Vacations to Spain





Barcelona City Break Vacation from $769*
Departures Mar 10 thru Oct 22, 2020
5 Days/3 Nights

Mar 10 thru 25, Apr 12 thru 17 & Apr 23 thru 25, 2020 from $769*
May 10 thru 23, Jun 20 thru 26, Jun 30 thru Jul 28, Jul 31 thru Aug 28, Aug 30 thru Sep 26 & Sep 30 thru Oct 22, 2020 from $819*


Discover the very best Barcelona has to offer on this unforgettable four-day city break. Admire Gaudi's masterpieces, declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, then stroll down Las Ramblas and enjoy the entertainment provided by street musicians and performers. Appreciate the architecture of the Gothic Quarter in the Old Town and enjoy a spot of shopping on the Passeig de Gracia, home to most of the well-known boutiques in Barcelona.

Highlights
Barcelona: Visit Gaudí’s most iconic creations such as Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia. Then soak up the atmosphere as you stroll along the bustling Las Ramblas.
Park Güell: Witness Gaudi’s vision of the perfect garden city. The park remains unfinished, but the myriad of mosaics created from irregular, broken tiles are sure to capture your imagination.
Sagrada Familia: The unique designs of Gaudí’s basilica stretch the realms of the imagination and have turned this basilica into an icon of this grand city. The three fascinating façades are all different and only one of them, the surreal Nativity façade, was near completion before Gaudí died. A visit to the Sagrada Familia is an opportunity to literally witness history being built, as new elements are constantly being added, such as the recently completed nave roof.
Tapas: Indulge in one (or several!) of the most famous concept in Spanish cuisine. These typical appetizers are a true institution in Barcelona; stopping for a few tapas is the perfect excuse to meet up with friends at any time of the day.

Guided Languages: Operated with a bilingual English/Spanish-speaking tour guide on the Tapas Evening with Walking Tour and the Artistic Barcelona Tour.

Day 1 | Departure from home via overnight flight to Barcelona.

Day 2 | Arrival Barcelona
Arrive at Barcelona - El Prat Airport. A representative holding a sign displaying your name will be waiting to greet you in the arrivals lounge and to transfer you to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure enjoying the highlights of Barcelona. Visit the Old Town, enjoy some tapas while soaking up the atmosphere of Las Ramblas, or relax on the beach or in a bar overlooking the sea at Port Olímpic before your busy days of sightseeing ahead. Overnight in Barcelona: Superior Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.

Day 3 | Barcelona
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and then head out to explore Barcelona. Enjoy some free time in the morning to get a feel for the city by yourself, then head to the meeting point at Julià Travel Office, Calle Balmes 5, for the 15:30 Artistic Barcelona tour. We will start the visit with a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, giving you an insight into the basilica’s history and the fascinating symbolism hidden within its ornamentation. Then head back to the bus to travel to Park Güell, located on top of a hill, offering incredible panoramic views of the city. Park Güell is one of Gaudí’s most emblematic works, as he combined his creative Modernist style with nature in his vision of the perfect garden city, now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site. We will round off the tour with a stroll down one of the most important streets in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gràcia. Here, you will not only find a plethora of prestigious shops, but also many important Modernist buildings, such as Casa Milà, also known as “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló. The tour will finish in front of Casa Batlló, just ten minutes walking distance from the famous Plaça Catalunya. After the tour, you can make your own way back to your hotel or stay out to enjoy Barcelona by night. Overnight in Barcelona: Superior Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.

Day 4 | Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a day at your leisure exploring the main attractions of the city. In the early evening, head to the meeting point in front of the Silken Ramblas Hotel on Calle Pintor Fortuny 10-14 in time for departure at 17:00. This pre-dinner walking tour is a fantastic way to gain a deeper insight into Catalan culture, whilst enjoying gourmet food at some of Barcelona’s best and most famous tapas bars. We will welcome you to the tour with a glass of wine at a gastronomic centre that offers food-based experiences to tourists and food-lovers alike. Your specialist guide will then guide you down Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. From there, you will visit the city’s famous food market, La Boqueria, where you will have the opportunity to taste some of the local produce; take your pick from fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, cheese or any type of meat imaginable. The tour then continues through the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover the architecture, language and gastronomy unique to Spain and Barcelona; some of the gourmet shops are over 100 years old! Here, you will sample cured meats at a shop specialised in Iberian ham and a selection of delicious, local tapas at two different restaurants. By the end of the tour, you will be full of good food, wine and conversation, and you will have gained a deeper understanding of Spanish and Catalan cultures and of local life in Barcelona. Once the tour is finished, make your own way back to the hotel or stay out for another glass of wine. Overnight in Barcelona: Superior Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.

Day 5 | Departure from Barcelona
After breakfast at the hotel, at the indicated time, transfer to the airport . Although it’s time to say good-bye to this magnificent city, the memories created here will last a lifetime. Breakfast included.

BARCELONA CITY BREAK VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada, round-trip airport/hote/airport transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodations at hotel indicated or similar, breakfast daily, tours as indicated, hotel taxes and service charges. Airline departure taxes are not included and vary depending upon your departure city. Companion Eligible. Domestic partner eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.

Madrid City Break Vacation
from $629*
Departures Mar 16 thru Oct 27, 2020
5 Days/3 Nights

Mar 16, 17, 27 & 31 & Apr 12, 13 19 & 25 & May 3 thru 10 & May 15 thru 23 & Jun 2 & 3 & Jun 17 thru 26, 2020 from $709*
Jul 5 thru 27 & Jul 31 thru Aug 27, 2020 from $629*
Aug 31 thru Sep 4 & Sep 12 & 13 & Sep 21 thru 26 & Sep 30 thru Oct 4 & Oct 12 thru 15 & Oct 22 thru 27, 2020 from $709*


Madrid: Discover this cultural city through its many interesting sites, including the Paseo de la Castellana; the Cibeles Fountain; El Retiro Park, the largest green space in the city; the Puerta del Sol; the Art Walk (which includes El Prado, Reina Sofía and the Thyssen Museums); the Puerta de Alcalá; the Royal Palace; and many more.
Toledo: The spirit of El Greco lives on in the ancient streets of this beautiful city. Visit its cathedral, historical churches and mediaeval synagogue.

Day 1 | Departure from home via overnight flight to Madrid.

Day 2 | Arrival Madrid
Upon landing at Madrid’s airport, head to the Arrivals hall where you will find a driver holding a sign with your name on it. You will then be accompanied to the transfer to your hotel, where you can settle in before spending the rest of this first day at your leisure. Perhaps hit the streets and start exploring the many things one can do in this vibrant city, from visiting museums to enjoying a drink and tapas in one of its innumerable bars. Alternately, you can kick back and make the most of the available services at the hotel. In the evening, you can ask your hotel reception for restaurant recommendations to discover Madrid’s highly-renowned gastronomy before spending the first night in the hotel. Overnight in Madrid - Superior Category 4* Senator Gran Vía or similar.

Day 3 | Madrid
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel before heading out to start your tour of Madrid. The coach will leave at 9:00 on Calle San Nicolás, 15, next to Plaza Los Ramales. You will first be taken to see the Plaza de Oriente and the Debod Temple, where we will stop to enjoy a walk and take some pictures. After this visit, return to the coach and head to the Plaza Mayor for a second stop to visit the Plaza de Villa and the iconic Puerta del Sol. The coach then continues on the rest of the tour, driving by Carrera de San Jerónimo Street, Las Cortes (the Spanish Parliament), Neptuno’s Square (a famous artistic fountain), the Paseo Del Prado (an avenue containing the Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofía Museums), the Atocha Railway Station, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cibeles Square (which has another renowned fountain), Alcalá Street, Alcalá’s Gate, the Las Ventas Bullring, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium (Home of the Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana Street, Columbus Square, the National Library, Gran Vía, Plaza de España and, lastly, Plaza de Oriente, where the tour comes to an end. Weather permitting, and always alongside your guide, the bus will make three stops throughout the trip: the aforementioned stops at the Plaza Mayor and the Debod Temple, as well as a third one at the Las Ventas Bullring. After the tour, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure and make your way back to the hotel at whichever time suits you best. Overnight in Madrid - Superior Category 4* Senator Gran Vía or similar.

Day 4 | Madrid - Toledo - Madrid (70kms - 1hr)
After breakfast at the hotel, go back to the meeting point at Calle San Nicolás, 15, next to Plaza Los Ramales to begin your half-day tour of Toledo at 8:45 (from April to October it starts again at 15:00. Located 70 km from Madrid, this beautiful city-museum was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and it contains a wealth of artistic beauty, as well as buildings boasting styles from almost every period in Spanish history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque). Toledo is known as the ‘City of the Three Cultures’ since Christians, Muslims and Jews coexisted between its walls in mediaeval times. In the 16th century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco. During this walking tour you will get to see the outside of the Cathedral. Then visit the Church of Saint Tomé, which contains El Greco’s masterpiece: ‘The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz’. Later in the day, walk into the ancient synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, and after that, visit the interior of the amazing monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Afterwards you will have the chance to see a demonstration of damascening, an ancient technique and art that consists in inlaying precious metals in steel, traditionally for forging swords. At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off at the Julia Travel Office, from where you get to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Madrid - Superior Category 4* Senator Gran Vía or similar.

Day 3 | Departure from Madrid
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, at the indicated time, bid farewell to the city and catch your transfer to the airport for your return flight home. . Breakfast included.

MADRID BREAK-A-WAY VACATION INCLUDES:Round-trip space available interline air transportation via Air Canada, round-trip airport/hote/airport transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodations at hotel indicated or similar, breakfast daily, tours as indicated, hotel taxes and service charges. Airline departure taxes are not included and vary depending upon your departure city. Companion Eligible. Domestic partner eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.


Mallorca (Majorca) Break-A-Way Vacation
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Falling for Mallorca is inevitable! The ever popular star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca has a big sunny personality thanks to its ravishing beaches, remote mountains and soulful hill towns. The immense natural beauty together with Mediterranean weather (hot dry Summers and mild Winters) are the main reason why Mallorca (also known as Majorca) has been so popular as a holiday destination. Culture is a vital part of the life of the island. Throughout the year there are festivals, concerts, literary events, exhibitions. The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is the island's cultural center, outstanding for its historic old town and excellent night life. Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a holiday packed full of adventure you will find that the Island has something to offer everyone.

**NOTE: Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the the shortest non-stop flight to the final destination. Call Open Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons traveling single require a single supplement. Prices do NOT include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary changes if applicable.


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