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Day 1: Arrive into Madrid
Welcome to Madrid - capital of Spain. On arrival check into your hotel on your own any time after 1500 hrs. Overnight at the hotel in Madrid. (Dinner)
Day 2: Guided City Tour of Madrid & Toledo
After a buffet breakfast, we take you on a guided city tour of Madrid. See the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares and Plaza Espana. Drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via - most popular commercial street for a real taste of Spain.
Next, we take you to visit the Royal Palace, residence of the Royal family.Then we visit the famous Las Ventas Bullring -inaugurated in 1931 and designed by architect José Espeliú. During the tour, we take you around the key parts of the bullring, from the main entrance, to the tendidos, the callejón, and various significantgate ways, describing the three protagonists of this magnificent spectacle: the audience, the bullfighter and the bull.
Later, we proceed to Toledo. On arrival, you will be taken on the guided tour of Toledo. See the most famous monuments during a walking tour of the city centre, including St Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan de los Reyes Church, Museo Victorio Macho and the Cathedral. Also visit sword making factory wherein you will be shown how the swords are made. The Factory houses museum of traditional swords. Later drive back to Madrid. Overnight at the hotel in Madrid. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 3: Guided Tour of Salamanca
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed to Salamanca, an ancient and gorgeous city. Upon arrival, we take you on an orientation tour of Salamanca. See the Plaza Mayor which is the city’s crowning glory. Today, enjoy the Local Spanish meal with Sangria drink. Overnight at the hotel in Salamanca. (Breakfast, Local Dinner)
Day 4: Visit the Shrine of Fatima - Lisbon
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and journey towards Portugal. Before heading for Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima. Fatima is one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
We then proceed towards Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located on the north bank of the river Tagus. Overnight at the hotel in Lisbon. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 5: Guided City Tour of Lisbon & Cruise on the Tagus River
After a buffet breakfast, we take you on a city tour of Lisbon conducted by a local guide. We take you to visit the Jeronimos Monastery, regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark. Also see the The Belém Tower which is located on the banks of the Tagus River. See Lisbon’s cathedral which was built by Portugal’s first king, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109-1185). It was damaged extensively during the great earthquake of 1755 and rebuilt in an earlier style.
We then take you on a mini cruise on the picturesque Tagus River which flows through the capital city of Lisbon. Enjoy the panoramic sights of Lisbon, a city that overlooks the river and the ocean. Overnight at the hotel in Lisbon. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 6: Guided City Tour of Seville
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and journey to Seville - Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia. It is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. Upon arrival, we proceed on a city tour of Seville conducted by a local guide.
We begin with a visit to the cathedral, which is the largest and highest cathedral in Spain. We also see the Giralda, adjacent to the cathedral, a splendid example of Moorish art and now a symbol of Seville. You also get some time to stroll along the busy Santa Cruz quarter. Overnight at the hotel in Seville. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 7: Guided City Tour of Rock of Gibraltar - Granada
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and drive to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Upon arrival, we will take you on Guided tour of Gibraltar. See the Morrish castle & visit to St. Michael’s caves and the colony of Barbary apes. Later we drive to Granada. Overnight at the hotel in Granada. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 8: Guided City Tour of Granada - Valencia
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed for a guided city tour of Granada - home to Spain’s greatest Moorish monuments. Upon arrival, we take you to visit Alhambra complex, Spain’s outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions. There is also time to amble through the magnificent Water gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence.
Later we drive to Valencia. Overnight at the hotel in Valencia. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 9: Guided City Tour of Valencia - Barcelona
After a buffet breakfast, we check-out and proceed for a guided city tour of Valencia accompanied by a local guide. See the Town Hall, the Bull Ring, the massive Gateway Towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts and Science Complex designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. Also see the imposing La Seo Cathedral.
Later, drive to Barcelona, one of the best spots in the Mediterranean. Due to its superb location on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture, superb cuisine and its world famous football team. Barcelona has become among one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Overnight at the hotel in Barcelona. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10: Guided City Tour of Barcelona
After a buffet breakfast, we proceed for a city tour of Barcelona conducted by a local guide. See the magnificence of the 14th century gothic cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi’s controversial Sagrada Familia. Stroll through the lively Ramblas, the city’s most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls and markets to the Christopher Colombus monument near the waterfront. Also see Plaza de Cataluna, the largest and busiest square in the city centre. Later, we visit FC Barcelona stadium which is the largest in all of Europe. Later, in the evening enjoy the famous Flamenco Show watching a fantastic flamenco performance with a glass of wine.
Overnight at the hotel in Barcelona.(Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11: Day Free
Suggested Excursion: Sky Diving OR Visit to Montserrat
After a buffet breakfast, the day is free to explore this beautiful city of Barcelona on your own or we suggest one of the two excursions below.
You can opt for a thrilling adventurous activity Sky Diving. Discover the incredible sensation of exhilaration and freedom as you free-fall towards the ground at breathtaking speeds. An expert safety briefing will prepare you for your extraordinary parachute jump.
You can opt for half day excursion to Montserrat Mountains where you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th-century carving of the Black Virgin.
Overnight at the hotel in Barcelona.
Day 12: Departure
Today, after a continental breakfast your ‘Spanish Fiesta’ ends as you check out of the hotel.