9 or 12 days
Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona, with extension to Lisbon
During the Age of Discovery Spanish inventors and explorers helped build the bridge between the Old World and New, and moved society from the Middle Ages to the Modern era. Today, Spain continues on a path of discovery as it looks towards science, technology and innovation to revitalize the European Union economy and provide a prosperous and harmonious future to the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Spain

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Puerto del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Madrid Planetarium

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to the 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.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid Flamenco Evening

    Madrid Flamenco Evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the 2-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Valencia

    Travel by AVE train to Valencia

  • Day 5: Valencia

    Visit City of Arts and Sciences

    • Aquarium
    • Science Museum Príncipe Felipe

    Take a tour of Valencia

  • Day 6: Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona

    Visit the Museum of Ideas and Inventions

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas
  • Day 7: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Participate in a molecular gastronomy workshop

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Participate in the Leadership and Innovation Summit

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 1: Fly Overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Lisbon

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon

  • Day 3: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Torre de Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Castelo de São Jorge

    Visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    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 two-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Mérida • Madrid

    Travel to Mérida

    Visit the Roman Theatre

    Continue to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

    (Continue with regular tour on day 3.)

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

  • Day 2: Madrid

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

  • Day 3: Madrid

    Take a guided tour of Madrid

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Puerto del Sol
    • Plaza Mayor
    • Plaza de Oriente

    Visit the Madrid Planetarium

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Toledo

    Toledo

    This guided half-day optional excursion takes you to the 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.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Madrid Flamenco Evening

    Madrid Flamenco Evening

    Born of Indian, Moorish, Arabian and gypsy influences, flamenco is a passionate display of dramatic poses and colourful costumes, accompanied by song and guitar. Feel the beat as you experience a fiery taste of the soul of Spain. A beverage is included during the 2-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Madrid • Valencia

    Travel by AVE train to Valencia

  • Day 5: Valencia

    Visit City of Arts and Sciences

    • Aquarium
    • Science Museum Príncipe Felipe

    Take a tour of Valencia

  • Day 6: Barcelona

    Travel to Barcelona

    Visit the Museum of Ideas and Inventions

    Take a walking tour of Barcelona

    With your tour director you will see:
    • Las Ramblas
  • Day 7: Barcelona

    Take a guided tour of Barcelona

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • La Sagrada Familia
    • Montjuïc Hill
    • Barrio Gótico
    • Barcelona Cathedral

    Visit Parque Güell

    Participate in a molecular gastronomy workshop

  • Day 8: Barcelona

    Participate in the Leadership and Innovation Summit

  • Day 9: Depart for home

Add 3 more days

  • Day 1: Fly Overnight to Portugal

  • Day 2: Lisbon

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Take a walking tour of Lisbon

  • Day 3: Lisbon

    Take a guided tour of Lisbon

    With your expert local guide you will see:
    • Torre de Belém
    • Padrão dos Descobrimentos

    Visit the Castelo de São Jorge

    Visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    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 two-hour performance.

  • Day 4: Mérida • Madrid

    Travel to Mérida

    Visit the Roman Theatre

    Continue to Madrid

    Take a walking tour of Madrid

    Visit the Prado

    (Continue with regular tour on day 3.)

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Barcelona Leadership & Innovation Summit: Discover the Cities of Arts & Sciences
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    Prado; Madrid Planetarium; City of Arts and Sciences, including Aquarium and Science Museum Príncipe Felipe; Museum of Ideas and Inventions; Parque Güell; Molecular gastronomy class; With extension: Roman Theatre; Castelo de São Jorge; Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

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