Donostia city in San Sebastian, Spain

Spain in September: Quintessential 8-Day Spanish Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Barcelona, San Sebastian, Madrid

Suggested Duration

8 Days

This luxurious 8-day trip to Spain in September provides a luxurious experience regardless of where you travel to within the country. Feel the gratifying texture of grapes between your toes as you stomp barefoot in a vat of recently harvested grapes at Barcelona’s world-famous Wine Harvest Festival. Stroll through Madrid’s charming Parque del Retiro, discover the pinnacle of beauty and luxury, and explore Spain during the best time of the year.

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Trip Highlights

  • Delight in a world-class Flamenco show that is accompanied by a gourmet dinner and wine pairing in Barcelona
  • Experience the traditional winemaking process in Catalonia by stomping grapes at the annual Wine Harvest Festival
  • Immerse yourself in the excitement of La Merce, which is Barcelona’s biggest and wildest festival
  • Delight in the beauty of Spain’s northern Basque Country in autumn with a scenic trek to the charming town of Pasajes de San Juan
  • Dine at one of the world’s top restaurants in San Sebastian
  • Attend the magnificent San Sebastian Film Festival, which is world-renowned
  • Admire the serene beauty of Madrid’s infamous Parque del Retiro and visit one of the country’s most renowned museums
  • Discover the best of Madrid on a private tour of the city and delight in a gourmet tapas crawl

Detailed Description

From the small-town charm of San Sebastian’s Pasajes de San Juan to the bustling center of Madrid, Spain is a country with something for everyone. You will be delighted by the excitement of Barcelona’s La Merce annual festival and Madrid’s Parque del Retiro before savoring the unique taste of pintxos in the Basque Country. While you are here, you will also indulge in a private tour of one of the country’s most highly acclaimed museums in Madrid. On this luxurious, 8-day excursion through Spain, you will discover this country’s treasures in the season when it is at its most beautiful.

Your tour will begin in the city of Barcelona, where you will find no lack of excitement. Your first evening will be spent attending a marvelous Flamenco show, which will be accompanied by a traditional Spanish dinner and wine pairing. You will also experience the world-renowned Wine Harvest Festival, whose main event is the barefoot stomping of recently harvested grapes. Afterward, you will have the opportunity to participate in La Merce, which is Barcelona’s grandest festival before your tour continues to Spain’s gorgeous Basque Country.

In San Sebastian, you will attend the San Sebastian Film Festival, which is known as one of the most famous film festivals in the world. While in this gorgeous city, you will bask in the beauty of the Basque Country in autumn in addition to enjoying a scenic trek to a nearby town. In San Sebastian, you will also be provided with the exclusive opportunity to dine at a restaurant that is consistently listed among the world’s best. Finally, you will arrive in Madrid, which is Spain’s spectacular capital city. Here, you will tour this incredible city on a privately guided tour that will offer a visit to the gorgeous Parque del Retiro. On this 8-day highlights tour of Spain, you will discover some the best that this eclectic country has to offer during the season in which it is at its most beautiful.

Starting Price

$1,915 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.

What's Included

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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