Authentic Spain - 7 days
Madrid - Seville - Barcelona
Day 1: Madrid
Welcome to the Capital of Spain. On arrival you will be met by an English speaking driver and transferred by luxury car, Mercedes or Audi to your hotel. Enjoy a welcome drink as you check in. Overnight.
Day 2 : Madrid - Morning City Tour with Prado Museum - Evening Tapas Tour
After buffet breakfast enjoy a tour of Madrid, a city of great cultural and political importance. The tour includes views from the coach of Plaza de Espana, Royal Palace, Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de la Cibeles, Puerta de Alcala and Gran Via. The highlight is a visit to Prado Museum, the best collection in the world of Spanish paintings. You will see the masterpieces by El Greco, Velazquez and Goya as well as the gold century great artists including Ribera, Zurbaran and Murillo and the Italian painting by Tiziano.
Spend the afternoon at leisure. In the evening, discover more about Spanish culture with the Tapas Tour. Tapas is the name of a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold or warm and patrons of tapas bars can order many different tapas and combine them to make a full meal. Overnight.
Day 3 : Madrid – Seville – River Cruise - Flamenco Show
After buffet breakfast, take a private transfer from your hotel to the railway station to board the high speed train to Seville. In only 3 hours and you are in one of the nicer cities of Spain. Transfer from railway station to your hotel.
In the afternoon, cruise on the Guadalquivir river, the only navigable river in Spain, to see the key river sites, including Torre del Oro, La Giralda, La Maestranza Bullring, Expo 92 Site and many more. Enjoy the marvelous views and listen to the audio commentary highlighting all the major attractions.
In the evening enjoy a breathtaking evening at El Patio Sevillano, watching one of the best Flamenco shows in Seville. You will see various flamenco styles through song, guitar and dance. Feel the true passion of flamenco. Overnight.
Day 4: Seville - City Tour and Bullring Visit
After buffet breakfast enjoy a full day tour of Seville. You will be picked up from your hotel. Visit the Seville Cathedral, one of the world's most beautiful Gothic structures and the third largest church in the world. After the Santa Cruz quarter, we will pass by the Reales Alcázares (Royal Fortresses), built as a Moorish fortress in the 9th century. It became a royal palace in the 16th century but still retained its original name. See the Archive of the Indies declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In the afternoon, visit the famous bullring and its museum where visitors can learn more about the world of bullfighting through an exhibition of costumes, and photographs. Overnight.
Day 5 : Seville – Barcelona
After buffet breakfast, transfer to the airport to take a direct flight to Barcelona, where you will arrive in 1 ½ hours. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. Shop at Las Ramblas the most well known boulevard in Barcelona this afternoon.
This evening, see the Fountain of Montjuic (Magic fountain) located at the head of Avenida Maria Cristina in the Montjuïc neighborhood This colorful show of 'magic fountains' which are illuminated are a wonderful sight to see! The actual show only lasts about 10 minutes long but is spectacular nonetheless. Check the show timings before your go. Then for a change, enjoy classic American style food and music at Hard Rock Cafe Barcelona. Overnight.
Day 6: Barcelona - City Tour and Flamenco
After buffet breakfast, go on a tour of Barcelona, a cosmopolitan Mediterranean city. See the most famous monuments of the city. Visit the façade of the Sagrada Familia church, Gaudi's famous unfinished masterpiece. Continue to the Olympic Village, Columbus Monument and the Olympic Stadium.
In the evening, enjoy the best flamenco show of Barcelona, located in the Ramblas area. Flamenco is a genuine Spanish musical art genre, originating in Andalusia. It exists in three forms: Cante, the song, Baile, the dance, and Guitarra, guitar playing. It has strong, rhythmic undertones accompanied with a powerful impassioned style of dance gracefully executed, with intricate hand and footwork. Overnight.
Day 7 : Barcelona
After buffet breakfast, private transfer to the airport.