Classic Spain

Classic, Madrid to Madrid
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Tour description

In Spain, a country that’s filled with flavour, artistry, and passion, there’s no such thing as going halfway. Start in the south, where the Andalucian capital of Seville will introduce you to the most firey of dances — the flamenco. Head north and get a taste of Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces: vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Logroño's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees. Each region of Spain has their own distinct character, style, and language to offer. Get it all here.

What's included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Mescladis Paella Cooking Class and Dinner, Barcelona Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your Discover Moment: Barcelona Your Foodie Moment: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logroño
  • Granada orientation walk
  • Albaicin quarter visit
  • Alhambra guided tour
  • Seville orientation walk
  • Flamenco show performance
  • Mezquita Mosque and Jewish quarter visit in Cordoba
  • Barcelona orientation walk
  • Casa rural stay with traditional meals
  • San Sebastián day trip
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Explore moorish palaces
  • Be treated to a lively flamenco performance in seville
  • Explore the astounding red-clay fortress of the alhambra
  • Taste a traditional paella
  • Witness gaudí’s barcelona with your own eyes
  • Live like a local in a "casa rural" in the pyrenees
  • Experience the basque way of life.

Itinerary

Day 1: Madrid Arrive any time.

Day 2: Madrid Take a brief orientation walk with your CEO, then enjoy a full day to explore this bustling capital. Discover Plaza Mayor or opt to visit the famous Royal Palace. Indulge in delicious Spanish tapas or get your art fix at the Prado Museum.

Day 3: Madrid/Granada Journey south to Granada. Upon arrival enjoy an orientation walk. Wander through the whitewashed historic quarter of the Albaicin; with its narrow lanes and fantastic views, it's a great place to watch the sunset.

Day 4: Granada Enjoy a guided visit to the architectural masterpiece, the Alhambra. In the evening, opt to go for a stroll and check out the local tapas and wine bars.

Day 5: Granada/Cordoba/Seville Travel to Seville via picturesque Cordoba. Go for a stroll through the historic Jewish quarter and visit the iconic Mezquita de Cordoba (mosque). In the early evening, continue towards Seville and end your day with a dramatic flamenco performance.

Day 6: Seville Spend a day enjoying this city and its Moorish influence. Opt to explore the district of Santa Cruz, the Alcázar palace or the world's largest Gothic cathedral.

Day 7: Seville/Barcelona Hop on the train and get comfortable on the journey north to Barcelona. Take an orientation walk, including visits to the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas. In the evening participate in a G Adventures supported paella cooking class, followed by a group dinner to round out the day.

Day 8: Barcelona Get out and explore all that Barcelona has to offer, or choose to journey further afield to the surrounding beaches and countryside to get a true taste of Catalan life.

Day 9: Barcelona/Pyrenees Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

Day 10: Pyrenees Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.

Day 11: Pyrenees/Bilbao Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

Day 12: Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.

Day 13: Bilbao/Logroño Travel to Logroño and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.

Day 14: Logroño/Madrid Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

Day 15: Madrid Depart at any time.