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11 Days | Embrace the diversity of Spain from Madrid to Barcelona

4.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Walk in the footsteps of Gaudi and Picasso, taste fine wines and tapas and wander the white-washed villages that bring Spain to life. On this 12-day Premium journey from Madrid to Barcelona, you’ll see flamenco in Seville, taste paella in Valencia, feel the history of the Alhambra in Granada and discover the hidden corners of Cordoba. With a Feature Stay that displays authentic history and local culture and Exclusive Experiences that showcase this dynamic country's delicious cuisines and architectural history, you’re in for an adventure.

Trip overview

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Madrid, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Physical rating
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
This trip generates 22 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Taste the best of Spanish cuisine during Exclusive Experiences – taste paella in Valencia, sample olive oil at a family-run farm in Andalucia and try delicious marzipan in Toledo.
  • See the enchanting Alhambra Palace in Granada by day and by night with an expert guide – a Premium Exclusive Experience. Avoid the crowds as you receive special insight into the complex’s fascinating history.
  • Cruise the tranquil Albufera Lake by boat during an Exclusive Experience and learn how fishermen and rice growers ply their trade here. Then, visit the island of El Palmar and discover its typical 'barraca' houses.
  • Spend two nights in a hotel housed in 27 converted Sevillian cottages for your Feature Stay in Seville. From antique furnishings to first-class service and an unbeatable location, this family-run hotel will be simply unforgettable.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Many of the wonderful cities and sites of this trip are explored on foot. Please ensure you bring sturdy walking shoes and comfortable clothes, plus suitable luggage for navigating cobblestone streets.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme (over 40°C), so it's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider your suitability to the season you are travelling in.
  • During your discoveries you will visit a numerous religious sites. You will need to bring clothes that cover the arms, and pants or skirts that go past the knees. A light scarf is also a good idea for covering shoulders and arms when it’s hot. Your leader will advise when such clothing is necessary.


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10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners


Private vehicle, High-speed train


Hotel (8 nights), Feature stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Madrid - (Tapas) Welcome Dinner
  • Toledo - Marzipan Tasting
  • Toledo - Day Trip
  • Seville - Evening Flamenco Show
  • Seville - Alcazar Visit
  • Seville - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Cordoba - Walking Tour of the Mezquita & Cordoba City with Local Guide
  • Andalucia - Olive Oil Mill Visit & Tasting
  • Granada – Alhambra Alcazaba and Generalife Gardens Tour
  • Lake Albufera - Boat Tour & Barraca Visit
  • Valencia - Paella Lunch
  • Barcelona - Walking Tour with Local Guide
  • Dinner in Restaurant - Barcelona
Add on activities
  • Madrid - Royal Palace - EUR14
  • Madrid - Museo del Prado - EUR15
  • Madrid - Tapas Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Madrid - Abono Paseo del Arte (3 museum combo voucher) - EUR30
  • Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico - EUR6
  • Madrid - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR13
  • Seville - Indias Archive - Free
  • Seville - Cathedral & Giralda Tower - EUR12
  • Valencia - Sagunto Castle - Free
  • Barcelona - Museum of City History - EUR7
  • Barcelona - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Barcelona - National Art Museum of Catalonia - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Tapas Tour in El Raval Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Barcelona - Casa Batllo (advance booking required) - EUR29
  • Barcelona - Old Santa Creu Hospital - EUR16
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - Guell Palace - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Barcelona Cathedral - EUR11

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. There are a limited number of single supplements available per trip departure. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. On the September 16th departure (ZMPS240916), the Alhambra by night visit will take place on the evening of Day 6, as opposed to Day 7 as described in the itinerary.
4. On the November 27th and December 11th departures (ZMPS241127 and ZMPS241211) the Alhambra by night visit is not available. Instead, on day 7 you will visit both the palace and the gardens during the day.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Kathryn · Traveled June 2024
Highly reccomend this tour. It really gave us an excellent overview of Spain- its culture and environment. We were lucky to have Daniel as our guide who really developed an individual approach to this itinerary.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2024

Sharon · Traveled May 2024
Premium Southern Spain was an amazing trip thanks to our guide Sergi. We had a very enjoyable time exploring Southern Spain.
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024

Jonathan · Traveled May 2024
Review submitted 06 Jun 2024

MICHAEL · Traveled May 2024
Our Spain trip has been amazing,small group certainly has its advantages, Ana our tour guide,such and amazing young lady,so was funny ,knowledgeable, and so organised thankyou Mike and Kaz
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Karol · Traveled April 2024
This was my second Intrepid trip. I was expecting to have gained more overall general knowledge about Spain than I did so as such was a little disappointed. The tours by the local guides however, were excellent and very informative.
Review submitted 11 May 2024
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