Classic Spain

22 Days | Admire Spain on a tour via Madrid, Barcelona and San Sebastian.

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Visit Spain's star attractions on a classic tour through its heart. Starting in Madrid, let your imagination unfold on a journey through this beautiful country oozing with charm, and visit the people and cities that reflect Spain's fascinating history and culture. Tour through Cordoba, Valencia, Barcelona and San Sebastian as you experience a fiery flamenco performance, follow your tastebuds to a tapas bar, admire unique architectural triumphs, worship the sun at the beach and sip some of the best red wine in the world. This 22-day adventure through Classic Spain is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.

Trip overview

Map of Classic Spain including Spain
Start
Madrid, Spain
Finish
Madrid, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMSBC
This trip generates 25.31 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • It's a pretty special thing to chill out on a beach in Andalusian Spain, knowing North Africa is just across the water. Explore the scenic Costa de la Luz and kick back with some tapas and sangria in Tarifa.
  • Witness a spectacular Spanish sunset on a beach in Valencia, while feasting on a bowl of some of the world's best paella.
  • The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona pulses with culture, art and an outstanding drinking and dining scene. Discover the eccentric architecture of Gaudi who made Barcelona his artistic playground – the unfinished masterpiece of La Sagrada Familia is particularly mind-blowing.
  • Logrono is bursting with delicious local produce and wine, just waiting to be enjoyed on an included tapas crawl. Delicioso!
  • Take a long siesta on the golden beaches of San Sebastian, one of Spain's most scenic coastal destinations. As the sun goes down, join the crowds as they come out to play among the city's exciting nightlife.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip covers a lot of ground and the majority of travel is done by trains and public buses. It's a good time to sit back, relax and let the scenery roll past your window. Please read the Itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • We recommend packing light and smart for this trip as you'll be required to carry your own luggage between train stations and hotels, which can include going up and down multiple flights of stairs, and across cobblestones. Train stations often don’t have lifts available.
  • Summer temperatures can be extreme in this region (over 40C/104F). It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Many hotels in Europe have fans, not air conditioning. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together.

Itinerary

Map of Classic Spain including Spain

Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 1 lunch

Transport

Train, Public bus, Metro, Bicycle, Taxi, Cable car

Accommodation

Hotel (17 nights), Hostal/Guest house (4 nights)

Activities
  • Granada - Guided Visit to Alhambra Palace & Gardens
  • Ronda - Los Molinos (Windmill Valley) Hike
  • Seville - Evening Flamenco Performance
  • Cordoba - Mezquita (Mosque-Cathedral) Visit
  • Valencia - City Cycling Tour
  • Valencia - Picnic
  • Barcelona - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia Cathedral visit
  • Pamplona - Leader led walk
  • San Sebastian - Monte Igueldo Funicular (Igeldo Funikularra)
  • Logrono - Txikiteo of Pintxos (Tapas Crawl)
  • Logrono - Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
Add on activities
  • Madrid - Museo del Prado - EUR15
  • Madrid - Museo Reina Sofia - EUR10
  • Madrid - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR13
  • Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico - EUR6
  • Madrid - Royal Palace - EUR14
  • Madrid - Museo Taurino - EUR15
  • Madrid - Tapas Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Granada - Mirador de San Nicolas - Free
  • Granada - Catedral de Granada - EUR6
  • Granada - Science Park Planetarium - EUR2
  • Granada - Science Park - EUR7
  • Granada - Capilla Real - EUR6
  • Ronda - Santa Maria la Mayor Church - EUR4
  • Ronda - Bandits Museum - EUR4
  • Morocco - Day Trip from Tarifa - EUR66
  • Tarifa - Whale Watching - EUR35
  • Gibraltar - Day Trip from Tarifa - EUR48
  • Tarifa - Castle - EUR4
  • Seville - Andalusian Contemporary Art Centre - EUR3
  • Seville - Casa de Pilatos - EUR10
  • Seville - Indias Archive - Free
  • Seville - Santa Paula Convent - EUR3
  • Seville - Torre del Oro - EUR3
  • Seville - Archaeological Museum - EUR3
  • Seville - Cathedral & Giralda Tower - EUR12
  • Seville - Museum of Fine Arts - EUR2
  • Seville - Museum of Art & Popular Customs - EUR2
  • Cordoba - Palacio Museo de Viana - EUR8
  • Cordoba - Torre de la Calahorra - EUR5
  • Cordoba - Museo Vivo de Al-Andalus - EUR6
  • Cordoba - Casa de las Cabezas - EUR5
  • Cordoba - Tablao el Cardenal - EUR23
  • Cordoba - Museum of the Inquisition - EUR3
  • Valencia - Fallas Museum - EUR2
  • Valencia - Gonzalez Marti Museum - EUR3
  • Valencia - Miguelete Tower - EUR2
  • Valencia - Principe Felipe Science Museum - EUR9
  • Valencia - The Silk Exchange - EUR2
  • Valencia - Valencian Institute of Modern Art - EUR6
  • Valencia - Museum of Fine Arts - Free
  • Barcelona - National Art Museum of Catalonia - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Tapas Tour in El Raval Urban Adventure - EUR99
  • Barcelona - Old Santa Creu Hospital - EUR16
  • Barcelona - Picasso Museum - EUR14
  • Barcelona - Barcelona Cathedral - EUR11
  • Barcelona - Museum of City History - EUR7
  • Barcelona - Ethnological and World Cultures - EUR5
  • Barcelona - Museum of Gaudi - EUR6
  • Barcelona - Guell Palace - EUR12
  • Barcelona - Casa Batllo (advance booking required) - EUR29
  • Pamplona - Gothic Cathedral - EUR5
  • Pamplona - Ciudadella Fortress - Free
  • Pamplona - Taconera Park - Free
  • San Sebastian - Catedral del Buen Pastor - Free
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum - EUR16
  • San Sebastian - San Telmo Museum - EUR6
  • San Sebastian - Catamaran Boat Trip - EUR10
  • Logrono - Museo de la Rioja - Free
  • Logrono - San Bartolome Church - Free
  • Logrono - Cathedral - Free

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 19 and 20 (Hostal) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Please provide your full name and passport details at the time of booking so that we can secure Alhambra entrance tickets for you. Fees may apply for adding or amending details within 60 days of departure. In some cases, without these details, we may not be able to obtain entrance tickets for you.

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3 out of 5 based on 1 reviews submitted.
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Deborah · Traveled April 2023
History of Spain is extensive, food in the north way more varied and delicious than the south. Hotels used better than I expected and easy to travel around on buses and trains. Great way to see the country
Review submitted 31 May 2023
Classic Spain
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EUR €4,160