Barcelona, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Bilbao

Christmas & New Year in Spain

Destination
Barcelona, Zaragoza, Pamplona, Bilbao
Dates From
24/12/2019
Duration
10 Nights
11 Days
Price From
$13,399
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Experience Christmas and New Year in Spain – explore the Christmas Markets and enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch in a local restaurant in Barcelona.

Tarragona, a port city with many ancient ruins remaining. The Amfiteatre Romà is a 2nd-century  arena and the Necropolis contains Roman tombs and traces of the Forum stands among the alleys of this walled, medieval Old Town.

Lleida is an ancient city with La Seu Vella, a Gothic-Romanesque cathedral in a ruined hilltop fortress, towering over the city.

Zaragoza, also called Saragossa, overlooks the Ebro River. In the city center is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes.

Pamplona, with its grand cathedral, archaeological treasures and 16th-century fortifications, there’s much history hidden in these atmospheric medieval laneways.

Enjoy a wonderful New Years Eve Gala Dinner at at the Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao followed by an after party with drinks included. See the fireworks from the roof top terrace at midnight.

Inclusions

  • 10 nights in a Double room for Singe Use in 4 star quality hotels
  • 2 x Dinners, 1 x New Years Eve Gala Dinner, 1 x Christmas Lunch, breakfast daily
  • English speaking guide throughout
  • Transfers as shown
  • Entrances in Park Guell, Sagrada Familia, Amphitheater and Cathedral Tarragona, Turo Seu Vella, Cathedral de la Seo, Aljafería Palace, Guggenheim Museum and Burgos Cathedral.
  • Barcelona touristic tax per night
  • Hotel bar is open almost daily between 5.30pm and 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers
  • Porterage
  • Water on vehicles
  • 24 hour assistance during your stay

Itinerary

Day 1 - 23rd December

Welcome to Barcelona!

Arrival transfers are available upon request

This evening you will meet your new friends and our Local Representative for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant at the beach of Barcelona with beer, wine & soft drinks included. You will be returned to your Hotel

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Day 2 - 24th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your local tour guide for a full day city tour. You will visit the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Church of the Sacred Family), the Guel Park, a reflection of Gaudí’s artistic genius and Las Ramblas in the historical centre, famous for its vibrant and lively promenade. You will have some time to explore the Christmas markets

Lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Catalonia La Pedrera, Barcelona (or similar) B

Day 3 - 25th December Christmas Day

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

A short walk from your Hotel to Restaurante Tragaluz with it’s glassed ceiling for a traditional Christmas lunch with beer, wine & soft drinks included.

The afternoon is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers – Hot & Cold Canapes included

Dinner is at your leisure

Catalonia La Pedrera, Barcelona (or similar) B, L

Day 4 - 26th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Today with your Local guide you will enjoy a full day tour to Tarragona, a city with a millenary history. The ancient Tarraco, founded by the Romans was one of the most important cities of the Mediterranean. This impressive Roman legacy, symbol of the current Tarragona has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. But Tarragona is not only Roman monuments, it also has an important medieval past, modernist buildings, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, a picturesque seaside neighbourhood, forests and protected natural spaces, traditions and popular culture..even the most adventurous can dive in the largest urban cave in Catalonia. Here you will vist the historical center, the Roman Amphitheater and the Cathedral.

Lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Catalonia La Pedrera, Barcelona (or similar) B

Day 5 - 27th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your Local Driver to travel to Zaragoza. On the way you stop and meet your Local Guide to have a half day Tour of Lleida to see the historical center, the Turó de la Seu Vella (the old Cathedral of Lleida) and the Paeria Palace, the name of the City Hall, built in the civil Romanesque style dating back to 1264.

Lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Vincci Zaragoza Zentro Hotel (or similar) B

Day 6 - 28th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your Local Guide for a half day Tour in Zaragoza starting with a panoramic tour of the city to see the amazing architecture followed by a visit to the Aljaferia Palace, a fortified medieval Islamic palace built during the second half of the 11th century and the Cathedral of the Savior of Zaragoza, constructed in 1683 and now a World Heritage Site.

Lunch and the rest of the day is at your leisure

Tonight you will enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with beer, wine & soft drinks included

Vincci Zaragoza Zentro (or similar) B, D

Day 7 - 29th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your Local Driver to transfer to Bilbao. On the way you will stop and meet your Local guide in Pamplona for a city tour to visit the Portal de Francia, the City Walls dating back to 1324 to understand how and why the bastions were built.  You will also visit the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, a Gothic-style church built in the 15th century.

Lunch is at your leisure

Arrive in Bilbao and check in to your Hotel

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Barceló Bilbao Nervión (or similar) B

Day 8 -30th December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

This morning you will meet your Local guide for a full day Tour of Bilbao. You will visit the Guggenheim Museum, a great international symbol and the gateway to the Basque cultural universe. It is a city that is an example of urban transformation at a global level and has maintained a number of hallmarks that make it singular and unique. You tour will include a visit to the old town and the Santiago Cathedral.

Lunch is at your leisure

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Barceló Bilbao Nervión Hotel (or similar) B

Day 9 - 31st December

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Today with your Local Guide you will travel to Sagardoetxea, a Basque Cider Museum to learn everything about this typical drink of this region made from Apples. You will learn the history involving the cider followed by a traditional Basque Lunch at a local Cider House. Following lunch you will return to your hotel to rest up for your special dinner.

Tonight you will enjoy a wonderful New Years Eve Gala Dinner at the Silken Gran Hotel Domine in Bilbao followed by an after party until 4am with beer, wine & soft drinks included. Make your own way to and from the venue –  a 15 minute walk each way.

Barceló Bilbao Nervión Hotel (or similar) B, D

Day 10 - 1st January

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Today you have a free day to relax or explore Bilbao and perhaps do some shopping

Hotel Bar is open between 5.30pm – 6.30pm with house wine, beer, soft drinks included exclusively for Individual Travellers

Dinner is at your leisure

Barceló Bilbao Nervión (or similar) B

Day 11 - 2nd January

Enjoy Breakfast in your Hotel

Departure transfers are available upon request

Adios!

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Exclusions

International air fares
Travel Insurance
Private arrival and departure transfers - as Individual Travellers will be arriving and departing separately, we will provide you with a tailored quotation for these services.
Meals (other than those stated in itinerary)
Items of a personal nature