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22-Day Complete Guide to Spain

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Trip Overview

With this trip, you'll have 22 days to experience the very best that Spain has to offer on one of the most comprehensive tours around Spain. You'll get acquainted with the vibrant atmosphere of Madrid before discovering the UNESCO-listed city of Cordoba, where the mosque-cathedral is an absolute must-visit destination!

Whilst in Granada, you will discover the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace and the beautiful Generalife Gardens.

You will then head to Malaga, an authentic Mediterranean city steeped in history culture and tradition before reaching Seville, the true home of tapas! Here, you'll experience the mysteries, the emotion and the power of true flamenco!

The exploration of our beautiful and diverse country could not end without some time in Barcelona. Discover Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time and the numerous treasures here left behind for the discerning traveller to discover.
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Itinerary

Day 1

Start Your Tour around Spain

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Start Your Tour around Spain

Upon arrival at Madrid airport, a private transfer will take you to your hotel in Madrid city centre. You'll be provided with maps, tips, and recommendations in order to get acquainted on your first day in the vibrant, atmospheric city of Madrid.

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    VP Jardín de Recoletos4 star

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    Free Time in Madrid

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    Transportations

    Private Driver from Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport to VP Jardín de Recoletos

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    Madrid

Day 2

Highlights of Madrid

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Highlights of Madrid

Today, you'll be taken on a tour of the best sites to see in Madrid. You'll be focusing 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 also have the option of visiting the Prado Museum which houses a huge collection of paintings dating back almost 200 years.

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    Accommodation

    VP Jardín de Recoletos4 star

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    Activities

    Madrid City Tour

    Prado MuseumOptional Activity: AU$ 255 per person

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    Breakfast

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    Madrid

Day 3

Segovia and El Escorial Day Trip

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Segovia and El Escorial Day Trip

Today, continue one of the best tours around Spain with a trip to El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain, which includes visits to the Monastery, Basilica, Royal Palace, the library, and the Habsburg apartments. In the afternoon, you'll venture out on a walking tour around the old town of Segovia including its famous aqueduct and the Alcazar which dates back to the 11th century.

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    VP Jardín de Recoletos4 star

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    El Escorial & Segovia Day Tour

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    Breakfast

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    Madrid

    Community of Madrid

Day 4

Toledo Day Trip

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Toledo Day Trip

You'll take the high-speed train from Madrid to Toledo for the day 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 cathedral, the Jewish quarter, the El Tránsito Synagogue and the San Juan de Los Reyes Monastery, one of the most beautiful monasteries in Spain.

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    Accommodation

    VP Jardín de Recoletos4 star

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    Activities

    Toledo Sightseeing

    Toledo

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    Transportations

    Train from Station Madrid - Puerta de Atocha to Estación de Toledo

    Train from Estación de Toledo to Station Madrid - Puerta de Atocha

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    Breakfast

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    Madrid

    Toledo

Day 5

Last Day in Madrid

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Last Day in Madrid

You will have this entire last day in Madrid to enjoy at your leisure. We will, of course, provide you with suggested activities to do on your own. You could also spend the day revisiting some of your newly discovered favourite spots in Madrid or exploring the city streets at your own pace. For football lovers, this could be your chance to visit the stadium of two of the most famous teams in the world.

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    VP Jardín de Recoletos4 star

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    Free Time in Madrid

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    Breakfast

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    Madrid

Day 6

Onwards to Cordoba

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Onwards to Cordoba

Another train today, this time, to the UNESCO-listed ancient city of Cordoba where you'll be spending the next few days. 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. The afternoon in Cordoba is free to enjoy as you wish, you may want to visit Viana Palace or Museo Julio Romero De Torres, an art museum dedicated to the famous painter.

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    Accommodation

    Las Casas de la Juderia4 star

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    Cordoba Private Guided Tour

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    Transportations

    Train from Station Madrid - Puerta de Atocha to Estación de Córdoba

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    Breakfast

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    Madrid

    Córdoba

Day 7

Further Explore Cordoba at Your Leisure

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Further Explore Cordoba at Your Leisure

Today, you will have the day to enjoy this beautiful and ancient city at your leisure - Cordoba is best explored on foot! We suggest exploring the winding streets of the Juderia to discover its many hidden architectural and cultural treasures. Follow our self-guided city walks and find out for yourself why Cordoba is considered a cultural reference point in Europe.

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    Las Casas de la Juderia4 star

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    Free Time in Cordoba

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    Córdoba

Day 8

Ubeda & Baeza Day Trip

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Ubeda & Baeza Day Trip

Today, you have the option of heading to the World Heritage-listed twin towns of Úbeda and Baeza home to superb Christian-Renaissance buildings. You'll begin by taking a walking tour of the old town of Ubeda where you'll visit the main monuments of Renaissance and Baroque architecture together with the recently discovered Water Synagogue. In the afternoon, it's on to Baeza where you'll enjoy a lovely walk before heading back to your hotel in Cordoba.

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    Las Casas de la Juderia4 star

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    Ubeda & Baeza Day TourOptional Activity: AU$ 1,124 per person

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    Córdoba

    Baeza

Day 9

Montilla Olive Groves & Vineyards in the Andalusian Tuscany

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Montilla Olive Groves & Vineyards in the Andalusian Tuscany

Today, you'll have the option of exploring the vineyards of the Montilla Hills where some of the most delectable olive oil and wine is produced. You'll visit a local olive oil mill to learn about the production of high-quality extra virgin olive oil. You'll also head to a local winery located right in the heart of the vineyards, followed by a traditional tapas lunch before heading to your hotel in Granada.

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    Accommodation

    Villa Oniria4 star

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    Activities

    Montilla Olive Oil and Wine Region Day TripOptional Activity: AU$ 531 per person

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    Private Driver from Hotel las Casas de la Judería Córdoba to Villa Oniria

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    Córdoba

    Montilla

    Granada

Day 10

Exploring Granada's Alhambra

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Exploring Granada's Alhambra

Today, you'll be taken for a guided tour to explore the magnificent Moorish architecture of the Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Spain's most famous and visited monuments, followed by a visit to the beautiful Generalife Gardens. The afternoon and evening are yours to spend as you wish, you may want to indulge in the Hammam experience at the Andalusian-Arab baths or perhaps visit the famous gypsy quarter of Granada.

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    Villa Oniria4 star

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    Alhambra

    Granada

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    Granada

Day 11

The Hidden Gems of The Alpujarra Hills

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The Hidden Gems of The Alpujarra Hills

You have the option of discovering the region of mountain villages known as La Alpujarra. Located on the southern side of the Sierra Nevada, this is famous throughout Spain for being the last stronghold of the Moors. The Alpujarra Hills is also known for the micro-environment; terraced farmlands are constantly watered by the melting snow from above, creating a high-altitude oasis of greenery which stands in dramatic contrast to the dry foothills below.

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    Villa Oniria4 star

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    La Alpujarra Day TourOptional Activity: AU$ 531 per person

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    Granada

    Pampaneira

Day 12

The Picturesque Coastal Towns of Malaga

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The Picturesque Coastal Towns of Malaga

On your way to Malaga, you will take the time to visit the towns of Nerja and Frigiliana. In Frigiliana, you will be taken back to the times of Moorish Kingdoms and the Reconquista. Little neighbourhood bars and mazes of alleys are contrasted by Nerja's many coves and beautiful beaches. Step out onto its perennially beautiful Balcón de Europa, a palm-lined a mirador or viewpoint built on the foundations of an old fort with stunning panoramic views all the way across the sea.

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    Hotel Molina Lario4 star

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    Nerja, Caves & Frigiliana Day Tour

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    Granada

    Nerja

    Málaga

Day 13

A Taste of the Mediterranean

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A Taste of the Mediterranean

Malaga is an authentic Mediterranean city steeped in history culture and traditions. Before you finish your Andulasian adventure today, you'll explore this city and its incredible architecture visiting the Malaga Cathedral and the Alcazaba of Málaga. In the afternoon, you'll be free to further explore this unique city at your leisure. You may want to check out some of its many museums or, if the weather permits, head to the beach.

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    Hotel Molina Lario4 star

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    Malaga Morning City Tour

    Málaga

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    Málaga

    Andalusia

Day 14

Charming Ronda and the White Villages

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Charming Ronda and the White Villages

Leave Malaga for Seville, stopping on the way to spend the day in the outdoors exploring the Grazalema Natural Park, its charming white villages and the picturesque little town of Ronda. Ronda is a mountaintop city home to a stunning deep gorge, ancient bridges, and lush river valleys. Moving on from Ronda, you'll explore the charming towns of Grazalema and Zahara de la Sierra, both home to narrow cobbled streets and whitewashed houses.

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    Las Casas de El Arenal4 star

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    Ronda & White Villages

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    Málaga

    Ronda

    Seville

Day 15

Experience Seville!

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Experience Seville!

Seville is the capital and largest city of Andalusia and is home to the third-largest old town in the whole of Europe. A large part of your day will be spent exploring Seville on a guided walking tour, you'll visit the largest Gothic church in the world; the Seville Cathedral as well as the Alcazar of Seville among others. You will have the option of spending your evening experiencing the exciting tapas and flamenco culture, both of which are said to have originated here.

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    Las Casas de El Arenal4 star

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    Seville City Tour

    Free Time in Seville

    Tapas and Flamenco TourOptional Activity: AU$ 234 per person

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    Seville

Day 16

Andalusian Flavours

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Andalusian Flavours

You will have the day free to enjoy at your leisure. We do suggest however opting for our cooking class during which you will learn how some of Andalusia's most traditional and typical dishes are made. In the evening, we invite you to chose to attend a unique flamenco show at the Flamenco Museum. Get a taste Sevilla by dicing into its most defining traditions: flamenco and gastronomy!

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    Las Casas de El Arenal4 star

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    Seville Cooking ClassOptional Activity: AU$ 138 per person

    Sevilla Flamenco ShowOptional Activity: AU$ 64 per person

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    Seville

Day 17

Train to Barcelona

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Train to Barcelona

It's time to bid farewell to mythical Andalusia and head north to the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, Catalunya's enchanting seaside capital. Known worldwide for its fabled art and architecture, its boundless culture and of course, its world-class drinking and dining scene. When you arrive, you'll be free to explore the city, tonight we suggest doing as locals do; hopping from bar to bar to sample the food and drinks on offer.

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    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Free Time in Barcelona

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    Train from Estación de Santa Justa to Barcelona - Sants Train station

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    Seville

    Barcelona

Day 18

Gaudi Highlights

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Gaudi Highlights

This morning you'll discover why Barcelona is known as the capital of modernism. Antoni Gaudí, one of the genre's greatest innovators, worked and lived here and left behind numerous treasures for the discerning traveller to discover. Today, You'll enter Gaudi's fascinating world by visiting some of his masterpieces including the famous unfinished church of La Sagrada Familia. You'll also have the option of continuing your exploration of Barcelona with an optional historic tour of the city.

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    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Barcelona Gaudi Tour

    Historic Barcelona Tour: Gothic Quarter, El Born & Picasso MuseumOptional Activity: AU$ 329 per person

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    Barcelona

Day 19

Montserrat Mountains Trip

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Montserrat Mountains 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. You'll also have the option to explore the mountains further with a hike.

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    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Montserrat Half-Day Trip

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    Barcelona

    Catalonia

Day 20

A Day in Barcelona

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A Day in Barcelona

You will have the free for you to enjoy Barcelona at your leisure. We have prepared two very Barcelonian options for you to take full advantage of this free day and to spend it in the most authenticly Catalunyan way: by eating and drinking your way through the city! Alternatively, art lovers may wish to delve a little deeper into Barcelona's artistic history by visiting one of the many art galleries, such as the museum of contemporary art.

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    Accommodation

    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Barcelona Gracia Neighbourhood Food & Market TourOptional Activity: AU$ 149 per person

    Barcelona Tapas, Taverns & History TourOptional Activity: AU$ 213 per person

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    Barcelona

Day 21

The Wild Coast of Catalonia

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The Wild Coast of Catalonia

Discover one of the most romantic and unspoiled stretches of coast in Europe, reaching north all the way to the French border. The Costa Brava, or 'rugged wild coast', is one of the prettiest in Spain: with its sandy beaches, rocky coves, tranquil villages or mountain scenery. La Costa Brava has something to offer everyone. Today, you'll explore this beautiful coast and will enjoy lunch by the sea before arriving in the ancient walled city of Girona with its huge 15th-century cathedral.

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    Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona4 star

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    Costa Brava Day Tour from BarcelonaOptional Activity: AU$ 1,464 per person

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    Breakfast and lunch

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    Barcelona

    Catalonia

Day 22

Adiós!

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Adiós!

Today, your Spanish adventure comes to an end. You will be picked up from your hotel by a private driver who will take you to the airport and bid you a safe onward journey.

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    Private Driver from Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona to Barcelona–El Prat Airport

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    Barcelona

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What’s included?

  • 21 nights accommodation
  • 12 activities
  • 21 breakfasts and 1 lunch
  • Airport transfer
  • Entrance fees
  • Ground transportation
  • Licensed English speaking guides

What’s not included?

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