Travel To Spain

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Sophisticated Spain

> DAY 1: Barcelona

Welcome to Spain a land that offers Moorish palaces, Gothic cathedrals, Roman Aqueducts, modern artwork, delicious food and wine, fertile planes, crystal clear seas and soaring mountains all in one amazing country!  Upon arrival at the Barcelona airport you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure discovering the unique blend of traditional and modern architecture or exploring the local flavors of Spanish tapas. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant about their favorite restaurants, cafes and bars.

> DAY 2: Barcelona – Barcelona Modernism Walking Tour

Discover the Quadrat d’or, Golden Square, on a private guided tour of the Eixample district. This exceptional area was the focus of Barcelona's Modernism style (Art Nouveau) at the end of the 19th Century and beginning of the 20th. Take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful neigborhood and admire the Catalan Modernism style buildings by architects as Antonio Gaudi, Domenech i Montaner and Puig i Cadafalch, to name just a few. The highlight of the tour will be seeing the Martí, Palacio de la Musica, modernism houses such as the Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Casa Lleo i Morera, and Casa Terrades, as well as Gaudi’s world famous Sagrada Familia! (B)

> DAY 3: Barcelona

Enjoy a day at leisure soaking up the rich culture of Barcelona’s vibrant streets or experience the local flavors on an optional Gourmet Tapas Discovery tour. Ask your Leisure Consultant about their favorite sites and activities in the city. (B)

> DAY 4: Barcelona, Bilbao

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Barcelona Airport for your flight to Bilbao. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Spend the afternoon at leisure. (B)

> DAY 5: Bilbao – Guided Tour of the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum

Explore the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum and discover exciting art and architecture from around the world with your private guide. Before entering, admire the exquisite exterior of this iconic building, a stunning building of swooping titanium curves designed by Frank Gehry, as well as Jeff Koons' famous ‘Puppy' which guards the entrance. Inside you will discover a variety of contemporary and modern art with the collection spanning form the mid 20th center to now. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure soaking the city’s vibrant atmosphere and sampling the fine local cuisine and wines. Ask your Leisure Travel Consultant about some of their favorite restaurants and cafes. (B)

> DAY 6: Bilbao, Madrid

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Madrid. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your luxury hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)

> DAY 7: Madrid – Madrid Old Quarter and Royal Palace Walking Tour

Marvel at the rich history of Madrid on your private walking tour of Madrid’s historic center and the Royal Palace. Meet your licensed English-speaking guide at your hotel and set off together through the historic streets of Madrid. Discover the old quarter, the Barrio de la Moreria, and learn about the city’s Moorish roots then take in the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the Habsburg era in Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. After our walking tour through Madrid old quarter visit the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. The palace is adorned with the royal family’s exquisite collection of tapestries, porcelain, antique clocks, armor and artworks. Admire priceless paintings by Goya and Velazquez, as well as the official Reception Hall, the Royal Chapel, Hall of the Throne and the private room of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II. (B)

> DAY 8: Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Madrid International Airport to meet your flight home. (B)

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