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Spain

May 2023

Classic Tour

Discover Spain on this magical tour from city to countryside. Taste the food, sip the wine and see the sights of this amazing country. On this small group tour you will get up close to the history and architecture as we work our way from Madrid to Spain. Passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is both a stereotype come to life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined.

 

Signature Moments

  • Taste the distinctive sweet, sherry like wines of Montilla.
  • Walk the streets of Barcelona and span thousands of years of architectural treasures!
  • Learn how to prepare a traditional paella dish in the city of it's origin, Valencia.
  • Sample the best of Madrid, from tasty tappas to modern and classic architecture
  • Tour the Romanesque and gothic churches, palaces and cathedrals of Avila and Seqovia.
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Inclusions & Highlights
  • 12 Nights Deluxe hotel accommodations
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Tapas walking tour in Madrid
  • Paella Cooking class
  • Boqueria walking tour and cooking class
  • Winery visit and tastings
  • Tours of Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Barcelona
  • Prado Museum
  • Alcazar of Segovia
  • Alcazar of Seville
  • Alhambra Granada (subject to availability)
  • Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
  • Cable car ride up to Montjuic
  • High speed train tickets Madrid to Cordoba
  • Gothic Walking Tour
  • Taxes and tolls
  • Breakfast daily
  • 4 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • Local English speaking guides throughout
  • Gratuities
  • Women's Travel Club tour host
Itinerary
Day 1
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Welcome to Spain!

Arrive to Madrid according to your flight schedule. Enjoy your day getting acquainted with this fabulous city. We will meet this evening for a wonderful, three course dinner.
Accommodations: H10 Villa de la Reina

Day 2
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Madrid

This morning we will enjoy a Madrid city tour. The tour starts at the modern part of Madrid: Castellana Boulevard where we discover the skyscrapers and the famous Bernabeu stadium. Then on to Las Ventas Bullring Gran Via, Plaza de Espana and monument to Cervantes and Plaza del Descubrimento with the monument of Cristobal Colon The XVIII century area around the Prado Boulevard decorated with beautiful fountains. Visit to DEl Prado Museum (Entrance included)

Enjoy some free time in the afternoon. In early evening we will Meet our guide for a Tapas walking tour: Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Evening walking tour of Madrid's tapas bars and restaurants
Accommodations: H10 Villa de la Reina

Day 3
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Avila - Segovia

We head off this morning for a tour of Avila. Avila is known for its Romanesque and Gothic churches. It’s famous for prominent medieval walls, which were built in the eleventh century and surround the town. You will see a large number of Romanesque style churches, gothic palaces, a fortified cathedral of the XII century, and the San Vicente Church and Cathedral. St Teresa de Jesus, was born in this city which conserves the most ancient and complete fortified complex in Spain (XI century). Entrance included to San Vicente Basilica & Cathedral.

This after we will explore Segovia. The Roman Empire left in Segovia is one of the finest monuments within the Iberian Peninsula: the Aqueduct, it has 118 Arches and is 16 kilometers long, out of which there are only 728 meters visible. Also amongst its monuments the Cathedral of late gothic style also called "The lady of Cathedrals" due to its elegance and luminosity. The tour also includes a visit to the Alcazar, a beautiful and world famous castle located over a magnificent rock. Free time once back at hotel and dinner on their own. Entrance included to the Cathedral and the Alcazar.
Accommodations: H10 Villa de la Reina

Day 4
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Toledo

After breakfast we depart for a tour of Toledo. The beautiful imperial city-museum of Toledo. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe, called 'city of the three cultures', since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. Its genuine Spanish buildings include almost all the periods in the history (Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Also, the great painter El Greco lived here in the XVI century.

The tour leads across the monuments of Toledo, such as the Alcazar, the monumental Primate Cathedral, the old Jewish quarter, and the Church of St. Tome, the old Synagogue of St. Maria la Blanca, Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the house Museum Victorio Macho.
Accommodations: H10 Villa de la Reina

Day 5
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Cuenca - Aranjuez

This morning we depart for Cuenca. Cuenca is a beautiful medieval fortified town and a UNESCO World Heritage City. The first Gothic church of Spain that was constructed between 1182 and 1270 can be found in the city centre and the famous ‘casas colgadas’ (hanging houses) are a must-see in Cuenca.

After lunch we continue on to Aranjuez. The town of Aranjuez has been declared a World Heritage site because the concept of Enlightenment has been adapted into the urban development. The focus on the balance between nature and man is brought into the layout of the city, expressed in the watercourses, gardens and architecture of Aranjuez.
Accommodations: H10 Villa de la Reina

Day 6
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Cordoba

After breakfast we will depart for Cordoba by high speed train. Once in Cordoba transfer by coach to the hotel and check in. Later, meet your guide at hotel, and set off on your walking tour around town. First stop is the magnificent Mezquita, a cathedral converted from an original mosque when the Christians conquered Cordoba in the 13th century. Modifications took place more than two centuries later, so the building’s original Gothic style is combined with Baroque and Renaissance elements. See the Cardinal's Chapel and its treasure – the monstrance of Enrique de Arfe – as well as an ivory crucifix of Alonso Cano plus countless sculptures and paintings.

Continue to Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos, a site also called the Palace of the Christian Kings, built in the 14th century by Alfonso XI. As you wander through the Jewish Quarter, dating to the time of the Romans, look out for important monuments dedicated to the most important sons of Cordoba: Roman philosopher Seneca, Arabian philosopher Averroes and Jewish philosopher Maimonides. Here you can also see Cordoba’s Bullfighting Museum and one of the few synagogues existing today in Spain, Cordoba Synagogue. Then continue to El Zoco, a market where traditional artisans paint and flamenco dancers practice.
Accommodations: H10 Palacio Colomera

Day 7
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Montilla and Seville

After breakfast we depart for Montilla where we will enjoy a winery tour and tastings (3 wine varieties, olives, cheese and bread). Montilla is famous for its sweeter, sherry like wines. We continue to Seville where we will stop for lunch with panoramic views of Gualdalquivir River and Tower of Gold.

After lunch we will have a tour of Seville. Discover the architecture of Seville in 1929, when the Iberoamerican Exhibition took place in the capital of Andalucia. You'll travel by coach to the Plaza de America and the Pabellon Mudejar by the Maria Luisa Gardens. Continuing to the city center, you'll pay a visit to the Alcazar Royal Palace, a fantastic example of the Moorish style with gorgeous tile mosaics, shady courtyards and Moorish and Renaissance gardens.
Accommodations: H10 Casa de la Plata

Day 8
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Ronda and Granada

See the main landmarks of the town of Ronda, including the Plaza de Toros bullring and its museum. Visit the Plaza de España, Ronda's main square, and the Church of the Holy Spirit. Admire views of the breathtaking background scenery created by El Tajo gorge, which splits the town into old and new districts, and see Puente Nuevo, the bridge that connects the two. Entrance included to the Bullring.

After lunch on our own we will make our way to Granada. The city of Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, at the convergence of three rivers, Beiro, Darro and Genil, at 738 metres above sea level yet only one hour from the Mediterranean coast, the Costa Tropical. You will discover that there are plenty of things to do in this enriching, cultural city which is home to The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace. The Alhambra is one of the most celebrated landmarks of the Islamic historical legacy and is one of the most enchanting, fascinating places to visit. Granada is also renowned within Spain for its prestigious University of Granada and, these days, vibrant night-life.
This evening we will enjoy a flamenco show with tapas dinner at Gypsy Cave.
Accommodations: Eurostar Catedral

Day 9
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Valencia

On our way to Valencia we will stop in Murcia where you will have some free time. The city of Murcia was founded by the Arabs during the 1st century. Since then, it has been a crossroads for different civilizations and core of the Mediterranean as it occupies an important location on the Rio Segura. The impressive Basilica (Cathedral), which sits opposite the modern Tourist Office, makes a great starting point right in the heart of the city.

From here, explore the colourful, lively, little plazas that nestle in between the narrow streets. Murcia has an overwhelming array of museums, art galleries and centres and beautiful historic buildings, so if it is culture that you crave you will certainly enjoy your time here.
This evening will be a Paella Cooking Demonstration and dinner. The best place to learn how to prepare a Paella is the city where this delicious dish originates from, namely Valencia. During this paella cooking class, you will learn how to prepare traditional paella Valenciana.
Accommodations: Palacio de Santa Clara

Day 10
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Valencia

Before we depart Valencia we will have a panoramic walking tour of the city, main sights include: the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias), the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Silk Exchange (La Lonja) and the Congress Palace (Palacio de Congresos). Entrance included to the Silk Exchange.

This afternoon we will continue to Barcelona and check into our hotel. Enjoy a free evening in Barcelona. This very attractive city is full of outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches and is excellent for walking around.
Accommodations: H10 Art Gallery

Day 11
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Barcelona

After breakfast, sightseeing of Barcelona, with a visit to the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Travel up to the summit of Montjuic Hill for panoramic views of the city and its bustling harbor. Admire sights of Palau Sant Jordi and Calatrava Tower, and then visit the Spanish Village to see typical architecture and traditional crafts from different regions of Spain.

Finish your morning with a cable car ride up to Montjuic Castle for more views of Barcelona’s stunning skyline, and then travel back down the hill by coach to central Barcelona.
This afternoon we will embark on a Boqueria Market tour followed by a cooking class and dinner.
Accommodations: H10 Art Gallery

Day 12
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Barcelona

After breakfast, embark on a walking tour of the Gothic Quarter. Gothic is an ideal neighborhood to get lost, its narrow, labyrinthine streets will lead you to discover some of the most beautiful corners of the city.

Rambling from the Cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria del Mar or the old Jewish quarter, this route will allow you to experience the classic ancient buildings mixed with modern architecture.
This evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner together.
Accommodations: H10 Art Gallery

Day 13
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Barcelona

It is time to say good-bye to this beautiful country and fabulous new friends. Transfer to the aiport for your flight home.

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

 

Important Details & Pricing
Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing we will let you know. At that time you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

 

Rates

Double Occupancy - TBA
Single Occupancy - TBA

If you would like the double occupancy rate but don't have a roommate we will match you with a suitable roommate. The single occupancy rate will give you your own room. Single occupancy very limited. CAD = Canadian dollars. USD = United States of America dollars. Conversion to USD is approximated by current exchange rates and subject to change. You will be charged in CAD and your bank may charge a slightly different rate or fees.

Deposit of TBA per person due at time of booking.
A second payment of TBA

Final Payment due - TBA

*All payments are non-refundable Please see full terms and conditions. Prices are subject to change and availability.

 

Activity Level

Moderate Activity
There are a few walking tours at a relaxed pace.

 

Group Size

Minimum - 9 ladies
Maximum - 16 ladies

 

Exclusions
  • International Airfare
  • Visa/passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on meals not included and personal expenses
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

 

Tour Leader

Kirsten Ness
Kirsten is a veterinarian and owns a small animal practice. When she isn't busy looking after adored family pets she loves to explore the world. Kirsten is a fun and very knowledgeable tour leader.

 

Flight Information

Once your flights are booked please forward a copy of your itinerary to info@womens-travel-club.com.
Please do not book any flights until tour is confirmed.

Arrive to Madrid
Depart from Barcelona

Travel Insurance:

Out of country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

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Accommodations
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H10 Villa de la Reina

Located on Madrid's central Gran Vía, the H10 Villa de la Reina is a Boutique Hotel set in a majestic building dating back to the start of the 20th century. With its French-inspired interior design, it combines classic elements with other more contemporary features to create a peaceful and elegant atmosphere. The hotel benefits from comfortable guest rooms, the Las Infantas Restaurant, La Villa Bar and three meeting rooms.

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H10 Palacio Colomera

The H10 Palacio Colomera is housed in the old Casa Colomera, built in 1928 to serve as a palace for the counts of Colomera. Located in the central Plaza de las Tendillas, the hotel plan aimed to recreate the palatial atmosphere of the old building. It has cosy rooms, a landscaped patio with plunge pool, the El Patio Restaurant serving breakfast in the elegant atrium of the hotel and the El Balcón de Córdoba Rooftop with panoramic views of the city.

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H10 Casa de la Plata

The H10 Casa de la Plata is a newly built four-star hotel located on a charming pedestrian street in the historic centre of Seville. The interior design, inspired by a typical Sevillan house, fuses traditional elements, such as ceramics and tiles typical of Seville with other more contemporary ones. The establishment has elegant rooms, a restaurant for breakfast with access to an exclusive typical Andalusian courtyard, a lobby bar and different areas for meetings and events.

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Eurostar Catedral

The Eurostars Catedral welcomes its clients in a privileged enclave , a few meters from the cathedral, a masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance in the city, and from the famous Puerta del Perdón of the Granada temple. The building in which the hotel is located is made up of a complex of listed buildings and houses, including a 16th century manor house with an interior courtyard with a fountain. One of the most recognizable elements of the establishment is its valuable facade facing the cathedral, decorated with Neo-Pompeian paintings.

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Palacio de Santa Clara

Hotel Palacio Santa Clara, located close to the famous and commercial street of Valencia, Carrer Colón, it is the perfect example of the modernista spirit. Designed by the renowned architect Francisco Javier Görlich in 1916, this initial essence is preserved in our hotel. The delicious aesthetic design with different textures, curved lines, vegetables motifs... brings you a sense of harmony that perfectly combines with our best services and facilities.

H10 Art Gallery

Located in the Eixample district, just a few metres from Passeig de Gràcia, the H10 Art Gallery is a four-star superior hotel dedicated to the world of art. Its lobby contains original works and lithographs by renowned artists such as Joan Miró and Miquel Barceló. In addition, each floor of the hotel pays homage to a different contemporary artist. It offers open spaces for hosting any type of event and two terraces, one with a plunge pool, for enjoying a pleasant stay in the city.

Extra Hotel Nights

Often ladies will book a night at the first hotel prior to the tour. This gives them a chance to relax after a long flight and settle in before the tour starts. Let us know if you would like pricing and information on the hotel.
Follow this link to request pre or post tour hotel nights.

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