Luxury Spain Tours

A Week in Spain
(7 Days)
Seville, Madrid, Barcelona

Introduction to Spain
(7 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona

Best of Barcelona
(6 Days)
Barcelona & environs

Essence of Spain
(8 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Seville & Cordoba

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

Highlights of Spain
(11 days)
Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Barcelona

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

Barcelona & San Sebastian
(7 Days)
Barcelona, San Sebastian with Bilbao & Rioja

Best of Andalusia
(8 Days)
Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Marbella

Food & Wine of Spain
(8 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Ribera del Duero, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao

Best of Madrid & Andalusia
(8 Days)
Madrid, Granada & Cordoba, Seville

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

Romantic Spain
(9 Days)
Barcelona, Mallorca, Madrid

Active Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Marbella, Granada, Barcelona

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Marbella

Jewish Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Seville & Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

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

Multi-country Tours

Best of Spain & Morocco
(11 Days)
Madrid, Barcelona, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Southern Spain & Morocco
(15 Days)
Seville, Marbella, Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains

Bordeaux to the Basque Country
(9 days)
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with Rioja & Bilbao

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

Food & Wine Tour of the Basque Country & Portugal
(14 days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon

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

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

Family Tour of Spain

(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.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Barcelona & environs

Morning private cooking lesson at an organic farm

Day 4 Barcelona – Madrid

Morning private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights. Afternoon private city tour and evening private tapas tour

Day 5 Madrid & Toledo or Segovia

Full-day private excursion, or continue city touring

Day 6 Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Cordoba. Private city tour on arrival. Private transfer to Seville for 2 nights. Evening private tapas and flamenco tour

Day 7 Seville

Morning private walking tour. Afternoon private tile-painting activity

Day 8 Seville – Marbella

Private transfer to Marbella for 2 nights

Day 9 Marbella & environs

Half-day private excursion to Ronda. Afternoon at leisure

Day 10 Marbella – Depart Malaga
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid or The Westin Palace
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Marbella: Marbella Club

Cost
$15,970 Per person (based on two travelers/double occupancy)

Testimonials

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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