Explore the most compelling Spanish cities on this tailor made Spain tour, which kicks off in Barcelona. On every street and corner, you'll see the dazzling work and influence of Antoni Gaudi, the city’s most eccentric architect. In Madrid, view world-class art in some of Europe's greatest galleries. Next, head to Cordoba where the matchless Mezquita is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. You’ll tuck into tasty tapas in the foodie hub of Seville, and stay in some of Spain’s most glamorous hotels.
DAY 1: Barcelona
Pizzazz, style and unrestrained brio: that’s Barcelona. The Catalan capital is full of glamorous beaches, chic restaurants and elegant boulevards, united by innovative architecture and a zest for life. On arrival, we’ll whisk you off to the Hotel El Palace, your home for the next three nights. This glorious grand dame in the heart of the action is close to all of the city’s best attractions.
DAY 2: Barcelona
DAY 3: Barcelona
No individual has influenced Barcelona more than the architect Antoni Gaudi. His quirky designs define the originality of the city. An expert guide will help you explore his masterpieces, from the sinuous Art Nouveau marvel of Casa Mil to the still-unfinished towers of Sagrada Familia. Finish at Parc Guell, a hilltop park where Gaudi’s imagination ran wild. Expect mosaic-covered benches, sculpted lizards and sweeping views over the city.
DAY 4: Barcelona - Madrid
DAY 5: Madrid
The seat of government since 1561, Madrid has evolved into a vibrant capital city. Meet your guide for this morning’s tour. You’ll start with a wander through the historic core and the arcaded 17th-century Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Then you’ll visit the Palacio Real, whose rooms are filled with artistic treasures. Stroll back to the hotel with your guide and have the afternoon free to explore further.
DAY 6: Madrid
DAY 7: Madrid - Cordoba - Seville
Cordoba, a quick train-hop from Madrid, is one of the oldest cities in Spain. Here, our local guide will walk you through the flower-filled streets of the Jewish Quarter. You’ll see the Islamic courtyards and graceful arches of the Mezquita, one of Europe’s most striking mosques. After lunch, we’ll take you to Seville in a private vehicle. Located near to the river, the Gran Melia Colon is your opulent base.
DAY 8: Seville
DAY 9: Seville
Embrace the Seville spirit and get lost in the alleyways of the medieval Jewish Quarter today. The streets around the Plaza Nueva are great for shopping, and the Guadalquivir riverside is ideal for a stroll. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for eating: Seville is renowned for tapas. An evening spent grazing in its lively bars is the surest way to get a real flavour of the city.
DAY 10: Spain - Home
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