Day 1 : Arrive into Madrid Guided City Tour of Madrid
Welcome to Madrid. Check into yourhotel. Contact the BOLBOM Tour Manager at the number given on your Tour Information Sheet. Later in the afternoon we take you on a guided city tour of Madrid. See the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares and Plaza Espana. Drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via - most popular commercial street for a real taste of Spain. Overnight at your hotel in Madrid
Day 2 : Visit to Royal Palace Guided City Tour of Toledo
After a continental breakfast, we take you to visit the Royal Palace, residence of the Royal family. The Royal Palace of Madrid is a towering structure that has already 250 years of history and it is considered one of the best in Europe. Later we proceed to Toledo. On arrival you will be taken on the guided tour of Toledo. See the most famous monuments during a walking tour of the city centre, including St Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan de los Reyes Church, Museo Victorio Macho and the Cathedral. Later drive back to Madrid. Overnight at your hotel in Madrid.
Day 3 : Visit to Prado Museum Guided City Tour of Salamanca
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and visit the Prado Museum. Next, we journey to Salamanca. Salamanca is an ancient and gorgeous city, and even your first glimpse of it is bound to be unforgettable. Upon arrival, we take you on a guided city tour of Salamanca. See the Plaza Mayor which is the city’s crowning glory. Built by Alberto and Nicolas Churriguera, it is widely thought the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Spain. Overnight at your hotel in Salamanca.
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and journey towards Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima. Fatima is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We then proceed towards Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located on the north bank of the river Tagus. A city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its cobble stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover. Overnight at your hotel in Lisbon.
Day 5 : Guided City Tour of Lisbon Cruise on the Tagus River
After a continental breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Lisbon conducted by a local guide. We take you to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark. The construction of this stunning monastery began in 1502 and was completed before the end of the century. It managed to survive the great earthquake in 1755, unlike most of the city. Also see the The Belém Tower which is located on the banks of the Tagus River. Built in 1521 as a monument to the Portuguese discoveries and as a lookout tower, it resembles a miniature castle. See Lisbon’s cathedral which was built by Portugal’s first king, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109-1185). It was damaged extensively during the great earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt in an earlier style. We then take you on a mini cruise on the picturesque Tagus River which flows through the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy the panoramic sights of Lisbon, a city that overlooks the river and the ocean. Overnight at your hotel in Lisbon.
Day 6 : Onto Seville Guided City Tour of Seville Enjoy Flamenco Show
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and journey to Seville - Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia. It is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. Upon arrival, we take you on a city tour of Seville conducted by a local guide. We begin with a visit to the cathedral, which is the largest and highest cathedral in Spain. It is also the largest gothic building in the world, and the world’s third largest church after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London. You get an opportunity to pay respect to Christopher Columbus, whose mortal vestiges are said to be enshrined in the flamboyant mausoleum in the south aisle. We also see the Giralda, adjacent to the cathedral, a splendid example of Moorish art and now a symbol of Seville. You also get some time to stroll along the busy Santa Cruz quarter. It is impossible to resist the charm of this district with its winding alleys, its picturesque limewashed houses, its delicate hardly visible flowery patios and its small squares. Later in the evening enjoy the famous Flamenco Show watching a fantastic flamenco performance. Overnight at your hotel in Seville.
Day 7 : Onto Granada Visit Alhambra Palace and General Life Gardens
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Granada, home to Spain’s greatest Moorish monuments. Splendid Moorish palaces and fortifications contrast sharply with churches of more recent origin. Upon arrival, we take you to visit Alhambra Palace, Spain’s outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions. Walk around the fortress, palace, patios and gardens which are undoubtedly some of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic architecture. There is also time to amble through the magnificent Water gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. The outstanding Gardens of Generalife are hailed among the most beautiful gardens in the world and are filled with water springs, gardens and architecture of indescribable beauty. Overnight at your hotel in Granada.
Day 8 : Day Trip to Malaga Guided City Tour of Malaga
After a continental breakfast, proceed on a day trip to Malaga, the ultimate tourist paradise. It is located in southern Spain and port city of Andalusia particularly in the Costal del Sol coast of the Mediterranean. The city of Malaga is very popular tourist’s destination, because of its close proxmity to Costa del Sol. It is also the birth place of Pablo Picasso, renowned Spanish painter and sculptor. Upon arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of the city conducted by a local guide. We take you to visit the Cathedral which was built between 1528 and 1782. Admire the architectural beauty with influences of the Renaissance and baroque styles. You have free time to stroll around the beach front. We then drive back to Granada. Overnight at your hotel in Granada.
Day 9 : Onto Valencia Guided City Tour of Valencia
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive towards Valencia which is located on Spain’s eastern Mediterranean coast. Throughout history, Valencia was one the most important sea ports of the Iberian Peninsula. We take you on a city tour, accompanied by a local guide. See the Town Hall, the Bull Ring, the massive Gateway Towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts and Science Complex designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. Also see the imposing La Seo Cathedral. The evening is free to explore the city on your own. Overnight at your hotel in Valencia.
After a continental breakfast, we check-out and drive to Barcelona, one of the best spots in the Mediterranean. Due to its superb location on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture, superb cuisine and its world famous football team, Barcelona has become among one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Overnight at your hotel in Barcelona.
Day 11 : Guided City Tour of Barcelona Visit Sagrada Familia
After a continental breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Barcelona conducted by a local guide. See the magnificence of the 14th century gothic cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi’s controversial Sagrada Familia. Stroll through the lively Ramblas, the city’s most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls and markets to the Christopher Colombus monument near the waterfront. Also see Plaza de Cataluna, the largest and busiest square in the city centre. Overnight at your hotel in Barcelona
After a continental breakfast, Your holiday ends as you check out of the hotel in Ibiza. Its time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We would like you to spare a few minutes of your time to write and tell us how you enjoyed your tour and any suggestions you may have for the future. We hope you take back many happy memories of your BOLBOM Holiday