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Grand Tour of Spain

Overview

Travel by Coach Days
  • Discover Spain’s spectacular sights
  • Spend time in ancient Seville, magnificent Granada, and capital Madrid
  • Visit Cordoba and Toledo

Uncover historical sights and incredible cultural delights on this grand tour of Spain. See some of the country’s finest destinations, such as Seville, with its roots in Ancient Greece; Granada, home to the awe-inspiring Alhambra Palace; and Spain’s capital city, Madrid. Spain’s heritage shines through on this splendid grand tour. We’ll make our way through Burgos, situated on the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela, with beautiful medieval architecture to take in. Then it’s on to the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Salamanca, home to the third-oldest university in Europe.
We’ll stay in Seville, allowing us to thoroughly explore this enchanting city. The capital of the Andalusia region, Seville was founded over 3,000 years ago. There are so many cultural highlights to enjoy here, from flamenco to tapas, as well as the city’s splendid architecture. See Alcazar Palace and the ancient cathedral, and be sure to stroll along the cobbled streets and square of the Santa Cruz area.

Onwards from Seville, travel with us to Granada, via historical Cordoba. Granada is perhaps most well-known for the breath-taking Alhambra Palace. On our way from Granada to capital Madrid, we’ll spend time in Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cosmopolitan Madrid is known throughout the world for its architecture and world-class art galleries and museums, and we’ll have time to explore and discover this vibrant city for ourselves.



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Itinerary

Day One: UK to Northern France
Travel via Calais, to our overnight hotel in France. (D)
 
Day Two: Northern France to Bordeaux
After breakfast, journey to Bordeaux for an overnight stay. (B,D)
 
Day Three: Bordeaux to Burgos
Continue to Burgos, on the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela, for an overnight stay at the Hotel Silken Gran Teatro. (B,D)
 
Day Four: Burgos to Salamanca area
Journey to the Salamanca area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at Hotel Regio. (B,D)
 
Day Five: Salamanca area to Seville
We’ll travel to Seville for a two-night stay at the central Macia Gran Lar hotel. This city is known for its bustling atmosphere and ancient heritage. (B,D)
 
Day Six: Seville
Spend the day exploring Seville: visit one of its many museums, or admire its incredible architecture. Why not visit the Alcazar of Seville, thought of as one of Spain’s most beautiful palaces, or sample some of the authentic tapas which originates here? (B,D)
 
Day Seven: Seville to Granada
We’ll continue to Granada, via Cordoba, a UNESCO World Heritage Site centre. Admire the Great Mosque of Cordoba before we travel to Granada and the Hotel Macia Condor for a two-night stay. (B,D)
 
Day Eight: Granada
This morning we include a guided tour of Granada which will call at the Alhambra Palace (no entry included). We will also include a visit to the Royal chapel as well as visiting the other main sights of the town. (B,D)
 
Day Nine: Granada to Madrid
Continue to Madrid, via Toledo, the ‘City of Three Cultures’. Then to the Hotel Asset Torrejon in Madrid for a two-night stay. (B,D)
 
Day Ten: Madrid
After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure to explore cosmopolitan Madrid, known throughout the world for its culture, fashion, and history. (B,D)
 
Day Eleven: Madrid to Bordeaux
Time to retrace our steps back to our overnight hotel in Bordeaux. (B,D)
 
Day Twelve: Bordeaux to France
We’ll continue north through France to our last overnight stay. (B,D)
 
Day Thirteen: France to UK
Travel back to the UK, via Calais, and then home. (B)

Hotel Regio

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

En Route: Cordoba

Stop in the city of Cordoba for an en route visit, which dates from Iberian times and has a rich history. We’ll be given time to explore the area and to admire the historic architecture in the city’s UNESCO World Heritage designated Old Town, which also happens to be the second largest in Europe. Cordoba’s Great Mosque is well-worth visiting - it’s considered to be one of the best examples of Moorish architecture in the world. 

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En Route: Toledo

Discover Toledo, the capital of the province of the same name. Explore the historical centre that sits on a craggy rock which is almost completely encircled by a wide meander of the Tagus River, called the Tajo in Spanish. The city centre is one of the largest in Spain and has over 100 monuments. 

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Guided City Tour of Granada

The city of Granada has been shaped by the hills, where the old districts in the Albaicin and the Alhambra were founded, brimming with steep, narrow streets, beautiful nooks and crannies and marvellous landscapes.

The new part of the city is situated on the plain, criss-crossed by the large arteries of Gran via de Colon and Calle de los Reyes Catolicos and where the busy streets around the cathedral are found. We’ll take an exciting guided city tour to learn more about the city’s history, and to discover its best attractions.

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Optional Excursions

Guided City Tour of Cordoba

Cordoba is filled with mesmerising sights, and our guided city tour will allow us to see many for ourselves. Admire the city’s ancient architecture as we make our way through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Old Town, and learn more about its heritage during our tour.  

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Guided Walking Tour of Madrid

Cosmopolitan capital Madrid is Spain’s ultimate city, with a mixture of historical attractions, excellent shopping opportunities, and classic culture. Our guided walking tour will take us through Madrid’s bustling streets, past its famous attractions, to learn more about this vibrant city and its past. Join us as we take in landmarks such as Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace, and the Basilica de San Francisco El Grande. 

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Guided Walking Tour of Seville

Uncover more of Seville’s fascinating history and ancient sights with our guided walking tour. See the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Alcazar, the Cathedral, and the General Archive of the Indies. Be amazed by the expansive Plaza de Espana, and soak up the bustling atmosphere this city is so well-known for. 

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