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Spain 14-day itinerary?

We're signed up for an April 14-day Spain tour and would love to see the daily schedules that the guides usually post if anyone has photos of them. I'm having a little trouble figuring out what we're going to see and when we're going to eat with the group going only by the official itinerary on the website.

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Good question. We are on the April 17th tour. Would be interested in same info.

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14323 posts

The itineraries do change, sometimes because of local happenings in the area while the tour is on. A few weeks before the tour, you'll get a list of all the tour hotels and a more detailed daily itinerary.

Have you looked at the scrapbooks for that tour? That may give you a better idea.

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We are RS veterans and have looked at the scrapbooks and searched through all the comments and are not finding the answers we need.

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2265 posts

You could certainly call the office in Edmunds and ask to speak with whoever knows the Spain Tour best. Better yet, since you're in Walnut Creek, you might want to attend the big Travel Show in Santa Clara next weekend, March 5-6. The Man himself speaks twice each day, and there is always a big RS booth with a few staff present to answer questions. Last year I got coupons at the booth that ended up saving me $200.

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Are you referring to the Best of Spain Tour? I was on it last fall. On the website, there is a day by day itinerary, but I do know that changes occur, as another poster stated. I believe our tour did stick to the literary that was on the website and did include a lot more, for instance, a wine tasting. I do not have all the daily itineraries in photos. The RS company usually does send an email/mail recommending other things to see that the tour does not cover in your starting city; my tour started in Barcelona. On my own, before the tour started, I visited Park Guell (buy advanced tickets), did a Viator tour to Montserrat and a winery, had a tour of the Palau Musica and a Viator tour of Tarragona (Roman sites) and Sitges. I also saw Casa Mila on my own and did the walking tours in Rick's book. The tour took us to some of the walking tour areas, but that was fine with me; I probably absorbed more in a second visit.

It was a great tour. I spent a few days in Sevilla at the end of the tour; it was one of my favourite spots. I also visited Cadiz for 2 nights, also enjoyable.

Have a great tour.

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June, I will be on the Best of Spain tour in April, and like you, I will spend extra days in Barcelona at the beginning, and Andalusia at the end. I'm wondering, I am planning to take a day and go to Tarragona, probably by train on my own. How did you enjoy Sitges? I have been thinking of skipping that and spending a whole day just in Tarragona. Do you think that is a good idea? Also, did your tour go to the aqueduct outside if Tarragona, and if so, do you think that merits the extra time and expense for me to go, by bus or even by taxi?

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When the Spain itinerary mentions morning activities or a bus ride, you would usually expect to depart the hotel between 8:00 and 9:00, similar to other RS tours. Sightseeing would usually wrap up by 13:00, leaving you free for lunch. Group dinners are often booked for a restaurant's earliest opening time, but while that is around 19:00 or 19:30 in some other parts of Europe, it's more usually 20:00 in Spain.