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Best of Spain: Madrid, the South & Barcelona

Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews
Small Group Tour to Spain

Discover the most outstanding cities of Spain with a group of fellow travelers (maximum 14) and professional local guides. Begin in the capital, Madrid, then make your way to the sunny Andalucia region, and finish your journey in iconic Barcelona. The program offers only smart time-saving connections between the cities & stays at top city-center properties.

Best of Spain: Madrid, the South & Barcelona

11 days4 cities
Spain1 country
Small Group Tour to Spain
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$3,921
Tour rating: 4.96 / 5, Based on 12 Reviews

Discover the most outstanding cities of Spain with a group of fellow travelers (maximum 14) and professional local guides. Begin in the capital, Madrid, then make your way to the sunny Andalucia region, and finish your journey in iconic Barcelona. The program offers only smart time-saving connections between the cities & stays at top city-center properties.

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Day-By-Day

Madrid

first destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Madrid
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

Today you arrive to the beautiful capital of Spain, Madrid! Your private driver welcomes you at the airport and drives you to your hotel, set right in the heart of town. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: airport transfer.
  • Meals: not included.
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Day 2
Madrid Old Town Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast, you meet your local guide and together you have a walking tour with a tasting of the major sights of Madrid's old town.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Madrid de los Austrias, Plaza de Oriente, Royal Palace entrance, St. Michel's Market, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol.
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Day 3
Exploring Madrid of the Bourbons & Prado Museum
City Tour
City Tour
Museum Visit Included
Museum

Today you get to see the top landmarks of the gorgeous capital of Spain with a local guide. The walking tour includes all the unmissable attractions. One of the highlights of your guided tour is a visit of the world-famous Prado Museum, home to world-class art.

  • Meals included: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, Spanish Parliament building, Golden Triangle area, Prado Museum.
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Day 4
Trip to Toledo & Train to Cordoba
Day Tour
Day Tour

After breakfast, you check-out from your Madrid hotel and take a quick train ride to the neighboring medieval town of Toledo which was once the capital of Spain. Upon arrival to the rail station, you meet your local guide, together you have a walking tour of Toledo's historic sights. After the tour, you take a train to Cordoba.

  • Transport: hotel - rail station - hotel.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Toldeo old town, visit the Cathedral of Toledo and Synagogue.
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Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
4

Eurostars Casa de la Lirica has an enviable location, close to the famous Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado. The property offers elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms, equipped with a TV and private bathrooms.

Welcome to Madrid

The incomparable capital of Spain, cosmopolitan Madrid, is the very heart of the country, its energy, and fiery passion. Being one of the most beautiful European and world capitals, Madrid, for sure, cannot be called a quiet and boring place or be compared with any other European hub.

train
Madrid
Cordoba
1 hr 40 min

Take advantage of the unique opportunity to see the best Spain has to offer from the capital to the southern Andalusia region as your modern bullet train passes traditional towns and scenic landscapes. Your driver will take you to the station and meet you upon arrival.

Cordoba

second destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Alhambra of Granada Tour
Day Tour
Day Tour

This day is devoted to the exploration of the gorgeous Alhambra of Granada which is among the most renown historic sights of Spain. The rest of the day is free.

  • Transport: train and private transport.
  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Alhambra Fortress
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Day 6
Cordoba Sightseeing Tour
City Tour
City Tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, you meet your private guide and set off on a comprehensive 3-hour walking tour of Cordoba sights. This Spanish city is home to numerous well-preserved points of interest, dating back to Roman times.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Roman Bridge, Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, Great Mosque of Cordoba.
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NH Collection Amistad, Cordoba
4

Housed in a beautiful 18th-century mansion, NH Collection Amistad enjoys a central location near the Old City walls. Quiet and stylish guest rooms come with Nespresso machine, a minibar, flat-screen TV and private bathroom.

Welcome to Cordoba

The magnificent Andalusian city of Cordoba is a one-of-a-kind destination where Moorish, Arabic, and Roman cultures blend together with the noisy Spanish lifestyle.

train
Cordoba
Seville
50 min

Enjoy a quick rail connection between two gorgeous southern Spain cities. The Spanish train you take is equipped with modern facilities and comfortable seats. Moreover, you'll be taken to the train station and met upon arrival by your local drivers.

Seville

third destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Seville Sightseeing Tour & Flamenco Show
City Tour
City Tour
Show Included Into The Tour Package
Show

Following breakfast at the hotel, you meet your private guide and set off on a comprehensive walking tour of Seville sights. This Andalucian town offers much to discover. In the evening you are invited to a Flamenco performance.

  • Meals: breakfast, tapas and a drink.
  • Sightseeing: Giralda Tower, visit the Seville Cathedral, Real Alcazar of Seville.
  • Evening entertainment: Fado Performance.
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Vincci la Rabida Hotel, Seville
4

Set in a beautiful mansion of the 18th century, Vincci la Rabida Hotel boasts a great location in Seville Old Town, a 3-minute walk from the amazing Seville Cathedral. The hotel features 2 elegant restaurants and great guestrooms.

Welcome to Seville

Home to the most exciting corridas and passionate flamenco, charming Seville is the colorful capital of Andalusia and ongoing fiestas. Like no other Spanish city, Seville perfectly reflects the peculiarities of the national character. Sun-kissed Seville is not a place for rush and worries.

train
Seville
Barcelona
5 hrs 30 min

Spend an enjoyable time onboard a modern Spanish high-speed train. Such bullet trains are equipped with great amenities and comfortable seats. Moreover, you'll be taken to the train station and met upon arrival by your local drivers.

Barcelona

fourth destination
4 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
3 nights in a centrally located hotel
Day 8
Arrival in Barcelona
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

After breakfast, you check-out from your hotel and take a train to Barcelona. Upon arrival to the rail station, you are taken to the hotel.

  • Transport: hotel - rail station - hotel.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Day 9
Barcelona Gothic Quarter Tour
City Tour
City Tour

Following breakfast at the hotel, you meet your private guide and set off on a comprehensive walking tour of major sights of Barcelona's old town.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Casc Antic - Old Town, Gothic Quarter, Barcelona Cathedral, San Francisco Church, Ribera shore district, Santa María del Mar church, La Rambla Street.
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Day 10
Gaudi Tour in Barcelona
City Tour
City Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide to traverse the top sights created by Antonio Gaudi, which are among the most visited places in Barcelona and Spain. You stroll the mosaics-filled Park Guell and enter the Sagrada Familia Basilica.

  • Meals: breakfast.
  • Sightseeing: Park Guell, Sagrada Familia Basilica.
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Day 11
Departure from Barcelona
Private Transfer Included
Transfer

This is the final day of your exciting exploration of Spain. Following breakfast, your driver transfers you to the airport and you have a flight home.

  • Transfer: airport transfer.
  • Meals included: breakfast.
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Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona
4

Hotel Condes is housed in a 19th-century building and offers wonderful service together with top-notch amenities. The hotel provides a gym and a sauna, an elegant rooftop bar with breathtaking views over Barcelona.

Welcome to Barcelona

Barcelona is the liveliest city in Europe, decorated by the bizarre Gaudi architecture, shrouded in stories and myths, abound in noisy bars with tasty tapas and sangria, empowered by the crazy energy of always chatting and laughing people, bustling traffic and awesome parties here and there, all making the city a never-ending fiesta!

What's Included

What's Included

  • Stays at hand-picked hotels in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Barcelona
  • Buffet breakfasts at the hotels
  • Airport-hotel-airport and railway station transfers
  • Other transportation as indicated in the day-by-day program
  • Guided tours in English with local professional tour guides
  • Group size of maximum 14 people
  • Tickets for the train between Madrid and Cordoba, Cordoba and Seville, Seville and Barcelona (first class)
  • Tickets for the train between Cordoba and Granada (regular class)
  • Support line available during your tour

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

  • Only reliable guides and drivers
  • High-speed connections between cities
  • Sightseeing tours of Madrid, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Barcelona
  • Small group of no more than 14 people
  • Flamenco show in Seville

What To Know

  • You can use your bank card to pay almost anywhere in Europe.
  • If you need some local cash, it is best to use an ATM. This is true for all European countries, except for Hungary. When you withdraw cash from an ATM, the currency conversion will be done automatically by your bank, and the exchange rate will usually be much better than if you exchange currency at a local bank.
  • The tour program includes some walking tours, we recommend you to pack comfortable shoes.
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