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Luxury trip

GRAND TOUR OF SPAIN

15 days

This tour is designed to discover in a 15 day journey the major highlights of Spain: imperial Madrid, multicultural Toledo, lively Seville, serene Cordoba , bewitching Granada and cosmopolitan Barcelona.

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DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MADRID

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MADRID

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN MADRID

  • Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel
  • Rest of the day at leisure.
  • To get the most from your stay in Madrid, see our Box of Experiences in Madrid, to check our selected cultural and leisure suggestions.
  • 1st night in your Madrid hotel

DAY 2: MONUMENTAL MADRID

DAY 2: MONUMENTAL MADRID

DAY 2: MONUMENTAL MADRID

  • Private guided morning tour: Your top-expert guide will pick you up at your hotel and introduce you to the highlights of the capital of Spain: the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Austria quarter, which recalls, through its monuments and elegant squares, the Golden Spanish Age when Madrid was the capital of an empire stretching from Latin America to the Philippines.
    Duration: half- day tour of approximately 3 hours will provide you with an essential overview of the rich heritage of the capital of Spain. But if you wish a more in-depth tour, we recommend an optional full day visit, with a break for lunch.
  • Private guided afternoon tour (optional). Art lovers are delighted by the richness of the collections exhibited in the Prado National Museum, one of the world’s finest collections of art, featuring inestimable works of Spanish painters like Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, in addition to European geniuses like Titian, Rubens, Raphael and many others. Duration: a half day tour of approximately 3 hours.
  • 2nd night in your Madrid hotel.

DAY 3: MULTICULTURAL TOLEDO

DAY 3: MULTICULTURAL TOLEDO

DAY 3: MULTICULTURAL TOLEDO

  • Daytrip to Toledo, by High Speed Train (25 minutes) or optional private transfer.
  • Private guided tour: our top-expert guide will introduce you to the fascinating heritage of Toledo, which shelters treasures embracing Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. You will discover the insights of the gothic Cathedral of Toledo, probably the temple that best expresses the mysticism of Catholic medieval Spain, the Judería and its Synagogue, El Transito, now home to the Sephardic Museum. The two precious Mosques, Tornerías and Bab Mardum, constitute the main symbols of the long Islamic presence in the city. Duration: 3.5 hours tour with private guide.
  • Lunch in Toledo. After the tour, the guide will recommend the different culinary choices that Toledo offers so that you may enjoy your lunch at leisure.
  • Return trip to Madrid by High Speed Train or optional private transfer.
  • 3rd night in your Madrid hotel.

DAY 4: ENCHANTING SEVILLE

DAY 4:  ENCHANTING SEVILLE

DAY 4: ENCHANTING SEVILLE

  • Trip to Seville by High Speed Train (2 h 30) and transfer to your preferred hotel.
  • Afternoon at leisure. To capture the soul of Seville without delay, we suggest a relaxing ride on a horse carriage accompanied by our expert guide, a tapas tour to savour the delicious Andalusian traditional cuisine or a stunning Flamenco show at night in what we consider the best “tablao” in town. You can check the Box of Experiences-Seville for all our selected cultural and leisure suggestions.
  • 1st night in your Seville hotel.

DAY 5: SEVILLE EXPERIENCES

DAY 5: SEVILLE EXPERIENCES

DAY 5: SEVILLE EXPERIENCES

  • Private guided tour: The walking tour constitutes an essential introduction to the multicultural identity of Seville. The Real Alcázar (Royal Palace) displays in its collection of palaces and gardens an extraordinary juxtaposition and blending of artistic traditions. The Cathedral is the largest gothic building ever constructed, and shows off the astonishing Giralda bell tower, once the minaret of the ancient Great Mosque. The adjacent Barrio de Santa Cruz, which partially housed the Jewish quarter, perpetuates an authentic art of living in its labyrinth of passageways, peaceful squares and blossoming patios. Duration. 3.5 hours.
  • Lunch. At the end of the tour your guide will recommend some of the best restaurants in Seville.
  • Afternoon at leisure… or check out our “Box of Experiences”.
  • 2nd night in your Seville hotel.

DAY 6: JEREZ & CÁDIZ

DAY 6: JEREZ & CÁDIZ

DAY 6: JEREZ & CÁDIZ

  • Private transfer Seville - Jerez in a luxury coach. (Distance 90 km, 1h 15).
  • Visit of Jerez and a traditional cellar of Sherry wines. This guided tour to monumental Jerez and a traditional winery will provide visitors with an in-depth description of the history of this town close to the Atlantic Ocean as well as a detailed explanation of the sherry-making process on a visit to the only bodega in Jerez whose production focuses exclusively upon the very oldest of sherry wines and brandies.
  • Lunch
  • Visit of Cádiz. the oldest city in the Western World. Explore with our expert guide the luminous Cádiz, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The city, founded 3000 years ago by the Phoenicians, displays the treasures of its very ancient history: archaeological remains, mysterious sarcophagi of the old Gadir and a Roman theatre facing the Ocean. The city received the trading monopoly with the Spanish possessions in America in the 18th and 19th century. This period of prosperity is manifest through the neoclassical architecture of the houses of the rich merchants, elegant squares and cafés, the mighty Cathedral dominating the gulf which has a familiar air with the Havana Bay.
  • Night in Seville

DAY 7: DAY TRIP TO CORDOBA

DAY 7: DAY TRIP TO CORDOBA

DAY 7: DAY TRIP TO CORDOBA

  • Day Trip to Cordoba by High Speed Train (only 45 minutes) or optional private transfer.
  • Private guided tour: Your expert guide will pick you up at the train station, and will introduce you to the history of a city which a thousand years ago was the magnificent capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. The main symbol of its splendor is of course the Great Mosque-Cathedral, the grandest and most beautiful ever constructed in Spain. It stands right in the centre of the city, surrounded by the Jewish Quarter, with its 14th century Synagogue, its charming traditional mansions and blossoming patios. Duration. 3.5 hours
  • Optional Old Taverns tour. Taverns in Cordoba represent the playful, lively and communicative heritage of Andalusia. These are meeting places where your guide will introduce you to this genuine cultural tradition in a cozy atmosphere.
  • Free lunch. As an alternative, you can always choose from a varied number of excellent restaurants in the city that your guide will happily recommend.
  • Transfer to your Seville hotel by High Speed Train or private chauffeured car.
  • 3rd night in your Seville hotel.

DAY 8: GRANADA EXPERIENCES

DAY 8: GRANADA EXPERIENCES

DAY 8: GRANADA EXPERIENCES

  • Transfer from Seville to Granada by train or optional private transfer to your hotel.
  • Lunch at own arrangement and afternoon at leisure. Check the optional cultural and leisure activities in our Box of Experiences.
  • Our advice: as a delectable introduction to the city and its gastronomy, we recommend our evening Tapas Tour in selected bars and bodegas in historic quarters, accompanied by your guide and connoisseur of fine food and local wines. You may also choose a tour in the Albayzin quarter with stunning views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains and end a perfect day with a private concert of Spanish guitar in a handpicked restaurant in Granada.
  • 1st night in your Granada hotel.

DAY 9: ALHAMBRA AND GENERALIFE

DAY 9: ALHAMBRA AND GENERALIFE

DAY 9: ALHAMBRA AND GENERALIFE

  • Private guided tour.Alhambra and Generalife: Pick-up at the hotel by your guide for an unforgettable visit to the Alhambra and the Generalife. The citadel built by the sultans of the Nasrid dynasty exhibits a collection of gardens and palaces which recreates an earthly paradise. The fusion of nature and architecture is perfect in the Generalife, where the sunken gardens replicate the texture of the floral ornamentation carved on the walls. Your expert guide will reveal to you the secrets beyond the beauty of this masterpiece of Islamic art and architecture. Duration. 3 hours. (NOTE: the visit time can be either in the morning or the afternoon, depending on ticket availability).
  • Morning or Afternoon at leisure. Check out our Box of Experiences in Granada.
  • 2nd night in your Granada hotel.

DAY 10: WHITE VILLAGES OF THE ALPUJARRAS

DAY 10: WHITE VILLAGES OF THE ALPUJARRAS

DAY 10: WHITE VILLAGES OF THE ALPUJARRAS

  • Day trip to Las Alpujarras. Las Alpujarras is one of the very few regions that have succeeded in keeping its tradition and history. You can visit white villages with only a few hundred inhabitants that have preserved their urban structure since the Middle Ages.
  • Choose from two tours:
  • - Cultural Tour. You will walk through the streets and charming squares of these white small villages, learning about their history and customs.
  • - Hiking and Tradition Tour. It combines the cultural visit with hiking activities between the different villages. Our guide will select the perfect itinerary for you adapted to your needs.
  • Lunch in a village of the Alpujarras
  • 3rd Night in Granada

DAY 11: GAUDI AND THE MODERN BARCELONA

DAY 11: GAUDI AND THE MODERN BARCELONA

DAY 11: GAUDI AND THE MODERN BARCELONA

  • Flight to Barcelona and transfer to your hotel.
  • Afternoon guided tour: Modern Barcelona.This four-hour private guided tour will introduce you to the wonders of Modernist architecture and particularly Antonio Gaudi’s best works - La Sagrada Familia, the Park Güell and the buildings on Passeig de Gracia such as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló. Your private art guide will help you interpret these creations of Catalonian Modernist architecture.
  • 1st night in Barcelona.

DAY 12: OLD BARCELONA

DAY 12: OLD BARCELONA

DAY 12: OLD BARCELONA

  • Gothic Quarter and Call with Cathedral.This three-hour walking and private tour accompanied by an expert guide introduces you to the enchanting and historic Gothic and Born quarters. Visit the Santa María Cathedral, Santa Catarina market, Plaza del Rey, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and the Ramblas.
  • Optional cookery class. The flavours of Barcelona. The tour starts in the central Boquería Market with its colourful shops. Under the guidance of a chef, you will choose the ingredients that we will use to prepare local delicacies. Then we will go to the kitchen and learn how to prepare and savour traditional dishes.
  • 2nd night in Barcelona.

DAY 13: DAY TRIP TO GERONA-BESALU-FIGUERES (DALI)

DAY 13: DAY TRIP TO GERONA-BESALU-FIGUERES (DALI)

DAY 13: DAY TRIP TO GERONA-BESALU-FIGUERES (DALI)

  • Day trip to the Costa Brava: Girona & Figueres (Dali Museum). This wonderful tour combines history and art with the beauty of the natural landscape of the Mediterranean Costa Brava. Girona is one of the best preserved medieval towns of Spain. A few miles away we will visit Figueres and the museum of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí and, later, the Costa Brava shoreline with its spectacular views, dramatic mountain landscapes and lush flora and fauna. The tour includes private transport and private expert guide services (8 hours).
  • 3rd night in your Barcelona hotel.

DAY 14: DAY AT LEISURE. WE SUGGEST…

DAY 14: DAY AT LEISURE. WE SUGGEST…

DAY 14: DAY AT LEISURE. WE SUGGEST…

  • Day at leisure in Barcelona. To get the most from your stay in Barcelona, see our Box of Experiences in Madrid, to check our selected cultural and leisure suggestions.
  • Sailing in Barcelona. Have you ever thought about watching the sunset from a boat? Having a romantic dinner by moonlight? Bathing in the sea as the sun goes down? Enjoy this unforgettable boat experience and the spectacular view of Barcelona’s skyline from the sea. Departing from the Port Olímpic, you will sail along the Barcelona coastline. You can choose a relaxing private tour of 2.30 or 4 hours, the sunset tour of 2 hours (including cava) or the romantic tour of 4 hours (including the sunset tour and intimate dinner) from Barcelona to Sitges.
  • Shopping in Barcelona. If you love assisted shopping, do not miss the opportunity of an expert personal shopper who will customise this experience according to your styles and preferences.
  • Cultural visits to different museums like Picasso museum
  • …and much more!
  • 4th night in your Barcelona hotel.

DAY 15: DEPARTURE

DAY 15: DEPARTURE

DAY 15: DEPARTURE

  • Private transfer to Airport or train station for return flight.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION DAYS

Your trip is fully customized and private. According to your time and interests, you can chose “à la carte” visits, outings and experiences in each destination.

Experiences Madrid

Experiences Seville

Experiences Cordoba

Experiences Granada

Experiences Marbella/Costa del Sol

Experiences Barcelona

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