Grand Tour Of Spain - Madrid-Granada-Seville
Get to know multi-faceted Spain on this exciting holiday, our tour would even get Christopher Columbus's pulse racing! Explore cultural highlights of Spain where the influence of the Romans and Moors have dominated for centuries. After a leisurely overnight cruise to Santander, we will have two full days to explore the magnificent city of Madrid before driving to Granada. We then spend a day enjoying the magnificent Moorish architecture of Alhambra, after which we will turn our sights to Seville. After two complete days in the city we will visit our final city of the tour, the beautiful Salamanca. Experience the Spanish way of life and soak up the culture, traditions and cuisine.
Rafael Hoteles Atocha, Madrid * * * *
Gran Hotel Luna de Granada, Granada * * * *
Hotel Silken Al Andalus, Seville * * * *
Hotel Regio, Salamanca * * * *
Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We travel to Plymouth boarding the overnight Brittany Ferry to Santander. On board you can enjoy award winning service and top-class facilities including restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins (Meals not included).
We disembark and drive to Madrid with time to settle into our hotel prior to dinner.
Enjoy a ½ day guided coach tour of Madrid before spending the remainder of the day exploring this fabulous city.
Take a trip to Toledo, known as the “Imperial City”where Charles I held court. Also known as the “City of the Three Cultures” due to the co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews.
We begin our journey southwards to our hotel in Granada, stopping en route at Jaén, a fascinating historical place with a castle that towers over the city.
Enjoy a guided walking tour of Alhambra that includes the spectacular Moorish Alhambra Palace. Admire the extraordinary Moorish architecture of this fortress once the residence of Nasrid sultans between the 13th and 15th Centuries. This afternoon, we return to Granada for free time where there will be the opportunity to visit the Cathedral of Granada and the Royal Chapel (Entry fees not included)
We make our way to Seville via Córdoba, once the most important city of the Western World, the greatest city west of Constantinople where there will be some free time. In the afternoon, we will make our way to Seville, famous for its historical beauty, oranges and Christopher Columbus.
Guided tour of Seville. See the magnificent Seville Cathedral (where Christopher Columbus is buried) and the ancient bell tower - La Giralda. We can also see the Alcázar Palace.
Today at leisure in Seville.
We will begin our lengthy journey to Salamanca. On arrival, we can explore Salamanca’s famous Plaza Mayor, a stunning 18th Century square, before visiting the gothic masterpiece of Salamanca Cathedral and the Convent of Saint Stephen.
Free time to explore Salamanca. Later we drive to Santander where we will board our overnight ferry to the UK (meals not included).
We arrive in the UK and complete our journey home.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
2 return overnight ferry crossings
Lower berth beds included
3 nights Half-board & table drinks & welcome drink at Rafael Hoteles Atocha, Madrid
2 nights Half-board & table drinks & welcome drink at Gran Hotel Luna de Granada, Granada
3 nights Half-board & table drinks & welcome drink at Hotel Silken Al Andalus, Seville
1 night Half-board & table drinks & welcome drink at Hotel Regio, Salamanca
Half-day guided city tour of Madrid
Guided walking tour of Alhambra & entrance to Alhambra Palace
Half-day guided city tour of Seville plus entrance to the Cathedral and the Alcázar Palace
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Day 6 - Please be advised coach access into the centre of Granada restricts us from dropping off passengers in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral & Royal Chapel so all passengers will need to make their own way to these attractions if required.
Day 7 - Please be advised that a walking tour of Cordoba IS NOT INCLUDED. The walking tour is a suggestion only and is not part of the tour cost.
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
Please note: While we have carefully planned our programme to be as relaxing and informative as possible the tour does require a certain level of physical ability in order to walk reasonable distances, sometimes over uneven ground. Electric scooters and or wheelchairs would also not be suitable for this tour.