Spanish Civil War by Air

6 days from £1,049pp

About the tour: Spanish Civil War by Air

Tour Introduction

The Spanish Civil War, fought in Spain between 1936 and 1939, is often seen as a dress rehearsal for WW2. Men from many nations fought against Fascism in the fight against Franco, and also those from Nazi Germany who supported him. Join us on our new tour as we look at some of the key battlefields from this important conflict.

Tour Includes

  • 5 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Specialist Historical Guide
  • Historical visits as described
  • Return flights to Barcelona and from Madrid with one checked in suitcase
  • Airport transfers in Spain
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(Deposits from £150pp)

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  1. Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  2. Send payments via online banking.
  3. Send payments via cheque.
  4. Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Barcelona and transfer to our hotel on the outskirts, where we stay for one night.

Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Ebro

Today we depart for the Ebro Battlefield area, seeing where the fighting took place in 1938.

We visit the ground around Corbera d’Ebro, seeing the war museum and the ruins of the old town destroyed in the fighting.

We will also visit some of the local information centres explaining different aspects of the conflict, as well as the remains of bunkers and trenches.

We then continue on to Tortosa for an overnight stay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Corbera d’Ebro

Corbera d’Ebro (2)

Key Visits

  • Corbera d’Ebro

Day 3 - Valencia

Today we travel from Tortosa to Toledo, via the city of Valencia.

We will spend time in Valencia seeing the impressive Museum of Military History. The museum spans 3,500 square metres, is divided into two floors, and offers a fascinating insight into Spain’s military history, in particular, around the Valencia region.

We continue on to Toledo for a three-night stay.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Valencia (2)

Key Visits

  • Museum of Military History
  • Valencia

Day 4 - Brunete & Madrid

Around Madrid we follow the course of the Spanish Civil War. We begin in Brunete, where one of the biggest battles on Spanish soil took place during the Civil War, and where the British Battalion fought, as part of the International Brigade in July 1937.

After lunch in Brunete, we return to Madrid to see some Spanish Civil War sites in the city, including the Reina Sofia Museum of Modern Art, where Picasso’s famous painting, Guernica, is exhibited.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Madrid (2)

Key Visits

  • Madrid
  • Brunete

Day 5 - Jarama

Today we examine the key Battle of Jarama, and visit the battlefield area in south Madrid, seeing the Memorial to the International Brigade and battlefield positions, as well as the war museum in Morata.

In the afternoon we travel to see Franco’s impressive tomb and the Valley of the Fallen Memorial, which was built to commemorate the Spanish Civil War.

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Valley of the Fallen

Valley of the Fallen (2)

Key Visits

  • Valley of the Fallen

Day 6

Transfer to airport for your return flight to the UK.

Included meals: Breakfast

Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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In Barcelona, you will stay for one night at the 4-star AC Hotel Sant Cugat, before an ovenright stay in Tortosa at the 4-star hotel SB Corona Tortosa. Finally, you will stay for three nights at the 3-star hotel Zentral Mayoral in Toledo.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Your Flights

Return flights to Barcelona and from Madrid are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Gatwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Newcastle & Stansted. 

We will book flights to coincide with the arrival of other passengers joining the tour from a variety of UK airports. This is to enable the smooth operation of transfers for the group. Your flight times will be confirmed with your travel documents.

Flight supplements may apply for some airports. If your chosen airport carries a supplement, we will contact you to discuss.

All prices and airports are subject to availability – routes can be reintroduced, cancelled or amended by the airline at any time.

This holiday is operated by Leger Air Holidays Ltd. ATOL 3880. 

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