Trip summary

  • Departure Madrid
  • End Barcelona
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Group departure
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

Discover the great cities of Spain with this incredible 8-day tour! A journey through art, history and culture in this wonderful European country, visiting unforgettable monuments reminding you of a rich past.

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Discover the great cities of Spain with this incredible 8-day tour! A journey through art, history and culture in this wonderful European country, visiting unforgettable monuments reminding you of a rich past.

Here are the destinations of your tour:

  • Madrid, the multifaceted capital city of Spain, with sightseeing in the key locations
  • Valencia, the third largest city in Spain, popular for paella
  • Zaragoza, with its astonishing squares and ancient buildings
  • Barcelona, the gem of Spain and capital city of nightlife, with sightseeing from Sagrada Familia to the other masterpieces by Gaudí

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Madrid
    Day 1
    Madrid

    Arrival at Madrid Airport and transfer to the hotel. 

    Sightseeing tour of the city will include the most representative buildings and streets, such as Puerta de Alcalá, the hectic Gran Vía and Plaza de España

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  • 2
    Madrid
    Day 2
    Madrid

    Breakfast in the hotel before a guided tour of Madrid with sightseeing in the key locations of the Spanish capital, from Puerta del Sol to the Plaza Mayor, and from the iconic Royal Palace to the bullring of Las Ventas

    You will start to feel part of the lively atmosphere of Madrid as you sample the typical tapas. In the evening, dinner with an authentic flamenco show.

     

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  • 3
    Madrid - Valencia
    Day 3
    Madrid - Valencia

    We set off for Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. Valencia is famous for the Fallas, a festival with parades and fireworks, and for the star dish of Spanish cuisine, paella
    The rest of the day is free. 

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  • 4
    Valencia
    Day 4
    Valencia

    After a good breakfast we start exploring Valencia and its unique sights. 
    We will visit the City of Arts and Sciences, the centre dedicated to human knowledge.

    Its attractions include an Imax cinema and digital projections, and the Oceanográfic, Europe’s largest aquarium with over 500 marine species. It's the only one in the world with beluga whales.

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  • 5
    Valencia - Zaragoza
    Day 5
    Valencia - Zaragoza

    Our port of call today is Zaragoza.
    The Plaza del Pilar is certainly one of the nicest squares in Spain, and the view of the Basilica on the bank of the Ebro River is just as impressive. 

    Dinner and accommodation. 

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  • 6
    Zaragoza - Barcelona
    Day 6
    Zaragoza - Barcelona

    Journey to Barcelona. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. 
    You'll enjoy an overview of the city, with stunning views from the port. 

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  • 7
    Barcelona
    Day 7
    Barcelona

    After breakfast, we take a guided tour of the most famous attractions of Barcelona. The sighsteeing will include the “Sagrada Familia” and other masterpieces by Gaudí, the magnificent medieval Cathedral and the evocative Gothic Quarter

    Aftrenoon at leisure for last-minute shopping or exploring the many corners of the city.

     

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  • 8
    Barcelona / End of tour
    Day 8
    Barcelona / End of tour

    Breakfast and transfer to the airport: end of services.

     

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Private tranfers from/to stations and airports
    • Standard class train tickets ((Madrid – Valencia; Valencia – Zaragoza; Zaragoza – Barcellona)
    • 7 nights in 4-star hotels, dbl/twin room, breakfast included
    • Dinner with flamenco show (transfers to the restaurant not included)
    • 2 half-day city tours of Madrid + 1 half day city tour of Valencia and 2 half day tours of Barcelona
    • Health and luggage insurance

    Price does not include

    • Flights
    • Entry to monuments and museums
    • Tips and personal expenses
    • Porterage