Highlights of Spain
vibrant Barcelona, the capital city of madrid and andalucia
Day 1 – Arrival in Barcelona
Private transfer from Barcelona airport to your hotel. Free time to adjust to the timezone and relax.
Day 2 – Barcelona
In the morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you on a orientation tour of Barcelona. You will see the main landmarks of the city and get familiar with the different neighborhoods. You will visit Antoni Gaudì’s Casa Batllò, Casa de la Pedrera, La Sagrada Familia and the colorful Park Güell. In the Gothic Quarter you will explore the narrow medieval streets, the famous La Rambla and Plaza Cataluña, and you will tour other landmarks across the city, including Montjuic, the Olympic Ring and Columbus Monument.
Free time in the afternoon to revisit your favorite sites or explore other parts of the city. Go to the beach, visit the Mirò Foundation, the Picasso Museum, or try some tapas and churros con chocolate.
Day 3 – Montserrat
In the morning, your driver will pick you up and take you to the Monastery of Montserrat, perched on the side of the mountains with breathtaking views over the valley. At Monserrat you will visit the monastery, the basilica and the museum. After the visit you can return to Barcelona or visit the Cava region, the Catalan version of French Champagne (for an extra fee).
Day 4 – Travel to Seville
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport to board a short flight from Barcelona to Seville. Upon arrival a driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel. Free time in the afternoon to explore on your own.
Day 5 – Seville
Seville is small, but packed with a lot of must-sees: the Cathedral with its Moorish minaret known as La Giralda, Real Alcazar, the Old Jewish Quarter and the bullring, just to name a few. Your local guide will walk you through the main landmarks as well as the district of Santa Cruz, one of the most charming areas of the city. Complete your tour with a glass of local wine in a typical Andalusian tavern.
In the evening go to a flamenco show and enjoy a flavorful meal at one of the many open terrace restaurants.
Day 6 – Travel to Granada
Transfer by train to Granada. Check in to your Parador, uniquely located in the very heart of the Alhambra, and start exploring the city. We suggest you start with the Albaicin neighborhood.
Day 7 – The Alhambra
Today, take a self-guided visit of The Alhambra, a Moorish masterpiece named after the reddish color of its walls. Tour the ornate buildings of Nasrid Palaces, the Alcazaba, the Medina and the gardens of Generalife. Skip the line access and entrance fees included.
Day 8 – Travel to Madrid
Transfer by high-speed train to Madrid. Check in to your hotel and explore the city in the remaining part of the day.
Day 9 – Madrid
In the morning, take a walking tour through the Renaissance and Baroque style buildings that are most representative of Madrid and have really shaped the capital. Hapsburgs is the name given to Madrid when the Hapsburg dynasty reigned in Spain, starting with Charles I, who enriched the city with palaces and monuments and later, Philip II who made it the capital of Spain and under whose rule the city grew dramatically. During the tour, we will stop at one of the most emblematic cafés of this popular area of Madrid, where you will be offered a drink.
In the afternoon, meet your guide again for a visit of the world-famous Prado museum, which houses Spanish masterpieces, such as Guernica by Picasso, and artworks of artists like El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. The tour includes skip the line access and entrance fees to the museum.
Day 10 – Toledo
Your driver-guide will take you to Toledo, one of the oldest European cities, an example of cultural symbiosis: Christian, Jewish and Muslim. The marks of these different cultures can be seen in the eclectic architecture throughout the city. Toledo was also home to the famous 16th century painter, El Greco. Much of his work is displayed here.
Free time in the afternoon to explore the rest of Madrid, such as the Hapsburg district and Retiro Park, or to visit one of the many art museums, including the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and the Reina Sofia Museum and Art Center.
Day 11 - Return home
Private transfer from your hotel to Madrid airport. Buen viaje!
$3,300.00 PER PERSON IN 4* HOTELS
Based on double room occupancy. Price is subject to variations according to season. Activities may be in a different order depending on availability. Additional terms and conditions apply.
- Private transfer from BCN airport to hotel in Barcelona
- 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in Barcelona
- Half day guided tour of Barcelona (max 8 people)
- Half day guided tour of Montserrat (max 8 people)
- Private transfer from hotel to BCN airport
- Economy class airfare from Barcelona to Seville, including luggage allowance of 20kg per person
- Private transfer from Seville airport to hotel in Seville
- 2 nights in a centrally located hotel in Seville
- Group walking tour of Seville and glass of wine
- 2nd class train tickets from Seville to Granada
- 2 nights in the Parador de Granada in the heart of the Alhambra
- Skip the line tickets of the Alhambra and Generalife
- 2nd class train tickets from Granada to Madrid
- 3 nights in a centrally located hotel in Madrid
- Half day, group tour of Madrid of the Hapsburgs and the Royal Palace
- Half day, group tour of Toledo
- Guided, group tour of Prado Museum with skip the line access
- Private transfer from hotel to MAD airport
- Daily breakfasts
- Most taxes
- 24-hour emergency line
Package does not include:
- Personal expenses
- International airfare
- Other meals aside from breakfast
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Visa or passport processing
- Baggage handling
- Handicap or disability assistance
- Extended customer support