Private luxury tours in Spain

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Luxury Spain Tours

Best of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Seville, Granada, Barcelona

Essence of Spain
(9 Days)
Seville, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona

A Week in Spain
(7 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona

Romantic Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid & Segovia, Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Barcelona

Family Tour of Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid, Granada, Barcelona

Highlights of Madrid & Andalusia
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Marbella

Best of Andalusia
(7 Days)
Seville, Cordoba, Granada

Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona
(10 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Valencia, Barcelona

Best of Northern Spain
(11 Days)
San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona, Costa Brava

Culinary & Art Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Madrid, San Sebastian, Rioja, Bilbao, Barcelona

Journey Through Spain
(17 Days)
Madrid & Toledo, Cordoba, Granada, Seville, Bilbao, Rioja, San Sebastian, Barcelona

Best of the Basque Country
(8 Days)
Bilbao, Rioja, San Sebastian

Active & Culture Tour of Spain
(11 Days)
Costa Brava, Barcelona, Mallorca

Multi-country Tours

Best of Spain & Morocco
(14 Days)
Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Madrid, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Jewish Tour of Portugal & Spain
(15 Days)
Porto & Douro Valley, Lisbon & Sintra, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid & Toledo, Barcelona & Girona

Highlights of Spain & Portugal
(13 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Evora, Lisbon, Sintra

Bordeaux to Basque Country
(9 Days)
Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Rioja

Paris to Barcelona
(11 Days)
Paris, Avignon & Provence, Carcassonne, Costa Brava, Barcelona

Best of Spain

(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madrid & Toledo, Seville, Granada, Barcelona

This tour is an introduction to Spain through the sights and flavors of its most important cities: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Barcelona.

Begin in Madrid, the Spanish capital known for its elegant squares, stately Habsburg architecture, leafy boulevards and superb museums. With your expert private guide, explore the highlights of the city. See world-renowned museums such as the Prado Museum, Reina Sofia, CaixaForum, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through the exclusive shopping and residential districts. Also visit historic squares and lively markets, including the gourmet San Miguel Market. One evening, enjoy a private tasting tour of some of Madrid’s most beloved tapas bars. Upon request, additional experiences can be arranged such as tickets to soccer games and bullfights, preferred seats at Zarzuela performances, cooking lessons, touring with an art expert, visits to house-museums like Museo Cerralbo or Museo Sorolla, garden tours, shopping excursions, and touring of contemporary art and architecture sites.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to Toledo. Known as the city of three cultures, Toledo once flourished as a unique center where Jews, Muslims and Christians lived in harmony. Accordingly, this mix of cultures is reflected in the city’s architecture and layout. Toledo was also home to the painter known as El Greco, and many of his paintings still remain here—including his masterpiece, The Burial of Count Orgaz. See this and other works by El Greco during private touring. Also explore the city’s splendid medieval center, including the elaborate cathedral and the old Jewish quarter.

Next, take the high-speed train to Cordoba, a capital under the Romans and the Moors. During private touring, explore the highlights of the UNESCO-listed city center, such as the incredible Cathedral-Mosque, the ancient Roman bridge, and the narrow backstreets lined with whitewashed buildings and historic buildings in the old Jewish Quarter. After exploring Cordoba, continue to Seville, the capital of Andalusia and a city flavored as much by the sounds of flamenco and the smell of orange blossoms as by its 500-year domination by the Moors. Take an insider’s tour of this beautiful city. Explore the charming Santa Cruz neighborhood, tour the gardens and mosaic tile-covered rooms of the Reales Alcazares—a spectacular Moorish palace, see the world's largest Gothic cathedral (which contains the tomb of Christopher Columbus), browse specialty boutiques and markets, and other cultural highlights. One evening, you may wish to attend a local flamenco performance or a bullfight at the famed bullring. If desired, additional activities can be arranged, including visits to ceramics workshops in the Triana neighborhood, carriage rides through Plaza de Espana and Maria Luisa Park, seeing contemporary architecture such as Metropol Parasol, private flamenco dance or guitar lessons, architecture tours of World Expo buildings, visits to royal horse farms, and excursions to Roman ruins or pueblos blancos (whitewashed villages).

Next, visit Granada, one of the richest and most populated cities in Europe during Moorish rule and still one of Spain's most breathtaking cities. With your expert private guide, tour the extraordinary Alhambra—one of the highlights of Spain—a stunning Moorish castle, palace and garden complex on a hillside overlooking the town. Visit the Generalife, the summer palace and gardens of Moorish royalty. Also tour the labyrinthine streets of the Albaicin—the old Arab Quarter—and discover a world full of winding, hilly streets, Moorish fountains, and teterías (Arabic tearooms).

Conclude in Barcelona, one of Europe's most dynamic centers of modern design and cutting-edge cuisine. Discover Gaudi’s fantastical structures such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo or the hillside Parc Guell. Visit some of the city’s excellent museums, such as the Picasso Museum or Miro Museum. Stroll along Las Ramblas—Barcelona’s most famous boulevard—and explore the narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter and La Ribera. If desired, explore the city’s shopping districts, stopping at upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit the city’s leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange a wide range of other activities in Barcelona, such as cooking lessons, excursions to Montserrat or the Costa Brava, private yacht charters, Jewish touring, tickets to soccer matches, hiking or biking in the nearby mountains, visiting favorite family attractions such as the Magic Fountain or Poble Espanyol, and wine tasting in the Penedes wine region.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Madrid

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Evening tapas tasting tour

Day 2 Madrid

Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Madrid & Toledo

Full-day private excursion to Toledo (or Segovia, if desired)

Day 4 Madrid – Cordoba – Seville

Private transfer to station for high-speed AVE train to Cordoba. Private tour of Cordoba, followed by private transfer to Seville for 2 nights

Day 5 Seville

Full-day private city tour

Day 6 Seville - Granada

Private transfer to Granada for 1 night. Afternoon private tour of Alhambra and Albaicin

Day 7 Granada - Barcelona

Private transfer to airport for flight to Barcelona. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 8 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 9 Barcelona

Half-day private city tour

Day 10 Depart Barcelona
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Madrid: Hotel Ritz Madrid
Seville: Hotel Alfonso XIII
Granada: Parador Nacional de San Francisco
or AC Palacio de Santa Paula
Barcelona: Hotel Arts Barcelona or Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Cost
$14,225 Per person (double occupancy)