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Nine-Day, Seven-Night Guided Tour of Spain from Petrabax

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Nine-Day Tour Highlights Broad Cultural Spectrum of Spain

Moorish poets once described the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain, as “a pearl set in emeralds.” Built on a hill near Andalucía’s Sierra Nevadas, the complex dates back to the 14th century, and was home of Moorish kings before King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella conquered the Iberian peninsula in 1492. Its many tenants have contributed reflecting pools, fountains, and lush gardens—Charles V even built his own palace inside the Alhambra’s fortifications. During a nine-day, seven-night guided tour of Spain from Petrabax, you’ll take a morning tour of the Alhambra’s exquisite frescos and intricate architecture to see why the palace was named one of the 14 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of the World.

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Days 1–3: Upon arrival at Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD), you’ll be transferred to first-class accommodations, either the Hotel Catalonia Goya in the Salamanca district or the elegant TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel, set in the historical heart of the Spanish capital. During the next two days, visit Madrid’s best-known sights via two guided city tours, including an Illuminated Madrid drive through its old-city streets. Take in the Puerta del Sol, a public square considered the center of Spain, and study work of Francisco Goya, El Greco, Diego Velásquez, and the other Spanish master painters at the Museo del Prado.

Days 4–5: The tour stops in Mérida to survey the city’s ancient Roman ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site collectively known as the Emerita Augusta. That evening, you’ll continue on to romantic Seville in southern Spain, staying for two nights at the TRYP Macarena Hotel. The next day, visit the Torre de Oro (“Tower of Gold”), a 13th-century prison and military watchtower, and the gigantic Seville Cathedral, Spain’s largest cathedral and the world’s biggest Gothic church.

Days 6–7: A few hours to the northeast lies Córdoba and its Great Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site regarded as an accomplished monument of Islamic architecture. Inside, walk underneath an ornate ceiling supported by 856 columns of jasper, onyx, marble, and granite. Afterward, the trip heads to Granada, a culturally diverse city home to the enchanting Alhambra as well as the Abades Nevada Palace, where you’ll spend the night. The Alhambra tour takes place the following morning.

Days 8–9: The trip concludes with a day and a half in the world-renowned resort region of Costa del Sol, with accommodations at the seafront Meliá Costa del Sol in Torremolinos. After relaxing on the beach, visiting discotheques, and stuffing the lining of your suitcase with tapas, you’ll transfer to Malaga Airport (AGP) in time for your flight home.

For an optional upgrade, guests can purchase a Premium package for an additional $335 per person, which includes meals on various days of the tour, a flamenco show in Seville, and an evening tour of the Albaicin Quarter in Granada. View the itinerary for details.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

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Nine-day, seven-night guided tour of Spain; each option includes the following:

  • Stays at first-class hotels
  • Transportation to and from hotels, airports, and sightseeing destinations
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
  • Escorted tours in Madrid, Granada, and Seville
  • Daily breakfast buffet

Choose from the following tour start dates:

5/19/12, 5/26/12, 6/2/12, 6/16/12, 6/30/12, 9/8/12, 9/15/12, 9/22/12, 9/29/12, 10/6/12, or 10/20/12

  • $1,595 to travel solo
  • $1,215 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required)

7/14/12, 7/28/12, 8/11/12, or 8/25/12

  • $1,559 to travel solo
  • $1,179 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required)

11/3/12, 11/17/12, 12/1/12, 12/15/12, 12/22/12, 12/29/12, 1/12/13, 1/26/13, 2/9/13, 2/23/13, or 3/9/13

  • $1,383 to travel solo
  • $1,085 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required)

3/16/13

  • $1,631 to travel solo
  • $1,281 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required)

Book by: 6/5/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Book by 6/5/12 or promo value expires
  • Valid for specific travel dates
  • Limit 2/person
  • Limit 2/visit
  • Valid for option bought
  • Cancel more than 45 days in advance & $50 fee/person applies; 45-31 days & fee of 25% Groupon price/person applies; 30-6 days & fee of 50% Groupon price/person applies; 5 days or less & fee up to Groupon price/person applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Petrabax
  • Valid for standard rooms
  • Airfare not included.

Other Details

What It's Worth

Nine-day, seven-night guided tour of Spain; each option includes the following:

  • Stays at first-class hotels
  • Transportation to and from hotels, airports, and sightseeing destinations
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
  • Escorted tours in Madrid, Granada, and Seville
  • Daily breakfast buffet

Choose from the following tour start dates:

5/19/12, 5/26/12, 6/2/12, 6/16/12, 6/30/12, 9/8/12, 9/15/12, 9/22/12, 9/29/12, 10/6/12, or 10/20/12

  • $1,595 to travel solo (a $2,659 value)
  • $1,215 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required; a $2,025 value)

7/14/12, 7/28/12, 8/11/12, or 8/25/12

  • $1,559 to travel solo (a $2,599 value)
  • $1,179 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required; a $1,965 value)

11/3/12, 11/17/12, 12/1/12, 12/15/12, 12/22/12, 12/29/12, 1/12/13, 1/26/13, 2/9/13, 2/23/13, or 3/9/13

  • $1,383 to travel solo (a $2,305 value)
  • $1,085 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required; a $1,809 value)

3/16/13

  • $1,631 to travel solo (a $2,719 value)
  • $1,281 to travel with a friend (two Groupons required; a $2,135 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: Madrid Barajas International Airport (MAD)

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

Customer Reviews

When we got a guide who spoke clear English and actually made the effort to communicate with us and make sure we knew what to expect.
Heather · November 12, 2012
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