Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia - 11 Days

Barcelona, Madrid & Andalusia

Splendors of Spain

Experience the highlights of Spain with stops in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Seville and Malaga. Enjoy high-speed trains and sightseeing tours in all five beautiful cities!

Unique Explorations

  • Come face-to-face with some of the most amazing architecture in the world. See the famous masterpieces of Antoni Gaudí and many others.
  • Indulge in authentic Spanish cuisine! Be sure to try tapas, Gazpacho, Paella, and more traditional favorites.
  • Thrill-seekers can walk across Malaga’s Caminito del Rey, the world’s most dangerous footpath.
  • Experience the differences in local culture as you travel to 5 diverse cities.
  • See a traditional Flamenco show or bullfight!

Set out to Spain and make everyone back home jealous! This vacation will have you hopping from city to city, seeing the country’s most iconic landmarks and outstanding natural beauty. Make the most of each destination and take advantage of your included guided tours! Begin your journey in Barcelona and see the intricate architecture of the legendary Antoni Gaudi. See Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and his other masterpieces up-close!

Next, take the train to seaside Valencia. Stroll through this gorgeous, artistic city and stop in Mercado Central for some tasty treats! After seeing Valencia, hop aboard the train to Madrid. Walk through the Plaza Mayor, spend the afternoon in Buen Retiro Park, and visit the “Golden Triangle of Art.” When in Madrid, be sure to see a bullfight or a Flamenco show!

Next stop, Seville. Visit the Alcazar of Seville, the Plaza de Espana, and beautiful  Maria Luisa Park. Seville is foodie-central, so be sure to try Paella, Gazpacho, Churros con Chocolate, and other traditional Spanish favorites! Lastly, your journey will conclude in the stunning city of Malaga. Take in gorgeous views of the bright blue Alboran Sea, visit amazing monuments and cathedrals, and soak up the vibrant culture of Spain.

PRICES FROM: $3,076*PER PERSON

*Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers departing from
Atlanta. Includes air, airport taxes, hotel, transfers, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers. Sceptre

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Day 1
Welcome to Barcelona!

Arrive in the bright, bustling city of Barcelona! Enjoy a private transfer from the airport to your first luxurious hotel, then explore the city at your leisure. You might want to stroll through colorful Park Guell or the charming Gothic Quarter.

On your first night, treat yourself to a delicious meal of authentic paella!

Transfer to Barcelona hotel

Check In – Hotel Tryp Apolo

BARCELONA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Chill out in style at our Barcelona hotel, where you can choose a sleek guest room, fitness room or spacious family suite. Seize the day with a premium breakfast buffet before heading to the beach or city. Revitalize with a cocktail in our lounge, then savor local flavors in our restaurant or order room service any time of day or night. To help you get work done, we offer a business center and Wi-Fi Internet access. Get the inside scoop on all the must-see spots from our dedicated staff.

Day 2
Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast, grab your camera, and get ready for your included half-day guided tour of Barcelona! Come face-to-face with the city’s most iconic sights, such as Via Layetana, the Cathedral, Plaza Sant Jaume, the Olympic Village, and much more. Take in the stunning views from Montjuic and the port, from the highest mirador (gazebo) in the city.

After the tour, spend the afternoon making sure you’ve seen everything in Barcelona that you’d hoped to. Be sure to check out all of Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces, such as La Rambla, Sagrada Familia, and Casa Mila.

Barcelona Classic City Highlights

See the very best of Barcelona on this half-day guided tour that takes you to such landmark sites as Via Layetana, the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter and Plaza Sant Jaume, as well through the Port and Olympic Village, and Barcelona’s most famous beach – La Barceloneta.

From there you’ll visit Montjuic for its amazing and commanding views of the city and the port from the highest mirador (or gazebo) in the city. You will tour the Olympic Stadium and Sant Jordi Palace, and will experience Barcelona’s Spanish Village, with 117 buildings typical of all regions of Spain, including restaurants, shops and craft workshops.

Day 3
Barcelona - Valencia

Enjoy a scenic train ride to Valencia today! Upon arrival, settle into your hotel, then spend the afternoon leisurely getting to know the city. Stroll through the streets of this artistic city and gawk at its amazing architecture. Consider stopping into the Mercado Central and grabbing a bite to eat!

Train to Valencia!

Check In – Silken Puerta Valencia

VALENCIA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Relax in this contemporary hotel that combines design, functionality, and comfort to create a warm, welcoming environment. As soon as you walk through the doors of the Silken Puerta Valencia, notice its chic decor that pairs rich colors with modern furnishings. Settle into your luxurious room, take a nap on your large bed, and use the hotel’s free WiFi to get in touch with family and friends. When it’s time to explore the city, ask the friendly hotel staff about renting a bike!

Treat yourself to a delicious meal at the Restaurante Puerta Valencia. Unwind with a glass of wine and enjoy authentic Spanish cuisine in this elegant space. If you’re looking for something a bit more casual, grab a salad or sandwich at the modern Cafeteria. In the morning, recharge with some fresh juice, warm pastries, and savory dishes at the hotel’s bountiful breakfast buffet.

Day 4
Valencia

Today, use your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and see every nook and cranny of the city. Be sure to “hop off” whenever something sparks your interest!

Be on the lookout for Plaza de la Virgen, the Church of San Nicolas, the Palacio del Marques de Dos Aguas, and the Valencia Cathedral. Take some time to stroll through the historic, charming streets of Casco Antiguo!

Valencia City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24-hour pass)

Discover Valencia on our Valencia Tourist Bus with its two routes:

the historical route, where you can learn about the city’s development from its foundation up to the present day

the maritime route, which will take you to the Juan Carlos I Royal Marina, the City of Arts and Sciences and the beaches.

You can get on and off the bus and change route as many times as you’d like!

Day 5
Valencia - Madrid

Take a ride on Spain’s high-speed rail from Valencia to Madrid. As the train slows and pulls into Madrid, look around at all the colorful culture and intricate architecture!

Spend the rest of the evening at your leisure. Stroll through the extraordinary Buen Retiro Park, then head to Plaza Mayor and treat yourself to dinner at a quaint cafe in the area.

Train to Madrid!

Check In – TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel

MADRID, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

Escape to this relaxing retreat nestled right in the center of Madrid’s Arts District. In just steps, find yourself in front of the city’s most famous museums and iconic landmarks! This former 20th century palace retains its original architectural detail and beauty, with a warm ambiance and modern style. Its 149 guestrooms boast tons of space and natural light, soundproofed walls, and the latest technology.

Cozy up in your quiet room and use the hotel’s free WiFi to send photos to friends and family. Crave a midnight snack? Not to worry. Room service is always just a quick call away. Catch up on some TV, sprawl out in your large bed, and treat yourself to a bountiful breakfast buffet in the morning.

Day 6
Madrid

Enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, then embark on your included city tour that will take you to the most popular sights in Madrid. Experience the elegant Plaza de Oriente, the Plaza de Espana, the Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala, the Bullring, and much more!

After this panoramic overview of the city’s highlights, enjoy a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace. Spend your last night in Madrid sampling some tasty tapas!

Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace – Half Day Tour

This comprehensive city tour will showcase some of the city’s most popular and interesting sites! Stops include Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de Espana, Mayor Street, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno, Atocha, Puerta de Alcala y Calle Alcala, the memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium and Plaza Colon, where you’ll see grand avenues that lead to the four towers that have given a new look to Madrid’s skyline.

After your panoramic visit of the city of Madrid, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace, a beautiful exponent of the 18th century, and one of the best preserved palaces in all of Europe.

Day 7
Madrid - Seville

Hop aboard the train to stunning Seville. After you settle into your comfortable hotel, get exploring! Take a walk through the beautiful Maria Luisa Park, then relax in Plaza de Espana.

Seville is known for being a culinary haven, so be sure to try its renowned dishes such as Gazpacho, jamón Iberico de Bellota, and pavías de pescado

Train to Seville!

Check In – Hotel Melia Lebreros

SEVILLE, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

In addition to an outdoor pool, Melia Lebreros provides a 24-hour fitness center and a seasonal outdoor pool. The hotel offers a coffee shop/cafe. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel’s bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

Day 8
Seville

Wake up, recharge during breakfast, then enjoy a tour of the most iconic monuments of Seville. See the University, the Old Tobacco Factory, the setting of Bizet’s opera Carmen, and more! Conclude your tour with a pleasant river cruise, a truly unique way to experience this beautiful city.

Seville City Tour & River Cruise

Enjoy a guided tour of the most emblematic monuments of Seville: the University, the Old Tobacco Factory, and the setting of Bizet’s opera Carmen. You will then see the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, followed by the famous building known as the Queen’s Sewing Box, “El Costurero de la Reina,” San Telmo Palace and the Triana neighborhood.

Then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets, which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables.

Finally your tour concludes with a lovely river cruise, offering a completely different vantage point from which to observe this beautiful city. On board we can see first-hand the untouched sides of the Golden Tower, the famous Calle Betis, the Bullring and Triana Bridge – the oldest in the city, designed by none other than Gustav Eiffel.

Day 9
Seville - Malaga

Enjoy your last Spanish train ride to magnificent Malaga. After settling into your accommodation, take a relaxing stroll along the gorgeous Puerto de Malaga. Walk around, unwind with a drink, and treat yourself to a delicious, authentic meal at one of the area’s many restaurants.

Train to Malaga!

Check In – Hotel Silken Puerta de Malaga

MALAGA, SPAIN 4 out of 5 stars

The Silken Puerta Malaga reflects the light and beauty of the Mediterranean to offer a warm and comfortable refuge. Enjoy the beautiful city of Malaga and this hotel’s modern architecture and decoration. It has 141 rooms, including 5 suites with terraces, space for weddings, banquets, conferences or meetings, coffee shop, restaurant and lobby bar.

Day 10
Malaga

Spend your last full day in Spain experiencing the beauty of Malaga. Take advantage of your hop-on/hop-off bus pass and see this seaside city front to back! Feel free to “hop off” whenever a sight strikes you. Be sure to spend time in Alcazaba, Malaga Park, Plaza de la Constitucion, and Malaga Cathedral.

Experience true Spanish culture at the Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then end your day with an unforgettable view of Malaga from Castillo de Gibralfaro.

Malaga City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Bus Tour (24 Hours)

Discover the highligts of Malaga while aboard an open-top double-decker bus! Explore the birthplace of Picasso and discover a city rich in history and culture, as you make your way through Malaga’s picturesque streets pretty streets, leafy boulevards and lush gardens.

Find out why the City’s Cathedral is called ‘La Manquita’ – the one armed lady! Hear all about the old palace fortress and its 2 rings of walls – and of course you can’t miss the Picasso Museum!

With your 24-hour ticket you can hop on and off at your leisure at stops conveniently located along the route. Hop off at The Teatro Romano, which is the result of excavation work and re-construction work of an ancient structure. The amphitheater itself has not been used since the 3rd century, and the Moors used some of the stones to build their fortification, the Alcazaba.

Wander around the Museo Picasso and learn of the great artist’s life, punctuated by his notes and sketches, right through to his great paintings and ceramics. Hop off at the Plaza de Toros, Malaga’s bull ring, or travel south to Malaga Beach which was artificially made in the late 1800s using sand from the Sahara Desert.

Hop off and take a look round Mercado de las Flores, a popular flower market in the city, or wile away the hours in La Concepcion – Jardin Botanico-Historico, a delightful 19th century garden full of exotic flowers and ancient Roman statues.

Day 11
Depart Spain

Squeeze all of your souvenirs into your luggage and meet your private transfer to the airport. Spend your flight scrolling through pictures and dreaming about your next adventure. Until next time, Spain.

Transfer to Barcelona airport (BCN)

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Barcelona (BCN), out of Malaga (AGP)
  • Private round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodations in hotels listed, or similar:
  • 2 nights in Barcelona at Hotel Tryp Apolo
  • 2 nights in Valencia at Hotel Silken Puerta Valencia
  • 2 nights in Madrid at Hotel Tryp Atocha
  • 2 nights in Seville at Hotel Melia Lebreros
  • 2 nights in Malaga at Hotel Silken Puerta Malaga
  • Barcelona Highlights Sightseeing & Walking Tour (half-day)
  • Valencia City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24-hour pass)
  • Madrid Sightseeing Tour with Royal Palace (half-day)
  • Seville Sightseeing Tour with River Cruise
  • Malaga City Sightseeing Hop-on/Hop-off Tour (24-hour pass)
  • Train from Barcelona to Valencia (standard class)
  • High-speed train from Valencia to Madrid (standard class)
  • High-speed train from Madrid to Seville (standard class)
  • Train from Seville to Malaga (standard class)
  • Daily breakfast

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