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|Franco's Spain Tour
CIVIL WAR TO WORLD WAR
We include many sites others do not,
like visits to Gibraltar, Barcelona and Madrid
We also include access to exclusive exhibits,
like the Blue Division Private Collection!
Experience counts! We have operated World
War II Tours throughout Europe for 20 years
12 Nights in 4 Star Hotels
8 Dinners and daily Breakfasts
All transfers by deluxe Motor Coach
All entrance fees and local taxes
Train included Madrid to Malaga
Flight included Malaga to Barcelona
Day Excursion to historic Toledo
Visit the Army Museum in Toledo
Guided Tours of Madrid WWII Sites
Visit the Navy Museum in Madrid
Pardo Palace and Royal Guard Museum
Army Armored Collection at El Goloso
Visit the Blue Division Private Collection
Valley of the Fallen / Franco's grave
Morata de Tajuna Battlefield Tour
Visit the Spanish Civil War Museum
Air Force Museum at Cuatro Vientos AFB
Enjoy Two Days on the Costa del Sol
Day Excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar
Barcelona Civil War Tour and WWII Sites
New World War II Tour|
to Spain and Gibraltar!
Don't Delay - Book Today
What to Know:
This Tour begins at Madrid (MAD) Airport and ends at Barcelona (BCN) Airport. Tour rate does not include roundtrip airfare. You can plan to arrive Madrid a few days early, and/or you can also add some time to the end of your Tour.
How to Book:
It's easy to book and safely pay your Tour deposit with PayPal. You can also book by phone with a credit card, or you can print the forms and book by mail:
|Don't miss our Franco's Spain Tour: From Civil War to World War II|
Alpventures® Franco's Spain Tour focuses on the most significant Spanish Civil War and World War II historical sights and museums in and around Madrid, Gibraltar, and Barcelona. The Spanish Civil War was a precursor to World War II; and the Civil War shaped much of the Spanish cultural landscape since the 1930's. In Madrid, we will begin with a City Tour including all the most popular highlights; and we will enjoy two Walking Tours in the city's most important historic districts. We will have an excursion to beautiful Toledo, where we will tour the historic city and visit the Spanish Army Museum. In Madrid, we will visit the Navy Museum, the impressive Pardo Palace, and the Royal Guard Museum. We will also visit the Army Armored collection located on the El Goloso Army Base and the Air Force Museum at Cuatro Vientos Air Force Base near Madrid. Hear the story of the Spanish Civil War, and see General Franco's grave at the Valley of the Fallen (Spanish Civil War Cemetery and Memorial).
Experience Civil War and World War II History in Madrid, Gibraltar and Barcelona.
Alpventures® Franco's Spain Tour includes two domestic flights; one from Madrid to Malaga on the Costa del Sol and your return flight from Malaga up to Barcelona. We will spend two days near beautiful Marbella on the Costa del Sol, including a full-day excursion to nearby Gibraltar, a British Overseas Territory on the south coast of Spain. Famous for the Rock of Gibraltar, a 426-meter-high limestone ridge at its center, we will take the cable car to the top and visit the underground tunnels constructed in the mountain that were used during World War II. From Gibraltar, we will continue with an included flight up to Barcelona, for the last three days of the Tour. In Barcelona, we will see fortified bunkers overlooking the city, and hear about the final days of the Spanish Civil War. We will also have a scenic excursion from Barcelona to the historic Abbey atop Montserrat mountain. Alpventures® Franco's Spain Tour concludes in Barcelona, where you can spend some additional time and take a later return flight home, or continue your travels to somewhere else. Book your extra hotel rooms and private tours and transfers on our website, or contact us for more information.
"This was my first organized Tour and I was very impressed. Your amount of knowledge on the subjects of World War II and the people and events surrounding the war was very extensive and impressive. I have gained a greater appreciation for Veterans and I had fun."
Franco's Spain Tour
April 5 - 18, 2017
April 5: IN FLIGHT - to Madrid Barajas Airport
April 6: MADRID - City Tour
Arrival at Madrid-Barajas Airport this morning. We start off with a transfer to the center of Madrid, for a City Tour of Madrid's World War II sites, monuments and memorials. Lunch. This afternoon we continue our City Tour of Madrid's most significant historical landmarks and highlights. Late afternoon hotel check-in and special Welcome Dinner tonight. Overnight Madrid. (D)
April 7: TOLEDO - Army Museum
Breakfast. Morning excursion south to Toledo to visit the Army Museum. Lunch. Afternoon City Tour of Toledo and then continue back to Madrid and return to our hotel to relax before dinner. Dinner. Overnight Madrid. (B, D)
April 8: MADRID - Navy Museum
Breakfast. Morning visit to the Navy Museum in Madrid. Lunch. Afternoon Walking Tour in Madrid, from Columbus Square to Atocha Station. Return to our hotel this afternoon. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Madrid. (B)
April 9: MADRID - Pardo Palace
Today after breakfast, our quest takes us to the beautiful Pardo Palace, where General Franco took residence after the Spanish Civil War. Lunch. Afternoon Walking Tour in Madrid, including West Park, Moncloa Square, and the Victory Arch. Late afternoon transfer back to our hotel for dinner. Overnight Madrid. (B, D)
April 10: MADRID - Army Armored Collection
Breakfast and visit the Army Armored Collection this morning, located at the El Goloso Army Base on the outskirts of Madrid. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the private Blue Division Collection in Madrid. Return to our hotel and dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Madrid. (B)
April 11: MADRID - Valley of the Fallen
Breakfast. Morning excursion north to the Valley of the Fallen, the most significant Spanish Civil War Cemetery and Memorial; and see General Franco's grave. Lunch. Afternoon visit to a private World War II collection of weapons and vehicles. Return to our hotel in Madrid and dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Madrid. (B)
April 12: MADRID - Civil War Museum
After Breakfast this morning, we begin with a Battlefield Tour at Morata de Tajuna, to see original battlefield fortifications and positions. Lunch. Afternoon visit to the Spanish Civil War Museum in Madrid. Late afternoon transfer to our hotel for dinner. Overnight Madrid. (B, D)
April 13: MARBELLA - Costa del Sol
Breakfast and hotel check out this morning. Visit the Air Force Museum located at the Cuatro Vientos Spanish Air Force Base. Lunch. Transfer to Madrid airport for check in and depart this afternoon to Malaga, located on the beautiful Costa del Sol. Late afternoon arrival at our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Marbella. (B, D)
April 14: MARBELLA - Rock of Gibraltar
Breakfast. Transfer west along coast to Gibraltar. Full day excursion to the Rock of Gibraltar, and visit the underground World War II tunnels. Lunch. Afternoon sightseeing in Gibraltar and return to our hotel near Marbella. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Marbella. (B)
April 15: BARCELONA - Spanish Civil War
Breakfast. Check out of our hotel this morning, and continue back to the Malaga Airport. Check in and depart Malaga airport for Barcelona. Lunch en route. Afternoon arrival in Barcelona, and transfer to our hotel for check-in and dinner. Overnight Barcelona. (B, D)
April 16: BARCELONA - Civil War Tour
Breakfast. Morning Civil War Tour through the streets of Barcelona. Lunch. Afternoon free time in Barcelona for optional sightseeing, shopping, or relaxing at our hotel. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Barcelona. (B)
April 17: BARCELONA - Montserrat Abbey
Breakfast. This morning our quest takes us north of Barcelona to the mountains of Catalonia. Guided Tour of Montserrat Abbey. Lunch. Afternoon return to Barcelona for free time to relax before dinner. Special Welcome Dinner tonight. Overnight Barcelona. (B, D)
April 18: IN FLIGHT - from Barcelona El Prat Airport
Madrid, Spain by Night
The UNESCO protected town of Toledo, Spain
The Pardo Palace in Madrid, Spain
The Rock of Gibraltar in southwest Spain
Bunkers over Barcelona in Spain
Montserrat Monastery near Barcelona
"What a wonderful Tour! Above and beyond what we expected.
We would be very interested in another trip in the near future..."
Franco's Spain Tour
April 5 - 18, 2017
Tour prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
The Tour price does not include roundtrip airfare to / from Spain.
A completed and signed Tour Reservation Form and a refundable $400 deposit (per person) are required to book Tours. You can book this Tour online, by phone or by mail. (To book online: scroll to the top of this page and click the Book this Tour button). You change adjust the quantity of people on our secure payment pages with PayPal. Payments are made to: ALPVENTURES. Payment in full is due 90 days prior to Tour departure, and must be paid in US Dollars by check. Credit cards are accepted for the deposit only; and cannot be accepted for final payment.
Although Tour cancellations are not anticipated, Alpventures® reserves the right to cancel Tours for any reason, prior to Tour departure date, in which case the entire payment will be refunded without further obligation on Alpventures® part. In the case of Tour Participant cancellation, a full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to Tour departure. A cancellation fee of 20% of the Tour price will be charged for cancellations between 30 and 20 days prior to departure date and 40% between 20 and 10 days prior to departure. No refunds will be honored within 10 days of Tour departure date.
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