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My wife and I are looking to do a med cruise with an included coach tour of Spain. Can anyone direct me to a good place to look.

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I think you'll be struggling to find a combo that ticks enough boxes, and you'd probably do a lot better to look on this as two separate bookings (mebbe three incl flights).


One of the biggest coach operators in Spain, and with a long pedigree of respectability & reliability, is Julia coaches.


It may be that they deal only with tour operators, but they can point you in the right direction for a coach tour.


Most folk tend to simply want to get home at the end of a cruise - if your own feelings were the same at the end of the cruises you've done it's best to take the coach tour first, followed by the cruise.


I suggest you check out cruises sailing from Barcelona, choose a few that you like, then find a coach tour that fits the dates - preferably with a couple of days between because this gives you flexibility, a safety net if something goes wrong with the coach tour, and a chance to enjoy the departure port, especially a place like Barelona which is well worth a couple of days..

There are cruise departures from other Spanish ports like Malaga, but Barcelona offers you a vastly greater choice.

You'll be responsible for fixing your own local transport, any intermediate hotels, etc, but that's easy enough over the internet, especially with help from people like Cruise Critic members.

Most cruise line & specialist cruise agents, and coach tour agents allow a window of about 24 hours to reserve without commitment, so you can be confident that one won't sell-out while you're booking the other.


More work than simply booking a combo, but I feel sure you'd get a much better vacation out of it.


Just MHO as always


JB :classic_smile:

Edited by John Bull

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I would suggest talking with a travel agent to determine your options regarding any cruise lines that may offer a combined land tour and cruise, or the best way to combine a separate land package with a cruise that will fit your plans and expectations.  They can also assist with coordinating air transportation if needed. If it were me, this may be a bit complex to address individually for best rates and combination tour packages.

Edited by leaveitallbehind

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