Highlights of Spain tour

“This small group tour opens up Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona with a guide, new friends or on your own - typically tapas in style and taste. Bus and train travel.”


Free day in Madrid | orientation walk around Cuenca | free time to explore Valencia | free time for sightseeing and tapas bar hopping in Barcelona |

Description of Highlights of Spain tour

Compare and contrast three of Spain's most significant cities as you click through the cultural highlights as part of a week-long small group tour.

Making your way from Madrid, the centrally-situated capital, makes sense with a succession of museums and galleries to be found featured on the ever-popular Paseo del Arte.

Madrid's magnificence ranges from the sporting, Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, to the historic, El Madrid de los Austrias, to provide travellers with a complete cultural tapas to be taken piece by piece or enjoyed in one big bite.

Continuing eastwards, your tour of Spain connects with the precariously placed town of Cuenca where an orientation tour takes you into one of Europe's most scenic fortifications.

A train ride (4hrs) allows you to watch the rural landscapes of Spain's interior morph into the Mediterranean as you alight in Valencia for art nouveau architecture at the Mercado Central and an evening of tapas bar hopping around the Ciutat Vella.

A coastal train ride north delivers you to your last, but not least important, destination, Barcelona. Prepare all your senses for one last assault as you experience an artisan odyssey where architectural excellence, gastronomic delights and captivating creativity appear around every corner.

This 8 day tour really captures the spirit of Spain and is a must for foodies, art lovers and anyone with a passing interest in discovering some of the most important threads of European cultural history and heritage.

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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your holiday will help support conservation and local people.

Group size: This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people.

UK office: It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment by having a range of recycling bins for waste, plastic recycling and paper.

The Impacts of this Trip

Community: Transport for the whole trip is by public transport – buses, trains and the metro . It’s a perfect chance to travel like a local, with locals. Whether it’s travelling by bus from Madrid to the charming Cuenca or taking the train to Valencia to explore the 13th-centuy cathedral.

Activity: This tour actively encourages guests to chat with local people, visit local cafes and bars, purchase local produce, gifts and crafts and discover what life is really like in Spain.

Accommodation & meals: Our small group size allows us to stay in family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited size. We also support small restaurants and cafes, serving locally sourced produce. In Barcelona, for instance, we stay at a hostel, which is a family-run pension found typically only in Spain or Spanish speaking countries. It is situated in the Gothic Quarter with many independent cafés and restaurants on the doorstep


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