11 Day Crown of Spain

2 Madrid, 1 Cordoba, 2 Seville, 1 Granada, 1 Valencia, 2 Barcelona
Round trip airfare from NYC, 9 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    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 taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 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
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

Special Features

  • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • Tour the astonishing Mosque of the Caliphs transformed into a soaring cathedral in Cordoba
  • Explore the Gothic Cathedral of Seville, the largest in the world
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Admire the City of Arts & Sciences buildings in Valencia

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by a light dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Take a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcala Gate. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to view works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. The balance of the day is at leisure, or join the optional El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Begin with a, visit to the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture. Also admire Toledo's famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Visit the Mezquita de Cordoba, a mosque that was transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, courtyards, picturesque squares. View the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios before traveling to Seville, capital of Andalucia. Following dinner, an opportunity to attend the optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Seville City Tour
This morning, view Plaza de España and the gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Visit Barrio Santa Cruz and explore the narrow winding streets and plazas of the Old Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. The afternoon is at leisure, or join the optional Royal Alcazar of Seville tour that also includes a tapas lunch. After a tapas lunch, explore the royal palace complex with its Mudejar architectural style
Optional: Royal Alcazar of Seville Tour with Tapas lunch (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Travel to Granada, Moorish Influenced Alhambra
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra,* perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a fine example of Moorish art and architecture. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its courtyards, waterfalls and ponds, and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Travel to Valencia, Valencia City Tour
Today, head north to the garden city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Moorish architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Arrive at the City of Arts and Sciences, designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its avant-garde architecture that includes buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. Tonight, savor dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to view Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Wednesday - Full Day in Barcelona
A full day at leisure to explore Barcelona. In the morning, join the optional tour to Montserrat that takes you on a drive past picturesque villages to Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica and view the world-famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta." Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant
Optional: Montserrat Tour (AM)
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Depart Spain
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.
  • Saturday departures will feature the Royal Palace optional tour instead of the Half Day Escorial Tour.
  • 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.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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