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 $1,220
      CAD $1,320
      AUD $1,295
      EUR €890
      GBP £720
      NZD $1,440
      ZAR R12,960
      CHF FR1,080
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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 $1,220
    CAD $1,320
    AUD $1,295
    EUR €890
    GBP £720
    NZD $1,440
    ZAR R12,960
    CHF FR1,080
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $152
    CAD $165
    AUD $161
    EUR €111
    GBP £90
    NZD $180
    ZAR R1,620
    CHF FR135
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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 $1,220
      CAD $1,320
      AUD $1,295
      EUR €890
      GBP £720
      NZD $1,440
      ZAR R12,960
      CHF FR1,080
      *
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