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Spanish Spree tour
Barcelona Bilbao Spanish Spree Trip

Spanish Spree

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  • Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
    14 days
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    Overview

    Highlights

    • See the Gran Via, Royal Palace the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
    • Visit the Royal Palace with a local guide (this activity could be substituted with the Prado)

    Short Description

    Two weeks drifting around Spain - you'll be speaking Español before you know it! Our Spanish Spree holiday gets you under the covers of this cultured country, exploring everywhere from San Sebastian to Seville, with a side trip to Ibiza in between. Cultured days and raging nights are ripe for the picking.

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    See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
    Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
    You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
    Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
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    Start City Madrid
    End City Madrid

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    Singles Travel

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    Spain

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    Itinerary

    Day 1: Arrive Madrid

    Join forces with your new wolf-pack tonight over dinner in the metro magic of Madrid. Tomorrow will be a whole world of discovery, so you'll be thankful for your luxe hotel sleep.

    Day 2: Madrid

    An epic collision of new-age vibes & tradition, Madrid is going to leave you love-struck. Artistic, vibrant and filled with culinary hotspots, your spare time between seeing the Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace (included entry) & Puerta del Sol (the city's main square) will not go to waste as you explore the heart of the city with our Trip Manager giving you the fast track on everything Madrid. Madrid's nightlife is pumping, so grab some tapas, sangria and your dancing shoes, for a night out on the town.

    Day 3: Madrid to Bilbao via Segovia

    The first leg of our Iberian roadtrip kicks off this morning as we travel north in search of Segovia and Bilbao.We couldn't race to our night's stop without letting you in on the pretty hillside town of Segovia. We'll marvel at the ancient bridge of Roman Aqueduct, made up of 166 granite arches, and feel the pang of jealousy at this town's suite of mansions.Bilbao might get bragging rights to being an up-and-coming cultural hub of Spain, but that hasn't diminished its uber laid back spirit. Home of one of the world’s most famous museums, the Museo Guggenheim, use your afternoon to play art critique and absorb Bilbao's pretty surrounds and architecture. Tonight, you can choose to feast on regional delicacies until you are full to the brim, making sure that going home hungry is not an option. Nom.

    Day 4: Bilbao to Pamplona via San Sebastian

    Adiós Bilbao! Thanks for a delicious evening in your super cozy, culture buzzing nest. Next stop, ocean hangs.What a way to start your day - dipping in the Bay of Biscay. San Sebastian is a postcard town where cobbled lanes slope towards pristine beaches. Take a dip, do some shopping, or sit in a bar eating endless plates of pinxtos (the basque word for tapas).Although Pamplona may be known for its Running of the Bulls mayhem, that doesn't interfere with its popularity right through the year. Opt to venture through the well-preserved old town and its incredible gothic cathedral on our walking tour, maybe ending the historical fix with a spot of fresh trout and red peppers - a regional specialty.

    Day 5: Pamplona to Barcelona via Zaragoza

    This morning we spread our wings and take metaphorical flight once again, this time in the direction of Zaragoza with an end goal of none other than bustling Barcelona.A colourful cathedral & traditional Spanish churros will set our hearts aflutter in Zaragoza, as we roam the casco (old town) soaking up historic architecture and good vibes aplenty. Even the pit stops are amazing on Contiki.With 2-nights in Barcelona, you'll be pronouncing Barcelona's C with a "tthh" like a true local by the time we make tracks. We'll kick things off with a walk through the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district - two of the city's must-do's for an instant look at this pretty spot, and a sure way to feel like a local in no time.

    Day 6: Barcelona

    Sample some paella, and take an unmissable wander through the colourful gardens of Parc Güell for a look at the architecture that has helped put this city on the map. Beach lovers could head to the shores of the Mediterranean Sea - the day is yours to do with as you please. And chances are the optional Barcelona Bike Tour should be very high on your Barcelona bucket-list.

    Day 7: Barcelona to Ibiza

    Today is a complete change of scene as we take flight (this time literally) to Ibiza baby! The crystal clear waters, music and chilled out vibes are calling us for the next two nights. Let's do this!Worshiped world wide as the party destination to end all party destinations. Super clubs, super DJs, super strobes like you've never seen them before, and that's just the island's 3am draw cards. For those that like to take the chilled approach, the island's beaches need to be seen to be believed. We like to call them heavenly. Ahhh bliss.

    Day 8: Ibiza

    Although this seems to be an island that never sleeps, you're going to need to drag that head out of bed so you can see the incredible beauty of the place when drenched in daylight. Go snorkelling, explore Ibiza's cute old town and it's little souvenir shops, and watch the sun set on another perfect day with your Contiki fam.

    Day 9: Ibiza to Granada via Denia

    Today we ferry back to the main land with Ibiza ticked off our bucket list.Granada is brimming with romance and offering an eclectic mix of Arab and Spanish feels only to be found in Andalusia, this is one place you may never want to leave.

    Day 10: Granada

    We start the morning with free time to explore. You can fill yours by opting for a guided tour of the Muslim quarter of Albaicin & the Capilla Real, and while you're at it, fill up on some of Granada's incredible food, like its famous Arab pastries. This afternoon we head to Spain's number 1 visited attraction, the Alhambra Palace. We'll discover the breathtaking beauty and history of this Moorish Palace, with its intricate patterns and detailed architecture that will leave you spellbound, and wondering why you haven't been here sooner. To top it off, Alhambra offers the best views of the city.

    Day 11: Granada to Seville via Gibraltar

    Bouncing out of bed should be no problem this morning, given the day of exploration we have laying ahead. Seville, we're coming in hot!With an English rock (aptly named the Rock of Gibraltar), this English colony can be explored on an optional tour of the rock with our guide, where you'll see the far reaching landscapes, as well as get up close to the cheekier residents, monkeys or Barbary Apes if you're wanting to keep it official! Just try and make sure they don't steal your hat. Visit St. Michael's Caves, and the 'Den' but the views are the jewel in the crown. Utter bliss.13th century architecture and one of the world's biggest cathedrals wait for us in the passionate arms of south Spain's Seville. Stroll the city's river and preserve some energy for tomorrow's day of exploring local haunts and enjoying the balmy weather of this region.

    Day 12: Seville to Cordoba

    In no hurry to leave Seville, we'll lap up a morning of sightseeing, including the flamboyant Plaza d’Espana and the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Alcazar. You'll also have time to do your own thing, perhaps visit Christopher Columbus’ tomb, check out one of the oldest bullrings in Spain, or find some gems at El Jueves street market.Through the heart of rural Andalusia our journey continues, finally placing us in the old-world feels of Cordoba. Flowers overflow from storybook balconies & charming little lanes will take your breath away. Free time to fall head over heels with this place and a trip to the Mezquita (Mosque of the Caliphs) will perfect your day, as would a relaxing bath house experience to soothe your travelling bones.

    Day 13: Cordoba to Madrid via Toledo

    Our last full day on tour. But save the sadness for tomorrow, as today we take the scenic journey back to Madrid for one final evening of fun.Mosques, churches and medieval buildings sit atop the hill town of Toledo. We'll uncover the city's gothic cathedral, the famous Renaissance sculptor, painter and architect El Greco’s house and the site of sieges, revolutions and treason. Just another pit-stop in our life in the glorious Spain.Here we are, back where the party started 13 life-changing days ago. A traditional dinner of the city's specialities is up for grabs this evening, an unmissable final salute to the culture filled extravaganza that has been our journey.

    Day 14: Depart Madrid

    We started just two short weeks ago, and now we're flooded with new memories & friends, it feels like a lifetime has past.

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