18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights

18 day Highlights of Spain including return international Etihad flights, 7 nights cruising the Mediterranean aboard the MSC Seaview, scenic rail transportation between some destinations, in-depth sightseeing, and more.

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  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
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  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
  • 18 day Highlights of Spain with Mediterranean cruise and Etihad flights
 

Highlights

 

Madrid is the first port of call. The Spanish capital is a melting pot of history, art, incredible food, and electrifying energy. Stop outside the gates of the Royal Palace and marvel at the neoclassical Fountain of Neptune. Move south by train into Andalusia and its capital, Granada. Be in awe of the incredible Alhambra, a spectacular palace-fortress hybrid, and visit the lavish Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

Spend time in Plaza de España and wander around Santa Cruz when in Seville and discover Cordoba’s Arabic heritage by seeing the city on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Head back north towards Valencia, a beach town on the Spanish east coast. This city is known for its laidback atmosphere, its parks and, of course, its oranges. Get caught up in the energy of Barcelona. Walk up and down buzzing Las Ramblas, roam the Gothic Quarter and move between fresh food stalls in the central market.

Move off the mainland for an incredible Mediterranean cruise. Enjoy 7 nights on board the deluxe MSC Seaview, stopping off at relaxed port towns such as Genoa and Civitavecchia. Lap up the glitz and glamour of Cannes on the French Riviera and soak up the sun in Palma de Mallorca.

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff– Madrid

Say adios to Australia as you depart on a flight to Madrid and begin this incredible highlights tour.

Day 2: Madrid

Arrive in Madrid and make your way to the hotel. Become acquainted with the city by getting out to explore, or simply choose to relax in the hotel.

Your hotel: Dormirdcine (or similar)

DormirDcine is located in the Salamanca District, just steps from the Avenida de América, the Paseo de la Castellana, the best shops of Calle Serrano and the Golden Mile, the Financial District, the best restaurants and tourist attractions and perfectly connected with downtown, the airport and the train and subway stations. Rooms are uniquely decorated by international artists and offer all the facilities required by the modern guest.

Day 3: Madrid –train-icon – Granada (B)

There is a guided tour of Madrid following breakfast. This tour gives travellers a glimpse of the medieval, Bourbon and contemporary side of the city. One of the most striking sights along the way is the Arabic fortress at the Barrio de la Moreira. Other landmarks include Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Fountain of Neptune and the Puerta de Alcala. Head to the station in the afternoon to board a train to Granada, relaxing on this scenic journey. Travellers make their own way to the Granada hotel and then have the rest of the day at their leisure.

Your hotel: Occidental (or similar)

This charming property is strategically located just a 10-minute walk from the historical centre and next to Granada’s new metro, which makes it perfect for visiting the city. Granada’s Conference and Exhibition Centre and Science Park, one of Andalusia’s prime cultural attractions, are just a few steps away.

Day 4: Granada – train-icon– Seville (B)

Explore Granada using a Hop-On Hop-Off day pass. This route includes a stop at the Alhambra, one of Granada’s most recognisable sights. The tour also encompasses Basilica de San Juan de Dios, the Generalife Gardens, and San Jeronimo Monastery. An afternoon train takes travellers to Seville. 

Your hotel: Plaza Santa Lucia (or similar)

Set in Seville’s Old Town, this unpretentious hotel in a modern brick building is a 14-minute walk from the Metrapol Parasol structure, 1.5 km from Sevilla-Santa Justa train station and 3 km from Alcázar of Seville.

Day 5: Seville (B)

The day starts with a guided tour of Seville. Along the way, travellers will be taken past the city’s most emblematic monuments: the University, San Telmo Palace, the Gold Tower, Bridge of Isabel II, Plaza de España and the Jewish quarter. There is also a river cruise trip along the Guadalquivir and an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the famous Isla de La Cartuja and its monastery – the once home of Christopher Columbus. Strap on your dancing shoes for this evening’s activity: a Flamenco performance! 

Day 6: Seville – train-icon– Cordoba (B)

This afternoon, travellers make their way to the station for a short train journey to Cordoba. Upon arrival in Cordoba, head to the hotel to check in and drop off luggage. A guided tour of the city on-board a Hop-On Hop-Off bus service then awaits. Admire the Puente Romano bridge, the Bath of the Caliphates and other Arabic-influenced sights as you drive around the city. 

Your hotel: Soho Capuchinos (or similar)

The exquisite decor in the Soho Boutique Capuchinos Hotel & Spa rooms is combined with carefully selected services and facilities such as free Wi-Fi and a terrace bar with stunning views of Cordoba. 

Day 7: Cordoba – train-icon– Valencia (B)

A morning train journey takes travellers to Valencia, a beautiful resort beach town. After checking in at your hotel, the rest of the day is at your leisure..

Your hotel: NH Valencia Center (or similar)

This hotel is located in the quiet Campanar-Tendetes area of Valencia, just a 15-minute walk from the historic centre, and even closer to a green park, movie theatre and the Valencia Institute of Modern Art. Metro services and shopping centre facilities are just around the corner, making for a perfect spot to explore this gem of a city.

Day 8: Valencia – train-icon– Barcelona (B)

Further explore Valencia after breakfast, this time using the Hop-On Hop-Off bus service. These routes include stops at La Lonja de la Seda, Quart Towers, the central market, Serrano Towers and El Miguelete. Relax on the afternoon train trip as you venture towards Barcelona and then spend the remainder of the day discovering the Catalonian capital how you like. 

Your hotel: Viladomat (or similar)

The Plaza de Cataluña and the famous Ramblas of Barcelona are just 10 minutes away on foot. The friendly staff are on hand to provide information on the city and the main places of interest. Sants train station is 500 metres from the hotel and beautifully connects to your journey.

Day 9: Barcelona (B)

A guided sightseeing tour of Barcelona departs after breakfast. Pass Paseo de Gracia and other Gaudi houses, the Olympic Village, the beach, and the fishermen’s quarter, Barceloneta. The tour concludes with Plaza de Colon and its monument to Columbus. A cable car ride on Montjuïc offers an excellent outlook over the city, and sports-lovers will also see various sites used for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Once travellers arrive back into the heart of Barcelona, join a guided walking tour of the old city. Appreciate the labyrinth of streets and alleys that make up the Gothic Quarter. The tour ends with a visit to City Hall. 

Day 10: Barcelona – MSC Mediterranean Cruise (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Head to Barcelona’s port to board the 7 night deluxe MSC cruise. 

Your cruise ship: MSC Seaview

Inspired by a pioneering beach condo concept, MSC Seaview will bring guests and the sea closer, with special design elements that make the most of the warmer weather. Guests will be able to spend time outdoors eating, drinking and relaxing in the Mediterranean sunshine with some of the best sea views in the world. Guests will also enjoy an increased number of balcony cabins, sea views and public areas, with every element carefully planned to make the most of the sea and the sunshine.

Day 11: Ajaccio (B,L,D) cruise-icon

The first port of call on the cruise is Ajaccio on Corsica. 

Day 12: Genoa (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Explore the old town of Genoa and wander its warren of medieval alleyways, admiring impressive palazzi-turned-galleries and museums as you go. Be sure to seek out Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Palazzo Ducale, and the Renaissance palaces that line Via Garibaldi. Art-lovers will be in awe of the art collections housed inside the palaces.

Day 13: La Spezia (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today is for discovering La Spezia. Although it is a major naval and shipbuilding hub, La Spezia also features a fine art gallery, the Museo Amedeo Lia. The gallery houses a wide collection of medieval and Renaissance art, as well as bronzes, illuminated manuscripts and paintings. 

Day 14: Civitavecchia (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Welcome to the port of Civitavecchia, one of the largest in Italy. The centre of the town is easily explored on foot and monuments to include on a self-guided walk of the area include Forte Michelangelo, the Rock, and the ancient walls of the old port. A spot in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II offers an excellent vantage point for admiring the square’s Baroque cathedral.

Day 15: Cannes (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Famous for its film festival, opulent oceanfront hotels and coterie of glamorous yachts, locals and designer boutiques; Cannes is a quintessential destination on the French Riviera. Look out over Cannes’ bay from a point in the old town, also known as Le Suquet. Budding musicians can visit a former priory, built in the 11th century, which now houses an outstanding collection of musical instruments, sourced from around the world. 

Day 16: Palma de Mallorca (B,L,D) cruise-icon 

Palma is located on a quiet bay on the island of Mallorca, itself situated off the coast of mainland Spain. One of the island’s neighbours is party paradise Ibiza. Mallorca, however, lends itself to a more relaxed atmosphere. It is easy for travellers to navigate the city, and Cathedral de Mallorca is one of the main drawcards for visitors. The Cathedral backs onto a labyrinth of alley and lane ways. 

Day 17: Barcelona –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Bid goodbye to Spain as you disembark the cruise and head to Barcelona Airport to board your return flight to Australia. 

Day 18: Australia

Arrive home today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Etihad flights, including 23kg checked baggage 
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • 7 night deluxe Mediterranean cruise on board the MSC Seaview, including all meals
  • Scenic rail transportation throughout Spain 
  • Delicious breakfast daily
  • Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours in Granada, Cordoba andValencia 
  • Guided Seville Insolita Tour with river cruise 
  • Flamenco performance with one complimentary drink in Seville
  • Guided Barcelona city tour, including cable car ride 

Please note: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary

 

 

Fine Print

 

How To Book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book by the 65 days prior to departure. 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $899 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Excludes: Transfers, Travel insurance, Visas, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” or “own account” in the itinerary.

Single Supplement:

18 day Highlights of Spain in an Inside Cabin – $2,199 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 
18 day Highlights of Spain in an Oceanview Cabin – $2,499 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 
18 day Highlights of Spain in a Balcony Cabin – $2,799 per person in addition to 1 x twin share voucher 

To purchase your single supplement please click here

Triple Share: Not available

Land Only: Please click on the yellow Land Only tab

Group Sizes: This is an independent tour, accompanying guides are not provided except for guided excursions specified in the tour itinerary.

Accommodation: 

Madrid: Dormirdcine Hotel or similar
Granada: Occidental Granada or similar
Seville: Plaza Santa Lucia or similar
Cordoba: Soho Capuchinos or similar
Valencia: NH Valencia Center or similar
Barcelona: Hotel Viladomat or similar
Cruise: MSC Seaview

Sightseeing: Please note that guided tours specified in the tour itinerary are based on seat-in-coach shared experiences with a small group of other travellers

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

18 April 2019
2 May 2019
16 May 2019
30 May 2019
6 June 2019
18 July 2019
25 July 2019
8 August 2019
29 August 2019
5 September 2019
10 October 2019

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Some dates may incur a peak season surcharge. Please see availability calendar for more information. 

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane
  • Adelaide & Perth economy airfares with Etihad Airways, Emirates Airlines, Qatar Airways or similar
  • Including at least 23kg checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to change according to airline policy).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked.
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only 

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Etihad flights, including 23kg checked baggage
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 8 nights’ centrally located twin share accommodation
  • 7 nights deluxe Mediterranean cruise on board the MSC Seaview, including all meals
  • Scenic rail transportation throughout Spain
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • Hop-On Hop-Off bus tours in Granada, Cordoba and Valencia 
  • Experience a guided Seville Insolita Tour with river cruise, a guided Barcelona city tour with cable car ride, a Flamenco performance with one complimentary drink in Seville and more
  • English speaking tour guides throughout

 

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