A 13 -day deluxe, all-inclusive adventure to magical Spain. This is a deep-dive into the Iberian culture of Catholics & Moors . . . Foods & Wines . . . Flamenco & Guitars . . . Horses & Bulls . . . Paella & Tapas . . . First Class & Deluxe Hotels. This is also Perillo's best overall travel values for 2021. Ole!
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- Tour Operator
- Perillo Tours
- Offer valid through 12/31/2020
- 13 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Depart USA||It's an overnight flight to Madrid, capital city of sunny Spain, and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe - and the world!|
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|Day 2||Madrid||Upon arrival, your tour director will be waiting to greet you. We are pleased to offer complimentary transfers from the airport to your hotel (it's a short 10-mile ride from the airport to the hotel).|
Madrid welcomes you with its friendly atmosphere. You'll have some free time to settle in and relax before an easy panoramic sightseeing tour of Madrid.
You'll see Retiro Park, Alcala Gate, Serrano's street, Columbus Square. For those of you who love to shop, you'll be happy to know that your hotel is situated in the heart of downtown and shopping district.
Tonight, we enjoy dinner in our hotel with fine local wines.
|Day 3||Madrid||This morning we'll visit the world-famous Prado Museum. See the masterpieces of Velazquez, Goya, El Greco, El Bosco, Murillo, Rubens and many more.|
Next, we visit the ancient Austrian quarter, and the famous Plaza Mayor, Madrid's grand central square. All of this sightseeing will make us hungry - so we will enjoy a 'tapas lunch' near the Royal Palace.
After lunch, we will visit the magnificent 4500 room Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. It ends with a red carpet leading to the King's actual throne!
Enjoy the remainder of the day and evening on your own.
|Day 4||Cordoba||This morning we travel south into Andalucia visit the ancient city of Toledo-Spain's historical, cultural and religious heart.|
It is known as the city of 3 cultures due to the influence of its Islamic, Hebrew and Christian occupants. We visit the Cathedral, the Church of Santo Tome to see the famous El Greco painting, "El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz".
We'll visit the Synagogue, as well as a factory creating Damascenes - intricate inlaid metallic artwork. A perfect souvenir to bring home so get your wallets ready!
We'll enjoy a traditional Spanish lunch in a fine Toledo restaurant.
We arrive at our beautiful boutique hotel in Cordoba and have dinner in our hotel with fine Spanish wines.
|Day 5||Cordoba||Today we will discover Cordoba, one of the most beautiful and ancient cities of Andalucia. Every corner of this city is adorned with sweet smelling orange blossoms.|
No monument is more iconic of Spain's changing culture than the Mezquita. A former mosque that was transformed into a Catholic cathedral, which has resulted in Moorish and Gothic architecture all in one building.
Next, we'll stroll over to the Juderias Quarter (Jewish Quarter) with its beautiful cobblestone alleys filled with shops, tabernas and music.
Tonight, it's Tapas dinner.
|Day 6||Granada||Today we'll learn how to make the world famous "Paella" and then we'll get to taste-test our own cooking.|
Next, we motor to the amazing city of Granada, home of the world famous, and gigantic, Alhambra!
But first tonight, a relaxing dinner in our hotel.
|Day 7||Granada||Today we discover the marvels of the Alhambra, a summer palace built by the Moorish Kings. The Alhambra will remain etched in your memory forever!|
Also included is a visit to the Royal Chapel as well as a visit to the famous San Nicolas Mirador to enjoy spectacular sunset views of the Alhambra.
Tonight, we thought you would like to enjoy dinner on your own. Be sure to ask your tour leader for suggestions!
|Day 8||Seville||An action-packed day! We will visit Jerez de la Frontera, well known for its wines, horses and flamenco.|
We've reserved the best seats at the Royal Equestrian School "dressage" horse show.
Next, get ready for Bodegas Tradicion-a winery producing wold-class Sherry. Be careful-it's strong!
And who would guess? The vintner has his own, personal fine-art gallery filled with million-dollar Spanish masterpieces-including Picasso's childhood art!
After a light lunch, we drive to Seville, the capital city of the Andalucia Region.
Tonight, we enjoy dinner in our hotel.
|Day 9||Seville||After breakfast, we discover the marvellous city of Seville. We start by viewing Cartuja Island where Christopher Columbus lived while planning his voyage to "India".|
We'll see Columbus' ornate tomb inside the Seville Cathedral with its gothic Giralda Bell Tower. You'll also see the statue of King Ferdinand who defeated the last Islamic rulers in Spain-also in 1492.
To this day, Spaniards argue over the more important figure in their history - Columbus or King Ferdinand? You'll have to decide for yourself!
Via the old Jewish District, we'll visit the vast Plaza de Espana built for the Ibero-American Exposition in 1929.
We end our tour with an old-fashioned, 30 minute, horse and buggy ride through the center of Seville!
Tonight we will attend an authentic "Flamenco Show" in a real Andalusian "Patio". Dinner and wines will be served during the show. But be careful not to drink too much - you don't want to end up being part of the show!
|Day 10||Barcelona||Today, we will spend the afternoon at the Basilippo Olive Oil farm. Spain's olive oil is among the world's best, often referred to as "liquid gold".|
After a lunch in the Olive oil Farm visit we will go to Airport to fly into the great Barcelona.
Among arrival, we go directly to our hotel and Dinner served in hotel.
|Day 11||Barcelona||Starting to enjoy and discover the fascinating Barcelona by the sea!|
We'll see the Columbus Monument, Plaza Cataluna and the historic buildings along Paseo de Gracia.
Now get ready for the most visited building in Spain-Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece, the almost psychedelic Church of the Sagrada Familia. (We'll see more of Gaudi's truly unique work tomorrow.)
Let's end the day with the more traditional, yet no less imposing Barcelona Cathedral and Basilica Santa Maria del Mar in the Gothic Quarter. Dinner on your own tonight.
|Day 12||Barcelona||More of the amazing Gaudi today! We will visit his Casa Mila, originally a private mansion; it resembles an undulating pastry made of concrete.|
Continue on to Gaudi's Park Guell. It's wondrous, colorful and childlike. It feels like "Main Street" in Disneyland but created 50 years earlier.
We'll end our visit atop Montjuic Mountain, with the best panoramic views of the city and harbour. Farewell Dinner will be served in a fine restaurant to say goodbye to the Spain you've learned to love.
|Day 13||Barcelona||Today, we fly home full of happy memories and pictures to show our friends and family. For now, a warm hasta luego!|
Triple room deduct $200 per person from the Double rate.
Kids under 12 sharing with 2 adults deduct $800 from the Double Rate.