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MAY 24, 2018: MADRID AND ANDALUSIA

ITINERARY

DAY 1 MAY 24 THUDepart Clark Depart Clark on board Emirate Airlines.

Enjoy inflight meals and entertainment.

DAY 2 MAY 25 FRI – Madrid – Arrival

Welcome to Madrid! Upon airport arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free. You can explore Madrid on your own.

DAY 3 MAY 26 SAT. Madrid – Toledo – Madrid

Depart from Madrid in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and relax during the scenic drive to Toledo, a cultural melting pot renowned for its harmonious combination of three cultures. Located a short 1-hour drive from the Spanish capital, Toledo is known for its incredibly rich cultural heritage and makes a fascinating day trip. Learn about the city’s many-layered history incorporating Christian, Arab and Jewish influences, and stroll through the steep and winding streets of the old Jewish quarter. Visit other landmarks like the Santa María la Blanca synagogue — Europe’s oldest surviving synagogue — Santo Tomé’s church, and the Gothic monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and take and spectacular panoramic views from the Mirador del Valle viewpoint. Return to Madrid and have some free time for dinner. Return to hotel.

DAY 4 MAY 27 SUN. Madrid

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the Retiro Park. This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, which showcases the city’s vibrant centre, the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its many fountains. Our tour includes a visit to see inside the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, a fine-looking building. Here we learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Also the day includes a walking tour of the beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. At sunset we provide transfer to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. In this area there are many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, Inter­national).

DAY 5 MAY 28 MON. Madrid – Granada

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer. Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group of English-speaking travellers is fewer than 10, they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LÁPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros. GRANADA, arrival. In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Plaza de Gracia in Granada’s city centre, where restaurants mix with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Choose between Spanish, international, Chinese, Latin cuisines, etc. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­ramonte. Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).

DAY 6 MAY 29 TUE. Granada – Malaga – Marbella – Ronda – Seville

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: we will see the beautiful Andalusian village of Ronda. We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. MALAGA, arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. PUERTO BANUS, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. Time for lunch. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to RONDA, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival in the afternoon.

DAY 7 MAY 30 WED. Seville

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit w/ local expert in Seville. Night transfer to historic city center After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, popu­lar neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favourite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International, and so on.

DAY 8 MAY 31 THU. Seville – Cordoba – Consuegra – Madrid

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit to Mosque of Cordoba. Windmills in Consuegra. We leave Seville following the valley of the Guadalquivir to CÓRDOBA. Free time to stroll through its flowered alleys and visit with a local guide his great Mosque –Cathedral (entrance included). After lunch, we continue towards the Castilian lands and stop at CONSUEGRA, where 12 giant windmills next to the castle, contemplate the La Mancha plain. We visit Venta Bolero windmill. Continuation to MADRID and arrival at hotel.

DAY 9 JUN 01 FRI – Madrid – Clark

INCLUSIONS

• Roundtrip Airfare via Emirates

• 7 NIGHTS AT 3- 4 STAR HOTEL

• Porterage of 1 luggage at hotels

• Breakfast

• Sightseeing as per itinerary

• English speaking Tour guide

• Private air-conditioned motor coach

• All throughout Guide

• All entrances as per Itinerary

• Souvenir Bag and Travel Kit

• Personalized Luggage tags

EXCLUSIONS

• Travel Insurance:

• Up to 60 years old: $25.00

• 61-69 years old: $35.00

• 70 years old above: $45.00

• XT Taxes : $85.00 / pax (Subject to change)

• PH Travel Tax: USD33.

• Beverages / Drinks

• Tips for the driver, guides, etc. ($10 per day per person)

• Incidentals at hotels

BOOKING CONDITIONS

• $300 booking deposit is NON refundable.

• Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 2 weeks before departure.

• Min. 30 pax to run the tour

• $550 Single Supplement