Best of Spain Summer 2018

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Ditch your siesta and embrace the spirit of Spain - the vibrant cityscapes of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, running of the bulls in Pamplona, the smell of orange zest en route to Valencia yours to discover as you indulge in Spain's intense flavours and explore the Roman and Moorish influences that have shaped its distinct art, architecture and culture.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Barcelona, Seville, Córdoba, Toledo and Madrid
    • Orientation of Burgos, Santander, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona and Valencia
    • View the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, La Concha Bay in San Sebastian, the Cathedral of Zaragoza, the Castle of Peñiscola, Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia
    • Visit The Tomb of El Cid in Burgos, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, the Rock of Gibraltar, Cathedral in Seville, the Mosque of the Caliphs in Córdoba, the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo and the Prado Museum in Madrid

What's this trip about?

    Ditch your siesta and embrace the spirit of Spain - the vibrant cityscapes of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, running of the bulls in Pamplona, the smell of orange zest en route to Valencia yours to discover as you indulge in Spain's intense flavours and explore the Roman and Moorish influences that have shaped its distinct art, architecture and culture.

Details

Itinerary focusOff the Beaten Path
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMadrid
End CityMadrid

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning
  • Local Immersion & Homestays

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Spain

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Granada
  • Madrid
  • Pamplona
  • Seville
  • Valencia

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Madrid

Welcome to the fiery Iberian capital that is Madrid - a fitting introduction to an epic journey tracing the very best that Spain has to offer. Delve deep into the soul of a city that marches to the tune of the tapas tango and explore the bustling streets before meetin...

Day 2: Madrid – Burgos – Santander

Journey over the pine-clad Guadarrama Mountains to Burgos, the historic capital of Castile, where we will visit the tomb of El Cid, a national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem - El Cantar de Mio Cide. We cross the Ebro River ...

Day 3: Santander – Bilbao – San Sebastian – Pamplona

We depart Santander and travel to Bilbao to view the striking Guggenheim Museum, built from titanium, glass and limestone and designed by renowned US architect Frank Gehry. Continuing to San Sebastian, the gourmet capital of Spain, we see the beautiful Bahia de la Con...

Day 4: Pamplona – Zaragoza – Barcelona (2 Nights)

Meandering through the Ebro Valley en route to beguiling Barcelona, we view the Basilica of El Pilar and Cathedral of La Seo of Zaragoza. Soak up the charm of a city that professes two great loves - Gaudi and football. Enjoy panoramic views of a city, which dates back...

Day 5: Barcelona Sightseeing

The whimsical fantasy world of Gaudi is on display this morning as we embark on a sightseeing tour to see the inspiring, but as yet unfinished, La Sagrada Família in the company of a Local Specialist. We'll see Las Ramblas and Plaça de Catalunya, which lies at the hea...

Day 6: Barcelona – Peñiscola – Valencia

The sweet scent of oranges accompanies us on our journey along the Costa Dorada south to fortified Peñiscola where we'll see the ancient castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continuing through fertile huertas, we arrive in sunny Valencia where we will stay the night. Our...

Day 7: Valencia – Granada

Journey via the dramatic Mora Pass to the city of Granada where we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Alhambra Palace - its golden façades and extraordinary Moorish architecture reflect centuries of multicultural ...

Day 8: Granada – Costa del Sol (2 Nights)

Set your watch to Spanish time and enjoy a leisurely morning on your terms, or consider taking an Optional Experience to explore the medieval Moorish Quarter of Granada - Albayzín - with its narrow winding lanes, churches, minarets and palaces. We leave Granada behind...

Day 9: Costa del Sol

Another day in paradise for you to kick back, worship the Spanish sunshine and taste la buena vida. Enjoy fresh seafood in Torremolinos, relax on the bleached beaches and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere or consider an Optional Experience to the effervescent Andalusian capital of Málaga to explore centuries of fascinating history. Buffet Breakfast

Day 10: Costa del Sol – †Gibraltar – Seville (2 Nights)

A scenic drive takes you past the millionaire's resort of Marbella and on to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar, for free time to explore. Consider joining an Optional Experience to St. Michael's Cave to see the Barbary Macaques (Rock Apes). This afternoon conti...

Day 11: Seville Sightseeing

Join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of Seville's leafy avenues. See the iconic Giralda Tower, a former minaret that was converted to a bell tower and visit the Seville Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Meander through Maria Lui...

Day 12: Seville – C��rdoba

We journey to Córdoba to meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the astounding Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Then visit the remains of the 14th century mudejar-style synagogue in the old Jewish n...

Day 13: Córdoba – Toledo – Madrid (2 Nights)

The ancient imperial city of Toledo is our first stop today where we join a Local Specialist for a fascinating walking tour of the city's narrow streets. We'll visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz,...

Day 14: Madrid Sightseeing

The lavish palaces and grand plazas of Madrid take centre stage today as we join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Spain's capital city. See Plaza España, Gran Vía, Puerta Del Sol and the Cibeles Fountain before visiting the world-famous Prado Museum, fea...

Day 15: Depart Madrid

Our journey together has come to an end. For now it's a fond adios to Spain and newfound friends. Transfers are available. Conditions apply. Buffet Breakfast

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Last Updated: 10/8/2018

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At Trafalgar, we passionately believe in the power of travel to broaden the mind and build bridges between people. By sharing with you the hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks, the local people you wouldn’t otherwise meet, and the traditions you may not have experienced by yourself, we ensure that you get the ‘insider’ view, an authentic and enhanced experience you simply could not have had on your own.

It is this dedication to taking our guests beyond the obvious sights that has helped us grow over the past 65 years into one of the most trusted and successful international guided vacation/holiday companies in the world. From Europe to the United States, South America to South Africa, and with the recent addition of Asia, we pride ourselves on uncovering the hidden gems, cultural highlights and not-to-be-missed attractions of the places you visit. We’ll help you delve deep into the heart of each city and capture the true essence of each new destination.

We are committed to establishing lasting relationships with our guests by exceeding their expectations the first time and every time, through consistently outstanding quality of service, experience and value.

We're proud to be the most globally awarded guided travel company. Every year, we win some of the most prestigious travel accolades around the world – from the Travel Globes to the Agents' Choice Awards. We've collected 46 major travel awards over the last five years alone, as well as the Gold Trusted Merchant Award from independent reviews provider Feefo.

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As the world’s most awarded and loved travel company, Trafalgar unlocks the best of the world for every traveller. From the iconic sites to breaking bread with locals at private Be My Guest experiences, guests can be assured of a dream holiday without the stress of 'what ifs'. Committed to Make Travel Matter, Trafalgar aims to make a positive impact on locals, communities and wildlife visited, and the planet we call home. With tried and tested tours, created by local travel experts in destination and enjoyed by more than 5million happy guests, Trafalgar’s proud to be recognised by its Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award.

Trafalgar is part of the family-owned and run The Travel Corporation (TTC), driven by service for over one hundred years.

 

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Meals Included
  • 14 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 7 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights
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