Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula,includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct.
|PLACES TO VISIT||HP Reef – Banana Reef – Alimatha Island|
|AIRPORT||Madrid International Airport MAD|
Day 1: Arrival In Madrid
In the evening begin your exciting Honeymoon with the World Famous Show and drink in Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco at 6:00pm
Flamenco is more than a dance form or music genre – it’s a way of life. To fully appreciate what it means to Spaniards, you have to attend a live show at the Tablao Cardamomo in Madrid so that you can feel the passion and appreciate the emotion of the raw and powerful music. Observe the facial expressions of the performers and see first-hand how they whip themselves into a frenetic frenzy that only dancing can release.
You can live and breathe these experiences in the flesh at the Cardamomo, one of Madrid’s most famous venues. This is a Spanish dance extravaganza that will set your pulses racing as you are blown away by the fire and vibrancy of this compelling dance form.
The Cardamomo unites a dance that blooms from a natural expression of feelings with the experiences of your own inner emotions while enjoying a drink. Flamenco is blood, passion, emotion, the raw language of the heart shouted out to awaken the heart and the soul of the world. Flamenco is life itself, the very centre of the universe. Flamenco is immortal. Such is the uniqueness of flamenco that it has been declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by Unesco – one of just 166 in the world.
Meeting/pick-up point: 15 Calle Echegaray in the Cortes district of the centre.
Day 2: Madrid - Madrid bus tour - Hop-On Hop-Off 24 Hr Pass
* Frequent departures so you don’t lose any time waiting
* Complete flexibility to hop on and hop off wherever you like
* Audioguide in 14 languages
See Madrid at your own pace with no hurry or hassle thanks to this scenic tour aboard a double-decker bus. Enjoy panoramic views of Spain’s vibrant and fascinating capital city from the top of this open–roofed double-decker bus. This hop on-hop off tour gives you complete flexibility to get on and off as many times as you want.
Explore the city at your leisure with the same ticket, changing between either of two routes at any time, and getting to know more about the history of Madrid with a convenient audio headphone system in 14 languages. There are different routes available, covering historical and modern Madrid. You’ll be driven through the elegant squares and baroque buildings of Habsburg Madrid, through bustling broad boulevards and sleepy squares, where time seems to have to stood still, thus seeing surprising, unknown angles on this modern metropolis.
The buses are equipped with the latest technology, offering you a comfortable, fully comprehensive tour. You’ll receive a map and guide indicating all the stops on each route, and a book of vouchers offering discounts at a series of commercial establishments throughout the city. The frequency of the services depends on the time of year, with buses passing regularly every between eight and 15 minutes. This is definitely the easiest and most attractive way to see Madrid.
Meeting/pick-up point: At any of the bus stops.
Duration: Every route takes about 80 minutes.
Start/opening time: Buses run from 9am to 10pm between March and October.
Languages: Audio guide in English. Voucher validity: same day
Day 3: Madrid - Warner Park Madrid
* Access to all the themed areas of the park
* Located just 25km from Madrid
* Get to know your favourite Looney Tunes characters
You‘ll feel the adrenalin rush on the white-knuckle rides but there are also plenty of more sedate family attractions, as well as great live performances and the opportunity to meet all your favourite Warner Bros. characters, including Bugs Bunny, Tweety Pie, Daffy Duck and many, many more.
There’s something for all the family at Madrid Warner Bros. Park with its different themed areas. Test your shooting skills in the Old West Territory. Go wild at Gotham City and have the time of your life driving one of our whacky cars as recklessly as you like, you won’t need a driving license and you definitely won’t lose any points.
Dare to venture into the Haunted Hotel, join Isabel’s wedding party, eternally waiting for her groom and you’re guaranteed to have the creepy experience of a lifetime. Have a go on the Tom and Jerry Roller Coaster, 360m of white-knuckle fun for the whole family and you’ll feel like you’re in an episode of their crazy cartoons. After that your favourite Looney Tunes characters will be waiting for you to take a picture. You’ll get to meet Tweety Pie, Daffy Duck, Sylvester, Taz and many, many more.
Come to Nottingham and discover the legend of Robin Hood. Make a stop along the way and recharge your batteries at one of our many restaurants with the best of Mediterranean cuisine and the best grilled chicken or beef burgers. An unforgettable day out for the whole family.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Ctra. M-301, Km. 15,500 San Martin de la Vega
Start or opening time: At 11.30am
End or closing time: At 7pm, 9pm or 10 pm depending on the date.
Day 4: Madrid – Valencia
Later in the afternoon leave for the A day at sea tour with Lunch
Sail away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax in the calm Mediterranean waters off Valencia in this thrilling catamaran cruise.
* See the city skyline and coast from a different perspective
* Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch on board
* Plenty of time to relax, sunbathe and swim in the sea
Climb aboard and watch the port and city skyline drift by as you lie back in the rigging nets and enjoy the sound of the waves lapping against the hull. Then go for a wonderful swim in the clear blue waters of the Med before feasting on a traditional Spanish lunch aboard the boat. A fun day out for all the family.
Enjoy the soft sea breeze as we sail out of the brand new Americas Cup Port, the most recent symbol of Valencia’s long links to the Mediterranean. All you have to do is relax and enjoy the ride as our experienced and friendly crew do everything they can so you have a comfortable and enjoyable voyage. There’s plenty of room on this spacious catamaran so you can sit on the deck and admire the stunning views or sprawl out on the rigging nets and soak up the sun.
We’ll drop anchor in the open sea so you can go for a quiet swim in the clear blue waters of the Med, a world away from the crowded city beaches. Then feast on a traditional lunch of salad, paella and fruit with one drink. Then after a great day at sea we return to port in the mid-afternoon.
Meeting/pick-up point: Mundo Marino Office, Americas Cup Port opposite the Veles e Vents building.
Duration: Three hours.
Start/opening time: At 1pm.
Others:Lunch includes: mixed salad, paella, bread and fruit + 1 drink during lunch (water, beer or sangria)
Day 5: Valencia - Valencia Tourist Bus
* Sightsee at your own pace
* Hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops
* Two routes to choose from
Explore Valencia at your own leisure while enjoying the sights from the comfort of a hop on-hop off a double-decker bus. Meander through the historic old town with Route A and head out to the coast on Route B. This route now has a new stop at Paseo de la Alameda at the door of the Archivo Municipal, which will allow you to visit the Mestalla Forever Tour and the Museum of Military History. Tickets are available for either 24 or 48 hours and there are audioguides in eight languages.
Valencia has been the capital of this part of eastern Spain since the time of the Islamic Taifa of Balansiya, more than 1,000 years ago and as such boasts a number of palaces and churches that are renowned throughout the world. Route A has eight stops: Plaça de la Reina, IVAM, San Pio V, Nuevo centro, the Conference Hall, Dama Ibérica, Bioparc, Valencia History Museum and AVE. See the stunning Silk Exchange, La Llotja, a medieval hall that is considered a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and has been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. Just over 100 metres from Stop 1 is the beautiful Cathedral, a mainly Gothic structure that also has Romanesque, Renaissance, Baroque and neo-Classical features. Alight at Stop 3 and visit the Museum of Fine Arts or maybe take a stroll the park over the dried-up riverbed of the Turia.
Take Route B and discover the city’s maritime heritage. This line heads out to the Mediterranean, where Valencia has opened out to the world since time immemorial. There are 12 stops: Plaça de la Reina, the Fallas Museum, CAC, l’Oceanogràfic, Aqua, Las Arenas, the port, Paseo de la Alameda, Baleares and San Pio V.
Meeting/pick-up point: You can get the bus at any of the stops on the routes.
Duration: Each complete route lasts about 90 minutes.
Start/opening time: Depends on the stop, but generally from 9.30am.
End/closing time: At 8pm with services extended until 10pm in July and August.
Languages: Audioguides in Japanese, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Catalan and Mandarin. Others: The meeting point for every last Sunday of the month is at Calle Conde Trenor, next to the “Casa de los Caramelos” sweet shop. Voucher validity: same day
Day 6: Valencia – Barcelona
Rest of the day at your disposal.
Day 7: Barcelona - Barcelona City Tour and Open Camp
* Three routes covering the entire city
* Stops at all the main landmarks for you to hop off when you like
* Experience the thrill of competition in real scenarios
* The world’s first park dedicated to sport
Barcelona City Tour – Hop on-Hop off
Barcelona is full of things to do and places to see. If you want to see the city at your own pace then this panoramic tour in an open-top double-decker bus is ideal. This hop on-hop off service gives you complete flexibility to board and alight as many times as you want. There are three routes covering all the top sites such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, the Camp Nou, the Gothic Quarter and the Olympic Ring. Thoroughly researched audio guide commentary in 12 languages allows you to learn about the history and culture of Catalonia’s vibrant and cosmopolitan capital.
You’ll also be provided with a map and guidebook that indicates all the stops on the route as well a book of vouchers offering discounts at a number of businesses throughout the city. Just sit back and enjoy the sights from a different perspective. You can also avail of a free Wi-Fi service.
They say that in sport the most important thing is participation. At OPEN CAMP, the most important thing is to have a good time. And what better place to do that than in this unique environment: the place where they celebrated the legendary Olympics Games in Barcelona ’92.
OPEN CAMP makes you the star as you put yourself in the skin of your idols living your 15 minutes of fame in real scenarios where the major legends have actually competed. Imitate the best footy player in the world and score the winning goal on the Olympic Stadium pitch, live the emotions of being a basketball star and slam dunking the hoop on the first interactive basketball court. Experience what the world’s fastest man feels as he crosses the finish line in the 100m freestyle and feel the adrenaline rush of riding one of the official Moto GP simulators. On top of all this, at OPEN CAMP, you can pay tribute to the Paralympic movement by participating in the 60 m race in a wheelchair.
Enjoy an Olympically fun day!
Meeting/pick-up point: City Tour: First stop is at Plaça Catalunya but you can get on at any officially approved Barcelona City Tour bus stop.
Open Camp: Estadio Olímpico de Montjuic.
Duration: City Tour: Buses pass between every 10 and 20 minutes depending on the time of year, and each route takes approximately two hours. Open Camp: The visit takes approximately 3-4 hours, however you are free to stay as long as you wish. Tickets are valid for the entire season. You can collect them on the day you visit or in advance.
Start/opening time: City Tour: At 9am.
Open Camp: at 10am.
End/closing time: City Tour: 7pm in winter and 8pm in summer.
Open Camp: in April, May, September and October: at 6pm. From June to August at 7pm. In December at 5pm.
Languages: City Tour: Audio guide in English, Hindi.
Day 8: Barcelona - 1 Day Port Aventura from Barcelona with Transport
Get ready to discover many new and wonderful worlds at the five areas of this massive theme park with loads of incredible performances and myriad magical attractions for all ages. The star attraction has to be the 1.5km-long Shambhala, the tallest roller-coaster in Europe, which has a gravity-defying 78-metre drop and a refreshing splashdown. It is also the fastest hypercoaster in Europe reaching a jaw dropping 134km/h in the first run. Or you could try its heart-stopping cousin, Furius Baco, which reaches 135km/h and has winged seating that will have you dangling over water.
After all the excitement you can just relax and enjoy the sun in a beautiful natural setting. You’ll can try delicious local specialities, prepared with care by top chefs at one of the excellent à la carte restaurants, or maybe head for a bite to one of the cheerful diners serving snacks and light meals.
Duration: 12 hours. Each leg of the journey is approximately 1.5 hours.
Opening/ Start time: Departure from Barcelona at 9:30am, arrival at PortAventura Park at 11am. Departure from PortAventura Park at 8pm, arrival at Barcelona at 9:30pm.
From June 24th to September 10th – Departure from Barcelona at 11am, arrival to PortAventura Park at 12:30pm. Departure from PortAventura Park at 10pm, arrival to Barcelona at 11:30pm.
Others: Tours run on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from May 24 to Septem 21; on Tuesday and Saturday from April 11 to May 23 and from September 22 to October 31 and December 22 to January 6; and on Saturday from November 1 to December 21.
Day 9: Barcelona – Departure
Arrive home with wonderful memories of your Spain Honeymoon Vacation to cherish for a lifetime. We hope to see you soon on another Exotic Destination.