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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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    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 30 November 2019, 01 February and 14 March 2020 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
    • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Barcelona. The 23 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville. The 27 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Granada. The 29 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Seville. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
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    Madrid, Spain

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    Barcelona, Spain

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      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 30 November 2019, 01 February and 14 March 2020 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Drinking Water: Tap water is safe to drink in all of the destinations on this trip. Please remember to bring a water bottle.
      • Christmas & New Year's Eve Highlights: The 19 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Barcelona. The 23 December 2019 departure will celebrate Christmas in Seville. The 27 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Granada. The 29 December 2019 departure will toast New Year's Eve in Seville. Each of these specially arranged festive meal celebrations will replace one of the included meals featured in the itinerary.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • 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, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia 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).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      This zesty fiesta through Spain includes the ornate Alhambra Palace in Granada, Valencia's 19th-century Bullring and Gaudí's Gothic gift to Barcelona - La Sagrada Família.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WPWO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      12 Meals
      • 8 breakfasts

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

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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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 Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

        • 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 Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 breakfasts

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


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      What's Included

      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

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


      1. Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

      Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain is our launch pad 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 an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception, and an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights.

      Meal(s)
      Welcome Reception
      Hotel
      Ayre Gran Colón

      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 and 'Dive Into Culture', witnessing the age-old inlaid-steel craft, before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings in the Church of Santo Tomé - 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. We'll also visit the synagogue, then return to Madrid where we'll admire views of the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park with our Local Specialist. Spend the evening on your own, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.

      Meal(s)
      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 experiencing the traditional flavour of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.

      Adult Price: €61.00

      3. Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

      Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moorish 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 in a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Meliá Lebreros

      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

      4. Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

      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's ornate tomb in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Morillo family for a Be My Guest dinner at their olive oil mill, where you'll learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Be My Guest

      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. Cancellation within 24 hours will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

      Adult Price: €41.00

      5. Seville – Granada

      Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today, as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built during the 14th century, towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Allegro

      Optional Experiences

      Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

      Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín, UNESCO 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

      6. Granada – Guadix – Valencia

      This morning, we journey via Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area, then travel to Valencia, where we'll view the Bullring and admire its medieval architecture. 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. This evening, dine at your hotel and take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Eurostars Rey Don Jaime

      7. Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

      Head north, along the coast through the Levant region, and stop at Peñíscola, the City in the Sea. View the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. Then, journey along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Admire this famous architect's talents at his unfinished La Sagrada Família Cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882. See the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great Christopher Columbus, with your Local Specialist. Later, take a trip up Montjuïc for panoramic views of this enchanting city. Enjoy a free evening to spend as you wish. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
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      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

      8. Barcelona Free Day

      Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudí's fantasy Park Güell, stroll 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.

      Meal(s)
      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

      9. Depart Barcelona

      For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • Connect with Locals
        Enjoy a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family. Start with a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard before learning how they produce olive oil. (Day 4)

      • Dive into Culture
        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. (Day 2)

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

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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 Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

        • 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 Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 breakfasts

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


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      What's Included

      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

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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