Destination

Destination

Spain

Duration

12 Days

Price

From $4,898 pp

This 12 Day private tour delves into the wonders of Spain. Explore the regal monuments of Madrid, take in the splendor of the Andulucian cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada before continuing to Valencia, and Barcelona. With expert private guides by your side you will be captivated by Spain's dramatic landscape, unique and vibrant culture, steeped in tradition. Intimate encounter with the best Spain has to offer will leave you with a lifetime of memories.

Days Activities Accommodations
Day 1
Madrid
  • Airport Transfer (Arrival)
Hotel Hospes Puerta Alcala - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2
Madrid
  • City Tour & Royal Palace
Hotel Hospes Puerta Alcala - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid - Granada
  • Train Station Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Madrid - Granada (3 hrs 20 min)
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
  • Tapas & Wine
Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 4
Granada
  • Explore the Alhambra
Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 5
Seville
  • Granada - Seville
  • Live Flamenco Performance
Hospes Las Casa del Ray de Baeza - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 6
Seville
  • Seville City Tour
  • Evening at Leisure
Hospes Las Casa del Ray de Baeza - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 7
Seville - Cordoba
  • Train Station Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Seville - Cordoba (46 min)
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
  • Cordoba Walking Tour
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 8
Cordoba - Valencia
  • Train Station Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Cordoba - Valencia
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 9
Valencia
  • Valencia Walking Tour
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar - Dreamers Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 10
Valencia - Barcelona
  • Train Station Transfer (Depart)
  • Train: Valencia - Barcelona (3 hrs 15 min)
  • Train Station Transfer (Arrival)
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel el Palace Barcelona - Classic Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 11
Barcelona
  • Gaudi's Barcelona
  • Evening at Leisure
Hotel el Palace Barcelona - Classic Room
Bed and Breakfast
Day 12
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.

Hotel Hospes Puerta Alcala - Dreamers 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 Hospes Puerta Alcala - Dreamers Room

Day 3
Madrid - Granada

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

The fastest way to travel from Madrid to Granada is by taking the Altaria high-speed train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 4 hours and 25 minutes.

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

Eating tapas is what the people of Granada do best! With over 2000 bars and restaurants, Granada is the place to enjoy and evening of authentic Tapas! Sample a variety of Tapas at three different venues (new, old, historical) while learning the history, and hearing anecdotes of this fabulous city with your private guide.

Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos - Dreamers

Day 4
Granada

Tucked against the Sierra Nevada Mountains, on the banks of the River Darro, amongst the oldest quarter of the city, the Alhambra rises like an imposing fortress. With its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts, it prevents the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. Enjoy a private tour with an expert local guide as you visit the distinctive palaces and gardens, and marvel at the sophisticated planning which is both elegant and inviting.

Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos - Dreamers

Day 5
Seville

Transfer in private vehicle with English Speaking driver from Granada to Seville. Duration is approximately 2 hours and 50 minutes.

This evening continues your immersion into the Andalusian culture with an intimate Flamenco performance by passionate dancers and musicians.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza - Dreamers Room

Day 6
Seville

Enjoy a private guided exploration of the most important landmarks of Seville, including visits to the Torre del Oro, Barrio de Santa Cruz, Royal Alcazar and the Cathedral with its famous Giralda Tower. The Alcazar palace was used as a set for Oscar winning Lawrence of Arabia. The palace whispers of the 11 th century grandeur with its Mudejarstyle of architecture.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to unveil the architectural and cultural treasures of Seville, hidden at every corner.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza - Dreamers Room

Day 7
Seville - Cordoba

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

Travel from Seville to Cordoba by train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in only 46 minutes.

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

Meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour around Cordoba's city center. You will be sure to visit the Mezquita, originally a pagan temple, later converted into the great mosque of the Ummayad caliphate and finally transformed into a Catholic church with many moorish traits! Explore the winding side streets of the old Jewish quarter, visit the Alcazar of the Catholic kings, wander up the Callejon de las Flores and cross the Guadalquivir over Cordoba's Roman bridge.

Evening at leisure. Travelous recommends exploring the cobble-stoned lanes where culinary delights and lively bars are abundant.

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio - Dreamers Room

Day 8
Cordoba - Valencia

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

Travel in comfort to the Mediterranean city of Valencia by high speed train.

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

Valencia is a city that has harmoniously combined the remnants of its farthest past, dating to 138 BC, with innovative and avant-garde buildings from the new millennium.

Evening at leisure to explore the city of Valencia at your own pace. Travelous recommends heading to the Playa de la Malvarossa, to enjoy the soft sand and clear blue waters.

Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar - Dreamers Room

Day 9
Valencia

Enjoy a privately-guided walking tour of the historical city center of Valencia exploring the streets and squares of this fascinating city. Discover landmarks such as the old Towers (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), the Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin, the Late Gothic Silk Exchange, a World Heritage Site, the Palace of the Marquess of Dos Aguas and the Mercado Central.

Enjoy an evening at leisure to continue exploring Valencia on your own. Be sure to enjoy a delicious Paella, Tapas, Sangria or Agua de Valencia.

Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar - Dreamers Room

Day 10
Valencia - Barcelona

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

Travel from Valencia to Barcelona on board a high-speed train. This modern, comfortable train will get you to your destination in about 3 hours and 15 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 el Palace Barcelona - Classic Room

Day 11
Barcelona

Discover the fascinating city of modern architect Antoni Gaudi on a privately guided exploration of Barcelona in the company an expert local guide who will share Gaudi's extraordinary achievements. See how Gaudi and his iconic architectural style has redefined and transformed the landscape of Barcelona. Walk along Paseo de Gracia's elegant avenue, where you will find several of the city's celebrated pieces of architecture and two of Gaudi's houses: Casa Batllo, and Casa Mila also known as La Pedrera. Casa Batllo is a surprising building with enigmatic forms, a colorful facade and refined architectural details. La Pedrera is a sculptured residential building and a fine example of how the wealthy lived at the beginning of the 20th century. You will also visit the Sagrada Familia, for many Barcelona's main landmark. Marvel at the artwork and compare the contrasting styles of the Nativity and Passion facades. This magnificent temple is a synthesis of Gaudi's overall conception of architecture and philosophy of life, fully financed by donations, one of the reasons why it remains under construction since 1882.

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

Hotel el Palace Barcelona - Classic Room

 

Day 12
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 Hospes Puerta Alcala

Royal estate from the Late-Nineteenth century in the heart of the Spanish capital, in the Salamanca district, next to Puerta de Alcala and opposite to the inspiring park of El Retiro. This beautiful building designed by the architect Jose Maria de Aguilar in 1883 is home to a cozy combination of elegance, architecture, gastronomy and revitalizing purity.

Every room is a dream. Exquisite luxury is shown in the deco adorned with mauve, tangerine or gray pearl colors, vanguard furniture and recovered architectural spaces. The rooms are very comfortable and luminous. Includes king size bed or two twins with exclusive mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen, turndown service, and plasma screen TV.

Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos

Located in an old palace in the historical and financial heart of Granada. Hospes Palacio de los Patos represents a suggestive combination of two buildings that look at each other with complicity: the Palace of the Ducks, a careful conversion of a 19th-century palace of classical and industrial architecture, and the new building, Alabastro Building, which mixes depths and transparency after a majestic and subtle lattice.

Modern decor, magnificent rooms surrounded by glass, alabaster and hardwood floor. Turn down service, high speed wireless internet access, Bodyna Spa, and Plasma screen TV-DVD player.

Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza

In the narrow lanes of Seville's old quarter, the sun-filled Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza hotel has a rooftop pool and rustic cobblestone courtyard. The 18th-century building is traditional Andalucia, with a whitewashed and ochre exterior and charming terracotta tiles. The interior is contemporary and chic with stone floors and marble bathrooms. Help yourself to the baskets of Seville's famous oranges.

Exquisite luxury is shown in contrasts between tradition and modernity of the decor, carpets, traditional ceramics and neutral colors. An avant-garde proposal that harmonizes with the architectural and historical value of this 18th-century neighborhood. Double bed, exclusive mattresses with Egyptian cotton sheets and Plasma television.

Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio

Well of Cultural Interest, this palace is an old manor house, with vestiges of an impressive Roman villa of the first century AD under its restaurant. It is the only hotel with indoor Roman baths and outdoor pool located in an oasis of fruit trees and aromatic plants.

Elegant accommodation fuses past and present like no other hotel in Spain. It is an exclusive pleasure to stay in these rooms, painted with original murals. The exquisite luxury can be seen in its decoration; velvet headboards, the hand-painted stuccos, the light and quality which can be found in this grand city. Enjoy Egyptian cotton sheets, bathrobes, slippers, pillow menu and a natural essences cosmetic kit.

Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar

Hospes Palau de la Mar Hotel shines between the 5 Star Hotels of Valencia. It is a catalogued palace, a majestic house of the 19th Century, that responds to the marine spirit and symbolizes the great values of its city and its people. An exclusive Hotel located on one of the most beautiful and central streets of Valencia. Design, art and style come together in this original enclave whose history brings us closer. In its interior you can discover the nature of the Boutique Hotel, as it has a modern and spectacular patio, similar to a boat deck, which contrasts with the majestic architecture of the building, and a lush garden of Mediterranean aromas.

Brightness is the most charming feature of these rooms. Located in the main building and interior garden, the decoration with design, shades of warm colors and contemporary furniture brings guests to a place of tranquility. Equipped with queen bed or two twins with exclusive mattresses and Egyptian cotton bed linen. Enjoy Wi-Fi access and the Plasma screen TV-DVD player.

Hotel el Palace Barcelona

One of the most exclusive hotels of Barcelona, centrally located near the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia and famous landmarks such as the Picasso Museum and the Sagrada Familia. It boasts an important art history, as Salvador Dali and his wife Gala once lived in the Royal Suite, now named Suite Dali. True to its name, the hotel has public areas in opulent style, with marble colonnades, ornate moldings, richly upholstered seating and crystal chandeliers.

The Classic rooms are all exterior with abundant natural light and completely soundproof. Spacious rooms fully renovated and furnished in classic style, comfortable, and equipped with an elegant decorative fireplace which dates from 1919. Newly designed bathrooms with a comfortable dressing room fully equipped and integrated into the same space, separate bathtub and shower, hair dryer, magnifying mirror, telephone, and VIP amenities.

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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