Spanish Experience

9 days

from $117 pppd

Trip available from May 2017 to Oct 2017.
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The soulful heart of Spain from Madrid to Andalusia is yours to explore, from the sun-kissed beaches of the Costa del Sol to the ornate Moorish architecture of Granada and Valencia's 19th Century Bullring. See Gaudi's Barcelona and medieval Toledo.

Trip type:
CostSaver
Trip code:
SPAX

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savour local 'tapas' at a café on the Plaza Mayor or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavours of Spain.

    Hotel

    Barcelo Castellana Norte/Barcelo Torre Arias

  • 2.

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Specialist shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana and the Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards consider an Optional Experience to the medieval city of Segovia - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening you might be tempted by Madrid's nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    MADRID – TOLEDO – PUERTO LÁPICE – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    In the medieval city of Toledo - the ancient capital of Castile - your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword making and steel working centre since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for the Roman legions. Visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft. Your journey continues south to Puerto Lápice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed 'a knight' by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalucia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    MA Congresos

  • 4.

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Specialist. View the pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 Exposition. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Tonight you might like to experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 5.

    SEVILLE – GRANADA

    Start the day with a picturesque drive through beautiful villages to the Moorish city of Granada. Enjoy free time to explore or participate in an Optional Experience suggested by your Travel Director.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Macia Condor

  • 6.

    GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA

    Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue through Murcia and the palm groves of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange fruit. See the Bull Ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Quart during your orientation tour. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

    Hotel

    Abba Acteon

  • 7.

    VALENCIA – PEÑÍSCOLA – BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING (2 NIGHTS)

    Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñíscola to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city. Your Local Specialist takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes views of Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuic. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Hesperia Sant Just

  • 8.

    BARCELONA FREE TIME

    Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun. Why not visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna? This evening, dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast
    Dinner

  • 9.

    DEPART BARCELONA

    This morning say 'adios' to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience. Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply. Please note: A complimentary return coach transfer is available to Madrid for all guests. It will arrive at the Trafalgar extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Barcelona

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc
  • Granada

    Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city
  • Madrid

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain
  • Peñiscola

    See the ancient castle overlooking the beach
  • Puerto Lápice

    Visit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight
  • Seville

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower
  • Toledo

    Sightseeing with your Local Specialist includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop
  • Valencia

    See the town hall, Cathedral, Towers of Serrano and Quarte and the City of Arts and Sciences

Dining

  • 8 buffet breakfasts

  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Daily breakfast
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Madrid

  • An Introduction to Madrid

    Adult Price: €29.00 Join us for a walking tour through Old Madrid, taking in its monumental Plaza Mayor, atmospheric alleyways and emblematic squares. Your Local Specialist will accompany you for a drink and snack in one of its famous downtown 'tapas' bars. We’ll finish with a tour of the city.
  • Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

    Adult Price: €61.00 This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.
  • Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairy-tale Castle

    Adult Price: €45.00 Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the 13th-century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as seeing the best-preserved Roman aqueduct which has remained intact for 2,000 years.

Seville

  • The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza America

    Adult Price: €38.00 On this trip, you’ll begin with a visit to the elegant Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. You'll then journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza America which is a must for any visitor to Seville.
  • Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

    Adult Price: €40.00 Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
  • Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

    Adult Price: €69.00 After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialities, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

Granada

  • Albaicin And The Royal Chapel

    Adult Price: €35.00 Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicin World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendour. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaiceria quarter.
  • Albaicin Walking Tour and Gourmet Dinner

    Adult Price: €59.00 We’ll start our evening with a walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage area of Albaicin, a former 10th-century Muslim neighbourhood, where we'll have the best view over the enchanting Alhambra Palace. Then, we’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner in a unique setting with unbeatable views. An evening to remember.
  • Gypsy Night Out in Old Granada

    Adult Price: €34.00 Enjoy an evening in Granada’s old quarter, which offers the finest views over the illuminated Alhambra Palace. We’ve organised tickets for you to see the Zambra dances by Sacromonte's famous gypsies – a fiery, emotive performance unique to this part of Spain. And we've also included a drink, too.

Barcelona

  • Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

    Adult Price: €59.00 Join us for drinks and a Catalonian feast in the bustling city of Barcelona. After dinner, we’ll take you to see the spectacle of the famous Dancing Fountains, which were built for the 1929 World’s Fair and are one of the wonders of the modern world.
  • Mystical Montserrat

    Adult Price: €40.00 Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.
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