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The Ultimate Guide to Spain Tours

One of our main priorities when building tours is creating a product of exceptional value. Cognition comes through comparison, so we decided to have an investigation of our own. In the table below are the results we got comparing the most popular Spain tours available on the market with our comprehensive Spain small group tour - Treasures of Southern Spain.

COMPANY

FIREBIRD TOURS

GATE 1 TRAVEL

GO AHEAD TOURS

TRAFALGAR

TRIP DURATION

9 days / 8 nights 10 days / 9 nights 10 days / 8 nights 9 days / 8 nights

ACTUAL TOURING PROGRAM

7 days 7 days 5 days 6 days

CITIES VISITED

7 : Madrid, El Escorial, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada 4 : Madrid, Granada, Seville, Barcelona 4 : Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville 6 : Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona

PRICE

$2,798 $1,299 (land only)
$1,659 (air + land)
from $1,799 to $2,149 $1,175

ACCOMMODATION

4+ star 4 star 4 star 4 star (but with very remote locations from the city center)

GROUP SIZE

up to 14 travelers up to 40 travelers from 18 to 35 travelers up to 49 travelers

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Included private meeting, luggage handling services & airport transfers Included only when purchasing the "air + land" package Included only when purchasing flights through them Included only on the first and last day of the trip (no flexibility)

INCLUDED TRANSPORTATION

1st class Madrid - Cordoba and Cordoba - Seville trains, private transfers Transport by large tourist bus + Madrid - Barcelona train Transport by large tourist bus Transport by large tourist bus

TIME ON THE ROAD

Total: approx. 7 hours

Total: 14 hours

Total: 6.5 hours

Total: approx. 21 hour

MEALS

Breakfasts 8 breakfasts, 3 dinners with wine 8 breakfasts, 3 three-course dinners 8 breakfasts, 3 three-course dinners

EMERGENCY LINE SUPPORT DURING THE TRIP

Available Not available Not available Not available

One of our first thoughts was "Is our tour pricey?", yet then we took a closer look into the comparison data and here's what made us change our mind:

AIRPORT MEETING & ACCOMMODATION

First impressions matter a lot, especially if they're ruined from the very start when a fortune was spent on a ride to the hotel from the airport. When booking with us, we guarantee that you'll be met personally at the airport by our representative holding a sign. And there's no room for worry because round-trip airport transfers with safe drivers are included in the overall tour price (no hidden fees, we promise).

As for hotels, you can be sure that the places you'll be staying at are all well-rated, comfortable and centrally located near major city attractions. We hand-pick the hotels ourselves as to double check that we offer you only the best options.

GROUP SIZE & CITY TOURS

Is a tour group of 30 or more travelers a convenient way to explore a destination? We don't think so. That's why our small group tours of Spain have no more than 14 people because this makes for well-paced and regardant touring. What is more, our tours begin on your arrival day, meaning that the travel days when you depart from your hometown and fly overseas don't count as program days you're paying for (like it's done by the competing companies we compared our tour to).

Getting to know a city with a professional guide is also important, this is another reason why we form tour groups no larger than 14 travelers - to ensure top city tours with all main highlights. We're all about the experience, so we include entrance tickets to main landmarks and love to give our tourists special cultural treats instead of offering them as optional tours. This said, with our tour you enjoy a Flamenco Show in Seville and enter the Alhambra Fortress in Granada, meaning you don't have to pay extra to visit simply unmissable locations.

TRANSPORTATION

When looking into a tour's included transport we strongly believe that varied transportation, like scenic train rides and private transfers for small groups, leave better impressions of the overall trip than traveling in big tourist buses designed to carry 50 passengers. Why? Simply because traffic and time spent waiting for all members of a large group to gather and get seated on a coach while moving from destination to destination wastes hours and hours of precious vacation time. And we base these thoughts on years of travel planning and our experienced in-house logistics.

It doesn't end here, you can always count on our support and assistance during your trip as you can easily reach us on the emergency line.

SPECIAL OFFERS

And last but not least our small group tour of Spain has a great special offer gifting 1 complimentary day in Madrid with a carefully-planned exclusive day trip to El Escorial, the historical residence of the Spanish King.

We hope this comparison will be helpful and will show you the overall value of our Spain group tours. Perfection always hides in the smallest details and we do our best to make sure all of our trips are seamless, comfortable and memorable for our valued customers.

Our destination specialists are always happy to assist you in planning an amazing journey. So whenever you are ready, don't hesitate to contact us.

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