IBERIAN ROUTE

IBERIAN ROUTE

Cross from the south to the north of Spain, making a stopover in the capital of the country. This journey will permit to the travellers the huge difference between these cities. The gastronomy, the culture and the lifestyle are some of these differences that the visitor will be able to appreciate between them.

Themes: Gastronomy Cities Europe

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Sevilla

About the city

Seville has a special colour, this effervescent city is filled with captivating traditional architecture in colours of lemons, plums and oranges. The River Guadalquivir runs approximately north-south through Seville. Most of the city, including the old quarter of Barrio de Santa Cruz, is on the east bank, while the Barrio de Triana lies on the west bank. At midnight, impromptu singing, clapping and guitar playing fill bars and streets. By day, the diversity of the city’s heritage becomes apparent. The Romans, Moors, Catholic Spaniards, and now, hordes of tourists have all tried to claim Seville as their own. Indeed, Seville has never failed to spark the imagination of newcomers. From the street, the cathedral seems unimpressive; you must go inside to get some sense of its dimensions. Massive pillars support the vaulted roof, and the wealth of treasure is fabulous beyond belief. Another major sight of the city is La Giralda, which was the minaret of the Almohad mosque. From the top, there’s a fantastic view of the city across the barbed spires and buttresses of the roof. La Torre del Oro, a symbol of the city, originally covered in golden tiles, watches over the town as it has always done since 1220. Seville at night is wonderful, everything takes on a mystical air able to hypnotize and if you know how to live it, you will fall under its spell.

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Derby Sevilla

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  • At 1.1 km from the center
  • Plaza del duque de la victoria, 13, Sevilla 41002
This delightful hotel enjoys an ideal location in the historic centre of the enchanting city of Seville. The hotel is situated a mere 10 minutes' walking distance from the main monuments of the city including the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Reales Al...
  • DOBLE (TWIN/MATRIMONIO) ESTANDAR (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Bullring and bullfighting Real Maestranza museum tour

day 1 - Tour guiado
Seville is one of the most important homes of bullfighting and the Real Maestranza Bullring can be said to be one of its main temples. In this guided tour you'll learn all about this noble art and its history in the city of Seville. Visit the arena itself, as well the Bullfighters' Chapel, the Stables and the Bullfighting Museum. Admire the massive collection of bullfighter's suits and capes as well as posters and a large number of paintings.

This famous bullring dates back to 1749 and is now one of the city's most visited tourist attractions. It's built in the city's typical Baroque style. You'll enter the arena through the famous Prince's Gate – you won't fail to be impressed by the sensation of open space, of the air of the pastures of where the bulls are raised. Admire the beautiful ceramics, statues and the impressive Royal Box, only to be used by members of the Spanish Royal Family.

Then we'll tour the bullfighting museum with its extensive collection of bullfighting prints and paintings. The Paintings Room contains a collection of oil paintings from the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries. Scenes in the countryside and in the bullring, bullfighters and personalities connected with the bullfighting world are captured in works by Gutiérrez de la Vega, Eugenio Lucas, José Elbo, Joaquín and Valeriano Domínguez Bécquer, José Jiménez Aranda, Horace Vernet, John Philip and Nicolás Ruiz de Valdivia, among others.

We'll also visit the splendid stables and perhaps the highlight of the visit, the poignant Bullfighters' Chapel, dominated by an altarpiece of the Virgen de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad, object of great devotion of the matadors and to whom they have made numerous votive offerings.

Meeting/ Pick up point:Real Maestranza de Caballería. Paseo de Colón, 12.
Duration:25-30 minutes.
Start or opening time:9.30 am
End or closing time: May - October 8 pm, and from November - April 7 pm.
Languages: Spanish, English and French.
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Sevilla

Madrid

Spain
Sevilla-Santa Justa / 21:00
Renfe ZZ 2411-4RD4TL2102350 Renfe
2h 50m Nonstop
Spain
23:50 Madrid-Puerta De Atocha
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Madrid

About the city

Madrid has a tempo of its own: The dry air of the Castilian plain crackles with its cosmopolitan crowds. If the illuminated shop windows along the Gran Vía, and the unrelenting elegance of Paseo de la Castellana are overwhelming, retreat to Old Madrid. Its tangle of side streets south of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are what makes the real Madrid. Spend half a day in the Prado Museum, thaat sit to rest on the steps leading down to the lake in lush Retiro Park. The city begins to live it up as soon as the sun goes down. Madrid claims to boast the largest number of bars per capita of any European city. Madrid teems with cultural events all year round. After concert, play or film, you can choose among literally hundreds of tapas bars and an endless array of nightspots. Madrid successfylly combines its cosmopolitan sophistication with its most cherished local traditions, the result is fascinating to explore.

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Vertice Roomspace Madrid

  • At 9.4 km from the center
  • Calle laguna dalga, 4, Madrid 228021
Conveniently located in the south of Madrid, this comfortable aparthotel is easily accessible from the A4, A42 and M40. The San Cristobal Industrial train station is just a short walk away, making it easy to arrive to the city centre as trains arriv...
  • TWIN (DOBLE 2 CAMAS) (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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Madrid Cable Car

day 4 - Billete de ida y vuelta
The only way is up with this thrilling cable car ride over Madrid. Enjoy bird's-eye views of all the main sights and landmarks in the Spanish capital while listening to a recorder commentary. The journey will take you from the Parque del Oeste to the Casa del Campo, from where you can observe the city from the café terrace.

Your adventure begins at the Paseo del Pintor Rosales near Arguelles Metro station, crossing the River Manzanares and climbing high above the Casa de Campo park. You'll see such famous attractions as the Plaza de España and the Egyptian temple of Debod from a completely different perspective. Other landmarks in your panorama include the Parque del Oeste with its famous Rose Garden, the 231-metre high Torrespaña communication tower, the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Chapel of San Antonio de la Florida. The trajectory is about 2.5km (1.5 miles) and the cable car is never more than 40 metres (131ft) above the ground. There are 80 cabins, each holding six passengers. At the Casa de Campo station, visit the restaurant and bar complex and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views over the city. Relax on the terrace as you savour a refreshing drink, ice cream or maybe just a coffee.

Meeting/pick-up point: Paseo del Pintor Rosales.
Start/opening time: 11am or midday, depending on the season.
End/closing time: 4pm to 9pm, depending on the season.
Languages: English and Spanish.
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Madrid

Bilbao

Spain
Madrid-Chamartin / 16:05
Renfe ZZ 4267-4LM4JE1652116 Renfe
5h 11m Nonstop
Spain
21:16 Bilbao-Abando Indalecio Prieto
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Bilbao

About the city

Bilbao is the capital of Biscay in the Basque Country, in northern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of the Nervión, a tidal river. Bilbao was till the 90s a grey big industrial town, the economical heart of the Basque Country. But since the opening of a new Guggenheim Museum by the river, the city has become an arty and stylish city and is now a major touristic destination. The main attraction that put Bilbao on the map was the construction of the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, it is now one of Spain’s most visited attractions. The building is impressive and there are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium. Centred on the Plaza Nueva, a busy and colourful square, and the Santiago Cathedral the old quarter of Bilbao is pretty compact and a walk around its streets doesn't take long. The impressive church of San Nicolas, built in 1743 in honour of the sailors from Bilbao, stands at the entrance to the Casco Viejo. Located in the very heart of Bilbao's old centre, the cathedral of Bilbao is the oldest church in the city and the main Gothic construction in Biscay. Vital and exciting Bilbao is famous for its great food, its culture and its active nightlife.

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Hotel Naval Sestao

  • At 7.8 km from the center
  • C/ la naval, nº3, 48910 sestao, bizkaia, spain, Sestao
Welcome to the Hotel Naval, newly-built, modern and well-designed, we are located in the Business Park Sestao Bai. Situated on the left bank of the River of Bilbao, our hotel embraces the shipping heritage which surrounds it, intrinsic to Sestao and...
  • ALOJ 2 PERS NO-REEMBOLSABLE (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 3 Accommodation nights

1 Activities
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Bilbao Hop on Hop off Tour

day 7 - Tour Ticket
Look at Bilbao from a different point of view. Hop on a double-decker bus and discover the highlights of the city. Highlights / General details
At the beginning of the 20th century, Bilbao was the great economic icon of the Basque Country and amongst the most important cities in the State. The city is now undergoing a new physical transformation, becoming more and more appealing to visitors.

You will be able to travel to The Guggenheim Museum, the Euskalduna Palace, a conference and music center, the plaza Ensanche, the Jardines de albia and San Vicente Church, the Abando area and the commercial center Zubiarte, the Gran Via, the Corte Ingles, the church of the Sagrado Corazon, The Arriquibar square, the Casa Alhondiga, Indautxu aera, the Bizkaia square, the commercial area, the Moyua square, the Bellas artes museum, the Dona Casilda Park, the Sagrado Corazon square, the University of Deusto and all the main buildings that represent the transformed image of this city.

Points of Interest: Lersundi Street – in front of the Tourist Office, next to the Guggenheim museum; Moyúa – Gran Vía; Gran Via Street in front of the “Corte Inglés” Commercial Center; Arenal in front of the S. Nicolás Church; Mercado de la Ribera, Ribera, 20; Arriaga Theatre; Bizkaia Square, Iparraguirre Street; Gran Vía next to the Sagrado Corazón Square; Ribera Botica Vieja (Deusto Bridge); Avenue of Universities (Pedro Arrupe Bridge); Campo Volantín - La Salve Bridge; Campo Volantín, Funicular - Zubi Zuri Bridge; Campo Volantín, City Hall; Ibañez de Bilbao, 14 (next to Sabin Etxea) - Jardines Albia Square.

Inclusion
Hop on Hop off tour

Hours of operation
Available: Daily (March 19 - January 6), Saturdays and Sundays (January 7 - March 18).
Departures are as follows:
11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm (year-round);
3:00pm, 4:00pm (March 19 - October);
5:00pm (March 24-27, June - October);
6:00pm (March 24-27, July - August).

Duration
Duration
Duration and Frequency: 1 hour

Location
The bus leaves from Lersundi Street, 17 (in front of the Tourism Office, next to the Guggenheim Museum).

Policies
There is a minimum of 2 passengers required per booking.
Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the departure location.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**
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