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Spanish Wonder

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,275 per person
APR - OCT 2022
Aerial view of Toledo at night with bright lights, Spain

Countries Visited

Spain ...more Spain

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Guadix, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola ...more Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Guadix, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola
  1. 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 to see some of the city's most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome Reception.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Ayre Gran Colon
  2. 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, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.

    meals Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Journey to Córdoba and on to Seville

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Zenit/Occidental Viapol
  4. Day 4 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, 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.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
  5. Day 5 Onwards to 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
  6. 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. 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 Silken Puerta
  7. 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'. 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
  8. Day 8 Uncover Gaudí's Barcelona

    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 pf 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.

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Farewell Spain

    For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Spanish Wonder End Barcelona
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Dinner
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Welcome Reception
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

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

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona with a Local Specialist
  • Discover Valencia
  • 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 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
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy a traditional Andalusian Be My Guest dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family. A welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard before learning how they produce olive oil.
  • Dive into Culture The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest quality steel.

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Reviews
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John Morrison
Sunday, October 10, 2021
Service
Everything was very well planned. We felt safe the whole trip. The sights, meals, and accommodations were excellent. Our tour guide, driver and well being director were totally dedicated to providing an unforgettable experience.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We love the fact that you everything went smoothly and that you were taken care of by our team and felt safe traveling in Spain. Thank you for your business!
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Vacation
We were able to see and experience a big slice of Spanish living. From history to art, food and culture, we saw so much more than we could have on our own. Plus, we got to do it in the company of other travelers.
Trusted Customer
Monday, September 27, 2021
Service
We lost one day of our trip because lack of information about code needed to get into Madrid We had to go back home and speak with someone for almost two hours to help us get the code
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do communicate the importance of double checking your documentation prior to your departure date. We apologize for your frustration and delay but are so pleased that you arrived safely and enjoyed yourselves after joining the group.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Vacation
The tours were excellent but strenuous for people with back problems Half of people experienced gastroenteritis of unknown origin for couple of days but our tour guide was excellent The early morning wake ups was a bit much but overall good trip
Elvira Phelps
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Service
The booking experience was excellent. The travel specialist is pleasant and easy to talk to, prompt response and very professional.
Vacation
It is awesome! Our travel director, Tiago and Elisa and the driver and local guides has shown us beautiful places. It was a wonderful experience. The trip is well organized, the hotels are well selected. Overall, this vacation is an experience I will never forget!
Robert Shepard
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Service
The lack of information on a regular basis is the primary reason for for this score. Trafalger's Tour Director was sending me requests for information which GET had is inexcusable. Not being given information on the requirements needed to go to Spain or come back is also a reason for this score. I took a self test over to Spain to prevent being stranded over there. It was several days over there before we were told everything had been setup to get tested for our return back to the states. The costs were considerably more than the cost of the self test.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We do apologize for your frustration. Every country's entry requirements were and are changing frequently and keeping up with those changes often requires multiple communications. Especially with bookings like yours where guests make their own flight arrangements. Our goal is to make sure that everything goes smoothly. We do hope that you were able to enjoy your trip once you arrived and appreciate you valuable feedback.
Friday, September 3, 2021
Vacation
Tour is find and shows everything as advertised. To accomplish this be prepared for a very rushed trip. Some people who are physically challenged should carefully think about which tours they take. Some tours require lots of walking on hilly streets.
Dennis Phelps
Sunday, August 29, 2021
Service
It was exceptionally well organized. There was no disappointment throughout the whole tour. Tiago and Alissa went the extra mile to see to it that our questions were answered, excellent service throughout the tour, educating the tourists with customs, history etc. The hotels as to comfort and food were also very good. The tour bus was comfortable. No disappointments. Tiago is a very professional and effective Tour Director. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and would recommend to our friends and relatives.
Vacation
Perfect! We stayed 5 extra days in Madrid to see several other sites (i.e. Museo del Prado, Naval Museum, Royal Palace, Retiro Park etc.
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
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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
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Love the whole trip. Perfect weather and best group.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, January 19, 2020
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Easy, associates were informative n patient answered my endless questions. The travel director kept us moving along and provided us with imperative details because of that I was about to talk to friends at great detail about the sites.
Vacation
We had an excellent group of ppl the bus rides were always up bit n travel director would drop details along the way to our next adventure. He was very hospitable Informative n funny. He kept us all upbeat.
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.
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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.
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