9 Days Escapade on the Rails of Spain

Barcelona ■ Madrid ■ Ronda ■ Torremolinos Rail tour

Daily departures:  Apr - Oct, 2018

Price per person double from CA $2,999

Price Includes:
  • Airfare from Saint John to Barcelona and from Malaga to Saint John
  • 7 nights  at the 4* hotels: 2 nights Barcelona, 2 nights Madrid, 3 nights Torremolinos
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 3 Dinners
  • Train tickets Barcelona - Madrid - Malaga
  • Hop On Hop Off bus city tour in Barcelona and in Madrid
  • Day trip to Ronda
  • Private transfer from Barcelona airport to the hotel
  • Private transfer from the railway station in Malaga to the hotel in Torremolinos
  • Private transfer from the hotel in Torremolinos to Malaga airport
  • Taxes

DAY 1 Depart Saint John to Barcelona.
DAY 2 Barcelona Arrival at Barcelona airport and private transfer to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to visit the city. Accommodation in Barcelona.
DAY 3 Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic city tour by bus. You can hop on and off all day using the same ticket and you can change the routes and learn about the
history of the city through an audio system with comfortable earphones in 14 different languages. Accommodation in Barcelona.
DAY 4 Barcelona • Madrid
After breakfast, departure by train for Madrid. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel by your own means of transportation. Rest of the day at leisure to
discover the city of Madrid. Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 4 Madrid
After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a panoramic city tour by bus of Madrid. It’s up to you to decide when and where you want to stop. The buses are continuously circulating the city. You can hop on and hop off at your own pace at the various stations of your choice, depending on the selected route. Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 5 Madrid • Torremolinos
After breakfast, departure by train for Malaga. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel in Torremolinos. Afternoon at leisure. Supper and accommodation in Torremolinos.
DAY 6 Torremolinos • Ronda
After breakfast, departure for Ronda, you will admire the beauty of its landscapes and charming pueblos blancos (white villages). During the sightseeing tour of Ronda, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Almocabar Gate, the Church of the Holy Spirit, Town Hall Square and the Our Lady of the Incarnation Cathedral, known today as the Santa Maria la Major Church. Full visit of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, the oldest bullring in Spain, famous for its Goyescas bullfights and you may also observe the bullfighting museum. You will visit another interesting and informative museum: the Bodegas La Sangre de Ronda, a wine museum including wine tasting. Free time to visit the city on your own. On your return to the Costa del Sol, a short stop (about 45 min.) in Marbella’s city center for you to walk around and take some interesting photos. Lunch not included. Return to Torremolinos in the evening. Supper and accommodation in Torremolinos.
DAY 7 Torremolinos
After breakfast, you can enjoy a day of relaxation on one of the beaches of the Costa del Sol. Supper and accommodation in Torremolinos.
DAY 8 Torremolinos
After breakfast, private transfer to Malaga airport.
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday............9.00 AM - 5.00 PM
Saturday....................10.00 AM - 12.00 PM
Later appointments 5.00 PM - 8.00 PM available upon request
Tel: (506) 663-3333
Address: 473C Millidge Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 2N3, Canada

Semi-escorted tour

Madrid ■ Trujillo ■ Lisbon ■ Alcobaça ■ Batalha ■ Fatima ■ Obidos ■ Nazare
■ Caceres ■ Cordoba ■ Seville ■ Ronda ■ Costa del Sol ■ Granada ■ Toledo

Departure dates:  Apr 03 - Oct 23, 2018

Price per person double from CA $3,399

Price Includes:
  • Airfare from Saint John to Mardid
  • Airport Transfers;
  • 12 nights  4* hotel accommodation;
  • 12 Breakfasts;
  • 5 Dinners;
  • Multilingual local guides;
  • Transportation in deluxe motor coach;
  • City tours as indicated in the itinerary;
  • Entrance fee to the Mosque of Cordoba and the Monastery in Batalha;
  • Taxes

DAY 1 Madrid Arrival at Madrid airport and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 2 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic tour of Madrid to discover the medieval origins of the city, such as the Arabic fortress at the Barrio de la Morería. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, as well as a look at the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the famous Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. A stop will be made at the famous “Hard Rock Café” to enjoy a free drink. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Madrid.
DAY 3 Madrid • Trujillo • Lisbon 629 km After breakfast, depart going westbound towards the Extremadura region, you will enjoy a relaxing drive to Trujillo, hometown of many discoverers of the new world. Free time to see the beautiful Plaza Mayor and continue through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo Plains. Arrival over the impressive 25th of April Bridge in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal. In the evening there is a possibility to attend an optional show of Fado ($), traditional music and songs of Portugal. Accommodation in Lisbon.
DAY 4 Lisbon After breakfast depart for a morning sightseeing tour of Lisbon. You will see its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, and Liberty Avenue. Afternoon is at leisure to discover the Alfama Quarter. Accommodation in Lisbon.
DAY 5 Lisbon • Alcobaça • Batalha • Fatima 165 km Breakfast at the hotel. Drive north to arrive at your first point of interest Alcobaça, visit a 12th century church containing the tombs of Pablo and Inês de Castro. Continue on Batalha to visit the Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and
Manueline style listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Continue on to Fatima, with its impressive Basilica and Cova da Iria where the Virgin Mary appeared. Accommodation in
DAY 6 Fatima • Obidos • Nazare • Lisbon 253 km Breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure. Early afternoon departure for the beautiful walled town of Obidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo, followed by a visit to the charming fishing village of Nazare.
Afterwards, return to Lisbon through the colorful farming region. Accommodation in Lisbon.
DAY 7 Lisbon • Caceres • Cordoba 632 km Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Caceres, declared a UNESCO World Heritage City, known for its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. You will walk through Plaza Mayor and the old town with
its medieval quarter. Continue to Cordoba. Supper and accommodation in Cordoba.
DAY 8 Cordoba • Seville 139 km After breakfast, depart early in the morning for a city tour of Cordoba, including a visit of the Mosque and the Jewish Quarter. In the late afternoon, continue to Seville. Supper and accommodation in Seville.
DAY 9 Seville After breakfast, depart for a panoramic city tour of Seville and its monuments such as the Cathedral (exterior), Santa Cruz Quarter and Maria Luisa Gardens. Seville is the capital of Andalusia and an important business center in the south of Spain. The afternoon is at leisure for you to discover more of the city on your own. Optional Flamenco show in the evening ($). Supper and accommodation in Seville.
DAY 10 Seville • Ronda • Costa del Sol 232 km Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Ronda. Time is at leisure to visit the city of Celtic origin and its marvellous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon, continue on to the Costa del Sol. Supper and accommodation on the Costa del Sol.
DAY 11 Costa del Sol • Granada 137 km After breakfast, depart via the Caliphate road to Granada. Visit of the Alhambra (exterior) complex, a set of fortified buildings on the hill overlooking Granada. You can admire the Generalife Gardens. Optional Flamenco show ($) in a Gypsy Zambra at the Sacromonte square. Supper and accommodation in Granada.
DAY 12 Granada • Toledo • Madrid 439 km Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for the Imperial city of Toledo (a UNESCO World Heritage city), where the three cultures of Spain (Christian, Moorish and Jewish) co-existed historically. Your visit will include an interesting tour of the most  important city monuments through its narrow streets followed by a visit to the famous factory “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron). Continue to Madrid. Accommodation in
DAY 13 Madrid After breakfast, transfer to Madrid airport.