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The Mediterranean Dream Adventure

DAY 1 : 21 May 2022
Arrive Madrid (2 Nights)


Bienvenidos a Madrid. The lively capital
of Spain is our launch pad to a memorable
encounter with one of Europe's most
soulful destinations. Relax in the lush
surrounds of Buen Retiro Park, shop up a
storm on Gran Vía or people-watch over
coffee and napolitana con chocolate in
Puerta del Sol. This evening, join your
fellow travellers and Travel Director for an
orientation drive to see some of the city's
most iconic sights, followed by a Welcome
Reception.
Meal(s):Welcome Reception
Hotel(s): Ayre Gran Colón/Meliá Castilla


DAY 2 : 22 May 2022
Toledo Excursion and Madrid Sightseeing


We head to Toledo, the former capital of
Spain, where we join a 'Local Specialist'
for a walking tour of this city that dates
back to Roman times. We'll visit a
traditional factory and 'Dive Into Culture',
witnessing the age-old inlaid-steel craft,
before seeing one of El Greco's most
famous paintings in the Church of Santo
Tomé - 'The Burial of the Count of Orgaz'.
We'll also visit the synagogue, before
returning to Madrid where we'll admire
the Royal Palace and Cibeles Fountain
with our 'Local Specialist'. Spend the
evening on your own, delving into the
delicious flavours of Spain's tapas capital.
Meal(s):Breakfast
Hotel(s): Ayre Gran Colón/Meliá Castilla


DAY 3 : 23 May 2022
Madrid – Córdoba – Seville (2 Nights)


Journeying south through La Mancha, we
arrive in Córdoba, once a significant
Moorish settlement. Join a 'Local
Specialist' to visit the Mosque of the
Caliphs and learn about centuries of
Moorish rule and its influence on the
culture and architecture of the region. We
travel to flamboyant Seville, our home for
the next two nights. Consider an Optional
Experience to see the colourful twirling
skirts of a fiery flamenco show or rub
shoulders with the Sevillanos in search of
delicious tapeo and wine.
Meal(s):Breakfast
Hotel(s): Zenit/Hesperia


DAY 4 : 24 May 2022


Seville Sightseeing and Free Time
This morning, we meet our 'Local
Specialist' for a sightseeing tour of Seville.
View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see
the Moorish-inspired Maria Luisa Park,
with its tiled fountains, pavilions and
ponds, and walk through the imposing
Plaza de España. Marvel at Christopher
Columbus's ornate tomb in the cathedral,
then take a walk through the former Jewish
Quarter. This evening, we 'Connect With
Locals', joining the Morillo family for a 'Be
My Guest' dinner at their olive oil mill,
where you'll learn how oil is produced
from their 6,000 trees and get to sample
some of their produce.
Meal(s):Breakfast, Be My Guest
Hotel(s): Zenit/Hesperia


DAY 5 : 25 May 2022
Seville – Granada


Multicultural Granada takes centre stage
today, as we visit the magnificent
Alhambra in the company of a 'Local
Specialist'. A fine example of Moorish
architecture, the Alhambra complex was
built towards the end of Islamic rule in
Spain. Wander through the exotic water
gardens of the Generalife, the royal
Summer Palace, once linked to the other
palaces by a covered walkway across the
ravine.
Meal(s):Breakfast
Hotel(s): Occidental/Catalonia

DAY 6 : 26 May 2022
Granada – Guadix – Valencia


This morning, we journey via the Mora
Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of
the Sierra Nevada mountains. We'll see
the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings
lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the
surrounding area, then travel to Valencia,
where we'll see the Bullring and admire
the city's medieval architecture. Embrace
the city's spirit of innovation and stop to
view the City of Arts and Sciences, a
large-scale urban recreation centre for
culture and science. This evening, dine at
your hotel, and perhaps take to the vibrant
streets of the Old Quarter.
Meal(s):Breakfast, Dinner
Hotel(s): Oceanic/Eurostars Rey Don
Jaime


DAY 7 : 27 May 2022
Valencia – Peñiscola – Barcelona Sightseeing (2 Nights)


Head north, along the coast through the
Levant region, and stop at Peñíscola, the
'City in the Sea'. View the ancient castle
of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights
Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'.
Then, journey along the Costa Dorada to
Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudí
architecture. Admire this famous architect's
talents as we view his unfinished La
Sagrada Família, which has been under
construction since 1882. See the Plaça de
Catalunya and pay tribute to the great
Christopher Columbus, with your 'Local
Specialist'. From the hill of Montjuïc, we'll
enjoy panoramic views of this enchanting
city. Enjoy a free evening to spend as you
wish. Ramble through El Born for delicious
tapas or consider visiting a Catalan-style
restaurant for a delicious dinner of local
specialities.
Meal(s):Breakfast
Hotel(s): U232/Hesperia Tower


DAY 8 : 28 May 2022
Barcelona Explore on your Own (3nights)

Explore centuries of history, contemporary
culture and exquisite art and architecture
on your day at leisure. Visit Gaudí's
fantasy Park Güell, stroll through the
enchanting Gothic Quarter or join an
Optional Experience to the monastery
perched atop the mountain of Montserrat
to see the mystical Black Madonna, the
patron saint of Catalonia. This evening,
we celebrate a memorable journey
through Spain with our newfound friends
and Travel Director at a Farewell Dinner
with wine.
Meal(s):Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Hotel(s): U232/Hesperia Tower


DAY 9: 29 may 2022
Farewell Spain 
For now it's a fond adiós to Spain at the
end of a memorable land holiday.Now you are transported to your Adventure by Sea on the Royal Caribbean Allure of the Seas for your 7 night adventure 
 

 

Madrid

 

Toledo

 

Cordoba

 

Seville

 

Granada

 

Guadix

 

Valencia

 

Peniscola

 

Barcelona

SHIP DETAILS

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Revel in the comfort and luxury of your home at sea as you leisurely explore the gems of the Mediterranean during this nearly three-week journey. From the coastal villages and iconic cities of Spain to the fabled shores of Italy, new discoveries await each day.

 

PLEASE NOTE The price available in the Discription of the Crusie,is Just cruise only and Does not refect the Full Tour or the Group price offerd for this Package.