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Spanish Wonder

9 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

This all-embracing exploration covers the principal Spanish cities: Madrid, Seville and Barcelona.

"An unforgettable trip"

Violetta from USA

About this trip

Explore every side of Andalusia, including its Moorish twist, and visit the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona – with passionate experts on every encounter.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… exploring Toledo's ancient cobbled streets with a local historian, who leads you into the cool tranquillity of the Church of Tomé to reveal the hidden meaning behind El Greco's Burial of Count Orgaz.


Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: WPWO

8 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

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Day 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 2

Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

Day 3

Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

Day 4

Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 5

Seville – Granada

Day 6

Granada – Guadix – Valencia

Day 7

Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Day 8

Barcelona Free Time

Day 9

Depart Barcelona

Day 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Welcome to Madrid. Relax or explore this lively city before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.

Hotel

Ayre Gran Colon

Meals

  • Welcome Reception

Day 1

Day 2

Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Watch craftsmen at work when you visit a traditional steel factory and gain a Cultural Insight into this historical craft. 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 Specialist. Later why not join your newfound friends for a typical Spanish dinner?

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 2

Day 3

Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

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

Hotel

Melia Lebreros

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Day 4

Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Giralda Bell Tower. 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 former Jewish Quarter. This evening experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic ranch with views over the Andalusian countryside.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 4

Day 5

Seville – Granada

Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a Local Specialist. 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.

Hotel

Carmen

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 5

Day 6

Granada – Guadix – Valencia

This morning travel 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 Bullring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie 'Tomorrowland'. Dine tonight at your hotel.

Hotel

Silken Puerta Velencia

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner with wine

Day 6

Day 7

Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (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. See Gaudi's architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Família. Walk Las Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuïc during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Tonight consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

Hotel

U232

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 7

Day 8

Barcelona Free Time

This morning enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore or join an Optional Experience 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Farewell Dinner

Day 8

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. Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be in Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions. Please note: You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be in Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Local Specialists
    For included sightseeing in Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona.

  • Cultural Insights
    Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo, see local craftsmen at work.

  • Be My Guest
    Traditional dinner on a ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washed village of Gerida.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona

    • Orientation of Valencia

    • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc Hill and Placa Catalunya in Barcelona

    • View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

    • 4 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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"Is simply the best way to position what our guests love to experience and what we love to deliver" - Gavin Tollman CEO


Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


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Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 33 Reviews

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    Service:

    Service rating : Excellent service. Everything went very smoothly, and was well organized.Product : The itinerary was fast paced, which allowed us to see a lot of stunning sights, but there was still enough free time to relax and wander on our own. The Alhambra was a favorite.

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    Service:

    Service rating : Our Spanish wonder tour was very enjoyable, our travel director, Matt Bauer, was excellent. His skills organising our large tour were commendable, he also had a very good knowledge of the history of the areas we passed through. We also were impressed with the local guides that

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    We thought that everything was amazing fun and organized. We would not hesitate to book another tour. So we DID. Going again in October on the trailblazer

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    Most is good, except dinner.

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    Service rating : Trafalgar tours are the best. The guides are energetic, patient, efficient and keep things on track.Product : The Spanish Wonder was perfect for us as first time to Spain travelers. It hit the highlights yet gave us enough time in each location to determine if we want to come

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