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.
Spain 9-Day Tours & Itineraries
Nine days in Spain is plenty of time to discover up to three regions of the country at a comfortable pace. If you're headed to Spain for the first time, you could easily cover the main highlights of Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, and Granada, and their surroundings. For a beach holiday, you could jet off to the Mediterranean beaches of Mallorca or perhaps head south from Madrid, stopping at the lesser-known towns of the Costa de la Luz en-route to Seville. For discerning food and wine lovers, a trip from Barcelona to the Basque Country offers an unparalleled experience.
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Spend nine days enjoying the highlights of Spain with the entire family. This fun-filled itinerary begins in the most famous coastal city in the country, Barcelona, and continues down to Valencia, a historic metropolis home to a science and oceanographic center the kids will love. The journey ends in Madrid, with a tour of the local palaces as well as plenty of opportunities to indulge in the Spanish capital's world-class cuisine.
Experience the best of eclectic Barcelona and València on this nine-day itinerary, featuring tapas, beaches, and guided city tours. Start in Barcelona, where you'll explore Gaudí's whimsical architecture with La Sagrada Família, Parc Güell, and Casa Milà before heading to the mountains to discover the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. You'll then ride the high-speed EuroMed to València, the home of paella, to immerse yourself amid medieval buildings, future-forward structures, and golden-sand beaches.
Explore Spain's lively cities and vibrant culture, starting with a gourmet food tour in Madrid and a flamenco show in Seville. Stop in Córdoba to tour the Mezquita, then discover Granada's most popular site, the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Meander the historic district of Albaicín with a personal photographer before ending the trip in Barcelona by touring the works of Gaudí and enjoying a day trip.
Experience northern Spain through a series of private gastronomic and cultural experiences over nine days. Get to know the world of Spanish wine in La Rioja, tour modernist architecture in Barcelona, try pintxos in San Sebastián, and dine in beautiful Bilbao. Throughout the tour, you'll see these areas through the eyes of a local with knowledgable private guides.
Nine days is enough time to immerse yourself in a couple of areas of Spain, ensuring you get the most out of the experience. This itinerary begins with a road trip from Madrid to wine country for a tasting of Spain's world-renowned varietals. You'll finish the trip on the Basque coast and its most beautiful cities, San Sebastián and Bilbao.
This nine-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales, including Madrid, Toledo, and the Andalusian cities of Seville and Granada. Celebrate rich Spanish culture as you tour historic Old Towns by foot and bike, all while tasting delicious tapas and enjoying a flamenco show. You'll explore the southern countryside with a tour of an olive oil farm and a hike along Caminito del Rey, and then visit Granada to discover one of the most impressive Moorish palaces in Europe, the Alhambra.
Due to its abundance of natural beauty and historic cities, Spain's southern Andalusia region is perfect for a road trip. This nine-day self-drive adventure begins in Madrid and stops in Toledo, one of Spain's most well-preserved medieval cities. In Andalusia, you'll visit cities like Córdoba and the capital of Seville for tapas tours and visits to Moorish landmarks.
This nine-day itinerary combines the best of Barcelona with a bit of an island hop. It begins in the capital of Catalonia with visits to famous buildings, like the cathedral La Sagrada Familia, as well as tours of the local markets, a private cooking class, and cycling tours of the Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta Beach. You'll cap the trip in the paradise of Menorca, where you'll ride horses and sunbathe on white-sand beaches.
This nine-day itinerary combines world-class museums in Madrid, beautiful beaches in Costa de la Luz, and elegant winding streets in Seville. With various travel modes (including a rental car), you'll get the chance to explore Andalusia's untouched coastline along Europe's southernmost tip at your own pace. You can also take advantage of private guided tours for the best local advice, including tapas bars and wine producers.
If you want a vacation that combines a cultural immersion in a historic city with some exotic island fun, this nine-day itinerary is for you. The city in question is Barcelona, and you'll discover it on walking tours of its iconic buildings, like Sagrada Familia, as well as cycling tours of its most famous neighborhoods, like the Gothic Quarter. Then it's off to Menorca and Mallorca, where you'll both hike and sail around these gorgeous isles.
Nine days is enough time to enjoy some of Spain's most beautiful regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. The adventure kicks off in Barcelona with a fun helicopter ride and then continues with walking tours of Madrid's historic streets. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city home to the most incredible Moorish architecture in the nation.
Nine days is just enough time for a whirlwind tour of both nations of the Iberian Peninsula. It begins with tours of Lisbon and Porto, both historic bastions featuring well-preserved medieval castles, cathedrals, and grand plazas. Then you'll fly to Madrid to visit highlights like the El Prado art museum. The adventure ends on the streets of Barcelona, where you'll see the most iconic Catalan-modernism buildings designed by the master Gaudí.
If you really want to do Spain differently, you'll not only visit the famous sights but you'll opt for cultural tours as well. This 10-day itinerary offers just such an authentic experience as you'll not only visit the plazas of Madrid and Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, but you'll take foodie tours and road trips to country villages. For a finishing touch, you'll enjoy a luxury sunset cruise on the Mediterranean Sea.
With a combination of private, small-group, and self-guided excursions, this lively nine-day itinerary explores the culture and cuisine of Spain's eastern coast. Start in Barcelona and tour Gaudí landmarks and sample Catalonia's best tapas in the medieval Gothic Quarter. Continue south to discover Valencia's historic character while savoring the city's famous paella. End your journey in the port city of Alicante, where you'll learn to cook the regional cuisine, relax on golden beaches, and discover the Costa Blanca coastline.
It's a great holiday when you get to visit two of the most beautiful locales in Spain, which is just what this nine-day itinerary offers. First, it's a cultural immersion in Barcelona where you'll get a heaping of Catalan culture through cooking classes, architecture tours, and bicycle rides around its famous neighborhoods. The trip culminates with a flight to Mallorca, an island hotspot famous for its secluded coves and sapphire waters.
See a different side of Spain on a nine-day road trip that takes you from Madrid to the arid plateau region of La Mancha. This land of Don Quixote is a major wine-producing region, which you'll discover on a tasting excursion. You'll also visit historic medieval towns like Villanueva de los Infantes and the romantic waterfalls of Ruidera Lakes.
Wine, cheese, tapas, pintxos — this gourmet tour around northern Spain is a treat for foodies! Start in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll go on a tapas tour around local bars to learn the proper way to order small plates paired with drinks. Then hop in a rental car and drive north to the wine country of La Rioja, where you'll tour family-run wineries and blend your own wine to take with you. Continue onward to the culinary hot spot of San Sebastian, sampling pintxos (Basque-style tapas) at traditional bars in the old city. Then finish the trip with a tour of Bilbao and an excursion into the surrounding countryside to see how Basque cheeses are produced.
Spain's Galicia region is famous for its beautiful coastline, countryside, and religious pilgrimage sites. You'll experience this first-hand on your own four-wheeled pilgrimage that'll take you from the busy streets of Madrid to the green mountains of Galician wine country and finally to the historic city of Santiago. Throw in an excursion to offshore islands, and you have the ingredients for the perfect Spanish adventure.
Starting in Spain's buzzy capital, this trip takes you from the energetic streets of Madrid to the incredibly unique nature of Fuerteventura and Lanzarote in the Canary Islands. You'll discover your adventurous side with hikes in lunar-like terrain, camel rides through beachfront sand dunes, and surfing in the area's warm waters. Visit charming island villages and idyllic white-sand beaches, plus taste local cuisine straight from the Atlantic Ocean.
Explore the natural wonders of the Canary Islands on this 9-day itinerary that celebrates the beauty of Spain's remote Atlantic paradise. Your adventure begins in Tenerife, where volcanic mountains, black sand beaches, and ancient woodlands beckon. Continue to the neighboring island of La Gomera to explore its Indigenous culture, see diverse marine life, and discover rare, subtropical rainforests. Return to the mainland to spend a final night in the lively capital of Madrid.
You don't need much more than a week to enjoy the highlights of Spain. This includes indulging in its world-class cuisine, great wine, and rich culture. It's a nine-day journey that will take you from the coast of Barcelona to the royal palaces of Madrid and finally to the Moorish fortresses of Andalusia.
Discover the essence of Catalonia with this self-drive through Barcelona, the Costa Brava, and the Spanish Pyrenees. Along the way, you'll enjoy excursions like private visits to Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and iconic Gaudi architecture, plus leisurely self-guided day trips to the Costa Brava beaches and towns. Soak in the beauty of the Spanish Pyrenees as you drive through winding mountain roads, sleep in charming villages, and hike along alpine lakes, ending your trip back to Barcelona for some tapas.
This nine-day Spanish adventure is perfect for the family that loves to immerse themselves in a new culture—from art, history, and cuisine to architecture and nature. Discover a little of everything as you start with Barcelona's culinary and artistic heritage, heading south to Málaga for snorkeling and thrilling canyon treks. Hike in the Sierra Madre mountains and tour the palaces and gardens of Granada's Alhambra before continuing to Seville to learn flamenco and ceramic tile-making.
This nine-day journey gets to the heart of Spain with tapas crawls, culinary workshops, and guided experiences in Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, and Seville. Delve into the world of Catalan modernism with a private tour of Sagrada Família, then visit Valencia's local markets and learn how to make paella step-by-step. Feel the rhythmic fervor of a flamenco show in Madrid and cycle along the charming streets of Seville. Finally, visit a historic olive oil estate in the Andalusian countryside.
This family-friendly tour of Spain starts in the capital city of Madrid, where you'll make traditional paella, visit the historic Plaza Mayor, and learn the art of flamenco, Spain's most famous dance! Take a day trip to Segovia for breathtaking views via hot-air balloon and spend some time with the master swordsmiths of Toledo. Then, it's off to picturesque Seville for a cruise on the Guadalquivir River, pottery classes in the artsy Triana district, and the gastronomical wonders of Andalusia's tapas restaurants.
This fun-filled family tour of Spain starts in the historic city of Madrid, where you'll stroll the lively Plaza Mayor, relax in Retiro Park, and learn to make traditional paella in a family cooking class. Then, it's off to Seville for a luxurious river cruise and a chance to dance with professional flamenco dancers. The trip ends with visits to Granada's magnificent Alhambra fortress and Generalife Gardens, a walk through the colorful Alcaicería market area, and of course, the city's delicious Spanish tapas!