The Essential Spanish Experience
*This experience runs on selected Sundays starting 26 May till 01 September 2019 – (Prices may vary according to departure dates)
*Accommodation might vary between hotels, hostels and ferries (Check below for further info)
10 days living the Fiesta in Spain!
Visiting 1 country: Spain
Explore awesome cities, passionate culture, yummy cuisine and stunning landscapes on this fiesta tour of Spain. Travelling from Madrid through some of Spain’s best, get ready to immerse yourself in the rich culture of this vibrant country. Olé.
Day 1: Madrid, Spain
Meet your new amigos and set your clock to Spanish time. Kick things off with a driving tour of Madrid and get your bearings.
-Driving tour of Madrid
Day 2: Madrid to Seville
Off to Seville, the city that was supposedly founded by Hercules 3000 years ago. But first, we call in at Toledo: the old Spanish capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site. This place is impressive.
-Walking tour of Seville
Day 3: Seville
Your day, your way. Wander the streets once roamed by the greedy conquistadors counting gold or crane your neck through the corridors of Alcázar. Tonight is all about small bites, Seville’s tapas scene is famous for a reason.
Day 4: Seville to Granada
Next, we’re on to Granada. Ready to discover why this is the hottest destination in Andalusia? Get to know the place on a walking tour. Then, why not take in the impressive Moorish architecture in the Albaycín district, which is set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Cue an endless stream of Instagram-worthy pics! Dinner’s on us tonight.
-Walking tour of Granada
Day 5: Granada to Valencia
Valencia, we’re coming for ya! Valencia is the home of paella so hunt some down while you have the chance. Tonight, hit the town and see what all the fuss is about.
-Walk tour of Valencia
Day 6: Valencia
We’ve cleared your schedule so you can spend a whole day exploring. Check out the Old Quarter for some serious throwback charm or just, you know, hit the beach. We won’t judge.
Day 7: Valencia to Barcelona
Bienvenidos to the city of Art Nouveau, alluring accents and (most importantly) tapas. Get a lay of the land on a driving tour of buzzing Barca. Then, it’s time to get sassy at an optional flamenco show tonight. Sounds good to us.
-Driving tour of Barcelona
Day 8: Barcelona
There’s a free day in Barcelona today. Be sure to check out the Sagrada Família, the Columbus Monument, Las Ramblas, Park Güell and so much more. You could always hop on an optional bike tour of the city too. Later, get amongst the notorious nightlife. Be prepared to stay out until the early hours.
-Bike tour of Barcelona
Day 9: Barcelona to Madrid
Bye Barca! We’re heading back to Madrid today. En route, we check out Zaragoza. The beautiful architecture here will get your Instagram feed popping.
Day 10: Madrid
Quick, add everyone on Facebook! It’s your last morning together. Who’s ready for round two?
1 Week +
IN DEPTH: CULTURAL & HISTORICAL, JOIN THE PARTY: NIGHTLIFE & FESTIVALS
- Driving tour of Madrid
- Visit Zaragoza
The Camping trips feature some included accommodation upgrades in certain locations. On such occasions, the number of people in a room varies depending on the type of accommodation. Rooms in hostels are usually shared by four to six people (although in some circumstances you will share with more than 6). When staying in multi-share accommodation, our Camping trips operate a single-sex policy.
Your included meals are detailed in the ‘More Inclusions’ section of this document.
Breakfasts are included every day in the hotel (except on the first morning). They are usually ‘continental breakfasts’, which are typical in most European countries. A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yoghurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads, with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast in continental Europe, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.
Included evening meals are in local restaurants or accommodation places, and are either two or three courses. In most cases table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.
If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Customer Service Consultant when you book. However, please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs, particularly in Eastern Europe. We also cannot cater for tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu.
- 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- 9 nights in hotels (twin or double)
- Smaller group size
- Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
- Awesome Trip Leader and Driver
Meet at 2pm in Madrid
Approximately 10am in Madrid
On all trips we have arranged extra activities that we think will enhance your travel experience, but you have a choice as to whether or not you will participate. These are not included in the cost of your trip. They are usually organised on a group participation basis and should be taken into consideration when budgeting your spending money.
None of the Optional Activities on your trip are operated by Topdeck, nor do they form part of your contract with Topdeck for your trip. Topdeck arranges the activity as an agent of the local supplier. Should you participate in any Optional Activities your contract will be with the local supplier and their conditions will apply.
Please note: while we make every effort to keep these prices as accurate and up-to-date as possible, they are subject to change and in rare circumstances the actual price may vary slightly to what is published here.
Spain – Barcelona
Flamenco show: €13
Bike tour: €25
One of the best parts of travelling is experiencing the nightlife and entertainment each city has to offer. However, amidst the fun and excitement, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and personal safety as well. Before you hit the road with us, it’s important to be aware of the following:
When you’re on a night out, remember to avoid walking alone, particularly through deserted areas like beaches and back streets. Always stick together, take a taxi where possible, and keep a note of your accommodation details so you can find your way back to your fellow Topdeckers if you become separated.
In some countries, alcoholic measures can be considerably larger than what you may be used to. Try to keep track of what you’re drinking, and if you see one of your trip mates looking a little worse for wear, take them back to your accommodation. Be cautious when accepting drinks from strangers and never leave your drink unattended.
It’s also important to be aware that what you might consider harmless flirting may be interpreted differently in some countries. Be yourself and have fun, but don’t be naïve, and be mindful of the signals you are sending out so that you don’t find yourself in an uncomfortable situation.