Day 3 - June 11
Beach Stroll then drive to Granada
Beginning the day with breakfast at our hotel, we will have time for a short stroll along the beach before departing. Our destination is Granada, where we'll begin with a visit to the ornate tombs of world-changing Ferdinand and Isabel, who reigned over a new age of religious zeal at home and exploration of the "new" Americas.
We will sleep in Granada for two nights.
Bus journey: 2.5 hours. Walking level: moderate.
Day 4 - June 12
We'll spend today learning about Spain's Moorish legacy as we tour the sprawling palace and garden complex of the Alhambra with a local expert. We'll also have free time to linger longer at the Alhambra and make our own discoveries along the colorful streets and alleyways of Granada's Old Town. No bus today. Walking level: moderate.
Day 5 - June 13
Granada to Ronda to Sevilla
Today's destination is the hill town of Ronda, home to Spain's oldest bullring and its most breathtaking gorge. During the afternoon we'll visit that 5,000-seat arena and have free time to explore Ronda's famous gravity-defying stone bridge. Then we'll enjoy dinner together at our hotel and sleep in Sevilla for two nights.
Bus journey: 5 hours. Walking level: moderate.
Day 6 - June 14
Welcome to Sevilla, Spain's most flamboyant and atmospheric city. We'll begin our visit with a guided tour from the famous Macarena (Weeping Virgin) to the world's largest Gothic cathedral.
In the afternoon, we will take a tour of the beautiful Alcázar palace, the home of the Spanish royal family for 500 years. Afterward, you are free to walk in the footsteps of Carmen and Don Juan, linger in Sevilla's charming squares, or stroll along the romantic Guadalquivir River.
No bus today. Walking level: moderate.
Day 7 - June 15
Fly from Sevilla to Toulouse, France
After breakfast at our hotel, we will transfer to the airport for a two-hour flight to Toulouse, France. We then take a bus from Toulouse to Castelnaudary, where we begin our Canal du Midi boating adventure. We will sleep on our canal boats for six nights. Walking level: moderate.