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SPANISH ESCAPE - 2017

Tour Code - KV 9 days - MADRID to BARCELONA $1049 USD

On this Escape, say hola to Spain—the land of Flamenco music and dance, inviting beaches, and enticing cuisine. Life is a fiesta here and you can experience it without the crowds—and even better—without the high-season prices. From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and scrumptious cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you’ll stay overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Guided sightseeing or guided walking tours present you with Spain's must-see attractions.

History buffs will be delighted by a visit to Seville’s magnificent Casa de Pilatos with its splendid collection of Roman sculptures. In Granada, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife, the oldest decorative garden in the Western world. An orientation drive in Valencia highlights Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history.

If you’re interested in art and architecture, you’ll be thrilled by a visit to Madrid’s Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western paintings. In Barcelona, visit the amazing Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece of architect Gaudì. But that’s not all…you’ll also enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant in Barcelona. These are just a few of the experiences and sights included on this tour.

From the historical sights and beautiful art and architecture to the delectable treats and special experiences, this Spanish Escape is sure to leave you with plenty of memories to share with loved ones back home. So pack your camera and get ready for a marvelous vacation at a price that screams “Let’s go!”

Standard Features

Destinations

  • MADRID
    Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum.
  • SEVILLE
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter.
  • GRANADA
    Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife.
  • VALENCIA
    Orientation drive.
  • BARCELONA
    Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuic Hill; a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
  • TRANSPORTATION
    Motorcoach.
  • FREE WI-FI
    Available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.
  • Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • MYACCOUNT Personalise your tour ahead of time with additional excursions.

Meals

Breakfast Lunch Dinner
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Full buffet breakfast (B) daily
4 three-course dinners with wine (D), including a welcome dinner in Madrid and a special farewell dinner in Barcelona.

Day by Day

  1. ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
    Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel. (D)

  2. MADRID
    The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available. (B)

  3. MADRID-SEVILLE
    A scenic drive through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha brings you to Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia. (B,D)

  4. SEVILLE
    Meet your Local Guide, and hear about the city's role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that used to be the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also, visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. (B)

  5. SEVILLE-GRANADA
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada's main attraction: the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of "lace in stone" surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also, amble through the magnificent WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE, the royal summer residence. (B)

  6. GRANADA-VALENCIA
    Cross Mora Pass and pass troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your orientation drive, Valencia's Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history come alive. Admire the magnificent La Seo Cathedral and enjoy free time to further explore the OLD TOWN. (B,D)

  7. VALENCIA-BARCELONA
    Follow the coast to Barcelona, Spain's second-largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992. (B)

  8. BARCELONA
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gracia. Visit the spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi's masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuic Hill. This afternoon, an optional excursion to Montserrat can be arranged, and this evening, enjoy a special farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant to say adios to your travelling companions.

  9. BARCELONA
    Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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02 Dec 2017 10 Dec 2017 $1049 USD N/A View Hotels View Excursions Please Call Tour departure is guaranteed to operate
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Pre/Post City Start Date End Date Single Price
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PRE MADRID 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $113 USD $63 USD $61 USD
POST BARCELONA 01 Jan 2017 31 Dec 2017 $137 USD $78 USD $71 USD
Charge Type Name Price
OPTIONAL Gratuity $81 USD

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