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2014
Treasures of Spain
When in Madrid
When in Seville
When in Barcelona
Discover Spain's Balearic Islands
The Jewels of C...
7 Days / 6 Nights
TREASURES OF SPAIN
Madrid - Seville - Granada
Spain is a land of diversity in culture, religion, and ter...
of Generalife and view the palace of Charles V. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner is included at your hotel. (B,
D)
Day 6 - Thu...
WHEN IN MADRID
Madrid
Madrid is one of Europe's foremost cultural capitals with a collection of art museums second to none...
WHEN IN SEVILLE
Seville
Seville is not only the capital of southern Spain, but it is also a city out of the romantic past ...
WHEN IN BARCELONA
Barcelona
Explore Barcelona, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Spain. Like the locals, you can succ...
DISCOVER SPAIN'S BALEARIC ISLANDS
PALMA DE MALLORCA
Palma de Mallorca offers something for everyone. Here you can stroll L...
6 Days / 5 Nights
THE JEWELS OF COSTA DEL SOL &
ANDALUCIA
Marbella
Vacation along the sun-soaked Costa del Sol for the ult...
visit of the Arena, the oldest bullring in Spain. Built in 1785, the Plaza de Toros is the setting for the yearly
Corrida ...
10 Days / 9 Nights
EL TRANSCANTABRICO
Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro - Oviedo - Cabezon de La Sal - Santander - San
Seba...
After breakfast, grab your best walking shoes and an extra layer of clothing for an excursion to the ''Picos
de Europa'' N...
Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required
Tips and Personal items
Travel Insurance
Optional Tours
Best Price start...
9 Days / 8 Nights
HEART OF SPAIN
Madrid - Seville - Cordoba - Costa del Sol
Discover the Iberian Peninsula by rail on this...
Take the time to leisurely explore the Costa del Sol as you stroll along its boardwalks. If you prefer to take
advantage o...
9 Days / 8 Nights
BARCELONA, MADRID & SEVILLE
Madrid - Seville - Barcelona
This nine day rail program is an ideal way to e...
Day 6 - Madrid
Full day at leisure. Stroll the galleries of the unparalleled Prado to view the works of Velasquez and Goya...
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Treasures of Spain
When in Madrid
When in Seville
When in Barcelona
Discover Spain's Balearic Islands
The Jewels of Costa del Sol & Andalucia
El Transcantabrico
Heart of Spain
Barcelona, Madrid & Seville

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  1. 1. 2014 Treasures of Spain When in Madrid When in Seville When in Barcelona Discover Spain's Balearic Islands The Jewels of Costa del Sol & Andalucia El Transcantabrico Heart of Spain Barcelona, Madrid & Seville Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  2. 2. 7 Days / 6 Nights TREASURES OF SPAIN Madrid - Seville - Granada Spain is a land of diversity in culture, religion, and terrain, and this seven day escorted tour introduces travelers to five cities in the central and southern interior: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo. The journey begins at the center of the Iberian Peninsula in the capital city-Madrid. Madrid is renowned for its grand monuments, royal heritage, world-famous arts museums, and cosmopolitan shopping. On the voyage south, the plains of La Mancha excite the imagination, as this is the land where Cervantes' famous Don Quixote jousted windmills and dreamed the impossible dream. Beyond the plains sits Cordoba, an ancient city of diverse heritage that boasts Aljama, an 8th century mosque with architectural features that reflect the culture of the conquering peoples who once made this city home. In Andalucia, the most romantic city in Spain beckons-Seville. Seville's Gothic cathedral and epic La Giralda bell tower glow golden at night and winding, cobblestone streets burst on to broad plazas. Due east from Seville is Granada, the last strong hold of Muslim rule in Spain. Rising from the mountain is the UNESCO World Heritage-restored Alhambra, a fortress-turned-palace that is over 600 years old. The final destination is Toledo, one of Europe's oldest cities and home to famous painter El Greco. Day 1 - Sat Madrid Upon arrival, you'll be met by your Central Holidays representative and taken to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 - Sun Madrid After breakfast, enjoy your tour of Madrid. Highlights include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de Espana and the Royal Palace. Visit of the Prado Museum and its magnificent art collection. Rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore all Madrid has to offer. (B) Day 3 - Mon Madrid/Cordoba/Seville After breakfast depart for Cordoba. Drive through ''La Mancha'', land of the plains and knights such as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Upon arrival in Cordoba, start your guided tour of the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Aljama, the 8th Century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. Continue to Seville. Dinner at hotel is included. (B, D) Day 4 - Tue Seville Today enjoy a guided tour of Seville, the most romantic city in Spain. Highlights include a visit to the Cathedral, considered the world's largest Gothic edifice. Afterwards, stop for some photos of La Giralda tower before strolling through the narrow lanes of Seville's delightful Santa Cruz district, a former Jewish Quarter. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner at hotel is included. (B, D) Day 5 - Wed Seville/Granada After breakfast depart Seville and continue your tour with a step back into the rich history of Granada as you visit its main attraction, the fabulous Alhambra Palace, widely regarded as being one of the 10 architectural wonders of the world. Both graceful and mighty, this citadel is laced in stone and is surrounded by gardens and fountains. Your tour includes ample time to walk through the beautiful grounds Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  3. 3. of Generalife and view the palace of Charles V. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner is included at your hotel. (B, D) Day 6 - Thu Granada/Toledo/Madrid After breakfast, depart for Toledo. This medieval town is considered one of the oldest in Europe. Your tour's highlights will be a visit to St. Tome, for a view of the masterpiece by El Greco. Continue to Madrid. (B) Day 7 - Fri Madrid to USA (or extend your stay) Morning transfer to the airport for your return flight home. (B) Included Features: First class hotel accommodation for 6 nights 9 included meals consisting of: - 6 buffet breakfasts - 3 dinners at hotels Wine and mineral water served with meals at hotels Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach Assistance of a professional Tour Director from day 3 to day 6 Assistance of a local representative in Madrid Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: - Tour of Madrid, including entrance fee for the Royal Palace - Tour of Cordoba, including entrance fee for the Mosque - Tour of Seville, including entrance fee for the Cathedral - Tour of Granada, including entrance fees for Alhambra and Generalife Gardens - Tour of Toledo, including entrance fee for the Church of Santo Tome Arrival and departure airpor t transfers Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance Hotel taxes and service charges Excludes: Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required Tips and Personal items Travel Insurance Optional Tours Best Price starting at $1241(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  4. 4. WHEN IN MADRID Madrid Madrid is one of Europe's foremost cultural capitals with a collection of art museums second to none. Strolling the galleries of the unparalleled Prado, you'll view the works of such native artists as Velazquez, Goya and many other masters. In the evening, the capital comes to life with a near endless array of performing arts, including the famous Opera House. A varied selection of restaurants offer specialties from throughout Spain to satisfy the most discriminating palate and the most demanding pocketbook. Madrid is lively, splendorous and full of timeless treasures...evoking passion, invigorating life, and inspiring memories at every turn. Included Features: TRAVEL IN SIMPLICITY ... FROM $831 Tourist class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Half day panoramic tour Half day excursion to Toledo Full day excursion to Avila and Segovia Flamenco show Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN STYLE ... FROM $1,692 First class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day city walking tour Private full day excursion to Toledo Private flamenco night tour with dinner Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN LUXURY ... FROM $2,514 Deluxe class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day city walking tour Private half day excursion to Toledo Private full day excursion to Segovia and La Granja Private flamenco night tour with dinner Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Best Price starting at $831(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  5. 5. WHEN IN SEVILLE Seville Seville is not only the capital of southern Spain, but it is also a city out of the romantic past and rich in Moorish heritage. Wander through the Alcazar, a palace-fortress, as you ponder the legacy left behind by the Arab kings. Stroll through the streets that create the perfect setting for high culture and romantic operas like Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro. Feel the passion behind flamenco or experience the art of tapas tasting in this city known for some of the best in all of Spain. Included Features: TRAVEL IN SIMPLICITY ... FROM $732 Tourist class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Half day walking tour Full day excursion to Granada Flamenco show Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN STYLE ... FROM $2,070 First class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day walking tour Private full day excursion to Granada Private flamenco night tour with dinner Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN LUXURY ... FROM $2,897 Deluxe class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day walking tour Private full day excursion to Cordoba Private full day excursion to Granada Private flamenco night tour with dinner Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Best Price starting at $732(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  6. 6. WHEN IN BARCELONA Barcelona Explore Barcelona, one of the most cosmopolitan cities of Spain. Like the locals, you can succumb to the colorful creations in Parque Guell, lose all sense of time pondering a Picasso or Miro, or drop by a tapas bar for a delectable snack. Barcelona uniquely blends culture, art and natural beauty, which are pleasantly punctuated by such architectural wonders as Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Church. Take-in the energetic pulse of this exciting city, and build memories that will last a lifetime. Included Features: TRAVEL IN SIMPLICITY ... FROM $758 Tourist class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Half day city tour Half day Sitges and Freixenet wine cava cellars tour Flamenco show Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN STYLE ... FROM $1,902 First class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day city walking tour Private half day excursion to Montserrat Private half day excursion to Sitges Tapas evening walking tour Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges TRAVEL IN LUXURY ... FROM $2,487 Deluxe class hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Private half day city walking tour Private half day excursion to Sitges Private half day excursion to Montserrat Private flamenco night tour with dinner Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Best Price starting at $758(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  7. 7. DISCOVER SPAIN'S BALEARIC ISLANDS PALMA DE MALLORCA Palma de Mallorca offers something for everyone. Here you can stroll La Ciutat, the center of town, and find yourself surrounded by Gothic architecture and chic shops full of treasures ready to engage you. Spend your days enjoying the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean and dance the night away with the locals. Visit an island full of hilltop villages and hidden beaches ready to soothe your mind and steal your heart. IBIZA The island of Ibiza, a magical place with soft golden sand and warm crystal waters, offers a perfect backdrop to this sophisticated paradise. Spend lazy days watching the calm waves wash along the shore, find a perfect sanctuary along one of the island's secluded coves, and dance the night away at any of the eclectic clubs. Let the stylish island of Ibiza relax you, amaze you and make you feel at home. Included Features: PALMA DE MALLORCA ... From $960 Hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges IBIZA ... From $995 Hotel accommodation for 5 nights Daily buffet breakfast Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Best Price starting at $960(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  8. 8. 6 Days / 5 Nights THE JEWELS OF COSTA DEL SOL & ANDALUCIA Marbella Vacation along the sun-soaked Costa del Sol for the ultimate seaside stay and play escape. This new privately operated program promises you an ultra-deluxe experience! Enjoy touring by chauffeured car, savor delicious meals, evenings filled with soft Mediterranean breezes... Visit the capital of the Costa del Sol - Malaga; enjoy Mijas, one of the acclaimed "pueblos blancos" (white-washed villages); explore the Moorish town of Granada and its Alhambra Palace; experience the hillside town of Ronda... Marbella and the Costa del Sol are waiting for you... Day 1 - Marbella Arrival in Marbella, the chicest resort along the Costa del Sol. Check in at your hotel and start exploring this Andalucian port at the foot of the Sierra Blanca, that still displays traces of its past in its palatial town hall, medieval ruins, and ancient Moorish walls. Day 2 - Marbella/Malaga/Mijas/Marbella Today your driver will be taking you to Malaga, the capital city of Costa del Sol, where you will enjoy a private guided tour. Visit Plaza de la Merced, in the heart of the historic city center. The area is surrounded by monuments from Malaga's rich past such as the ''Casa Natal'' or birthplace of the world famous artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso, the Roman Theater, Gibralfaro Castle with its breathtaking views over the city, as well as the Alcazaba, an Arabian fort built in the 11th century on the remains of a Roman fortress. After a delightful ''Tapas'' lunch, continue to Mijas, a typically Andalucian white-washed village. (B,L) Day 3 - Marbella/Granada/Marbella Your full day excursion takes you to Granada, a city known for the winding alleys of the medina-like Albaic?n (the old Muslim quarter), for the majestic views of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, and for the passionate gypsy flamenco. Your private guided tour includes a visit of the Alhambra Palace, the hilltop 13th-century fortress of the Nasrid kings, and of its cypress tree- studded Generalife gardens. Lunch in a local restaurant is included. (B,L) Day 4 - Marbella/Ronda/Puerto Banus/Marbella Today visit Ronda, a small town high in the Serran?a de Ronda Mountains, whose main attraction is a deep gorge spanned by three bridges over the Guadalev?n River. Your private guided tour will take you to the old quarter. Stroll along its narrow streets lined up with beautiful Moorish-style buildings and stop for a Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  9. 9. visit of the Arena, the oldest bullring in Spain. Built in 1785, the Plaza de Toros is the setting for the yearly Corrida Goyesca and a work of architectural beauty. Before returning to Marbella, stop in Puerto Banus, a very picturesque fishing village, home to top quality shops and an array of expensive bars and restaurants. (B) Day 5 - Marbella Full day at leisure to relax on the beach or to wander the cobblestone streets lined up with whitewashed houses of the Old Town. Tonight, your private driver will take you to a local restaurant for a ''Paella Feast''. Transfers to and from the restaurant are included. (B,D) Day 6 - Marbella to USA (or extend your stay) Say ''adios'' to Spain or extend your stay. (B) Included Features: Hotel accommodation for 5 nights 8 included meals consisting of: - 5 buffet breakfasts - 1 tapas lunch - 1 lunch at local restaurant - 1 dinner at local restaurant Private full day excursion to Malaga and Mijas, including guided tour of Malaga and entrance fees for the Cathedral and the Alcazaba Private full day excursion to Granada, including guided tour and entrance fees for the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens Private full day excursion to Ronda and Puerto Banus, including guided tour of Ronda and entrance fees for the Bullring, Santa Mar?a Church, and Don Bosco House Chauffeur-driven car during all excursions Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and ser vice charges Excludes: Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required Tips and Personal items Travel Insurance Optional Tours Best Price starting at $3501(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  10. 10. 10 Days / 9 Nights EL TRANSCANTABRICO Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro - Oviedo - Cabezon de La Sal - Santander - San Sebastian - Balmaseda - Arriondas - Luarca Explore Spain's northern coast in relaxed comfort aboard the "El Transcantabrico", Northern Spain's luxury train tour. This 11-day luxury rail escorted program commences in San Sebastian, the gastronomic Mecca of Spain, and ends in the World Heritage city Santiago de Compostela. Traveling in lavish comfort by rail, this exciting itinerary is packed with captivating sites and experiences featuring visits to the Guggenheim Museum of Bilbao, the Neo-Cave of Altamira with a guided viewing of the "Sistine Chapel of the Paleolithic Age," UNESCO's Biosphere Reserve "Picos de Europa" Natural Santuary, the region of Galicia's stunning "Cathedrals Beach". While traveling on this scenic route along enchanting cities and villages, enjoy sumptuous meals throughout the train tour for a romantic and unforgettable tour of fabled Spain's Green Region. Day 1 - Fri Sebastian Arrival in San Sebastian, the gastronomic capital of Spain. Check in at your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure. Day 2 - Sat Sebastian/Balmaseda After breakfast, spend the morning relaxing along the bay of San Sebastian. At noon, meet your fellow travel companions during a brief orientation followed by a welcome lunch and a tour of San Sebastian with highlights including Constitution Square. Afterwards, travel by coach to your luxury train. For your comfort, your luggage will be waiting in your cabin upon arrival. After settling in, you'll begin your train journey. Dinner and overnight in Villasana de Mena. (B,L,D) Day 3 - Sun Villasana de Mena/Bilbao/Santander Today, travel to Bilbao. Upon arrival, tour the Guggenheim Museum. Enjoy some leisure time in the city while you sample a few ''pinxtos'' or try the local white wine, ''Txakoli'', before returning to the train where lunch will be served while traveling towards Santander. Upon arrival, tour the seaside town of Santander including the Sardinero quarter. Dinner and overnight in Santander. (B,L,D) Day 4 - Mon Santander/Potes/Cabezon de la Sal After breakfast, board your luxury coach for a tour along the gorge of La Hermida to Potes. Highlights of the tour include a walk through the medieval streets towards Santo Toribio de Liebana Monastery. Considered one of the five holy sites of Christianity, your visit includes a view of what is believed to be one of the largest pieces of the Cross of Christ, Lignum Crucis. Lunch at a local restaurant, followed by train travel to Cabezon de la Sal where you'll enjoy a guided tour of the romantic town of Comillas. Dinner and overnight in Cabezon de la Sal. (B,L,D) Day 5 - Tue Cabezon de la Sal/Altamira/Santillana del Mar/Arriondas Today we continue our journey to the medieval town of Santillana del Mar. A visit of the Altamira Neocave and of this lovely medieval town is followed by a lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, your train will arrive in Arriondas. Dinner and overnight in Arriondas. (B,L,D) Day 6 - Wed Arriondas/Covadonga/Cangas de Onis/Oviedo/Candas Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  11. 11. After breakfast, grab your best walking shoes and an extra layer of clothing for an excursion to the ''Picos de Europa'' Natural Sanctuary, a declared UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. View towering mountain peaks as they contrast with the deep ravines set amidst one of the best Atlantic forests in Spain. Continue to Cangas de Onis for a visit to the impressive setting of Covandonga Sanctuary, origin of the Re-conquest. Return to the train in time for lunch en-route to Oviedo. Afterwards, you'll have some free time to relax followed by a brief tour of Oviedo. Dinner and overnight in Candas. (B,L,D) Day 7 - Thu Candas/Gijon/Luarca Today, depart for the seaside city of Gijon for a brief tour of the city followed by some free time to enjoy a walk along the beach. Try the local cider ''Sidra'' or take photos before lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, travel to Luarca,''The White Town of the Green Coast'' for a visit of the seaside village. In the evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the train where you can enjoy some live music entertainment in the lounge car. (B,L,D) Day 8 - Fri Luarca/Ribadeo/Viveiro Step into Spain's region of Galicia with a visit to the stunning ''Cathedrals Beach''. Walk along the beautiful shores along the spectacular rock formations that are visible only at low tide. Visit the ''Rias Altas'' estuary and enjoy lunch at a local seaside restaurant. In the afternoon, continue to Viveiro for a tour of the medieval city including the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant and return to the train where you can enjoy some live music entertainment in the lounge car. (B,L,D) Day 9 - Day 9 Sat Viveiro/Ferrol/Santiago de Compostela After breakfast, upon arrival at the train station in Ferrol, it is time to bid the train staff farewell and board the luxury coach for Santiago de Compostela. Your city tour begins with a guided visit to Obradoiro Square and ends with a visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, one of the sacred cities of Christendom and home of the crypt of the Apostle St. James. Bid farewell to your travel companions, check-in to the Parador de Compostela and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (B) Day 10 - Sun Santiago de Compostela to USA (or extend your stay) Say ''adios'' to Spain or extend your stay. (B) Included Features: Hotel accommodation for 2 nights 8 days/7 nights on board of The Transcantabrico, Grand Luxur y Suite accommodation 23 included meals consisting of: - 9 buffet breakfasts - 7 lunches - 7 dinners On board of The Transcantabrico: - Daily newspapers and magazines - Live performances and parties in the Pub Carriage - Free water, coffee, tea and refreshments - Wine, coffee, tea or liqueur during meals Touring by private air conditioned motorcoach Assistance of a professional Tour Director from day 2 to day 9 Sightseeing as indicated, including local guide and all entrance fees Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and ser vice charges Excludes: Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  12. 12. Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required Tips and Personal items Travel Insurance Optional Tours Best Price starting at $7019(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  13. 13. 9 Days / 8 Nights HEART OF SPAIN Madrid - Seville - Cordoba - Costa del Sol Discover the Iberian Peninsula by rail on this nine day exploration. The journey begins at the cultural and geographic center of Spain in the capital city of Madrid. Madrid is renowned for its grand monuments, royal heritage, world-famous arts museums, and cosmopolitan shopping. A train ride south brings travelers to Spain's most romantic city-Seville. Home of swirling flamenco dancers and savory tapas, Seville's Gothic cathedral, spire-like La Giralda bell tower, and palatial Alcazar look golden at night-narrow streets lined with flower boxes and fragrant trees add to the sense of romance and passion. Northeast of Seville sits Cordoba, an ancient city of diverse heritage that boasts Aljama, an 8th century mosque with architectural features that reflect the culture of the conquering people who once made this city home. From historic Cordoba, visitors can recline on the shores of Costa de Sol, a stretch of coastal communities in the seaside Province of Malaga. Day 1 - Madrid Arrival into Madrid. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure. Cradle of Spain's social and cultural renaissance, Madrid boasts some of the country's best museums, most beloved futbol (soccer) clubs, vivacious nightlife, and over 40 parks and gardens. Day 2 - Madrid This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid. See the impressive Plaza de Espana, the typical Castilian quarter of ''la Moreria'', the elegant area by the Prado Museum, the fashionable Gran Via and the beautiful Retiro Park. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening the city comes to life with a near endless array of performing arts, including the famous Opera House. (B) Day 3 - Madrid/Seville This morning travel by rail to Seville. After your checkin, start discovering Seville, one of the historic capitals of Andalucia. The tapas, fiestas, and flower-filled patios may all be cliches, but they're authentic ones, true to a city that knows how to celebrate. (B) Day 4 - Seville Today enjoy your included walking city tour. Tonight, feel the passion behind flamenco or experience the art of tapas tasting on your own. (B) Day 5 - Seville/Cordoba Today travel by train to Cordoba, one of the greatest cities of the medieval world. This afternoon is free for you to visit Cordoba's famous Mosque, the largest in the world. (B) Day 6 - Cordoba/Costa del Sol This morning travel to Malaga and check in at your hotel in Costa del Sol. (B) Day 7 - Costa del Sol You have a full day to relax on the sunny beaches of this famous resort area where visitors gather to unwind and have a good time. (B) Day 8 - Costa del Sol Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  14. 14. Take the time to leisurely explore the Costa del Sol as you stroll along its boardwalks. If you prefer to take advantage of one more day of touring, why not visit Granada. This Moorish city offers architectural marvels, including the Alhambra. (B) Day 9 - Costa del Sol to USA (or extend your stay) Say ''adios'' to Spain or extend your stay. (B) Included Features: Hotel accommodation for 8 nights Daily buffet breakfast Half day panoramic city tour of Madrid Walking city tour of Seville Transportation Madrid to Seville by First class rail Transportation Seville to Cordoba by First class rail Transportation Cordoba to Malaga by First class rail Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Excludes: Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required Tips and Personal items Travel Insurance Optional Tours Best Price starting at $908(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  15. 15. 9 Days / 8 Nights BARCELONA, MADRID & SEVILLE Madrid - Seville - Barcelona This nine day rail program is an ideal way to experience the distinct cultural identities of Spain's three largest cities. Begin the adventure in Barcelona, the country's second largest metropolis. A world-famous destination for art, music, and design, three days in Barcelona will introduce travelers to the city's famous architectural masterpieces and public spaces, dance-till-dawn nightlife, and relaxed beach scene. Then take the train west to Madrid; Spain's capital has an urban spirit and a royal pedigree. Travelers can visit several of the world's most esteemed art museums, including the Prado, and view collections that house some of the most identifiable art work. But Madrid offers more than museums; three days in the city is also more than enough time to experience its critically acclaimed gastro-tourism scene where there is something to please every palate. The final rail stop is Seville, Spain's most romantic city. The long-time Muslim influence is apparent in this city's Mudejar architecture. Spend three days exploring the area around Seville's Gothic cathedral, soaring La Giralda bell tower, and Alcazar palace and gardens-all glow golden in the moonlight and the scent of flowers and citrus trees mingle to create a heady fragrance that leaves travelers seduced by Spain. Day 1 - Barcelona Arrival into Barcelona. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to discover Spain's second largest metropolis, a wonderful showcase for art, music, and cutting-edge design. Day 2 - Barcelona This morning enjoy your guided tour. See the main highlights of this vibrant city as you explore Plaza de Cataluna, Via Laietana, the Cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter and other interesting sights. Afternoon is at leisure to stroll along La Rambla, the most famous boulevard in Barcelona, connecting Placa de Catalunya with the Columbus Monument and the city's waterfront. (B) Day 3 - Barcelona Full day at leisure to discover a city that really has it all - art, architecture, beaches, shopping and exquisite gastronomy. Must see for architecture and art lovers are the Gaudi's colorful creations in Park Guell and the Picasso museum. Must see for food lovers is the lively Boqueria market. (B) Day 4 - Barcelona/Madrid After breakfast, board your train to Madrid. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure. Cradle of Spain's social and cultural renaissance, Madrid boasts some of the country's best museums, most beloved f?tbol (soccer) clubs, vivacious nightlife, and over 40 parks and gardens. (B) Day 5 - Madrid This morning enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid. See the impressive Plaza de Espana, the typical Castilian quarter of ''la Moreria'', the elegant area by the Prado Museum, the fashionable Gran Via and the beautiful Retiro Park. Afternoon at leisure. In the evening the city comes to life with a near endless array of performing arts, including the famous Opera House. (B) Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.
  16. 16. Day 6 - Madrid Full day at leisure. Stroll the galleries of the unparalleled Prado to view the works of Velasquez and Goya or take an optional excursion to Toledo or Segovia. (B) Day 7 - Madrid/Seville This morning travel by rail to Seville. After your checkin, start discovering Seville, one of the historic capitals of Andalucia. The tapas, fiestas, and flower-filled patios may all be cliches, but they're authentic ones, true to a city that knows how to celebrate. (B) Day 8 - Seville Today enjoy your included walking city tour. Tonight, feel the passion behind flamenco or experience the art of tapas tasting on your own. (B) Day 9 - Seville to USA (or extend your stay) Say ''adios'' to Spain or extend your stay. (B) Included Features: Hotel accommodation for 8 nights Daily buffet breakfast Half day city tour of Barcelona Half day panoramic city tour of Madrid Walking city tour of Seville Transportation Barcelona to Madrid by First class rail Transportation Madrid to Seville by First class rail Travel bag, one per person Document holder and luggage tags Hotel taxes and service charges Excludes: Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required Tips and Personal items Travel Insurance Optional Tours Best Price starting at $1280(Based on per person in Double Occupancy) Contact: Name: Steven Email: steven@vacationside.com Phone: 855-822-8747 Fax: 615-800-8069 Notes Terms & Conditions Vacation Side Travel | 110 E Cedar St | Goodlettsville | Tennessee | 37072 Phone:.

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