Barcelona Madrid Andalusia accessible 13 nights/14 days tour: Centuries-old traditions have to do not only with history but also with the foods and wines that hail from exceptional rural environments.
Spain has many cities with a very rich historical past.
The culture and traditions of the cities proposed in this tur are the result of historical events with global impact.
AccessiblEurope and its local partner invite you to explore Spain.
Get to know the culture and customs of the region.
A program diversified in content and rich in cultural activities based in culture, traditions and gastronomic experiences, it is also a program totally accessible; therefore, it is the perfect choice to free your senses!
Day 1- Arrival to the City
Arrival at Barcelona airport. Transfer to the hotel (4*) / chosen hotel
Day 2 – Secret Barcelona
Visit to the ”Plaza Catalunya”, the most central point of Barcelona, and also the crossing point between the old part and the new part of the city as well as the starting of the most import routes of Barcelona, “Las Rambas”, that if you go down, it will lead you to San Jose Market.
Visit the Gothic Quarter, the old part of the city where you will explore some famous gourmet shops – the Escribà pastry, the chocolate shop “La Farga”, the “Casa Gispert” specializes in traditional products (roasted beans, jellies, jams, etc.), the Coffee “El Magnifico”, the herbal shop “Del Rey”, among others.
Visit to the Santa Catarina Market, a building with an exuberant architecture thanks to its colorful roof (like a flying carpet, a masterpiece of Enric Miralles and Benedetta Tagliabue. This market has more than 100 stalls and many restaurants.
Enjoy shopping here, because this market is full of creativity. Free afternoon to enjoy the typical Mediterranean food, to rest, to explore the city or to do any other kind of activity.
Finish the day enjoying some tapas and Flamenco Dancing!
Flamenco Dinner & Show
Enjoy a tapas dinner with the colours of Southern Spain, the light from the white lanterns and the simplicity of a venue whose sole purpose is to highlight the purity and originality of the Flamenco art form and everything related to the world of flamenco.
Day 3 – Penedes Gastronomic Experience: Wine & Chocolate
Start your day with an early visit to one of the most important “Cava” brands (a sparkling kind of wine, made of various wine bases) in the world, the “Cava Codorniu”.
Through a guided tour and an audiovisual aid, you will learn the history of this brand: how the wine is transformed into “cava”, and you will have the opportunity to make your own “cava”! Visit the chocolate factory Simón Coll, one of the best brands of chocolates in the world.
Through an innovative visual presentation you will have the opportunity to find out how chocolate is made from cocoa bean to molded chocolate.
You will also have the opportunity to visit the production lines of this factory and also to participate in a workshop where you will be taught how to make chocolate.
Day 4- Trip to Madrid (1/2 day, free afternoon)
Arrival at Madrid, where you will stay at a 3 * or 4 * hotel.
Time to rest. Free afternoon to explore the city, shopping or do another activity of your interest
Day 5 – Secret Madrid
Discover the stories of this wonderful city, called Madrid.
Scroll along its roads and for 1h30 enjoy a guided tour at Prado Museum, one of the best museums in the world. Beginning at Plaza Mayor, and for 2 hours, an expert guide will introduce you to the origins of Madrid, its history, culture and its legends, all in a magical atmosphere.
You will have the opportunity to get to know emblematic places like the “Plaza de Oriente” or the “Barrio de Santiago”, or go back to the medieval times while visiting the “Plaza de la Paja” and the “Plaza de la Villa”.
The rest of the afternoon is free to relax, explore Madrid and its shops, or other activity to your liking.
And before returning to the hotel, dine in one of the many traditional restaurants of this city where you can discover, enjoy and learn more about the Spanish cuisine.
Day 6 – Aranjuez
Visit this city that for its landscapes and exceptional value was been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. You will visit the Royal Palace of Aranjuez and its gardens, one of the official residences of the King of Spain: for a moment, let yourself be dazzled by the magnificence of this wonderful and majestic space. Enjoy life, music and good company. So have lunch in this area and indulge yourself with the traditional dishes that this city has to offer. In the afternoon you will have the chance to become more familiar with Aranjuez past and future of Aranjuez while you enjoy a boat tour.
Day 7- Trip to Sevilla (1/2 day, free afternoon)
Arrival at Sevilla, where you will stay at a 3 * or 4 * hotel.
Time to rest. Free afternoon to explore the city, shopping or do another activity of your interest.
Day 8 – Sevilla Tour
Discover the soul of Seville through this monumental World Heritage tour: its Islamic past, Christian roots and Jewish legacy.
Did you know that the Cathedral of Seville is the third largest of the world?
Built on the remains of a mosque, 900years of history!
Three palaces, royal chambers, centenary gardens and chapels which take us deep into different history periods…scenery of many dynasties as well as cinema and serials like Game of Thrones.
You will discover the Alcazar, Santa Cruz Quarter and the Cathedral of Seville with an official guide, finishing the visit with an incredible view from the Giralda tower.
Day 9 – Spend the Day in Córdoba
Full tour by the city of Cordoba.
In this tour you will discover the history of the old Córdoba. Jewish Quarter, where we will
discuss the origin of this city and of Sephardic Jews in the Plaza del Cardenal Salazar.
The Chapel of St. Bartholomew, the best example of Moorish art in our city.
Jews pass by the street and see the synagogue, place of worship for this population and one of the three best preserved in Spain.
Finally, we end up changing the Jewish religious culture, as we shall see the Baths Caliphate, an example of one of the many bathrooms that made the Muslims in this area. The next part of the tour is the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, ancient palace and fortress of s. XIV and the scene of important events such as the visit of Christopher Columbus. Also we appreciate here Roman elements such as mosaics and sarcophagus, and, of course, impressive gardens.
Finally, we can enter the Grand Mosque-Cathedral, symbol of Cordoba, whose sequence of arcs of two colors will lead you to an absolute abstraction.
They can marvel at the richness of the mihrab and, of course, see in it the Cathedral built after the Christian conquest.
Day 10 – Trip to Málaga (1/2 day, free afternoon)
Arrival at Sevilla, where you will stay at a 3 * or 4 * hotel.
Time to rest. Free afternoon to explore the city, shopping or do another activity to your liking
Day 11 – Expolore Málaga Tour
Explore the most important monuments in Malaga as the Cathedral, the Roman Theatre, the Muslim Castles and a lot more! Learn about the most important events in Malaga´s history.
Full of legends, funny facts and tales.
The birth of the city with the arrival of the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians passing through during Punic Wars, the remains and culture left to us by the Romans and Visigoths, the interesting Arabic castles with their ingenious defense systems and the conversion made by the Christians after the Reconquest.
Day 12 – Enjoy Marbella
Enjoy a wonderful day in beautiful Marvella Sunbathing, swimming in quiet Mediterranean waters, having lunch in a beachside restaurant, enjoying a drink in an exclusive beach club, these are just some of the options open to you on the 27.9 kms of Marbella’s beaches, the finest on the Costa del Sol.
Day 13 – Discover the Alhambra of Granada
Discover this unique Medieval Muslim City, the best preserved in the world, the Alhambra, visiting Palacios, Mexuar, Comares, Lions, Generalife; walking through the courtyards of the myrtles, the fence, the ditch, the Sultana; and enjoying their gardens Partal, of course Medina and Generalife with its graceful fountains, its labyrinthine design …
Day 14 – Departure
Transport to the Málaga Airport or Train Station End of the tour.
Please be advised that, upon request, we may provide the following services for people with special needs:
• Daily Care Services (anytime or anywhere, we can provide our services – hotel, tours, activities, etc.)
• Rehabilitation (you can reconcile treatments with tourism on the same day)
• Health services (hemodialysis, nursing, nutritionist, physical therapy etc.)
• Meals (prepare and distribute food and drink with special textures, consistencies, etc.)
• Possible delays of all means of transport, caused by technical or other reasons, related to the transportation itself or companies, are preserved.
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