Treasures of Spain

Madrid Palacio de Comunicaciones – Communications Palace

Fully escorted group tour

Unlock the true treasures of Spain as you embark upon a journey of pure pampering and indulgent itineraries. Start your exploration of Spain right with an expertly trained tour guide who will show you the sights of Madrid. The Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park and the Royal Palace are all part of your day of discovery. Then head south to Seville and explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Seville’s famous Cathedral, the Mosque of Cordoba. Get ready for Granada as you visit The Alhambra Palaces and the Generalife gardens, the most visited monuments in Spain. The Granada Cathedral was built by Queen Isabella and is a stunning masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance style. A visit to monasteries like Zafra and La Encarnacion may end in a sweet surprise, as cloistered nuns bake up confections such as glorias and tocinillos. Your Treasure of Spain vacation is topped off with a stop in Toledo to the north. Enter the old city through the majestic stone gate at Puerta Bisagra and walk into a world of wonders. Visit the Alcazar Castle, 13th century synagogues, and Museum of El Greco. Don’t leave this area of Spain without a souvenir of pottery, embroidered linens or even a Toledan sword. The Treasure of Spain vacation has many gems to be discovered.

Typical Itinerary

Day 1 Sat Madrid
Upon arrival, you’ll be met by your Central Holidays representative and taken to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 2 Sun Madrid
After breakfast, enjoy your tour of Madrid. Highlights include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de Espana and the Royal Palace. Visit of the Prado Museum and its magnificent art collection. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore all Madrid has to offer. (B)
Day 3 Mon Madrid/Cordoba/Seville
After breakfast depart for Cordoba. Drive through “La Mancha”, land of the plains and knights such as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Upon arrival in Cordoba, start your guided tour of the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Aljama, the 8th Century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. Continue to Seville. Dinner at hotel is included. (B,D)
Day 4 Tue Seville
Today enjoy a guided tour of Seville, the most romantic city in Spain. Highlights include a visit to the Cathedral, considered the world’s largest Gothic edifice. Afterwards, stop for some photos of La Giralda tower before strolling through the narrow lanes of Seville’s delightful Santa Cruz district, a former Jewish Quarter. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at hotel is included. (B,D)
Day 5 Wed Seville/Granada
After breakfast depart Seville and continue your tour with a step back into the rich history of Granada as you visit its main attraction, the fabulous Alhambra Palace, widely regarded as being one of the 10 architectural wonders of the world. Both graceful and mighty, this citadel is laced in stone and is surrounded by gardens and fountains. Your tour includes ample time to walk through the beautiful grounds of Generalife and view the palace of Charles V. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner is included at your hotel. (B,D)
Day 6 Thu Granada/Toledo/Madrid
After breakfast, depart for Toledo. This medieval town is considered one of the oldest in Europe. Your tour’s highlights will be a visit to St. Tome, for a view of the masterpiece by El Greco. Continue to Madrid. (B)
Day 7 Fri Madrid to USA (or extend your stay
Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B)

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