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Spanish Wonder

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days
Valencia

Countries Visited

Spain

Locations Visited

Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Giralda, Granada, Gaudix, Valencia, Figue… more Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Giralda, Granada, Gaudix, Valencia, Figueres, Peniscola, 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 a fiery Welcome Reception, and an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Ayre Gran Colon
  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 Count Orgaz'. We'll also visit the synagogue, then return to Madrid where we'll admire the monument to Cervantes and Don Quixote at the Plaza de España. See Puerta del Sol, the city's hub with our Local Specialist. Spend the evening on your own, delving into the delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.

    meals Buffet 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 in a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine.

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

    This morning, we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the symbolic Bell Tower of the Giralda, 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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
  5. Day 5 Seville – Granada

    Multi-cultural 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 during the 14th century, 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 Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Allegro
  6. Day 6 Granada – Guadix – Valencia

    This morning, we journey via 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 view the Bullring and admire its 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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel Tryp Oceanic
  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 at his unfinished La Sagrada Família Cathedral, which has been under construction since 1882. See the Plaça de Catalunya and pay tribute to the great Christopher Columbus, with your Local Specialist. Take a trip up Montjuïc for 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 Buffet Breakfast
    hotel U232
  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 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 special Farewell Dinner with wine.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Barcelona

    For now it's a sad adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. Please Note: Your coach returns to Madrid from Barcelona on Day 9. You are welcome to use this complimentary transfer. Drop-off in Madrid will be at the Trafalgar Madrid hotel and not at the airport. Arrival will be at approximately 6pm, depending on traffic conditions.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • 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
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona
  • ORIENTATION of Valencia
  • VISIT the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc Hill and Plaça de Catalunya in Barcelona
  • VIEW 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
Linda Cremona
Travel date: Sunday, April 14, 2019
Service
The booking agent was very knowledgeable and very helpful in planning our trip. She was available to answer our questions.
Vacation
Our vacation was quite wonderful. Spain is a beautiful country. Our God was very knowledgeable and we saw a learned a lot.
Elizabeth Fuentes
Travel date: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Service
GET employees are so helpful and responsive whether via email or phone - I really enjoyed working with them. Unfortunately, my original tour dates were cancelled so I was given the choice to go a week earlier or later. The staff was on top of things and switched my flights for me. I felt taken care of and not as an afterthought.
Vacation
What an adventure! Had an amazing time in Spain thanks to an amazing tour director, Ellen. She was super organized, attentive, funny, and genuine. The itinerary is definitely fast-paced but I saw so many beautiful places! As an architecture fan, I was in heaven. The Be My Guest dinner was lovely and a definite highlight. Do your research on the optional excursions though (heard the flamenco show wasn’t that great) and be warned that a lot of the dinners are mediocre. But the hotels were nice and lots of choices at the breakfasts. This was my second tour with Trafalgar and I will definitely travel with them again.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you much for taking the time to share your experience in Spain. We couldn't be happier that your trip went well and we hope to be able to help you plan the next one very soon!
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Service
It was an amazing vacation. From start to finish, everything was taken care of for us. Lauren, booking agent, Lydia our tour guide and Antonio are bus driver were all very knowledgeable, professional and courteous! I can’t wait for our next GET vacation. I would highly recommend this to all my friends and family.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your kind words! We love hearing that things went smoothly throughout the entire process. We truly appreciate your loyalty and recommendation, and we hope to help you with that next booking soon!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation
Breathtaking historic sights, amazing food and culture.
Julieta Pangan
Travel date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Service
The service was excellent, we were in the Travalgar and appreciated the history of the various places we visited. The schedule was in a timely manner.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Learning the history behind the sights is one of the best parts of guided vacations. We are so happy you enjoyed your Spanish Wonder tour, and we appreciate your comments. Thank you!
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Vacation
Enjoyed the history and the cathedrals visited
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, October 7, 2018
Service
We had a wonderful vacation. The Travel Director was personable and knowledgeable. The specialists along the way were also very informative. The hotels were great, the bus and the bus driver superb! Everything was just great.
Vacation
We had a great time - the trip was spectacular. Spain was breathtaking!
Cody Pledger
Travel date: Monday, October 1, 2018
Service
The trip was not organized as well as trips I’ve previously taken with this company and other companies. There were also a few disappointing things for our group.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear about your disappointment and hope there were some good moments able to be taken away from your trip.
Monday, October 1, 2018
Vacation
Same as in customer service. I expected better.
Cynthia Nolan
Travel date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Service
Very responsive booking agent, answered all questions quickly and paid attention to the details.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your comment! We're so glad you enjoyed Spain and had a great experience with us.
Monday, June 4, 2018
Vacation
You get what you pay for.
Cynthia Adams
Travel date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Service
Our tour director David Nadal was the dominant factor in making Spanish Wonder an informative and enjoyable experience. Another winner for GET!
Vacation
All aspects of the trip from start to finish were well coordinated, making maximum use of time to be informed about and enjoy Spain. On this and previous GET tours we have found the optional experiences to be great compliments to the basic tour. We highly recommend them.
James Eber
Travel date: Sunday, July 2, 2017
Service
Miquel was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and courteous. The buses were very comfortable. The hotels were excellent with the exception of the location of the Ayre Gran in Madrid.
Vacation
We took the extra Montserrat tour. What an amazing place. Awesome views and the trip up the winding road was outstanding. My only bad thought is the local experts usually go into way too much detail. When I'm in a huge cathedral, I want to be moving not standing in one spot listening to way too much detail.
Trusted Customer
Travel date: Sunday, June 18, 2017
Service
Very helpful in making primary booking and trip extensions.
Vacation
Trafalgar worked out well for us.
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