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From its world-class cities and historic sights to it sunny climate and distinct culture, Spain is a fascinating country. This in-depth Spain tour shows you the country's highlights. Spend three nights in Madrid; two nights in Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville; and an overnight in Pamplona, Burgos, Salamanca, Granada, and Cordoba. Tour highlights include visits to Aranjuez's Royal Palace, originally built in the 14th century and once a favorite residence of Spanish royalty; Peniscola Castle, built by the Knights Templar in the 14th century; Saragossa's Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, a popular pilgrimage site; Granada's fairy-tale Alhambra complex, built as a lavish residence for Moorish kings in 889 AD; and Cordoba's iconic Mezquita, a well-preserved mosque turned into a Catholic cathedral in the 13th century and today considered one of the most remarkable examples of Islamic architecture outside of the Arab world. Enjoy sightseeing with Local Guides in Valencia, Barcelona, Granada, and Madrid, and see the cities' highlights. Also enjoy visits to Segovia, where you'll see its cathedral, the Alcazar, and the Roman aqueduct; Salamanca, where you'll have time to wander around the beautiful Plaza Mayor, one of Spain's most beautiful squares; Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its blend of Roman, Islamic, northern gothic, and Italian Renaissance styles; Seville, where you'll have a full day to explore on your own; Montilla, where you'll enjoy a visit to a local wine cellar for a tasting; and Cuenca, famous for its "hanging houses" that are suspended over the ravine. Throughout this tour, you'll be accompanied by a professional Tour Director who will bring Spain to life with in-depth, first-hand knowledge. Between the sights, scenery, experts, and included visits, this Spain tour is the best way for savvy, value-minded travelers to experience this wonderful country.
Individual headsetsSightseeing:Visits to Royal Palace in Aranjuez, Cuenca, Peniscola Castle, Saragossa sanctuary of Our Lady of the Pillar, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Segovia, Avila, Salamanca Plaza Mayor, Caceres, Seville, Ronda, Montilla wine tasting, Cordoba Mezquita. Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.Guides:
Local Guides for city sightseeing in Valencia, Barcelona, Granada-Alhambra complex, Madrid; professional Tour Director while touring
Scenic Highlights: Basque Country, La Mancha, Rioja Region
NOTE:April 8 Departure - Easter in Seville
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
- Alhambra and Generalife Granada
- Burgos Cathedral
- Cathedral in Seville
- Historic Centre of Cordoba
- Historic city of Toledo
- Old town of Caceres
- Old City of Salamanca
- Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
- Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
- Old town of Avila with its Extra muros Churches
- Historic walled town of Cuenca
- La Lonja de la seda de Valencia
- Aranjuez cultural landscape
Transportation: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach