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About the Activity
Fixed Departure: 25 August 2016.

  • Saddle up and head out for a fun tour to Spain.
  • On this 8 day 7 night tour, you will explore the best of Spain starting from Madrid to Toledo, Barcelona and Bunol for the La Tomatina Festival.
  • This tour promises a fun and adventurous time as you go sightseeing around all of these places and experience Spain like never before.
  • The tour begins in Madrid and ends at Valencia.
  • The tour includes accommodation, meals, transportation and a lot of activities.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive at Madrid

    Arrive at Madrid and make your way to the hotel.

    In the evening you’ll get to meet and greet your fellow travelers at the hotel lobby.

    Then, together you will walk through the streets of Madrid until you reach a local restaurant where everyone will enjoy a welcome dinner.

  • Day 2 -

    Day trip to Toledo

    After a Spanish breakfast, head out for a day trip to Toledo.

    The guide will give you a detailed walk through the streets of this beautiful city.

    Visit Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo, Church of Santo Tome and Santa María la Blanca.

    You’ll get a first-hand insight about damasquinado, the art of decorating steel with threads of gold and silver, which Toledo is especially famous for.

    Return to Madrid in the evening and learn how to dance the flamenco at an hour-long class! Practice simple routines while learning how to clap your hands and stamp your feet (one step at a time). Even if you're terrible at it, you're bound to have a lot of fun!

    Then, enjoy an authentic flamenco performance.

    Dinner will be provided at a restaurant post the dance class.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3 -

    Train from Madrid to Barcelona

    After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll head out to see Madrid’s iconic sites and local highlights with a local guide.

    Then, head to the train station and take the train from Madrid to Barcelona. Upon arrival at the station in Madrid, you’ll be met by a representative and driven to your hotel. Check-in and unwind.

    Explore Barcelona in the evening if you wish to.

    Overnight stay in hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 -

    Explore Barcelona

    After breakfast, head out to explore Barcelona.

    Visit the Gothic Quarter, Olympic Village and La Barceloneta, Montjuïc Castle, the Sagrada Familia temple and Park Güell.

    Overnight at hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 5 -

    Barcelona Sightseeing continues

    Today is a free day for you to explore Barcelona on your own.

    Take this time to go shopping or visit some local restaurants for a leisurely dining session.

    In the evening: head out for a tapas (bar snacks) walking tour. Delicious gourmet food coupled with a taste of Catalan culture is the perfect combination.

    Alongside a local guide, you’ll eat your fill of a platter of tapas made with fresh, seasonal ingredients which could include patatas bravas (crisp potatoes blanketed in a spicy tomato sauce, trifasic (tiny fried fish), salmon and wasabi potato salad, or Moroccan lamb skewer with mint yogurt. It’s as delicious as it sounds.

    After you’ve filled up on tapas, you will be driven back to the hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 6 -

    Train from Barcelona to Valencia

    This morning, you’ll check out from your hotel and board a train from Barcelona to Valencia. The journey will take around 3 and a half hours. Upon arrival, head to the hotel, check-in and relax.

    Later, if you’d like you can explore the city on an optional bike tour.

    Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 7 -

    La Tomatina!

    Breakfast at the hotel and brace yourself for an experience of a lifetime: La Tomatina!

    Head to Bunol to take part in the world’s largest food fight.

    Spend the day in a frenzied, cheerful, anarchic tomato battle with thousands of other revellers. Your ticket will include an entry pass, travel insurance, a Tomatina T-shirt, a refreshing drink of sangria to sip on before and after the event, as well as access to a shower to wash the tomato off, a local guide to accompany you, and a return trip pass.

    After the battle, it’s time to head back to Valencia for a shower and a well-earned siesta.

    Note: The acid in the tomatoes can make your eyes sting. Wear goggles for protection.

  • Day 8 -

    Departure

    After breakfast, check out and head for the airport for your onward journey.

Stay

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  • 4 star hotel stay
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  • Double sharing basis
  • 7
  • Hotel Nuevo in Madrid
  • 7
  • Hotel Spa Senator in Barcelona

Meal

    7
  • Dinner: Day 01, 02, 05 and 07
  • 7
  • Breakfast: Day 02 to 05 and Day 07

Activity

    7
  • Sightseeing
  • 7
  • Food and Wine Tour
  • 7
  • La Tomatina Festival
  • 7
  • Flamenco dance festival

Other Inclusions

    7
  • 2nd Class Train tickets: AVE MADRID – BARCELONA
  • 7
  • A local English-speaking guide to accompany you on the tours of the cities
  • 7
  • Entry to the following places - the Palacio Real, Toledo, Poble Espanyol and Park Güell
  • 7
  • La Tomatina festival ticket

Transport

    7
  • Private transfers from the hotel to train station

Things To Carry

    7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Hat
  • 7
  • Comfortable footwear
  • 7
  • Basic medication
  • 7
  • Essential travel documents

Advisory

    7
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour

Tour Type

    7
  • This activity can be availed as a private or group tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of tour: 20% of the value of the tour package will be deducted
  • 7
  • Cancelling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 50% of the value of the package will be deducted
  • 7
  • Cancelling 19 days before commencing of the tour:100% of the tour cost, No refund for the tour.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • 7
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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