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Madrid & Southern Spain - 9 days map

COACH TOUR: Set off from the Spanish capital, Madrid, to take in the best of Southern Spain on this 9-day coach tour. Explore the cultural gems of Caceres and Cordoba and visit the famous cathedral in Seville. Taste Andalusian olive oil, admire the view from Ronda and spend a night in the Costa del Sol, with free time to stroll along the beach. Visit the incredible Alhambra complex in Grenada, see a Flamenco show and explore Toledo before returning to Madrid.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Madrid - Take in the highlights of the Spanish capital on a city tour and enjoy a group Tapas dinner
Seville - Visit the second largest cathedral in the Catholic world and take in the highlights of the Andalusian capital on a city tour
Granada - Discover the famous Alhambra palace and fortress complex dating back to the 13th Century, and visit the adjacent Generalife Gardens
Cordoba - Explore this historic Roman city and enjoy an included visit to La Mezquita, a sprawling mosque-cathedral
Costa del Sol - Taste organic local olive oil and spend a free evening in the Costa del Sol, a popular European holiday destination
Toledo - Marvel at the stunning surroundings of this hilltop riverside town, a confluence of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures

Included

8 breakfasts & 2 dinners
Escorted by an English-speaking Spanish tour leader / guide
Transportation by deluxe coach with Wi-Fi and audio headsets
Entrance to Cordoba Mosque, Seville Cathedral & Alhambra
Flamenco experience (including dinner)
8 nights 4-star hotels
Airport arrival transfer on day 1 and departure transfer on day 9
Guided sightseeing in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada & Toledo
Olive oil tasting
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Additional meals and drinks unless specified

Itinerary

Day 1

Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, the Spanish capital! You will be collected at the airport and transferred to our hotel, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Madrid

Day 2

Exploring Madrid

Today we take an all-encompassing coach tour of Madrid. Highlights of the excursion include the historic Barrio de la Morería region, Habsburgs District, Puerta del Sol central square, Plaza Mayor and the Neptuno Fountains. These are dedicated to Neptune, a Roman water god. In the more modern part of the city we see the Salamanca district, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste. We also see the Santiago Bernabeu, the football stadium of Real Madrid, the most successful European club.

After the tour, the rest of the afternoon is at leisure. There's an included Welcome Dinner this evening at an authentic Tapas restaurant.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

Caceres & Cordoba

Madrid - Caceres - Cordoba. After breakfast we say farewell to Madrid and head south, bound for the region of Andalusia. Before we reach mainland Spain's southernmost region, we stop in Caceres. The Old Town here is UNESCO-listed, known for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. There's time for a walk through the Plaza Mayor Square and the Old Town. We then climb back on board our coach and complete the journey to Cordoba, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Cordoba  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Exploring Cordoba

Cordoba - Seville. This morning we tour Cordoba, an important Roman city that was also an Islamic center during the Middle Ages. The most important landmark here is the sprawling La Mezquita mosque-cathedral, which dates back to 988 AD. Entrance to the mosque is included on our tour and we also take a stroll through the Jewish Quarter before departing the city and travelling south-west to Seville, capital of Andalusia.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Seville

Today we explore Seville on a guided tour. Entrance to the city's cathedral, the second largest in the Catholic world, is included. We also visit the Santa Cruz Quarter, where the famous opera 'Carmen' is largely set. Wander through Maria Luisa Park and the picturesque Plaza Espana. After our tour, the afternoon is free for you to further explore Seville at your own pace.
Overnight: Seville  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Ronda & the Costa del Sol

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol. Leaving Seville after breakfast, we pass through quaint Andalusian villages and make a stop in the picturesque mountain-top town of Ronda, where there is free time to explore and admire the view of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

Continuing our journey, we stop at a local Almazara, olive oil mill. Here we can walk through the olive groves and taste some of the delicious organic olive oil produced here. We then reach the stunning Mediterranean coast of the Costa del Sol, where we will usually stay in Malaga or Torremolinos. The evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Costa del Sol  |  Breakfast

Day 7

The Alhambra

Costa del Sol - Granada. Today we travel to Granada and enjoy an included visit to the Alhambra complex. This famous 13th century palace and fortress is one of the best-preserved examples of early Islamic architecture anywhere in the world, as well as being home to important Spanish Renaissance architecture. We'll tour Alhambra and the adjacent Generalife Palace and Gardens. The gardens have historically inspired many authors, including Washington Irving. This American author wrote his Tales of the Alhambra in 1832 whilst visiting the area.

Back in the city, there is some free time before we enjoy an included group dinner and Flamenco show.
Overnight: Granada  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

Toledo sightseeing

Granada - Toledo - Madrid. We return to the Spanish capital of Madrid today, stopping in the imperial hilltop city of Toledo en route. This picturesque location is surrounded by the Tagus River and is protected by UNESCO. It's also something of a confluence of culture, with Christians, Jews and Muslims having lived side by side for centuries. We enjoy a short tour of the historic Old Town before completing our journey back to the Spanish capital, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Madrid  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Madrid

Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before our tour comes to an end. There is an included transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 1 person. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The Single Room price applies for solo travellers who require their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
31 May - 08 Jun 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
07 Jun - 15 Jun 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
14 Jun - 22 Jun 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
21 Jun - 29 Jun 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
28 Jun - 06 Jul 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
05 Jul - 13 Jul 25% off G
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
12 Jul - 20 Jul 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
19 Jul - 27 Jul 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
16 Aug - 24 Aug 25% off G
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
23 Aug - 31 Aug 25% off G
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
13 Sep - 21 Sep 25% off G
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
20 Sep - 28 Sep 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
27 Sep - 05 Oct 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
04 Oct - 12 Oct 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
11 Oct - 19 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
18 Oct - 26 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
25 Oct - 02 Nov 25% off G
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
11 Apr - 19 Apr 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
18 Apr - 26 Apr 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
25 Apr - 03 May 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
02 May - 10 May 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
09 May - 17 May 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
16 May - 24 May 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
23 May - 31 May 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
30 May - 07 Jun 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
06 Jun - 14 Jun 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
13 Jun - 21 Jun 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
20 Jun - 28 Jun 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
27 Jun - 05 Jul 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
04 Jul - 12 Jul 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
11 Jul - 19 Jul 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
18 Jul - 26 Jul 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
15 Aug - 23 Aug 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
22 Aug - 30 Aug 25% off
USD $3,195
USD $2,396
USD $4,365
USD $3,274
29 Aug - 06 Sep 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
05 Sep - 13 Sep 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
12 Sep - 20 Sep 25% off
USD $3,625
USD $2,719
USD $4,905
USD $3,679
19 Sep - 27 Sep 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
26 Sep - 04 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
03 Oct - 11 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
10 Oct - 18 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
17 Oct - 25 Oct 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431
24 Oct - 01 Nov 25% off
USD $3,285
USD $2,464
USD $4,575
USD $3,431

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Hotel Riu Plaza Espana, Madrid

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Housed in the striking red and white Edificio Espana building in the centre of Madrid, the 4-star Riu Plaza Espana boasts an outdoor swimming pool on the 21st floor, free Wi-Fi throughout, a fitness centre and a sky bar offering sweeping vistas of the city. All rooms come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, mini-fridge and air-conditioning. Buffet breakfast is served in the onsite restaurant and travellers can tuck into authentic Tapas at the El Eden Gastrobar a la carte restaurant. This hotel is located on the Gran Via, often referred to as the 'Spanish Broadway', with a host of shopping and dining opportunities at hand. It is also an easy walk to the Royal Palace.

Hesperia Cordoba, Cordoba

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located on the peaceful banks of the Guadalquivir River, Hesperia Cordoba offers views of Cordoba's two main attractions, La Mezquita and the Alcazar and is just a 7-minute walk from the city's historic centre. Facilities include a rooftop pool, garden and complimentary Wi-Fi connection. Rooms at the hotel all come equipped with ensuite bathrooms, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Decor is classic white, as is commonplace in southern Spain. As well as an onsite restaurant, there is a rooftop bar serving drinks until 23:30.

Melia Lebreros, Seville

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A stylish hotel located in Seville's commercial district, Melia Lebreros was extensively refurbished recently and modern, elegant decor is visible throughout. Rooms offer air-conditioning, wood panelled flooring, minibar, flat screen TV and ensuite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. Facilities include an outdoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property. Local and international cuisine can be enjoyed at the Mosaico Restaurant and local dishes are served in a traditional atmosphere at La Taberna la Dehesa. There is also an onsite bar.

Sol Don Pablo, Torremolinos, Costa del Sol

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sol Don Pablo is located in the resort town of Torremolinos, just 200 metres from Bajondillo Beach and a host of seafront bars, restaurants and shops. As well as its proximity to the ocean, the hotel boasts two outdoor pools and a hot tub, making it the perfect place to enjoy the fine weather of the Costa del Sol. Air-conditioned guest rooms come equipped with balconies and ensuite bathrooms and there is an onsite buffet restaurant and pool bar. A variety of evening entertainment is also offered for guests to enjoy, as is complimentary Wi-Fi.

Hotel Catalonia Granada, Granada

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located in the heart of Granada, the Catalonia hotel offers sleek and modern guest rooms with smart TV, private bathrooms, minibar and desk. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property and other amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and rooftop sun terrace. Buffet breakfast is served in the main restaurant, and there is an onsite Gastrobar open from 11am to 11pm, serving a variety of snacks and Mediterranean dishes.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Madrid
Ends
Madrid
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 1 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4-star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader with local guides for sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 8, Dinner: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
No minimum age
Arr. Transfer
Yes - Arrival time and flight number must be provided
Dep. Transfer
Yes
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