Day 1: Your Journey Begins
Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals)Day 2: Welcome to Barcelona
On arrival at Barcelona airport, you will be met and transferred to your boutique, five-star hotel. At 16:00 join your Travelling Concierge for an after-hours, behind-the-scenes tour of the famed Liceu Opera House. Visit its exclusive members' club, Circulo del Liceu, which houses the largest private art collection in Catalonia. Enjoy a glass of cava with your travelling companions, before gathering for dinner by the seaside at Restaurant Maritim. Gentlemen must wear a jacket and tie.(Dinner with Wine)Day 3: Catalonia's Creative Capital
Barcelona is a melting pot of dreamy architecture, a historic cathedral, seaside splendour and gastronomic delights. Meet your Local Expert in the Gothic Quarter for an exploration of the medieval streets and squares, and see some of the most ï¬‚amboyant buildings of the Catalan art nouveau movement. Visit Gaudi's imaginative Sagrada FamÃlia, where mosaic spires pierce the sky like a giant crown. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps strolling from your hotel to another one of Gaudi's masterpieces, Casa BatllÃ³.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 4: Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast
Follow the sunny Costa Dorada to sea-lapped PeÃ±Ãscola. Explore the lanes and white-walled houses clustered around the castle and featured in the ï¬lm 'El Cid.' Continue past orange groves to Valencia, where ultra-modern buildings rub shoulders with medieval town gates. For dinner, a local chef entices you with incredible traditional paella, native to Valencia.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 5: Granada and the Alhambra Palace
Granada is a rich oasis of Moorish architecture and flourishing Romany culture. A Local Expert will show you the exquisite Alhambra Palace and exotic water gardens built by the Moors in the 13th century. The rest of your day is at leisure. Enjoy a relaxed evening soaking up the views from your hotel or taking a stroll to Plaza de Bib-Rambla for dinner.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 6: Cordoba and Seville
Journey through the silent sierras to Cordoba with views of the Old Roman Bridge. Arrive at the magniï¬cent Mezquita, one of the greatest works of Islamic architecture. Your Local Expert walks you through a forest of delicate arches and pillars to the opulent Christian cathedral nestled within. Stroll through the Jewish Quarter before continuing to the stunning Andalusian capital of Seville. Spend the evening at your leisure, perhaps visiting the nearby Church of El Salvador, which offers spectacular views of the city at night?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 7: Seville, the City of Carmen
Join your Local Expert in the white-washed alleys and ï¬‚ower-decked squares of the Santa Cruz quarter. Emerge near the cathedral to visit the main chapel and tomb of Columbus. Enjoy free time before a romantic clip clop through the charming streets by horse-and-carriage. An 18th century palace hosts you for a drink, followed by an intimate and passionate performance of ï¬ery ï¬‚amenco. Dinner tonight is accompanied by the music of a classical guitarist at an elegant restaurant.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 8: The Flavours of Andalusia
Discover the ï¬‚avours of Andalusia during a market tour and Spanish cooking experience. Learn the culinary secrets to some of Spain's most popular dishes and enjoy your own creations for lunch, along with a glass or two of wine. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Perhaps bask in the sun in Parque de MarÃa Luisa or visit Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, the oldest bullring in Spain?(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)Day 9: Across the Alentejo to Lisbon
Travel to the green slopes of the Sierra de Aracena, where black Iberian pigs snufï¬‚e for acorns through glades of oak. Then continue across the wide Alentejo Plateau to the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. After an afternoon at leisure, cross the mighty Tagus by ferry to the ï¬shing port of Cacilhas for a Highlight Dinner that draws on the ï¬‚avours of the sea, accompanied with the best local wines.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 10: Lisbon and the Age of Discoveries
With your Local Expert, visit the BelÃ©m Quarter, where sailing ships once set forth to discover unknown lands. See the Monument to the Discoveries, BelÃ©m Tower and visit JerÃ³nimos Monastery. Savour a Pasteis de BelÃ©m, a custard, egg-tart pastry, still made from its original secret recipe from the famous pastelaria where they were invented. This evening you're invited to choose from a selection of local restaurants during an evening of authentic dining.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 11: Forever Evora
The lively university town of Ã‰vora is one of the best-preserved towns in Portugal, with architectural styles dating back to Roman times. Join your Local Expert for a walk around this city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then head to L'AND Vineyards to explore the winery, learn about their wine making process and taste a selection of their tantalising wines. In the evening, enjoy dinner and wine at your hotel.(Buffet breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 12: The Roman Ruins of MÃ©rida and Madrid.
Venture across patterned agricultural lands to the Spanish border and continue to MÃ©rida, famous for its extensive Roman ruins. Visit the well-preserved Roman Theatre where a variety of plays were once performed to delight the patrons of ancient Lusitania. Journey through the sunbaked landscapes of Extremadura to the stately Spanish capital, Madrid.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 13: Madrid of the Bourbons
Admire the tree-lined avenues, Cibeles Fountain, Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, as you explore the heart of Madrid. Continue through the Puerta del Sol to the magniï¬cent Prado Museum, where an art historian provides an in-depth look at the world's ï¬nest collection of Spanish paintings. In the afternoon, enjoy time at leisure to further explore the glories of Madrid. This evening, you're invited to the Michelin-starred Ãlbora Bar and Restaurant for your Celebration Dinner. Raise a glass to new memories and friendships, as you dine on classic cuisine in a stylish, modern setting.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Day 14: Depart Madrid
After breakfast, bid farewell to your travel companions and transfer to Madrid Barajas Airport for your onward journey.(Buffet Breakfast)
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