Spain and The Costa Del Sol

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When reserving your trip, use Booking Code: B002144

Learn more about this special opportunity during our (free) VIP Screening on Monday, October 10, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:30PM. During this time, we will discuss the many features of the trip and answer questions. RSVP today!

 

March 6-14, 2017

Tour price is $2,899 (air & land included) per person, double occupancy. For single occupancy, add $499.

9 Days, 7 Nights including hotels, meals, day trips and airfare from Dallas, TX

Click here to reserve your spot (booking code: B002144)  or contact Dexter Freeman at dfreeman@irvingchamber.com or (214) 217-8484 for more information.

Round Trip Air Transportation
Air transportation from Dallas, TX

First-Class Accommodations
Hotel accommodations for 7 nights

Superb Cuisine
14 included meals consisting of 7 buffet breakfasts and 7 dinners

Sightseeing Tour Program
Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: Full day tours to Seville, a tour to Ronda and a tour to the Rock of Gibraltar. Optional tours available

Cultural Discovery Series
Our program encompasses cultural connections, in-depth learning on the local economy, social systems and interaction with locals

Professional Tour Director
Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour upon arrival in Torremolinos

Deluxe Motorcoaches
Touring by private deluxe airconditioned motorcoach

Baggage Handling and Transfers
Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport

Day 1 Depart USA Depart Dallas, TX for Spain. Meals and refreshments served on board.

Day 2 Arrive Malaga, Spain/Torremolinos Welcome to the famous Costa del Sol, Spain’s Mediterranean coastline! Upon arrival in Malaga, proceed to baggage claim. After clearing customs, youvwill be met by your Central Holidays tour director. You’ll be transferred to your first class Hotel located in the renowned resort town of Torremolinos, situated along one of the most cosmopolitan stretches of coastline in Spain. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (D)

Day 3 Torremolinos – Seville Tour After breakfast at the hotel, take a full-day tour to Seville. Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of the Andalusia region. Built on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, the city has a rich history with vast Moorish influences and was once a prosperous trading port with the Americas. It was in Seville that Columbus docked upon returning from America. Enjoy a panoramic tour of this vibrant city; see the meticulous gardens at Maria Luisa Park, stroll through the district of Santa Cruz and revel in the city’s 15th century Cathedral. Enjoy the striking minaret, the slenderest tower in Muslim architecture, The Giralda, to which an exquisite bell tower was added in the 16th century. Not far away is another amazing monumental complex, the Alcazar palace, completed by Peter the First and recognized for its Mudejar style. (B,D)

Day 4 Torremolinos – Ronda Tour After breakfast enjoy a full-day tour to Ronda. Explore the mountainous region of Ronda on this relaxing daytrip from the Costa del Sol. You’ll see all the highlights of the lovely town of Ronda, including the Plaza de Toros Maestranza, the Church of the Holy Spirit, the town square, and a bull-fighting museum. The picturesque town of Ronda spans the plunging river gorge known as El Tajo, crossed by the impressive 18th century Puente Nuevo Bridge. You’ll visit the town square, known as Plaza de Espana, the Church of the Holy Spirit built in 1485, and the Cathedral Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, known today as the Church of Saint Mary the Elder. Cultural Discovery Series – Plaza de Toros, the oldest bull ring in Spain, has staged some of the most important events in bullfighting history. The museum’s collection of memorabilia includes photos of famous bullfighting fans, including Ernest Hemingway and Orson Wells. You’ll have free time to explore Ronda and perhaps enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel along the Costa del Sol. (B,D)

Day 5 Torremolinos After breakfast enjoy a day at leisure and relax at the hotel or take an optional tour to Tangier. This excursion offers an unforgettable opportunity to visit this fascinating destination. The fun begins with a ferry ride across the straits of Gibraltar to exotic Morocco and the ancient city of Tangier. Upon arrival, you will tour the modern half of the city along with Cape Spartel, the northwestern most point of the African continent. Next, you’ll explore the old town or Casbah on a walking tour. Here, shopping treasures abound in the myriad of colorful markets and meandering streets. (B,D)

Day 6 Torremolinos – Gibraltar Tour After breakfast, take a full-day tour to Gibraltar and discover the Rock of Gibraltar, located at the entrance of the Mediterranean. Its strategic location and history have made it an international symbol of solidity and strength and is frequently featured in the world press and media. Gibraltar is connected to Spain by a sandy strip. The subject of repeated conquest and siege, Gibraltar has been a British territory since 1704 when it was ceded forever under the Treaty of Utrecht. Since 1973, it has been a part of the EU under the British accession. When you first see the Rock of Gibraltar, whether it is from the air, from the sea, or from either the Costa del Sol or the western end of the Bay, its impressive stature, towering isolated above the surrounding countryside causes the greatest impact. It has had this effect on people for many thousands of years. (B,D)

Day 7 Torremolinos After breakfast enjoy your day at leisure… play a round of golf, relax at the hotel spa, do your last minute shopping, or take an optional tour to Granada, featuring a guided tour of the Alhambra, a fortified palatine city of the 13th to 15th century. Built by the Nazarite Kings, it includes: Alcazaba Citadel and the Palaces of Los Leones and Comares; the Generalife, a summer residence set in beautiful gardens; the Royal Room of Santo Domingo, built in the orchards of Almanxarra; and the Palace of Alcazar Genil, used by the Nazarite Queens. The Palace of Charles V, designed in 1526 by Pedro Machuca in the heart of the Alhambra as a symbol of new power, is the most outstanding Renaissance work in Granada. Make sure you have your camera for some amazing photo ops! Return to the hotel for dinner. (B,D)

Day 8 Torremolinos After breakfast enjoy today at leisure or take an optional tour to Mijas. Here you’ll find postcard-perfect whitewashed houses and spectacular views of the coast and countryside. Mijas is one of the most picturesque villages in Andalusia, situated 1300 feet above sea level. Perhaps you’ll even want to experience a true local treat… a ride in a donkey-drawn taxi! You can also bask in the glittering sun or simply relax at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 9 Torremolinos to USA or extend your stay with an optional Madrid extension After breakfast transfer to the Malaga airport for your return flight home. (B)