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

Southern Spain & Morocco

(15 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Seville, Marbella, Tangier, Fez, Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains

This private tour offers a taste of the best of southern Spain and Morocco, both known for great weather, beautiful landscapes, wonderful food, impressive UNESCO World Heritage sites, rich cultural traditions and wonderful luxury hotels decorated in the most evocative local style. This tour is also an ideal introduction for more extensive travel to other destinations throughout Spain and Morocco.

Begin in 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 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.

Next, board the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltar to Tangier, Morocco. During private touring with your guide and driver, explore the history and culture of this seaside port, an international melting pot that has attracted creative people such as writer Paul Bowles and artists Henri Matisse and Eugene Delacroix over the years. Walk through the park-like Grand Socco public square, and get a taste of local life while browsing for local crafts in the busy medina. Perhaps enjoy a freshly squeezed orange juice in Petit Socco plaza or at a rooftop cafe. See interesting Art Deco and Moorish architecture, and visit cultural institutions such as the Kasbah Museum and the American Legation Museum, the first building owned by the nascent United States outside its borders. Other touring options include visiting the 19th-century Moshe Nahon Synagogue, the Galerie Delacroix art gallery or the Musee d'Art Contemporain de Tanger.

Next, transfer to Fez. En route, tour Chefchaouen, a picturesque town nestled in the Rif Mountains. During private touring, explore the rambling medina (old town), where streets, doors and buildings are painted in brilliant blues. Continue to Fez, the intellectual and religious heart of Morocco. During private touring, explore Fez el-Bali ("Old Fez") and its medieval medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site crammed with narrow streets, tiny squares and busy workshops. See centuries-old mosques and universities, as well as the open-air tanneries. If desired, also visit studios where artisans create traditional carpets, copperware, leatherwork, ceramics and zellij tilework. Also tour Fez el-Djedid ("New Fez") to see the Royal Palace and explore themellah, the largest Jewish quarter in Morocco. If desired, spend a day touring major Roman ruins atVolubilis and the former imperial capital of Meknes, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Continue to Marrakesh, a beautiful city of pink buildings, bustling souks (markets), and upscale shops and restaurants. During private touring, explore exquisite Moorish gardens and architectural highlights such as Jardin Majorelle, the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace. See important historic monuments and districts, including the Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque, and Ali ben Youssef Mosque and Madrassa. Also visit museums such as Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts, the Palmeraie Museum and the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. Take an insider tour of the massive souks where shops offer local products such as Berber carpets, lanterns, trays, tilework, argan oil, and Moroccan slippers. Also visit the spice souks, which are stocked with locally harvested saffron, cumin and other ingredients. Also explore Djemaa el-Fna, the city's lively main square. Relax with a glass of Moroccan mint tea at one of our favorite spots, and enjoy reservations at elegant restaurants in restored ryads (guesthouses). If desired, visit the best boutiques and galleries in Gueliz and other parts of Marrakesh. One day, take a private excursion to the Atlas Mountains. One evening, enjoy an exclusive excursion into the nearby Agafay Desert for a sunset camel ride, traditional Berber entertainment, and a private candlelit dinner under the stars. During private touring, enjoy activities such as village visits, hiking, a tour of a local Berber market, and visits to local craft cooperatives.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Seville, Spain
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Seville
Half-day private walking tour
Day 3 Seville
Half-day private city tour
Day 4 Seville – Marbella
Private transfer to resort for 2 nights
Day 5 Marbella & Ronda
Full-day private excursion
Day 6 Marbella – Tangier, Morocco
Private transfer to port for ferry to Tangier. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 7 Tangier
Full-day private city tour
Day 8 Tangier – Chefchaouen – Fez
Private transfer to Fez for 3 nights, with touring in Chefchaouen en route
Day 9 Fez
Full-day private city tour
Day 10 Fez & environs
Continue private city touring, or private excursion to Meknes and Volubilis
Day 11 Fez – Marrakesh
Private transfer to Marrakesh for 4 nights. Evening visit to Djemaa el-Fna
Day 12 Marrakesh
Full-day private tour. Evening private dinner excursion to Desert d'Agafay
Day 13 Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains
Full-day private excursion
Day 14 Marrakesh
Half-day private tour
Day 15 Depart Morocco
Private transfer to Casablanca or Marrakesh airport

Hotels
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Marbella: Marbella Club or Finca Cortesin
Tangier: Villa Josephine or Hotel Nord-Pinus
Fez: Riad Fes
Marrakesh: La Mamounia, Amanjena, Royal Mansour or The Oberoi Marrakech

Cost
$21,740 Per person (double occupancy)

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

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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