Highlight of Spain Tour
July 29 – August 10, 2017
Based on twin / airfare included
SPAIN TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 01 JULY 29 – DEPARTURE MANILA
Depart Manila, aboard your favorite airline, enjoy in-flight amenities.
DAY 02 JULY 30 – ARRIVE MADRID
Arrive in Madrid. Meet and greet your local representative and have some free time for lunch at Plaza de Oriente area before having a tour of Madrid. Visit the Royal Palace of Madrid which was built on the site of the old Alcazar and is now used for state ceremonies and official banquets. Check into your hotel afterwards and the rest of the night is free.
DAY 03 JULY 31 – MADRID – TOLEDO – MADRID
Travel from Madrid to Toledo, a national monument to Spain’s art and history, and discover a treasure trove of El Greco artworks. Experience Toledo’s past on a guided walk along cobblestone alleyways, and explore this World Heritage-listed city’s medieval architecture and fortified city walls. Your guided city tour takes you along the labyrinth of laneways winding through the medieval walled town. Your tour guide will point out the city’s Arabic, Mudejar Gothic and Renaissance architecture, evidence of the city’s Roman origins, Moorish influences and Baroque grandeur as the former capital of Spain. Free time at leisure, then back to hotel.
DAY 04 AUG 01 – MADRID – AVILA – MADRID
Avila is known as the City of Stones and Saints, and you’ll understand why after touring this fortified town that dates back to the 11th century. Before you enter the 11th-century stone walls of Avila, stop at Los Cuatro Postes, at the top of a hill, to take photos of expansive vistas over the city. With its dozens of church towers and Gothic buildings, it’s no wonder Avila has been named a UNESCO ‘Heritage of Mankind’ city. It’s as if a storybook has come to life in Avila, with its 90 fortified towers and turrets. Mystic writer Saint Teresa of Jesus (1515-82) was born in this ancient city, so it is a significant pilgrimage site for many Spaniards. You’ll get a closer look at two of the churches – examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture – to learn still more about this walled city’s fascinating history, with visits to San Vicente Basilica and Avila’s massive cathedral, known for its alabaster tombs.
DAY 05 AUG 02 – MADRID – ZARAGOZA
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Zaragoza visiting our Lady of Pillar. Tradition dates the origin of the Our Lady of Pilar shrine to the year 40 A.D., when St. James the Apostle was sitting here on the bank of the Ebro. Discouraged and heartsick at his lack of success in bringing Christianity to the region. This is where The Virgin Mary appeared to him and reassured him that his efforts would not be in vain. In the afternoon check into your hotel and have some free time at leisure.
DAY 06 AUG 03 – ZARAGOZA – BARCELONA
Say goodbye to Zaragoza and move onwards to Barcelona. After having some free time for lunch, proceed for a tour of the Sagrada Familia, one of Gaudi’s finest architectural masterpieces which up to date has not been finished. Then have a panoramic sightseeing tour of Barcelona where you will get the chance to pass by the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas.
DAY 07 AUG 04– BARCELONA – MONTSERRAT – LA ROCA – BARCELONA
Breakfast inside the hotel, then you will have a half-day sightseeing tour of M
onserrat, which includes the Monserrat Monastery. The sanctuary of the Virgin Mary of Montserrat, has its historical origins in the hermitage of Santa Maria, which Count Guifré el Pelós gave to the Monastery of Ripoll in the year 888. In the afternoon, have some free time for shopping at La Roca Outlet Village.
DAY 08 AUG 05 – BARCELONA – GIRONA – BARCELONA
The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. This extensive visit will show you the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also it Legends. Sites such as St. Feliu Church, Girona Cathedral, Arabian Baths and the gothic palaces of Ciutadans street will be passed by. In the afternoon, return to Barcelona where you will have some free time.
DAY 09 AUG 06 – BARCELONA
After breakfast, you will have a half day sightseeing tour of Barcelona, visiting Park Guelle and Olympic Village then afternoon back to Barcelona for shopping to the max at Las Ramblas. Then back to the hotel.
DAY 10 AUG 07 – BARCELONA DEPARTURE
You have the rest of the day free at leisure to explore Barcelona on your own until your transfer to the airport. Your trip has now come to an end and it’s time to head back home!
- TK 85 29JUL MNLIST 2145 0510
- TK1857 30JUL ISTMAD 0715 1040
- TK1856 07AUG BCNIST1855 2320
- TK 84 08AUG ISTMNL 0155 1855
- Round trip airfare via Turkish Airlines
- 8 nights’ accommodation in 4* hotels with daily breakfast
- Guided tours in Madrid, Toledo, Avila, Zaragoza
- Entrance fees: Palacio Real in Madrid, Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
- Private Coach all throughout
- English speaking guide as per itinerary
- Airline taxes TBA
- Travel Tax: PHP 1,620.00 person
- Visa fee: PHP 6,000.00 /person
- City tax in Barcelona: 2 EUR or 3 USD per person per night
- Tipping’s: USD 10.00 /person/day
- Lunches and dinner
- Beverages during meals
- $750 Supplement for Single Room
- Minimum 30- $2,688.00
- Minimum 25- $2,788.00
- Minimum 20- $2,900
- Minimum 15- $3,258.00.