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Grand Tour of Spain

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  • Food & Wine
  • Food
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  • Sightseeing

Description

14 days


Schedule

Overnight Flight


Day 1

Travel to Madrid, Spain

Board your overnight flight to Madrid today.

Madrid


Day 2

Arrival in Madrid

Included meals: Dinner

Welcome to Spain! Take some time to relax before meeting your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Day 3

Guided tour of Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast

Get an insider’s view of Madrid with a local guide. • See the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza de España, Plaza Mayor and the bustling Puerta del Sol • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez and more Enjoy a free evening in Madrid or add an excursion.

Day 4

Free time in Madrid

Included meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a full free day in Madrid or add an excursion.

Seville


Day 5

Travel to Seville via Córdoba

Included meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Ride the high-speed train to the town of Córdoba and explore the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage-protected cathedral, on a guided tour. Then, continue to Seville, stopping en route at an olive oil farm for a tasting.

Day 6

Guided tour of Seville

Included meals: Breakfast

A local guide introduces you to the highlights of Seville. • View the intricately tiled pavilion in Plaza de España  • Discover the Gothic Seville Cathedral where Columbus is buried  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz Enjoy a free evening or add an excursion.

Costa del Sol


Day 7

Travel to Costa del Sol via Ronda

Included meals: Breakfast,Dinner

On your way to the beaches of Costa del Sol, stop for a guided tour of Ronda, a famous cliffside town in Andalusia. • View the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge that spans a deep gorge • Admire the town's picturesque white buildings and enter the Plaza de Toros, which was constructed in the late 1700s • Walk by the Mondragón Palace and visit the terraced Cuenca Gardens

Day 8

Free time in Costa del Sol

Included meals: Breakfast

Spend a day on the beaches of Costa del Sol or add an excursion.

Granada


Day 9

Guided tour of Granada

Included meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Travel farther into Andalusia for a guided tour of Granada • Explore the Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design • Stroll through ornamented courtyards

Valencia


Day 10

Travel to Valencia via Guadix

Included meals: Breakfast,Dinner

On the way to Valencia, stop in the cave district of Guadix, where nearly half of the residents live underground.

Day 11

Guided tour of Valencia

Included meals: Breakfast

Discover Valencia on a guided sightseeing tour. • Enter the Fallas Museum to see traditional papier-maché floats made in honor of St. Joseph’s Day • Pass the City of Arts and Sciences, a symbol of Spain’s modernist architecture • View Valencia Cathedral during a walk through the Old Town and stop for a tasting of the decadent beverage known as horchata

Barcelona


Day 12

Travel to Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast

Pass through Peñíscola, a seaside fortress, on your way to Barcelona.

Day 13

Guided tour of Barcelona

Included meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Follow a local on a guided tour of the Catalonian capital. • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “house of bones” • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and stroll Mirador de l’Alcalde Park • Pass Plaça d’Espanya and view the soaring monument to Christopher Columbus Enjoy a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion. Say goodbye to your group at tonight’s farewell dinner.

Day 14

Departure

Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

If you are not staying in Barcelona on the tour extension, board your flight home.