Best of Spain (2021|22) - 10 days

Discover southern Europe’s diverse Iberian Peninsula and Spain’s rich culture, warm hospitality and festive spirit. This experience is designed over 10 days to experience: the vibrancy of Madrid, Lisbon and Seville; ‘must see’ towns of Toledo, Baeva and Ubeda; tastings in Spain’s prestigious wine and olive oil regions; 5 UNESCO World Heritage listed sites; and of course, flamenco, paella and tapas!

Highlights and Inclusions

  • Visit ‘must see’ cities of Madrid, Cordoba and Seville and the charming villages of Toledo, Granada, Baeza and Ronda.
  • 9 nights in exquisite 4 and 5-star hotels.
  • 9 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 1 dinner (D).
  • Guided city tours of Madrid, Toledo, Córdoba and Seville.
  • Dinner and flamenco performance in Seville.
  • Wine tasting at a renowned winery accompanied by lunch nearby.
  • Olive oil tasting in Spain’s famed olive oil region.
  • Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites.
  • Entrance and guided tours of the Mosque of Cordoba and the Palace Alhambra & Generalife.
  • Entrance to Toledo’s Alcázar fortress, Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Ronda, Alcázar Palace and Seville Cathedral.
  • Flexibility to extend to Lisbon or combine with Portugal for a complete experience of Iberia.
  • Deluxe VIP transport and premium class train.
  • Airport transfers on first and last day.
  • Note: hotel city taxes, if applicable, are not included.

Upcoming Departures

CommencesConcludesPrice (twin share per person)Price (single supplement)
MadridSeville
24 April 20213 May 2021$6,090 AUD$3,100 AUD
29 May 20217 June 2021$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
26 June 20215 July 2021$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
4 September 202113 September 2021$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
9 October 202118 October 2021$6,090 AUD$3,100 AUD
22 April 20221 May 2022$6,090 AUD$3,100 AUD
28 May 20226 June 2022$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
25 June 20224 July 2022$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
3 September 202212 September 2022$6,390 AUD$3,100 AUD
8 October 202217 October 2022$6,090 AUD$3,100 AUD
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Commences: 24 April 2021 Conclude: 3 May 2021 Prices (twin share): $6,090 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 29 May 2021 Conclude: 7 June 2021 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 26 June 2021 Conclude: 5 July 2021 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 4 September 2021 Conclude: 13 September 2021 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 9 October 2021 Conclude: 18 October 2021 Prices (twin share): $6,090 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 22 April 2022 Conclude: 1 May 2022 Prices (twin share): $6,090 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 28 May 2022 Conclude: 6 June 2022 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 25 June 2022 Conclude: 4 July 2022 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 3 September 2022 Conclude: 12 September 2022 Prices (twin share): $6,390 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
Commences: 8 October 2022 Conclude: 17 October 2022 Prices (twin share): $6,090 AUD Prices (single): $3,100 AUD Availability:
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Day: 1 Madrid

Beautiful, majestic and relaxed. Welcome to Spain’s capital Madrid and the start of this amazing journey to experience the best of Spain. On arrival, transfer to your hotel to freshen up before enjoying the rest of the day to explore at your leisure.

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Day: 2 Madrid

B

Enjoy a guided tour of this amazing city with its historic landmarks, beautiful gardens, bustling squares, thriving nightlife and incredible shopping. Visit Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace of Madrid, Madrid Cathedral, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá and the Prado Museum. The afternoon is yours to perhaps enter Prado Museum, the Royal Palace, the exquisite gardens of Retiro Park or just relax.

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Day: 3 Madrid – Toledo – Madrid

B

Enjoy a full day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage town Toledo that hosted Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Enjoy a guided walking tour of the Imperial City’s old town located on a mountain with a 150-degree view. Visit the imposing Alcázar fortress, Toledo’s impressive Cathedral, the Bridge of San Martin and the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Afterward, enjoy leisure time for an independent lunch, perhaps a visit to a Damascene steel workshop or a tasting at a Marzipan store, before returning to Madrid.

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Day: 4 Madrid – Córdoba

B, L

Journey by train through Castilla–La Mancha, a symbol of Spanish culture with its vineyards, sunflowers, mushrooms and olive plantations. On arrival in Cordoba, you will be whisked away to a winery for wine tasting at a vineyard and scrumptious lunch at a nearby restaurant, before checking into your Córdoba hotel.

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Day: 5 Córdoba

B

Today explore Córdoba, the most populated city in the world during the 10th century when it was the capital of an Islamic Kingdom. Enjoy a guided tour to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed old town including ‘Mezquita’ or the Great Mosque. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure.

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Day: 6 Córdoba – Úbeda - Baeza – Granada

B

Today visit the UNESCO World Heritage Listed towns of Úbeda and Baeza, famed for their outstanding early examples of Italian Renaissance architecture introduced to Spain in the 16th Century. Enjoy time to stroll the towns and be treated to a tasting of olive oil, Andalusia’s world-famous export. Continue to Granada, where the evening is yours to stroll the streets of this stunning town, located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.

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Day: 7 Granada

B

Enjoy a guided tour of Palace Alhambra, one of the world’s most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture with its exquisite rooms and gardens. The afternoon is free to enjoy at your leisure to perhaps explore El Albayzín, the Medieval Moorish district with narrow winding streets and stunning views to Alhambra. Alhambra and Albayzín are UNESCO World Heritage Listed sites.

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Day: 8 Granada – Ronda – Seville

B, D

Depart for the beautiful ‘white village’ of Ronda, perched atop a deep canyon with its three impressive bridges and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Ronda, the oldest bullfighting ring in Spain. Enjoy time to wander the town before continuing to Seville in Andalusia, Spain’s 4th largest city and the home of Flamenco. You will have time to relax and freshen up before an organized dinner and flamenco performance.

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Day: 9 Seville

B

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Seville, an economic centre of the Spanish Empire and Europe’s 3rd largest old town. Visit the 14th century Alcázar Palace, the oldest European royal residence still in use. Continue to Seville Cathedral, the world’s largest. Both Palace and Cathedral are UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. Finish by exploring ‘Barrio de Santa Cruz’, the old Jewish quarter. The quarter’s labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys were designed to protect locals from the summer sun. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

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Day: 10 Seville

B

If you are not continuing to our post-tour extension to Lisbon or Jerez de la Frontera and/or our back-to-back small group tour in Portugal, transfer to the airport or train station for your ongoing journey.

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