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The Spanish Discovery

Dive into the culture, connect with the locals and sail around the Med in a luxury week-long cruise.

16 Days
12 Experiences
2 Countries
7 Inclusions
4 Room options

About This Trip

When you think of Spain you would be forgiven for your first thoughts being tapas, sun, sea and siestas but there is so much more than its spectacular coastline, mouth-watering cuisine, sunny climate and laid-back lifestyle. It is a country that’s history is filled with clashes of culture from its Roman roots to Christian invasions and Moorish rule before it was reclaimed once more; it embraces this explosion of complementing and contrasting architecture and values bringing us some of the most stunning sights in the world. 

 

Your Spanish Discovery will be split into two parts, the first will take you through the Iberian Peninsula in luxury coach travel form, you will feel the vibrance of metropolitan Madrid, discover the Roman city of Toledo, before getting lost in the striking arches of the Alhambra in Granada. Then you’ll drink in the rays of sun-soaked Seville taking a meander through its plazas, then driving alongside the stunning white beaches of the Costa Blanca until you dive into mesmeric Valencia, finishing with a spellbinding tour of Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia. Your Spanish Cross Country Tour is really yours to customised and is totally flexible giving you the opportunity to discover these amazing cities at your own leisure or add one of our many available packages to make this trip your true discovery of Spain. 

 

For many this may be the end of their taste of Spain, but not for you. Once in Barcelona you will be stepping aboard the brand-new Valiant Lady, the flagship cruise ship from Virgin Voyages, you’re in for an absolute treat. Virgin have spared no expense when it comes to re-designing and defining ocean cruising, with the design, quality and range of entertainment, dining and luxury facilities on board. It is from your onboard home you will then set sail and discover the very best the Mediterranean has to offer, starting with an overnight port stay in Malaga for a taste of Picasso, stepping on British soil in Gibraltar from which you can see Africa on the horizon, before heading for another overnight stay on the incredible island of Ibiza. Whilst Ibiza may have a reputation as a party place don’t be deceived; its old town, sleepy villages, stunning coves and historical port are the ultimate relaxing retreat and from here you will return to Barcelona where you can either continue your own exploration, add an upgrade and cross with us over into France or return home. 


Top Local Experiences


What To Expect

Trip Itinerary

Where You'll Stay
Included
The Insider - Cruise Cabin
  • Roomy rain showers 
  • Mood lighting
  • Clever cabin control
  • 43"+ 4K flat-screen HDTV with Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones
  • In-room minibar with ice bucket, bottle opener and glassware
  • Bathroom necessities such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand wash
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe (fits 17" laptop)
  • At least 4 North American (110v) and 1 European (220v) power outlets, plus 6 USB ports
  • Open wardrobe space
Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$310
Seaview

With all the luxury and extras of the insider, you can enjoy a little more space and more importantly that incredible sea view. Perch yourself on the nautically-inspired window seats and the med is yours to make eyes with. Gazing out over the waves every morning for that sunrise, this is the closest you can get to the sea without diving in.

 

Please Note: Your land tour accommodation will remain the same.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$690
The Sea Terrace

Nearly double the size of the insider, whether you are getting ready at the glam area, rinsing off in your roomy rain shower or enjoying a relaxing evening outside on your hand-woven terrace and hammock, the spaces are designed to give you infinite sweeping views of the horizon as our mood lighting intuitively matches the light from the oncoming sunset and sunrise.

 

Please Note: Your land tour accommodation will remain the same.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
Optional:$2,045
Rockstar Quarters

Seriously Suite


If you’re looking for that something extra… then let’s take a look at the suites. With exclusive access throughout the ship, RockStar Agents at your every call, marble-clad bathrooms with the top premium amenities and spaces conceptualized by the world-renowned designer, Tom Dixon, then Rockstar Quarters are designed just for you. Here are the extra extravagant benefits you can enjoy with rockstar status:

 

  • Richard's rooftop access
  • Early booking/priority access
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Bottomless in-room bar
  • Daily bar tab
  • Daily spa access
  • Private transfer
  • Dedicated RockStar Agent

 

Please Note: Your land tour accommodation will remain the same.

Single supplementNo
Max occupancy2 adult people
ShareableNot available
Bedding arrangementDouble/Twin Room
highlights

At DealsAway we take the time to prepare package holidays that not only include a range of activities tours and excursions but that you can experience with a first-class service. You will be travelling with a small group so you can really make the most of all your holiday without waiting in long queues and getting the full experience each tour has to offer. Every tour will be provided in English by local experienced tour guides who know the towns, cities and areas you will be visiting so you will get a real feel for each destination and see them come to life. 

 

We don’t want you to see Spain through the window of a coach or spend hours at sea with minimal port time zipping through the itinerary without having the opportunity to really experience the culture, the people, the tastes and smells. Spain has so much to offer tourists with a rich and vibrant history and culture and that’s why we have created an itinerary tailormade to make the most of your entire stay.

 

There will be plenty of time for you to explore at your own pace, to discover cities as you lose yourself on their well-worn paths but with our range of excursions and packages included you will also be able to see other sides to Spain that perhaps you may not be able to do otherwise.


location

Hitting Spain in its very heart you will start off in the capital Madrid, but you are in for the trip of a lifetime because Madrid is just the start. Your 9-day journey will take you through Spain and promises to give you a mesmerising and unforgettable experience leaving Madrid you will head down to Seville, burst through the stunning Granada and delve into the ancient city of Valencia. See Gaudí's Barcelona with two days of touring and exploring, delve into the medieval sights of Toledo and cut through the rolling Andalusian plains, you will leave no stone unturned in your Spanish Cross Country Tour. 

 

Then you will step aboard the Valient Lady and experience another selection of sizzling Spanish delights setting sail from Barcelona onto the stunning island of Mallorca. Heading down to Gibraltar on the southernmost coast of the Iberian Peninsula to experience a mix of Spanglish in this British territory with a pinch of Latin flair before hitting the dance floor for a fantastic overnight finale on the breathtaking island of Ibiza.


accommodation

Accommodation during your Spanish Cross Country Tour 

Whilst travelling in Europe you can expect to enjoy a variety of hotel accommodations. Hotel room sizes, facilities and services may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. You may find yourself enjoying a stay in one of the well-known hotel chains for part of your tour, a stay in a traditional, unique hotel that reflects the local area may also be included. On occasion, we may substitute hotels listed in an itinerary and will always endeavour to ensure that any alternative hotel will be of an equivalent (if not higher) standard.

 

Accommodation during your Luxury Valiant Lady Voyage

Virgin view their cabins as more than just a place to sleep and we couldn’t agree more. Their clever room technology and styling provide the ultimate hideaway spaces for you to retreat to as you sail around the Mediterranean Sea.

 

The Insider Cabin offers nothing less than ultimate escapism, and with the versatility of being able to change the layout of the room with the slide of a palm, you can have your own dance party, watch a movie with midnight snacks or rest and relax ready for your fun-filled days jam-packed with action and adventure.


Here is a list of your cabin inclusions:

  • Roomy rain showers 
  • Mood lighting
  • Clever cabin control
  • 43"+ 4K flat-screen HDTV with Bluetooth connectivity for mobile phones
  • In-room minibar with ice bucket, bottle opener and glassware
  • Bathroom necessities such as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and hand wash
  • Hairdryer
  • In-room safe (fits 17" laptop)
  • At least 4 North American (110v) and 1 European (220v) power outlets, plus 6 USB ports
  • Open wardrobe space

facilities

Facilities during your Spanish Cross Country Tour 

Here are just a few of the facilities and services provided on your Spanish Cross Country Tour:

 

  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your entire holiday to enhance your sightseeing experiences and to give you the freedom to explore at your own pace
  • A Luxury fully air-conditioned comfortable coach
  • Hand chosen hotels, all of which are tried and trusted
  • A huge variety of optional experiences so you can tailor your trip to your likes and interests
  • City orientation tours included so you can get a feel for each place you visit
  • An expert Travel Director to give you all the insider knowledge and assist you with any questions or queries and a professional driver
  • All of your hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day

 

Facilities during your Luxury Valiant Lady Voyage

Here are just a few of the facilities and services provided on your Luxury Valiant Lady Voyage:

 

  • With over 20 venues, serving everything from snack bites to full sit-down meals and naughty late-night snacks which are all included make sure you make the most of all on offer
  • Whether you like to dance into the early hours, spend the evening sipping cocktails in a bar or sit back and enjoy a Broadway-style show or a cabaret production, the choice onboard gives you so much variety to enjoy
  • A full Athletic Club which is equipped with everything from weights to gymnastic stations, all with the backdrop of panoramic ocean views
  • Yoga, meditation, cycling, HIIT classes, and more,  all your group fitness classes are covered
  • A Barbershop, hairdresser and tattoo parlour
  • An onboard spa that boasts saunas, splash plunge pools and mudrooms
  • Browse, post, and stay connected with WiFi whenever you want, and wherever you are on the ship

 

 


important info

Exclusions

  • Return international flights
  • Visas
  • Optional activities/tours, personal expenses/transfers not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips & gratuities

 

Age restrictions

  • This tour is on suitable for adults aged 18 years or older

 

Occupancy

  • Minimum number for this tour to commence is two people
  • Queen sized bed or twin share

 

Passport & visa requirements

  • All visitors require a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond your return travel date is required for all passengers (including children and infants)
  • Visitors may require a visa
  • It is the visitor's responsibility to ensure they are holding the correct and current visa for the countries they are visiting
  • If the visitor is on a non-Australian passport holder, a valid re-entry visa may be required
  • Important: Please start arranging your visa at least 6-8 weeks prior to departure to account for any delays due to consulate operating hours and processing times

 

Travel insurance

  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package

 

Health & vaccination

  • Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective
  • Health care such as a doctor’s surgery, dentist and optometrists may not always be accessible on this tour
  • It is advised that you ensure you have adequate health insurance cover as part of your travel insurance

 

Porterage

  • Porterage will not always be available throughout this trip, if/when it is available a tip is recommended

 

Tipping

  • Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion 

 

Fitness requirements

  • Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility. They must be able to partake unaided in their chosen activities/ package tours/ cruise etc as outlined in the itinerary

 

Dietary requirements

  • Any dietary requirements must be received by DealsAway at least 30 days prior to your scheduled departure date. Failure to provide these details by this date may result in an inability to cater for your requirements. In most cases DealsAway can cater for special dietary requirements but please note that on occasion, this may not be possible due to location, lack of availability of ingredients, and other extenuating circumstances. It is always advised to carry supplies with you

 

Transfers

  • Not all transfers are included on this trip

 

Documentation

  • Any applicable pre-trip or tour documentation will be emailed to you prior to travelling. Should you have any queries regarding this please feel free to contact us directly via email at support@dealsaway.com 

 

DealsAway savings

  • The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

 

Itinerary amendments & changes

  • Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather, public holidays, common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes, and unforeseen circumstances. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time

 

Availability

  • All DealsAway trips are available on a request only basis and are subject to availability. Once booked you should receive a payment confirmation and receipt via email, followed by a booking confirmation normally within 72hrs of making a booking, sometimes this can take a little longer subject to supplier delay
  • If you have not received your confirmation within 5 business days of payment confirmation please contact us immediately by email at support@dealsaway.com
  • In the event that your trip is unavailable for the dates you have chosen, we will contact you by telephone to advise the next available dates

 

Surcharges

  • Any prices quoted exclude specific costs/measures which may be introduced at a later stage as a result of Government changes due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions. DealsAway will inform its guests of these changes as soon as possible, these additional charges will be passed on by DealsAway to the guest

 


AMENDMENTS & CHANGES

Name change or corrections

  • Name corrections may incur a fee
  • Name changes are not permitted
  • After bookings are fully paid, any amendment has to be requested in writing and incurs $69 fee per person from our supplier, plus any additional costs and administrative expenses incurred in arranging the amendment

 

Date changes

  • Date changes are not permitted

 

Refunds

  • Please refer to our booking conditions for all information on refunds

 

DealsAway reserves the right to modify prices for marketing and commercial reasons. Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to the website's terms and conditions.

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