On this 10-day tour of Spain, discover Europe’s most romantic destination in complete luxury. Gaze at Madrid’s stunning Templo de Debod as the evening light creates a fantastic mirror image in its reflecting pools, float through the sky in a hot air balloon, and attend the world-famous San Sebastian Film Festival in the Basque Country. Regardless of how you choose to indulge, this tour through Spain will be something you never forget.
San Sebastian – Dine at the World’s Best Restaurant
You will arrive in the city of San Sebastian. Upon your arrival, your guide will greet and transfer you to your luxury accommodation. When you reach your hotel, you will have some time to settle in before exploring San Sebastian at your leisure. In the evening, you will transfer to one of the Basque Country’s most distinguished restaurants, which consistently ranks on the list of the world’s best. Here, you will enjoy an authentic gastronomic experience and indulge in your first taste of traditional Basque cuisine.
San Sebastian – San Sebastian Film Festival
You will have arrived in Spain just in time for the infamous San Sebastian Film Festival, which is an event that is acclaimed throughout the globe as one of the most significant film festivals in the world. Today, you will attend the festival and view the best international films of the year. In the evening, your guide will lead you on a pintxos tour through San Sebastian. Pintxos are the Basque Country’s version of tapas. You will sample the classic flavors of Spain and explore the city’s best pintxos bars and restaurants at the same time.
Barcelona – Couple's Cooking Class
This morning, you will fly to Barcelona. Upon your arrival in the beating heart of Catalonia, your guide will greet and transfer you to your luxurious hotel. After you have had time to properly settle in, your guide will lead you on a private tour of the city. Your tour will begin at the infamous Mercado de La Boqueria and will include other iconic places, such as Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. In the evening, you will partake in a private cooking class, during which you will learn how to cook some of Spain’s most traditional dishes.
Barcelona – Hot Air Balloon Ride
This morning, you will transfer to the nearby mountain range of Montserrat. Upon your arrival, you will indulge in a hot air balloon ride through the Catalonian countryside. As the day presses on, you will return to Barcelona for a private tour of the world-famous Park Guell. Here, you will be mesmerized by the plethora of statues and architecture that was designed by Antoni Gaudí. You will have the rest of the evening to explore Barcelona at your leisure.
Barcelona – La Sagrada Familia
After breakfast, your guide will lead you to La Sagrada Familia cathedral. Another of Antoni Gaudí’s infamous works, the unfinished cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will be able to explore the magnificent building for a few hours. After your tour, your guide will lead you to La Barceloneta. Here, you can enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea and enjoy lunch at a restaurant along the water. The afternoon will be yours to spend at your leisure.
Seville – World-Class Flamenco Show
This morning, you will fly to Seville. Upon your arrival, your guide will greet and transfer you to your accommodation, where you will have the chance to freshen up and relax for a bit. When you are ready, your guide will lead you on a tour of the city’s iconic sites. Your tour will begin with the illustrious Alcazar, which is Seville’s royal palace, before continuing to Plaza de España. You will discover the history of the plaza before being left to enjoy the park at your leisure. In the evening, you will attend a traditional flamenco show in its birthplace of Andalusia.
Seville – River Cruise on a Private Yacht
Your day will begin with a private tour of more of Seville’s notable sites. You will be led to the imposing Seville Cathedral, which is the largest cathedral in the world. Next to the cathedral, La Giralda bell tower will host you next. In the afternoon, you will take a cruise down the Guadalquivir River on a private yacht. Accompanied by a gourmet lunch, you will glide through the city in complete luxury. After your cruise, you will have the evening to spend at your leisure.
Madrid – Parque del Retiro in Autumn
This morning, you will transfer to Madrid via trains. You will have a scenic ride through the Spanish countryside before arriving in the capital city. Upon your arrival, you will transfer to your luxurious accommodation, where you will have some time to settle in and relax. When you are ready, your guide will lead you on a tour of the city. Your first hours in Madrid will be spent exploring Parque del Retiro. Your guide can show you around before leaving you with the afternoon to uncover the charms of the park. In the evening, you will transfer to the Círculo de Bellas Artes to watch the sunset.
Madrid – Picnic at Templo de Debod
Today, your guide will lead you on a private tour of Madrid’s most iconic sites. Your tour will begin in the Centro, where you will explore Gran Vía, Madrid’s main drag is full of the hottest shops, boutiques, and theatres. From there, your guide will lead you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Mercado San Miguel. Your tour will continue to the trendy neighborhood of Malasaña, where you will explore the bohemian shops, boutiques, and cafes that abound it. In the evening, you will be led to the Templo de Debod for a romantic picnic of tapas and fine wine.
Madrid – Departure
This morning, you can enjoy a quick breakfast before spending the morning at your leisure. You can take a stroll through your surrounding area or do some last-minute souvenir shopping. Soon, your driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
- Delight in Basque cuisine at a restaurant that is consistently listed as one of the world’s best
- Attend the world-famous San Sebastian Film Festival and watch the year’s top films
- Discover the flavors of Barcelona during a couples cooking class
- Float high above Montserrat on a hot air balloon ride
- Attend a flamenco show that will be accompanied by a dinner and wine pairing
- Uncover the beauty of Seville with a private yacht cruise down the Guadalquivir River
- Delight in the fall colors of Madrid’s enchanting Parque del Retiro and enjoy a rowboat ride
From the gourmet flavors of Barcelona to the streets of Seville, Spain is the perfect destination for a couples retreat. On this 10-day tour of Spain, all of your senses will be enlightened as you traverse this splendid country from top to bottom. Your tour will begin in Spain’s Basque Country. In San Sebastian, you will dine at one of the world’s best restaurants before attending the world-renowned San Sebastian Film Festival. Your tour will continue to Barcelona, where you will indulge in a private cooking class. You will also explore the city’s most iconic sites on a private tour. You will then visit the Catalonian countryside for a hot air balloon ride. In Seville, you will attend a traditional flamenco show that will be accompanied by a dinner of regional tapas. Traversing the city via private yacht will allow you to cruise down the Guadalquivir River in style.
Finally, you will arrive in Madrid. Here, you will uncover the beauty of the city’s infamous Parque del Retiro before taking a private tour of one of Spain’s top museums, which will be curated to your particular interests. To conclude your time in Spain, you will have a sunset picnic at the Templo de Debod.
$2,395 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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