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Sensational Spain

New for 2019

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Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Europe

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tours

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.

At a glance

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

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Overview

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.

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 5 dinners

UK - Madrid, Spain

Day
1

On arrival in Madrid you will be transferred to your hotel.

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

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, Romanera aqueduct, breathtaking fairytale fortress, and stunning setting. Traveling through the Castille and Leon region, 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 before continuing to Burgos with its landmark cathedral and legendary Castilian nobleman El Cid!

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Burgos - Bilbao - San Sebastian - Pamplona

Day
3

Coastal San Sebastian, framed by two golden beaches and verdant hillsides. Overnight in Pamplona, capital of the ancient Basque Kingdom of Navarre and known worldwide for its running of the bulls.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Pamplona - Saragossa - Barcelona

Day
4

Vistas of the Rioja winegrowing region greet you this morning as you travel southeast 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 and beautiful capital.

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 centre 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 boasting a very high quality of life.

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, graffitis, and exotic tea houses in the Albazyn quarter.

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 GREAT MOSQUE, in which a Cathedral was built following the Reconquista. It is famous for its splendid giant arches, domed shrine of Byzantine mosaics and forest of 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
10

An included city tour reveals the best of this colorful Andalusian capital today: the majestic cathedral; beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant Moorish architecture and opulent gardens; 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 - Caceres - 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 incredible Spanish Baroque beauty of Plaza Mayor, heart of the city and one of the most extraordinary public squares in the country.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Salamanca - Avila - 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. You’ll discover its royal elegance and its vibrancy. You’ll enjoy the abundance of museums and cultural livelihood.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
13

Enjoy the whole day at leisure to enjoy the city at your own pace or to join one of our optional excursions or activities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - UK

Day
14

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

Special Departure: Feria in Seville 27 April 2019

*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


Madrid Praga 

Burgos Almirante Bonifaz

Pamplona Maisonnave 

Barcelona Catalonia Sagrada Familia 

Valencia Sercotel Acteon Valencia 

Granada Don Juan 

Seville Don Paco 

Salamanca Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca

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