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Spend two nights at Hotel Marqués de Riscal, the Gehry-designed property in northern Spain's La Rioja region
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1 Week in Spain - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

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

Relax in the courtyard (photo courtesy of Parador de Granada)
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10 Days in Spain - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days to savor Spain's idyllic landscapes, superb cuisine, and vibrant cities in luxury, you'll have no problem ticking off highlights and uncovering hidden gems. First-time travelers will find a classic tour featuring the must-sees of Barcelona, Madrid, and Andalusia hits the mark, while those seeking a journey infused with culture and beaches focus on Southern Spain. Northern Spain is the ideal location for foodies, whereas Menorca and the Costa Brava gift memorable days on the Mediterranean.

Enjoy time in the elegant Seville property (photo courtesy of Hotel Alfonso XIII)
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2 Weeks in Spain - 5 Luxury Itinerary Ideas

Indulge in a luxury two-week Spain getaway and discover 4-5 destinations. Experience historic cities and charming villages on a classic tour for first-time travelers, or focus on Madrid's rich cuisine and Andalusia's idyllic coastlines. Those eager to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine should include a stay on the serene Balearic Island of Menorca in their itinerary, while Porto and Lisbon are ideal destinations for travelers seeking a multicountry trip.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Serras Barcelona‎)
The 3 Best Luxury Family-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

When traveling with family—especially with young kiddos in tow—you might want accommodation with larger rooms, bunk beds, a swimming pool, kid-friendly restaurants, and entertaining attractions within walking distance. Sometimes, luxury hotels are the way to go because they offer many amenities that appeal to kids and adults alike. Plus, the cushy feel and elegant vibe don't hurt!

(photo courtesy of Mas de Torrent Hotel & Spa)
The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in the Costa Brava

The Costa Brava is known for its stunning beaches, charming towns, and exquisite culinary experiences—all perfect for a luxury stay. The region offers 5-star hotels with perks and amenities to elevate your visit, like spas, fine-dining restaurants, and private beaches. This article highlights five top picks for Costa Brava luxury hotels, all providing an unforgettable experience.

Luxury rooftop hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of H10 Madison)
The 4 Best Luxury Rooftop Hotels in Barcelona

A beautiful rooftop terrace with cool amenities and incredible city views is the icing on the cake for luxury hotels. These elegant properties provide a range of perks from top to bottom, and relaxing on a rooftop terrace is the perfect way to end a busy day exploring Barcelona. Luckily, many luxury hotels in Barcelona have them, and all of our top picks are in the scenic Gothic Quarter, which only adds to the experience.

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 on-site gourmet restaurants and rooftop terraces with views.

Luxury boutique hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Gran Hotel Inglés)
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Madrid

You'll find much of Madrid's glamorous past in its luxury boutique hotels, many set on or near the city's famous boulevard, Gran Vía. Besides excellent locations, some of the best luxury boutique hotels in Madrid offer unique perks like rooftop terraces and in-house spas, so you get both a personalized and elegant experience.

Luxury hotels in Bilbao (photo courtesy of Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao)
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The 5 Best Luxury Hotels in Bilbao

With its mix of historic and eclectic contemporary architecture, Bilbao is an ideal place to upgrade your stay. The best luxury hotels in Bilbao channel the city's past and present with cushy linens and room furnishings, cozy and hip dining spaces, and rooftop terraces overlooking iconic sites like the Guggenheim Museum and La Salve Bridge. And no luxury stay is complete without amenities like wellness centers, spas, cocktail bars, memorable eateries, and the like.

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.

Luxury boutique hotels in Barcelona (Photo courtesy of Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux‎)
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona oozes elegance and charm, especially when it comes to its luxury boutique hotels. One of the best ways to elevate your trip to Catalunya's capital is to stay in an elegant yet small accommodation with unique perks like rooftop terraces, gourmet restaurants, and historical features. In Barcelona, you'll find several luxury boutique hotels to make your experience a grand and personal one.

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.

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.

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.

Lounge poolside at ME Ibiza with views of the sea
The 6 Best Luxury Hotels in Ibiza

Ibiza's luxury hotels elevate those five-star perks and add the island's bohemian and hedonistic heritage to the mix. Enjoy fine-dining restaurants that embrace "slow food" and use local ingredients, stay in villas with private pools and chefs, or relax at spas with entire water circuits or at multiple outdoor pools.

Photo courtesy of Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel
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The 4 Best Luxury Hotels in San Sebastián

Though San Sebastián is known for its authentic, laid-back charm, the city does have three luxury hotels for those seeking an upscale stay. Kimkim visited the top hotels in the city and recommends the following 5-star options, all offering exclusive amenities like incredible city or sea views, high-end dining options, relaxing spa treatments, and/or elegant decor.

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.

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.

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.

Luxury hotels in Madrid (Photo Courtesy of The Principal)
5 Best Historical Luxury Hotels in Madrid

If you want to elevate your trip to Spain, Madrid is an excellent city for luxury, five-star hotels with a unique history. Many of the best historic luxury hotels in Madrid are full of stories from the past and offer perks like elegant rooftop terraces, on-site gourmet restaurants, and full-service spas. We also love our picks because they're all walkable to nearly all the main sites, with many of them either on Gran Vía or just steps away from the city's famous boulevard.

Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Room Mate Alba)
The 4 Best Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city that lends itself to any budget, providing plenty of genuinely incredible hotels in the standard category. One thing will love about these hotels is that they preserve the city's amazing history. In fact, one of the best historical standard hotels in Madrid is over 400 years old. Plus, you'll find our picks throughout the city center, so you'll be within walking distance of nearly all the sites.

Spain luxury itineraries

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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.

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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 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.

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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 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 - 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 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.

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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 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.

Settle into the Gehry-designed Hotel Marqués de Riscal in northern Spain's La Rioja region
Map of Luxury Northern Spain Road Trip: La Rioja & Basque Country - 7 Days
Luxury Northern Spain Road Trip: La Rioja & Basque Country - 7 Days

Discover the wonders of northern Spain on this luxury weeklong trip. Embark upon a self-drive adventure from Madrid to the lavish vineyards of La Rioja, then continue to Bilbao to sample the Basque Country's tasty pintxos and tour the world-famous Guggenheim Museum. End with a striking coastal drive to San Sebastián, where you'll stay at a lavish hotel overlooking the Bay of Biscay and explore the city's architecture and beaches with a private guide.

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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.

Visit the Basque country city of San Sebastián
Map of Luxury Northern Spain: Madrid, La Rioja, Basque Country & Barcelona - 14 Days
Luxury Northern Spain: Madrid, La Rioja, Basque Country & Barcelona - 14 Days

Explore northern Spain's highlights with a side trip to Barcelona on this two-week luxury tour. Exclusive adventures include VIP seats to a Real Madrid soccer match, a sunrise hot-air balloon ride over La Rioja's lush vineyards, and kayaking along the Costa Brava. Stay at 5-star heritage hotels and palaces, soaking up culture on city walking tours and private trips to UNESCO-listed treasures, from Gaudí's La Sagrada Família to the medieval town of Ávila.

Take a private tour of the Alhambra's palaces and gardens
Map of Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days
Luxury Iberian Peninsula Adventure: Spain & Portugal - 14 Days

Explore the wonders of the Iberian Peninsula on this 14-day luxury trip through Spain and Portugal. Take private tours to uncover the history, cuisine, and architecture of world-famous cities like Madrid, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, and Porto. Highlights include one-on-one cooking classes, trips to UNESCO-listed sites like Sintra and El Escorial, and wine tasting in the lush Douro Valley. Along the way, you'll stay in restored palaces and lavish spa hotels.

The bustling Puerta del Sol in Madrid
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Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville - 7 Days

Pamper yourself during a weeklong luxury tour of three stunning regions in Spain. Enjoy renowned Catalan cuisine and culture in romantic Barcelona with private art tours and sommelier-led wine tastings. The good life continues in Madrid with a visit to the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Michelin-starred dinners before finishing the trip in Moorish Seville for tapas tours, flamenco shows, and more.

Enjoy a private sailing trip to explore Menorca's marine life
Map of Mediterranean Spain Luxury Getaway: Menorca & Barcelona - 7 Days
Mediterranean Spain Luxury Getaway: Menorca & Barcelona - 7 Days

Escape to the Mediterranean on this luxury weeklong trip. First, enjoy a dose of sun, sea, and sand on the peaceful Balearic island of Menorca, where you'll laze around white-sand coves, take a sunset Jeep safari, and charter a private catamaran to explore the island's biodiverse marine reserve. End the adventure in mainland Spain with wine tasting in the unspoiled Penedès region and a tour of Gaudí's architectural gems in Barcelona.

Spend four days exploring the Balearic island of Menorca by Jeep and catamaran
Map of Luxury Spain Getaway: Madrid to the Mediterranean - 14 Days
Luxury Spain Getaway: Madrid to the Mediterranean - 14 Days

Discover Spain’s showstopping highlights on this luxury two-week tour. You’ll stay in 5-star hotels and restored palaces, joining private guides for cultural tours of Madrid, Granada, and Barcelona. Exclusive experiences include flamenco performances, marzipan workshops, and Michelin-starred dining. Take day trips to Penedès vineyards and the Alpujarras Mountains, then jet to the sun-blessed island of Menorca, where white-sand beaches, catamaran tours, and Jeep safaris await.

The Alhambra Moorish palace overlooks the Andalusian city of Granada
Map of Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 7 Days
Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 7 Days

Spend a week discovering the history, culture, and world-famous food and wine of Spain's Andalusia region with an itinerary full of customized private excursions and elegant 5-star hotels. Tour Granada's iconic Alhambra palace, then venture into the mountains for 4WD excursions, visits to cliffside towns, and a stop on the Costa del Sol for well-deserved beach time. Cap the adventure in luxurious style with city tours of Seville, the historic capital of Andalusia.

See iconic Spanish art forms like flamenco
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Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

See Spain in luxurious style as you hop from one gorgeous region to another over two weeks. Discover Barcelona and indulge in Catalonia's food and wine before heading to Madrid to experience its history and architecture—capped with dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Then, visit Andalusia for flamenco shows, tours of historic palaces, bike rides in Seville, and a sunset cruise off the coast of Málaga.

Visit stunning vineyards in La Rioja
Map of Luxury Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Rioja & Basque Country - 10 Days
Luxury Northern Spain Road Trip: Madrid, La Rioja & Basque Country - 10 Days

Take a luxury 10-day road trip through northern Spain's culture-soaked cities, historic vineyards, and beach-studded coastline. You'll stay at grand palaces and 5-star heritage hotels, enjoying private cultural tours of Madrid, Bilbao, and San Sebastián. Highlights include wine tasting in lush La Rioja, a gourmet pintxos food tour, visiting the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum, and hiking to the hilltop Guadalupe Fort for panoramic Basque Country views.

A view over Granada from the magnificent Alhambra
Map of Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 10 Days
Luxury Cultural Journey Through Southern Spain - 10 Days

You only need 10 days to experience the highlights of Spain's southern Andalusia region. This luxury journey starts strong with your arrival in historic Granada and a tour of the Alhambra, a Moorish/Christian palace and icon of the country. Other outings include flamenco shows, beach days, and Michelin-starred dining, culminating in cultural tours of Seville, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

Escape to Cala Aiguablava, one of Spain's most beautiful bays
Map of Luxury Barcelona & Costa Brava Escape - 10 Days
Luxury Barcelona & Costa Brava Escape - 10 Days

Experience the highlights of Catalonia on this 10-day luxury tour. Start in buzzing Barcelona, where you'll tour Gaudí's architectural gems and explore the culinary scene with a personal sommelier, then escape to a lavish beach resort on the Costa Brava. When you're not lazing on golden sands or kayaking along the sun-speckled coastline, head inland to wander medieval villages, enjoy private wine-tasting tours, and take a hot-air balloon ride over Montserrat's mighty monastery.

Sail the Menorcan waters in luxury
Map of Mediterranean Spain Luxury Getaway: Madrid, Menorca & Barcelona - 10 Days
Mediterranean Spain Luxury Getaway: Madrid, Menorca & Barcelona - 10 Days

Sample Mediterranean culture and landscapes on this luxury 10-day trip to Spain. You'll take intimate city tours, browsing Madrid's Prado Museum with an art historian and visiting Barcelona's world-famous Sagrada Família with an architect. Sip fine wines in Penedès' vineyards and jet to the beach-studded shores of Menorca to bask on white-sand beaches, sail the Mediterranean coast on a private catamaran, and enjoy a private Jeep safari.

See Barcelona's modernist treasures like Casa Batlló
Map of Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 10 Days
Ultimate Luxury Tour of Spain: Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 10 Days

With its rich history, scenic beauty, and world-class cuisine, Spain was built for luxury vacations. See the nation in style with this 10-day tour, beginning with private architecture tours in Barcelona and visits to wineries and olive oil estates. Continue to Madrid for art walks and Michelin-starred dining before traveling south to Andalusia and touring legendary locales like Granada's Alhambra and the Moorish hotbed of food and history that is Seville.

Visit quaint seaside towns along the Costa Brava
Map of Luxury Barcelona & Costa Brava Escape - 7 Days
Luxury Barcelona & Costa Brava Escape - 7 Days

Get a taste of northern Spain's buzzing cities and coveted coastline on this luxury weeklong tour. Start in Barcelona, where you'll dine in a Michelin-starred restaurant and privately tour Antoni Gaudí's architectural wonders, including the UNESCO-listed La Sagrada Família. Next, escape to the beach-studded Costa Brava to bask on golden sands, hike coastal paths, and take to the seas for kayaking adventures and private yacht cruises.

Madrid's highlights, like Gran Vía, await
Map of Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days
Luxury Journey Through Spain: Madrid & Andalusia - 14 Days

This two-week cultural deep dive into Spain covers two of its most celebrated destinations: the capital of Madrid and southern Andalusia. In the former, you'll mix food and wine tours with art walks and a hot-air balloon adventure. Then travel south and hit the highlights of the famed Andalusia region, like the Alhambra in Granada, the beaches of the Costa del Sol, and city and food tours of Seville.