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Madrid, Andalusia & Barcelona

Spain in 9 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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A complete journey of discovery around Spain’s key cities, including Madrid and Barcelona! With highlight visits to Cordoba's incredible Mosque and architectural wonders Alhambra & Generalife Gardens in Granada.

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    Alhambra
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    Barcelona
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    Córdoba
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    Granada
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    Madrid
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    Mosque of Cordoba
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    Seville
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    Valencia

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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Accommodation: 7 Nights

Itinerary

 

1st Day: US - Night on board

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Ready to explore the historic cities and vibrant culture of Spain? Arrive at your US departure airport, ready for a flight* to Madrid. Night on board.

*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.

 
 
 
 

2nd Day: Madrid

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Touch down in  Madrid , the enigmatic capital city of Spain, known for its fast-paced atmosphere, classical architecture and beautiful plazas and parks. Self-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.

*Airport transfer in Madrid is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
NH Madrid Ventas or similar
tripadvisor rating

1471 Reviews

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3rd Day: Madrid

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Breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will greet you at the hotel at 9am. Start the day with a guided tour of Madrid . Uncover the medieval origins of the city in Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historic monuments such as the Muslim-era city walls. Uncover the Baroque-era heart of the city, known for its magnificent boulevards and grand buildings. See The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Plaza España. Pass by the incredible Prado Museum before heading to the more contemporary parts of the city, such as the Gran Via shopping street and see both Cibeles and Neptuno Fountain.

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 sun sets. Overnight stay in Madrid.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
NH Madrid Ventas or similar
tripadvisor rating

1471 Reviews

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Activities

included
City Tour of Madrid

Light

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4th Day: Madrid - Consuegra - Cordoba - Seville

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Breakfast at the hotel. Your guide will greet you at the hotel at 9am. Today, your journey takes you towards the south of the country where you'll encounter the historic cities of Southern Spain. Along the way, make a stop in Consuegra , a village full of windmills famous for its connection to Don Quixote. Stop to visit a windmill and learn its importance in the history of the region.

Continue on your journey and cross the border into the region of Andalusia before arriving in Cordoba . Enjoy a city tour to uncover Cordoba's Islamic heritage. Beginning by entering the renowned La Mezquita de Cordoba mosque, the interior sanctuary is famous as it's supported by 850 pillars. Visit the Puente Romano, the Puerta del Puente, the Triunfo de San Rafael, and finally, stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter 'La Juderia' and soak up the unique atmosphere.

In the afternoon, continue to Seville , a journey of approximately 2 hours. Seville is well known for its legendary tapas and Flamenco dancing. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the night at your leisure. Overnight stay in Seville.

Estimated transfer distance 340miles / 547km.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hesperia Sevilla or similar
tripadvisor rating

56 Reviews

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Activities

included
Córdoba city tour with entrance to the Mezquita

Light

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Visit to Windmills in Consuegra

Light

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5th Day: Seville - Granada

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Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a guided half-day tour of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Bell Tower. Discover the Archivo de Indias, the popular neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park and the beautiful Plaza de España.

In the afternoon, you will have a few hours to explore the city and have lunch on your own before departing to Granada. We recommend a stroll through the city center and where you can pick between Seville's many fine tapas bars that are dotted around between architectural wonders.

Head to Granada , your final destination of the day, passing through Antequera , a city in Andalusia known for ancient burial mounds and dramatic limestone rock formations. Arrive at your hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Granada.

Estimated transfer distance 160miles / 258km.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Alixares or similar
tripadvisor rating

1948 Reviews

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Activities

included
City tour of Seville

Moderate

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6th Day: Granada - Valencia

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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, relish the opportunity to visit the exquisite Alhambra Fortress and Palace . Be inspired by one of the most famous monuments in Islamic architecture, of universal beauty, which also contains noteworthy examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture. This spectacular architectural wonder is an expression of Moorish and Andalusian culture, and boasts incredible views of the surrounding city. Next, head east and uphill to discover the Generalife Palace and Gardens . The name has been 'translated' to Garden of Paradise, where the beautiful patio and gardens are lined by a striking long fountain, the true heart of the estate.

Afterwards, head north by road to Valencia , a cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean, famous for its romantic plazas, modern Arts & Science Architectural Complex and its beautiful beaches. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the night free to enjoy at your leisure. Why not take a stroll through the leafy Turia Park, the main artery of the city, and check out the Barrio Carmen neighborhood famous for its tapas bars. Overnight stay in Valencia.

Estimated transfer distance 317miles / 511km.

Important note:  To visit the Alhambra, it is mandatory to send copies of all passengers' valid passports to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation, as these details are necessary to purchase a ticket on your behalf. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available each day and that the Alhambra is a large complex with multiple parts. If it is not possible to visit the Alhambra including the Nasrid Palaces, you will see the Generalife and the Alcazaba instead. For any change once the passport information has been entered, a cancellation fee of 20 EUR will be applied.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Senator Parque Central Ho... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1879 Reviews

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Activities

included
City tour of Granada with Alhambra visit

Light

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7th Day: Valencia - Tarragona - Barcelona

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Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with a city tour of Valencia . Discover the atmospheric old town, home to historic buildings, and visit the Cathedral and El Miguelete, next head to the Plaza de la Reina, La Lonja, the Torres de Serrano and finally see the juxtaposition of the city in the architecturally-modern City of Arts and Sciences.

After the city tour of Valencia, head north along the coast towards Barcelona in Catalonia with a stop in Tarragona , to break up the journey and give you insight into the lesser known yet still historically important cities in Spain.

Finally, arrive in Barcelona in the afternoon, a vibrant city known for its artistic heritage and the amazing architecture of Gaudi. Get settled in the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure, exploring the historic streets of the Gothic Quarter or strolling along the seafront in the old fishing neighborhood of Barceloneta. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Estimated transfer distance 223miles / 360km.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Best 4 Barcelona or similar
tripadvisor rating

1615 Reviews

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Activities

included
City tour of Valencia

Light

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8th Day: Barcelona

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Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the diverse history of Barcelona as you begin the day with a morning city tour by coach. Walk along the wide, leafy avenues of the Eixample neighborhood to see the modernist architecture of Gaudi, journey down the famous Paseo de Gracia shopping street and see Casa Mila. Next, discover Casa Batlló, head down toward the sea to see the famous Columbus Monument and the modern Olympic Port. Head up to the hills of Montjuïc to enjoy spectacular views of the old port and finally, see the impressive Sagrada Familia (entrance not included).

The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Why not visit the shops around Plaza Cataluña, walk down the renowned Ramblas or explore some of the city's incredible art galleries and museums? Overnight stay in Barcelona.

 
 
 
 
 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Best 4 Barcelona or similar
tripadvisor rating

1615 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Barcelona

Moderate

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9th Day: Barcelona - US

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Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Spain to an end. At the indicated time, self-transfer to the airport** for your flight back to the US. Arrive in the US 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.

**Airport transfer in Barcelona is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

***Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day and the total duration of the trip would be 10 days.

 
 
 
 
 

Included activities

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If you visit during a religious or an official event or during a national holiday, the mosque may be closed. We will do our best to offer an alternative visit but this cannot be guaranteed, and in this case tickets will be refunded.

City Tour of Madrid

Included activity for day 3 in Madrid

Uncover the medieval origins of the city and discover Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, Palacio de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza de Neptuno, Paseo del Prado, Barrio de la Morería.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00

Physical rating:

Light

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Córdoba city tour with entrance to the Mezquita

Included activity for day 4

Uncover Cordoba's Islamic heritage and enjoy entrance to the renowned La Mezquita de Cordoba mosque, who’s famous interior sanctuary is supported by 850 pillars. Also discover Puente Romano, Puerta del Puente, Triunfo de San Rafael, La Judería.

Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 16:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Short stop (1 hour aprox.) without guide.

Visit to Windmills in Consuegra

Included activity for day 4 in Consuegra

Visit Consuegra, we will stop at a windmill and learn its importance in the history of the region, known as the village full of windmills famous for its connection to Don Quixote.

Duration 01:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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City tour of Seville

Included activity for day 5 in Seville

Featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Bell Tower. Discover the Archivo de Indias, the popular neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park and the beautiful Plaza de España.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:30

Physical rating:

Moderate

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Madrid; Barcelona - US.
  • 7 nights accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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  • 7 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visit to the Windmills in Consuegra, entrance to the Mosque in Cordoba and entrance to Alhambra Palace in Granada.
    See itinerary
  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Tips included: Customary tips to driver, transfer assistant, guide and interpreter are included.
  • Guided city tour in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona.
  • English speaking guide and tour leader travelling with you from day 4 to day 7 in Andalucia and Valencia.
  • Exoticca groups up to 36 travelers.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Tax*, drinks and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*City taxes are not included and the payment for the city tax is required by clients at hotels (5-6 € per person per night aprox).

Airport transfers in Madrid and in Barcelona are not included in the program. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Important notes:

*In Madrid and in Barcelona you will not be accompanied by a guide.

**Hotel ratings in Spain are not governed by the same standards as those in the US, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

***Important note: To visit the Alhambra, it is mandatory to send copies of all passengers’ valid passports to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation, as these details are necessary to purchase a ticket on your behalf. Please note that there are a limited number of tickets available each day and that the Alhambra is a large complex with multiple parts. If it is not possible to visit the Alhambra including the Nasrid Palaces, you will see the Generalife and the Alcazaba instead. For any change once the passport information has been entered, a cancellation fee of 20 EUR will be applied.

****If you visit during a religious or an official event or during a national holiday, certain attractions may be closed. We will do our best to offer an alternative visit but this cannot be guaranteed, and in this case tickets will be refunded.

This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience from the North to the South of Spain! You can expect several early morning departures and many driving miles during some days.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of 3 months validity required.

  • Visa

    Visa not required for stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    Type C & F 230V 50Hz

  • Health

    No vaccines required.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 1

  • Other useful information

    Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://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.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

 
 

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