Spain is an incredibly beautiful country and a world in itself. Depending on which city you visit, you can see deserts, volcanoes, beautiful green hillsides, mountain views, or beautiful beaches. The country also offers interesting historic towns and modern cities with lots to see and do. It takes you a lifetime to try and see it all. So, take a look at the eight best tours for a vacation in Spain below!
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The HBO series “ Game of Thrones ” is world-famous and was filmed in some spectacular locations. Since season 5, Spain was chosen as the backdrop for several episodes. This exciting tour will take you on foot to some of these shooting locations .
Head to Girona’s Old Town and experience the feel of King’s Landing and the free city of Braavos , while trailing Joffrey, Arya Stark and Tyrion. Girona is a popular area, close to Barcelona, and even offers a “ Game of Thrones ” themed ice cream called “ King’s Hand ”. Head to Andalusia and visit the enigmatic city of Seville where the splendid Alcazar palace plays its role as the home of House Martell , while its fountains, ponds and beautiful, well-groomed gardens become the famous Water Gardens of Dorne .
While in Seville, make time to go to Osuna and Plaza de Toros which is used as Daznak’s Pit in Meereen. Here, you can enjoy a “ Game of Thrones ”-inspired tapas meal at a local tapas bar.
For a true experience in some of Spain’s most iconic cities, this five-day tour departs from the capital Madrid to Andalusia in the south. First, you’ll be whisked around the historic city of Toledo before heading south in an air-conditioned vehicle to visit Cordoba, Granada, the enigmatic hilltop town of Ronda and Seville. You will rest on the shores of the beautiful Costa del Sol. This package includes a variety of sightseeing tours, including a visit to Granada’s iconic Alhambra Palace. The tour includes transportation costs, hotel accommodation, daily breakfast and multiple dinners.
This tour option gives you the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Santa Maria de Montserrat, a monastery founded in the hills, surrounded by amazing rock formations. The monastery is close to Barcelona, on Mount Montserrat, and is accessible via the cogwheel train . Arriving at the monastery, you can enjoy views of the mountains and the city skyline of Barcelona.
Visit the Benedictine Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey and the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its interesting 12th-century carving of Our Lady of Montserrat , known as La Moreneta (the dark one). Enjoy a visit to the gift shop where you can sample four delicious local liquors. All transportation costs (air-conditioned vehicle and cogwheel cart ) and entry fees are included in the fee.
Visiting all the tourist attractions in Barcelona takes a lot of time, but you can visit its most iconic locations in just one day. Through this tour, explore some of the extraordinary architectural buildings designed by the visionary artist and architect, Antoni Gaudi.
La Sadrada Familia is a basilica in the city’s Gothic Square (Barri Gòtic). Gaudi was working on this miracle before he died in 1926 and the construction process continues without deviating from his eccentric design. Take a tour of some of Gaudi’s Modernist artworks, including the charming Casa Batllo, La Pedrera (Casa Mila), and Park Güell. Take a closer look at the artist’s work. You can also enjoy a trip to Montjuic Hill to visit the historic Montjuic Castle with great views of the city.
Enjoy the most stunning views of the medieval cities of Toledo or Segovia from a different angle. Take a hot air balloon ride from Madrid for panoramic views of Toledo’s Old Town, or Segovia’s attractive waterways, before returning to the mainland for a typical Spanish lunch: spiced meats and local cava (sparkling wine). You will receive a flight certificate to take home, along with video footage and photos of your magical journey. For an extra fee, you can also take advantage of transportation facilities directly from hotels in Madrid.
One of the most stunning aspects of Andalusia is the “Vilas Blancas” or White Villages nestled in the hilltops of the beautiful southern Spanish countryside. This tour will take you from Seville to the fascinating and historic city of Ronda with its stunning views and Romanesque and Moorish architecture as well as the famous Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) spanning the deep gorge. Head to Grazalema to see the beautiful white houses on the narrow streets dotted with flowering plants and songbirds. Visit the medieval Castle of Las Aguzuderas and the village of Zahara de la Sierra with its beautiful views.
When staying in Malaga or other resorts on the Costa del Sol, the British territory of Gibraltar is within easy reach. With this tour, you can experience the unique feel of Gibraltar by visiting the famous Rock , where Barbarian apes will surround you (and occasionally pick up your luggage). Cave of St. Michael is there to explore too. Spend time shopping on the High Street with its top fashion shops or enjoy lunch and drinks at a typical British pub. Duty free items are available to take home. For an extra touch, add a dolphin viewing cruise.
This fun beach excursion on a cruise from the Port of Málaga will take you to Granada and the stunning Alhambra Palace complex. Skip the queues to enter this popular attraction as you explore its beautifully decorated rooms and palace grounds. The splendor on display is the result of a combination of Moorish and colonial architectural styles, a charm that never fades. After visiting the palace, stroll through the beautiful Generalife Gardens . This guided tour is limited to 18 people, making the experience truly intimate.
Hopefully the tour options above tempt you to vacation in Spain, a country that has so much to offer. You will definitely want to come back here one day!
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