Enhance your Cantate Barcelona experience with an extension to Valencia! A few days in Valencia will add an exciting end to an already wonderful stay in Catalonia. The route to Valencia will take you along the Mediterranean Sea to the city where El Cid, Spain's national hero, fought against the Moors and where Spain's most famous food, paella Valenciana, was born. Valencia boasts extravagant architecture, colorful gardens and lovely markets. And, since Valencia is roughly equidistant between Barcelona and Madrid, if your group has more time to spend in Spain you may enjoy continuing on to Madrid for a few final days.
Depart Barcelona for Valencia. Stop along the way in Tarragona, the lovely Spanish town which houses the ancient Roman ruins of Tarraco.
After lunch, continue on to lovely Valencia and settle into your hotel. The evening is free to explore.
Following breakfast, embark on a guided tour of Valencia. See highlights such as the Gothic Cathedral and Basilica, the Mercado Central, and El Templo. The afternoon is free to pursue personal interests. In the evening, perform a concert in a local church or theater; school groups may enjoy performing a school concert. A friendship concert with a Valencian choir is another possibility.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport in Valencia for your flight home OR continue on to Madrid.
From Valencia, travel northwest by motor coach to Madrid, the political and financial capital of Spain. Enjoy a walking tour through the historic heart of the city and free time for lunch. A concert opportunity or option to see a flamenco show or Spanish opera (Zarzuela) can be arranged for your group this evening.
Your final day in Spain is free to pursue independent interests. Group activities can be arranged, such a visit to the Royal Palace or the Prado Museum, or an excursion to the World Heritage site of Toledo. Tonight, a farewell dinner of tapas and other specialties will be arranged for your choir.
Check out of the hotel in Madrid and transfer to the airport for your flight home.