Andalucia versus Catalonia
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Mar 20, 2013 6:21 AM Last Post By: ericavisser
Mar 19, 2013 1:51 AM
Mar 19, 2013 2:00 AM
1Making this message clearer, I have to choose either one of these two tours starting on Mon 22 Apr. Thanks! :-)
1. Andalucia region (Seville, Cordoba and Granada) Four-Day Tour: http://www.viator.com/tours/Madrid/4-Day-Spain-Tour-Cordoba-Seville-and-Granada-from-Madrid/d566-2140_A4L
2. Catalonia region (Barcelona, Montserrat, Vic, Girona, Figueres, Tarragona and Sitges) Five-Day Tour: http://www.viator.com/tours/Madrid/Catalonia-5-Day-Trip-from-Madrid-Barcelona-Montserrat-Vic-Girona-Figueres-Tarragona-and-Sitges/d566-2140_MC4M
Mar 19, 2013 2:46 AM
2I would go on my own, but of the two tours I would take the one to Andalusia, because there you visit only three towns in four days, so there is a possibility that you have some time in these towns. The catalunian tour brings you in 5 days to 7 towns. I doubt you are able to get out of the bus for an hour somewhere and look at things YOU like.
Mar 19, 2013 3:16 AM
3Thanks, Liberat. :-) I usually travel on my own too. This is my 1st trip to Spain and solo traveller in-between two busy work weeks. No time to plan. Have you heard of Viator Tours: http://www.viator.com/Madrid? It is established, right?
Mar 19, 2013 7:15 AM
Mar 19, 2013 8:04 AM
5Between the two, I would pick Andalucia for the reasons mentioned by Liberat (just noticed they squeeze Toledo in at the end as well). Llooking at both trips it seems to me that you will spend a lot of time in transit, and the rest being hurried from site to site. You don't even have a full day in any of the destinations. Personally, I know I would be tired and frustrated by that tour. But if you think it's for you, go and enjoy.
Mar 19, 2013 8:19 AM
Mar 19, 2013 9:28 AM
Mar 19, 2013 9:41 AM
Andelucia is not a place to hurry.
we have much to learn from them.
Like "the humanity". Selfless help to total strangers.
I always ask what religeon they are, after their generosity.
99% are smiling professed athiests.
Got Lots of stories of it.
Please don't travel for the check list.
Save money by eaing with the locals at mom and pop cafes, in paved alleyways.
Mar 20, 2013 6:21 AM
9I would not do the tours. If you want to relax between two busy weeks and also see something of Spain, go to one town, for instance Cordoba or Barcelona, look around in the town where you are, talk to locals, sit on terrasses, get the feel of Spain and make one or two daytrips if you have the energy for it.
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