Grand Via in Madrid, Spain

10-Day Highlights of Northern Spain: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Madrid, San Sebastian, Toledo, Barcelona

Suggested Duration

10 Days

From Madrid to Barcelona, this 10-day tour through some of Spain's most memorable cities will leave you well-acquainted with the best of each region you visit. The regal brilliance of Madrid's royal palace will leave you breathless, and an exploration of Barcelona's artistic legacy will remind you of how inspired living looks. By the time the tour ends, you will understand why so many fall in love with Spain.

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Trip Highlights

  • Amble along the Paseo del Prado on a guided walking tour of Madrid's main art district and witness the intricate architecture of the buildings
  • Experience the Spanish love affair with open plazas on a tour of Madrid's vibrant city center, where narrow alleys open up to stunning views of  palaces and monuments
  • Explore the legendary town of Toledo and witness the impact of centuries worth of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence on the magnificent art and architecture
  • Plunge into the proud traditions and rural beauty of the Basque region, where tapas are called pintxos and a strong cultural identity remains
  • Scale the slopes of the scenic Mt. Igueldo and be rewarded with some stunning views of the town, beach, and majestic coastline
  • Wander the mysterious Old Town of Barcelona, where George Orwell fought in the Spanish Civil War and got the inspiration to write 1984
  • Ponder the artistic brilliance of Picasso on a visit to his museum tucked in a medieval palace in the heart of Barcelona's city center
  • Crane your neck upward to soak up the indescribable views of the inside and outside of Antoni Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral, which is still under construction after over 100 years
  • Stroll along the waterfront of Barcelona, where the views of the Mediterranean will take your breath away, and award-winning restaurants are only steps away

Starting Price

$2,925 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

Reviews of this Travel Agency

4.89 stars based on 248 reviews.

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