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April 2-11, 2021

Highlights of Spain

Enjoy this great trip to Spain with AAA Travel and Insight Vacations!  Highlights include, Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba and Madrid.

Booking Deadline: January 20, 2021

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Pricing

Occupancy Rate Per Person
Double $4,739
Single $5,759
Triple $4,729

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

 

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 20 passengers.

 

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to Philadelphia International Airport
  • Roundtrip airfare to/from Philadelphia International Airport 
  • Roundtrip transfers airport/hotel
  • 8 night hotel accommodations
  • Welcome Dinner with wine
  • Sightseeing as stated in itinerary by luxury coach
  • Services of Professional Insight Tour Manager and driver
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts, and 4 Dinners with wine
  • Gratuities for Tour Director, Driver and local guides
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Services of a Discoveries Journey Manager

*Airfare will be added when fares and schedules become available.

Highlights

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Sagrada Familia Tour
  • Paella Cooking Demonstration in Valencia, Spain
  • Alhambra Tour in Granada, Spain
  • Seville, Spain
  • Seville Cathedral
  • Cordoba, Spain
  • Flamenco Show
  • Madrid Spain

Itinerary

Friday, April 2: Depart for Barcelona, Spain

Motorcoach from Central PA to a local international airport for an overnight flight to Barcelona.

Saturday, April 3: Arrive in Barcelona

Welcome to Barcelona! After settling into your hotel, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome dinner with wine at a local restaurant. Hotel: Barcelo Sants, Barcelona (Welcome Dinner with wine)

Sunday, April 4: Barcelona, The City of Gaudi

With your Local Expert, explore the Gothic Quarter. Stroll along Las Ramblas and then head to the Passeig de Gràcia. Travel through the Eixample district to visit the Sagrada Família. Marvel at the central nave with its giant, tree-like pillars, spectacular vaulting and the beautiful rainbows created by the intricate stained-glass windows. Enjoy the afternoon with free time to explore on your own. Hotel: Barcelo Sants, Barcelona (Breakfast)

Monday, April 5: Along the Orange Blossom Coast to Valencia

After a relaxing start to the day we’ll stop at Peñíscola to see the sea-lapped castle used in the film ‘El Cid’. Then, continue to Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences. Later, meet the chef of a local family-run restaurant in the heart of the Old City and learn the traditional recipe for paella during a Cooking Demonstration. Savor the delicious flavors of this classic dish, washed down with a glass of sangria, during your Highlight Dinner. Hotel: Barcelo Valencia, Valencia (Breakfast, Dinner with wine)

Tuesday, April 6: Sierra Nevada, Alhambra and on to Granada

Travel south toward Andalucía, passing the castle at Lorca and the troglodyte dwellings near Guadix to reach glorious Granada. This historic city was a Moorish kingdom for almost 781 years and was the last stronghold to fall to the Catholic monarchs of Spain in 1492. Overlooking Granada stands one of the most remarkable fortresses ever built, the Alhambra. Led by your Local Expert, explore this exquisite 13th century palace and stroll through the elegant water gardens of the Generalife. Hotel: Melia Granada, Granada (Breakfast, Dinner with wine)

Wednesday, April 7: A Scenic Drive to Seville

Your journey continues to Seville, capital of Andalucía and one of Spain’s most charming highlights. After arriving, the afternoon is free to explore on your own. Hotel: Melia Sevilla, Seville (Breakfast)

Thursday, April 8: Seville, The City of Carmen

After a relaxed start we’ll start the day with our Local Expert and journey to the Plaza de España. Next, we will visit Seville cathedral, burial place of Christopher Columbus. This evening we’ll enjoy a dinner with wine and be entertained by a traditional flamenco show. Hotel: Melia Sevilla, Seville (Breakfast, Dinner with wine)

Friday, April 9: Moorish Cordoba and on to Madrid

We’ll set off early and journey to Cordoba to see the famous 2,000-year-old Roman Bridge. Meet our local historian and visit the magnificent Mezquita, a beautiful 8th century mosque that mixes religions with a Christian cathedral built inside it. Enjoy time at leisure to stroll the narrow streets of the Old Jewish Quarter on your own before continuing to the capital - Madrid. Hotel: Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Hotel Hesperia, Madrid (Breakfast)

Saturday, April 10: Madrid of the Bourbons

After a relaxed start we’ll join our Local Expert for sightseeing along the noble avenues and have the opportunity to view the Cibeles Fountain, a monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España. Next, we will journey to the Prado Museum with an art historian and enjoy works by Velázquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others. With the afternoon at leisure, perhaps enjoy an Optional Experience to beautiful Toledo? This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a local restaurant for a farewell celebration dinner of regional favorites, served with wine. Hotel: Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Hotel Hesperia, Madrid (Breakfast, Dinner with wine)

Sunday, April 11: Farewell Madrid

Depart Spain with fond memories and new friendships. We’ll transfer to the Bercelona airport for your flight back to the U.S. and transfers to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 3 
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s).

Payment

A NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of $225 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by January 20, 2021.

Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 of gross fare per person, plus...
Deposit date to February 2, 2021-$200 per person, plus additional supplier’s fees
From Feb. 3 – Mar. 18 2021-30% of gross fare per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From Mar. 19 – Mar. 26, 2021-50% of gross fare per person, plus additional suppliers fees
From Mar. 27 – April 2, 2021-90% of gross fare per person, plus additional suppliers fees
After April 2, 2021-NON-REFUNDABLE

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names to the airlines 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain code share agreements.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures in Spain during April average in the mid-70s. Casual clothes, comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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