Spanish Experience - Leisure Holidays

Spanish ExperienceSpain

From RM4,975 / per person for 8 nights
Take in the best of Spain on this trip, visiting Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona.

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Summary

The soulful heart of Spain from Madrid to Andalusia is yours to explore, from the tastes of tapas to the ornate Moorish architecture of Granada and Valencia's 19th Century Bullring. See Gaudi's Barcelona and medieval Toledo.


NOTES: Please note that not all departure date are definite.

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Itinerary

Transfer

On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1pm, and 3.30pm. Guest arriving later should make own arrangement to the first hotel.

Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona at 8am.


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.


Accommodation

Day 1-2: Occidental Castellana Norte/Occidental Este

Day 3-4 : MA Congress

Day 5: Macia Condor

Day 6: SH Florazar/Mas Camarena

Day 7-8: NH Sant Just 

Day 9: Depart Barcelona 

Sightseeing Tour

Day 1 - Arrive Madrid
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.


Day 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. 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.


Day 3 - Madrid - Toledo - Puerto Lápice - Seville
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. 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 Andalucía with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco.


Day 4 - Sevillie 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.


Day 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.


Day 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.


Day 7 - Valencia - Peniscola - Barcelona Sightseeing
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 Plaça Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc.


Day 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. This evening, dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday. 


Day 9 - Depart Barcelona
This morning say 'adiós' to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience.

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

11 meals as per itinerary - 8 buffet breakfasts, 3 three course dinners

Local Specialists

Local specialists to bring locations alive

Travel Director

An expert Travel Director and separate driver

Hotel Charges & Local Taxes

All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

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