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Madrid, Barcelona & Costa Brava

10 days from CAD10,055pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Marvel at the wonders held within Spain’s premier art gallery, the Prado, in Madrid.

  • See well-preserved medieval and Roman architecture in Ávila and Segovia.

  • View artistic masterpieces at El Escorial and the controversial memorial, the Valley of the Fallen.

  • See Gaudí’s unique architecture on an expert-led tour through Barcelona before taking in the sights of the city from the air by helicopter.

  • Visit the home of cava in the Penedès wine region followed by a tour of the Montserrat mountain monastery.

  • Explore Salvador Dalí’s signature museum in his home town of Figueres along with the nearby medieval town of Girona.

  • Spend some free time enjoying the striking coastline of the Costa Brava.

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  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Aiguablava, Costa Brava

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Day 1 Madrid

Madrid

Arrive in Spain's dynamic capital city today. Head to your hotel for a bit of time to relax and freshen up before heading out for a panoramic tour of the city on foot and by car.

Day 2 Madrid

Madrid

Journey outside of Madrid today to visit nearby Ávila and Segovia. In Ávila, wander through the winding medieval streets and observe its remarkably intact defensive wall. In Segovia, see the impeccable remains of a soaring Roman aqueduct.

Day 3 Madrid

Madrid

Head outside of Madrid again today to visit the grand, art-filled monastery at El Escorial, where nearly all of Spain's monarchs have been buried. Along the way, make a brief stop at the Valle de los Caídos, or Valley of the Fallen, a Civil War memorial commissioned by Francisco Franco. In the afternoon, explore Madrid on your own.

Day 4 Barcelona

Madrid , Barcelona

Wave goodbye to Madrid as you board a high-speed train bound for Barcelona, home to an impressive array of architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. After dropping your bags at your hotel, head out for a half-day tour of Gaudí's many contributions to the Barcelona skyline.

Day 5 Barcelona

Barcelona

Having taken in all of Gaudí's contributions to Barcelona, see the rest of what the city has to offer on a half-day walking tour. Later, get a different perspective on the city as you hop in a helicopter to get a look at Barcelona from the sky.

Day 6 Barcelona

Barcelona

Just outside of Barcelona you'll find the Penedès region, known for producing Spain's signature sparkling wine, cava. You'll head there this morning to visit a cava producer for a tour and tasting, followed by lunch. After lunch, explore the Montserrat monastery and the mountain that shares its name before returning to Barcelona.

Day 7 Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Barcelona , Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Leaving Barcelona, continue northeast by car to the Costa Brava for a bit of rest and relaxation.

Day 8 Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Explore more of Spain's artistic and architectural heritage today with a visit to Figueres and Girona. In Figueres, explore a museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí, who was born here in 1904. After visiting the museum with your guide, move on to Girona, which boasts medieval, Roman and Gothic streets and architecture, where you'll have a tour and some free time for lunch.

Day 9 Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Spend your day at leisure on the Costa Brava. You may wish to cycle through nearby towns or simply relax beside the water.

Day 10 Return home

Aiguablava, Costa Brava

Your journey through Spain ends today as you return to Barcelona to catch your flight home.


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