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Highlights of Spain

Starts: Madrid, Spain
Finishes: Barcelona, Spain

Visit: Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Barcelona

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Basic

Overview

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Feel the pulse of spirited Spain on this eight-day tour from the country’s capital to the bustling coastal city of Barcelona. Be captivated by Cuenca’s Old City, mosey around the markets and space-age architecture of Valencia and get lost in the convoluted streets of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. This is a journey of old and new that introduces you to the history, traditions and architecture of Spain, as well as the best shopping, restaurants and nightlife enjoyed by locals. With a local leader to set you up in each city and show you around, plus plenty of freedom to explore what (and how) you like, this adventure is perfect for independent travellers.

Highlights

    • Spend two days in Valencia, the gateway to the Mediterranean and a walker’s paradise, where you can explore via a lush, snaking park that runs through the city.
    • Explore the medieval Old Town of Cuenca, a city built around deep gorges with many casa colgadas (hanging houses) that spill over the edge of edge of cliffs.
    • Taste the unforgettable flavours of Catalan dishes such as fideua (similar to seafood paella) and botifarra amb mongetes (haricot beans served with sausage) washed down with a glass of Rioja.
    • Wander around the 17th-century Plaza Mayor, the perfect place to get a sense of Madrid’s vibrant history and contemporary culture (plus do a little people watching).
    • Witness Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, a Gothic masterpiece embodies Barcelona's artistic and progressive heart, and choose whether to continue inside on an optional tour.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 145148
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Basic
Transport: User Defined##Metro,Public bus,Train,Tram
Guide Language: Engligh

Starts: Madrid, Spain
Finishes: Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 8 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

Meals: Breakfasts (4),
Accommodation: Hotel (1 night),Hostel (6 nights)

Price

Price person (sharing double) $1,155 ($144/day)

Deposit:

$400 per person for bookings made 56 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 56 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

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Spain Madrid, Cuenca, Valencia, Barcelona

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Sarah W.  

They gave us peace of mind with an awesome guide, hotels and transportation. As a mother and daughter team we felt safe knowing our group was there but also felt we were able to do our own thing if we wanted. We also loved traveling like the locals - using local transport rather than big busses. We also loved meeting new people and now have new friends for life!

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Evelina D.  

I very much enjoyed Highlights of Spain. One of the best parts of the trip is meeting new people. If you have any reservations, ask questions ahead of time.

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Grace D.  

I would recommend doing "highlights of Spain" If you want to see a few places in Spain. We did the two main cities plus Valencia a really nice beach city and a small town Cuenca. Our guide was really friendly and organised a lot of group activities, but there were no problems if you wanted to do your own thing. Most meals weren't included but it wasn't hard to find cheap food.

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Robin D.  

Definitely stay extra days in Barcelona as there is so much to do there. Wish Cuenca was dropped from itinerary and extra day in Barcelona

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Kristine R.  

This basic trip provides an opportunity to get a taste of Spain! Great balance between having a group to travel with and freedom to explore on your own. The food alone makes this trip worthwhile!

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Rachelle T.  

This was my first trip with them and I thoroughly enjoyed. Loved how it wasn't so structured so you had time to explore with out time limits. Our guide was helpful in giving us ideas on we could do which was great.

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Heidi W.  

Highlights of Spain is the perfect tour for the independent traveller wanting a taste of real Spain. A great mix of culture, fun, activists, and relaxation.

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Joni W.  

This was the best trip, and a great price! We met so many good friends, enjoyed a ton of paella and Iberian ham, and manchego cheese, and tinto verano! We loved our tour guide and felt safe and secure. Perfect for anyone who loves to feel independent, with a guide!

Tour Operator

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its beginnings in 1989. From two university friends, a typewriter and a kitchen desk, it is now a proud member of PEAK Adventure Travel Group Limited, taking over 100,000 travellers every year. Intrepid Travel is part of PEAK’s Intrepid Group of companies, alongside leading small group adventure companies Peregrine, Geckos, Peregrine Reserve, Adventure Tours and The Adventure Company. Despite growing into a global business with over 1,000 staff based all over the world and over 800 different trips across every continent, we’ve remained devoted to the same grassroots values and responsible travel philosophies that we had at the very beginning. On every trip we operate and in every interaction we have with a client, supplier or local, we live our core values everyday:Integrity – Doing the right thingResponsible – Think global, act localGrowth – Stakeholders in our own successInnovation – Thriving on new ideas and embracing changeFun – It’s engrained into who we are and what we doPassion – We are inspired by the work we do and the trips we offer

In Business Since 1988

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http://www.intrepidtravel.com

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