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20 Days | Embrace the diversity of Spain's cultural and culinary traditions

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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 Santiago de Compostela is a delight for the senses – see flamenco in Seville, taste paella in Valencia, feel the history of the Alhambra in Granada, visit the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and dine with locals at an exclusive gastronomic society. Let Spain’s eclectic architecture, revered cuisine and vibrant soul enchant you as you travel from Andalucia's sparkling villages in the South to the Basque country's mountainous landscapes of the North, hitting cultural hot spots and vibrant cities along the way.

Trip overview

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Start
Madrid, Spain
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain
Physical rating
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Style
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Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPSD
This trip generates 25 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 – sample olive oil at a family-run farm in Andalucia, try delicious marzipan in Toledo, and enjoy dinner at an exclusive gastronomic society in San Sebastian.
  • 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.
  • Spend two nights each in two historic Feature Stay hotels in Seville and La Rioja. From antique furnishings to first-class service and unbeatable locations, these beautiful properties are sure to delight.
  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an eye catching work of art in itself that was designed by Frank Gehry and holds a world-famous collection of contemporary art works.
  • 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

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Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 10 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, High-speed train

Accommodation

Hotel (15 nights), Feature stay (4 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 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
  • Barcelona - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Barcelona - Welcome Meeting
  • Barcelona - Welcome Dinner
  • Zaragoza - Town Visit
  • La Guardia - Village Visit
  • La Rioja - Winery Visit with Tasting
  • Pamplona - Orientation Walk
  • San Sebastian - Walking Tour
  • San Sebastian - Gastronomical Society Dinner
  • Bilbao - Orientation Walk
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum admission
  • Oviedo - Walking Tour with Cathedral
  • Galician Coast Stop
  • Santiago de Compostela - Camino Walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Farewell Dinner
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

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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. Due to the closure of the Alhambra on Oct 4-6 2023, ZMPSD230930 will visit the Alhambra on the morning of Day 8, rather than the evening of Day 7.

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TADEUSZ · Traveled May 2023
It is not a review but a suggestion. In my opinion a greater care should be made with booking some good restaurants, in particular for dinners. Of course some people would not use this opprtunity, but on several occasions I have been forced to eat in substandard places. Pity !
Review submitted 12 Jun 2023
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