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Spanish Wonder

9 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

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

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    • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
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      • Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine a cruise with a more in-depth guided holiday in Europe.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 28 April, 07 July, 04 August, 18 August, 22 September, 13 October and 20 October 2018 include 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • 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. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
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      About this trip

      Set your watch to a fiery Flamenco beat as you dance through the heart of Spain from Madrid to Andalusia, famed for its Sierra Nevada, Moorish-influenced architecture and the zesty scents of orange blossoms. Visit the ornate Alhambra Palace in Granada, Valencia’s 19th century Bullring and marvel at Gaudi’s Gothic gift to Barcelona, la Sagrada Familia.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: SPWO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

      • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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

        • Orientation of Valencia

        • 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

        • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc hill and Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
          (including Be My Guest) with local wine


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Spanish Wonder

      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

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      Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

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      Seville Sightseeing

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      Seville – Granada

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      Granada – Guadix – Valencia

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      Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

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      Barcelona

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      Depart Barcelona

      Day 1

      Arrive Madrid (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

      Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with one of Europe's most soulful destinations. Relax in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. This evening join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a fiery Welcome Reception, followed by an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights.

      Hotel

      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

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      Ayre Gran Colon

      Meals

      • Welcome Reception

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing Day 2 - Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

      We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. We'll visit a traditional factory to gain a Cultural Insight into the age-old steel craft before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings - 'The Burial of Count Orgaz' - in the Church of Santo Tomé. We'll also visit the synagogue during our guided walk through Toledo's winding cobblestone lanes. We return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes and Don Quixote at the Plaza de España and see Puerta del Sol, the city's hub with our Local Specialist. Spend your evening at leisure delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital, or perhaps join your newfound friends for a traditional Spanish dinner.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

      This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavour of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      Day 2

      Day 3

      Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights) Day 3 - Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

      Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moor settlement. Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for the next two nights. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling skirts of a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine.

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Zenit

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Discover The Origin Of "Tapas" & Evening In Old Seville

      Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavours and wines, before taking an atmospheric evening stroll through the charming old quarter of Seville.

      Adult Price: €53.00

      Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

      Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

      Adult Price: €40.00

      Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

      After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment.

      Adult Price: €69.00

      Day 3

      Day 4

      Seville Sightseeing Day 4 - Seville Sightseeing

      This morning we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Bell Tower of the Giralda, see the Moorish-inspired Maria Luisa Park with its tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds, and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, we join the Morillo family for a unique Be My Guest dinner at their olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

      Optional Experiences

      The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

      We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.

      Adult Price: €40.00

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      Seville – Granada Day 5 - Seville – Granada

      Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent pink-hued Alhambra Palace in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain as a palace, citadel and the home of the Nasrid sultans. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn.

      Hotel

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

      Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendour. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaicería quarter.

      Adult Price: €37.00

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      Granada – Guadix – Valencia Day 6 - Granada – Guadix – Valencia

      This morning we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we will stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the architecture of its medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. This evening dine at your hotel and take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter.

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      Silken Puerta

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Dinner with wine

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      Day 7

      Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights) Day 7 - Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola, the City in the Sea, to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We meander along the Costa Dorada to beguiling Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi architecture which we will have an opportunity to view in the unfinished La Sagrada Família Cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882. Stroll up Las Ramblas, see the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great discoverer, Christopher Columbus with your Local Specialist. Take a trip up Montjuïc for panoramic views of this enchanting city. The evening is yours to embrace the charm of Barcelona. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas, or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

      Join us for drinks and a Catalonian feast in the bustling city of Barcelona. After dinner, we’ll take you to see the spectacle of the famous Dancing Fountains, which were built for the 1929 World’s Fair and are one of the wonders of the modern world.

      Adult Price: €59.00

      Day 7

      Day 8

      Barcelona Day 8 - Barcelona

      Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudi's fairy-tale Park Guell, ramble through the enchanting Gothic Quarter or join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, we celebrate a memorable journey through Spain with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a special Farewell Dinner with wine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Mystical Montserrat

      Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.

      Adult Price: €40.00

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      Day 9

      Depart Barcelona Day 9 - Depart Barcelona

      For now it's a sad adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please 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 at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Be My Guest
        Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you'll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard

      • Cultural Insights
        The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest-quality steel

      • Hidden Treasures
        Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

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

        • Orientation of Valencia

        • 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

        • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc hill and Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona


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      Dining

        • 8 hot buffet breakfasts

        • 4 dinners
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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


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