Travel to Spain and see a land of diversity in culture, religion, and terrain, and this seven day escorted tour introduces travelers to five cities in the central and southern interior: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo. The Spain vacation begins at the center of the Iberian Peninsula in the capital city-Madrid. Madrid is renowned for its grand monuments, royal heritage, world-famous arts museums, and cosmopolitan shopping. On the voyage south, the plains of La Mancha excite the imagination, as this is the land where Cervantes' famous Don Quixote jousted windmills and dreamed the impossible dream. Beyond the plains sits Cordoba, an ancient city of diverse heritage that boasts Aljama, an 8th century mosque with architectural features that reflect the culture of the conquering peoples who once made this city home. In Andalucia, the most romantic city in Spain beckons-Seville. Seville's Gothic cathedral and epic La Giralda bell tower glow golden at night and winding, cobblestone streets burst on to broad plazas. Due east from Seville is Granada, the last strong hold of Muslim rule in Spain. Rising from the mountain is the UNESCO World Heritage-restored Alhambra, a fortress-turned-palace that is over 600 years old. The final destination is Toledo, one of Europe's oldest cities and home to famous painter El Greco.