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Tapas & Paella

 

Overview

Hotel description:

9 days / 7 nights

Explore two of Spain's major cities with this 9-day vacation package! Discover Spain's unique charm with ample free time in each city. In Madrid, people-watch in a public square or relax on a terrace with a glass of Spanish wine and delicious tapas. In Valencia, check out the renowned City of Arts & Sciences.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Spain, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location

Madrid, Valencia

What's included

Package inclusions

  • Round-trip flights to Madrid (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Madrid
  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts and 1 paella lunch
  • High-speed train between Madrid and Valencia (Economy Class)
  • 4 More Moments activities:More Moments - 4 activities included:
    • Half-day city tour of Madrid
    • Skip the line visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid
    • Madrid walking tour with tapas
    • Walking tour of Valencia city centre
  • Earn Aeroplan® Miles

Itinerary

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

Day 1    Depart Canada
Fly to Madrid.

Day 2    Welcome to Madrid
Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Spain's capital city.

Day 3    Madrid: Sightseeing
Discover Madrid on a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour. Then, enjoy a guided skip the line visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

More Moments Activities Included
  • Madrid City Tour: Discover Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour, from the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the modern city. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana and Santiago Bernabéu Stadium and much more.
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: Visit the beautifully furnished and decorated Royal Palace of Madrid, former residence of the Spanish kings. On this guided visit, admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.


Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4    Madrid: Sightseeing & Tapas Tasting

Enjoy the morning at leisure, then go on an afternoon walking tour through Madrid's old town, stopping for tapas along the way.

More Moments Activity Included
  • Madrid Walking & Tapas Tour: Go on a walking tour through Madrid's old town, accompanied by a local guide from the Temple of Debód, to the Puerta del Sol, passing through the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Almudena Cathedral, Plaza de la Villa, the heart of medieval Madrid with its winding streets around San Miguel Square and its famous market, Arco de Cuchilleros, Plaza Mayor and more. Stop for tapas along the way and experience the real Madrid!

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting

Day 5    Madrid - Valencia (approx. 350 km)
Make your way to the train station and travel by train to Valencia today, Spain's third-largest city, via high-speed train. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6    Valencia: Sightseeing & Paella Lunch
Embark on a morning walking tour of the historical centre. For lunch, sample Valencia's most famous dish, paella! The rest of the day is at leisure.

More Moments Activity Included
  • Valencia Walking Tour & Paella Lunch: Visit Town Hall Square, Central Market, the Lonja, a silk exchange building, followed by the religious complex of the city including the cathedral, archbishop's palace and basilica. For lunch, sample Valencia's most famous dish, paella! Choose between a Paella Valenciana and a seafood Paella.

Meal(s): Breakfast, lunch

Day 7    Valencia: At leisure
Enjoy the day at your own pace. Valencia is known for its City of Arts & Sciences, including a planetarium, an aquarium and an interactive museum. If you're in the mood for a day outdoors, hit the beach, minutes from the city centre.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 8    Valencia - Madrid (approx. 350 km)
Today, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train back to Madrid. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9    Madrid - Return to Canada
After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast

Accommodations

Additional fees might apply
The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

3-star Accommodation with Economy Class Train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

Madrid: Hotel Ganivet (or similar) (3 nights)
Valencia: NH Las Ciencias (or similar) (3 nights)
Madrid: Hotel Ganivet (or similar) (1 night)

Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 kid)

3-star Accommodation with Premier Class Train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Madrid: Hotel Ganivet (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Valencia: NH Las Ciencias (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Madrid: Hotel Ganivet (or similar) (1 night)

Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 kid)

4-star Accommodation with Economy Class Train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Madrid: NH Nacional (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Valencia: NH Las Artes (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Madrid: NH Nacional (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

4-star Accommodation with Premier Class Train

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip. The location and corresponding hotels are as follows:

  • Madrid: NH Nacional (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Valencia: NH Las Artes (or similar) (3 nights)
  • Madrid: NH Nacional (or similar) (1 night)


Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)


Important notes

2019 Departure Dates
November 1, 2018 to October 31, 2019

Tour operates: Daily

City tax
Madrid City Tax is not included. To  and is to be paid directly at the hotel.

Hotel check-in/out
Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

Not included
  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance