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We all have our passions... Food, wine, art, history, music, and more. At Maritime Travel, we design our own exclusive, specialty tours adventures with this in mind. Graciously escorted, intimate, and worry-free experiences provide an opportunity to embrace your passions in the world's most fascinating destinations. Imaginative itineraries, lots of free time, expert hosts, personal attention, and loads of extras combine to provide our most discerning guests with a trip of a lifetime. Indulge your passion on one of our specialty tours below.



Spanish Fiesta 14-Day Tour

May 6, 2019 - May 19, 2019


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Join our very own LeAnn Marutkyn on this fully-escorted tour and experience all the excitement and energy of Spain.


You’ll visit Spain’s most popular cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Vitoria, Pamplona, and Seville. You’ll have time to relax on the Costa del Sol, where you can sample traditional Spanish cuisine, walk on the sandy beaches, and browse the trendy boutiques. You’ll also visit the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.

Globus has also arranged special experiences for you on this Spain tour, including wine tasting accompanied by tapas in Ribera del Duero. And in Seville enjoy an exclusive visit to the Real Maestranza (royal) bull ring. History, art, architecture, beaches, Spanish food, and more—what else could you ask for in a vacation to Spain?

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A Savings of
$424 per couple!
Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, land only, and includes savings and all tax. Airfare, pre & post tour nights are available on request. To guarantee your spot, final payment is due ?at time of booking. A valid passport is required. Travel Insurance is highly recommended.
 
For more information contact:
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921 3rd Avenue South
(403) 329-3373
122@maritimetravel.ca



 


Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN
Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. Dinner

Day 2: MADRID
The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM, founded in 1819, and considered to have one of the finest collections of European art of the last 8 centuries, with the works of Goya, El Greco, Rubens, Titian, and more. In the afternoon, an optional excursion to Toledo can be arranged. Breakfast

Day 3: MADRID–SEGOVIA–RIBERA DEL DUERO–BURGOS–VITORIA
Head into beautiful Castile, the “Province of the Castles.” Cross the rugged Sierra de Guadarrama mountain range on the way to Segovia, famous for the 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct. Next, head to Ribera del Duero for a WINE TASTING accompanied by tapas at Bodegas Portia, designed by world-famous architect Norman Foster. In Burgos, see the magnificent limestone Cathedral of Santa Maria, where the legendary El Cid Castile’s greatest hero, who lived in the 11th-century, is buried. Afternoon arrival in Vitoria, capital of the Basque Autonomous Community, and explore the delightful historic center at your own pace. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4: VITORIA–BILBAO–SAN SEBASTIAN–PAMPLONA
In Bilbao, the great port city of the Basque region, join your Local Guide for a visit to the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM, an amazing feat of construction created by architect Frank O. Gehry. Next is lovely San Sebastian, the “Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast,” before arriving in Pamplona at the foot of the Pyrenees. Here, a special treat awaits: walk along the Calle Estafeta, where the famous “running of the bulls” takes place, followed by a Rioja WINE TASTING and dinner at Basaburua restaurant. Breakfast. Dinner

Day 5: PAMPLONA–SARAGOSSA–BARCELONA
In Saragossa, visit PLAZA DEL PILAR, one of Spain’s grandest squares. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, where, according to legends, the Virgin Mary appeared to St. James. Arrive in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and the host of the Olympic Games in 1992. Breakfast

Day 6: BARCELONA
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and Paseo de Gràcia. Highlight is a visit to spectacular SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA, Gaudi’s masterpiece. Also enjoy a panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. To enhance your stay, choose from our optional excursions to Montserrat and to a Catalonian restaurant to try out local dishes. Breakfast

Day 7: BARCELONA–VALENCIA
Continue along the coast to Valencia, once a royal capital. Valencia’s Roman, Moorish, and Spanish history comes alive during your guided sightseeing, featuring the Town Hall, La Lonja (the 15-century Silk Exchange), the bull ring, the massive gateway towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts & Science Complex, designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. End your tour in the center at La Seo Cathedral and then, visit one of Valencia’s oldest Horchaterias, where you will be served a traditional Horchata drink. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8: VALENCIA–GRANADA
Take a scenic drive toward the mountains past troglodyte cave dwellings, hollowed out of the soft tufa stone, near Guadix and Purullena. Cross Mora Pass and arrive in Granada, where dinner has been prepared at one of Granada’s fine restaurants, the perfect introduction to this magnificent city. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9: GRANADA–COSTA DEL SOL
Sightseeing with a Local Guide features Granada’s main attraction, the ALHAMBRA COMPLEX, a fantasy of “lace in stone” surrounded by arabesque gardens and fountains. Also amble through the exotic WATER GARDENS OF THE GENERALIFE. Then, take a short drive to your hotel at the Costa del Sol. Later, you may wish to join an optional excursion to the charming Pueblo Blanco village of Mijas. Breakfast

Day 10: COSTA DEL SOL. EXCURSION TO MÁLAGA
The morning is dedicated to beautiful Málaga, birthplace of Picasso. Join your Local Guide on a walking tour through the OLD CITY. Enjoy free time for shopping and maybe a visit to the Picasso Museum. Breakfast

Day 11: COSTA DEL SOL–GIBRALTAR–SEVILLE
Drive to the ROCK OF GIBRALTAR, in British hands since 1704. Hear about its turbulent history from your Local Guide, see the Moorish Castle, and visit ST. MICHAEL’S CAVES and the colony of Barbary apes. Drive through the sunny sherry wine region on the Costa de la Luz to vibrant, festive Seville, where an exclusive visit has been included to the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal BULL RING. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 12: SEVILLE
During your sightseeing tour with a Local Guide, hear about the city’s role in Roman times, its conquest by the Moors in 712 AD, and its contribution to the discovery of the New World. Admire Maria Luisa Park, the Golden Tower on the Guadalquivir River, and the university that was once the tobacco factory of Carmen fame. Also visit the magnificent CASA DE PILATOS, a mixture of Moorish and Roman architecture with a splendid collection of Roman sculptures. Then, stroll through the narrow lanes of the charming SANTA CRUZ QUARTER. For those interested, an optional extended guided visit to the cathedral is available. Tonight, for a truly Andalusian night out, reserve a seat at our optional Flamenco show. Breakfast

Day 13: SEVILLE–CORDOBA–MADRID
Travel through the arid landscapes of Don Quixote’s La Mancha to Cordoba. Guided walking tour of Cordoba includes the medieval Jewish Quarter, the MOSQUE OF THE CALIPHS, famous for its 850 pillars of porphyry, marble, and jasper, the Roman Bridge, and the remains of the Alcazar. Return to Madrid and enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel. Breakfast & Dinner

Day 14: MADRID
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Breakfast

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
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