18 Day Spain with 7 Day Western Med Cruise

2 Madrid, 1 Cordoba, 2 Seville, 1 Granada, 1 Valencia, 2 Barcelona & 7 Norwegian Epic
Round trip airfare from NYC, 16 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights New York-Madrid, Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 16 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Madrid
    • 1 night Cordoba
    • 2 nights Seville
    • 1 night Granada
    • 1 night Valencia
    • 2 nights Barcelona
    • 7 nights Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line®
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers
  • 35 meals: 16 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 13 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach (Days 2-10)
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-10)
  • Services of local guides in all major cities (Days 2-10)
  • Entrance fees per itinerary (Days 2-10)
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring on motor coach tour

 

 

Special Features

 

  • At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
  • Enter the Church of Santo Tomé with its magnificent masterpiece by El Greco in Toledo
  • Tour the astonishing Mosque of the Caliphs transformed into a soaring cathedral in Cordoba
  • Explore the Gothic Cathedral of Seville, the largest in the world
  • Tour the amazing Alhambra Palace & Gardens complex in Granada
  • Admire the City of Arts & Sciences buildings in Valencia
  • Wine & mineral water with all dinners on motor coach tour
  • Norwegian Cruise Line® Complimentary & Specialty Restaurants

 

Day By Day Itinerary

This escorted tour and cruise package includes the services of a Tour Manager for Days 2-10. The Tour Manager will not accompany passengers on the cruise

DAY 1, Thursday - Depart for Spain
Depart for Spain

DAY 2, Friday - Arrive in Madrid
Welcome to Madrid! Capital of Spain since 1562, this lively city is the birthplace to many of the world's greatest writers, painters and artists. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day is at leisure. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Drink with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers followed by an orientation and a Welcome Dinner
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Saturday - Madrid City Tour
Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of Madrid. Drive along the Gran Via through the Opera District, Plaza de Colon, and view the Royal Palace. Pass through Puerta del Sol Plaza and Plaza de España with its monument to the author Cervantes. The tour will end at the Prado Museum, where you will be able to admire works of art by famous artists such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Ribera. Afternoon and evening at leisure to enjoy a walk in Retiro park, visit museums or join the optional tour to El Escorial, the combination monastery-palace-mausoleum erected by King Phillip II as a memorial to his father. It has since become an enduring legacy to Spain and burial place of Kings and Queens
Optional: Half Day Escorial Tour (PM)
Overnight: Madrid
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Toledo Sightseeing En Route to Cordoba
This morning, travel to nearby Toledo, the former capital city of Spain that still retains its medieval atmosphere and charm, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a walking tour among the most famous monuments, visiting the St. Tome Church with its El Greco masterpiece and Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue with its beautiful Moorish architecture, the oldest synagogue in Europe still standing. Also admire its famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. Continue south to Andalucia via the region of La Mancha, legendary home of Don Quixote, featuring panoramic views of its famous windmills. Arrive in the former Roman city of Cordoba for dinner
Overnight: Cordoba
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Cordoba City Tour, Travel to Seville
Cordoba, due to its strategic location, was once an important port city. Visit the astonishing Mezquita de Cordoba, one of the largest mosques in the world, transformed into a soaring cathedral in the 16th century. A walking tour of the city reveals the ancient Jewish Quarter with its labyrinth of winding narrow streets, shady flower filled courtyards and picturesque squares; visit the beautifully restored 14th century Synagogue on Calle de los Judios. Afterwards, you proceed to Seville, capital of Andalucia. After dinner, opportunity to attend an optional Flamenco Show in this city known as the birthplace of Flamenco
Optional: Evening Flamenco Show (PM)
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - Seville City Tour
A morning tour of Seville begins with a visit to the Cathedral of Seville, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and home to the burial site of Christopher Columbus. Built on the site of the former great Mosque, its original minaret, the Giralda Bell Tower, still stands. Admire the beautiful Plaza de España and the fragrant gardens of Maria Luisa Park by the Guadalquivir River before visiting the quaint Barrio Santa Cruz. Explore the narrow winding streets and the beautiful plazas of the Old Quarter. Afternoon at leisure to explore Seville's shops, museums and cafes
Overnight: Seville
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Wednesday - Travel to Granada, Visit Alhambra Palace*
Morning drive to Granada. Here, your sightseeing of Moorish Granada is highlighted by a visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most celebrated monuments, dramatically perched atop Assabica Hill overlooking the entire city. This imposing hilltop fortress, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world's finest examples of Moorish art and architecture. During the reign of the Moors, the Alhambra served as the summer residence of the royal family. Walk along the lanes of the serene Generalife Gardens with its beautifully designed courtyards, waterfalls and ponds and views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Dinner together at a local restaurant
Overnight: Granada
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Travel to Valencia
Today head north through the groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges to the garden city of Valencia. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the huge Arts and Science City designed by contemporary artist Santiago Calatrava, with its extraordinary avant-garde architecture that includes impressive buildings such as the Hemisfèric and Oceanogràfic. The rest of the day is yours to discover Valencia independently. Tonight, dinner together
Overnight: Valencia
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Valencia City Tour, Travel to Barcelona, Barcelona City Tour
This morning, tour the city of Valencia. Discover this treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture before continuing to the City Gates, City Hall and Gothic Cathedral. Depart Valencia and drive along the coastline of Catalunya to Barcelona. This afternoon's tour of Barcelona begins with a panoramic tour of the old Harbor, Plaza de España and Plaza Catalunya. You will also have a chance to pass by Gaudi's iconic Sagrada Familia, a colossal church that is legendary and still unfinished. Ascend Montjuic Hill, home to the Olympic Stadium built for the 1992 Olympics. Tonight, a dinner at a local restaurant is a perfect way to end your tour
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Full day in Barcelona
Today enjoy a full day at leisure in Barcelona. Perhaps revisit some of the city's extraordinary sights or spend time at the shops and galleries
Overnight: Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Sunday - Embark Cruise
Enjoy this morning at leisure in Barcelona before transferring to the port. Don't forget to take a final stroll through the historic avenue of Las Ramblas, the most famous and lively street in Barcelona. The ship sails at 6:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Monday - At Sea
Enjoy a day at sea aboard the ship as you sail across the sparkling Mediterranean. Take advantage of your ship's many unique features including the rock climbing wall and indoor bowling alley, or simply relax by one of the pools. Tonight indulge at one of the more than 20 dining options on board, before catching a show or perhaps trying your luck at the casino
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Tuesday - Full Day in Naples, Italy
Today at 7:00 am, dock in Naples, located on Italy's breathtaking southern coast. Explore this picturesque city, or join an excursion to see the impressive sites in the area. Go to the city of Pompeii, destroyed by the Volcano Vesuvius in 79 AD, and has remained remarkably well-preserved by the ash that buried it, or marvel at the natural beauty of Italy's Amalfi Coast, including the Isle of Capri, with its towering rock cliffs and turquoise waters. Set sail for Rome at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Wednesday - Full Day in Rome, Italy
Arrive in Italy this morning at 6:00 am and enjoy a full day at leisure while docked in Civitavecchia, the port of Rome located 90 minutes from the city center. Join one of the many optional tours throughout Rome, or explore the Eternal City on your own. Perhaps take a stroll through ancient Rome and visit the Forum, the Coliseum and Pantheon. Be sure not to miss the artistic treasures of the city such as the Vatican Museum's collection of works by Raphael and Michelangelo, including the breathtaking Sistine Chapel. Stop by one of the several museums packed with artifacts from the ancient city, or take a walk through the numerous piazzas and marvel at the sculptural works on display in the open air. Tonight, set sail at 7:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15, Thursday - Full Day in Livorno, Italy
This morning at 7:00 am, arrive in Livorno, located in the heart of the Tuscany region of Italy. Enjoy the beautiful countryside or opt to visit nearby Florence and Pisa. Florence is known as the birthplace of the Renaissance and is world renowned for its art galleries, including the Accademia of Fine Arts, where Michelangelo's David is housed, and the Uffizi Gallery. Pisa is home to spectacular churches as well as the iconic Leaning Tower. This evening at 7:00 pm begin sailing for France
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16, Friday - Full Day in Cannes, France
This morning at 8:00 am, arrive in Cannes, world renowned as a posh resort town on the French Riviera. Explore the charming port or take a short ride to Nice, located just 3 miles away. Alternatively visit Monaco and its main city, Monte Carlo, known for its historic casinos and elaborate buildings. Set sail at 6:00 pm for Marseille
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17, Saturday - Afternoon in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
This afternoon arrive in Palma de Mallorca around 1:00 pm. Palma de Mallorca is the largest city and capital of the Balearic Islands, a group of Mediterranean islands off the east coast of Spain and known throughout Europe as a popular holiday resort . Palma was founded by the Romans some 2,100 years ago and is replete with wall-to-wall history and architectural splendor. The Cathedral, the Almudaina Palace, the Lonja fish market and Plaza Mayor are some of the sites worth visiting. The landscape of the island is full of caves, and beautiful beaches. Palma is the city with many activities to enjoy such as beach, playing sports, historic sightseeing and great shopping! Set sail this evening at 8:00 pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18, Sunday - Depart Spain
This morning, arrive in Barcelona at 5:00 am. Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

*Please note that due to local events, the order of the Granada sightseeing might be altered. Details will be provided locally by your Tour Manager

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • Passengers disembarking to the airport should select flights that depart no earlier than 12 pm.
  • Reservations may only be completed for one cabin. Customers requiring multiple cabins will require one reservation per cabin.
  • Shore excursions may be booked in advance online or by phone with Norwegian Cruise Line. Alternatively, tours can be purchased onboard and are subject to advance booking restrictions and availability 
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page.
Not Included
Norwegian Taxes & Fees Arrival & departure transfers
Optional tours Shore excursions, and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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