Spain's Classics

Spain's Classics

Start: Spain Finish: Spain

Visiting: Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: 3

Tour code: 14083

Tour operator: Collette, Inc.


From: $3199

Tour Overview

Embark on a Spanish adventure as you take in medieval architecture, idyllic landscapes and delectable cuisine. Explore the wonders of the Prado Museum, one of Europe’s greatest museums. See the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace. Become part of an authentic “paella experience.” View Antonio Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Explore Spain's priceless treasures of art, history and culture set against a backdrop of sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges.

Highlights

  • iconSavor Spanish wines with every included dinner.
  • iconSavor a "paella experience" including a paella-making demonstration and lunch.
  • iconExplore Madrid's Prado Museum to view masterpieces by Velazquez, Goya and others.
  • iconIn Cordoba, take a walking tour of the Mezquita, a religious marvel.
  • iconVisit Antonio Gaudi’s final masterpiece, the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia.
  • iconTake a bite of the local culture at a light tapas lunch.
  • iconStep back in time in Toledo, the former capital of the Spanish Empire.
  • iconVisit the Alhambra, a stunning example of Islamic architecture.
  • iconFeel the energy of Spain at a flamenco performance in Seville.

Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Overnight Flight

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Riu Plaza Espana

You are on your way to a colorful and cultural adventure featuring the best of Spain.

icon Day 2 : Madrid, Spain - Tour Begins

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Riu Plaza Espana

Meals: Dinner

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s lively capital and largest city. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers and enjoy a welcome dinner.

icon Day 3 : Madrid

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: Riu Plaza Espana

Meals: Breakfast

During a locally guided panoramic tour of Madrid’s historic center, see iconic sites such as the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor, where events have been held since the 17th century. Join a local expert to explore the priceless masterpieces of the Prado Museum, which opened in 1819 and boasts the world's finest collection of art by masters such as Velazquez and Goya.

icon Day 4 : Madrid - Toledo - Madrid

Location: Madrid

Accommodation: NH Sevilla Plaza de Armas

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Toledo (UNESCO), the capital of medieval Spain until 1560. Embark on a comprehensive tour, highlighting the magnificent Gothic cathedral. Then, it’s your choice! Visit the Church of Santo Tome and view El Greco’s masterpiece painting, The Burial of Count Orgaz -OR- explore the Santa Maria la Blanca museum, located in a former synagogue recognized as the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe.

icon Day 6 : Seville

Location: Seville

Accommodation: Barcelo Carmen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Decide how you see Seville because it’s your choice! Walk the Santa Cruz Quarter with an expert guide, admiring the orange trees and white-washed houses before continuing to the Plaza de España -OR- see the city from a different perspective with a boat ride on the Guadalquivir River, drifting by timeworn bridges and towers. Later, visit the Seville Cathedral (UNESCO) – the largest gothic church in the world – and see Columbus’ tomb and the Giralda Bell Tower. End the afternoon with a light tapas lunch, overlooking the cathedral. This evening, enjoy an authentic flamenco show (UNESCO) featuring Seville's top performers.

icon Day 7 : Seville - Granada

Location: Seville

Accommodation: SH Valencia Palace

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Travel to Granada, the last great capital of the Moors in Spain before it fell to the Catholic monarchs in 1492. Upon arrival, join a local expert for a tour of the world-famous Alhambra* (UNESCO), a stone fortress overlooking the entire city and serving as a mesmerizing example of Islamic architecture.

icon Day 8 : Granada - Valencia

Location: Granada

Accommodation: SH Valencia Palace

Meals: Breakfast

Travel through Spain's amazing landscape on your way to the Mediterranean coast. Pass by rolling hills dotted with picturesque olive groves before arriving in the city of Valencia. A treasure trove of Roman and Arabic architecture, Valencia is surrounded by citrus groves.

icon Day 9 : Valencia - Albufera - Valencia

Location: Valencia

Accommodation: NH Collection Barcelona Podium

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

On a panoramic tour of Valencia, see the City of Arts and Sciences – an ultramodern educational institution. Explore the city’s old town on foot, discovering the history with a local expert. View the ornate towers before wandering through the bustling central market, where you’ll shop side-by-side with the locals. Enjoy time on your own to explore as you wish. Travel to Albufera, the area where paella first originated. Enjoy a boat ride on the canals surrounding the rice field plantations. Visit a traditional fisherman’s home, known as a barraca, and enjoy a paella-making demonstration and an authentic paella lunch.

icon Day 10 : Valencia - Barcelona

Location: Valencia

Accommodation: NH Collection Barcelona Podium

Meals: Breakfast

Travel to Barcelona, one of Europe’s most beautiful and exciting cities. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Barcelona’s fascinating boulevards including the famous Las Ramblas, dotted with colorful bird and flower stalls.

icon Day 11 : Barcelona

Location: Barcelona

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a panoramic tour of Barcelona, showcasing the Columbus Monument, Parc de Montjuic, and Antoni Gaudi’s Batllo House and Casa Mila building (UNESCO). A local expert will accompany you on a visit to the awe-inspiring La Sagrada Familia** (UNESCO), considered to be the most famous of Gaudi’s works. Work on the basilica began in 1882, and it is scheduled to be completed in 2026 on the 100th anniversary of the architect’s death. As the day draws to a close, enjoy a farewell dinner celebrating the end of your trip to Spain.

icon Day 12 : Barcelona - Tour Ends

Location: Barcelona

Meals: Breakfast

Return home with memories of a beautiful land and a diverse cultural heritage or begin your Costa Brava post-trip extension.

Experiences

  • Feel the energy of Spain at a flamenco performance in Seville.
  • In Cordoba, take a walking tour of the Mezquita, a religious marvel.
  • Step back in time in Toledo, the former capital of the Spanish Empire.

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