Your 14-day affordable tour of Spain begins and ends in marvelous Madrid. In between, you’ll discover Spain’s sensational sites and legendary locales of history, culture, and cuisine. You’ll visit the Basque Country in the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, and on to Pamplona—city of the running of the bulls, toreadors, and Hemingway’s famous novel, The Sun Also Rises. Venture through the vistas of wine-growing region on your way to Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. You’ll visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Pillar before arriving in Barcelona. Take two days to explore the beauty and history of Barcelona, including a guided driving tour of its famous sights and panoramic views. See Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces before venturing along the Costa Dorada and Costa del Azahar to vibrant art nouveau and modern style of Valencia—and the home of paella! You’ll travel inland to Granada, situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and the confluence of four rivers. Experience the Moorish influence, old-style tapas bars, exotic tea rooms of the Albazyn quarter, and historical sites in this university city. You’ll relish a guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra Complex, built by Moorish kings in 889 AD. More stunning architecture awaits in Cordoba—including the white-washed houses of the Jewish quarter and the Moorish and Christian architecture of The Mosque of Córdoba. Your introduction to the Andalusian capital of Seville includes guided sightseeing. See its majestic cathedral, palace, and Plaza de España before you travel through Cáceres and Salamanca to Madrid. Your value-minded tour of Spain is a wealth of experiences in beauty, architecture, and rich cultural traditions to treasure.
SEGOVIA VisitRIBERA DEL DUERO Visit a wine cellarBURGOS, BILBAO & SAN SEBASTIAN VisitPAMPLONA & SARAGOSSA VisitBARCELONA Guided sightseeingVALENCIA OrientationGRANADA Guided visit of the Alhambra Complex*CORDOBA Visit the MezquitaSEVILLE Guided sightseeingCÁCERES and ÁVILA VisitMADRID Guided sightseeing
Buffet breakfasts daily; 5 dinners
April 27 Departure – Feria in Seville*Entrance to the Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed
Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi