Depart from NYC to Madrid
8:00 hr non-stop
Details: Check into the Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments (enjoy complimentary breakfast daily)
10 AM: Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments
Meet your tour guide at the Royal Palace for a tour at 1pm for approximately 3-4 hours, depending on your preference. The walk introduces children to Madrid's major historical moments and its major monuments and incorporates interactive activities to foster learning in a fun and engaging way.
1 PM: Exploring Madrid Tour
Details: Meet your private docent at the Prado Museum at 10am after enjoying breakfast at the Vokel. Your private tour will last approximately 3 hours and will explore the ins and out of this world famous museum.
10 AM: Prado Museum
Visit the UNESCO-listed cities of Segovia and Avila on this day trip from Madrid. Travel from Madrid to Avila by air-conditioned coach, and admire the picturebook old town with its stunning 11th century walls. See Avila Cathedral and the Basilica of St Vincent, and then continue to the historical showstopper of Segovia. Behold its massive Roman aqueduct and explore its Gothic cathedral and fairy tale-like Alcazar fortress-palace. Upgrade to include a simple, tourist-style lunch or a gourmet feast of Segovian specialities with drinks to make your Madrid-to-Segovia-and-Avila adventure extra special. Highlights Day trip from Madrid to Avila and Segovia Enjoy a photo stop with superb panoramic views of Avila Tour Avila's UNESCO-protected city walls and towers See Avila's San Vicente Basilica and cathedral Visit Segovia's magnificent Roman aqueduct and Gothic cathedral Optional tourist-style or gourmet Segovian lunch with drinks.
10 AM: Private tour of Segovia
On your last day in Madrid, enjoy a morning walking tour that explores Toldeo, which has been home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Mahgreb. Now a World Heritage site, the churches, synagogues, and mosques that still dot this beautifully preserved city are a testimony to the heterogenous history of Europe.
10 AM: Toldeo Morning Tour
Details: In a stately 19th-century building, this polished hotel is a 4-minute walk from the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla bullring, a 5-minute walk from Seville Cathedral and 4.6 km from Seville Santa Justa train station.
Streamlined rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and iPads, as well as room service and minibars. Some have balconies, while family rooms feature bunk beds.
Amenities include free bike rentals, an atrium lounge and a courtyard patio. A breakfast buffet is available (fee).
5 PM: Petit Palace Marques Santa Ana Hotel
Meet your guide for the full day tour of one of Spain's most renown locations. Córdoba is a city in the southern Spanish province of Andalusia. It was an important Roman city and an Islamic cultural center in the Middle Ages. It’s best known for La Mezquita, an immense mosque dating to 600 C.E. featuring a columned prayer hall and Byzantine mosaics. A 1600s Catholic cathedral now occupies the center of the mosque.
Set gracefully on the edge of the legendary Guadalquivir river, Cordoba has got a lot to offer to the day traveller.
10 AM: Tour of Cordoba
You will explore the cutting edge of the city's contemporary architecture, absorb Jewish history in-depth and visit Parc Güell, tour offbeat modernista buildings.
Meet your tour guide for a private day long tour of Barcelona; make sure to wear comfortable shoes for this one!
10 AM: Day-Long Private Tour of Barcelona
Details: Enjoy another full day tour in Girona, exploring the Dali Museum, the Jewish Quarter & the Romanesque Cathedral; lunch is included. Girona is a city in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region, beside the River Onyar. It’s known for its medieval architecture, walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell) and the Roman remains of the Força Vella fortress. It’s vibrant nightlife scene centers on the Plaça de la Independència and Plaça de Sant Feliu, and its restaurants are renowned for both traditional Catalan and cutting-edge cuisine.
10 AM: Full day tour in Girona
Depart from Barcelona
8:15 hr non-stop
12 days, including travel.
Travel to Sevilla
1:30 hr total travel time
Details: Sevilla, capital of Andalusia and crucial riverport city, boasts a rich history. A short train ride away from Madrid, Seville makes for a satisfying day-trip for the culturally curious. From its beginnings as a Roman settlement, to its identity as Moorish territory and eventually as a center for Christian rule, Seville has been molded by a variety of influences—including its strategic position along the Guadalquivir river—creating the dynamic city it is today. Our 3 hour walking tour, an excursion from Madrid to Seville guided by an historian, will provide an overview of the city's history, chronicling its storied origins by examining the highlights—Roman ruins, elaborate Mudéjar architecture, and immense monuments—of its historic core..
10 AM: Andalusian Metropolis Walk
6 PM: Triana dinner “tour” of traditional tapas
Travel to Barcelona
The Fuster Apartments Barcelona are luxury rooms located in a modernist building dating from 1905 in the popular and central district, Eixample of Barcelona. These Apartments feature wireless and are fully equipped and have a wide range of services to make the stay of guests excellent.
8 PM: Fuster Apartments Hotel
Finish up your time in Granada with a walk tailored more for locals. Moorish influence is in the air, with the aroma of rich teas and spices drifting from local houses and markets. Along the storied streets of the Albaicín, taste famous pairings of tapas and drinks while a light breeze from the snowy Sierra Nevada mountains refreshes you. Granada’s famous Alhambra is the most impressive palace, fortress, and gardens in all of Spain.
10 AM: Granada Tour for Locals
Details: Barcelona is a vast city; from lively Mediterranean beaches the city stretches inland through a fascinating centre to reach Park Guell. To the west lies the Olympic Village, to the right the Spanish Village. A hop-on, hop-off ticket is the perfect key to explore this fascinating and varied city allowing you to cross this extensive city with ease and see what you want, when you want.
11 AM: Barcelona Hop-On, Hop-Off Tours