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Great Iberian Cities with Trafalgar

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9 days
25 Aug 24 to 02 Sep 24
Book by 31 Jul 24
Marvel at the tomb of Columbus, a poignant symbol of exploration, and delve into the artistic treasures of the Prado Museum in Madrid. Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of Andalusia, sipping on sweet sangria and basking in the region's rich cultural tapestry. From the cosmopolitan allure of Barcelona to the historical significance of Seville, this expedition promises an unforgettable exploration of the Iberian Peninsula's diverse landscapes and captivating heritage.

Includes

  • 9 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 8 Breakfasts, 1 Welcome Reception, 1 Be My Guest, 2 Dinners
  • Transport by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Optional Experiences at an additional cost during your free time
  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville and Lisbon with a Local Specialist
  • See the Royal Palace, the Gran Vía, Retiro Park and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, Seville Cathedral and the Belém Tower in Lisbon
  • View La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon and the Giralda Bell Tower in Seville
  • Visit Plaça Catalunya in Barcelona, Prado Museum in Madrid, Church of Santo Tome and the Synagogue in Toledo and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Optional Experiences available at an additional cost
  • Not all departure dates are definite at time of loading, please enquire with one of our agents

Highlights

  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 12 Meals
  • Must-see sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona

Ramble up Las Ramblas and get ready for an unforgettable discovery of the Iberian Peninsula. The fiery coastal city of Barcelona kicks off your mesmerising encounter with Spain and Portugal. Set your watch to the leisurely Mediterranean way of life, spending the day relaxing or connecting with a city that once inspired Gaudí's imagination. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow compañeros for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience during a Welcome Reception, and evening drive to see the city’s iconic sights. Arrival Transfers: Depart the airport at 09:30, 12:00, 14:30 Accommodation: Exe Cristal Palace Barcelona Included Meals: Welcome Reception

Day 2: Discover Lively Barcelona

We spend the morning exploring a city whose great passions include football, fashion and fairy-tale façades by famed architect Antoni Gaudí. We’ll see the exterior of his masterpiece La Sagrada Familia during our guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist, then Plaça de Catalunya, in the heart of Barcelona. The rest of the day is yours to delight in Spanish culture and cuisine. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna, affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta. Accommodation: Exe Cristal Palace Barcelona Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Journey to Madrid

Today, we drive through the valleys and pastures of Aragón towards Spain's capital. We arrive this evening in Madrid, renowned for its vibrant nightlife which we will have an opportunity to enjoy on our own terms. Accommodation: Barceló Imagine Madrid Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Explore Fiery Madrid

We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid, where we will see trendy Gran Vía and the Cibeles Fountain, before we Dive Into Culture visiting the world-famous Prado Museum. Admire the masterpieces of Velázquez and other Spanish greats in this extraordinary museum, said to house the largest collection of European art in the world. Spend the rest of your day exploring the city at leisure. Visit the Royal Palace or stroll through Buen Retiro Park at the heart of the city – the choice is yours. Accommodation: Barceló Imagine Madrid Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Onwards to Toledo and Seville

We journey south to the clifftop city of Toledo, where we'll join our Local Specialist for a walking tour. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', and visit the former synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca. We arrive in Seville this evening and immerse ourselves in the effervescent spirit of Andalusia. Visit Basilippo Olive farm which produces 100-percent organic extra virgin olive oil. At this Be My Guest experience you’ll Connect With Locals over dinner featuring fresh regional ingredients and the local sangria of course. Accommodation: NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas Included Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 6: See the Sights of Seville

The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Your Local Specialist will take you on a sightseeing tour past the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, Maria Luisa Park and the imposing Plaza de España. Later, we’ll stroll through the historic Jewish Quarter before visiting the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus is entombed. Accommodation: NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Continue to Colourful Lisbon

We travel west to Portugal, meandering through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham. After crossing into Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo – the country's cork capital – we arrive in colourful Lisbon where we'll meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour celebrating the grand triumphs of the Portuguese in centuries past. See the Monument to the Discoveries, the suspension bridge that spans the Tagus, and Belém Tower, once the ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. Dive Into Culture on a visit to the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, built in the 16th century, then spend the rest of the evening on your own exploration of the Portuguese capital. Accommodation: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Lisbon Your Way

Enjoy the day sauntering through Lisbon's grand shopping boulevards and the narrow lanes of Bairro Alto or consider joining an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra. This evening, we enjoy a Farewell Dinner with newfound friends and our Travel Director, toasting to an epic Iberian holiday. Accommodation: VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa Lisbon Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Farewell Lisbon

Our journey through Spain and Portugal has come to an end. All that's left is to say a fond adeus at the end of an unforgettable holiday. Departure Transfer: Arrive at the airport at 07:00, 09:30 Included Meals: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn/changed at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Other conditions may apply. Advertised price is based on 25 August 2024 departure. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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Valid on 25 Aug 2024
Stay
9 days
Dates
25 Aug 24 to 02 Sep 24
Book by
31 July 24
Experience ID
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