Spain: Tasty tapas and melting pot histories
Day 1-3 Madrid
Explore Spain’s elegant capital. There’s a vast array of European art on show at the Prado Museum and ancient weaponry at the Royal Palace and Armoury. Retiro Park is the place to retire to when the sun’s at its most fierce; take a boat out onto the lake or lie down under the shade of a tree. At night, the city comes alive. Dine late like the locals do and enjoy a late night snack of chocolate and churros to round off your night. .
Transfers to Toledo 0h55m0h37m
Day 4-5 Toledo
Immerse yourself in history in a city that blends influences from its Jewish, Arab and Christian past. Once the home of El Greco, a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish renaissance, its now a worthy recipient of UNESCO World Heritage status. The city’s well-known for producing many types of bladed weapons that can be found in various museums and shops throughout the old town.
Transfers to Cordoba 3h31m2h57m
Day 6-8 Cordoba
Appreciate the passage of time in the ancient Andalusian city of Cordoba. Its Mezquita, once a mosque and later converted into a Christian cathedral, is one of the most breathtaking manmade structures in the whole of Spain. Make time to wander the lanes and alleyways of the Old Town, including the charming Calleja de las Flores.
Transfers to Seville 1h40m0h45m
Day 9-11 Seville
Explore one of Spain’s most atmospheric cities. Its elegant cathedral, the resting place for Christopher Columbus, stands close to the imposing Alcazar. By night, Barrio Santa Cruz buzzes with the sound of chattering mouths, the stomp of the flamenco dancers’ feet and the haunting melodies of the Spanish guitar. Chow down on jamon iberico and prepare to stay up late.
Transfers to Granada 2h35m3h00m