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Highlights of Spain: Seville, Barcelona & Madrid

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Tour highlights

  • Explore the historic highlights of Seville from the Moorish Alcazar to the soaring Giralda bell tower.

  • Take in a traditional flamenco performance followed by tapas hopping like a local with your guide.

  • Marvel at the masterworks on display at Spain’s premier art museum, the Prado, in Madrid.

  • See well-preserved medieval and Roman architecture in Ávila and Segovia.

  • View artistic masterpieces at El Escorial and the controversial memorial, the Valley of the Fallen.

  • See Gaudí’s unique architecture on an expert-led tour through Barcelona before taking in the sights of the city from the air by helicopter.

  • Visit the Penedès wine region, home of cava, and enjoy a picnic lunch in the vineyards.

Price includes

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation

Itinerary idea in detail

With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Seville. Arrive into Seville today and take the afternoon to relax and get your bearings.

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  • This morning, enjoy a walking tour of Seville to see the city's highlights, including the Giralda bell tower and the Real Alcázar. In the evening, take in a traditional flamenco performance before enjoying a tapas tour around some popular local haunts with your guide.

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  • Spend the day in Córdoba, well-known for La Mezquita, the great mosque-cathedral. In addition to Córdoba, visit Almodóvar Castle, a Moorish castle that dates back to 760 and a Game of Thrones filming location.

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  • Travel to Madrid, Spain's capital city today by high-speed train. Once you've freshened up, head out for a panoramic tour of the city on foot and by car, ending with a tour of the Prado Museum.

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  • Journey outside of Madrid today to visit nearby Ávila and Segovia. In Ávila, wander through the winding medieval streets and see its remarkably intact defensive wall. In Segovia, marvel at the impeccable remains of a soaring Roman aqueduct.

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  • Head outside of Madrid again today to visit the grand, art-filled monastery at El Escorial, where nearly all of Spain's monarchs have been buried. Along the way, make a brief stop at the Valle de los Caídos, or Valley of the Fallen, a civil war memorial commissioned by Francisco Franco. In the afternoon, explore Madrid on your own.

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  • Wave goodbye to Madrid as you board a high-speed train bound for Barcelona, home to an impressive array of architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. After dropping your bags at your hotel, head out for a half-day tour of Gaudí's many contributions to the Barcelona skyline.

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  • Having taken in all of Gaudí's contributions to Barcelona, see the rest of what the city has to offer on a half-day walking tour. Later, get a different perspective on the city from a helicopter.

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  • End your time in Spain with a trip to the striking Penedès region, which is known for producing Spain's signature sparkling wine, cava. As well as visiting two excellent wine producers, you will also be able to enjoy a picnic lunch in the vineyards before returning to Barcelona.

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  • Depart for the airport and your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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