Tour description

SPAIN SMALL GROUP TOUR

We are excited to introduce a wonderful journey to discover the best of Spain travelling from Barcelona to the intriguing city of Valencia. From soulful flamenco and daring architectures, to delicious food and avant-garde cities, Spain could be Europe’s most exotic country. Wherever you venture you’ll discover a beguiling land with a mix of stirring and often curious traditions, live-for-the-moment hedonism and a willingness to embrace the future with a relentlessly adventurous spirit. From Gaudi and El Greco to tapas and flamenco, this tour captures the energetic diversity of Spain.

Travel to Spain with its idyllic climate, dramatic vistas, rolling hills and mountains, lively markets, hearty cuisine, glorious art and architecture that embodies all things Spanish. From the warm hospitality of its people to the gorgeous beaches and balmy waters of the Andalusia to the medieval art cities. Spain is a country of rugged landscapes, sophisticated cities, rural backwaters and sharply contrasting traditions. An extravagant scenic beauty, a multicultural crossroads with a rich history, an exuberant and richly layered culture and a traditions of food and wine that is celebrated the world over..all converge here in sunny and colorful Spain

This is a land of surprises and we are excited to discover together the soul of Spain!

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 11 DAYS/10 NIGHTS
  • Guided tour of VALENCIA with its historical treasures & popular markets
  • An included visit to the SILK EXCHANGE, the CATHEDRAL and the SILK MUSEUM in Valencia
  • Try typical “PAELLA VALENCIANA” Popular UNESCO World heritage sites
  • Wander trough monumental TOLEDO, a living museum
  • Street food experience at MERCADO DE SAN MIGUEL
  • MONSERRAT MONASTERY & WINE CELLAR IN PENEDES
  • Included visit to the SAGRADA FAMILIA in BARCELONA
  • Soak up the electric atmosphere of the Spanish capital, MADRID
  • City tour with local guides in Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo,Valencia,Alicante
  • Included entrances to Spanish sites as per itinerary
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned luxury Mercedes minivan
  • Included hotel city tax
  • No hidden extras
  • Our included regional meals: All breakfasts, 4 dinners, 1 lunch (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee/ tea only)
  • Arrival/Departure: The tour starts with arrival transfers from Barcelona airport to your hotel and ends with private transfers to Madrid airport.We suggest arriving a day or two before your tour begins to allow ample time to get over jet lag and be well-rested for the first few days of your tour
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1: WELCOME TO SPAIN & THE SAGRADA FAMILIA

Welcome to Spain! Arrive at BARCELONA International Airport and travel to the city center for a three nights stay in a central boutique hotel “CATALONIA PASSEIG DE GRACIA” which enjoys an excellent location close to the city’s architecturally treasures.At 15.00 you’ll discover the best known works of Antoni Gaudi, the celebrated architect, visiting the extraordinary SAGRADA FAMILIA, which was less than one quarter complete at the time of his death in 1926. Though the basilica is still incomplete, it is truly one of the most inspiring church buildings in the world. In the evening enjoy a welcome dinner at a popular restaurant offering typical regional cuisine and wine. Overnight in BARCELONA

DAY 2: BARCELONA’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS & FLAMENCO EVENING

In the morning explore Barcelona’s rich history, vibrant culture and cosmopolitan appeal on this guided tour through the city’s most captivating districts.Visit the historic Gothic Quarter, entering the Roman Cistern, the Roman walls, The Viceroy’s palace, the Royal Palace, and the temple of Augustus. Then, we will go to the charming Quarter of the Born which was the economic centre of Barcelona in the Middle Ages. El Born would be like the Soho in New York. The best place for tapas and pinchos!!! It is where locals go to have good tapas. We would then visit the most beautiful Church in Barcelona, Santa Maria del Mar, the inspiration for Antoni Gaudi to design La Sagrada Familia. End the morning with a panoramic tour by bus viewing Plaza España, Montjuic, Paseo de Gracia, Casa Milà by Antoni Gaudí and the houses of la “Manzana de la Discordia” in Paseo de Gracia. In the evening enjoy a spectacular FLAMENCO PERFORMANCE that will excite and delight followed by evening at your leisure to soak up the character of this stunning city. Overnight in BARCELONA

DAY 3: MONTSERRAT MONASTERY & WINE CELLAR IN PENEDES

Today’s trip takes you to discover the Catalonian countryside visiting the splendid natural park of the MONTSERRAT Mountain and its 12th century Benedictine Monastery, home to the revered Black Madonna, and listen to the celestial tones of one the oldest boy’s choir in Europe. We then continue driving to the verdant vineyards of the Catalonian wine town of PENEDES to visit a family run cellar that has been cultivating grapes since 1385. Enjoy stunning views of the vineyards and the Montserrat Mountain while sampling a delicious lunch in the winery restaurant. Overnight in BARCELONA

DAY 4: VALENCIA PANORAMIC TOUR & PAELLA COOKING CLASS

Transfer to the rail station for your scenic high-speed journey to VALENCIA, Spain‘s third-largest city, as well as one of its oldest. Upon arrival meet your driver for a panoramic tour of Valencia featuring the must-sees for anyone who comes to the city on the river Turia, the City of Arts and Sciences, a huge complex of extraordinary buildings by architect Santiago Calatrava. You will then meet a professional chef and learn the secrets of the authentic PAELLA VALENCIANA.Transfer to your central boutique hotel “PALACIO SANTA CLARA” for your next two nights with breakfast included.Dinner is on your own this evening.Overnight in VALENCIA

DAY 5: WALKING TOUR OF VALENCIA’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS 

This morning meet your English speaking city guide for a 3hrs walking tour which begins around the historic center, one of the largest in Spain. Here, you’ll not only witness examples of everyday Valencian life (such as a local market, where local specialties like horchata are sold), but also icons of the city’s history, like La Lonja de la Seda (Silk Exchange), a 15th-century Renaissance trading hall has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a unique example of Gothic secular architecture. You will also visit the striking church of SAN NICOLAS, known as the Sistine Chapel of Valencia. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own.Overnight in VALENCIA

DAY 6: ROMANTIC ALTEA & COLORFUL VILLAJOYOSA

This morning, depart for a wonderful drive to discover the Valencian coastline visiting ALTEA and its marvelous hilltop old town with spectacular views’ then continue to the coastal town of VILLAJOYOSA, for time on your own for lunch. The pretty colourful fishing houses stretch along a wide sandy beach – ideal for a stroll, and the possibility for a swim in the blue waters. Your hotel in ALICANTE is the charming “HOTEL HOSPES AMERIGO” with breakfast included.Dinner is included in a local restaurant.Overnight in ALICANTE

DAY 7: HIGHLIGHTS OF ALICANTE

This morning, meet your native guide  for a discovery of the coastal town of ALICANTE, visiting the great CASTLE OF SANTA BARBARA (one of the best preserved castles in Spain) and the well preserved old town featuring a very interesting ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM. The afternoon is on your own to soak up the beauty of this enchanting town.Overnight in ALICANTE

DAY 8: HIGHLIGHTS OF MADRID

Transfer to the rail station for your scenic high-speed (1st class ticket) journey to MADRID, a city to savour, taste, smell and enjoy by simply exploring the streets, plazas and parks. Upon arrival, meet your English speaking driver and city guide for a 3hrs discovery walking tour which begins in Barrio de Las Letras, the home of renowned authors from Spain’s Golden Age such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. Continue to Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, which was once the medieval marketplace. Finish in Hapsburg Madrid which dates to the 16th century when Felipe II moved the Court to Madrid, making it the Capital of the vast Spanish Empire.Spend the last two nights at the central hotel “ATLANTICO” with breakfast included. Overnight in MADRID

DAY 9: TOLEDO- THE CITY OF CULTURES

Today’s visit takes you to discover one of Spain’s most impressive and beautiful cities, TOLEDO picturesquely sited on a hill above the River Tagus. Behind the old walls lies much evidence of the city’s rich history. The Romans built a fortress on the site of the present-day Alcazar. In the middle Ages, Toledo was a melting pot of Christians, Muslim and Jewish cultures, and it was during this period that the city’s most outstanding monument, its cathedral, was built. In the 16th century the painter El Greco came to live in Toledo, and today the city is home to many of his works. Your local guide will shed light on the great cathedral, seat of the Spanish church, with its collection of paintings in the sacristy, the Church of Santo Tome’, which houses El Greco’s masterpiece painted exclusively for this chapel, the Synagogue of Santa Maria La Blanca, an example of the mark made by the Sephardic Jews and one of the few historic synagogues in Spain.Overnight in MADRID

DAY 10: THE STUNNING PALACIO REAL

In the morning meet your tour guide for a visit of the PALACIO REAL, seat of royal power for centuries and the most emblematic building of Madrid due to its beauty, symbolic value and eventful history. Enjoy the rest of the day on your own. In the evening celebrate your Spanish adventure with an “Adios dinner”sharing travel memories and toasting new friends.Overnight in MADRID

DAY 11: ADIOS BEAUTIFUL SPAIN

Morning transfers to Madrid airport or train station

TOUR PRICING & AVAILABILITY

2024 TOUR PRICE: € 4,200           SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: € 900  Currency Converter   

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy for 10 nights/11 days

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