Trip Overview

Spain Discovery

Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 42 Reviews
Private tour to Spain

See the most sought-after sights of Spain from Barcelona to southern towns of Andalucia - Granada, Cordoba, and Seville - as well as the capital city Madrid with our tailor-made 12-day private tour. Enjoy famous Gaudi attractions in Barcelona, explore the Alhambra of Granada, tour the Royal Castle Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Great Mosque of Cordoba, enjoy a flamenco show in Seville and immerse yourself in the beauty of Madrid.

Spain Discovery

12 days5 cities
Spain1 country
Private tour to Spain
From
$4,398
Tour rating: 4.86 / 5, Based on 42 Reviews

See the most sought-after sights of Spain from Barcelona to southern towns of Andalucia - Granada, Cordoba, and Seville - as well as the capital city Madrid with our tailor-made 12-day private tour. Enjoy famous Gaudi attractions in Barcelona, explore the Alhambra of Granada, tour the Royal Castle Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Great Mosque of Cordoba, enjoy a flamenco show in Seville and immerse yourself in the beauty of Madrid.

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Day-By-Day

Barcelona

first destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Barcelona
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the lively capital of Catalonia - Barcelona! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to the centrally located hotel.

The rest of the day is free so you can either explore the fantastic center of Barcelona on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest before the rich sightseeing program planned for the following day.

No meals included.

  • Pre-tour extension available:
    We recommend extending your program to Northern Spain. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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Day 2
Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a wonderful half-day walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Barcelona.

Barcelona obtains one of the biggest and architecturally diverse Medieval districts in Europe. During the city tour, you get to see Barcelona's Old Town called "Casc Antic" and its medieval landmarks.

You walk through the maze of old narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter that was formed around the Roman forum. Then you see the Barcelona Cathedral both from the outside and the inside, pass the former Jewish District "Call", the Sant Jaume Square, see the Generalitat Palace and City Hall from the outside, pass the Square of the King and the former Royal Palace.

You then proceed to the Ribera shore district where you see the Santa Maria del Mar church - the former residence of sailors, traders and craftsmen who lived and worked there in the Middle Ages. The tour finishes on the most vivid street in Barcelona La Rambla, where you can take a rest at one of the open air terraces.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 3
Gaudi Tour & Flight to Granada
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast you check out, meet your guide and driver and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi.

You start with a visit to the colorful Park Guell, where you spend some time strolling through its mosaic paths and enjoying the great city views.

The day is crowned with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia Basilica - the most brilliant masterpiece of Gaudi that is rightfully considered the most recognizable symbol of Barcelona.

After the tour, you have a transfer directly to the airport for your flight to Granada, the beautiful city located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The city is known as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe full of numerous historical sights and medieval architecture. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in and have an evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona
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The Hotel Condes de Barcelona boasts great service, wonderful amenities, fantastic views over breathtaking Barcelona, and a central location. It offers soundproof air-conditioned guestrooms with a TV, free Wi-Fi, coffee/tea making facilities.

Welcome to Barcelona

Pablo Picasso and Gaudi, a mixture of what is Spanish and Catalan, of modernity and history: all harmonize and describe Barcelona, the city that has always strived to be modern.

plane
Barcelona
Granada
1 hr 30 min

Enjoy the pleasures of flying while traveling in Spain. A quick and comfortable flight connects Barcelona and Granada, making it the perfect choice for your further travel. 

Granada

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Alhambra of Granada Tour
City tour
City tour

In the morning after breakfast, your guide takes you on a wonderful tour to explore one of the main treasures of Granada and one of Spain's most visited attractions - the Alhambra Fortress that used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court. Get awe-inspired by its numerous arabesques, porticos, pools and Islamic ornamental masterpieces of its hallways. Taxi fare to travel to Alhambra and back with your guide is included.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have time at your leisure.

  • Optional tour: Granada Old Town Tour
    In the evening you meet your guide and have an evening old town walking tour, an experience that helps you understand and get closer to the magic of the Nasrid Kingdom of Granada and its legacy.

Breakfast is included.

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NH Collection Granada Victoria, Granada
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This gorgeous property is nestled in an amazing 19th-century edifice. It boasts a great location in the historic heart of Granada and is only a 10-minute drive from the incredible Alhambra. Guests are welcome to rent bikes/cars for an additional fee as well.

Welcome to Granada

Located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Andalucia region in Southern Spain, Granada is a special gem which boasts numerous outstanding examples of medieval architecture.

train
Granada
Cordoba
2 hrs

Chose train travel for your journey from Granada to Cordoba! The trains in Spain are all equipped with necessary amenities and provide enough legroom, as well as spacious compartments for your luggage. 

Cordoba

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Free Day & Arrival to Cordoba
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out, meet your driver and have a transfer to the rail station for your train ride to Cordoba. The rest of the day is free.

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest after the journey or to enjoy an optional Califal and Arabic heritage tour with wine and tapas.

  • Optional tour: Califal and Arabic Heritage Tour with Wine and Tapas, Cordoba
    Califal and Arabic Heritage Tour is dedicated to Arabic culture and the many ways in which it has influenced Cordoban architecture, history, and cuisine.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Exploring Cordoba Highlights
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your private guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a 3-hour guided walking tour around the most outstanding sights of Cordoba that used to be the largest city of Roman Spain.

While exploring the city with your guided tour you see the beautiful Roman Bridge, explore the famous 14th-century Royal Castle - Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and the Great Mosque of Cordoba that is the oldest mosque in Europe (entrance tickets are included).

After the tour of Cordoba, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

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NH Collection Amistad, Cordoba
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This magnificent hotel is situated near Cordoba’s old town and is part of a beautiful 18th-century mansion. It offers stylish air-conditioned rooms, equipped with a Nespresso machine, minibar, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom.

Welcome to Cordoba

Cordoba, Spain is a city with a unique and multicultural heritage. The city was founded by the Romans due to its strategic location on the Guadalquivir River and over time it became an important port town.

train
Cordoba
Seville
50 min

The Spanish railway system connects all the major cities of the country. All trains are fast, safe and provide you with everything you need for a comfortable ride. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscapes passing by outside the train window.

Seville

fourth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Arrival to Seville & Flamenco Show
Show
Show

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your driver and head for the station for a train ride to Seville. Upon arrival to Seville, you are transferred to your hotel.

In the evening prepare for one of the highlights of your trip - a visit to flamenco performance. The show venue is located within walking distance from your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Seville City Tour
City tour
City tour

After breakfast you meet your guide at the hotel lobby and have a panoramic walking city tour of Seville.

Today you get to experience authentic Andalusian spirit in one of its most important cities. Your sightseeing program features top sights starting from the symbol of the city - the Giralda Tower that used to be a minaret back in the days. You then visit the Seville Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral that is the third-largest church in the world. It was built in the 16th century to demonstrate power and wealth of the city. Next on your list is the beautiful Real Alcazar of Seville - the oldest European royal residence composed of a group of buildings from different time periods. Cathedral and Alcazar along with General Archive of the Indies are registered by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

After the tour you return to your hotel, the rest of the day is free.

  • Optional tour: Ceramics Museum Tour, Seville
    Meet your guide and explore one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seville - the Ceramics Museum. Learn the history, influences of the ceramic industry in Seville and the processes of making ceramics in Triana.

Breakfast is included.

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Seville

Marvelous Seville is a historic treasure, homeland of tapas, and simply a joyous town. The biggest town in southern Spain is full of surprises.

train
Seville
Madrid
2 hrs 30 min

A train ride is among the best ways to marvel at the beauty of Spanish landscapes and villages. All modern Spanish trains provide you with everything you need for a comfortable ride. Your personal driver will take you to the station and meet you upon arrival.

 

Madrid

fifth destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 9
Arrival to Madrid & Old Town Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you check out from the hotel, and your private driver takes you to the train station for a train ride to Madrid. In about 2.5 hours you arrive to one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Madrid! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the train station and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

Then you leave your bags at the luggage room, meet your guide at the hotel lobby and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital that treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when Spain was ruled by the House of the Habsburg.

During the tour, you take a walk around Plaza de Oriente, enter the gorgeous Royal Palace called Palacio Real, see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.

Next, you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, stop by St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking Puerta del Sol.

After the touring is over you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum
Museum
Museum
City tour
City tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you meet your guide and go on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour, you pass Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno. Next you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building, see the Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemitza and the Reina Sofia.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to one of the world's greatest art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique collection of fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You see the most significant gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael and Rubens.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. In the evening you can enjoy one of our optional tours carefully prepared for you.

  • Optional tour: Madrid Markets Tour
    During the tour, you are taken through two of the most iconic local neighborhoods of Madrid. You start with La Latina neighborhood where you stop at the main market for local food tasting.
  • Optional tour: Madrid Tapas Tour
    Taste traditional tapas like Iberian ham, Spanish cheeses, olives, gazpacho and an array of other irresistible dishes paired with wine, beer or other drink by your choice.
  • Optional tour: Tortilla and Vermouth Tour of Madrid
    Together with your guide, you enjoy a nice historical walk through the Malasaña quarter of Madrid. Along the way, you visit several different taverns to try a traditional drink called vermouth, made with seasoned and fortified wine.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 11
Exploring Treasures of Toledo
City tour
City tour

This day is devoted entirely to the exploration of Toledo - the former Spanish capital and one of the oldest towns in Europe.

Following breakfast in your Madrid hotel, you walk to the train station and enjoy a 30-minute train ride to Toledo (regular class train tickets to and from Toledo are included).

Upon arrival, your local guide meets you at the train station and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerizing landmarks of the ancient Toledo.

During the tour, you walk through the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, explore the fortified city walls and see the famous UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval architecture, including the 13th-century Cathedral of Toledo and Synagogue (entrances included).

After the tour you return to Madrid by train, walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 12
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing tour of Spain! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.

  • Post-tour extension available:
    We recommend extending your journey to Mallorca, Morocco or Lisbon. Contact your travel specialist for details.
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Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
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The hotel Eurostars Casa de la Lirica boasts a central location near the main Madrid attractions like Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado. Guests stay at elegant rooms, featuring air-conditioning, TV and private bathrooms.

Welcome to Madrid

The capital city and largest Spanish municipality located on the Manzanares River in the heart of the country, Madrid is the outstanding political, economic and cultural center of Spain.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at exceptional 4* hotels in Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Madrid;
  • Delicious breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to Barcelona Cathedral, Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Alhambra of Granada, the Great Mosque, Alcazar of Cordoba, Seville Cathedral, the Real Alcazar of Seville, Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Toledo Cathedral and Synagogue;
  • Visit to Seville's Flamenco performance;
  • Economy class flight tickets Barcelona - Granada;
  • 1st class train tickets Granada - Cordoba, Cordoba - Seville, Seville - Madrid;
  • 2nd class train tickets Madrid - Toledo - Madrid;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Customizable day-by-day itinerary
  • Experienced local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Barcelona, Granada, Cordoba, Seville, and Madrid
  • Flamenco show
  • Day trip to Toledo

What To Know

  • The currency used in Spain is the Euro. Debit cards are more common in Europe while credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand.
  • Make sure to pack comfortable walking shoes as you'll spend many hours exploring major Spanish sights on foot.
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