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8 Day Affordable Spain 2021-2022 (Monday Departure)

8 days with Gate 1 Travel   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain.

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Madrid
Arrive in Madrid, Spain's energetic capital. Time to rest before tonight's Welcome Drink and orientation meeting at approximately 7 PM with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers, followed by a Welcome Dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

DAY 3, Wednesday - Madrid City Tour
Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings.  Continue to view the magnificent Royal Palace, Europe's second largest. The rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. Or, participate in the optional tour to El Escorial*, the stunning combination monastery-palace-mausoleum built by Philip II. (Breakfast)

*For Dec 23 & 30 departures, the optional Tour to El Escorial is unavailable.

Optional: Tour to El Escorial (PM)

DAY 4, Thursday - Toledo City Tour, Travel to Granada
Travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1986, Toledo is known for its extensive monumental heritage and historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Take a panoramic drive along the Tagus River and enjoy views of the Alcazar of Toledo. Walk through the ancient Jewish Quarter before visiting the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Next, visit St. Tome Church, with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco. Then, drive across the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's "La Mancha" to Granada in Andalucia for dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 5, Friday - Moorish Influenced Alhambra, Seville
Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains before continuing to Seville, capital of Andalucia for overnight. (Breakfast)

*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.

DAY 6, Saturday - Seville City Tour
On this morning's visit in Seville, admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River. Explore the narrow streets and the many beautiful plazas of the quaint old Santa Cruz Quarter. Remainder of the day is at leisure in the bustling downtown area to discover this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists. (Breakfast)

Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)

DAY 7, Sunday - Cordoba City Tour, Madrid
Depart Seville to Cordoba, founded by the Romans. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards, picturesque squares, and view of the 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. After lunch on your own, travel to Madrid for overnight. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner together. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 8, Monday - Depart Spain
Your vacation ends today after breakfast. (Breakfast)


Map
All This Included
  • 6 nights First Class accommodations
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • 9 meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Highlights
  • Travel to Toledo, once capital of Spain, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Visit the 13th century Alhambra in Granada
  • Tour the city of Seville with its many historical sites
  • In Cordoba, tour the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Accommodations
Madrid: Ayre Gran Hotel Colon
Granada: Catalonia Granada
Seville: Melia Lebreros

Notes
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers. Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.
  • This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, cobblestone streets, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking. This is an Off Season program. 
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.