Spanish Wonder End Madrid

Spanish Wonder End Madrid

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9 Days

Spanish Wonder End Madrid

9 Days Starting and ending in Madrid

Visiting:

Madrid

,

Toledo

,

Córdoba

,

Seville

,

Granada

,

Guadix

,

Valencia

,

Peniscola

,

Barcelona

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SWPWOM118

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

This tour is no longer available

Tour Overview

Savour shared moments with locals enjoying sangria in sun-dappled courtyards, zesty paella and the sounds of the Spanish guitar. On this journey, you’ll explore the wonders of Spain, from the ornate walls of the Alhambra to the Gothic Cathedral and Giralda Tower in Seville.

Highlights

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    Explore Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona with a Local Specialist

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    Discover Valencia

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    View the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

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    Connect With Locals Enjoy a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family. A welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard before learning how they produce olive oil.

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    Dive into Culture The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel.

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    Visit an inlaid steel factory, the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba?, the Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada and Montjuïc Hill and Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Welcome to Madrid

Location:

  Madrid


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ayre Gran Colon


Meals Included:

  No Meals


The lively capital of Spain is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with one of Europe's most soulful destinations. Relax in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and churros con chocolate in the Puerta del Sol. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception.

icon Day 2 : Explore Vibrant Toledo

Location:

  Toledo


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. We'll visit a traditional factory and Dive Into Culture, witnessing the age-old inlaid-steel craft, before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings in the Church of Santo Tomé – 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. We'll also visit the synagogue, before returning to Madrid where we’ll admire the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain with our Local Specialist. Spend the evening on your own, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.

icon Day 3 : Journey to Córdoba and on to Seville

Location:

  Córdoba, Seville


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Occidental Viapol


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moorish settlement. Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for the next two nights. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling skirts of a fiery flamenco show.

icon Day 4 : Discover Seville’s Sights

Location:

  Seville


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


This morning, we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the Moorish-inspired Maria Luisa Park, with its tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds, and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the ornate tomb of Christopher Columbus in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, we Connect With Locals, joining the Morillo family for a Be My Guest experience at their olive oil farm, where you’ll learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce.

icon Day 5 : Onwards to Granada

Location:

  Granada


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Occidental/Catalonia


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today, as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine.

icon Day 6 : Admire Iconic Architecture in Guadix and on to Valencia

Location:

  Guadix, Valencia


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Silken Puerta


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


This morning, we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We’ll see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area, then travel to Valencia, where we’ll see the Bullring and admire the medieval architecture. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science. This evening, dine at your hotel, and perhaps take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter.

icon Day 7 : Off to Coastal Peñíscola and Barcelona

Location:

  Peniscola, Barcelona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  U232/Barcelo Sants


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Head north, along the coast through the Levant region, and stop at Peñíscola, the 'City in the Sea'. View the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. Then, journey along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Admire this famous architect’s talents as we view his unfinished La Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882. See the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great Christopher Columbus, with your Local Specialist. From the hill of Montjuïc, we'll enjoy panoramic views of this enchanting city. Enjoy a free evening to spend as you wish. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

icon Day 8 : Uncover Gaudí's Barcelona

Location:

  Barcelona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudí's fantasy Park Güell, stroll through the enchanting Gothic Quarter or join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop the mountain of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, we celebrate a memorable journey through Spain with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner.

icon Day 9 : Farewell Spain

Location:

  Madrid


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Your coach returns to Madrid today. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

What's Included

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    1 Be My Guest

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    1 Dinner

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    1 Farewell Dinner

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    1 Welcome Reception

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    8 Breakfasts

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

Yes

Are flights included in this tour?

No

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

No

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

No

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Spanish Wonder End Madrid

9 Days Starting and ending in Madrid

Visiting:

Madrid

,

Toledo

,

Córdoba

,

Seville

,

Granada

,

Guadix

,

Valencia

,

Peniscola

,

Barcelona

Tour operator:

Trafalgar

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

SWPWOM118

Group size:

15 - 54

Age range:

5-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

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