Some of the most commonly invoked images of Spanish culture include the vivid art of flamenco, wild summer fiestas, bold bullfighters, and the sultry Mediterranean climate and way of life. If there's one thing that can be said about Spaniards, it's that they have perfected the art of living passionately. With seventeen autonomous regions – including Andalusia, Basque Country, Catalonia, Galicia, Balearic Islands, Castile-Leon, La Rioja and Canary Islands to name just a few! – the locals themselves refer to Spain in the plural (Las Españas). For the traveler, this presents a landscape of preserved subcultures that add to the intrigue and delight of this destination. The country as a whole offers astonishing diversity from its varied landscapes to one of the world's most celebrated cuisines, and a history that is still alive in the legacies left behind by the Roman era, Moorish rule, the Age of Discovery, and some of the most creative artistic minds of recent centuries.
Madrid – Seville – Granada – Barcelona
This classic, well-rounded itinerary for Spain is great for first-time visitors.
Madrid (3 nights) – City tour with the Royal Palace
Seville (2 nights) – Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral & Alcazar, Seville Cathedral, Giralda & Alcazar
Granada (1 night) – Alhambra Palace and Gardens
Barcelona (2 nights) – City tour with Gothic Quarter
Barcelona – Figueres
This itinerary focuses on Barcelona and the Costa Brava, including a look at the world of Salvador Dali.
Barcelona (4 nights) – Tapas tour, Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, Gothic Quarter, Montserrat and Cava Trail
Figueres (3 nights)- Girona, Costa Brava towns and Dali Museum
Castile & Leon Region
Not far from Madrid, discover the castles and vineyards of Castile and León.
Ribera del Duero (3 nights) – village of Turégano, castle of Peñafiel, winery lunch, Valbuena Abbey, Valladolid & Ávila
Paradores Along the "Via de la Plata"
Stay in converted historic hotels as you drive this ancient pilgrimage route from south to north.
Zafra (1 night) – Zafra and Mérida
Plasencia (2 nights) – Cáceres old town, National Park of Monfragüe and Plasencia
León (2 nights) – Salamanca, Ávila, Astorga, Las Médulas and León
Gijón (1 night) – picturesque villages and Gijón on the Cantabrian Sea
Madrid – Seville – Barcelona
This itinerary focuses on Sephardic Spain with a closer look at Jewish culture and history.
Madrid (4 nights) – Jewish heritage landmarks, Royal Palace, Toledo's Sephardic sights, Avila and Segovia Jewish quarters
Seville (2 nights) – Cordoba Mezquita, Synagogue and Jewish Quarter, Seville Cathedra, Giralda and Alcazar
Barcelona (2 nights) – Sagrada Familia, Jewish Quarter, Holocaust Memorial, Girona and Besalú
Madrid – San Sebastian – Barcelona
Take your time and savor Spain through 3 different regional cuisines.
Madrid (5 nights) – Tapas tasting, Madrid city with Palacio Real, historic Toledo
San Sebastian (4 nights) – La Concha Beach, Old Town, Pintxos tasting, La Rioja wine region and Bilbao
Barcelona (4 nights) – Barcelona Gothic Quarter and Sagrada Familia, Montserrat and Penedes region with Cava tasting
Regions of Spain
The itineraries outlined above are just a few of the possibilities for your trip! Each request for a tailor-made itinerary is different and prices will vary based on your travel dates, group size, hotel and room type preferences, tour and transfer choices, etc. Private trip prices start at $1750 per person (double occupancy) per week.
Please call us for a detailed day-by-day itinerary for any of the programs above. Or, jump straight to the planning form and send us a request! After speaking with one of our expert travel specialists, you will receive your own custom-designed travel plan.
In general, our custom travel itineraries include everything needed to ensure a smooth trip. This can always be modified according to your needs and where you are in your stage of planning:
- - Hotel accommodation with breakfast daily
- - Airport transfers
- - Transfers between destinations (whether by car, van, boat, train, ferry, etc.)
- - Private or group sightseeing as requested (including entrance fees)
- - Personalized support, with contact before, during and after your trip
We are also happy to provide when requested:
- - Flights between North America and Europe
- - Travel insurance
- - Visa assistance
Our programs do not include:
- - Optional gratuities to guides, drivers, etc.
- - Laundry and personal items
- - Bottled beverages or alcohol, and meals where not listed
- - Hotel city tax