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The ultimate exploration of Spain, from its key cities to its stunning coastlines
Discover the best of Spanish art and architecture in Barcelona and Madrid
Indulge in the culinary delights of the Basque Country in San Sebastian
Admire Seville's intricate Moorish architecture and enjoy true Spanish traditions such as flamenco
Unwind in the beautiful Catalan countryside, where pristine beaches await on the Costa Brava
The weather in Spain is pleasant during the majority of the year. Throughout the summer months, from July to September, the temperature is likely to be between 20 and 30°C in Barcelona and the north, and closer to 40°C in the south, while the cities and beaches are busy with tourists. May and June are some of the best months to visit Spain, as temperatures are pleasant and the streets are quieter. During the winter months the temperature dips to an average of 10°C and rain is more likely.
Discover the best of Spain as you travel across the country with this classic itinerary from south to north, immersing yourself in the country's vibrant culture as you explore its highlights. From the museums of Madrid to the fishing villages of the Costa Brava, you’ll get under the skin of Spain on this cultural and culinary adventure.
Begin your journey in Madrid, not only the geographical center of the country but one of Spain’s cultural heartlands. Bursting with bustling streets and a vibrant atmosphere in each of its distinct neighborhoods, Madrid boasts a fantastic art scene and picturesque architecture.
Culture lovers will delight in a guided tour of the nearby Prado Museum, home to a vast collection of artwork by renowned Spanish masters such as Goya and Picasso. For a dose of Spanish history, visit Madrid’s Royal Palace, constructed in the 18th century - its opulent interiors and art displays are enough to take your breath away.
Venture south from Madrid to the Andalucian city of Cordoba, once the largest city in western Europe. Discover the history of the Islamic rule in Spain as you enjoy a guided tour of Cordoba and its Mezquita, a vast 10th-century mosque with, unusually, a Christian cathedral right at its center. After exploring the mosque and Cordoba's picturesque streets, continue on to Seville, the capital of Andalucia.
A vibrant city home to impressive architecture and bustling tapas bars, Seville is the cultural hotspot of southern Spain. Get under the skin of Seville and learn about the history of the city as you explore the breathtaking Real Alcazar, a royal palace dating back to the 10th century, before taking in a flamenco performance in the birthplace of this uniquely Andalucian tradition.
After soaking up the atmosphere in Seville, it's time to head north to the delights of the Basque Country. Fly to Bilbao, where you'll have the chance to admire the fantastic contemporary art on display at the Guggenheim Museum. This iconic building, designed by Frank Gehry, has revitalised Bilbao's industrial roots and the city is now a real hub for art and architecture.
Continue east to San Sebastian, one of Spain's most celebrated culinary centers. In the city, taste your way around some of the locals' most loved pintxos bars, or try cooking Basque style for yourself with a cooking masterclass. Further afield, the vineyards of La Rioja make the perfect playground for wine lovers and connoisseurs alike. Renowned for producing some of Europe's best wines, the region boasts a huge number of wineries and these are easily visited as a guided day trip from San Sebastian.
Next, fly east to Barcelona, where both culture vultures and foodies will delight in the city's plentiful offerings. Explore the winding alleys and towering spires of the Gothic Quarter before admiring the unique works of Antoni Gaudi. This contemporary artist has truly left his mark on Barcelona, with seven of his structures being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the surreal Park Guell to the breathtaking Sagrada Familia. For those looking to indulge, Barcelona has an impressive selection of Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from, or for a more traditional experience, explore one of the city's colorful markets, such as La Boqueria.
For the final leg of your journey, head north to rural Catalonia, where hilltop towns are dotted throughout the countryside and pristine beaches line the coast. Spend two nights relaxing at Mas de Torrent, a converted 18th-century farmhouse surrounded by rolling hills and beautiful scenery. Close by is the town of Girona, where restaurants offer the very best of Catalan cuisine, and there are many picturesque fishing villages within easy reach where you can find the freshest seafood. Discover the masterpieces of Salvador Dali at the museum dedicated to his work in nearby Figueres or simply unwind by the pool, enjoying the Catalan countryside.
Discover the flavors of the Basque Country as you explore San Sebastian on a pintxo tasting tour. Similar to tapas, pintxos are at the heart of San Sebastian's culinary scene, and as you explore the city you'll sample the best of these delicious snacks.
Once an industrial city, Bilbao has been transformed in recent years into a hub for art and architecture. Explore the best of the city, from the traditional architecture to the more contemporary, culminating in the iconic Guggenheim Museum.
Discover the highlights of Madrid as you explore the city with your private guide, who will tailormake your route according to your personal preferences. Visit the majestic Royal Palace, Madrid's historic city center or its celebrated art galleries.
Seville, dating from Roman times and once one of the world’s most powerful cities, is today one of the loveliest towns in Europe displaying a rich tapestry of food, culture and history. Discover the city's key sights with your private guide.
Explore the Catalan cities of Girona and Figueres, packed with history, art and beautiful architecture. Learn about Salvador Dali in Figueres, his birthplace, before discovering the medieval history of Girona.
Discover the impressive architecture and winding streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, the bustling heart of the city. Once a Roman city, the Gothic Quarter is now home to some of the city's most revered landmarks and beautiful medieval buildings.
Boasting a fascinating history, Cordoba was once the largest city in western Europe, flourishing under the Islamic rule of Spain. Explore the ancient city with your private guide, discovering Roman ruins, Jewish history and Cordoba's impressive Mosque.
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