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Spain music tour

Spain Escorted Music Tour

The Passion of Music in Spain

For Lovers of Spanish Classical Music

For groups only.

Spanish Music tour escorted

      Tour lively Barcelona, the majestic Pyrenees with Isaac Albeniz's birthplace, enjoy organ concerts and Spanish guitar music, visit De Falla's House,  immerse yourself in the passionate music of Spain.

ITINERARY

Day 1. Barcelona
Arrival in Barcelona and transfer to the hotel. Free time to recover from jet-lag, dinner at the hotel and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 2. Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona, one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Spain. We will visit Palau de la Musica - one of the world's leading concert halls and an Art Nouveau UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then we go to the Gothic quarter with its evidence of the Roman and Medieval periods (outside visits). Our city tour will continue with a panoramic tour driving by many famous sites including Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Afternoon free, dinner at a local restaurant with typical Catalan food.
Free evening or 8:00pm  PERFORMANCE (Opera or Chamber Music Concert or private guitar-concert). Overnight in Barcelona.
 

Day 3. Barcelona - Pyrenees - Barcelona
After breakfast, travel to the scenic Pyrannes and to Camprodon where you will have a chance to visit  Issac Albeniz’s birthplace, now a museum. Continue on to Rocabruna for a typical Pyrennese lunch at a local restaurant, then on to Beget, a medieval village famed for its scenic beauty. Return to Barcelona. Free time for dinner.
Free evening or 8:00pm  PERFORMANCE ( Opera or Chamber Music Concert or private guitar-concert) ). Overnight in Barcelona.


Day 4. Barcelona - Zaragoza – Madrid
After breakfast, travel via Zaragoza, capital of Aragon. This lively city was founded some 2000 years ago. Free time for lunch, then continue on to Madrid, where we arrive around 5:30pm. Dinner at the hotel. 8:00pm  PERFORMANCE (Opera or Chamber Music Concert or Zarzuela) Overnight in Madrid. 

Day 5.  Madrid
After breakfast, a walking tour of Madrid strolling by houses of notable musicians of Madrid in the Old Town. Our experienced local guide will introduce to you the secrets of  Spain’s capital. Afternoon free. Dinner at the hotel. Free evening or 8:00pm  PERFORMANCE
 ( Opera or Chamber Music Concert or Zarzuela).
Overnight in Madrid.

Day 6. Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic City tour of Madrid including the Teatro Real, Ateneo and the Teatro La Zarzuela, etc. followed by a guided tour of the world famous Prado museum. with a focus on masterpieces and “musical paintings”. Free time for lunch. Afternoon travel to the El Ecorial palace of the Spanish king, Phillip II,  eternalized by Verdi’s Don Carlos
6:00pm Organ Music at the Basilica de El Escoria. If no organ concert scheduled, demonstration of the organ by its player as part of your sightseeing.
Dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 7.  Madrid – Toledo - Granada
Breakfast and departure towards the Word Heritage City of Imperial Toledo, where all the cultures of Spain (Christians, Moorish and Jewish) have lived together. Toledo was a major cultural, esoteric and philosophy centre of free thinkers in times when the rest of Europe was shadowed by the dark ages. Visit the ethereal painter, El Greco’s house, the Alcazar, the famous synagogue, the cathedral, etc. Free time for lunch and continue on to Granada. Arrival in Granada at around 7pm. Dinner at the hotel and overnight in Granada.

Day 8. Granada
A
fter breakfast, guided tour of the historic complex of the famous Alhambra. We shall visit the most important halls and courtyards of the Alhambra, with the harem and the famous Lions Court, as well as the Generalife Gardens - magnificent gardens with flowers and fountains, place of leisure and recreation of the Moorish kings of Granada.
The rest of the day is free  to explore the many tapas bars and eateries on your own. (8pm PERFORMANCE (Chamber Music Concer or Spanish guitar concert). Overnight in Granada.

Day 9. Granada – Cordoba - Granada
Breakfast. Visit the museum of Manuel de Falla, of one of Spain’s most renowned composers.  From 1921 to 1939, de Falla lived in the city in a simple, typical Granada house with a vegetable and floral garden. The house where he lived has now become a museum,  recreating  the atmosphere that surrounded this musician by conserving his furniture, mementos and personal objects. Travel to the patio city of medieval Córdoba, where we will visit the Mezquita, this impressive Arabian mosque, the third-biggest in the world and considered the most beautiful and original building of all Spain. This Mezquita initiated the so-called Califal style, which combined Roman, Gothic, Byzantine, Syrian and Persian elements and was the starting-point of all Arabian-Hispanic architecture of the centuries to come. Stroll around the Juderia, the old city of white-washed medieval houses concealing flowery patios.  Lunch at a typical restaurant, then return to Granada. Dinner at the hotel and overnight.

Day 10.  Granada – Seville
After breakfast, travel to Seville, the city of Carmen and passion. Visit the cathedral, the largest in Spain with the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Audio tour of the georgeus Reales Alcazares, a fusion of lace-like stone and rooms carved in green gardens around hidden pools where gothic elements contrast with dominent Islamic style. The palace is one of the best remaining examples of mudehar architecture, a Christian style heavily influenced by Moorish architecture. After a typical lunch panoramic tour of the Santa cruise quarter, the Plaza Espana and other sites.  Fiery evening Flamenco performance.  Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Seville.
 
Day 11. Seville – Jerez - Madrid
Breakfast, travel to Jerez, the birthplace of Flamenco. In the heart of the province of Cadiz, the town is synonymous for the English word ´sherry´ -jerez – the delightful sweet wine which comes from this town and its surrounding vineyards. Walk around the Old Centre, declared an official Complex of Historical-Artistic Monuments, in which churches, old public edifices and unique buildings can be discovered amongst orange trees and fountains. Wine tasting in one of the many bogegas. Free time, then travel to Madrid. Farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Madrid

Day 12.  Madrid - departure
Breakfast then transfer to the airport.

Tour includes:

  • 11 nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary in 4 star and 3star hotels
  • Daily continental breakfast at the hotels
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation throughout the tour 
  • Services of English Speaking tour guide all the way through plus services of Local guides.
  • All entrance fees for the tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • 6 Dinners at the hotels as per itinerary including 3 course ,¼ wine and water
  • 3 Dinners at a local restaurant including 3 course, ¼ wine and water (in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville as per itinerary)
  • 3 Lunches at local restaurants including 3 course, ¼ wine and water (in Barcelona, Cordoba, Seville as per itinerary)
  • Wine tasting in Jerez  (3 different kind of wines with appetizers)
  • One good category ticket to a guitar concert
  • One good category ticket to an organ concert
  • One good category ticket to a chamber music concert
  • One special flamenco show 


Prices are calculated per group based on the number of people in your party and dates of travel. Inquire about prices!

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