Spain is the ideal destination for couples who are hoping to come closer together while expanding their understanding of this unique corner of Europe. Spain boasts intimate parks that offer shade and solace from the heat of Spanish summers and Moorish courtyards that promises private encounters with nothing but a bubbling fountain to overhear you. There is truly something about this country and its distinct features that provide an abundance of opportunities for the traveling couple to capitalize...
Madrid – Arrival to Madrid and Tailored Picnic in Retiro Park
You will arrive at Madrid’s major international airport, which provides all the necessary comforts and luxuries for the weary traveler. Ready to whisk you away to your luxury hotel, a private transfer will whisk you from the busy terminal to the city center, where you will find your luxurious hotel that fit for royalty. After you settle in, you will be greeted by your private guide who will acquaint you with the Spanish capital by giving you some general information and a short tour of the Centro Historico or old center of the city. This will provide you and your partner with the opportunity to stretch your legs after your journey and take in this new environment at a reasonable pace. Your introduction to Spain will conclude with a prepared picnic that will be waiting for you at El Retiro Park, which is the famous common area to the East of the center that boasts miles of walking paths and numerous places for you to spend time to yourselves.
Spain has been a top European travel destination for centuries. Madrid, which has remained the Spanish capital since 1561, is no exception and possesses all the art, food, music, and architecture that you would expect from such a cosmopolitan city. The founding of the city dates back much further than 1561, and you can still see the occasional reminder of its medieval past as it pokes through the more recent development. The city center stretches between the Palacio Real, which is an 18th-century royal palace that is loosely based on Versailles, and El Retiro Park. This space contains crisscrossing allies and wider boulevards that offer you secluded resting places to find refreshment in addition to hip shops that display some of the latest in Spanish fashion.
As you stroll through the gardens of El Retiro park, you will see plenty of evidence to support how European city parks occupy the important role of offering a source of diversion for the locals. It is big enough to offer you the feelings of while also feeling small enough that there is always an outdoor cafe or vendor nearby to offer you a refreshing treat. As you savor the contents of your tailored picnic, you will be able to sample some Spanish snacks all while participating in an exclusive Spanish pastime of spending your afternoon in the once-private playground of Spanish royalty.
Madrid – Art Walk to El Prado Museum and Tapas Sampling
Seville – Private Spa Treatment at Ancient Thermal Baths
Seville – Tour of Functioning Bull Ring and Private Cava Tasting
Seville – Guided Tour of Plaza España and Evening Flamenco Show
Barcelona – Visit La Boqueria Market and Private Cooking Lesson
Montserrat – Private Tour of Abbey of Montserrat
Barcelona – Guided Tour of Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and Beach Visit
Barcelona – A Catalonian Farewell
- Recline in the shade of Retiro Park and savor a prepared picnic that is tailored to your particular tastes as the sun sets on your first day in Spain
- Venture on the Paseo del Prado or Art Walk, which exhibits the highlights of Spain’s proud heritage of painters, sculptors, and other artistic masters before delighting your tastes with Spanish tapas
- Pamper yourself in one of Seville’s oldest functioning spas that offer private facials, massages, and tours of the Ancient thermal baths
- Sample the sweet product of Spain’s vineyards through a private Cava tasting, featuring an introduction to the many varieties of this Spanish sparkling wine
- Immerse yourself in the beats and rhythms of an authentic Andalusian Flamenco show
- Delight in a visit to one of the oldest functioning bull rings in Seville and examine the arena where the matadors fight and fall
- Stroll down La Rambla, which is a quintessential feature of Barcelona before a private cooking class that will reveal the secrets of the perfect Paella
- Indulge in a visit to the holy mountain of Montserrat where visitors have sought solace for centuries and enjoy a guided tour of the monastery
- Wonder at the interior glory of Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia through a guided tour before basking in the sun on Barcelona’s pristine beaches
Spain stands at the intersection of many worlds. Whether geographic or cultural, the unique location of this country affords its major cities a cosmopolitan feel that adds to its charisma. From sports to spirituality and from the past to the Paella, there is something for everyone in Spain, and this adventure was designed for those couples who are desiring an introduction to nearly all that Spain has to offer.
Across nine days of luxurious accommodations and private tours, your travels will take you to the central highlands of Madrid, the Andalusian splendor of Seville, and finally to the rugged shores of Barcelona. In each of these destinations, knowledgeable instructors and guides will be waiting to answer your questions. In Madrid, you will imitate royalty with a curated picnic in El Retiro Park, which was the previous private estate of Spain’s ruling class. In Seville, you will indulge your senses in a visit to an Andalusian spa, where you will dip into the thermal baths for the ultimate, relaxing experience. Next, Barcelona will beckon to you with the promise of savory seafood dishes and a visit to the nearby slopes of Montserrat.
The best times to travel are mid-Spring and Fall when the crowds have not reached a peak, and the blooming bouquets and gardens of Madrid and Seville offer their colorful contributions to the eyes and noses of visitors. Likewise, temperatures during these seasons are usually mild with comfortable clothes and shoes being the recommended fashion. Luckily though, the majority of Spain’s culinary, musical, and cultural heritage is accessible year-round, furnishing enough insights for even the most curious traveler.
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$2,155 per person (excluding international flights)
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