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

Spain, Morocco & Portugal

(17 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Barcelona, Granada, Seville & Cordoba, Madrid, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Lisbon

This incredible private luxury tour combines the best of Spain, Morocco and Portugal, focusing on culture, history, Moorish art and architecture, beautiful scenery, great food and luxury in each location.

Begin in Barcelona, Spain, 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.

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 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.

Next, transfer 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 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 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.

From Madrid, fly to Marrakesh, Morocco, 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, Jardin Menara, the Palmeraie and the Bahia Palace. See important historic monuments and districts, including the Jewish quarter, Koutoubia Mosque, and Ali ben Youssef Mosque and Medersa. If desired, also visit museums such as Dar Si Said Museum of Moroccan Arts. Take an insider tour of the massive souks where shops offer local products such as argan oil, Berber carpets and Moroccan slippers. Also visit the spice souks, which are stocked with locally harvested saffron, cumin and other ingredients. Relax with a glass of Moroccan mint tea at one of our favorite spots, and enjoy reservations at elegant restaurants in restored ryads (guesthouses). One night, explore Djemaa el-Fna, the city's lively main square, which transforms each evening into a multisensory pageant of energetic street performances and tantalizing food stalls. If desired, visit the best boutiques and galleries in Gueliz. 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. There will also be time to enjoy your luxurious resort, one of the most exclusive hotels in Morocco.

Continue to the Atlas Mountains to Kasbah Tamadot, one of Morocco's most acclaimed luxury resorts. Designed like a traditional Moroccan fort, the hillside resort has beautiful grounds and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. During your stay, enjoy private visits to local Berber villages and markets, as well as time to relax at the resort pool and spa.

Next, fly to Portugal. Experience Lisbon as an insider during private touring with an expert local guide. Tour the historic Alfama district, the sophisticated Bairro Alto and Lapa districts and the riverside Belem district. See St. George's Castle, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos monastery, Belem Tower and other impressive monuments of Moorish and Manueline architecture. Browse select shops offering Portuguese specialties such as azulejotiles, embroidered linens, Indo-Portuguese furniture, gold jewelry, Portuguese design products and antiques. Sample local food specialties such as pasteis de nata custard tarts. Also tour museums according to your interests, including options such as the National Tile Museum, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, the National Coach Museum and the Museum of Folk Art. Other touring options include vibrant food markets, botanical gardens, scenic viewpoints overlooking the city and a private appointment to visit the Ricardo do Spirito Santo Silva Foundation, which is dedicated to the preservation and reproduction of traditional Portuguese design and decorative art. One evening, enjoy a memorable fado music performance at a local club.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Sintra, an aristocratic town of fairy-tale palaces and gardens among forested hills. During private touring in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, visit the romantic National Palace of Pena, the spectacular National Palace of Sintra and the narrow streets in the historic center of the town, including the former Jewish quarter. Another option is visiting Quinta da Regaleira, a villa and park. If desired, also visit the lovely seaside town of Cascais.

Daily touring can be fully customized to suit your interests. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also assist with advance dining reservations at the best restaurants in each location.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Barcelona, Spain
Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Barcelona
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Barcelona
Half-day private city tour
Day 4 Barcelona – Granada
Private transfer to airport for flight to Granada. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Albaicin
Day 5 Granada – Seville
Morning private tour of Alhambra. Afternoon private transfer to Seville for 2 nights
Day 6 Seville
Full-day private city tour. Evening tapas and flamenco tour
Day 7 Seville – Cordoba – Madrid
Private transfer to Cordoba for private city tour. Private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Madrid for 2 nights
Day 8 Madrid
Full-day private city tour
Day 9 Madrid – Marrakesh, Morocco
Private transfer to airport for flight to Marrakesh. VIP fast-track airport assistance and private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Evening visit to Djemaa el-Fna
Day 10 Marrakesh
Full-day private city tour. Evening private dinner excursion to Desert d'Agafay
Day 11 Marrakesh
Full-day flexible private touring and shopping
Day 12 Marrakesh – Atlas Mountains
Private transfer to Atlas Mountains for 2 nights
Day 13 Atlas Mountains
Full-day private tour of villages and Berber market
Day 14 Atlas Mountains – Casablanca – Lisbon, Portugal
Private transfer to Casablanca. Time permitting, private introductory tour before transfer to airport for flight to Lisbon. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 15 Lisbon
Full-day private city tour. Evening fado performance
Day 16 Lisbon & Sintra
Full-day private excursion to Sintra and Cascais
Day 17 Depart Lisbon
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Barcelona:

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona

Granada: Parador de Granada
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid, Four Seasons Hotel Madrid or The Westin Palace
Marrakesh: La Mamounia, Amanjena, Royal Mansour or The Oberoi Marrakech
Atlas Mountains: Kasbah Tamadot
Lisbon: Bairro Alto Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon or Verride Palacio Santa Catarina

Cost
$29,110 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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