The Alhambra Palace in Granada is one of the world’s most beautiful collections of buildings and gardens. Its location is one of rare natural beauty and commands a view of the city and plains of Granada. It remains the most perfect example of Moorish art.
The Imperial city of Toledo – A World Heritage city - seems to be one large museum. Hardly another town is so well conserved in its historical style. You will take a guided walk through the city and discover buildings from various eras.
You will stay overnight in a hotel in central Granada. Throughout the tour you are accompanied by an English speaking guide and will travel in a deluxe motor vehicle.
06 Apr - 26 Oct: SundayDuration
2 Days / 1 NightStart time
Departure time: from 7am (Depending on the pick up location)
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Tour departs from Torremolinos at 7:30am
Bus Terminal at Gran Via, 68 (corner of Garcia Molinas Street) Madrid.
Day 01: Costa del Sol – Granada
You depart Costa del Sol in a deluxe air conditioned motor coach, accompanied by an English speaking guide for Granada.
On arrival at Granada you visit and explore the magnificent Alhambra complex which includes the beautiful Generalife Gardens. This was the seat of the Moorish kingdoms of Spain and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Broadly speaking The Alhambra is composed of three parts: The Royal Palace, The gardens of Generalife and the fortress of Alcazar.
The Royal Palace, the most famous, consists of the Mexuar – enclosing the striking Golden Room - where the sultans conducted every day business. The Serallo, which served as a reception area and its very attractive Patio of Myrtles and the intriguing Lions' Court. The Hall of the Ambassadors is the largest and finest room in the palace where King Fernando discussed Columbus’ attempt to find the sea route to India.
The inspiration for the gardens of Generalife is supposed to be the Koran’s description of Paradise. Running water and plenty of shaded areas together with all sorts of plants reminded the rulers of Granada of their past in the hot deserts. The Patio of the Cypresses and the Walk of the Cascades are the highlights here.
The fortress of Alcazaba (the Citadel) is the oldest part of the Alhambra and consists of the impressive Torre de la Vela.
After your amazing tour of the Alhambra you check into your hotel in Granada for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 02: Granada – Toledo – Madrid
After breakfast the tour departs for the Imperial city of Toledo, now recognised as a World Heritage city.
Before starting your Toledo city sightseeing you will have a stop for lunch. After lunch you are taken on a tour of the city and its most important monuments and sites.
The old city is located on a mountaintop, surrounded on three sides by the Tagus River. Many of Toledo’s historical sites are located in here.
The Santo Tomé Church, built in the 12th century, is the finest example of Mudejar architecture in Toledo. It houses the El Greco painting, ‘Burial of Count Orgaz’.
Zocodover, the central market place, still holds the traditional “Martes” (Tuesday market). In times gone by it was the site of bullfights, fiestas and executions. Here you can also get to see the world famous art of Damascening – or the decorative application of gold or silver on iron or steel.
After the tour of Toledo you continue on to Madrid. Your tour ends at the Bus Station in central Madrid.
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
Some parts of the Alhambra Complex are unsuitable for those with mobility difficulties.
Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
Only 1 suitcase per person is allowed
As per the new traffic rules set by the Madrid Government to reduce high levels of air pollution in the Spanish capital, all escorted tours which ended in Madrid will now end at Hotel Courtyard Marriot Madrid Princesa which has Public transport and taxis for guests to access a conveyance on their own.
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