Spanish Salsa - 2014

9 days

"Service is above excellent"

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.

Trip type:
Family Experiences
Trip code:
FPWO

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Trip Itinerary

  • 1.

    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

  • 2.

    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

  • 3.

    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

  • 4.

    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

  • 5.

    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

  • 6.

    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

  • 7.

    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

  • 8.

    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

  • 9.

    DEPART BARCELONA

    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

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest

    Enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner in Seville.
  • Hidden Treasure

    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Expert

    in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona.
  • Local Speciality

    Learn how to make authentic Paella and then get to eat it too!
    Learn how to Flamenco dance.
  • Unique Insight

    Included 'Camp Nou' experience. Visit FC Barcelona's football stadium and visit the European football champions museum.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

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

Dining

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners

    (including Kick-off Party, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

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

Airport Transfers

Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page

Optional Experiences

Madrid

  • Fountains And Plazas Of Madrid With Dinner

    Adult Price: €60.00

    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.

  • Evening Introduction To Madrid

    Adult Price: €29.00

    A walking tour through Old Madrid, its monumental Plaza Mayor, atmospheric alleyways and emblematic squares with our Local Guide, including a drink and a snack in one of its famous downtown 'tapas' bars, followed by a tour of the illuminated city.

Seville

  • Flamenco Evening

    Adult Price: €39.00

    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

    Adult Price: €36.00

    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.

  • Dinner Of Andalusian Specialties Tapas And The Atmosphere Of Old Seville

    Adult Price: €52.00

    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.

  • Excursion To Carmona

    Adult Price: €37.00

    Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil. This is your chance to experience, feel, smell, taste and learn how to appreciate good olive oil. At a location set in the middle of beautiful countryside, surprise yourself finding the fruity taste, or tomato flavour of locally produced oil and the many other nuances you cannot even imagine. We continue to Carmona, an enchanting city on the route of Washington Irving, with its medieval mansions and appealing architecture.

Granada

  • Gypsy Night Out

    Adult Price: €33.00

    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.

Barcelona

  • Dinner And Dancing Fountains

    Adult Price: €57.00

    First we enjoy a typical dinner in this cosmopolitan city, with drinks included, followed by the opportunity to see the famous 'Dancing Fountains', built for the Worlds Fair of 1929 and one of the wonders of the modern world.

  • Montserrat

    Adult Price: €37.00

    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.

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