16D/15N - 2020 Spanish Indulgence

    Spanish Indulgence            small group, English spoken

    Madrid-Toledo-Seville-Cadiz-Jerez de la Frontera- El Puerto de Santa Maria-Malaga-Ronda-Granada-

    Ubeda-Jaen-Alcala del Jucar-Valencia-Tarragona-Barcelona

    16days/15nights, Madrid/Barcelona

    2020 departs Sun: May 17, 31. Sep 13, 27.

    Cost from: $6630 per person twin share  

    Highlights:
    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
    Farewell dinner in Barcelona

day 1 Sun 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 Mon 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 at leisure. Join a welcome dinner and meet your fellow travellers. (BD)

day 3 Tue Madrid-Toledo

Choose your experience:

  • Visit Toledo: discover one of the most ancient cities in the world
  • 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 Wed 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 Thu 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 Fri Seville-Jerez de la Frontera-Sancti Petri

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 Sat El Puerto de Santa Maria-Cadiz Town-Sancti Petri

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 at your hotel (B)

day 8 Sun Sancti Petri-Ronda-Malaga

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 Mon Malaga-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 Tue 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 Wed Granada-Jaen-Ubeda

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 Thu Ubed-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 Fri Ubeda-Alcala del Jucar-Valencia

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 Sat 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 Sun Valencia-Tarragona-Barcelona

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)

Inclusions: arrival and departure transfers, 4* luxury hotels, breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 7 dinners, (drinks not included), porterage service in all hotels, professional local tour guides for city tours and experiences Cooking classes in Madrid and Valencia, Spanish Sherry wine tasting in Jerez de la Frontera, morning Cruise along the Rio Guadalquivir, Dine at the traditional Carmen in Granada with views to the Alhambra, Olive oil tasting at Almazara in Ubeda, all entrance fees included as per itinerary, English speaking tour director, luxury mini coach.

Hotels: Madrid: RIU Plaza de España, Sevilla: Hospes Casa del Rey de Baeza, El Puerto de Santa Maria: Gran Melia Sancti Petri, Malaga: NH Malaga, Granada: Melia Granada, Ubeda: Parador de Jaen, Valencia: Hospes Palau de la Mar, Barcelona: Catalonia Ramblas (or similar)

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