10D9N SPAIN ~ Best of Spain
Departure: open date
Sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Portugal in the south-west corner of Europe and sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, Spain, with its beautiful beaches and rich cultural heritage, consistently ranks among the top destinations in the world and was in fact the second most-visited nation in the world in 2019.
D01 ARRIVE BARCELONA or MADRID
Upon arrival in Barcelona Airport, take a train to Madrid, the political, economic and financial centre of Spain and also its largest city. Apart from its renowned rich repositories of art and cultural gems, Madrid, as a modern metropolis, offers a taste of the everyday life and lifestyle of the Spanish people. Ranking high among the most-compelling attractions in Madrid are the Prado National Museum that houses one of the largest and finest art collections in the world and the city’s two very popular and historic public squares – Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.
D02 MADRID: TOLEDO/MADRID CITY [B]
Go on a city tour of Madrid before heading out to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo, an ancient town that was once the capital of Spain. Topping its long list of historic gems is probably the imposing 13th century Toledo Cathedral considered by many as one of the most important Gothic structures in Europe. The town itself has often been described as an open-air museum encapsulating the history of Spain.
D03 MADRID: AVILA/SEGOVIA [B/L]
Guided day trip to Avila and Segovia. The ancient town of Avila, with its well-preserved walls stretching about 2.5km and historical and exceptional monuments both within and outside the walls, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Probably the most iconic symbol of the ancient town of Segovia, another UNESCO World Heritage Site, is its Roman Aqueduct, a 16km elevated water conveyance structure built in the 1st century that is still in use today.
D04 MADRID [B]
Enjoy Madrid at your own leisure (bus pass provided).
D05 MADRID – BARCELONA [B]
Head to Barcelona on a high speed train. The seaside city of Barcelona, the capital of the region of Catalonia, is the second largest city in Spain. Almost synonymous with Barcelona is one of Spain’s most celebrated architect and designer, Antoni Gaudi, whose avant-garde surrealist buildings and structures include the world-renowned Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. There are 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in or near Barcelona and 7 of them were works of Gaudi. The most historic part of Barcelona that dates back over 2 millennia is its Gothic Quarter, known for its unique and well-preserved gothic architecture. And standing tall in the Gothic Quarter is the impressive gothic Barcelona Cathedral. La Rambla – the “social hub” of Barcelona – is a tree-shaded pedestrian street lined with shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes that is popular with both locals and visitors.
D06 BARCELONA: MONTSERRAT [B]
Guided day trip to Montserrat, a multi-peaked mountain range about 45km northwest of Barcelona, where the Benedictine monastery Santa Maria de Montserrat is located. The summit of Montserrat offers spectacular views of the region of Catalonia.
D07 BARCELONA: GIRONA [B]
Guided day trip to Girona, a medieval walled city considered by many as the jewel of Catalonia. Rivalling Barcelona in terms of historical importance in Catalonia, Girona’s historic structures and ambience earned the city the privilege of being the Game of Thrones filming locations of the Kings Landing, Braavos and the Citadel of Oldtown. Remember the scene of Queen Marjorie’s walk of shame? The steps she descended on are the steps of the Girona Cathedral.
D08 BARCELONA [B]
Head out to La Roca Village, a very popular outlet-style luxury shopping destination with over 140 leading brands.
D09 BARCELONA [B]
Visit Sagrada Familia with an express entry pass at your own pace. Thereafter, enjoy Barcelona at your own leisure (bus pass provided).
D10 DEPART BARCELONA [B]
Free time until your transfer to Barcelona Airport for your departure flight.
S$2,950 per person, for twin/triple sharing
Minimum 4pax to go
S$3,280 per person, for twin/triple sharing
For group of 2-3pax