8 or 10 days
Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid, with extension to Lisbon
Barcelona is the proud capital of Catalonia, a region with its own distinct voice and culture. All over the city you’ll discover the amazingly unique architectural style of Antoni Gaudí. In Madrid, experience more of Spain’s artistic side, from the hand-clapping and emotive singing of the flamenco to the priceless masterpieces on the walls of the Prado Museum.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Park Güell 

    Guided visit of Park Güell

    Guided tour of la Sagrada Família

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Zaragoza • Madrid

    Transfer via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 6: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Enjoy an authentic Spanish lunch

    Take a flamenco dance lesson

    See a flamenco show

  • Day 7: Madrid

    Visit the Prado

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Free time in Merida

    Visit the Mérida Roman Ruins

    Tour Mérida with an expert local guide

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Photo stop overlooking Lisbon's red-tiled roofs

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as Fado during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Barcelona

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Las Ramblas

  • Day 3: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Park Güell 

    Guided visit of Park Güell

    Guided tour of la Sagrada Família

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Barcelona by bike

    Barcelona by bike

    Feel the warm Mediterranean air breeze by as you explore Barcelona on a guided bicycle tour. This bicycle-friendly city has more than 75 miles of lanes for cyclists, providing a safe, fun, and fast way to gain a deeper understanding of Barcelona’s richly diverse streets and neighborhoods. Stop along the way to learn historical details about the city’s famous sites before pedaling on to your next destination.

  • Day 4: Barcelona

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Gothic Quarter
    • Barcelona Cathedral
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Montserrat

    Montserrat

    Journey northwest of Barcelona on a half-day excursion to Montserrat. Its mountain setting provides a dramatic backdrop for the 9th-century monastery whose basilica houses the Black Virgin Mary of Montserrat. Legend has it that Benedictine monks could not move the statue to construct their monastery, so instead they built around it. You may even hear the renowned boys choir during your visit.

  • Day 5: Barcelona • Zaragoza • Madrid

    Transfer via Zaragoza

    Visit Basílica del Pilar

  • Day 6: Madrid

    Tour Madrid with an expert local guide

    Visit the Royal Palace

    Enjoy an authentic Spanish lunch

    Take a flamenco dance lesson

    See a flamenco show

  • Day 7: Madrid

    Visit the Prado

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    With your Tour Director you will see:

    • Puerta del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Market of San Miguel
    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to Toledo, the “city of the three cultures.” Explore its diverse artistic and cultural legacy on a panoramic drive around the city, stopping at the iconic cathedral and the famed Church of Santo Tomé. Note: Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.

  • Day 8: Depart for home

Add 2 more days

  • Day 8: Madrid • Mérida • Lisbon

    Free time in Merida

    Visit the Mérida Roman Ruins

    Tour Mérida with an expert local guide

  • Day 9: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Tower of Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Jerónimos Monastery

    Photo stop overlooking Lisbon's red-tiled roofs

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon 

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Lisbon Fado Evening

    Enjoy a performance of traditional music known as Fado during this memorable evening excursion. Talented performers present a program of centuries-old ballad-like songs that tell stories of the hardships of everyday life. A beverage is included in this one-hour performance.

  • Day 10: Depart for home

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Wonderful trip

Great experience, amazing tour guide, beautiful cities...all of this combined with good and funny friends, make a wonderful vacation. Highly recommended! ...
Mamamama / Parent
Hendersonville TN / Posted on October 15, 2018

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