Escorted Tours 2022

Elegance, Culture and Reconquista in Spain K130 9 days from Madrid to Bilbao, Pamplona, and Barcelona MADRID Day 1 - Saturday: Arrive in Madrid You will be met and transferred to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin exploring. Later, join your fellow travelers and your tour director for a welcome reception. (Dinner Included) Day 2 - Sunday: In Madrid We begin with a guided half-day city tour of Madrid. Our drive takes us through the Gran Vía and the Passeo de Castellana, past the Plaza de España, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Atocha Station, the fountain of Neptune, Cibeles fountain, the Bullring, the Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium, and many more. The afternoon is at leisure. (Breakfast Included). Day 3 - Monday: Excursion to Toledo We visit Toledo, a city with a wealth of monuments. It is known as the “city of the three cultures” because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there together for centuries. During our guided tour we visit the Santo Tome Church and the Synagogue of Santa María. From Toledo, we return to Madrid where the afternoon is at leisure. (Breakfast Included) Day 4 - Tuesday: To Bilbao We Depart for Bilbao. On the way, we stop in Burgos. Upon arrival S/S of Burgos with local guide including visit of the Cathedral. There is time for lunch on your own. From there, we continue to Bilbao where we have a tasting of local tapas called pintxos. (Breakfast & Dinner Included) Day 5 - Wednesday: In Bilbao On our visit to Bilbao, we see the vibrant old town with many shops, squares, and typical Basque tavernas. We enter the Guggenheim Museum, an architectural masterpiece designed by Frank Gehry. The collection includes large-scale DQG VLWH VSHFL¿F DUW E\ VXFK FRQWHPSRUDU\ DUWLVWV DV Jeff Koons and Willem de Kooning. The remainder of the day is free. (Breakfast Included) Itinerary BILBAO 7