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Spain: Seven Cities 2018


10 Days from $5,695

Limited to 24 guests

Experience the best of Spain on a journey that includes a visit to Barcelona's Boquería market, a tour of the Alhambra in Granada, a sherry tasting in Jerez and a horse-drawn carriage ride to a palace in Seville.

A&K Advantages

Experience the best of Spain on a diverse and comprehensive journey that includes Barcelona, Ronda, the British territory of Gibraltar and unforgettable insider access moments

Mingle with locals as you explore the Boquería in Barcelona

Visit an authentic bodega to privately sample sherry in the famed region of Jerez

Take a culinary adventure in Seville with an evening tapas tour

Ride a horse-drawn carriage to a private palace in Seville, where passionate local flamenco dancers and singers put on an incredible performance, just for you

18 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 dinners

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
ARRIVE BARCELONA, SPAIN
DAY 2
BARCELONA | Heart of Catalonia
DAY 3
GRANADA | The Edge of Andalusia
DAY 4
RONDA | Spanish Paradise
DAY 5
GIBRALTAR, UNITED KINGDOM | Last Outpost
DAY 6
SEVILLE | Ronda and Jerez
DAY 7
SEVILLE | Sunny Santa Cruz
DAY 8
CÓRDOBA | Streets of Flowers
DAY 9
MADRID | Masterful Art & Architecture
DAY 10
DEPART MADRID
DAY 1
ARRIVE BARCELONA, SPAIN

Upon arrival, you are met by your A&K representative and escorted to your trend-setting hotel. Get to know your fellow guests at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Hotel Omm
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Meals: Dinner
DAY 2
BARCELONA | Heart of Catalonia

Embark on a panoramic tour of culture-driven Barcelona. Stroll the Boquería — one of Europe’s finest food markets, explore the cobblestone streets of the Gothic Quarter and its fantastic Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, and experience a tasting of Spanish olive oil. Enjoy more of this captivating city with an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel Omm
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 3
GRANADA | The Edge of Andalusia

Discover more of vibrant Barcelona. See hilltop Montjuïc with its sculptural gardens and castle before stopping at Antoni Gaudí’s most notable creations, including the wild Sagrada Familia Basilica. After lunch, fly to Granada, where you enjoy dinner on arrival.

Hotel Villa Oniria
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
RONDA | Spanish Paradise

Visit the ancient palace and glorious gardens of the Alhambra, an incredible example of Moorish influence and Islamic architecture. Explore Granada at leisure before departing for clifftop Ronda, where you check in to your parador, a boutique hotel housed in a historic Spanish landmark.

Parador de Ronda
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 5
GIBRALTAR, UNITED KINGDOM | Last Outpost

Travel west to the Rock of Gibraltar, visiting St. Michael’s Cave and observing Gibraltar’s Barbary macaques, the only wild monkeys in Europe. Return to Ronda with time to relax and explore one of Andalusia’s most beautiful Pueblos Blancos (White Villages).

Parador de Ronda
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Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6
SEVILLE | Ronda and Jerez

Begin your day with a walking tour that introduces you to the rich history of Ronda, famous for its legacy of bullfighting. Then, travel through the mountains to Jerez, home of golden sherry, where you visit a bodega to learn about sherry and taste its different varieties. Continue to Seville, where you embark on an evening tapas tour through the city’s finest taverns for an authentic culinary adventure.

Gran Meliá Colón
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
SEVILLE | Sunny Santa Cruz

Explore the sites in this uniquely lovely city: the Royal Palace of the Alcázar, the enormous Gothic cathedral and, of course, the flower-filled Santa Cruz district. The afternoon is at leisure to venture out on your own. Tonight, ride a horse-drawn carriage to a palace, where the owners host your private dinner. Then, enjoy a performance of flamenco dancing and singing on the patio of this historic home.

Gran Meliá Colón
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8
CÓRDOBA | Streets of Flowers

Set out for Córdoba to visit the extraordinary Mezquita, the cathedral and former great mosque of Córdoba, and walk the city’s flower-lined streets. In the afternoon, board your highspeed AVE train to Madrid.

ME Madrid Reina Victoria
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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
MADRID | Masterful Art & Architecture

View works by Spanish masters El Greco, Velázquez and Goya in the Prado Museum. Then, visit the Royal Palace, followed by a short walk to the Plaza Mayor, and the marvelous iron-and-glass San Miguel market, where locals have been hawking and buying since the early 19th century. Later, join your Resident Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

ME Madrid Reina Victoria
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Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10
DEPART MADRID

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast


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Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years old.

First group event: welcome briefing at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.

Last group event: farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

Internal Airfare from Barcelona to Granada is included in the program price.


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