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Spanish Wonder with Trafalgar

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9 days
07 Sep 24 to 15 Sep 24
Book by 30 Jun 24
9 Day Spain Tour of Madrid, Seville, Granada and Barcelona
Savour shared moments with locals enjoying sangria in sun-dappled courtyards, zesty paella and the sounds of the Spanish guitar. On this journey, you’ll explore the wonders of Spain, from the ornate walls of the Alhambra to the Gothic Cathedral and Giralda Bell Tower in Seville.

Includes

  • Accomodation
  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • 8 Breakfasts, & 4 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 Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Valencia and Peniscola
  • Visit an inlaid steel factory, the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba​, the Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada 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
  • 8 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
  • Must-see sightseeing

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid

The lively capital of Spain is our launchpad to a memorable encounter with one of Europe's most soulful destinations. Relax in the lush surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over coffee and churros con chocolate in the Puerta del Sol. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an orientation drive followed by a Welcome Dinner. Arrival Transfer - Depart Madrid-Barajas airport at 10:30, 13:00, 15:30 Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Meliá Castilla Madrid/Ayre Gran Colón Madrid/NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding Included Meals: Dinner Included experiences: Madrid Orientation

Day 2: Explore Vibrant Toledo

We head to Toledo, the former capital of Spain, where we join a Local Specialist for a walking tour of this city that dates back to Roman times. We'll visit a traditional factory and Dive Into Culture, witnessing the age-old inlaid-steel craft, before seeing one of El Greco's most famous paintings in the Church of Santo Tomé – 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. We'll also visit the synagogue, before returning to Madrid where we’ll admire the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain with our Local Specialist. Spend the evening on your own, or delve into the sights and flavours of Spain's capital with an Optional Experience. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Meliá Castilla Madrid/Ayre Gran Colón Madrid Included Meals: Breakfast Included experiences: Discover the forging of quality steel in Toledo Madrid City Tour Toledo City Tour

Day 3: Journey to Córdoba and on to Seville

Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moorish capital. Join a Local Specialist to visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about centuries of Moorish rule and its influence on the culture and architecture of the region. We travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for the next two nights. This evening, we Connect With Locals, joining the Morillo family for a Be My Guest experience at their olive oil farm, where you’ll learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Occidental Sevilla Viapol Seville/Zenit Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Included experiences: Córdoba Mezquita Visit

Day 4: Discover Seville’s Sights

Discover Seville’s Sights This morning, we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the Moorish-inspired Maria Luisa Park, with its tiled fountains, pavilions and ponds, and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at the ornate tomb of Christopher Columbus in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, consider an Optional Experience to see, hear and feel the mysterious and ineffable charm of a traditional flamenco show. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Occidental Sevilla Viapol Seville/Zenit Included Meals: Breakfast Included experiences: Enjoy a Traditional Andalusian Dinner with the Morillo Family Seville City Tour

Day 5: Onwards to Granada

Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today, as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a Local Specialist. An exquisite example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: Hotel Occidental Granada/Hotel Catalonia Granada Included Meals: Breakfast Included experiences: Alhambra Palace in Granada

Day 6: Admire Iconic Architecture in Guadix and on to Valencia

This morning, we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We’ll see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area, then travel to Valencia, where we’ll see the Bullring and admire the medieval architecture of the Quart and Serranos towers. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science. This evening, dine at your hotel, and perhaps take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter." Accommodation: Silken Puerta Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Included experiences: See Guadix Valencia Orientation

Day 7: Off to Coastal Peñíscola and Barcelona

Head north, along the coast through the Levant region, and stop at Peñíscola, the 'City in the Sea'. View the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We then continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi architecture. Join a Local Specialist to admire the exterior of the unfinished Sagrada Familia, see the upscale boutiques and Gaudi creations on the Passeig de Gracia and pay tribute to Christopher Colombus at the monument that bears his name. Enjoy a free evening to spend as you wish. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: U232/Barceló Sants Barcelona Included Meals: Breakfast Included experiences: See the Peñíscola Castle Barcelona City Tour

Day 8: Uncover Gaudí's Barcelona

Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Ramble down the Ramblas, or join an Optional Experience to the monastery perched atop the mountain of Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia. This evening, we celebrate a memorable journey through Spain with our newfound friends and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner. Your hotel will be dependent on your departure date Accommodation: U232/Barceló Sants Barcelona Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Included experiences: Mystical Montserrat

Day 9: Farewell Spain

Bid a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Departure Transfer: Depart your hotel at 08:00 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 7 September 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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9 days
Dates
07 Sep 24 to 15 Sep 24
Book by
30 June 24
Experience ID
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