Best of Spain 2017

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain First Class 2017

Ditch your siesta and embrace the spirit of Spain - the vibrant cityscapes of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, running of the bulls in Pamplona, the smell of orange zest en route to Valencia yours to discover as you indulge in Spain's intense flavours and explore the Roman and Moorish influences that have shaped its distinct art, architecture and culture.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City tour in Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid
  • Orientation of Burgos, Santander, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Valencia
  • View the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, La Concha Bay in San Sebastian, the Cathedral of Zaragoza, the Castle of Peniscola, Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia
  • Visit The Tomb of El Cid in Burgos, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Rock of Gibraltar, Cathedral in Seville, the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, the Synagogue and Santo Tome in Toledo and the Prado Museum in Madrid
Dining Highlights
  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners (including Be My Guest)
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 Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13073297

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
15 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1MadridArrive Madrid: Welcome to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Relax after check-in or go for a walk through the bustling streets before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Rafael Atocha
Day 2SantanderMadrid - Burgos - Santander: Journey over the Guadarrama Mountains to Burgos. Visit El Cid's tomb in the vast Gothic cathedral. Cross the Ebro River and the Cantabrian Cordillera mountains to the coast. Arrive later in Santander, capital of the Cantabrian region, where you dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 3PamplonaSantander - Bilbao - San Sebastian - Pamplona: This morning in Bilbao view the Guggenheim Museum, a striking building by US architect Frank Gehry which houses a vast array of modern art. Continue along the coast to San Sebastian and see the beautiful Bahia de la Concha beach during your orientation drive. In the city of Pamplona, famous for the Running of the Bulls, walk the ancient streets before enjoying dinner at your hotel this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
NH Iruna Park
Day 4BarcelonaPamplona - Zaragoza - Barcelona (2 Nights): Return to the Ebro Valley and view the Cathedral of El Pilar and the Cathedral La Seo in Zaragoza. Rising gently from the sea, Barcelona is Spain's most dynamic and cosmopolitan city. Your home for the next two nights, this fascinating metropolis dates back to Roman times and boasts a rich artistic and architectural heritage. Enjoy panoramic views across the city from Montjuic before arriving at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast
Ayre Gran Via
Day 5BarcelonaBarcelona Sightseeing: This morning see Gaudi's architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Placa Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus during your guided sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. Consider joining an Optional Experience to Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as 'La Moreneta'.Buffet Breakfast
Day 6ValenciaBarcelona - Peniscola - Valencia: Drive past orange and almond orchards to Peniscola and see the ancient castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continue through the 'huertas' to sunny Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain. Here your orientation includes the town hall, the Bull Ring, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the cathedral. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie 'Tomorrowland'.Buffet Breakfast
Silken Puerta
Day 7GranadaValencia - Granada: Travel via the jagged Mora Pass to the city of Granada. Here your Local Specialist takes you on a sightseeing tour of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Alhambra Palace with wonderful views across the town and surrounding hills. Admire extraordinary Moorish architecture and the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer residence. Later check in to your hotel where you dine tonight.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 8Costa del SolGranada - Costa del Sol (2 Nights): This morning enjoy a leisurely start or consider taking an Optional Experience to explore the delightful Moorish quarter of the city of Granada called Albaycin and The Royal Chapel. Later travel to the Costa del Sol where you can relax for the next two nights. Spend the balance of the day as you wish; take a stroll along the beachside promenade, relax at one of the nearby beach cafes or perhaps visit the white washed village of Mijas.Buffet Breakfast
Day 9Costa del SolCosta del Sol: Today relax on the Sunshine Coast. This is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in Spain but was once a series of quiet fishing villages. Shop for souvenirs in the old town of Torremolinos, spend time relaxing on the beach or maybe consider an Optional Experience visit to the bustling city of Malaga.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10SevilleCosta del Sol - Gibraltar? - Seville (2 Nights): A scenic drive takes you past the millionaire's resort of Marbella and on to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, for free time to explore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to St. Michael's Cave to see the Barbary Macaques (Rock Apes). This afternoon continue through the Andalusian countryside past Jerez - famous for sherry production - to Seville. Tonight you might like to experience a fiery flamenco show.Buffet Breakfast
Las Casas De La Juderia Authentic Accommodation
Day 11SevilleSeville Sightseeing: Travel through Seville's tree-lined streets on a sightseeing tour with your Local Specialist. Visit Seville Cathedral and see the Giralda Tower, a former minaret converted to a bell tower. Visit the tomb of Christopher Columbus in the cathedral. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Your guided tour finishes with a walk through the former Jewish quarter. Tonight join your companions for a delicious Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 olive trees.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day 12CordobaSeville - Cordoba: In Cordoba meet your Local Specialist and visit of the Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Visit the remains of the 14th century mudejar-style synagogue in the old Jewish neighbourhood. Dine tonight at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Day 13MadridCordoba - Toledo - Madrid (2 Nights): Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Arrive later in Madrid.Buffet Breakfast
Rafael Atocha
Day 14MadridMadrid Sightseeing: Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Madrid. See Plaza Espana, Gran Via, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain before your visit of the world-famous Prado Museum. The museum houses the largest collection of European art in the world, including masterpieces by Velazquez. Later enjoy free time to explore the city at leisure. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 15Depart MadridDepart Madrid: Say 'adios' to your travelling companions at the end of a memorable Spanish holiday. Transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast

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