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Andalucia, Madrid and Barcelona - Overview
April 12 - 23, 2025 

April 12 - 23, 2025
12 Days / 11 Nights

This tour starts in Malaga and ends in Barcelona

$6,120 per person/double occupancy
$2,320 single supplement
$380 additional nights, single or double room, including airport transfer
Includes all fees and taxes

This tour may be combined with the Deserts and Oases tour of Morocco
(March 30 - April 10, 2025)


  • 12 days/11 nights in boutique, luxury hotels in Malaga, Madrid and Barcelona
  • 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners, including drinks and all restaurant gratuities
  • AVE express train transportation between Malaga, Madrid and Barcelona; private bus transportation when touring the cities
  • Private airport transfers on arrival in Malaga and on departure in Barcelona
  • Privately guided tours of Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, Montserrat, Girona and Costa Brava with professional guides
  • Catalan cooking class in Barcelona, culinary tour of Madrid, cava wine tour and tasting in Montserrat
  • Flamenco show in Madrid
  • Sights and Soul Travels' experienced Tour Director throughout the tour
  • All gratuities for drivers, guides, and restaurants
  • All activities and attractions described in the itinerary, admissions, fees and taxes

Additional/optional costs may include: optional single supplement, early hotel check-in, porterage, optional travel insurance, meals not included in the itinerary, optional activities not included in the itinerary, optional Tour Director gratuities, telephone charges, room service, mini bar charges, laundry, personal expenses. 

The tour cost does not include airfare to and from the tour’s location.

  • Seville's Cathedral, Alcazar Palace, Santa Cruz barrio, Plaza de España
  • Cordoba's Mezquita, Synagogue and Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
  • Granada's Abayzin quarter, Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens
  • The Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado Museum
  • Medieval architecture of Toledo
  • Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and modernist treasures
  • Montserrat Monastery tour
  • Roman Girona and Costa Brava
  • A fiery flamenco performance
  • Tapas lunch, North African lunch, Andalucian dinner, Madrileno dinner
  • Catalan cooking class, culinary tour of Madrid, cava tasting
  • Photogenic beaches of Costa del Sol and Costa Brava

There were so many wonderful moments, sights, and tours - that I don't have the time to mention! This entire tour was amazing, and I would do it all over again. I had the best experience with your travel company from signing up to heading home. I haven't picked a destination, but I will definitely tour with Sights and Soul Travels again. Love the detailed information, the boutique hotels and locations, and the lunch and/or dinners provided were amazing! - Sue from Michigan (Spain 2024)

The trip to Spain was extraordinary.  Malaga, Madrid, and Barcelona were incredibly beautiful cities that beckoned with their gorgeous architecture, amazing restaurants and fascinating shopping, while Girona and Tossa de Mar were charming smaller towns.  Girona harkened back to medieval times; indeed, parts of Game of Thrones were filmed there.  Tossa de Mar, a delightful seaside village, offered panoramic views of the sea, beaches, and lovely shops and restaurants.   Overall, the tour offered beautiful sights and experiences of Spain, as well as  the companionship of a wonderful group of fellow travelers who were all supportive, friendly and fun.  This was my first trip with S&S and I can't wait for my next - to Greece. - Tressa from Rhode Island

It was a wonderful tour. It was my first tour with Sights and Soul and I was very pleased with the overall experience. The best experiences during the tour were touring the smaller towns such as Ronda. – Lisa from Minnesota

Javier, the local guide in Marbella was excellent. The Moroccan Restaurant in Granada was excellent. The city of Ronda was beautiful. Marta was an excellent guide in Madrid, could be understood. The Madrid market visit was excellent. Mariona in Barcelona was excellent. – Kathy from Wisconsin

It was a great tour. It touched on many wonderful sites in Spain. It was great! Thanks for organizing these trips. The ladies by the way were awesome. – Ann Kathleen from Pennsylvania

The tour was excellent overall. We saw numerous important interesting sites and had dinners at some wonderful places. Kerry was an excellent guide. – Maureen from Virginia

Everything was a “best experience”, having never been to Spain. Kerry was perfect. So patient and understanding. The trip was wonderful, exciting, interesting and the opportunity to meet fun-loving ladies. - Linda from Illinois

I really enjoyed all 3 tours: wonderful guides, great food, everyone got along well, a memorable experience. So glad I did these 3 (Morocco, Spain, Portugal) in a row. In many cases, history just flowed and connected from one to the other. Marta, Kerry and Angela were all great tour leaders, each with a different personality and style of leading, but all equal in greatly enhancing their trip. - Andrea from Nevada

I think the tour was great. We really did see some wonderful sights of Spain in a short time and had a terrific group of ladies to share it with. I am so thrilled I went on this tour. - Sharon from Pennsylvania

Spain 2017 was a fabulous tour. Definitely two thumbs up! I love the S&S tours: this was the fourth one and I’m looking forward to #5! And Kerry was great! Professional, fun, friendly and a terrific organizer. - Pam from California

It was another great tour, and I will continue to travel with Sights & Soul. - Mary from Massachusetts

The trip was well planned and organized efficiently. The guides from the various locations were knowledgeable. Our tour leader went above and beyond to ensure our group was informed on all aspects of the tour. She was extremely helpful, had a terrific attitude and I enjoyed having her in Spain. There is nothing she could have done differently. I’ve traveled with another women’s group before and did not receive this top of the line service. I will be traveling again and again with Sights and Soul.
 - Rafiya from New York

It was a great time – lots of culture, art, history, fine food and great fellow travelers. The tour leader was thoughtful, personable and flexible. THANK YOU. - Amy from Massachusetts

It was the right cities + sights and for the right number of days in each location. All transportation arrived on time and we were usually a little early – a good thing! The local guides were all good, but those in Madrid and Barcelona were excellent. - Victoria from New Jersey

It was great! Loved the day trips and exposure to new parts of the Spanish culture. I know so much more about Spain now. Kerry was a great tour leader. Friendly and handled every detail of traveling . She fit in as a friend, who had answers to most every question, and took care of the details that would have been intimidating to me – navigating train stations and metro systems, handling hotels. It was so relaxing knowing that she will handle all the details. - Kathy from Ohio

It was the perfect mix of history, culture & fun. The incredible food and drink didn’t hurt, either. Kerry went out of her way to make sure everyone had the best time possible & didn’t have to worry about anything. - Beverly from Maryland

It was great. I was in awe of the sights, culture and food, and I can’t wait for the next tour! Kerry was very personable, she did a very good job as a tour leader. - Diane from Texas

I thought it was a well planned trip. It is so good to be able to experience travel safely with other women. - Gloria from Arizona

Tour Director: Marlene Boyer

The image of Spain is one of color, romance, passion, and the lone figure of the matador in the bull ring, cape and sword in hand beneath the burning afternoon sun. The Sights and Soul journey through Spain explores the many aspects of this enchanted and diverse land, its history, culture and cuisines. It incorporates an in-depth exploration of Seville, Cordoba and Granada with the Alhambra, while staying on the Mediterranean Costa del Sol in southern Andalucia, then it takes in an exploration of Madrid and Toledo in central Castilla-La Mancha, followed by the beautiful city of Barcelona in eastern Catalonia, with excursions to Montserrat, Girona and the exotic Costa Brava.

From our Mediterranean base in Malaga, the hotel's location between the mountains and the sea allows for a relaxing, luxurious beachside stay, while being at the optimal distance from the classic Andalucian sites. Andalucia is blessed with an achingly beautiful countryside, majestic mountains and a long Mediterranean coastline. This unique place where East meets West in an exotic melting pot of Jewish, Roma, Moorish and Christian cultures, abounds in powerful Andalucian images of flamenco, tapas, fiestas, bullfighting, raw passion, Carmen and Don Juan.

Madrid in the center of Spain, is also its heart. The city's historic district boasts the Museo del Prado and Palacio Real, the elegant Plaza Mayor, and the historic, bohemian La Latina, serving some of Spain's best tapas and wines. Toledo in La Mancha, the land of Don Quixote, is a glorious treasure of a city, with one of the world's most beautifully preserved medieval quarters on the spot that used to be Europe's most cultured and sophisticated city, where Christians, Jews and Moors contributed equally to its celebrated wealth and fame.

Sitting on the Mediterranean, Barcelona, the most cosmopolitan Spanish city, is vibrant, vivacious and visionary. The city's brooding jungle of medieval lanes were home to Antoni Gaudi who built the world's most whimsical structures here, including the La Sagrada Familia, and where Picasso spent his youth. Close to the city, there are the historical, cultural and scenic treasures of Montserrat, Girona and Costa Brava, along with the amazing cava wine growing regions. Barcelona, and Catalonia in general, has not only great wines, but also excellent seafood, and meals here are often turned into art.

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  • Well thought out and perfectly designed itinerary
  • Classic Spanish sights and experiences
  • Exclusive activities not available to other groups
  • Inclusion of all gratuities and tipping
  • Professional local guides who are experts in their fields
  • Experienced tour director
  • Luxury accommodations in perfect locations in each city
  • A la carte dining, including drinks in upscale restaurants
  • No forced shopping