Sensational Spain


  • 14 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Active pace

Tour : 6870

Up to 10% off on 2020

From

£1,399 pp

Tour only

Based on 28th Mar 2020

From

£1,522 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

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Your 14-day affordable tour of Spain begins and ends in marvellous Madrid. In between, you’ll discover Spain’s sensational sites and legendary locales of history, culture, and cuisine. You’ll visit the Basque Country in the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, and on to Pamplona—city of the running of the bulls, toreadors, and Hemingway’s famous novel, The Sun Also Rises. Venture through the vistas of the wine-growing region on your way to Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. You’ll visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar before arriving in Barcelona. Take two days to explore the beauty and history of Barcelona, including a guided driving tour of its famous sights and panoramic views. See Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces before venturing along the Costa Dorada and Costa del Azahar to vibrant art nouveau and modern style of Valencia—and the home of paella!

You’ll travel inland to Granada, situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and the confluence of four rivers. Experience the Moorish influence, old-style tapas bars, exotic tea rooms of the Albazyn quarter, and historical sites in this university city. You’ll relish a guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings in 889 AD. More stunning architecture awaits in Cordoba—including the white-washed houses of the Jewish quarter and the Moorish and Christian architecture of The Mosque of Córdoba. Your introduction to the Andalusian capital of Seville includes guided sightseeing. See its majestic cathedral, palace, and Plaza de España before you travel through Cáceres and Salamanca to Madrid. Your value-minded tour of Spain is a wealth of experiences in beauty, architecture, and rich cultural traditions to treasure.

 

Highlights

SEGOVIA Visit

RIBERA DEL DUERO Visit a wine cellar

BURGOS, BILBAO & SAN SEBASTIAN Visit

PAMPLONA & SARAGOSSA Visit

BARCELONA Guided sightseeing

VALENCIA Orientation

GRANADA Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*

CORDOBA Visit the Mezquita

SEVILLE Guided sightseeing

CÁCERES and ÁVILA Visit

MADRID Guided sightseeing

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Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN.

Day
1

Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS.

Day
2

The first visit of the day is Segovia, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its soaring Roman aqueduct and breathtaking fairytale fortress. Traveling through Castille and Leon, we reach the Ribera del Duero area, which follows the course of the Douro River and is noted for producing some of Spain’s best wines. Get a taste at a WINE CELLAR, then on to Burgos with its landmark cathedral.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi/ 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BURGOS–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA

Day
3

The day is dedicated to discovering the Basque Countries as we visit the city of Bilbao, with its contemporary architecture, and San Sebastian, with its beautful sandy beach. On to Pamplona, famous for the running of the bulls.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA.

Day
4

Vistas of the Rioja wine-growing region greet you this morning as you travel towards Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. Here, visit the baroque SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR before arriving in Barcelona, Catalonia’s lively capital.
Today’s Distance: 311 mi/ 500 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BARCELONA

Day
5

This morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and to marvel at the incredible panoramic views of the port and city. On to the city center to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BARCELONA–VALENCIA.

Day
6

Travel along the Costa Dorada today and on to the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast) to arrive in Valencia, birthplace of paella! Combining striking modern architecture with Art-Nouveau-style buildings and the Old Town, Valencia is one of the most innovative Spanish cities enjoying a very high quality of life.
Today’s Distance: 217 mi/ 350 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

VALENCIA–GRANADA

Day
7

Spectacular scenery unfolds as you travel inland towards Granada, beautifully situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and at the confluence of four rivers. Granada is a compelling city where Moorish influence, old-style tapas bars, and historical sites coexist with a young population of university students, graffiti, and exotic tea houses in the Albazyn quarter.
Today’s Distance: 303 mi/ 487 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

GRANADA

Day
8

Today, your Local Guide will bring to life the world-famous ALHAMBRA COMPLEX*, which Moorish poets described as a “pearl set in emeralds.” Built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, this magnificent hilltop palace-fortress features lavish gardens, and is the epitome of architectural beauty.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

GRANADA–CORDOBA–SEVILLE.

Day
9

Visit Cordoba, known for the white-washed houses of the Jewish quarter, but also for its magnificent 8th-century MEZQUITA, a mosque in which a Cathedral was built following the Reconquista. Admire its splendid giant arches, domed shrine of Byzantine mosaics and 856 jasper, onyx, marble, and granite pillars. Continue your journey through picturesque Andalusia, on to vibrant, festive Seville! Tonight, a chance to join an exciting optional Flamenco show to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Today’s Distance: 199 mi/ 320 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SEVILLE

Day
10

An included city tour reveals the best of this colorful Andalusian capital today: see the majestic cathedral; beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant Moorish architecture; and the landmark Plaza de España, built for the Ibero-American Expo in 1929. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SEVILLE–CÁCERES–SALAMANCA.

Day
11

Stop in medieval, walled Cáceres, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles. Later, cross the Tagus River and the Guadarrama mountains to arrive in Salamanca. Here you will experience the ambiance and unique Spanish Baroque beauty of Plaza Mayor, heart of the city and one of the most extraordinary public squares in the country.
Today’s Distance: 289 mi/ 465 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SALAMANCA–ÁVILA–MADRID

Day
12

On to Ávila, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its imposing city walls, monumental gates, 88 watchtowers, and 2,500-plus turrets. This city is the essence of Castilla and the epitome of old Spain. Upon arrival in Madrid, enjoy a guided tour of the city, discovering its royal elegance and its vibrancy. You’ll enjoy the abundance of museums and cultural livelihood.
Today’s Distance: 134 mi/ 215 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID

Day
13

Spend the day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or to join one of our optional excursions or activities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

MADRID.

Day
14

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departure:

18 April 2020 departure - Feria in Seville

*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

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On selected tours you can extend your time at the beginning or end of your holiday. To book your holiday with an extension, call us on 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

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From

£1,399 pp

Prefer to book your own flights and transfers? You have the freedom to do that with our Tour Only holiday option.

  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system

Tour with flights

From

£1,522 pp

Let us take care of everything. Our package option includes return flights from your chosen airport, plus overseas transfers to your hotel.

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • All airport taxes

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