October 1-10, 2019 $4995 – (non refundable deposit of $500 due May 15, 2019)
Included: 10 nights of hotels with continental breakfast, 10 main meals, museum entrances, Flamenco show, train transportation, and trip leader 24/7. Add on: Spanish classes Airfare not included.
We will meet in Madrid, be there to see the sites for three days We will taste wine and tapas, and Castilian cuisine along the way! Then we will be off to Sevilla, one of Andalusia’s gems! The old historical center is built with quaint and meandering narrow streets! You can feel the sense of how it may have been in the 1500’s! We will taste the specialties of Sevilla, the Spanish coffee, and wines! The last 3 days of the tour will be held along the sherry route, Jerez de la Frontera, Not only will you visit the sherry ‘bodegas’, where the sherry is manufactured and aged, we will pair the sherries with a special meal. We will eat succulent seafood from the nearby port of Cadiz as we visit the 2000 year old coastal port. Every day will be filled with meaningful activity and delicious cuisine !
Day 1: Arrive in Madrid in morning, walk to the Rastro, Madrid’s oldest Sunday Market, try some Rastro food specialties , rest and free time to get over jet lag !
Day 2: Meet at breakfast, learn or practice some phrases in Spanish, visit the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum. Yummy Spanish meal and siesta(optional). Walking tour through Madrid Antiguo to Plaza Oriente and Gran Villa. Stops for a refreshing drink or tapa always in the plan.
Day 3: Take Ave (bullet train) to Sevilla. Vamos a tomar las tapas famosas/ we will eat the famous tapas from Sevilla! Pringa! Then Visit the historical sites in the Barrio de Santa Cruz.
Day 4: Sevilla- continuation of more sight, sounds and cuisine of Sevilla.Evening Flamenco show!
Day 5: Sevilla River walk, and lovely lunch alongside river. Free time for shopping! Greatest place for shoe shopping!
Day 6: Take train to Jerez de la Frontera – Settle in hotel, walking tour to old Jerez,
Day 7: Jerez-Tour of Sherry Bodega, Spanish meal with wines and sherry, evening visit to local Tabancos!
Day 8: Day trip to the port of Cadiz
Day 9: Return train to Madrid/ flamenco show with dinner and drinks
Day 10: Visit to Prado Museum/ shopping and our last lovely Spanish meal together!
****All activities are optional! If you are gluten free or lactose intolerant we can not make special diet orders for you on the Spain-Connection tours.