Take an unforgettable tour through the cities of Spain. Begin in Madrid to discover its elegant architecture and amazing food scene. Head south to explore ancient Cordoba and romantic Seville, the Flamenco capital of Spain. See the Alhambra in Granada before heading to the Mediterranean coast to visit beautiful Valencia, the home of paella, and soak up the artistic heritage of vibrant Barcelona.
Ready to explore the historic cities and vibrant culture of Spain? Arrive at your US departure airport, ready for a flight to Madrid.* Night on board.
* If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.
Touch down in Madrid and meet your driver at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Madrid is well-known for its brilliant gastronomic scene and lively nightlife, so be sure to get out after dark to experience the amazing atmosphere of the capital. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a panoramic tour of Madrid. Uncover the medieval origins of the city in Barrio de la Morería, famed for its historic monuments, such as the Muslim-era city walls. Drive through the Baroque-era heart of the city, known for its magnificent boulevards and grand buildings. See the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace and both Cibeles and Neptuno Fountain. Pass by the incredible Prado Museum before heading to the more contemporary parts of the city, such as the Gran Via shopping street and the upmarket Salamanca neighborhood. Finally, continue past Parque del Oeste to see the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. The remainder of the day is free to enjoy the delights of the city at your leisure. Madrid has a number of rooftop bars and restaurants, so perhaps head to one of these to enjoy spectacular views of the city as the sunsets. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, your journey takes you to the south of the country and to the historic cities of Cordoba and Seville. Along the way, make a stop in Puerto Lápice, a village famous for its connection to Don Quixote. Continue through the Despeñaperros canyon and cross the border into the region of Andalusia before arriving in Cordoba. Enjoy a city tour to uncover Cordoba's Islamic heritage as you discover its ancient Islamic heritage and famous mosques. Stroll through the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter and soak up the unique atmosphere. In the afternoon, continue to Seville, a journey of approximately 2 hours. Seville is well known for its legendary tapas and Flamenco dancing. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay in Seville.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a panoramic tour of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda Bell Tower. Discover the popular neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Maria Luisa Park and the beautiful Plaza de España. In the afternoon, we recommend a stroll through the historic city center and enjoying Seville's fine tapas bars at your leisure. Alternatively, take an optional Flamenco Show.* Dinner and overnight stay in Seville.
* Optional Flamenco Show with drink: Enjoy an unforgettable evening of flamenco at Isla de La Cartuja. Relive the atmosphere of an old Sevillian cafe as you witness a stirring performance of song and dance. Includes one drink per person.
Breakfast at the hotel. Continue your journey through Andalusia today as you head east, through landscapes of endless olive trees, to Granada. Arrive in this ancient city, known as the last Moorish stronghold in Spain, and begin a tour of the Alhambra Complex, including the beautiful Generalife Gardens. Be inspired by the Islamic architecture and incredible views of the surrounding city. Afterwards, get settled at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day exploring at your leisure. We recommend an optional Zambra Flamenco Show.* Dinner and overnight stay in Granada.
* Optional Zambra Flamenco Show: Head to the 'Flamenco Temple' housed within an intimate cave setting to enjoy an evening of authentic Flamenco dance and soul-stirring music in the heart of Granada's Albacin Quarter. Discover an array of rhythmic styles and experience a journey through the ever-evolving art of Flamenco.
Breakfast at the hotel. You're headed north today, following a route along the Mediterranean coast. Make a stop in the city of Murcia, on the banks of the fertile Segura River, before continuing along the Costa Blanca towards Alicante, the second-largest city in the Valencian Community. Finally, head north to Valencia, a cosmopolitan city on the Mediterranean, famed for its romantic plazas, modern Science & Arts Architectural Complex and its beautiful beaches. It's also the home of the traditional Spanish dish: paella. Check-in at the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Take a stroll through the leafy Turia Park, the main artery of the city or go for a leisurely walk along the seafront where you can stop at the numerous bars for a drink. Be sure to try the famous Valencian drink Agua de Valencia, a potent orange-based cocktail. Overnight stay in Valencia.
Breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a city tour of Valencia. Drive through the atmospheric old town, home to historic buildings, before passing by the enormous Turia Park, located in the old river bed and the main hub of the city, where locals get together to socialise, exercise and relax. End the tour admiring the impressive City of Science and Arts Complex, a collection of six space-age buildings. In the early afternoon, head north along the coast towards Barcelona in Catalonia, a journey of around 3.5 hours, with a stop in Tarragona to see the Roman ruins of Tarraco. Arrive in Barcelona, a vibrant city known for its artistic heritage and the amazing architecture of Gaudi. Get settled at the hotel and enjoy the evening at your leisure, exploring the historic streets of the Barrio Gothic or strolling along the seafront in the old fishing neighborhood of Barceloneta. Overnight stay in Barcelona.
Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the diverse history of Barcelona as you begin the day with a morning city tour. Pass along the wide, leafy avenues of the Eixample neighborhood to see the modernist architecture of Gaudi, including La Pedrera and Casa Mila. Head up to the hills of Montjuïc to enjoy spectacular views of the old port and to see the impressive Olympic Village. Other highlights include the famous Columbus Monument and the modern Olympic Port. The afternoon is free at your leisure to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Why not hit the shops on Passeig de Gracia or explore some of the city's incredible art galleries and museums? Overnight stay in Barcelona.
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the city behind as you head southwest to Zaragoza, the capital of the Aragon region. Sat on the banks of the Ebro River, Zaragoza is famed for its beautiful Baroque-era architecture, which includes the 17th-century Basilica of Our Lady Pilar. After some free time in Zaragoza, continue your journey inland to Madrid, a drive of around 3 hours. Arrive back in the capital and get settled at the hotel, ready to enjoy your final evening in Spain at your leisure. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Spain to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your flight** back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day and the total duration of the trip would be 12 days.
11 days trip including flights*
10 days and 9 nights in destination
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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will always be replaced by one of the same, or a higher category.
Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
* Barcelona Local City Tax to be paid directly to the hotel.
* In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.
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