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Highlights of Spain

Departs: 5/16/2018 Returns: 5/25/2018

10 Days | All Airfare Included

Experience impressive Gothic cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and the regional culture of Madrid, Andalucia, and Catalonia.
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Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1 : Fly to Spain
Depart the United States for a flight to Spain.


Day 2 : Madrid
After arriving in Madrid, we begin our adventure with a tour of this incredible capital city. Highlights include the Royal Palace, the Don Quixote statue in the Plaza de España, the monument to Christopher Columbus in the Plaza de Colón, and more. In the afternoon, visit one of the world's greatest galleries of Classical paintings, the Prado Museum. We check-in to our hotel and enjoy a special Welcome Dinner with local tapas. D


Day 3 : Córdoba
Following breakfast, we travel south to the city of Córdoba. Admire the city's squares, patios, and fascinating architecture on a guided tour, including the Roman Bridge and Jewish Quarters. Visit the Mezquita Grand Mosque, a UNESCO site featuring some of the most amazing works of Moorish architecture in the world. Then visit an olive oil farm for tastings and to learn about olives and processing its oil. In the evening, we arrive in Seville for a two-night stay. B


Day 4 : Seville
Wake up in historic Seville and start the morning with a guided city tour, then visit the Alcázar Royal Palace. This outstanding fortress for Moorish kings is still in use today by the royal family. Nearby, we visit the enchanting Plaza de España in beautiful Maria Luisa Park, Seville’s Cathedral is the third largest in Europe and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Stroll through the picturesque Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow alleys and colorful facades. In the evening, an enchanting flamenco performance complements our dinner. B,D


Day 5 : The Royal Stables of Córdoba
This morning we tour the spectacular Royal Stables of Córdoba. Stroll through the vaulted ceilings built in the 1500s by order of Phillip II to breed purebred Spanish horses, now known as the majestic Andalusian. Admire a fantastic equestrian show featuring these same horses. Lunch is at a bodega in the beautiful town of Montilla and includes wine tasting. In the evening we arrive in Granada, at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains for a comfortable overnight stay. B,L


Day 6 : Alhambra Palace
This morning tour the beautiful medieval palace of Alhambra. Built on a hilly plateau surrounded by lush vegetation, this stony fortress is a paradise on Earth, with incredible aesthetic stone detailing, verdant garden parks and vast sights of the Andalucia countryside. Travel east to the village of Gaudix for lunch, then we check into our lavish hotel in Valencia. Tonight we dine on paella, a savory rice dish with meat and veggies that is also Spain’s national cuisine. B,D


Day 7 : Valencia
Join a local tour guide through Valencia’s historic city center. Learn about the grand bullring Plaza de Toros, the beautiful outdoor market Mercado Central, the Valencia Cathedral, the medieval quarter El Carmen, and much more. Explore the IVAM Modern Art Museum, with more than 10,000 works of art in its permanent collection for you to peruse. The evening is ours for dinner on our own and another restful night in this delightful coastal city. B


Day 8 : Barcelona
This morning we travel northeast along the coastline to Barcelona, the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. Begin the day with a guided city tour where we view the great Roman walls, the Gothic Quarter, and Barcelona’s vast harbor from the Montjuïc, the hill that overlooks the city center. Explore the Poble Espanyol heritage park, where recreations of 100+ buildings reveal different Spanish cultures. This open-air park is home to many shops, cafes, restaurants, artisans, and performers. B,D


Day 9 : Gaudi Masterpieces
Tour the greatest works of legendary Spanish architect Antoni Gaudi today with a visit to the visionary's monumental Sagrada Família, a jaw-dropping basilica with imposing spires reaching into the sky. Gaudi passed away in the 1920s with less than a quarter of the basilica complete and it is still being built today. Afterwards visit Gaudi’s Park Güell, a picturesque park featuring lush gardens, delightful buildings and the iconic mosaic salamander sculpture “El Drac.” This evening we gather for a joyful Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner. B,D


Day 10 : Fly Home
We fly home with wonderful memories of our Spanish adventure. B


 

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
 All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
 All fuel surcharges, government fees, airport & departure taxes (minimum value of $730 per person)
 Guaranteed prices & low deposit 
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director & local guides
• Motorcoach and professional Driver
• Baggage handling at hotels & ship
 $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour


14 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Flamenco dinner and show in Seville
• Lunch with wine tasting in Montilla
• Paella dinner in Valencia


 All Accommodations Featuring
• 1 night the Hotel Catalonia Gran Via in Madrid
• 2 nights at the Ayre Hotel Sevilla
• 1 night at the Sercotel Gran Hotel Luna de Granada
• 2 nights at the Hotel Melia Plaza in Valencia
• 2 nights at the Hotel Tryp Barcelona Apolo


Attractions & Highlights
• Madrid city tour
• Prado Museum
• Córdoba city tour
• Mezquita Grand Mosque
• Olive oil farm & tasting
• Alcázar Royal Palace
• Seville Cathedral
• Plaza de Espana
• Royal Stables of Córdoba & equestrian show
• Alhambra palace
• Valencia city tour
• IVAM Modern Art Museum
• Barcelona city tour
• Poble Espanyol heritage park
• Sagrada Família Church & Park Güell

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airports - Double $5999
Airports - Single $6999

Final Payment Date: 2/11/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


TSA'S SECURE FLIGHT PROGRAM

The requirement to collect your date of birth, gender and full name as it appears on the government issued photo identification you will use on your tour is federally mandated by the Transportation Security Administration. TSA's privacy policy as well as additional details can be found at www.tsa.gov using the keywords Secure Flight.


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AIRFARE, TAXES, & FUEL SURCHARGES INCLUDED

Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.

AIRLINE SEATING

Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations

AWARD MILES

PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE CITIES

Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.

DEPARTURE FROM CITIES NOT LISTED

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LAND ONLY PRICE

You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:56940013 | Tour Code: INSP0516181
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