A Week In... Spain

7 nights from £2667

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Finish: Madrid, Spain
Duration:7 Nights
Suitable for: 0-99

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Overview

Passionate, picturesque, complex Spain defies description in its wealth of diverse landscapes, cityscapes, cuisines and cultures, ancient and modern... and in just one week... From the startling, whimsical architecture of Gaudí in Barcelona to the Baroque, operatic settings of Seville... the colorful history and seaside beauty of Málaga, Picasso's hometown... medieval Córdoba, rich in stunning architecture and history, once the greatest center of learning in Europe... modern Madrid and the masterpieces of The Prado. Barrios, cathedrals, ornate palaces, vibrant metropolises and sun-kissed, whitewashed villages all wait to share their visual splendors, stories and unexpected treasures.   .......read more
Highlights
  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Journey off the beaten path, from Málaga to Granada in the Sierra Nevada foothills through whitewashed Andalucían villages to Seville
  • On-tour flight from Barcelona to Málaga
  • A private flamenco performance during your two-night stay in a royal palace hotel in Seville
  • A guided tour of Madrid's Museo Nacional del Prado, featuring many masterworks of Spanish art, with a local expert
  • First Class rail travel aboard a high-speed AVE train from Córdoba to Madrid

Itinerary

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Tour begins: 6:00 pm, The One Barcelona, Spain. A transfer from Barcelona Airport or the Barcelona Franca train station is included to your hotel, The One Barcelona, ideally situated minutes by foot from luxurious Passeig de Gracia and landmarks by Antoni Gaudi. Meet the traveling companions who will experience Tauck's one-week Spain vacation with you at a welcome cocktail reception and dinner tonight.

Accommodation Name: The One Barcelona

Meals: Dinner

Location: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is an exceptional city overflowing with history, art and culture. Walk with your local guide along famous Las Ramblas to the Plaça del Pi; explore the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) to get a good look at the 13th-to-15th-century architecture. Drive to seaside Montjuic, site of the 1992 Olympics, and visit la Sagrada Família, the fanciful, unfinished cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudí I Cornet. For lunch, sample local tapas on an included tasting tour through several of Barcelona's iconic tapas restaurants; discover more of the city as you please for the remainder of the day and evening.

Accommodation Name: The One Barcelona

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Granada, Spain

From Barcelona, take an included morning flight to the seaside city of Málaga on the Costa del Sol, hometown of the artist Pablo Picasso. Upon arrival, begin your discoveries with a panoramic tour and walking tour of this historic Andalusian city, one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities on Earth, chronicling some 3,000 years of civilization. After time for lunch as you please, if you wish, visit the Museo Picasso Málaga – a modern museum opened in 2003, displaying nearly 300 works by native son Picasso, converted from a former 16th-century palace and other historic buildings just a few hundred meters from the artist’s actual birthplace. Continue overland to Granada, a jewel of the Sierra Nevada foothills in southern Spain, where you'll enjoy dinner with wine at your palace hotel tonight.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alhambra Palace

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Seville, Spain

Join us for a guided walking tour of Granada where you'll explore the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors and their legacies including the cities Islamic architecture, historic Arab quarter, and its lively streets packed full of tapas bars, monumental churches, and flamenco clubs. After lunch it's on to Seville via Andalucía, a melting pot of different cultures sometimes referred to as the bridge between two continents; journey through Andalucía's rolling hills and view charming villages with whitewashed houses clinging to the hillsides. Arrive in romantic Seville, where your two-night stay in the heart of the city at the Hotel Alfonso XIII – enjoying a reputation as one of the world's finest hotels – kicks off this evening with a private performance of flamenco dancing followed by dinner.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alfonso XIII

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Seville, Spain

No Spain vacation would be complete without a visit to charming Seville; get your bearings on an orientation tour of this spectacular city dating back nearly 2,000 years. A horse and carriage ride transports you through Maria Luisa Park, before a walking tour of the Barrio de Santa Cruz and the maze of old streets in the former Jewish Quarter. Enjoy a guided tour of Seville Cathedral, the third-largest Roman Catholic church in the world; tour the Cathedral, containing the final resting place of Christopher Columbus and home to the famed Giralda Bell Tower. The remainder of the day is free for you to pursue what interests you most in Seville.

Accommodation Name: Hotel Alfonso XIII

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Córdoba, Spain

A panoramic tour of the charming Moorish-influenced city of Córdoba with your local guide leads to a walking tour through the historic former Jewish Quarter and a visit to the ornate 8th-century La Mezquita, once one of the world's largest mosques, and now a Roman Catholic cathedral. Board the high-speed AVE train and have lunch as you travel in Preferente class to Madrid for a two-night stay in Spain's marvelous capital city, which you'll enjoy as you please this evening.

Accommodation Name: The Westin Palace, Madrid

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Location: Madrid, Spain

Your day in magnificent Madrid kicks off with a guided tour of the famed Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the finest art museums in the world. Later, a city sightseeing tour takes you to highlights including Palacio de Oriente, the ornate Royal Palace built in the 18th century; grand avenues such as Gran Via and Castellana, and El Parque del Buen Retiro. The afternoon is free to explore and have lunch as you please in Madrid. Enjoy typical Castilian entertainment at our farewell cocktail reception and dinner this evening... a fitting finale to your weeklong travels through Spain.

Accommodation Name: The Westin Palace, Madrid

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Madrid, Spain

Tour ends: Madrid. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from The Westin Palace, Madrid to Madrid's Barajas Airport or the Madrid Atocha railway station; allow 3 hours for flight check-in.

Meals: Breakfast

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What's Included

  • TAUCK'S YELLOW ROADS – Journey off the beaten path, from Málaga to Granada in the Sierra Nevada foothills through whitewashed Andalucían villages to Seville
  • On-tour flight from Barcelona to Málaga
  • A private flamenco performance during your two-night stay in a royal palace hotel in Seville
  • A guided tour of Madrid's Museo Nacional del Prado, featuring many masterworks of Spanish art, with a local expert
  • First Class rail travel aboard a high-speed AVE train from Córdoba to Madrid

Reviews

4* A week in Spain
As always, Tauk created a memorable trip. Although the pace was hectic because we visited so many places, our tour guide was sensitive to our needs. Free time interspersed with guided time were well balanced. I suggest NOT visiting Ronda which is insignificant when compared to Seville and Madrid. In Madrid there is so much to see, so little time. Too many to recount. It's a great trip!
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Date: 08-Jun-2015

5* Fun with the grandkids !
Took 3 teenage grandchildren to Spain....many laughs ...good tour group ( not Bridges ) EVERYONE LOVED the Alphonse XIII Hotel in Seville. Excellent Tour Director. Only dislike is the Director's salary not being included in the trip. Had to carry too much cash around all week. This should NOT be an extra !
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Date: 16-Jun-2017

4* Another wonderful experience
Visited and saw what we were hoping to see... the Moorish influence on the southern Spain architecture. There was the incredible tour of Gaudí's Sagrada. The hotel placements and the amenities could not have been better. We were in the center of things everywhere. Barcelona won the European soccer championship and we were there for the celebration. Too many to recount. Start with the food.
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Date: 26-Jun-2015

4* A Week in Spain
I would like to start by offering my highest and most sincere praise for our tour leader. Her knowledge, professionalism, creativity, and concern for the group’s well-being were all second-to-none.
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Date: 25-Jul-2016

5* A ton of beauty squeezed into one short week.
A magnificent itinerary, touching fabulous cities in the greatest comfort and style. We stayed at unusual, beautiful hotels, had great meals and excellent, gracious tour director. What more does one want? City tour of Barcelona, visits to Granada and the Alhambra and the Prado in Madrid.
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Date: 07-Apr-2017

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Touring with Tauck

Tauck has been a family run business since its first tour through New England in 1925. Spanning three generations and currently run by six family members, their 90 years of experience is clearly seen in more than 140 unique travel experiences.

Tauck makes dreams come true with inspiring journeys of discovery all over the planet. Wherever you travel with Tauck, their aim is to help you explore the world’s treasures, discover people and cultures you may not have known existed and experience extraordinary, life-changing moments. From North America’s magnificent West to the land of the Incas in South America’s Andes; from Alaska’s glaciers to New Zealand’s fjords; from Europe’s cultural capitals to the wildlife-rich plains of Africa; from Melbourne to Moscow and Bangkok to Bucharest. Choose from land journeys, river cruises, family adventures, small group tours or small ship cruises for your hassle-free adventure with Tauck.

Tauck have built their company on the personal referrals and recommendations of their guests as they can think of no higher testament to their trips and commitment to customer satisfaction. Guests speak of how powerful travel can be and how much they enjoy exploring the world with Tauck, explaining that their special access lets them become part of the culture they are discovering. They appreciate that the trips are seamless and inclusive, with all the details taken care of, so they can relax and enjoy. Travelling well includes getting the best value for your money and Tauck guests feel that it’s not about spending as little as you can, but about what you get for what you spend. A Tauck trip is worth every penny; they say the exclusive experiences provided, the great hotels they stay in, and the exemplary service they receive often far exceeds their expectations.

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Start: Barcelona, Spain
Finish: Madrid, Spain
Duration:7 Nights
Suitable for: 0-99
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