Private luxury tours in Spain

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Luxury Spain Tours

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

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

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

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

Luxuries of Northern Spain
(10 Days)
Madrid, Ribera del Duero, La Rioja, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Pays Basque

Madrid, San Sebastian & Barcelona
(11 Days)
Madrid, San Sebastian with Bilbao & Rioja, Barcelona

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best of Mallorca
(5 Days)

Best of Barcelona
(5 Days)
Barcelona & environs

Food, Wine & Architecture of Spain Tour
(14 Days)
Barcelona, Madrid, Ribera del Duero, La Rioja, San Sebastian & Bilbao

Multi-country Tours

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

Best of the Basque Country
(6 Days)
Biarritz & Bilbao, San Sebastian & La Rioja

Southern Spain & Morocco
(14 Days)
Madrid, Seville & Cordoba, Granada, Marbella, Fez, Marrakesh & Atlas Mountains

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

Bordeaux to the Basque Country
(9 Days)
Bordeaux, Biarritz, San Sebastian with La Rioja & Bilbao

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

Spain, Morocco & Portugal
(17 Days)
Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains, Lisbon

Exclusive Basque Country, Portugal & Morocco Tour
(21 Days)
Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, La Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Douro Valley, Porto, Lisbon, Marrakesh, Atlas Mountains

Madrid, San Sebastian & Barcelona

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Madrid, San Sebastian with Bilbao & La Rioja, Barcelona

This private luxury tour of Spain is ideal for anyone wanting to experience the cultural treasures of Madrid and Toledo and the superb food, wine, design and architecture in the Basque region and Barcelona.

Begin in Madrid, the Spanish capital, which has 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, Reina Sofia, CaixaForum and Thyssen-Bornemisza. Tour the majestic Royal Palace. Stroll through 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 such as 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, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. During private touring, explore the impressive historic center, which reflects the mixed Jewish, Muslim and Christian history of the city, and see highlights such as the spectacular Gothic cathedral, the Mudejar-style El Transito Synagogue and Cristo de la Luz Mosque, and paintings by El Greco, a Toledo resident. Alternatively, visit charming Segovia, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to see its ancient Roman aqueduct, Gothic cathedral, atmospheric backstreets and fairy-tale Alcazar castle, which perches on a rocky outcrop.

Continue to San Sebastian, an elegant seaside resort that’s the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country and home of some of the finest cuisine in the world. With your private guide, tour the picturesque old town and enjoy a private tasting tour to try the city’s best pintxos—the Basque version of tapas—and Txakoli, an effervescent white wine. Also enjoy a private tour of a local market followed by a cooking lesson at a private gastronomic society.

One day, take a private excursion to Bilbao, a city renowned for contemporary architecture. Visit the most interesting cultural sites old and new, including the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a stunning building of swooping titanium curves designed by Frank Gehry. Also visit the fishing village of Getaria to wander its backstreets, tour the Balenciaga Museum, explore the surrounding Txakoli vineyards and dine at an acclaimed seafood restaurant.

Another day, enjoy a private excursion to La Rioja, one of the world’s most renowned wine regions. Drive through vineyards, enjoy wine tastings at some of Spain’s top bodegas (wineries), and see outstanding winery buildings designed by celebrated contemporary architects such as Santiago Calatrava and Zaha Hadid. Also enjoy views of the medieval villages and beautiful mountains typical of the Rioja region.

Continue to Barcelona, 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 Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Parc Guell. Visit 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, browse upscale boutiques along the broad Passeig de Gracia and design shops in the stylish Born and Raval neighborhoods. Also visit leading food markets, including the Santa Caterina Market and La Boqueria Market. One day, enjoy a private excursion according to your interests. Options include exploring medieval villages along the Costa Brava; visiting top wineries in Penedes to sample different styles of still wine and cava (sparkling wine), a specialty of Catalonia; Jewish touring in the historic city of Girona; or touring the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can also arrange other activities such as cooking lessons, private yacht charters, tickets to soccer matches, hiking or biking in nearby mountains, and visiting favorite family attractions such as the Magic Fountain and Poble Espanyol.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Madrid

Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Madrid

Full-day private city tour. Evening private tapas tour

Day 3 Madrid & environs

Full-day private excursion to Toledo or Segovia

Day 4 Madrid – San Sebastian

Private transfer to airport for flight to San Sebastian. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights. Evening private pintxos tasting tour

Day 5 San Sebastian & Bilbao

Full-day private excursion, including private tour of Guggenheim Museum

Day 6 San Sebastian & La Rioja

Full-day private wine and architecture touring

Day 7 San Sebastian – Barcelona

Private transfer to airport for flight to Barcelona. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 4 nights

Day 8 Barcelona

Full-day private city tour

Day 9 Barcelona & environs

Full-day private excursion. Options include Girona & Figueres , Montserrat or wine tasting

Day 10 Barcelona

Half-day private city tour

Day 11 Depart Barcelona

Private airport transfer


Hotels
Madrid: The Ritz Madrid, The Westin Palace or Hotel Villa Magna
San Sebastian: Hotel Maria Cristina
Barcelona: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona or Hotel Arts Barcelona

Cost
$16,960 Per person (double occupancy)