Spain Trip

March 16 – March 23, 2013

8 Days • 8 Meals

6 Breakfasts • 2 Dinners


Highlights:Barcelona, Las Ramblas, Parc Guell, La Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Madrid, Paseo Castellano, Gran Via, Plaza de Espana, Prado Museum, Toledo


“Value Tours”provide all the key destination attractions and core benefits of a standard Collette tour, including the services of a professional Tour Manager. These lower-priced packages feature 3-4 star hotels that may be less centrally located. They also offer more free time, allowing guests to pursue a wider choice of independent sightseeing and dining options.

Essential Experiences

  • Enjoy three night stays in culturally rich Barcelona and captivating Madrid.
  • See Antonio Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia.
  • Visit the Prado Museum, one of the world’s most magnificent museums, housing the world’s finest collection of art by masters.

Scheduled Itinerary

Day 1: Saturday, March 16, 2013 Overnight Flight 

Day 2: Sunday, March 17, 2013 Arrive Barcelona, Spain – Tour Begins 

Welcome to Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and capital of the Catalunya province. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3: Monday, March 18, 2013 Barcelona
Get an in-depth look at Barcelona, one of the most vibrant and lively cities in Spain! Your locally guided tour showcases Las Ramblas Boulevard, the most famous in Barcelona, dotted with bird and flower stalls. Also see Columbus Monument; Parc Montjuic; Parc Guell, Batllo House and the unconventional Casa Mila building. This afternoon continue to explore colorful Barcelona on your own. (B)

Day 4: Tuesday, March 19, 2013 Barcelona
Today experience the best of Barcelona’s culture when you visit Gaudi’s unfinished basilica of La Sagrada Família where he worked tirelessly for over 40 years. Begun in 1882, La Sagrada Familia is filled with religious symbolism and meaning. Eight of the intended 18 towers have been built and rise to over 300 feet. Later, visit the Picasso Museum where the genius of one of the twentieth century’s most significant artists is revealed through the more than 3,800 works that make up the permanent collection. The museum also reveals Picasso’s deep, intimate relationship with Barcelona that continued until his death. The rest of the day is at leisure to independently explore the sights and sounds of this beautiful city or you may wish to take an optional excursion to Montserrat. (B)

Day 5: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Barcelona – Madrid
After a leisurely breakfast your Tour Manager provides a brief introduction on the origin and history of the Spanish language. Next, travel the modern highways and picturesque landscapes of Catalunya, Castilla and Leon to Madrid, Spain’s capital and largest city. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. (B)

Day 6: Thursday, March 21, 2013 Madrid – Prado Museum
During a locally guided tour of Madrid’s historic center, see the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. You will also see beautiful Paseo Castellano, Gran Via and Plaza de Espana. Next, a guided tour of the Prado Museum, open since 1819, provides you with an historical and cultural perspective of this magnificent museum that boasts the world’s finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the huge Royal Palace or the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House. The Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums are also very popular with visitors. (B)

Day 7: Friday, March 22, 2013 Madrid – Toledo – Madrid
Today you visit Toledo, a UNESCO site and the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. A comprehensive walking tour highlights the magnificent Gothic cathedral and the 13th century synagogue, a testament to Toledo’s Jewish heritage. Also, stop in the Church of Santo Tome to view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz. Return to Madrid for a final afternoon to explore at leisure. This evening join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of a wonderful trip. (B, D)

Day 8: Saturday, March 23, 2013 Madrid – Tour Ends
Return home with vivid memories of two of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities with old, rich and diverse cultural heritages. (B)

Rates Per Person

DON’T MISS OUT! BOOK NOW!
Double: $2849, Single: $3349,
Triple: $2819

REGULAR RATES
Double: $2949, Single: $3449,
Triple: $2919

*Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Hartsfield Intl Airport,Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges,Hotel Transfers.
*Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $175 per person.
For more information call

Beth Morrison
The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce
(706) 712-0949 
morrison@daltonchamber.org

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