The Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

Spain’s Fascinating Highlights Tour in October

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Places Visited

Madrid, Consuegra, Sevilla, Marbella...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Including Architecture Week, culture parades, authentic flamenco events, and the annual saffron festival, there is truly something for everyone during this 7-day Spain tour. During the month of October, festival life in Spain is more vibrant than ever, even into the late-night hours. Step inside the grand complex of Madrid’s Royal Palace, take part in the Autumn Festival, and relax on the pristine beaches of Nerja.

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Trip Highlights

  • Step inside the golden halls of Madrid's Royal Palace and behold fascinating facades throughout the city during Architecture Week
  • Stroll through Parque El Retiro in the nation's capital before taking part in the Autumn Festival and sampling the city's most delectable tapas
  • Venture to the charming town of Consuegra and indulge in the region's prized saffron spice
  • Clap to the impassioned beat of Sevilla's flamenco dancers and attend the city's Guitar Festival
  • Snap photos of Marbella's charming cobblestone streets before setting out to the streets to celebrate the Annual Feria
  • Luxuriate along the beaches of Nerja before dancing the night away as festival events continue
  • Marvel at the intricate parade floats in Cadiz during the Festival of the Virgin of Rosario and tour the beautiful Baroque cathedral

Detailed Description

You can experience the many festivals of charming cities and the lively atmosphere of the locals when you travel to Spain during the month of October. You will surely be enamored by the country’s laid-back lifestyle, welcoming culture, and endless festivities.

You will begin your seven days of festival-hopping in the illustrious capital city of Madrid. Here, the hurried pace of life is marked by speedy mopeds that circle central plazas and weave in and out of traffic. The high-speed action stalls to a lull in the early afternoon hours because locals partake in a siesta, which is a nap. As you tour the city, you will visit the Royal Palace, Parque El Retiro, and the Reina Sofia Museum. You also witness many of Madrid's stunning facades during Architecture Week. In the evening, you will venture to the Plaza Mayor to sample an array of delectable tapas paired with a glass of cana.

After enjoying major metropolitan life, you will head to the quaint town of Conseguera. If you book this trip in October per our recommendation, you will visit this city during its iconic Saffron Festival. You will learn the vital role the spice plays in Spanish cuisine before sampling some saffron-induced staples, such as Spain's rice medley known as paella.

The charm and beauty of southern Spain are truly unparalleled. You will see just why when you explore the elegance of Sevilla, Marbella, Nerja, and Cadiz. First, in Sevilla, you will listen to the soothing strums of Spanish acoustic melodies as they fuse with the syncopated beats of flamenco music. When you venture to the cities of Nerja, Cadiz, and Marbella, you will experience the true vibrancy of festival life paired with the immaculate landscapes of white-sand beaches.

Starting Price

$1,675 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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