National Geographic Journeys: Discover Moorish Spain (ESMNG)
Trip Style: Information Not available
Service Level: Upgraded
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 12, Avg 9.
Meals Included: 7 breakfasts
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Toledo, Explore the Alhambra (one of the greatest achievements in Moorish architecture), Enjoy a private Flamenco lesson
Discover the history and romance of Andalucia on this eight-day trip to five amazing cities, with plenty of free time to discover them. Explore Madrid's famous museums, walk the cobblestoned streets of El Greco's Toledo with a local historian, take a flamenco lesson in Granada, and embrace the region's Moorish spirit in Granada and Cordoba. Some 1,300 years in the making, the fascinating culture of Moorish Spain will be sure to leave you wanting more.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 6/30/2020
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Madrid||Day 1 Madrid|
Please make your own way to the joining hotel. If arriving early, head out and explore the city. Madrid has it all; history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks, and wild nightlife. The capitals most exciting street is the Gran VIa, but be sure to visit the Plaza Mayor - the true heart of Madrid. Enjoy a coffee in one of the plaza's many caFes and watch the world go by. After the group meeting, opt to head out for a meal at a local restaurant with the group. Additional Notes: If you want more time to explore the city, we recommend booking pre-nights in Madrid. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Madrid||Day 2 Madrid (1B)|
Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Del Prado Museum or El Retiro park. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as MalasaNa. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Prado Museum. Included Activities: Historic City of Toledo visit Transport: Local bus (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Cordoba||Day 3 Madrid/Cordoba (1B)|
Cordoba's gastronomy features cuisine steeped in Roman, Moorish, Christian, and Jewish traditions. Head out tonight to sample some local food. Try the thick, hearty stew called "caldereta de cordero" or cool off with "ajo blanco," a hearty white gazpacho soup. Included Activities: Mezquita de Cordoba (Mosque) Visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit Transport: Train (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 4||Granada||Day 4 Cordoba/Granada (1B)|
Opt to visit the Granada Cathedral of the Incarnation or the Royal Chapel before your Flamenco class. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Flamenco Dancing Experience Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 5||Granada||Day 5 Granada (1B)|
After visiting the Alhambra, opt to wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin, with its narrow lanes and fantastic views. This is a great place to go to catch the sunset. In the evening, opt for a night on the town. The city is filled with trendy tapas bars and has a lively music scene. Included Activities: Alhambra Guided Tour
|Day 6||Ronda||Day 6 Granada/Ronda (1B)|
Catch a train and explore the town of Ronda on the El Tajo Gorge. Cross the Puente Nuevo and go down into the gorge itself for incredible views. Free afternoon to go explore the many attractions of the town. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the AlcAzar of Seville. Transport: Train (2.50 hour(s))
|Day 7||Seville||Day 7 Ronda/Seville (1B)|
This morning head to Seville, one of the most colourful and exciting cities in Spain. Enjoy the city with the option to explore the Muslim monuments and parks and gardens at leisure, getting a taste of Sevilles energetic pulse. Have a chance to savour some tapas at the citys many bars and caFes. Additional Notes: Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the AlcAzar of Seville. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Santa Cruz Quarter Visit Transport: Local bus (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Seville||Day 8 Seville (1B)|
Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We recommend staying a few extra nights to better explore Seville at your leisure. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: There are no internal flights on this trip.
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