Itinerary #1: Best of Spain - Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
This seven-day itinerary allows you to experience the best of Spain while traveling to cities in three distinct regions: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville.
|Day 1||Welcome to Barcelona!||Barcelona|
|Day 2||Strolling Around Modernist Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 3||Taste and History of Madrid||Madrid|
|Day 4||The Art Triangle||Madrid|
|Day 5||Exclusive Tour of The Royal Alcázar||Seville|
|Day 6||Seville’s History on a Horse-drawn Carriage||Seville|
|Day 7||Departure Day in Sevilla|
It starts with your arrival in Barcelona, the capital of Spain's Catalonia region and one of the finest cities on the Mediterranean coast. Over the first two days, you'll visit some of Barcelona's most famous sights, including modernist architectural gems by Antoni Gaudí like Park Güel and the Sagrada Familia basilica. On the third day, it's off to Madrid, where you'll tour the cobbled streets of the Old City, visit the Royal Palace, and sample delectable cuisine one bite at a time in the city's tapas bars.
On the fourth day you'll visit the "art triangle," which is comprised of three different museums. These include the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza (featuring one of the world's largest private art collections), the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain's national museum of 20th-century art), and the famous Museo Nacional del Prado, which displays works by heavyweights such as Goya, Bosch, El Greco, Titian, and Diego Velázquez, among others.
Day five will take you from Madrid south to Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region, for a visit to the Royal Alcázar, a palace used by the royal court for centuries. Day six will see you enjoying some city highlights from the back of a horse-drawn carriage, and these include the expansive Plaza de España and the 16th century Seville Cathedral, which is the largest gothic church in the world. On your last day, you can enjoy one final stroll around Seville before catching your flight home. Learn more
Itinerary #2: Explore Barcelona & Rural Catalonia
This weeklong adventure combines the metropolis we all know and love with some of Catalonia’s more rural and less-visited gems. Expect to mix the fun of Barcelona with the bucolic beauty of mountain towns, old monasteries, and Roman ruins.
|Day 1||Arrive in Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 2||Private Tour of La Sagrada Familia & Barcelona's Markets||Barcelona|
|Day 3||Private Sailboat Cruise in Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 4||Monserrat & Winery Day-Trip||Barcelona|
|Day 5||Transfer from Barcelona to Vic - Afternoon Hike||Vic|
|Day 6||Explore the Pre-Pyrenees Medieval Villages||Vic|
|Day 7||Transfer to Barcelona - Depart Spain|
Days one and two see your arrival in Barcelona followed by a self-guided tour of the highlights. This includes strolling La Rambla, visiting the gothic-modernist Sagrada Familia cathedral, and a tour of La Boquería Market, which dates back to 1217 and is a great spot to acquaint yourself with Catalan cuisine. Day three is a real treat as you board a private sailboat and cruise along Barcelona’s coast.
On day four you’ll embark on a trip outside of Barcelona to the Montserrat Monastery, which dates to the 11th century and sits on a mountaintop affording incredible views of the valley below. On day five you’ll venture into the Pyrenees Mountains for a canyon hike and then overnight in one of the area’s well-preserved medieval villages. Days six and seven allow more time to explore the Pyrenees before returning to Barcelona for some final sightseeing before catching your flight home. Learn more
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Itinerary #3 Barcelona & Costa Brava Road Trip
Over seven days you’ll get to experience the landmark city that is Barcelona while also heading south to discover even more of Spain’s Mediterranean coast. Pack your sunscreen and sunglasses, because this trip is all about coastal fun.
|Day 1||Arrive in Barcelona - Evening Tapas & Wine Tour||Barcelona|
|Day 2||Tour of La Sagrada Familia & Barcelona's Food Markets||Barcelona|
|Day 3||Bike Tour of Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Day 4||Transfer from Barcelona to the Costa Brava, via Girona & Figueres||Begur|
|Day 5||Kayaking Excursion in the Costa Brava||Begur|
|Day 6||Wine Tasting in the Empordà Region||Begur|
|Day 7||Transfer to Barcelona - Depart Spain|
Upon arrival in Barcelona on day one, you’ll get straight to the heart of local gastronomy with a stroll down La Rambla followed by an evening bar-hopping as you sample traditional tapas and local wine. On days two and three you’ll visit major city highlights on foot plus take a bicycle tour around famous landmarks and neighborhoods like Park de la Ciutadella, the Gothic Quarter, and the city's main stretch of sand, Barceloneta Beach.
On day four you’ll leave Barcelona for a drive north along the Costa Brava and a number of stops along the way, including at Girona, a historic river city with Roman ruins. On day five you’ll take to the water on a kayak tour around the hidden caves and coves of the Costa Brava, and day six involves a wine tour around the Empordà region, near the border with France. On day seven, you’ll transfer back to Barcelona for your journey home. Learn more
Itinerary #4: Best of Andalusia - Seville, Ronda, Málaga
In an unforgettable week, you’ll discover one of the most evocative regions in Spain: Andalusia. This sultry southern province is home to rich Islamic and Roman-Catholic heritage, which you'll find on a tour of the major cities, including Seville, Ronda, and Málaga.
|Day 1||Arrive in Seville - Evening Tapas Tour||Seville|
|Day 2||Private Walking Tour of Seville||Seville|
|Day 3||Meet Seville's Local Artistans||Seville|
|Day 4||Transfer from Seville to Ronda, via the White Villages||Ronda|
|Day 5||Private Tour of Ronda - Winery Visit||Ronda|
|Day 6||Transfer from Ronda to Málaga, via the Caminito del Rey||Malaga|
|Day 7||Depart Málaga|
The trip begins with your arrival in Seville. You’ll get right into the mix with a delicious tapas tour of Seville’s various bars. Days two and three involve a walking tour of city highlights like the Seville Cathedral (the largest gothic cathedral in the world), and visiting a local art restorers workshop and the studio of a flamenco guitar maker.
On day four, you’ll leave Seville for Ronda, which enjoys a dramatic setting atop a mountain. Here you’ll visit Ronda’s famous bullring and also indulge in a wine tour. Day six sees you traversing the harrowing cliffside suspension bridges of the Caminito del Rey before returning to Seville on day seven for your journey home. Learn more
Itinerary #5: Northern Road Trip: Madrid to the Basque Country
This seven-day itinerary allows you to experience Spain's capital as well as the highlights of the Basque Country at your own pace.
|Day 1||Arrival in Madrid - Evening Tapas Tour||Madrid|
|Day 2||Private City Tour of Madrid||Madrid|
|Day 3||Drive From Madrid to Laguardia - Wine Tour||La Rioja|
|Day 4||Drive From La Rioja to San Sebastian - Food Tour||San Sebastian|
|Day 5||Walking Tour of San Sebastian||San Sebastian|
|Day 6||Drive From San Sebastian to Bilbao - City Tour & Guggenheim||Bilbao|
|Day 7||Depart Spain|
This itinerary starts in Spain's vibrant capital city of Madrid. You'll start acclimating to Spanish culture right away as you discover the bodegas of Barrio Las Letras and cultural landmarks like the Fountain of Cibeles. On day three, it's time to head North. You'll start by picking up your rental car and heading out of the city, enjoying the scenery as you wind your way to La Rioja en route to the Basque Country. An overnight stop in this famous wine region allows you to sample the local varietals to your heart's content.
The next morning, you'll continue on to San Sebastian to sample Basque style tapas (called "pintxos") and take a guided walking tour of the city center including the picturesque Old Quarter. Your final stop is Bilbao where you'll experience the stunning modern architecture of the Guggenheim Museum and get your final fill of pintxos before heading home. Learn more
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