Immerse yourself in the passionate
music of Spain.
Tour lively Barcelona, the majestic
Pyrenees with Isaac Albeniz' birthplace.
Enjoy organ concerts and Spanish guitar music. Visit de Falla's
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 Pyrenees and to Camprodon where you
will have a chance to visit Isaac Albeniz’s birthplace, now a
museum. Continue on to Roca Bruna for a typical Pyrenees’ 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
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 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
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
center of free thinkers in times when the rest of Europe was shadowed by
the dark ages. Visit the ethereal painter, El Grecoï'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
After 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.
8 pm performance (Chamber Music Concert 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
Cordoba, 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
Caliphal 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 Judería, the old
city of white-washed medieval houses concealing flowery patios.
Lunch at a typical restaurant, then return to Granada. Dinner at the hotel
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 gorgeous Reales Alcazares, a
fusion of lace-like stone and rooms carved in green gardens around hidden
pools where gothic elements contrast with dominant Islamic style. The
palace is one of the best remaining examples of Mudejar architecture, a
Christian style heavily influenced by Moorish architecture. After a
typical lunch, enjoy a panoramic tour of the Santa cruise quarter, the
Plaza España 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
- 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 bodegas. Free time, then travel to Madrid.
Farewell dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Madrid
Day 12. Madrid - departure
After breakfast, we will transfer you to the airport.
Prices are calculated per group based on the number of
people in your party and dates of travel.
11 nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary in 4 star hotels
Daily continental breakfast at the hotels
Deluxe 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 courses, wine and
3 Dinners at a local restaurant including 3 course, wine and water (in
Barcelona, Madrid, Seville as per itinerary)
3 Lunches at local restaurants including 3 course, wine and water (in
Barcelona, Cordoba, Seville as per itinerary)
Wine tasting in Jerez (3 different kind of wines with
Guitar concert with good seating
Organ concert with good seating
Chamber music concert with good seating
Special flamenco show
to inquire about dates and prices.
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