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Spanish Wonder

9 Days 1 Country 10 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: SPWO

8 Nights

accommodation

12 Meals
  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts.

  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest).

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

Spanish Wonder

Your Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Day 2

Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

Day 3

Madrid – Cordoba – 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 / Melia Casitlla

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

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 – 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.

Hotel

Hesperia

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Discover Tapas and Old Seville at Night

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 specialities, 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 with an included drink.

Adult Price: €69.00

Day 3

Day 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza America

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.

Adult Price: €38.00

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 / Sercotel Gran Lune de Granada

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Albaicin And The Royal Chapel

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.

Adult Price: €35.00

Spanish Olive Oil Experience and the White Town of Carmona

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.

Adult Price: €38.00

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 Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte 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

Primus / Tryp Oceanic

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

Hotel

U232 Hesperia Tower

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 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

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

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. 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 9

The Trafalgar Difference

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

    • Orientation of 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 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 with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Hand-picked 4 and 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

    • 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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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

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    Service rating : The service was exceptional and fun filled. Couldn't have asked for a better Travel director - together with our driver they made the tour.Product : Itinerary was well planned and gave us a taste of the Spanish culture.

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    Service rating : our tour director on the European traveller was just awesome! He was friendly, organized, punctual, saw to all our wants and needs plus more. We enjoyed the scheduled events and also the hidden surprises he organized. Our bus driver was just great also.Product : Spain was

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    Service rating : Loved the Irish trip ,we got to see a lot. The Spanish trip was disappointing as we seemed to drive a lot and not see much. It was called the Spanish Wonder and we did wonder what some of it was aboutProduct : the whole trip seemed rushed.

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    Javier is a great TD and very funny

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    Service rating : Javier our guide was so Amazing and Santana our driver .. Perfect . Greg my travel adgent withAuto club . Really went above and beyond my expectations 💋Product : Wow !! The title is correct .. Spanish Wonder .. Amazing Adventure !! We were 45 strong and we all got along so

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