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Contrast a trio of Spanish regions

From the sparkling beaches of Valencia to the iconic sights and sounds of Andalusia, this great-value all-inclusive tour reveals the varied attractions that make Spain one of the world’s best travel destinations. Explore the nature trails of Albuferra National Park and the desert-like plateaux of Almeria, delve into the Moorish legacy of Murcia and Granada, before finishing off with a relaxing break near Salobreña.


14 nights in hotels

41 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 13 lunches (L) and 14 dinners (D)

Free bar open up to 12 hours a day

Excursions and visits

  • Visit to historic Guadalest
  • Walking tour of Valencia’s Old Quarter
  • Murcia walking tour and cathedral visit
  • Águilas orientation walk
  • Sightseeing tour of Lorca
  • A day exploring Caravaca
  • Visit to Mojacar and Sorbas
  • Tour of Lecrin Valley

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours

May 2019 onwards

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Day 1 UK-Alicante-Gandía

Hotel Villa Luz

Fly to Alicante and travel to the locally rated 4-star Villa Luz for a four-night stay in Gandía on Spain’s sunny Costa Blanca. A light and spacious hotel with a Spanish ambience, it’s in a peaceful urban setting approximately 150 metres from a vast, sandy beach and close to Gandía’s old town, approximately three kilometres away. D

Day 2 - 4 Gandia

Sunny square surrounded by the old quarters of Valencia

During your stay on the Costa Blanca, join an included half-day walking tour of Valencia’s attractive old quarter to see trendy Barrio del Carmen, the 15th-century La Lonja silk exchange and the famous cathedral. This is followed by lunch and a walk through Turia Park.

An included or optional half-day guided tour (depending on departure date) reveals the town of Gandía, and the 14th-century Ducal Palace, once home to the Royal Dukes of Gandía, and later the notorious Borgias. Another included or optional excursion (depending on departure date) explores the tiny historic village of Guadalest. B, L, D

Day 5 Gandia-Murcia-Águilas

Cathedral Church of Saint Mary in Murcia

Head off the beaten track on a visit to Murcia which was founded by the Moors in AD 825. Enjoy a guided walking tour around its delightful old quarter and take a peek inside its beautiful cathedral. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Águilas for a three-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel which is set right on the waterfront and boasts views across to the marina. B, L, D

Day 6 - 10 Águlias

Águlias, Spain

Águilas is tucked away in the southern corner of the Costa Calida, close to the border of Andalucia. An 18th-century castle guards the town which is scattered with Roman ruins and has an intriguing British legacy that will be highlighted during an orientation tour. Look forward to an included excursion to Lorca. This historic town once lay on the frontier between Christian and Muslim Spain, giving it a diverse range of architecture: there's an impressive hilltop castle, a Spanish Renaissance-style church and ancient Roman ruins. The archaeological museum here has exhibits dating from prehistoric times.

Another included full-day excursion visits the historic town of Caravaca de la Cruz, which is filled to bursting with convents and Catholic churches. Pay a visit to the town’s baroque and Basilica de la Vera Cruz, which houses a holy cross with many miracles associated with it, and the Calasparra Sanctuary, a church built into a cave. During a day at lesiure you’ll also have the chance to join a fascinating optional excursion visits the ancient military port of Cartagena, where the Spanish Navy is based and a magnificent Roman amphitheatre was unearthed in 1988. B, L, D

Day 11 Águilas-Salobreña

The whitewash village of Mojacar

Discover two beautiful whitewashed Andalusian towns en route to Almeria – coastal Mojacar and hilltop Sorbas – where you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, continue to Salobreña for a four-night stay at the locally rated 3-star Best Western Hotel Salobreña, which is set on a hilltop overlooking the sea. B, L, D

Day 12 - 14 Salobreña


Enjoy some time at leisure as well as included excursions. Join an orientation walk around Salobreña, approximately three kilometres away, is dominated by an impressive Moorish castle, and its whitewashed houses give it a typically Andalusian appearance. The area around the town abounds in fields of green sugar cane, and there is a local sugar factory and museum.

Visit Lecrin Valley on an included excursion to this area of outstanding natural beauty in Andalusia. The valley has a number of delightful small towns and villages, including Acequias, Beznar, Tablate and Talara, which is also sometimes known as Lecrin. It’s also home to over 300 species of wild flowers, 66 of which are endemic to this area. It's especially beautiful in the spring, when the almond trees are in blossom and the distant peaks of the Sierra Nevada are still capped with snow. Perhaps explore the attractions of the Costa Tropical and charming towns like Nerja or Frigiliana, or the elegant provincial capital of Malaga on a choice of optional excursions. B, L, D

Day 15 Salobrena-Malaga-UK

Travel to Malaga airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Please note

The free bar at each hotel serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, and is open 10 hours a day at the Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel and 12 hours a day at all other hotels.

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