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Spanish City Explorer

Offer

New for 2019

Price per person
from £929

Price based on
London Gatwick
12th May 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers

Book by 31 October to secure your place for just £99, and to benefit from our early booking Price Pledge - we guarantee that if you find your 2019 holiday being sold directly by us at a better value between 1 Nov 2018 and up to 12 weeks of your tour, we will refund the difference.

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  • 9 days

  • Europe

  • Leisurely pace

  • Cosmos Lite

Cosmos Lite

Bundling freedom, flexibility, and affordability like never before, Cosmos Lite presents the world’s first à la carte tour package. While offering all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos tour, Cosmos Lite provides a blank canvas at each destination for custom tailoring, leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you.

Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid are spectacular Spanish cities: Barcelona, home of great artists Gaudi, Picasso, and Miro; Valencia with its contemporary architecture matched only by its fantastic food, fun, and beach life; and Madrid, the elegant city of sophistication and lively atmosphere.

Begin your escorted vacation in Spain with two nights in Barcelona with your days free to discover and enjoy. Cosmos Lite gives you à la carte options to spend your vacation the way you want. Maybe select an optional tapas walking tour or a wine tasting to sample Spanish fare and vintages. Your Tour Director is on hand to point you in the direction of the best sights, food, and attractions. On your way to Valencia, you’ll see the Peñíscola coastline and castle—a filming location for Game of Thrones.

Continue on while admiring the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea, to visit Valencia and Madrid. Lovers of art, food, and colourful history are sure to find lots to discover—with optional excursions in the heart of Spain’s most fascinating locales. Your guided tour of Spain is yours to shape each day with Cosmos Lite optional excursions. With MyCosmos, you’ll find the perfect way to experience Spain’s legendary cities just the way you like—from museums and markets to cathedrals, coastlines, and fantastic Spanish cuisine. Explore the treasures of España your way, every day!

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • 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

Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid are spectacular Spanish cities: Barcelona, home of great artists Gaudi, Picasso, and Miro; Valencia with its contemporary architecture matched only by its fantastic food, fun, and beach life; and Madrid, the elegant city of sophistication and lively atmosphere.

Begin your escorted vacation in Spain with two nights in Barcelona with your days free to discover and enjoy. Cosmos Lite gives you à la carte options to spend your vacation the way you want. Maybe select an optional tapas walking tour or a wine tasting to sample Spanish fare and vintages. Your Tour Director is on hand to point you in the direction of the best sights, food, and attractions. On your way to Valencia, you’ll see the Peñíscola coastline and castle—a filming location for Game of Thrones.

Continue on while admiring the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea, to visit Valencia and Madrid. Lovers of art, food, and colourful history are sure to find lots to discover—with optional excursions in the heart of Spain’s most fascinating locales. Your guided tour of Spain is yours to shape each day with Cosmos Lite optional excursions. With MyCosmos, you’ll find the perfect way to experience Spain’s legendary cities just the way you like—from museums and markets to cathedrals, coastlines, and fantastic Spanish cuisine. Explore the treasures of España your way, every day!

This tour is from our new Cosmos Lite range, which offers all the hassle-free features of a Cosmos holiday while leaving the itinerary, pace and budget up to you. Learn more

Total meals included:

  • 9 breakfasts

UK - Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

Fly to Barcelona where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Enchanting City by the Sea.

If you arrive early, get a head start in exploring this lively city with the help of your CosmosGO app. In the late afternoon, meet your Tour Director who will give you some helpful hints on how to make the most of your free time in Barcelona.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona

Day
2

Museums, Markets, and the Mediterranean.

There are many choices for how you could shape your stay in Barcelona. Choose an optional panoramic drive and walking tapas tour, or discover the many museums, markets, and shops. If you have a day at the beach in mind, Barceloneta is the place to go.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona

Day
3

Delicious Cuisine and Di-wine Discoveries

More time to discover. Sample the culinary traditions of Catalunya and visit a food market like the Boqueria, located in the Ramblas. We suggest an optional excursion to the Spanish countryside with a winery visit for a Cava wine tasting session. Reservations are easy on MyCosmos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Barcelona - Tarragona - Peñíscola - Valencia

Day
4

Roman Ruins and a Castle by the Sea.

Tarragona is the perfect combination of seaside resort and sightseeing destination with an abundance of shops and cafes, Roman archaeological sites, and the medieval town centre. Next, see the Peñíscola coastline, dominated by the walled “Pope Luna” Templar castle—a filming location for Game of Thrones. Visit the castle or simply stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets and enjoy the magnificent views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Valencia

Day
5

Arts, Science, and Paella

Valencia is a city to discover your way! Tap on your Cosmos GO app for ideas and directions. Highlights are the City of Arts and Science and the Silk Exchange. Explore the lively and beautiful modernistic Central Market, and don’t miss the paella! This Valencian rice dish is a must to experience the staple of Spanish kitchens for centuries. You may also choose from a variety of exciting optional excursions. Signing up is simple on MyCosmos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Valencia - Cuenca - Madrid

Day
6

Abstract Art in Hanging Houses.

On your visit to Cuenca, you may spend free time visiting the casas colgadas (hanging houses). Dating back to the 1300s, these Cliffside dwellings now house the Spanish National Museum of Abstract Art. You’ll arrive in Madrid in the late afternoon, with time to enjoy an evening out in this buzzing city.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
7

For Art Lovers and the Lovers of Life

Stroll around the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor areas, in the city center, for a taste of the joyful life in Madrid. There are plenty museums to visit. Immerse yourself in local life by joining us on a stroll through a lively market, followed by brunch. Visit the Royal Palace or spend free time in the Sabatini Gardens, then pick a traditional taverna for authentic Spanish fare.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
8

A Fusion of Food, Fútbol, and Festivities.

Browse the El Rastro flea market or one of the revamped food markets in the revived barrios of Madrid or visit the Bernabeu soccer stadium, home of Real Madrid Club de Fútbol. Enjoy time to explore Madrid’s colorful fusion of cultures, with your Tour Director’s suggestions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid - UK

Day
9

Today concludes your Spanish adventure.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Hotels

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


Barcelona: Catalonia Park Putxet or CityPark Sant Just

Valencia: Sercotel Acteon Valencia

Madrid: Ibis Madrid Calle Alcala

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