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Spanish Wonder Preview 2014

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Barcelona, SpainCibiles FountainPlaza de España in Seville, SpainChurch of Santo Tomé in Toledo, SpainPlaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Cibiles Fountain
Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, Spain
Plaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
  • Duration: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe Preview 2014
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  • Style: Spain Portugal Morocco and France Regionals
  • Description: Admire the beauty of Spain as you cross this spectacular country. Cultural Madrid, passionate Seville, Moorish Granada, cosmopolitan Barcelona - you’ll quickly uncover the hidden secrets of each unique region to see what makes this country tick!
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to Madrid.

  • Day 2

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Madrid! Relax or explore this lively city. Later, meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travellers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

  • Day 3

    TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING

    Your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings – The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the Synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España, and see Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub with your Local Guide. Why not join your new friends for an optional dinner at a welcoming restaurant?


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 4

    MADRID - CORDOBA - SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel southwards from Madrid, through La Mancha, to Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your Local Guide. Tonight, you might like to take an excursion to watch a fiery flamenco show.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Meet your Local Guide for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Finally, take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic ranch with views over the Andalusian countryside.


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

  • Day 6

    SEVILLE - GRANADA

    Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a Local Guide. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Walk through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 7

    GRANADA - GUADIX - VALENCIA

    Travel from Granada, via the Mora Pass, and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. In Valencia, view the Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers which once formed part of the city walls. Dine tonight at your hotel.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 8

    VALENCIA - PEÑISCOLA - BARCELONA (2 NIGHTS)

    Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    BARCELONA SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    This morning, see Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuic during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Guide. Enjoy your Unique Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore. Perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the shrine of Montserrat. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine.


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

  • Day 10

    BARCELONA - CANADA

    Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travelers, and Travel Director at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Traditional dinner on a ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washedvillage of Gerida.
  • Local Guide in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona.
  • Unique Insight A walking tour through La Boqueria Market.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MadridSightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza España, and the Cibeles Fountain.
  • ToledoVisit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé with your Local Guide.
  • Puerto LapiceVisit the inn where Don Quixote was reputedly dubbed a knight.
  • CordobaVisit the Mosque of the Caliphs with your Local Guide.
  • SevilleVisit the cathedral to see Columbus’ Tomb. Visit Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España.
  • GranadaVisit the Alhambra Palace with your Local Guide.
  • GuadixView the cave homes in “Barrio Troglodyte”.
  • ValenciaSee the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers.
  • PeñiscolaView the ancient castle overlooking the beach.
  • BarcelonaView Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, see the monument to Columbus and visit Plaça de Catalunya and Las Ramblas with your Local Guide.

Dining

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 evening meals including:
  • Welcome Reception including light snacks and welcome drinks with your Travel Director in Madrid.
  • 1 three-course dinner with local wine.
  • Be My Guest Dinner in Seville.
  • Farewell Dinner with wine in Barcelona.

Travel Highlights

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

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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