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Discover the highlights of Spain on this private tour. Beginning in cosmopolitan Barcelona, delve deep into Catalan art and culture with a personalized visit to landmarks by Antoni Gaudi such as La Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Discover everyday life in Barcelona as you visit a bustling local market and then master the art of cooking traditional paella guided by an expert chef! Next in the Andalucian beauty, Seville, learn about the city 2000-year old history as you tour its various monuments, landmarks, and local eateries and bars with a private guide.

Set off for the Sierra Nevada Mountains, stopping to visit gorgeous Ronda set above the El Tajo Gorge. Next in Granada, discover the UNESCO-listed Alhambra and then buckle up for a spirited Zambra show that can be traced back to the Moorish era. Next in Cordoba, enjoy a stay in a former palace while you explore the city’s delightful fusion of Islamic, Roman, Visigothic and Catholic influences. Finally, in the capital city of Madrid, spend a night out on the town discovering its vibrant culinary scene while you feast on pintxos and tapas!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 4BarcelonaLa Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, Parc Güell, Gaudi ArchitectureGallery Hotel, H10 Montcada Hotel
4 - 6SevilleRoyal Alcázar, Cathedral, Old Jewish Quarter, Plaza de España, TapasHotel H10 Casa de la Plata, Corral del Rey
6 - 8GranadaAlhambra Complex, Palacio de Generalife, Albaicín DistrictHotel Catalonia Granada, Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos
8 - 10CórdobaMosque-Cathedral, Roman Bridge, Alcazar of the Christian MonarchsNH Collection Amistad Córdoba, Las Casas de la Judería de Córdoba
10 - 12MadridRoyal Palace, Prado & Sofia Reina Museum, El Retiro Park, Gran ViaHotel Emperador, Catalonia Las Cortes

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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 4

International Arrival

Your English-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Barcelona airport and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Barcelona

3 Nights

Barcelona is the global traveler’s dream come true. Expect to encounter a flamboyant cosmopolitan city with a history encompassing Roman catacombs and magnificent medieval cathedrals to modernist architecture and street art.

Included Activities

Gaudi’s Works of Art
Discover the life and times of famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi on this fascinating guided tour. Travel down a few of the famous city streets that are home to unique artistic monuments designed by this exponent of Catalan modernism. Explore his unfinished masterpiece La Sagrada Familia, a magnificent church with an exquisite façade and splendid stained glass windows. Head over to Parc Guell where you can see gorgeous mosaics of colorful broken tiles used to beautify the park benches. Learn all about the architectural genius who was a master in creating spectacular aesthetic effects with inexpensive materials. Stop by Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera, the last residential building designed by Gaudi. Capture stunning images of this UNESCO World Heritage site characterized by its unconventional rough-hewn façade and unique rooftop before winding up your tour. (Duration: 4 hrs; Private Activity & Transfers; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Paella Cooking Class with Market Visit
Master the art of cooking traditional Spanish paella on this enjoyable activity. Accompany your expert chef to the Boqueria market, one of the oldest in the country. Watch as your chef shows you how to choose the freshest of ingredients for your culinary adventure. Soak in the vibrant ambiance of the bustling market with its colorful displays of produce, seafood, and meat. Afterward, make your way to the cooking school where you will learn the secret techniques of making authentic paella. Listen to the history and origins of this traditional rice dish as you familiarize yourself with the process of cooking it. Pick up the nuances of concocting a delicious four-course meal featuring popular Mediterranean delicacies. Taste the flavorful creations before you leave with a copy of the recipes in English. (Duration: 5 hrs; Lunch Included; Shared Activity, Transfer included one way; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
Gallery Hotel – Opt 1
RoomDouble Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
Room
Meals
StyleBoutique
Day 4 - 6

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Barcelona airport in a private vehicle

Board your flight from Barcelona to Seville (Flight duration: 1.5 hrs).

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Seville airport and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Seville

2 Nights

Seville is a city of flamenco music and dance, of medieval Moorish history and architecture, wild parties, grand parades and fiestas.

Included Activities

Discover the Tastes of Seville
Discover the fascinating flavors of Seville through the eyes of a local guide. Passing by the city’s landmark sights in historical neighborhoods including the atmospheric old Jewish quarter, see remnants of Moorish architecture, and understand the 2000-year-old story of Seville. Visit several handpicked abacerías from among thousands of bars across Seville and get a glimpse of its rich culinary culture. Listening to live commentary, learn about the origins, inspirations, ingredients, and etiquette of tapas over a glass of vermouth. Hop between century-old family establishments brimming with locals, and feature walls adorned with statues of Christ and posters of Semana Santa, along with blue tiles and suspended hams. Savor myriad Andalusian tapas paired with regional sherry. Expect to taste Iberian ham, cheeses, pringá, garbanzos, chorizos, fried fish, and local miniature sandwiches called montaditos among others. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity, No Transfer; Tapas and drinks included; Fitness level: Easy)

Walking Explorations of Seville
Explore the highlights of sun-drenched Seville as you traverse its historical neighborhoods. Soaking up the Andalusian vibe, begin your tour with a visit to the Seville Cathedral that houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Marvel at the expansive structure that showcases stunning late Gothic architecture, and features dozens of chapels inside. Drop by Giralda bell-tower next door, which is a minaret of the former mosque on this site, and enjoy panoramic vistas of the city. Continue onward to the 14th century Royal Alcázar of Seville that is still in use by the Spanish royal family. Strolling through ornamental gardens and beautiful courtyards of this palace complex, admire the Mudéjar, Islamic, and Gothic styles of architecture. Finally, navigate the maze of narrow streets at Seville’s former Jewish quarter Santa Cruz that features colorful houses, and intimate plazas dotted with orange trees. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Private Activity & Transfer; Fitness level: Easy)

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Room Atrium View
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Corral del Rey – Opt 2
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 6 - 8

Your English-speaking chauffeur will drive you from Seville to Granada in a private vehicle. En route you will have an activity. (Duration without stops: 3 hrs)

Granada

2 Nights

Comfortably ensconced at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain, the grand Andalusian city of Granada is best known for the Alhambra, the symbol of Europe’s colorful Moorish history from the middle ages.

Included Activities

En Route: Discover Ronda on Your Own
Experience a fascinating enroute stop of the mountaintop city of Ronda, set above the deep El Tajo River gorge en route to Granada. Stroll through the 19th-century gardens in Alameda del Tajo. Admire the famous Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring and its museum. Take in scenic views of the Tajo de Ronda canyon atop the 18th-century Puente Nuevo bridge that connects the old and new towns. In the town center, stroll through cobbled streets past the ancient San Juan Bosco House, the Old Bridge, the Felipe V Gate Bridge, and the Church of Santa Maria. Marvel at the Mudejar Tower and the Casita de la Torre. Take a tour of the Sangre de Ronda Wineries and relish the local wines. Explore more of Ronda on your own before heading on to Granada. (En-route Activity; Full Day; Private Activity; No guide; Private Transfer; No Admissions Included; Fitness level: Easy.)

Go Back in Time at the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fortified palace complex of Alhambra and the beautiful Generalife gardens in Granada. Learn about the history of the place that was built by the Nasrid emirs in 1238. A symbol of the end of 800 years of war against the invading Moors, it is also known for being the place where Columbus got permission from the Queen to set sail to America. Marvel at the distinctive features of the monument – an Alcazaba (fortress), an Alcázar (palace) and a small medina (city), all in one. Visit the Torres Bermejas, the Cuarto de Comares (Chamber of Comares), the Puerta de la Justicia (Gate of Justice), and the Cuarto de Los Leones (Chamber of the Lions) – all masterpieces of Arab architecture. Visit the beautiful Generalife Gardens, which used to be a recreation house of the sultans. (Duration: 2.5 hrs; Private Activity and One-Way Transfers; Fitness level: Easy; A tour guide, and entrance fees are included).

Authentic Flamenco Show
Enjoy a spirited Zambra show, the local form for Flamenco, in one of the historic Sacromonte caves. Meet your guide in downtown Granada – known as one of the birthplaces of flamenco, and continue on to a cave in the gypsy neighborhood that has been converted into a tablao for the flamenco show. Explore the magical quarter and learn more about its history before the show begins. As you sip a drink, watch the dancers, singers, and musicians amid the rustic setting. Your guide will explain the history of the dance, which can be traced back to the nuptial rituals of the Moors in the city. After a spectacular performance, return to your hotel. (Duration: 2 hrs; Shared Activity; Taxi Transfers; Drink included; Fitness level: Easy.)

Hotel Options
RoomDouble Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomDreamer Alabaster Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 8 - 10

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Granada train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Granada to Cordoba (Duration: 1 hr).

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Cordoba train station and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Córdoba

2 Nights

Cordoba’s colorful historical past and an equally vibrant present brought together with a medieval Islamic heritage delights travelers from all over the world.

Included Activities

Discover Cordoba on Your own
Uncover the charming stories of laidback Cordoba, the former capital of Islamic Spain at your own pace. Marvel at Mesquita, the arched mosque-cathedral that is Cordoba’s centerpiece attraction featuring Moorish, Gothic, and Renaissance architectural styles. Visit the grand Alcázar de Los Reyes Cristianos that boasts expansive botanical gardens dotted with statues, fountains, and courtyards. Strolling on winding cobblestone streets, see whitewashed old buildings adorned with colorful potted plants. Sample bowls of salmorejo when you rest at cafes in secluded squares punctuated by orange trees. Step inside the city’s many museums, or people-watch at Plaza de la Corredera. Wrapping up your day at the ancient Roman Bridge built over the Guadalquivir River, watch the sunset over the city’s skyline. (Half Day; Self Organized Activity; No Guide; No Transfers Included; Fitness Level: Easy.)

Walking Explorations of Cordoba
Admire the historic architectural highlights of Cordoba that hark back to the time when it was the capital of Islamic Spain. Visit the multi arched La Mezquita mosque-turned-Catholic church with its columned prayer hall, Byzantine mosaics, and the Renaissance-style nave. Admire the iconic Roman Bridge that was originally built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river. Take a trip back in time as you stroll through the fascinating narrow lanes in the Jewish Quarter past well-preserved Medieval-era buildings including the Calle Judios is Casa de Sefarad museum and the city’s traditional flower-adorned patios. Drop into the famous Alcazar that was once the residence of monarchs, a defense fortress, and was even a garrison for Napoleon Bonaparte’s army. Admire the distinct Mudejar architecture of the oldest remaining synagogues which survived the Spanish inquisition. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity; Fitness level: Easy; Tour guide, and entrance fees included.)

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleInternational
RoomStandard Double Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
Day 10 - 12

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Cordoba train station in a private vehicle

Board your train from Cordoba to Madrid (Duration: 2 - 2.5 hrs).

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at the Madrid train station and accompany you to your hotel in a private vehicle

Madrid

2 Nights

The beautiful city of Madrid serves the global traveler an amalgamation of Spain’s glorious history and modern culture on a platter.

Included Activities

A Night of Tapas
Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene, accompanied by a local expert guide, after dusk. Take a walk through stylish neighborhoods dotted with centenary bars and cozy taverns tucked away in lively cobbled streets. Getting introduced to Spanish cuisine while listening to live commentary, learn about the origins, inspirations, and ingredients of tapas. Interacting with madrileños over vermouth – Madrid’s national drink – join in on the city’s aperitif ritual. Test your Spanish skills by ordering tapas plates from the daily chalkboard menus. Savor an assortment of traditional and modern gourmet tapas paired with an array of regional drinks. Expect to try Iberian ham, salted cod croquettes, cheeses, olive oils, eggplants with honey, Spanish omelets, and chickpea stew among others. Round this off with a plate of typical Spanish desserts, and knowledge of Madrid’s hidden gems before dispersing. (Duration: 3 hrs; Private Activity & Taxi Transfers; Tapas and drinks included; Fitness level: Easy)

Discover the City of Madrid and it’s Attractions
Discover old Madrid on this historic walk through the city’s 17th century Austrian Quarter, in the company of your local English speaking guide. Stroll down popular old streets like the Bailen and Mayor Streets, lingering around the many plazas surrounded by public buildings, monasteries and magnificent palaces. Walk past Plaza de la Villa, marked by the old Town Hall, and Plaza de Oriente by which the Royal Palace stands. Other town squares are Plaza del Conde de Miranda and Plaza Mayor. Walk into the 18th century Royal Palace, which once housed royal receptions, hosted foreign dignitaries and saw the signing of historic treaties. Before returning to your hotel, stop for a delicious round of chocolate and churros. (Duration: 3.5 hrs; Private Activity & Taxi Transfer; Drink & Snack tasting included; Fitness level: Easy; Please wear comfortable walking shoes).

Hotel Options
Hotel Emperador – Opt 1
RoomDouble Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomDouble Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage

Your Spanish-speaking chauffeur will meet you at your hotel and accompany you to the Madrid airport in a private vehicle

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 6,190 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 6,890 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

  • Accommodation in one double room for 12 days / 11 nights.
  • Meals as indicated
  • Economy flights for all sectors :
    • Barcelona – Seville
  • The following train journeys in the highest class available :
    • Granada – Cordoba
    • Cordoba – Madrid
  • All activities as listed :
    • Barcelona: Gaudi’s Works of Art
    • Barcelona: Paella Cooking Class with Market Visit
    • Seville: Discover the Tastes of Seville
    • Seville: Walking Explorations of Seville
    • Granada: En Route: Discover Ronda on Your Own
    • Granada: Go Back in Time at the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
    • Granada: Authentic Flamenco Show
    • Cordoba (Spain): Discover Cordoba on Your own
    • Cordoba (Spain): Walking Explorations of Cordoba
    • Madrid: A Night of Tapas
    • Madrid: Discover the City of Madrid and it’s Attractions
  • A Mercedes car for all your transfers and drives within Spain
  • All activities specified in the itinerary including transfers and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact, supporting you during your trip
  • On request: A printed set of your travel documents by post
  • All airport and hotel transfers as indicated above

Not Included

  • Barcelona: Visitor’s tax of 2.50 to 5.00 EUR per person (18 years and above) per night, payable directly at the hotel
  • Tips, additional meals, and personal expenses
  • Entrance fees, unless otherwise stated in the activity descriptions
  • Visa fees
  • Travel, health and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare (from your home country to your destination and return)
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Best of Spain: Flavors, Flamenco and Fiestas

12 days $ 6,190 / person

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