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Spanish Wonder

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $1,508 per person
Toledo

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, and an orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel Ayre Gran Colón
  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, then return to Madrid where we'll admire views of the Royal Palace, Cibeles Fountain and Retiro Park 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 in a fiery flamenco or rub shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of delicious tapeo and wine.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Meliá Lebreros
  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 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 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 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 take to the vibrant streets of the Old Quarter.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel 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 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. Later, 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 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 Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Barcelona

    For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 8 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
  • 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
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona
  • ORIENTATION of Valencia
  • 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
  • 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

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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.

Barcelona

Catalonian Dinner And The Dancing Fountains

Adult Price: € 59

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.

Mystical Montserrat

Adult Price: € 40

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.

Granada

Albaicin And The Royal Chapel

Adult Price: € 35

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.

Madrid

Dinner and Discovery in Old and New Madrid

Adult Price: € 61

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.

Seville

Discover The Origin Of "Tapas" & Evening In Old Seville

Adult Price: € 53

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

Flamenco: Experience the Best Show in Town with a Drink

Adult Price: € 40

Discover the passion, rhythm and magic of an Andalucian flamenco show with us this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

Flamenco, the best show in town with a three-course dinner

Adult Price: € 69

After a three-course dinner of Andalucian specialties, you’ll discover the passion, rhythm and magic of flamenco this evening. We've organized tickets to the best show in town, where you’ll experience 90 minutes of memorable entertainment with an included drink.

The Moorish Alcazar And Plaza America

Adult Price: € 38

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.

Reviews
Service
Vacation
Independent Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Paula Brog
Sunday, July 28, 2019
Service
Josh was great--he helped me get everything I needed--which gave me a wonderful experience
Vacation
Spain was amazing and we were able to see all of the great places---I only wish I could have stayed longer
Rosa
Sunday, June 23, 2019
Service
They were great all my questions were answered fast and they found us the best deals. I would recommend them and book with them again.
Vacation
The tutor was good but no time to go shopping.
Linda Cremona
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
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
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.
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