Spain is a country of many different people, each with their own culture, attitude, cuisine and landscape. From the iconic Gaudi buildings of Barcelona to the whitewashed villages of Andalucia, it’s as colorful as it is beautiful.
2 night(s) in Madrid
ibis Styles Madrid Prado (formerly all seasons) or Similar
On your arrival in Madrid, meet our representative and you will be transferred to your hotel. Unwind for a while and then you can explore your surroundings.
Day 2: Madrid Sightseeing Tour With Prado Museum
Today morning, proceed for a half day guided tour of Madrid. See the main sights including Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Plaza de los Cibeles and much more, then enjoy an in-depth guided tour of the world-famous Prado to study works by the likes of Hieronymus Bosch, El Greco, Velazquez and Goya. Discover the wealth of grandiose Renaissance and baroque architecture bequeathed by the Habsburg and Bourbon monarchs while driving through the Puerta Del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Continue towards the Royal Palace – the largest in Europe – and the famous Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, and the Puerta de Alcala. Explore contemporary Madrid with boulevards such as Gran Via, Paseo de la Castellana, the upmarket district of Salamanca, Plaza de Castilla, Parque del Oeste, the university, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Bernabeu Stadium. Visit the Prado Museum, home to some of the greatest artworks ever created, and study the works of four masters. Later in the afternoon you are free to explore Madrid on your own. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 3: Transfer From Madrid To Seville
Today check-out and travel on your own to the Madrid railway station to take the high speed train to Seville. After 2 and half hours, you will reach Seville.You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in and relax for some time.
Day 4: Full Day Seville Local Tour
Today you will uncover Seville in the company of a knowledgeable local guide. Start off in Santa Cruz, the former Jewish Quarter. Wander through this maze of narrow streets, cool alleys and sunny plazas leading to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables with its beautifully restored 17th century hospital. Next we'll continue the sightseeing tour with a visit to Real Alcazar, a splendid palace built in the Mudejar style by Pedro I in the 14th century. We'll also stop to admire the cathedral, which is the final resting place of Christopher Colombus. In the afternoon, we'll visit the fascinating Bullfighting Museum at the Real Maestranza with its collection of bullfighting memorabilia and oil paintings. Enjoy a tour of the popular neighbourhood of Triana, traditional home to bullfighters, seafarers and potters, and a renowned stronghold of flamenco before boarding a river cruiser for a wonderful boat trip down the Guadalquivir. Return back to your hotel for overnight stay,
Day 6: Transfer From Seville To Barcelona
Today morning, check-out from your hotel. You will be transferred to the train station to take the high speed train from Seville to Barcelona. The journey takes around 3 and half hours. Upon arrival at Barcelona you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in and relax for some time.
Day 7: Barcelona Hop On Hop Off Tour
Today you will have the opportunity to experience the city on your pace with the sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour. Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean and cosmopolitan city with Roman remains, medieval quarters and beautiful examples of 20th century Modernism and avant-garde. It is no surprise that emblematic constructions by the Catalan architects Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Doménech i Montaner have been declared World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. The city’s original site, which was surrounded by walls in the Roman period, is today the Barrio Gótico (Gothic Quarter). Along narrow streets, with small squares and charming corners, you will find civil and religious Gothic constructions, and medieval palaces standing around the impressive cathedral. The Plaça del Rei is a square with an array of spectacular buildings and at the Plaça de Sant Jaume you can find important institutions, such as the Regional Parliament and the City Hall. On the other hand, one of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city is called Las Ramblas, one of the main arteries of the historic quarter. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 8: Full Day Montessarat + Barcelona Highlights
Today take a air conditioned coach journey out of Barcelona and climb the majestic mountains of Montserrat to a height of over 1,200m. Shaped over the centuries by erosion from wind and rain, the rocks up here have taken remarkable forms and inspired myths and legends for centuries. Visit the stunning Abbey of Santa Maria of Montserrat, built in the 11th century and home to a highly important shrine of the Virgin of Montserrat, also known as “The Black Virgin”. Then head back into the city to take in the best works of one of Catalonia’s favourite sons, Antoni Gaudí. Visit the spectacular and famously unfinished Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, the spectacular, modernist Parc Güell and Paseo de Gracia, which features the famous Casa Batllò and la Pedrera. Learn the history and admire the beauty of these structures as your guide leads you through the centre of Barcelona.