Spanish Landscapes

Overview

Tour Itinerary

Departure: Every Friday
DAY 1: BARCELONA

TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transfer to Maremagnum area. Welcome to Barcelona!. Upon airport arrival we will be waiting to trans­fer you to the hotel. Our guide will await you and will provide all the necessary information. At the end of the afternoon, we provide transfers to Plaza de Colón and Maremagnum area, a place that’s full of life and activities right next to the sea. This is where the most innovative spirit of the city blends with its deep historic character. We will guide you on where to eat right in the heart of this district. Classic Spanish food can be found, and also Indian, Chinese, classic Spanish tapas and Middle Eastern restaurants. Return to the hotel.

DAY 2: BARCELONA

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfers to Las Ramblas district. Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Medi­terranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neigh­bourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Fa­milia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfers to Las Ramblas and Plaza Cata­lunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Muslim, international and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.

DAY 3: BARCELONA - PEÑISCOLA - VALENCIA

TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Peniscola, a beautiful walled town combined with a castle on the sea. Discover Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences. Evening transfers. We travel south along the Mediterranean. A special stop is made at Pe­niscola, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. After a short introduction given by our guide, you can make your way through the town, discovering the fishing port, the castle and the beach. Time for a walk and lunch. Afterwards we travel to Valencia, the third largest Spanish city, where we explore the City of Arts and Sciences, the most important modern tourist site in the city of Valencia. Next, we walk through the historic centre of the city, and our guide will accompany us to the Cathedral. Evening transfer to the Plaza de Toros. In this area you will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, international, etc.) Return to hotel.

DAY 4: VALENCIA - CARAVACA DE LA CRUZ - GRANADA

TODAYS HIGHLIGHTS: Caravaca, a Catholic “holy city” (includes entry ticket and guided visit to the impressive palace and gardens of the Alhambra). Early in the morning, we travel on minor roads through the Spanish heartland. We make a stop in Caravaca de la Cruz, a small town considered by the Catholic Church to be one of the five holy cities. We continue through beautiful landscapes to Andalusia. Arrival in Granada. Experience the city with highlights such as the immense Palace of the Alhambra and the beautiful Generalife Moorish Gardens, built during Moorish times (includes entry ticket and local guide). Later, enjoy an evening at Plaza de Gracia in Granada’s city centre, where restaurants mix with local cultural flavour to create an unforgettable night. Choose between Spanish, international, Chinese, Latin cuisines, etc. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­ramonte.

DAY 5: GRANADA - MARBELLA - RONDA - SEVILLE

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit Marbella, one of the most cosmopolitan cities along the Spanish coast. Visit to Ronda, a traditional Andalusian village. Leaving Granada, we travel towards the Costa del Sol (Sunshine Coast). Beautiful landscapes along the Mediterranean accompany our journey. We stop in Puerto Banus, lo­cated in Marbella, one of the most cosmopolitan coastal cities. We take a walk through the marina and see its luxury yachts. We continue our journey through the mountains, with its bandit history, before reaching RONDA, a beautiful traditional “white village” with its impressive “El Tajo” gorge that divides the city in half. Con­tinue to SEVILLE. Leisure time in historic city centre area (Calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favourite cuisine: Indian, Muslim, Chinese, Spanish, international, and so on.

DAY 6: SEVILLE - MADRID

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with a local expert. Travel on a high-speed train. Evening transfer to Gran Vía district in Madrid. In the morning we have a scenic tour with our local expert. (Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, it can be conducted in both Spanish and English). We visit the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, Guadalquivir River Borders, the popular neighbourhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana, and the beautiful Plaza de España. Free time follows. After lunch, we take a trip on a high-speed train. (Note: On the train ride, a guide will only accompany the group if it contains over 20 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through marvellous countryside. In several places our speed will be about 300km/h (186m/h). The train journey takes 2½ hours. Transfer to our hotel in Madrid. At sunset we provide transfers to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. In this area there are many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, Inter­national). Return to hotel.

DAY 7: MADRID

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the Retiro Park. This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, which showcases the city’s vibrant centre, the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its many fountains. (Note: if groups have fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be given in both English and Spanish.) Our tour includes a visit to see inside the PLAZA DE TOROS DE LAS VENTAS, a fine-looking building. Here we learn about the tradition of “corridas” (meaning “running with the bulls”) in the Bullfighting Museum. Also the day includes a walking tour of the beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. If you wish, there is an optional visit to the ROYAL PALACE. At sunset we provide transfers to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace. In this area there are many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, Inter­national). Return to hotel.

DAY 8: MADRID

After breakfast, end of our services.

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included in the price (for complete tour)

  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer
  • City tour in: BARCELONA, SEVILLE, MADRID
  • Evening transfer: To Plaza de Colón and Maremagnum (Sea Port) in BARCELONA, To Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya in BARCELONA, To the Plaza de Toros in VALENCIA, To Plaza de Oriente in MADRID
  • Ticket admission: Spanis Village in BARCELONA, Palace of the Alhambra and the Generalife Moorish Gardens in GRANADA, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas in MADRID

 

Price

 

                                                                                Double               Individual

High Season (Apr - Jun, Sep - Oct)                EUR 790                      1035

Mid Season (Jul - Aug)                                     EUR 775                       1020

Low Season (Dec - Mar)                                   EUR 770                       1015

 

 

Hotels used

BARCELONA GATE****
Tel: 931770070
email: reservations@barcelonagate.com
Maria Tarrida, 6-7 Sant Joan Despí
08970 BARCELONA
SPAIN

NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI****
Tel: 934755800
email: H3289@accor.com
C/ de la TV3, 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi - Barcelona
08970 BARCELONA
SPAIN

ABBA ACTEON****
Tel: 963310707
email: jrecep-acteon@abbahoteles.com
ESCULTOR VICENTE BELTRÁN GRIMAL, 2
46023 VALENCIA
SPAIN

HOTEL ALIXARES****
Tel: 958225575
email: reserva@hotelesporcel.com
Paseo de la Sabica, 40
18009 GRANADA
SPAIN

TRH ALCORA ****
Tel: 954349600
email: reservas.alcora@trhhoteles.com
CARRETERA SAN JUAN TOMARES KM 1, SAN JUAN DE AZNALFARACHE
41920 SEVILLE
SPAIN

BARCELO TORRE ARIAS***
Tel: 913879400
email: torrearias@barcelo.com
C. JULIAN CAMARILLO 19
28037 MADRID
SPAIN