If you’ve dreamed of exploring colourful Spanish cities like Madrid, Seville, and Granada, this affordable vacation in Spain is the perfect solution. Your 10-day budget-friendly tour of Spain begins in the capital city of Madrid. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour and panoramic drive showing you the Avenida Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Parliament Square, and the Royal Palace. Continue to Toledo, where your local guide will introduce you to the sights, including St. Tome Church, home to El Greco’s masterpiece, The Burial of Count Orgaz. Travel into the heart of La Mancha, passing windmills and castles on the way to Cordoba—poised on the Guadalquivir River. In Cordoba, you’ll visit the former mosque, the Mezquita—an important work of Islamic architecture, now a Catholic cathedral. Travel through the beautiful Andalusian landscapes en route to one of Spain’s most colorful cities—Seville. Take a sightseeing tour with a Local Guide through the city known for fiery flamenco, Moorish splendor, fragrant gardens, and elegant piazzas. From Seville, you’ll travel to Ronda—a quintessential Andalusian village with white-washed houses and dramatic cityscapes spanning the El Tajo gorge. You’ll then spend two nights by the sea in beautiful Costa del Sol, with an excursion to Malaga—birthplace of Picasso and one of the oldest cities in the world. Continue your Spanish adventure to Granada. Tour the spectacular Alhambra Complex—the ornate fortress and palace built by Moorish kings (entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed).
On your way back to Madrid, you’ll travel through the rolling hills of olive and orange groves, and Cervantes’ stark landscapes of his character, Don Quixote. Visit a local wine cellar to taste excellent regional wines, and stroll through Aranjuez’ stunning gardens and monuments. This value-minded vacation in Spain is an adventure in cultural beauty and legendary history.