Take your partner’s hand as you embark on a romantic journey through Barcelona, Madrid, and beyond. Whimsical architecture meets the traditional, Gothic aesthetic in the bustling capital city of Cataluna. Meanwhile, crowds hurry along Madrid’s bustling Gran Via, and as you make your leisurely, 10-day journey between the megacities, pause in the charming town of Tarragona to visit an ancient Roman amphitheater and dig your toes into the sparkling, sandy shorelines. Then, hop on a thrilling zipline...
Barcelona - Airport Arrival & Dinner in Plaça Reial
Breezy sea saltwater will waft in your direction as you step off the plane in Barcelona. You will make your way through customs and meet your private ground transportation before speeding down the coastal highway as you look out on the iridescent waves of the Mediterranean. Your transfer will weave in and out of busied traffic as you drive past grand cathedrals and amazing 18th-century balconies that line the central plazas. You will soon arrive at your five-star hotel in the Gothic Quarter, which is one of the city's most charming neighborhoods.
After becoming acclimated, you can grab your partner's hand for some self-guided exploration. You can stroll down the vivacious pedestrian boulevard that is known as La Rambla, which is where artists sell beautiful paintings and shop vendors sell souvenirs of colorful flamenco fans and wooden castanets. You can marvel at the luscious archways that are formed by towering treetops. You may be lucky enough to have a musician serenade you as you indulge in afternoon drinks along the sunbathed terrace patios.
Finally, you can make your way down narrow, cobblestone streets and arrive at the open-aired Plaza Royal in Barcelona's native Catalan. Children may giggle as they play a game of tag in the plaza's center. Meanwhile, families and couples will gather around the square's perimeter for an evening meal. The plaza illuminates as night falls for a romantic first dinner in Barcelona. You can order traditional tapas like jamon iberico and Andalucian olives that will be seasoned to perfection. Finally, you will culminate your evening with a sweet glass of red wine from the famed wine country of La Rioja in Northern Spain.
Barcelona - Gothic Quarter & Sagrada Familia
Barcelona - Antoni Gaudi & Park Guell
Tarragona - Ancient Roman Amphitheater and Platja Savinosa
Valencia - Valencia Cathedral, Mercat Central, and Paella Cooking Class
Valencia - Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and L'Oceanogràfic
Toledo - Alcazar of Toledo, Mirador de Valle, and Zipline
Madrid - Royal Palace, Plaza del Sol, and Plaza Mayor
Madrid - Parque El Retiro and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Madrid - Airport Departure
- Meander through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and admire the ethereal masterpiece of Sagrada Familia cathedral
- Marvel at the whimsical architecture of Antoni Gaudi and stroll through the fantastical Park Guell
- Behold the fascinating history of the Roman Empire at Tarragona's ancient amphitheater before strolling along the city's sparkling shorelines
- Barter with locals at the Mercat Central in Valencia and attend an authentic paella cooking class
- Indulge in a bike ride around Valencia's green spaces and walk through Calatrava's futuristic designs at the City of Arts and Sciences
- Discover Toledo's eclectic history at the Royal Alcazar before ziplining for unparalleled views of the city skyline
- Immerse yourselves in a tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid and shop along the bustling avenue of Gran Via
- Partake in a romantic boat ride around Parque El Retiro and peruse the artwork at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
You will fall in love all over again against the backdrop of passionate flamenco melodies and panoramic city views at sunset before immersing yourselves along the cobblestone streets as you take your partner's hand to visit each city's prized jewels. The energy of Spain is truly electric, and the rich flavors of local cuisine are mouthwatering.
You will touchdown in Cataluna's sunny capital of Barcelona, and over the next few days, you will follow your expert guide to the city's most prized cultural and historical gems. You will tour the Old Gothic Quarter and marvel at the whimsical fairy tale of Antoni Gaudi's Parque Guell. You will bite into intoxicating flavors of saffron-induced paella as you sip on sweet Spanish sangria and look out at the crashing waves of the Mediterranean.
As you make your way to the nation's capital of Madrid, you will have stops at the memorable cities of Toledo, Tarragona, and Valencia. Once you have settled into your hotel in the major metropolis, you will spend the subsequent days of immersing yourself in vibrant downtown life as well as the eclectic vibes of trendy neighborhood hangouts. You will begin with a tour of the Royal Palace and bustling Plaza Mayor and Plaza del Sol and then venture off for authentic Spanish bars, restaurants, and live music in Lavapies and Malasana. Finally, relax in the carefree tranquility of Parque El Retiro before bidding your final farewells to this enchanting country.
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