Experience the fascinating history of Andalucia and the beauty of Costa del Sol - the Coast of the Sun. Your tour will take you to Spain's most famous cities. You will also spend plenty of time relaxing on the beach and enjoying the seaside town.
Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Orienteat 08:30 a.m. Drive westwards on a modern highway towards Extremadura, homeland of many discoverers of the new world. Arrive Caceres, capital of the province, declared World Heritage City. Time at leisure to walk through the old town with its ancient walls and well known medieval quarter. Afterwards, continue on driving south towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour including its impressive “Mosque”, today a Cathedral, and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. Continue on towards Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco Tour.
After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; time at leisure to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. Continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus river, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town throught its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid where your tour ends.
What are the passport/visa requirements for travel to Spain?
Please ensure that your passport has at least three blank pages and that it is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date from Spain. Please check with your local embassy regarding visa requirements.
What type of clothing is recommended based on the local weather conditions?
As most of the tours are during the spring, when the weather is warm, leisure style clothing is recommended. Please bring along a jacket or coat for chilly evenings and windy days, and sun protection for warm afternoons. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
What kind of cuisine is served?
Meals are buffet-style with a good variety of fresh local fare, and there are always vegetarian options available. If you have any special requests, we will try our best to accommodate them; please advise Palace Tours upon booking, and also advise your guide upon arrival.
Is the tour accessible to wheelchairs / physical challenges?
Please know that not all hotels/sights are wheelchair accessible; please check with us at the time of booking. Wheelchairs for sightseeing excursions can be made available upon request; kindly advise our office as soon as possible.
What is the maximum group size on the tour?
Excursions utilize a deluxe air-conditioned coach, which can seat a maximum of 40 passengers, however the average number of passengers on any given tour is 25-30.
What happens during the “panoramic tour”?
For the panoramic city tours, clients remain seated on the coach and are driven around the popular city sights.
How much should I expect to tip?
Tipping is not mandatory, and is left to the sole discretion of the traveler. This is a decision that should be made based on your enjoyment of the journey and the service; however the customary gratuity is around 10%.
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