Immerse yourself in the splendor of Spain with this 7-day Spain tour that is optimized for the month of October. Clicking castanets fuse the fervent clatter of shoes against cobbled streets, and flamenco dancers put on mesmerizing performances throughout the city. Indulge in a cooking class in Barcelona, partake in Madrid’s Autumn Festival, and experience the distinctive culture of Valencia.
Madrid – Autumn Festival and City Tour
After months of excited anticipation, you and your family will finally experience the beauty of Spain, its welcoming people, and the exciting festivals that take place during the month of October. When you land in Madrid, a private driver will greet and escort you to your accommodation. Soon, you will meet your guide for a fascinating tour of the city’s highlights that will include the Royal Palace, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Parque El Retiro, the prestigious shops along Gran Via, and the classic artwork of the Reina Sofia Museum. In the evening you can join in the music and dance of the Autumn Festival in Lavapies and Malasana.
Valencia – Valencia Day and Relaxation
Tarragona – Human Tower Festival
Barcelona – Paella Cooking Class
Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia
Girona – Catalan Dance, Music, and Arts
Girona – Departure
- Get lost in the magic of Madrid's eclectic neighborhoods and partake in the city's annual Autumn Festival
- Dig your toes into the sand along the Mediterranean Sea and immerse yourself in local culture as part of Valencia Day
- Marvel at the unique traditions of Tarragona, as performers create impressive human towers before indulging in local culinary delights
- Discover the beauty of Barcelona and partaking in a traditional paella cooking class with a world-renowned chef
- Admire the magnificent architecture of Antoni Gaudi at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of La Sagrada Familia
- Keep up with the music and dance during Girona's Fires de Sant Narcis before peeking into local shops for souvenirs
- Banter with locals in the open-aired markets of Barcelona's Las Ramblas district and stroll through Park Guell
You will fall in love with Spain when visiting this illustrious country in the fall. During the month of October, vivacious festivals fill the calendar, and locals and tourists flock to the city streets to rejoice in the cool autumn weather. From the electric energy of downtown Madrid during the Autumn Festival to the hair-raising Human Tower Festival in Tarragona, this itinerary is full of non-stop adventure and excitement.
Your trip will begin in the nation's capital of Madrid, where modern life converges with a rich history. Your guide will lead you on a customized tour of the city's most iconic landmarks, including the Royal Palace, Gran Via, Parque El Retiro, and the Reina Sofia Museum. Later in the day, you will venture to the neighborhoods of Malasana and Lavapies to celebrate the annual Autumn Festival. Then, you will head to Valencia. The cool ocean breeze will welcome you for an exciting day along the Mediterranean. In the evening, your guide will lead you through the internationally-acclaimed designs of Santiago Calatrava at the Park of Arts and Sciences.
Warmth, sunshine, and a trendy art scene await you in Catalonia. You will travel to the cities of Tarragona, Barcelona, and Girona. First, in Tarragona, you will attend the biennial Human Tower Festival. As part of this tradition, you will watch talented performers stand on one another's shoulders, reaching up to 15 meters. The pace of your adventure will slow a bit when you visit the Gothic city of Girona. Here, you will get an up-close look at the intersection of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim influence in addition to the famed Arab Baths. Then, you can dance the night away at the Fires de Sant Narcis festival.
Of course, a family vacation to Spain's northern region of Catalonia would be incomplete without indulging in the charisma of Barcelona. To conclude your trip, you will get an inside look at famed sites, such as La Sagrada Familia. You will also partake in a paella cooking class before basking in a panoramic view of the city at sunset from Park Guell.
$1,675 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.
The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.
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