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18 Day Spain Tour with Mediterranean Cruise and Flights

Madrid - Seville - Granada - Valencia - Barcelona - Marseille - Genoa - Civitavecchia - Palermo - Valletta

Return international flights from Australia

7 nights onboard Mediterranean Cruise with MSC Grandiosa

Premium hotel accommodation with breakfast

Expert-guided tours

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From $5,499 $6,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


Immerse yourself in the spectacular architecture, beautiful culture and mouthwatering delicacies of Spain, Portugal and Morocco in this amazing land and cruise package. Discover three beautiful cities as you tick off iconic experiences from your bucketlist over 18 days of unrivalled adventure and exploration! Start your fascinating discovery of Spain in Madrid, with the opportunity to tour the Plaza Mayo, the Royal Palace and the renowned Prado Museum, where you will witness the awe-inspiring collection of masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and more!

Drive through the landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha featuring the iconic windmills as you make your way through Cordoba and Seville. Here you will visit the Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world and home to the Giralda Bell Tower. In Granada, you will have the chance to explore the 13th centry Alhambra, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a fine example of Moorish art and architecture! 

As you drive through Valencia and its treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, the next stop on your list is Barcelona. Enjoy the Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square and continue on to visiting La Sagrada Familia, a legendary church that still lays unfinished. Get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the Olympic complex, built for the 1992 Summer Olympics and enjoy heaps of leisure time to soak up all that Barcelona has to offer! 

Step onboard your floating home for the next 7 days on a newly launched Mediterranean Cruise ship - the luxurious MSC Grandiosa, as you make pit stops in Marseille, Genoa, Civitavecchia, Palermo and Valletta. Take advantage of the utter luxury offered on your ship with numerous entertainment and relaxation options before you make your way back to Barcelona for your flight home.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18

Day 1

Depart Australia

Fly from Australia to Madrid

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Arrive Madrid

Arrive in the lively metropolis of Madrid, the capital of Spain since 1561. Transfer to your hotel by taxi with time to rest and relax or, get acquainted with this beautiful city. Tonight, a Welcome Cocktail and orientation meeting at approximately 7 pm with your Tour Manager on the fascinating discovery of Spain that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa Hotel or similar, Madrid

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Madrid

Today's tour of Madrid's impressive architecture begins at the Plaza de Cibeles with its striking buildings. Continue via the elegant Plaza Mayor to the magnificent Royal Palace, Europe's second largest, and to the Plaza de España dominated by the monument to Cervantes, famed author of Don Quixote. Then, on to the renowned Prado Museum; stand before an astonishing collection of masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya, El Greco and more. The rest of the day is yours to explore this city of great monuments and museums on your own, or join the optional afternoon tour to Toledo. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Tonight, opt to explore Madrid’s fabulous restaurants and non-stop nightlife.

Accommodation: Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa Hotel or similar, Madrid

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Seville

This morning, enjoy a scenic drive through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote's La Mancha, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in Cordoba, founded by the Romans. The most famous site in the city is the Mezquita de Cordoba, once the largest mosque in the world that was transformed into a cathedral in the 16th century. The walking tour of the city includes the ancient Jewish Quarter, with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets and picturesque squares. The medieval synagogue on Calle de los Judios is one of only three originals still remaining in Spain. After lunch on your own, travel to Seville, capital of Andalucia for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Catalonia Giralda Hotel or similar, Seville

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Seville

The morning tour of Seville begins at beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River before visiting the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz with its narrow, winding streets. Continue with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world and burial site of Christoper Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Remainder of the day is at leisure in the bustling downtown area to discover this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, enjoy an optional Flamenco Show performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists.

Accommodation: Catalonia Giralda Hotel or similar, Seville

Meals included: breakfast

Day 6

Granada - the Alhambra

After breakfast, travel to Granada. Today's sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the 13th century Alhambra,* one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill and overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the residence of the royal family. See spectacular views of the town and the Sierra Nevada Mountains

*Alhambra visiting times, which may include evening hours, and which areas of the complex are accessible on the day of your visit, are determined solely at the discretion of the Alhambra. Your itinerary will be arranged by your Tour Manager to accommodate the designated time of entry.

Accommodation: Gran Hotel Luna de Granada or similar, Granada

Meals included: breakfast

Day 7

Valencia

Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic archietecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Arrive at the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover independently. Tonight, enjoy dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel Valencia Center or similar, Valencia

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 8

Barcelona

Depart Valencia and drive along the coast of Catalunya to sensational Barcelona. Upon arrival, drive along the Old Harbor to the Plaza Catalunya, the city's bustling main square. Pass the famous works of Gaudi, the master architect, including the Casa Batllo, seemingly constructed from skulls and bones. Then, continue on to view the iconic symbol of Barcelona, Gaudi's masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic complex, a number of sports facilities built for the 1992 Summer Olympics with the Olympic Stadium at its centre. The rest of the day is at leisure for individual pursuits. Tonight, enjoy your first taste of Barcelona's rousing nightlife and fabulous cuisine.

Accommodation: Ayre Hotel Caspe or similar, Barcelona

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Barcelona

Today, spend a full day at leisure in Barcelona or join the optional tour to Montserrat. Visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta". On your last night in Spain, join your fellow travelers for a festive Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Ayre Hotel Caspe or similar, Barcelona

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 10

Mediterranean Cruise (Barcelona)

Transfer to the cruise port by taxi to check in for MSC MED cruise. Approximate departure from port is at 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 11

Mediterranean Cruise (Marseille)

Arrive into Marseille port at about 8am and depart at approximately 5pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 12

Mediterranean Cruise (Genoa)

Arrive into Genoa, Italy port at about 8am and depart at approximately 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 13

Mediterranean Cruise (Civitavecchia)

Arrive into Civitavecchia, Italy port at about 7am and depart at approximately 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14

Mediterranean Cruise (Palermo)

Arrive into Palermo, Italy port at about 10am and depart at approximately 5pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 15

Mediterranean Cruise (Valletta)

Arrive into Valletta, Malta port at about 9am and depart at approximately 6pm.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 16

Mediterranean Cruise (at sea)

Enjoy the ship’s facilities as your cruise towards Barcelona.

Accommodation: MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 17

Barcelona and departure

Arrive back into Barcelona at approximately 9am, disembark ship and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 18

Arrive home

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide*, Hobart* or Canberra* (*surcharge applies)
  • International flights with Qantas Airlines, Emirates Airline, Singapore Airlines, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airlines, Cathay Pacific, British Airways (subject to availability)
  • 8 nights 4-star hotel accommodation on twinshare basis
  • 7 nights Mediterranean cruise onboard MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available)
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes, Hotel porterage
  • All meals and entertainment on the ship
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 15 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Airport and cruise port transfers
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring

 

Accommodation

Madrid - Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa Hotel or similar
Seville - Catalonia Giralda Hotel or similar
Granada - Gran Hotel Luna de Granada or similar
Valencia - Hotel Valencia Center or similar
Barcelona - Ayre Hotel Caspe or similar
Meditteranean Cruise - MSC Grandiosa in an Inside Cabin^ on twinshare basis with private, ensuite bathroom (^upgrade to Oceanview or Balcony cabins available)

 

All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Entry visas to Spain, Portugal or Morocco
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Tips (Driver, Representative & Guide)

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.


Single Supplement

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $2000.

Departure Dates


NOV 2019
07 th
Thursday 07 Nov 2019  ‐  Sunday 24 Nov 2019
NOV 2019
19 th
Tuesday 19 Nov 2019  ‐  Friday 06 Dec 2019
FEB 2020
11 th
Tuesday 11 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 28 Feb 2020
FEB 2020
25 th
Tuesday 25 Feb 2020  ‐  Friday 13 Mar 2020
MAR 2020
10 th
Tuesday 10 Mar 2020  ‐  Friday 27 Mar 2020

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