SPAIN'S CLASSICS - 2017
SPAIN'S CLASSICS - 2017
Day 1: Overnight Flight

Day 2:
Madrid, Spain - Tour Begins

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Today Dinner is included.

Day 3:
Madrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Madrid

During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. A guided tour of the monumental 18th-century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon travel to Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th-century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz..
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 4:
Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Ease your way into the local culture as your Tour Manager teaches you a few key phrases of the native language. Then, travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city’s cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain’s “cultural capital.”
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 5:
Seville

Today you will see Columbus’ tomb, the ornate cathedral (UNESCO), and the Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza de Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Seville - Granada

Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, the immense hilltop palace that is a UNESCO site. Also tour the Generalife, meaning “garden of the architect,” where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens.
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 7: Granada - Valencia

Today you travel through Spain's amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 8:
Valencia - Lladro - Paella Experience - Valencia

Begin your day viewing the impressive City of Arts & Sciences. A walking tour of historic Valencia features the ornate 14th-century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th-century Quart Tower. You'll also see the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, and view the Gothic cathedral, where construction began in 1262 on the site of an ancient mosque. Next, visit Lladro-City of Porcelain and learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines**. Travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A “paella experience” features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman’s home known as a “barraca;” a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Today Breakfast and Lunch are included.

Day 9:
Valencia - Barcelona

Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona’s fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls.
Today Breakfast is included.

Day 10: Barcelona
Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally guided tour showcases Columbus Monument; Parc de Montjuic; plus Antonio Gaudi’s UNESCO World Heritage sites including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain!
Today Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 11: Barcelona - Tour Ends

You return home with vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Today Breakfast is included.
 

Call for available guaranteed departure dates!

Highlights...
Madrid • Royal Palace
Toledo • Church of Santo Tome • El Greco
Cordoba • the Mezquita
Seville • Columbus' tomb Santa Cruz Quarter Plaza de Espana Maria Luisa Park
Granada • Alhambra palace
BarcelonaAntonio Gaudi's architectural masterpieces: La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Casa Mila

11 Days • 14 Meals:
9 Breakfasts • 1 lunch 4 Dinners

CALL FOR PRICES*

*Starting from $1,999 per person, land only, double occupancy.
Call for airfare from your gateway.


YOUR ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

DAY 1
  Overnight Flight
DAYS 2, 3
Hotel Melia Galgos, Madrid
DAYS 4, 5
Hotel Melia Sevilla or Melia Labreros, Seville
DAY 6
 Hotel Melia Granada, Granada
DAYS 7, 8
Hotel Tryp Oceanic, Valencia
DAYS 9, 10
Hotel Colon, Barcelona

On some dates alternate hotels may be used.

Unique Experiences!

  • Tour Toledo, the former capital of the Spanish Empire.
  • Feel the energy of Spain at a flamenco performance in Seville.
  • Discover 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • Enjoy two-night stays in captivating Madrid, Seville, Valencia and Barcelona.
  • Explore the monumental Royal Palace, official residence of the royal family.
  • Savor regional wine with every included dinner.

 


For more information call Pam Adair at 216.751.8301 or 888.878.8187


Please Note:
• Passport is required.
• To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing airfare from us with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.
• This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

 

Vacation updated: 12/27/2016 1:42:46 PM