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Luxury

Aventuras of Spain

Barcelona to Madrid
12 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: EULXSN12
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Trip Highlights

Catalan gourmet seafood

In Palamos, experience a unique seafood auction. Afterwards, enjoy a cooking demonstration and a fresh seafood dinner

Pintxos cooking class

Experience an amazing introduction to traditional Basque cuisine, before sampling your efforts over lunch

Salt mines of Mina Nieves

Visit the former salt mines of the Mina Nieves, where you'll uncover the cultural and ecological importance of salt

Map & Itinerary

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Barcelona to Madrid

Designed Exclusively for APT guests
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Arrive in Barcelona, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner.

Stay: Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

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  • Dinner

Visit the Port Lligat Museum-House, the former home of Salvador Dalí, then head to mainland Spain's most easterly point and visit Cap de Creus, before arriving in Girona.

Stay: Two Nights, Girona, Hotel Camiral

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

In Palamós, experience a bustling seafood auction. Then, enjoy a cooking demonstration showcasing local specialities, before a fresh seafood dinner.


Travel from Girona to the Catalan fishing of Palamós today. This afternoon, watch the locals at their regular castellares (human tower) practice session.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Stop in the ancient town of Vic and see its market on the Main Square en route to Cardona, where you'll visit the former salt mines of the Mina Nieves. Arrive at your hotel.

Stay: Parador de Cardona

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE SIGHTSEEING

Perhaps take a guided tour of the Old Town of Jaca. Alternatively, visit the Jaca Citadel Military Miniatures Museum.


Gain a deeper understanding of Cardona this morning on your choice of activity. Continue to Leyre, where you will stay in an Aragonese-style stately building.

Stay: Leyre, Parador de Sos del Rey Catolico Zaragoza

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Venture to Basque Country and visit Pamplona. Later, arrive in the coastal paradise of San Sebastián for dinner in an acclaimed Michelin Star restaurant.

Stay: Two Nights, San Sebastián, Villa Soro

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Afterwards, experience an introduction to traditional Basque cuisine with a pintxos cooking class, then sample your efforts over lunch as you gaze out to views of Pasajes Bay.


Stroll along San Sebastián's stunning oceanfront promenade this morning.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Stop in the charming town of Guetaria, then visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Afterwards, call into the medieval village of Santillana del Mar. Later, arrive at your 16th-century palace and enjoy dinner at this Relais and Châteaux property that affords spectacular views of the Sierra del Sueve.

Stay: Palacio de Luces

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Delight in a visit to the incredible Picos de Europa National Park. Later, arrive at your luxurious hotel, which is located within a spectacular wine region.

Stay: Two Nights, Sardón de Duero, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
FREEDOM OF CHOICE SIGHTSEEING

Visit your property's 12th-century Abbey, then enjoy a winery tour. Alternatively, enjoy a cheese and wine tasting.


Select one of two activities, both of which are centred around the region’s wine culture.

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  • Breakfast

Travel to Madrid, your final destination. This evening, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.

Stay: Madrid, Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Be transferred to the airport.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Small group journey

Travel with no more than 19 other guests for a personalised journey, with opportunities to ask questions and learn more

Away from the tourist trail

Venture away from the regular tourist trail with after hours, behind-the-scenes or exclusive access in select locations

Unique and authentic stays

Your hand-picked accommodation offers the perfect blend of luxurious, unique and authentic properties

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home