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Spanish Indulgence

Salamanca, Spain

Tour Details 

Visit: Madrid, Seville, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Malaga, Granada, Ubeda, Valencia, Barcelona

 
Day 1 (Sunday): Madrid

Meet and greet with your tour director at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Settle in at your hotel right in the heart of vibrant Madrid. Dinner is at leisure.

Day 2 (Monday): Madrid

Sunshine, art, culture and attitude. Madrid is energy, fun and a city with a unique heart. Join a walking tour around the famous Austrias Quarter, the historical village within Madrid. Discover La Latina, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Lunch and afternoon will be at leisure. Tonight, join a welcome dinner and meet your fellow travellers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 (Tuesday): Madrid - Toledo - Madrid

Today you get to choose your experience:
- Visit Toledo: Discover one of the oldest cities in the World, Toledo
- Markets and cooking class: Stay in Madrid and learn about local food and cook.
Afternoon and dinner will be at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 (Wednesday): Seville

Bound for Seville, take the high speed train in Atocha Station. Don´t worry about your luggage, it will be taken to your next hotel. Once in Seville, join a walking tour before tasting Andalusian tapas for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 (Thursday): Seville

Seville shines with southern European elegance and spark. Get amongst its architectonical treasures such as the Catedral, Alcazar and Torre del Oro. Join a cruise along the Rio Guadalquivir. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy the city.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Friday): Cadiz Sanct Petri via Jerez de la Frontera

We farewell Seville to go deep in Andalusia, Cadiz. Stop by Jerez de la Frontera, home to Spanish Sherry. Taste the character of Vino de Jerez and Jamon Iberico before heading to your next destination, Sancti Petri. Palacio Sancti Petri will be your home for the next 2 nights. An elegant Andalusian Palace just next to one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Dinner is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 (Saturday): El Puerto de Santa Maria & Cadiz Town

El Puerto de Santa Maria sits between Rio Guadalete and the Atlantic Ocean. A beautiful white washed village full of passion and fresh yummy fish. Join a stroll along El Puerto's beautiful streets and taste the Vino Fino. Lunch is at your leisure. We suggest La Ribera del Marisco or Sea Food Ribiera, a street full fresh sea food terraces just in front of Rio Guadalete. Take a local boat and cross to Cadiz Town, cradle of shipping history and mythology. Dinner is at leisure. Choose between any of the 5 restaurants of your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Sunday): Málaga via Ronda

Our journey across Andalusia continues towards Málaga. We will stop in Ronda on our way. Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge. Take a look at the 18th century Puente Nuevo 'new' bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, before taking in the views from the Alameda out over the Serranía de Ronda Mountains. Continue to Málaga, home to Picasso and door to the Med.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 (Monday): Granada

Once in Málaga, we won't miss the Pablo Ruíz Picasso Foundation Birthplace Museum, where you will discover more than 230 works by the painter. After some time at leisure for lunch, we continue to Granada, home to the 8th Wonder, La Alhambra. Join a walking discovery along the charming Albaizin, an old quarter of narrow streets and beautiful white washed houses. Dinner will be at Templo del Flamenco, without a doubt, the most authentic cave to enjoy real flamenco in Granada.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Tuesday): Granada

Alhambra awaits. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means "red or crimson castle" and it was an "alcazaba" (fortress), an "alcázar" (palace) and a small "medina" (city), all in one. The afternoon will be free at leisure to enjoy this magical city of Granada. Dinner will be at Juan Ranas, with an incredible setting on the hills of Albaizin and spectacular views to the Alhambra.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 (Wednesday): Ubeda via Jaen

As we travel along Southern Spain, we will immerse ourselves in Olive Oli Land, Jaen. Endless Olive groves and almazaras are the main component of this stunning part of Andalusia and Spain. We stop in Jaen to visit the historical set and fascinating Castle. We continue to Ubeda, UNESCO World Heritage site, where we will stay the famous Parador the next 2 nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12 (Thursday): Ubeda - Baeza - Ubeda

There is nothing better than to take advantage of the visit to these lands of Renaissance reminiscences discovering the fascinating world of olive oil, from the field to the table. Enjoy a walk through wonderful olive groves, discover the secrets of an oil mill and learn how to taste the oil to perceive all its nuances. In the evening we will start a very special guided tour of the city of Úbeda, where we will explore aspects and images that the night gives us. Lastly, we will finish at one of the most important restaurants in the province, such as the Antique Restaurant, to taste some of the most significant recipes of the gastronomy of Jaen at first hand.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 (Friday): Valencia via Alcala del Jucar

We farewell Andalusia and cross Castilla bound for Valencia. We will visit Alcala del Jucar on the way, one of the most picturesque little towns in Spain. Their houses of popular architecture, excavated in the mountain, adapt to the terrain in narrow and steep streets, climbing towards the Castle that looks out at the sickle that forms at its feet the river. Relax at your hotel in Valencia. Dinner is at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 (Saturday): Valencia

Today we will discover the historic centre of Valencia and its culture. An important part of Valencia's culture is the gastronomy, being home to most international Spanish dish, Paella. Hands on deck paella cooking experience with paring wines is awaiting for lunch with previous visit to Mercado Central. The afternoon is for you to enjoy your own time.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 (Sunday): Barcelona via Tarragona

Our journey continues through the Spanish Mediterranean coast bound for the vanguard city of Barcelona. We will stop in Tarragona for a quick visit of the impressive Amphitheatre Romà, a 2nd century arena facing the Mediterranean Sea. Once in Barcelona, check-in at our centrally located hotel. A farewell dinner is ready to farewell our fellow travellers.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 16 (Monday): Barcelona Departure

Our journey concludes today after the transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • 15 Night's Accommodation
  • Porterage service in all hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (drinks not included)
  • City tours and experiences with local guides as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour director throughout the journey
  • Luxury mini coach throughout the journey
  • Travel insurance

 

Hotels (or similar):

  • Madrid: RIU Plaza de España or similar
  • Sevilla: Hospes Casa del Rey de Baeza or similar
  • El Puerto de Santa Maria: Gran Melia Sancti Petri or similar
  • Malaga: NH Malaga or similar
  • Granada: Melia Granada or similar
  • Ubeda: Parador de Jaen or similar
  • Valencia: Hospes Palau de la Mar or similar
  • Barcelona: Catalonia Ramblas or similar

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (jt)

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