Highlights of Spain
Enjoy a wonderful tour of Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid and Seville with local guides and private transfers in each city. Explore Barcelona an enchanting seaside city with a wonderful culture, interesting architecture and a world-class dining scene.
On to Valencia, Spain's third-largest city, surrounded by its huerta, a fertile fruit and vegetable farmland, famous as the home of rice dishes such as delicious paella! With your local guide, see the city with its strikingly futuristic buildings of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, designed by local Santiago Calatrava and admire the Modernista architecture, great museums and a large, characterful old quarter.
Then Madrid, Spain's central capital, a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It's renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum's works by Goya, Velazquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
Finish in Seville, the capital of southern Spain's Andalusia region. Visit the ornate Alcazar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus's tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giraldo. Don't miss a flamenco show!
Day 1: Barcelona Welcome to Spain! On arrival you will be welcomed by your English speaking driver who will transfer you to your hotel. Check in to your hotel and then enjoy an afternoon at leisure.
Day 2: Barcelona (B) Breakfast in the hotel. This morning meet your local guide who will take you on a tour of this cosmopolitan city. Highlights include Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia, Eixample, Gothic Quarter and the world famous La Sagrada Familia. Return to the hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3: Barcelona (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Day at leisure to explore Barcelona or take an optional tour such as Montserrat & a Cava winery tour.
Day 4: Barcelona > Valencia (B) Breakfast in the hotel and then transfer to the train station. Enjoy a 3 hour train ride through magnificent scenery. On arrival in Valencia, meet your driver who will take you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 5: Valencia (B) After breakfast in the hotel, meet your local guide to explore the city of Valencia. Visit the historical centre and its market and also explore the modern area of the city. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 6: Valencia > Madrid (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your driver to be transferred to the train station. Enjoy a 2 hour train ride through magnificent scenery. On arrival in Madrid, meet your driver who will take you to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 7: Madrid (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your local guide to take you through the historical centre of Madrid. You will visit the most emblematic places, such as Plaza de Sol, Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Oriente and so on. Return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 8: Madrid (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your local guide and get ready to explore the former capital of Spain, the medieval city of Toledo. This city has a great history to be told, since it is where the 3 religions live in peace and harmony, there are many interesting places to visit, such as El Alcazar, La Catedral and Santa Maria La Blanca. Return to the hotel, time at leisure.
Day 9: Madrid > Seville (B) Breakfast in the hotel and then meet your driver to transfer to the train station. You will enjoy a 2 hours train ride going through magnificent scenery. Once arrived in Seville, meet your driver who will take you to the selected hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 10: Seville (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your local guide to explore the city centre of Seville, visiting the most emblematic sites of this city. We will visit La Catedral, El Alcazar and the Jewish Quarter. Return to the hotel, time at leisure.
Day 11: Seville (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy Seville or maybe to take the chance to explore Andalucia, maybe visiting Cordoba or Seville?
Day 12: Seville (B) Breakfast in the hotel. Meet your local driver to transfer to Seville airport.
• Private guides and vehicles throughout • Meals as indicated • 4 star hotels • Train tickets in touristic class and subject to availability • Meals as per itinerary • A visit to Thermal Baths in either Barcelona, Madrid or Seville.
Pricing (per person) $NZD