Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse

geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum,
housing works by European masters.


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 Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse

geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum,
housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact
Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical
modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.
Passionate, sophisticated and devoted to living the good life, Spain is both a stereotype come to
life and a country more diverse than you ever imagined.
Facts & Figures
Country name: Kingdom of Spain ; short form: Spain
Government type: parliamentary monarchy
Capital: Madrid
Time Difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location: Southwestern Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, North Atlantic
Ocean, Bay of Biscay, and Pyrenees Mountains; southwest of France
Map references: Europe
Area: total 505,370 sq km ; Land boundaries: total: 1,917.8 km
Border Countries: Andorra 63.7 km, France 623 km, Gibraltar 1.2 km, Portugal 1,214 km,
Morocco (Ceuta) 6.3 km, Morocco (Melilla) 9.6 km
Coastline: 4,964 km
Climate: temperate; clear, hot summers in interior, more moderate and cloudy
along coast; cloudy, cold winters in interior, partly cloudy and cool along
Nationality: Spanish
Ethnic groups: composite of Mediterranean and Nordic types
Currency: 1 peseta (Pta) = 100 centimos
Languages: Castilian Spanish (official) 74%, Catalan 17%, Galician 7%, and Basque 2%
Religions: Roman Catholic 94%, other 6%
Population: 47,370,542 (July 2013 est.)country comparison to the world: 28


Welcome to Barcelona! Upon arrival, you will go through customs and immigration. Should you
opt to purchase a transfer to your hotel; a representative will be waiting for you as you exit
immigration. Arrive at your hotel, check in and do not give in to jet lag! There is so much for you
to see and do!
This afternoon, make your way toPlaça de Catalunya, the cultural center of Barcelona, to enjoy
tapas (or just a coffee) in one of the many open-air cafes that are located here. Afterwards, we
recommend that you get acquainted with the city by choosing the optional tour'Barcelona
Hop-on Hop-off Tour: North to South Route', where you can discover the main sights of the
city along three routes.
Later, enjoy an evening stroll alongLa Rambla (a favorite activity for locals and visitors alike) to
theMirador de Colon before heading toBarceloneta, the city's stylishly renovated waterfront.
This morning, the optional tour'Barcelona Gothic Quarter Morning Walking Tour'to explore
the streets, squares, hidden corners and charming architecture of theBarri Gòtic, including
theCatedral and thePalau del Rei. Afterwards, take some free time to shop in the area and
stop for lunch at Barcelona's oldest restaurant, Can Culleretes (established in 1786).
Following lunch, we recommend the optional tour'Artistic Barcelona Including Gaudi's La
Sagrada Familia and Skip-the-Line Entry to Park Guell').
After a busy day of sightseeing, leisurely exploreL'Eixample, the 19th century district that
expanded the city beyond the congested Barri Gòtic and Ciutat Vella. Stroll (and shop)
Barcelona's widest avenue, thePasseig de Gràcia, before indulging on Catalan cuisine at Casa
Calvet, a Gaudí-designed restaurant.
Morning free to enjoy the museum or explore the city yourself.
Now is a good time to stop and enjoy coffee and pastries at the Tèxtil Café, a delightful little
spot tucked into the patio of the 14th century mansion containing theMuseu Tèxtil. After a bit
of refreshment, it's off to theSanta María del Mar. With its soaring vaults and colorful stained-
glass windows, this cathedral is one of the best preserved Gothic monuments in the city.
Finally, make your way toMontjuic hill andPoble Espanyol de Barcelona, which was built for
the 1929 World Fair held in Barcelona. You can spend the rest of the day here admiring the art
at theFundació de Joan Miróand theMuseu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC),.
Today you continue on your trip to Ibiza. Take a flight and head to the airport for your flight to
Arrive at the airport in Ibiza and proceed to your hotel.
enjoy the sun, sand and surf!
Head to the coast and set yourself up at one of the many beaches on the island - Ibiza has 80
(yes, 80!) to choose from (swimsuit optional). Spend the afternoon basking in the sun and
swimming in the crystal clear waters of theMediterraneanbefore going out for a late dinner in
Old Ibiza.
Afterwards, it's time to have some fun - island style! Ibiza didn't earn the title of 'world's party
capital' for nothing. With seven major clubs hosting world famous DJs, there is plenty to do in
terms of nightlife and entertainment. So go on and party til the sun comes up!
Whether you partied all night or not, today is all about relaxation. Leave the beaches behind
and explore the history of Ibiza. Old Ibiza orD' Alt Vila (meaning High Town) is an UNESCO
World Heritage site and the perfect place to start off the day with a coffee before wandering
through the quaint cobblestone streets, browsing the shops ofSa Penya and getting some fresh
air. Check out the castle, also known asEivissa Castleand cemetery,Necropolis del Puig des
Molins, containing more than 3,000 tombs from the Phoenician-Punic times..
Then if you're up for it, rent a bike or moped and head out and about, exploring everything this
tropical paradise has to offer in terms of natural beauty. Stop atSes Salinas. Or visit the
charming village ofSan Gertrudis,.
This evening, watch the sun set ,. Take a romantic stroll under the night sky before bed.
Now that you're well rested, it's time to get active and enjoy the beach beyond the sand. Ibiza
is a water lover's paradise so go snorkeling or swimming in the azure blue beauty of the
Mediterranean Sea or try paragliding, wind surfing or water skiing..
This evening, take it easy in Santa Eularia. You won' find crazy all night parties here, but it does
offer a great selection of bars and restaurants.
Depart your hotel for the airport for your return home. We recommend that you purchase a
private transfer, if so a representative will meet you at the hotel, in time to take you to the
airport for your flight


 3 Nights Accommodation at Barcelona as above
 3 Nights Accommodation at Ibiza as above
 Breakfast Daily
 Return Airport Transfers in all cities - PVT
 Sightseeing Tours on Seat In Coach Tours as mentioned in program
 International air fare
 Airport taxes
 Visa fees
 Government service tax
 City tax
 Meals at hotels except those listed in above inclusions
 Travel insurance
 Expenses of personal nature such as tipping, porters, laundry etc
 Any other services not mentioned above