CLASSICAL SPAIN TOUR

Madrid - Granada - Malaga - Seville - Zaragoza - Montserrat - Barcelona

validity

valid until March 2021

duration

8 days / 7 nights

PEAK SEASON

USD1240

MID SEASON

USD1165

LOW SEASON

USD1085

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD1085 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS



Madrid: Praga, NH Ventas, Melia Avenida America, Ilunion Alcala Norte, Weare Chamartin Elba Madrid Alcala, Novotel Madrid City Las Ventas
Granada: Hotel Saray, Sercotel Gran Luna de Granada
Seville: Silken Al-Andalus Palas Sevilla, Ribera de Triana
Barcelona: Novotel St Joan Despi, Catalonia Atenas, Catalonia Park Putxet, Catalonia Barcelona

DEPARTURE DATES


2020
Jul 04, 11, 18, 25
Aug 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
Sep 05, 12, 19, 26
Oct 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
Nov 07, 14, 21, 28
Dec 05, 12, 19, 26


2021
Jan 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
Feb 06, 13, 20, 27
Mar 06, 13, 20, 27

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Arrival transfer
  • City tour in: Madrid, Granada, Seville, Poblet, Barcelona
  • Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana / Gran Via in Madrid, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Albaicin in Granada, Historic Center of Sevilla, Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna in Barcelona
  • Ticket Admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Alhambra Palace and Geralife Gardens in Granada, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona
  • Train: Montserrat
  • High Speed Train: Seville – Zaragoza with transfers included
  • 1 Lunch or Dinner included in: Granada

ITINERARY

DAY 1 - MADRID

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.


Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de Es­paña and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options.

DAY 2 - MADRID

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the Retiro Park.


Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer.The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. We then visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. A visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) is next, this is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure. At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different cuisines such as local Spanish food, international, and Chinese. Enjoy a pleasant dinner of your choice, then return to hotel together

DAY 3 - MADRID - GRANADA

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer.


We leave Madrid in the early morning (if the group of English­ speaking travelers is small, they may share the trip to Granada with Spanish ­speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LAPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros, arriving in GRANADA. Lunch included. In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times. In the evening we visit the Albaicín district of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you canenjoy dinner in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight, you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­romonte. Note: In the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville(which have similar architecture and features).

DAY 4 - GRANADA - MALAGA - MARBELLA - RONDA - SEVILLE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Costa del Sol and the Andalusian village of Ronda.


Departing from Granada and travelling towards the Costa del Sol, we will arrive in MALAGA and explore the historic centre, with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Stopping in PUERTOBANUS, Marbella, a pretty resort known as a playground for Europe’s rich and famous. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills until we reach RONDA, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuing to SEVILLE, arriving in the late afternoon.

DAY 5 (WED) - SEVILLE

After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda (bell tower), the banks of the
Guadalquivir River, popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España. (note: If the group is fewer than fifteen travellers, it
can be arranged in both Spanish and English). After the tour, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII). Here there are many different types of restaurantes for you to choose from, enjoy your dinner.

DAY 6 - SEVILLE- ZARAGOZA - POBLET - MONTSERRAT - BARCELONA

Leaving Seville in the early morning, you will be transferred to the train station to take a confortable highspeed train to Zaragoza. In a little under four hours, you will cover the 850 km between Seville and Zaragoza. In ZARAGOZA you will join the group and have free time to visit this impressive Pilar Basilica and enjoy the city centre. We continue to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by its walls in a beautiful site that is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then proceed to the Monastery of Montserrat where you will go up the mountain on a rack train to see its fantastic scenery. Following this we will continue to BARCELONA, arriving in the late- afternoon

DAY 7 - BARCELONA

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfers to Las Ramblas district


Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi­terranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh­bourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Fa­milia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata­lunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.

DAY 8 - BARCELONA

After breakfast, end of our services.

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