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Highlights of Spain

Travel through Spain

Overview

Whether you are a expert or this is your first visit, this 14 day tour is sure to delight. Visit world famous monuments and little known corners of Spain´s most stunning cities, always accompanied by the guides who know them best. Start with the jewels of the Mediterranean in Barcelona where you will get to know Gaudí, then on to Basque Country for a full immersion into the world of Spanish gastronomy. Next, head south to Madrid to explore the capital and surrounding historical cities, before ending the tour in Andalucía with special experiences in Sevilla, Ronda, Córdoba and Granada.

Itinerary

Day 1 Barcelona
Visit the Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracia, the Historical Quarter, Santa Maria del Mar church and the Picasso Museum with your local guide and then enjoy some local tapas on your own or head back to the hotel for some well-deserved rest. 

Day 2 Barcelona and Costa Brava
Explore the Mediterranean in the medieval villages of the Costa Brava, including La Bisbal, Peratallada and Pals. Stop for a quick lunch before moving on to Figueres for a guided tour of the incredible Dali Museum. At the end of the tour, transfer back to Barcelona to explore the city on your own. 

Day 3 Barcelona 
Spend the morning at leisure before embarking on an excursion to the Montserrat Monastery. You will stop at the Cripta Güell, one of Antonio Gaudí´s most interesting works, and then head to the monastery for a guided visit of the grounds and the famous Black Madonna. You will then be treated to a performance by the Montserrat Boy´s Choir…a truly unforgettable experience.

Day 4 Barcelona to San Sebastian Say 
Hasta luego to Barcelona and transfer north to San Sebastian. Spend time in the Old Quarter or at the Zurriola or La Concha beaches and dining at one of the hundreds of fantastic local restaurants. 

Day 5 San Sebastian 
Learn all about Basque pintxo culture with your local guide as you walk through the city center and Old Town sampling the best each bar has to offer. Your guide has spent her life in San Sebastian, and will be sure to take you to both the popular spots as well as her hidden gems. 

Day 6 San Sebastian to Bilbao 
This morning your driver will take you south to Bilbao. Check into your hotel before exploring the city with your guide, visiting the Guggenheim Museum, the city center, Old Quarter, the Norman Foster subway and the modern architecture on the banks of the river. 

Day 7 Bilbao to Madrid 
Transfer to Madrid to get a taste of the hustle and bustle of the capital. Visit the Old Quarter, including Plaza Mayor, the glamorous city center and its Puerta de Alcala or Cibeles Fountain, and finally, the world famous Prado Museum. 

Day 8 Madrid 
Spend the day exploring Madrid at your leisure. We suggest shopping in Barrio Salamanca, art at the Reina Sofía and Thyssen museums, and a long lunch at a terrace café. Be sure to save room for your tapas dinner with your local host! You´ll end the day sharing great conversation, delicious food and excellent wine at some of the best spots in the city.

Day 9 Madrid and Toledo 
Enjoy a full day excursion to Toledo, often called the city of three cultures as Christians, Jewish and Muslim cultures all thrived her. Learn about its rich cultural and historical legacy, visit the cathedral, Jewish Quarter, synagogue and Santo Tome Church. 

Day 10 Madrid to Córdoba and Sevilla 
Catch the high speed train south to Córdoba where you will explore its best corners on a walking tour. Visit the stunning cathedral-mosque, synagogue, Old Quarter and the Alcazar with your local expert guide and enjoy traditional treats for lunch. After lunch, your car will be waiting to take you to Sevilla to check into your hotel. 

Day 11 Sevilla 
Wake up and head out for a tour of the highlights of Sevilla with your local guide. Enjoy some time at leisure for lunch, shopping and exploring before enjoying a spectacular flamenco show. 

Day 12 Sevilla to Ronda and Granada 
This morning you're off to Ronda, a gorgeous city that inspired Hemingway during his time in Spain. Visit the old bullring, the Old Quarter, Santa María la Mayor Church among other wonderful sites with your local guide before enjoying lunch on your own. Once your time in Ronda has ended, transfer to the beautiful city of Granada. 

Day 13 Granada 
Get to know the place that many people call the eighth wonder of the world: the Alhambra and Generalife gardens. Learn all about Moorish history in Spain and mythical tales of the days of Al Andalus among the lush flowers and tranquil fountains of the gardens before taking on the secrets of the palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, exploring the city on your own and indulging in the famous local tapa culture.

Day 14 Granada 
Departure

Location

Spain is located on the Iberian peninsula of Europe. A culturally rich country full of great food, scenic landscapes and diverse heritage. In each of the seventeen autonomous regions you will discover new customs and traditions

Highlights

Get a balcony view of the running with the bulls, eat at a Michelin starred restaurant, and view priceless works of art in historic cities are all things you can do in Spain. Here you will be surprised at the diversity you find, where every region holds new adventures and new traditions. Allow yourself to be swept away by the beauty of Spain and experience it all with this complete itinerary. 

Accommodations

Throughout your 14 day adventure you will stay at the finest and most unique five star resorts and boutique hotels where you can indulge after a long day of exploring. 

Useful Info

The best time to travel in Spain is spring and fall because that is when good weather occurs. The months of April, May, June, September, and October are very good for travel. Summer is quite hot, especially in inland cities like Seville, Cordoba, and Madrid.