A Week in Spain
Seville, Madrid, Barcelona
Introduction to Spain
Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona
Best of Barcelona
Barcelona & environs
Essence of Spain
Barcelona, Madrid, Seville & Cordoba
Best of Spain
Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona
Highlights of Spain
Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Barcelona
Best of the Basque Country
Rioja & Bilbao, San Sebastian
Barcelona & San Sebastian
Barcelona, San Sebastian with Bilbao & Rioja
Best of Andalusia
Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Marbella
Food & Wine of Spain
Madrid & Segovia, Ribera del Duero, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao
Best of Madrid & Andalusia
Madrid, Granada & Cordoba, Seville
Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona
Madrid & Toledo, Valencia, Barcelona
Barcelona, Mallorca, Madrid
Active Tour of Spain
Madrid & Segovia, Marbella, Granada, Barcelona
Family Tour of Spain
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella
Jewish Tour of Spain
Seville & Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona
Journey Through Spain
Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona, San Sebastian with Bilbao & Rioja
Best of Spain & Morocco
Madrid, Barcelona, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh
Southern Spain & Morocco
Seville, Marbella, Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains
Bordeaux to the Basque Country
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao
Highlights of Spain & Portugal
Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Lisbon & Sintra
Food & Wine Tour of the Basque Country & Portugal
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon
Spain, Morocco & Portugal
Barcelona, Granada, Seville & Cordoba, Madrid, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Lisbon
Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra, Seville & Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona
(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella & Ronda
This private tour of Spain has been designed by our family travel experts to include cultural highlights and immersive activities that appeal to all ages. The tour can be further customized according to each family member's interests.
Begin in Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region and a center of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. During comprehensive family touring, discover Gaudi's fantastical structures such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona's most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. Visit excellent museums such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Also visit top food markets such as the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. If desired, browse upscale boutiques along the Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. One day, enjoy a private excursion to an organic farm outside the city for a family cooking lesson. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange additional family-friendly activities in and around Barcelona, including tickets to soccer matches, visiting favorite family attractions such as the Tibidabo Amusement Park or the aquarium, evening transfers to see the Magic Fountain, private yacht charters, visiting an olive mill, a private foodie tour or hiking or mountain biking in the mountains around Montserrat.
Continue by high-speed train to Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately architecture, leafy boulevards and world-class art museums. During flexible, family-friendly private touring, visit renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia National Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, and tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through favorite neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively food markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid's most beloved tapas bars. Other touring options include visiting the Sunday flea market, seeing the bullring, touring smaller museums or seeing an ancient Egyptian Temple of Debod. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as cooking lessons, tickets to soccer matches, a behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabeu Stadium or insider shopping tours.
One day, enjoy a private excursion to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed hill town. During private touring, explore the impressive historic center, which reflects the mixed Jewish, Muslim and Christian history of the medieval city. Tour highlights such as the spectacular Gothic cathedral, the Mudejar-style El Transito Synagogue and Cristo de la Luz Mosque, and paintings by El Greco, a Toledo resident. Families will love exploring the winding backstreets and seeing the hilltop Alcazar fortress, buying sweets from nuns and browsing shops selling intricate swords and marzipan. Another great option for families is Segovia, a charming historic city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. See its impressive ancient Roman aqueduct, imposing Gothic cathedral and fairy-tale Alcazar castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop. Also enjoy time for lunch of local specialties at a top restaurant.
Next, take the high-speed train to Cordoba, a capital under the Romans and the Moors. During private family touring, explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center to see highlights such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets and whitewashed buildings of the former Jewish Quarter. Continue to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Enjoy an insider's tour of this beautiful city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Visit the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, and tour the gardens, spectacular Mudejar-style architecture, carved stuccowork and tile-covered rooms of the Real Alcazar, a Moorish palace. See additional architectural highlights such as the Plaza de España, the modern Metropol Parasol, and other historic palaces filled with azulejo tiles and decorative arts. Also, browse specialty boutiques and markets. One afternoon, enjoy a private tile-painting and ceramics activity in the Triana neighborhood. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Seville's most beloved tapas bars and attend a flamenco performance. If desired, additional family activities can be arranged in Seville, including carriage rides through Maria Luisa Park, private Flamenco guitar or dance lessons, architecture tours of World Expo buildings, learning about Semana Santa (Holy Week) culture at the Basilica of La Macarena and excursions to nearby Roman ruins, pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages) or a bull ranch.
End your tour at an upscale waterfront resort in Marbella, a fashionable beach town on the sun-drenched Costa del Sol. One morning, enjoy a private excursion to Ronda, a renowned whitewashed village built on the edges of a dramatic gorge. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure at the resort, or opt to book additional private touring, such as private yacht charters, a visit to the Cueva de la Pileta to see ancient rock art, guided hiking or biking in beautiful national parks, a private cooking class or a visit to the Picasso Museum and other cultural highlights in Malaga.
The Spain trip was great. Excellent guide. Beautiful hotel. Flawless logistics. Our Artisans of Leisure consultant was outstanding. Everything you recommended was spot on. Artisans of Leisure is top notch.
~ T.B., Dallas, TX
Artisans of Leisure was so helpful in customizing our Spain trip, providing great insider information, considering the interests of all five of us, and answering every question we had. Every guide was wonderful and able to relate to each of us.
~ S.L., Washington D.C.
Spain was absolutely fabulous!!! Everything ran like clockwork with the guides, drivers, etc. The wine tours and culinary tours were incredible. Traveling with Artisans of Leisure is the only way to go.
~ L.S., Valley Forge, PA
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