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Best of Spain – 9 Days

$ 1,450.00

Discover Spain’s marvellous monuments from the Royal Palace in Madrid, gardens and palaces of the Alhambra in Granada, Gaudí’s stunning Basilica of La Sagrada Familia, the magic columns of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Giralda Tower in Seville, they are moments that will stay fixed in your memory forever.

9 days showcases Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona

Description

DAY 1 MADRID
Welcome to Madrid!
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel.

Balance of the day at leisure.

Moderate:   Mayorazgo / Florida Norte
Superior:   Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa or Catalonia Gran Via

Day 2 MADRID (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings.

Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum.

The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium.

Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.

Day 3 MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel drive along La Mancha, Don Quixote’s land. Brief stop at typical site in Puerto Lapice. Cross through the natural border of “Despeñaperros” and get into Andalusia, a region for itself that shows and enormous heritage from a splendorous past.

Reach Cordoba. Impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter.

In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Moderate:   Catalonia Santa Justa / Catalonia Giralda
Superior:   Melia Lebreros

Day 4 SEVILLE (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España.

Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavors of this active full of light city.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco show tonight.

Day 5 SEVILLE – GRANADA (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492.

Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens, that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving.

Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

Moderate:   Los Angeles
Superior:   Melia Granada

Day 6 GRANADA – VALENCIA (B)
After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia.

Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”.

Accommodation at the hotel.

Moderate:   NH Valencia Las Artes
Superior:   NH Valencia Las Artes

Day 7 VALENCIA – BARCELONA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings, we will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings.

Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

Moderate:   Catalonia Barcelona 505
Superior:   Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Condal Mar

Day 8 BARCELONA (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning city tour of Barcelona well known worldwide for the Olympic Games during 1992, drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. – declared World Heritage buildings. – The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city and harbor, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port.

Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city.

Day 9 BARCELONA (B)
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport or train station or cruise terminal.


Moderate
$1450
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • LOW: $1450
  • SHOULDER: $1500
  • HIGH: $1595

Superior
$1560
Land only per person based on sharing accommodation

  • LOW: $1560
  • SHOULDER: $1625
  • HIGH: $1795

DEPARTURE DATES 2019 – 2020

2019: Apr 6, Apr 20, May 11, May 18, May 25, Jun 8, Jun 22, Jun 28, Oct 5, Oct 19, Oct 26, Nov 16, Dec 21, Dec 28 | 2020: Jan 18, Feb 22, Mar 14, Mar 28
2019: Apr, 27, Jun 15, Jul 06, JUl 13, Jul 20, Jul 27, Aug 3, Aug 10, Aug 17, Aug 24, Sep 7, Sep, 14, Sep 28
2019: Apr 13, May 4


GROUP DEPARTURE CALENDAR 2019 – 2020

January:
2020:
18
February:
2020:
22
March:
2020:
14,28
April:
2019:
06, 13, 20, 27
May:
2019:
04, 11, 18, 25
June:
2019:
08, 15, 22, 29
July:
2019:
06, 13, 20, 27
August:
2019:
03, 10, 17, 24
September:
2019:
07, 14, 28
October
2019:
05, 19, 26
November:
2019:
16
December:
2019:
21, 28

Additional information

OVERVIEW

Discover Spain's marvellous monuments in depth: the gardens and palaces of the Alhambra in Granada, Gaudí's stunning Basilica of La Sagrada Familia, the magic columns of the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the Giralda Tower in Seville, and the capital city Madrid, They are moments that will stay fixed in your memory forever.

DEPARTURE

Group departure guaranteed for minimum 2 travelers.

HOTELS

As indicated in the itinerary.

INCLUSIONS

Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona
Tour escort during the tour
Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
Accommodation at selected class
Daily Breakfast and 3 dinners
Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary

EXCLUSIONS

City tax for overnight stays (according to each city council rules)
International Airfare and domestic ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.
Personal expenses, extras in the hotels, tips to guides and drivers and beverages

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 for assistance.

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