Spanish Panorama

Offer

Price per person
from £1,558

Price based on
London Heathrow
10th Mar 2018 departure

Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 15 days

  • Spain

  • Active pace

  • Classic escorted tour

There’s more to Spain than its charming flamenco and tapas veneer. Experience the grandeur of the Mezquita Mosque, the romance of Barcelona’s old town and the magic of the Alhambra on this comprehensive tour.

At a glance


  • Aranjuez: Stroll around the Royal Palace grounds.
  • Valencia: Wander the narrow streets of the old quarter and admire its Gothic houses.
  • Barcelona: Visit Antoni Gaudi's spectacular Casa Batlló and Casa Milà buildings.
  • Seville: See the city's highlights on a sightseeing tour. 
  • Granada: Enjoy superb views of the Old Quarter on your guided tour of the Alhambra complex and gardens.
  • Montilla: Sample locally produced wine at a family-run wine cellar.
Spanish Panorama

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • 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.

VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP 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.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Overview

There’s more to Spain than its charming flamenco and tapas veneer. Experience the grandeur of the Mezquita Mosque, the romance of Barcelona’s old town and the magic of the Alhambra complex and gardens on this comprehensive tour.

Total meals included:

  • 14 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Madrid

Day
1

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

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - Aranjuez - Cuenca - Valencia

Day
2

Drive to nearby Aranjuez in the Castilian Plain and discover the Royal Palace, originally built in the 14th century. Although burned down both in 1727 and 1728, it was splendidly rebuilt and became a favourite residence of Spanish royalty. Continue traveling to magnificent Cuenca, perched high above the canyons of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers. It is famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the Huecar ravine. On to Valencia to enjoy a typical dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Valencia

Day
3

Valencia is known mainly for its wonderful climate and the quality of its light. See the wide avenues lined with fig and palm trees and get to know the Old Town with its fine gothic houses and typical patios on the included guided tour. Time to do some shopping or more personal sightseeing to discover further.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Valencia - Peñíscola - Barcelona

Day
4

Travel to nearby Castellon for a visit of Peniscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century. The promontory on which the castle and town are located is a fine reminder of medieval times. Continue your journey through orange groves and seaside resorts past Tarragona to Catalonia’s lively and beautiful capital, Barcelona.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barcelona

Day
5

This morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and a great panoramic view of the port and city. The drive continues 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
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Barcelona - Saragossa - Pamplona

Day
6

See more of Catalonia as you drive to Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. Here, you’ll have time to see the sanctuary of our lady of the pillar. Continue through fertile valleys and the Rioja wine-growing region to Basque Country and on to the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Navarra, Pamplona.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Pamplona - San Sebastian - Bilbao - Burgos

Day
7

Drive farther into Basque Country and visit San Sebastian (called Donostia in Basque), the seaside resort on the southern coast of the Bay of Biscay. Journey to the port town of Bilbao, where you’ll enjoy free time for leisure activities—maybe an independent visit to the Guggenheim Museum. The building, by Frank Gehry, is considered one of the 20th century’s great architectural masterpieces. Continue to Burgos.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Burgos - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca

Day
8

Head southwest into Castile. Enjoy some grand scenery as you travel to the edge of the Sierra de Guadarrama, a green oasis in the Castilian desert. Stop in Segovia, magnificently perched on a rock formation at an altitude of 3,280 feet. The cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Roman aqueduct are some of its highlights you’ll get to see. Next stop is Ávila for a short visit before continuing to Salamanca to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of its Plaza Mayor.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Salamanca - Caceres - Seville

Day
9

Cross the mighty Tagus River and the Guadarrama. Stop in Caceres, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its blend of Roman, Islamic, northern gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles. Enjoy more Spanish landscapes before reaching Seville, one of Spain’s most colourful cities.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
10

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of the city’s main highlights, such as the cathedral, Alcàzar, and the Plaza d’España. Afternoon at leisure. Tonight, why not join an optional Flamenco show to round out your evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Ronda - Granada

Day
11

A day to see the best of Andalusia. Head south by way of the typical white-painted villages to the town of Ronda, famous for the ravine that literally cuts it in two, and its bullfighting connections. Overnight in Granada in the shadow of the mighty Sierra Nevada.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Granada - Montilla - Cordoba

Day
12

Granada was the Arabs’ most treasured city and they still mourn its loss in their prayers. Visit the Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings, (please note that entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed). More grand scenery as you travel to Montilla for a visit to a local wine cellar for a tasting. Then, continue to Cordoba on the banks of the Guadalquivir River.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cordoba - Madrid

Day
13

Cordoba is perhaps Spain’s most Moorish city with its great mosque, the Mezquita, one of Islam’s most important pieces of architecture outside the Arab world. You’ll also enjoy the small, white-washed houses, the winding streets, and the colourful squares. Later, journey into the very heart of Don Quixote’s La Mancha, famed for its castles and windmills. Reach Madrid in time to enjoy a relaxed evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid

Day
14

Enjoy some free time in Madrid or join the rewarding optional trip to Toledo. The splendid setting of this old walled city above the Tagus was made famous in El Greco’s painting, and even now it’s like a great open-air museum of Spanish history and art. Later, join the included Madrid city sightseeing. Not only because it’s the capital of Spain but also because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say it’s the nearest thing to Heaven.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - UK

Day
15

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to note

Accommodation will be as stated or similar.

Day 5: Entrance fee's to the houses of 'batlo' and 'mila' and sagrada familia are not included.

Day12: Entrance to the Nasrid palace is not guaranteed

Hotels

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


  • Madrid: Praga
  • Valencia: NH Las Artes
  • Barcelona: Porta Fira
  • Pamplona: Maisonnave
  • Burgos: Corona de Castilla
  • Salamanca: Catalonia Plaza
  • Seville: Don Paco
  • Granada: Don Juan
  • Cordoba: Selu

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