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Best of Spain 2014

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Roman bridge of Córdoba, SpainPrado MuseumPlaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
Roman bridge of Córdoba, Spain
Prado Museum
Plaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
  • Duration: 16 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: This sample of everything Spanish reveals its best, and most debated, sides – from its cosmopolitan city life to its on-going passion for Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls. It’s Insider moments like… sipping sangria with the Martin family in the cool and shady courtyard of their hacienda, surrounded by acres of olive groves and orange orchards. Watching the process of olives being turned into oil – an essential of Mediterranean Spanish life. And sampling a selection of this golden elixir before sitting down to dine with your hosts under the Andalusian sky. There’s more Spanish cuisine among the throngs at the Boqueria Market in Barcelona, as you’re guided to the best stalls in this ancient trading place.
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Optionals

On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.


A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.

  • SEVILLE

    • + Dinner Of Andalusian Specialties Tapas And The Atmosphere Of Old Seville First we dine on a selection of mouth-watering Andalusian specialties, so popular in this region of Spain. You will be able to enjoy a myriad of different tastes and wines before taking an atmospheric walk through the old quarter of Seville, which has a special magic in the evening.

    • + Flamenco Evening No visit to Andalucia would be complete without feeling the passion, rhythm and magic of a flamenco show. Let us take you to the best in town, and offer you 90 minutes of pure entertainment. Drink included.

    • + The Moorish Alcazar And Archives De Las Indias We begin with the elegant Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. Then, a glimpse into the historic past of Spain with a tour of the Archives de Las Indias, the ancient Merchants' Exchange of Seville, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • COSTA DEL SOL

    • + Excursion To Malaga And Wine Tasting A trip to Malaga, known as the capital of the Costa del Sol, with its palm-tree-lined avenues, its lively harbour busy with cruise-liners and its long sandy beaches. We visit the Moorish castle of Gibralfaro and admire the splendid views over the city from its parapets. Then we visit the old town and enjoy a guided tour of the house in which Picasso was born. We also visit the old Jewish quarter and admire the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheatre. We end our excursion at a local winery where we taste some of the local vintages.

    • + Excursion To Mijas And Dinner This small, hill top village is one of the most charming and typical of Andalusia. Perched high up, it offers splendid views of the coastline. Its quaint, narrow streets with white-washed houses, its unusual donkey taxi service and unique square bullring are only some of its attractions - the shopper will find even more! Our evening will end with a Mediterranean dinner at a coastal restaurant.

    • + Marbella, Puerto Banus And Dinner In A Country Inn First a drive along the old coast road to the jet set resort of Marbella. After a walk round the old town with our Local Guide, on to the nearby Marina of Puerto Banus (home to bigger yachts than Monaco in the summer), enjoy some free time, before a beautiful countryside drive on our way to dinner in a local Andalusian Inn.

  • MADRID

    • + Fountains And Plazas Of Madrid With Dinner This evening tour offers us the chance to admire the elegance of the new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before we experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a little idle chat and people-watching as they sip an aperitif before dinner. Drinks included.

  • BARCELONA

    • + Gothic Quarter and Dinner Whet your appetite with a walking tour of the old Gothic Quarter, where Barcelona was born. Meander the beautiful medieval streets and century-old architecture with our Local Guide. Then we're off to the marina of Port Olympic where we'll enjoy great Mediterranean food in a lovely, relaxing atmosphere.

    • + Montserrat Leaving Barcelona, we head for the sacred mountain of Catalonia. Ascending this staggering rock formation we admire its spectacular panoramic views before arriving at the Basilica Real. Here, newly-weds pledge their vows to the mystical Black Virgin.

  • GRANADA

    • + Gypsy Night Out This evening we are taken to the old quarter of Granada, which affords the finest views over the illuminated Alhambra Palace. Here we will enjoy the passionate Zambra dances by Sacromonte's famous gypsies - a fiery emotive performance unique to the gypsies who live in these caves around. One drink is included.

  • Gibraltar

    • + A Guided Tour Of The Rock Of Gibraltar A tour of the Rock of Gibraltar, one of the pillars of Hercules, by private mini bus affording magnificent views of the meeting of the Atlantic and Mediterranean and the Spanish Sierra. We also visit St. Michael`s cave and see the Barbary apes.

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, 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. 
  • ^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.

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