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Spanish Salsa 2014

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Sagrada Família in Barcelona, SpainAlhambra Palace in Granada, SpainChurch of Santo Tomé in Toledo, SpainPlaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain
Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, Spain
Plaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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    Family Experiences 2014
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  • Style: Family Experiences
  • Description: The colour and spectacle of Spain bursts across this fun family adventure – from the Kick-Off Party in Madrid to your Farewell Dinner in Barcelona. It's Insider moments like… stirring a pan full of steaming paella in the very city it was invented – as a Valencian chef shows how it's cooked and the children add in fresh local ingredients. Sitting down for dinner, you all taste your creation together. Seville adds more Spanish flavour as you dance the flamenco, learning the moves from a local dancer. And in Barcelona it's felt in our visit inside Camp Nou, Europe's largest football stadium, where you feel the passion the country, and continent, has for the sport.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to Madrid.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Bienvenidos a Madrid! After check-in, spend time exploring this amazing city! Later, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Kick-off Party and learn more about your Spanish adventure!


    Meal(s): (Kick-Off Party)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn Madrid

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  • Day 3

    TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING

    In Toledo, your walking tour with a Local Expert includes a visit to the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé. Toledo is renowned for steel and nearly all of the military swords in Spain were forged here! In the capital, Madrid, wander along wide tree-lined boulevards to see the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza de España and the Puerta del Sol on your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Expert.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    Hear tales of the legendary Don Quixote, a muddle-headed 'knight' who jousted with windmills! In Cordoba, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs with a Local Expert and learn about the region's rich Moorish history. Arrive later at your hotel in Seville and enjoy a spectacular Be My Guest Spanish-style barbecue this evening!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Novotel Marques Del Nervion

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  • Day 5

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Expert takes you on a sightseeing tour through Seville's tree-lined streets. Visit the beautiful cathedral with its mighty Giralda Bell Tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. See the pools of the Maria Luisa Park, built for the 1929 World's Fair, and walk through the Jewish quarter. This afternoon, enjoy a Local Speciality Flamenco dancing lesson taught by a Local Expert.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 6

    SEVILLE – GRANADA

    Marvel at the picturesque scenery as you drive to Granada. Your Local Expert takes you on a guided sightseeing tour, which includes a visit to one of the most impressive sights in Spain – the Moorish Alhambra Palace. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the 'Generalife' featuring stunning views across the town and surrounding hills from the terraces.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Alhamar

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  • Day 7

    GRANADA – GAUDIX – VALENCIA

    See the unique cave dwellings in Gaudix, some of which resemble small cottages, while others are walled earthen mounds with whitewashed chimneys sticking out from the top! Living underground helps the Andalucians escape from the fierce summer heat. In Valencia – renowned for its oranges – see the Bull Ring and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte. Paella was also invented here and tonight you enjoy a Local Speciality paella-making lesson plus you get to eat it afterwards!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with wine)

    Hotel: Primus Valencia

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  • Day 8

    VALENCIA – PEÑISCOLA – BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS)

    North along the coast in Peñiscola, stop to view the medieval fortified castle, built in the 13th century by the Knights Templar. Later in Barcelona, your Local Expert shows you all the city's major sights, including Gaudi's fantastic architectural creations, the Ramblas, Plaza Catalunya and the Gothic quarter featuring a magnificent Cathedral.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Barcelo Sants

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  • Day 9

    BARCELONA EXCURSION TO FC BARCELONA'S CAMP NOU

    This morning join your Travel Director for an included Unique Insight visit to Camp Nou - FC Barcelona's football stadium – the largest in Europe. Here you will visit the museum of the multiple winners of the Spanish Championship and UEFA Champions League. Then enjoy free time in the city to shop and explore, or join an optional experience to the nearby hilltop monastery of Montserrat. This evening, celebrate the end of your amazing trip with your Travel Director and newfound friends at a special Farewell Dinner.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 10

    BARCELONA - CANADA

    Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your Travel Director and travel companions at the end of this memorable Spanish adventure. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner in Seville.
  • Local Expert in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona.
  • Unique Insight Included 'Camp Nou' experience. Visit FC Barcelona's football stadium and visit the European football champions museum.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Speciality Learn how to make authentic Paella and then get to eat it too!
  • Local Speciality Learn how to Flamenco dance.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and Barcelona.
  • Orientations of Granada and Valencia.
  • Visit Puerto Lapice Inn, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Synagogue and Sao Tome in Toledo.
  • View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and the Opera House of Valencia.

Dining

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
  • 4 dinners (including Kick-off Party, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

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