Spain

Trafalgar – Best of Spain

From Original price was: R78,800.Current price is: R66,980.

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23 August 2024 - 20 September 2024

Travel outside of these dates may be subject to supplements and increases

14 Nights Breakfast daily 2 Countries & 16 Cities!

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Life in Spain is a fiesta and you’re always invited. Leisurely afternoons of siesta give way to the spirited rhythms of flamenco, late-night tapas bars and buzzing plazas filled with well-dressed people ready for a night on the town and slow starts to the next day. Don’t miss a thing as you explore the Best of Spain, featuring all the travel highlights and some surprises, from olive oil tasting on an Andalusian farm and learning all about Toledo’s three religions, to the treasured cities of Madrid, Seville and Barcelona

Inclusions

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

  • 14 Breakfasts

  • 6 Dinners

  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • VIP entry to many sights

  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day (Conditions apply)

  • Set Departure dates between 23 Aug-20 Sept 2024 Book early to secure discounted rate!

Exclusions

  • Flights and taxes (Ask us - we can arrange this)

  • Visa(s)

  • Travel insurance (Highly recommended!)

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Gratuities - per person (Option to pre-pay gratuities for travel director and driver)

  • Anything not mentioned

Day 1

HOLA MADRID

Welcome to the fiery Spanish capital that is Madrid. Take in the vibrant essence of Madrid before meeting up with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a memorable Welcome Reception and orientation drive to see some of the city's most iconic sights.


Arrival Transfer

Depart Madrid-Barajas airport at 10:30, 13:00, 15:30

AccommodationRafaelhoteles Atocha Madrid
Included Meals

Dinner

Day 2

JOURNEY TO BURGOS AND ON TO SANTANDER

Journey over the pine-clad Guadarrama Mountains to Burgos, the historic capital of Castile, where we will visit the tomb of El Cid, a national hero and the protagonist of the most significant medieval Spanish epic poem – El Cantar de Mio Cid. We cross the Ebro River and the Cantabrian Cordillera Mountains, travelling to the coast and the sophisticated capital of the Cantabrian region, Santander.


AccommodationHotel Santemar Santander
Included Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3

ONWARDS TO CULINARY SAN SEBASTIÁN AND PAMPLONA

We depart Santander and travel to Bilbao to view the striking Guggenheim Museum. Continuing on to San Sebastián, we find the gourmet capital of Spain with a rich maritime history. Your Travel Director will take you on an orientation of the city.

Our overnight stay is in the vibrant city of Pamplona, famous for its Running of the Bulls fiesta. Follow in the footsteps of Hemingway and enjoy a drink at Café Iruña, ramble along the brilliantly lit city ramparts or delight in the local pintxos before enjoying dinner at your hotel this evening.


AccommodationNH Pamplona Iruña Park
Included Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

CONTINUE TO GAUDI BARCELONA

Our journey continues through the Ebro Valley to Zaragoza where we’ll view the Basilica of El Pilar and Cathedral of La Seo. Later, we arrive in Barcelona to soak up the charm of a city that professes two great loves – Gaudí and football. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps amble through the aromatic La Bouqeria, or join us for an evening of discovery capped off with a traditional Catalonian style dinner and the best crema Catalana in town.


AccommodationINNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 5

DISCOVER BARCELONA

The whimsical fantasy world of Gaudí is on display this morning as we embark on a sightseeing tour to see the inspiring, but as yet unfinished, La Sagrada Família in the company of a Local Specialist. We'll see Las Ramblas, which lies at the heart of Barcelona, before paying tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna, the patron saint of Catalonia.


AccommodationINNSiDE Barcelona Apolo by Melia
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 6

OFF TO COASTAL PEÑÍSCOLA AND VALENCIA

The sweet scent of oranges accompanies us on our journey along the Costa Dorada to fortified Peñíscola, where we'll see the ancient castle used in the film 'El Cid'. Continuing through fertile huertas, we arrive in sunny Valencia where we will stay the night.

Our orientation of this cultural city includes views of the modernist style Mercado de Colón, the Bullring, the Towers of Serrano and Quart, and the Art Nouveau Estación del Norte. Witness the modern verve of Valencia and view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

During one of our iconic MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experiences, we will also enjoy horchata, the celebrated drink of Valencia.


AccommodationSilken Puerta
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 7

VENTURE TO GRANADA

Journey by the dramatic Sierra Nevada Mountain range to the city of Granada where we meet our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the spectacular UNESCO-listed Alhambra. Its golden façades and extraordinary Moorish architecture reflect centuries of multi-cultural history, which you will have a rare opportunity to explore as you wander through its palaces and exotic water gardens. Check in to your hotel later, where we will dine tonight.


AccommodationHotel Occidental Granada
Included Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8

ON THE ROAD TO SUNNY COSTA DEL SOL

Set your watch to Spanish time and enjoy a leisurely morning on your terms, or consider taking an Optional Experience to explore the medieval Moorish Quarter of Granada - the Albaicín - with its narrow winding lanes, churches, minarets and palaces.
We then leave Granada behind for the sun-kissed shores of the Costa del Sol, where we'll spend the next two nights.

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy. Stroll along the beachside promenade, relax at one of the nearby beach cafes or visit the picture-perfect whitewashed Andalusian village of Mijas - the choice is yours.


AccommodationMeliá Costa del Sol
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 9

COSTA DEL SOL YOUR WAY

Another day in paradise for you to kick back, worship the Spanish sunshine and taste la buena vida. Enjoy fresh seafood in Torremolinos, relax on the bleached beaches and soak up the Mediterranean atmosphere or consider an Optional Experience to the effervescent Andalusian capital of Málaga to explore centuries of history.


AccommodationMeliá Costa del Sol
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 10

EXPLORE GIBRALTAR AND ON TO SEVILLE

A scenic drive takes you past the millionaires' resort of Marbella and on to La Linea. Cross to the Rock of Gibraltar for free time to explore or consider joining an Optional Experience to St. Michael's Cave to see the Barbary Macaques (Rock Apes).

This afternoon, continue through the Andalusian countryside past Jerez - famous for its sherry production - to Seville. This evening, we Connect With Locals over dinner at a Be My Guest experience with the Morillo family at their olive oil farm.


AccommodationNH Sevilla Plaza de Armas
Included Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11

SEE THE SIGHTS OF SEVILLE

Join your Local Specialist this morning for a tour of Seville's leafy avenues. See the iconic Giralda Bell Tower and visit the Seville Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. Stroll through Maria Luisa Park, with its tiled fountains, pavilions, palms and orange trees, and walk through the imposing Plaza de España. Explore the Jewish history of Spain in Seville's former Jewish Quarter, where a wall separated the Jewish community from the rest of the city during medieval times. Tonight, consider soaking up the fiery flamenco atmosphere in the city that made this passionate dance famous.


AccommodationNH Sevilla Plaza de Armas
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 12

JOURNEY TO CÓRDOBA AND TOLEDO

We journey to Córdoba to meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the astounding Mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics. Then visit the remains of the 14th-century Mudéjar-style synagogue in the old Jewish neighbourhood. Continue to Toledo for an evening in Spain's former capital.


AccommodationEurostars Toledo
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 13

ADMIRE ANCIENT TOLEDO THEN ON TO MADRID

Your Local Specialist takes you on a walking tour of Toledo where you’ll Dive Into Culture as you explore this ancient hilltop city. Visit the Church of Santo Tomé, home to El Greco's masterpiece – 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz', and the synagogue, the oldest one still standing in Europe. Later, we arrive in feisty Madrid, where we'll spend the next two nights. The grand plazas of Madrid welcome you as we join our Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Spain's capital city. See Gran Vía and the Cibeles Fountain before we Dive Into Culture and visit the world-famous Prado Museum, featuring one of the world's finest collections of European art, including masterpieces by Velazquez.


AccommodationRafaelhoteles Atocha Madrid
Included Meals

Breakfast

Day 14

DISCOVER STYLISH MADRID

Spend today at leisure exploring the city. Visit the Royal Palace with its spectacular Goya artworks, relax in the leafy Buen Retiro Park or enjoy the flavours and aromas of jamon in the Market of San Miguel. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an unforgettable Farewell Dinner to celebrate an epic adventure through Spain.


AccommodationRafaelhoteles Atocha Madrid
Included Meals

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15

FAREWELL MADRID

Our time together has come to an end. For now it's a fond adiós to Spain and newfound friends.


Departure Transfer

Arrive at Madrid-Barajas airport at 08:30, 11:00

Included Meals

Breakfast

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