Expect to enjoy some of the most delicious food on the planet!
Of course, you'll get to try what Spain is most famous for, delicious tapas (small Spanish savory dishes)! It's also known for its delicious, fresh seafood.
Experience the local cuisine like patatas bravas, croquetas, tortillas to gambas al ajillo (prawns with garlic and olive oil), and pulpo a la gallega (octopus)!
If you have any diet restrictions or allergies, we’ll do our best to arrange a special menu for you since we want everyone to be well-fed.
Please be aware that vegetarianism and veganism in Spain is not as common as it might be in your home country and choices in restaurants are very limited and will be basic. Expect your options to include soups, salads, cheese, yogurt, and fruits.
Those who are vegan or on gluten-free diets may find this region very challenging and we recommend you bring your own snacks from supermarkets or local markets.
You will be staying in small boutique hotels that are all located in the city center. It'll be a short walk to the main landmarks and be immersed as much as possible in the Spanish lifestyle.
Accommodations are double occupancy. Solo travelers will be paired with someone of the same gender.
You can request a friend to be your roommate upon checkout.
If you'd prefer not to have a roommate, private room options are available upon request, subject to hotel availability for an extra charge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Moderate - This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.
Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
Of course! This trip is your trip, and you don’t have to participate in anything you don’t want to. We also can help you set up other optional activities if you'd rather do that.
Just be aware that opting out of included activities will not change the price of your trip.
On Day 1, after airport pick up you will spend part of the morning, the whole afternoon, and evening in Barcelona. This will be your chance to explore this beautiful city and to visit some important landmarks.
On Day 7, you’ll arrive in Madrid around 11:00am. This will give you the whole day to visit the Spanish capital.
If you’d like to fully immerse yourself in these two beautiful cities, we recommend you arrive a few days before the trip or to extend your trip.
Andalusia is in Southern Spain and is one of the autonomous communities of Spain.
Andalusia is the second largest autonomous community of the country and it is also the most populated. The capital is Seville and yes you’ll have the chance to explore that beautiful city!
You’ll be in private and comfortable vehicles for drives from Granada to Seville and for our day trip to Cadiz.
In Madrid and Barcelona, expect to use public transportation (bus, subway, and cabs). We think that this is the best way for you to experience Spain like a local!
On Day 2, you will be flying from Barcelona to Granada. Your flight is included in your trip and includes (1) checked bag on Vueling. The weight allowance is 23kg (50lbs). Each traveler is responsible for any fees associated with bags being overweight when checking in at the airport.
On Day 7, you will be taking the high speed train to connect Seville to Madrid.
April, May, September, and October are the best months to visit Spain, especially Andalusia. Temperatures at this time of the year are getting warm and the months of September and October are also still warm and less crowded.
July & August are very hot with lots of crowds and that’s why we don’t operate trips in Southern Spain during this time of the year.
The lighter the better! If you only have a rolling suitcase that will work, but if you can get your hands on a more mobile bag, like a large backpack, that would be better. We take all forms of transportation and some guesthouses and hotels don’t have elevators.
You'll also want a daypack for your personal gear, food, and drinks for the day.
Laundry will be available in some hotels for an additional fee (ask your trip leader for details).
Sagrada Familia: We recommend purchasing the "Sagrada Familia basic ticket" if you’d like to explore this beautiful monument at your own pace. For a few euros more you can get the audio guide if you’d like to learn more about the Basilica and its history.
There is also a ticket that gives you access to one of the towers of the Basilica where you can have a nice view of Barcelona. Make sure to book your ticket several weeks in advance as tickets get sold out quickly! We recommend you to arrive a few days early in Barcelona to take advantage of everything the city has to offer!
Alhambra Palace: We recommend booking the "General Day Tour" on Day 3 for 8:30 am or 9:00 am. The earliest the better to avoid the crowds. Again, make sure to book your ticket several weeks in advance as tickets get sold out very quickly! If you’re unable to book your ticket, please get in touch with us and we’ll do our best to help out!
Credit cards are widely accepted by stores, hotels and restaurants in Spain. However, smaller cafes and shops may not accept credit cards so make sure you carry enough cash to cover small purchases. Please let your bank know you’re traveling overseas.
It is safe to drink water from taps in Spain, unless otherwise marked. However the water from taps may have a funny taste and restaurants will always service bottled water. For environmental reasons, we recommend you use a refillable water bottle instead of buying bottled water.
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