Splendid Spain

tour only from
11 days
with flights from
12 days


Discover Spain’s splendors from their delicious cuisine, the incredible legacy of art and architecture, dramatic history, and grand passions. Along the way, you’ll get a taste of Spanish delights from regional tastings, tapas, and paella! Explore bucket-list-worthy highlights like the Prado Museum in Madrid, Giralda Tower in Seville, Alhambra Palace in Granada, and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. You’ll also enjoy a lovely Guadalquivir River Cruise, a tour of Cordoba, an idyllic visit to an olive grove, and a chance to explore Peñíscola, a jewel of the Mediterranean. This tour serves up a multi-course feast of sights and experiences that are simply unforgettable.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Madrid
  • 2 nights in Seville
  • 2 nights in Granada
  • 1 night in Valencia
  • 3 nights in Barcelona

Tour Highlights

  • Royal Palace (Madrid)
  • Prado Museum (Madrid)
  • Giralda Tower (Seville)
  • Guadalquivir River Cruise (Seville)
  • Cordoba Tour
  • Olive Oil Grove with tapas dinner
  • Alhambra Palace (Granada)
  • Peñíscola, a jewel of the Mediterranean
  • Paella Lunch
  • Sagrada Familia (Barcelona)
  • Gothic Quarter (Barcelona)
  • La Rambla (Barcelona)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from the New York area (varies by departure) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in air-conditioned motor coach
  • High-speed AVE train ticket from Madrid to Seville
  • Accommodations at first-class hotels
  • 15 meals: 10 buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 dinners
  • Wine and mineral water with dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees as indicated in the itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Director throughout

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Intermediate

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Balanced

Expect either half-day or full-day tours most days with a free day or free half-day to explore independently in most cities. There may be a few early mornings or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 3+ nights. Learn More

No Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Currently, there are no additional entry requirements for U.S. passport holders, but this can change at any time. Before travel, both U.S. and non-U.S. passport holders should visit our Passports & Visas page to reconfirm entry requirements.

Travelers will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

For flight details, see Before You Depart.

Day 1: Arrive in Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, Spain’s grand capital and cultural heart! Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will be greeted at the airport and escorted to our hotel, where our Tour Director will lead a get-acquainted walk around the surrounding neighborhood. We'll enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure before meeting our Tour Director for a welcome cocktail, orientation, and dinner.

Accommodations: Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid or similar
Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Madrid

Day 3: Madrid/Seville

Day 4: Seville

Day 5: Seville/Cordoba/Granada

Day 6: Granada

Day 7: Granada/Valencia

Day 8: Valencia/Peñíscola/Barcelona

Day 9: Barcelona

Day 10: Barcelona

Day 11: Depart Barcelona

Guided Tour Pricing

Book by Mar. 31, 2023 to get the best price.

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

2023 Tours With Flights  
Sat — Wed
Sep 2 — 13
$3,999 $3,499
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Sat — Wed
Sep 16 — 27
$4,069 $3,569
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Sat — Wed
Sep 30—Oct 11
$3,899 $3,399
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Sat — Wed
Oct 14 — 25
$4,297 $3,797
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2023 Tours Tour Only  
Sun — Wed
Sep 3 — 13
$3,399 $2,899
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Sun — Wed
Sep 17 — 27
$3,269 $2,769
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Sun — Wed
Oct 1 — 11
$3,199 $2,699
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Sun — Wed
Oct 15 — 25
$3,497 $2,997
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* Departures designated as "Guaranteed" may be canceled or rescheduled only under Extraordinary Circumstances, for example in situations deemed to be unsafe or nonviable due to local conditions. See Terms & Conditions for full details.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am - 5:30pm EST) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

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