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We offer a wide variety of tours throughout Spain. For more tours or information please contact our call center at info@SpainByChoice.com or call toll-free at  1-832-EUROPE1 (1-832-387-6731).

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for our vacations. These optional excursions might or might not be offered and are only sold in conjunction with our escorted tours.
Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency. Tours will be available for purchase when you arrive at your destination.

 

MADRID EXCURSIONS

Excursion to Alcalá de HenaresApproximate value: €49 EUR per person
Travel to Alcala de Henares where you will visit a traditional Cervantes house and the prestigious University of Alcala. Considered one of the best and oldest university of the country, with a beautiful facade and “the Paraninfo” the main room where Spanish Kings give the Cervantes Awards every year. Later you will also visit the University Chapel.

Excursion to ToledoApproximate value: €49 EUR per person
Admire Castilian landscapes on your way to the beautiful imperial city of Toledo. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and its genuine Spanish buildings are a showcase of almost all periods of history (Arab, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance, and Baroque styles). Visit the 13th-century gothic cathedral, Church of Santo Tome with its masterpiece by El Greco, the synagogue, and a Damascene steel workshop, a technique that inlays precious metals into steel.

Panoramic Drive & Dinner — Approximate value: €58 EUR per person
Drive through the capital’s boulevards, passing beautiful buildings and fountains. Later, dine Spanish style! Tonight is your chance to try many of the dishes that Madrid is renowned for, at one of Madrid’s favorite restaurants. Drinks and coffee are included. During this evening, don’t miss the opportunity to sip a glass of Sangria, the most traditional and famous Spanish drink prepared with wine, chopped fruit, sweetener, and a small amount of added brandy.

 

BARCELONA EXCURSIONS

Beautiful Barcelona — Approximate value: €29 EUR per person
Together with your local expert explore the Ciutat district (old city); the Barceloneta, an 18th-century traditional district of sailors and fisherman; the Olympic Village, constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games, with magnificent views of the harbor; the neo-Moorish-style Arc de Triomf.

Excursion to Montserrat — Approximate value: €44 EUR per person
Drive through picturesque villages to 4,320-foot Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery perched halfway up the mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica, one of Spain’s most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgin Morenita (Black Virgin).

Spanish Dinner — Approximate value: €54 EUR per person
In the heart of Barcelona, enjoy a 3-course meal, including local specialties and drinks, in a typical Spanish restaurant.

 

GRANADA EXCURSIONS

Glimpses of Granada — Approximate value: €39 EUR per person
With your Local Guide, discover the cathedral of Granada, considered to be one of Spain’s most important renaissance buildings. Visit the richly decorated Royal Chapel, built between 1505 and 1521 and which houses the mortal remains of the couple who unified Spain under one monarchy-Queen Isabella of Castile and King Ferdinand of Aragon. Then, visit the Carthusian Monastery, an outstanding example of baroque architecture with its intricate white stucco works. Construction began in 1516 and continued for the next 300 years, but the project was never completed. The monastery was home to a community of monks and laymen who lived under a vow of silence. Finally, enjoy a beautiful view over the Alhambra and the city from the famous El Albaicin old Moorish quarter.

 

COSTA DEL SOL

 

Full-Day Excursion to Gibraltar*Approximate value: €65 EUR per person
Visit the strategic rock fortress of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. See the Upper Galleries, part of the Great Seige Tunnels (outside), and visit St. Michael’s Caves, consisting of an Upper Hall with five connecting passages to a smaller hall. Also view the ruins of the Moorish Castle, providing excellent examples of Islamic architecture of the period, and admire the colony of Barbary Apes, a species of tailless monkeys called Barbary Macaques.
*If you intend to join the optional excursion to Gibraltar, please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler. For Gibraltar, a special visa is required; a UK or Schengen visa will not gain entrance.

Mijas & Dinner on the Carihuela — Approximate value: €59 EUR per person
Drive to the enchanting village of Mijas, nestled in the mountainside at 1,404 feet (428 meters) above sea level. Enjoy a walking tour, then free time for shopping or admiring its cobblestoned, narrow winding streets, dazzling whitewashed walls, and breathtaking views. Later, enjoy a 4-course dinner, with drinks, at one of the celebrated restaurants in La Carihuela, the original fisherman’s district in Torremolinos, famous for the best seafood in the region.

SEVILLE EXCURSIONS

Andalusian Dinner & Flamenco — Approximate value: €64 EUR per person
While savoring a 3-course Andalusian dinner with drinks, enjoy an exciting flamenco show. The flamenco dance, with its roots in Indian, Arabic, and Spanish cultures, is a highly-expressive, passionate dance form that no visitor to Spain should miss.

Cathedral and Columbus Tomb — Approximate value: €18 EUR per person
Standing on the site of a grand mosque, Seville’s 15th-century gothic cathedral was built to demonstrate the city’s power and wealth after the Reconquista, when the city was captured from the Moors. It is the third-largest church in Europe and boasts 80 chapels, the largest altarpiece in the world, and the breathtaking La Giralda, one of the three remaining Almohad minarets in the world (the others are in Marrakesh and Rabat, Morocco). This beautiful structure became the bell tower of the cathedral, and dominates the city’s skyline. The cathedral also houses the remains of explorer Christopher Columbus. Although originally buried in Havana’s cathedral in Cuba, his first discovery in 1492, his remains were moved to Seville during the upheavals surrounding the Cuban Revolution in 1902.

 


Other services and tours are also available on request.
Prices are per person and are valid only if tours are purchased and prepaid in the U.S. at least five days prior to departure.
For reservations or information on other tours please email info@SpainByChoice.com or call 212-400-7347.

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