Spanish Wonder

September 28 - October 7, 2018

 

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The Spanish Wonder will be an unforgettable trip! This all-embracing exploration covers the principal Spanish cities: Madrid, Seville and Barcelona. Explore every side of Andalusia, including its Moorish twist, and visit the principal Spanish cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona – with passionate experts on every encounter.

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… exploring Toledo’s ancient cobbled streets with a local historian, who leads you into the cool tranquility of the Church of Tomé to reveal the hidden meaning behind El Greco’s Burial of Count Orgaz.

Every Trafalgar trip is infused with the best moments, like exclusive Insider Experiences, VIP treatment and relaxing free time. We’re committed to giving you the best vacation. And that means, you’re guaranteed the best memories.

 

  

 

We will depart September 28th from Roseborough Travel and take an overnight flight to Spain as a group.

Day 1: Arrive Madrid

Welcome to Madrid. Relax or explore this lively city. Later meet for a Welcome Reception with your fellow travelers and Travel Director and enjoy an evening drive to take in some of the city’s main sights. 

Day 2: Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing

This morning your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo. Watch craftsmen at work when you visit a traditional steel factory and gain a Cultural Insight into this historical craft. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, home to one of El Greco’s most famous paintings—The Burial of Count Orgaz. Visit the synagogue during your guided walk through the narrow streets. Return to Madrid to admire the monument to Cervantes at the Plaza de Espana and see Puerta del Sol, the city’s hub with your Local Specialist. Later why not join your newfound friends for a typical Spanish dinner? 

Day 3: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville

Seville Travel southwards from Madrid, through La Mancha, to Cordoba. Visit the Mosque of the Caliphs and learn about the influence of the Moors from your Local Specialist. Tonight you might like to take an Optional Experience to watch a fiery flamenco show.

Day 4: Seville Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Seville. View the Bell Tower of the Giralda. See the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park, renowned for its landscape design and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Marvel at Christopher Columbus’ ornate tomb in the cathedral. Finally take a walk through the former Jewish Quarter. This evening experience a unique Be My Guest dinner at an authentic ranch with views over the Andalusian countryside. 

Day 5: Seville - Granada

Visit the magnificent Alhambra Palace in Granada with a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, it was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Walk through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the Alhambra by a covered walkway across the ravine.

Day 6: Granada - Guadix - Valencia

This morning travel via the Mora Pass and arrive in Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you can take pictures of the troglodyte dwellings. In Valencia view the Bull Ring and admire the architecture of the medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Cuarte Towers. Stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences which is a large-scale urban recreation center for culture and science and designed by Santiago Calatrava. This complex is also featured in the George Clooney movie Tomorrowland. Dine tonight at your hotel. 

Day 7: Valencia - Peniscola - Barcelona

Sightseeing Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peniscola to view the ancient castle of the ‘Spanish Pope’, used in the film El Cid. Continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona, Spain’s most cosmopolitan city. See Gaudi’s architecture at the inspiring Sagrada Familia. Walk the Ramblas and visit Placa Catalunya. View the monument to Christopher Columbus and enjoy panoramic views from Montjuk during your guided sightseeing tour of the city with a Local Specialist. Tonight consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialties. 

Day 8: Barcelona Free Time

This morning enjoy free time in the city to shop or explore or join an Optional Experience to the monastery at Montserrat to see the mystical Black Madonna. This evening join your companions and Travel Director for a special Farewell Dinner with wine.

Day 9: Depart Barcelona

Say ‘adios’ to Spain, your fellow travelers, and Travel Director at the end of a memorable vacation. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.

Pricing:

Price: $1,999 based on double occupancy

5% past Trafalgar / Brendan Discount + Early payment discounts

Single Supplement: $499

 

Penalty Schedule:

• 64 - 22 days: 25%

• 21 - 8 days: 30%

• 7 - 1 days: 50%

• Day of departure: 100%

 

Your Vacation Includes:

• Handpicked Insider Experiences with Surprise Extras

• An Expert Travel Director

• All Accommodation

• A Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach or Alternative Transport

• Welcome Reception, 8 Breakfasts, and 3 Dinners including Farewell Dinner in Barcelona

• Must-See Sightseeing with Audio Headsets Where Appropriate

• All Hotel Tips, Charges and Local Taxes

• All Porterage and Restaurant Tips

 

Not included: Airfare & travel insurance. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

 

Group Leader:

Amanda Vallone

386-734-7245

 

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Check out our accompanying trip to Portugal here!