15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain

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2 Madrid, 1 Valencia, 2 Granada, 2 Seville, 1 Salamanca, 2 Bilbao, 3 Barcelona
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces Drive to Valencia with its groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada In Cordoba, tour the impressive Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites Explore the lively university town of Salamanca with its 12th century Old Cathedral Visit Bilbao's gleaming Guggenheim Museum, named the “most influential structure of its time” Explore Gaudi's colorful Park Guell in Barcelona Stand in awe at the iconic symbol of Barcelona -- Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia Wine tasting in Penedes, internationally renowned for its fine wines †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

What's this trip about?

    2 Madrid, 1 Valencia, 2 Granada, 2 Seville, 1 Salamanca, 2 Bilbao, 3 Barcelona

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityOperator does not provide
End CityOperator does not provide

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Europe

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Bilbao
  • Granada
  • Madrid
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Salamanca
  • Seville
  • Valencia

Trip includes

    • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid 1 night Valencia 2 nights Granada 2 nights Seville 1 night Salamanca 2 nights Bilbao 3 nights Barcelona Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 20 meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 dinners with wine Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout Services of local guides in all major cities Entrance fees per itinerary Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Madrid, Spain

DAY 2, Monday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid, capital of Spain. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour begins with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner at a local restaurant. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM Overnight: Madrid Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Tuesday - Lively Madrid
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings. Then, on to the world-renowned Prado Museum; stand before masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and others. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your ow...
DAY 4, Wednesday - The "Garden City" of Valencia
Today, you head towards the Mediterranean coast and through the blossoming groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the "garden city" of Valencia, Spain's major port. This unique city is shaped by the vastness of the sea and the closeness of the coastal mountains...
DAY 5, Thursday - Drive to Granada
Depart Valencia for Granada, a city sprawled at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. Upon arrival, check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure Overnight: Granada Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra
Today, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra*, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heri...
DAY 7, Saturday - Mezquita de Cordoba, Seville in Andalucia
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Qu...
DAY 8, Sunday - Seville City Tour
The morning tour of Seville begins at beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River before visiting the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz with its narrow, winding streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the la...
DAY 9, Monday - Plasencia en Route to Salamanca
Depart Seville and travel north to the ancient city of Plasencia, that is located on the bank of the Jerte River. View the medieval city walls and the Old Quarter. Continue the drive to the lively university town of Salamanca; view the 12th century old cathedral, the Sal...
DAY 10, Tuesday - Stop in Burgos, Travel to Bilbao
This morning, travel north towards Bilbao. Stop in historic Burgos, with its famous French Gothic Cathedral of St. Mary, housing the tomb of El Cid. Then, continue to the extraordinary Basque city of Bilbao, home to the glittering Guggenheim Museum. Arrive in time for dinner at the hotel Overnight: Bilbao Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Wednesday - Bilbao and the Guggenheim Museum
Today's sightseeing in culture-rich Bilbao begins in the heart of the Old Quarter, with its bustling market and pedestrianized streets that go back to the origins of the city. Continue to the gleaming Guggenheim Museum, named the "most influential structure of its time" ...
DAY 12, Thursday - Zaragoza en Route to Barcelona
Depart the Basque city of Bilbao and head to Barcelona. On the way, stop at the vibrant city of Zaragoza on the banks of the mighty Río Ebro. Then, continue to sensational Barcelona, Spain's second most important city with its unending choice of museums, galleries, and c...
DAY 13, Friday - Barcelona City Tour, Wine Tasting
Begin the day in this artistic city with a drive along the harbor to Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square and Plaza de España home to the old bullfighting ring. Pass some of Gaudi's famous works, including the "skull and bones" Casa Batllo, on the way to visi...
DAY 14, Saturday - Full Day in Barcelona
A full day at leisure to explore Barcelona's countless museums and superb galleries or, choose to visit La Sagrada Familia independently. In the morning, join the optional guided tour to Montserrat that takes you on a drive past picturesque villages to Montserrat Mountai...
DAY 15, Sunday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Activities
San Sebastian Tour with Tapas Dinner This afternoon join an optional excursion to the Bay of Biscay and the historical fishing town & resort of San Sebastian. A summer resort of Spain, it is here where the Belle Epoque lives on. Ideally situated, it is surrounded by verdant mountains and beaches looking out onto a sparkling bay. Tour the charming old quarter near the harbor bursting with cafés and later, join us for a typical basque tapas dinner. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours. OnDay : 11 Price : $85 Evening Flamenco Show This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $55 Half Day Montserrat Tour Enjoy a relaxing drive along the picturesque villages of the province to reach Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 14 Price : $70 Royal Alcazar of Seville Tour with Tapas lunch Enjoy some Andalusian flavors of tapas and wine at a local restaurant before taking a guided tour of the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Marvel at the many examples of Mudejar architecture in this palace built in the 14th century by King Peter of Castile. The Royal Alcázar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was originally a Moorish fort and is the oldest royal residence still in use in Europe. Stroll through the expansive courtyards and the palace’s beautiful gardens. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $89 Toledo Tour Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado." Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 3 Price : $70 San Sebastian Tour with Tapas Dinner This afternoon join an optional excursion to the Bay of Biscay and the historical fishing town & resort of San Sebastian. A summer resort of Spain, it is here where the Belle Epoque lives on. Ideally situated, it is surrounded by verdant mountains and beaches looking out onto a sparkling bay. Tour the charming old quarter near the harbor bursting with cafés and later, join us for a typical basque tapas dinner. Approximate tour duration is 6 hours. OnDay : 11 Price : $85 Evening Flamenco Show This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 7 Price : $55 Half Day Montserrat Tour Enjoy a relaxing drive along the picturesque villages of the province to reach Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 14 Price : $70 Royal Alcazar of Seville Tour with Tapas lunch Enjoy some Andalusian flavors of tapas and wine at a local restaurant before taking a guided tour of the Royal Alcázar of Seville. Marvel at the many examples of Mudejar architecture in this palace built in the 14th century by King Peter of Castile. The Royal Alcázar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was originally a Moorish fort and is the oldest royal residence still in use in Europe. Stroll through the expansive courtyards and the palace’s beautiful gardens. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours. OnDay : 8 Price : $89 Toledo Tour Toledo is a "Museum City" of great artistic beauty. Former capital of Spain and one of the oldest cities in Europe, Toledo has magnificent examples of architecture from different periods, making it one of the leading artistic cities of the country. In Toledo visit the most famous monuments, such as St. Tome Church, which houses El Greco's 'The Burial of Count Orgaz" and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire its famous hand-crafted work, the "Damasquinado." Approximate tour duration is 5 hours. OnDay : 3 Price : $70
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