Tour overview

Barcelona-Peniscola-Valencia-Madrid-Toledo-Zaragoza – Figueres – Costa Brava – Barcelona

Spain is a country with an unusually rich history and unique culture. We invite you to start exploring this amazing and diverse country with us. Here you can feel the rhythm of life of modern Madrid, marvel at the grandeur of the architecture of Valencia and stroll through the streets of Zaragoza and Figueres.

 

 

Included

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Day 1

Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel in the vicinity of Barcelona or on the coast. Free time. Overnight stay.

Barcelona is considered the cultural capital of Spain since such great personalities as Picasso, Antonio Gaudi and Salvador Dali lived and worked here. A variety of styles, eras, and genres mixed here. The number of attractions in Barcelona is so great that it is simply not possible to see everything in a short time.
The Rambla is famous for its pedestrian street in Barcelona, which stretches from Plaza Catalonia to the seashore, where it rests against a monument to Columbus. According to the famous English writer Somerset Maugham, the Rambla is the most beautiful street on Earth. On the left side of Rambla is the heart of the Old Town - the Gothic Quarter. Here, in the labyrinth of medieval alleys, the story of the birth of Barcelona dates back to Roman times. The area has many old churches and buildings, such as the Gothic Cathedral, the church of Santa Maria del Mar, the remains of buildings of the Roman era and much more. A lot of things in Barcelona is connected with the name of the outstanding architect Antonio Gaudi as without his participation, we would have never known that delightful city, which is now the capital of Catalonia. All his life Gaudi lived in Barcelona and all his great talent and strength he had laid at the feet of his beloved city. Such creations of the architect as the houses of Mila and Batlló, the Palace Guell, the Park Guell and, of course, the famous Sagrada Familia are the main attractions of Barcelona.

Day 2

Sightseeing tour of Barcelona with an external view of the famous masterpieces of Antonio Gaudi (Sagrada Familia, Mila, and Batllo houses), as well as Paseo Gracia, Plaça Catalunya, Montjuic Mountain, the Olympic Village. At 13 o'clock - transfer to Madrid with a stop and a short walking tour of the center of Zaragoza. Late overnight stay.

Zaragoza is a treasury of historical and cultural jewels that are really worth seeing: ancient Roman ruins, magnificent old churches, beautiful palaces. The Cathedral of the Savior, also known as La Seo, is the main Roman Catholic Church in Zaragoza, located in the square Plaza de la Seo. The basilica Nuestra Senora del Pilar is a Roman Catholic Church in Zaragoza, considered the first in the history dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The favorite meeting place for residents of the city is the Plaza del Pilar which is one of the squares of Zaragoza, and the place for the largest city festivals and cultural events. Several attractions of Zaragoza are also located in this area, so tourists cannot be indifferent to it. The Roman walls of Zaragoza - one of the oldest tourist attractions of the city. These antique walls were built in the 3rd century when Zaragoza was a thriving colony of ancient Rome, known as Caesaragusta.

Day 3

Breakfast in Madrid. Tour of Toledo with a tour of the old center, the Cathedral, the synagogues. Dinner. Free time. Those interested can go on an excursion to the Prado Museum or Segovia, visit the flamenco show. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Luxurious Royal Madrid is one of the centers of tourism. Millions of foreigners visit the city annually. A trip to the Spanish capital is a journey into the world of art and graceful architecture. Toledo is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, which is called the "city of three cultures". In this historical center, you can see the magnificent old stone buildings, churches, monasteries, palaces, fortresses, synagogues. Above the medieval roofs of the old Toledo, the Cathedral of St. Mary towers the strength and power of the Catholic faith. Visits to the museums of the cathedral, the art gallery and the cloakroom of the priests are particularly interesting.

Day 4

Sightseeing tour of the capital of Spain: Columbus Square and Spain Square, Recoleta Boulevards and Castellano, Paseo Prado, the monumental Las Ventas Arena, Debot Temple, San Francisco Grande, Atocha Station. Free time. For those who wish for an extra charge - an excursion to the Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen, to the Royal Palace. Walking tour of old Madrid: Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and de la Villa, Opera House, Plaza Oriente, Sabatini Gardens, Gran Via Street. Dinner. Overnight.

The Spain Square (Plaza de Espana) is surrounded by the most beautiful and symbolic metropolitan buildings, such as the Madrid Tower, house Casa Gajardo, the monument to Miguel de Cervantes.
One of the most beautiful and besides, the largest square in Madrid is the Columbus Square. Until 1893 she had the name of St. Jaime and renamed it in connection with the celebration of the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America by Columbus. The square is the border between the old, historic part of Madrid and the new districts.
The Debod Temple is an ancient Egyptian temple, donated to Spain by the Egyptian authorities and transferred to Madrid. Debod is one of the few works of ancient Egyptian architecture that can be seen outside of Egypt, and the only one of its kind in Spain.

Day 5

Moving to Valencia - the homeland of "Paella" and citrus. Acquaintance with the capital of the Valencia community, its historical center and a visit to the “Porcelain Town” of the famous Lladro factory, where the best compositions and works are presented, and the process of their creation is shown. Overnight stay.

Valencia is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and is similar to a large puzzle assembled from a multitude of different pieces.
A tour of the Lladro porcelain factory in Valencia is a detailed introduction of the art of creating porcelain masterpieces. In the “Porcelain City” you will learn the history of the Lladro brand, visit the porcelain museum, workshops, and porcelain shop. On the tour of the Lladro porcelain factory, you will see the joint work of world-famous designers, sculptors, artists, their unique products. All the work of the Lladro factory is 90% hand-made.

Day 6

Transfer to the Costa Brava. On the way, stop with a visit to the charming Peniscola, a medieval town on the Orange Coast with the imposing Castell de Papa Luna Castle. Hotel accommodation in Lloret de Mar. Dinner. An evening walk through Lloret de Mar. Overnight stay. Attention! Between November and March, the stop at Peniscola can be replaced by a stop at the Science and Art Campus of Valencia (external view, without tickets). If the museum of the Lladro factory is closed, the replacement to the Museum of Fine Arts or the Museum of Ceramics (at the discretion of the company) is possible.

Have you ever been to an orange paradise? If not, then go to Peniscola. However, this resort is not only orange groves: Peniscola is considered to be a highlight of the Costa del Avaar, where you can see palm alleys, majestic castles, the unique beauty of the surroundings that make the town one of the most charming on the coast.
The town of Peniscola is steeped in the spirit of the Middle Ages. Its main attraction is the castle of Castell de Papa Luna, built by the Templars. For a long time, it was the home of Cardinal Benedict XIII, who later became Pope. People called the pontiff Pope Luna, from which the castle got its name. But the most important thing is that the castle attracts tourists with its mystery.

Day 7

Breakfast in Figueres, wine tasting . A visit to the birthplace of the most famous Catalan in the world and the richest artist in the world! Excursion to the theater-museum of Salvador Dali in Figueres with a stop in the medieval city of Gerona. Lunch with dry rations. Tasting Spanish wines. Dinner. Overnight stay.

Figueres is a cozy Catalan town not far from the French border. It is famous for endless vineyards, so there are many wineries here. And this city was glorified by the legendary artist Salvador Dali, who was born in this town. Today, here is the theater-museum of Salvador Dali, where his ashes lie. Already outwardly, this building looks very surreal. And inside there is the very famous room in the form of the face of Mae West.

Day 8

Group transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

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