TOUR

Real Spain - Fly and Drive
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Get a glimpse of authentic Spanish life! Start off in Madrid and head north to travel through medieval villages and world-renowned wine regions. Cap off your vacation in Barcelona. Discover Spain's incredible history with stunning fortresses, enjoy a full-bodied glass of wine in La Rioja, and explore the country's wonderful urban centres over 11 days.

If you love the freedom and adventure of the open road, then a Fly & Drive vacation is just what you need. Drive your way through the experience of discovering parts of Spain one kilometre at a time. The car rental and hotel stays are included in the package, along with a bunch of other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

11 Days,9 nights
Call to book: 1-866-529-2079
Travelling as a group of 10 or more? Request a group quote.

INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Madrid; return from Barcelona (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Madrid and Barcelona
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • Local flight from Bilbao to Barcelona (baggage allowance 20 kg)
  • 6-day car-rental in selected category
  • 4 More Moments activities: More Moments - 4 activities included:
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid
    • Skip the line visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona
    • Skip the line visit to the Sagrada Familia
  • Earn Aeroplan Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Madrid.

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 2

Welcome to Madrid

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

Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 3

Madrid: Sightseeing

Start with a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour, then go on a guided skip the line visit of the Royal Palace of Madrid.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:
  • Madrid City Tour: Discover Madrid on a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour, from the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the modern city. Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Via street, Plaza de Espana, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and much more.
  • Royal Palace of Madrid: Skip the line at the Royal Palace of Madrid, former residence of the Spanish kings and beautifully furnished and decorated. 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
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 4

Madrid - Ávila - Segovia (approx. 184 km)

At 9:00 a.m., pick up your rental car in downtown Madrid. Our suggested route includes a stop in Avila to see its fortress and cathedral. Continue to Segovia. Stroll through the city and see the cathedral and Alcazar. Spend the night at your hotel in Segovia.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 5

Segovia - Ribera del Duero - Burgos (approx. 208 km)

Drive to Valladolid and cross the Ribera del Duero wine region, with interesting vineyards and wineries along the way. Continue to Burgos, with its medieval architecture and famous French Gothic-style cathedral. Spend the night at your hotel in Burgos.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 6

Burgos - La Rioja - Bilbao (approx. 274 km)

Head to another famous wine region, La Rioja, and stop for a walk in Logrono to sample mouth-watering tapas on Calle Laurel, a popular area filled with bars, restaurants and cafés. Make a stop at the medieval Laguardia village to visit a calado, a traditional wine cellar. Or, pay a visit to the famous Marqués de Riscal winery, with its amazing building designed by Frank Gehry. Continue to Bilbao for the night.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 7

Bilbao

Spend the day discovering the city. Bilbao is packed with must-see spots, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum and the Ribera Market. Taste delicious pintxos at a local tavern. Drive to the nearby village of Guernica, the symbol of Basque Country, immortalized by Picasso in his famous painting. Spend the night in Bilbao.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 8

Bilbao - San Sebastián - Biarritz - Bilbao (approx. 299 km)

Drive along the coastline to the cosmopolitan San Sebastian. Stop at Monte Igueldo for spectacular views over the bay. Just 20 km away, cross the border with France and drive a further 30 km to pay a visit to elegant Biarritz. If you like, sample delicious wine and oysters, or hit the waves with a surfing lesson. Return to Bilbao for the night.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 9

Bilbao - Barcelona

Drop off your rental car at Bilbao airport and board the plane for your local flight to Barcelona. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel in Barcelona and check in.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 10

Barcelona: Sightseeing

Get to know the city via a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour, before heading over to visit the Sagrada Familia. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:
  • Barcelona Panoramic Tour: Drive along Passeig de Gracia to see Casa Batllo and La Pedrera, the incredible houses designed by Barcelona's star architect, Antoni Gaudi.
  • Sagrada Familia: Skip the line at Gaudi's unfinished temple, the Sagrada Familia, one of the most important sites in Barcelona.
Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

Day 11

Barcelona - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Barcelona airport and board your flight home.

Meal(s) : Breakfast
Accommodation:
(1 night)
Real Spain

ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

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.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
NH Nacional(or similar)
Segovia, ES
Hotel Los Arcos(or similar)
Burgos, ES
Sercotel Hotel Burgos Corona de Castilla(or similar)
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Hotel Aban(or similar)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
HCC St. Moritz(or similar)
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
NH Nacional(or similar)
Segovia, ES
Hotel Los Arcos(or similar)
Burgos, ES
Sercotel Hotel Burgos Corona de Castilla(or similar)
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
Hotel Aban(or similar)
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
HCC St. Moritz(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a standard room at all hotels during the trip.

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Price per adult. Includes base fare.

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IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Daily from March 1 to October 31, 2019.

MORE TO KNOW

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.

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Check out: 12:00 p.m.

CITY TAXES

Barcelona City Tax is not included and is to be paid directly at the hotel. The tax is 1.25 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Vehicle: SEAT Leon or similar

Pick up at the AVIS Office downtown Madrid. Pick-up on the weekend or on holidays must be done at the Madrid Airport.

Inclusions: Unlimited mileage; CDW (collision damage waiver) and TP (Vehicle theft coverage) insurance will partially pay for accident cost incurred, partial or total theft; Airport pick-up charge, Surcharge, within office hours (supplement charge for out-of-office hours at the airport); One-way surcharge; Local taxes and 21% VAT; Road assistance.

Exclusions: All other services not mentioned above; Personal Accident Insurance (PAI), gasoline; traffic fines, tow away for bad parking or driver negligence; tires and rims.

All drivers must be aged 21 years or over and have held a full clean driving licence for at least a year; Individual renters are liable for all penalties for offenses committed under traffic violations, including parking tickets, speeding fines during the period of hire or whilst awaiting collection.

>Non-waivable insurance excess charges apply; Additional services that may apply are: Petrol/refuelling charge; Additional insurances/waivers; Government surcharges; Vehicle license fees; Additional driver charges; Special equipment.

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.