Day 1 Barcelona
Today, we will visit the beautiful Spanish coastal city of Barcelona, where we will see the Columbus Monument, La Rambla, and the Sagrada Familia. Then it's on to photo stop at Camp Nouand learn about the city's proud athletic history at the Anella Olimpica located on Montjuic. With our remaining time, we can go shopping in the Placa de Catalunya.
Day 2 Barcelona - Valencia - Alicante (467 km)
After breakfast in the hotel this morning, we will leave Barcelona and head to Valencia, where we will visit Modernism Plaza, the Ancient City Gates and the Valencia Cathedral. Afterwards, we will drive to Alicante and overnight there.
Day 3 Alicante - Granada - Málaga (496 km)
This morning, we'll have a free walking along the beachside in Alicante , then we will depart for the city of Granada, which sits on the plateaus of Andalusia. Here, we will visit the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace. Then, we will proceed to the Costa del Sol, arriving in Malaga. This was the birthplace of the famous painter, Pablo Picasso.
Day 4 Malaga - Seville (181 km)
In the morning, we will drive north to Seville, the largest city in Andalusia. Upon arrival, we will visit the Seville Cathedral, which is the third largest church in the world. We will also see the Alcazar, Santa Cruz, the Torre del Oro and Maria Luisa Park, home of the 1992 World Expo. We will end the day by admiring the Plaza de Espana. If time permits, tour guide will add the optional excursion to Mijas.
Day 5 Seville - Lisbon (463 km)
Today, we will depart for Lisbon, the capital and largest city in Portugal, to see Cabo de Roca. In the afternoon, we will explore the city center and see sights like Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. We will also pass through Marquis of Pombal Square and spend some free time around Rossio Square. This is a great spot to visit some local bakeries to try Portuguese custard tarts!
Day 6 Lisbon - Toledo - Madrid (654 km)
Today, we will leave Lisbon and return to Spain, driving to Toledo, where we will stroll through this medieval jewel and see the city's Alcazar and the Toledo Cathedral. Then, we will relax as we continue our journey to Madrid.
Day 7 Madrid
Today, we will visit the Spanish capital of Madrid to see the Fountain of Cibeles, the Plaza Mayor, Columbus Square, the University of Madrid, and the Royal Palace. We will end the day in the Puerta del Sol.