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Spanish Wonder

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,095 per person

Countries Visited

Spain ...more Spain

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona ...more Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona
  1. Day 1 Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

    Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital of Spain is our launch pad 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 napolitana con chocolate in Puerta del Sol. This evening, join your fellow travellers and Travel Director for an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Ayre Gran Colón/Meliá Castilla
  2. Day 2 Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

    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, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)

    Journeying south through La Mancha, we arrive in Córdoba, once a significant Moorish settlement. 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. Consider an Optional Experience to see the colourful twirling skirts of a fiery flamenco show or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Zenit/Hesperia
  4. Day 4 Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

    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 Christopher Columbus's ornate tomb in the cathedral, then take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With Locals', joining the Morillo family for a 'Be My Guest' dinner at their olive oil mill, where you'll learn how oil is produced from their 6,000 trees and get to sample some of their produce.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  5. Day 5 Seville – Granada

    Multicultural Granada takes centre stage today, as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a 'Local Specialist'. A fine 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Occidental/Catalonia
  6. Day 6 Granada – Guadix – 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 city's medieval architecture. 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Oceanic/Eurostars Rey Don Jaime
  7. Day 7 Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

    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'. Then, journey along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí architecture. Admire this famous architect's talents as we view his unfinished La Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882. See the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great Christopher Columbus, with your 'Local Specialist'. From the hill of Montjuïc, we'll enjoy panoramic views of this enchanting city. 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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel U232/Hesperia Tower
  8. Day 8 Barcelona Free Day

    Explore centuries of history, contemporary culture and exquisite art and architecture on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudí's fantasy Park Güell, stroll through the enchanting Gothic Quarter 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 with wine.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Barcelona

    For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. A transfer to Barcelona Airport is available. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
Spanish Wonder
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • ORIENTATION of Valencia
  • VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba, the Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc Hill and Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona
  • VIEW the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain in Madrid, the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia and La Sagrada Família in Barcelona

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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.

Madrid

Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

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 experiencing the traditional flavour of the old city. We'll see where the locals come together and have a chat over their aperitifs, before enjoying a delicious dinner.
Adult Price: €61

Seville

Discover The Origin Of Tapas & Evening In Old Seville

Join us for a dinner of mouth-watering tapas-style specialties. You’ll get the chance to taste different flavours and wines, before taking an atmospheric evening stroll through the charming old quarter of Seville.
Adult Price: €53

Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town

Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalusian 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.
Adult Price: €40

Flamenco, the Best Show in Town With a Three-Course Dinner

After a three-course dinner of Andalusian specialties with drinks included, 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.
Adult Price: €69

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza América

We'll begin with a visit to the elegant 14th-century Moorish Alcazar, set in its own beautiful gardens. The gardens were recently used as the setting for the Water Gardens of Dorne in the Game Of Thrones series. Then, we'll journey to the famous exhibition site of Plaza América - a must for any visitor to Seville.
Adult Price: €41

Granada

Albaicín And The Royal Chapel

Enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the Albaicín, UNESCO World Heritage Site, a maze of narrow streets and Moorish splendour. You'll get to explore the Catholic Monarchs' tombs and some of their treasures at the Royal Chapel, and stop off at the picturesque Alcaicería quarter.
Adult Price: €37

Barcelona

Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

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.
Adult Price: €59

Mystical Montserrat

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.
Adult Price: €40

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Service
Dave Fontella was really easy to work with. He took the time to find the best flight option for us and the most convenient to our home. He also followed up and let us know the things we would need to prepare for our trip. It was really helpful to know. Looking forward to booking another trip for sometime in the future! This was my first trip to Europe and my dream trip to Spain. Really happy with this experience!
Response from Grand European Travel:
It's wonderful to see how much you enjoyed your first trip to Europe and we thank you for trusting us to help plan it for you. We hope to help you again in the near future.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Vacation
This trip was my first trip to Europe and Spain has been a dream of mine to visit. This was also the first time I took an organized tour. I think this trip was the right length for me as I haven't had a bus experience like this before. Our Travel Director, Atakan Acar, was really a great man. He really has a passion for what he does and took personal interest in all of the guests. I really want to take another tour with him. I was so amazed by all the intricate details in the architecture in Spain and the local specialists provided great insights into each of the cities we visited. Really glad I had my first experience in Spain like this.
Victor Yatco
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Service
Personalization
Vacation
Love the whole trip. Perfect weather and best group.
Trusted Customer
Monday, December 9, 2019
Service
Booking went smooth and the Travel Specialist was always there if We had any questions
Vacation
We had a Great time because we had time to spend on our own. The food provided by the GET group has nothing to do with the Spanish culture .Optional"s were too expensive. Travel Director was all about the recurring travelers leaving us aside. He organized the group like we were a Kinder garden group and kept asking for His tip and the coach driver's tip. Never told us were to find tap water but sold us the ones they had at the coach. Asking for a restroom was a Taboo...We would not recommend or go on another GET tour if the Travel Directors are likewise.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're sorry to hear about your experience and will be sure to share your comments with Trafalgar who operates this tour. We do hope that despite the minor issues you mentioned that there were some highlights along the way and happy memories made.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Ana Benavides
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Service
Travel to Spain on October 12-20, 2019---Wonderful trip!!! Your sister Company Trafalgar had everything organized and everything was top notch. Great hotels, great transportation, fantastic driver-- Mr Tome Silva and our travel director, Alberto Gobicchi were fantastic. They made our trip very special and always made us feel taken care of. I would definitely travel with your company again. We had such a wonderful trip we are already planning our next one to many Italy. Thank you Alberto and Tome for making our trip very special.
Vacation
Travel to Spain on October 12-20, 2019---Wonderful trip!!! Your sister Company Trafalgar had everything organized and everything was top notch. Great hotels, great transportation, fantastic driver-- Mr Tome Silva and our travel director, Alberto Gobicchi were fantastic. They made our trip very special and always made us feel taken care of. I would definitely travel with your company again. We had such a wonderful trip we are already planning our next one to many Italy. Thank you Alberto and Tome for making our trip very special.
Teresa Quitoriano
Monday, October 28, 2019
Service
We had concerns about our 2 hr layover in Madrid. We informed our travel specialist prior to departure that was not enough time to go through customs and catch our flight to Bilbao. As expected we almost missed our flight we had 5 mins prior to the door of the aircraft being closed. We were not happy running through the terminal to catch out flight.
Vacation
We enjoyed the wonderful experience, the culture, sites, food , etc. The only negative aspect was there never seem enough time to shop in certain areas . Most times we had 1.5 hrs to eat and shop. Certain areas had great shopping possibilities but we were rushed through the city. Also there were additional expenses for optional tours. The flamenco should have been included in the tour price as well as the Montserrat trip
Thomas Shank
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Service
Sent an email with ??s and never had answers!
Vacation
Way to much free time! Can only see shop so much
Patricia Ciambro-Hesp
Monday, October 7, 2019
Service
The Spanish Wonder trip was fun and excellent. The places we saw were fabulous and the tour group was a blast. Our tour director was very organized and informative and driver made us feel safe. Only one hotel was below my liking.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We're so glad you enjoyed your trip to Spain. Thank you for sharing your feedback!
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vacation
Great places and great memories.
D. Rittenback
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Service
The staff at Grand European Travel were always very helpful and ready to answer any questions that I had. I got several emails regarding my upcoming trip and they always contained good tips and information as well. They were also great when I wanted to change my flight plans and took the time to look at the options available and when the change saved me money(!!!!), they refunded the amount to my account right away. This was the second time that I had booked a trip with them, and I will continue to do so for my future travel needs.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love hearing about the wonderful service you received and that you enjoyed your trip to Spain. Thank you for taking the time to share your comments.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Vacation
This was a great tour. I choose it due to the cities that it went to, and it hit all the things that I wanted to do in Spain. The hotels were very nice, and as a single traveler I was really glad to have spacious rooms with the single room supplement. We had great weather most days, but be aware that in September it can storm when you get near the coast.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Service
Yes, we would buy again from them. They are very responsive & helpful.
Vacation
Overall a good experience with all the sightseeing etc. Good tour operator. Wish they had included Sagrada Familia for visit in Barcelona & also had a better Flamenco show in Seville.
SP7200
Monday, August 5, 2019
Service
We want to extend our thank you to your entire team for making the trip so enjoyable. From the planning stage up to the actual trip, things went really well without a hitch.
Vacation
we had a wonderful time during this trip. However, "be our guest dinner" menu could have been better, perhaps more choices.
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