Almudena Cathedral  in Madrid, Spain

Romantic Tour of Sundrenched Spain: Barcelona to Madrid

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Countries Visited

Spain

Places Visited

Barcelona, Tarragona, Valencia, Toledo...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Take your partner’s hand as you embark on a romantic journey through Barcelona, Madrid, and beyond. Whimsical architecture meets the traditional, Gothic aesthetic in the bustling capital city of Cataluna. Meanwhile, crowds hurry along Madrid’s bustling Gran Via, and as you make your leisurely, 10-day journey between the megacities, pause in the charming town of Tarragona to visit an ancient Roman amphitheater and dig your toes into the sparkling, sandy shorelines. Then, hop on a thrilling zipline...

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Trip Highlights

  • Meander through Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and admire the ethereal masterpiece of Sagrada Familia cathedral
  • Marvel at the whimsical architecture of Antoni Gaudi and stroll through the fantastical Park Guell
  • Behold the fascinating history of the Roman Empire at Tarragona's ancient amphitheater before strolling along the city's sparkling shorelines
  • Barter with locals at the Mercat Central in Valencia and attend an authentic paella cooking class
  • Indulge in a bike ride around Valencia's green spaces and walk through Calatrava's futuristic designs at the City of Arts and Sciences
  • Discover Toledo's eclectic history at the Royal Alcazar before ziplining for unparalleled views of the city skyline
  • Immerse yourselves in a tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid and shop along the bustling avenue of Gran Via
  • Partake in a romantic boat ride around Parque El Retiro and peruse the artwork at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia

Detailed Description

You will fall in love all over again against the backdrop of passionate flamenco melodies and panoramic city views at sunset before immersing yourselves along the cobblestone streets as you take your partner's hand to visit each city's prized jewels. The energy of Spain is truly electric, and the rich flavors of local cuisine are mouthwatering.

You will touchdown in Cataluna's sunny capital of Barcelona, and over the next few days, you will follow your expert guide to the city's most prized cultural and historical gems. You will tour the Old Gothic Quarter and marvel at the whimsical fairy tale of Antoni Gaudi's Parque Guell. You will bite into intoxicating flavors of saffron-induced paella as you sip on sweet Spanish sangria and look out at the crashing waves of the Mediterranean.

As you make your way to the nation's capital of Madrid, you will have stops at the memorable cities of Toledo, Tarragona, and Valencia. Once you have settled into your hotel in the major metropolis, you will spend the subsequent days of immersing yourself in vibrant downtown life as well as the eclectic vibes of trendy neighborhood hangouts. You will begin with a tour of the Royal Palace and bustling Plaza Mayor and Plaza del Sol and then venture off for authentic Spanish bars, restaurants, and live music in Lavapies and Malasana. Finally, relax in the carefree tranquility of Parque El Retiro before bidding your final farewells to this enchanting country.

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Starting Price

$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.

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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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