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SPAIN Jewels of Spain RELAXED 14 nights ALL INCLUSIVE from £1099 Including optional travel insurance or from £1045 without insurance§ From the sparkling beaches of Valencia to the iconic sights and sounds of Andalusia, this great-value all-inclusive tour reveals the varied attractions that make Spain one of the world's best travel destinations. Explore Costa Blanca towns, Águilas on the Costa Calida and delve into the Moorish legacy of Murcia before finishing off with a relaxing break near Salobreña. Beautiful beaches grace Murcia's coastline ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-Alicante-Gandía. Fly to Alicante and travel to the locally rated 4-star Villa Luz for a four-night stay in Gandía on Spain's sunny Costa Blanca. A light and spacious hotel with a Spanish ambience, it's in a peaceful urban setting approximately 150 metres from a vast, sandy beach and close to Gandía's old town, approximately three kilometres away. D Days 2-4: Gandia. During your stay on the Costa Blanca, join an included half-day walking tour of Valencia's attractive old quarter to see trendy Barrio del Carmen, the 15th-century La Lonja silk exchange and the famous cathedral. This is followed by lunch and a walk through Turia Park. An optional half-day guided tour reveals the town of Gandía, and the 14th-century Ducal Palace, once home to the Royal Dukes of Gandía, and later the notorious Borgias. Another included excursion explores the tiny historic village of Guadalest. B, L, D Day 5: Gandia-Murcia-Águilas. Head off the beaten track on a visit to Murcia which was founded by the Moors in AD 825. Enjoy a walking tour around its delightful old quarter and take a peek inside its beautiful cathedral. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue to Águilas for a six-night stay at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Puerto Juan Montiel which is set right on the waterfront and boasts views across to the marina. B, L, D Days 6-10: Águilas. Tucked away in the southern corner of the Costa Calida, an 18th-century castle guards the town of Águilas which has an intriguing British legacy that will be highlighted during an orientation tour. Look forward to an included visit to the old-frontier town of Lorca, which features a Spanish Renaissance-style church and is crowned by a hilltop castle. Another included excursion visits the historic town of Caravaca de la Cruz, filled to bursting with convents and Catholic churches. Pay a visit to the town's baroque and Basilica de la Vera Cruz, which houses a holy cross with many miracles associated with it, and the Calasparra Sanctuary, a church built into a cave. During a day at leisure, you can join a fascinating optional excursion that visits the ancient military port of Cartagena, where the Spanish Navy is based and a magnificent Roman amphitheatre was unearthed in 1988. B, L, D Day 11: Águilas-Salobreña. Discover two beautiful whitewashed Andalusian towns en route to Almeria ­ coastal Mojacar and hilltop Sorbas ­ where you can enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, continue to Salobreña for a four-night stay at the locally rated 3-star Best Western Hotel Salobreña, which is set on a hilltop overlooking the ocean. B, L, D Days 12-14: Salobreña. Enjoy some time at leisure as well as included excurasions. Join an orientation walk around Salobreña, approximately three kilometres away. It's dominated by an impressive Moorish castle, and its whitewashed houses give it a typically Andalusian appearance. Visit Lecrin Valley's rural villages on an included excursion to this area of outstanding natural beauty in Andalusia. Maybe discover such charming towns as Nerja or Frigiliana, or the elegant provincial capital of Malaga on a choice of optional excursions. B, L, D Day 15: Salobreña-Malaga-UK. Travel to Malaga airport for your return flight to the UK. B Please note: holidays departing in 2020 will follow a different itinerary. Please call for details. Spain Caravaca de la Cruz Lorca Lecrin Valley Malaga Sorbas Salobreña Águilas Mojacar Murcia Gandia Guadalest Alicante nights in hotel 50 Please quote SMT19 Questions on an existing booking? Call FREE on 0800 300 600 or visit saga.co.uk/managemybooking