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Spain Tours & Vacations

From the sounds of classical guitar to intricate steeples, Spain’s allure is undeniable. Its past remains distinctly relevant as the art, architecture, and culture of this Iberian crown jewel welcome all who visit. Regional diversity makes Spain a mosaic of unique identities and with Zicasso’s premier access you can discover secrets only known by locals.

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Sample Itineraries

You can have any trip tailor made for your private travel.

Best of Spain Tour in Two Weeks

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Grand skyscrapers to traditional flamenco, the Mediterranean Sea to the paintings of European masters, your custom-tailored best of Spain tour will take you on a remarkable adventure of intriguing beauty. Wander cobbled lanes in historical towns and bask in beautiful cities. Discover majesty in Moorish architecture, and then relax in the breathtaking scenery. Whether a lover of history or a fan of culture, eager to embrace nightlife or interested in prestigious culinary arts, you will have an immersive experience that balances the traditions of Spain with the contemporary pace of life for a perfect combination of luxury and heritage.
Serene Spain Tour for Seniors: Madrid & Barcelona...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

Discover the elegance of Madrid and the allure of Barcelona during your custom-tailored Spain tour for senior travelers. From strolling through the exuberant interior of La Sagrada Familia Basilica to pausing to enjoy the incredible technique of a work displayed in the Prado Museum, your senses will be engaged. You will enjoy the view over ethereal domes crowning the basilica in Zaragoza, and the colorful images of Toledo as captured by the artist El Greco as your tour of Spain immerses you in the experience of culture, history, and contemporary beauty at your preferred pace.
Two-Week Tour of Spain for Families

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Quiet beaches, family paseos, and child-friendly cities all add to the strong allure of medieval Spain. This ultimate 14-day Spain tour for families brings together four contrasting destinations that have been handpicked to please the whole family.  You will hang out in Madrid’s green spaces and authentic scenes, and get to know Valencia, Spain’s best city for kids, and then ease into three days at a quiet Catalan beach town. End on a fairytale with four nights in Granada with all of the relaxation your family will need.  Just pack your sunscreen and stroller, and your local guides will do the rest.
Immersive 2 Weeks in Spain Tour: History, Culture &...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Travel from Barcelona to Madrid the long way around, through Toledo, Valencia, and Andalusia. Think coastal bliss, fairytale towns, grand monuments, and all those stories from yesteryear. This is the grand 14-day Spain tour, encompassing many of the world-famous highlights and some hidden little gems. Handcrafted for first-time visitors the tour has everything from El Greco to Gaudi, palaces to villages, flamenco, and tapas to historical art, markets and monuments.
Wonders of Spain Food & Wine Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,395

It will not just be what you taste so much as it will be where you taste it. Sparkling Cava while gazing over Penedes vines, Rioja Gran Reserva in a Laguardia cellar, exclusive Priorat wine at a hillside farmhouse and the arid beauty of Ribero del Duero are all yours to enjoy. Handcrafted to explore Spain’s most important wine regions, this relaxed 10-day tour covers the places and people that define the wine. Three nights in Barcelona for Penedes and Priorat, two nights in Ribero del Duero, three in La Rioja, and then Madrid.
Enticing Spanish Vacation for Couples

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Sparkling wine breakfasts, early morning balloon flights, exclusive experiences and the best of Spain are all yours on the ultimate tour for couples with 14 days of romantic encounters in Europe’s most romantic country. Go from beaches to hammams, wine regions to helicopter flights, flamenco to tapas to pintxos with all of it accompanied by the country’s finest boutique accommodation. This luxurious handcrafted journey is designed just for two and will be a celebration for the ages.
A Once in a Lifetime Food & Wine Tour of Spain:...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Spanish cuisine dances across the palate, each mouthful a sensual journey of subtlety. From iconic tapas to nouveau experimentation, gastronomy offers a sumptuous paradigm to discover the heart and soul of this traditional country. Covering 17 Michelin Stars in just two weeks, this handcrafted food connoisseur's journey explores the finest cuisine from Catalonia, Andalusia, and the Spanish Mediterranean.
10-Day Culture & History Highlights of Spain Tour...

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,395

Spain is a country of contrasts. Catalonian style infused with Modernista thinking, white villages on dramatic cliff tops, fiery Andalusian culture epitomized by the flamenco, and Golden Age cities untouched by time. This 10-day tour of highlights will immerse you in a handcrafted collection of the distinctive paradigms, maximizing the diversity of experience and destination. From Barcelona to Seville by high-speed train and private tours, you will embrace the sensual excesses of this colorful nation.
Exquisite Regions of Spain 14-Day Discovery Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

No two regions are the same in Spain, and you will be warmly welcomed into a jigsaw puzzle of culture and style.  Be it language, history, cuisine or art, nearly all the proud traditions are being kept alive. On this handcrafted tour Spain, you may feel as though you have visited a half dozen countries and taken several vacations in one as superb local guides bring you a very authentic, local experience through Catalonia, Basque, Rioja, Navarra, Madrid, Castilla y Leon, and Andalusia.
Romantic Andalusia: Granada, Cordoba, Seville Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

Bask in enchanting ambiance and captivating history during your customizable romantic Spain tour of Andalusia for a real-life fairytale. Whether celebrating a milestone honeymoon or reveling in the throes of new love, Andalusia will be a captivating retreat filled with delicious tapas and the sounds of soothing Spanish guitar, the songs of lovebirds and the passion of flamenco. Unforgettable architecture highlights the grandeur of Moorish and Christian royalty while geraniums add flourishes of color to the charismatic whitewashed walls of welcoming towns. Panoramic views, sophisticated designs, and endless romance will radiate from your spirited tour of Spain.
Spanish Luxury Tour: Best of Madrid & Barcelona...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

The spirit of Spain is lively and intoxicating, ready to be experienced and enjoyed. Indulge in the effervescent life of Madrid and Barcelona on this custom tailored luxury tour that will make your heart beat to a passionate rhythm. The medieval cities are romantic, set along cobblestone streets and tree lined boulevards. The lush flavors of the food are only surpassed by the tastes of decadent boutique vineyards. There is no end to the bountiful beauty of the countryside and the glistening water of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain’s zeal will wrap itself around you with a romantic embrace.  
A Sensual Tour Through Spain's Finest Vineyards &...

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,875

Spain's landscape is a sensual feast, the eyes indulging in medieval towns as internationally revered wines excite the nose and tongue. As the reds tantalize and the whites leave crisp tones, you explore the country's eight world-famous wine regions. Exclusive tasting, boutique vineyards, private tours with the winemarkers: this vacation is handcrafted for connoisseurs and wine lovers, taking you from Madrid to Barcelona via the renowned valleys of Northeastern Spain.
Skiing in the Spanish Pyrenees Vacation

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Skiing is different in the Spanish Pyrenees. No queues for the gondolas, no marks in the snow, nothing but untouched slopes. Rather than burgers and beers, the meals center around stunning Catalan and Basque gastronomy, with restaurants accessed on snowmobiles. This is paradise, on and off the piste, Europe’s winter secret perfect for anyone with a penchant for powder. This eight-day adventure is handcrafted to reveal the very best of one of the world’s greatest ski destinations. Are you planning your dream vacation to Spain? Consider browsing our Spain vacations page to add other essential Spain experiences and activities.
Gardens, Gastronomy, and Culture of Andalucia Tour:...

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

The Andalucía of legend is brought to life through the lively Flamenco dancing, hillsides strewn with grapevines, flourishing gardens with fragrant orange trees, and dramatic Moorish castles crowning central plateaus on your custom-tailored Spain tour. Antique whitewashed buildings turn cobblestone lanes into charming labyrinths. Elaborate arabesque patterns decorate the walls of lavish mosques. Dazzling bell towers transform former minarets, and quaint towns proudly display their beautiful scenery and ancient history. Whether sipping wine in the tranquil countryside of Montilla or dining on tapas in a contemporary café hidden by the medieval architecture of Granada, Andalucía will embrace you during your luxury tour of Spain. 
In-Depth Gastronomy Tour of Madrid: Spain’s Finest...

7 Day Custom Tour

From $1,675

Venture on the journey of a lifetime to sunny Spain, where you will experience most of the best that Madrid's culinary scene has to offer. Spirited flamenco music rings out along romantic cobbled streets while children play in verdant plazas, and wafts of sweet saffron careen down busy avenues as locals and tourists gather for midday tapas. Beyond the bustling metropolis, frenzied city life gives way to the serenity of immaculate vineyards and renowned historical sites, including Toledo's famed UNESCO World Heritage Site: the Alcazar. Immerse yourself in culture and history during this luxurious, 7-day tour as local bites awake your sense.
The Moors Legacy: An Immersive Historical Spain Tour...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,115

Magnificent yet forgotten, the Moors were the world’s great medieval civilization, inhabiting Spain from the eighth to 15th centuries. Immersing you in their history and design, this 13-day Spain tour through Andalusia celebrates the story of a civilization that redefined art and culture, the beauty of their monuments still inspiring the design of today. White villages, alcazars, mosques turned cathedrals, Mudejars, and Moriscos; you find charm and soul in the south of Spain.
The Ten Historic Cities of Spain: An Inspiring Journey...

13 Day Custom Tour

From $3,115

Spain has not one standout city but many, each unique and enticing in a way distinctive to the rest. The architecture provides contrasting backdrops, history is told through a multitude of legends, and the atmosphere is dictated by the vibrancy of a very localized culture. In France, you visit Paris; in England, you go to London, in Italy, you visit Rome; but to explore the wonders of the Spanish city, you must travel. This handcrafted luxury tour will take in ten exceptional and very diverse odes to the country unlike anywhere else in the world.
Spain Tour of Castles & Conquistadors

12 Day Custom Tour

From $2,875

Spain's opulence radiates from the castles of its medieval walled towns. 16th century Conquistadors made this land the wealthiest in the world, leaving behind fabulous palaces and streets of historic intrigue. Relive the ancient splendor with this unique tour; sleep in converted castles, discover wonderful Roman relics, and immerse yourself in destinations perfectly preserved and unchanged. This is Spain at its most luxurious and medieval Europe at its most iconic.
Relaxing Two-Week Spanish Vacation for Seniors

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

The delights of Spain are many with leisurely mornings spent on your medieval terrace, glorious art and architecture, the monastic choir song and royal palaces with relaxed evenings filled with paella and tapas. Spain is where you take it slow while still being wholly immersed in the culture and highlights. This is the ultimate 14-day Spain tour for senior travelers, handcrafted with an easy-going Spanish pace and minimal walking while packed with experiential highlights and private tours.
Madrid, Seville & Granada: 10-Day Itinerary

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,395

Spain is an experiential country full of traditional tapas bars and tempestuous old fortresses, atmospheric flamenco and enigmatic pueblos blancos, old Moorish beauty and contemporary Spanish flair, reliving the conquistadors and remembering El Greco. Handcrafted to take you beneath the surface, this ten-day tour dives into the heart of Spain, taking you through Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Malaga, and Granada. It’s authentic at every turn.
Untouched Northwest Spain: Private Tour of Galicia

12 Day Custom Tour

From $6,595

Authenticity and atmosphere dominate the experience in Northwest Spain. Rugged fjords that hide deserted beaches, a city completely encased in Roman walls, gastronomy and glorious history untrammeled by tourism. This is how Spain used to be before it became the third most visited country in the world. Starting in neighboring Porto, this luxury 12-day tour encompasses the great highlights of the northwest, traversing Galician towns, Salamanca, then culminating in Madrid.
Art & Architecture Tour of Spain: Celebrating Masterpieces...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Spain's architecture blends the centuries, fabulous sweeps of stone and marble connecting exquisite treasures from the past. Mudejar mosques, Romanesque relics, Gothic opulence, Iberian Judaism, medieval fairytales, Renaissance revival, and then you're in Barcelona, seduced by the art nouveau fantasies of Gaudi and Montaner. Surrealism merges with realism over these 15 days, enabling you to laugh and cry over the romantic history of this fabulous country on this art & architecture tour of Spain.
The Ultimate Northern Spain Food Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Spain's passion and color is epitomized by the country's dedication to great food. Dinnertime extends for hours, tapas bars dominate old-world streets, and there are ladles of flair in every dish. This tour isn't a taste of Spain. It's an immerse indulgence in the country's four finest culinary regions, each tantalizingly diverse and absolutely traditional. Catalonia, La Rioja, Basque, Galicia; explore world-famous flavors through cooking classes, local breakfasts, markets, and Michelin dining.
Extensive Tour of Spain: Madrid, Andalusia, Barcelona...

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

Sandstone sculpture, Moorish symmetry, and Modernista swirls contrast with Dali, El Greco, Picasso, Gaudi and Goya as Spain’s artisanal styles cover thousands of years and thousands of influences. From Madrid’s fine art scene to Andalusian white villages and a Roman aqueduct, such unique art and architecture is a lens for exploring local culture, as celebrated on this intimate two-week tour of Spanish highlights. Uncover the art, discover the atmosphere, and surround yourself with beauty.

The Miguel de Cervantes 400-Year Tribute Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$4,331

Don Quixote blends the quintessence of Golden Age Spain, blurring poetry and fantasy into a surrealist adventure. Specially handcrafted to celebrate the 400-year anniversary of author Miguel de Cervantes' death, this journey reveals a Spain unchanged from the time of history and legend. You'll live out a knightly story, paying tribute by immersing yourself in the tales of La Mancha. Picture windmills, wine estates, walled towns, and the quixotic realm of Cervantes's greatest work. 

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Southern Spain Photography Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

Andalusia is Spain’s photogenic heaven with a landscape of authentic life naturally captured in beautiful settings. Moorish palaces, pueblos blancos, flamenco artists, ornate mosques, a bullfighter and a hacienda are just the start of your list of subjects, and this handcrafted tour takes you behind the scenes to offer unfiltered access to ancient monuments, untold stories, iconic performers and street-side action. Explore with your lens and with your heart as this seven-day Spain tour will bring an immersion into the Andalusian culture.

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Madrid, Seville, Barcelona: 7-Day Itinerary

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,675

Capital city treats, coastal exuberance, fantastic architecture, flamenco, tapas, and a wonderfully laid-back style are all yours with seven days of authentic Spanish highlights. From medieval leftovers to Modernist design, intimate tavernas to expressive art, you will be amazed at how much you can experience in just one week without compromising on luxury or Spain’s tranquil vibe. Handcrafted to maximize your time, this private tour visits Madrid, Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, and Barcelona.

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Two-Week Highlights of Basque & Catalonia Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,355

Atmospheric monasteries, pintxos food bars, ghoulish architecture and medieval fortresses are all abounding as Spain is overflowing with local experiences and living history especially in the Basque and Catalonia. No other regions are as authentic or inimitable, able to take you on a journey through sights, sounds, foods and the ambiance of bygone eras. Handcrafted to celebrate these enduring destinations, this two-week Spain tour is all about going local and beyond the typical sights.

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Highlights of Spain Tour 2020: Cultural Legacies to Food & Wine

15 Day Custom Tour

From$3,595

Culinary capitals, cultural contrasts, charming cities, Spain’s 2020 highlights mean a journey through the ages, mixing the fiery vibrancy of today with the harmony of centuries past. Spanning 15 days and 15 distinctive destinations, this private journey celebrates everything that makes Spain such an evocative destination. You will revel in the art, architecture, beaches, food, flamenco, contemporary design, walled cities, whitewashed villages, and the beauty of discovery.

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World Heritage Sites of Spain in One-Week Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

The redolent scent of World Heritage floats across Spain, fusing Roman and religious legacies with dramatic Golden Age cities and the flamboyance of Gaudi. In just one week, this private tour explores 11 of the most sublime UNESCO-inscribed sites, immersing you in an ancient university city, opulent royal palaces, monastic glories, and clifftop towns untouched by time. Three nights in captivating World Heritage towns follow two in Madrid and are preceded by two in Barcelona. All tours are private.

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Essence of Northeastern Spain Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,635

Proudly original and indulgently sensuous, Northeastern Spain crams an incredible amount of diversity into a compact area of old-world destinations. You will discover crumbling castles, medieval bodegas, and coastal grandeur along with cities of cobblestone and charm, and the monastic birthplace of the Spanish language. This private 11-day tour celebrates the best of one of Europe’s most suggestive regions, with the proximity of destinations allowing for a very relaxed 11 days of indulgence.

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Iconic Cities & Experiences of Spain: Madrid, Seville, Barcelona Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

From$3,115

Three destinations truly evoke and encompass Spain’s seduction. Madrid is the capital of atmospheric terraces, regal art, and astonishing monuments. Seville is the home of flamenco, vibrant Andalusian culture, and the legacy of conquistadores. And Barcelona is the icon of coastal pleasures, Catalonian pride, and Gaudi’s inspiration. Savor four days at each destination, two dedicated to the cities, and two reserved for private day-trips in the evocative surrounding regions.

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A Unique Northern Spain Itinerary: Medieval Towns to Captivating Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,635

Northern Spain creates a rich fabric of experiences and destinations, stitched together by an atmosphere of allure.  Canoeing and hot air ballooning through world-famous vineyards, gothic brilliance in World Heritage cities, sensual regional gastronomy, modern art and elegant beach cities are just some of the opportunities on offer. From Madrid, this tour can be fully guided or as a self-drive tour that journeys north through the ancient cities of Castile, the wine and landscapes of La Rioja, and the idiosyncrasy of the fiercely independent Basque region.

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Romantic Getaway to Spain Tour: Luxury & Wonders

15 Day Custom Tour

From$3,595

Spain is filled with cobblestone paved ancient cities and intimate candlelit restaurants. The splendor of the country overflows with romance. Music flows out of hidden doors and the celebrated spirit of each ever-hidden niche is captivating and infectious. On this custom tailored Spain vacation, you will travel through Spain’s famous cities and towns finding the historical heritage that has created passionate culture. From golden beaches to Moorish palaces, lavish cathedrals to energetic plazas, the luxurious past will charm you and the romantic ambiance will overtake you.

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Wine Connoisseur’s Tour Across La Rioja & Northern Spain

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,355

La Rioja is the essence of Spain, fiery and passionate yet subtle and elaborate. Untrammeled tradition weaves through its cobblestoned streets while rows of vines dominate every horizon. Escape into its beauty and indulge in the sensual flavors with this unique wine connoisseurs’ tour. Starting in Basque Bilbao, you slowly wind through La Rioja before finishing the journey in French Biarritz. Enjoy exclusive tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin restaurants, and luxury transfers throughout.

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Private Spain Tour for Couples: Madrid, Granada, Seville, Barcelona, Rock of Gibraltar & More

15 Day Custom Tour

From$8,245

Your time is precious; what better way to spend it than with someone precious to you.  Listen to the gentle brush of the Mediterranean Sea. Watch the sun set over medieval cobblestone streets. Listen to the fervent beat of a flamenco performance. Your vacation in Spain is custom tailored to offer you a romantic adventure in a country known for its passion. Experience the spiritual flavors of the cuisine and indulge in the country’s historic charm. Don’t let time fly; make time to stop and enjoy the romance of Spain for just a little bit longer. 

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Jewish Heritage Spain Tour: Retracing the Steps of History

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

The image of the pomegranate brings the phantom scent of fresh citrus and the 613 seeds that have always connected the fruit to Jewish heritage. Pomegranate trees flush the Spanish countryside and decorate historic architecture, bridging the country’s history with the rich Jewish culture that once flourished there. On this 10-day tour you will find the beauty of ancient neighborhoods and the persistence of a people. Discover the desired flavors of an ever-evolving cuisine and the depths of stunning architecture in the neighborhoods frozen in time and steeped in an ineffable story. 

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Best of Spain & Morocco Tour 2020-2021

17 Day Custom Tour

From$3,939

You don’t have to settle for just the historic cultures of Spain when Morocco is just beyond the Straight of Gibraltar. On this custom tailored tour you will discover the ancient connection between Spanish and Moroccan cities. Follow the footsteps of history through grand palaces and spellbinding medinas, sweeping landscapes and alluring flavors. Spain’s coastline stretches from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. Morocco’s countryside rises and falls with the rugged mountainsides. The scenery is majestic, the food unique, and the culture truly unparalleled. 

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The Art Lover’s Tour of Spain: From Goya to El Greco

13 Day Custom Tour

From$3,115

Spain's fine art defies definitions. It blurs the romance of Goya with the unusual expressionism of El Greco, celebrates the thick seduction of the Golden Age, and then merges old masters with influential upstarts like Picasso and Dali. During this 13-day art lover’s tour of Spain, you're interactively guided around the country's renowned museums and galleries, exploring an unrivaled artistic heritage and inimitability. Art master classes and specialist art historians are included throughout on this art lover’s tour of Spain.

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Music Lovers’ Flamenco Tour Through Andalusia

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,635

Andalusia dances to the mysterious rhythm of flamenco, the atmosphere cloaked in tradition and expressionism. Sublime landscapes swirl like a vibrant dancer, ancient World Heritage towns are bathed in ballads of Spanish guitar, and the heartbeat of a culture spills from ambient juergas and tablaos. Including dance classes, music lessons, and nightly performances in historic venues, this 10-night tour uses flamenco to explore the romance and charm of Spain's most soulful region. 

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The Hidden Cultures of Northern Spain Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,875

Explore a hidden but not forgotten side of Spain with this unique tour of five semi-autonomous regions: Catalonia, Navarra, La Rioja, Basque, and Galicia. Each community delights in protecting and promoting its traditional culture, taking you on a seductive journey through ancient Spain in all its quirky charm. With distinct destinations like Barcelona and Pamplona as your bases, specialist guides reveal the beauty and intimacy of five hidden pieces of Spain.

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Game of Thrones Season 7 Spain Tour: Fire & Blood

12 Day Custom Tour

From$5,059

Season seven of the Game of Thrones series is here, and your 12-day Spain tour takes you to the highlights and real-life filming locations of the newest season of HBO’s hit series. Follow in the footsteps of Daenerys Targaryen when walking on the sands of Itzurun Beach, as she retakes her first steps into the Seven Kingdoms. Visit Highgarden, the seat of House Tyrell, as the Lannisters lay siege against their former allies, at Castillo de Almodóvar del Río. Discover the Moorish elegance of the Alcázar of Seville, which is used as the Water Gardens of the Palace of Dorne. Taste seductive flavors on a pintxos tour in Basque country’s San Sebastian and watch an artisan blacksmith forge a powerful medieval sword fit for the Kingslayer. Embrace the grandeur of a timeless tour that seamlessly blends the realms of the Seven Kingdoms and the majesty of Spain.

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Did you know that Game of Thrones is filmed in several European countries, including Iceland, Northern Ireland, and Croatia? Winter is here, and to further explore this saga of ice and fire, consider browsing our Game of Thrones Season 7 Iceland Tour. All travel arrangements can be tailored.

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The Best of Kid-friendly Spain Tour: City & Beach

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,875

Spain's al fresco atmosphere of a fiesta is captivating for the whole family and this unique kid-friendly vacation Spain tour slowly reveals it all. Barcelona and Seville are ideal for youngsters, their interactive museums and unique style bringing the best of Spain to life. Then a 4-day beach break in Sitges ensures siesta without the crowds. With minimal travel time and tailored activities for kids, this vacation exudes the spirit of Spain without the stress of modern Europe.

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A Royal Tour through the Golden Age of Spain

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,875

Spain's golden age imbues aromas of enchantment and artistic pleasure. Historic towns offer iconic medieval reverie, the paintings of old masters hang in royal palaces, and the atmosphere of yesteryear lives on in all its pomp. Luxurious and indulgent, this royal tour relives the golden age, taking you into the perfectly preserved wealth of the 15th to 17th centuries. From castles to cathedrals and opera to literature, you experience some of the finest odes to Western civilization. 

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Magical Christmas Season in Spain Tour: New Year’s Eve & Three Kings’ Day

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,395

The Don Quixote Tour of Spain: In the Footsteps of a 400 Year Old Masterpiece

11 Day Custom Tour

From$2,635

Don Quixote is the epitome of ancient Spain, a surrealist adventure blessed with unrivaled poetry and fantasy. Celebrating the 400 year anniversary of Cervantes’ masterpiece, this handcrafted itinerary recaptures the Spain of Don Quixote, taking a seductive route bathed in history and legend. Windmills, walled towns, wine estates, paradors; the fictional blurs with the exquisite as you recreate a knightly story and one of the greatest works of Western literature.

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Game of Thrones Spain Tour: Season 6

12 Day Custom Tour

From$8,395

From the illustrious palace of House Martell to the fighting pits of Meereen, the trophy-clad dining room of House Tarly to the free streets of Braavos, the fantastical filming locations of Game of Thrones Season 6 come to life during your 12-day luxury tour of Spain. Immerse yourself as a distinguished guest of the royal family, learning the secrets of preparing traditional paella in the famous dish’s birthplace in Valencia. Trace the footsteps of Jaime Lannister and House Tyrell as they confront the Faith Militant at the Great Sept of Baelor, the High Sparrow’s religious headquarters. Tour the timeless jewels of Catalonia and the labyrinthine medieval streets of Andalusia, relishing every moment in the realm of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond.

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Did you know that author George R.R. Martin drew inspiration from elements of medieval Spain and Wales for the culture and geography of Dorne? To further explore the enduring relics of the past and the breathtaking landscapes that have inspired countless authors, producers, and masters of their crafts, consider learning more about our other Spain tours and vacations. All travel arrangements can be tailored.

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High-Speed Train Tour: Madrid, Cordoba & Seville

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,675

In Spain, life is celebrated with passion. Allow that spirit to enliven your vacation as you visit the capital city and the vibrant region of Andalusia. You’ll travel through Spain by comfortable high-speed train and discover four of the most fascinating cities: Madrid, Córdoba, Granada and Seville. Experience the authentic culture and time-honored traditions. Flamboyant Flamenco dance and tantalizing tapas are calling your name! Sneak in a siesta after sightseeing and then you’ll be ready for the famous Spanish nightlife. Each day offers touring adventures and spontaneous party possibilities!

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Spain Tour for Independent Travelers: Madrid & Andalucia

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

Get swept away by the joyous spirit of Spain. “Everyday is like a holiday,” someone once said to describe Andalusia, and the same could apply to energetic Madrid with its legendary nightlife. Convivial tapas tours, fun-loving festivals and people-watching in the plazas, are just ordinary occurrences. You’ll experience this enchanting culture, as you visit amazing sites and learn about the country’s exotic past. The mystic of Arabian influences and the mystery of Gypsy music add to the charm. Soak up the beauty of this beguiling place as you visit four of Spain’s most intriguing cities: Madrid, Córdoba, Seville and Granada.

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A Sublime Tour of Spain's UNESCO World Heritage Sites

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,355

Spain's World Heritage Sites are more than just historical markers. They're alive with tradition and resplendent beauty, 44 of them unveiling a country of evocative history and mesmerizing culture. This handcrafted tour visits 18 of them, sublimely connecting a kaleidoscope array of masterpieces. Roman, Renaissance, Gothic, aristocratic opulence, medieval fairytale towns; every day provides an innovative paradigm of Western history and Spanish enticement.

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Game of Thrones Spain Tour: Season 5

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,899

From the majestic Water Gardens of Sunspear to the grand palace of the Martell’s, your soon-to-be favorite moments from season five of Game of Thrones are here waiting for you to discover on this Spain tour. Taste the cool sweetness of perfectly made sangria while you take in the views in scenic Seville. Roam the site of an epic battle scene filmed in the bullring of Osuna. Experience Spain like royalty in this Game of Thrones inspired tour of the jewels of central Spain and Andalusia. Whether you want to simply take in the beauty of Spain or walk in the footsteps of your favorite cast, this tour will be one to remember.

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Did you know the first five seasons of Game of Thrones were filmed in Northern Ireland, Iceland, Croatia, Morocco, Malta, Scotland and most recently Spain?  To relive the magic of the first four seasons in Croatia from Dubrovnik, set of King’s Landing, to Diocletian's Palace in Split, set of Klis Fortress, visit our Game of Thrones Tour of Croatia or for an immersion experience over ten days, visit our Game of Thrones Tour of Spain and Morocco. All travel arrangements can be tailored.

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Northeastern Spain Tour by Train: Art, Culture, Food & Wine

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,875

From tapas and paella to El Greco and Gaudí, Spain captivates you with its fascinating culture. This customizable tour covers Northern Spain’s most interesting attractions, where you will admire the amazing art, soak up the ambience and savor the cuisine. The tour begins in the energetic capital of Madrid, takes you to the UNESCO-listed medieval city of Toledo, continues on in the fun-loving Mediterranean destinations of Valencia and Barcelona. Finally you’ll travel to beautiful La Rioja wine country and the spectacular coastal resorts of the Basque Country. This tour will impress you with lifelong memories and will leave you wanting for more.

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Spain Bike Tour: Cycling Tour of Los Pueblos Blancos

12 Day Custom Tour

From$2,875

You can blame the flamenco music, the sunshine or the Sherry wine. Whatever the reason, Andalusia gives you permission to indulge in the pleasures of life. As you stroll through the ancient cobblestone streets, listen for the lilting melodies of classical guitar, played purely for enjoyment. Breathe in the fragrant aroma of orange blossoms flourishing in courtyards of almost every city. On this special Spain bike tour, you will experience the romance of Andalusia and explore its natural beauty. Visit the most famous tourist sites and then hop on your bicycle to see picturesque Pueblos Blancos villages.

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Northern Spain Tour of Historic Paradors

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

Beautiful historic buildings speak the language of enchantment. They tell poetic tales of former glory, they whisper secrets of the past, and they inspire elegance in every day living. Each historic monument is unique and has a story to tell. You will listen to the narratives as you step back in time on this special vacation in Northern Spain. Visit some of Spain’s most charming medieval cities as well as lovely seaside and mountain destinations. For a truly unforgettable experience, you’ll stay at luxurious “paradors,” remarkable monuments that have been converted to modern accommodations.

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Self Drive Spain World Heritage Sites Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,675

Like a treasure chest awaiting your discovery, Spain offers a wealth of historic monuments, sparkling jewels in its crown of cultural heritage. Spain has one of the most impressive lists of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe, and you will visit some of the highlights on this special tour. The gems include Cuenca, Alcalá de Henares, Segovia, Ávila and Salamanca, cities that exemplify the beauty and rich legacy of the past. Admire these amazing sights on a luxurious seven-night vacation, staying in some of the nicest hotels in Spain. Your accommodations during this vacation are “paradors,” charming upscale hotels in splendid historic buildings.

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The Golden Age of Spain: Andalucia Tour

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

Endlessly romantic, Andalusia dazzles all the senses. Feel the legacy of centuries past. Delight in the magic of the Moorish culture and the Gypsy music. Savor the exotic cuisine and sample exquisite local wine. You’ll feel like you’re in a dream as you visit the wondrous historic sites and immerse yourself in the fascinating culture. This tour shows you the highlights of Andalusia, including Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba, as well as more off-the-beaten-path villages in the enchanting Las Alpujarras Mountains. You’ll leave you with a deep appreciation for all the wonders that Southern Spain has to offer.

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Golf and Culture: Custom Tour of Seville, Jerez, Granada & Costa del Sol

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

From seductive Seville to the sunny Costa del Sol, the beautiful spirit of Andalusia will mesmerize you and inspire you. Andalusia boasts a beautiful natural landscape of expansive white-sand beaches and the magnificent snowcapped Sierra Blanca Mountains—the perfect setting for a golfing vacation. In this enchanting region of Spain, you’ll also find exquisite cities with a romantic Moorish past. Several UNESCO World Heritage sites are testimony to the fascinating history, while traditional customs are part of everyday life.

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Highlights of Andalucia & Madrid Tour with Barcelona Option

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,395

Allow the magic of another place to touch your soul, as you immerse yourself in the splendors of Andalusia—Spain’s most vibrant culture. This is the region where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in harmony for centuries. Soak up the history as you stroll through the ancient streets and visit breathtaking historic monuments. You’ll have the chance to see several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Feel the enchantment of Spain as you savor the cuisine, admire the art and marvel at amazing architecture. Every day will be new and extraordinary!

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Seville & Granada Tour: Romance in the Heart of Andalucia

8 Day Custom Tour

From$1,915

Time slows down to a joyous and celebrated pace in Andalucia. The landscape swirls with golden prairies and verdant hillsides. On this custom tailored tour, you will uncover the spirit of luxury and the magnificent flavors of life. Historic medieval towns will charm you. The aromas of traditional cuisine are intoxicating. The opulent palaces and ancient mosques will sweep you off your feet. The passion of Spain will overtake you and show you that every step you take along the cobbled streets is majestic and utterly breathtaking. 

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Game of Thrones Tour of Spain & Morocco

10 Day Custom Tour

From$4,695

From the languid pleasures of the Kingdom of Dorne to the strength of Yunkai, the hit television series Game of Thrones has taken viewers to lands beyond their wildest dreams. This 10-day tour of Morocco and Spain will show you the best settings and sceneries from seasons three and five as well as some of the most awe-inspiring locales in the entire world, while visiting five registered UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From the smell of Moroccan spices to the sounds of the Mediterranean Sea, this is a trip that traces the steps of Daenerys and the Martells from the Slaver’s Bay to the Water Gardens of Sunspear.

EXPLORING FURTHER

Did you know that Dorne, as described in the novels, was largely influenced by medieval Spain? Filming moved to Spain for the first time in season five, with additional filming in Spain expected for the upcoming season six. Consider perusing our other Spain tours and Morocco tours that explore breathtaking landscapes and delve into unique experiences that have inspired countless masters of their crafts.

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Best of Catalonia: Barcelona & Monastery of Montserrat Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,675

Centuries of history, and the dazzling promises of the future. Wide and bustling streets lined with dreamlike buildings and exclusive boutiques, and the inspiring beauty of a black Madonna. The smell of the sea, the sound of hymns, and the taste of freshly caught seafood. From the metropolis of Barcelona to marvelous Montserrat, this is the very best of enchanting Catalonia.

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Madrid & Toledo: Spain Tour

7 Day Custom Tour

From$1,675

Open your eyes to the beauty of Spain. The awe-inspiring art, magnificent monuments, convivial culture, and unbelievable nightlife will dazzle you. Celebrate the moment and discover the country’s grandiose past. This tour offers a wonderful insight into the fascinating contrasts of Spain. The bustling modern city of Madrid immerses you into the vibrant energy of Spanish culture, while the perfectly preserved ancient city of Toledo transports you to another era.

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Private Family Tour of Spain: Madrid, Seville & Barcelona

10 Day Custom Tour

From$5,495

Spain is the country of Flamenco and paella, Picasso and Magellan. Medieval cities are lined with cobblestoned streets. Large towers create the skyline and watch over the old stone ramparts. On this custom tailored family tour of Spain you will find enchanting culture and fairytale architecture. The big cities overflow with spirit and passion. The hillside towns boast preserved fortified walls and a distinct connection to their heritage. The family will delight in the beauty of the hills, the majesty of history, and the animated atmosphere of Spain. 

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Best of Spain Vacation Tour 2020

14 Day Custom Tour

From$3,355

Celebrate Spain for its culture that spans millennia and art that inspires the world. Your 2020 vacation is tailored to create your perfect Spanish exploration, offering you a world of Spanish Masters and indulgent tapas. Listen to the Mediterranean Sea splash against golden sands and enjoy the panoramic view from the top of the Rock of Gibraltar. The streets are paved with cobblestones and the whitewashed villages glimmer in the sunlight. Your time in Spain will have you celebrating the past, the present, and the future.

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Best of Spain Tour: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville & More

10 Day Custom Tour

From$2,395

The spirit of Spain is an amalgamation of majesty and cannot be summed up by a single city. On this custom Spain tour through Barcelona, Madrid & Andalucía, you will find the true culture of the country in the exceptional mixture of heritage and history. From incredible cathedrals to ineffable mosques, ancient old quarters to vivacious modern streets, you will immerse yourself in the essence of Spain and find the immeasurable delight of the welcoming people, heartfelt connection to history, and the breathtaking monuments that remain. 

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Romantic Getaway to Spanish Wine Lands: Rioja Vineyard Trail

9 Day Custom Tour

From$2,155

Treat yourself to the unique flavors of northern Spain on this 9-day journey along the Rioja Vineyard Trail. The beauty of the countryside is only matched by the care that goes into the food and wine. The curvature of the Guggenheim Museum creates open bright spaces. The Rioja Vineyard Trail brings you into the valley and has you exploring the foothills and tasting all the spellbinding flavors of the countryside. Enjoy panoramic views and ancient monasteries, customized tasting menus and a unique tour of the valley tailored to you. 

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The Ultimate Game of Thrones Series Finale Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

From$6,220

Be immersed in the rich fantasy world of Westeros during your epic, 15-day Game of Thrones private tour through Croatia, Spain, and Morocco. History, romance, and intrigue emerge behind the walls of dramatic strongholds and bullrings that double as slave fighting pits. Awe-inspiring marketplaces will create the ambiance of exotic lands, and elegant royal gardens will bring you to the heart of Sunspear. From Tyrion’s moment of honor at the Battle of Blackwater to Cersei’s Walk of Shame, the Seven Kingdoms will come to life as you travel through the captivating filming locations of Croatia, Spain, and Morocco.

Exploring Further Did you know the key scenes from Game of Thrones were also filmed in Iceland and Ireland? Further explore the far reaches of the Seven Kingdoms in Iceland and Ireland, where the creators of the hit show captured George R.R. Martin’s vision in the dynamic landscape. You can extend your experience by venturing onto the battleground between the Hound and Brienne of Tarth or follow in the steps of Jon Snow. For more inspiration for an enriching excursion into the depths of additional filming locations, legendary tales, and breathtaking scenery, check out Zicasso's collection of Game of Thrones inspired itineraries. All travel arrangements can be custom-tailored for your perfect Game of Thrones tour.

Note: Zicasso and “The Ultimate Game of Thrones Series Finale Tour" are not affiliated with, or sponsored or endorsed by, Home Box Office Inc./BCKORS, LLC./GROK!, LLC./Generator Entertainment/Suction Productions, Inc.

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Must-See Destinations in Spain

Alongside our Spain travel specialists, we have compiled recommendations for any length of trip. With a custom Zicasso tour, we can organize your days however you would like, but the below gives you a framework from which to launch your perfect trip.We have provided the following recommendations on where you should go, depending on how much time you have:

7 to 9 Day Trips

If you have a week or so to travel in Spain, we recommend that you visit Madrid, Seville, and Malaga. Organizing your days as recommended below will allow you time to see the essential highlights. 

7 Days

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-5: Seville

Days 6-7: Malaga

8 Days 

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-6: Seville

Days 7-8: Malaga

9 Days

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-6: Seville

Days 7-9: Malaga

10 to 16 Day Trips

If you have 10-16 days to spend in Spain, we recommend dividing your time between Madrid, Barcelona, and Andalucia (Seville and Malaga). All Zicasso tours are customized to your preferences, but here is how we recommend spending your time:

10 Days

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-5: Barcelona

Days 6-7: Seville

Days 8-10: Malaga

12 Days

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-5: Barcelona

Days 6-7: Seville

Days 8-10: Granada

Days 11-12: Malaga

14 Days

Days 1-3: Madrid

Days 4-5: Barcelona

Days 6-9: Seville

Days 10-11: Granada

Days 12-14: Malaga

How many days is enough to see Spain?

Two weeks or 14 days is an ideal length for a Spain trip. This will allow you enough time to spend at least seven days exploring sites like Madrid and Barcelona while also offering another seven days to explore the famous southern region of Andalucia, which includes the cities of Seville, Granada, and Malaga. A 14-day trip provides options for both guided exploration and time on your own to discover the culture, food, and wine at a casual, enjoyable pace.

Essential Experiences for the Best Spain Vacation

During your Spain tour, you can visit ancient civilizations and be immersed in the preserved culture of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You can also discover gems of Islamic architecture, classic Mediterranean cuisine, stunning scenery, and masters of European art. The following list offers our recommendations on the range of quintessential experiences you must see on your Spain trip:

Best Way to Experience Madrid

Madrid is a fast-paced metropolis that acts as Spain’s cultural, artistic, and culinary capital. Architecture reads as a historical timeline, and museums represent masterful details from Spain’s Golden Age. During your Spain tour, the following are essential experiences you should indulge in when first visiting Madrid:

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours in Madrid (2-3 days depending on pace):

1. Historical Tour: Explore sites such as the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, and the Plaza Mayor.

2. Food Tour: Sample authentic and gourmet, tapas, charcuterie, cheese, and street food.

3. Art Tour: Enjoy a private tour of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of art at the Prado, the Reina Sofia, and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.

Best Way to Experience Barcelona

Barcelona is a captivating city decorated with fabled architecture and luxurious beaches. The Mediterranean climate only enhances the medieval quarter and lively street of La Rambla. We label the following experiences as essential when in Barcelona during your Spain vacation:

What to See & Do 

The Main Must-Do Tours in Barcelona (2-3 days depending on pace):

  1. Historical Tour: Discover the charm and history of the Gothic Quarter.
  2. Food Tour: Indulge in a cooking class and market tour that reflects the flavors of Catalonia.
  3. Architecture Tour: Witness Antoni Gaudi’s surreal designs at Park Guell, Casa Mila, and La Sagrada Familia.

Best Way to Experience Seville

Seville is a romantic city famous for its cobblestone lanes, Moorish castle, and grand Gothic cathedral. The city also provides insight into the culture of the Mediterranean, the preservation of cuisine, and the passion of flamenco.

What to See & Do

The Main Must-Do Tours in Seville (2-3 days depending on pace):

  1. Food Tour: Delight in the authentic flavors of Andalucia with a traditional Tapas tasting tour.
  2. Cultural Excursions: Discover the tremendous passion and preserved spirit of Spain during a traditional flamenco show. Embrace the spirit of Spain during a private flamenco lesson.
  3. Historical Tour: Traverse celebrated medieval history at the Cathedral, Barrio Santa Cruz, and Real Alcazar.

Special Interests and Activities in Spain

Traveling with Zicasso provides you with exclusive access to many activities, excursions, and tours for a distinctive experience. The following information offers insight into our recommended experiences and can be tailored to focus on your unique interests:

Food & Wine

A food and wine excursion is one of the most essential experiences you can have in a country that has long enjoyed a reputation of being a haven for traditional and contemporary cuisine and wine. The time of year can be critical for a food and wine excursion in Spain because the weather and temperature affect the ingredients, harvest, and experience. When you travel with Zicasso, you’ll get personalized recommendations on where to eat. The following recommendations highlight some of Spain’s best regions for world-class food and wine:

Best Destinations for Food & Wine in Spain

Malaga

The city of Malaga in the southern region of Andalucia has a long tradition of using local, seasonal, and Mediterranean ingredients to create traditional dishes that embody soups and seafood with origins in Roman, Moorish, and Christian recipes. Typical ingredients include olives, almonds, grapes, and cheese. The nearby hills and valleys influence the greater cuisine of Spain and also produce the famous sweet wine of Malaga from Moscatel grapes.

San Sebastian

San Sebastian has a unique culinary history and one of the highest number of Michelin-starred restaurants per square foot of any city in the world. The city reflects the greater regional tapas, known as pintxos, and uses food as a way to socialise around fresh, seasonal ingredients. The wines from the nearby Rioja region and local varietals highlight San Sebastian’s position as a superior destination for wine.

Zicasso’s Exclusive Access to Spain’s Best Wine

Zicasso travel partners can arrange private visits to vineyards not open to the public for exclusive tastings and meetings with the vintners. You can also learn more about Spain’s more-than-400 native grape varietals from a sommelier.

Olive Oil

Tours in Andalucia and the Castilla-La Mancha regions allow you to pick olives, visit a factory, witness the production, and sample the delicious flavors. On average, Spain produces 44 percent of the world’s olive oil supply.

Art & History

Spain is one of the world’s most unique destinations for paintings, architecture, and mosaics, demonstrating how art plays a pivotal role in the history and culture of the nation. Spain’s art represents Roman settlements and medieval designs in addition to Renaissance masters and iconic European artisans, such as Goya, Picasso, El Greco, and Dali. 

Must-See Art Museums & Attractions

  • Prado Museum – The Madrid museum has 8,600 paintings and over 700 sculptures.
  • Reina Sofia – The contemporary gallery displays works of 20th-century Spanish artists, such as Picasso and Dali.
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – The collection of European masters spans eight centuries and features works by Caravaggio, Monet, Degas, and Jackson Pollock.
  • Guggenheim Museum – The modern gallery in Bilbao acts as the center for contemporary artists and displays works by Jeff Koons and Richard Serra.

Depending on when you visit, your budget, and a number of other factors, Zicasso’s Spain partners can arrange specialized guides so that you can appreciate these treasures. 

Lesser-Known, Less-Crowded Art Museums & Attraction

  • Valencian Institute of Modern Art – The collection of over 11,000 pieces spans continents and the 20th century with works from Man Ray to Cindy Sherman.
  • Dali Theater-Museum – The surrealist painter takes center stage at his Figueres museum that features a comprehensive collection of paintings and sculptures.

History

Spain has a rich heritage, from Roman legions to a powerful caliphate. Witnessing the history throughout Spain is essential and indelible due to its castles, museums, and architecture that represent the Catholic dynasty with Moorish architectural details. Cities like Seville, Granada, and Toledo are living museums that symbolize medieval life with iconic images of Islamic design. On a customized Zicasso trip, we can arrange private tours with specialized history guides, such as a former archaeologist with a PhD or a history professor. We can also organize history-focused small-group tours with a certified guide.The following information focuses on our recommendations for historical destinations in Spain:

  • The Alhambra – The summit in Granada hosts the Moorish palace and gardens.
  • The Great Mosque – The principal mosque in Cordoba embodies the elegance and sophistication of medieval Islamic design.
  • Tarragona – The ruins outside of Barcelona represent the former Roman capital of Spain.

Active Tours

An active tour offers the splendor of the countryside or charms of villages and distinctive neighborhoods around the country at your preferred pace and from a unique perspective. Recommendations for some of the best active tours in Spain include the following:

Cycling

Andalucia – Southern Spain offers a robust landscape and rustic towns to explore. Basque Country – The rolling hills and vast shoreline offer great cycling routes in northern Spain. A bike tour is not recommended in Madrid due to the heavy traffic and busy streets.

Private Excursions and Special Access

Zicasso’s travel specialist partners have insider access to unique experiences that you cannot get any other way. These experiences, customized to your specific interests, can often be your most memorable, turning your trip into the experience of a lifetime. Here are some examples, but the possibilities are endless:

  • Semana Santa – Experience the Holy Week in Seville or Malaga.
  • Witness a private flamenco show in an ancient cave.
  • Enjoy a hot air balloon flight over a historic city, such as Madrid, Toledo, or Segovia.

How much is a tour of Spain?

The starting price of a custom-tailored Spain trip is approximately $240 per person, per day. For an escorted group tour, the starting price can be nearly half of that or $150 per person, per day.

The cost of a Spain vacation is dependent on several factors, such as the:

  • Length of your trip
  • Season (month) of travel
  • Class of hotel
  • Number of locations/cities you visit
  • Number of guided day tours and activities (e.g., cooking class, wine tasting, etc.)
  • How much you splurge on meals, shopping, etc.

A vacation such as this is often your biggest purchase of the year. It will also likely be one of the most memorable experiences of your lifetime. To get the most out of your trip, we highly recommend using an expert Spain travel specialist to plan a customized Spain tour that is tailored to your specific interests and budget. You can also join an escorted group tour so that most travel arrangements are pre-planned for you. This way, you can travel hassle-free and relax while a professional tour director and guide takes care of all logistics (including skip-the-line tickets) and any issues that might arise.

The cost of a tailor-made Spain tour typically starts at $2,400 per person for a 10-day trip, i.e., at $240 per person, per day during the low or mid-season.

This includes:

  • 3-star hotels (shared twin room)
  • Some guided day tours and activities
  • Transportation in Spain, such as airport transfers and trains from city to city

A 5-star, tailor-made Spain tour, where most services are upgraded and extra unique experiences are included, typically starts at $5,500 per person for a 10-day trip, or $550 per person, per day.

An escorted Spain group tour with scheduled departure dates delivers excellent value. With comparable inclusions, such as the class of hotel, guided activities, and transportation, a group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent tailor-made tour. Everyone’s priorities, interests, and preferences are different. Submit a trip request on Zicasso, and we will personally match you with an expert Spain trip planner who will help you customize your dream trip or help you select the right Spain group tour while also taking your budget into consideration.

Best Time to Visit Spain

Updated: January 29, 2020

The best time to visit Spain is from May to June and again in September. July is Spain’s hottest month of the year, especially in the southern region of Andalucia.

Each season offers something unique to experience depending on your goals during your Spain trip. In winter, hotel rates and restaurant prices drop. The best months to visit the region of Andalucia, such as cities like Seville and Granada, are May and September due to the warm summer temperatures and vibrant lifestyles that take place during these months.

The best months to visit Spain for cultural experiences include the high season of May to June and again in September due to the cultural holidays and nice weather.

Certain places in Spain have become year-round destinations for travelers, such as Madrid, Barcelona, and the region of Andalucia. Demand remains high outside of peak travel season, but the crowds typically diminish, and the prices may decrease; however, the shoulder-season and low-season are not great months for enjoying the beaches and sea but in spring and autumn, the museums are as popular as the hiking trails. Fall in October has pleasant weather while November sees fewer crowds and quiet escapes from Madrid to Andalusia.

How far in advance should I plan a trip to Spain?

You should plan your trip to Spain up to four months in advance if you wish to visit destinations like Seville or Madrid. Due to the high demand of domestic and international visitors that travel to this beautiful destination during Semana Santa and the limited number of hotels, you must reserve ahead of time if you plan on visiting during Easter week. We recommend planning your Spain tour up to six months in advance for the most optimal travel experience.

Modes of Transportation in Spain

When traveling between big cities, the best way to see Spain in 10 days is by high-speed train. The trains that service Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville are comfortable, fast, reliable, and accessible. Driving in Spain is easy when exploring more of the countryside and small villages of northern Spain, southern Spain, and if traveling between San Sebastian and Barcelona. Domestic flights are possible and convenient when needing to travel long distances or off the mainland peninsula to islands such as Ibiza and Mallorca. Ferries are also available, but flights often have similar fares and take less time.

Car Rental

Renting a car in Spain is unnecessary due to the efficient and quick trains. Driving between big cities brings with it more complications, such as traffic, parking, unfamiliar or narrow roads, or the crowds and closed streets of a possible holiday. Driving is easy and enjoyable when along the coast or between small, remote towns of southern and northern Spain. Public transportation, such as trains, does not offer great access to the countryside and villages across the country, making a car-hire one of the best methods for traveling to secluded areas independently. Zicasso travel specialists will always include private transfers to and from the airport or between destinations for your best stress-free Spain tour, which circumvents possible taxi service charges, toll roads, or miscommunications.

What to Consider When Traveling Through Spain

Travel considerations during your Spain tour include safety, ease of logistics, and accessibility. The following information offers our recommendations on what to consider:

Is Spain Safe for Travel?

Spain is very safe. During your Spain tour, you will find the people and country safe, welcoming, and eager to share their culture. As anywhere, pickpocketing can be a concern, especially in larger tourist destinations like Barcelona. Healthwise, there are no concerns regarding the general safety of eating and drinking throughout Spain.

Travel Insurance

You’ve booked your dream vacation, now protect it with travel insurance. A wide range of factors can leave your vacation in limbo. Medical emergencies, inclement weather, and unexpected cancellations can cause turmoil for your trip, so in the unlikely event of a disaster, get the travel insurance coverage that provides peace of mind. To get a quote, visit our travel insurance page.

For Families

Having a family-friendly guide can help maximize your time and enhance your experience for every member of the family. Tour guides can focus their attention on engaging young kids to keep them interested and can also create separate tours for teenagers and adults.

For Seniors

Having a guide knowledgeable in touring with Seniors will offer more accessible tours, activities, and transfers to maximize how much you can see and experience. Arrangements can be made for drivers to carry your luggage to and from check-in if traveling by ferry or domestic flight.

For Couples

Having a guide knowledgeable in romance around Spain will provide unique perspectives, advice, and opportunities to experience true majesty.

For Travelers with Disabilities

Guests with mobility challenges can be well assisted by our Spain travel specialists. Access and alternative arrangements can be made with ease to ensure enjoyment of certain monuments, historical sites, accommodations, and restaurants.

Best Airports to Fly In & Out of Spain

The best airport to fly in and out of Spain when visiting Madrid, Seville, and Malaga is Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suarez Airport (MAD). Madrid has the largest and busiest airport in Spain that accommodates non-stop flights from the United States. Madrid also has the most opportunities for arriving and departing in Spain by plane based on your schedule and preferred travel timeframe; however, other airports can provide equal opportunities and possibilities for flights inside of Spain, depending on your route and schedule. For most travelers, the most convenient airport is Madrid. The second most accessible airport to fly in or out of in Spain is Barcelona’s El Prat Josep Tarradellas Airport (BCN). The top active airports in mainland Spain are:

  • Madrid (MAD)
  • Barcelona (BCN)
  • Malaga (AGP)

Find the Best Flight

Madrid is the largest and most accessible airport in Spain, resulting in flights from around the U.S., Europe, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Spanish islands that often stop in Madrid before continuing to another destination.It is advantageous to fly into Madrid and to travel south by train to Andalucia before flying home from an airport like Malaga or Seville. Prices for a round-trip flight out of Madrid are similar to flying out of a different airport in Spain and allow you to avoid any hassle of returning to Madrid for the flight home.

Domestic Flights

Domestic flights are accessible, frequent, and quick, making it very easy to travel distances across Spain; however, the high-speed train between southern Spain and Madrid or Barcelona makes many domestic flights unnecessary, unless traveling far distances, such as Seville to Bilbao, Oviedo to Alicante, or Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.

Flights Via Zicasso

Zicasso Air Desk is an international air ticketing service that eliminates the stress of finding and booking the right flights for your upcoming vacation by employing the same personalized service you can expect from planning a trip with Zicasso. Our competitive flight pricing, 24X7 Service & Support, and Complimentary Consultation of Routing vs. Pricing with an Expert Flight Specialist make finding the perfect flight for your trip effortless.

Recommendations for the Return Traveler

When returning for another Spain tour, you can venture beyond the essential destinations of Madrid, Seville, Malaga, and Barcelona to discover destinations considered more off-the-beaten-path but equally worthy of your consideration. The following list offers our recommendations for where you can visit during your return trip to Spain.

Pyrenees

The mountainous Catalonian Pyrenees are celebrated as an all-season adventure destination, bringing snowhounds in the winter and trekkers in the summer and autumn. The glistening lakes and emerald valleys embody the natural beauty of the landscape, and thousand-year-old monasteries reflect the regional heritage. Small towns have preserved their proud Catalonian culture.

Costa del Sol

The 300 days of sunshine along the southern shores give credence to the name Costa del Sol of Andalucia. Beyond the weather, the stretch of coast has fabulous beaches and a rich cultural heritage that is represented in the delicious cuisine. Lively villages feature their own intriguing culture, from the whitewashed homes of Mojacar to the ancient mosaic floors of the Roman city of Italica.

Related Spain Tours by Zicasso

Here is our list of other Spain Tours we offer:

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Multi-Country Spain Vacations:

How to Book a Spain Tour

Any vacation to Spain should include both the mainland and the islands. The mainland, with Athens as the highlight, provides rich history and culture. The islands offer spectacular coastal scenery, beaches, and relaxation. Planning the right mix and choice of destinations can be a time-consuming and complex task, but Zicasso is here to help.

There are three ways to plan and book a trip:

  1. Get a customized tour planned and booked by a travel professional. Travel independently on your own schedule.
  2. Book a group tour. Join an escorted group tour with a fixed departure date.
  3. Plan and book a trip yourself.

Zicasso offers the best solution for a customized tour by matching you with top travel specialists who plan and book the trip for you. Our travel agency division, Marageti, specializes in helping you book an escorted group tour. There is no extra cost to you for either service.

Custom Tours

A customized tour is one that is planned by a travel specialist according to your specific interests, preferences, and schedule. Whether you desire a family-friendly adventure to Madrid, Seville, or Granada or a romantic getaway from San Sebastian to the Rioja region, each of the accommodations, activities, and destinations is tailored to your preferences.The knowledge and experience of your travel specialist make a big difference. Zicasso has spent thousands of hours vetting the best travel partners. We act as a referral service, matching you with specialists that best meet your goals and priorities.

Escorted Group Tours

A Spain group tour offers the advantage of convenience at a great value. The schedule is fixed, the itinerary is pre-planned, and a dedicated tour director travels with the group throughout the trip. A group tour can be 30 - 50% less expensive than an equivalent customized tour. Out of the many hundreds of Spain group tours, how do you select the right one for you? Our travel agency division, Marageti, has sales agents who specialize in helping travelers weigh the pros and cons of different group tours. We give you personalized recommendations on the best tour for you.

Goals and Priorities

What are your goals and priorities for the trip? These should drive your decision for either a customized tour or a fixed departure group tour. We are here to help you make the right decisions to make your dream trip a reality.

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Travel Review: Luxury Spain Vacation, Montserrat, Alhambra,...
Just completed a wonderful trip to Spain with my wife. All

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Reviewed By alan d.

Luxury Morocco & Spain Vacation Review: Fez, Seville...
We worked with a travel designer who provided us with an

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Reviewed By Ruth B.

Travel Review: Spain Tour, 3-Week Trip
A friend and I used this travel company to help us plan

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Reviewed By Ellen M.

Spain Group Vacation Review: Montserrat Peak, Sagrada Familia,...
Great tours, good hotels & responsive service
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Reviewed By Terri R.

Luxury Trip to Spain & Portugal Review: Walking Camino...
The service was amazing!  The trip was very well planned.

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Reviewed By Debra B.

Spain & Portugal Travel Agent Review, Food Tours, Tapas...
Our custom 28 day trip through Spain and Portugal was amazing.

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Reviewed By Belinda B.

Spain Travel Agent Review: Anniversary Trip, Barcelona Art...
Zicasso had matched us up with 2 travel agencies for our

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Reviewed By Margie L.

Family Vacation to Spain Review: Menorca Island, Barcelona,...
We had a fantastic Spanish vacation made possible by this

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Reviewed By Jennifer L.

Luxury Spain Review: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona, Ribadesella,...
Overall, the trip and this travel team exceeded our expectations!

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Reviewed By William S.

Travel Review: Spain Vacation, San Sebastian, Sailing Tour,...
This travel company handled every detail. My vacation couldn't

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Reviewed By Rina A.

Travel Review: Luxury Spain & Portugal Tour, Bilbao,...
My husband & I are lifelong foodies. Inspired by Anthony

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Reviewed By Barbara P.

Spain & Portugal Review, Luxury Vacation, Cooking Class,...
Our Portugal and Spain trip was amazing! Our travel planner

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Reviewed By Laura F.