Experience Spain's colorful pageant of art, history and culture. Set against a backdrop that spans sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges, this stunning destination is dotted with white pueblos and groves of oranges and olives. Explore the priceless treasures of the Royal Palace, one of Europe's largest palaces. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace, resplendent with Moorish regal flair. See the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Explore Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba and Toledo. Become part of an authentic 'paella experience,' and learn how this rice dish is made and where it originated. Choose to marvel at Valencia's 'City of Arts & Sciences' and see how precious Lladro figurines are made by hand. Or choose to explore the old town of Valencia inclusive of its historic market and Gothic cathedral. View Antonio Gaudi's architectural masterpieces, including La Sagrada Familia, and visit Parc Guell. Spain beckons.

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Tour Operator
Collette
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2017
Duration
10 Days
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridOvernight Flight: You are on your way to a colorful cultural adventure featuring the best of Spain.
Day 2MadridMadrid, Spain - Tour Begins: Welcome to Madrid, Spain's lively capital and largest city. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner.
Day 3MadridMadrid - Royal Palace - Toledo - Madrid: During a locally guided tour of Madrid's historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. An expert-led tour of the monumental 18th-century Royal Palace* reveals lavish halls, banquet rooms, the throne room, royal armory and the impressive courtyard. This afternoon we travel to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th-century synagogue, a testament to Toledo's Jewish heritage. You'll also stop at the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco's masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz.
Day 4MadridMadrid - Cordoba - Seville: Travel to the extraordinary Moorish city of Cordoba. Embark on a walking tour of the Mezquita. This UNESCO site, an architectural marvel built by the Moors in the 8th century as a magnificent mosque, was converted into the city's cathedral in the 16th century. Continue your exploration of Cordoba in the city's well-preserved and historical old Jewish Quarter. Later, transfer to Seville, considered Spain's 'cultural capital.'
Day 5SevilleSeville: Today you will see Columbus' tomb, the ornate cathedral (UNESCO), and the Giralda Bell Tower. Enjoy a walking tour of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter with its bright flowers, white-washed buildings and winding streets; then continue to Plaza de Espana and the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, one of the loveliest in all of Europe. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers.
Day 6SevilleSeville - Granada: Travel along the peaceful Sierra Nevada to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra, an immense hilltop palace (UNESCO). Also tour the Generalife, meaning 'garden of the architect,' where the grounds are beautifully designed with waterfalls, courtyards and smaller secret gardens.
Day 7GranadaGranada - Valencia: Today you travel through Spain's amazing landscape viewing rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves while en route to the Mediterranean coast. Arrive in the city of Valencia, a treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, surrounded by citrus groves.
Day 8ValenciaValencia - Paella Experience - Valencia: It's your choice! Take a walking tour of historic Valencia to see the ornate 14th-century Serranos Tower and imposing 15th-century Quart Tower; then arrive at the bustling central market, one of the largest in Europe, where you'll shop side-by-side with the locals before concluding your tour at the impressive 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Or, explore the impressive City of Arts & Science, an ultramodern, multi-faceted educational institution, followed by a tour of the Lladro City of Porcelain to learn about the history and creative process of the world-famous, handmade Lladro figurines.** Later, gather together and travel to the area where paella cuisine originated. A 'paella experience' features a boat ride on the canals surrounding rice field plantations; a visit to a traditional fisherman's home known as a 'barraca'; a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 9ValenciaValencia - Barcelona: Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona's fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls.
Day 10BarcelonaBarcelona: Today, get an in-depth look at vibrant and lively Barcelona. Your locally guided tour showcases the Columbus Monument and the Parc de Montjuic, plus Antoni Gaudi's UNESCO sites including La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable trip to Spain!
Day 11BarcelonaBarcelona - Tour Ends: You return home with vivid memories of a spectacularly beautiful land with an old, rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
05/06/2018$2,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/13/2018$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
05/27/2018$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/17/2018$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
06/24/2018$2,649.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/08/2018$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
07/15/2018$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
08/05/2018$2,499.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/07/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/16/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
09/21/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/07/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/12/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
10/28/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/02/2018$2,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/04/2018$2,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
11/09/2018$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
02/24/2019$1,999.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/10/2019$2,449.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
03/24/2019$2,549.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/03/2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/05/2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
04/26/2019$2,699.00* (USD) / Land OnlyQuote
Lodging
Hotel Colon Barcelona, Spain
Hotel Carmen Granada Granada, Spain
Melia Sevilla Seville, Spain
Melia Lebreros Seville, Spain
Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Center Barcelona, Spain
SH Valencia Palace Valencia, Spain
Evenia Rossello Hotel Barcelona, Spain
H10 Puerta de Alcala Madrid, Spain
Disclaimer
* NOTE:Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions. Please confirm your specific itinerary at the time of booking. Government taxes and fees are additional. Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit. Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.
Airfare is additional and is available through Collette Vacations.

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