Spanish City Explorer


  • 9 days

  • Spain and Portugal

  • Leisurely pace

Tour : 7500

From

£689 pp

Tour only

Based on 10th May 2020

From

£886 pp

Tour with flights & transfers

Based on London Gatwick

Overview

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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

Highlights

Tour itinerary

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

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts

Arrive in Barcelona, Spain

Day
1

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.

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 Cava Wine
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 with 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 center. 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. Today’s Distance: 242 mi/ 390 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Valencia

Day
5

Arts, Science, and Paella
Valencia is a city to discover your way! Tap on your CosmosGO 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.Today’s Distance: 227 mi/ 365 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
7

For Art Lovers and 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 of museums to visit. Immerse yourself in local life by joining us on an optional excursion. 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, take an optional excursion to Toledo, a treasure-chest of arts and architecture. Enjoy time to explore Madrid’s colorful fusion of cultures, with your Tour Director’s suggestions.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Madrid

Day
9

Today concludes your Spanish adventure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Extend your tour and see even more

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

Tour only

From

£689 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

Tour with flights

From

£886 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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