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Spanish Wonder (Winter 2013/2014)

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Barcelona, SpainPark Güell in Barcelona, SpainSagrada Família in Barcelona, SpainRoman bridge of Córdoba, SpainAlhambra Palace in Granada, SpainCibiles FountainRoyal Palace of Madrid, SpainPlaza de España in Seville, SpainChurch of Santo Tomé in Toledo, SpainPlaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Park Güell in Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Spain
Roman bridge of Córdoba, Spain
Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain
Cibiles Fountain
Royal Palace of Madrid, Spain
Plaza de España in Seville, Spain
Church of Santo Tomé in Toledo, Spain
Plaza de la Virgen in Valencia, Spain
  • Duration: 9 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2013-2014
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  • Style: Spain Portugal Morocco and France Regionals
  • Description: Visit the Puertadel Sol and the Plaza Mayor in Madrid, the striking Synagogue in Toledo and the Mosque of Caliphs in Cordoba. Discover the majestic monuments and attractions of Seville, Granada and Valencia. Fall in love with Barcelona, a lively, creative hub featuring Gaudi's architecture and the fascinating Gothic quarter.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    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)

    Hotel: Ayre Gran Colon

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  • Day 2

    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. Visit the Synagogue on your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España and the Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub, with your Local Guide.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    Travelling south from Madrid via Puerto Lapice − the town where Don Quixote was dubbed a knight − you arrive in 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)

    Hotel: Melia Lebreros

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  • Day 4

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    View the Giralda Bell Tower during your sightseeing tour of Seville with a Local Guide. See tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Take a walk through the fascinating Jewish Quarter. This evening, experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic local ranch.


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

  • Day 5

    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. See the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. The views over the town and surrounding hills are spectacular.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Alhamar

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  • Day 6

    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. See the Bull Ring in Valencia. Admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers, which once formed part of the city walls.


    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. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: U232 Hotel

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  • Day 8

    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, or join an excursion to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine.


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

  • Day 9

    DEPART BARCELONA

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


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Andalusian dinner on an authentic ranch with delicious local wine.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.
  • Local Guide For included sightseeing in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona.
  • Unique Insights Enjoy a walking tour through La Boqueria Market.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • MadridSightseeing includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and the Cervantes Memorial in the Plaza España.
  • ToledoVisit the Synagogue and the Church of Santo Tomé.
  • Puerto LapiceVisit the inn where Don Quixote was reputedly dubbed a knight.
  • CordobaVisit the Mosque of the Caliphs.
  • SevilleVisit the cathedral to see Columbus’ Tomb. Visit Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España.
  • GranadaVisit the Alhambra Palace.
  • GuadixSee the cave dwellings.
  • ValenciaSee the Town Hall, Cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers.
  • PeñiscolaSee the ancient castle.
  • 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.
  • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights:

    • The 21 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate Christmas in Granada where you will enjoy a delicious festive meal with all the trimmings. Experience the relaxed atmosphere of this beautiful Spanish city.
    • The 28 December 2013 departure
      Celebrate New Year's Eve in the enchanting city of Seville. Enjoy the party atmosphere after a delicious dinner of local specialities at a well-known local restaurant.

      Each of these specially arranged Festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.

Travel Highlights

  • Private Door-to-Door airport transfers in the UK.
  • 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 onboard restroom.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo and map.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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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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