CHARMING SPAIN TOUR

MADRID  SEVILLA  CORDOBA  GRANADA VALENCIA  BARCELONA

9days/8nights or 10 days 9 nights
Apr 2018 - Apr 14, 2019
# 12

spain escorted tour

Take part in one of our most popular tour to Spain and enjoy Illuminated Madrid tour, Flamenco in Seville, the Alhambra in Granada and Gaudi's works in Barcelona. Program is fully escorted by multilingual guides and uses first class hotels.

Weekly departures between 25 Mar 2018 and Apr 14, 2019

Itinerary :
Day 1, Sunday: MADRID
Arrival at Madrid on your own, meet with your driver and transfer to your hotel. Free time in Madrid to recover from jet lag or get to know one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, take part of our  “Illuminated Madrid” tour driving through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical Plaza Mayor, the historical center. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious "tapas". PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a Tapas Dinner tonight. Return to your hotel at your own convenience. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2, Monday: MADRID
After a delicious buffet breakfast join our sightseeing tour visiting some of Madrid's most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for lunch, (premium package includes lunch today). Join in the afternoon an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, enjoying its medieval atmosphere. It will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco's masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for typical local artifacts. Overnight in Madrid. Premium package includes the tour to Toledo.

Day 3, Tuesday: MADRID-MERIDA-SEVILLE 
After breakfast drive through the once-remote region of Extremadura, home to many of the “conquistadors”, among them the infamous Pesaro, conqueror of the Incas in Peru. Arrival in ancient Merida. Free time for lunch. (lunch included in PREMIUM PACKAGE.) In the afternoon, visit the impressive Roman amphitheater archeological site before continuing to Seville. Overnight in Seville.

Day 4, Wednesday: SEVILLE
After breakfast city tour of Seville, capital of Andalucía, "home" of  Carmen and San Juan. See the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter, and finally the enormous cathedral with the tomb of Christopher Colombus and its its Giralda Tower (a former minaret) resembling the famous  Koutoubia tower of in Marrakesh, Morocco. Free time for lunch.  PREMIUM PACKAGE includes lunch today. The afternoon is free to explore this city even further or free time for shopping. Our suggestion is to visit the Alcazar castle on your own, a beautiful royal palace of stalactite adorned rooms and luxuriant inner gardens. Recommended to purchase entrance tickets in advance. This evening we offer an optional Flamenco Show with local wine. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes Flamenco Show and drink. Overnight in Seville.

Day 5, Thursday: SEVILLE-CORDOBA-GRANADA
Morning departure to Cordoba, the former populous city of Moorish universities and an intellectual center of the world in the 10th century. The old town with the famous Mosquita is now a designated World Heritage Site. Visit the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral), then free time for lunch or to stroll around the old Jewish town with its white-washed alleys and hidden patios. Continue to Granada, driving by thousands of acres of olive groves. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes dinner tonight. This evening we offer an optional visit to the quaint and typical Albaicin, old Moorish quarter, where customs, music and wine join to create an enchanting atmosphere. (PREMIUM PACKAGE includes this visit). Overnight in Granada.

Day 6, Friday: GRANADA-VALENCIA
Buffet breakfast. This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the magnificent 14th century Moorish Alhambra palace and the adjoining  Gardens of the Generalife, one of the wonders of Europe and the world, a UNESCO World Heritage site.. Marvel the richly decorated ornamented rooms, columns and stalactite like cupolas complemented by inner gardens of roses, palms and fountains. Early afternoon departure to the east coast of Spain arriving to the lively port city of Valencia for overnight.

Day 7, Saturday VALENCIA - BARCELONA
Buffet breakfast and morning city tour of the city and the new area of Museums. In the early afternoon continue north to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the evening, we suggested to dine at the Pueblo Español, the open-air museum featuring replicas of typical houses from all of Spain’s regions. PREMIUM PACKAGE includes the dinner tonight. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 8, Sunday: BARCELONA
After breakfast take part in our city tour of one of Europe’s most liveliest cities. See the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area. Free time for lunch, perhaps in the Olympic Port area. Lunch is included today with the PREMIUM PACKAGE. Afternoon free to continue discovering the city on your own or stroll around the shops and the many cafes of the Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most popular pedestrian street. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 9, Monday: BARCELONA
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of tour.

or

Return to Madrid on Monday, day 9
Buffet breakfast, transfer to Madrid with stop in Zaragoza where you will have free time to visit the city's famous cathedral, El Pilar. Overnight in Madrid

Day 10. Tuesday
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Madrid airport.

PRICES

Prices in Euros ($ rate varies depending the exchange) per person based on double occupancy 8nights/9days tour
Madrid to Barcelona
9 nights/10 days tour
Madrid-Madrid
3/4star hotels
Category Standard
4star hotels
Category Plus
3/4 star standard category hotels 4star hotels
Category Plus
Apr 8 - June  24, 2018 and
Aug 26-Oct 21, 2018
1069 1113 1138 1200
July 1- Aug 19, 2018 1019 1069 1081 1144
Oct 28, 2018- Mar 24, 2019 1006 1056 1069 1138
Mar 31 2019-Apr 14, 2019 1181 1231 1275 1388
Single supplement 429 476 477 552
PREMIUM PACKAGE
 294

Senior discount 5% (ages 65 and over)

Discount for 3rd person in a room: 10% - no senior discount

Discount for one child 3-11 years sharing room with 2 adults: 25%
Discount for one child 0-2 years (if sharing seat on the bus with parents) and sharing room with 2adults: 90%

In case a family is traveling together - 2 adult and 2 children (less than 12 years old) each of the two child will have 10% discount (two separate double room) - discount on request and it is subject to availability at the time of booking


Tour Includes:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish
Transfers airport-hotel-airport
Accommodations in First Class or Standard hotels 
Buffet breakfast daily 
Deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
Professional tour escort throughout (bilingual English/Spanish)
Escorted sightseeing tours with bilingual guide in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, and Seville,
Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
Baggage handling at hotels
Travel bag

Optional PREMIUM PACKAGE includes:
“Tapas” dinner in Madrid
Lunch in Madrid or Toledo

Tour to Toledo
Lunch in Merida
Lunch in Seville
Dinner in Granada
Tour Show of the Albaicin in Granada
Flamenco show in Seville
Dinner in Barcelona’s Pueblo Español
Typical Lunch in Barcelona

Hotels used or similar  :

Category Standard Hotels
Madrid -
Weare Chamartin**** 
Seville - 
MA Sevilla or Hilton Garden Inn ****
Granada  - 
Abades Navada***
Valencia - Melia Valencia****
Barcelona -
City Park, Catalonia Verdi or Sabadell

Category Plus Hotels
Madrid
 -  AC Cusco ****
Seville
   -  Melia Lebreros****
Granada -
  GH Luna****
Valencia - 
Melia Valenica **** or Tryp Oceanic****
Barcelona -
AC Sum  or Alimara****

 

 


 

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