Spain

Explore the highlights of Spain, visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Granada. Discover the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada and the unique Great Mosque of Córdoba. Savor the country’s gastronomical delights, including an evening tapas tour in Barcelona, and become awed by the dazzling works of master architect Antoni Gaudí. Also enjoy day trips to captivating cities like Toledo and Ronda.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Language

Spanish

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Time Zone

GMT +2

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Currency

Euro (EUR)

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Average Temp

60° F

Spain Expedition

Sites & Flavors of Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia

Spain

Inspire Your Expedition with Our Sample Itinerary

Day 1 – BARCELONA, SPAIN

Arrive in Barcelona

Private transfer to hotel

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa

Day 2 – BARCELONA

Private full-day guided tour (on foot & by taxi):

  • Gaudi’s Casa Mila & La Sagrada Familia
  • Parc Güell
  • Medieval Gothic Quarter
  • Picasso Museum

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – BARCELONA

Afternoon guided “foodie” tour in El Born neighborhood:

  • Aperitifs & traditions of vermut (vermouth)
  • Several stops for tapas
  • Historic bodega for wines & cava

Accommodations: H10 Casa Mimosa
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – BARCELONA / MADRID

Private transfer to station for Preferente Class train to Madrid

Private transfer to hotel

Private half-day guided tour (on foot & by taxi):

  • Madrid de los Austrias neighborhood 
  • Palacio Real (Royal Palace)

Accommodations: Hotel NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – MADRID – TOLEDO

Transfer to station by taxi (not included) for high-speed 

      Turistica Class train to Toledo

Private half-day tour with local guide (on foot & by taxi):

  • Santa Iglesia Cathedral 
  • Church of Santo Tomé – El Greco’s “Burial of Count Orgaz”
  • Santa María la Blanca Synagogue

Return to station for high-speed Turistica Class train to Madrid

Return to hotel by taxi (not included)

Accommodations: Hotel NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 – MADRID / CÓRDOBA / GRANADA

Private transfer to station for Preferente Class train to Córdoba

Private tour with local guide:

  • Jewish Quarter & Córdoba Synagogue
  • Mezquita – Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba
  • Private transfer to Granada

Accommodations: Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – GRANADA

Private half-day guided tour (on foot & by taxi):

  • Alhambra Palace & Fortress
  • Generalife Gardens

Accommodations: Hotel Casa 1800 Granada
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – GRANADA / RONDA / SEVILLE

Private transfer to Ronda

Private walking tour with local guide:

  • Mondragón Palace
  • Church of Santa María La Mayor
  • Plaza de Toros de Ronda (bullring)

Private transfer to Seville

Accommodations: H10 Casa de Plata
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – SEVILLE

Private half-day guided walking tour:

  • Alcázar – Royal Palace
  • Barrio de Santa Cruz
  • Seville Cathedral & La Giralda bell tower

Evening Flamenco performance (transfers not included)

Accommodations: H10 Casa de Plata
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 – SEVILLA / HOMEWARD BOUND

Private transfer to Seville airport for flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Starting at $6,950 per person
(two travelers, double occupancy, airfare not included)

Itineraries are customized to travelers’ interests and preferences.
Final prices will vary based on dates of travel and number of travelers.

The words “Thank You” simply cannot convey the perfection of each day and night.  Each hotel was better than the last, with amazing amenities, fantastic locations and delightful staff.  Italy is a beautiful country already, and somehow you made it even better!

Anne H.
Charlotte, NC

When to go:

Year-round (best times are from April to October)

What to eat:

Paella (rice with seafood or meats), Tortilla Española (egg & potato omelet), Chorizo (Spanish sausage)

What to pack:

Long & short-sleeved shirts & t-shirts; trousers, jeans, shorts, skirts; sweater or jacket; shawl or scarf; swimwear; comfortable walking & dress shoes; sunscreen, sunglasses, hat; insect repellent; camera equipment; universal adapter

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