package

Spanish Ring

Location

Spain

Duration

10 days

Shared

This trip is shared with other travelers from SC (or its partners); included tour guides and transportation are for the entire group.
Departure time is fixed and prices are calculated based on max capacity, so they are fixed and per person.
$ 928.85
Brief

Discover the full beauty of Spain in 10 days, where history and traditions go hand-in-hand with emerging fashions and new trends in cuisine, culture and art. This amazing trip by bus, cable car, and on foot will leave you wanting more and planning your next trip. During this trip you will get to see all that is Spain and experience all that it has to offer.

Day 1

Madrid

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel.
Your guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information.

Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant.

Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2

Madrid

This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, which showcases the city’s vibrant center, the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its many fountains.
Our tour includes a visit to see inside the Plaza de Toros las Ventas, a fine-looking building. Here you learn about the tradition of “corridas” (meaning “running with the bulls”) in the Bullfighting Museum.

Also, the day includes a walking tour of the beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace.
If you wish, there is an optional visit to the Royal Palace.

At sunset we provide transfers to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic center of Madrid, opposite the Royal Palace.

Overnight in Madrid (Breakfast).

Day 3

Madrid – Barcelona

We depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading towards Aragón, we pause our journey in Zaragoza.
Your guide will join the group to Basilica del Pilar. We visit this impressive sanctuary. Directly afterwards, the group will have free time in the city center.
Later, we make our way to Cataluña to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included).
You will then go on to the Montserrat Monastery where we include a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views this gives. Continuation to Barcelona, arrival in the late afternoon.

Note: in the winter months, from November to March (included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight.

Overnight in Barcelona (Breakfast).

Day 4

Barcelona

Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit will include an informative city tour with a local expert. You will then see the city´s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood dating back to the Middle Ages. You will also visit the area where the Olympic Games took place.

It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Familia, the masterpiece basilica by architect Gaudí.
Subsequently, we include the entry to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”).
Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfers to Las Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants.

Overnight in Barcelona (Breakfast).

Day 5

Barcelona – Valencia

We travel south along the Mediterranean. A special stop is made at Peñiscola, a small walled town on the shores of the sea. 
After a short introduction given by your guide, you can make your way through the town, discovering the fishing port, the castle and the beach.
Time for a walk and lunch. Afterwards you’ll travel to Valencia, the third largest Spanish city, where you will see the City of Arts and Sciences, the most important modern tourist site in the city of Valencia.
Next, you’ll walk through the historic center of the city, and your guide will accompany you to the Cathedral.
Evening transfer to the Plaza de Toros. In this area you will have time to dine in-line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, international, etc.).

Overnight in Valencia (Breakfast).

Day 6

Valencia – Granada

You’ll continue through the community of Valencia heading to Alicante. You will enjoy a stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea. After lunch you’ll go on your way to the Murcia region, where you will see Caravaca de la Cruz, a town considered by the Catholic Church as one of the 5 holy cities whose church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train. After this you will carry on along an attractive scenic road to Andalusia until you reach Granada.

Overnight in Granada (Breakfast).

Day 7

Granada

You will get to experience a full day in Granada starting off with a tour of the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful gardens built in Arab times. After lunch time you will have the remainder of the afternoon to see the Cathedral with the sepulcher of the Catholic Kings.

Later, you will enjoy an evening transfer to Plaza de Gracia in Granada’s city center, where restaurants mix with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night. Tonight, you will have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighborhood of Sacromonte.

Overnight in Granada (Breakfast).

Day 8

Granada – Seville

You’ll leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. Arriving in Malaga just in time for a stroll in the historic center with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum.

After this you will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Reaching Puerto Banus in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port.  In the afternoon you will continue through the hills – marked by its history with bandoliers – until you arrive at Ronda, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Your final stop will be at Seville where you will get to enjoy an evening at leisure.

Overnight in Seville (Breakfast).

Day 9

Seville

After breakfast, a local expert will guide you through a scenic tour of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana, followed by the beautiful Plaza de España.
Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards. At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city center area (Calle Alfonso XII).

Note: If the group has fewer than fifteen travelers, the tour can be arranged in both Spanish and English.

Overnight in Seville (Breakfast).

Day 10

Sevilla – Madrid

You will leave Seville following the valley of the Guadalquivir to Cordoba. Once you’re at Cordoba, enjoy a stroll through its flowered alleys and you will visit the local mosque and cathedral. After lunch, you will continue towards the Castilian lands and stop at Consuegra, where 12 giant windmills are placed next to the castle overlooking the La Mancha plain.

You will depart from Cordoba and head back to Madrid where you can relax for the rest of the day or you can be provided transport to the airport.

Note: You will usually arrive in Madrid around 20:00; we recommend spending an extra night to have enough time to catch your flight back home.

(Breakfast).

package code: ES476619
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