Get to know multi-faceted Spain on this exciting vacation. Start your journey in Madrid, the country`s grand capital. Visit the Aranjuez Royal Palace, marvel at the Cuenca "hanging houses," and explore the ancient winding streets of Valencia. Drive along the Mediterranean Coast and stop at Peniscola Castle on the way to beautiful Barcelona. Travel through Catalonia, stop in Saragossa, and continue to Pamplona, known for its running of the bulls. Carry on to Basque Country and visit San Sebastian, the port city of Bilbao, and Burgos.
The heart of Spain reveals even more stunning cities, such as Segovia, Avila, and Salamanca, known for their unique historical centers and acclaimed wine production. Next, head south into sunny Andalusia for two overnights in spectacular Seville. Sample sherry wine in Jerez; stop in the white-washed village of Ronda; visit the exotic Alhambra complex, residence of Moorish kings, in Granada; enjoy the labyrinth of Cordoba`s old Moorish quarter surrounding the exquisite Mezquita; and retrace Don Quixote`s footsteps as you travel among the windmills and castles of La Mancha. Back in Madrid; enjoy two final overnights and a guided sightseeing tour of this elegant city.