Overview

THE ONE THAT GIVES YOU 2 WEEKS OF EXPLORING ALL THAT SPAIN HAS TO OFFER

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. 

13 Nights 14 Days 09 Sep Madrid, Community of Madrid
Inclusions/Exclusions

What is included in the tour

  • 13 Nights Accommodation in Hotel
  • 19 Meals (6 Dinners, 13 Breakfasts)
  • Expert Trip Manager, Driver & Local Guides
  • Transport
  • Experiences (7 Included, 7 Optional)
  • Visa Assistance

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Anything not mentioned in 'inclusions'
  • Visa Fees
  • Airfare
  • Taxes
  • Insurance

 

Highlights
  • Change your travel dates or trip for free
  • Flex Deposit (Save your deposit for another trip)
  • Flexible Payment Options
  • EMI Available
Itinerary

DAY 1 - ARRIVE MADRID

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. 

Stay

Tryp Madrid Airport Suites (or similar)

 

DAY 2 - MADRID

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. 

Stay

Tryp Madrid Airport Suites (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

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)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Visit to Valley of the Fallen

EUR 19.00

 

DAY 3 - MADRID TO BILBAO VIA SEGOVIA

Madrid

The first leg of our Iberian roadtrip kicks off this morning as we travel north in search of Segovia and Bilbao.

Segovia

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

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. 

Stay

Puerta de Bilbao Hotel (or similar)

 

DAY 4 - BILBAO TO PAMPLONA VIA SAN SEBASTIAN

Bilbao

Adiós Bilbao! Thanks for a delicious evening in your super cozy, culture buzzing nest. Next stop, ocean hangs.

San Sebastian

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).

Pamplona

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.

Stay

Agustinos Hotel Pamplona (or similar)

 

DAY 5 - PAMPLONA TO BARCELONA VIA ZARAGOZA

Pamplona

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.

Zaragoza

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. 

Barcelona

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.

Stay

Park Puxtet (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See Gaudi's Sagrada Família & the 1992 Olympic Games complex

Walk the Gothic Quarter & La Rambla district

 

DAY 6 - BARCELONA

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. 

Stay

Park Puxtet (or similar)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Barcelona Bike Tour

EUR 24.00

Flamenco Show with Dinner & Drinks

EUR 63.00

 

DAY 7 - BARCELONA TO IBIZA

Barcelona

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!

Ibiza

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. 

Stay

El Puerto Hotel (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Flight to the famous island of Ibiza

 

DAY 8 - IBIZA

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.

Stay

El Puerto Hotel (or similar)

 

DAY 9 - IBIZA TO GRANADA VIA DENIA

Ibiza

Today we ferry back to the main land with Ibiza ticked off our bucket list. 

Denia

Granada

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. 

Stay

Los Angeles Hotel Granada (or similar)

 

DAY 10 - GRANADA

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.

Stay

Los Angeles Hotel Granada (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Alhambra entry & guided tour (this could be substituted with the Alcazar of Seville)

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Guided Tour of Albaicin & Capilla Real

EUR 19.00

 

DAY 11 - GRANADA TO SEVILLE VIA GIBRALTAR

Granada

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! 

Gibraltar

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.

Seville

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.

Stay

Hotel Vertice Aljarafe Seville (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Scenic drive past the towns of Marbella and Malaga

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Eat With Seville

EUR 35.00

Guided Rock Tour

EUR 23.00

 

DAY 12 - SEVILLE TO CORDOBA

Seville

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.

Cordoba

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.  

Stay

Selu Hotel Cordoba (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

Entry into the Mosque of the Caliphs in Cordoba

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Guided walking Tour Inc. Bullring

EUR 19.50

 

DAY 13 - CORDOBA TO MADRID VIA TOLEDO

Cordoba

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. 

Toledo

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. 

Madrid

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. 

Stay

Tryp Madrid Airport Suites (or similar)

NO REGRETS INCLUSIONS

See the Alcazar fortress and Gothic cathedral in Toledo

FREE TIME ADD-ONS

Traditional Madridlenos Dinner

EUR 37.50

 

DAY 14 - DEPART MADRID

Madrid

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

Pickup point
Madrid, Spain View on Map