View from the top of Pope Luna's Castle, Valencia, Spain.

Couple's Retreat to Barcelona, Valencia, and Madrid

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Countries Visited

Spain

Places Visited

Barcelona, Valencia (City), Madrid

Suggested Duration

7 Days

Glorious coastlines, quaint cobblestone streets, and opulent palace halls await you on your couple's retreat to Spain's most coveted metropolitan gems. Together, you and your partner will stroll along Valencia's La Malva Rosa Beach before marveling at the futuristic designs of renowned architect Antoni Gaudi. In Barcelona, you will get lost in the whimsical charm of UNESCO's Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Then, check out the trendy music and arts scene of Madrid's most eclectic neighborhoods,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Coast along the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean Sea and dine in the illustrious Placa Reial
  • Get lost amongst the whimsy of Barcelona's charming Gothic Quarter and admire panoramic views of the city at sunset in Park Guell
  • Marvel at the fairytale-like facades of Antoni Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and take part in a couple's authentic paella cooking class
  • Relax along Valencia's La Malva Rosa Beach and partake in an exciting tapas bar crawl beneath the moonlit sky
  • Take off on a breathtaking bike ride along with Valencia's verdant public parks and explore Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences
  • Stroll through the opulent halls of Madrid's Royal Palace and take a romantic carriage ride through Parque El Retiro
  • Explore the nation's capital's trendy neighborhoods of Malasana and Lavapies and view beautiful artwork at the Reina Sofia Museums

Detailed Description

Prepare for the romantic getaway of a lifetime as you explore Spain's most beautiful metropolitan area. You'll have the benefit of an expert guide to lead you on some of the most adventurous expeditions of each city's highlights. Together, you and your partner will take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Madrid's Parque El Retiro, dig your toes into the soft sands of La Malva Rosa Beach, and roll up your sleeves for a couple's cooking class in Barcelona. Culture, adventure, and romance await you on this fun-filled couple's retreat to Spain.

Your trip will begin in stunning Barcelona, Catalonia's capital. You'll soon see the spectacular sites that draw in millions of tourists from around the world each year. Follow your guide on a tailored tour of Barcelona's historic downtown, known as the Gothic Quarter. You will visit highlights like the Placa Reial and Cathedral of Barcelona before stopping to shop at La Boqueria Market along Las Ramblas. In the evening, you will set out for the acclaimed Park Guell, one of Antoni Gaudi's many masterpieces, and sit atop mosaic-tiled benches as you overlook the city at sunset. The following day, you will venture beyond downtown to step inside Gaudi's mesmerizing Sagrada Familia cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage site revered for its bold and irreverent design. That afternoon, you will attend a couple's cooking class alongside an expert chef where you will learn to make paella, a savory-sweet staple of Spanish cuisine.

The following day, it's off to Valencia to explore the artistic charm, storied past, and cutting-edge architecture the city has to offer. On the first day, you will wade into the cool waters of pristine La Malva Rosa Beach. Look out at the shimmering ocean before embarking on an eclectic tapas bar crawl in the city's historic center that evening. The next morning, you and your partner will take off on a scenic bike ride to the City of Arts and Sciences, a beautiful display of bold, modern architecture, built by renowned architect Santiago Calatrava.

Finally, you and your partner will set off on a high-speed train ride to the nation's capital, Madrid. Together, you will stroll hand-in-hand through the beautiful Parque El Retiro and feel like nobles as you enter the Royal Palace, the official Royal Spanish residence. During the day, you and your partner can choose from a variety of sightseeing classics, including Gran Via, the Reina Sofia Museum, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza del Sol

Starting Price

$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.

What's Included

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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