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This Spain tour package visits popular destinations and small villages on this 13-day sightseeing experience. 

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Spain MapMy Best of Spain Tour connects the varied cultures and rich history of the largest nation on the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll experience the “drippy” architecture of Gáudi in Barcelona, the Royal Palace and Prado Museum in Madrid, the massive Alhambra in Granada, and the jaw-dropping Cathedrals in Toledo and Sevilla.  Along the way we’ll visit sleepy little towns, far off the beaten tourist path, to experience the diverse cultures of the country.  This, coupled with authentic dining experiences and laid back sightseeing strategies, makes this my best way to experience Spain in 13 days. 

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TOUR DESTINATIONS

Barcelona - 2 nights

Madrid - 2 nights

Segovia - 1 night

Toledo - 1 night

Granada - 2 nights

Nerja - 1 night

Arcos - 1 night

Sevilla - 2 nights


PRICED FROM: $4395

Optional Single Supplement: $725

PRICETOUR DATES 
$4395 + airAug 22-Sep 3, 2022
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Apr 2-14, 2023

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DAY 1: BARCELONA - Let’s plan to gather at our Barcelona hotel at 5:00 p.m. for introductions and a welcome drink. Then we will set off on an orientation paseo including the modernista architectural style of Antonio Gaudí’s “Block of Discord.” We will finish up with a typical tapas dinner at a favorite restaurant. Sleep 2 nights in Barcelona. Dinner.

DAY 2: BARCELONA - We will begin the day with a stroll through Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, pedestrian-friendly streets and markets, and the grand harbor promenade. Later, visit Gaudí’s architectural masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia. You’ll have the remainder of the day to explore more of the city on your own.

DAY 3: FAST TRAIN TO MADRID - Enjoy a ride on the high-speed AVE train to Madrid. After checking into our hotel, we will hop on the bus for a panoramic look at this capital city. Later, join a local guide for a tour of the massive Palacio Real, the royal palace of Spain. We will top off the day with dinner at a favorite restaurant. Sleep 2 nights in Madrid. Dinner.

DAY 4: MADRID - Today we will meet our local guide at the Museo del Prado for a personal tour of the museum’s most important works of art. Then, enjoy a stroll through the massive El Retiro Park and a break for lunch. The remainder of the day and evening is free for you to discover more of Madrid on your own.

DAY 5: EL ESCORIAL, THE VALLEY OF THE FALLEN, AND SEGOVIA - After breakfast, we will head to the hills. Located high in the Guadarrama Mountains, The Valley of the Fallen (Valle de los Caídos) gives us a grim reminder of Spain’s Civil War. We will make a stop for lunch in El Escorial, home of the impressive 16th-century palace of King Phillip II. In Segovia, we will take a walking tour of the compact town center and enjoy a tasty dinner together. Sleep 1 night in Segovia. Dinner.

DAY 6: TOLEDO - Today we will travel to the medieval fortress city of Toledo. Once the capital of Spain, it is now a tourist’s delight. During the day, enjoy the impressive cathedral, shopping streets, and of course, some of El Greco’s most famous works. Sleep 1 night in Toledo.

Day 7: LA MANCHA TO GRANDA - Driving through La Mancha we’ll get a glimpse of whitewashed windmills, saffron selling vendors and stories of Don Quixote. We will plan to arrive in Granada in time to visit the lavish tombs of Ferdinand and Isabella who took Spain into the age of exploration of the Americas. Sleep 2 nights in Granada. Dinner.

DAY 8: THE ALHAMBRA - With the help of a local guide, enjoy an informative visit to the massive Alhambra palace and gardens. Perhaps the greatest of all “Moorish” palaces, the Alhambra will wow you with its style and artistic flair. You’ll have the remainder of the day and evening to explore more of the Alhambra and back lanes of the old historic town.

DAY 9: THE MEDETERRAIN COAST - Today we will head south to the sun-soaked Costa del Sol and set up in the pleasant town of Nerja. Perched on a cliff, it has a quiet old town, pleasant sandy beaches, and English is spoken everywhere. With no sightseeing plans, we’ll take an orientation walk around the small little town and have the whole day and evening to rest, relax, and enjoy. Sleep 1 night in Nerja.

DAY 10: THE WHITEWASHED VILLAGES OF ANDALUCÍA - The mountains between Granada and Sevilla are loaded with whitewashed villages perched high in the hills. We’ll set up for the afternoon and evening in my favorite, Arcos de la Frontera. Enjoy a sky-high vista of the surrounding countryside and wander its well-worn cobbled lanes. Later, we will meet for dinner at the top of the hill in the old town. Sleep 1 night in Arcos. Dinner.

DAY 11: SEVILLA - We will head directly to Sevilla to make the most of the day ahead. Join a walk through the whitewashed lanes of the Barrio Santa Cruz, with a glimpse at the “weeping Madonna” and the largest gothic-era church in the Christian world. We will meet later tonight for a flamenco music and dance performance. Sleep in Sevilla for 2 nights.  

DAY 12: THE ROYAL ALCÁRZAR - Today, enjoy a tour of the Moorish influenced Alcárzar Palace, home of Spain’s royalty for more than half a century. You’ll have the remainder of the day to poke around Sevilla on your own. We will meet tonight for a grand farewell dinner toasting our adventure in Spain. Dinner.

DAY 13: TOUR OVER AFTER BREAKFAST - Your tour guide will be happy to assist in making transportation connections to the airport or train station. Enjoy your journey!

 Itinerary specifics are subject to change.

Transportation is provided by coach, minivan, and train from your Barcelona hotel to your hotel in Sevilla.

12 nights accommodation in centrally located hotels, guesthouses, and B&B’s.  All rooms have private en-suite baths.

All tips and gratuities to guides, drivers, restaurant, and hotel staff.

Guaranteed Small Group consisting of 6-24 travelers.

All breakfasts and six of your dinners. 

Traditional and gourmet dining experiences at some of David's personal favorite restaurants. Eating well is a priority and you’ll enjoy fine regional fare featuring the best the locale has to offer.

Water is included with all group meals. Sodas, wine, beer, and other drinks are your responsibility.

Tours and admissions to the following attractions, experiences, and sights: Guided orientation walking tours in Barcelona, Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Granada, Nerja, Arcos, and Sevilla ▪ Entrance and/or local guided tour of the following sites: La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Palacio Real and Prado Museum in Madrid, the Cathedral of Toledo, the Alhambra in Granada, and the Alcázar and Cathedral in Sevilla ▪ and much more (itinerary specifics are subject to change).

A full-time Exploring Europe guide and local experts dedicated to bringing to life the art, history, and culture of the tour destinations.

David’s printed tour handouts detailing each day’s historical and cultural experiences.

Free luggage tags and David’s custom-designed drawstring backpacks.

Our Unconditional Tour Price Guarantee that once locked in, will never change.

$50 Tour Alumni discount for each McGuffin tour you’ve taken prior to your travel year.


Walking and Physical Activity: We have planned this trip to provide maximum tour experiences. The basic nature of Europe does require some degree of physical activity to get out and see the sights, especially in the big cities. To help you plan, we’ve included a daily projection of physical activity. Here is our key for our walking activity ratings:

  Light – Walking done on level surfaces with some hills and elevation gains. Two miles or less of required walking during the day.

  Moderate – Walking done on paved and gravel paths and city cobbled sidewalks. To enjoy the full tour experience, some up and down hill walking is to be expected as is standing while viewing sights or museums. Four to six miles of walking per day.

  Strenuous – Walking done on rugged and rocky paths and city cobbled sidewalks.  There will be steps and stairs. Up to three hours standing in museums or experiencing sites. Up to eight miles of walking per day.

Now that you’ve decided to join this tour, we are sure you’ll have some questions.  Don’t worry, we are here to help you through each aspect of your tour from start to finish.

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This Spain Tour package connects the varied cultures and rich history of the largest nation on the Iberian Peninsula. You’ll experience the “drippy” architecture of Gáudi in Barcelona, the Royal Palace and Prado Museum in Madrid, the massive Alhambra in Granada, and the jaw-dropping Cathedrals in Toledo and Sevilla.  Along the way we’ll visit sleepy little towns, far off the beaten tourist path, to experience the diverse cultures of the country.  This, coupled with authentic dining experiences and laid back sightseeing strategies, makes this my best way to experience Spain in 13 days. 

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