Spain’s Finest

Explore the most compelling Spanish cities on this tailor made Spain tour, which kicks off in Barcelona. On every street and corner, you’ll see the dazzling work and influence of Antoni Gaudi, the city’s most eccentric architect. In Madrid, view world-class art in some of Europe’s greatest galleries. Next, head to Cordoba where the matchless Mezquita is one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture in the world. You’ll tuck into tasty tapas in the foodie hub of Seville, and stay in some of Spain’s most glamorous hotels.


March to October


9 - Nights


From £ 2,150 pp



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Explore Barcelona any way you’d like! This enchanting, creative, and much-loved city offers plenty of options from cultural sightseeing to gastronomy tours. If you haven’t experienced them yet, you’ll likely want to check out notable attractions such as Park Guëll, Casa Milà, Casa Batllò, the Picasso Museum, Las Ramblas, La Boqueria market, Camp Nou football stadium, the Gothic Quarter, and Tibidabo amusement park.

If you’re looking for a nature break, head to Barceloneta Beach situated against the deep blue Mediterranean sea where sun-drenched beaches create a pretty setting for a lazy day on the sand. There are also jogging and biking paths if you want to work up a sweat, or you can take a long leisurely stroll followed by a refreshing dip. Vendors on the beach offer kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and a range of sunset cruises options. Alternatively, head to Barcelona’s surrounding mountains for a range of hiking and biking trails with spectacular views.

El Palace Hotel - 3 Nights - B&B

A well-known city landmark, El Palace Hotel has been through all of the remarkable events which have affected Barcelona during the last century. All rooms are carefully decorated, with high ceilings and large windows. The décor is elegant, with classic furnishings and neutral tones lending a comfortable feel. All rooms benefit from the most modern equipment such as air-conditioning, satellite TV, direct telephone, Wi-Fi internet access, safe and mini-bar.

The Restaurant is open every day offering tapas dishes and the option of afternoon tea. Breakfast is served in the rooftop The Garden restaurant that offers a incredible views of the city. They serves an a la carte or set tasting menu and there is also a cocktail bar.

Today you’ll zip across the Spanish countryside via high-speed first-class train to reach the Spanish capital, Madrid. Your home for the next three nights is the sumptuous Hotel Orfila, a 14th-century former palace now under the auspices of Relais & Chateaux.


Spain’s capital is made for walking with wide, elegant boulevards showcasing a range of architectural styles and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s also renowned for some of the best art museums on the continent, including the Prado Museum with works by Goya, Velázquez, and other Spanish masters.

Break up the sightseeing with a café con leche in a stately square like Plaza Mayor followed by a drink at a rooftop bar for a birds-eye view over the city. After the sun goes down, partake in the city’s dining scene, awash with fantastic tapas bars (choose a handful and make it a tapas crawl). 

Hotel Orfilia - Relais & Chateaux - 3 Nights - B&B

Hotel Orfila hotel is located in a tranquil residential area, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A former 14th Century Palace, the hotel is brimming with beautiful antique furniture, sumptuous fabrics and intriguing artefacts. There are just 20 individually-designed and elegant rooms and 12 spacious deluxe suites. The hotel’s restaurant, Jardin de Orflila, serves delicious and innovative international dishes accompanied by a brilliant wine list- we loved the sake steamed Crayfish and the sour and spicy Castilla Soup. Within walking distance of the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums, as well as some of Madrid’s most exclusive shops, Hotel Orfila is a wonderful and charming base from which to explore this fascinating city.

Head to the Atocha train station to take the AVE high-speed train down to Córdoba, complete with comfortable seating and onboard cafeteria. Your first stop is the city of Córdoba.


Explore of the Old Town of cordoba and stroll through the highlights of the city, including the Mezquita, a pagan temple that was turned into the great mosque of the Ummayad caliphate and later a Catholic church, with much of the mosque’s design still in place. You’ll also visit the Alcázar of the Catholic Kings, where Christopher Columbus negotiated his voyage west and the winding side streets of the old Jewish Quarter.

Stop for lunch in Córdoba followed by a bit more walking. then we can arrange a car to take you to your hotel in Seville.


Afternoon private transfer from Cordoba to Seville


A marvellous meshing of cultures and influences, Seville is theatrical, joyful and delicious. Begin your explorations of the Andalusian capital with a guide. You’ll visit the 15th-century Seville Cathedral and its eye-catching Moorish bell tower, La Giralda. You’ll also explore the Alcazar, one of the oldest still-in-use royal residences in Europe. Filled with ornate courtyards and marble rooms, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.

Embrace the Seville spirit and get lost in the alleyways of the medieval Jewish Quarter during your time in this incredible city.  The streets around the Plaza Nueva are great for shopping, and the Guadalquivir riverside is ideal for a stroll. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for eating: Seville is renowned for tapas. An evening spent grazing in its lively bars is the surest way to get a real flavour of the city.

Gran Melia Colon Hotel - 3 Nights - B&B

Gran Meliá Colon is an elegant five star hotel situated in the old quarter of Seville, between the Maestranza bullring, the Torre del Oro and the Giralda. The location is perfect for discovering the most interesting and original shops in the city. Built in 1929, the building is now a listed monument, maintaining its original neoclassical façade, but the interiors have been entirely remodelled for the modern traveller. Each floor is themed after a renowned Spanish artist and Goya’s famous painting, the Dressed Maja, leads you to the Penthouse Master Suite. The red and gold room interiors are a complemented by award-winning contemporary furnishings, and many of the rooms have views facing Calle Canalejas, Magdalena church, or Cruz del Cavario.

There are three restaurants serving a selection of cuisine from local tapas and Andalusian specialities to international buffet-style dishes. The hotel’s Wellness Centre is on the top floor;a true highlight of your stay, it has a solarium deck with comfortable hammocks, Balinese beds and a spectacular hydro-massage pool with magnificent city views.


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Day 10

Spain - UK

It’s time to say good bye to the great cities of Spain. 
After breakfast we’ll take you to Seville airport for your flight home.

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