Highlights of Spain Overview

Travel from alluring Madrid to beautiful Barcelona. Visit Cuenca’s Old City with its intriguing ‘hanging houses’, hunt for the Holy Grail in Valencia, sample Spain’s best paella and be inspired by Barcelona’s impressive art spaces.

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      USD $1,098
      CAD $1,188
      AUD $1,165
      EUR €801
      GBP £648
      NZD $1,296
      ZAR R11,664
      CHF FR972
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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel from magnificent Madrid to the coastal beauty of Barcelona

Feel the pulse of spirited Spain on this tour from the country’s capital to the bustling coastal city of Barcelona. Enjoy all things arty – from Madrid’s inspiring Art Walk to Barcelona’s internationally renowned galleries and museums. Be captivated by Cuenca’s Old City, mosey round the markets of Valencia and get lost in the convoluted streets of Barcelona’s gothic quarter. This is a journey of old and new: history, tradition and architecture fused with Spain’s best shopping, restaurants and nightlife.

  • Dine and dance in vibrant Madrid
  • Discover Barcelona’s dynamic art scene
  • Relax on a beach in Valencia
  • Sample Spain’s best paella at the gateway to the Mediterranean
  • Be astounded by the bizarre La Sagrada Familia
  • Explore the captivating town of Cuenca

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Madrid, Spain
  • Finish:

    Barcelona, Spain
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Metro, Public bus, Train
  • Carbon emissions offset:

    129kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    No single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

  • Total price from

    USD $1,098
    CAD $1,188
    AUD $1,165
    EUR €801
    GBP £648
    NZD $1,296
    ZAR R11,664
    CHF FR972
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $137
    CAD $148
    AUD $145
    EUR €100
    GBP £81
    NZD $162
    ZAR R1,458
    CHF FR121
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Days 1-2 Madrid

Welcome to Spain’s sassy capital. Pulsating with energy, this city is without doubt a vibrant one. Enjoy the vast array of bars, shops, restaurants and galleries. Art enthusiasts will be mesmerised by the Paseo del Arte, or the Art Walk, which offers a panoramic perspective of Western art history.

Day 3 Cuenca

Take a train out to charming Cuenca and explore the Old City, a medieval wonder and now a World Heritage site. Enjoy an orientation walk around town and admire the many ‘hanging houses’, built on the edge of sheer cliffs. Perhaps venture out to the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art or visit the city’s impressive gothic cathedral.

Days 4-5 Valencia

Head east to the coastal town of Valencia, the Spanish gateway to the Mediterranean. Stroll around the local markets, relax on the beautiful beaches and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. Visit the striking cathedral, said to be home to the genuine Holy Grail. Don’t leave town without sampling the city’s world-famous paella.

Days 6-8 Barcelona

Jump on a train to Barcelona and discover the city’s gothic architecture and lively art scene. Wander through the labyrinthine streets of the old gothic quarter, admire the intriguing La Sagrada Familia Cathedral – the most iconic landmark in the city, and if there’s time, take a funicular to the top of Montjuic or Tibidabo for panoramic views of the city and the harbour.
    • 8
    • ZMRS
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,098
      CAD $1,188
      AUD $1,165
      EUR €801
      GBP £648
      NZD $1,296
      ZAR R11,664
      CHF FR972
      *
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