The Best of Spain

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Although you might be enthralled with the idea of the Spanish siesta—the customary post-lunch nap to escape the midday heat—you’ll want to think twice about catching any afternoon Zzzs on this dreamy introductory tour of Spain. Otherwise, you’d miss all the sunny sights this 9-day vacation to Spain has in store. From Madrid’s art-filled Prado Museum to Barcel...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Madrid : Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum
    • Cordoba : Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs
    • Seville : Visit the Plaza de España; guided sightseeing, visit the Casa de Pilatos, and walk through the Santa Cruz quarter
    • Granada : Guided walking tour, visit the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife
    • Valencia : Guided walking tour; taste a Horchata drink; paella dinner at a local restaurant
    • Barcelona : Guided sightseeing, visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica; panoramic view from Montjuïc Hill; enjoy a Sangria and farewell dinner with wine at a local restaurant
    • From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! On this Spain tour, you'll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, and Barcelona
    • Guided sightseeing or a guided walking tour in each city presents you with Spain's must-see attractions

What's this trip about?

    Although you might be enthralled with the idea of the Spanish siesta—the customary post-lunch nap to escape the midday heat—you’ll want to think twice about catching any afternoon Zzzs on this dreamy introductory tour of Spain. Otherwise, you’d miss all the sunny sights this 9-day vacation to Spain has in store. From Madrid’s art-filled Prado Museum to Barcelona’s tree-lined La Rambla, we show you the country’s top must-see sights, indulging in pans of zesty paella, and pitchers of tangy sangria along the way. While you’ll treat yourself to the fresh catches from the sea, the olives from the hills, and the wine from the lush river valleys; it’s sights such as Granada’s opulent Alhambra complex, Seville’s over-the-top Plaza de España, and Barcelona’s unparalleled Sagrada Familia Basilica that are a feast for the eyes.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City MADRID, SPAIN
End CityBARCELONA

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Central America
  • Europe
  • Spain

Attractions

  • Barcelona
  • Granada
  • Madrid
  • Seville
  • Toledo
  • Valencia

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MADRID, SPAIN

Welcome to Madrid! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: MADRID

Masterpieces in Madrid MADRID Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ART & ARCHITECTURE The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its a...

Day 3: MADRID–CORDOBA–SEVILLE

Treasures of Cordoba CORDOBA Guided walking tour includes the Mosque of the Caliphs. Enjoy free time to browse before departing for Seville. (Breakfast,Dinner) 354 mi / 570 km

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE The Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Córd...

Day 4: SEVILLE

The Squares of Seville SEVILLE Visit Plaza de España. Guided sightseeing includes Casa de Pilatos, and a walk through the Santa Cruz quarter. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOT Walk through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Sevil...

Day 5: SEVILLE–GRANADA

Splendid Spain GRANADA Guided walking tour includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. (Breakfast) 155 mi / 250 km

NOTE: Day 5 Alhambra complex: Entrance to Nasrid Palace is not guaranteed

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ARCHITECTURAL GEMS Gran...

Day 6: GRANADA–VALENCIA

Spanish Specialties VALENCIA Guided walking tour includes a photo stop at the science complex and a traditional Horchata (drink made from tiger nuts) tasting. [LF] Enjoy a traditional Paella dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakfast,Dinner) 311 mi / 500 km

LOCA...

Day 7: VALENCIA–BARCELONA

The Boulevards of Barcelona Scenic drive along the coast en route to Barcelona. BARCELONA Enjoy free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast) 211 mi / 340 km

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in Barcelona in the footsteps of Picasso through the historic heart of...

Day 8: BARCELONA

Adiós, Barcelona! BARCELONA Guided sightseeing includes the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and panoramic view of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. [LF] Enjoy Sangria and a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (Breakf...

Day 9: BARCELONA

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Novotel Madrid CenterA stylish 790 room hotel located in Madrid's elegant Salamanca District with Free Wi-Fi internet access available throughout. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, a chic bar featuring a large video wall, a fitness room and relaxing lounge areas.MadridSpainC/ O'donnell 53Macia Sevilla KubbThis 134-room contemporary hotel offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace with seasonal outdoor pool, a restaurant and a lounge. All rooms are equipped with flat-screen TV, air conditioning, private bathroom with hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. The property is situated 1.5 km from Plaza de España, 1 km from the Alcazar and a 12-minute walk from La Giralda and Sevilla Cathedral. SevilleSpainPlaza Carmen Benitez, 3Tent GranadaThis elegant, modern hotel enjoys an unbeatable location in the center of Granada next to Fuentenueva Park and the University of Granada. There is Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and a 24-hour reception. Guests can enjoy a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and an indoor water zone with jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, as well as an on-site gym. The hotel restaurant serves Mediterranean and local dishes and traditional tapas can be enjoyed in the lively Calle Elvira which is just a 10-minute walk away. GranadaSpainAvda.Constitucion 21NH CenterThe stylishly decorated NH Center hotel offers 192 spacious, modern rooms, including rooms specially designed with handicapped accessibility.ValenciaSpainRicardo Mico' 1HCC St. Moritz Hotel HCC St Moritz has a total of 91 rooms and offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere for a perfect rest after a busy day in the city.BarcelonaSpainCarrer Diputacio 262,
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