Spanish Spree

Tour Length
14 days
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US$2439
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Spanish Spree

Summed up in 3 simple words

09 Jul 2014 - 22 Jul 2014

Best. Vacation. Ever

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Best, Vacation, Ever

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Spanish Spree

Summed up in 3 simple words

09 Jul 2014 - 22 Jul 2014

Best. Vacation. Ever

Review written Aug 2014

My Contiki was: Best, Vacation, Ever

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  • Renee
  • Renee
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wow what do I even say about this trip?

30 Jun 2014 - 13 Jul 2014

Spanish Spree was my first contiki, and I was a bit nervous at first. I was traveling Han Solo (on my own) and got a twin share room with someone else. As a recent graduate, I was worried about getting my money's worth. Let me tell you, Contiki hooked us up. Each hotel was really comfortable, and provided WiFi so I could contact my family (most hotels had WiFi in the rooms), as well as breakfast every morning. Very cool. Then, I was worried about sharing a room. I've gotta wonder if Contiki facebook-background-checked me because my roommate and I graduated with the same degree and got along swimmingly. We were both crying when we had to leave each other to go home to opposite sides of the world. Everybody in our group, for that matter, (there were 51 of us) was absolutely amazing and made leaving very difficult.

Everything provided this trip exceeded my expectations of comfort. Really nice coach that we rode around on, an included plane flight to Ibiza, and a ferry ride back (I mean, the ferry had a pool on it. C'mon).

So, about the actual trip. Wow, I can't believe how much we got done in two weeks! I felt like I really got to see and experience everything. Do you like culture and history? This trip is for you. Do you like to go out and party? This trip is for you, too. Do you like delicious food? Oh man, get ready. We even got to go Ibiza for two nights and then Gebraltar and play with the apes for a day! Prepare to be pushed to your limits of awesomeness. Our tour manager took us everywhere. She even reserved us tickets to see David Guetta in Ibiza, as well as a bunch of other clubs at a discount, and we all took a necessary spa day in Cordoba. I also really enjoyed all the additional optional excursions that were provided.

Speaking of which, let's talk about my tour manager (her name is Chloe). I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but I can confidently say that Chloe helped make the trip for the majority of us. Talk about being amazing, incredibly competent, knowledgeable, and just....everything! I was surprised when she started taking us out on the night life after full days of touring, but she's got the energy of like 1000 people! Amazing! I'll never forget how attentive she was to everyone. She handled every situation with consideration, authority, and a smile on her face. I'd jump off the edge of the world if she told me to! This girl deserves an INSANE amount of credit. You should be so lucky to get on a tour with her!!

Overall, there's not enough I can say about my first Contiki trip. I had the time of my life. I got closer than I ever thought was possible with a group of 52 amazing people in the span of two weeks. I would absolutely recommend this company to my friends for their travels, and am looking forward to my next Contiki trip as soon as possible! Wow!!

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: incredible, cultural, unforgettable

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  • Renee
  • Renee
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wow what do I even say about this trip?

30 Jun 2014 - 13 Jul 2014

Spanish Spree was my first contiki, and I was a bit nervous at first. I was traveling Han Solo (on my own) and got a twin share room with someone else. As a recent graduate, I was worried about getting my money's worth. Let me tell you, Contiki hooked us up. Each hotel was really comfortable, and provided WiFi so I could contact my family (most hotels had WiFi in the rooms), as well as breakfast every morning. Very cool. Then, I was worried about sharing a room. I've gotta wonder if Contiki facebook-background-checked me because my roommate and I graduated with the same degree and got along swimmingly. We were both crying when we had to leave each other to go home to opposite sides of the world. Everybody in our group, for that matter, (there were 51 of us) was absolutely amazing and made leaving very difficult.

Everything provided this trip exceeded my expectations of comfort. Really nice coach that we rode around on, an included plane flight to Ibiza, and a ferry ride back (I mean, the ferry had a pool on it. C'mon).

So, about the actual trip. Wow, I can't believe how much we got done in two weeks! I felt like I really got to see and experience everything. Do you like culture and history? This trip is for you. Do you like to go out and party? This trip is for you, too. Do you like delicious food? Oh man, get ready. We even got to go Ibiza for two nights and then Gebraltar and play with the apes for a day! Prepare to be pushed to your limits of awesomeness. Our tour manager took us everywhere. She even reserved us tickets to see David Guetta in Ibiza, as well as a bunch of other clubs at a discount, and we all took a necessary spa day in Cordoba. I also really enjoyed all the additional optional excursions that were provided.

Speaking of which, let's talk about my tour manager (her name is Chloe). I wasn't sure what to expect at first, but I can confidently say that Chloe helped make the trip for the majority of us. Talk about being amazing, incredibly competent, knowledgeable, and just....everything! I was surprised when she started taking us out on the night life after full days of touring, but she's got the energy of like 1000 people! Amazing! I'll never forget how attentive she was to everyone. She handled every situation with consideration, authority, and a smile on her face. I'd jump off the edge of the world if she told me to! This girl deserves an INSANE amount of credit. You should be so lucky to get on a tour with her!!

Overall, there's not enough I can say about my first Contiki trip. I had the time of my life. I got closer than I ever thought was possible with a group of 52 amazing people in the span of two weeks. I would absolutely recommend this company to my friends for their travels, and am looking forward to my next Contiki trip as soon as possible! Wow!!

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: incredible, cultural, unforgettable

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  • Romer
  • Romer
  • Level 6 Traveler
  • 6 Contikis
  • 4 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dry, hot fun

16 Aug 2010 - 29 Aug 2010

Great tour, good mix of culture and partying and general sight seeing. Ibiza is the highlight, great clubs, beautiful people. Only downsides were oppressive 40+ degree heat in some inland cities and poor customer service offered by the locals, particularly in cafes. Their economy is struggling and they act like they don't want your business and treat you accordingly. A word of advice, in Toledo, a town where you make a lunch stop on the way back to Madrid, stay close to the group as the old town is like a maze and if you quickly pop into a shop to look at souvenirs (like I did) then step back out and everyone is gone, you will not find them again. Only by sheer luck did I stumble onto a nearby road as the coach was passing by, otherwise I would have to cab it back to Madrid. The food is not that great and the locals not super friendly but if you have a good group you will enjoy it. I was travelling solo and had a heap of fun and met some wonderful people on the tour.

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: Ibiza, Party, Playa Bossa

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  • Romer
  • Romer
  • Level 6 Traveler
  • 6 Contikis
  • 4 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Dry, hot fun

16 Aug 2010 - 29 Aug 2010

Great tour, good mix of culture and partying and general sight seeing. Ibiza is the highlight, great clubs, beautiful people. Only downsides were oppressive 40+ degree heat in some inland cities and poor customer service offered by the locals, particularly in cafes. Their economy is struggling and they act like they don't want your business and treat you accordingly. A word of advice, in Toledo, a town where you make a lunch stop on the way back to Madrid, stay close to the group as the old town is like a maze and if you quickly pop into a shop to look at souvenirs (like I did) then step back out and everyone is gone, you will not find them again. Only by sheer luck did I stumble onto a nearby road as the coach was passing by, otherwise I would have to cab it back to Madrid. The food is not that great and the locals not super friendly but if you have a good group you will enjoy it. I was travelling solo and had a heap of fun and met some wonderful people on the tour.

Review written Jul 2014

My Contiki was: Ibiza, Party, Playa Bossa

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  • Linz20814
  • Linz20814
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Spanish Spree - No Place I'd Rather Be!

26 May 2014 - 08 Jun 2014

With this being my first Contiki trip, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. This trip was better than I could have imagined and truly was an adventure of a lifetime. If you are thinking about taking this trip, DO IT. You absolutely won't regret it. The food was delicious, and the culture was even better! The trip was made in the details, the things that seem small and insignificant are truly the things I'll remember forever. Everything was smooth and effortless and just all around the perfect combination of history, sightseeing and pure fun! I attribute this to our tour manager and I can’t say enough good things about her. Areti Fronis took the time to truly make 51 strangers feel like a family. The trip wouldn’t have been the same without her guidance, quick wit, and all around knowledge of the history and country of Spain. I'm already planning my next Contiki and I can only hope the experience will be as positive and as unforgettable. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!

Review written Jun 2014

My Contiki was: Unforgettable, Amazing, Fantastic

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  • Linz20814
  • Linz20814
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Spanish Spree - No Place I'd Rather Be!

26 May 2014 - 08 Jun 2014

With this being my first Contiki trip, I didn’t exactly know what to expect. This trip was better than I could have imagined and truly was an adventure of a lifetime. If you are thinking about taking this trip, DO IT. You absolutely won't regret it. The food was delicious, and the culture was even better! The trip was made in the details, the things that seem small and insignificant are truly the things I'll remember forever. Everything was smooth and effortless and just all around the perfect combination of history, sightseeing and pure fun! I attribute this to our tour manager and I can’t say enough good things about her. Areti Fronis took the time to truly make 51 strangers feel like a family. The trip wouldn’t have been the same without her guidance, quick wit, and all around knowledge of the history and country of Spain. I'm already planning my next Contiki and I can only hope the experience will be as positive and as unforgettable. BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!

Review written Jun 2014

My Contiki was: Unforgettable, Amazing, Fantastic

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  • Jaleese
  • Jaleese
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I've been home for over a year and I still miss it.

23 Sep 2012 - 07 Oct 2012

Where do I even begin.

The thing I like best about Contiki is that, when you go to a new country, you THINK you know what to expect. And then you get there, and you are exposed to places you never thought you'd see! I loved traveling by bus because you really got to see the beautiful landscapes of Spain. It takes you away from any stereotypes you have set up in your head (i.e. google images of Madrid, bull fighting, paella) and throws you out of your comfort zone. On our way to Bilbao, there were some landscapes that reminded me of Ireland. On our way through Granada, I felt like I was in Morocco! This country is so diverse and rich with culture.

Our tour manager, Jason, was PHENOMENAL. Seriously. There wasn't a single question that stumped him. I will never forget walking through the gothic quarters on a warm evening in Barcelona while he told us about the history of the city, including myths & legends. I learned SO much from him. He was also very good at showing us where to find all the touristy places that he knew we'd want to see at least once, and then encouraging us to go where the locals go. He knew which bars to go to for a more posh kind of vibe. He knew which bars to go to for dirt cheap liquor, good music, and crazy people.

As for accommodation, our hotels were always clean and in great locations - which is reaaally important when you're cabbing home later on! I wouldn't change a thing.

Ibiza... I honestly can't tell you much about because I don't remember much and that's the way to go, my friend. Partying will NEVER be the same for you.

Aside from all the attractions and nights out, I would also like to add that you get a lot of free time to explore the city yourself. You're informed of what time the bus is leaving and where the bus is leaving from. Usually, we'd have hours to just relax and do whatever

Overall, I'd say this tour is the perfect balance of culture, INSANE partying, and adventure. I've made life long friendships and this will definitely not be my last Contiki tour!

Review written Apr 2014

My Contiki was: life-changing, exhilarating, incredible

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  • Jaleese
  • Jaleese
  • Level 1 Traveler
  • 1 Contiki
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I've been home for over a year and I still miss it.

23 Sep 2012 - 07 Oct 2012

Where do I even begin.

The thing I like best about Contiki is that, when you go to a new country, you THINK you know what to expect. And then you get there, and you are exposed to places you never thought you'd see! I loved traveling by bus because you really got to see the beautiful landscapes of Spain. It takes you away from any stereotypes you have set up in your head (i.e. google images of Madrid, bull fighting, paella) and throws you out of your comfort zone. On our way to Bilbao, there were some landscapes that reminded me of Ireland. On our way through Granada, I felt like I was in Morocco! This country is so diverse and rich with culture.

Our tour manager, Jason, was PHENOMENAL. Seriously. There wasn't a single question that stumped him. I will never forget walking through the gothic quarters on a warm evening in Barcelona while he told us about the history of the city, including myths & legends. I learned SO much from him. He was also very good at showing us where to find all the touristy places that he knew we'd want to see at least once, and then encouraging us to go where the locals go. He knew which bars to go to for a more posh kind of vibe. He knew which bars to go to for dirt cheap liquor, good music, and crazy people.

As for accommodation, our hotels were always clean and in great locations - which is reaaally important when you're cabbing home later on! I wouldn't change a thing.

Ibiza... I honestly can't tell you much about because I don't remember much and that's the way to go, my friend. Partying will NEVER be the same for you.

Aside from all the attractions and nights out, I would also like to add that you get a lot of free time to explore the city yourself. You're informed of what time the bus is leaving and where the bus is leaving from. Usually, we'd have hours to just relax and do whatever

Overall, I'd say this tour is the perfect balance of culture, INSANE partying, and adventure. I've made life long friendships and this will definitely not be my last Contiki tour!

Review written Apr 2014

My Contiki was: life-changing, exhilarating, incredible

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  • Earl
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Spanish Spree

05 May 2013 - 19 May 2013

The tour was lovely. Enjoyed ever minute of it. Also, the tour allows you to see/experience much of Spain on as little money spent as possible.

Review written Aug 2013

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  • Earl
  • Level 2 Traveler
  • 2 Contikis
  • 2 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Spanish Spree

05 May 2013 - 19 May 2013

The tour was lovely. Enjoyed ever minute of it. Also, the tour allows you to see/experience much of Spain on as little money spent as possible.

Review written Aug 2013

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  • AmyBlake(:
  • AmyBlake(:
  • Level 5 Traveler
  • 5 Contikis
  • 12 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hola Spain!

03 Sep 2012 - 16 Sep 2012

Spanish Spree was an awesome 2-week tour of the lively culture of Spain, with a mix of history, partying, shopping and relaxing. I believe in doing as many of the optional extras as possible, such as seeing the cheeky monkeys in Gibraltar or some much-needed relaxation at the Cordoba spa baths after a few days of crazy partying in Barcelona and Ibiza. I think the accommodation was always decent hotels, and definitely try Spanish food like tapas and some local sangria. We had a very talkative & fun tour manager and a real mix of tour mates, some of which will be lifelong friends. Loved the language, the nightlife, and generally the whole experience of Spain! Would I recommend it? Si!

Review written Feb 2013

My Contiki was: sightseeing, party, fun

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  • AmyBlake(:
  • AmyBlake(:
  • Level 5 Traveler
  • 5 Contikis
  • 12 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Hola Spain!

03 Sep 2012 - 16 Sep 2012

Spanish Spree was an awesome 2-week tour of the lively culture of Spain, with a mix of history, partying, shopping and relaxing. I believe in doing as many of the optional extras as possible, such as seeing the cheeky monkeys in Gibraltar or some much-needed relaxation at the Cordoba spa baths after a few days of crazy partying in Barcelona and Ibiza. I think the accommodation was always decent hotels, and definitely try Spanish food like tapas and some local sangria. We had a very talkative & fun tour manager and a real mix of tour mates, some of which will be lifelong friends. Loved the language, the nightlife, and generally the whole experience of Spain! Would I recommend it? Si!

Review written Feb 2013

My Contiki was: sightseeing, party, fun

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  • Teodor
  • Teodor
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 4 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Trip of a lifetime!

22 Jul 2012 - 05 Aug 2012

If I was to describe this trip in 1 word - perfect! I traveled solo for the first time and was amazed by how many people I met. Lots of places we saw, excellent tour guide who was funny and made our trip amazing, great people and unbelievable sights! Contiki changed me - now I want to travel on Contiki with travelers my age who want to explore the places and party at night rather than with family members every year. I would recommend anyone to try Contiki!

Review written Aug 2012

My Contiki was: Excellent, Perfect, Memorable

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  • Teodor
  • Teodor
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 4 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Trip of a lifetime!

22 Jul 2012 - 05 Aug 2012

If I was to describe this trip in 1 word - perfect! I traveled solo for the first time and was amazed by how many people I met. Lots of places we saw, excellent tour guide who was funny and made our trip amazing, great people and unbelievable sights! Contiki changed me - now I want to travel on Contiki with travelers my age who want to explore the places and party at night rather than with family members every year. I would recommend anyone to try Contiki!

Review written Aug 2012

My Contiki was: Excellent, Perfect, Memorable

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  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Level 4 Traveler
  • 4 Contikis
  • 17 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great trip

23 Jul 2012 - 05 Aug 2012

Great trip, gives you a great taste of many areas of Spain. Our tour manager was fantastic. Would have been nice to stay longer in some of the places but it gives a great taster. For the best time, do all the optional extras. Flamenco was expensive but AWESOME and so worth it.

Review written Aug 2012

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  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Level 4 Traveler
  • 4 Contikis
  • 17 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great trip

23 Jul 2012 - 05 Aug 2012

Great trip, gives you a great taste of many areas of Spain. Our tour manager was fantastic. Would have been nice to stay longer in some of the places but it gives a great taster. For the best time, do all the optional extras. Flamenco was expensive but AWESOME and so worth it.

Review written Aug 2012

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  • PJ
  • PJ
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 13 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Amazing

01 Jul 2012 - 15 Jul 2012

I mean, Contiki is the way to travel no matter what, but Spain was a sick trip. The siestas, the fiestas, Ibiza, the sights, the history, Ibiza, the monkeys, the heat, the beaches, F'ing IBIZA! Our guide Garai was fantastic and the bus rides weren't too long and the hotels were comfortable and all the food in Spain is delicious and cheap and the sangria was tasty and the coffee was strong and I'm just very happy I went. You get A LOT when you go to Spain because each region is different. Go go go. Here is proof: http://spanish-spree.blogspot.com.

Review written Jul 2012

My Contiki was: Kick. Ass.

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  • PJ
  • PJ
  • Level 3 Traveler
  • 3 Contikis
  • 13 Countries
Spanish Spree
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Amazing

01 Jul 2012 - 15 Jul 2012

I mean, Contiki is the way to travel no matter what, but Spain was a sick trip. The siestas, the fiestas, Ibiza, the sights, the history, Ibiza, the monkeys, the heat, the beaches, F'ing IBIZA! Our guide Garai was fantastic and the bus rides weren't too long and the hotels were comfortable and all the food in Spain is delicious and cheap and the sangria was tasty and the coffee was strong and I'm just very happy I went. You get A LOT when you go to Spain because each region is different. Go go go. Here is proof: http://spanish-spree.blogspot.com.

Review written Jul 2012

My Contiki was: Kick. Ass.

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What's Included

All of this & more, included as standard on your trip.

Accommodation

  • 13 nights twin or triple-share hotel accommodation
  • Modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Flight from Barcelona to Ibiza
  • Hotel tips, local taxes & service charges
  • Ferry crossing

Team

  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team
  • Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientations in all other destinations

Food

  • 13 continental breakfasts
  • 3 Regional Dinners: local tapas feast in Barcelona & regional feasts in our favourite local spots
  • 1 three-course dinners

Inclusions

  • 7 World Heritage Sites visited
  • See the Gran Via, the Puerta del Sol & Plaza de Espana
  • Guided tour of Royal Palace in Madrid
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Me Time

  • Guided tour of the Valley of the fallen
  • Guided Bike Tour
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On a budget?

  • The average cost per day for this tour is US$174
  • You only need a US$200 deposit to book and pay in full 45 days before you travel.
  • Pay in installments, with Contiki Easy Pay
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