Highlights of Spain

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    Save 10% In Spain While Enjoying The Best Food and Wine with Insight Vacations

    Price: $3375CAD Per Person

    (Price shown is specific to April 1st, 2023 departure. It is per person based on double occupancy. The savings is only valid on the land portion of the guided tour.)

    Departure: April 1st, 2023

    Return: April 9, 2023

    Current Offer: Save 10% when you book select Insight Vacations premium guided worldwide tours departing in 2023


    Photo: Authentic Dining Experience in Spain

    Experience the Art and Architecture of Spain During a 9-Day Guided Tour. Begin in Barcelona, where a Local Expert will lead you along the city’s narrow lanes to the lively Las Ramblas and the Sagrada Família, a basilica built by the architect Antoni Gaudí. Paella was created in Valencia. Later, enjoy a private cooking demonstration at a family-run restaurant while sampling the local flavors. See glorious views of the Sierra Nevada before reaching Granada, where a Local Expert will guide you through one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built: the Alhambra. In Seville, learn the art of flamenco dancing during a private lesson, then be treated to a passionate performance by professionals. Visit the Prado Museum in Madrid with an art historian, who can share the stories behind Spanish masterpieces by artists such as Francisco Goya.

    Inclusions:

    • Unique Insight Experiences
    • Stylish Hand Picked Hotels
    • Top Rated Highlights
    • Local Experts
    • Authentic Dining Experiences
    • Paella Cooking Demonstration and Dinner in Valencia
    • Custom Coach
    • Travel Director
    • Smaller Group Options Available
    • Private/Personalized Tours Available


    Photo: Map Highlights Spain Guided Tour

    Itinerary: 

    Day 1: Welcome to Barcelona
    Airport transfers depart from Barcelona airport for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:00. Join your Travel Director and fellow travelers at 18:00 for your Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant.
    Hotel – Hilton Barcelona or NH Collection Barcelona Constanza

    Day 2: Barcelona, the City of Gaudí
    With your Local Expert, drive along the Passeig de Gràcia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district for a visit inside Gaudí’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família, to see the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting and the beautiful rainbows flooding in through the intricate stained-glass windows. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore or perhaps join an optional experience to Montserrat & The Black Madonna.
    Hotel - Hilton Barcelona or NH Collection Barcelona Constanza

    Day 3: Along the coast to Valencia
    Follow the sunny Costa Dorada, past the rice fields of the Ebro Delta. Stop at the seaside resort of Peñíscola and see the hilltop castle used in the film 'El Cid'.
    Pass through the famous orange groves to Valencia and see the City of Arts and Sciences. Later see the Old City and take in its medieval charm. Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes, paella. Meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn how to make this local specialty during a Cooking Demonstration. Later, indulge in the delicious flavors of this classic dish with a glass of sangria at your Highlight Dinner. 
    Hotel – Barceló Valencia


    Photo: Paella experience in Spain

    Day 4: Exquisite Granada and Alhambra
    Travel south toward Andalucía, passing the castle at Lorca and troglodyte dwellings hollowed out of the soft rock near Guadix. Enjoy views of the Sierra Nevada mountains from a distance as you reach glorious Granada. This historic city was a Moorish kingdom for almost eight centuries and was the last stronghold to fall to the Catholic monarchs of Spain in 1492. Overlooking Granada stands the Alhambra, one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite palace, built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century. A fantasy of arabesque gardens, fountains and stone cut like lace. Later, stroll through the elegant exotic gardens of the Generalife, the Royal summer residence.
    Hotel – Gran Hotel Luna de Granada

    Day 5: A Scenic Drive to Seville 
    The morning is at your leisure to explore as you wish. Perhaps join an Optional Experience and visit the Albaicin Quarter with a Local Expert. Here, in addition to falling in love with Granada, you will also uncover its pivotal role in European history. Continue your travels to Seville, past gleaming white villages and olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see.
    Hotel – Meliá Sevilla

    Day 6: Seville, the City of Carmen 
    Visit the Seville Cathedral, the burial place of Christopher Columbus. Explore Seville with Insight Choice. Choose to embark on a walk through the old Jewish quarter. Alternatively, join a scenic drive around the city and enjoy panoramic views. This evening, visit the Cristina Heeren Foundation, a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant for a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. This private dance school is dedicated to promoting the conservation of flamenco and supports young enthusiasts from all over the world with a special focus on new talent from the Andalusian region. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson before witnessing emotions come to life in a flamenco performance.
    Hotel – Meliá Sevilla


    Photo: Flamenco Dancers

    Day 7: Moorish Córdoba and on to Madrid
    Set off early along the Guadalquivir Valley, passing villages and towns studded with Moorish towers and fortresses. Stop in the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Córdoba and see the famous Roman bridge, built in the 1st century BC. Meet a local historian and visit the magnificent Mezquita, a beautiful 8th century mosque with a Christian cathedral built inside it. Make the most of your time at leisure and stroll the narrow streets of the city. Follow in the footsteps of Don Quixote as you travel through La Mancha and on to the capital, Madrid.
    Hotel – Meliá Madrid Serrano or Meliá Madrid Princess

    Day 8: Madrid of the Bourbons 
    Enjoy sightseeing with your Local Expert, as they guide you through the most historic neighborhoods in the Spanish capital. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter to discover the origins of the city. Visit the renowned Prado Museum with an art historian who will guide you through the collective works of Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and more. The afternoon is at your leisure to relax at a cafe, shop in the trendy boutiques or perhaps travel to beautiful Toledo with an Optional Experience. In the evening, join your Travel Director and newfound friends at a local restaurant in the heart of the city. Toast your adventures as you enjoy a delicious Celebration Dinner of regional favorites, served with wine.
    Hotel – Meliá Madrid Serrano or Meliá Madrid Princess

    Day 9: Depart Madrid
    After breakfast, transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00.

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    *Save 10% on select departures as featured on InsightVacations.com as “2023 On Sale” for a limited time. New bookings only made after September 13, 2022. Must pay in full 120 days prior to departure or at time of booking if booked within 120 days of departure. Prices displayed are per person, based on double occupancy and are in Canadian Dollars for select departure dates only. If guests change to another trip or date that is not on sale, they are responsible to pay the difference and adhere to different payment conditions. Savings are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Sample savings valid as of September 13, 2022 and is based on Best of Italy departing May 13, 2023. May be combined with 5% Past Guest discount only, not combinable with group discounts, Future Travel Credit carry forward discount or any other discount or promotion. Other conditions may apply. TICO#50015871

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