CLASSICAL SPAIN TOUR

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

validity

valid until March 2020

duration

8 days / 7 nights

PEAK SEASON

USD1211

MID SEASON

USD1065

LOW SEASON

USD1045

TOUR PHOTOS

from USD1045 / Person

EXPECTED HOTELS



Madrid: Praga, Claridge, Novotel Campo De Las Naciones, Nh Ventas, Melia Avenida America, Silken Puerta Madrid, Ilunion Pio Xii, Weare Chamartin, Elba Madrid Alcala, Novotel Madrid City Las Ventas, Ibis Styles Madrid City Las Ventas
Granada: Hotel Saray, Sercotel Gran Luna De Granada, Hotel Alixares, Corona De Granada.
Seville: Sevilla Congresos, Novotel Marques Nervion, Silken Al­Andalus Palace Sevilla, RiberaDe Triana, Hilton Garden Inn Sevilla, Lux Aljarafe, Ilunion Alcora Sevilla.
Barcelona: Novotel St Joan Despi, Hesperia San Just Desvern,Salles Ciutat Del Prat, Senator Barcelona, Hesperia St Joan, Hotel Porta Fira, Rafael Badalona, Front Air Congress,Campanile Barbera, Ac Hotel Som By Marriott, City Park SantJust, Derby(****), Sb Ciutat De Tarragona, Barcelona Golf Resort Spa, Exe Barcelona Gate, Bb Bcn Viladecans, Venture Sant Cugat

DEPARTURE DATES


2019
October 05, 12, 19, 26
November 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
December 07, 14, 21, 28


2020
January 04, 11, 18, 25
February 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
March 07, 14, 21, 28

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel Accommodation
  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Basic travel insurance
  • Arrival transfer
  • City tour in: Madrid, Granada (Alhambra), Seville, Barcelona
  • Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana / Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de Gracia, Historic City Centre Area in Seville, Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna
  • Ticket Admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Alhambra, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol
  • Train: Montserrat
  • High Speed Train: Seville – Madrid

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 - MADRID

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat along the river Guadalquivir


High Speed train from Seville to Madrid. 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 Plazade España (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen travelers, 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. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the train station. We travel for 2­ 3 h on a high­ speed train to Madrid. The train is quite comfortable and it is enjoyable as we travel through wonderful landscapes. Possibility for the train to reach speeds of around 300 km/h (186 m/h). Arrival to Madrid

DAY 6 - MADRID - ZARAGOZA - POBLET - MONTSERRAT - BARCELONA

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Monastery of Poblet, rack train to Montserrat.


In the morning we leave for Aragón over the lands of Castile. In ZARAGOZA we stop briefly to see the Pilar Basilica. 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. Note: In the winter months, from November to March, due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet in order to reach Montserrat in the daylight

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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