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Best of Spain
Transport - Train, coach, local bus, metro, on foot.
Accommodation - Hotels (14nts)
Meals - 3 breakfasts
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Fly to Madrid
Fly to Madrid, where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Madrid is a city with rich history, architecture, museums, galleries, beautiful parks and of course, a wild nightlife. There is so much to do but (time permitting) be sure to visit the Museo del Prado, one of the greatest art galleries in the world, and a definite highlight of this amazing city. The Reina Sofia is another great museum in Madrid. It contains an excellent collection of modern art and has two large sections dedicated to Picasso and Miro. Check out the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza also, with its private collection of paintings from Titian to Picasso. The beautiful Real Jardin Botanico is a great spot to chill out or you can simply enjoy a coffee in one of the Plaza Mayor's many cafes. Hotel - 1nt
You travel by train to the Andaluz city of Granada (approx. 2.5hrs), the site of the magnificent Alhambra.
In the afternoon take a walk around the Albaicin, the old Arab quarter, a labyrinth of crooked streets with alleyways, fountains, plazas, whitewashed houses and villas. If you are feeling energetic continue on and watch the spectacular sunset from the most famous viewpoint in Granada - the Mirador de San Nicolas, located at the top of Albaicin's steep streets. Another major attraction is the Renaissance cathedral with its ornate facade and gold-and-white interior, dating from the 16th century.
Enjoy a visit the Alhambra Palace, which was first built by the Moors as a fortress. Its instantly recognisable exterior hides richly decorated rooms and luxurious gardens with bubbling fountains, and a walk through the compound gives us an idea of the decadent lifestyle the Moorish kings used to enjoy. Granada was one of the region's most important cities during the Muslim rule of Spain and the Alhambra is a very good example of this period. The Alhambra is made up of three parts: the Alcazaba, the 11th century Muslim wing where you can get spectacular aerial views from the tops of its towers; the Palacio Nazaries, the centre of the complex; and Generalife, the summer palace of the sultans. Hotel - 2nts
Today you will travel by bus to Seville (approx. 2.5hrs), one of the most vibrant cities in Spain. In the afternoon you take a short orientation walk exploring the city's main sights in the Santa Cruz quarter before entering the wonderful gardens such as the Parque de Maria Luisa, with its maze of paths, garden beds, patios, fountains and shaded lawns.
Day 5 is free for you to explore this wonderful city, including the world's largest Gothic cathedral. You can the climb the cathedral's adjoining 76-metre Moorish tower, known as La Giralda, well worth it for the excellent views of the city and surrounding area (be prepared for a line-up). The Alcazar, a magnificent palace dating from Moorish times, is another major attraction. Seville is the tapas capital of Spain, so jump in and try some of the many tasty treats on offer in the evenings. A real highlight, tonight you will catch a glimpse of true, local flamenco - filled with emotion and drama. Hotel - 2nts
Costa de la Luz
You travel south by bus to the Costa de la Luz (Coast of Light) on the western side of the Andalucia coastline, which faces the Mediterranean and North Africa (approx. 3hrs). Your base is Tarifa, a laid back and highly photogenic beach town endowed with spectacular rocky scenery, a sea fortress, a lighthouse and plenty of character.
Day 7 is free for you to explore the beautiful coastline and beaches, with options for whale and dolphin watching, kite/wind surfing and horseback riding. For a different pace altogether, relax on the beaches near Tarifa. A recommendation is to take a day trip to Northern Africa and the cosmopolitan town of Tangier in Morocco, just 45 minutes away by ferry. You also have the option to take a day trip to Gibraltar. Hotel - 2nts
Today you leave the coast and head inland by bus and train (approx. 4hrs) to the Andalucian hills and the charming town of Ronda.
The highlight here is the spectacular Puente Nuevo (New Bridge), one of the most photographed structures in all of Spain. Built in 1751, it bridges the 100 metre deep gorge that splits the town in two. On one side of the bridge is the old Moorish town with many historic buildings including the House of the Moorish King; on the other side is the much newer El Mercadillo, and to the east of the town are well-preserved Arab Baths and of course the famous Plaza de Toros. Ronda is the birthplace of bullfighting in Spain and the Plaza de Toros one of the oldest rings in the country. Adjoining the bullring is the Bullfighting Museum which displays interesting relics of Ronda's bullfighting history. The gardens behind the bullring offer the best panoramic views over the mountains.
Please note that whilst bullfighting is significant in Spanish culture and history, its practice is contrary to our Responsible Travel philosophy. We do not support or attend bullfights, as the bulls are subject to torment and fear and are often killed inhumanely. Long a controversial issue in Spain, a landmark decision in July 2010 has banned bullfighting in the state of Catalonia from January 1, 2012.
Day 9 is free for you to explore this wonderful corner of Andalucia. The surrounding mountains once proved a perfect hideout for bandits and smugglers, and a visit to the Museum of Bandits gives an entertaining insight into their history. Hotel - 2nts
You travel by train to Cordoba. Cordoba has a mix of influences with Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths combining in architecture, cuisine and culture. In the afternoon consider a visit to the famous Mezquita - once the third largest mosque in the world and one of the most beautiful. It was consecrated into a Roman Catholic Cathedral in the 13th century when the Christians reconquered Cordoba.
The evening is free to sample more delicious Spanish cuisine. Gazpacho with boiled eggs on top is a speciality of Cordoba, as is rabo de toro, oxtail soup. There are also plenty of good-value eateries in the Juderia (Jewish Quarter). Hotel - 1nt
You travel by bus to Valencia (approx. 5hrs). Long the Spanish gateway to the Mediterranean, Valencia has the special charm of a sea port city. Busy markets, beautiful beaches, spectacular mountains and a fascinating mix of old and new await us. You arrive late in the evening.
On day 12 you visit the cathedral which houses what is claimed to be the Holy Grail, the chalice Jesus drank from at the Last Supper. Make time to visit the Museum of Fine Art or the City of Arts and Sciences, the latter which is the second most visited museum in all of Spain after the Prado in Madrid. For a taste of more ancient history, seek out the remains of the Roman Forum founded by Junius Brutus. A little more quirky, the Museum of the Fallas contains a history of the Valencia fire festival in the form of giant papier mache figures that over the years have been spared from the burning.
There are many fine parks and gardens, or you may want to head to the beach of Playa de la Malvarrosa to soak up some sun. To try the paella that Valencia is famous for, do as the locals do and head to the restaurant area of Las Arenas for a hearty and reasonably priced lunch. Hotel - 2nts
You travel by train to Barcelona (approx. 6hrs). Spain's second city is very cosmopolitan and offers ground-breaking art and architecture, stylish shopping, superb dining and non-stop nightlife. In the afternoon join your leader on a orientation walk past some of the main sights as we visit Gaudi's bizarre La Sagrada Familia Cathedral.
There may be some free time to spend visiting the city's museums and cathedrals, or shopping. Visit the old Gothic Quarter with its labyrinth of streets, the Picasso Museum, wander the Rambla, the tree-lined pedestrian boulevard, or take the funicular to the top of Montjuic or Tibidabo for panoramic views of Barcelona and the harbour. Hotel - 2nts
Your tour ends in Barcelona, from where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home.