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11 Day Crown of Spain (Thursday Departure)


Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Madrid, Barcelona-NYC
    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 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

Special Features

  • Prado Museum, Madrid
  • Church of Santo Tome, Toledo
  • Mosque of the Caliphs, Cordoba
  • Cathedral of Seville, Seville
  • Alhambra Palace, Granada
  • City of Arts & Sciences, Valencia
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners
  • Whisper technology enhanced touring

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, Saturday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Spain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for the journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a welcome cocktail and orientation, followed by a welcome dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Madrid City Tour
Morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Grand Via through the Opera District and Plaza de Colon. Pass through Puerto del Sol Plaza and Plaza 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 the Retiro, visit museums or join our optional tour to the Royal Palace
Optional: Royal Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to Toledo, the "Museum City." Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the "Damasquinado." Continue south to Andalusia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills arriving in Cordoba for dinner
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Begin with a guided sightseeing tour of Cordoba, birthplace of philosopher Moshe Ben Maimon. Visit the amazing Mosque of the Caliphs and see the Roman Bridge and a beautifully restored 14th-century synagogue before continuing to Seville
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show
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. View the Giralda Tower overlooking the Guadalquivir River. Visit the Barrio Santa Cruz (the old Jewish quarter) and the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Drive to the Plaza de España, passing Maria Luisa Park, and explore the narrow streets and the many plazas of the Santa Cruz 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. Visit the Moorish Alhambra Palace with its famous Lion Courtyard. Walk through the Palacio de Generalife water garden and enjoy a breathtaking view of the town below and the Sierra Nevada mountains
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Travel to Valencia, Valencia City Tour
Today we head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. On arrival, a guided orientation tour includes the City Gates, City Hall and the Cathedral. View the incredible Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Calatrava
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning head along the coast line of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de Espana and Plaza Catalunya. Continue with a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter, view the cathedral and the Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, a large, unfinished Roman Catholic Basilica. Then drive up Montjuic Hill to the site of the 1992 Olympic Stadium. 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
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

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

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Half Day Escorial Tour

    Day #3 29 May 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $77
    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.

    Royal Palace Tour

    Day #3 23 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $48
    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.

    Evening Flamenco Show

    Day #5 01 Apr 2012 - 31 Dec 2014         $55
    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 Andalusia, 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.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


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

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


    Accommodation Details:

    Apr 6, Apr 20, May 4, May 18, Jun 8, Sep 7, Sep 21, Oct 5 and Oct 19 departures will be accommodated at the Vincci Capitol in Madrid, AC Palacio in Cordoba, Carmen Hotel in Granada, Valencia Center in Valencia and Abba Balmoral in Barcelona.

    Apr 20, May 4, Sep 7, Oct 5 and Oct 19 departures will be accommodated at the Seville Center in Seville

    Apr 6, May 18, Jun 8 and Sep 21 departures will be accommodated at the Hesperia Sevilla Hotel in Seville.

    Oct 24 departure will be accommodated at Abba Balmoral 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.




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