Spain: Capitals of Spain
Our Itineraries are provided as a preview of what to expect on our tours. Please, note, that itineraries are subject to change.
Arrive in Madrid and be transferred from the airport to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering the vibrant city of Madrid at your leisure
After breakfast, make your own to the starting point for a morning city sightseeing tour of Madrid, a tour which will take you through the main avenues of the city. Highlights of the tour include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate the Plaza de España, Moncloa, and Plaza de Ventas (the Bullring) - we will panoramically see most of the representative buildings and sites in Madrid. The morning tour concludes with an interior guided visit of the Royal Palace, the former residence of Spanish Royalty which remains in use for official Government ceremonies today. Afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast, make your own way to the starting point for a full day regular (panoramic sightseeing and walking tour) excursion to Toledo. Toledo was the capital of Spain during several centuries, Known as the City of Three Cultures, between the XIII and XIV centuries, Muslim, Jewish and Christain populations lived peacefully together creating a great and flourishing cultural center. After arrival in Toledo (approx. 1 hour from Madrid) the guided walking tour will commence in the Historical Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will include entrance and guided visits to the Synagogue de Santa Maria, the Church of St. Tome (where you will see El Greco's masterpiece - The Burial of the Count Orgaz) the Cristo de La Luz Mosque and the Cathedral. You will feel the history in the air as you enjoy walking the narrow streets and seeing the diverse architecture from different periods
After breakfast, make your way to the centrally located Atocha Train station to catch the Train to Valencia. Upon arrival, head to your selected hotel. Valencia, located in on of the Mediterranean Coast, is famed for Historical Centre and splendid public gardens. It was recovered for the Christian kingdom in the middle ages by the mythical El Cid. In the morning, we suggest a visit to the Gothic cathedral, where the bell tower called ``Micalet' is the symbol of the town. La Lonja (the XVth exchange market) and the old market are also very singular. A 'must' to be visited whilst in Valencia is the architecturally impressive project of the Cuidad de Las Artes y Las Ciencias (The City of Arta and Sciences).
After breakfast, further, explore Valencia until making your way to the Train Station for your scheduled train departure time to Barcelona. On arrival in Barcelona, make your way to your hotel and thereafter start to get acquainted with Barcelona and enjoy the remainder of your day at your leisure.
After breakfast, make your own way to the starting point for a morning classic regular city tour. The start of the tour commences with panoramic visits of the elegant and famed Paseo de Gracia (home to some of Gaudi's best-known works) and continues toward the sea to take some of the changes brought when Barcelona hosted the Olympics in 1992. We will see the Olympic Village and Port, the beach and fishing neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, the old Port and the Plaza de Colon (the start of the famed Las Ramblas) until we reach Montjuic, where we will take the Cable car for spectacular views of the city, After visiting the Poble Espanyol, we return to the city passing the impressive Plaza de Sepanya. We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya where our guided walking tour of the historic center commences where we will see and stroll Las Ramblas, The Gothic Quarter and St Jaumes Square before our tour terminates. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
After breakfast, free day at leisure to discover the city.
After breakfast, you will be transferred from hotel to Barcelona Airport for your departing flight.
• Meet & greet upon arrival at airport
• Arrival and departure airport transfers
• 3 nights in Madrid at Mayorazgo or similar
• 1 night in Valencia at Hotel Valencia Center or similar
• 3 nights in Barcelona at Barcelona Center or similar
• Daily breakfast
• Half-day regular visit to Madrid (including the Royal Palace)
• Half-day visit in Toledo (includes entrance tickets to The Cathedral, San Tome Church, the Synagogue and the Mosque)
• Half day regular visit in Barcelona (includes entrance tickets to the Poble Espanyol and the Montjuic Cable Car)
• Train ticket in tourist class: Madrid, Valencia, and Barcelona
• Entrance fee to the monuments
• Porter Fees
• Any entrance tickets to any museums or monuments other than those specified above
• Any other meals, in any hotel or restaurant
• Any English speaking hostess during any transfer
• Tips and personal extras
• Any service not expressly mentioned in the items listed above
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