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Best of Spain in Small Group (2021)

10 days4 cities
Spain1 country
Tour rating: 4.93 / 5, Based on 47 Reviews
Small group tour to Spain

Are you ready for a vacation? Join a small group of travelers to explore vibrant Spain. We promise extensive sightseeing tours led by experienced local guides, authentic activities, and amazing hotels!

10 days4 cities
Spain1 country
From
$3,018
Day-By-Day
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona

first destination

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.

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 Barcelona 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.

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, Spain

Madrid

second destination

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.

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
Exploring Treasures of Toledo & Train to Granada
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 for your train to Granada, known as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe, full of numerous historical sights and medieval architecture, waiting to be explored.

Upon arrival, you are transferred to your hotel for check-in. After that, you are free to have a good rest in your room after such a busy day or can start exploring the marvelous town on your own.

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.

train
Madrid
Granada
3 hrs 20 min

Sit back, relax, and enjoy the picturesque train trip from the striking capital of Spain to the famous city of Granada! One of our trusted drivers will take you to the railway station on time and meet upon arrival.

Granada, Spain

Granada

third destination

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.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Day Trip to Alhambra of Granada
Museum
Museum

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 meet your guide and start an exciting tour of Granada. The highlight of today's program is the majestic Alhambra. Together with your group, 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.

  • Please, note: taxi fare to travel to the sight with your guide is included.

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

Breakfast is included.

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NH Collection Granada Victoria, Granada
4

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.

train
Granada
Seville
2 hrs 30 min

Discover Spain while traveling by train, one of the fastest and easiest ways to explore Europe. You will travel from Granada to Seville traversing some authentic Spanish towns, changing your train at Cordoba train station.

Seville, Spain

Seville

fourth destination

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

3 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Departure from Granada & Train to Seville
Transfer
Transfer

In the morning, you check out from your Granada hotel and have a transfer to the railway station for your train to Seville. Upon arrival at the scenic city, you are accompanied to your downtown hotel for check-in. After that, you have the rest of the day free to enjoy Seville on your own and check out one of its amazing restaurants.  

Breakfast is included.

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Day 9
Seville City Tour & Flamenco Show and Tapas
City tour
City tour
Show
Show
Tasting
Tasting

In the afternoon 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 accompanied by a traditional Spanish Tapas dinner and a drink.

Breakfast and snacks are included.

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Day 10
Departure from Spain
Transfer
Transfer

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

Breakfast is included.

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Vincci la Rabida Hotel, Seville
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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.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at exceptional hotels in Barcelona, Madrid, Granada and Seville;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Small group touring: up to 14 travelers (group size may vary in different cities);
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • 1st class train tickets Barcelona - Madrid, Madrid - Granada;
  • 2nd class train tickets Granada - Seville;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours and entrances according to the itinerary;
  • Visit to a Flamenco performance in Seville with a Tapas dinner and a drink included;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

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

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers
  • Experienced local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville
  • Outstanding Gaudi tour in Barcelona
  • Visit to the Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Exploring historic Toledo
  • Flamenco show in Seville
  • Alhambra of Granada Tour

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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