Your 14-day affordable tour of Spain begins and ends in elegant Madrid. In between, you’ll discover Spain’s sensational sites and legendary locales of history, culture, and cuisine. You’ll visit the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, in the Basque Country and Pamplona—city of the running of the bulls, toreadors, and Hemingway’s famous novel, “The Sun Also Rises”. Venture through countryside vistas of fields and vineyards to Saragossa on the banks of the Ebro River. Visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Pillar before arriving in Barcelona. Take two days to absorb the beauty and history of Barcelona, learning more on the included guided orientation of its famous sights and panoramic views. Drive along the Costa Dorada and Costa del Azahar to the vibrant art nouveau and modern style of Valencia—the home of paella!
Travel inland to Granada, situated at the foot of the mighty Sierra Nevada and the confluence of four rivers. Experience the Moorish influence, old-style tapas bars, exotic tearooms of the Albazyn quarter, and historical sites in this university city. You’ll relish a guided tour of the magnificent Alhambra Complex*, built by Moorish kings in 889 AD. More stunning architecture awaits in Cordoba—including the whitewashed houses of the Jewish quarter and the Moorish and Renaissance architecture of The Mezquita. Your introduction to the Andalusian capital of Seville includes a guided city tour, tol see its majestic cathedral, Alcazar palace, and Plaza de España. Complete the journey traveling through Cáceres and Salamanca to Madrid. This comprehensive, value-minded tour of Spain is a wealth of experiences in beauty, landscapes, arts, and rich cultural traditions to treasure.