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“Enjoy the sea, sand and culture of two of Europe’s most fascinating countries, Greece and Spain. This tour blends ancient ruins, fascinating buildings, delicious food and sandy beaches for an enthralling mix of history, adventure and relaxation on your summer holiday.”
Arrival Athens, Greece
Upon arrival at the airport you’ll be escorted by car to your accommodation. The remainder of your day will be spent at leisure.
Get to know Athens on a private guided tour of the city.
You’ll visit its most famous monument, the Acropolis, to learn its fascinating history, tour the Acropolis Museum, and pass through several of Athens’ vibrant neighbourhoods.
Athens – Delphi
It’s an early start this morning as you’re escorted to Delphi, a scenic drive of around 2.5 hours.
Here you’ll explore the Delphic Oracle, the most important oracle in the ancient world, then visit the traditional mountain village of Arachova for a lunch of Greek delicacies before returning to Athens.
Athens – Mykonos
Start your day with a cycling tour of Athens, visiting the ancient Agora, Kerameikos, Roman Agora, ancient theatre of Dionysus, and Plaka.
Then take a short flight to the Cycladic island of Mykonos, where you’ll be greeted and transferred to your accommodation.
Relax and enjoy some leisure time.
Mykonos – Delos
Today you’ll head on an excursion to the nearby island of Delos, mythical birthplace of Apollo and Artemis. Enjoy a private guided tour of this sacred island and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Spend today enjoying the delights of Mykonos.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure, including a horse riding experience and snorkelling tour.
Continue to enjoy Mykonos at leisure.
Your Lightfoot Travel Designer can recommend activities to suit your interests prior to departure.
Mykonos – Madrid, Spain
It’s time to depart Greece and catch your flight to the capital of Spain, Madrid.
Upon arrival, you’ll be escorted to your hotel in the heart of the city, where you can check in and marvel at the views from the rooftop.
In the evening, watch a flamenco show at one of Madrid’s famous tablaos.
Get to know Madrid on a private guided tour.
You’ll start at one of the city’s most famous museums, the Prado, where you’ll experience the works of Goya, Velazquez, Zurbaran and El Greco.
In the evening, give your taste buds a treat with an insider’s tapas tour of the city.
Madrid – Toledo
Today you’ll head south for a day’s excursion to the medieval city of Toledo.
Here, you’ll explore the city’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim heritage, including the cathedral, which houses paintings by El Greco, Van Dyck and Goya.
Madrid – Barcelona
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to Madrid railway station to catch your high-speed train to Barcelona. You’ll be greeted and escorted to your hotel, where you can settle in and enjoy some leisure time.
Be introduced to Barcelona on a half-day guided bike tour of the city. You’ll visit the Gothic Quarter, old harbour, Ciutadella Park, and see many of Gaudi’s famous creations including the Sagrada Familia.
Barcelona – Montserrat – Barcelona
This morning, enjoy a half-day excursion to nearby Montserrat, where you’ll visit the monastery and explore its unique natural parks.
After lunch return to Barcelona where you’ll spend the afternoon learning about the works of Gaudi and his contemporaries.
Barcelona – Girona – Figueres
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Girona, a historic city near Barcelona.
Stroll through the narrow winding streets, explore one of Europe’s best-preserved Jewish quarters, and visit the impressive cathedral.
In the afternoon, explore some of Catalonia’s medieval villages or head to Figueres, hometown of Dali, to visit his superb museum.
Today you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey.
our destination expert
- Explore Athens on a private guided tour, including a trip to the Acropolis
- Visit the sacred site of Delphi, home of the oracle of Apollo
- Enjoy beautiful beaches and fun activities in Mykonos
- Get a taste of Spain on a tapas tour of the Spanish capital, Madrid
- Discover the world of Gaudi in the avant-garde city of Barcelona
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