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15th December 2020

By the hand of local experts discover epic places even locals don’t know about!
We have included in this tour the must-visit attractions, that you won’t want to miss when visiting Spain.

Learn all about Spain history, traditions, amazing gastronomy and world-famous festivities. And discover the Mediterranean relaxed lifestyle. Spaniards are known as some of the most friendly inhabitants in Europe 🙂

 

Cosmopolitan Barcelona

Explore Barcelona medieval Gothic quarters, see the Gothic Cathedral dated on the 13th century, the Roman walls, the Jewish quarters, the prestigious school where master painters as Picasso and Dali studied, among many other spots!

Feel the city vibe of the most iconic street in Barcelona, La Rambla, a large boulevard which runs from the Plaça Catalunya to the seafront full of cafés, shops and famous “La Boquería” the traditional food market.

During this tour your hands will be busy (not only eating the delicious Spanish “Tapas”) but with our offer of handicrafts workshops. You may want to become a traditional shoemaker (Espadrilles shoes) at the city center. Or you may prefer to show your skills as a mosaic artist following the Modernist architecture Gaudi’s style known as “Trencadis”.

Walk the Passeig de Gracia towards your guide to discover the Catalan Modernism, a very unique architectural style based on Nature and dated on late 19th century.

See famous Casa Batló, rich in curves, natural forms and a reptile-like tile façade has earned it the nickname of House of the Dragon.
La Pedrera and Sagrada Familia church, all designed by the genius of local architect Antoni Gaudí. The church has been under construction for over 100 years and isn’t expected to be completed for at least another 20 years.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge. Please contact us for further information:

Sail a vessel experience departing from Barcelona’s harbor.

 

 

Andalusia, Southern Spain

Escape the big city to the inspiring sights of Andalusia in Southern Spain. Explore Andalusia’s most iconic cities: Seville, Cordoba & Granada and visit of the most important Islamic heritage of Spain: the Alhambra of Granada and Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral.

 

Cordoba

Travel to Cordoba by fast speed train through the landscapes of Don Quixote, small towns and fields of olive trees.

Discover a city with one of the richest histories in Spain. Cordoba’s most famous monument is its great  Mosque-Cathedral – Between 10th until 13th centuries this Masjid was one of the grandest and most important mosques in Al Andalus. When the city was reclaimed by Christians, the building was converted into a church.

A walk over most streets in the old quarter will take you past several beautiful decorated building facades, the Calleja de las Flores is the most spectacular.

Explore the Juderia old Jewish quarters and see the synagogue dated from the 14th century, it is one of the finest examples of Mudejar architecture in Cordoba like many of the city’s key historical places.

Experience the lively food market in our foodie tour where your local host will show you the key ingredients of Andalusian cuisine (famous extra virgin olive oil is essential, taste it)

Learn how to prepare traditional dishes attending a Spanish cooking class. In the menu features seafood rice, spanish omellete, Salmorejo (veggie soup).

 

Seville

Travel to the capital of Andalusia by fast speed train.

Did you know? Legend says Seville was founded 3,000 years ago by the mythological hero Hercules!

Sightseeing with a local guide many of the city’s highlights such as the Golden Tower ( a 13th century watchtower over the Guadalquivir river), the cathedral and the Giralda Tower besides (it was the Mosque minaret, built during the Almohad period), the Catholic kings Royal Alcazar and the colourful Plaza de España build in 1929 in a eclectic style (mix of neo-Mudejar, Reinassence and even Art Deco) for the Ibero-American Exhibition.

Walk along one the harming streets surrounding the Seville’s cathedral. It is Santa Cruz, one of the most iconic districts of Seville and the old Jewish neighborhood.

Flamenco is a dance truly unique and it was born here in Andalusia. If you fancy, you can learn the basic steps with our teacher and his guitar player at Seville. If you prefer an outdoor activity, explore the city from a kayak on the Guadalquivir river!

 

Granada

Travel to Granada by coach (easiest way to get there as there is no direct train)

Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycín, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife

Visit the palatine city of the Alhambra, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. It is the best example of Nasrid art and the only preserved palatine city of the Islamic period is a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Described by the ancients poets as a “pearl set in emeralds.” is dated in the 9th century.

Relax at Carmen de Los Martires, just besides Alhambra complex,  one of the city’s most attractive green spaces.

Alhambra stands on a hill separated by the river Darro to the hill where was built the Albayzín district, the best-preserved illustration of a Hispano-Muslim city.

Walk the Albaicin charming little streets to see the whitewashed houses and jasmine-scented squares.  To reach the top of Albaicin, you will require a good amount of energy but the views of the Alhambra and the Sierra Nevada mountains from its most popular square, the Mirador San Nicolás, are some of the best in the city.

Granada is also known for the amazing street art and the great “tapas” (small appetizers) bars. We offer two thematics tours available for those interested.

 

Add On Experiences in Granada

Spanish dishes Cooking Class
55.00 €
Lunch or dinner with starter, two courses, dessert and drink in a house cave with a spectacular view over the Alhambra complex.

Graffiti Art Tour
22.00 €
Walking tour to learn about the art scene of Granada, dig into the hip hop and
graffiti culture. The pieces of the famous painter “Niño de las Pinturas” will fascinate
you!

Foodie Tapas Tour
59.00 €
Discover 5 nice places where try food you wouldn’t have discovered by yourself
with our foodie’s host!

 

Tour Highlights

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • See the works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona
  • Visit the Alhambra and Generalife (Granada)
  • See the Cathedral in Seville
  • Explore the Albayzin quarter

 

BARCELONA Guided walking tour to the Gothic Quarters, guided walking tour the Modernism & Gaudi, shoemaker or ceramic workshop, train ticket to Cordoba

CORDOBA Guided walking tour, visit the Mosque of the Caliphs, Food Market experience and cooking class, train ticket to Seville

SEVILLE Guided walking tour, flamenco class or kayak the river, bus ticket to Granada

GRANADA Guided visit of the Alhambra complex and Albayzin district

 

 

 

MADRID Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Prado Museum

 

MADRID
explore Madrid’s colorful fusion of cultures

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Miss the crowds and skip the lines booking in advance your entrance tickets to major attractions such as the Alhambra Palaces, when booking this tour.

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