Luxury Tour to Spain - Firebird Tours ®
Spain, Madrid
Spain, Madrid
Spain, Toledo
Spain, Seville
Spain, Cordoba
Spain, Granada

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Trip Overview

Spain has got it all: abundant history, stunning architecture, enchanting culture and delicious cuisine. Rejoice it all during exciting sightseeing tours with professional guides and stay 5-star hotels. Explore lush palaces like the Palacio Real in Madrid, the Real Alcazar of Seville and Cordoba's Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos. Visit the Prado Museum and enjoy historic Toledo. Immerse yourself in Spain's food culture during Madrid Markets, Tortilla and Vermouth and Califal and Arabic heritage tours.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.89 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 5-star top-notch hotels
    Standard or Deluxe rooms
    12 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private transfers
    2 train rides
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 8 sightseeing tours
    3 gastronomic tours
  • MEALS
  • 12 breakfasts
    2 dinners
    3 tours with tapas & drinks

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Madrid & Markets Evening Tour

Welcome to the capital of Spain and one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Madrid! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

In the evening we invite you for the unique Madrid Markets Tour to explore the most authentic areas of the magnificent Spanish capital.

Tapas snacks included

Day 2
Madrid Old Town & Tortilla and Vermouth Tour

After breakfast at your hotel you meet your guide 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 Hapsburgh.

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.

In the afternoon you learn about traditional drinks and snacks during Tortilla and Vermouth Tour of Madrid.

Breakfast, snacks, and drinks included.

Day 3
Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum

Following 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. In the evening you have an opportunity to learn about Spain's food culture during our optional tour.

  • Optional tour: Madrid Tapas Tours
    Madrid Tapas walking tour combines the local knowledge of a native Madrillian with the cooperation of some of the city's finest establishments, in order to give you an exclusive opportunity to try a variety of delicious tapas, wines, and beers in Madrid's city center.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Leisure Time and Optional Tours

Today is free for you to explore the old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants, take a good rest in your comfortable room or enjoy one of our optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Tour to Reina Sofia Museum
    Explore the 20th-century art at the Reina Sofia, including works by Picasso and Dali, during your private tour with a professional guide.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Exploring Treasures of Toledo & Train to Seville

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 check out, meet your guide and driver and head for Toledo. Upon arrival, your guide 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 are transferred to Madrid railway station where you take a high-speed train ride to Seville (first class tickets are included). Upon arrival you meet your guide and driver who take you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Seville City Tour & Evening Flamenco 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.

In the evening prepare for one of the highlights of your trip - Flamenco Tour. Before the show your guide explains the origins of flamenco. Then you enjoy an unforgettable artistic experience as you dine and watch an energetic and spectacular flamenco show.

Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 7
Leisure Time in Seville

Today is free for you to explore Seville on your own or to join one of our carefully planned optional tours.

  • Optional tour: Day Trip to Jerez and Cadiz from Seville
    Together with your private guide and driver make your way from Seville to the Bay of Cadiz and make a stop in Jerez to discover its old town. As a special experience, you visit one of the local wine cellars for a wine tasting. Then continue to Cadiz where you visit the oldest neighborhoods.
  • Optional tour: Ceramics Museum Tour, Seville
    Meet your guide and explore one of the most popular tourist attractions in Seville - the Ceramics Museum, explaining the history, influences of the ceramic industry in Seville and the processes of making ceramics in Triana.

Breakfast is included.

Day 8
Train to Cordoba & Califal and Arabic Heritage Tour

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel, meet your driver and head for the station for a train ride to Cordoba. Upon arrival you are transferred to a hotel while your guide welcomes you to Cordoba and recommends the best places to dine.

In the evening you enjoy Califal and Arabic Heritage Tour with wine and tapas, dedicated to Arabic culture and the many ways in which it has influenced Cordoban architecture, history, and cuisine. During the tour, you see the cathedral, Alcazar, the Roman Bridge and the embankment all beautifully illuminated at night. Then you stop at local wine bars to taste some of the region's most well-known labels with some delicious Cordoban tapas.

Breakfast, snacks, and drinks included.

Day 9
Exploring Cordoba Highlights

After breakfast you meet your 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 return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 10
Transfer to Granada & Old Town Tour

Following breakfast you check out and meet your driver who transfers you to Granada. Upon arrival you check in to your centrally-located hotel and have some time for rest.

In the evening you meet your guide to 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. During the tour you discover the central areas of the city as well as its popular sights: the Cathedral, the Royal Chapel and Alcaiceria.

After the tour you return to your hotel.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
Alhambra Tour

In the morning after breakfast your guide takes you on a wonderful sightseeing tour of Granada, known as the last stronghold of the Moors in Western Europe full of numerous historical sights and medieval architecture.

During the tour you see the main treasures of Granada including 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 between the sites with your guide is included.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 12
Dinner at a Local Family

Today you have morning and afternoon at your leisure. In the evening you visit your guide's home to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a local Spanish family.

Your guide cooks a traditional meal for you and tells stories about Spain, Granada, culture and everyday life. Then you enjoy dinner which includes starter, main course and dessert paired with local wine.

After dinner you return to your hotel. Transfers from your hotel and back are included.

Breakfast, dinner, and drinks included.

Day 13
Departure from Granada

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 for your flight back home.

We hope you enjoyed your tour and would be honored to see you soon again!

Breakfast is included.


Included

12 nights at top-notch 5-star hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
Accommodation at top-notch 5-star hotels

Sample hotels:

  • Hospes Puerta de Alcala Hotel, Madrid
  • Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza Hotel, Seville
  • Hospes Palacio del Bailio, Cordoba
  • Hospes Palacio de los Patos Hotel, Granada

What's Included
  • Accommodation at exceptional 5* branded chain hotels in Madrid, Seville, Cordoba and Granada;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels and other meals and drinks 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;
  • Entrance tickets to Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Toledo Cathedral, Synagogue, Alhambra, Seville Cathedral, Real Alcazar of Seville and Great Mosque;
  • Visit to Seville's Flamenco performance;
  • 1st class train tickets Madrid - Seville and Seville - Cordoba;
  • Private transfer Cordoba - Granada;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, visas, optional tours and services, other meals not mentioned in the program and all personal expenses, gratuities.

Tour Highlights
  • Guided visit to Prado Museum, Madrid
  • Madrid Markets Tour & Tortilla and Vermouth Tour
  • Day trip to Toledo
  • Authentic flamenco show in Seville
  • Califal and Arabic Heritage Tour in Cordoba
  • Exploring Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos in Cordoba
  • Visit to Alhambra de Granada
  • Dinner at a local Spanish family
What to Know
  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: Midseason (November - February)
$5,581
Deposit $1,117
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: High Season (March - October)
$6,381
Deposit $1,277
Two travelers: double occupancy: Midseason (November - February)
$6,828
Deposit $1,366
Two travelers: double occupancy: High Season (March - October)
$7,628
Deposit $1,526

*Please note: the Midseason prices do not apply for Christmas and New Year holidays and are eligible for tours booked after September 14, 2018.

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: Midseason (November - February)
$5,581
Deposit $1,117
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: High Season (March - October)
$6,381
Deposit $1,277
Two travelers: double occupancy: Midseason (November - February)
$6,828
Deposit $1,366
Two travelers: double occupancy: High Season (March - October)
$7,628
Deposit $1,526

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Our trip to Spain was everything we have been dreaming of and more!

Our trip to Spain was everything we have been dreaming of and more! The thing that shocked me most was that every point of the tour was soo well-organized! Everything went like clockwork. All drivers were on time and even early, and transfers went smoothly without even one little hitch - now that's what I call impressive ...

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Overall I think this was an excellent package and would recommend it to ANYONE - Iberian Capitals, June 2017

The greatest thing about this trip was the choice of guides. There are all very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. My husband actually referred to it as "renting a good friend for the day". The guides in Barcelona and Madrid actually gave us their personal numbers in case we had any issues during our stay. Can't say ...

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Overall I think this was an excellent package and would recommend it to ANYONE - Iberian Capitals, June 2017

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