Madrid, Córdoba and Granada

Information

Duration: 7 days/6 nights

Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the Madrid airport to the hotel, in private coach
  • Four (4) nights at a four-star hotel in Madrid, breakfast included
  • One (1) night at a four-star hotel in Córdoba, breakfast included
  • One (1) night at a four-star hotel in Granada, breakfast included
  • Three (3) lunches (1 in El Escorial, 1 in Córdoba and 1 in Granada)
  • Four (5) dinners (3 in Madrid, 1 in Córdoba, 1 in Granada)
  • Madrid–El Escorial day trip, in private coach
  • Madrid–Toledo day trip, in private coach
  • Trip Madrid-Córdoba by High Speed Rail (AVE)
  • Transportation Córdoba railway Station to Hotel in private coach
  • Return trip Córdoba–Granada in private coach
  • Transportation Madrid train Station to Hotel in Madrid
  • An Activity Pack for every two (2) students with questions and activities related to the visit
  • Sightseeing tickets (wherever required)
  • Trip insurance
  • An archeologist guide will accompany the tour
  • One (1) teacher FREE per group (accommodation in single room, 3 lunches, 4 dinners, transportation, museums and monuments tickets, and trip insurance)
 
Day 1

Arrival in Madrid and tour of the historic center

  • Transportation from the airport to the hotel
  • Tour of Madrid historic area (subject to change): Puerta del Sol, Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Palacio Real, Jardines de Sabatini, Plaza de España, Gran Vía, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá y Plaza de Neptuno
  • Dinner in Madrid
  • Night in Madrid
Day 2

El Escorial Monastery and de Prado Museum

Morning:

  • Departure from Madrid (9:00 am) to El Escorial Monastery
  • Tour of the El Escorial Monastery
  • Lunch in El Escorial
  • Return to Madrid

Afternoon:

  • Visit to the Prado Museum
  • Dinner in Plaza de Santa Ana and night walk through the Barrio de las Letras (where Lope de Vega, Góngora and Quevedo resided) quarter
  • Night in Madrid
Day 3

Toledo: touring the three cultures

Morning:

  • Departure from Madrid at 8:00 am, arriving in Toledo at 9:00 am; walking tour through Toledo’s historic center. We will visit Puerta Vieja de Bisagra, Exterior de la Iglesia de Santiago del Arrabal, Puerta Nueva de Bisagra, Puerta del Sol, Mezquita del Cristo de la Luz, Catedral de Santa María
  • Lunch in Toledo

Afternoon:

  • Walking tour. We will visit: Iglesia del Salvador, Iglesia de Santo Tomé and El entierro del señor de Orgaz painting by El Greco, Sinagoga del Tránsito, Sinagoga Santa María la Blanca, Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes
  • Departure from el Puente de San Martín to Madrid at 7:30 pm
  • Dinner in Madrid in the popular La Latina quarter
  • Night in Madrid
Day 4

Córdoba: tour of the historic city

Morning:

  • Transportation Hotel-train Station AVE
  • Trip Madrid-Córdoba by High Speed Rail (AVE) 08.00h-09:42h
  • Transportation from Córdoba Train Station to Hotel and check-in
  • Tour of Córdoba Historic Area, visiting: the Mosque and the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Lunch in Toledo

Afternoon:

  • Trip to Medina Azahara at 15:00h
  • Visit of Medina Azahara and the Archeological Museum from 15:30h a 18:15h
  • Back to Córdobaat 18:15h
  • Walking tour through: Judería, Sinagoga, Puente romano y Torre de Calahorra
  • Dinner in Córdoba
  • Night in Córdoba
Day 5

Granada: tour of the historic city

Morning:

  • Trip to from 08:00h to 10:00h and check-in in hotel
  • Granada Historic Tour. We will visit the Alhambra Palace: Generalife, Alcazaba, Palacio de Carlos V, Palacios nazaríes, Patio de los Leones, the Mosque Baths and the Gradens

Afternoon:

  • We will continue with the Historic Tour visiting : Capilla Real (where the Catholic King and Queen are buried), San Jerónimo Monastery, Arab Baths
  • Walking Tour through Albaicín and Sacromonte quarters
  • Dinner in the popular Albaicín quater
  • Night in Granada
Day 6

Granada: tour of the historic city

Morning:

  • We will visit San Jerónimo Monastery, Arab Baths, walking tour through Albaicín and Sacromonte quarters

Afternoon:

  • Return trip to Córdoba by coach from 16:30 to 18:30h
  • Trip back to Madrid by High Speed Rail( AVE) from 19:00h to 20:45h
  • Transportation to the hotel
  • Night in Madrid
Day 7

Return trip

Morning:

  • Transportation from the hotel to the Madrid airport
  • Flight back to Philadelphia