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Spain | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville | Spain (9 days)

Blue Parallel

Barcelona, Spain To Madrid, Spain

Valid for Departures Now Through: 15 Oct 2018

Spain | Ultra-Luxe Private Tour | Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville | Spain (9 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Barcelona, Spain
El Palace None

International flight arrival in Barcelona. Greeting by your personal host at the airport and private transfer to your hotel. With your private guide embark on an biking excursion to take in the main highlights of Barcelona. Start with a ride to the Arc de Triomf and Cituadella Park before continuing along the waterfront by the old port, notice the Columbus monument and new port which were constructed for the 1992 Summer Olympics. Head to Montjuic where you can appreciate outstanding views of the city.

Day 2
Barcelona, Spain
El Palace Breakfast

Today you will explore the various chapters of Modernism. Follow in Gaudi's footsteps as you discover his iconic masterpieces that shape the unique Barcelonan spirit. Stroll along Passeig de Gracia passing by Gaudi's Casa Batllo. Then explore La Pedrera which many Barcelona residents consider to be Gaudi's masterpiece. The roof terrace is one of Catalan Modernism's hidden gems. Continue on to discover more about the Modernist movement. End at La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona's most famous landmark, begun by Gaudi in 1891 and still unfinished to this day.

Day 3
Barcelona, Spain
El Palace Breakfast

Private transfer to Santa Maria de Montserrat, a Benedictine abbey and basilica located in the Montserrat Mountain. After seeing the basilica, you can go visit the museum, which is among one of the best private collections in Spain with works from El Greco, Dali, Sisely and many Catalan artists from the early 20th century. For those interested in a more active excursion there are numerous hiking trails throughout the mountain. Following your visit, return to Barcelona. In the evening, dine out enjoying some of the city's most innovative tapas.

Day 4
Sevilla, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast

Following breakfast private transfer to the airport in Barcelona for your direct flight to Seville. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon venture out on a biking tour to take in the city's sightseeing highlights or go on a private boating tour down the Guadalquivir River.

Day 5
Sevilla, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast

Private guided tour of Seville’s sightseeing highlights: the Alcazar & the Cathedral, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Following the tour, your will take part in a special exclusive tour of the cathedral’s roof where you can take in the unique viewpoints of the city. In the evening, flamenco show at a Flamenco history museum where you will be greeted by the director. You will have the opportunity to meet the dancers backstage after the show. Later, enjoy a tapas tour.

Day 6
Sevilla, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast, Lunch

The following morning, option to visit Jabujo, a nearby village, to learn about the famed Jamón ibérico of the region. You will have an exclusive private tour in private of C5J, the best Iberican Ham company in the region. Another option is to visit the town of Jerez outside of Seville and enjoy the celebrated Jerez horse show from your VIP seats.

Day 7
Madrid, Spain
Villa Magna Breakfast

In the morning, private transfer to the train station for your train ride to Madrid. Upon arrival, private transfer to your hotel. After lunch, meet with your expert guide at the lobby of your hotel. Enjoy a historical tour of Madrid’s royal heritage. Learn about the city’s rich history as well as its urban and architectural evolution since its foundation by the Moors in the early ninth century.

Day 8
Madrid, Spain
Villa Magna Breakfast

Meet with your expert guide at the lobby of your hotel and take part in a “Madrid Lifestyle” tour. You will stroll through the city’s wonderful old streets with your expert guide as you learn about life in Madrid.

In the afternoon, meet with your art expert guide and choose which museums you would like to visit. Options include the Reina Sofia, the Prado and the Thyssen Museums. In the evening, enjoy dinner out in one of the city's best restaurants.

Day 9
Madrid, Spain
None Breakfast

After checking out of your hotel, private transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

Blue Parallel is a Virtuoso Preferred Tour Operator whose mission is to take discerning, time-constrained travelers to the most spectacular natural and cultural wonders of both Latin America and the Mediterranean. We create private, tailor-made journeys to UNESCO World Heritage destinations designed around the themes of insider access, privacy, breathtaking outdoor adventures, and white glove service. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Blue Parallel tours such as upgrades upon arrival (if available), Virtuoso-only amenities (spa credits, etc.), daily breakfast for two, and early check-in/late checkout (subject to availability).

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This 14-day private journey highlights the different regions of Spain, ranging from Cataluyna to the Basque Country, down through Andalucia and ending in the cosmopolitan city of Madrid. The journey will start in Barcelona, a Mediterranean port city with impressive Modernist architecture, strong Catalan culture, delicious fresh seafood and the laid back vibe of a coastal city. Continue to the Basque region well known for its gastronomic scene. Stay in San Sebastian, a charming seaside city and discover the region’s rich cultural history on a visit to the countryside. Seville is the next destination and its rich history and culture can be discovered on a guided visit to the Alcazar and Cathedral. Continue on to Cordoba, explore the Jewish quarter of the city and the Mezquita, a renowned landmark which represents over half a millennium of rule by Moorish Islam. Then, head to Granada and visit the main highlights of the city including the Alhambra, one of Spain's most famous and historically meaningful landmarks. End in your trip in the capital city of Madrid; learn about the city’s political and historical past and vibrant present while dining out at some of the best restaurants and visiting local boutiques.

About Us

Blue Parallel creates private, tailor-made journeys designed around the themes of World Heritage destinations, outdoor adventures, gourmet cuisine, exclusive lodging, white glove service and insider access. We operate in Latin America: the Amazon, Antarctica, Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Easter Island, the Galapagos Islands, Guatemala, Panama, Patagonia, Uruguay and the Yucatan Peninsula. And in the Mediterranean: the Adriatic Coast, Andalucia, Corsica, Croatia, Greece, Montenegro, Morocco, Sicily & the Aeolian Islands, Spain, Portugal and Turkey.

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By: Kate


Reviewed on: 31 Jan 2018

Blue Parallel was amazing! Our guides were outstanding and provided us with excellent service. Every detail was considered and thought of for us. We adored every minute of our trip.