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

Food & Wine Tour: Bordeaux to Rioja
(9 Days)
Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rioja

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

Spain, Morocco & Portugal
(17 Days)
Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Marrakesh, High Atlas Mountains, Lisbon

Best of Northern Spain

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona, Costa Brava

This tour focuses on three of the most beautiful and distinctive regions in Spain: the Basque Country, La Rioja and Catalonia.

Begin in San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort near the border of France that is the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country. Tour the picturesque old town, and browse local produce and fish markets. Basque cuisine is generally considered to be Spain’s finest and on this tour you will have ample opportunity to sample the local specialties. Take a class at a private cooking club, and enjoy a private tasting of the region’s delicious pintxos—the Basque version of tapas—and Txakoli, a local, slightly sparkling white wine.

Next, transfer to Bilbao, one of the most architecturally progressive towns in Spain. Visit the Guggenheim Museum, a stunning building of swooping titanium curves designed by Frank Gehry. After a private tour of the museum’s art collection, perhaps enjoy dining in its Michelin-starred restaurant. Also visit other interesting architectural and cultural sites in Bilbao before continuing to Rioja, one of the world’s most renowned winemaking regions. Spend two nights in the heart of La Rioja at the Hotel Marques de Riscal, a luxury hotel with distinctive architecture designed by Frank Gehry and a wine therapy spa offering treatments using vine and grape seed extracts. On a private day excursion, visit Laguardia, a beautiful medieval walled village with wine caves under its cobblestone streets and impressive views of the nearby hills. Tour surrounding vineyards and enjoy wine tastings at bodegas (wineries) designed by celebrated modern architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid.

Fly to Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic centers of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona’s most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. If desired, 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.

Finally, conclude your tour on the Costa Brava, the heartland of Catalonia, where the region’s unique culture is apparent in its cuisine, architecture and language. One day, enjoy a private excursion to Figueres, birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the fascinating Dali Theatre-Museum, and Port Lligat, the tiny port near windswept Cadaques that served as both inspiration and home to Dali. Also visit Girona, with its beautifully preserved cathedral, Arab baths and old Jewish quarter. On an optional excursion, perhaps tour some of the many charming medieval villages that dot the countryside.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive San Sebastian

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Introductory private tour of old town

Day 2 San Sebastian

Private market tour, followed by cooking class. Evening private pintxos and Txakoli tasting tour

Day 3 San Sebastian – Rioja

Private transfer to hotel for 2 nights, with wine touring en route

Day 4 Rioja

Full-day private excursion to Laguardia and nearby wineries

Day 5 Rioja – Bilbao – Barcelona

Private transfer to Bilbao for tour of Guggenheim Museum. Private transfer to airport for flight to Barcelona. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 6 Barcelona

Half-day private city tour

Day 7 Barcelona
Half-day private city tour
Day 8 Barcelona – Costa Brava

Private transfer to the Costa Brava for 3 nights, with touring of medieval villages en route

Day 9 Costa Brava

Full-day private excursion to Girona and Figueres

Day 10 Costa Brava

At leisure

Day 11 Depart Barcelona
Private transfer to Barcelona's airport

Hotels
San Sebastian: Hotel Maria Cristina
Rioja: Hotel Marques de Riscal
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
Costa Brava: Mas de Torrent

Cost
$16,770 Per person (double occupancy)