarket Salamanca neighborhood. Finally, continue past Parque del Oeste to see the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of the city at your leisure. Madrid has a number of rooftop bars and restaurants, so perhaps head to one of these to enjoy spectacular views of the city as the sunsets. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, your journey takes you to the south of the country and to the historic cities of Cordoba and Seville. Along the way, make a stop in Puerto Lápice, a village famous for its connection to Don Quixote. Continue through the Despeñaperros canyon and cross the border into the region of Andalusia before arriving in Cordoba. Enjoy a city tour to uncover Cordoba's Islamic heritage as you discover its ancient Islamic heritage and famous mosques. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and soak up the unique atmosphere. In the afternoon, continue to Seville, known for its legendary tapas and Flamenco dancing. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Seville.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Bell Tower. Discover the popular neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park and the beautiful Plaza de España. In the afternoon, we recommend a stroll through the historic city center and enjoying Seville's fine tapas bars at your leisure. Alternatively, take an optional Flamenco Show.* Dinner and overnight stay in Seville.
* Optional Flamenco Show with drink: Enjoy an unforgettable evening of flamenco at Isla de La Cartuja. Relive the atmosphere of an old Sevillian cafe as you witness a stirring performance of song and dance. Includes one drink per person.
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your journey through Andalusia today as you head east, through landscapes of endless olive trees, to Granada. Arrive in this ancient city, known as the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, and begin a tour of the Alhambra Complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. Be inspired by the Islamic architecture and incredible views of the surrounding city. Afterwards, get settled at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend an optional Zambra Flamenco Show.* Dinner and overnight stay in Granada.
* Optional Zambra Flamenco Show: Head to the 'Flamenco Temple' housed within an intimate cave setting to enjoy an evening of authentic Flamenco dance and soul-stirring music in the heart of Granada's Albacin Quarter. Discover an array of rhythmic styles and experience a journey through the ever-evolving art of Flamenco.
Breakfast at the hotel. Journey northwards this morning to the imperial city of Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, Christianity, Islam and Judaism have coexisted side by side for centuries. The entire city is like a living museum, with atmospheric streets and an eclectic collection of monuments. Take a short guided tour of Toledo to get to know its historic old town. Afterwards, visit a famous Damasquinado Factory, where gold and silver are inlaid into iron to create spectacular decorative arts. Continue back to the capital of Madrid and transfer to the hotel. Your final evening in Spain is free at your leisure to make the most of the delicious Spanish cuisine and lively atmosphere of Madrid's bars and cafes. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Spain to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK/Ireland. Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will always be replaced by one of the same, or a higher category.
Included activity for day 2 in Madrid
Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 00:00 Approx
Panoramic city tour of Madrid
Drive through the Baroque-era heart of the city, known for its magnificent boulevards and grand buildings. See the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace and both Cibeles and Neptuno Fountain, amongst others.
Included activity for day 3
Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 00:00 Approx
Córdoba city tour
Enjoy a city tour to uncover Cordoba's Islamic heritage by strolling through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and soaking up the unique atmosphere.
Included activity for day 4 in Seville
Duration 02:30h Approx.
Panoramic city tour of Seville
Enjoy a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Bell Tower. Also, discover the popular neighborhood of Santa Cruz and the beautiful Plaza de España.
Included activity for day 5 in Granada
Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 00:00 Approx
Tour of the Alhambra Complex and Generalife Gardens
Take a tour of the Alhambra Complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. This famous fortified hilltop complex showcases Moorish architecture in Spain and dates back to the 13th-century.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Suggested activity for day 4
Flamenco Show with drink in Seville
Enjoy an evening of flamenco and relive the atmosphere of old Sevillian cafes as you witness a stirring performance of song and dance. Includes one drink per person.
Suggested activity for day 5
Zambra Flamenco Show in Granada
Head to the 'Flamenco Temple' housed within an intimate cave setting to enjoy an evening of authentic Flamenco dance and soul-stirring music in the heart of Granada's Albacin Quarter.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
- International flights: UK/Ireland - Madrid - UK/Ireland.
- 6 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
- Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
- Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.See itinerary
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- ATOL Protection.
- English-speaking guide.
Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
- Entry requirementsPassport with a minimum of 3 months validity required.
- VisaVisa not required for stays of up to 90 days.
- ElectricityType C & F 230V 50Hz
- HealthNo vaccines required.
- Time zoneUTC + 1
- Other useful informationCars drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://www.spain.info/en/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
Children: 4 - 11 years old.
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