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9-Days Highlights of Spain
Barcelona ~ Valencia ~ Granada ~ Seville ~ Madrid
巴塞羅那 ~ 瓦倫西亞~ 格拉納達 ~ 塞維利亞 ~ 馬德里


Day 01 Arrival Barcelona -The City of Gaudi

Welcome to Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, a land that retains its own distinctive language, culture and traditions! Airport transfers depart from Barcelona Airport to your hotel stay.

Day 02 Barcelona

After a restful night's sleep, walk through the Roman gate to explore the narrow lanes and old squares behind the cathedral. Now drive by the lively Rambla and along the Passeig de Gracia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and some of the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district to stand beneath the soaring facade of Gaudi's extraordinary, unfinished Sagrada Familia church. A mix of Gothic spires, fruity mosaics and sinuous sculpture - it defines belief! The afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 03 Valencia & the Orange Blossom Coast

Follow the sunny Costa Dorada, past the rice fields of the Ebro Delta to stop in Peniscola. Explore the lanes and white-walled cottages clustered around the sea-lapped castle, used in the film El Cid. Now through the famous orange groves to Valencia where you see the ultra modern Centre of Arts and Sciences. Circumnavigate the old town, past the City Gates of Serranos and Quart to reach your central hotel. Maybe take a stroll to the castellated Lonja (Silk Exchange) or the Cathedral with its octagonal bell tower. Valencia is home to one of the world's greatest dishes.

Day 04 Granada & The Alhambra, a Paradise on Earth

Heading along the Costa Blanca, Benidorm suddenly rises like Manhattan on the Meditteranean. Continue past the castle at Lorca and troglodyte dwellings hollowed out of the soft rock at Purullena. Drive along the Sierra Nevada, with magnificent mountain views and over the Mora Pass to reach glorious Granada. Overlooking the town, stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the ALHAMBRA. EXPLORE THIS EXQUISITE PALACE; a fantasy of stone cut lace, arabesque gardens and fountains, built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century. Also stroll through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the Royal Summer residence.

Day 05 & 06 Seville, the City of Carmen

This morning there is time, if you wish, to explore the labyrinthine Albaicin quarter - from the church of St Nicholas, there is one of the most exquisite views of the Alhambra. Then drive past gleaming white villages and olive groves that stretch as far as the eye can see to Seville. This exquisite capital of Andalucia is simply one of Spain's most charming jewels. Tonight enjoy the flavours of Andalucia and share in the passion of Spain's most fiery region at A FLAMENCO SHOW AND DINNER.

Seville has a distinctive character and presence best revealed by a local expert. During y our stay, visit the Plaza de Espana in Maria Louisa Park. Then STROLL THROUGH THE FASHIONABLE SANTA CRUZ QUARTER with its flower decked wrought-iron balconies. Emerge by the Alcazar - a Moorish fantasy in stone set in richly scented gardens. VISIT THE MASSIVE CATHEDRAL , BURIAL PLACE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS and enriched with the spoils of the New World. The energetic can climb the Giralda Tower, former minaret of the Great Mosque and enjoy views over the city.

Day 07 & 08 Cordoba, the Mezquita & Across the Plains of La Mancha to Madrid

Set off early along the Guadalquivir valley, past villages and towns studded with Moorish towers and fortresses. Stop in the perfectly preserved Moorish city of Cordoba. Cross the famous 2000-year-old bridge and MEET A LOCAL HISTORIAN FOR A VISIT TO THE MAGNIFICENT MEZQUITA, an 8th century mosque with a Christian chruch built inside it. Afterwards, there is free time to stroll through the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter. Follow in the footsteps of Don Quixote now as you travel through the Mancha vineyards to the famous wine-centre of Valdepenas, its roads lined with bodegas (wine-cellars). LEARN ABOUT THE WINES that make this region so famous and TASTE THEIR ROBUST FLAVOURS. Move on to the capital of Madrid.

The next morning, JOIN A LOCAL EXPERT FOR A SIGHSEEING TOUR along the noble avenues. Drive by the statue of Cervantes' fictional hero, Don Quixote in the Plaza de Espana. Continue past the Cibeles Fountain and the Parliament and cross the Puerta del Sol. VISIT THE PRADO MUSEUM, a rose coloured palace housing works by Botticelli, Velazquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. Take time out to relax at a cafe or shop in the trendy boutiques. In the evening, join a farewell CELEBRATION DINNER in the heart of town, complete with wine and music.

Day 09 Madrid departure

Board your onward flights today, taking home memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. Departure transfers to airport for your return.

Bon Voyage! Have a nice holidays!

Remarks :
Every effort will be made to adhere to the planned itinerary.  However, due to weather conditions and reasons beyond our control, changes to the itinerary might occur, for which the company accepts no responsibility.


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