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About Designer Vacations
Vacations designed for discerning travelers who prefer to travel independently, combining hosted stays in cities featuring escorted local sightseeing tours, with some self driving to the countryside, perhaps with added special services. In addition to the itineraries featured, we offer a variety 'Special Interest' packages and other distinctive itineraries, which are designed to give you a different prospective of these delightful countries.  
About this Tour
Heart of Spain  

9 Days / 7 Nights
Madrid (3 nts) / Seville (2 nts) Granada (1 nt) / Toledo (1 nt)

• Arrival transfer in Madrid
• Half day 'Artistic' tour of Madrid
• Full day tour of Avila and Segovia (L)
• Car rental for 4 days (days 5-9)
Tour / Package Extensions, Local Sightseeing Tours, Car Rental and/or other services can be arranged, subject to availability and price alteration.

A hosted stay in Madrid with escorted tours of the local highlights, is followed by a self-drive tour of the Andalucia region. You can visit Cordoba on your way to Seville and you will have the opportunity to admire the most important sights in these historic cities.
In Granada infamous Alhambra Palace is sure to impress you and Toledo has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Suggested Intinerary
  Day 1 - USA / Madrid
Overnight flight.
    Day 6 - Seville
Recommended places to visit in Seville include the Gothic Cathedral, the Girald Tower, and the Moorish Alcazar Palace.
  Day 2 - Madrid
Early morning arrival. Transfer to your hotel.
    Day 7 - Seville / Granada
Today a short drive to Granada, where you should arrive in time to visit the infamous Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.
  Day 3 - Madrid
Morning tour of Madrid including Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the famous Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. Afternoon free.
    Day 8 - Granada / Toledo
Morning departure to the historic town of Toledo, where you can visit the Church of St. Thomas, the Cathedral San Juan de los Reyes and the Jewish Quarter.
  Day 4 - Madrid / Avila / Segovia / Madrid
Today's tour will take you to the walled town of Avila and the historic town of Segovia to visit the famous Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Roman aqueduct.
    Day 9 - Toledo / Madrid / USA
Early morning departure to Madrid airport for your return flight to USA.
  Day 5 - Madrid / Cordoba / Seville
Morning pick-up of the rented car at your hotel. Today drive to Cordoba to visit the city's many attractions, including the Mosque, the syna-gogue and the Jewish quarter, then to Seville.
Hotels Featured     Package Features
No.of Nts   Location   Hotel Name   Category
  Madrid   Melia Madrid  
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  Seville   Tryp Colon  
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  Granada   Parador de Granada  
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  Toledo   Parador de Toledo  
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  Madrid   Gaudi  
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  Seville   Casas Juderia  
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  Granada   Alhambra Palace  
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  Toledo   El Cardenal  
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Other hotels can be booked, subject to availability and price alteration.

• Round Trip Airfare.
• Accommodation for 7 nights, at the Hotels and Paradores listed.
• Continental breakfast daily.
• Escorted sightseeing tours, as per the itinerary.
• Car rental for 6 days, with Avis, including unlimited mileage, tax and CDW insurance. Based on: Group A - 2 persons Group B - 3 persons Group C - 4/5 persons Car upgrade available upon request.
• Accommodation taxes and service charges.
• Tourist guide-books and a road map.
• Services of the local Skyline Representatives.

DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departures.

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