Grand Tour of Spain (Small Group)
Embark on a captivating journey through Spain’s cultural treasures with our 10-day tour, beginning in Madrid. Enjoy a seamless start as you’re welcomed at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Immerse yourself in Madrid’s energy, and savor an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner. Journey south to Merida’s Roman history before reaching the vibrant Andalusian capital, Seville. Explore its historic quarters and consider an evening walk through the Setas de Sevilla. Dive into the enchanting cities of Cordoba and Granada, indulging in a Gypsy Flamenco show and exploring the breathtaking Alhambra Palace. Venture through Ubeda’s UNESCO-listed charm, sampling local olive oil, before discovering Valencia’s old town and arriving in Barcelona, the epicenter of Catalonian modernism. Uncover Barcelona’s architectural gems and bid farewell with a delightful dinner. Depart from Barcelona, concluding a journey filled with rich history, cultural experiences, and unforgettable memories.
*This description also contains details on the optional tours that offerd with an additional charge.
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. Meet your Tour Director at 19:00 for a brief welcome meeting at the hotel’s Reception Desk, where you’ll also meet your fellow travelers. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Stay overnight at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a morning city discovery, experiencing the vibrant energy of Madrid. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of the city’s wonders. As an option, consider an excursion to Toledo, a city with a rich history as the former capital of the Spanish Kingdom.
In the early evening, gather with fellow travelers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay overnight at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Head south to Merida, the capital of Extremadura, founded by the Romans in the 1st century BC. Explore the ancient city, including the impressive Roman Theater (entrance included), and enjoy some leisure time. Continue your journey to Seville, the vibrant capital of Andalusia.
Mapping in-depth – Setas de Sevilla evening experience: Optionally, take an evening walk to see Seville illuminated. Wander through the Setas de Sevilla, where the viewing platform provides a 360º tour for a unique perspective of the city. Begin your visit at this point, allowing you to take in the heart of Seville’s history and decide your next direction.
Overnight stay at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast. Embark on a city tour to discover the enchanting Seville, including the historic Jewish Quarter with its narrow streets from the Moorish era. The afternoon is yours to savor the city’s charm. Optionally, venture to Jerez de la Frontera, renowned for its wine, flamenco, and horses. Experience a Jerez sherry wine tasting and visit the famous equestrian school (with extra charge). Return to your hotel for accommodation.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Head to Cordoba to explore its rich heritage, including the impressive Mosque-turned-Cathedral and charming Arabian-style streets. Journey to Granada, the enchanting city of Spain, driving through vast olive oil groves. In the evening, enjoy an unforgettable Gypsy Flamenco show with dinner, a truly authentic Spanish experience. Rest for the night at your hotel.
Begin your day with a buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today’s highlight is the visit to Alhambra Palace, a remarkable Spanish World Heritage Site showcasing the skill of Moorish craftsmen. Perched on a hilltop by the River Darro, it provides panoramic views of the city. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Mapping In-Depth – Explore the Albaicin Moorish experience with a walk through Arabian Granada. Witness the fascinating transformation of the city from Islam to Christianity, discovering its history through viewpoints, converted mosques, ancient palaces, and artisan workshops. Visit a traditional Moorish house, savor Arab pastry and tea at a Granada teashop. Conclude the day at the Royal Chapel, an exquisite example of late Gothic architecture built by the Catholic Monarchs.
Retire for the night at your hotel.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Ubeda, a UNESCO site and most likely, Spanish Olive Oil central. Explore the historic charm on a delightful walk and savor their distinct Extra Virgin Olive oil during a local light lunch. Proceed to Valencia for your overnight stay.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. oday you’ll explore Valencia´s old town and the exterior of the most avant-garde complex: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. In the early afternoon, head towards Catalonia and reach Barcelona, the renowned Mediterranean city and the epicenter of Catalonian modernism, with its famous architect Gaudí. Check in at your hotel for accommodation.
Start your day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. Explore Barcelona, visiting the minimalist Barcelona Pavilion and the Sagrada Familia (entrance not included). Afternoon free for personal exploration. Join fellow travelers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant in the early evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Have a buffet breakfast at the hotel and take a private transfer to the airport. Our services conclude.
We use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here. Hotels are selected closer to departure date; you will receive a confirmed list prior to your departure date.
Barceló Torre De Madrid, 5-Stars (or Similar)
Nh Collection, 4-Stars Plus (or Similar)
Occidental Granada, 4-Stars (or Similar)
Ac Valencia, 4-Stars (or Similar)
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, 4 -Stars Plus (or Similar)
9 nights accommodations at selected class hotels
- English speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
- Guided visits in Madrid, Cordoba Merida, Seville, Granada, Ubeda, Valencia & Barcelona
- Cordoba (Mosque entrance included), Merida (Roman Theatre entrance included) Seville, Granada (Alhambra entrance included), Ubeda (with Olive oil tasting and light lunch)
- Daily breakfast
- Welcome Tapas dinner
- Flamenco experience with dinner
- Farewell dinner
- Olive oil tasting and light lunch in Ubeda
- Transportation by luxury coach
- Private transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
International flights are not included
Insurance is not included
- Pre & Post Tour Accommodation
- Optional Experiences
- Optional activities – Mapping in-depth
- Tipping for guide, driver and hotel staff
- Personal Expenses
- Porterage at airport
- Item, product or service not specifically listed under Included