11 Day Crown of Spain - Monday Departure

11 Day Crown of Spain - Monday Departure


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Spain

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father. It has since become an enduring legacy to Spain and burial place of kings and queens
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
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 Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Afterwards, proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, an opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Seville City Tour
This morning, admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Visit the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz and explore the narrow winding streets and beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Afternoon is at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums, and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Travel to Granada, Moorish Influenced Alhambra
Morning drive to Granada. Here, 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 Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dinner together is at a local restaurant*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Travel to Valencia, Valencia City Tour
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Arrive at the huge City of Arts and Sciences designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or, spend time at the shops and galleries. Tonight, a Farewell Dinner together at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available.
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
  • 2 nights Madrid
  • 1 night Cordoba
  • 2 nights Seville
  • 1 night Granada
  • 1 night Valencia
  • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 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

  • Special Features

  • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • Tour the astonishing Mosque of the Caliphs transformed into a soaring cathedral in Cordoba
  • Explore the Gothic Cathedral of Seville, the largest in the world
  • Visit the 13th Century Alhambra in Granada
  • Admire the City of Arts & Sciences buildings in Valencia
  • †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Saturday departures will feature the Royal Palace optional tour instead of the Half Day Escorial Tour.

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    Accommodations

    Melia Madrid Serrano
    This first class hotel is located in Madrid's Salamanca district, close to many museums.

    NH Madrid Paseo de la Habana
    This first class hotel is a fifteen minute drive from the city center of Madrid.

    Cordoba Center
    This superior first class hotel is located in the trendy Manzana de Oro area of Cordoba and is near to many attractions.

    Melia Lebreros
    This first class hotel is situated in Seville's Nervion district.

    Catalonia Granada
    This first class hotel is a short walk away from the Triunfo Gardens.

    Hotel Valencia Center
    This first class hotel is located in Valencia's modern Avenida de Francia district.

    Catalonia Ramblas
    This first class hotel is located in Barcelona's historical centre.

    Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
    This deluxe hotel is set on Barcelona's prestigious Avenida Diagonal.

    Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
    This first class hotel is just a few stops from the city center via Tram or metro.

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