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Sensational Spain (6870)

14 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid

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Your 14-day affordable tour of Spain begins and ends in marvelous Madrid. In between, you’ll discover Spain’s sensational sites and legendary locales of history, culture, and cuisine. You’ll visit the Basque Country in the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, and on to Pamplona—city of the running of the bulls, toreadors, and Hemingway’s famous novel, The Sun Also Rises. Venture through the vistas of wine-growing region on your way to Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. You’ll visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Pillar before arriving in Barcelona. Take two days to explore the beauty and history of Barcelona, including a guided driving tour of its famous sights and panoramic views. See Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces before venturing along the Costa Dorada and Costa del Azahar to vibrant art nouveau and modern style of Valencia—and the home of paella!

You’ll travel inland to Granada, situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and the confluence of four rivers. Experience the Moorish influence, old-style tapas bars, exotic tea rooms of the Albazyn quarter, and historical sites in this university city. You’ll relish a guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings in 889 AD. More stunning architecture awaits in Cordoba—including the white-washed houses of the Jewish quarter and the Moorish and Christian architecture of The Mosque of Córdoba. Your introduction to the Andalusian capital of Seville includes guided sightseeing. See its majestic cathedral, palace, and Plaza de España before you travel through Cáceres and Salamanca to Madrid. Your value-minded tour of Spain is a wealth of experiences in beauty, architecture, and rich cultural traditions to treasure.

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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

SEGOVIA
Visit

RIBERA DEL DUERO
Visit a wine cellar

BURGOS, BILBAO & SAN SEBASTIAN
Visit

PAMPLONA & SARAGOSSA
Visit

BARCELONA
Guided sightseeing

VALENCIA
Orientation

GRANADA
Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*

CORDOBA
Visit the Mezquita

SEVILLE
Guided sightseeing

CÁCERES and ÁVILA
Visit

MADRID
Guided sightseeing

Notes:

April 27 Departure – Feria in Seville
*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

Transportation:

Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN. Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS. The first visit of the day is Segovia, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its soaring, Roman-era aqueduct and breathtaking fairytale fortress. Traveling through Castille and Leon, we reach the Ribera del Duero area, which follows the course of the Douro River and is noted for producing some of Spain’s best wines. Get a taste at a WINE CELLAR then on to Burgos with its landmark cathedral.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 3

BURGOS–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA. The day is dedicated to discovering the Basque Countries as we visit the city of Bilbao with its contemporary architecture, and San Sebastian, with its beautful sandy beach. On to Pamplona, famous for the running of the bulls.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 4

PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA. Vistas of the Rioja wine-growing region greet you this morning as you travel towards Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. Here, visit the baroque SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR before arriving in Barcelona, Catalonia’s lively capital.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

BARCELONA. This morning’s sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a drive around Montjuïc to see the Olympic Stadium and to marvel at the incredible panoramic views of the port and city. On to the city center to Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia to admire the greatness and eccentricity of Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

BARCELONA–VALENCIA. Travel along the Costa Dorada today and on to the Costa del Azahar (Orange Blossom Coast) to arrive in Valencia, birthplace of paella! Combining striking modern architecture with art nouveau style buildings and the Old town, Valencia is one of the most innovative Spanish cities boasting a very high quality of life.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

VALENCIA–GRANADA. Spectacular scenery unfolds as you travel inland towards Granada, beautifully situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and at the confluence of four rivers. Granada is a compelling city where Moorish influence, old style tapas bars, and historical sites coexist with a young population of university students, graffiti, and exotic tea houses in the Albazyn quarter.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

GRANADA. Today, your Local Guide will bring to life the world-famous ALHAMBRA COMPLEX*, which Moorish poets described as a “pearl set in emeralds.” Built by Moorish kings in 889 AD, this magnificent hilltop palace-fortress features lavish gardens, and is the epitome of architectural beauty.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

GRANADA–CORDOBA–SEVILLE. Visit Cordoba, known for the white-washed houses of the Jewish quarter, but also for its magnificent 8th-century GREAT MOSQUE, in which a Cathedral was built following the Reconquista. Admire its splendid giant arches, domed shrine of Byzantine mosaics and forest of 856 jasper, onyx, marble, and granite pillars. Continue your journey through picturesque Andalusia, on to vibrant, festive Seville! Tonight, a chance to join an exciting optional Flamenco show to immerse yourself in the local culture.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

SEVILLE. An included city tour reveals the best of this colorful Andalusian capital today: the majestic cathedral; beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant Moorish architecture and opulent gardens; and the landmark Plaza de España, built for the Ibero-American Expo in 1929. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 11

SEVILLE–CÁCERES–SALAMANCA. Stop in medieval, walled Cáceres, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles. Later, cross the Tagus River and the Guadarrama mountains to arrive in Salamanca. Here you will experience the ambiance and incredible Spanish Baroque beauty of Plaza Mayor, heart of the city and one of the most extraordinary public squares in the country.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 12

SALAMANCA–ÁVILA–MADRID. On to Ávila, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its imposing city walls, monumental gates, 88 watchtowers, and 2,500-plus turrets. This city is the essence of Castilla and the epitome of old Spain. Upon arrival in Madrid, enjoy a guided tour of the city, discovering its royal elegance and its vibrancy. You’ll enjoy the abundance of museums and cultural livelihood.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 13

MADRID. Spend the day at leisure to explore the city at your own pace or to join one of our optional excursions or activities.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 14

MADRID. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

BARCELONA Catalonia Sagrada Familia (ST)
BURGOS Almirante Bonifaz (F)
GRANADA Don Juan (ST)
MADRID Praga (ST)
PAMPLONA Maisonnave (ST)
SALAMANCA Catalonia Plaza Mayor Salamanca (F)
SEVILLE Don Paco (ST)
VALENCIA Sercotel Acteon Valencia (ST)



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