Spanish Splendors

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
11 days
From: $ 2,503 $ 228 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Barcelona Classic City Highlights
  • Valencia City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24-hour pass)
  • Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace - Half Day Tour
  • Seville City Tour & River Cruise
  • Malaga City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (24 Hours)

Short Description

Set out to Spain and make everyone back home jealous! This vacation will have you hopping from city to city, seeing the country's most iconic landmarks and outstanding natural beauty. Make the most of each destination and take advantage of your included guided tours! Begin your journey in Barcelona and see the intricate architecture of the legendary Antoni Gaudi. See Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and his other masterpieces up-close! 

Next, take the train to seaside Valencia. Stroll through this gorgeous, artistic city and stop in Mercado Central for some tasty treats! After seeing Valencia, hop aboard the train to Madrid. Walk through the Plaza Mayor, spend the afternoon in Buen Retiro Park, and visit the "Golden Triangle of Art." When in Madrid, be sure to see a bullfight or a Flamenco show! 

Next stop, Seville. Visit the Alcazar of Seville, the Plaza de Espana, and beautiful  Maria Luisa Park. Seville is foodie-central, so be sure to try Paella, Gazpacho, Churros con Chocolate, and other traditional Spanish favorites! Lastly, your journey will conclude in the stunning city of Malaga. Take in gorgeous views of the bright blue Alboran Sea, visit amazing monuments and cathedrals, and soak up the vibrant culture of Spain. 

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Barcelona
End City Spain

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Barcelona!

Arrive in the bright, bustling city of Barcelona! Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to your first luxurious hotel, then explore the city at your leisure. You might want to stroll through colorful Park Guell or the charming Gothic Quarter. 

On your first night, treat yourself to a delicious meal of authentic paella! 

Day 2 Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast, grab your camera, and get ready for your included half-day guided tour of Barcelona! Come face-to-face with the city's most iconic sights, such as Via Layetana, the Cathedral, Plaza Sant Jaume, the Olympic Village, and much more. Take in the stunning views from Montjuic and the port, from the highest mirador (gazebo) in the city.

After the tour, spend the afternoon making sure you've seen everything in Barcelona that you'd hoped to. Be sure to check out all of Antoni Gaudi's architectural masterpieces, such as La Rambla, Sagrada Familia, and Casa Mila. 

Day 3 Barcelona - Valencia

Enjoy a scenic train ride to Valencia today! Upon arrival, settle into your hotel, then spend the afternoon leisurely getting to know the city. Stroll through the streets of this artistic city and gawk at its amazing architecture. Consider stopping into the Mercado Central and grabbing a bite to eat!

Day 4 Valencia

Today, use your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and see every nook and cranny of the city. Be sure to "hop off" whenever something sparks your interest!

Be on the lookout for Plaza de la Virgen, the Church of San Nicolas, the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, and the Valencia Cathedral. Take some time to stroll through the historic, charming streets of Casco Antiguo!

Day 5 Valencia - Madrid

Take a ride on Spain's high-speed rail from Valencia to Madrid. As the train slows and pulls into Madrid, look around at all the colorful culture and intricate architecture!

Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure. Stroll through the extraordinary Buen Retiro Park, then head to Plaza Mayor and treat yourself to dinner at a quaint cafe in the area. 

Day 6 Madrid

Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, then embark on your included city tour that will take you to the most popular sights in Madrid. Experience the elegant Plaza de Oriente, the Plaza de Espana, the Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, the Bullring, and much more! 

After this panoramic overview of the city's highlights, enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace. Spend your last night in Madrid sampling some tasty tapas!

Day 7 Madrid - Seville

Hop aboard the train to stunning Seville. After you settle into your comfortable hotel, get exploring! Take a walk through the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, then relax in Plaza de Espana. 

Seville is known for being a culinary haven, so be sure to try its renowned dishes such as Gazpacho, jamón Iberico de Bellota, and pavías de pescado

Day 8 Seville

Wake up, recharge during breakfast, then enjoy a tour of the most iconic monuments of Seville. See the University, the Old Tobacco Factory, the setting of Bizet's opera Carmen, and more! Conclude your tour with a pleasant river cruise, a truly unique way to experience this beautiful city. 

Day 9 Seville - Malaga

Enjoy your last Spanish train ride to magnificent Malaga. After settling into your accommodation, take a relaxing stroll along the gorgeous Puerto de Malaga. Walk around, unwind with a drink, and treat yourself to a delicious, authentic meal at one of the area's many restaurants.

Day 10 Malaga

Spend your last full day in Spain experiencing the beauty of Malaga. Take advantage of your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and see this seaside city front to back! Feel free to "hop off" whenever a sight strikes you. Be sure to spend time in Alcazaba, Malaga Park, Plaza de la Constitucion, and Malaga Cathedral. 

Experience true Spanish culture at the Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then end your day with an unforgettable view of Malaga from Castillo de Gibralfaro. 

Day 11 Depart Spain

Squeeze all of your souvenirs into your luggage and meet your private transfer to the airport. Spend your flight scrolling through pictures and dreaming about your next adventure. Until next time, Spain. 

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