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Group tour Spain, Heritage and a Wealth of local products    

Group tour Spain: Andalucía, Madrid and Barcelona

A group tour in Spain with excursions included and also some time at leisure to explore.

Group tour Spain in 16 days – 15 nights 2017

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Day 1: Arrival Fuengirola/Torremolinos
Arrival at Malaga airport - Welcome by our tour guide - Transfer to Fuengirola/Torremolinos - Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel - Aperitif and Welcome dinner at a restaurant near the hotel - Overnight stay.

Day 2: Day out in Granada, cultural city
Breakfast – Wheels up - Depart for a day trip in Granada. This city attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all continents each year. Granada is at the crossroads of cultures, where several civilizations, heirs to multiple traditions, have cohabitated. Granada is a unique mix of its own kind. With a local guide, visit to the Palacio de la Alhambra (Alhambra Palace) and the Jardines del Genralife (Gerneralife Gardens), both listed since 1984 as Unesco World Heritage Sites - Lunch and free time for afternoon. We suggest you to take a stroll in the famous Albaycin district which makes up a world apart in Granada due to its strong Muslim influence or go through the Sacromonte district which offers a rich ethnic variety: Arab, Jewish, Castilian and Gypsy, with their new type of housing, caves. - Return to the hotel in Torremolinos – 360 Km – Return to the hotel - Dinner at leisure -Overnight stay

Day 3: Day out in Ronda: Ronda, architectural beauty
Breakfast – Wheels up - Depart for a day trip to Ronda, also known as the soul of Andalusia. With a local guide, visit to the arenas, built in the 18th century, one of the oldest and most elegant in Spain. Also a visit to the bullfighting museum, dedicated to the great figures of that Spanish tradition. Ronda is one of the most interesting towns on the "Ruta de los Pueblos Blancos" (White villages route). Visit to the Wine Museum and the Wine cellars "Sangre de Ronda", a charming residential palace in the centre of the old district, where very high quality wines are elaborated and have the Ronda Designation of Origin on their white and red wines such as "Matatoros" and "Espinel". Tasting, accompanied by a Spanish aperitif. - Lunch at a restaurant which is the cradle of bullfighting in a pure Andalusian atmosphere. - In the afternoon, visit on foot of the old part, to the Arab reminiscences, the medieval traces and then the modern part of the town which is linked by several bridges. - Return via the coast through Puerto Banus, an important seaside resort, and through Marbella, a prestigious seaside town, popular with numerous celebrities from the world of politics and of show business, amongst others – 250 Km - Return to the hotel - Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay

Day 4: Free day
Free day in bed and breakfast
Enjoy this seaside resort renowned for its beautiful beaches without forgetting to taste the famous "pescaito" (fried fish, typical of the Malaga region accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or soft drink)

Day 5: Fuengirola/Torremolinos - Seville - 230 Km
Breakfast – Wheels up – Depart from the hotel for Seville, capital of the province of Seville and of the autonomous community of Andalusia, also known as "The Queen of Spain". Situated at the edge of the Guadalquivir River, Seville is the 4th largest city in Spain in population. It is renowned for its world famous festivals such as The Easter Festival and the festival of the April Fair. - Arrival at the end of the morning - Lunch at leisure - Afternoon, Visit with a local guide to the historic center of the city. Visit to three buildings that make up an admirable monumental set: the cathedral of Giralda and the Alcazar, the minaret of the Giralda, masterpiece of the Almohad architecture, then the former "Lonja" (stock exchange), which has become the "Archivos de Indias" (The General Archive of the Indies), it houses the most precious archives relating to the colonies in the Americas – Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel - Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay

Day 6: Free day in Seville, Queen city
Free day in bed and breakfast
Suggestions:
Stroll in the district of Santa Cruz, the old "Juderia", Jewish quarter, crisscrossed by numerous narrow alleyways with their wrought iron window grills and their shady little squares lined by cafes and restaurants on the pavements.
Discover the Maria Luisa park, without any doubt one of the most emblematic and romantic places in Seville and then the Ibero-American Exhibition of 1929, on a quad cycle (4 wheeled pedal vehicle, very comfortable, safe and easy to drive)
Discover the Guadalquivir River, the river of the Conquerors of America: millennium, romantic at and legendary. You will enjoy the beautiful views of Seville (duration 1 hour)

Day 7: Seville - Córdoba, thousand-year-old heritage - 155 Km
Breakfast - Wheels up – Depart from the hotel for Cordoba, a city recognised as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1994, not only because of the Mosque-Cathedral but also thanks to the whole city center that surrounds it. Visit with a local guide to the historic center. Discovery of the "Juderia", old district of the city, ideal for a stroll and the exploration of the artistic and popular architecture. Followed up by a visit to La Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral), the biggest in the world after the one in Mecca – Lunch at leisure – Free time for afternoon – Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel – Dinner at leisure – Overnight stay

Day 8: Córdoba - Baeza - 175 km. The culture of olive oil, Ubeda and Baeza
Breakfast - Wheels up - Depart for a day trip to Ubeda and Baeza, two places situated in the heart of the province of Jaen that have all the splendor of the Andalusian Renaissance in the 16th and 17th centuries. You will be surprised by the vast landscapes of the hills covered by olive groves all along the route. Stop at Ubeda, a charming town. Its old part, declared a Historic Site, possesses a splendid heritage made up of churches, palaces and stately homes. Continue to "La Hacienda La Laguna". Visit to the Museum of Olive growing (guided), with an initiation workshop for the tasting of olive oil. On to a visit to "Almazara", an olive oil mill - Then continue to Baeza - Lunch at leisure – Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel - Free time for afternoon – Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay.

Day 9: Baeza - Madrid, a capital overflowing with culture, art and ambiance - 350 Km
Breakfast - Wheels up - Depart from the hotel for Madrid, capital of Spain since 1562 and geographical center of the Iberian Peninsula. Madrid is definitely a city of great impressive monuments, without forgetting its unique historic center. Madrid is also an exceptionally lively city - Lunch at leisure - Afternoon, panoramic tour of this capital to discover the contrasts that Madrid offers to its visitors. Tour by the most tourist areas such as the Spanish Steps and two skyscrapers of the 1950s, the Gran Vía, Plaza Mayor, the Puerta del Sol or the Plaza de la Cibeles. Visit to the Royal Palace* (or the Orient Palace. With guide), official residence of the Spanish King and Queen. The art collections, the museum of Arms and the decoration of the Palace, fit for a king, with luxurious ceiling paintings by the most prestigious painters such as Goya, Velasquez el Greco and so on – Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel – Then depart on foot for a melodious dinner at "El cafe de la Opera" (original and amusing evening with magical voices) Rediscover well-known fragments of opera and discover new ones while you dine. Accompanied on the piano, the waiters perform arias, duets and Zarzuela (airs from the Spanish lyrical theatre) - Return to the hotel - Overnight stay

Day 10: Day out in Toledo, World Heritage Site
Breakfast - Wheels up - Depart for a day out in Toledo, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, situated on a rocky promontory surrounded by the River Tagus in the heart of the center of Spain and capital of Castilla La Mancha. Toledo has preserved its unique age-old architectural, artistic and urban heritage. Visit with a local guide to the Gothic Cathedral of Sta.Maria de Toledo and the Church of Sto.Tomé, which dates back to the 12th century and houses one of the most famous canvases by el Greco "the burial of the Count of Ordaz" - Lunch at leisure and free time for afternoon to enjoy the beauty of the town center - Return to the hotel in Madrid – 250 Km – Return to the hotel - Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay

Day 11: Free day in Madrid
Free day, overnight stay and breakfast included.
Suggestions: Visit the Prado Museum, the Retiro gardens or the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Go shopping downtown, from Preciados Street and Carmen street, pedestrian streets where are located the most renowned commercial centers in the city. At the end of the street you will find the statue of "el Oso y el Madroño", the most popular meeting point in Madrid, and then the "Puerta del Sol". Do not miss a delicious tea time snack "Churros with hot chocolate" at the midafternoon.

Day 12: Madrid - Barcelona - 630 Km
Breakfast - Wheels up – Depart from the hotel for Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and recognised as a global and cosmopolitan city thanks to its cultural, financial, commercial and touristic importance. Open to the sea, it possesses one of the most important Mediterranean ports - Lunch at leisure on the way - Arrival at the end of the afternoon – Check in at a 3*** or 4**** hotel - Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay
Possibility of doing the trip by "AVE" train, the Spanish high speed train (Journey time beetween  2:45h and 3:20h) Ask us for more information

Day 13: Day out in Barcelona
Breakfast - Visit with a local guide to Barcelona. Sightseeing tour to discover the city and its main elements such as the Güell Palace, la Pedrera, the Catalonia Square or the Spanish Square.Visit to the church of the Sagrada Familia, the  most famous work of Antoni Gaudí, declared a World Heritage Site in 1984 and consecrated a Basilica by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Barcelona on November 7, 2010 – Lunch Zarzuela menu (meal based on fish and sea food) in a restaurant – Afternoon, continue the visit on foot through the narrow streets of the Barri Gótic (Gothic quarter) which has the Roman remains and medieval buildings and which has managed to keep its medieval charm, the Cathedral, the Plaza del Rei, the Palau Real Major (the Royal Palce), the Roman church of Santa Lúcia, the Plaza de Sant Jaume – Return to the hotel - Dinner at leisure - Overnight stay

Day 14: Free day in Barcelona
Free day, overnight stay and breakfast included.
Suggestions: The Modernism route, an itinerary that crosses the Barcelona of the architects Gaudí, Domenech and Montaner and of Puig and Cadalfach, who made Barcelona the capital of modernism: stately houses, palaces, temples, popular and everyday masterpieces and so on. Go to the Plaza de España, an important cultural centre where you will find the Archaeology Museum, the Ethnological Museum, the Joan Miró Foundation and the Castle of Montjuic, an ancient fortress surrounded by magnificent gardens. Take advantage of  your free time near the sea and visit the Port and the Vila Olímpic  (port and Olympic village)  built for the Olympic games in 1992, the Port Vell of Barcelona from where you will be able to go on a boat trip "las Golondrinas" (riverboat) to discover a panoramic view of Barcelona from the sea. Visit the "Mercat de la Boqueria", a typical market symbolic of the city, a magical place where a wanderer's senses can be awoken.

Day 15: Free day in Barcelona
Free day, overnight stay and breakfast included.

Day 16: Depart
Breakfast - Transfer to Barcelona's El Prat airport. End of our services.

This Group tour Spain can be modified



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  • Nougat ice cream Malaga : Nougat ice cream tasting Malaga. Almond, a product of the Andalusian land, treat yourself with a tasting nougat ice cream, a true moment of happiness in the heart of the pedestrian streets of Malaga.
  • The Boqueria Market, the most famous of Barcelona  : The market of Sant Josep, popularly known as the Boqueria. It is the biggest market of Catalonia, with the most varied food offer and also the most visited, a real attraction.

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  • Appetizer of Andalusia "Pescaitos Fritos", with Jerez Brandy : A light appetizer before lunch, known as ‘Pescaitos fritos’, which can be enjoyed from the head to the tail, without leaving a spine.
  • Exhibition of "Castellers" a sign of Catalan identity : The "Castellers" are human castles. A group of people, who are building the floors of a human pyramid to reach as high as possible. This is an authentic tradition in Catalonia.


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This Group tour Spain includes:

Transport by coach throughout the whole trip
Stays at 3*** or 4**** hotels in twin rooms
Baggage handling at the hotels (1 piece per person in/out)
15 continental buffet style breakfasts
4 Meals included:
1 Aperitif & welcome dinner the first evening (includes ¼  wine & ½ water)
1 typical lunch at a restaurant in Ronda the 3rd day (includes ¼  wine & ½ water)
1 singing-dinner in Madrid the 9th day (includes ¼  wine & ½ water)
1 Lunch, Zarzuela menu in Barcelona the 13th day (includes ¼  wine & ½ water)
All admissions to the museums and visits to places underlined in the program.
All aperitifs and tasting underlined in the program.
VSJ English speaking tour guide service (from 1st to 16th day)
Local English speaking guides for ½ day in Granada, Ronda, Sevilla, Cordoba and Toledo
Local English speaking guides for the day in Barcelona
Guide in the Museum of Olive growing in Ubeda
Local guide in the Prado Museum
1 free of charge for every 25 participants

En Option:
Radio-guide system
 
Catalonia Tourist tax: Obliged, payable directly to the hotel (except minors under 16 years)
-          Accommodation 3 * hotel: 0.72 € / person / night
-          Accommodation 4 * hotel: 1.21 € / person / night
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Bonjour Joana,
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Je profite pour refaire aussi un petit récapitulatif sur les retour de notre croisière Douro pour la partie terrestre avec vous ......
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Note globale : cette note englobe aussi la partie croisière mais nous obtenons un 9/10 pour ce voyage

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Je profite pour refaire un petit récapitulatif sur le retour avec vous.
Panorama du Portugal : sept 2017

- Chauffeur José : très bien, courtois et prudent.... Guide: Martha Saurat: Très bien, fortement appréciée aussi....Hôtels + appréciés: Hotel Mar? de Ar de Muralhas Evora et Hotel Da Rocha.........

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Je reviens vers vous concernant le voyage à Calp.
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Notre guide était très sympathique et parlait très bien français sans accent......
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Merci de votre collaboration
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