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Iberian Explorer 2014

  • Duration: 13 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: Begin your Iberian adventure by marvelling at Gaudi's stunning Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, see the Bull Ring on a tour of sunny Valencia and cross the jagged Mora Pass to Granada. Lounge on the beach in Costa Del Sol and then cross the border to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon to take in breathtaking views of the city as you cross the Tagus. Finish your unforgettable trip in Europe's highest capital city, Madrid.
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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.

  • BARCELONA

    • + Dinner And Dancing Fountains 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 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.

    • + Guided Visit Of The Alhambra And Generalife Gardens Our Local Guide will take us on a guided tour of the beautiful Alhambra with its astonishing arrangement of courtyards with cool fountains and refreshing pools; through the landscaped gardens of the Generalife to the summer palace of the Muslim rulers of Granada, particularly enjoyable for its cool green terraced water gardens. (Subject to availability.)

  • COSTA DEL SOL

    • + The White Villages Of Andalusia And Dinner Visit one of the small, white, hill top villages typical of Andalusia. Perched high up, offering splendid views of the coastline. Later we dine in a local restaurant, with drinks included.

  • SEVILLE

    • + 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 Gothic Cathedral And Plaza De Espana We begin with a visit to the massive gothic cathedral with its Moorish 'Giralda' tower and the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Then, a must for any visitor to Seville, we visit the famous exhibition site of Plaza de Espana.

    • + 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.

  • LISBON

    • + Gourmet Dinner And Evening Orientation Your opportunity to enjoy the exclusive district of Estrela, its park, basilica and the Portuguese Parliament, on the way to a delicious gourmet dinner, followed by an evening drive along the banks of the mighty River Tagus.

    • + Fado With Dinner An evening's entertainment Portuguese style. Savour a typical meal with local aperitifs and wines. Then relish the opportunity of watching the Portuguese demonstrate their folk dancing before listening to the unequalled Fado singing.

    • + Seafood Dinner By The Tagus River Take a ferry across the mighty Tagus River and enjoy typical Portuguese seafood and fish specialities at a local restaurant. After dinner cross the impressive Suspension Bridge for a sweeping view over the Portuguese capital.

    • + Sintra and Cascais And The Estoril Coast We leave Lisbon for the slopes of the Sierra de Sintra, an area studded with palaces. After visiting an impressive palace, we see the fashionable resort of Estoril before returning to Lisbon by way of the quaint fishing village of Cascais.

  • 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.

    • + Excursion To Toledo Visit the ancient capital of Spain, situated above the River Tagus. It contains the nation's principal Cathedral as well as some of El Greco's famous views. Echoes of Moorish and Jewish cultures abound. It is also famed for the production of Damascene work - intricate inlaid gold decorating jewellery and craftwork.

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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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