In Spain, the architecture alone tells tales of the country’s multifaceted history on this 9-day itinerary. Catholic cathedrals reveal a surprising Moorish past, medieval quarters whisper the aura of bygone centuries and whimsical Gaudí designs inspire the modern imagination. With its resplendent Islamic, Jewish and Christian heritage, Spain has an incredible number of UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and you’ll have a chance to see as many as ten of these specially designated sites. This sample...
Your tour begins in the beautiful city of Madrid, the capital of Spain. Upon your arrival at the airport, you’ll be greeted by your driver and provided a transfer to your hotel. You’ll be staying at a hotel in the center of Madrid near the Prado Museum and some of the best tapas restaurants. This afternoon you’ll begin your exploration of the city with a guided Art Walk. The guided tour allows you to discover the internationally renowned Museo del Prado. This exceptional collection includes the masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez and Goya, among others. After your art tour, you’ll have time to stop for tapas at a stylish neighborhood bar. When ordering a glass of wine, you’ll be offered a snack such as tortilla de patata (potato omelette), cured ham, sausage or fried shrimp. Tapas help keep you going until the late-evening Spanish dinner. Live like the locals: eat dinner late and enjoy the amazing nightlife that usually unfolds spontaneously. The city is literally hopping with cafes, bars, restaurants and nightclubs. All that you need to do is walk outside and then see where the evening takes you!