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Classic Spain
Madrid to Madrid
15 days
Tour code: ESMM

Highlights

Explore Moorish palaces, be treated to a lively flamenco performance in Seville, explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the Alhambra, taste a traditional paella, witness Gaudí’s Barcelona with your own eyes, live like a local in a "casa rural" in the Pyrenees, experience the Basque way of life.

In Spain, a country that’s filled with flavour, artistry, and passion, there’s no such thing as going halfway. Start in the south, where the Andalucian capital of Seville will introduce you to the most firey of dances — the flamenco. Head north and get a taste of Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces: vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Logroño's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees. Each region of Spain has their own distinct character, style, and language to offer. Get it all here.

What's included?

Meals

12 breakfasts, 2 dinners

Transport

Walking, bus, plane, train.

Accommodation

Hotels (12 nts), casa rural (2 nts).

Included activities

Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Foodie Moment: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logroño. Granada orientation walk. Albaicin quarter visit. Alhambra guided tour. Seville orientation walk. Flamenco show performance. Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba. Free time in Valencia. Free time in Barcelona. Casa rural' stay with traditional meals. San Sebastián day trip. Madrid orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Madrid
Arrive any time.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • El Escorial Visit
  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
  • Taurino Museum
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
Day 2
Madrid - Granada
Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with it's narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 3
Granada
Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

Included activities: Alhambra Guided Tour

Optional activities:

  • Tapas Bar Crawl
  • Albaicín (El Albayzín) Visit
  • Granada Cathedral (Cathedral of the Incarnation) Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Granada - Seville
Travel to picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening head towards Seville by train and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.

Transport: Local bus, Local train

Included activities: Jewish Quarter (Juderia) Visit, Mezquita de Córdoba (Mosque) Visit, Flamenco Show

Meals: breakfast

Day 5
Seville
Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to the Alcázar of Seville.

Optional activities:

  • Santa Cruz Quarter Visit
  • Alcázar Palace Visit
  • La Giralda Visit
  • Casa de Pilatos
  • The Golden Tower (Torre del Oro)
  • Santa Paula Convent
  • Ronda Day trip

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
Seville - Valencia
Hop on an early train to Valencia (including a quick stop via Madrid) arriving in time to explore this lively coastal city. Make sure to enjoy a traditional paella dinner!

Transport: Local train, Local train

Included activities: Valencia Orientation Walk

Meals: breakfast

Day 7
Valencia - Barcelona
Enjoy the morning in Valencia before travelling to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported tapas cooking class served and prepared by migrant youth followed by a group dinner to round out the day. Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.

Transport: Local train

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Mescladis Tapas Cooking Class and Dinner

Optional activities:

  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 8
Barcelona
Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life. Today, new travellers may join you for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

Included activities: Optional Welcome Meeting for Travellers on Combos

Optional activities:

  • Gothic Quarter Visit
  • La Barceloneta Visit
  • Las Ramblas Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit
  • Parc Güell Visit
  • Montjuïc Visit
  • Gaudi House Museum
  • Casa Batlló
Day 9
Barcelona - Pyrenees
Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

Transport: Local bus, Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Parc Güell Visit
  • Las Ramblas Visit
  • La Sagrada Família Visit

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 10
Pyrenees
Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.

Optional activities: Hiking

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 11
Pyrenees - Bilbao
Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Guggenheim Museum Visit
  • Basilica of Begoña Visit
  • Casco Viejo Visit
  • Parque de Etxebarría Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 12
Bilbao
Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.

Transport: Local bus, Local bus

Included activities: Orientation Walk

Optional activities:

  • Pintxos (Tapas) Tour
  • Monte Igueldo Visit
  • Beach Visit with Surfing
  • Cathedral of Buen Pastor
  • San Sebastian Bicycle Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 13
Bilbao - Logroño
Travel to Logroño and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.

Transport: Local bus

Included activities: Rioja Region Wine Tasting

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Logroño - Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

Transport: Local bus

Optional activities:

  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
  • Gran Vía Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Taurino Museum
Day 15
Madrid
Depart at any time.

Optional activities:

  • Reina Sofia National Art Museum
  • Gran Vía Visit
  • Plaza Mayor Visit
  • Museo Nacional Del Prado Visit
  • Royal Palace (Palacio Real) Visit
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

Meals: breakfast

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