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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

Spain

Cities Visited

Barcelona , Cordoba , Granada , Madrid , Seville , Valencia

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Most flights arrive in the early morning and your room may not be ready for you. In this case, leave your luggage with the concierge and your Tour Manager will provide suggestions for you to begin to explore the city on your own. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Take 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 Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. The balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father*For Apr 29 departure, the tour of Madrid will be switched with Toledo and vice versa.
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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a, visit to the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture. Also admire Toledo's 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
Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a mosque that was 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, courtyards, picturesque squares. View the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios before traveling to Seville, capital of Andalucia. Following dinner, an opportunity to attend the 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, view Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Visit Barrio Santa Cruz and explore the narrow winding streets and plazas of the Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, 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. The afternoon is at leisure, or join the optional Royal Alcazar of Seville tour that also includes a tapas lunch. After a tapas lunch, explore the royal palace complex with its Mudejar architectural style
Optional: Royal Alcazar of Seville Tour with Tapas lunch (PM)
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,* perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fine example of Moorish art and architecture. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight, dinner 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 to the garden city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Moorish architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Arrive at the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its avant-garde architecture that includes buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. Tonight, savor 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 view Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia*. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics*Entrance to La Sagrada Familia is not included. Passengers can visit on their own on day 10 and are advised to book tickets in advance.
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Barcelona
A full day at leisure to explore Barcelona on your own and choose to visit La Sagrada Familia independently. In the morning, join the optional guided tour to Montserrat that takes you on a drive past picturesque villages to Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica and view the world-famous 12th century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Optional: Half Day Montserrat Tour (AM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

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
  • 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
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    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
  • View Gaudi's legendary La Sagrada Familia, iconic symbol of Barcelona
  • †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.

    Passport information must be submitted to us Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.

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

    Health and Safety Protocols for Gate1 Tours

    At Gate 1 we take your safety and security very seriously. We have a strong network of tour managers, local offices, ground operators and colleagues which help us stay informed in all the destinations that we operate. We closely monitor local situations which enable us to make the operational decisions necessary to keep our tours running safely. Millions of people travel the world each year and experience enjoyable and safe trips but crimes against people and property are sadly a fact of life. It is very important to be aware of your surroundings and avoid drawing attention to yourself. Please remember that you have the same responsibility for your personal safety and possessions as you do at home. It is essential to prepare for a safe and healthy travel abroad. Therefore before you travel, we strongly recommend that you visit the website of the US Department of State at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel.html for up-to-date travel advice on the countries that you are visiting. The website provides useful information on subjects such as safety and security information, health precautions and medications, health insurance and additional tips for traveling abroad. If you do not reside in the United States, we recommend you check your government's travel advisory website for any country you will be visiting. We recommend that you review the safety guidance that may be provided by us, our agents or suppliers, either before you go or when you arrive in your destination. You can also find helpful tips on our website in the "Trip Preparation" tab of each of our tour packages. We do know that in-spite of careful planning, things can sometimes still go wrong, so rest assured, we will be there to help and support you.

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    Accommodations

    Ilunion Pio XII
    This first class hotel is situated in the business and financial centre of northern Madrid.

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

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

    Cordoba Center
    This superior first class hotel is located in the trendy Manzana de Oro area of Cordoba.

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

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

    Hotel Valencia Oceanic Affiliated by Melia
    This first class hotel is located in Valencia, within walking distance of the City of the Arts and Sciences.

    Ilunion Barcelona
    This first class hotel is located in Barcelona's Poblenou neighborhood.

    Ilunion Barcelona
    This first class hotel is located in Barcelona's Poblenou neighborhood.

    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    This first class hotel overlooks the historic Plaza de Espana.

    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    This first class hotel overlooks the historic Plaza de Espana.

    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    This first class hotel overlooks the historic Plaza de Espana.

    Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
    This first class hotel overlooks the historic Plaza de Espana.

    Innside by Melia Barcelona Apolo
    This first class hotel is located in the theater district of Barcelona.

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    Questions & Answers

    Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

    Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4
    Accommodations
    3.9
    Itinerary
    3.9
    Professional Staff
    4.3
    Repeat with Operator
    4.1
    Value for Money
    3.9

    Ratings based off 9 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

    Our tour guide was great. Extremely helpful and professional. The driver made our days enjoyable with his great driving, always a smile on his face. He was always on top of the luggage, we never had to worry about it. It was picked up in the morning and delivered to our rooms in the afternoon. That was extremely helpful and appreciated by all travelers. I will definitely travel with Gate1 again.

    The tour manager was very good with everything - explaining, accommodations, bus travels and taking extra care to ensure we have vegetarian food available when needed and making qualified suggestions where to go for eating shopping etc. she coordinated very well with other tour guides for Specific locations and was with us all the time to get our questions answered. We are happy with the tour manager professionalism, friendliness and willingness to ensure for our well being. Based on this experience, hoping that most tour managers are like her at other tour locations of Gate1, we would definitely consider GATE1 for our next travel. 

    Very knowledgeable & experienced operators, great locations and enjoyable trip.

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