Private Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Stroll through Barcelona’s handsome Gothic Quarter with our expert resident guide, discover Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces and then stop by a congenial tapas bar for a light snack and fine Spanish wine
+ Tour the Real Alcázar in Seville and then get a glimpse into the hidden cloistered life with our exclusive visit to a 16th-century convent.
+ Get a taste of the local scene in Madrid when you enjoy a morning snack of traditional churros and hot chocolate at a popular and historic chocolateria!
+ Includes 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Welcome to Barcelona

    On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the Catalonia Passeig de Gracia Hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city near Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas.
  • Historic Barcelona + The Genius of Gaudi

    Your private sightseeing tour begins along elegant city boulevards like Passeig de Gracia where you’ll see Casa Battlló and Casa Milà – two extraordinary buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi more than 100 years ago. Then continue along Avenida Diagonal; designed in the mid 19th century, it’s still one of the grandest thoroughfares in Barcelona. Travel through bustling and beautiful city squares like Placa de Francesc Macia, with its striking contemporary monument to the first President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and ascend Montjuic Hill for glorious views of Barcelona and its port. Then tour La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. A guided walk along the inviting, cobblestone streets and lanes of the Gothic Quarter reveals medieval treasures like the Cathedral. End your sightseeing on a high note at a friendly local bar as you join your guide for a light snack of tapas - and a glass of fine Spanish wine. 
    Meals B
  • Free Day in Barcelona

    This day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Take advantage of your hotel’s prime heart-of-it-all location to discover more of Barcelona at your own pace. You might take a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas with its boutiques, cafes and restaurants, meander again through the Gothic Quarter at your own leisurely pace, or visit the world-renowned Picasso Museum.
    Meals B
  • By Rail to Seville

    Transfer to the station for your high-speed rail journey to Seville, enjoying the passing scenery from the comfort of your first class seat. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted by private car to the Hospes Las Casas Rey del Baeza. Our enchanting hotel is set in an elegant 18th-century landmark just a 15-minute stroll from the Cathedral.  
    Meals B
  • The Grandeur of Seville

    This morning’s privately guided tour begins with a chauffeured drive along the Guadalquivir River. With fascinating narrative from your personal expert guide, you’ll learn about the city’s rich history and culture as you admire important landmarks like the Maestranza Bullring and the Torre del Oro – an impressive military watchtower built 800 years ago during the Almohad Dynasty. A guided walk in the historic city center reveals charming residential districts, ancient cobblestone streets, fine town squares and, of course, the Seville Cathedral. For centuries, this was the largest religious monument in all of Christendom and today it is still one of the grandest Gothic buildings in all of Europe.
     
    Then tour the Real Alcázar, one of the oldest royal residences on the Continent and hailed as a masterpiece of Mudéjar architecture – a style that reflects a unique blend of both Islamic and Christian influences. By special arrangement, our exclusive tour of a 16th- century convent offers a fascinating glimpse into traditional cloistered life here in this ancient and historic city.  Meals B
  • At Leisure in Seville

    This entire day is yours to experience more of Seville’s charm and history at your own pace. Our hotel’s city-center location makes it easy to sightsee, shop, dine and just enjoy Seville’s delightful ambience. 
    Meals B
  • Take the Train to Madrid

    Transfer to the station and travel by first class, high-speed rail to Madrid. On arrival, our private car and driver will escort you to the 5-star Hospes Puerta de Alcala
    Meals B
  • Discover Madrid

    Your private tour of Madrid showcases the grand history and vibrant modern pace of the Spanish capital. Drive through the historic Austrias district and old Moorish Quarter and admire the city’s elegant public plazas and University Campus. See Retiro Park and the striking Europe Gate at Castilla Square and then drive along Gran Via with its elegant architecture.
     
    Walking with your guide in the historic heart of Madrid, you’ll see beautiful town squares like the Plaza San Miguel and historic landmarks including the Church of San Andrés. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour through the impressive Royal Palace. Built in the mid 1700’s, this is not the official residence of the King of Spain; rather, this handsome historic landmark is used for state ceremonies and other official functions. Then take a break from sightseeing to experience a traditional slice of life – joining your personal guide and city residents for churros and hot chocolate at one of the most historic chocolaterias in the city. 
    Meals B
  • A Free Day in Madrid

    This entire day is yours to do as you wish in Spain’s inviting and cosmopolitan capital. 
    Meals B
  • Depart Madrid

    After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport or rail station for your onward journey. 
    Meals B

Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on to Morocco after Madrid

    8 Day Post-Tour Extension

    Our easy-to-add Post-Trip Extension includes 7 nights in our 5-star accommodations, 11 meals, extensive sightseeing and all on-tour transportation.

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  • Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia - Barcelona, Spain

    In Barcelona’s city-center Eixample district close to Plaza Catalunya, the Gothic Quarter and the world-famous Ramblas, our stylish hotel is the perfect base for exploring the city. Chic guestrooms offer complimentary WiFi, flat-screen televisions and minibar. The hotel’s contemporary restaurant features an inviting terrace and serves fine Catalonian cuisine and tapas. After sightseeing, you can take a dip in the refreshing outdoor pool or relax on the terrace.

  • Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza, Seville

    A bright and beautiful boutique hotel tucked away in the narrow streets of Seville’s old town, Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza centres on rustic cobblestone courtyards, where you’ll find trailing greenery and help-yourself baskets of Seville’s famous oranges. Built in the 18th-century, its terracotta, white and ochre exterior is classic Andalucía, but, inside, it’s a cool and contemporary world of sleek stone floors, crisp white sheets and marble-tile bathrooms. The 41 guest rooms include flatscreen television, internet access and iPod dock. Guests have access to a rooftop spa, pool and massage area, restaurant and bar.

  • Hospes - Madrid, Spain

    The Hospes Madrid offers free Wi-Fi, great views of the Retiro Park, the city centre’s major green space, and free access to the Bodyna Spa. It is the only hotel in the Puerta de Alcalá.

Our Private Journey Value

+ Extensive sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide including all entry fees
+ 9 breakfasts
+ 9 nights in our city-center deluxe hotels
+ All on-tour transportation including private airport transfers
+ First-class, high-speed rail travel between cities with private transfers to and from the stations
+ Luggage handling and all hotel taxes and service charges

Trip Pricing

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1/1/2019 2/28/2019 $4699 $4399
 
3/1/2019 4/30/2019 $4999 $4699
 

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  • Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.
  • Travel is one of life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
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Prices are per person, land only and may vary by day of week, season and during holiday periods. Availability of included sightseeing tours may be affected by holidays, museum closures and seasonally-adjusted schedules. Holiday surcharges may apply. We offer air on Lufthansa or United. Add extra nights.

Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on to Morocco after Madrid

    8 Day Post-Tour Extension

    Our easy-to-add Post-Trip Extension includes 7 nights in our 5-star accommodations, 11 meals, extensive sightseeing and all on-tour transportation.

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There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

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Extend Your Trip

  • Travel on to Morocco after Madrid

    8 Day Post-Tour Extension

    Our easy-to-add Post-Trip Extension includes 7 nights in our 5-star accommodations, 11 meals, extensive sightseeing and all on-tour transportation.

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Private Tour Add-Ons

  • Madrid

    4 Day FreeStyle Tour

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

  • Barcelona

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

Trip Reviews

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(8 Traveler Reviews)

  • Cathie from CA gives this tour 

    Delighted by La Sagrada Familia, hot chocolate and churros.


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    Date Traveled: 3/26/2018

  • Barbara A from SC gives this tour 

    We loved Barcelona!


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    Date Traveled: 4/19/2017

  • Gerald from SC gives this tour 

    The sites were amazing. I felt like I saw most of the highlights of Spain on this trip. The castles and gardens were gorgeous. The hotels were also very nice. The hotel in Seville was not as nice as the other two hotels but the area was very old and I can understand.


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    Date Traveled: 4/19/2017

  • Therese from CO gives this tour 

    Delighted by the Sagrada Familia, flamenco, walking tours, knowledgeable guides


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    Date Traveled: 8/23/2016

  • Dennis from CA gives this tour 

    The Seville portion of the trip was great! The Casas de Baez was a wonderful boutique hotel perfectly situated to explore the old city and the one day tour by Reyes was an insightful walking sightseeing pleasure. Madrid accommodations and tour were also top notch. The rail transportation between cities was actually a nice way to go. We took full advantage of our free days and even added extra days in Barcelona and Madrid. Overall it was a lot of fun!


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    Date Traveled: 9/18/2015

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