Spain is a must-go destination in Europe with incredible sights, delicious cuisine and rich and diverse history. Explore Spain differently and get fully immersed in the Andalusian culture where you’ll visit the beautiful towns of Sevilla, internationally known for its flamenco, and Granada where the beautiful palace of the Alhambra was built back in the 13th century. Your trip will also take you to Cadiz for some beach time. You’ll have the opportunity to visit Madrid and explore the streets and incredible vibe of Barcelona.
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Start: Barcelona El Prat Airport, Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive Day 1 by 10:00AM
Finish: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain (MAD)
Travelers are welcome to depart Day 8 at any time
Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions
-8 days / 7 nights with Under30Experiences
-7 nights boutique hotel stay in double accommodations
-7 Breakfasts and 7 dinners
-Pickup at Barcelona El Prat Airport
-High speed train
-Flight from Barcelona to Granada
-Walking tours, Flamenco show, Night Adventure Tour
-Real Alcazar entrance
-Under30Experiences trip leaders
Attendees are responsible for their own airfare
-Visit the southern part of the Iberian peninsula and learn about Andalusian culture
-Experience a real flamenco performance in Seville
-Explore Granada differently by going on a night adventure tour
-Enjoy delicious and traditional tapas food at restaurants and wine bars
-Visit famous Gaudi’s masterpieces in the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona or go relax at the beach
-Explore the best of Madrid, capital of Spain and its numerous museums
-Age requirement: 21+
-Group size: 12-14
-This is a multiple-city trip with a lot of walking, early breakfasts and late dinners (9:00PM)
-We will be traveling like a local and soaking up the Spanish culture
-Experience historical monuments & get a glimpse of everyday Spanish life
-Learn about the rich, diverse history of Spain
-Hang out on a Spanish beach (only if weather permitting)
-Take part in optional activities to customize your experience how you want
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Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences Travel Community.
Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
-Sample menu for breakfast:
-Sample lunch & dinner menu:
-Please be aware that Spanish diet is mostly meat and fish based; vegetarian choices can be limited in Spain and less varied.
We do our best to accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests or any allergies.
You'll be traveling in a comfortable, safe, air-conditioned private shuttle.
From Madrid to Seville, the group will be traveling on a comfortable high speed train.
Your trip includes (1) checked bag on Vueling. The weight allowance is 23kg. Each traveler is responsible for any fees associated with bags being overweight when checking in at the airport.
Boutique hotels in twin/multishare rooms ensuite for duration of trip.
Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender
Please be aware that rooms in Europe can be smaller and don’t always provide minibar, safe or air-conditioning.
Laundry available at some hotels for an extra fee (ask front desk for details).
Private rooms available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.
Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.
When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.
All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.
The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.
You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We recommend using a backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person.
Streets can be very narrow in some towns in Spain like Seville and Granada and most streets are cobblestone, therefore it is recommended that you bring a large backpack to carry your belongings. Some hotels and train stations may not have elevators or lifts which means you will have to carry your bags up and down the stairs.
Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and certified organic when possible.
Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)
The average temperature in Andalusia throughout the year is 61°F.
Summers (July & August) are very hot and dry in Andalusia with an average temperature of 84°F and can reach 95°F. Seville is known to be the second hottest city in Andalusia!
Expect some rain during the months of February-March.
The months of September and October are still very warm in Seville and Granada. Temperatures in Seville in September range between 63°F-88°F and 56°F-78°F in October.
Temperatures in Granada in September range between 57°F-82°F and 48°F-70°F in October.
Here are some key phrases you can use in Spain:
How are you?-- Que tal?
Thank you-- Gracias
Please-- Por favor
What time is it?-- Qué hora es?
I understand/I don’t understand-- Entiendo/No entiendo
Where is…?-- ¿Dónde está…?
We suggest bringing about $350 USD (~300€) for optional activities, lunches, and other personal expenses.
El Prado (€15) & Reina Sofia Museum (€8)
In Madrid you can enjoy world masterpieces guarded in one of the greatest museums like El Prado and Reina Sofia.
Student tickets available for students under 26 years old.
Real Madrid Barnabeu Stadium Tour - €18
Visit the famous Barnabeu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid soccer team.
Kayak Adventure - €32.90
At Under30Experiences we love to explore the world in a new different prospective.
Join a Kayak tour along the river and explore Seville differently with a local staff. The tour starts at the Pabellon de la Navigacion and will head north passing through the Golden Tower and many other sights.
Must be booked in advance. Tour lasts around 1h30’
Flamenco Dance Class - €10
Ever dreamed of learning how to dance Flamenco?
Join a local cultural centre and learn more about this beautiful dance so unique to Andalusia.
Must be booked in advance. Class lasts 1h
Cathedral of Seville & Giralda Tower - €9
Visit the ancient Cathedral of Seville, see the tomb of Christopher Columbus and reach the top of the Giralda Bell Tower, an ancient Muslim minaret enjoying one of the best view of the city
We recommend to book tickets in advance.
Tavira Tower - €6
Enjoy a stunning view of Cadiz and the Atlantic Ocean from one of the highest tower in the city.
Santa Catalina & San Sebastian Castle - Free
Explore these beautiful ancient castles set on the Atlantic Ocean offering you gorgeous views and an insider view of the history of Cadiz.
The Palace of Alhambra - €14.85
One of the highlights of the entire Spain, this ancient Muslim palace dominates fierly the city of Granada giving it a unique and unforgettable skyline. Enjoy Arab art and architecture and a spectacular view of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the city.
We recommend to book the tickets months in advance, they get sold out quickly. We recommend you to choose a guided tour or have an audioguide with you to learn about all the treasures of the Alhambra.
Please, respect the time slot given to visit the Nasrid Palace.
Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.
Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.
It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.
Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.
Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.
Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!
Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.
Here are some great hotels in the area.
Of course, feel free to take a look at the list above for activities in the area.
Hotels in Madrid
Hotels in Barcelona
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