Multi-Day Tour | Private

The Highlights of Spain (12 days)

Made for Spain and Portugal - Spain

Barcelona, Spain To Sevilla, Spain

Valid for Departures Now Through: 12 Feb 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Barcelona, Spain
Majestic Hotel & Spa Breakfast

Arrive to Barcelona airport and meet your luggage assistants who will collect your baggage and take you to meet your driver for your private transfer to the hotel. After recovering from your journey, meet your private guide to stretch your legs and explore Barcelona’s historical quarter. Your tour will take you through the Gothic, Born and Raval neighborhoods, the Jewish Quarter and the Picasso Museum, introducing you to the medieval and modern gems of the city.

Day 2
Barcelona, Spain
Majestic Hotel & Spa Breakfast

Experience modernist Barcelona on a private tour of Gaudí’s masterpieces with car & driver. Your expert guide will take you along the luxurious Passeig de Gracia where you will see the famous Gaudí houses along with other fascinating architecture. Next, move onto the Sagrada Familia for an in-depth look into the artist’s mind and his most intricate work. Finally, end the visit at Park Güell with incredible views of the city and mind-boggling structures strewn throughout. Once evening falls, enjoy a traditional tapas workshop to learn the best of the Catalan kitchen and indulge in the fruits of your labor.

Day 3
Barcelona, Spain
Figueres, Spain
Gerona, Spain
Majestic Hotel & Spa Breakfast

Explore the Mediterranean in the medieval villages of the Costa Brava, including La Bisbal, Peratallada and Pals. Stop for a quick lunch before moving on to Figueres for a guided tour of the incredible Dali Museum. At the end of the tour, transfer back to Barcelona to explore the city on your own.

Day 4
Barcelona, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Villa Magna Breakfast

Hop on a high-speed train west to the capital of Spain, Madrid. Once you arrive, take in the city on your own at your leisure as locals do – with a stroll through the wide avenues or hopping from shop to shop in the hip neighborhoods of Chueca or Malasaña. This evening your host will pick you up for a night of tapa-hopping to get a true taste of the city and to learn about it through the eyes of a local.

Day 5
Madrid, Spain
Villa Magna Breakfast

Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel and spend the afternoon learning about historical and artistic Madrid. Visit the Old Quarter, including Plaza Mayor, the glamorous city center and its Puerta de Alcala or Cibeles Fountain, and finally, the world-famous Prado Museum. After a leisurely afternoon, meet your flamenco expert host who will take you to the best show on the bill in the city, as flamenco troupes are constantly coming and going from the capital making it the best place for a diverse offer of artists.

Day 6
Toledo, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Villa Magna Breakfast

Enjoy a full day excursion to Toledo, often called the city of three cultures as Christians, Jewish and Muslim cultures all thrived her. Learn about its rich cultural and historical legacy, visit the cathedral, Jewish Quarter, synangogue and Santo Tome Church. Once you´ve worked up an appetite, enjoy a lunch of local delicacies before heading back to Madrid.

Day 7
Madrid, Spain
Granada, Spain
Cordova, Spain
Hospes Palacio de Los Patos Breakfast

Catch the high-speed train south to Córdoba where you will explore its best corners on a walking tour. Visit the stunning cathedral-mosque, synagogue, Old Quarter and the Alcazar with your local expert guide and enjoy traditional treats for lunch. After lunch, your car will be waiting to take you to Granada to check into your hotel.

Day 8
Granada, Spain
Hospes Palacio de Los Patos Breakfast

Get to know the place that many people call the eighth wonder of the world: the Alhambra and Generalife gardens. Learn all about Moorish history in Spain and mythical tales of the days of Al Andalus among the lush flowers and tranquil fountains of the gardens before taking on the secrets of the palace. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure, exploring the city on your own and indulging in the famous local tapa culture.

Day 9
Granada, Spain
Sevilla, Spain
Ronda, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast

This morning you’re off to Ronda, a gorgeous city that inspired Hemingway during his time in Spain. Visit the old bullring, the Old Quarter, Santa María la Mayor Church among other wonderful sites with your local guide before enjoying lunch on your own. Once your time in Ronda has ended, transfer to the beautiful city of Sevilla.

Day 10
Sevilla, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast

Wake up and head out for a tour of the highlights of Sevilla with your local guide. Stop by the cathedral, Giralda, Alcazar and Santa Cruz Quarter, discovering all sorts of secrets along the way. Learn the secrets hidden in the winding streets of the old quarter and the lively culture of the city.

Day 11
Sevilla, Spain
Jerez, Spain
Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville Breakfast

Head south for a day trip to the sherry capital of the world, Jerez de la Frontera. Your first stop will be at the Royal Equestrian School where you will visit the stunning grounds and stables before enjoying the spectacular horse show. Afterwards, your driver will take you straight on to a fabulous sherry winery for a visit while it is closed to the public, learning about how the wine is made while tasting it and indulging in local tapas. After the visit, transfer back to Sevilla for your final evening in Spain.

Day 12
Sevilla, Spain
None Breakfast

Check out and meet your driver for your private transfer to the airport.

Departure

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Rail Journeys

Description

Get a full immersion to Spain with this fully customizable 12-day itinerary including the greatest hits of the country. The trip will begin in Barcelona to get a taste of the Mediterranean and modernism. Next, move onto Madrid where you will experience the city though its gastronomy, art and the dark song of flamenco, as well as the nearby gem of Toledo. Finally, head south to Andalucía where you will visit Córdoba and the wonder that is Granada’s Alhambra before ending the trip in Sevilla to get to know the soul of the region.

It is our pleasure to share this sample itinerary to give you an idea of what we could create together. Each detail of the itinerary is entirely customizable based on the needs and wishes of your clients!

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Unless otherwise specified, 25% of total cost of the trip is requested as deposit to secure and confirm a booking. Additionally, some suppliers require 10%-20% deposits to secure bookings. All services and itineraries, unless otherwise advised, should be prepaid fully 45 days before arrival. If bookings are made within 45 days of departure, full payment must be received immediately to secure and confirm a booking. For bookings 1,500 euros or less full payment is mandatory at time of booking. If other arrangements are required, Made for Spain and Portugal will consider them on a case-by-case basis. If payments are not made in a timely manner, Made for Spain and Portugal reserves the right to refuse to confirm the booking, or to impose a last minute reasonable fee to cover costs. Bookings including tickets only may include other fees.

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The Way to Go!!!

By: Katinka


Reviewed on: 05 Nov 2014

Made for Spain: The best day of our entire trip was spent in Lisbon!!! We had a wonderful guide and driver. We really got to see Lisbon; its tiny narrow cobblestoned streets; a beautiful church and cloister and we even had time for lunch in a beer garden. Our guide was full of information...not just ordinary things..but a tremendous knowledge of history, art, etc. What a great day. Also, for our other three tours, in every single situation, the driver or the guide, usually the driver, assisted my husband (who uses a wheelchair) in getting in and out of the van. The drivers and guides were kind, informative, and willing to assist my husband in any way that they could.
Travel Advisor:  Jane Edwards

Highly recommend!

By: SteveB


Reviewed on: 19 Jun 2015

If you are going to Spain and want to really experience this fantastic country, look no further than Made for Spain. Highly professional and speculator pleasant people.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald

Wonderful service

By: richard32


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2016

We only booked a pickup for the airportmmfeom our lodging which was 2 hours away.Our driver arrived 15 minutes before the scheduled time in a large, luxurious mercedes. He was very courteous and spoke very good English. We arrived at the airport at exactly the time he predicted. Very stress-free travel!
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Johnson

top notch service

By: mary


Reviewed on: 01 Jun 2017

Made for Spain connected us with personable, experienced and fun guides and drivers. They were readily available via email and phone to make on-the-spot reservations and recommendations for (wonderful) restaurants during our trip - especially helpful since we did not speak the language. Everything they provided and planned for us was fun and high quality. Could not recommend them more highly.
Travel Advisor:  Tracy Federico

Nothing but fabulous

By: Tom C


Reviewed on: 08 Jun 2017

We had two separate guides over two days. Both of them were excellent. We had one guide for the first two days (Marta Roige) and another one (Carlos Perez) on the third day. The first two days were a whirlwind (in a good way) of sight seeing and visiting various attractions. On the third day, we were having trouble remembering what we saw the first two days. We remembered the bigger sites easily, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala, etc. However, Barcelona is peppered with so many Gaudi attractions, it was hard to remember which ones we had been to. Our second guide called our first guide to make sure he did not duplicate what we had seen in the first two days. He did not disappoint us and took us to sights we had not seen the previous two days. We enjoyed both guides greatly. The cars that the tour agency used were clean and well appointed; the drivers were courteous and helpful. I would use again and recommend Made of Spain and Portugal
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

Major added value

By: Let'sgo


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2017

We had Made for Spain guides meet us in several cities and it was really worth the time and money. Their English was really good and they all had advanced degrees in the subjects they were telling us about. Very kind-no question is stupid-and great tips for the rest of our time in their city. We would use them again and probably book a longer tour.
Travel Advisor:  Margaret Nichols

A Great Tour Guide Can Bring Attractions to Life

By: DWAR8816


Reviewed on: 27 Sep 2017

In addition to the airport arrival pick-up, Made for Spain organized a 1.5 day private tour of Barcelona & Surrounding Attractions to align with our interests. Although their services are pricy, their selection of a tour guide for us was completely on the mark! We had expressed an interest in history, architecture and developing a better understanding of the Catalonian culture. Our guide, Carles, did a superior job in accomplishing his mission for our day and a half.
Travel Advisor:  Marci Oakley

Spain

By: Susan


Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

Except for two missing drivers trip was great
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

South of Spain.

By: Ken


Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2017

This was a fairly complex trip which was tightly scheduled and they handled the arrangements almost flawlessly. We had a last minute change that had to be made and they handled it very well. They are clearly respected by providers in their market (hotels, drivers, guides...).
Travel Advisor:  Joy Cottrill

Tour Operator

By: Chickie


Reviewed on: 12 Dec 2017

We had a variety of tour guides, drivers, etc. for each city we visited. All were excellent!
Travel Advisor:  Julie Harris

Spain and Portugal Spring 2018

By: Louise


Reviewed on: 07 Apr 2018

The accommodations made through Made for Spain and Portugal were great. The information provided was very helpful as well as the resource material. We did not work directly with them, but through Carissa Guylas.
Travel Advisor:  Carissa Gulyas

Excellent

By: R&A


Reviewed on: 14 May 2018

The guides were informative, interesting, entertaining, friendly and accommodating. The drivers were courteous and attentive. The sites and venues recommended were in keeping with our interest
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

12 days in portugal

By: karin212


Reviewed on: 22 May 2018

The guides were local experts who spoke flawless English. One of the recommendations our guide made for lunch (a tiny restaurant with 8 tables!) was the best meal we had on the trip! All the car service was late model Mercedes sedans (very comfortable) and drivers and guides all showed up early. A+ service
Travel Advisor:  Kim Shraibati

Spain/Morocco

By: Ray


Reviewed on: 16 Jun 2018

Almost all of the arrangements made in Spain were seamless, guides and experiences incredible and memorable, pick ups, transfers, etc (with the exception of missing the timing of the car p/u to airport travel Barcelona to Seville). We LOVED Hotel Magestic - location, service, tradition - but the hotel in Seville I would not recommend to anyone traveling at our level of expense or experience. Tour groups in and out. Asphyxiating aroma throughout. Guide in Barcelona energetic and adventurous. Gave us a true Gaudi perspective. Cooking experience lovely/homey with the mother/daughter and appreciated the market education. Daughter is special. We were surprised how much we enjoyed Seville - walking tour upon arrival a great idea - a walking city which we enjoyed exploring on our own. AMELIA is a gem - on all levels. What a treat! But cooking paella twice (though from different regions) not creative for us. Loved that Amelia had a map of spain to educate us about where/how/why cuisine evolv
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan

Barcelona

By: TL


Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2018

Very good, all details taken care of....made our stay more enjoyable.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Wallace

Trip to Portugal

By: BCS


Reviewed on: 15 Jul 2018

Made for Spain worked with our travel advisor to help plan a wonderful trip to Portugal for us. They are also extremely responsive and client service-oriented.
Travel Advisor:  Lisa Cohen-Dumani

Excellent tour operator

By: Jane and Les


Reviewed on: 14 Aug 2018

Very professional service, with high quality recommendations for accommodation and transportation choices provided for anyone looking to travel within Portugal.
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow