Destination

Destination

Spain

Duration

7 Days

Price

From $2,250 pp

Experience the history, traditions and flavors of Spain! This 7 Day private tour takes in the highlights of Madrid and Barcelona. Begin in Madrid where you will enjoy a private city tour including the Royal Palace. The next day learn the passionate history of Flamenco as you explore its origins in the streets of Madrid in the company of your private guide. Depart Madrid, and travel to Barcelona by train. The next day take in a walking tour of the Gothic quarter and visit the Picasso Museum. Savor an evening of Tapas with your professional local guide who will reveal the delicious Catalonian tradition. The next day return to La Boqueria market in the company of your private guide, a professional chef, who will share with you the delights of authentic Spanish cuisine as you enjoy a private cooking class.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Madrid
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
  • Madrid at Leisure
Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Madrid
  • City Tour & Royal Palace
Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid
  • Madrid at Leisure
  • Flamenco Revealed
Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Madrid - Barcelona
  • Train Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Madrid - Barcelona (2 hrs 50 min)
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Barcelona
  • Half Day - Gothic Quarter Walking Tour
  • Barcelona Tapas Tour
Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Barcelona
  • La Boqueria Market & Private Cooking Class
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Barcelona
  • Airport Transfer (Depart)

Day 1
Madrid

Welcome to Spain! A Travelous representative will be waiting for you in the passenger area holding a sign with your name on it. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to your hotel for overnight.

Your trip begins in Madrid, the capital of Spain. A cosmopolitan city that combines the most modern infrastructures with a legacy of history. These conditions, together with all the drive of a dynamic and open society - one that is as high-spirited as it is friendly, has made this metropolis one of the great capitals of the Western world.

The day is yours to explore Madrid at your own pace. Travelous recommends heading to the Sol Metro station for street performances, hot churros dipped in chocolate and shopping.

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room

Day 2
Madrid

Today, explore Madrid on a guided walking tour through the old quarters, known as Madrid de los Austrias (Habsburg dynasty), where you will visit the impressive Plaza Mayor. Walk down the stairs of Arch of Cuchilleros and the winding streets and alleys around Plaza de la Villa, core of medieval Madrid where you will see the oldest buildings, House and Tower of Lujares, where the French King Francois I was made prisoner by Spanish King Carlos V. Discover the House of Cisneros, of early renaissance style and Casa de la Villa, former City Hall until 2007. Then, visit great neoclassic building of the Cathedral of Almudena, ending your tour in the beautiful Plaza de Oriente, where the Royal Palace is located.

Afterwards, visit the inside of the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Admire the official Reception rooms, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel, the Throne Room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room

Day 3
Madrid

The day is yours to explore Spain's capital city at leisure. Madrid differs from other modern capitals, as it thrives on creativity and authenticity in the pursuit of quality in architecture, design and gastronomy. The Spanish capital offers several note worthy national museums, including the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen art museums. Madrid also has an excllent culinary reputation, with chefs from across Spain and around the world joining the local talent, the city's restaurants and bars are a major draw for foodies!

This evening you will meet with your private guide, an experienced professional dancer, who will take you to discover the highlights of Flamenco through the streets of classic Madrid, where flamenco has written its greatest pages in the history books. The evening follows several chapters which will delight you, including time for tapas, drinks, laughter and culminating with a complete show at one of the best tablaos Spain has to offer.

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via - Standard Room

Day 4
Madrid - Barcelona

Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance from your hotel to Train Station.

Travel from Madrid to Barcelona by Train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 2 hours and 50 minutes.

Welcome to Barcelona! Transfer provided in private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Train Station to your hotel.

Modern Barcelona is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman ruins, medieval quarters and the most beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism art. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by Catalan architects Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites.

Spend the evening at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities or venture out to explore Barcelona's architectural feats and natural spaces at your own pace. Travelous recommends sampling some of the many eateries including traditional restaurants, seafood shacks and tapas bars.

Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room

Day 5
Barcelona

Take a journey back in time, in the company of your private guide as you explore the historic city centre, finding Roman remains and medieval palaces in the heart of Barcelona's gothic quarter. Visit the Placa de Sant Jaume, the current seat of regional government, see unique landmarks sites, such as the Placa del Rei, which best exemplifies medieval Catalonia; the Jewish Quarter, El Call; the cathedral, one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in Barcelona; and the remains of the Roman walls.

The Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, built from the remains of the previous Gothic cathedral it is one of the best examples of Gothic Barcelona. The entrance gives us access to the impressive crypt of Santa Eulalia, from the 14th century.

Get to know Barcelona in a delicious way on a privately guided tapas tour. Spain has a rich culinary tradition and Catalonia has its own regional delights. Discover some of the best bars, restaurants and cafes the city has to offer. Your informative guide will help you select and pair savoury tapas, while providing insight into the flavours of wine, the cuisine and Spanish culture. Taste delicious specialities while getting to know the city centre of Barcelona, with its vibrant markets and its lively food scene.A selection of three delicious tapas paired with drinks in three different bars is included.

Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room

Day 6
Barcelona

Discover the secrets of traditional Spanish cuisine with this half day private cooking class. Begin with a stroll around the world-famous La Boqueria market, a haven for foodie's, where your professional chef will provide you with valuable insight on how to select local, seasonal produce as together you will pick the freshest ingredients for today's menu. Experience local culture through gastronomy with a hands-on workshop where you will master the techniques and know-how of traditional Spanish cuisine. With the assistance of the experienced chef you will create thoughtfully prepared dishes. Among scents, flavors and good wine, the secrets of Spanish cuisine will by unveiled as you enjoy the traditional meal created by your own hands.

Spend the evening at leisure to enjoy your hotel facilities or continue exploring Barcelona and all its gems at your own pace.

Hotel Granados 83 - Standard Room

 

Day 7
Barcelona

Unfortunately, we say goodbye to you today. Transfer in private vehicle with full assistance to the Airport for your flight home. Keep the memories alive and we hope to see you in Spain again soon. Stay Travelous!

Hotel Madrid Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via

Set in a restored historic building dating back to 1915, this designer hotel offers a seasonal rooftop terrace with a stylish bar and a seasonal pool with spectacular views over Madrid. There is a well-stocked library where great writers created their novels.

Rooms have high ceilings, large windows and a seating area. They are individually decorated with quotes by famous writers and poets. These rooms have everything you need to bring your fantasies to life. Fully-equipped bathroom, 26" satellite TV, room service, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heating, pillow menu, free safe, minibar (subject to charge), toiletries, bathrobes and hair dryer.

Hotel Granados 83

On a semi-pedestrian street in the center of Barcelona, hotel Granados 83 is surrounded by exclusive shops, restaurants, open-air terraces and the best nightlife. The hotel building is a former hospital from the last century, its rusted iron structure is reminiscent of the old lofts in New York's Soho. Enjoy the swimming pools and semi-private terraces, in addition to exclusive gastronomic spaces. Zen-style interiors and elegant minimalist decoration, combining Hindu and Buddhist art with iron, brick, zebrawood and tamarind wood, natural leather and Thassos white marble.

Decorated in a contemporary, avant-garde style, and exceptional combination of materials and colors. The floors and doors are made from African zebrano wood and much of the furniture is made from fine Italian leather. Room includes separate marble bathroom with bath, free Wi-Fi access, and flat screen LCD TV.

Terms and Conditions

What's Included:

  • Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, and Fees as indicated on your itinerary. Local and international traveler assistance during your tour. Specialised and personalised services.

What's not Included:

  • Airfare to/from the Tour start point, including domestic or inter-country connecting flights, unless otherwise stated in itinerary.
  • tips and gratuities
  • items of a personal nature such as incidentals, excess baggage charges
  • airport taxes/entrance fees, port charges, foreign government departure taxes
  • Visas (unless otherwise indicated), Inspection, Customs, Immigration and Naturalization fees Additional fuel surcharges on cruises
  • Travel Insurance including Medical, Lost Baggage and Trip cancellation
  • Optional activities (golf, watersports, etc.)
  • any other activities or items not explicitly advertised as included in the price of a Tour

 

Reservations/Booking and Deposits:  To book a Tour, each Traveler (or leader of a Group of Travelers) must submit:

 

A.     A completed booking form signed electronically by the main Traveler. By submitting the booking form on the payments page, the traveler accepts our full Terms and Conditions.  

B.     A deposit of 30% of the Tour price (minimum $250 per person), is due immediately upon booking.

C.     The full balance of the trip cost is due ninety days (90) before the trip departure date.

D.      If you book your trip with us ninety days (90 days) or less before the departure date, the full cost of the trip is due at that time.

E.      In the instance payment is made by certified check or wire transfer, reservations will only commence once the check is cleared.

F.      Availability of Services and Accommodations cannot be guaranteed until a Tour is booked.  We will exercise our best efforts to book the Services and Accommodations described in the Tour Itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of Tour date, we may be forced to offer substitutes.  In this instance we will notify you as soon as possible and try to substitute comparable Services and Accommodations based on availability.

G.     Ticketing & credit card processing for international transport and other select domestic airfare pertaining to a specific country is done by a 3rd party and not included in your total land package price unless otherwise stated.

H.     Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $250 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.

       *NOTE: Certain destinations require a 30% non-refundable deposit at the time of booking and therefore, would supersede our standard cancellation policy prior to 90 days in this instance.

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