From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, our tour covers the the best way to see the highlights of Spain. On this Spain tour, you’ll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona. Wonderful culture, compelling history, mouthwatering cuisine; Spain has an abundance of experiences that will touch your senses and interests. From here embark on a 7-night Mediterranean cruise onboard the Norwegian Epic.
Home pick-up and return is included based on a set radius – surcharges will apply outside these areas. Other special conditions may apply to each individual tour, please contact the office for further details. The Kings Tour Manager is based on reaching a minimum number and if we do not receive minimum numbers the tour will proceed regardless as this tour is operated in conjunction with Globus and Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Your holiday begins when you are picked up from your home by a private vehicle and transferred to Perth International Airport. Meet your fellow travellers and Kings Tour Manager before flying to Spain. Upon arrival in Madrid we transfer you to our hotel. Welcome to Madrid! This evening meet your local Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Hotel: Novotel Madrid Centre for 2 nights
Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Espana with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Today’s highlight is a visit to the palatial Prado Museum, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. To make the most of your stay, exciting optional excursions are available.
Drive south through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba, where sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the Mosque of the Caliphs, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Next is Seville, the vibrant, festive capital of Andalusia.
Hotel: Sevilla Centre for 2 nights
Start with a visit to magnificent Plaza De Espana, used in the movies Lawrence of Arabia and Star Wars. Meet your Local Guide, and hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that was once the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent Casa De Pilatos, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming Santa Cruz Quarter. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show.
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction: the Alambra Complex. The mighty yet graceful citadel was planned by 13th-century Moorish ruler Al Ahamar. A fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains, it affords superb views of the Old Quarter and Sacromonte, a mountain occupied by Gypsy cave dwellers. Also amble through the magnificent Water Gardens of the Generalife, the royal summer residence.
Hotel: Saray Granada for 1 night
Cross Mora Pass and the troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Purullena and Guadix on your way to Valencia, once a royal capital. During your guided walking tour, Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive. Taste a traditional Horchata drink, and tonight, a paella dinner has been prepared at La Marcelina restaurant.
Hotel: NH Valencia Centre for 1 night
A scenic drive along the coast brings you to Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and host of the Olympic Games in 1992.
Hotel: St Moritz or Catalonia Barcelona for 4 nights
Enjoy the morning at your leisure. Later, sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluna, and Paseo de Gràcia. Visit the spectacular Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi’s masterpiece, followed by a panoramic view of the city and harbour from Montjuïc Hill. Tonight, enjoy a Sangria and dinner at La Fonda del Port Olimpic restaurant.
You have two days in Barcelona to enjoy some time at your leisure. With your Kings Tour Manager on hand, you will have the comfort and security of exploring on your own or staying with your fellow passengers. There are optional excursions on offer or you may wish to relax at the hotel or go shopping.
After breakfast this morning, enjoy some free time to explore this magical City. This afternoon, we transfer to the cruise port to board our ship, the Norwegian Epic, for our 7 night Western Mediterranean Cruise.
Cruise: Norwegian Epic for 7 nights
Today we disembark our ship and transfer to Barcelona airport for our flight home to Perth. Upon arrival into Perth, your driver will be waiting to take you home.