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Luxury Tour

Adventures of Spain

FROM $7,595

Uncover a unique side to Spain, including participating in a live seafood auction in Catalana, visit the residence of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, wander the lanes of Santillana del Mar and sit down to lunch with a Basque gastronomical society.

  • DURATION 12 DAYS
  • TYPE LUXURY LAND JOURNEY
  • OPERATES MAY - SEP 2017
  • DEPARTS Barcelona

ITINERARY

DAY 1 Barcelona

Arrive in Barcelona, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, nestled perfectly between the ancient walls and Gothic district. Tonight, get to know your fellow travellers during a Welcome Dinner.(D)
Stay: Murimuri Barcelona

DAY 2 Barcelona, Girona

Your sightseeing begins with a fascinating guided city tour, taking in many famous sights as well as a number of the incredible structures collectively World Heritage-listed under ‘works of Antoni Gaudí’. This afternoon, travel to Girona, where later, a local naturalist will offer insight into the Cap de Creus.(BD)
Stay: Girona, Sallés Hotel and Spa Mas Tapiolas

DAY 3 Girona, Empúries, Palamós

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Arrive in Palamós, where you will actively assist in a live seafood auction. Learn about the unique auction process, which is opposite to normal practices, where the price starts high and ends low. Afterwards, be treated to a cooking demonstration that showcases some of the finest local Catalan seafood specialities, before sitting down to enjoy fresh seafood for dinner.

Discover ancient Greek and Roman civilisation with a visit to the Ruins of Empúries. Continue to the medieval villages of Pals and Peratallada for a tour.(BD)
Stay: Girona, Sallés Hotel and Spa Mas Tapiolas

DAY 4 Girona, Port Lligat, Cap de Creus

Visit the Port Lligat Museum-House, the residence where prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí lived from 1930 to 1982. Afterwards, head to the most easterly point of mainland Spain with a visit to Cap de Creus, a great source of inspiration for Dalí. Wind along through sheer rugged beauty as you traverse the steep rocky coastline. Capture breathtaking vistas from the lighthouse, as you sit back, relax and enjoy refreshments while you gaze out to the beautiful vista. Afterwards, return to Girona for the evening at leisure.(B)
Stay: Girona, Sallés Hotel and Spa Mas Tapiolas

DAY 5 Girona, Cardona

Depart early this morning for Cardona. Along the way, stop in the town of Vic to see its Main Square. Upon arrival into Cardona, visit the former salt mines of the Mina Nieves, where you will learn about the cultural and ecological importance of salt. Later, arrive at your hotel, which happens to be a medieval castle with tower and Romanesque church.(BD)
Stay: Parador de Cardona

DAY 6 Cardona, Jaca, Leyre

FREEDOM OF CHOICE

In Jaca, select whether to enjoy a guided city tour, or alternatively, discover the 32,000 tiny soldiers posed in 23 historical settings at the Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum. The displays replicate the ancient chariot warfare in Egypt through to the rolling tanks of World War II.

Head to the town of Jaca where you will be able to choose your preferred sightseeing activity. Afterwards, continue to Leyre, where you will visit the iconic Monastery of Leyre. Tonight, your accommodation awaits in an Aragonese-style stately building.(BD)
Stay: Leyre, Parador de Sos del Rey Católico Zaragoza

DAY 7 Leyre, Pamplona, San Sebastián

Venture into Basque country as you visit Pamplona, the incredible capital of the Kingdom of Navarra, where you will enjoy a guided tour. Arrive in the coastal paradise of San Sebástian tonight, where you will savour an incredible dinner in an acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant.(BD)
Stay: San Sebastian, Hotel Maria Cristina 

DAY 8 San Sebastián

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

You will visit a Txoko for lunch, a Basque gastronomical society where locals come together to cook, experiment with new methodologies of cooking, and of course, eat and socialise.

Embark on a stroll along San Sebastián’s stunning oceanfront promenade, followed by a tour through the Old Town then enjoy your Signature Experience. Afterwards, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to further explore or simply unwind within this charming seaside town.(BL)
Stay: San Sebastian, Hotel Maria Cristina

DAY 9 San Sebastián, Guetaria, Bilbao, Santoña, Santillana del Mar

Stop in the charming town of Guetaria, then join a local guide for a tour of Bilbao, followed by a walk through its Old Town. After, visit the Guggenheim Museum and stroll across Vizcaya Bridge. Later, call into the charming coastal town of Santoña, then continue to the quaint medieval village of Santillana del Mar.(BD)
Stay: Parador Santillana del Mar

DAY 10 Santillana del Mar

Journey through the cobblestone lanes of Santillana del Mar, as you explore this exquisite historic village. You will also delve into the unspoilt landscapes of Picos de Europa National Park, teeming with mountainous terrain. Tonight, enjoy the evening at leisure.(B)
Stay: Parador Santillana del Mar

DAY 11 Santillana del Mar, Madrid

Travel to your final destination, Madrid. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.(BD)
Stay: Westin Palace Madrid 

DAY 12 Depart Madrid

Today your journey draws to a conclusion. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.(B)

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