This complete nine-day cultural itinerary features the vibrant and eclectic city of Barcelona, the quaint villages along the rugged Costa Brava coastline, as well as a day trip into the Montserrat mountains. You'll experience a broad range of cultural tours covering the history, architecture, and ancient and current traditions at the hands of knowledgeable private guides, with free time to go at your own pace. You'll drink wine, eat authentic Catalan fare, and swim in the Mediterranean.
With the help of an expert guide, you'll start on the famous Passeig de Grácia, home to upscale boutiques and two buildings by Gaudí. First, visit the Casa Batlló, a modernist masterpiece of a residential building. Locals have christened it Casa dels Ossos, or "House of Bones," due to the skeletal nature of its design. After admiring its façade, your guide will take you inside the Casa Milà apartment building, which earned the nickname "La Pedrera" because it resembles a stone quarry. Built for the wealthy and aristocratic Milà family, the result is a sensational work of art.
Finish your tour with a visit to the iconic La Sagrada Família, the most visually impressive church in Barcelona. Construction of this Gothic/Art Nouveau basilica began in 1882 but technically remains unfinished to this day.
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This 17-day itinerary has all the makings of an unforgettable Spanish adventure. You'll not only visit the most incredible sights in the most famous cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to medieval gems like Ronda and Toledo. On top of taking food tours of local markets and tapas bars, you'll also head to the isles of Mallorca and Menorca for some sailing trips and coastal horseback riding.
Even in less than a week, it's possible to get to the heart of Spain—you just need to focus on the right places. This six-day whirlwind cultural tour achieves exactly that by focusing on Madrid and Barcelona, ensuring you get the most out of each. Not only will you see famous sights like the Royal Palace and El Prado Museum, but expert local guides will give you a delicious introduction to both cities on private food tours.
This tour takes you from the unique architecture of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona to the vibrant streets of Madrid, finishing in the historic region of Andalusia in Spain's south. Along the way, visit the cities of Segovia and Toledo, as well as Ronda and the traditional white villages of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, including a hike along the Caminito del Rey. Enjoy a guided visit through the Alhambra in Granada, and ample time to explore Córdoba, Seville, and Cádiz on your own, all while enjoying traditional tapas, local wine, and a flamenco show.