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Madrid, Barcelona & Costa Brava tour

10 days from £5,230pp

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Tour highlights

  • Marvel at the wonders held within Spain’s premier art gallery, 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 home of cava in the Penedès wine region followed by a tour of the Montserrat mountain monastery.

  • Explore Salvador Dalí’s signature museum in his home town of Figueres along with the nearby medieval town of Girona.

  • Spend some free time enjoying the striking coastline of the Costa Brava.

10 days from £5,230pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

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 Madrid. Arrive in Spain's dynamic capital city today. Head to your hotel for a bit of time to relax and freshen up before heading out for a panoramic tour of the city on foot and by car.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 as you hop in a helicopter to get a look at Barcelona from the sky.

  • Just outside of Barcelona you'll find the Penedès region, known for producing Spain's signature sparkling wine, cava. You'll head there this morning to visit a cava producer for a tour and tasting, followed by lunch. After lunch, explore the Montserrat monastery and the mountain that shares its name before returning to Barcelona.

  • Leaving Barcelona, continue northeast by car to the Costa Brava for a bit of rest and relaxation.

  • Explore more of Spain's artistic and architectural heritage today with a visit to Figueres and Girona. In Figueres, explore a museum dedicated to Salvador Dalí, who was born here in 1904. After visiting the museum with your guide, move on to Girona, which boasts medieval, Roman and Gothic streets and architecture, where you'll have a tour and some free time for lunch.

  • Spend your day at leisure on the Costa Brava. You may wish to cycle through nearby towns or simply relax beside the water.

  • Your journey through Spain ends today as you return to Barcelona to catch your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

Accommodation options

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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