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Escorted Tour of Spain Iconic Cities

Spain in 12 Days, 10 Nights in Destination

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Explore the diverse beauty of Spain in this fully-guided tour taking you from the very north all the way to the south, stopping by the country’s most important cities, including Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada and Seville.

Trip Highlights

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    Alhambra
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    Barcelona
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    Bilbao
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    Córdoba
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    Granada
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    Madrid
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    Mosque of Cordoba
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    San Sebastian
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    Seville

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until November 2024

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  3. Solo travelers from + $1,240

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  • Accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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Accommodation: 10 Nights

Itinerary

Our most complete experience touring the spectacular country of Spain, stopping by its most emblematic cities. Start by getting to know the modernist architecture of Barcelona then make your way to beautiful Bilbao in the Basque Country before visiting Madrid. From here, make your way to the south to unearth Cordoba’s Mezquita, romantic Seville and Granada’s Alhambra.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Ready to explore the historic cities and vibrant culture of Spain on this adventure of a lifetime? Arrive at your Canada departure airport, ready for a flight* to Barcelona. Night on board.

*If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Barcelona
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Touch down in Barcelona, one of Spain’s most important cities known for its fast-paced atmosphere, modernist architecture and beautiful plazas and beaches. Self-transfer to the hotel* for check-in and spend the rest of the day exploring at your own pace. Barcelona is a vibrant city known for its artistic heritage and the amazing architecture of Gaudi.

We recommend you get to know the historic streets of the Gothic Quarter or stroll along the seafront in the old fishing neighborhood of Barceloneta, where you can stop by one of the many bars and restaurants this part of the city has to offer. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

* Airport transfer in Barcelona is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Catalonia Albéniz or similar
tripadvisor rating

863 Reviews

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3rd Day: Barcelona
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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take part in a guided tour of Barcelona to acquaint yourself with the city’s most spectacular sights. Start your tour by visiting the main avenues with its impressive modernist buildings by Gaudi and contemplate its most emblematic works: Casa Mila, La Pedrera and Casa Batllo, declared World Heritage buildings.

After, stroll through the iconic Montjuic Park with spectacular views of both the city and the port. Other stops in your tour include: the Olympic Ring, the Columbus Monument and a visit to the Gothic Quarter and its historic center.

Following the tour, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Why not take a stroll down Las Ramblas and stop by one of the many restaurants offering delicious Spanish classics. Otherwise, we recommend some shopping therapy in Passeig de Gracia; a must for the sartorially inclined. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Catalonia Albéniz or similar
tripadvisor rating

863 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Barcelona Seightseeing Tour

Moderate

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4th Day: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Bilbao
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Breakfast at the hotel. Say goodbye to Barcelona and make your way towards the north of the country. En route, you will stop by Zaragoza where you will have free time at leisure to get acquainted with the folklore and local cuisine of this city. We suggest you also use this time to visit some of its most emblematic sites, such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. 

After this, continue your journey northwards until you reach the city of Bilbao in the Basque Country. Arrive at your hotel for check-in and overnight stay in Bilbao.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Occidental Bilbao or similar
tripadvisor rating

1415 Reviews

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5th Day: Bilbao - San Sebastián - Bilbao
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take part in a guided tour of Bilbao where you will acquaint yourself with the city’s most emblematic sites. Particularly, you will spend some time exploring the esplanade where the Guggenheim Museum is located, arguably the most visited site of this region. 

From here, you will make your way to tourist-favorite, San Sebastian, considered by many the greatest gastronomic destination in the entire country. It is also known for having the most Michelin stars per capita in all of Europe! Enjoy some free time at your leisure and treat your tastebuds to an explosion of flavors as you stop by one of the many cafés, bars and/or restaurants of the city. Return to Bilbao for an overnight stay.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Occidental Bilbao or similar
tripadvisor rating

1415 Reviews

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Activities

included
Bilbao Seightseeing Tour

Moderate

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6th Day: Bilbao - Burgos - Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. Depart the Basque Country and make your way to the very center of the country. En route, you will stop by Burgos, a charming city that has preserved major signs of its medieval past. You will have time at leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

Why not visit its most emblematic attraction, the stunning Gothic-style cathedral, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We also recommend you visit the 9th century Burgos Castle for an incredible panoramic view of the entire city. After this, continue your journey to the center of Spain until you reach its capital, Madrid. Arrive at your hotel for check-in and overnight stay in Madrid. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dwo Colours Alcalá or similar
tripadvisor rating

17 Reviews

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7th Day: Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, take part in a guided tour of Madrid where you will familiarize yourself with the very best sites of this city. Begin your tour visiting the Madrid of the Bourbons and the urban layout of Charles III. Continue on towards the Royal Palace, the Cibeles and Neptune Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. 

From here, you will continue your journey admiring the Paseo del Arte before acquainting yourself with the more modern part of the city, including the iconic Gran Vía, Paseo de la Castellana, the Salamanca neighborhood, Oeste park, the shopping and financial districts of the city. Finally, you will get to know the Plaza de toros de las Ventas, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 

In the afternoon, enjoy the city at your leisure. Why not soak up a little culture at the incredible Prado Museum? For an afternoon stroll, we recommend El Retiro Park, home to a beautiful boating lake, stone fountains and the elegant Crystal Palace. Madrid is well-known for its brilliant gastronomic scene and lively nightlife, so be sure to get out after dark to experience the amazing atmosphere of the capital. Overnight stay in Madrid.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dwo Colours Alcalá or similar
tripadvisor rating

17 Reviews

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Activities

included
Madrid Seightseeing Tour
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8th Day: Madrid - Córdoba - Sevilla
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will make your way to Cordoba, a historically significant city in the southern region of Andalusia. Take part in a guided tour of the city where you will get to unearth its historic old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, full of little streets to be explored, courtyards full of flowers, inviting squares and lively taverns.

The highlight of the tour includes a visit to La Mezquita, one of the biggests mosques in the world dating back to 784 A.D., featuring a columned prayer hall and older Byzantine mosaics. It became a Catholic cathedral in 1236. Later, visit the Jewish Quarter of the city. 

Continue your journey until you reach Seville. Once you have arrived at your destination, check-in to your hotel and overnight stay in Seville.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Don Paco or similar
tripadvisor rating

2109 Reviews

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Activities

included
Córdoba Seightseeing Tour
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9th Day: Sevilla
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Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, take part in a guided tour of Seville where you will learn about the city’s most emblematic sites, such as the Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España

The rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Seville is world-renowned for its stunning architecture, flamenco dancing and tapas! With hundreds of tapas bars scattered throughout the city, tapas culture is an integral part of life in Seville. We recommend you take this free time to dive into the gastronomic culture of the region. Overnight stay in Seville.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Don Paco or similar
tripadvisor rating

2109 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Sevilla Seightseeing Tour

Moderate

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10th Day: Sevilla - Granada
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today, make your way to Granada, known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating back to the Moorish occupation. Upon arrival, take part in a visit to the world-famous Alhambra, the crown jewel of Granada, perched high atop a hill in the very center of the city.

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Spain’s most visited attractions. In addition to access to the Alhambra, you will also get to visit the Generalife Gardens, fountains and patios which have inspired authors such as W. Irving’s ‘Tales of the Alhambra’. 

The rest of the day is yours to spend as you see fit. Why not take this time to do some souvenir shopping at the famous Alcaicería Market or take some time to wind down and treat yourself to one of the Turkish bathhouses the city has to offer. Overnight stay in Granada.

Important: It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com once you have made your reservation. Otherwise your entry to the Alhambra in Granada cannot be guaranteed.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Hotel Alixares or similar
tripadvisor rating

1942 Reviews

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Activities

included
Sightseeing Tour of Granada with Alhambra Visit

Light

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11th Day: Granada - Madrid
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Breakfast at the hotel. Make your way back to Madrid. Once you have arrived at your destination, enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure. Take this opportunity to appreciate the beauty of Spain one last time before departure. 

We recommend you explore one of the many art galleries the city has to offer or take this time to dive into the culinary scene of Madrid. Overnight stay in Madrid.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Dwo Colours Alcalá or similar
tripadvisor rating

17 Reviews

See our full selection
12th Day: Madrid - Canada
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Breakfast at the hotel*. Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through Spain to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport** for your flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Airport transfer in Madrid is not included. You will have the possibility to add a private transfer to your package for an additional cost in the next step of the booking process.

Included activities

Included

Barcelona Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 3 in Barcelona

Visit the city known worldwide for its 1992 Olympic Games, tour the main avenues with its impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí and contemplate his most emblematic works: Casa Milá, La Pedrera and Casa.

Duration 02:30h Approx. Pick up time: 00:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Bilbao Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 5

Get to know the beauty of Bilbao in this guided tour where you will visit its most emblematic attractiona, including the esplanade where the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum is located.

Duration 02:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included

Madrid Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 7 in Madrid

Contemplate the very best of Madrid in a guided tour where you will familiarize yourself with its most iconic sites, including: the Royal Palace, the Cibeles and Neptune Fountains, the Puerto de Alcalá and more!

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Córdoba Seightseeing Tour

Included activity for day 8 in Córdoba

Become enchanted with the charming city of Cordoba as you unearth the incomparable Mezquita, one of the world’s biggest mosques and visit the Jewish Quarter.

Duration 02:30h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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    Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Barcelona; Madrid - Canada.
  • 10 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 10 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • Sightseeing tours with local guides in English in Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Seville, (only by bus, walking tour not included). Visit with a local guide in English in Alhambra in Granada. Walking tour in Cordoba with a local guide in English.
  • English speaking guide and tour leader travelling with you from day 2 to day 11.
  • Exoticca groups up to 36 travelers.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Airport transfers.

Tax*, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

Customary tips to driver, transfer assistant, guide and interpreter are not included, and not mandatory but greatly appreciated.

*City taxes are not included.

 

 

Important notes:

** Hotel ratings in Spain are not governed by the same standards as those in the Canada, so please keep this in mind when selecting your desired accommodation category.

*** Important: It is mandatory to send a copy of the valid passports of all passengers to customerservice@exoticca.com at the moment you make your reservation. Otherwise your entry to the Alhambra in Granada cannot be guaranteed. For any change once the passport information has been entered, a cancellation fee of 20 Euros will be applied.

**** If you visit during a religious or an official event or during a national holiday, certain attractions may be closed. We will do our best to offer an alternative visit but this cannot be guaranteed, and in this case tickets will be refunded.

*****If the group is confirmed with 10 travelers or less the circuit will be operated with driver guide.

This is a fast-paced itinerary that includes a comprehensive number of sights and activities in order to give you the most complete experience from the North to the South of Spain! You can expect several early morning departures and many driving miles during some days.

Download the final itinerary uploaded to your Exoticca account to check the day, the time and pick up point of the activities.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with a minimum of 3 months validity required.

  • Visa

    Visa not required for stays of up to 90 days.

  • Currency

    Euro

  • Language

    Spanish

  • Electricity

    Type C & F 230V 50Hz

  • Health

    No vaccines required.

  • Time zone

    UTC + 1

  • Other useful information

    Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road in Spain.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.spain.info/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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