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Tailor Made Spain: Inspiring Iberia


10 Days from $12,495

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Venture across the Iberian Peninsula, experiencing art and architecture, diverse cities, numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful landscapes, and wonderful gastronomy - the very best Spain has to offer.

A&K Advantages

Explore the highlights of Spain, visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Granada

Discover the stunning Alhambra Palace in Granada and the unique Great Mosque of Córdoba

Savor the gastronomy of Spain with an evening tapas tour in Barcelona

Enjoy day trips to captivating sites like El Escorial or Toledo

See the dazzling works of master architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE BARCELONA, SPAIN
Day 2
BARCELONA | GAUDÍ’S GREATEST & TAPAS TOUR
Day 3
BARCELONA | INTO THE GOTHIC QUARTER
Day 4
MADRID | CITY TOUR & PRADO MUSEUM
Day 5
TOLEDO OR EL ESCORIAL | YOUR CHOICE OF EXCURSIONS
Day 6
CÓRDOBA | JEWISH QUARTER & MEZQUITA
Day 7
GRANADA | HERITAGE OF MOORS & MONARCHS
Day 8
RONDA & SEVILLE | INTO THE ARENA
Day 9
SEVILLE | FROM THE CATHEDRAL TO THE BARRIO
Day 10
DEPART SEVILLE

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Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
ARRIVE BARCELONA, SPAIN

Arrive in Barcelona, where you are met by your Guardian Angel, transferred to your hotel and assisted with check-in. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.

El Palace
Day 2
BARCELONA | GAUDÍ’S GREATEST & TAPAS TOUR

Accompanied by your private guide, discover the masterpieces of Catalonia's famed architect, Antoni Gaudí, starting with the Casa Mila, also known as La Pedrera. Next, visit the visually arresting Sagrada Familia Basilica. Started in 1882 and still not complete, it combines Gothic influences with Art Nouveau. Finally, stop at Parc Guell, a beautiful municipal garden with a gatehouse where Gaudí lived during his later years, to view furnishings he designed as well as personal memorabilia. This evening, enjoy a tapas tour, strolling between several of Barcelona's most interesting tapas bars to sample the savory snacks.

El Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
BARCELONA | INTO THE GOTHIC QUARTER

Discover the true heart of the old city — its medieval Gothic Quarter, where you explore narrow, labyrinthine streets and quiet squares that are quite distinct from the rest of the city. Take in the magnificent 13th-century cathedral, notable for its fine Gothic chapels, medieval choir stalls and shady cloister. Then, visit the spectacular Palau de la Música Catalana, a symphony of stained glass, ceramics, ironwork, stone and brick created by Gaudi’s great contemporary Domènech i Montaner that is now classified as a World Heritage Site. Enjoy your afternoon at leisure.

El Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
MADRID | CITY TOUR & PRADO MUSEUM

This morning, board the AVE train to Madrid, where you are met on arrival and privately transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, tour Spain’s capital city, visiting the Royal Palace, its rooms filled with art treasures and antiques. Continue to the world-famous Prado Museum to admire works by Spain's three great masters: Goya, Velazquez and El Greco.

The Westin Palace, Madrid
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
TOLEDO OR EL ESCORIAL | YOUR CHOICE OF EXCURSIONS

Today, you may choose a full-day excursion to Toledo, visiting its sixth-century Cathedral, and proceeding to the church of Santo Tome, to view El Greco’s The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Stop at the 14th-century El Transito Synagogue, and tour the House and Museum of El Greco. Alternatively, journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of El Escorial, a sprawling royal palace with a huge church at its heart. Before returning to Madrid, you may wish to take in the beautiful walled city of Avila.

The Westin Palace, Madrid
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6
CÓRDOBA | JEWISH QUARTER & MEZQUITA

Board a train to Córdoba, one of Spain's oldest cities. On arrival, walk through the flower-filled streets of the Jewish Quarter and visit the medieval Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From its humble beginnings as a small Christian Visigoth temple, the site was greatly expanded by the Muslims who conquered Spain in 711 and is today considered a superb example of Moorish architecture. View its Christian Baroque nave, in the heart of the former mosque. This afternoon, ride through spectacular countryside to Granada.

Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
GRANADA | HERITAGE OF MOORS & MONARCHS

Visit the Alhambra, a remnant of the Muslim occupation of Andalusia. Admire the Alcazaba fortress and Royal Palace of this once mighty citadel, and then stroll through the lovely gardens of the nearby Generalife Palace. Continue to the city for a walking tour that includes the Royal Chapel, burial place of the Catholic Monarchs who financed the explorations of Christopher Columbus, as well as the cathedral. Time permitting, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Albaicín to learn about its Moorish history or the Sacromonte area, noted for its cave houses.

Hospes Palacio de los Patos
Meals: Breakfast
Day 8
RONDA & SEVILLE | INTO THE ARENA

Journey to Seville, stopping en route in Ronda, a city dramatically perched high above a deep gorge, where you join your local guide on a stroll along narrow streets and visit the Plaza de Toros (bullring), an impressive arena with Moorish architecture. Continue to Seville and settle into your luxurious hotel.

Hotel Alfonso XIII
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
SEVILLE | FROM THE CATHEDRAL TO THE BARRIO

Explore the historic heart of Seville, starting with the immense 15th-century Seville Cathedral, a breathtaking jewel of medieval Christendom. Then, behold the delicately carved La Giralda, a soaring Moorish minaret from the 12th century. Visit the magnificent 14th-century Alcázar and enjoy a walk through the charming Barrio de Santa Cruz.

Hotel Alfonso XIII
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10
DEPART SEVILLE

This morning, transfer to the Seville airport to board your homebound flight.

Enhance Your Journey

Elevate your experience with a host of options available for an additional cost.

Cook Like a Barcelona Local

Join your expert chef at the world-famous Boquería market, where you select ingredients for your lunch. After a short walk, begin your cooking class on the iconic La Rambla, preparing Spanish classics paired with fine local wine.

Explore the Benedictine Abbey of Montserrat

Visit a Benedictine abbey nestled among the striking pink peaks of Serra de Montserrat. Venture within its domed basilica to reveal the shrine of the Black Virgin of Montserrat and a museum exhibiting masterworks by El Greco and Caravaggio.

Visit a Local Guitar Workshop

Meet one of Madrid’s legendary guitar luthiers in a small, traditional workshop in the historic Malasenas district. A traditional bookbinder, violin maker and mandolin maker share the workshop, culminating in an inspiringly creative space.

Cycle Madrid

Embark on a leisurely cycling tour of Madrid, pedaling past the grand Plaza de Oriente, the Teatro Real, the Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Puerta del Sol, Retiro Park and the Crystal Palace.

Learn to Dance the Flamenco

After a tour of Seville’s Flamenco Museum, take a primer in this captivating dance, learning the basic steps with expert instruction accompanied by live music.

Basque Country Post-Tour Extension

Spain Basque

4 Days from $5,395

Day 1
ARRIVE BILBAO, SPAIN

Arrive at Bilbao Airport, where you join your expert guide to explore the city. Visit the Guggenheim Museum, the masterpiece of Frank Gehry, with its gleaming titanium structure. Apart from the works that form the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, it offers an array of intriguing temporary exhibitions. Visit the historic Siete Calles (Old Town) district, beautifully restored after catastrophic floods. Wander through its boutiques, small bars and restaurants before checking in to your hotel in San Sebastian.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2
SAN SEBASTIAN | CULINARY EPICENTER

This morning, explore San Sebastian with your expert guide, taking in the fascinating Old Town, the iconic The Comb of the Wind sculpture on the horseshoe bay of La Concha, and the promontory of Monte Igeldo. Continue on to the nearby fishing village of Getaria. Visit the Balenciaga Museum, dedicated to dress designer Cristobal Balenciaga, who was born in the village. On the hills overlooking the sea are several of the most important vineyards producing small-batch txacolí. Take a tour and enjoy a tasting before returning to San Sebastian. This evening, experience the real soul of Basque cuisine in its small bars and restaurants that throng the narrow streets of the Parte Vieja — the oldest district in town — accompanied by your local guide. Along the way, you may sample a wide variety of pintxos (local tapas), for which the region is known.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
FRENCH BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE OR RIOJA | EXPLORE YOUR WAY

Today, explore the Pays Basque Français, an enchanting enclave of small fishing villages, lush green landscapes and rolling Pyrenees foothills. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the medieval walled hilltop town of Laguardia, continuing on to one of Rioja's most historic wineries.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
DEPART BILBAO

This morning, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.


Priced from $12,495

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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