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7-Day Treasures of Spain & Local Experiences

7-Day Treasures of Spain & Local Experiences

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,998 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    IBC-19-2338
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$1,998 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    IBC-19-2338
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedActivityActivity Wine tasting with tapas of ham, local cheeses and breadAdmission Admission Entrance to monuments includedEscorted Tour Escorted Tour Tour escort and local guideInclusionInclusion Audio guideActivityActivity 1-hour introductory lesson to flamencoMealsMeals Daily breakfast & three dinnersTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Discover the beautiful landmarks of Spain and enjoy authentic local experiences during this exhilarating, 7-day tour. Guaranteed departures on Sunday. 

2018 Departures

  • November 4 & 25

2019 Depatures

  • April 7
  • May 12
  • June 2
  • September 15
  • October 14 & 27
  • November 10 & 24

Itinerary

Day 1, Madrid
Welcome to the vibrant capital of Spain, Madrid. After reaching your hotel, the day is yours to rest and relax, or to explore and get acquainted with Madrid. Potentially, you may wish to visit the world renowned Prado Museum, or simply walk the delightful boulevards to take in the atmosphere. At 7:00 pm, enjoy a welcome soft drink for an orientation discussion with your Tour Escort and meet your traveling companions.

Accommodation: Hotel NH Collection Madrid Abascal 4* or similar

Day 2, Madrid & Toledo
After breakfast, depart for your tour of Madrid. Your morning tour will take you through the main avenues of the city, the highlights of which include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate and the Plaza de España, so that you panoramically view the most representative buildings and streets. You will also visit inside the spectacular Royal Palace, no longer the Royal residence although it remains in use for official government ceremonies.

This afternoon, you will take a trip south to visit Toledo, a previous capital of Spain during several centuries. Known as the City of Three Cultures, between the XIII and XIV centuries, Muslim, Jewish and Christian populations lived peacefully together creating a great cultural center. Enjoy a walk along its narrow streets where history can be felt in the air. You will externally visit the Cathedral and go into the St Tome Church to see El Greco´s masterpiece – The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Return to Madrid for your overnight stay. (B)

Day 3, Madrid, La Mancha & Granada
After breakfast, depart to Granada, with a short stop en route in Aranjuez, to see the magnificent gardens, full of centenary trees, of this old Spanish King´s summer residence. Continue south to discover the extensive, flat, region of “La Mancha”, the land where Don Quixote lived his crazy adventures, which is also Spain’s largest wine producing area.  *Visit a traditional wine producer where they will show us their way of elaborating product and some curious secrets of theirs, such as the influence of the moon and the stars in the biological process of the vineyards. You will finish your visit by tasting three different wines along with some breads and ham and local cheese (very acclaimed within in Spain) tapas, the best accompaniments to these wines. Afterwards, continue to Granada. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Occidental Granada or similar

Day 4, Granada, La Alhambra & Generalife Gardens & Seville
After breakfast, embark on your morning guided city tour to visit the stunning architectural delight of La Alhambra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which is also the best and most striking example in the world of the sophisticated Royal life in the Nazari Islamic kingdom from the XI to XV centuries. You will find numerous halls and "patios" (courtyards) of amazing beauty. You will also visit the world famous and beautiful Generalife gardens with its wonderful fountains. In the afternoon, continue to Seville. (B, D)

Accommodation: Hotel Sevilla Center 4* or similar

Day 5, Seville
After breakfast, you will have a morning guided tour to visit inside the Gothic Cathedral, the largest Cathedral in Spain and third largest in the world and see the tomb of Christopher Columbus. You will be able to walk up the Giralda tower (the striking minaret of the former mosque) to have a superb view over the city. You will then take a walk in the Santa Cruz Quarter, a maze of small alleys and squares.

In the afternoon, enjoy an introductory and practical Flamenco lesson dancing with a professional dancer. (B)

Day 6, Seville, Codroba & Madrid
After breakfast, *you will visit an Andalusian horse farm (Yeguada) to see a normal days training and learn about the breeding and taming of these amazing horses. Afterwards, travel north to Cordoba. It was under Muslim rule that Cordoba reached its maximum splendor, especially in the IX and X centuries, when it became the capital of the Caliphate, and was then most populated town in the world (with almost 1 million). Your morning guided city tour will include a visit to the Mosque, rightly considered one the most beautiful in the world and a walk around the Jewish Quarter, with its narrow streets and Andalusian "patios’’. In the afternoon, head back to Madrid, where a Farewell dinner will be served, a great way to enjoy the final moments with your new friends met during the tour. (b)

Accommodation: Hotel NH Collection Madrid Abascal 4* or similar

Day 7, Madrid
Your tour concludes with breakfast this morning. (B)

Inclusions

  • 6-night accommodation (first Superior category) in a Standard Room
  • Private coach for all services
  • English-speaking Tour Escort from Day 2 to 6
  • English-speaking local guide half day in Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville and Cordoba
  • Sightseeings, including local guide and all entrance fees
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 3 dinners (drinks excluded, including farewell dinner)
  • Welcome soft drink in Madrid & bottled water (Days 2 to 6)
  • Wine cellar visit with tasting of three kind of wines with tapas of ham, local cheese and bread
  • 1 hour introductory lesson to flamenco dancing by a professional dancer
  • A visit to an Andalusian horse farm
  • WiFi in all hotels
  • Bluetooth headset on guided tours (when group is 10 pax or more)
  • Luggage porter at hotels (1 piece of luggage per person)

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.
  • Single supplement applies.
  • The maximum number guests is 27 per coach.

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