Why I love Barcelona

I love the sea, and taking an early-morning jog along the Mediterranean is my favourite way to start the day. I'm also a bit of a history nerd, and relish strolling the cobblestone lanes of the Gothic quarter, thinking about the people in past centuries who walked these streets. Then there's the food and drink – the first-rate tapas bars, the abundant and inexpensive wine, the superb and reasonably priced multicourse... Read More

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$1199 Small group tours

Mediterranean Express

Jump on this quick (and affordable) seven-day tour of some of Europe's greatest cities. See what's so nice about Nice, snap the expected "holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa" shot, and then explore Gaudí's famous architecture. And hey, think of the food to be tried on a tour from Rome to Barcelona! (Good thing you'll be walking so much.) Travel on trains and leave the coach bus behind on this life-changing experience.

$595.11 Small group tours

5-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo from Barcelona

Head out of Barcelona on a five-day tour of Andalucia's most popular cities: Seville, Cordoba, Granada and Toledo. You'll visit several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Alhambra, and discover the rich history of this beautiful Spanish region. Choose to start your tour by high-speed AVE train, and travel from Barcelona to Madrid in just three hours or alternatively, enjoy a leisurely coach journey between the cities and visit Lerida and Zaragoza, too.

$1549 Small group tours

Spain & Portugal on a Shoestring

Take an incredible ten days to experience the best travel highlights of Spain and Portugal: art, culture, food (hello tapas!), and nightlife. Leave the typical big tour bus behind and reach these unforgettable destinations by train. All aboard for some serious (and life-changing) city-hopping through Iberia.

$690.76 Small group tours

6-Day Spain Tour from Barcelona: Zaragoza, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia

From Barcelona, spend six days in Spain's most famous cities! Enjoy fascinating guided tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Valencia, and have plenty of free time to discover more on your own. See the Great Mosque of Cordoba; admire the Generalife Gardens in Granada; and visit several UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Seville's Alcazar and Alhambra Palace. Explore Cordoba's old quarter and learn about all of these fascinating cities from your guide. See the City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) in Valencia; enjoy a Flamenco dance performance in Seville if you wish, and visit Zaragoza and Madrid at your leisure. Accommodation and transportation by comfortable coach are included.

$1094.57 Small group tours

8-Day Spain Tour Including Barcelona, Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo

Discover beautiful Barcelona, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Toledo and the highlights of Spain’s Andalusia region on this 8-day tour. Spend two days exploring Barcelona at your own pace; then, ride a high-speed train to Madrid. Explore the cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada, and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Granada’s Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. You’ll enjoy seven overnight stays in 3- or 4-star hotels as well as several guided tours and round-trip transportation by deluxe coach.

$2599 Small group tours

London to Barcelona on a Shoestring

This is the ultimate (and iconic) whirlwind tour of Western Europe that everyone dreams of. For 14 days, travel primarily by train to roam the streets of Paris and Rome, hike coastal trails in Cinque Terre, try a hand at the famous casino in Monte Carlo, and stretch out on the French Riviera. Cover some serious ground and introduce yourself to your new favourite cities with a group of like-minded travellers.