Easy Pace Spain (Preview 2020)

Tour Type: Easy Pace
Brochure Type: 2020 Europe & Britain Preview

Relax and immerse yourself in three of Spain's most contrasting and cultural cities. Vibrant Barcelona, idyllic San Sebastian and historic Madrid

Authentic Dining
  • San Sebastian: Dine with the locals, in Basque tradition, with an evening of pintxos. Your progressive dinner enables you to select a variety of snack-sized treats, each with their own flavour and presentation, making each guest's meal unique. Be sure to try some of the local Txakoli wine.
  • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B) and 3 Dinners with wine (DW) all with tea or coffee.
Insight Experiences
  • Madrid: Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings plus an impressive foreign collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.
Stay in Style
  • San Sebastian: The Barcelo Costa Vasca hotel is located close to La Concha bay and offers modern, comfortable rooms with excellent facilities.
  • Madrid: The Melia Madrid Princesa is a luxury hotel, located in the heart of the city, showcasing elegant interior design with a contemporary and cutting edge flair, located in the heart of the city.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Barcelona: Explore the medieval maze of the Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter, with your Local Expert.
  • Barcelona: Venture inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia and marvel at the contrasts of architecture.
  • Zaragoza: See the four towers of El Pilar and the Rio Ebro.
  • Pamplona: Spend free time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.
  • Bilbao: Visit the magnificent Guggenheim Museum.
  • San Sebastian: Journey up Monte Igueldo with your Local Expert to take in breath-taking views over the town and La Concha Bay. Walk through the Old Quarter to Plaza de la Constitucion.
  • Burgos: See El Cid's burial place in the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Madrid: With your Local Expert, see the Royal Palace, the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de Espana, the grandiose Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.
  • Toledo: Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Expert and visit the Church of Santo Tome to see an El Greco's masterpiece.
  • Scenic Drives: Enjoy the scenery of the Rio Ebro River, Basque Country, Sierra de Guadarrama and the Plains of La Mancha.
Included Insight Services
  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2019
Duration
10 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BarcelonaWelcome to Barcelona.: Airport transfers depart from Barcelona airport for your hotel at 09:30, 12:30 and 15:00. Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant, as you get to know your fellow travellers over delicious food and wine. (Dinner with Wine)
NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
Day 2BarcelonaExploring Catalonia's Creative Capital.: The lively port of Barcelona boasts an impressive Old Town, although it's the daring architecture of the Catalan Art Nouveau that really sets it apart. Sightseeing with your Local Expert begins in the medieval maze of the Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter, a tangle of streets and squares just behind the old cathedral. Travel down the gracious Passeig de Gracia, past the wrought-iron street lamps. Continue on to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, the leviathan of the Eixample, where giant mosaic spires pierce the sky like a jewelled crown. Inside, a tree canopy carved from stone, holds up the roof as sun pours through stained glass on to sea creature caverns. Then you are free to explore this amazing city at your own pace. (Breakfast)
NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
Day 3BarcelonaBarcelona at Leisure.: Enjoy a relaxed start and a full day at leisure to explore Spain's most vibrant city. Consider a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas or explore Gaudi's fascinating Guell Park. Perhaps join an Optional Experience to ascend the sacred mountain of Montserrat, Catalonia's most important pilgrimage site for a thousand years, for a tapas lunch and sweeping views? (Breakfast)
NH Collection Barcelona Constanza.
Day 4San SebastianPamplona and San Sebastian.: Journey west to Zaragoza where the four towers of El Pilar soar over the banks of the mighty Rio Ebro. Continue to Pamplona in the region of Navarre, famous for the Running of the Bulls festival. With free time to explore as you wish, perhaps stroll to the famous Estafeta Street. Travel to the aristocratic seaside resort of San Sebastian. Northern Spain's Basque country has evolved into the best place to eat in the Western world, so in the evening, discover the city's rich gastronomic tradition in the heart of Lo Viejo, the Old Town. (Breakfast)
Barcelo Costa Vasca, San Sebastian.
Day 5San SebastianBilbao and Guggenheim.: Few places have been able to reinvent themselves quite like Bilbao. The former industrial city has changed its ways and is now a pin-up for urban redevelopment. Your fascinating venture here includes a visit to Bilbao's sensuous, rippling, Guggenheim Museum, designed by the North American architect Frank O. Gehry. On return, join a Local Expert to admire San Sebastian and the crescent-shaped La Concha Bay from the heights of Monte Igueldo. After taking in the amazing views, enjoy a guided tour of the Old Quarter. See the numbered balconies of the Plaza de la Constitucion, a reminder of the days when bullfights were held in the square. Explore the Old Town during your progressive Highlight Dinner with the locals, as you enjoy the gastronomic Basque tradition of pintxos. Similar to tapas, enjoy a variety of snack-sized treats to make your meal and be sure to try some of the local Txakoli wine. Buen provecho! (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Barcelo Costa Vasca, San Sebastian.
Day 6San SebastianSan Sebastian, Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast.: Enjoy a day at leisure to stroll along San Sebastian's boardwalk. The harbour is filled with fishing boats and pleasure crafts, so you can enjoy a number of sporting activities on its large sandy beach. Perhaps explore the nearby French village of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, known as the Jewel of the Basque Country? During this Optional Experience you will explore this town with a Local Expert and visit the church where The Sun King, Louis XIV, married the Spanish princess Maria Teresa. (Breakfast)
Barcelo Costa Vasca, San Sebastian.
Day 7MadridBurgos and Madrid.: Journey south through the Pyrenees foothills and the land of 'El Cid' to stop in Burgos where you can see his burial place in the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue along the Guadarrama Mountains to the plateau of New Castile and Spain's elegant capital of Madrid. In the evening, why not see the city lit up it all its glory, with a drive along the grand avenues and past the spectacular fountains? (Breakfast)
Melia Madrid Princesa.
Day 8MadridThe Elegant Spanish Capital of Madrid.: Your Local Expert will show you the Royal Palace, the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de Espana, the grandiose Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol. Then enjoy a highlight visit with an art historian to the palatial Prado Museum, one of the world's greatest art galleries with works by El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, as well as Italian and Dutch masters. With the afternoon free for you to continue exploring as you wish. Perhaps travel to Segovia to join a Local Expert and visit the 14th century Alcazar to see paintings, tapestries, weaponry and armoury of the Spanish medieval era and enjoy a panoramic drive for stunning views over the Eresma Valley? (Breakfast)
Melia Madrid Princesa.
Day 9MadridThe Cobbled Streets of Toledo.: Venture south to visit the fascinating city of Toledo, situated high above the River Tagus. This was Spain's capital during the golden era, where Arab, Jewish and Christian cultures flourished side-by-side through the Middle Ages. Walk within the city walls, through the narrow cobbled streets, led by your a Local Expert. Visit the Church of Santo Tome, housing El Greco's famous painting, 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'. On return to Madrid, the afternoon is free for last-minute shopping. Make the most of your final night as you join your fellow travellers at a local restaurant for a generous Celebration Dinner of delightful produce, typical of the region and of course accompanied with wine. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Melia Madrid Princesa.
Day 10MadridDepart Madrid.: After breakfast, transfers arrive at Madrid airport at 07:00, 09:00 and 11:00. (Buffet Breakfast)
Dates/Pricing

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04/18/2020$2,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/02/2020$2,950.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/16/2020$3,075.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
05/30/2020$3,075.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
06/13/2020$3,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/05/2020$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
09/19/2020$3,195.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/03/2020$3,175.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
10/17/2020$3,175.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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