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Madrid, Seville and Cordoba

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This trip permits you to combine, in the simplest and most flexible way, the art and gastronomy of Madrid with the must-see gems of Seville and Cordoba. Without the need for you to drive, this trip is designed to include the comfort and speed of Spain´s reliable high-speed trains. This tour offers great flexibility for organizing a trip in Madrid, Seville and Cordoba: choice of hotels, Michelin-star restaurants option, transfers and private local guides option. In addition, you will be able to add full day tours to several wine regions. Possibility to book for SOLO Travellers (extra cost)

Highlights

- An expert travel consultant will organize your trip. Save time and ensure that your trip will be a success.

You can personalise and choose the style of your trip: more culture or more gastronomy, luxury hotels or even city apartments can be included

- A personalized online itinerary for you to be able to access throughout your journey including ideas and suggestions for your free time

- Enjoy high quality gastronomic experiences that are non-touristy

- The best local guides if you choose the cultural package

Included

The basic package includes all the following components

- 5 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels chosen by our experts. The hotels are centrally located and of high quality. If you have a particular hotel in mind that you would like to include, the price of the tour may change.

- 5 buffet breakfasts

- Transportation by high-speed train from Madrid to Seville, Seville to Cordoba and Cordoba to Madrid

- 1 dinner with commented wine tasting in Madrid at a local wine club

- A guided tapas tour in Seville

- A high quality dinner to enjoy local gastronomy in Cordoba

Excluded

- Flights

- Car rental is not included (it is not needed based on this itinerary)

- Airport transfers to and from the airport (we can offer this additional service on request, please contact us)

- Drinks or wines not in the ´Included section´, or hotel minibar access

- Trip insurance

- Anything not expressly listed in the ´Included´ section


Please Note

Price of the tour
95% of the time the price quoted for the tour will be as on the tour page. However, in Spain there are a number of special festivals and holidays which may raise the price of certain local services, such as Easter, the Festival of San Mateo or San Fermines, etc. If you would like to make your reservation over some of these dates, this may mean that the given price may change. It would be a good idea to check your dates with us first or make your reservation in advance.

How do I make my reservation?
To make your reservation contact us. We will require a 15% deposit to hold your reservation.The remaining amount can be paid when we send you your trip itinerary, or at least 30 days before the start of your trip.

I would like to do this trip, but I would like to make some changes
Absolutely, we would be happy to incorporate your preferences. Your reservation already includes 4 hours extra ´personalised tour design´ work by one of our advisors, which should be enough time to make reasonable changes to the itinerary (see Included/Not Included section above)

I would like to extend the trip and add another tour of yours that I like

Yes, of course, please get in contact us with us with your preferences. Additionally, if you add another tour to this tour, you will receive a 5% discount on the second tour.

Cancellation policy
If cancelled more than 30 days before the trip starts, 15% of the total trip price will be deducted to account for tour organisation and administration costs. If cancelled less than 30 days to the trip start date, a 30% fee will be deducted. Trips cancelled 7 days or less before the trip start date are non-refundable. We recommend taking out Travel Insurance.

Day 1 Madrid
Day 2 Madrid
Day 3 Madrid - Seville
Day 4 Seville - Cordoba
Day 5 Cordoba - Madrid
Day 6 Madrid

Day 1

Your trip begins in Madrid. The capital of Spain is a city that stands out for the architecture of its royal palaces, plazas and stately buildings, its beautiful parks, and some of the most important art museums in the world. Home to the most recognized and successful football club, Madrid also has the most bars and restaurants per square meter than any major city in Europe.

Depending on your arrival time in Madrid, your expert tour planner will recommend for you the best options for enjoying your first day in Madrid.

Day 2

On your second day in Madrid, you will get the chance to enjoy all the city has to offer. There is much to see in this magnificent city but a lot can be done in one day.
If you are interested in art, visiting the Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen museums are a must. You will also find that Madrid has many smaller museums that are very interesting to visit as well, such as the Casa Museo Sorolla or the Museo Lázaro Galdiano.
If the world of sports is your thing, you will undoubtedly want to visit the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home to Real Madrid and a true sanctuary for fans of football.
Madrid may not be famous for its parks, however, it is the European capital with the most trees… And there are many more surprises that await you in Madrid: gastronomy, shopping, nightlife and entertainment for children. Your expert tour planner will help you plan your free time in Madrid in the best way possible based on your interests.

Day 3

Your trip to Seville from Madrid lasts approximately 2 and a half hours in a very comfortable AVE high-speed train. During the journey, you will be able to see how the landscape evolves and changes on your way to southern Spain.

Arrival in Seville will be at approximately 11:00am and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this magical Andalusian city. Seville is arguably the quintessence of Spain and a city well known for bringing together the largest portion of Spanish culture and tradition in one place. Passion for flamenco and bulls, a blend of Arab and Christian cultures, tapas bars, plazas, and white cobbled streets are just a few examples.
You will have the day to visit some of the city´s most emblematic monuments, like the Giralda or the cathedral. Take a ride on a typical horse-drawn carriage that will take you around the Plaza de España and the María Luisa Park. Explore the streets of the Santa Cruz neighborhood and even take a short cruise on the Guadalquivir River.

Your trip includes an evening tapas tour with a local guide. As an option for this day, you can choose to have an expert local guide to show you around the city or include a horse-drawn carriage ride (Calesa tour). You can also choose to substitute the tapas tour for dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant (Pack Michelin).

Day 4

In the morning, you will have some free time to continue discovering Seville. On your personalized itinerary, you will receive the best recommendations to enjoy Seville and do some shopping.
The trip to Cordoba is also by high-speed AVE train and takes approximately 1 hour. Cordoba is famous in Spain for its courtyards or patios. The white walls of the houses contrast with the flowers that decorate them and the pride of their owners has led the city to hold annual competitions for the best decoration.
Without a doubt, Cordoba is most famous for its Mezquita, a unique symbol of history and the blend of cultures. For a long time, Cordoba was one of the most important cities for its advanced cultural development: libraries, universities, artisans… all came together in Cordoba. Although a lot of time has passed, a stroll through the streets of Cordoba will make you understand all the splendor of its past.
Your tour includes dinner at one of the most emblematic restaurants of Cordoba, where you will get to enjoy the local cuisine.
As an option for this day (or day 5), you can include a local expert guide to show you around the city.

Day 5

You will have the morning to continue exploring Cordoba and its enchanting secrets. Your personalized itinerary will guide you and show you the best options for spending your free time in Cordoba.
Your train departs in the afternoon for Madrid, where the Atocha station and your Madrid hotel await you.

Day 6

After breakfast, check out of your hotel in Madrid and make your way to the airport or your next destination.

Remember that you can customize this trip according to your preferences by choosing between different optional packages. Also, your expert planner will be able to help you with any requests you may have and adapting the trip where possible.

Contact us if you would like additional nights to enjoy a particular city or extend your trip to Granada.
You can also combine this trip with other tours we have available on our website. Remember that you have a 5% discount on the second trip you reserve with us.

OPTIONAL PACKAGES

The following options are not included in the base price but can be added to your trip by selecting the option.

Wine tour from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera
Jerez is homeland for sherry wines. We can add a 1 day tour to Jerez de la Frontera so you can enjoy local wines, a fantastic Andalusian horse show and the City of Cadiz. You will need to add an extra night to the tour were you interested in adding the wine tour to Jerez de la Frontera option.

Tapas tour in Madrid. A guided walking tapas tour with a local guide. Approximately 3.5 hours. The tour includes stops at some of the most emblematic bars and taverns of Madrid and the tapas and drinks at the first bar that is visited. The guide, a local expert in the culture and gastronomy of Madrid, will accompany you throughout the tour while telling anecdotes and stories about the Madrid way of life.

Cultural immersion package. Includes an expert private guide in each city of your trip, as well as the entrance fee of at least one monument in each city. Duration of each guided tour: 4 hours.

Michelin restaurants package. Includes 2 dinners at Michelin-starred restaurants in Madrid and Seville (1 in each city). Tasting menu that includes wine pairing at both restaurants. If you choose this option, the tapas tour in Seville will not be included in your itinerary.

Transfers package. Includes transfer from airport to your hotel in Madrid, as well as to the airport at the end of your trip, and transfers between the train stations and your hotels. A total of 8 transfers.

Seville horse-drawn carriage ride option. The horse-drawn carriages are very typical of Seville and can be a relaxing and peaceful way to discover the city. We recommend booking ahead of time. If you decide to book locally on your own accord, be careful with the prices as some locals tend to take advantage of tourists and inflate their prices.

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