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Highlights of Spain

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

Enjoy the highlights of Barcelona & incredible Madrid, then make your way to the Southern Spanish city of Seville. Get to know charming Spain with exceptional sightseeing tours. Best central hotels, easy connections, and a petite group of travelers. In 8 days explore the main sights from Toledo and Madrid's Prado Museum to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia!

Highlights of Spain

8 days3 cities
Spain1 country
Small group tour to Spain
From
$2,798
Tour rating: 4.91 / 5, Based on 43 Reviews

Enjoy the highlights of Barcelona & incredible Madrid, then make your way to the Southern Spanish city of Seville. Get to know charming Spain with exceptional sightseeing tours. Best central hotels, easy connections, and a petite group of travelers. In 8 days explore the main sights from Toledo and Madrid's Prado Museum to Gaudi's Sagrada Familia!

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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 at a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival to Barcelona
Transfer
Transfer

Welcome to the lively capital of 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 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.

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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 the 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 to be 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
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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.

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, pass through the always bustling 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 5
Exploring Treasures of Toledo & Train to Seville
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 Seville. 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
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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.

train
Madrid
Seville
2 h 40 min

Spain has a very developed railway network that spreads throughout the whole country, making trains one of the most convenient ways to travel from one part of Spain to another. Sit back, relax, enjoy your worry-free ride and the breathtaking Spanish landscapes.

Seville, Spain

Seville

third 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.

1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Seville City Tour & Flamenco Show and Tapas
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 including the symbol of the city - the Giralda Tower that used to be a minaret back in the days and visit the Seville Cathedral.

You also explore the beautiful Real Alcazar of Seville - the oldest European royal residence composed of a group of buildings from different time periods (entrances are included). Your tour finishes at the scenic Plaza de Espana - a dazzling palace complex dating back to the epoch of Renaissance and considered to be among the most beautiful complexes of its kind in the world.

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 with a traditional Spanish Tapas dinner and a drink.

Breakfast, tapas and a drink included.

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Day 8
Departure from Seville
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.

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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 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 - Seville;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours 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: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, meals not indicated in the itinerary, optional activities, services, and tours, as well as your personal expenses and tips.

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Tour Highlights

  • Intimate group size of up to only 14 travelers
  • Experienced local guides
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Barcelona, Madrid and Seville
  • Day trip to Toledo
  • Flamenco show and Tapas dinner

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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