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Cityscape at Calle de Alcala and Gran Via, Madrid
The City of Arts and Sciences, Valencia
Generalife Gardens, Granada
Alambra Place, Granada
Madrid el Retiro Park
Roman Bridge, Cordoba
Real Alcanzar, Seville
Spain

Southern Spain & Barcelona Journeys (Tour code: 12931)

Starts and Ends
Madrid to
Barcelona
Travel Periods
23 Mar 24 - 02 Nov 24
Experience
Travel Style
Group Journeys
Be enchanted by the splendid landscapes and the rich cultural tapestry of southern Spain & Barcelona. Let the journey and ignite your wanderlust!

Highlights

Guaranteed Departures. Small group sizes (max 24 passengers). English speaking only tour with an experienced Tour Director.

Enjoy an authentic Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant in Madrid

Marvel at the awe-inspiring city of Barcelona, home to world famous architect Gaudí and symbol of the Catalonian modernism

Discover the awe-inspiring architectural masterpiece known as the Great Mosque of Cordoba!

Be enchanted by the epitome of Moorish architecture and unparalleled beauty of the Alhambra Palace in Granada

Witness the timeless beauty and artistry of Gipsy Flamenco in Granada

10 days
From
AUD 3,483
per person, twin share
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Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 10-day journey through the captivating cities of Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, and Granada. In Madrid, explore the highlights of this vibrant city and indulge in a Welcome Tapas Dinner. Travel to Merida to discover its ancient Roman Theater before heading to Seville, where you can take an optional evening walk through the Setas de Sevilla and enjoy panoramic views of the city. Explore Seville's Jewish Quarter and immerse yourself in its rich history.

Journey to Cordoba to marvel at the majestic Mosque-Cathedral, a remarkable blend of Islamic and Christian architecture. Finally, in Granada, visit the iconic Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exquisite Moorish design. Take in the breathtaking views as you travel to Ubeda,a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its historical charm and being a central hub for Spanish Olive Oil production.

Continue your adventure with a visit to the vibrant city of Valencia before heading to Barcelona for the last 2 days of your journey. With a wealth of cultural experiences, architectural wonders, and unforgettable moments, this journey through Spain will leave you with lasting memories.

Peace of mind booking plan
  1. ENTIRE Cooling-Off Period
  2. ENTIRE AUD Prices
  3. ENTIRE Change of Mind
  4. ENTIRE Industry Accredited
  5. ENTIRE On Ground Support
  6. ENTIRE Australian Owned

Inclusions

9-nights accommodation in 4-star & 5-star hotels
Transportation by luxury coach
Private transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
Daily Breakfast
Specialty Meals: Welcome Tapas dinner and Flamenco experience with dinner
Farewell dinner in Barcelona
Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba, Merida, Seville, Granada, Valencia and Barcelona
Entrance fees for Alhambra Palace, Cordoba Mosque, and Merida's Roman Theatre included.
English-Speaking Only Tour Director throughout the journey

Intro Map

Southern Spain & Barcelona Journeys

Map

Day 1 Madrid

A private transfer will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

At 19:00, meet with your Tour Director (TD) at the hotel´s Reception Desk for a welcome meeting. You will also meet your fellow travellers. Your TD will give you all the relevant details of the city and will inform you of the schedule for the following day.

The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Madrid at the Barcelo Torre Madrid 

Madrid
Madrid

Day 2 Madrid

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

Set out for a morning city discovery tour and enjoy one of the most exciting cities in the world, Madrid. See the highlights and discover the passion of this amazing city. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders this city has to offer, or, join the optional excursion to Toledo (extra cost).

In the early evening, join your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Madrid at the Barcelo Torre Madrid

Breakfast, Dinner
Madrid
MADRID. Plaza de Cibeles

Day 3 Madrid Merida Seville

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

Depart southwards to Merida, capital of the ancient Lusitania Roman Province. Visit the Roman Theater of Mérida, undeniably a remarkable sight to behold, offering a fascinating glimpse into the grandeur of the Roman Empire's architectural achievements. As you step into the theater, you'll be transported back in time, surrounded by the impressive semicircular seating, towering columns, and the stage that once hosted captivating performances. The architectural elegance and historical significance of the Roman Theater make it a must-visit attraction for history enthusiasts and anyone intrigued by the legacy of ancient civilizations.

Continue towards Seville, famous Andalusian capital, and the Spanish city of light.

Overnight stay in Seville at the NH Collection 

Breakfast
Madrid → Merida → Seville
Las Setas Seville

Day 4 Seville

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

Passion, flamenco, tapas…this is Seville! Today you’ll explore romantic Seville on a city tour, including a visit to the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world. Visit the city’s Jewish Quarter, with its labyrinth of narrow streets dating to the time of Moorish rule. 

The afternoon is at your leisure, or you can join the optional Jerez de La Frontera excursion (extra cost)

Overnight stay in Seville at the NH Collection

Breakfast
Seville
Plaza de Espana

Day 5 Seville Cordoba Granada

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel. 

Depart to Cordoba, a landmark of enormous heritage from a splendorous past. You´ll visit its impressive Mosque, now a Christian Cathedral, and its narrow Arabian-style streets. Venture for Granada, most magic city in Spain, driving through endless olive groves.

In the early evening, join your fellow travellers to experience the most authentic Gypsy Flamenco show in Spain, including dinner. An evening not to forget.

Overnight stay in Granada at Occidental Granada

Breakfast, Dinner
Seville → Cordoba → Granada
Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

Day 6 Granada

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today´s highlight will be the visit to Alhambra Palace, the most special Spanish World Heritage Site. The ornately decorated domes and archways are a testament to the brilliance of Moorish craftsmen. Located on a hilltop on the west bank of the River Darro, it also offers views across the entire city.

The rest of the day at leisure or you can join the optional cruise on the Albaicin Moorish Experience. 

Overnight stay in Granada at Occidental Granada

Breakfast
Granada
Granada

Day 7 Granada Ubeda Valencia

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

We depart today towards Ubeda, the centre of Spanish Olive Oil.  Enjoy a nice walk of this historical beautiful gem and taste their unique golden Extra Virgin Olive oil, light lunch is included. Continue to Valencia, a vibrant city offering a blend of modern architecture, stunning beaches, and a rich cultural heritage.

Overnight stay in Valencia at AC Valencia

Breakfast
Granada → Ubeda → Valencia
Valencia

Day 8 Valencia Barcelona

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Today you’ll explore Valencia´s old town and the exterior of the most avant-garde complex: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. This ultra-modern scientific and cultural complex is the largest in Europe, and its striking buildings are fast becoming symbols of the city.

Continue your journey in the early afternoon towards Catalunya. Reach Barcelona, home to world famous architect Gaudí, symbol of the Catalonian modernism.

Overnight stay in Barcelona at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Breakfast
Valencia → Barcelona
Park Guell, Barcelona

9 Barcelona

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast at your hotel.

Begin your day in Barcelona with a city discovery tour. See the Barcelona Pavilion, a study in minimalism built for the 1929 International Exposition. Then explore the Sagrada Familia (entrance not included), a still-unfinished cathedral designed by Catalan architect Antoní Gaudí.

The afternoon is free to explore the city at your own pace.

In the early evening, join your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Barcelona at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Breakfast, Dinner
Barcelona
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona

Day 10 Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a private transfer takes you to the airport.

Breakfast

Accommodation

Barceló Torre de Madrid

Madrid
The ideal accommodation to discover Madrid in the most comfortable way. This signature design hotel is located in the Plaza de España, a stone's throw from Gran Vía, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Madrid and a 15-minute walk from Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor.

It has 258 fully equipped rooms, perfectly combining modernity and sophistication. Designed to guarantee the highest quality standards , these rooms have everything necessary to satisfy the most demanding guests, whether traveling for business or pleasure.

It has first-class facilities typical of a 5-star hotel. Among them, a sophisticated bar on the ground floor, meeting rooms for holding all kinds of events, restaurants where you can savor exquisite dishes and a Wellness area with a gym for those who wish to keep fit.

Endowed with a singular and exclusive character, the spectacular building where the hotel resides represents a symbol for the city not only because of its magnificent location, but also because for several years it was considered the tallest concrete building in the world.

Hotel NH Collection Sevilla

Seville
Formerly known as NH Central Convenciones, hotel has a privileged position in Seville’s financial and business district. The historical area is a short walk away. And the public transport links are first-class so getting around the city couldn’t be easier.
Like the rest of the hotel, rooms are contemporary and comfortable, with deluxe touches including rain showers and pillow menus.

Occidental Granada

Granada
The  Occidental Granada hotel (a member of the Barceló Hotel Group) is located in one of the best areas of the city, very close to Calle Recogidas, which connects the hotel with the center, and next to one of the stops of the new Granada metro. Both the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions and the Science Park, one of Andalusia's cultural landmarks, are just a few steps away.

The Occidental Granada hotel  is a place where you can feel the magic of Granada, enjoying both its privileged location and the services of a hotel that is a member of the Barceló Hotel Group.

AC Hotel by Marriott Valencia

Valencia
AC Hotel Valencia is in the northern part of the city near the Oceanográfic, the Museum of Arts and Sciences. It is a magnificent location to get to know in Valencia.The hotel rooms are redesigned for you to have an excellent experience with all the offered amenities. You can choose from 6 types of rooms according to your needs and preferences.This hotel offers the AC Lounge space, a recently renovated place, where it is possible to enjoy private areas to read, work and/or taste all kinds of dishes and drinks typical in Valencia.Our hotel in Valencia offers access to the Fitness Room, available to all guests. It has high-quality equipment for the best training. In addition, the AC Hotel Valencia has several rooms to hold meetings and events of all kinds, where the staff will take care of its organization.

Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

Barcelona 
The Catalonia Barcelona Plaza hotel is located in Barcelona next to Plaza España and the facilities of the Fira de Barcelona and Montjuïc. With 347 rooms, an ideal place to stay on a business trip or a few days off. The panoramic terrace has a swimming pool and a large chill-out area with bar service and offers incomparable views of Plaza España and the Magic Fountains of Montjuïc, as well as most of the rooms. The Catalonia Barcelona Plaza hotel has  3 restaurants, an aesthetic and beauty center with treatments and massages, 13 meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, free Wi-Fi, parking in the same building and excellent connections with all public transport.

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Local currency
Euro
  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. 

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package (Entrance tickets to sites and museums)

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Who are Entire Travel Group?

Welcome to Entire Travel Group. We offer exceptional travel experiences across our extensive range of Entire Holiday Packages, Entire Group Journeys, Entire Rail Journeys, and Entire Cruise Journeys. With our industry-leading Peace of Mind Booking Plan, you can Book Now with flexibility and confidence.

Entire Travel Group is celebrating over 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family-owned, award-winning business with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday experience.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

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Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is both ATAS and CATO Accredited. ATAS is actively administered by the Australian Travel Industry Association (ATIA). The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is the trade association representing the land supply sector of the Australian Travel Industry.

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was honoured at the 2023 National Travel Industry Awards with Most Oustanding Wholesaler - Product / Service.

As our team works tirelessly to deliver exceptional holiday experiences, it was exciting to have this acknowledged with the highest recognition. The award is also a testament to the quality of our partners around the globe, and we take this opportunity to thank them for their tremendous support of our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?

  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of Entire Travel Group's attributes, we have settled on "When Experience Matters" as the quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. We have the experience to ensure your itinerary makes the dream holiday possible. Our continually enhanced technology allows our team to provide a quality customer service experience, and our partnerships with outstanding operators ensure we are confident of the on-ground experience for our customers.

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How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

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Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

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What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

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Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

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Can you book my international airfares?

On some Islands Holiday Packages (e.g. Fiji), it is practical to include flights, so where we have done this it is indicated by the plane icon.

However, on the majority of our Holiday Packages, we do not include international flights.

We found that many customers may prefer to:

  • Travel on a specific airline of their choice
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to our Holiday Package start/end dates
  • Use a Travel Credit already held with the airline
  • Use their travel agent for this service

We are able to assist with flights on any Holiday Package, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

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