Overview

Passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is both a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined.

What’s included

• 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

Not Included
• 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

Details

Duration: 8 days & 7 nights

Travel Style: Guaranteed Departure

Minimum Passengers: 2
Based on double occupancy

Type of Service: Shared
Small group experience | All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full itinerary
Please Note

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour you will be advised of any amendments.

Accommodations

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.

DAY 1 | (ARRIVAL) Madrid

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

| Overnight in Madrid
DAY 2 | Madrid

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.

| Overnight in  Madrid
|  Breakfast
DAY 3 | Madrid

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

| Overnight in Madrid
|  Breakfast
DAY 4 | Valencia

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).

| Overnight in Valencia
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | Barcelona

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.

| Overnight in Barcelona
|  Breakfast
DAY 6 | Barcelona

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.

| Overnight in Barcelona
|  Breakfast
DAY 7 | Barcelona

After breakfast, free day at leisure to discover the city.

| Overnight in Barcelona
|  Breakfast
DAY 5 | (DEPART) Barcelona

After breakfast, you will be transferred from hotel to Barcelona Airport for your departing flight.

 
|  Breakfast
Departures
Hotels
Hotel Mayorazgo

Hotel Mayorazgo’s elegant rooms have a flat-screen TV. The hotel is next to Madrid’s Gran Via, a short walk from Plaza España and the Royal Palace.

Plaza de España and Santo Domingo Metro Stations are both 500 feet away. They provide easy access to the Art Triangle, the Retiro Park and Madrid Barajas Airport.

The Hotel Mayorazgo has a Mediterranean restaurant and a bar, with classic design and a relaxing fountain. There is an elegant piano bar with live music.

Each room at the hotel is air-conditioned and spacious. Rooms come with a trouser press and a full private bathroom with a hairdryer. A mini-bar and safe are available for an additional charge.

The Hotel Mayorazgo has a gift shop and a tour desk. The hotel can also arrange airport transfers, car rental and packed lunches.

Madrid City Center is a great choice for travelers interested in tapas, architecture and parks.

Hotel Valencia Center

Hotel Valencia Center is a quarter mile from Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences, 2 miles from the center of the city. It features a sauna, gym and outdoor pool, and free Wi-Fi.

The hotel is a 10 minute walk from Ayora Metro Station with services to the center of the city and the airport. It takes 5 minutes by bus to the beach or city center, and there is a bus stop across from the hotel.

All air-conditioned rooms have a satellite TV, safe and minibar. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

The hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. There is a bar and room service is available.

Barcelona Center

Barcelona Center is 1,300 feet from Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia Avenue, and a 10-minute walk from Plaza Catalunya. Guests have free access to the sauna, small gym and rooftop hydromassage tub.

The modern air-conditioned rooms at the Barcelona Center Hotel have satellite TV and free internet connection via modem. There is a mini-bar and safe, and the private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and amenities.

The Center Hotel has a traditional Spanish restaurant. There is also a bar and a terrace. Room service is available and packed lunches can be requested.

There is a 24-hour front desk, and you can hire a car from the tour desk. Parking is available nearby for an additional charge.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Useful info about our trips

  • UPGRADED HOTELS AVAILABLE (for an additional fee)

  • All tours and entrance fees are included

  • All taxes are included and NO HIDDEN FEES

  • International Airfare is not included, but we can book it for you at very competitive rates

  • Alterations

    A transfer fee may be assessed for alterations to packages, itineraries/tours and suggested arrival/departure dates

  • Price are based on double occupancy

    Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. Prices for vacation packages are subject to change without notice.

  • All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger.

  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.

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