Spanish Wonder - 2015

5 out of 5 stars

9 days

from €1188 pp

Trip available from May 2015 to Apr 2016.
"Trafalgar far exceeded our expectation"
Michelle , Jul 2014

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

It's Insider moments like… moving among locals at the maze-like La Boqueria market, picking at samples of regional Manchego cheese, Jamón Serrano and fat olives, as our Insider points out their favourite traders and tapas bars.

Trip type:
Country Explorer
Trip code:
SPWO

Large Map

Trip Itinerary

  • 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

  • 2.

    TOLEDO EXCURSION AND MADRID SIGHTSEEING

    This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. 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 new-found friends for a typical Spanish dinner?

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

  • 3.

    MADRID – CORDOBA – SEVILLE (2 NIGHTS)

    Travel southwards from Madrid, through La Mancha, to Cordoba. 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Zenit

  • 4.

    SEVILLE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda. 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    Carmen

  • 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 Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval Cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers. See the impressive modern architecture of the Opera House. Dine tonight at your hotel.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Dinner with wine

    Hotel

    Primus

  • 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 Familia. Walk the 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. Gain a Cultural Insight into the delicacies of Spanish cuisine with a guided walk through the food stalls of La Boqueria Market. Tonight, consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

    Hotel

    U232

  • 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.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

  • 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. 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 in Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

    Meal(s)

    Buffet Breakfast

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest

    Traditional dinner on a ranch in the Andalusian countryside near the white-washed village of Gerida.
  • Cultural Insights

    Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo, see local craftsmen at work.
    A walking tour through La Boqueria Market.
  • Local Specialists

    in Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Barcelona.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

What's Always Included

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Barcelona
  • Orientation of Valencia
  • View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Cuarte Towers and the Opera House of Valencia
  • Visit the Synagogue and Sao Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc hill and Placa Catalunya in Barcelona

Dining

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.
    4 dinners (including Welcome Reception, Be My Guest, three course dinner with wine and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hand-picked 4 or 5 star accommodation
  • 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

Optional Experiences

Notes

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Madrid

  • Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

    Adult Price: €60.00 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.

Seville

  • Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

    Adult Price: €39.00 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.
  • Discover Tapas and Old Seville at Night

    Adult Price: €52.00 Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste a myriad of flavours and different wines, before taking an atmospheric walk through the old quarter of Seville which has a certain charm, particularly in the evening.
  • The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza America

    Adult Price: €36.00 On this trip, you’ll begin with a visit to the elegant Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. You'll then journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza America which is a must for any visitor to Seville.
  • Discover Local Specialities and Medieval Mansions

    Adult Price: €37.00 Spain is the world's largest producer of olive oil, and on this tour you’ll have a chance to taste and learn all about it in a beautiful countryside setting. You’ll continue to Carmona, an enchanting city on the route of Washington Irving, with its medieval mansions and intriguing architecture.

Granada

  • Albaicin And Royal Chapel

    Adult Price: €34.00 Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicin 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 Alcaiceria quarter.

Barcelona

  • Catalonian Feast And The Dancing Fountains

    Adult Price: €57.00 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.
  • Montserrat

    Adult Price: €39.00 Join us for a trip out of Barcelona as we head for the sacred mountain of Catalonia. You’ll ascend this staggering rock formation for a chance to admire its spectacular panoramic views. Arrive at the Basilica Real where newlyweds come to pledge their vows to the mystical Black Virgin.
Prices & Availability
or Make an enquiry online

Speak to your local travel agent or call +44 207 468 4289

Other trips recommended to you

  • Best of Spain

    Explore Spain's best regions on this Country Explorer trip, including Madrid, Santander, Barcelona and Valencia.

  • Northern Spain

    This Country Explorer trip showcases the ultra-modern urban treats of Bilbao and its rural spots, like Covadonga.

  • Highlights of Spain and Portugal

    Visit the Cave Houses of Guadix, the Alhambra Palace and Seville Cathedral on this Regional Explorer trip.

  • Spanish Salsa

    Experience the colour and spectacle of Spain on this fun-filled Family Experiences trip.

  • Spain, Morocco and Portugal

    Discover ornate palaces, spice markets and the warmth of the Mediterranean sun on this Regional Explorer trip.

  • Best of Portugal

    Experience the best of Portugal as you discover Lisbon, Vilamoura, the Algarve, Oporto, Fatima and more.

You're visiting from Europe