2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

9 Day Spanish Wonder

Trafalgar Guided Tour starting in Madrid and finishing in Barcelona

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Read 5 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 9 Day Spanish Wonder. Explore every side of Andalusia, including its Moorish twist, and visit the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona - with passionate experts on every encounter.

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: Country Explorer
Duration: 9 Days
From: Madrid to Barcelona
Tour Code: SPWO
Visits: Spain
Our Price From:
$ 1,920
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)

Welcome to Madrid. Relax or explore this lively city before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director. Enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city's main sights followed by a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: Ayre Gran Colon / Melia Castilla
2

Toledo Excursion And Madrid Sightseeing

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Watch craftsmen at work when you visit a traditional steel factory and gain a Cultural Insight into this historical craft. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to one of El Greco's most famous paintings - The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de España and see Puerta del Sol, the city's hub with your Local Specialist. Later why not join your newfound friends for a typical Spanish dinner. (BB)
3

Madrid - Cordoba - Seville (2 Nights)

Travel southwards from Madrid, through La Mancha, to Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your Local Specialist. Tonight you might like to take an Optional Experience to watch a fiery flamenco show. (BB) Stay: Zenit / Hesperia
4

Seville Sightseeing

Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher Columbus' ornate tomb in the cathedral. Finally take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees. (BB/BMGD)
5

Seville - Granada

Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Walk through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine. (BB) Stay: Carmen / Urbandream
6

Granada - Guadix - Valencia

This morning travel via the Mora Pass and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. In Valencia view the Bullring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie 'Tomorrowland'. Dine tonight at your hotel. (BB/D) Stay: Silken Puerta / Tryp Oceanic
7

Valencia - Peñiscola - Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)

Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peñiscola to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city. See Gaudi's architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Família. Walk the Ramblas and visit Plaça Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuïc during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Tonight consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities. (BB) Stay: U232 / Hesperia Tower
8

Barcelona

This morning enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore or join an Optional Experience to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine. (BB/FD)
9

Depart Barcelona

Say 'adios' to Spain, your fellow travellers, and Travel Director at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply. (BB)

Trip Inclusions

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest Enjoy a traditional Andalusian dinner and the charming company of the Morillo family whose olive oil you'll learn how to produce and get to sample after a welcome drink of sangria in their sun-dappled courtyard
  • Cultural Insights The invincible swords of Toledo have defended cities for centuries. Visit an inlaid steel factory in Toledo to see local craftsmen forging the highest-quality steel
  • Hidden Treasures Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure
  • Local Specialists For included sightseeing in Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Toledo, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville and Barcelona
  • Orientation of Valencia
  • View the Cave Homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the City of Arts and Sciences complex designed by Santiago Calatrava in Valencia
  • Visit the Synagogue and Santo Tomé in Toledo, Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba, Cathedral in Seville, the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Montjuïc hill and Placa Catalunya in Barcelona

Dining Inclusions

  • 8 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 4 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First Class Inclusions

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. Flights not included

Operator Details

Region: Europe
Style: Country Explorer
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Driver
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 51 (Avg. 42)
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
* Source: Trafalgar for trips in Europe. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (5)

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Australia
Trip Date: 24/09/2016

“Spanish Whirlwind!”

This was a good tour but was really busy. We saw plenty of wonderful natural phenomena and man made masterpieces, but covered around 2500 km in a week - a lot of coach time and very little free time. The tour director was way up there with the best. She had every attribute required to make the tour as good as possible. She worked hard, put herself out on many occasions, had a great sense of humour, was much more patient than I could ever be and really knew her stuff. Coach was comfy with wifi. Seat rotation. Driver was excellent. Meals and accommodation were fine. No complaints. Trafalgar are a professional company and we always appreciate the smoothness of their tours.

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Australia
Trip Date: 29/08/2015

“I had an excellent experience”

I had an excellent experience - I enjoyed seeing Spain with an excellent group of people and guided by a professional and knowledgeable tour director, driver and local guides. All accommodation and breakfasts as well as included meals were of an excellent standard and the pace of the tour was organised well. The only thing I could mention and it isn't a huge issue was that by the end it really felt like we had visited too many churches and that some could have been added as optional experiences rather than inclusions. I am sure Spain has plenty to offer tourists and other sights could be visited instead of numerous churches/synagogues/mosques. Overall, this was my first tour and it was a very memorable and rewarding experience.

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Australia
Trip Date: 17/05/2014

“A great experience”

Overall a great trip. We knew it was a pretty fast paced tour and in doing so we visited some great locations. Kees (our tour guide) was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him. Thanks again for a great experience.

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Australia
Trip Date: 21/09/2013

“We have nothing to say but positive things about our tour”

We have nothing to say but positive things about our tour. We had a brilliant tour leader in Alberto and many of the local guides were also great - one lady Aurora in particular was dynamic. We met a lot of great people from different parts of the world and we will make the effort to stay in contact with many of them. Spain was just wonderful and the tour created lots of opportunities to see a lot and do a lot. The accommodation we had was brilliant everwhere. Thank you Trafalagar, thank you Alberto -your effort and care and knowledge was really appreciated.

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2017 SEASON
Apr 2017 - Oct 2017

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