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Highlights of Spain (Summer 2020)
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Mixed Groups,February Deals 2020

9 Days / 8 Nights Trip to Spain

Highlights of Spain (Summer 2020)

Vibrant cities, wine, new friends and an experience for a lifetime - you’ll never want to leave.
Dive headfirst into the vibrant colour and energy of Spain with a group of travellers who, like you, enjoy history and adventure, wine, dancing, learning and laughing, in equal measure.

Together, explore famous cities like Madrid, Seville and Barcelona, visiting palaces, castles and cathedrals, drinking wine and mingling with locals. All throughout, adventures and surprises abound, all in the company of people who will quickly become your friends and feel like family by the last day.
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  • Duration
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,336
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Insight Vacations
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

 Life’s a beach in Barcelona
Highlight #1
 Life’s a beach in Barcelona
From hitting beach bars and iconic buildings along the waterfront to just skinny dipping in the sea, find fun, intrigue and freedom in Barcelona’s beaches.
The mystery of the tomb of Columbus: Seville
Highlight #2
The mystery of the tomb of Columbus: Seville
It’s no joke that Columbus’ remains travelled as much as he did, which brings us to his final mystery: is the tomb in Seville Cathedral that of the great navigator? Or is it his brother’s? 
Welcome to the heart of Spain: Madrid
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Welcome to the heart of Spain: Madrid
The Spanish capital has it all. Whether it’s your love for food,  the exciting buzz of a city, beautiful architecture or artistic masterpieces, find it all in Madrid.
Video

9 Reasons Why Spain Is For The Free-Spirited

 There's just something about Spain that makes you feel freer, curiouser, and bolder to try new things, talk to locals, make new friends and savour life.

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WELCOME TO BARCELONA

Airport transfers depart from Barcelona airport for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:00. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers at 18:00 for your Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.

Hotel:NH Collection Constanza/ Hilton Barcelona.
Meals:Dinner with Wine

BARCELONA, THE CITY OF GAUDÍ

With your Local Expert, explore the narrow lanes and old squares behind the cathedral in the Barri Gòtic, Gothic Quarter. See the lively Las Ramblas and then head along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district for a visit inside Gaudí’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, to see the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting and the beautiful rainbows flooding in through the intricate stained-glass windows. Enjoy the after at leisure to explore or perhaps join an optional experience to Montserrat & The Black Madonna.

Hotel:NH Collection Constanza/ Hilton Barcelona. 
Meals:Breakfast

ALONG THE ORANGE BLOSSOM COAST TO VALENCIA

Follow the sunny Costa Dorada, past the rice fields of the Ebro Delta to stop at the seaside resort of Peñíscola and see the hilltop castle, used in the film 'El Cid'. Pass through the famous orange groves to Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences. Pass the Old City and see its ancient gates to reach your hotel. Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes, paella. Meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn the traditional recipe during a Cooking Demonstration, before savouring the delicious flavours of this classic dish, washed down with a glass of sangria, during your Highlight Dinner.

Hotel:Barceló Valencia. 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

ALHAMBRA AND ON TO GRANADA

Travel south toward Andalucía, passing the castle at Lorca and troglodyte dwellings hollowed out of the soft rock near Guadix. Enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada from a distance as you reach glorious Granada. This historical city was a Moorish Kingdom for almost 781 years and was the last stronghold to fall to the Catholic Monarchs of Spain in 1492. Overlooking Granada stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite palace built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century - a fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Stroll through the elegant exotic gardens of the Generalife, the Royal summer residence.

Hotel:Meliá Granada. 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

A SCENIC DRIVE TO SEVILLE

The morning is at your leisure to explore as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Albaicín Quarter with a Local Expert and fall in love with Granada as you learn about its pivotal role in European history. Continue your travels to Seville past gleaming white villages and olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see. This stunning capital of Andalucía is one of Spain’s most charming highlights and with the evening at your leisure, you are free to explore this delightful city as you wish. Perhaps consider joining an optional experience with a horse and carriage ride and dinner.

Hotel:Meliá Sevilla, Seville. 
Meals:Breakfast

SEVILLE, THE CITY OF CARMEN

Seville has a distinctive character and presence that is best revealed by a Local Expert. During your stay, visit the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park. Then stroll through the fashionable Santa Cruz Quarter with its attractive wrought-iron balconies laden with flowers. Emerge by the well-preserved Alcazar, a Moorish fantasy in stone, set in richly scented gardens. Visit the massive Seville Cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus and enriched with the spoils of the New World. The energetic may wish to walk the ramps of the Giralda Tower, the former minaret of the Great Mosque, to enjoy panoramic views over the city. Visit Cristina Heeren Foundation, a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. This private dance school is dedicated to promoting the conservation of flamenco and supports young enthusiasts from all over the world with a special focus on new talent from the Andalusian region. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson before witnessing emotions come to life in a flamenco performance. With some free time for dinner, head next door to Triana market and stroll through the many colourful stalls where vendors are selling tapas made from fresh, local produce. Why not grab yourself a refreshing sangria for a cheers to your new found dancing feet?

Hotel:Meliá Sevilla, Seville. 
Meals:Breakfast

MOORISH CÓRDOBA AND ON TO MADRID

Set off early along the Guadalquivir Valley, passing villages and towns studded with Moorish towers and fortresses. Stop in the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Córdoba and see the famous Roman bridge built in the 1st century BC. Meet a local historian and visit the magnificent Mezquita, a beautiful 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it. Make the most of your time at leisure and stroll the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter. Follow in the footsteps of Don Quixote as you travel through the Mancha and on to the capital - Madrid.

Hotel:Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid. 
Meals:Breakfast

MADRID OF THE BOURBONS

Enjoy sightseeing with your Local Expert as they take you along the main historic areas in the capital of Spain known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter to discover the origins of the city. Visit the Prado Museum with an art historian, a magnificent palace housing works by Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax at a cafe, shop in the trendy boutiques or perhaps enjoy an Optional Experience to beautiful Toledo? In the evening, join your Travel Director and newfound friends at a local restaurant in the heart of the city. Toast to your adventures as you enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner of regional favourites, served with wine.

Hotel:Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Hyatt Regency Hesperia Madrid. 
Meals:Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

FAREWELL MADRID

Board your onward flight, taking home memories of this exciting journey. Departure transfers arrive at Madrid Airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

Meals:Breakfast

Inclusions

 Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

 Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.

 Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.

 We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

 Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

 Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

 From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

 If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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