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

Journey Through Spain

(13 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madrid & Toledo, Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Barcelona, San Sebastian with Bilbao & Rioja

This is the ultimate private luxury tour of the most interesting historical, cultural and culinary destinations in Spain. It features in-depth private touring with expert guides, accommodation at Spain's most exclusive hotels and resorts, and special activities such as private art tours of top museums, wine tours at exclusive wineries, and tasting tours of our favorite tapas and pintxos bars.

Begin in Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately architecture, leafy boulevards and world-class art museums. During flexible 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. Other touring options include visiting the flea market, seeing the bullring or touring smaller museums. 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. See 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. Also enjoy time to browse local shops and sample local culinary specialties. Another option 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 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 evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Seville's most beloved tapas bars and attend a flamenco performance. If desired, additional activities can be arranged in Seville, including visits to ceramics workshops in the Triana neighborhood, carriage rides through Maria Luisa Park, private flamenco dance or guitar 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.

Continue to Granada, one of the richest and most populous cities during Moorish rule. With your expert private guide, tour the Alhambra, a breathtaking Moorish castle, palace and garden complex on a hillside overlooking the city. Also visit the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of Moorish royalty. See additional city highlights such as the opulent Royal Chapel, where monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella are buried, and the labyrinthine Albaicin (the former Arab Quarter), a world of winding streets, Moorish fountains and teterias (Arabic tearooms) in the hills. For dinner, Artisans of Leisure can make reservations at a restaurant with views of the Alhambra.

Continue to Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region and a center of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. During comprehensive private 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. If desired, browse upscale boutiques along the Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit top food markets such as the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange other activities in Barcelona, such as cooking lessons, Jewish touring, tickets to soccer matches, visiting favorite family attractions, private yacht charters and foodie tours.

Fly to Bilbao, a city renowned for contemporary architecture. Enjoy a private tour of the Guggenheim Museum—a stunning building designed by Frank Gehry—and its art collection. Perhaps have lunch in its Michelin-starred restaurant. Then, see highlights of the Old Town, as well as additional architectural landmarks around the city by Calatrava, Foster and others. Continue to San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort that's the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country and home of some of the finest cuisine in the world. With your private guide, tour the picturesque historic center and walk along beautiful seaside promenades. Enjoy a private tasting tour that features the city's best pintxos—the Basque version of tapas—and Txakoli, an effervescent white wine from the region. Also enjoy a private tour of a local market followed by a cooking lesson at a private gastronomic society. One day, enjoy a private excursion to La Rioja, one of the world's most renowned wine regions. Drive through vineyards, enjoy wine tastings at some of Spain's top bodegas (wineries), and see outstanding winery buildings designed by celebrated contemporary architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid. Also enjoy views of the medieval villages and beautiful mountains typical of the Rioja region.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Madrid

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Madrid

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Madrid & Toledo or Segovia

Full-day private excursion

Day 4 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 5 Seville

Full-day private city tour

Day 6 Seville – Granada

Private transfer to Granada for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Alhambra and Albaicin

Day 7 Granada – Barcelona

Private transfer to airport for flight to Barcelona. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 8 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 9 Barcelona

Half-day private city tour

Day 10 Barcelona – Bilbao – San Sebastian

Private transfer to airport for flight to Bilbao. Private city tour on arrival, including Guggenheim Museum. Private transfer to San Sebastian for 3 nights

Day 11 San Sebastian

Morning private market tour and cooking lesson at a gastronomic society. Evening private pintxos tasting tour of Old Town

Day 12 San Sebastian & Rioja wine region

Full-day private excursion, including tastings and lunch reservation

Day 13 Depart San Sebastian or Bilbao

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid or The Westin Palace
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Granada: Parador de Granada
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona
San Sebastian: Hotel Maria Cristina

Cost
$20,740 Per person (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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