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The soulful heart of Spain from Madrid to Andalusia is yours to explore, from the sun-kissed beaches of the Costa del Sol to the ornate Moorish architecture of Granada and Valencia's 19th Century Bullring. See Gaudi's Barcelona and medieval Toledo.
Welcome to Madrid, Spain's capital city. On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10.30am, 1.00pm and 3.30pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Check into your hotel then relax and unwind. Later meet with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. This evening spend free time exploring on your own or join the group for a walking tour of the city and the chance to savor local ‘tapas' at a café on the Plaza Mayor. Or perhaps dine in a local restaurant offering the traditional flavors of Spain.
Cross the Mora Pass through the superb scenery of the Sierra Nevada. Admire the cave dwellings in Guadix with time to take pictures. Continue through Murcia and the palm groves of Elche to Valencia, renowned for its orange fruit. See the Bull Ring, the great cathedral and the Towers of Serrano and Quart during your orientation tour. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation center for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava. Later arrive at your hotel where you dine tonight with your fellow travelers.
This morning say ‘adios' to Spain, your Travel Director, and your fellow travelers at the end of your unforgettable Spanish Experience. A return transfer on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8am. Conditions apply.
|Depart Date||Return Date||Price||Discount||Availability||Price|
|6 Apr 18||15 Apr 18||$1,410pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|20 Apr 18||29 Apr 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|27 Apr 18||6 May 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|4 May 18||13 May 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|11 May 18||20 May 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|18 May 18||27 May 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|25 May 18||3 Jun 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|1 Jun 18||10 Jun 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|8 Jun 18||17 Jun 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|15 Jun 18||24 Jun 18||$1,460pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|22 Jun 18||1 Jul 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|29 Jun 18||8 Jul 18||$1,150pp||Call 1-877-622-9109|
|6 Jul 18||15 Jul 18||$1,150pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|13 Jul 18||22 Jul 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|20 Jul 18||29 Jul 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|3 Aug 18||12 Aug 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|10 Aug 18||19 Aug 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|24 Aug 18||2 Sep 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|31 Aug 18||9 Sep 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|7 Sep 18||16 Sep 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|14 Sep 18||23 Sep 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|28 Sep 18||7 Oct 18||$1,295pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|5 Oct 18||14 Oct 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|12 Oct 18||21 Oct 18||$1,150pp||Request Quote Book Now|
|19 Oct 18||28 Oct 18||$1,275pp||Request Quote Book Now|
Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Room Supplement: from $360 per person.
Triple Room Discount: $30.
Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver $88 per person.
Airport transfers: On arrival at Madrid Airport transfers will operate at 10:30 am, 1 pm and 3:30 pm. Guests arriving later should make their own way to the hotel. Return transfers on the last travel day will arrive at Barcelona Airport at 8 am.
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Past Travelers: Save an additional 5% off the Land Only price of the vacation.
The currency in Spain is the Euro (€). While it’s a good idea to bring some money for when you first arrive, you’ll usually find a better exchange rate in your destination. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM card at local banks. We recommend you also bring a valid credit card for purchases while you are traveling. It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as potentially fraudulent charges.
Spain offers a delicious selection of cured hams, chorizo sausage, seafood, cheeses, and more. Try traditional dishes such as tortilla española (Spanish omelet), paella, and desserts such as flan, churros, and Catalan cream. For a quick lunch at a reasonable price, stop by a café or food cart for a bocadillo, a traditional Spanish sandwich made with baguette-style bread, ham and cheese. In the evening, try a selection of tapas – small bites served in bars and restaurants that can be enjoyed as an appetizer or a meal.
We suggest bringing a variety of lightweight clothing items that can be layered to save space in your suitcase. This will also give you many options for how to dress in Spain's varying climates. It’s a good idea to bring a lightweight scarf to wear at religious sites and in the evening when temperatures cool off. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.
Tipping in Spain is much less common than in the U.S. When dining out, it’s appreciated, although not required, to leave a few extra euros for your server, and up to 10 percent for particularly good service. Leave your tip on the table rather than adding it to your credit card slip to ensure that your waiter receives it.
At the end of your guided vacation, it’s customary to offer your motor coach driver and Travel Director a gratuity. We recommend €3.00 per person/per day for your driver and €5.00 per person/per day for your Travel Director. Recommended gratuity for a Local Host and Local Specialist is 1-2 euros per person, paid at the conclusion of each guided visit. A convenient option is to prepay your tips before your departure.
Baggage on our trips is restricted to one large suitcase per person with dimensions not exceeding 30x19x10 inches and a maximum weight of 50 pounds. You are also permitted one piece of hand luggage, which should be small enough to fit under your coach seat or on the small overhead shelf compartment. Please note that luggage with an adjustable handle and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartment of the coach. Hotel porterage is included in your vacation.
You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day, be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.
If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.
We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.
Optional Experiences are subject to change and seasonal availability. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip, and pricing. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can only be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.
Join us for drinks and a Catalonian feast in the bustling city of Barcelona. After dinner, we’ll take you to see the spectacle of the famous Dancing Fountains, which were built for the 1929 World’s Fair and are one of the wonders of the modern world.
Join an Optional Experience to the enchanting and mystical mountain of Montserrat, with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. There we will visit the Benedictine monastery where the Black Madonna can be seen.
Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicin World Heritage Site – a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendor. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaiceria quarter.
We’ll start our evening with a walking tour through the UNESCO World Heritage area of Albaicin, a former 10th-century Muslim neighborhood, where we'll have the best view over the enchanting Alhambra Palace. Then, we’ll enjoy a gourmet dinner in a unique setting with unbeatable views. An evening to remember.
Enjoy an evening in Granada’s old quarter, which offers the finest views over the illuminated Alhambra Palace. We’ve organised tickets for you to see the Zambra dances by Sacromonte's famous gypsies – a fiery, emotive performance unique to this part of Spain. And we've also included a drink, too.
Join us for a walking tour through Old Madrid, taking in its monumental Plaza Mayor, atmospheric alleyways and emblematic squares. Your Local Specialist will accompany you for a drink and snack in one of its famous downtown 'tapas' bars. We’ll finish with a tour of the city.
This evening you'll have the chance to admire the elegance of Madrid's new city, with its wide, tree-lined avenues and decorative fountains, before you experience the flavor of the old. Join the locals in a chat, and people-watch as you sip an aperitif before enjoying a delicious dinner.
Enjoy a visit to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which sits on a rocky outcrop between two rivers. With your Local Specialist, you’ll visit the 13th-century castle, reputed to have inspired Walt Disney, as well as seeing the best-preserved Roman aqueduct which has remained intact for 2,000 years.
On this trip, you’ll begin with a visit to the elegant Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. You'll then journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza America which is a must for any visitor to Seville.
Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalucian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
After a three-course dinner of Andalucian specialties, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organised tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.
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