Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Covering : Madrid , Seville , Barcelona, Grenada, Marbella, Malaga, Gibraltar, Valencia
See Spain in detail, covering all the city and South Coastline of Spain.
# 03 nights accommodation in Madrid at Hotel NH Alberto Aguilera 3* / Tryp Atocha 4* or similar in a standard room
# 04 nights accommodation in Malaga at Hotel Malaga Centro 3* / NH Malaga 4* or similar in a standard room
# 02 nights accommodation in Valencia at Hotel Nh Abashiri 3* / NH Las Artes 4* or similar in standard room
# 03 nights accommodation in Barcelona at Hotel Catalonia Mikado 3* / Rafael Diagonal Port 4* or similar in standard room
# Daily Buffet Breakfast
# Private transfers in a standard car from Madrid airport to hotel and from hotel to train station
# Private transfers in a standard car from Malaga train station to hotel and from hotel to train station
# Private transfers in a standard car from Valencia train station to hotel and from hotel to train station
# Private transfers in a standard car from Barcelona train station to hotel and from hotel to airport
# Half day regular city tour Madrid by coach on seat in a coach basis (3 hr tour approx)
# Half day private city tour Malaga with English speaking guide (3 hr tour approx)
# Full day regular excursion to Gibraltar from Malaga on seat in a coach basis (8 hr tour approx)
# Full day regular excursion to Sevilla by coach on seat in a coach basis (8 hr tour approx)
# Half day private city tour Valencia with English speaking guide (3 hr tour approx)
# Half day regular city tour Barcelona by coach on seat in a coach basis including Pueblo Español (3 hr tour approx)
# Half day regular Montserrat tour by coach on seat in a coach basis (5 hr tour approx)
# Fare of Train Tickets Included
Day 01 - Arrive Madrid
Welcome to the vibrant Capital city! Here, you are met & are escorted to your hotel. Overnight in Madrid. Just take a walk on your own through the magnificent streets and avenues of this city! Overnight in Madrid.
Day 02 - Madrid
After breakfast proceed for a city tour of Madrid. Start the tour at the “Plaza Mayor” (Main Square) which was made in the 16th century. Beneath the arcades you can find an assortment of shops that sell fabrics, costume jewellery and souvenirs along with outdoor cafes and bakeries. Then visit “Palacio Real” (Royal Palace). The palace is no longer used as a residence but is used as a tourist attraction. Most of the important rooms can be visited and the palace is very interesting in its architecture and gardens. There are some excellent frescoes inside the palace. After that visit the Prado Museum which is considered one of the world’s finest museum and provides with a historical and cultural perspective. It houses the world’s finest masterpieces by famous painters like Velazquez and Goya. Visit the Puerta del Sol (Sun Gateway) which was once a 15th century defensive bulwark, part of a wall which enclosed the town of Madrid. The former “Casa de Correos” (Post Office) was built in 1768 under the direction of French architect Marquet. It is crowned with a tower with a clock on its four sides; the most famous time piece in Madrid. At the stroke of midnight on 31st December, the people of Madrid usher in the New year to its chimes. Rest of the day at leisure to explore and shop at Puerta de Sol. Overnight at the hotel
Day 03 - Madrid – Malaga
After breakfast, check out and transfer to the station for your train to Malaga. Arrive at Malaga and transfer to hotel and check in. Malaga is regarded as the capital of the Costa del Sol. Malaga is a stylish city which continues to attract visitors from all over the world. Once a port city, the place has evolved into one of the most attractive beach resorts in Europe. With its Mediterranean coastline and perfect climate throughout the year, there is no shortage of restaurants, shops and some of the best nightlife in Spain. The Mediterranean waters are warm and safe for swimming. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the place on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04 - Malaga
After breakfast visit the major sights in the city centre including “The Cathedral” and several churches leading by an English speaking guide for half day. There are also some excellent museums the highlight being the “La Alcazaba” – a fortress and the “Castillo de Gibralfaro” with fantastic views of the town and the bay. Spain’s famous painter, “Pablo Picasso” was born in Malaga. His birthplace was converted into the famous “Picasso Museum” with his masterpieces. Also, we recommend to visit the “Palacio Episcopal” – Bishop’s Palace, which faces the cathedral’s main entrance and has one of the most stunning facades in the city and makes an evocative setting for temporary art and sculpture exhibits.Rest of the day at leisure. Suggestions – Visit one of the many beaches like – “Puerto Banus” which is very famous place to be seen especially the “Hollywood” stars. Other beaches you can visit are “Playa Del Cristo” and “San pedro”- This is a good beach protected by a jetty and has sun loungers to get the perfect tan. Malaga is not only the perfect place to explore the historical monuments, little streets and squares with delightful café culture but it is also a wonderful place for shopping. There are many chic designer boutiques, designer shops, indoor commercial shopping malls and swanky shopping streets. Another great way to get a good feeling of the place is to hop on the Official Malaga Tour Bus which takes you around the city for around one and a half hour and you can see the many interesting sights. You can also visit Malaga’s city park which runs alongside the “Paseo del Parque”. The park contains beautiful tropical flowering trees and shrubs. Evening dine at one of the many top rated restaurants and open air cafes or dance your night away at a piano bar or at an exclusive night club.Overnight at the resort.
Day 05 - Malaga – Gibraltar – Malaga
After breakfast regular full day excursion by coach to Gibraltar (around 90 minutes). Arrive at Gibraltar known for the popular “The Rock”. The place being an overseas territory of the United Kingdom on the southern coast of Spain at the entrance to the Mediterranean Sea (Multiple U.K. visa is required to enter the border of Gibraltar). The inside of the rock is a labyrinth with the secret internal roads and tunnels four times longer than those on the surface. See the “Europa Point” where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Mediterranean Sea. The cable car drops you off at the top of the rock and you can use it to return to the bottom or just walk down. Plan on walking for about 6 or more hours to see the Rock (Even though you start at the top, this is up, as well as some down walking). Also see “The Siege Tunnels” which were carved out by the Merchant Marine to defend Gibraltar from the mainland during the Great Siege of 1779 to 1783. Originally the tunnel was only 82 feet in length, but by the end of World War II, the tunnels had reached a winding distance of over 30 miles. These tunnels seem to go on forever. Entering on one end of the rock, you almost literally go to the other side. Then transfer back to Malaga. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06 - Malaga – Sevilla – Malaga
After breakfast, proceed for full day excursion to Seville. See the Columbus Tomb, the ornate cathedral and Giralda Bell Tower, formerly a minaret which when built was the tallest tower in the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white washed buildings and winding streets. Then continue onto Plaza D’ Espana – the Spanish Square. This magnificent construction is highlighted with polychromatic ceramic tiles. The semi circular plaza has a diameter of 200 meters and is flanked by two spectacular towers and a bordering lake that are worth seeing. Later transfer back to Malaga. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
Day 07 - Malaga – Valencia
After breakfast check out and transfer to the airport or train station for Valencia. Arrive at Valencia and transfer to hotel and check in. Rest of the evening at leisure to explore the place on your own. Valencia is situated in the centre of the Spanish Mediterranean coastline and overlooks the Gulf of Valencia. It is also the administrative capital of the Valencia community. Valencia has outstanding landscape, wide pavements and modern architecture. Evening you can shop for some exquisite and world famous “Lladro” porcelain figurines, handmade glassware, ceramics, handicrafts and jewellery along with the latest fashions. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08 - Valencia
After breakfast visit the city lead by one of our specialist guides. Valencia is a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture surrounded by citrus groves. View the highlights of this historical city, such as the ornate 14th century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th century Quart Tower. You will also visit the bustling central market one of the largest in Europe housing thousands of stalls and a true representation of colorful Spanish life. Also visit the Gothic Cathedral where construction began in 1262 on the site of an ancient mosque. See the Valencia Institute of Modern Art having permanent collections, temporary exhibitions, conferences and workshops. Your trip will be incomplete without a stop at the Lonja, the old Silk Exchange, recognized by UNESCO as one of the most beautiful buildings of European civil Gothic architecture. You will have evening free to visit one of the many beautiful beaches like Levante / Malvarrosa which is a high quality beach in the north with excellent water sports and equipments available on hire. Have a fun evening where you will have a presentation on how to make the traditional Valencia paella (Spanish dish) followed by a delicious paella dinner. We recommend to have dinner at “El Carme”. Valencia is known for its vibrant nightlife which begins only after midnight where the music plays until dawn. A lot of clubs are situated in “Calle Juan Llorens” area. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09 Valencia – Barcelona
After breakfast check out and transfer to the station for your train to Barcelona. Arrive at Barcelona and transfer to hotel and check in. You’ll have rest of day for discover its history, which might be surprised that such a modern and enterprising city preserves its historic Gothic center almost intact, or by the curious contrast between the maze of narrow streets and the grid-like layout of the “Eixample”, the urban planning "Enlargement" project of the end of the 19th century. Fabulous architecture, brilliant Spanish cuisine, flamboyant culture and wonderful weather combine to make Barcelona a truly magnificent city. Enjoy the day exploring on your own. Overnight at the hotel
Day 10 - Barcelona
After breakfast, proceed for a city tour of Barcelona, Catalonia’s capital and one of the most vibrant and lively cities in Spain. The tour starts with “Las Ramblas” which is a tree lined pedestrian boulevard selling everything from clothes, jewellery, souvenirs etc. See the Bird market, colorful flower stalls, 19th century Opera House and The Columbus Monument. Then visit the Barri Gotic – a concentration of medieval Gothic buildings with a maze of interconnecting streets linking with squares with plenty of cafes. Two of the city’s most significant buildings – the Ajuntament and the Palau de la Generalitat are located here. After that visit the Museu Picasso which is Barcelona’s most visited museum. The museum shows numerous works that trace the artist’s early years. Then visit the “La Sagrada Familia” which is not to be missed. The life’s work of Barcelona’s favorite artist, Antoni Gaudi, the magnificent spires of the unfinished cathedral imprint themselves boldly against the sky with swelling outlines. Gaudi dies in 1926 before his masterwork was completed. The cathedral is still under construction. Also visit the La Pedrera – another Gaudi masterpiece, it is a quarry with uneven grey stone façade that ripples around a street corner with wrought – iron balconies. Visitors can tour the building and go right up to the roof. There is also a museum dedicated to Gaudi’s work. Evening is free for some shopping as this city is a city of styles. Shop at some of the best designer lables outlets at La Rambla and Placa de Catalunya. Enjoy some of the best nightlife the city offers like outdoor cafes, restaurants and discotheques. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11 Barcelona – Montserrat – Barcelona
After breakfast, visit Montserrat, driving across picturesque little villages will reach the outstanding Montserrat Mountain situated at an altitude of 1,235 metres (about 4,320 feet). Will visit the Royal Basilica, where the famous XII century Romanesque sculpture of Virgin Moreneta shall be admired. An audition of “La Escolania de Montserrat” will be included; this children chorus is considered as one of the oldest in Europe (every day except Saturdays and special days).It is said that an image of the Virgin de Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. Situated 20 kilometres northwest of Barcelona, the monastery was founded by Abbott Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that in the year 888, there was a chapel. In the 13th century the first European School for child singers was created.In the way back to the terminal a short stop at the Barcelona’s harbour will be made, client will have the option to go down and visit on its own the Aquarium or all the shops, restaurants and bars placed in this area. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Depart Barcelona
Following breakfast this morning you are escorted to the airport to catch your flight back home. We are sure you have had a great holiday!
****End Of The Tour****
Strolling through Madrid is a great way to see the lavish Royal Palace, the 16th-century Puerta del Sol (Sun's Gate) marking the center of Spain, the old Moorish quarter of Moreria and much more. Art enthusiasts flock to the famous Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums.Families enjoy boating in Retiro Park and visiting the zoo and the amusement park in Casa de Campo.After eating paella and tapas and watching flamenco, night owls can dance at clubs that are open until dawn.
Situated on the river Guadalquivir, southern Spain's largest city has been home to Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro. Flowering patios hide behind ornate gates and decorated facades throughout the old city. A celebratory ambiance pervades its winding streets and spills out of the bars and tapas parlors of Santa Cruz and Plaza Alfalfa.Make sure to climb the Giralda tower for a spectacular view of the city and stroll the gardens of the 14th-century Alcazar palace and across the bridge to lively Triana.
A feast for the senses, Catalonia's capital has a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Its revitalization for the 1992 Olympics made Barcelona the place to be on the continent. A picturesque location, Europe's best-preserved Gothic Quarter, Gaudí's delightfully cheeky architecture and galleries with the treasures of Miró, Tápies and Picasso make Barcelona visually stunning indoors and out."New Catalan Cuisine" and tapas bars tempt the taste buds, and the nightlife and music are on the cutting edge.
Granada, in Andalusia, is best known for its fascinating Moorish old quarter, the labyrinthine Albaicin, with its secluded inner gardens, and 14th-century palace, the architecturally stunning Alhambra..The city has a reputation for wild nightlife, partially courtesy of boisterous University of Granada students. Walk the compact city to discover thrilling restaurants, bars and stores.
In the chic, sun-drenched Costa del Sol town of Marbella, hints of its former Moorish occupation mingle with modern-day resort amenities.Bask on the sands of famous La Fontanilla beach or ricochet among the area's family-oriented water, wildlife and theme parks.Experience the Andalusian charm of the historic quarter, filled with whitewashed buildings, remnants of a ninth-century Arab fortress and fragrant orange trees.End a relaxing day with a dish of the cold almond soup ajoblanco and some of the region's excellent dessert wine.
Malaga, a seaport on the Costa de Sol in Spain is a major tourist region famed for its rich architectural history, Mediterranean cuisine, wines, beaches and the birthplace of picasso.Major tourist attractions are Alcazaba Fortress,Castillo de Gibralfaro,Malaga Cathedral,Roman Theatre (Teatro Romano),Plaza de la Merced (Casa Natal de Picasso) Etc.Malaga once a city of Moors and now a city to revel in its gastronomy and festivities is an exceptional place on the face of this Earth.
Looming like some great ship off southern Spain, Gibraltar is a fascinating compound of curiosities. Despite bobbies on the beat, red post boxes and other reminders of 1960s England, Gibraltar is actually a cultural cocktail with Genoese, Spanish, North African and other elements which have made it fantastically prosperous.Gibraltar’s location and highly defensible nature have attracted the covetous gaze of military strategists ever since.
Valencia is one of the most beautiful and historical cities of the world.It is considered the third most important city in Spain and third largest city in Spain. Valencia is a city full of traditions and festivities. Among these festivities, the most important is the local festivity of the Falles or Las Fallas, well-known worldwide. Among the traditions, the most important is the Water Court or El Tribunal de las Aguas declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the traditional Valencian dish is Paella, originated in the Valencia Community.
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# Rates are valid till 31 October 2012.
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