One luxurious week in Spain is the perfect amount of time to focus on two or three regions and soak up the country's decadent cuisine and architecturally wondrous cities. First-time travelers will delight in a highlights trip featuring Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville or swap in Granada and towns of Andalusia for a grand introduction to Spain's history. Menorca and the Costa Brava are ideal locations for lavish beach stays, while northern Spain is the perfect place to embark on a self-drive luxury tour.

Itinerary #1: Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville

Indulge in this luxury highlights itinerary, covering three of Spain's most popular cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. From private tours with an architect and an art historian to dining at a Michelin-starred restaurant and experiencing the fiery flamenco in Seville, this trip promises a blend of culture, history, and gastronomy. The journey also includes olive oil tasting on a centuries-old estate and a rejuvenating session at a traditional hammam, making it ideal for travelers seeking an authentic introduction to the Spanish lifestyle.

The bustling Puerta del Sol in Madrid
The bustling Puerta del Sol in Madrid
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Barcelona, Food & Wine Tour Barcelona
Day 2 Architecture Walk, Olive Oil Estate & Winery Barcelona
Day 3 Train to Madrid, Museum Tour Madrid
Day 4 Madrid City Tour, Dinner at a Michelin Restaurant Madrid
Day 5 Train to Seville, Guided Tour Seville
Day 6 Olive Oil Tour, Hammam Visit, Tapas & Flamenco Seville
Day 7 Train to Madrid, Depart  

Your journey begins in Barcelona, and after refreshing at the 5-star Hotel Alma, head out to discover the city's standout restaurants on a mouthwatering foodie walking tour. The following day, the choice is yours to join a local guide in taking in the wonders of Casa Batlló, Casa Milà, and Sagrada Família or visit a renowned private winery and olive oil estate in the city's outskirts. Next, settle into your first-class train cabin for a leisurely ride to Madrid. Upon arrival, check into the opulent URSO Hotel & Spa and spend the evening on a private tour of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Delve deeper into Madrid's fascinating sites the next morning alongside a private guide, admiring the architecture and history of the Habsburg district. Then, dress in your finest for a sophisticated evening at the Michelin-starred Paco Roncero. On the morning of Day 5, your adventure continues to Seville, where you'll use the impressive 4-star Corral del Ray as your base to embark on a guided city tour and visit a picturesque olive oil estate. Lastly, indulge in a visit to a hammam and spend the evening sampling tapas and delighting in a flamenco performance before returning to Madrid to catch your onward flight. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain

Experience the cultural richness of southern Spain on this one-week luxury tour, featuring 5-star accommodation, gourmet meals, and hints of pampering. Perfect for history and food lovers, this journey offers a mix of UNESCO-listed heritage sites, delightful cuisine, and thrilling excursions. Highlights include a flamenco show in Granada, wine tasting in Ronda, a 4WD safari in Estepona, and a tour of an olive oil estate near Seville.

The Alhambra Moorish palace overlooks the Andalusian city of Granada
The Alhambra Moorish palace overlooks the Andalusian city of Granada
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Madrid, Train to Granada, Flamenco & Tapas Tour Granada
Day 2 Granada Five Senses Tour, Visit the Alhambra & Gardens Granada
Day 3 Drive to Estepona, Gourmet Lunch & Wine Tasting in Ronda Estepona
Day 4 Andalusian 4WD Safari, Estepona Beach Day & Michelin Dining Experience Estepona
Day 5 Drive to Seville, Guided City Tour Seville
Day 6 Visit an Olive Oil Estate, Iberian Ham Tour & Gourmet Lunch Seville
Day 7 Train to Madrid, Depart  

After arriving in Madrid and catching a first-class train to Granada, any travel fatigue will vanish as you refresh at La Esperanza Granada, your 5-star accommodation. Spend the evening strolling through Granada's historic center alongside a guide, savoring tapas, and watching a flamenco performance, then dedicate the following day to a unique five senses tour and a visit to the grand Alhambra and its Generalife Gardens. Pick up your rental car the next day for a scenic drive to Estepona, a resort town on Spain's Costa del Sol, stopping en route for a gourmet lunch and wine tasting in Ronda.

Your home for two nights is the lavish Finca Cortesin, and with an on-site spa and golf course, you'll delight in a free evening. However, exploration beckons, so the following day is filled with a 4WD journey through Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve and a gourmet experience at Marbella's stylish Lobito del Mar. Next, continue your road trip to Seville, where you'll join a private walking tour, visit an olive oil estate, and mingle with locals while learning about Iberian ham at a family-run farm. After a week of memorable experiences, return to Madrid via train for your onward flight. Learn more

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Itinerary #3: Mediterranean Spain Luxury Getaway: Menorca & Barcelona

Delve into the beauty of the Mediterranean on this luxury getaway, perfect for travelers seeking uninterrupted time to relax, sip wine, and embark on leisurely strolls. Starting with four nights on the Balearic Island of Menorca, you'll sail across the North Minorcan Marine Reserve, join a private cooking class, and devote a day to beach hopping. Then, top off your trip in Barcelona, touring the city and wandering among Penedès picturesque vineyards.

Enjoy a private sailing trip to explore Menorca's marine life
Enjoy a private sailing trip to explore Menorca's marine life
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Menorca, Visit Cova d'en Xoroi Menorca
Day 2 Menorca Sailing Experience Menorca
Day 3 Menorcan Cooking Workshop & Sunset Jeep Safari Menorca
Day 4 Explore Menorca's Beaches Menorca
Day 5 Fly to Barcelona, Gaudí Architecture Walking Tour Barcelona
Day 6 Penedès Winery Tour & Tasting Barcelona
Day 7 Ancient Bath Experience, Depart Barcelona  

Upon landing in Menorca, you'll immediately be swept away by this Balearic Island's peaceful atmosphere. The island is best explored by car, so after picking up your rental and checking into the luxurious Santa Ponsa, you'll drive to Cova d'en Xoroi for a cocktail overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Over the following days, sink deeper into relaxation while sailing across the North Minorcan Marine Reserve, indulging in spa treatments, and attending a cooking class in Ciutadella de Menorca. You'll also find time to embark on a private Jeep safari tour before devoting a day to beach hopping. 

Next, catch a flight bound for Barcelona and let your senses adjust to the city's energetic vibe while refreshing at Hotel Alma, your 5-star hotel located along the boulevard of Passeig de Gràcia. Spend the evening admiring Antoni Gaudí's work alongside an architect guide, passing by Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, and La Sagrada Família. Then, head into the countryside for a memorable day, wandering among the vineyards of Penedès and sampling an array of local wines and cava before rounding off your luxury trip with a pamper session at the Aire Ancient Baths. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Luxury Northern Spain Road Trip: La Rioja & Basque Country

Experience ultimate luxury and freedom on this northern Spain road trip, featuring self-drive excursions to the vibrant cities of La Rioja, Bilbao, and San Sebastián. Perfect for food and wine lovers who appreciate a top-up of city tours, grand accommodations, and free time, you'll find the ideal mix of comfort, adventure, and cuisine on this itinerary. Notable highlights include wine tasting in La Rioja's oldest vineyard, a gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao, and a Michelin-starred lunch in San Sebastián.

Settle into the Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal in northern Spain's La Rioja region
Settle into the Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal in northern Spain's La Rioja region
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Madrid, Drive to La Rioja La Rioja
Day 2 Explore La Rioja's History & Landscapes La Rioja
Day 3 Drive to Bilbao, Pintxos Walking Tour Bilbao
Day 4 Bilbao & Guggenheim Museum Tour Bilbao
Day 5 Scenic Coastal Drive to San Sebastián & Michelin-Star Lunch San Sebastián
Day 6 San Sebastián Walking Tour, Free Afternoon San Sebastián
Day 7 Fly to Madrid, Depart  

Your memorable journey begins in Madrid, where you'll pick up your rental car, wave goodbye to the buzzy capital city, and make your way to the lush La Rioja region in northern Spain. Check into the decadent Hotel Marqués de Riscal, set on the region's oldest winery, and unwind from your journey while sipping wine in the rooftop lounge. Craft the following day as you please, roaming the walled town of Laguardia, bar hopping in Logroño, or touring more vineyards. Then, it's back on the road, this time to Bilbao, for a luxurious stay at the family-owned Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao

Get your first taste of the rich Basque Country flavors during a gourmet walking food tour, then delve into the region's history and architecture while strolling the banks of the Nervión River, browsing Ribera Market, and exploring the Guggenheim Museum alongside a knowledgeable guide. Another scenic drive is next on the agenda, to San Sebastián, where you'll check into Hotel Akelarre. After a relaxing evening, split the following day between a private walking tour and free time meandering along Playa La Concha before concluding your adventure with a flight to Madrid. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Luxury Barcelona & Costa Brava Escape

Crafted for sun-loving travelers eager to soak up sea views and indulge in world-class cuisine, this elevated escape focuses on the superb landscapes near Barcelona and along the Costa Brava. With less travel and three nights each at the 5-star Alma Barcelona and the stunning Hotel Aigua Blava, you'll have seemingly endless time to relax on sandy beaches, sip cava in the wine region of Penedès, and cruise along the Mediterranean. The trip is even topped off with superb meals in Michelin-starred restaurants and a hike along a renowned coastal path.

Visit quaint seaside towns along the Costa Brava
Visit quaint seaside towns along the Costa Brava
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Barcelona, Catalan Sommelier Tour Barcelona
Day 2 Gaudí Walking Tour & Michelin Star Dinner Barcelona
Day 3 Penedès Winery Tour & Tasting Barcelona
Day 4 Transfer to the Costa Brava, Sunset Cruise Costa Brava
Day 5 Costa Brava Hiking & Sea Kayaking Costa Brava
Day 6 Explore the Costa Brava Costa Brava
Day 7 Morning Cruise, Transfer to Barcelona & Depart  

Straight off the plane, your luxury escape begins with a seamless transfer to a 5-star hotel tucked off Passeig de Gràcia, your home for three nights. Settle in, then join a sommelier for a divine culinary journey through the neighborhoods of Sant Antoni and Poble-sec. The next day is about discovering Barcelona's architectural heritage alongside an architect guide, followed by a memorable evening dining at the Michelin-starred Enoteca Paco Pérez. On your final day in Barcelona, head to Penedès, one of Spain's most famous wine regions, for an enchanting day sipping cava among the vines.

The second half of your trip features the Costa Brava, reachable by a two-hour transfer. After settling into your sea-view room in the idyllic Hotel Aigua Blava, catch the sunset while cruising along the Bay of Roses onboard a luxury yacht. Refreshed and eager to explore, the next day is devoted to a scenic hike along the Camí de Ronda, followed by a sea kayak excursion. You'll then have a free day to enjoy the Costa Brava as you please—hiking, visiting quaint fishing villages, or lazing by the pool—before topping off your trip with a morning cruise and a transfer back to Barcelona. Learn more

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Map of 1 Week in Spain - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas
Map of 1 Week in Spain - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas