9 Days - Highlights of Spain (E936)

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True to its name, you'll find so many highlights here; the Alhambra, the Modernist architecture of Barcelona, Madrid's Prado Museum, the Andalusian capital of Seville and Cordoba's Mezquita to name but a few.Tour Pace - Comfortable



9 Days - Highlights of Spain (E936)

9 Days - Highlights of Spain (E936)
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Itinerary :

Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona

Airport transfers depart from Barcelona Airport for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 & 15:00. Later, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception and the chance to mingle over a delightful evening of dinner and wine.

Hotel: Meliá Barcelona Sarrià

Welcome Reception and Dinner

 

Day 2 Barcelona, the City of Gaudi

After a restful night's sleep, join a local expert in the Plaça Nova in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter. Walk through the Roman gate to explore the narrow lanes and old squares behind the cathedral. Now drive by the lively Rambla and along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district for a visit inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia to see the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars and spectacular vaulting. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore.

Hotel: Meliá Barcelona Sarrià

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 3 Drive along the Orange Blossom Coast to Valencia

Follow the sunny Costa Dorada, past the rice fields of the Ebro Delta to stop by Peñíscola and see the sea-lapped castle, used in the film El Cid. Now through the famous orange groves to Valencia where you see the ultra modern Centre of Arts and Sciences. Circumnavigate the old town, past the City Gates of Serranos and Quart to reach your hotel. Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes. Nowhere, but nowhere, will you eat better paella! Tonight learn the authentic recipe in a fun cookery demonstration and savour the flavours of this classic dish for dinner washed down with a glass of Sangria!

Hotel: Barcelo Valencia

Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

 

Day 4 Follow the Sierra Nevada to Granada and the Alhambra

Heading along the Costa Blanca, Benidorm suddenly rises like Manhattan on the Mediterranean. Continue past the castle at Lorca and troglodyte dwellings hollowed out of the soft rock at Purullena. Drive along the Sierra Nevada, with magnificent mountain views and over the Mora Pass to reach glorious Granada. Overlooking the town, stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Explore this exquisite palace; a fantasy of stone cut lace, arabesque gardens and fountains, built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century. Also stroll through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the Royal summer residence.

Hotel: Vincci Albayzin, Granada

Buffet Breakfast,Dinner

 

Day 5 Scenic drive to Seville

This morning, there is time, if you wish, to explore the labyrinthine Albaicin Quarter - from the Church of St Nicholas, there is one of the most exquisite views of the Alhambra. Then drive to Seville past gleaming white villages and olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see. This exquisite capital of Andalucía is simply one of Spain's most charming jewels. Tonight, enjoy the flavours of Andalucía and share in the passion of Spain's most fiery region at a Flamenco show and dinner.

Hotel: Ayre, Seville

Buffet Breakfast, Highlight Dinner

 

Day 6 Seville, the City of Carmen

Seville has a distinctive character and presence best revealed by a local expert. During your stay, visit the Plaza de España in Maria Louisa Park. Then stroll through the fashionable Santa Cruz Quarter with its flower bedecked wrought-iron balconies. Emerge by the Alcazar - a Moorish fantasy in stone, set in richly scented gardens. Visit the massive cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus and enriched with the spoils of the New World. The energetic can climb the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and enjoy views over the city. This afternoon is at leisure.

Hotel: Ayre, Seville

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 7 To Moorish Cordoba and on to Madrid

Set off early along the Guadalquivir Valley, past villages and towns studded with Moorish towers and fortresses. Stop in the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. See the famous 2000-year-old bridge and meet a local historian for a visit to the magnificent Mezquita, an 8th century mosque with a Christian church built inside it. Afterwards, there is free time to stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter. Follow in the footsteps of Don Quixote now as you travel through the Mancha vineyards to the famous wine-centre of Valdepeñas, its roads lined with bodegas (wine-cellars). Learn about the wines that make this region so famous and taste their robust flavours. Move on to the capital of Madrid.

Hotel: Hesperia, Madrid

Buffet Breakfast

 

Day 8 Madrid of the Bourbons

The next morning, join a local expert for sightseeing along the noble avenues. Drive by the statue of Cervantes' fictional hero, Don Quixote, in the Plaza de España. Continue past the Cibeles Fountain and the Parliament and cross the Puerta del Sol. Visit the Prado Museum, a rose coloured palace housing works by Botticelli, Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. Take time out to relax at a café or shop in the trendy boutiques. In the evening, join a farewell Celebration Dinner in the heart of town, complete with wine and music.

Hotel: Hesperia, Madrid

Full Breakfast,Celebration Dinner

 

Day 9 Farewell Madrid

Board your onward flights today, taking home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport at 07:00, 09:00 & 11:00.

Buffet Breakfast


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