Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Albufera, Barcelona
Experience Spain's colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos and groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, one of Europe's largest palaces. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic "paella experience," and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated.
Our prices start from2,999 LAND ONLY
11 Days • GUIDED • 16 MealsOperated Tour
- 9 nights accommodation
- On some dates additional accommodations may be used.
- Services of a tour manager
- All on-tour transportation and related fees
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round trip home to airport sedan service provided when you purchase airfare through Member Choice Vacations. One transfer per person, per reservation. (Restrictions apply)
- 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Day 1 - Overnight Flight
You are on your way to a colorful cultural adventure featuring the best of Spain.
Day 2 - Madrid, Spain - Tour Begins
Welcome to Madrid, Spain's lively capital and largest city. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers and enjoy a welcome dinner. Today dinner will be included.
Day 3 - Madrid
During a locally guided panoramic tour of Madrid's historic center, see iconic sites such as the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. Join a local expert to explore the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum, which opened in 1819 and boasts the world's finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 4 - Madrid - Toledo - Madrid
Travel to Toledo (UNESCO), the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. Embark on a comprehensive tour, highlighting the magnificent Gothic cathedral. Then, it's your choice! Visit the Church of Santo Tome and view El Greco's masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz -OR- explore the Santa Maria la Blanca museum, located in a former synagogue recognized as the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 5 - Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Perhaps you'll opt to take the AVE high-speed train to reduce travel time and increase free time in Cordoba. Upon arrival, embark on a walking tour of La Mezquita (UNESCO), an 8th-century mosque that was converted into the city's cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. End your day in Seville, considered to be Spain's "cultural capital." Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
Day 6 - Seville
Decide how you see Seville because it's your choice! Walk the Santa Cruz Quarter with an expert guide, admiring the orange trees and white-washed houses before continuing to the Plaza de España -OR- see the city from a different perspective with a boat ride on the Guadalquivir River, drifting by timeworn bridges and towers. Later, visit the Seville Cathedral (UNESCO) – the largest Gothic church in the world – and see Columbus' tomb and the Giralda Bell Tower. End the afternoon with a light tapas lunch overlooking the cathedral. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 7 - Seville - Granada
Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Upon arrival, join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra (UNESCO),* a stone fortress overlooking the entire city and serving as a mesmerizing example of Islamic architecture. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
*Alhambra tickets not guaranteed and subject to availability per Spanish Governing Authority. If tickets are not available, you will visit another top Spanish attraction. Your travel agent will be notified. Full passport information required 120 days prior to departure to book Alhambra.
Day 8 - Granada - Valencia
Travel through Spain's amazing landscape on your way to the Mediterranean coast. Pass by rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves before arriving in the city of Valencia. A treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, Valencia is surrounded by citrus groves. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 9 - Valencia - Albufera - Valencia
On a panoramic tour of Valencia, see the City of Arts and Sciences – an ultramodern educational institution. Explore the city's old town on foot, discovering the history with a local expert. View the ornate towers before wandering through the bustling central market, where you'll shop side-by-side with the locals. Enjoy time on your own to explore as you wish. Travel to Albufera, the area where paella first originated. Enjoy a boat ride on the canals surrounding the rice field plantations. Visit a traditional fisherman's home, known as a barraca, and enjoy a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. Today breakfast and lunch will be included.
Day 10 - Valencia - Barcelona
Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona's fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls. Today breakfast will be included.
Day 11 - Barcelona
Embark on a panoramic tour of Barcelona, showcasing the Columbus Monument, Parc de Montjuic, and Antoni Gaudi's Batllo House and Casa Mila building (UNESCO). A local expert will accompany you on a visit to the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia (UNESCO), considered to be the most famous of Gaudi's works.** Work on the basilica began in 1882, and it is scheduled to be completed in 2026 on the 100th anniversary of the architect's death. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a farewell dinner celebrating the end of your trip to Spain. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
**On the rare occasion that the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is not available, you will instead visit another top Spanish attraction.
Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land only, based on September 10, 2021 travel date. Single supplement from $850. International airfare is additional.
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