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....
Seville - Arrive in Seville and Enjoy a Tapas Tour!
Your tour begins in Seville, the most quintessential city of Andalusia. After you check in to your hotel, a local guide will greet you and begin your “Tapas Tour” through the city. This famous Seville ritual is a festive experience. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you stroll through town to sample tapas (the Spanish version of a “pub crawl”). These small plates of light appetizers are designed to accompany Spanish wines. The enticing flavors of garlic, olive oil, cheese and saffron all pair beautifully with local spirits. Mingle with the locals as you sip wine and take in the ambiance. This traditional custom is a lively and unpretentious social gathering. One possible stop is the tapas bar that was rumored to be a favorite of King Juan Carlos.
Seville - Walking Tour of Seville, the Gem of Andalusia
Granada - Travel to Granada and Visit the Alhambra
Córdoba - Transfer to Córdoba and Half-Day Walking Tour of Old Town
Madrid - Travel to Madrid and Half-Day Walking Tour
Madrid - Leisure Day with Optional Cooking Class or Sightseeing
Barcelona - Madrid (Optional Barcelona Extension)
Barcelona - Half-Day Walking Tour of Barcelona’s Highlights
Barcelona - Leisure Time to Explore Barcelona
Barcelona - Depart Barcelona
- Traditional Spanish ambience, culture and cuisine in Seville
- Special “tapas tour” as you stroll the elegant streets of Seville
- Spectacular Alhambra Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site
- Córdoba’s magnificent medieval Islamic mosque, a UNESCO site
- Recently renovated historic Jewish Quarter in Córdoba
- World-class art museums and vibrant nightlife in Madrid
- Barcelona’s lively atmosphere and relaxing way of life
- Architectural highlights of Barcelona from Gothic to Modernist
Your discovery of Andalusia begins in Seville, renowned for its elegant streets and Moorish influenced architecture. To truly experience the local lifestyle, you’ll go on a special “Tapas Tour.” Visit the magnificent Cathedral, wander the ancient streets and relax in elegant plazas. You can even take an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride.
The journey through Andalusia continues with tours in Córdoba and at Granada's magnificent Alhambra Palace. The tour winds up in Madrid, where a guide will take you to see the city’s historic neighborhoods, world-class museums and beautiful monuments. This is the Madrid of Hemingway, Goya, and Velasquez. Soak up the culture and nightlife in this bustling city where it has become one of the culinary capitals of Europe and where chefs are known to come eat “real” food.
You may extend the tour to visit Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia. Basking in the Mediterranean sun, Barcelona is full of contrasts. The ancient gothic quarter juts up against modern boulevards; you’ll be engulfed in the metropolis, but also the ambiance of its unique mixture of grand churches, cafes and beaches. Be sure to take a tour of Antonio Gaudí’s fantastic architecture.
$3,115 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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