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Spain Costa del Sol
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Escape to Spain's Costa del Sol and explore its vibrant history with a seven-night stay in sunny Andalusia. From hilltop citadels to breathtaking cathedrals and historic palaces, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Experience the culture, beauty, and traditions of Southern Spain in Torremolinos – boasting stunning beaches, breathtaking views, great restaurants, bars, and shopping. Visit the remarkable Alhambra in Granada and see why Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Take a stroll along the banks of the Guadalquivir River, explore the stunning Moorish palace of the Alcázar, and witness the spectacular views of Puente Nuevo Bridge in Ronda. Experience the unique culture of this British Overseas Territory with a visit to Gibraltar. Known for its iconic Rock of Gibraltar, populated by Barbary Apes. On a day tour, don't miss out on the culture of Tangiers, Morocco, and Africa. Book your trip today and discover the beauty of Southern Spain!

 

Spain Destination Highlights

Extended stay in one location • Sunny sandy beaches of the Mediterranean • Marvel at the architecture of the Cathedral of Seville, third largest in the world • Enjoy the Giralda, built in the 12th century • See the Alcazar Royal Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site • The Santa Cruz Jewish quarter • Visit Ronda, one of the loveliest and most historic towns in Andalucía • Learn about Bullfighting history while exploring Plaza de Toros, the oldest bullring in Spain • Scenic ferry trip to Tangier in Morocco • Visit the continent of Africa • The views of the Mediterranean, Spain and Morocco from the Rock of Gibraltar • Visit famous citadel and Alhambra Palace in Granada, a UNESCO World Heritage site • The Generalife gardens, a green paradise constructed for Nazarite kings and queens • Discover Mijas, a beautifully preserved Andalusian village • Experience majestic Madrid • Magnificent monuments such as the Neptune and Cibeles fountains • The Alcale Gate •The Plaza de España • The Royal Spanish Palace

 

Main program – Included features

  • ROUND TRIP AIR - Air transportation from New York

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 7 nights

  • MEALS - 14 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 7 dinners

  • THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day tour to Seville, a tour to Ronda, and a tour to the Rock of Gibraltar. Optional tours available

  • JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY - Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy and social systems, and interaction with locals such as learning about the art and evolution of Flamenco at the interactive Flamenco Dance Museum in Seville, and learning about organic wine production at the Wine Museum in Ronda

  • QUEST VOYAGER PROFESSIONAL LOCAL HOST - Assistance of a professional local host and specialized local guides for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Malaga

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class airconditioned motorcoach

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

 

Madrid extension program – Included features

  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights

  • MEALS - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts

  • THE PROGRAM - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Half day tour of Madrid,

  • including the Royal Palace

  • QUEST VOYAGER PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Madrid

  • FIRST-CLASS MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private first-class airconditioned motorcoach

  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS – Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

 

Day 1 Depart the USA Fly to Spain for an unforgettable adventure and Iberian experience! Enjoy meals and drinks served onboard the plane during your flight from the US.

 

Day 2 Arrive Malaga, Spain - Torremolinos Welcome to the renowned Costa del Sol. With its Mediterranean coastline, the Costa del Sol is one of the most popular destinations in Spain. See the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the breathtaking scenery of the Andalusian coast. Enjoy the sun-drenched beaches, vibrant culture, and spectacular sights. Upon arrival in Malaga, you'll be greeted by your tour host and transferred to your first-class hotel in Torremolinos, one of Spain's most sophisticated beachfront towns. Later, explore the area independently and relax – you deserve it!  (D)

 

Day 3 Torremolinos - Ronda Tour  After breakfast, enjoy a full-day tour to explore the beautiful mountainous region of Ronda. See the Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1485, and the Puente Nuevo Bridge, a stunning 18th-century structure. Then stop at the Wine Museum and learn about the process of producing organic wines while enjoying a tasting. Discover local culture by visiting the Plaza de Espana, the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, and the Plaza de Toros. Get a glimpse into bullfighting history at the museum and view photos of famous fans like Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells. Finish the tour with some free time for lunch at a local restaurant or shop in quaint boutiques. Join us today to experience the magic of Ronda's culture and vibrant history. (B,D)

 

Day 4 Torremolinos - Gibraltar Tour After breakfast, you take a full-day tour to explore the iconic Rock of Gibraltar and discover this symbol of power and strength. The subject of repeated conquest and siege, Gibraltar has been a British territory since 1704, when it was ceded forever under the Treaty of Utrecht. Take in the stunning views from the Mediterranean entrance and learn about the rich history of this British territory. Enjoy the city, shop for British goods, and see its white sandy strip connecting the Rock to Spain. Then experience the awe-inspiring sight of the Rock of Gibraltar towering 1400 feet high, providing breathtaking city views and a stunning coastline. You will head from the base to the top of the Rock, explore hundreds of years of history, and witness the famous Barbary apes. Don't miss the chance to discover this unique location, a place that has been inspiring people for thousands of years. (B,D)

 

Day 5 Torremolinos After breakfast, enjoy a day at leisure and relax at the hotel, shop for local wines, leather goods, and Spanish souvenirs or take an optional tour to Morocco and explore the ancient city of Tangier. Start your journey on a ferry ride to Tangier! Enjoy a scenic cruise across the Mediterranean Sea and explore Tangier's by touring its modern section, including the breathtaking Cape Spartel, the northwesternmost point of Africa. Then, after an included lunch, you take a guided walking tour of the old town and the Casbah, full of colorful market stalls and meandering streets of shopping treasures! Whether you're looking for unique souvenirs or traditional Moroccan items, there's something for everyone in this vibrant city. You'll find everything from handmade jewelry to colorful carpets in Tangier's lively markets. Discover the intrigue and beauty of Africa today! (B,D)

 

Day 6 Torremolinos- Seville Tour After breakfast at the hotel, take a full-day tour to discover the vibrant city of Seville! You will explore Seville, Spain's fourth largest city and the capital of the Andalucía region, where Columbus docked upon returning from America. Visit the 15th-century Cathedral to marvel at the striking minaret, the slenderest tower in Muslim architecture, and the Giralda bell tower from the 16th century. Don't miss the Alcazar Palace, completed by Peter the First and recognized for its Mudejar style. Then join our Cultural Discovery Series at the interactive Flamenco Dance Museum to learn about the art and evolution of this classical dance. Later you explore Maria Luisa Park's meticulous gardens and stroll through the district of Santa Cruz before returning to Torremolinos. (B,D)

 

Day 7 Torremolinos After breakfast, enjoy your day at your own pace. Play a round or two of golf, head out to experience a flamenco show, relax at the hotel spa, enjoy some last-minute shopping, or take an optional tour of Granada. Take advantage of this amazing tour as you are guided through the Alhambra Palace and its 13th to 15th-century architecture. Your local specialized guide will show you the magnificent Moorish architecture at the renowned Alhambra palace-fortress complex. See the Nasrid Palace and view magnificent Islamic art, the Torres de la Velas fortress, the Generalife Palace with its beautiful gardens, and the Carlos V Palace, designed in 1526 by Pedro Machuca as a symbol of power. Remember to bring your camera for some incredible photo opportunities! You will return to Torremolinos this afternoon, relax, and enjoy dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

 

Day 8 Torremolinos After breakfast, enjoy today at leisure to relax by reading a book on the beach or taking an optional tour to Mijas. Experience the beauty and culture of one of the most picturesque villages in Andalucía. Today experience Mijas with its iconic postcard-perfect, white-washed houses, charming village square, quaint cobblestone streets, and the Sierra de Mijas rolling hills. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean while exploring the historical sites in Mijas. Whether you're looking for a quiet stroll or ride on the iconic donkey taxis, Mijas has something for everyone. (B,D)

 

Day 9 Torremolinos to the USA or extend your stay with an optional extension to Madrid After breakfast, you will be transferred to Malaga airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

 

Optional Madrid Extension

Day 9 Malaga - Madrid After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Madrid. Upon arrival, you will be met by our tour director and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to Madrid. Madrid, the capital of Spain, is a vibrant and exciting city with a rich cultural heritage. Madrid has something for everyone, from stunning architecture to lively nightlife. Whether you're looking to explore its culture, indulge in its culinary delights, or experience the energy of its bustling streets, Madrid is the perfect destination. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. (B)

 

Day 10 Madrid - City Tour After breakfast, you will experience the best of Madrid with a City Tour! Our knowledgeable guides will lead you through the streets of Spain's vibrant capital and visit the spectacular Royal Palace to discover the history and legacy of the Spanish royal family as you explore the Palace's many chambers. Then see the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, and the Plaza de España, to name a few sites. The rest of the day is leisurely for some shopping, a visit to the Prado Museum to explore the vast collection of artwork and exhibitions or a stroll through Retiro Park's gardens. Tonight, relax and enjoy your last night in Madrid.  (B)

 

Day 11 Madrid to the USA After breakfast, you will be transferred to Madrid airport for your return flight to the USA. (B)

 

Key: (B) – Breakfast, (L) – Lunch, (D) – Dinner

Hotel and Itinerary are subject to change.

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