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

4.6 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Walk in the footsteps of Gaudi and Picasso, taste fine wines and tapas, and witness the white-washed villages that bring Spain to life. This comprehensive Premium journey from Madrid to Barcelona is a delight for the senses – see flamenco in Seville, taste paella in Valencia, feel the history of the Alhambra in Granada and discover the hidden corners of Cordoba. Let Spain’s eclectic architecture, revered cuisine and vibrant soul enchant you.

Trip overview

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Start
Madrid, Spain
Finish
Barcelona, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPS
This trip generates 23.6 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. Visit the island of El Palmar and discover its typical 'barraca' houses.
  • Spend two nights in a converted 18th-century mansion for your Feature Stay in Seville. From antique furnishings to first-class service and an unbeatable location, this family-run hotel is sure to delight.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Casa Caridad. Donations help them provide basic needs such as food and shelter for people in need in Valencia.

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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

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Inclusions

Meals

10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, High-speed train

Accommodation

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
Activities
  • Complimentary Airport 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 - EUR11
  • Madrid - Museo del Prado - EUR15
  • Madrid - Tapas Urban Adventure - EUR82
  • Madrid - Abono Paseo del Arte (3 museum combo voucher) - EUR30
  • Madrid - Real Jardín Botánico - EUR6
  • Madrid - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - EUR12
  • Seville - Indias Archive - Free
  • Seville - Cathedral & Giralda Tower - EUR10
  • Valencia - Sagunto Castle - Free
  • Valencia - Treats & Tastes of Valencia Urban Adventure - EUR55
  • Valencia - Street Art in Old Valencia Urban Adventure - EUR35
  • 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 - EUR70
  • 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. 

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Reviews

4.6 out of 5 based on 29 reviews submitted.
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Linda · Traveled October 2023
This trip gives an awesome exposure to the Spanish history and key cultural places in Andalucia over the 10 days. Coupled with an excellent tour guide and specialist guides at specific locations, we came away with a great understanding and had a lot of fun doing it.
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

Robert · Traveled October 2023
This Intrepid Tour was great. Small group size made the trip worthwhile. Our TOUR GUIDE was outstanding. Will definitely book a tour with Intrepid in the future.
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Colette · Traveled October 2023
Excellent tour with wonderful tour guide. Intrepid do look after their clients
Review submitted 18 Oct 2023

Penelope · Traveled September 2023
The Premium Spain tour was a great way to get an overview of southern Spain. We had a small group of only 10, which was good, and our tour leader Lilian was very organised and helpful. We visited many fascinating places.
Review submitted 18 Oct 2023

Gaylene · Traveled September 2023
As someone who has travelled a lot, I was initially hesitant to go with a tour group. However, Intrepid came highly recommended and it certainly lived up to its reputation. The tour ticked off so many of my bucket list dreams, as well as surprising me with amazing memories of places and activities I had never really thought about. Our group was fun and a lot of credit has to go to our leader, Maria. She was patient, helpful, fun and knowledgeable. She really helped make the whole trip outstanding. Thanks Intrepid! I’ll be back!
Review submitted 16 Oct 2023
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