Barcelona, Penedès, Montserrat, Granada, Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Madrid
Dates are customizable for private departures.
For the discerning traveler and luxurious-minded adventurer, look no further than the spoils of this 12-day tour to the sunny shores of Spain. From the dazzling cityscape of Barcelona to the architecturally fabulous boulevards of Madrid and the ancient cultural origins of Montserrat’s monastery, uncover the best that Spain has to offer.
Barcelona - Glitz and Glamour
Arriving in the Catalonian coastal city of Barcelona, your worries will immediately fade away as images of the city's iconic architecture and the Mediterranean Sea spread out before your eyes. You will be able to capture your first glimpse of the city as you comfortably make your way to your luxurious 19th-century mansion that has been repurposed as a hotel. You can opt to unwind in your elegant accommodation or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Barceloneta Beach promenade before settling in at a Spanish tapas bar owned by one of the country’s most famous chefs. Here, you will delight in the finest Spanish culinary arts as you toast your arrival under the stars.
Barcelona - The Vision of Antoni Gaudi
Barcelona is revered for its antique and contemporary art and architecture, which you will discover on an exclusive tour of Antoni Gaudi’s visionary work. You will begin at the Passeig de Gracia, an opulent avenue riddled with designer stores that were constructed to serve Barcelona’s elite. You will continue past the exuberant balconies and curvaceous facade of La Pedrera as you make your way to Gaudi’s masterpiece work, La Sagrada Familia. Inside, light spills in all directions and colors through stained-glass windows. This incredible piece of architecture began construction in 1866 and is estimated to be completed in 2026.
Barcelona - Premium Penedes Wines
Today, you will step away from the bustling cityscape and into the bucolic pastures that surround Barcelona on a private wine tour of the Penedes wine region. Afterward, you will venture to the summit of the Montserrat Mountains. In Penedes, premium harvests wait to be enjoyed by discerning palates. During your tour, you will visit the oldest cava winery in the country. You will discover the history of their distinct process while basking in panoramic vistas of the flower-flanked countryside and endless vineyards that stretch into the distance. Arriving in Montserrat later today, you will discover the spiritual and cultural heart of the monastery that soars above Spain.
Granada - Life and Times in Albayzin
This morning, you will be whisked away to a luxurious parador stationed within the UNESCO Alhambra Palace of Granada for a few nights of regal relaxation. Nestled at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Granada is a gateway into the idyllic countryside of Spain. Here, charming villages move to the rhythm of their own drums. Today, you will tour the Moorish neighborhood of Albayzin and learn more about the humble culture. Encountering intricate works of Moorish art, witnessing sweeping views from the San Nicolás Lookout, and savoring authentic dishes will immerse you in every facet of the local lifestyle.
Granada - Astonishing Art and Architecture
Granada is a colorful place that deftly blends culture with character. The crown jewel of Granada is the Alhambra. Regarded as one of the most beautiful monuments on the planet, you will be besotted with the intricate details and flawless architecture that dominates every inch of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is in the meticulous carvings of the Nasrid Palaces and the manicured botanical Gardens of Generalife where you will behold the unprecedented majesty of medieval royal design.
Seville - The Passion of the People
The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region and point of origin of the popular flamenco dance, Seville is a delightful destination that is imbued with personality. You will experience this personality today with elaborate shows that showcase the culture and the elevated cuisine that shines through in exquisite tapas bars. When you are ready, your private guide will transfer you to a private flamenco and afterward will lead you on a tapas tour. In both the performance and the cuisine, you will notice the raw emotion and passionate energy Seville’s craftspeople put into their work.
Seville - Spectacular Scenes of Seville
You will discover more of Seville today as you meander through the city on a private highlights tour to its iconic landmarks. In the manicured courtyards and along the Royal Alcazar’s intricately inscribed walls, you will unravel the history that forms the bedrock of Seville. In the narrow streets that weave through Barrio de Santa Cruz, you will see life behind the lens of the local people. Beneath the striking tower of the Cathedral Santa Maria de la Sede, you will capture images of the Seville skyline that bends around this religious monument.
Seville - Explore a Dream Destination
Just beyond the border of Seville lies an unspoiled paradise high on a hilltop. Straddling the deep gorge of the Guadalevin River, the town of Ronda is a dream-like destination that appears to be stripped from the pages of folklore. Exalted wines are grown in the lush vineyards of this town, and you will visit a local estate to taste test their finest selections. Afterward, you will continue through the noble streets that exude their old-world charm to Spain’s oldest bullring. Here, you will feel the tense atmosphere echoing from the stadium's stands.
Marbella - Splendor by the Sea
You will transfer to your 5-star accommodation near the banks of Marbella’s shoreline in the comfort of a private vehicle. Your accommodation’s avant-garde yet elegant design filters through each hallway and dining room. Your balcony will provide you with unobstructed views of the sprawling seascape. The day will be yours to enjoy as you take refuge in the comfortable loungers around the swimming pool and sip on decadent cocktails.
Marbella - A Moment's Rest
Marbella is tranquil and scenic, providing the perfect break from activities to revitalize your mind and body. You will spend another day in this peaceful place, luxuriating in first-class amenities to a beautiful backdrop of the sea. Whether you wish to enjoy a few rounds of golf or sit back in style along the shoreline with a cocktail in-hand, your short stay in Marbella will give you the time you deserve and leave you feeling completely relaxed.
Madrid - A City Full of Life
Breathtaking boulevards and perfectly trimmed parks speckle Madrid’s cityscape, which is a rich museum of European art. The destination will enrapture you as you find yourself admiring the architecture that lines the avenues en route to your palatial accommodation in the heart of the city. Outside of your hotel, Madrid will be alive and flourishing with people shuffling along the sidewalk to treasured eateries and museums brimming with tourists. The city will be yours to explore before you conclude the evening with Haute Cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef.
Madrid - Adiós, Spain
On the terrace of your hotel’s elegant dining hall, you will sip on freshly brewed coffee and tuck into sumptuous Spanish snacks while watching Madrid come to life. You may see shops opening their doors to reveal lovely trinkets inside or hear locals chatting in Spanish. After breakfast, you will collect your belongings, transfer to the airport, and say adiós to Spain.
- Peer into the mind of visionary artist Antoni Gaudi as you privately tour his most popular work throughout Barcelona
- Escape to the Penedes wine region for a taste of Spain’s finest harvests set to backdrops of the lush countryside
- Soar above Spain as you stand atop the Montserrat mountains and appreciate the spiritual heart of the region
- Visit one of the world’s most beautiful monuments, the Alhambra, and bask in the brilliant art that lines the Nasrid Palaces and manicured Gardens of Generalife
- Witness a passionate flamenco performance in the Seville, where the dance style was originally conceptualized
- Explore the renowned heritage sites spread across Seville on an exclusive city tour, from the Royal Alcazar to the Barrio de Santa Cruz
- Step away from the city and travel to Ronda, a hilltop city perched atop a steep gorge that appears to be lifted from the pages of a fable
- Unwind on the sun-soaked shores of Marbella as you delight in the scenic setting accompanied by seascape vistas
- Bask in the finer things during your time in Madrid, where you may visit that most elegant boutique stores and dine at Michelin-starred restaurants
$6,595 per person (excluding international flights)
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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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