The spirit of Spain is lively and intoxicating, ready to be experienced and enjoyed. Indulge in the effervescent life of Madrid and Barcelona on this custom tailored luxury tour that will make your heart beat to a passionate rhythm. The medieval cities are romantic, set along cobblestone streets and tree lined boulevards. The lush flavors of the food are only surpassed by the tastes of decadent boutique vineyards. There is no end to the bountiful beauty of the countryside and the glistening water...
Madrid - The Luxurious Beginning
Madrid is a modern city set within the guidelines of its past. The heart of the city continues to overflow with the spirit of Spain, filled with pockets of medieval buildings and narrow alleyways that create a passionate ambiance, spotted with old restaurants and oddity shops. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your fabulous accommodations. The hotel is situated within a baroque palace central to the vibrant culture of the city. The rooms are as lavish and comfortable as the lobby. Your private guide meets you at the hotel. Your experience in Spain has already been incredible, from the opulent comforts of the hotel to the customized service between the airport and your tour.
Follow your guide through the streets of the city and arrive at the Prado Museum, home to one of the finest art collections in the world, especially in reference to Spanish art. The building was constructed in the 18th century and was once used for the cavalry by Napoleonic troops. Your guide is knowledgeable not just about Madrid’s historic architecture but also about the art contained within the celebrated museum. The halls are glossy and polished. The lofty ceilings bring a harmonious echo to people’s footsteps. The art hangs on the walls in quiet reflection and you listen to your guide’s informative and mesmerizing conclusions about the colors, brushstrokes, and history of certain pieces, including The Three Graces by Rubens.
Madrid - In Time
Madrid - The View of Toledo
Madrid - The Art of Feeling
Madrid - Indulge in the Day
Barcelona - Golden Sands and the Architecture
Barcelona - Captivating Discord
Barcelona - In a Fairytale
Barcelona - A Catalan Dream
Barcelona - The Seclusion of Taste
Barcelona - The Luxurious Open
Barcelona - Depart Barcelona
- Explore the Prado Museum on a private tour with a guide specializing in art history
- Savor the diverse flavors of Spain, from Madrid’s traditional cuisine to Barcelona’s local market
- Enjoy two separate and unique cooking courses that display the variety of Spanish cooking techniques and tastes
- Learn the steps and history of the passionate art of Flamenco
- View the celebrated architecture of Barcelona on a private tour of the city
- Witness the exceptional culture and preserved medieval architecture of Toledo
- Indulge in the most luxurious hotels around the Madrid and Barcelona
- Discover the beauty of the Penedes wine region on a fabulous bike tour
Spain is a country known for its architecture and art, history, culture, passion, and romance. On this 12-day journey through Madrid and Barcelona you will experience the depths from which the country’s desire grows. Your getaway begins with your arrival in Madrid. The old quarter is surrounded by the modern city and has a pulse that beats like a desiring heart. Settle into your opulent hotel and enjoy a tour of the city’s finest art collection at the Prado Museum. The following morning you will begin your exploration of the Old Quarter.
The historic buildings are charming and the streets are romantic. The afternoon is filled with the luscious flavors of traditional tapas. Indulge in a food tour that would turn a seasoned chef’s head. In Toledo you will stroll through the historic reaches of the medieval city. The buildings rise from the hillside resembling a stony outcrop from a distance. Back in Madrid you will meet your private Flamenco expert who will not only instruct you on the history of the art form, but also its delicate, passionate steps. A day in Madrid at your leisure allows you to explore the streets in and around the city at your own pace.
Transfer to Barcelona and find yourself in another elegant hotel. After lunch you will tour the Gothic Quarter and Montcada Street. The next morning your private guide will meet you at your hotel and tour you through the modernist architecture of the city, from the Block of Discord to the famous Church of the Sagrada Familia. Journey to Gerona to explore the towering walls and quiet quarters of the medieval city. In the afternoon you will make your way to Figueres to visit the hometown of artist Salvador Dali and the unique Dali Theater-Museum.
Back in Barcelona you will visit the largest central market in Europe, at La Boqueria, before indulging in a private cooking course that will teach you the delicate flavors of Catalonia. Enjoy a private bike tour through the Penedes Wine Country and taste the exceptional flavors of the valley. Luxuriate in a free day in Barcelona, whether at the beach or strolling through Guadi Guell Park. On your final day a private transfer will take you to the airport for your return journey home.
$6,595 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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