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Planning Your Perfect Honeymoon in Spain

With one of the longest and most popular coastlines in Europe and a siesta every afternoon, Spain practically insists on its visitors relaxing. Add in one of Europe's most sensual dances, flamenco, an abundance of that ultimate sharing food, tapas and some devastatingly beautiful architecture, gardens and produce-rich countryside, and it becomes clear why this is among Europe's foremost honeymoon destinations, too. Here are the top places to visit on a honeymoon in Spain, and the top things to do in each.

Ronda, Spain
The Best Things to Do in Ronda

One of the most popular white villages in Southern Spain, Ronda sits atop a dramatic cliff, providing stunning views of its surrounding countryside. You'll find a mix of relaxed vibes and exciting outdoor adventures in Ronda. Explore the Old Town, listen to Spanish guitar, and learn about ancient winemaking techniques while savoring a glass or two. Then head out into the countryside to climb the Via Ferrata or peruse charming villages.

Seville
The Best Things to Do in Seville

Seville is Southern Spain's jewel and the capital of Andalucía. This historic city with the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy, as it's the birthplace of flamenco and where tapas reign. Taste your way through Seville with cooking classes, wine tastings, and visits to tapas bars and olive farms. Then, dive deep into the local culture by learning about art restoration, touring historic sites like the Alcázar, and watching the beauty of the flamenco unfold before your eyes.

Granada
The Best Things to Do in Granada

As the final bastion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andulas) ruled by the Moors, Granada offers a unique mix of architecture paying homage to its many historical influences. The most famous site, of course, is the Alhambra, an imposing Muslim fortress from the 9th century used by the Nasrid Dynasty and as Spain's Royal Court. Besides stunning architecture, Granada also features a vibrant gastronomic scene, the country's beloved flamenco dance, and mountainous countryside.

Plaza de España, Seville
How Many Days to Spend in Seville

Seville offers the perfect mix of culture, architecture, and gastronomy. With Neo-Moorish structures, beautiful manicured parks, and a welcoming spirit, the Andalusian capital is one of Spain's best cities. Although Seville is relatively small, you should plan to spend at least two to three days visiting its major landmarks, catching flamenco shows, and indulging in tapas to your heart's content.

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The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Seville

By staying in boutique lodgings, you'll get a more personalized stay while enjoying amenities like onsite eateries, outdoor pools, and rooftop terraces. Some of the best boutique hotels in Seville offer all the perks right in the city center, so you can stay within walking distance of all the main sites.

Hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 7 Best Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

A trip to Granada allows you to explore the city's most famous site, the Alhambra Palace. To truly appreciate this architectural and historical gem, opt for accommodation overlooking the Alhambra. Our picks offer vistas of the palace from common areas like lounges and rooftop terraces or even from your own room.

The Best Boutique Hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel AC Palacio de Santa Paula )
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Granada

Whether you want to stay right on the city's main boulevard, in the historic Albaicín neighborhood, or literally in the Alhambra, you'll find boutique options that cater to a range of budgets. On top of location, the best boutique hotels in Granada offer amenities like outdoor courtyards, on-site eateries, and Alhambra views.

Mid-range rooftop pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Molina Lario Hotel)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Pools in Málaga

A pool is a necessity in Málaga, as an afternoon dip is a perfect reprieve in this Andalusian city. Some of the best mid-range hotels with pools offer this perk on lively rooftops or surrounded by palm trees and incredible views.

Best boutique hotels in Ronda
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best boutique hotels in Ronda make your stay truly memorable with perks like outdoor pools, spas, restaurants, and incredible views. Some of our top picks sit right on city cliffs, with many offering views of Puente Nuevo, El Tajo Gorge, the surrounding valleys, or even sites like the famous bullring.

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The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

Despite being a small city, Córdoba's Old Town has four UNESCO World Heritage Sites—one being the historic core itself. You'll find some of the best boutique hotels in Córdoba right next to (or within) these monuments, including the Mezquita-Catedral and its surroundings.

Hotels with views in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
The 5 Best Hotels with Views in Ronda

Views of the city's bridges, El Tajo Gorge, and surrounding valley are Ronda's biggest appeals. You can enjoy those iconic views day and night with our picks for the best hotels with views in Ronda, which include properties that fit a range of budgets.

Best hotels need the beach in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels near the Beach in Málaga

A trip to Andalusia can easily turn into a beach-hopping adventure, as even the big cities like Málaga have numerous stretches of sand. The best hotels near the beach in Málaga make it a little easier to enjoy the sun and surf throughout your stay.

Historic hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Seville

Seville has a fascinating history, and you can bring its past right into your accommodation. The best historic hotels in Seville make their homes in buildings from the 16th to 20th centuries, allowing you to sleep in old palaces with unique elements paying homage to the city's heritage.

Best boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best boutique hotels in Málaga offer a more personalized experience while providing convenient, fun, and unique perks. Our picks fit a range of budgets, but all are centrally located, and most have amenities like rooftop terraces, swimming pools, and onsite eateries.

Hotels with pools in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel Catalonia Reina Victoria Wellness & Spa)
3 Best Hotels with Pools in Ronda

When traveling in Andalusia, a pool is one of those perks that can make your stay even better. Spain's most southern region maintains those warm temps for much of the year, so you might want to choose from our list of the best hotels with pools in Ronda if staying in the famed white city. Bonus—these pools come with the city's biggest appeal: incredible views.

Luxury hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Hotel Málaga)
The 3 Best Luxury Hotels with Pools in Málaga

The best luxury hotels with pools in Málaga offer this incredible perk in a unique way, placing pools on rooftops or outside, surrounded by palm trees, and across from the beach. You can easily cool off and enjoy the city and/or beach views simultaneously.

Family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 7 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

As a city filled with history, Granada is an excellent destination for a family trip. Adults and kids alike love exploring the streets of the Albaicín, walking the grounds of the Alhambra, and discovering the city's unique history. On top of excellent locations, the best family-friendly hotels in Granada offer perks that kids love, such as extravagant breakfast buffets, spacious rooms, onsite restaurants, and rooftop terraces.

Hotels with pools in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 6 Best Hotels with Pools in Málaga

With Málaga as one of the biggest cities in Spain's Andalusia region, and since it's known for high temperatures year-round, it's nice to have a refreshing pool to help you cool off in the afternoons. The best hotels with pools in Málaga offer this reprieve, plus central locations and plenty of other amenities.

Historical hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 8 Best Historic Hotels in Córdoba

Córdoba's historic core has four different UNESCO World Heritage, one being the neighborhood around the Mezquita-Catedral. To make the most of your stay, you can opt for one of the best historic hotels in Córdoba in that same district, making it easy to explore all of the city's sites.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alhambra Palace)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Granada

In a city as historic as Granada, you can easily elevate your experience with luxury accommodation. But you can still keep your stay personal and intimate by booking one of the best luxury boutique hotels in Granada, all set in ideal locations and with perks like onsite gourmet restaurants and rooftop terraces with views.

Standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 4 Best Standard Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

In Granada, the city's most famous site is the Alhambra Palace. If you're traveling on a budget and want to fully enjoy this architectural and historical gem, consider our list of the best standard hotels with Alhambra views in Granada. These budget-friendly properties offer views right from your room or cozy rooftop terraces.

Luxury boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Seville

The best luxury boutique hotels in Seville are also some of the city's top properties, offering a unique and personal experience with amazing perks. You'll be within walking distance of Seville's main sites, and while at your hotel, you can enjoy amenities like rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and luxurious dining.

Historic luxury hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Seville

Some of the best historic luxury hotels in Seville are the city's top properties. You can stay in old palaces commissioned by the king or elegantly preserved buildings from the Middle Ages with unique historical elements. With such fascinating history, Seville allows you to experience it day and night in posh accommodation with cushy perks.

Mid-range hotels with Alhambra views (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Hotels with Alhambra Views in Granada

Many travelers set their sites on Granada for the city's famed Alhambra Palace, an architectural and historical haven worth exploring. To fully enjoy this masterpiece, you might want to pick from our list of the best mid-range hotels in Granada with Alhambra views, a category that offers this perk along with plenty of comforts.

Luxury boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gran Hotel Miramar)
The 4 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Málaga

Boutique hotels make your stay in any city a little more memorable, and you can elevate your experience by combing that personalization with a posh property. The best luxury boutique hotels in Málaga offer unique stays and elegant perks, like fine onsite dining, rooftop terraces with pools, and plush rooms with views.

Standard boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Zenit Sevilla)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Seville

Travelers with a smaller budget can still enjoy unique and chic accommodation with all the perks. Some of the best standard boutique hotels in Seville offer central locations, cozy rooms, and amenities like historic buildings, rooftop terraces, outdoor pools, and onsite eateries.

Historic mid-range hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Corral del Rey)
The 5 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Seville

To truly experience Seville's incredible history, you can sleep in accommodations that channel the city's past. Our picks for the best historic mid-range hotels are set in historic buildings while still offering those unique elements in beautifully preserved buildings from the 17th to 19th centuries.

Historic luxury hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Balcón de Córdoba Hotel)
The 3 Best Historic Luxury Hotels in Córdoba

It doesn't get much better than staying in one of the best luxury historic hotels in Córdoba, as you get to sleep among the city's unique history while still enjoying those plush perks, like gourmet eateries, spas, and rooftop terraces.

Standard boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa Morisca)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Granada

Boutique hotels offer a quieter, more personalized experience that allows you to understand the city's history a bit better. The best standard boutique hotels in Granada have unique characteristics like charming historical elements, views of the Alhambra, and central locations in the Albaicín neighborhood and city center.

Luxury boutique hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

The best luxury boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba offer the opportunity to elevate your stay in this charming little city. Add perks like rooftop terraces overlooking the Mezquita-Catedral, outdoor dining, and spas, making your stay in ​​Córdoba a little more unique.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of Palacio Solecio)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Málaga

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Málaga are some of our favorite properties, as they offer perks you might expect to find at higher-tier properties. Enjoy central locations and amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces with pools, and/or rooms with private balconies and soaking tubs.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Parador de Ronda)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Ronda

The best mid-range boutique hotels in Ronda still offer perks you might expect to find in luxury accommodation, like onsite restaurants, outdoor pools, and terraces, all with incredible views. These amenities can enhance your stay in Ronda, especially when it comes to highlighting the town's famous vistas of El Tajo Gorge and its sprawling valley.

Luxury boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Palacio de Santa Paula)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Granada, with its compact Old Town, is a walkable and interesting city—a perfect place for a family trip. Enjoy wandering the historic streets of the Albaicín, learning about the city's unique past, and touring the grounds of the Alhambra, then relax in one of our picks for the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Granada.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Hotel Casa 1800 Granada)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Granada

Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Granada repurpose buildings like 16th-century Arabic houses, 19th-century palaces, and those with facades covered in Neo-Pompeian. The city's history runs deep and you can enjoy it starting with your accommodation.

Standard boutique hotels in Málaga (Photo courtesy of El Museo Living & Experience Club)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Málaga

If you're traveling to Málaga on a budget, you can still enjoy a beautiful boutique property with amenities like onsite eateries, rooftop terraces, and cozy rooms. Plus, some of the best standard boutique hotels in Málaga put you next to major sites, like the Teatro Romano and Alcazaba.

Standard boutique hotels in Ronda (Photo courtesy of Soho Boutique Palacio San Gabriel)
The 4 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Ronda

Even smaller budgets can enjoy the appeal of Ronda's boutique accommodations, which give you a more personal experience in this truly charming city. The best standard boutique hotels provide perks like unique history, central locations, onsite restaurants, and terraces to enjoy the area's famous views.

Beautiful hotels outside of Ronda (Photo courtesy of Hotel La Fuente de la Higuera)
The 4 Best Hotels Outside of Ronda

Though you'll find plenty of hotels in Ronda's city center, part of the area's appeal is its surrounding environment of rolling hills, olive groves, white villages, and vineyards. The best hotels outside of Ronda offer a bit more privacy and an authentic experience while still being no more than a 15-minute drive from the city center.

Standard family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of Palacio de Santa Ines)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

If you're planning a family trip to Spain and have your sights sets on Granada, know that you can find some of the best standard family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all the historical sites. Some of our top picks sit perfectly between the Alhambra and the city center, making it easier for kids to explore the city.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of H10 Palacio Colomera)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

What we love about mid-range boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba is that they're very historical yet still offer perks like rooftop terraces, outdoor dining, and swimming pools. Plus, they're all centrally located, so you can easily walk to all the main city sites.

Historic standard hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Boutique Casa de Colón)
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Seville

Staying in a beautifully preserved property is an option for all budgets. The best historic standard hotels in Seville offer renovated houses and mansions from the 16th to 19th centuries. They provided ways to enjoy the property's past with inner courtyard patios, wood-beamed ceilings, and stained glass windows.

Standard boutique hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Posada de Vallina by MiRa)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Córdoba

​​Córdoba is the perfect city for charming boutique accommodation, and, surprisingly, the more affordable options are in the best locations. With a smaller historic Old Town filled with twisting cobbled streets, you'll find some of the best standard boutique hotels in ​​Córdoba right next to the old Synagogue, across from the Mezquita-Catedral, and around the corner from the Puente Romano.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Seville (Photo courtesy of Hotel Gravina 51)
The 5 Best Mid-Range Boutique Hotels in Seville

If you'd like a more intimate or personalized accommodation experience, consider one of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Seville. These properties have renovated unique historic spaces while still offering amenities like rooftop terraces, onsite eateries with tasting menus, and rooms with private pools.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels in Granada (Photo courtesy of La Bella Granada)
The 4 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Granada

Spain is an excellent destination for families who love to explore historical monuments, and Granada has one of the most famous sites: the majestic Alhambra Palace. But the city's unique history goes beyond its Nasrid palace, including the streets of the Albaicín neighborhood. You'll find plenty of the best mid-range family-friendly hotels within walking distance of all these famous sites.

Historic mid-range hotels in Córdoba (Photo courtesy of Las Casas de La Juderia)
The 4 Best Historic Mid-Range Hotels in Córdoba

With so much unique history spanning the centuries, you might want to choose one of the best mid-range historic hotels in Córdoba, set in historic buildings while still providing perks. You'll be centrally located and can enjoy amenities like onsite eateries, Hammam baths, swimming pools, and rooftop terraces.

Historic standard hotels in Córdoba
The 3 Best Historic Standard Hotels in Córdoba

Sticking to a budget is pretty easy in this charming city, as the best standard historic hotels in Córdoba offer affordable rates, central locations, and amenities like breakfast buffets, outdoor patios, and onsite cafés.

Andalusia Itineraries

Catch a sunset from the top of gorge in Ronda
Map of Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days
Ultimate Andalusian Road Trip - 8 Days

This 8-day self-drive itinerary takes you from Málaga to Cádiz through a gorgeous section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll explore Andalusia's White Villages (including Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering a range of landscapes, centuries of history and tradition, local producers, and exquisite cuisine—often with the help of a local guide.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 10 days

On this 11-day self-drive adventure you'll visit not only the most historic cities in Spain, bust some of the most beautiful countryside in the Andalusia region. From Madrid, you'll travel south into Andalusia and arrive at Seville, a city renowned for its Gothic cathedrals, Moorish palaces, and expansive plazas. You'll also visit other Andalusia gems like Córdoba, the famed white villages, and the mountaintop city of Ronda. 

Bridge spanning the gorge in Ronda, Spain
Map of Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas
Seville, Granada, & Ronda: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Spain typically plan a trip for 12 to 14 days when combining Seville, Granada, and Ronda, including a few days in Barcelona and Madrid. If you're not interested in Barcelona and Madrid, 8 days is enough for your Seville, Granada, and Ronda trip. Check out our favorite Seville, Granada, and Ronda trips below.

The Royal Palace of Madrid
Map of Highlights of Spain's Capital & Andalusia: Madrid, Seville, & Granada - 10 Days
Highlights of Spain's Capital & Andalusia: Madrid, Seville, & Granada - 10 Days

See the jewels of Madrid and Andalusia with this 10-day itinerary. Start off in the capital city with a walking tour including the collection of El Prado Museum, then make your way south with a stop in Córdoba, followed by the cultural scene of Seville and historic palaces of Granada. Take advantage of the combination of private guided tours and free time to make sure you don't miss a beat.

Admire encompassing vistas from atop the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda
Map of Andalucía Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days
Andalucía Self-Drive Tour: From Málaga to Cádiz - 8 days

Discover the highlights of Andalucía, from the Mediterranean coast in Málaga to the Atlantic coast in Cádiz. On this eight-day self-drive tour you will drive through whitewashed villages built into cliffsides, sample some of the country's best wine and sherry, explore ancient Moor and Roman ruins, and eat delicious local cuisine. Marvel at southern Spain's stunning landscapes, passionate people, and colorful culture.

Alhambra Palace and Fortress, Granada
Map of Madrid & Andalusia: Seville, Ronda, Granada, & Malaga  - 14 Days
Madrid & Andalusia: Seville, Ronda, Granada, & Malaga - 14 Days

This is the ultimate two-week tour of Spain for culture and history buffs. The adventure kicks off in Madrid where you'll have two days to explore the capital's elegant streets and Prado Museum before heading south to the Andalusia region. From here, make several stops between Seville and Málaga while discovering gorgeous architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

A view of the Alhambra at sunset
Map of Best of Andalusia's Interior: Seville, Ronda, & Granada - 8 Days
Best of Andalusia's Interior: Seville, Ronda, & Granada - 8 Days

This 8-day cultural tour takes you from Seville to Granada in Spain's southernmost region: Andalusia. Along the route, you'll explore iconic villages like Ronda (set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Alhambra palace complex while discovering beautiful landscapes, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

 Ronda's spectacular setting atop El Tajo gorge
Map of Best of Andalusia: Seville, Ronda & Málaga - 7 Days
Best of Andalusia: Seville, Ronda & Málaga - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure takes you from Seville to Málaga through a beautiful section of Spain's southern coast. Along the route, you'll experience Andalusia's iconic 'white villages' (like Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge) as you head towards the Atlantic coast while discovering Roman and Moorish architecture, picturesque landscapes, and local cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

Exquisite architecture in Andalusia
Map of Best of Andalusia: History, Tapas, Wine & Nature - 14 Days
Best of Andalusia: History, Tapas, Wine & Nature - 14 Days

Perfect for those who like to be on the move, this two-week adventure takes you on a number of stops between Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour of Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit iconic small cities and villages while discovering stunning architecture and gardens, centuries of Moorish and Roman history, and top-notch cuisine—often with the help of private guides.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 8 days

In a little over a week, you can embark on the road trip of a lifetime through Spain. After enjoying a city tour in Madrid, you'll pick up your car and hit the road south to Andalusia, stopping at the ancient Roman city of Córdoba. From there you'll visit Andalusia's capital of Seville, with its famous Gothic cathedral and Islamic architecture, before the trip culminates in the coastal city of Málaga.

Plaza de España in Seville
Map of Highlights of Andalusia: Seville, Córdoba, and Málaga - 5 Days
Highlights of Andalusia: Seville, Córdoba, and Málaga - 5 Days

This 5-day jaunt is the ultimate introduction to Spain’s Andalusia region. The trip starts in Seville where you’ll get a taste of architectural must-sees (and tapas) in the historic center. Next, continue to beautiful Córdoba—the former capital of the Muslim emirate with an outstanding mosque. Hike along a gorge and spend a night in Picasso's hometown to finish the adventure.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 7 days

In a single week, you can enjoy the road trip of a lifetime.  The destination is Spain, and beginning in Madrid you'll drive south to Seville, the capital of the culturally rich Andalusia region. You'll tour many Moorish landmarks and even take a trip to Granada to see the mother of them all, the 9th-century Alhambra palace.

The Alhambra fortress at twilight
Map of Best of Andalusia: Culture, Nature, & Food - 13 Days
Best of Andalusia: Culture, Nature, & Food - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary takes you from Seville to Jerez de la Frontera for the ultimate tour through Spain's Andalusia region. Along the route, you'll visit scenic villages like Ronda, set on a spectacular gorge, discover gorgeous Moorish architecture, and enjoy fabulous tapas in true Spanish style.

Enjoy a road trip in southern Spain
Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Málaga, Granada, Seville & More - 10 Days

During this fun, family-friendly 10-day tour, you'll experience the natural beauty of southern Spain and its cultural highlights. Activities like treasure hunts and canyon walks suit families with kids who want a combination of action and downtime. You'll start in Málaga and end in Seville, visiting Ronda, Granada, and Córdoba along the way—all home to a wealth of Spanish culture and history.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 12 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 12 days

Enjoy a road trip through Spain that takes you from Madrid to Málaga through Toledo and the three jewels of Andalusia: Córdoba, Seville, and Granada. Beyond the cities, you'll enjoy cultural excursions like sherry wine tours and horse competitions. And at each destination, you'll meet a private guide who will reveal the hidden treasures of these historic and beautiful locales.

The royal garden in Córdoba's Alcazar
Map of Highlights of Andalusia: History, Gastronomy, and Culture - 6 Days
Highlights of Andalusia: History, Gastronomy, and Culture - 6 Days

This 6-day trip is the ultimate introduction to Spain's southernmost region. Kick off in Seville for UNESCO-listed sites, tapas bars, and flamenco dancing. Then drive to the picturesque town of Córdoba—former stomping ground of Christopher Colombus. Finish the adventure in coastal Málaga for Picasso culture and fresh seafood.

Take the kids to Plaza de España, a historical landmark in Seville
Map of Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Southern Spain: Granada, Málaga & Seville - 7 Days

Take your family on a trip through memorable southern Spain, where you'll explore three incredible cities: Granada, Málaga, and Seville. Highlights of this itinerary include touring the Alhambra with a kid-friendly focus, exploring Málaga with an exciting treasure hunt, enjoying a day playing at the beach, and rowing boats at Plaza de España in Seville.

The city of cities, Barcelona
Map of Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days
Barcelona, Granada & Seville - 10 days

See the cultural highlights of Spain's most captivating cities on this 10-day itinerary, showcasing Barcelona, Granada, and Sevilla. You'll start in Barcelona, fly to Granada where you will pick up your car rental and drive to Ronda, before ending your stay in Sevilla. Along the way, you will drive through the Andalusian mountains, explore colorful cities, and marvel at ornate Islamic architecture.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 14 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 14 days

In two weeks you can enjoy a road trip that takes you to some of the most historic and beautiful locales in Spain. It begins in Madrid, and from there you'll travel south through La Mancha into Andalusia and visit Moorish cities like Granada, Ronda, Córdoba, and Málaga. But that isn't all—you'll also enjoy wine and sherry tours, eat delicious tapas, and even witness a traditional equestrian show.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 13 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 13 days

Get ready for an unforgettable road trip through southern Spain that takes in many of the nation's highlights. The adventure begins with city tours of Madrid before hitting the road south, stopping in La Mancha and Córdoba before reaching Seville, capital of the Andalusia region. You'll visit historic Moorish and medieval landmarks, tour authentic tapas bars, and even hike along the side of a gorge near Ronda.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 16 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 16 days

This comprehensive 16-day road trip includes all the highlights of Spain's Andalusia region, from the capital of Seville to the Moorish palaces of Granada and even the coastal retreat of Málaga, birthplace of Pablo Picasso. As an added bonus you'll also visit La Mancha, an arid plateau region home to great wine and historic villages.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 15 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha, & Andalusia - 15 days

It's almost impossible to design a more comprehensive Spanish holiday than this 15-day road trip. Beginning in Madrid, you'll drive south to historic locales like Toledo and La Mancha on your way to Andalusia, where Moorish history and amazing food await. Besides enjoying wine and tapas tours, you'll visit incredible cities like Seville, Granada, Ronda, and Córdoba.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 11 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 11 days

The best way to see the most historic sights in Spain is on a road trip. This 11-day self-drive adventure begins with city tours in Madrid, and then you'll hop in your car and head south to Toledo, once the capital of the nation in the Middle Ages. You'll continue to Andalusia and marvel at the region's Moorish alcázars and royal palaces while also stopping in historic cities like Córdoba.

A sunset along the Costa de la Luz
Map of Madrid, Costa de la Luz, & Seville - 9 Days
Madrid, Costa de la Luz, & Seville - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary combines world-class museums in Madrid, gorgeous beaches in Costa de la Luz, and elegant winding streets in Seville. With a variety of travel modes (including 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.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days

13 days in Spain is ample time to immerse yourself in its culture. On this adventure you'll visit three different regions, beginning in Madrid then heading south to Andalusia where you'll visit its historic palaces/fortresses and enjoy flamenco music and authentic tapas. You'll also take nature hikes around the mountaintop city of Ronda and close out your tour with cycling tours around the most famous neighborhoods of Barcelona.

Enjoy the Andalusian coast with the kids in tow
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 unforgettable days exploring Spain with your family, starting in the royal city of Madrid and ending in the culturally rich Andalusia in southern Spain. Kids love trying all the different Spanish snacks and tapas (churros con chocolate and croquettes seem to be a favorite), spending all day at the beach, cruising the coast in a catamaran, and discovering exciting cities like Toledo, Seville, and Granada.

Play on the beaches near Málaga
Map of Southern Spain Family Aventure from Madrid - 10 Days
Southern Spain Family Aventure from Madrid - 10 Days

Experience all the kid-friendly highlights of Spain with this 10-day excursion pairing the royal heritage of Madrid with the unique culture of southern Spain. Kids love trying all the treats (like churros dipped in chocolate), touring iconic sights like the Alhambra, walking in the countryside of Andalusia, and spending an entire day on the beach.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

With 12 days in Spain, you can visit three of its most famous regions. On walking tours of Madrid, you'll see historic sights like the Royal Palace. Then you'll travel down to the Andalusia region, making its capital of Seville your homebase before embarking on wine tours around Ronda and visits to historic palaces in Granada. The tour ends in Catalonia where you'll visit its best neighborhoods and beaches on a cycling tour.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
Discover the Flavors of Southern Spain - 12 Days

Explore the highlights and flavors of Spain with visits to the cities of Madrid, Granada, Málaga, Cadiz, and Seville on this 12-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, visit ancient religious sites, and taste Spain's best culinary offerings. Start the trip in Andalusía to see the Alhambra in Granada, visit Málaga to learn to cook in a traditional finca, then wrap up the trip in Seville to enjoy a flamenco show.

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 9 days

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 includes a stop in Toledo, one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Spain. Upon arrival in Andalusia, you'll visit cities like Córdoba and the capital of Seville for tapas tours and visits to Moorish landmarks. 

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Map of Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 6 days
Ultimate Southern Spain Road Trip: Madrid to Andalusia - 6 days

This brisk six-day road trip includes stops at some of Spain's most historic locales. It's a celebration of rich Spanish culture as you drive from Madrid to Seville and partake in a cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional Spanish cuisine. As if that's not all, you'll drive to Granada and tour one of the most magnificent Moorish palaces in Europe, the Alhambra.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days

The opportunities for fun and adventure in a country like Spain are inexhaustible. That said, this itinerary packs as much excitement into 11 days as possible and includes city tours of Madrid and Barcelona as well as visits to multiple locales in Andalusia. In this region, you'll enjoy the tapas and flamenco of Seville, wine tours of Ronda, and visiting the famous Alhambra fortress in Granada.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

If you want to experience every aspect of Spanish culture, this 15-day excursion is for you. You'll enjoy a diverse array of activities that includes sightseeing in major cities, visiting local artisans in Madrid, going on wine tours in Andalusia, attending live flamenco performances, enjoying traditional tapas, and more. The best part is you'll close out the adventure in Barcelona, the beautiful capital of Catalonia.

Plaza de España, Seville
Explore Madrid and Seville - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary focuses on Madrid and Seville, leading you through the historic centers of both cities, as well as day trips to Córdoba and Toledo. You'll explore the cities with food and biking tours, visits to tapas bars, and flamenco shows, plus a private tour of the El Prado museum in Madrid.  End the trip with a visit to the famous White Villages of Andalucia and the town of Ronda, plus tours of an olive oil farm and a vineyard.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 15 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 15 days

Any foodie with a love of travel owes it to themselves to visit Spain. There's a rich culinary heritage in all of this nation's autonomous regions, including Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. On this 15-day tour, you'll visit each of these areas and enjoy world-class tapas, seafood, and wine along the way.

The Alhambra and Generalife, Granada
Highlights of Madrid and Andalusía - 8 Days

Explore the highlights of Spain by visiting the cities of Madrid, Córdoba, and Granada on this 8-day trip. You'll enjoy private tours of the historic old towns, as well as a day trip to Toledo to learn about its historic steel production and marzipan. End the trip in Spain's southern region Andalusía with tours of the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba, and the famous White Villages in the countryside.

Views of the Mezquita-Catedral and Puente Romano
Highlights of Madrid and Andalusia - 8 Days

Explore some of Spain's best cities on this 8-day trip to Madrid and the region of Andalusia, starting with private tours of Madrid's historic neighborhoods and its royal past. Board the train to the city of Seville for tapas and flamenco, as well as a day trip to the town of Ronda and a winery. You'll end the trip with Granada for a tour of the famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens before returning to Madrid.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & The Balearic Islands - 14 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada & The Balearic Islands - 14 Days

The standard two-week vacation is more than enough time to experience the highlights of Spain. This includes art walks in Madrid, flamenco shows in Seville, wine tours of Andalusia, and all the authentic tapas you can eat. The cherry on this delicious Spanish dessert is a jaunt to the Balearic isles, where you'll spend a few days lazing on the beaches, hiking the mountains, and sailing the coasts of Menorca and Mallorca. 

Aerial Views of Granada, Spain
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & Barcelona - 10 Days

Discover the culture of Spain's cities on this 9-day trip, starting with a tour through Madrid and an evening of flamenco and tapas in Seville. Then make your way to Granada, passing through the village of Ronda and a winery along the way. You'll explore Granada's famous Alhambra palace and gardens, then fly to Barcelona for a cycling tour of its historic districts, as well as a visit to the sites of Gaudí's.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

This comprehensive Spain itinerary packs as many exciting activities and rewarding cultural experiences into 14 days as is possible. It begins in Madrid with visits to the major sights like the Royal Palace and continues south to Seville, known for its flamenco and tapas culture. You'll tour historic Andalusian towns like Córdoba and Granada, hike around the mountaintop city of Ronda, and close out the experience with a cycling and architecture tour of Barcelona.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 14 days

There's an art to living and eating well, one that finds its equilibrium in Spain. On a two-week luxury tour of this culturally rich nation, you'll stay in the finest accommodations as you make your way from Barcelona to Madrid and down into Andalusia. Each plot point on the journey will be defined by meals in some of Spain's best restaurants as you indulge in many of its regional gastronomic specialties and fine wines.

View of Madrid at Sunrise
Highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Andalusia - 16 Days

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.

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Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days

Experience the highlights of Spain on a 16-day tour of three distinct regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. It begins in the capital where you'll enjoy art tours and visit Madrid's grand plazas, parks, and the Royal Palace. Then you'll head south to Andalusia for flamenco performances and wine tours before closing out your epic holiday in the historic neighborhoods and beautiful beaches of Barcelona.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 16 days

Spain is synonymous with historic sights and incredible cuisine. If you're going to experience these twin pillars of Spanish culture, you might as well do so in style. That's what this 16-day tour offers as you travel from the Mediterranean coast to the capital of Madrid and down into Andalusia, staying in great hotels and enjoying the finest meals and best wine throughout the journey.

Discover the 9th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
Map of Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days
Highlights of Central and Southern Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Barcelona - 12 Days

This complete 12-day itinerary highlights some of Spain's most enchanting cities, featuring Madrid, Sevilla, and Barcelona. Begin in Madrid and explore historic Toledo, working your way into Andalucía and to Sevilla, Córdoba, Arcos de la Frontera, Ronda, and Granada. Fly to Barcelona and discover Gaudí's whimsical architecture, the 1000-year-old abbey in the Montserrat mountains, and the wines of the Penedès region.

Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
City Highlights Tour: Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona - 9 Days

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.

Sunset in Barcelona
Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 21 Days

Get to know the major regions of Spain with this three-week getaway from north to south. Begin in Barcelona and enjoy an immersion in Catalan culture, followed by a jaunt to Basque Country to sample world-renowned cuisine. Finally, head to the mountains of Málaga and further south through Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and home to historic cities like Granada, Córdoba, and Seville.

Views of Granada's impressive Alhambra
Map of Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days
Culture & History in Spain: Madrid to Andalusia - 21 Days

This 3-week tour takes you from Madrid in Central Spain to Cádiz in the south, stopping along the way to enjoy personalized walking tours in cities like Barcelona, Valencia, Málaga, Granada, Córdoba, and Seville. Experience the best of Spain's architecture (like the works of Gaudí in Barcelona), art (like the Picasso Museum in Málaga), and history (like the distinctive cultures of Toledo) while enjoying organic wine tasting, hiking in the scenic karst region, and visiting unique towns in Andalusia.

Plaza de España and Seville Skyline
Cities & Culture in Spain: Madrid, Seville, & Granada - 9 Days

This 9-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.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid & Seville - 5 days
Spain Highlights: Madrid & Seville - 5 days

Take a break from the real world and lose yourself in Spain's rich culture over five brisk days. You'll arrive in Madrid and immerse yourself in history while also learning how to prepare a mean Sangria. Then you're off to Seville, capital of Andalusia, where you'll tour its ancient alcázars and cathedrals plus enjoy a live flamenco performance you won't soon forget.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 13 days

Traveling through Spain in style means not only seeing the sights but indulging in the best food and wine as well. That's just what you'll do over 13 days on a journey that will take you across three distinct regions of Spain: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. Of course, you'll witness historic landmarks and beautiful scenery, but just as crucially, you'll enjoy some of the greatest meals of your life.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 17 days

Traveling through Spain is one thing—eating your way through it is quite another. On this immersive 17-day tour you'll get to do both as you discover this nation's cultural heritage as well as its rich gastronomic legacy. It's a road trip that will take you from Barcelona and Madrid to the western valleys and down into Andalusia as you sample local delicacies and drink fine wine.

Take the family to Madrid and check out Retiro Park
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Madrid & Granada - 7 Days

The royal city of Madrid and historical adventures in Granada create the perfect combination for a family trip to Spain. Kids love viewing Madrid from its cable car, strolling its ancient streets, and eating all the goodies, like tapas and churros with chocolate. In Granada, the historic Alhambra steals the show, and you'll make many everlasting memories while exploring the Andalusian countryside.

Visit Plaza Mayor in Madrid
Map of Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days
Spain Family Trip: Madrid to Málaga - 7 Days

Pair Madrid's historic and royal city with Spain's sunny southern coastline for the perfect family-friendly combination. Kids love all the sites in Madrid's Old Town (and all its delicious snacks, like churros and chocolate), and nothing beats a little time on the coast, with a playful beach day and fun day trips to historic villages, exciting sea cliffs, and incredible caves.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 20 Days

Over 20 days you'll visit Spain's most beautiful and iconic regions as you spend time on both the Mediterranean and Pacific coasts. The journey begins in the north with stays in the incomparable city of Barcelona as well as the foodie haven of San Sebastian. Heading south, you'll enjoy the highlights of Madrid followed by a stop in Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture and romantic flamenco melodies. 

Aerial View of the Alhambra at Sunset
Discover Spain, North to South - 18 Days

Discover the highlights of Spain's cities and nature on this tour, starting in Picos de Europa National Park near Bilbao, and heading into Madrid via the UNESCO city of Segovia with its ancient Roman aqueduct. Visit the region of Andalucía, exploring the cities of Granada, Seville, and Ronda, plus hiking the Caminito del Rey, exploring the white villages, and enjoying an optional beach day. End your trip on the island of Mallorca, discovering its historic inland villages and coastal harbors, as well as its caves, mountains, and wineries.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona & the Balearic Islands - 20 Days

With two-thirds of a month free, you can really immerse yourself in Spain. This 20-day itinerary allows you to visit three different regions, including Madrid, Andalusia, and Catalonia. Throughout the adventure, you'll enjoy great food, go on wine tours, take in a flamenco show, marvel at historic Gothic architecture, and even make time for a bit of island-hopping in Menorca and Mallorca. 

The Basílica de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona
Map of Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days
Best of Spain & Portugal: Barcelona, Porto, Lisbon & Andalusia - 21 Days

See the best of Spain and Portugal with a harmonious mix of the "must-sees" and the off-the-beaten-track. Start in Barcelona before continuing to the country's capital, Madrid. From here, catch a short flight up to enchanting Porto for a few nights before making your way down through Lisbon, Évora, and the Alentejo region. Transfer back across the border to Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain, which is known for its flamenco, bullfighting, tapas, and cultural traditions. 

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 12 days

To really experience Spain you need to visit different regions, immerse yourself in local culture, and sample as much delectable cuisine as possible. That's exactly what you'll do on a 12-day adventure that will take you from Barcelona to Madrid and down to Andalusia. Throughout the journey, you'll take gourmet cooking classes, attend an authentic flamenco show, and enjoy some of the greatest food and wine in the world.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 19 days

Spain's culture is inexorably linked to its cuisine. To visit this country without experiencing its rich gastronomic offerings would render the entire endeavor moot. To avoid this unattractive scenario we offer you a 19-day tour that includes visits to all the historic and awe-inspiring sights of Spain's cities but also includes cooking classes, wine tours, olive-oil samplings, and all the tapas and regional dishes you can eat.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 19 Days

19 days is more than enough time to travel the length and breadth of Spain on a tour of the most remarkable locales in the country. This includes not only the capital of Madrid but the sunkissed metropolis of Barcelona, the Basque Country, and the southern Andalusia region. It's on this last leg of the journey that you'll discover some of the country's most historic landmarks that date back to the time of Moorish rule. 

Exploring the Balearic Islands
Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 21 Days

This three-week itinerary delivers everything you could want in a Spanish holiday. It begins in Madrid before moving south to Andalusia, with its Moorish architecture and flamenco flavor. You'll then discover the food and culture of Barcelona, capping the trip in the Balearic Islands, where you'll explore postcard coves and the azure waters off Menorca and Mallorca.

The Royal Alcázar of Seville
Map of Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days
Best of Spain Highlights: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 8 Days

This 8-day itinerary checks off Spain's three most exciting cities for an adventure you won't soon forget. Kick-off in Seville where you'll explore Moorish architecture and other top sites in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and El Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

The Costa Brava
Barcelona, the Costa Brava & the Costa del Sol - 14 days

Take it easy on this two-week trip around the sunny beaches of Spain! You'll start with a few days in Barcelona, then drive north to the rugged coastline of the Costa Brava, taking your time as you explore quiet coves and small villages by the sea. For the second part of the trip, you'll jet off to the Costa del Sol, basing yourself in seaside Marbella and quaint Ronda as you swim, sunbathe, hike, and relax.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 20 days

Like Italy and France, Spain is defined by world-class cuisine and stunning locales. Over 20 days you'll visit the highlights—including Madrid, Barcelona, the Basque Country, and Andalusia—while enjoying delicious food every step of the way. To complement the experience you'll also enjoy wine tours and visit olive groves where you'll learn the secrets to great Spanish olive oil.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 18 days

Spain ranks right alongside France and Italy as one of the great foodie destinations in Europe. On an 18-day tour, you can visit the major regions of this country and indulge in its fine cuisine until your heart's content. This includes sampling the tapas of Madrid and Andalusia, savoring the fresh seafood on the coast, tasting great wines in the Spanish Basque Country, and even taking a traditional Spanish cooking class in Barcelona.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 18 Days

To do Spain right what you need is time, and 18 days is the perfect amount to get to the heart of this historic nation. This timeframe allows you to visit the Mediterranean coast and Barcelona, the Atlantic and Basque Country, the capital of Madrid, and finally southern Andalusia. Throughout, you'll stroll some of the most historic streets and marvel at some of the most ancient architecture anywhere in Europe.

A plate of seafood paella and glass of wine
Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 21 Days

Spend a delectable three weeks traveling through Spain from north to south and enjoying its world-class food and wine as you go. This 21-day gastronomic vacation will take you from Barcelona across the nation to Basque Country. From there, travel to the capital of Madrid and finally down into Andalusia, the birthplace of flamenco. Throughout, you'll dine on regional specialties like tapas, plus enjoy vineyard tours and guided visits to olive groves.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 16 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 16 Days

Spain boasts some of the most impressive palaces, cathedrals, and fortresses in Europe. On a 16-day tour, you'll not only see these highlights in unforgettable cities like Madrid and Seville, but you'll also make day trips to historic locales like Toledo and Ronda. As if that's not enough adventure, you'll finish the trip on the coasts of the Balearic Isles, where you'll enjoy sunbathing, horseback riding, and sailing.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 11 days

In 11 days you can tour three different regions of Spain and not just visit highlight locales but enjoy unforgettable meals as well. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a cooking class taught by a master chef and continues to Madrid for tours of the city's most famous sights. Then you'll head down to Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish culture, ancient fortresses, and an incredible tapas culture.

Sunset Views over Barcelona
Explore the Cities, Islands, and Culture of Spain - 14 Days

This 2-week trip leads you through Spain's major cities while also experiencing unique nature and beaches in the Canary Islands. Explore the historic city centers of Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville with tapas tours, flamenco dancing, bike rides, and sailing excursions. Enjoy a Jeep safari on the slopes of a volcano, go whale watching, and hike the Caminito del Rey trail, plus tour the famous Alhambra and enjoy a sherry tasting in Jerez.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 17 Days

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime. In 17 days you'll experience the highlights of Spain, from Barcelona to Basque Country, Madrid to Andalusia. It's a grand tour that covers all the hallmarks of this incomparable nation, from the legendary food to the beautiful landscapes to the legendary architecture and historic palaces. 

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 15 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 15 Days

With a little over two weeks to spare, you can experience the highlights of Spain's major cities while also making time for an island getaway. This 15-day itinerary begins in Madrid with visits to the El Prado Museum and Royal Palace before continuing south to Seville for wine tours, flamenco shows, and visits to Moorish fortresses. The adventure concludes on the rocky coves and white-sand beaches of Menorca and Mallorca, two of the most beautiful islands in the Balearics.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 18 Days

This 18-day Spanish vacation packs in historic sights, gorgeous locales, and some of the best beaches. It begins in Madrid with a tour of its famous plazas and palaces, followed by a jaunt around Andalusia and its most beautiful cities, such as Seville, Ronda, and Grenada. But that's not all—you'll then fly off to Barcelona for Catalan culture in its Gothic Quarter before ending the trip on the postcard Balearic Islands.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 7 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 7 Days

From medieval castles to some of the world's best wine, explore Spain's culture and history on this luxury weeklong getaway. Start in Barcelona where Catalan-modernist architecture dominates the landscape, then head to Madrid to enjoy tapas bars and live flamenco performances. End the trip in Seville with exclusive tours of Gothic churches, historic plazas, and royal palaces.

Stop in Córdoba to see the Mezquita en route to Madrid
Map of Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days
Best of Spain Highlights Tour: Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 7 Days

Check off Spain's three most exciting cities for a weeklong adventure you won't soon forget. The trip starts in Seville where you'll explore the best rooftops, tapas, and flamenco performers in the historic center. Then, train to Madrid (by way of Córdoba) and wander through the elegant streets and Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for beachy vibes and a private tour of La Sagrada Familia.

Taste your way through a culinary tour of Spain
Map of Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas
Barcelona, Seville, & Madrid: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 8 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Spain trip with stops in Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as 6 or 7 days. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Granada or Valencia. Keep reading for more inspiring Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid itineraries.

Madrid's Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and Royal Palace
Map of Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days
Seville, Madrid & Barcelona - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines Spain's three most exciting cities with a nice mix of private tours and free time. Kick-off in Seville where you'll experience the beautiful historic center and up-and-coming Triana district. Next, train to Madrid—with a stop in Córdoba—and stroll through the elegant streets and world-famous Prado Museum. Finish in cosmopolitan Barcelona for Mediterranean beaches and Gaudí highlights.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 13 Days

13 days of culture and excitement in the lap of luxury is what's on offer with this itinerary. Your grand tour of Spain begins in Barcelona and continues to the capital of Madrid and into the southern Andalusia region. The activities you'll enjoy are many, and they include cooking classes, art tours, visits to royal palaces and Moorish fortresses, tours of olive fields, and of course enjoying incredible meals in the country's best restaurants.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 7 days

This week-long itinerary packs a lot of culture and activities into just a few days. The adventure begins in Barcelona with a tour of the city on foot and by helicopter. Then you're off to Madrid to see the city sights as well as attend an authentic flamenco performance. Finally, you'll head to Córdoba, a city known for beautiful medieval architecture and Moorish influences.

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Map of Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days
Spain North to South: Basque Country to Andalusia - 16 Days

A little over two weeks is all you need to visit the highlights of Spain. This 16-day itinerary is a whirlwind of royal palaces and Moorish temples, world-class gastronomy and some of the most beautiful natural landscapes anywhere in the world. The destinations you'll visit cover the map, from Barcelona and Basque Country to Madrid and the stunning cities of Andalusia, like Seville and Granada.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 13 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 13 Days

Spain's welcoming culture, abundance of beautiful nature, and historic sights make any family trip here an exciting proposition. This 13-day itinerary is the perfect amount of time to get to know some of the major regions, including Catalonia and southern Andalusia. Naturally, this vacation includes stops in some of the most incredible cities in the country, including Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 10 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 10 days

In 10 days you can not only experience the natural beauty of Spain's different regions but you'll enjoy its cultural highlights as well. This involves a trip from Barcelona to Madrid and down into historic Andalusia. Along the way, you'll take a cooking class from a master chef, visit ancient fortresses, and of course attend an authentic flamenco show.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 10 Days

This 10-day luxury itinerary allows you to experience some major highlights of Spain in three different cities: Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Not only will you be staying in the best lodgings, but you'll enjoy some exciting activities like helicopter tours, flamenco shows, a cooking class, and even a trip to an olive-oil estate. It's a well-rounded vacation that also includes indulging in Spain's world-renowned cuisine. 

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 13 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Seville, Granada, & The Balearic Islands - 13 Days

You could spend a lifetime traveling through Spain and discovering its secrets, but luckily 13 days is all you need to experience the highlights. This trip begins in Madrid where you'll stroll El Retiro Park, visit the Royal Palace, and see the historic Plaza Mayor, once the heart of Old Spain. You'll then journey down to Andalusia for flamenco shows and a wine tour of the mountaintop city of Ronda before jetting to the Balearic Isles and sunbathing in Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 19 Days

The only way to improve on a journey through mainland Spain is to add an island adventure into the mix. Over 19 days you'll immerse yourself in cities like Madrid, Seville, Grenada, and Barcelona, visiting their historic sights and enjoying the regional cuisine. Beyond wine tours, art walks, and flamenco shows, you'll also jet off to the Balearic Islands and sail the sapphire waters of hot spots like Mallorca and Menorca.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 16 Days

This luxury tour of Spain includes visits to three different regions: Catalonia, Madrid, and Andalusia. You'll tour the highlight landmarks, enjoy great shows, and indulge in some of the world's most renowned cuisine. Throughout it all, you'll be staying in the best accommodations and enjoying optimum comfort.

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Map of Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days
Spain Highlights: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona, & the Balearic Islands - 17 Days

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.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 14 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 14 Days

Beyond the Ibiza beach parties and Barcelona nightclubs is a whole other Spain perfect for both adults and kids. This comprehensive 14-day tour celebrates the old and the new, from historic cities like Madrid and Seville to modern centers of art, culture, and science. Plus you'll enjoy day trips into the countryside and visit mountaintop amusement parks.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 14 Days

You can have a great time in Spain on a shoestring budget—but you can really have a holiday for the ages when you travel in luxury. That's just what this 14-day itinerary offers as you'll stay in the best lodgings in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville. Unforgettable activities along the way include day trips to historic towns, gourmet cooking classes, flamenco performances, wine tours, and more.

Sweeping views over Barcelona from the Modernist Parc Güell.
Map of Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville -14 Days
Spanish Food, Culture & Folklore: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville -14 Days

This comprehensive two-week itinerary spotlights the cultures and cuisines of Spain with an immersive blend of self-guided, small-group, and private tour experiences. Starting in the Catalonian capital of Barcelona, you'll discover Modernist architecture and Catalan tapas before heading down the Mediterranean coast to Alicante for fresh seafood and the charms of the Costa Blanca. Tour Madrid's grand palaces and monuments, soak up Seville's vibrant Andalusian character, and wander the hallowed interiors of Granada's famed Alhambra. End your journey on the coast in Málaga, where you'll savor locally-grown delicacies from the region's olive and almond groves.

Explore Barcelona's sites with the kids in tow
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

Explore some of Spain's biggest and most culturally rich cities through your kids' eyes as this two-week adventure takes you to Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, Seville, and Málaga. Enjoy family-friendly and kid-approved activities, like scavenger hunts in museums, city food tours, romping through parks and gardens, being royalty for the day, and playing at mountaintop theme parks.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 11 Days

11 days is enough time to visit multiple regions of Spain and see the major sights and enjoy the best activities. It's a luxury tour that begins with a helicopter ride over the sultry coastal city of Barcelona, followed by museum tours in Madrid, and then Moorish architecture in the Andalusia region. Of course, every step of the way you'll be enjoying the incredible cuisine for which Spain is deservedly famous.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 15 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 15 Days

Sure, Spain is famous for its food, fiestas, and great wine, but this European hotspot isn't merely for the adults. Besides the world-class beaches, there are historic castles, palaces and ample opportunities for adventure perfect for kids. You'll experience just that on a 15-day itinerary that covers not only Madrid and Andalusia but Barcelona and the Costa del Sol.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 8 Days

With a week and a day you can visit three of Spain's most beautiful regions. This luxury tour includes stops in Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville, the capital of the Andalusia region. Not only does this itinerary include great food and accommodations, but you'll also be able to take city tours on foot and even by helicopter.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 15 Days

On this 15-day tour of Spain, you'll see the most famous sights, partake in the most enjoyable activities, and you'll do so in style. You'll visit not only Barcelona and Madrid but you'll travel south into Andalusia, a region rich in Moorish history. Along the way, you'll take a helicopter tour of Barcelona, embark on a private art tour, enjoy a gourmet cooking class, and even visit an olive-oil estate.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 8 days

With a week and a day you can plan an epic Spanish vacation that covers the major highlights, from incredible food and wine to amazing city sights. It begins in Barcelona with a combined architecture/helicopter tour followed by a traditional cooking class taught by a master chef. Then you'll head to Madrid for city tours and a flamenco show followed by a trip down to Andalusia and Córdoba, a city with incredible medieval landmarks.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 12 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Andalusia - 12 Days

Spain's world-renowned culture and historic sights are such that they can be enjoyed by travelers of all ages. It's the perfect country for a family vacation, and over 12 fun-filled days you'll experience the best Spain has to offer, from the Mediterranean coast down into the Andalusia region. Along the way, there will be day trips and adventures in unforgettable cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 12 Days

In 12 days you can not only see three of Spain's major regions, but you can do so in style and luxury. It starts with tours by land and air of Barcelona, followed by some cultural tours (including an art hop) in Madrid. Finally, you'll end up in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which is famous for Moorish palaces and incredible tapas cuisine.

Spain for Families: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Costa del Sol - 16 Days

For every nightclub and beach party in Spain, there are 10 options for culture and family fun. This 16-day itinerary allows you and the brood to visit the nation's most iconic cities like Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. Ancient castles, gothic churches, Mediterannean beaches, mountain villages, and even 4x4 off-roading make up some of the locales and activities you'll enjoy on this unforgettable vacation.

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Map of Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days
Spain Luxury Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, & Seville - 9 Days

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.

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Map of Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 9 days
Ultimate Food, Culture & Wine Tour of Spain - 9 days

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.

Explore the parks of Barcelona with your family
Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid & Seville - 10 Days

Spain is famous for many things, including its beautiful beaches, world-class gastronomy, royal palaces, and ancient cathedrals. Over 10 days, you and the family will discover it all on an unforgettable journey from Barcelona to Madrid and, finally, to Andalusia. This last region offers unique cultural elements that kids love, such as Moorish fortresses and Flamenco rhythms.

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Map of Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 11 Days
Family Trip to Spain: Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, & Andalusia - 11 Days

Who hasn't dreamed of a family vacation to Europe? This 11-day tour of Spain allows you and the kids to live that dream as you visit sunkissed Barcelona, the capital of Madrid, and the ancient Andalusia region. Along the way, you'll marvel at hillside castles, sample some of the finest cuisine in the world, visit royal palaces, and even enjoy a 4x4 offroading adventure.

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Map of Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Extremadura - 16 days
Spain Off-the-Beaten-Path Road Trip: Madrid, La Mancha & Extremadura - 16 days

Get ready to travel the route of Don Quixote on a road trip through Spain. It begins with a city tour of Madrid before you hit the road, driving amid the arid plateaus and windmills of La Mancha and into the Extramadura region of western Spain. Here you'll tour historic towns like Cáceres and Trujillo while sampling delicious local cuisine and visiting unspoiled national parks.

Other popular travel destinations in Spain
Madrid · Catalonia · Barcelona · Seville · Granada · Córdoba · Basque Country · Balearic Islands · Canary Islands · La Mancha · Mallorca · Toledo · Costa Brava · Santiago de Compostela · La Rioja · Marbella · Ibiza