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Spain officially the Kingdom of Spain (Spanish: Reino de España)is a sovereign state located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with two large archipelagoes, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and the Canary Islands off the North African Atlantic coast, two cities, Ceuta and Melilla, in the North African mainland and several small islands in the Alboran Sea near the Moroccan coast. The country's mainland is bordered to the south and east by the Mediterranean Sea except for a small land boundary with Gibraltar; to the north and northeast by France, Andorra, and the Bay of Biscay; and to the west and northwest by Portugal and the Atlantic Ocean. It is the only European country to have a border with an African country (Morocco)[h] and its African territory accounts for nearly 5% of its population, mostly in the Canary Islands but also in Ceuta and Melilla. With an area of 505,990 km2 (195,360 sq mi), Spain is the largest country in Southern Europe, the second largest country in Western Europe and the European Union, and the fourth largest country in the European continent. By population, Spain is the sixth largest in Europe and the fifth in the European Union. Spain's capital and largest city is Madrid; other major urban areas include Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Bilbao and Málaga. Modern humans first arrived in the Iberian Peninsula around 35,000 years ago. Iberian cultures along with ancient Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian settlements developed on the peninsula until it came under Roman rule around 200 BCE, after which the region was named Hispania, based on the earlier Phoenician name Sp(a)n or Spania. At the end of the Western Roman Empire the Germanic tribal confederations in migration from Central Europe invaded the Iberian peninsula and established themselves in relatively independent realms in its western provinces. The Visigoths migrating from Eastern Europe were allowed to settle in federated status in the neighbor province of Aquitania in 511, with the treaty obligations among others to assist the Empire with military allied support to expeditions defending its provinces in the West. And so they did in Gaul against Franks, Burgundians and the Sueves, Alans and Vandals depredations in the Iberian peninsula. The military campaigns success against the Vandals and Alans was so sounded that their dominion over the provinces of Betica and Carthaginensis were ended and they restored to the Empire. Both would unite and eventually leave the peninsula for Africa to form the Vandal kingdom. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the Goths established the independent Kingdom of Toulouse expanding their domination over the extant Roman provinces in Gaul and Hispania. They took immediate military control of the Narbonensis, Auvergne and Provence and in the peninsula, the Tarraconensis and Carthaginensis from local provincial authorities, and wrestled control of Baetica and Lusitania from the Suebian Kingdom, placing a match to their expansion and passing to be the dominant power in the peninsula regardless of Byzantines and Frankish and Burgundians later incursions or dominion in parts the peninsula. The Suebian kingdom, some independent Hispano-Roman local regions and the Byzantines provincial realm in the peninsula, would be integrated by force into the successor Kingdom of Toledo that more or less unified politically, ecclesiastically and legally all the former Roman provinces or successor kingdoms of what was then known in documents as Hispania. After the Visigothic kingdom fell, the Iberian Peninsula was taken by the Moors except in the north where shortly after started a process known as Reconquista. Spain emerged as a unified country in the 15th century under the Catholic Monarchs, who completed the eight centuries-long Reconquista in 1492. In the early modern period, Spain became one of history's first global empires, leaving a vast cultural and linguistic legacy that includes over 500 million Hispanophones, making Spanish the world's second most spoken native language, after Mandarin Chinese. Spain is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy, with King Felipe VI as head of state. It is a middle power and a major developed country with the world's fourteenth largest economy by nominal GDP and sixteenth largest by purchasing power parity. It is a member of the United Nations (UN), the European Union (EU), the Eurozone, the Council of Europe (CoE), the Organization of Ibero-American States (OEI), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Schengen Area, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and many other international organisations. Spain has a "permanent invitation" to the G20 summits that occur generally once a year.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 7 days & 6 nights
  • Countries: Spain
  • Experiences: 9
  • Ages: 0 - 55+
  • Starting Point:Madrid
  • Ending Point: Barcelona
Introduction

Welcome to Madrid, a city of elegant boulevards and an intimacy that resembles much of Spain. On arrival at Madrid airport you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the hotel in a private vehicle. Check in to your hotel freshen up and rest of the day free for leisure activities.

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Enjoy all the major sights of the city and learn about its history with this Hop-on Hop-off tour valid for one day! The funniest and easiest way to know the city on our double decker buses. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered through a headphones audio system in eleven different languages (Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese). The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 8 and 15 minutes and every route takes about 80 min. The tour offers you 2 Hop-on Hop-off routes to customise your own tour of Madrid. Route number 1 (blue colour) covers the major sights of the city and the route number 2 (green colour) gives you easy access to many of Madrid's top museums, shops and attractions. From mid-June til mid-September, two night tours will be available from 10:00 PM.

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Enjoy breakfast later proceed to train station on your own and depart to Seville by train. Arrive in Seville train station and make your way to the hotel on your own. Seville is the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region. It's famous for flamenco dancing, particularly in its Triana neighborhood. Major landmakrs include the ornate Alcázar castle complex, built during the Moorish Almohad dynasty, and the 18th-century Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza bullring. The Gothic Seville Cathedral is the site of Christopher Columbus’s tomb and a minaret turned bell tower, the Giraldo. In the evening you can opt to enjoy a Flamenco show. A unique experience where all of the various facets of esta art form are brought together: dancing, singing and guitar. Enjoy the flamenco show with various artist and dance style. You can see the difference between male and female flamenco dancing, dancer and dancer accompanied by exceptional musicians. (Optional Costing: Per Adult – EUR 42 & Per Child – EUR 42).

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Breakfast at the hotel and today you can explore the cultural city of Seville at your own pace with the help of the Hop on Hop Ticket (Validity 24 Hrs) This tour is operated by double decker buses you can make a route through more emblematic places of the city of Seville, with commentaries in 16 different languages, which make possible to know the history, culture and heritage of the city, which origin goes back to Old Age, that way this city is a cultures mixing . This service is valid for 24 (basic) or 48 hours (Experience) with a hop on / hop off system , so during this period you can get on and get off of the bus such times as you want in any bus stop. The ticket can be purchase as in the bus as in any of two main bus stop, furthermore in any official sales point. Multilingual Audio System: 16 languages. Panoramic route on double decker buses with 14 stops at the most important locations of the city: Paseo Colon, Plaza de Espana, 1929 Exhibition, Triana-San Jacinto, Triana-Castilla, 1992 Universal Exhibition, Isla Magica, Macarena, Torre de los Perdigones, Alameda de Hercules, Plaza del Duque, Plaza de Armas, plaza de Cuba y Acuario de Sevilla. Hop on , hop off. Individual headsets. Free Entrance: El Salvador Church, Museo de Carruajes, Pabellon de la Navegacion, Casa de la Ciencia, Torre de los Perdigones, Iglesia de Santa Ana and Hospital de la Caridad.

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Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and proceed to Seville train station on your own. Board the train to Barcelona. Welcome to Barcelona! The cradle of Catalan culture, amongst many other cultures and civilisations, and a witness to major transformations such as the Industrial Revolution or the Civil War amongst many others, Barcelona has a fascinating history. Proceed from Barcelona train station to the hotel on your own. Check in and free time to recoup.

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Breakfast at the hotel and today you can explore the colourful city of Barcelona at your own pace with the help of the Hop on Hop Ticket (Validity 24 Hrs) If you want to visit Barcelona at your own pace and with no hurry, the double-decker tourist bus is your option! You can get on and off all day long with the same ticket, and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 12 different languages. We give you a guide map containing all the stops of the route, and discounts for different establishments in the city. Our new buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain; they are fitted with anatomical seats, heating on both decks. Moreover, there's always a stewardess on board. There are 2 routes: East and West. Frequency of buses at stops varies depending on the season (between 6 and 15 minutes) and each route takes approximately 2 hours. Later if time permits you can opt to visit Sagrada familia. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Catalan Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. (Optional Costing: Per Adult – EUR 40 & Per Child – EUR 24) OR Visit the Nou Camp Stadium of FC Barcelona, one of the most important soccer team in the world. The Camp Nou Tour is the best way to experience Barca from within. The visit begins on the first floor of the Museum, which was renovated on June 12, 2010. This is a modern museum with large-format interactive walls, new showcases and a wide collection of objects that reveal the history of FC Barcelona and explain the values that have made Barca "more than a club". The Camp Nou Experience retraces the steps of players that have made history, such as Kubala, Cruyff, Maradona, Guardiola and Ronaldinho, among others, and visitors can feel the true Barca passion by visiting the most emblematic areas of the Camp Nou: including the visitors' changing room and the tunnel onto the pitch, from where a panoramic view of the whole stadium can be enjoyed. Here any football fan's dream comes true as they sense just what it is like to be a Barca player. You go on to visit the television studio, the mixed zone, the press room and the commentary boxes. The tour ends on the second floor, where you can visit the fascinating Multimedia space, which was renovated in January 2010, and which has been received enthusiastically by members and visitors. The recommended time for a visit is approximately an hour and a half.

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What's included

  • Accommodation
    *Madrid

    Hotel Holiday Inn Piramides 3* or similar.

    *Seville

    Hotel H10 Corregidor 3* or similar.

    *Barcelona

    Hotel Viladomat 3* or similar.

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  • Meals

    7 Breakfasts

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  • Transport

    Transfer from Madrid airport to Madrid hotel on private basis (Day 1).

    Transfer from Barcelona hotel to Barcelona airport on private basis (Day 7).

    2nd Class Train Madrid S Atocha - Sevilla Justa.

    2nd Class Seville - Barcelona Sants.

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  • Sightseeings

    *Madrid 24 hrs hrs hop on hop off ticket.

    *Seville 24 hrs hrs hop on hop off ticket.

    *Barcelona 24 hrs hrs hop on hop off ticket.

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  • Flights

    Can be added as per avilable fare on the date of booking .

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  • Insurance

    Can be added as per requirment.

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