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Spanish Wonder

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $1,950 per person
OCT 2023 - APR 2024
Aerial view of Toledo at night with bright lights, Spain

Countries Visited

Spain ...more Spain

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola, Gaudix ...more Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Peniscola, Gaudix
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  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 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/Catalonia
  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 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/Barcelo Sants
  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 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.

    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

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

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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Reviews
Service
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Independent Reviews
Daniel Maguire
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Service
Made travel from each location easy
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are delighted that you enjoyed your Spanish Wonder tour. It certainly is a beautiful and interesting country. Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate it!
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Vacation
Great driver and tour director!
Trusted Customer
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Service
The tour was a great experience, our travel director and driver were efficient, helpful and fun.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds like your Spanish Wonder tour was a memorable experience for you. That makes us so happy! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We appreciate the positive feedback.
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Vacation
The area specialists were very informative. Selected hotels were great.
Trusted Customer
Monday, May 2, 2022
Service
This is a trip that was originally planned for two years ago and then the pandemic began. Grand European worked through the various cancellations and reschedulings that occurred over the last two years. We finally took the trip in April, 2022, and had a great time. We have scheduled a Christmas Markets trip for the fall through Grand European.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy that you could finally take your trip and that everything went well. Thank you for sticking with us and booking that Christmas Markets tour which should be lovely!
Friday, May 6, 2022
Vacation
Fantastic experience. This was our first trip to Spain and we want to go back!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We can certainly help you plan that return trip!
Friday, May 6, 2022
Trusted Customer
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Service
Very helpful folks!
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you so much. We appreciate your business and feedback.
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Vacation
Beautiful places, fine team!
Patricia Carlson
Saturday, December 25, 2021
Service
It was a great experience and the new focus on health and safety was perfectly done and reassuring during covid
Vacation
Spain is beautiful and its history imcredible
Margaret Morrison
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Service
I'd recommend Grand European's Spanish Wonder Tour to anyone who wants a fantastic experience of seeing as much of Spain as possible in about a week! We were on the go, and our capable and entertaining tour guide showed us things you'd never find in any tour guide book, along with all the highlights Spain is known for. I really can't say enough wonderful things about our tour. And we were incredibly impressed with how careful Trafalgar was with health protocol; I felt safe throughout. We'd almost cancelled our trip, wondering how fun it would be if we had to be masked and careful. SO GLAD WE WENT; everyone in Spain was masked and careful, all our restaurants were careful (and DELICIOUS), and basically we ran around looking at great stuff every day! So great to leave all the driving and reservations and ticketing to someone else, especially with Covid testing requirements. They explained everything, and we had a wonderful "health director" Ri with us the entire trip, in addition to a superb bus driver, and of course our tour guide. But everywhere we went, we also had local guides from that area, so it was absolutely fantastic. We booked a lot of the extra tours too, but we passed on two of them to just enjoy some lazy time resting, and another time we went to the Prada on our own, which I'd highly recommend if you're an art lover. You could run yourself ragged if you do every single thing, but it's not like we have the opportunity to see this stuff every week, so we did push it! This was our second trip with Grand European Tour using Trafalgar, and I'm sure we'll do another! Our group of fellow travelers was fun and nice, as was our previous one in the Spain. We made some friends we're still communicating with. All in all, what an incredible way to get an overview and experience of a fantastic country!
Response from Grand European Travel:
You can't get much better than that! Thank you for taking the time to share your memories of Spain. We couldn't be more pleased to see how well the trip went.
Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Vacation
Please read my review; I said a lot! Sorry; I'll try to share some pics later. Send me another email; I need to walk the dogs now!
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.
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