Multi-Day Tour | Private

Spotlight: Madrid and Andalucia (10 days)

Heritage Tours

Madrid, Spain To Granada, Spain

Valid for Departures Now Through: 20 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Madrid, Spain
Palacio del Retiro None

Arrive Madrid.

Enjoy Madrid’s best tapas and wines with an expert guide who knows every corner of the city.

Day 2
Madrid, Spain
Palacio del Retiro Breakfast

Highlights of your day:  imagine imperial Spain from the center of the Puerta del Sol (the “heart of Madrid”). The Prado Museum is not to be missed, with its masterpieces by Velazquez and Goya.

Day 3
Toledo, Spain
Palacio del Retiro Breakfast

Although now completely overshadowed by nearby Madrid, it is Toledo  its narrow, winding streets and steps, stone houses and churches - that embodies Spain’s past.  

Highlights of your day: the Museum of El Greco, which contains an extensive collection of the former Toledo resident’s paintings. Stop at the church of Santo Tomé, where you will ponder El Greco’s famed Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Enjoy the tranquil 15th century monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and its handsome Gothic cloister.

Day 4
Segovia, Spain
Palacio del Retiro Breakfast

Highlights of your day:  the Monasteria de San Lorenzo del Escorial, which is both a monastery and a palace, and one of Spain’s most wonderful sights; and the Alcazar, the palace that inspired some of Walt Disney’s most fabulous fairytale castles.

Day 5
Córdoba, Spain
Palacio del Bailio Breakfast

Enjoy your high-speed train ride to Córdoba.

Highlights of your day:  get a sense of Spain’s Islamic roots at the Mezquita, or Grand Mosque. Browse Córdoba’s unique shops selling an array of hand-crafted leather, pottery, and more.  In spring, explore some of the city’s famous patios (beautifully decorated courtyards).

Day 6
Córdoba, Spain
Palacio del Bailio Breakfast

Highlights of your day:  gape at the third-largest cathedral in the Christian world. Wander the streets of the historic, and now fashionable old Jewish Quarter.

Day 7
Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Palacio del Bailio Breakfast

In Jerez de la Frontera, which you will visit today with our culinary expert, nothing is more important than the production of sherry.  You’ll get to taste a wide variety, accompanied by delectable regional foods.

Day 8
Ronda, Spain
Parador de San Francisco Breakfast

On your way to Granada, make a slight detour in Ronda, one of Spain’s traditional “white villages.”  Wander the small streets of Ronda’s old quarter, where you will see distinctive wrought-iron balconies and whitewashed homes. For those who dare, we suggest a visit to the exotic Moorish baths.

Day 9
Granada, Spain
Parador de San Francisco Breakfast

Highlights of your day:  prepare to be amazed by the magnificence of the Alhambra, one of the most enduring and profound monuments of the past millennium. Continue to the gorgeous gardens and summer residence of the Nasrid, Generalife.

Tonight, indulge in drinks and tapas like a true resident of Granada, against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada.

Day 10
Granada, Spain
None Breakfast

Depart.

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Description

4 Nights – Madrid  

3 Nights – Córdoba  

2 Nights – Granada

• A tour of the city’s finest tapas establishments, with plenty of food and wine (Madrid).

• A tour focusing on food and sherry, guided by a culinary expert (Jerez de la Frontera).

About Us

Heritage Tours sets the standard in custom-designed private travel to Morocco, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, and sub-Saharan Africa. You are invited to experience the magic of some of the world’s most exciting destinations with an authenticity of experience and insider access that is normally unattainable.

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Perfect from the start

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 11 Mar 2014

From the time we got off the plane, and were ushered through customs, until the minute we were escorted back on the way home, each part of our Moroccan experience was perfect!  The driver and guide were professional and attuned to our needs and wants throughout the 10 days.All the hotels (except one) far exceeded our expectations. (The one hotel was experiencing a sewer issue-not our travel agency fault)The restaurant recommendations were all wonderful!Overall an amazing trip!  Memories of a lifetime!   
Travel Advisor:  Kim Davis-Smith

Very helpful, created a great trip for us

By: Scott and Rebecca


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Jane put together a great trip for us and made everything fantastic.  From helping us create out itinerary, to adjusting based on our feedback, to getting us great places to see and stay, and to just making it VERY EASY and VERY RELAXING for us.    Everything was great.   Really enjoyed all the places we saw and the places we stayed.   Lisbon and Barcelona were our favorites for places to visit.  Morocco was a great mix of 3 different place with Marrakesh, then the mountains, and then the ocean.   And quite frankly we were very spoiled being picked up every where and transported to hotels and on tours.   Couldn’t have been any easier.  Thanks for putting this all together and making it such a great experience and great memories for us.  
Travel Advisor:  Jane Martz

Great way to travel

By: NYFAM


Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2015

We had never travelled with a guide or driver before, preferring to be a bit more spontaneous. We loved both our guide and our driver from Heritage-- we learned SOO much; easily went in and out of places that we either wouldn't have found, or known of, or been able to handle logistically (ie parking). It was fun to spend time with both driver and guide; we enjoyed their company, and they could not have been more accommodating when we wanted to skip something, add on, etc. We also loved the accommodations booked thru Heritage- all quite comfortable, clean, and with plenty of character. We will certainly consider Heritage for another trip in the future.
Travel Advisor:  LuAnn Frisina

Beyond outstanding

By: LICcouple


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2016

Heritage made sure the details -- big and small -- were handled thoughtfully. Our guides and driver made the 25th anniversary vacation to Morocco very special. Michael Diamond, Amine and Alae, and all their co-workers are amazing. It was a major travel event for us and Heritage made sure it would be trouble free, fun and educational,
Travel Advisor:  Ken Neibaur

fun day

By: sunsfanatic


Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2016

Good whole day private tour of Lisbon with good guides and a fun itinerary including motorcycle side-car ride and foodie tour. Did not get to private castle we were supposed to see, however.
Travel Advisor:  Leah Bergner

Great guides and itinerary

By: Farmington Hills couple


Reviewed on: 01 Nov 2016

Definitely would use Heritage Tours again. Guides were knowledgeable, organized and fun! The itinerary they suggested was perfect. Hotels were unique and comfortable with great locations. Wonderful to take a vacation where all logistics were arranged. Can't wait to see Morocco with them next!
Travel Advisor:  Roseann Konke

A good way to see Spain

By: Pistoleros


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2016

We had very good local guides in a number of cities. The itinerary called for us to walk or drive around much of the northeast of the country. We wanted to see architecture and sample the restaurants. We especially enjoyed the Basque country, where it helps immensely to have a native educate you about the area. During the week, we needed to make a slight adjustment to one of the planned excursions. Heritage did it readily. We would happily work with Heritage again.
Travel Advisor:  Sandra Ortiz

Great trip to morocco

By: Sjsugs


Reviewed on: 08 Apr 2017

Great guide, great hotels, well planned and executed.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Morocco

By: Ingrid


Reviewed on: 12 Jul 2017

In a word - wonderful! Our private guide, Driss, and driver Zayd, made our first Moroccan experience over and above what we expected. I was a bit skeptical about being in a car with two strangers for ten days because there is a lot of driving if you want to really see the country. However, any doubts were erased immediately as we all fell in a comfortable, relaxed relationship. They both provided incredible insight and knowledge while maintaining the right balance of fun and adventure. One of the best things about Heritage Tours is their flexibility and Driss and Zayd were more then willing to alter our schedule when we wanted and suggested new things based on what they learned about us. Driss also knows all the best local places to shop and eat! Originally we planned the trip thinking we would only be going to Morocco once but now we're looking forward to returning and will absolutely use Heritage, Driss and Zayd again.
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Good guides and knowledgable driver

By: Mae


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2017

Very friendly guide with vast knowledge of the local history. He was a little hard of hearing and we had to repeat our questions a lot. They screwed up our VIP treatment at the airport and left one of the passengers off the list so we had to wait a long time to get through airport security. We probably could have done it faster the regular way and wasted our money.
Travel Advisor:  Krista Wissinger

AMAZING Tour Group

By: Kelli


Reviewed on: 16 Dec 2017

My husband I could not have been more happy with our experience with Heritage Tours and specifically our guide, Rehad. We enjoyed and appreciated the luxury vehicle, the knowledge and expertise of Rehad. I highly recommend Rehad and Heritage Tours!
Travel Advisor:  Jessi Cook

Sensory overload in Morocco

By: Kent D


Reviewed on: 07 Dec 2017

Our travel agent linked us up with Heritage for our trip to Morocco. We utilized their tour guide (Saeed) and driver (Moncef). Both were incredible men; professional, knowledgeable and experts in their trade. The itinerary Heritage put together was absolutely amazing. Jaw-dropping hotels, great restaurant recommendations and one of a kind experiences while we were in Morocco. We've traveled to all 7 continents and this trip was one of the best we've had.
Travel Advisor:  Michelle Bemis

Kenya

By: Zinnia


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Excellent! Accommodations were wonderful and all details were handled and the trip was very smooth. Only detail we didn’t enjoy was the restaurant choice the last evening before our long journey home. A quieter, more relaxing atmosphere would have been more enjoyed.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Hicks

We found a little paradise in Morocco

By: Jacqui


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2018

Heritage tours did a wonderful job arranging tour guides for us in Marrakech, a trip to the Sahara via Dar Ahlam and a coupe of days of relaxation at Kasbah Tamadot in the high Atlas Mountains. In our 8 day trip there, we fell in love with Morocco in large part because of the care taken arranging this trip. In addition to amazing tour guides, Heritage is there for you the entire time. They provide a cell phone when you arrive, which has the numbers of the guides, drivers and main office programmed in. Our guide made it clear from the first day, that he was available to us whenever we needed him. The trip to the dessert was phenomenal, and we would never have been able to plan it on our own. When we embarked on this journey, we thought this would probably be our only trip to Morocco. By the time we left, we were already talking about when we could return. When we do, we will be sure to make our plans with Heritage!
Travel Advisor:  Ginny Mabry

Fabulous Tour Guides

By: Christine


Reviewed on: 17 Apr 2018

We have used Heritage tours on several occasions and each time have been thoroughly impressed with our guides. They are full of wonderful information from fun facts to historical details. They are flexible - working with you to create time that is of interest to you. We also love that they take you to places that are not alway touristy so you can really see the cities or places from a local perspective. We would HIGHLY recommend Heritage Tours.
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen
Not Recommended

Parts were great...other parts, not so much.

By: Sarah Catterson


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

We enjoyed our time in South Africa -- Cape Town, Hermanus, Franschhoek, and the Kruger Safaris. But I didn't feel like Ginger properly inquired about the specific things we were interested in during the trip planning stages. Plus, there were several activities on our itinerary that were completely skipped, i.e., the Botanical Gardens and Table Mountain (our scheduled time slot was missed due to weather and not rescheduled). And it was very unclear what wine tastings were included. The Safari lodges were good. And the transportation on the small craft airlines were well arranged. We do expect to return to South Africa one day ... but I would ask Barbara to select a different travel arranger for Africa. I think Heritage was a bit challenging for both of us. A special note about Heritage's Philine van Blommestein, located in Cape Town. She followed up with us while we were in South Africa a few times and this was much appreciated. She seemed to really care about our trip.
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Morocco

By: Betsy


Reviewed on: 09 Jun 2018

Driss was one of the best guides we have ever had. Very knowledgeable and flexible, also very friendly. Great drivers too
Travel Advisor:  Shawna Owen