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Spanish Indulgence
16 Days

ITINERARY

16 Days: Madrid, Sevilla, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Malaga, Granada, Ubeda, Valencia, Barcelona

Tour Overview
Arrive in Madrid, Spain’s bustling capital known for sunshine, art, and culture. See the city’s famous quarters, plazas, and palaces. Visit Toledo, one of the oldest cities in the world and take a cooking class to learn about and taste the local food. Depart for Seville, southern Europe’s sparkling and elegant city and enjoy a cruise along the Rio Guadalquivir. Visit Andalusia and Malaga before arriving in Valencia, the birthplace of Paella and world renowned for its gastronomy. Continue through the Spanish Mediterranean coast and end your trip in the iconic city of Barcelona.

Maximum: 18 Guests

Day 1, Sunday – Arrive Madrid

Meet & greet with your tour director at the airport. Settle in at your hotel right in the heart of vibrant Madrid. Dinner is at leisure.


Day 2, Monday – Madrid

Sunshine, art, culture, attitude. Madrid is energy, fun and a city with a unique heart. Join a walking tour around the famous Austrias Quarter. The historical village within Madrid. Discover La Latina, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. Lunch and afternoon will be at leisure. Join a welcome dinner and meet your fellow travellers. (BD)


Day 3, Tuesday – Madrid, Toledo

Choose your experience: Visit Toledo – Discover one of the oldest cities in the World, Toledo. Markets and cooking class – Stay in Madrid and learn about local food and cook. Afternoon and dinner will be at your leisure. (BL)


Day 4, Wednesday – Seville

Bound for Seville, take the high speed train in Atocha Station. Don’t worry about your luggage, it’ll be taken to your next hotel. Once in Seville, join a walking tour before tasting Andalusian tapas for dinner. (BD)


Day 5, Thursday – Seville

Seville shines with southern European elegance and spark. Get amongst its architectonical treasures such as the Catedral, Alcazar and Torre del Oro. Join a cruise along the Rio Guadalquivir. Afternoon is for you to enjoy the city. (B)


Day 6, Friday – Cadiz Sanct Petri, via Jerez de la Frontera

We farewell Seville to go deep in Andalusia, Cadiz. Stop by Jerez de la Frontera, home to Spanish Sherry. Taste the character of Vino de Jerez and Jamon Iberico before heading to your next destination, Sancti Petri. Palacio Sancti Petri will be your home for the next 2 nights. An elegant Andalusian Palace just next to one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Dinner is at leisure. (BL)


Day 7, Saturday – El Puerto de Santa Maria & Cadiz Town

El Puerto de Santa Maria sits between Rio Guadalete and the Atlantic Ocean. A beautiful white washed village full of passion and fresh yummy fish. Join a stroll along El Puerto’s beautiful streets and taste the Vino Fino. Lunch is at your leisure. We suggest La Ribera del Marisco or Sea Food Ribiera, a street full fresh sea food terraces just in front of Rio Guadalete. Take a local boat and cross to Cadiz Town, cradle of shipping history and mythology. Dinner is at leisure. Choose between any of the 5 restaurants of your hotel (B)


Day 8, Sunday – Malaga, via Ronda

Our journey across Andalusia continues towards Malaga. We will stop in Ronda on our way. Ronda retains much of its historic charm, particularly its old town. It is famous worldwide for its dramatic escarpments and views, and for the deep El Tajo gorge. Take a look at the 18th century Puente Nuevo ‘new’ bridge, which straddles the 100m chasm below, before taking in the views from the Alameda out over the Serranía de Ronda Mountains. Continue to Malaga, home to Picasso and door to the Med. (BD)


Day 9, Monday – Granada

Once in Málaga, we won’t miss the Pablo Ruíz Picasso Foundation Birthplace Museum, where you will discover more than 230 works by the painter. After some time at leisure for lunch, we continue to Granada, home to the 8th Wonder, La Alhambra. Join a walking discovery along the charming Albaizin, an old quarter of narrow streets and beautiful white washed houses. Dinner will be at Templo del Flamenco, without a doubt, the most authentic cave to enjoy real flamenco in Granada. (BD)


Day 10, Tuesday – Granada

Alhambra awaits. The name Alhambra comes from an Arabic root which means “red or crimson castle” and it was an “alcazaba” (fortress), an “alcázar” (palace) and a small “medina” (city), all in one. After noon will be at your leisure to enjoy this magic city of Granada. Dinner will be at Juan Ranas, with an incredible setting on the hills of Albaizin and spectacular views to the Alhambra. (BD)


Day 11, Wednesday – Ubeda, via Jaen

As we travel along Southern Spain, we will immerse ourselves in Olive Oli Land, Jaen. Endless Olive groves and almazaras are the main component of this stunning part of Andalusia and Spain. We stop in Jaen to visit the historical set and fascinating Castle. We continue to Ubeda, UNESCO World Heritage site, where we will stay the famous Parador the next 2 nights. (BD)


Day 12, Thursday – Ubeda, Baeza

Nothing better than to take advantage of the visit to these lands of Renaissance reminiscences discovering the fascinating world of olive oil, from the field to the table. Enjoy a walk through wonderful olive groves, discover the secrets of an oil mill and learn how to taste the oil to perceive all its nuances. In the evening we will start a very special guided tour of the city of Úbeda, where we will explore aspects and images that the night gives us. Lastly, we will finish at one of the most important restaurants in the province, such as the Antique Restaurant, to taste some of the most significant recipes of the gastronomy of Jaen at first hand. (BL)


Day 13, Friday – Valencia, via Alcala del Jucar

We farewell Andalusia and cross Castilla bound for Valencia. We will visit Alcala del Jucar on the way, one of the most picturesque little towns in Spain. Their houses of popular architecture, excavated in the mountain, adapt to the terrain in narrow and steep streets, climbing towards the Castle that looks out at the sickle that forms at its feet the river. Relax at your hotel in Valencia. Dinner is at leisure. (B)


Day 14, Saturday – Valencia

Today we will discover the historic centre of Valencia and its culture. An important part of Valencia’s culture is the gastronomy, being home to most international Spanish dish, Paella. Hands on deck paella cooking experience with paring wines is awaiting for lunch with previous visit to Mercado Central. The afternoon is for you to enjoy your own time. (BL)


Day 15, Sunday – Barcelona, via Tarragona

Our journey continues through the Spanish Mediterranean coast bound for the vanguard city of Barcelona. We will stop in Tarragona for a quick visit of the impressive Amphitheatre Romà, a 2nd-century arena facing the Mediterranean Sea. Once in Barcelona, we’ll check in our centrally located hotel. A farewell dinner is ready to farewell our fellow travellers. (BD)


Day 16, Depart Barcelona

Our journey concludes today after the transfer to the airport – Two weeks travelling across Spain and discovering its fascinating deep culture. (B)


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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Porterage service in all hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary (drinks not included)
  • Welcome dinner in Madrid
  • Choose your experience options
  • Tapas dinner at traditional taverns in Madrid and Seville
  • Cooking classes in Madrid and Valencia
  • Spanish Sherry wine tasting in Jerez de la Frontera
  • Morning cruise along the Rio Guadalquivir
  • Dine at Parador Gibralfaro’s terrace with stunning views of Malaga
  • Visit Picasso Foundation Birthplace Museum
  • Dine at a traditional Carmen in Granada with views to the Alhambra
  • Olive oil tasting at Almazara in Ubeda
  • Visit Alcala del Jucar, one of most picturesque towns in Spain
  • Visit the impressive Amfiteatre Romà in Tarragona
  • Farewel dinner in Barcelona
  • City tours and experiences with local guides as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour director throughout the journey
  • Luxury mini coach throughout the journey
  • Travel insurance

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