Travel to Spain
On an A&K independent journey, experience Spain the way you would its signature tapas — sampling the diverse regions and cities and savoring the unique flavor of each.
Start your journey in Madrid, Spain's vibrant capital city, replete with beautiful plazas, fountains and museums galore — including the famous Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid truly comes to life late at night, and restaurants are just starting to draw their "evening" dinner crowd around 11 p.m. The meal can easily turn into a celebration that lasts into the small hours, culminating with after-dinner drinks, music and dance. Walk down most streets in the heart of the city and hear the passionate sounds of flamenco guitar pouring out of intimate restaurants and bars.
For a change of pace and an easy day trip, the stone-walled town of Ávila is worth considering. You can explore the fortress cathedral as well as some of the churches and monasteries. Travel east from Madrid to the Mediterranean coastline and Barcelona, home to masterpieces by Catalonia's most famous architect, Antoni Gaudí, whose distinct, whimsical style was greatly influenced by the free flow of nature. In the city's Gothic Quarter, walk a labyrinth of winding streets to arrive at peaceful plazas, excellent restaurants and amazing shopping in the boutiques on Calle Avinyo and the larger shops of the Calle Portal de l'Angel area.
The imposing Alcázar, the longest inhabited royal palace in Europe and a marvel of Moorish-style architecture, looms over the city of Seville. Make sure to see the breathtaking fifteenth-century Cathedral and wander the narrow, jasmine-scented streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz, filled with whitewashed houses, quaint squares and flower-filled patios.
A&K takes you to these corners of Spain and many more on a Tailor Made journey of your liking.