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Madrid to The Costa del Sol (12 Days)

Flavorful tapas & flowing sangria. Non-stop nightlife. The bulls, horses & sultry culture of Andalusia. The Alhambra shimmering in the sun.  From Seville to Valencia, the Costa del Sol, is Spain’s charismatic epitome of paradise, boasting incredible art and architecture, cuisine and celebration, museums and magnetism. Andalusia, once the crossroads of Islam and Christianity, is a showcase of mosques, churches and Moorish castles. Sample it all on this grand tour, as you travel the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

Your Edventure includes:
  • Round-trip airfare from SFO or LAX (price varies depending on additional departure gateways)
  • 10 nights in hand-picked hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • 5 three-course meals served with beer or wine
  • Full-time tour coordinator
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Select admissions with priority entry
  • Aranjuez Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)

Plaza Major in Madrid

Cordoba Cathedral

Gibraltar's Barbary Apes

Seville

Valencia Museum

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Price: $4,788.00 (2018) based on double occupancy, plus optional $384 premium trip protection*

Next Departure Dates:
  
May 2019 (SPCS0519)

April 2020 (SPCS0420)
November 2021 (S)

Contact us for exact departure dates

Edventure Highlights Include:


~ Welcome Dinner


~ A tour of Madrid, led by a professional local guide, including a visit to Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and a photo stop at the Royal Palace


~ The Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy, and home to masterpieces such as Velázquez’s “Las Meninas” and Goya’s “La maja desnuda” 


~ Aranjuez Prison (Correctional/Law Enforcement Officials only)


~ A traditional Spanish evening, beginning with a walk through the illuminated streets of Madrid to one of the oldest restaurants in the city, to listen to "tuna music", an artistic tradition with its roots in Spain's universities


Toledo, the clifftop city often referred to as La Ciudad Imperial, beginning with a guided tour of the city's massive Gothic cathedral, housing 750 medieval stained glass windows and a treasure trove of golden artifacts including masterpieces by the likes of van Dyck, El Greco, Rubens and Titian


~ A high-speed train through the Spanish countryside to the ancient Moorish town of Córdoba, for a guided sightseeing tour, featuring a visit to the Mezquita, an 8th century UNESCO World Heritage site mosque, turned into a cathedral during the Reconquista of 1236


~ A guided tour of beautiful Seville, beginning with entry into the Alcazar, once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, and including the intricately tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España, the grand Gothic architecture of Seville Cathedral, and the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz


~ A flamenco show, a unique and colorful Andalusian art form, involving guitar-playing, singing, clapping and dancing


~ A stop in Rhonda, a famous cliffside town in Andalusia, for a view of the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th centure bridge that spans a deep gorge, the picturesque white buildings of the town, the Plaza de Toros, and the Mondragon Palace with its terraced Cuenca Gardens


The British colony of Gibraltar, known for the eponymous limestone monolith, and boasting a rich natural, cultural and political history, for a guided tour up the Rock of Gibraltar to reach St. Michael’s Cave and the Apes’ Den, home to 160 semi-wild Barbary apes that call Gibraltar home


~ Granada, the last bastion of Moorish rule in Spain, for a guided tour of the city, including the 14th-century Alhambra, an architectural landmark painstakingly restored to its former glory, blending Western art with Islamic design


~ The cave district of Guadix, an Andalusian town where nearly half of the residents live underground


~ Take a guided tour of Valencia, including its Cathedral, the Fallas Museum to see examples of the traditional papier-maché floats made in honor of St. Joseph’s Day, the City of Arts and Sciences, a symbol of Spain's modernist architecture, and a sample of the decadent beverage known as horchata

Tour Activity Estimates
 Average Daily Walking: 2.5 Hours
Average Activity Level: Moderate (uneven terrain, including paved and unpaved roads, cobblestone streets, some hills and steep stairs)

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