The Best of Spain
October 13 - 24, 2018
|We all know that Spain is one of the most desirable travel destinations in the world, now let us show you why! Our tour package provides a comprehensive, authentic Spanish experience filled with culture, food, music, architecture and more! Book your dream getaway today and enjoy first class accommodations when you visit Spain on this amazing journey!
Overnight flight to Madrid, Spain.
Arrive Madrid, the grand capital of Spain and its cultural heart. You will be transferred to your hotel for an orientation of the hotel and surrounding area. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner in the evening.
Morning tour of Madrid as we travel along the impressive Gran Via and view the Opera District, Plaza del Colon, and the monumental 18th Century Royal Palace as well as Puerto del Sol Plaza and Plaza de Espana, Madrid’s main square, with imposing monument to Cervantes. The tour concludes at the renowned Prado Museum where you will be dazzled by treasures of Spanish masters such as El Greco, Valezquez, and Goya. The balance of the day is at leisure to soak up the splendors of Madrid.
This morning depart Madrid and travel to Toledo, the capital of medieval Spain. Toledo enjoys picturesque hilltop location overlooking the Castillian Plains and is surrounded on three sides by the Tagus river. It is the setting of many of of the paintings of master El Greco. Enjoy a guided walk through the cobblestone streets and view some of its major monuments. Visit the Santo Tome Church where you’ll admire El Greco’s masterpiece, we will also visit the oldest synagogue dating back to the 12th century. This afternoon we journey south to Andalusia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, with panoramic windmills views. Arrive in Cordoba, a former capital of Roman Spain and later moorish Spain.
Cordoba is a true cultural gem and features some of Spain’s most impressive monuments. It was also the birthplace of the philosopher Moshe Ben Maimon. On the included guided tour marvel at the amazing Mezquita (great Mosque) built in the 10th century. The mosque was later converted to a cathedral but the original architectural details are amazing. You’ll also view the beautifully restored 14th century synagogue that survived the expulsion of Spain’s Jews. Later proceed to Seville, the splendid and romantic capital of Spain’s Andalusia Region.
Seville’s long and rich history is evident in the wealth of its spectacular monuments. Discover the charms of the city that inspired Carmen and Don Giovanni on an included guided tour. View the Moorish architecture of the Giralda Tower, visit the impressive Cathedral, the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, housing the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Explore the narrow streets and many plaza’s of the well preserved Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish Quarter, filled with whitewashed buildings, quaint shops and colorful flowers. Later, drive to the plaza de Espana, passing elegant Maria Luisa Park. Balance of the day is at leisure.
This morning travel to Granada, a former stronghold of moorish Spain. The moors chose Granada as the site for their impressive citadel: the Alhambra. Even from a distance Alhambra is an awe-inspiring sight sprawling over a hilltop overlooking the city. Visit the Alhambra Palace and its famous Lion Courtyard on a guided afternoon tour and savor the breathtaking views of the city below and the snow capped Sierra Nevada Mountains in the distance. You’ll also visit the palace’s acclaimed gardens, the Generalife, beautifully designed with courtyards, waterfalls and secret smaller gardens.
Today journey through Spain’s captivating landscape of rolling hills dotted with groves of lives, almonds, lemons and oranges enroute to the Mediterranean coast arriving at the garden city of Valencia. On the included guided afternoon tour discover the treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture that is evident in Valencia. View the city gates, city hall and the Gothic Cathedral as well as other highlights of the incredible arts and science city.
Depart Valencia traveling along the coastline of Catalonia. En-route visit the fascinating Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet, a Cistercian Monastery established in 1150. Located in a scenic spot at the feet of the Prades Mountains. Later continue your journey and arrive in Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. Settle into your centrally located hotel.
This morning a local expert leads you on a tour to explore this amazing city. Start at the old harbor and then drive along the La Rambla Boulevard and view the impressive Plaza de España and Plaça de Catalunya. Next, you’ll explore on foot the winding streets of the charming Gothic Quarter, Barcelona’s old city. Proceed with a visit to the famed Sagrada Família, a large unfinished Catholic Basilica designed by Gaudi. Your tour ends with a drive up Monjuic Hill where you can see some of the structures of the 1992 Olympic Games and admire the city and harbor views. The balance of the day is at leisure to explore independently.
Enjoy a full day to explore vibrant Barcelona at your own pace. Perhaps return to the old Gothic Quarter or visit some of Gaudi’s masterpieces scattered around the city center or stroll along La Rambla.
This morning bid Spain “Adios” and transfer to the airport for your return flight. Your memorable tour of Spain ends as you arrive back in the United States.
|$3599 per person
||$4199 per person
Deposit: $600 per per + optional insurance
2nd Payment Due: $2000 per person on June 30, 2018
Final Payment Due: August 14, 2018
Book by May 31, 2018 and save $150 per person.
Round-Trip Airfare; Round-trip Motorcoach Transportation; Baggage Handling; Professional Yankee Trails Tour Manager
Interested? Contact Karyn Maviano at 800.822.2400 x225