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Spanish Experience

9 Days 1 Country 6 Cities

Take in the best of Spain on this trip, visiting Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona.

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      15 Days 1 Country 9 Cities

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      Madrid, Spain

      Return date

      Barcelona, Spain

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      i Flights available

      Early payment discount

      Was: PP

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      Code: XXXXX

        Extensions available for this trip

        Secure your trip with a deposit today

        Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

        Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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          • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
          • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
          • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
          • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
          • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

          About this trip

          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 i

          Trip code: SPAX

          8 Nights

          accommodation

          11 Meals
          • 8 Buffet Breakfasts

          • 3 Three course dinners

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          Highlights

          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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

            • Granada
              Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

            • Guadix
              View the cave homes in "Barrio Troglodyte"

            • 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


          What's Included

          Dining

            • 8 Buffet Breakfasts

            • 3 Three course dinners


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          Unbeatable Features

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            • 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


           

          Spanish Experience

          Your 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
          Occidental Castellana Norte/Occidental Este

          Optional Experiences

          Old Madrid with a Taste of Tapas

          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.

          Adult Price: €29.00

          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

          Optional Experiences

          Segovia World Heritage Site - Its Ancient Aqueduct & Fairy-tale Castle

          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.

          Adult Price: €45.00

          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 Congress

          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

          Optional Experiences

          Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

          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.

          Adult Price: €40.00

          The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

          We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.

          Adult Price: €40.00

          Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

          After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, 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.

          Adult Price: €69.00

          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

          Optional Experiences

          Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

          Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín 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 Alcaicería quarter.

          Adult Price: €37.00

          Gypsy Night Out in Old Granada

          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.

          Adult Price: €34.00

          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
          SH Florazar/Mas Camarena

          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 Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

          Meal(s)
          Buffet Breakfast
          Hotel
          NH Sant Just

          Optional Experiences

          Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

          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.

          Adult Price: €59.00

          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

          Optional Experiences

          Mystical Montserrat

          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.

          Adult Price: €40.00

          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 CostSaver extra night hotel in Madrid at approximately 6pm.

          Meal(s)
          Buffet Breakfast

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          What's Included

          Sightseeing Highlights

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

            • Granada
              Enjoy a scenic drive to this Moorish city

            • Guadix
              View the cave homes in "Barrio Troglodyte"

            • 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


          What's Included

          Dining

            • 8 Buffet Breakfasts

            • 3 Three course dinners


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          What's Included

          Unbeatable Features

          $name
            • 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


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