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13-Day Immerse Yourself in Spanish Culture

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Trip Overview

Dive into Spain's rich culture and experience the very best this country has to offer!

Over 13 days, this best of Spain tour will allow you to get acquainted with the cosmopolitan city and the vibrant atmosphere of Madrid before heading to Valencia, a beautiful and lively multi-faceted city with a distinct identity that is best reflected in the contrast of its modernist architecture and its historic neighbourhood.

Moving on, you'll explore the main sites of the UNESCO-listed city of Cordoba, where the incredible Mosque-Cathedral is an absolute must-visit destination on your journey. Upon reaching Seville, the true home of tapas, you'll experience the mysteries, the emotion and the power of true flamenco on a unique tour with a local guide.

Moving onto Granada, you will discover the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace and the beautiful Generalife Gardens. The final destination of your trip will be Barcelona, where Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning traveller to discover. It will be an exquisite end to this Spanish adventure!
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Culture & Arts
Food & Drink
Beach & Sea

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Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Madrid

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Welcome to Madrid

Upon arrival at Madrid airport, you'll take a taxi to your hotel in Madrid city centre. Your first afternoon and evening will be free to get acquainted with this cosmopolitan city and the vibrant atmosphere. You will be provided you with good recommendations for places to eat, drink and tips for city walks or any events happening during your travel dates. Rest up before your best of Spain tour starts tomorrow.

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    Accommodation

    Only YOU Boutique Hotel4 star

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Madrid to Only YOU Boutique Hotel

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    Destinations

    Madrid

Day 2

Highlights of Madrid

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Highlights of Madrid

Today, you'll be taken on a tour of the best sights to see in Madrid. You'll be focussing on the Hapsburg and Bourbon legacy which includes a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace, the largest palace in Europe and the official residence of the Spanish royal family. You'll have the afternoon free to enjoy Madrid as you wish, perhaps with a few museum visits. In the evening, you may want to dine at the CEBO restaurant, a contemporary Spanish restaurant which prides itself on using local produce.

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    Accommodation

    Only YOU Boutique Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Madrid City Tour

    Plaza Mayor

    Royal Palace of Madrid

    Free Time in MadridOptional Activity

    Prado MuseumOptional Activity

    Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

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    Restaurants

    CEBO RestaurantOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Madrid

Day 3

Toledo Day Trip

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Toledo Day Trip

Today, you'll enjoy a private day trip from Madrid to Toledo where you'll take a tour of the city stopping at the most wonderful viewpoints along the way. You'll then head out on a walking tour of the historic centre of Toledo where you'll visit the Toledo Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, the El Tránsito Synagogue and the San Juan de Los Reyes Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in the Jewish Quarter of Toledo.

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    Accommodation

    Only YOU Boutique Hotel4 star

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    Activities

    Toledo Day Trip from Madrid

    Toledo Cathedral

    Jewish Quarter of Toledo

    Synagogue of El Transito

    Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Madrid

    Toledo

Day 4

Valencia

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Valencia

Today, you'll take a train to Valencia where you'll enjoy a guided tour of Spain's third-largest city after Madrid and Barcelona. Its historic centre offers a rich monumental heritage with a mix of both traditional Gothic style buildings to current futuristic complexes such as the City of Arts and Sciences. With dynamic museums, a flourishing restaurant scene, lively nightlife, great shops and miles of beach, Valencia is bursting with Mediterranean exuberance.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar | Valencia5 star

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    Activities

    Valencia City Tour: AU$ 851 per person

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa to Station Madrid - Puerta de Atocha

    Train from Station Madrid - Puerta de Atocha to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla

    Private Driver from Córdoba train station to Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar | Valencia

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Madrid

    Valencia

Day 5

Travel to Cordoba

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Travel to Cordoba

You'll arrive in Cordoba by high-speed train from Valencia and will venture out on a walking tour to get acquainted with this ancient UNESCO-listed city. Once you arrive, you'll be taken on a walking tour of the beautiful sights of Cordoba including a visit to the Mosque-Cathedral, the Jewish Quarter, the Synagogue and the Royal Alcazar.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío5 star

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    Activities

    Cordoba Private Guided Tour

    Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

    Alcazar of the Christian Kings

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar | Valencia to Valencia Joaquin Sorolla

    Train from Valencia Joaquin Sorolla to Estación Córdoba

    Private Driver from Estación Córdoba to Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Valencia

    Córdoba

Day 6

Sevillian Flavours

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Sevillian Flavours

Your late morning train will take you to Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, and home to the third-largest old town in the whole of Europe. Here, you'll enjoy a truly unique experience in the famed Triana neighbourhood: an authentic evening of Flamenco and tapas! Accompanied by a local culinary guide, it will be a night you'll never forget!

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Alfonso XIII5 star

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    Activities

    Free Time in CordobaOptional Activity

    Jewish Quarter of CordobaOptional Activity

    Tapas & Flamenco: A Tale of Triana

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailío to Estación Córdoba

    Train from Estación Córdoba to Sevilla Santa Justa

    Private Driver from Barcelona Sants to Hotel Alfonso XIII

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    Meals

    Breakfast and dinner

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    Destinations

    Córdoba

    Seville

Day 7

Experience Seville!

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Experience Seville!

A large part of your day today will be spent exploring Seville on a guided walking tour with an art historian guide. you'll visit the largest Gothic church in the world, the Seville Cathedral, and also the Alcazar of Seville among many other interesting sites in this wonderful city. In the afternoon, you'll have some free time to explore any sites you didn't get to on your tour or to revisit some of our favourites.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Alfonso XIII5 star

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    Activities

    Seville City Tour

    Seville Cathedral

    Alcazar of Seville

    Free Time in SevilleOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Seville

Day 8

Ronda on the way to Granada

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Ronda on the way to Granada

En route to Granada, you'll spend the day outdoors exploring the Grazalema Natural Park and the picturesque little town of Ronda: a mountaintop city home to a stunning deep gorge, ancient bridges, and lush river valleys. Following some free time in the afternoon, it's on to discover the majestic city of Granada where serene Islamic architecture and Arab-flavoured street life go hand in hand with Moorish palaces, monumental churches, and old-school tapas bars.

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    Accommodation

    Eurostars Catedral4 star

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    Activities

    Ronda City Tour

    Bullring of the Royal Cavalry of Ronda

    Ronda

    Granada Walking City Tour

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Seville to Ronda

    Private Driver from Ronda to Granada

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Seville

    Ronda

    Granada

Day 9

Granada and Alhambra Sightseeing

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Granada and Alhambra Sightseeing

Today, you'll discover one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture, the Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th Century. The rest of the day will be free for you to explore beautiful Granada. After visiting this architectural wonder, you could have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the beautiful Generalife Gardens and then enjoy the rest of the day as free time.

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    Accommodation

    Eurostars Catedral4 star

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    Activities

    Alhambra

    GranadaOptional Activity

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Granada

Day 10

Flight to Barcelona & Sunset Sailing

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Flight to Barcelona & Sunset Sailing

After your morning flight to Barcelona, you will enjoy an exclusive and intimate evening watching the sunset in Barcelona on-board a new generation luxury sailboat. You'll toast the day’s end as you sail along the Mediterranean coast and the city slowly illuminates, making it the perfect time for pictures. Feel the breeze on your face in this unique experience, perfect for a romantic date.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Activities

    Barcelona Luxury Sunset Sailing Experience: AU$ 851 per person

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Hotel Casa 1800 Granada to Federico García Lorca Granada Airport

    Plane from Federico García Lorca Granada Airport to Barcelona - Sants Train station

    Private Driver from Valencia Airport to Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar | Valencia

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Granada

    Barcelona

Day 11

A Day in Barcelona

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A Day in Barcelona

Today, you'll discover why Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism. Antoni Gaudí, one of the greatest innovators, worked and lived here and left behind numerous treasures for the discerning traveller to discover such as the famous La Sagrada Familia. You'll spend the afternoon exploring Barcelona's history: from Romans and saints to warriors and kings. This exciting day will also include a visit to the famed Picasso Museum and will end with a drink and tapas at the old Born Market.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Activities

    Barcelona Gaudi Tour: AU$ 922 per person

    La Sagrada Familia: AU$ 922 per person

    Park Güell: AU$ 922 per person

    Casa Batllo: AU$ 922 per person

    Casa Milà: AU$ 922 per person

    Historic Barcelona Tour: Gothic Quarter, El Born & Picasso Museum: AU$ 851 per person

    Picasso Museum: AU$ 851 per person

    Born Cultural Centre: AU$ 851 per person

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Barcelona

Day 12

Montserrat Mountains Day Trip

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Montserrat Mountains Day Trip

Today, you'll venture out of Barcelona to one of the most popular sites in the region, the Montserrat Mountains. The drive to the mountain-top monastery is incomparable and full of breathtaking views. At the top, you will visit the Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey which houses an ancient monastery and Royal Basilica famous across Spain for its shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat, who is known to perform miracles.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Activities

    Montserrat Half-Day Trip: AU$ 851 per person

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Barcelona

    Catalonia

Day 13

The End of the Best of Spain Tour

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The End of the Best of Spain Tour

This will be your last day in Barcelona. You can take a taxi to the airport for your flight home when you are ready.

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Duquesa Cardona to Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport

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    Meals

    Breakfast

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    Destinations

    Barcelona

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What’s included?

  • 12 nights accommodation
  • 32 activities
  • 12 breakfasts and 1 dinner
  • Airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

  • Alcohol beverages
  • Entry visas / airport departure tax
  • Gratuities
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trekking permits
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