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Sat, Aug 26  (Sold Out) $1949 $2699*
Sat, Sep 02  (Sold Out) $1949 $2579*
Thu, Sep 07  (Sold Out) $1999 $2619*
Sat, Sep 09  (Sold Out) $1949 $2679*
Thu, Sep 14  (Sold Out) $1949 $2579*
Sat, Sep 16  (Sold Out) $1949 $2579*
Thu, Sep 21  (Sold Out) $1949 $2539*
Sat, Sep 23  (Sold Out) $1999 $2529*
Thu, Sep 28  (Sold Out) $1949 $2579*
Sat, Sep 30  (Sold Out) $1949 $2419*
Thu, Oct 05  (Sold Out) $1949 $2679*
$1949 $2479*
Thu, Oct 12  (Sold Out) $1949 $2579*
Sat, Oct 14  (Sold Out) $1949 $2569*
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Thu, Oct 26  (Sold Out) $1949 $2499*
Sat, Oct 28  (Sold Out) $1949 $2539*

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Saturday departures will feature the Royal Palace Tour optional tour instead of the Half Day Escorial Tour.


Accommodation Details:
Apr 8, Oct 7 & Oct 28 departures will be accommodated at the Primus Hotel Valencia in Valencia.

Jun 1, Jun 3, Jun 22 & Sep 7 departures will be accommodated at the Melia Madrid Princesa in Madrid.

Jun 29, Jul 6, Jul 27 & Aug 10 departures will be accommodated at the Melia Madrid Princesa in Madrid, Cordoba Center in Cordoba, Melia Lebreros in Seville, Abba Granada Hotel in Granada, Hotel Valencia Center in Valencia, and Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona in Barcelona.

Sep 23 departure will be accommodated at the Melia Galgos Hotel in Madrid, Hotel Macia Alfaros in Cordoba, Melia Lebreros in Seville, Hotel Saray in Granada, Hotel Valencia Center in Valencia, and NH Collection Constanza in Barcelona.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Cordoba
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 1 night Granada
    • 1 night Valencia
    • 2 nights Barcelona
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • Tour the astonishing Mosque of the Caliphs transformed into a soaring cathedral in Cordoba
  • Explore the Gothic Cathedral of Seville, the largest in the world
  • Tour the amazing Alhambra Palace & Gardens complex in Granada
  • Admire the City of Arts & Sciences buildings in Valencia
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father. It has since become an enduring legacy to Spain and burial place of Kings and Queens
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards and picturesque squares; visit the beautifully restored 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Afterwards, you proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Seville City Tour
A morning tour of Seville begins with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River before visiting the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz. Explore the narrow winding streets and the beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Afternoon at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Travel to Granada, Visit Alhambra Palace*
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the summer residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dinner together at a local restaurant
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Valencia
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover Valencia independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Valencia City Tour, Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning, tour the city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Depart Valencia and drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Stadium built for the 1992 Olympics. Tonight, a dinner at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or spend time at the shops and galleries
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Granada sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to the Royal Palace. Visit the former residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Built in the 16th century, the palace forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens and the Campo del Moro. Inside, admire its beautiful porcelains, tapestries, furniture, armoires and paintings
Optional: Royal Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards and picturesque squares; visit the beautifully restored 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Afterwards, you proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Seville City Tour
A morning tour of Seville begins with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River before visiting the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz. Explore the narrow winding streets and the beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Afternoon at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Travel to Granada, Visit Alhambra Palace*
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the summer residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dinner together at a local restaurant
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Travel to Valencia
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover Valencia independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Valencia City Tour, Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning, tour the city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Depart Valencia and drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Stadium built for the 1992 Olympics. Tonight, a dinner at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Full Day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or spend time at the shops and galleries
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the Barcelona airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Granada sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager

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Half Day Escorial Tour

Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $80.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $60.00
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Royal Palace Tour

Today visit the former residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Built in the 16th century, the palace forms one of the most beautiful palatial complexes of Europe with the Plaza de Oriente, the Sabatini Gardens and the Campo del Moro. Inside admire its beautiful porcelains, tapestries, furniture's, armoires and paintings.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #3 01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $45.00
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Evening Flamenco Show

This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.

Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #5 01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2018 $60.00
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