Spectacular Spain

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Western Europe

  • Active pace

  • Platinum escorted tour

A lively adventure through Spain's major cities, taking in its stunning architecture, imposing churches and magnificent palaces. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

At a glance


Madrid Guided sightseeing of the vibrant city with a visit to the Prado Museum.
Toledo Follow your local guide on a walking tour that includes a visit to an early synagogue, the Gothic cathedral, Santo Tomé Church with one of El Greco's masterpieces. Visit a Damascene steel workshop and taste the local marzipan.
Ronda Visit Plaza de Toros and admire the city's iconic bridge.
Jerez Sherry wine tasting with Spanish tapas.

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Service charges
  • Free Wi-Fi on coach
  • Individual audio system
  • All airport taxes
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.

Overview

A lively adventure through Spain's major cities, taking in its stunning architecture, imposing churches and magnificent palaces. In Seville, visit the Casa de Pilatos, with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Time on the Costa del Sol gives you a chance to relax, enjoy the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques.

Total meals included:

  • 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners

UK - Madrid

Day
1

Fly to Madrid where you will be met and transferred. This evening, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions and enjoy a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid

Day
2

The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your local guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial Prado Museum with its priceless art treasures.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - Toledo - Granada

Day
3

Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castillian capital of Toledo attracts more sightseers from all over the world than any other Spanish town. A local guide takes you to the Moorish Bridge, an early Synagogue, the 13th-century Gothic cathedral, and the Church of Santo Tome with one of El Greco's most famous paintings. Also, visit a Damascene Steel workshop and taste tradition Santo Tome, the local marzipan produced in Toledo since 1856, before arriving in history-steeped Granada. This evening, a special welcome dinner with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Granada - Costa Del Sol

Day
4

See the sights of Granada with a local guide and visit its main attraction, the Alhambra Complex. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahmar. A fantasy of lace in stone surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the old quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also, amble through the magnificent Water Gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. Then, turns towards the sea, away from the mountains, to lively Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Costa del Sol at leisure

Day
5

Today is your chance to join an optional excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar. Later, enjoy the sandy beaches, browse through the trendy boutiques, and sample the many fine restaurants.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Costa del Sol - Ronda - Jerez - Seville

Day
6

Visit picturesque, historic Ronda, perched on a platform of the Sierra de Ronda mountain range and cut in two by a deep ravine, and the impressive Plaza de Toros. Next is Jerez, famous for its sherry wines and magnificent horses of mixed Spanish, Arab and English blood. Also, visit a bodega for a sherry tasting accompanied by local tapas. Then, on to Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalucia

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville

Day
7

Hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World during your guided sightseeing tour. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent Casa De Pilatos, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming Santa Cruz Quarter. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Seville - Córdoba - Madrid

Day
8

During your guided walking tour of Córdoba, see the Alcazar, the Roman Bridge, and the medieval Jewish quarter. Tour the magnificent 8th-century Mosque of the Caliphs, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and Jasper. Next, drive north from the fertile valley of the Guadalquivir River through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha back to Madrid. A farewell dinner with wine awaits you at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Madrid - UK

Day
9

After breakfast 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 a similar standard.

Hotels

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


Madrid:  Melia Galgos

Granada: Hotel Saray

Costa Del Sol: Melia Costa Del Sol

Seville: Sevilla Centre

Madrid: NH Principe De Vergara

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