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Best of Spain

Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 43 Reviews
Private tour to Spain

Treat yourself to an incredible journey, traveling through central and southern Spain. The fully customizable itinerary covers all the highlights from Barcelona to Seville and includes stays at top city-center hotels, guided tours, private transfers, as well as easy intercity connections.

Best of Spain

10 days4 cities
Spain1 country
Private tour to Spain
From
$4,448
Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 43 Reviews

Treat yourself to an incredible journey, traveling through central and southern Spain. The fully customizable itinerary covers all the highlights from Barcelona to Seville and includes stays at top city-center hotels, guided tours, private transfers, as well as easy intercity connections.

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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 capital of Spain's Catalonia - Barcelona! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

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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 & Train to Madrid
City tour
City tour

After breakfast, you check out from the hotel and 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 are transferred to the railway station to board your train to Madrid. Upon arrival, you are taken to your centrally-located hotel and have a free evening in the capital of Spain.

Breakfast is included.

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Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona
4

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.

train
Barcelona
Madrid
3 hrs 10 min

All high-speed Spanish trains are modern, comfortable, and spacious. They always run on time and will take you from/to stations right in the city centers, where one of our trusted drivers will be waiting for you.

Madrid

second destination
3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 4
Madrid Old Town Tour
City tour
City tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating walking 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 5
Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

In the morning together with your guide, you go on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour, you pass the Parque del Retiro, 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 Spanish 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 remaining part of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 6
Enjoying the Treasures of Toledo & Train to Cordoba
Day tour
Day tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out from the Madrid hotel and walk to the station to set off on a beautiful train ride towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Toledo. Upon arrival, your local guide meets you at the train station and takes you on a city tour around the mesmerizing landmarks.

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 back to Madrid by train and walk to your hotel. Then you meet your driver and head for the train station. Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel, the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
4

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.

train
Madrid
Cordoba
1 hr 40 min

A train ride is among the best ways to see what Spain has to offer. Check-in procedures are fast and easy, rides are comfortable, and our trusted driver will take you to the station on time and meet you when you arrive.

Cordoba

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Day Trip to Alhambra of Granada
Day tour
Day tour

You are right, today you join the club of those lucky ones who have visited one of Spain's... no - the world's most significant attractions - the mind-boggling Alhambra Fortress that used to be the residence of the Muslim rulers and their court.

After breakfast, you walk to the railway station for a 2-hour ride to Granada. Upon arrival, you meet your guide and driver at the train station and head towards the highlight of today's program - the majestic Alhambra.

Together with your private guide you get to know this historical place and get awe-inspired by its numerous arabesques, porticos, pools, gardens and Islamic ornamental masterpieces of its hallways.

After the tour and time for lunch, your driver transfers you to the station for your train back to Cordoba. Upon arrival, you walk to the hotel, and the rest of the day is free.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 8
Exploring Cordoba Highlights & Train to Seville
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

After breakfast, you check out from your Cordoba hotel and meet your guide for a 3-hour guided tour around the most outstanding sights of Cordoba that used to be the largest city in Roman Spain.

While exploring the city you see how amazingly different it looks during the day as compared to your previous evening impressions. During the tour, you see the ancient Roman Bridge, the famous 14th-century Royal Castle - Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and of course the gem of the city - the renowned Great Mosque of Cordoba. Not only is it the oldest mosque in Europe, but this sacred place is also the ideal reflection of Spain's unique mixture of cultures, religions and epochs. No surprise it is officially called a Mosque-Cathedral, as alongside with the most significant monument of the western Muslim world it also houses Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles in its, you won't believe it, Christian part!

After the tour, you return to the hotel to pick up your luggage and are transferred to the train station to catch a comfortable train to Seville.

Upon arrival, you are accompanied to your downtown hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free, so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

Breakfast is included.

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NH Collection Amistad, Cordoba
4

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 9
Seville City Tour & Flamenco Show
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

After breakfast, you meet with your guide in the hotel lobby and have a panoramic 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 the 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.

As a culmination of your tour, in the evening you attend an authentic flamenco show - one of the most characteristic elements of southern Spanish culture.

Breakfast is included.

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Day 10
Departure
Transfer
Transfer

Today is the last day of your journey around central and southern Spain. Your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the airport. We hope to see you soon again!

Breakfast is included.

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Vincci la Rabida Hotel, Seville
4

The Vincci la Rabida is housed in a wonderful mansion built in the 18th century. The hotel’s stylish guest rooms offer ceramic-tiled floors, a satellite TV, air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, and large bathrooms with hairdryers.

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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at exceptional 4* hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, and Seville;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels, and other meals as specified in the itinerary;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Visit to a Flamenco performance in Seville;
  • 1st class train tickets Barcelona - Madrid, Madrid - Cordoba & Cordoba - Seville;
  • Regular class train tickets Cordoba - Granada - Cordoba;
  • 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, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville
  • Enjoying Gaudi's creations in Barcelona
  • Visit to the Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Exploring historic Toledo
  • Flamenco show in Seville
  • Day trip to Granada's Alhambra

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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