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Spanish Experience 2014

  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Costsaver 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: See Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, before admiring the striking Synagogue in Toledo. Seville, Granada and Valencia reveal a wealth of majestic monuments and you'll fall in love with lively and creative Barcelona, famous for its bustling Las Ramblas and Gaudi's architecture.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE MADRID (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later, meet with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. This evening, spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savour local ‘tapas' at a café on the Plaza Mayor.

    Hotel: Confortel Alcala Norte

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  • Day 2

    MADRID SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Your Local Guide shows you the sights of Madrid including the Cibeles fountain, the Gran Via, the Paseo de la Castellana and the Puerta del Sol. At Plaza de España, admire the monument to Cervantes. Afterwards, consider an excursion to the medieval city of Segovia - a UNESCO World Heritage site. This evening, you might be tempted by Madrid's nightlife, where the locals dine late and enjoy the open-air cafés and vibrant atmosphere until the early hours!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    MADRID – TOLEDO – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    In the medieval city of Toledo – the ancient capital of Castile – your Local Guide takes you on a walking tour through the quaint streets for views of the cathedral and synagogue. Toledo has been a traditional sword-making, steel-working centre since about 500 BC and was the standard source of weaponry for the Roman Legions; visit a steel workshop to see some fine examples of this age-old craft. Your journey continues south to Puerto Lapice where, reputedly, Don Quixote was dubbed ‘a knight' by a local innkeeper. The plains of La Mancha give way to the hills of Andalusia with striking whitewashed villages and churches. Arrive in Seville, a vibrant city and the home of bullfighting and flamenco!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Gran Lar

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  • Day 4

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Admire the great monuments and sights of Seville with your Local Guide. View the pools and pavilions in Maria Luisa Park, constructed for the 1929 World's Fair. Marvel at the mighty cathedral and La Giralda. Tonight, you might like to experience the fire and passion of a Spanish flamenco show!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    SEVILLE – GRANADA

    A picturesque drive through beautiful villages. Enjoy an orientation of Granda and there is also a chance to join an optional excursion to explore the Alhambra Palace and gardens, subject to ticket availability.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Macia Condor

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  • Day 6

    GRANADA – GUADIX – VALENCIA

    Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue through Murcia and the forests of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange groves. See the bull ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Cuarte during your orientation tour. Later, arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travellers.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Abba Acteon

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  • Day 7

    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. Your Local Guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour, which includes Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and the Plaza Catalunya. See the lively Ramblas and enjoy spectacular views of the city from Montjuïc. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities!


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Hesperia Sant Just

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  • Day 8

    BARCELONA FREE TIME

    Today is free for you to explore this fascinating city. As well as having a rich Roman and medieval heritage, Barcelona also has a reputation for fun! Why not visit the monastery in the rocky mountains of Montserrat to see the Black Madonna? This evening, dine with your companions and celebrate a memorable holiday.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 9

    DEPART BARCELONA

    This morning, say ‘adios' to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travellers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience! Transfers are available to Barcelona Airport. Conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MadridSightseeing with your Local Guide includes Puerta del Sol, the Cervantes Memorial and the Cibeles Fountain.
  • ToledoSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the synagogue and cathedral. Visit a steel workshop.
  • Puerto LápiceVisit the inn where Don Quixote is said to have been dubbed a knight.
  • SevilleSightseeing with your Local Guide includes views of the Cathedral and Giralda Tower.
  • GranadaOrientation drive through the city with views of the cathedral.
  • ValenciaSee the town hall, Cathedral, and Serrano and Cuarte Towers.
  • PeñiscolaSee the ancient castle overlooking the beach.
  • BarcelonaSightseeing with your Local Guide includes Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the Ramblas and views from Montjuïc.

Dining

  • 8 buffet breakfasts
  • 3 three course dinners

Travel Highlights

  • A stylish wallet, travel documents and map.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • 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 trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.

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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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