Private luxury tours in Spain

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Luxury Spain Tours

Best of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Seville, Granada, Barcelona

Essence of Spain
(9 Days)
Seville, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona

A Week in Spain
(7 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona

Romantic Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Barcelona

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid, Granada, Barcelona

Highlights of Madrid & Andalusia
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Marbella

Best of Andalusia
(7 Days)
Seville, Cordoba, Granada

Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Valencia, Barcelona

Best of Northern Spain
(11 Days)
San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona, Costa Brava

Culinary & Art Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Madrid, San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Journey Through Spain
(17 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Bilbao, Rioja, San Sebastian, Barcelona

Best of the Basque Country
(8 Days)
Bilbao, Rioja, San Sebastian

Active & Culture Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Costa Brava, Barcelona, Mallorca

Multi-country Tours

Best of Spain & Morocco
(14 Days)
Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain
(15 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

Highlights of Spain & Portugal
(13 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra

Bordeaux to Basque Country
(9 Days)
Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rioja

Paris to Barcelona
(11 Days)
Paris, Avignon & Provence, Carcassonne, Costa Brava, Barcelona

Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

This private tour was designed for luxury travelers who want to travel along The Sephardic Way to explore the region’s fascinating Jewish heritage. Portugal and Spain were once home to the world’s largest and most prosperous Jewish communities under Muslim and Christian rule. This wonderful, and quite comprehensive, introduction to Portugal and Spain also includes cultural touring through UNESCO World Heritage sites and some of the region’s greatest cities—all with expert guides and luxury accommodations

Begin with a stay at a luxury hotel in the city of Porto, the capital of port wine and a fascinating mix of Baroque and modern art and architecture. Enjoy a private tour of the city’s narrow streets in the UNESCO-listed historical sector and see the city's most interesting neighborhoods and attractions. One day, take a private excursion to the Douro Valley. There, visit the best local wineries, explore romantic ancient towns along the Douro river, take an exclusive private river cruise, and enjoy the beautiful terraced landscapes.

Next, you will be privately transferred to Lisbon, stopping en route for Jewish touring in the colorful university city of Coimbra and in historic Tomar, home to the oldest synagogue in Portugal.

Continue to Lisbon, where you will experience the city like an insider during private touring. Visit highlights such as monuments of beautiful Moorish architecture, the old Alfama district, the sophisticated Bairro Alto and Lapa districts, important museums in Belem and elsewhere, select specialty shops (gold, tiles, antiques, linens, needlepoint rugs, Indo-Portuguese furniture) and other attractions. Reservations will be made at the city’s best restaurants each night. Also enjoy a memorable fado performance at a local club.

One day, take a wonderful private excursion to the lovely aristocratic town of Sintra to see the spectacular castles, manors, gardens, and backstreets that feature Portuguese design, architecture and history at its finest.

Continue overland into Spain. En route, enjoy touring in fascinating Evora, a former royal town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the narrow streets lined with whitewashed houses and see the ancient Roman ruins, the historic Jewish district, and the Moorish architecture.

Continue to Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Take an insider’s tour of this beautiful city. Explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood (the former Jewish Quarter), tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights. One evening, you may wish to attend a local flamenco performance or a bullfight at the famed bullring. If desired, additional activities can be arranged, including visits to ceramics workshops in the Triana neighborhood, carriage rides through Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park, seeing contemporary architecture such as Metropol Parasol, private flamenco dance or guitar lessons, architecture tours of World Expo buildings, visits to royal horse farms, and excursions to Roman ruins or pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages).

Next, enjoy a private tour of Cordoba, a capital city under the Romans and the Moors. Cordoba was a major learning center during the Middle Ages and the hometown of Maimonides, the great Jewish rabbi and philosopher. During private touring, explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed city center, such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets lined with whitewashed buildings and historic buildings in the old Jewish Quarter.

Board a high-speed train to Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately Habsburg architecture, leafy boulevards and superb museums. With your expert private guide, explore the highlights of the city. See world-renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia, CaixaForum, and/or the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through the exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private “tapas tasting” tour of some of some of Madrid’s most beloved tapas bars. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid’s most beloved tapas bars. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as tickets to soccer games and bullfights, preferred seats at Zarzuela performances, cooking lessons, touring with an art expert, visits to house-museums like Museo Cerralbo or Museo Sorolla, garden tours, shopping excursions, and touring of contemporary art and architecture sites.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Toledo. Known as the city of three cultures, Toledo once flourished as a unique center where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived in harmony. Accordingly, this mix of cultures is reflected in the city’s architecture, beautifully displayed in its ancient churches, mosques, and synagogues embellished with the floral motifs, coffered ceilings and horseshoe arches of the Mudejar style. Toledo was also home to the painter known as El Greco, and many of his paintings still remain here—including his masterpiece, The Burial of Count Orgaz.

End your tour with comprehensive private touring in Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Tour narrow lanes and the ancient synagogue in the Call, the former heart of the Jewish community deep inside the Gothic Quarter. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Perhaps visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. If desired, also explore the city’s shopping districts, stopping at upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit the city’s leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other activities in Barcelona, such as cooking lessons, excursions to Montserrat or the Costa Brava, private yacht charters, Jewish touring, tickets to soccer matches, hiking or biking in the nearby mountains, visiting favorite family attractions such as the Magic Fountain or Poble Espanyol, and wine tasting in the Penedes wine region.

One day, take an excursion to Girona, a lovely city that was once home to Spain's largest Jewish population. Visit Girona's Call, the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Spain, and the Museum of Jewish History, as well as other highlights such as the Arab Baths and Gothic cathedral. Also tour nearby Besalu, a beautiful medieval town with a 12th-century mikvah, one of the oldest in Europe.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Porto, Portugal

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Porto

Private half-day city tour

Day 3 Porto & Douro Valley

Full-day private excursion to Douro Valley

Day 4 Porto - Lisbon

Private transfer to Lisbon for 3 nights, with touring of Coimbra and Tomar en rotue

Day 5 Lisbon

Full-day private city tour. Evening fado performance

Day 6 Lisbon & Sintra

Full-day private excursion

Day 7

Lisbon - Evora - Seville, Spain

Private transfer to Seville for 2 nights, with touring en route

Day 8 Seville

Half-day private walking tour

Day 9 Seville - Cordoba - Madrid

Private transfer to Cordoba. Private city tour and transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Madrid for 3 nights. Evening private tapas tasting tour

Day 10 Madrid

Full-day private city tour

Day 11 Madrid & Toledo

Full-day private excursion

Day 12 Madrid - Barcelona

Private transfer to station for high-sped AVE train to Barcelona. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 13 Barcelona

Full-day private tour

Day 14 Barcelona & Girona

Full-day private excursion to Girona and Besalu

Day 15 Depart Barcelona
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Porto: The Yeatman
Lisbon: Olissippo Lapa Palace
Seville:

Hotel Alfonso XIII

Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid
Barcelona: Hotel Arts Barcelona or Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Cost
$25,135 Per person (double occupancy)