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Easy Pace Spain

Operated by: Insight Vacations

10 Days from $3,173 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Statue of the Running of the Bulls, Pamplona, Spain

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Spain ...more Spain

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Barcelona, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Donostia-San Sebastian, Bilbao, Burgos, Madrid, Segovia ...more Barcelona, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Donostia-San Sebastian, Bilbao, Burgos, Madrid, Segovia
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona

    Airport transfers depart from Barcelona airport for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, as you get to know your fellow travellers over Spanish delicacies and regional wines.

    meals Dinner with Wine
    hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
  2. Day 2 Barcelona, the City of Gaudí Relaxed Start

    The lively port of Barcelona boasts an impressive Old Town, although it’s the daring architecture of the Catalan Art Nouveau that really sets it apart. Sightseeing with your Local Expert begins with views of the Gothic Quarter and continues with a drive down the Passeig de Gràcia, to Gaudí's Sagrada Família. Venture inside the leviathan of the Eixample where a tree canopy carved from stone, holds up the roof as sun pours through stained glass. Then you are free to explore this amazing city at your own pace.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
  3. Day 3 Barcelona at Leisure Relaxed Start

    Enjoy a relaxed start and a full day at leisure to explore Spain’s most vibrant city. Consider a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas or explore Gaudí's fascinating Güell Park. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to ascend the sacred mountain of Montserrat, Catalonia's most important pilgrimage site for a thousand years, for sweeping views?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
  4. Day 4 Pamplona and San Sebastián

    Journey west to Zaragoza where the four towers of El Pilar soar over the banks of the mighty Río Ebro. Continue to Pamplona in the region of Navarre, famous for the Running of the Bulls festival. With free time to explore as you wish, perhaps stroll to the famous Estafeta Street. Travel to the aristocratic seaside resort of San Sebastián. Northern Spain’s Basque country has evolved into the best place to eat in the Western world, so in the evening, discover the city’s rich gastronomic tradition in the heart of Lo Viejo, the Old Town.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, San Sebastián.
  5. Day 5 Bilbao and Guggenheim Relaxed Start

    Few places have been able to reinvent themselves quite like Bilbao. The former industrial city has changed its ways and is now a pin-up for urban redevelopment. Explore Bilbao with Insight Choice. Choose to visit the spectacular Guggenheim Museum to marvel at its modern architecture and contemporary works of art. Alternatively, join your Local Expert and take the funicular to Mount Artxanda.  On return, join a Local Expert to admire San Sebastián and the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay from the heights of Monte Igueldo. After taking in the amazing views, enjoy a guided tour of the Old Quarter. See the numbered balconies of the Plaza de la Constitución, a reminder of the days when bullfights were held in the square. Explore the Old Town during your progressive Highlight Dinner with the locals, as you enjoy the gastronomic Basque tradition of pintxos. Similar to tapas, enjoy a variety of snack-sized treats and be sure to try some of the local Txakoli wine. Buen provecho!

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, San Sebastián.
  6. Day 6 San Sebastián, Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast Relaxed Start

    Enjoy a day at leisure to stroll along San Sebastián's boardwalk. The harbour is filled with fishing boats and pleasure crafts, so you can enjoy several sporting activities on its large sandy beach. Perhaps explore the nearby French village of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, known as the Jewel of the Basque Country? During this Optional Experience you will explore this town with a Local Expert and visit the church where The Sun King, Louis XIV, married the Spanish princess Maria Theresa.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Barceló Costa Vasca, San Sebastián.
  7. Day 7 Burgos and Madrid Relaxed Start

    Journey south through the Pyrenees foothills and the land of El Cid for a stop in Burgos, where you can see the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along the Guadarrama Mountains to the plateau of New Castile and Spain's elegant capital of Madrid. In the evening, why not see the city lit up it all its glory, with a drive along the grand avenues and past the spectacular fountains?

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa, Madrid.
  8. Day 8 Madrid of the Bourbons

    Explore Madrid with Insight Choice. Choose to join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on a neighbourhood walking tour, led by female pillars of the community and focused on the history of the women's movement in Spain. Alternatively, sightsee with your Local Expert as they guide you through the Spanish capital’s most historic neighbourhoods.Enjoy a special visit to the renowned Prado Museum with an art historian who will guide you through the collective works of Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and more. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa, Madrid.
  9. Day 9 The Medieval Streets of Segovia Relaxed Start

    Venture northwest to visit the fascinating city of Segovia. Walk the medieval streets of this fortified city with your Local Expert and see the 14th century Alcazar Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After returning to Madrid, you are at leisure. Make the most of your final night as you join your fellow travellers for a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy delightful regional produce paired with the finest local wines, as you toast to a vacation done well.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner with Wine
    hotel Meliá Madrid Princesa, Madrid.
  10. Day 10 Depart Madrid

    After breakfast, transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Additional Included Highlights

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

Choice Highlights

  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Bilbao: Visit the architectural landmark Guggenheim Museum and see works of contemporary art by Spanish and international artists.
  • Bilbao: Join your Local Expert for sightseeing and take the funicular to Mount Artxanda to enjoy panoramic views of the town below.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Madrid: Join the female pillars of the local community on a neighborhood walking tour and learn the history of the women's movement in Spain, firsthand. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, explore the main historical areas of Madrid with your Local Expert.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.

Well-being

  • : Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).
  • : Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • : Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
  • : We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.
  • : Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day.

Travel Director

  • : "One food I really love introducing my guests to is the gilda because it is the original pintxo and has evolved into Europe's most exciting foodie experience."
  • : "There is nothing quite like sampling the many varieties of tapas. Every region has its own delicacies so you can be assured that you will taste different ones everywhere you go."
  • : "Guests are surprised to find that Spanish is not the only language spoken in the country – there’s also Basque, Galician and Catalan, not to mention the little dialects in each province."

Authentic Dining

  • Barcelona: Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • San Sebastián: Enjoy an evening of pintxos, dining with locals in this Basque tradition. Your delicious dinner includes a wide variety of finger food delicacies, each with their own regional flavour, flair and presentation.
  • Madrid: With good food and wine, toast the culmination of your travels during a fabulous Celebration Dinner.
  • Dining Summary: 3 Dinner with Wine (DW), and 9 Breakfast (B)

Top Rated Highlights

  • Barcelona: Venture inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família and marvel at the contrasts of architecture. Above see its giant, tree-like pillars and spectacular vaulting. Admire the wonderful rainbow of the incredible stained-glass windows.
  • Barcelona: Your Local Expert shows you the Gothic Quarter. See the cathedral and the Roman. You will also enjoy a drive down Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture. Journey through the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerising Sagrada Família.
  • Zaragoza: See the four towers of El Pilar and the Rio Ebro.
  • Pamplona: Spend free time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.
  • Bilbao: Visit the architectural landmark Guggenheim Museum and see works of contemporary art by Spanish and international artists.
  • Bilbao: Join your Local Expert for sightseeing and take the funicular to Mount Artxanda to enjoy panoramic views of the town below.
  • San Sebastián: Led by your Local Expert, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter including Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.
  • Segovia: Walk the medieval streets of this fortified city with your Local Expert and see the 14th century Alcazar Palace.
  • Burgos: See El Cid's burial place in the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Insight Experiences

  • Madrid: Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an art historian.

Make Travel Matter

  • Madrid: Join the female pillars of the local community on a neighborhood walking tour and learn the history of the women's movement in Spain, firsthand. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. Alternatively, explore the main historical areas of Madrid with your Local Expert.

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Barcelona

Available on Day 2

Catalan Dinner & Flamenco

The food of the Catalan region is quite different from the rest of Spain. Enjoy a buffet dinner of Spanish and Catalan dishes including drinks, followed by the throbbing guitars, fire and passion of Spain’s national dance – the Flamenco.
Adult Price: € 87

Flamenco Evening

Enjoy an evening full of the passionate artistry of Spain’s national dance – the Flamenco, comprising strident guitars, fiery dancing and passion.
Adult Price: € 58

Available on Day 3

Barcelona By Night With Dinner

After a delightful dinner in a traditional Catalan restaurant, take a sparkling illuminations drive up the hill of Montjuic for spectacular panoramic views over the city and harbor twinkling below.
Adult Price: € 63

Montserrat & The Black Madonna

We'll enjoy a stunning drive to Montserrat, the mystical sacred serrated mountain, with its unique formations and spectacular views. It's home to the Benedictine Abbey of Santa Maria de Montserrat and the ‘Virgin of Montserrat’, one of the most-venerated Black Madonna’s of Europe. Catalan landscapes unfold before us, as our Local Expert introduces us to this place of immense beauty and significance.
Adult Price: € 46

Gaudi's Parc Guell and the Maritime Front

Enter a strange fantasy world at Parc Güell, Spain's most impressive public park which we'll visit with our Local Expert. Here Gaudí designed mushroom-like houses, "bird nest" pillars and a stunning mosaic dragon. The huge central terrace is enveloped by a ceramic-encrusted serpentine bench (reputedly the world's longest seat) and offers panoramic views of Barcelona and the bay. We then head to the Maritime Front, why not try one of the numerous waterfront restaurants?
Adult Price: € 42

Donostia-San Sebastian

Available on Day 5

Basque Coastal Drive and Fishing Village

Enjoy a drive along the scenic Basque coast to arrive at Getaria. This charming fishing village is the birthplace of Juan Sebastián Elcano, famous for completing Magellan’s circumnavigation of the globe after the explorer’s demise. We’ll wander the narrow streets towards the port and enjoy a complimentary pintxo and glass of txakoli, the region’s refreshing white wine. afterward, you’ll have time to explore the town on your own.
Adult Price: € 36

Donostia by Night with Dinner

View the beach as we head to the lively heart of the old town of Spain's gourmet capital for a sumptuous supper in one of the city's boutique restaurants. Wine and soft drinks included.
Adult Price: € 61

Available on Day 6

Biarritz and Saint-Jean-de-Luz

With your Local Expert, today we head to Basque France (don't forget your passports!). First stop is Biarritz, home to the rich and famous, with its sophisticated spa resort. Next a short drive to St-Jean-De-Luz, jewel of the Basque Country, to visit the church where 'The Sun King,' Louis IV, married the Spanish Princess Maria Theresa.
Adult Price: € 40

Madrid

Available on Day 8

Madrid by Night with Dinner

Enjoy an evening out in the nation's stately capital city. Tonight we'll enjoy a wonderful dinner out on the town in a carefully chosen venue, accompanied by Spanish wine and great local entertainment. What a wonderful introduction to Madrid.
Adult Price: € 61

Madrid by Night

An evening drive to the most historic area of Madrid including stops for wonderful views of the city and a walk through the lively streets and squares of old Madrid. Enjoy free time for dinner in one of the many restaurants and return home along the grand Avenida Castellana with its spectacular fountains.
Adult Price: € 19

Toledo Excursion

A specialist guide takes you to the unique city of Toledo, Spain's capital during the golden era, and where El Greco lived and worked. Walk through the narrow cobbled streets to visit the fine Gothic cathedral and admire the old city views along the Tagus gorge. We'll also visit a specialist workshop where artisans create authentic Damascene ware, an ancient art perfected by the Moors and passed down over the centuries.
Adult Price: € 46

Available on Day 9

Madrid Royal Palace

The Royal Palace of Madrid is Spain's most sumptuous and impressive royal residence, jam-packed with the riches and glory of Spanish history. Join a Local Expert to explore the extensive collection of armory, porcelain, tapestries, gilt mirrors, works of art and period furniture. Highlights include the gold and scarlet Throne Room and magnificent State Apartments. A rare and enlightening look into the history and lifestyle of the Spanish monarchy.
Adult Price: € 34

Reviews
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George Cozens Jr
Monday, May 30, 2022
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Slow getting trip itinerary. Normally quick to respond to issues
Vacation
Easy paced vacation with attention to customer needs
David Mcmillan
Monday, November 4, 2019
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GET did a great job of arranging flights, hotels and a great tour company (Insight Tours). The Tour Director and the Bus Driver were super. The local experts were very knowledgeable. I hope that the “Easy Pace” concept will be expanded to include Tuscany, Sicily, and other areas. Insight Tours is the best group we have traveled with out of many trips!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for sharing your feedback and we couldn't be happier to see how much you enjoyed your trip.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Vacation
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Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Service
the travel specialist was knowledgeable and very helpful. We have used GET many times.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much for your confidence in GET and the repeat business. We truly appreciate it.
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Vacation
Tour guide and driver were excellent. Places we went were great.
Ernest Geisler Jr
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Service
Attentive to detail. Helped with travel options.
Vacation
We did and saw a lot in a relatively brief time. Evening activities were especially enjoyable.
Carolyn Ameli
Monday, June 3, 2019
Service
Making reservation was good however the agent could not arrange our seating arrangements. This resulted in sitting in separate seats and rows between me and my wife. Bad seats in rear of plane.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointing seats on your flights. Unfortunately, GET has no control over airline seating. Many airlines no longer allow advance seat requests unless you pay a fee. We're glad to see you arrived safely and enjoyed the tour.
Thursday, June 6, 2019
Vacation
Vacation and arranging the Historical venues were great and educational.
Emil Ramirez
Monday, October 8, 2018
Service
Easy pace. Tour director (Patrick Davis) was outstanding. Great hotels within the cities.
Vacation
Quick, easy, and efficient
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Service
Best guide we have had on any trip! Priced reasonably, good hotels and bus with plenty of legroom. Competent bus driver, good experiences planned.
Vacation
Very reasonable cost of trip. Liked being able to pay for numerous optional experiences.
Trusted Customer
Friday, June 16, 2017
Service
The best thing that GET was to have Insight do the tour with a great tour guide and excellent hotels
Vacation
Great Guide. Knowledgeable, interested in the well being of all, on time.....
Trusted Customer
Monday, June 5, 2017
Service
GET along with Insight Vacations teamed to give us a great travel experience. Everything was arranged in advance including first class coach service and excellent hotels. The itinerary was active but allowed for rest as desired. One aspect of the trip that was not good was the time allowed for our flight connection in Paris. I expressed a concern about this when our GET agent was booking the air transportation and I was assured that the time was adequate (less than 2 hours). We missed our connection in part because of a departure delay, however, even without the 45 minute delay, we would likely not have made the connecting flight because of the distance and security screening requirements between our arrival and departure gates. 3 hours should be allowed on international flights.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Glad to hear you enjoyed your vacation! Sorry to hear about the flight troubles. We follow industry-standard guidelines for connection times which can seem a bit tight sometimes. Your feedback is valuable.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Vacation
All of the optional tours we purchased were excellent
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