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17 Days Classical Spain with Western Mediterranean Cruise, including flights

Explore Spain with Western Mediterranean!

  • 18 days
  • 3 countries
  • 27 meals
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* Per person based on double occupancy
    • Return Economy Class Airfare from Melbourne, Sydney , Perth, Brisbane and Adelaide
    • Meals as indicted: 14 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 7 Dinners
    • 7 Nights sailing onboard on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship -Symphony of the Seas
    • Royal Caribbean - Onboard gratuities
    • 8 Nights hotel accommodation
    • Air-conditioned coach transportation
    • Airport to hotel transfer on Day 2
    • Hotel to cruise terminal transfer on Day 10
    • Cruise terminal to airport transfer on Day 17
    • English Speaking Tour Guides
    • Guided sightseeing city tours – Madrid, Granada (Alhambra), Seville & Barcelona.
    • Admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (Madrid)
    • Admission: Alhambra (Granada)
    • Admission: Poblet Monastery (Poblet)
    • Admission: Poble Espanyol (Barcelona)
    • High Speed Train: Seville to Madrid
    • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
    • Optional gratuities/tipping
    • Optional activities/tours/entrance fees/onshore excursions
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
    • Visa(s)/Visa fee
    • Flamenco Show with Dinner (Wednesday)
    • Sevillian Night in Patio Sevilla (Wednesday)
    • Zambra Gypsy - Flamenco Show (Monday)
    See all available Europamundo extras.

Trip itinerary Download PDF itinerary

  • Day 1: Australia – Spain (FRI)

    Day 1: Australia – Spain (FRI)

    Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Madrid!

  • Day 2: Madrid (SAT)

    Day 2: Madrid (SAT)

    Welcome to Madrid, Spain! Upon arrival, a transfer will be provided. Your driver will be waiting for you at arrival hall to take you to your hotel and provide all the local information of the area you will be staying at and how to get around to the historic city centre. (Normal Check in Time is 3:00pm)

    In the evening, a transfer will be provided to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district for you to explore the magical ancient city. You will have the chance to try out some typical Spanish dinner (own expense) before returning to the hotel.

    Overnight: Madrid

  • Day 3: Madrid City Tour (SUN)

    Day 3: Madrid City Tour (SUN)

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then begin your discovery of Madrid with your local specialist which showcases the city’s vibrant centre, the beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its many fountains. You’ll have a chance to visit the landmark sights that includes the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (entrance included) and followed by a walking tour of the beautiful Retiro Park enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your leisure. If you wish why not try the optional visit to the Royal Palace (entrance not included). In the evening, we provide transfer to the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid where you will have time for dinner (own expense).

    Overnight: Madrid

  • Day 4: Madrid – Granada (MON), 450km

    Day 4: Madrid – Granada (MON), 450km

    Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning after a delightful breakfast we travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in Puerto Lapice a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros towards Granada. In the afternoon accompanied by a local guide you will tour Granada’s famed Moorish palace, the Alhambra Palace (entrance included), a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site and its beautiful Generalife gardens. Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Plaza de Gracia where restaurants mix with local cultural flavor to create an unforgettable night. After dinner (own expense), why not attend an optional activity – a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighbourhood of Sacramonte.
    Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palace allows a limited number of people in at a time. If in the event that we are not able to the visit the area of Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have a similar architecture and features).

    Overnight: Granada

  • Day 5: Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda – Seville (TUE), 400km

    Day 5: Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda – Seville (TUE), 400km

    After breakfast we depart Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol's main city Malaga. Upon arrival, we will have a quick stop to stroll along the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After that, we will continue a scenic drive along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Puerto Banus, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. After lunch (own expense), we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to Ronda, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Shortly afterwards we continue to Seville where we arrive at the end of the afternoon.

    Overnight: Seville

  • Day 6: Seville – Cordoba - Madrid (WED), 472km

    Day 6: Seville – Cordoba - Madrid (WED), 472km

    After breakfast at the hotel we begin our discovery of Seville, one of the gems of Andalusia. This atmospheric city is a delight to explore! Enjoy a guided walking tour featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda (outside), the banks of the Guadalquivir river, popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and also the beautiful Plaza de España. In the afternoon, enjoy a high-speed train trip (ticket included) through Andalusian and Castilian landscapes through to Madrid (approx. 2 ½ hours). Upon arrival in Madrid you will be transferred to the hotel.

    Overnight: Madrid

  • Day 7: Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat – Barcelona (THU), 640km

    Day 7: Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat – Barcelona (THU), 640km

    We depart early in the morning from Madrid towards Aragón whilst briefly stopping in Zaragoza. We will stop by at the Basílica del Pilar the universal symbol of Zaragoza whilst visiting this impressive sanctuary. Directly afterwards, you will have free time in the city centre to explore the city’s emblematic buildings like the La Lonja Palace or the San Salvador Cathedral. Later, we make our way to Cataluña to the Monastery of Poblet , surrounded by beautiful defensive walls. This is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then go onto the Monastery of Montserrat where we include a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views all the way to Barcelona. We should arrive at Barcelona in the late afternoon.

    Important note: In the winter months, from November to March (included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight).

    Overnight: Barcelona

  • Day 8: Barcelona (FRI)

    Day 8: Barcelona (FRI)

    Following breakfast we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. We will meet our local expert for a fantastic sightseeing city tour of the historic central area with its Gothic neighbourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will also visit the area where the Olympic Games took place where it will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Familia Basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudi. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. You will have some free time to explore the city on your own.

    In the evening, transfer service will be provided to the most vivid street in Barcelona, Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area for dinner (own expense). Enjoy the bustling life of Barcelona before returning back to hotel.

    Overnight: Barcelona

  • Day 9: Barcelona - Free as leisure (SAT)

    Day 9: Barcelona - Free as leisure (SAT)

    After breakfast you will have leisure time on your own to explore this top European center for art, architecture, cuisine and more!

    Overnight: Barcelona

  • Day 10: Barcelona, Spain (Departs 18:00) (SUN)

    Day 10: Barcelona, Spain (Departs 18:00) (SUN)

    Free as leisure in the morning. Get ready at hotel lobby at 12:00p.m and be transferred to cruise terminal for check in. The cruise will depart at 6:00p.m. Sit back and relax.

    Welcome aboard Symphony of the Seas
    A top European centre for art, architecture, design and cuisine, this stylish city has its own language and culture. The soul of old Barcelona is its Gothic Quarter; outside the medieval district, discover iconic landmarks and more.

    Overnight: Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 11: Plama de Mallorca, Spain (Arrives 08:00 , Departs 16:00) (MON)

    Day 11: Plama de Mallorca, Spain (Arrives 08:00 , Departs 16:00) (MON)

    A rugged island with fine beaches, Mallorca welcomes travellers seeking sun, sea and sand. Its capital city of Palma is home to a lively café and arts scene, historic sights and an Old Town of twisting lanes and hidden courtyards.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 12: Provence (Marseilles), France (Arrives 09:00, Departs 18:00) (TUE)

    Day 12: Provence (Marseilles), France (Arrives 09:00, Departs 18:00) (TUE)

    France's oldest city is one of its most dynamic, with a melting pot culture and vibrant arts scene. The soul of the city is its Vieux Port, the working waterfront. Marseille is also a gateway port to the scenic villages and coastal areas of Provence.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 14: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (Arrives 07:00, Departs 20:00) (THU)

    Day 14: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy (Arrives 07:00, Departs 20:00) (THU)

    From the monuments of the ancient empire to the pursuit of la dolce vita, the Eternal City is an unrivalled open-air museum and a lively modern metropolis. The tiny enclave of Vatican City is home to sacred sites and priceless art.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 15: Naples (Capri), Italy (Arrives 07:00, Departs 20:00) (FRI)

    Day 15: Naples (Capri), Italy (Arrives 07:00, Departs 20:00) (FRI)

    One of Europe's oldest cities, Naples is vibrant and filled with rich artistic and architectural heritage. Nearby sights include the ruins of ancient Pompeii uncovers, the idyllic resort isle of Capri, and the jewel-like towns that dot the Amalfi Coast.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 16: Cruising (SAT)

    Day 16: Cruising (SAT)

    Whether you seek an adrenaline rush or total tranquility, our ships have it all. Try rock climbing, zip-lining and surfing 200 feet above the waves. Melt away land-based stress with a spa massage, build a scrapbook of memories or simply relax poolside.

    Overnight: Symphony of the Seas

  • Day 17: Barcelona, Spain (Arrives 05:00) (SUN)

    Day 17: Barcelona, Spain (Arrives 05:00) (SUN)

    This morning dock at 5:00am in Barcelona after the breathtaking cruise! Airport transfer from cruise for your homebound flight.

Hotel information

  • Location Accommodation Local rating
  • Madrid Hotel Praga or equivalent
  • Granada Sercotel Gran Luna or equivalent
  • Seville Novotel Sevilla Marques Del Nervion or equivalent
  • Barcelona AC Hotel By Marriott Som or equivalent
  • Cruising Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship - Symphony of the Seas

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