15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain
Air & Land
|15 Day Kaleidoscope of Spain|
|Hotel Melia Bilbao||Bilbao|
|Melia Madrid Serrano Galgos||Madrid|
|Abba Granada Hotel||Granada|
|Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal||Barcelona|
|Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona||Barcelona|
|Hotel Porta Fira||L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona|
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|2018 Dates & Prices|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Round trip flights New York-Barcelona, Barcelona-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- 13 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Barcelona
- 2 nights Bilbao
- 2 nights Madrid
- 1 night Cordoba
- 2 nights Seville
- 1 night Granada
- 1 night Valencia
- 1 night Barcelona
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges including Barcelona city taxes
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers
- 20 meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 dinners with wine
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of local guides in all major cities
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
- Visit Gaudi's colorful Park Guell in Barcelona
- Stand in awe at the iconic symbol of Barcelona -- Gaudi’s masterpiece, La Sagrada Familia
- Wine Tastings in Penedes and La Rioja, internationally renowned for their fine wines
- Visit Bilbao's gleaming Guggenheim Museum, named the “most influential structure of its time”
- View Segovia's best preserved Roman Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- At the renowned Prado Museum view the astonishing collection of Spanish masterpieces
- Travel to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo, once capital of Spain
- In Cordoba, tour the impressive Mezquita de Cordoba, transformed into a soaring cathedral
- Visit to the magnificent 13th century Alhambra Palace in Granada
- Drive to Valencia with its groves of olives, almonds, lemons and oranges
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
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This first class hotel is located steps away from Avenida Diagonal, in the heart of the business and commercial area.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is centrally located near Bilbao's popular museums and attractions.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located close to many museums and other tourist attractions.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is located in the trendy Manzana de Oro area of Cordoba and is near to many attractions.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is situated in Seville's Nervion district.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is close to the city center, El Triunfo gardens and the Barrio de Albayzin.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located within walking distance of the City of Arts and Sciences.Hotel Details
This tourist class hotel is located in Barcelona's Innovation District.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is just a few stops from the city center via Tram or metro.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is about a twenty minute drive away from the city center of Barcelona.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Enjoy a relaxing drive along the picturesque villages of the province to reach Montserrat Mountain. On arrival, visit the Royal Basilica, where you will see the famous 12th-century Romanesque sculpture of "Virgen Moreneta."
Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.
|Day #4||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$60.00|
This afternoon join an optional excursion to the Bay of Biscay and the historical fishing town & resort of San Sebastian. A summer resort of Spain, it is here where the Belle Epoque lives on. Ideally situated, it is surrounded by verdant mountains and beaches looking out onto a sparkling bay. Tour the charming old quarter near the harbor bursting with cafés and later, join us for a typical basque tapas dinner.
Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
|Day #6||01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$75.00|
Enjoy a visit to what has often been described as the "eighth wonder of the world." El Escorial is, perhaps, Philip II's most enduring legacy to Spain. This combination monastery-palace-mausoleum is situated approximately one hour outside of Madrid in the foothills of the Guadarrama Mountains. This austere monastery, erected by King Philip II in 1584, was intended to be a memorial to his father, King Charles V, and to commemorate Spain´s victory at Saint Quentin in 1557. It has since become the burial place of subsequent Spanish kings and queens.
Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2017 - 15 Apr 2018||$80.00|
|16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$80.00|
This evening, enjoy a drink and traditional Flamenco show. As performed by some of Seville's leading Flamenco artists, enjoy routines based on the cante jondo or "deep song," which describes the performer's profound emotions in ancient poetic phrases. Although the development of Flamenco has centered principally in the region of Andalucia, it has come to embrace many of the folk traditions of the northern provinces. As a result, it has become, along with the bullfight, a popular symbol of Spain.
Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #10||16 Apr 2018 - 31 Dec 2018||$60.00|
It was an absolutely wonderful trip, despite having less-than-pleasant weather. Our guide, Peter, did an excellent job and provided information, guidance and that extra bit in every city. The local guides were very knowledgeable and made sure that we hit each important aspect of the city. We'll be returning to Gate 1 in June and in other future trips!Susan S. Mechanicsburg, PA
We had a great trip..only had 20 really nice people...we have a bunch of new friends from across the country....it was go go go as like most trips because of schedule with local guides ...but you can skip the waiting lines.. our guide tour Rui and all the local guides were very knowledgeable..all the hotels were very comfortable and breakfasts and dinner restaurants had really wonderful food....we went on the extra tours and they were great too..we did have some rain and it was a little cold this time of the year...but no crowds. Which is a big plus....we have to been to many places on our travels and sometimes the crowds and lines can be annoying....so we suggest you go early or late season to avoid the crowds...but dress accordingly.....happy wanderingRandal T. Agoura Hills, CA
We are very happy we booked our trip to Spain. We now feel we have a better understanding of Spanish culture, especially from an historical perspective. Our tour director was fantastic, along with several of the local guides. In addition, we were especially pleased with the many services provided by Gate 1.Kenneth J. Ely, IA
Fabulous! Carmen, our Tour Manager, is a gem! Spain has so much history, great food, warm people.Brenda P. Kelowna, BC, CA
We absolutely LOVED our Gate 1 tour of Portugal and Spain! This was my second trip using Gate 1, and my fiancé's first. The quality of lodging, the wonderful tour manager (Alex Paiva) and all the local tour guides made for a memorable trip. I've already recommended Gate 1 to a friend.John B. Portland, OR
Great! Alex (tour manager) was fantastic. We feel so lucky to go on our first ever tour and get the best tour manager. We cannot brag enough about our Gate1 experience.Lynne C. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was amazing!!! Josep Tio, our tour manager was absolutely fantastic!!!! This was perhaps our best vacation ever!!! We are so happy we chose Gate 1 Travel and selected Spain as our destination. We saw so many beautiful places as well as learned about Spain's history and culture. I am sure every one of us will remember this vacation for a very long time. In the meantime, we can reminisce about eating olives and Manchego Cheese in Puerto Lapice and having churros dipped in hot chocolate in Barcelona.Ron S. Agoura Hills, CA
This is our third trip with Gate 1. Just when we think our tour could not be better we are presently surprised. The tour director Carmen was amazing, bus driver Oscar outstanding, accommodations, trip itinerary, destinations, all first rate. Gate 1 is the tour group of our choice. Never disappoints and always exceeds expectations.Richard S. Neenah, WI
As a first time Gate 1 traveler I am extremely satisfied with the entire trip. There were 49 wonderful people in our group. I was the only solo traveler but had no trouble fitting in immediately. Our guide, Daniel, was simply the best guide ever! He called us Family and treated us as such. The local tour guides were terrific. Truthfully, I’ve never had a better art museum tour than the one at the Prada. I can’t remember his name but he was so passionate about explaining the art work. He did the same at the castle. Our group was exceptionally cooperative and considerate of each other - never a late person! We set up an e mail list that I volunteered to type up and we’ve already shared pic. I’ve already recommended Gate 1 to my friends.Arlene E. Philadelphia, PA
We had a wonderful trip and are so glad we decided to go to Spain. Our guide Elio was fantastic. Our group of people was wonderful and we've made a few friends.Carolyn S. Cedar Knolls, NJ
My experience was fabulous. Elio was an amazing tour manager that answered all my questions and made my experience that much better.Rosa R. Glendale, NY
My recent trip to Spain through Gate 1 was phenomenal! I would highly recommend (and already have) Gate 1 Travel to others. Victor, our tour manager, was excellent. He was patient and helpful, and he really went above and beyond to make sure our experiences in Spain were authentic and ran smoothly. The accommodations were great, and the bus was very comfortable. All of our local guides were very knowledgeable and polite. Overall, I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I will definitely be traveling with Gate 1 again in the future.Jane W. Sheboygan, WI
Our trip was amazing, and our tour manager was phenomenal! Victor went above and beyond in making our trip go smoothly, and all our local guides were very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.Hala U. Westbury, NY
My niece and I had a great experience travelling across Spain. We were able to take in the beauty, architecture and culture. Lots of pictures and memories created. The group was very diverse and the ranges in age made it even more interesting. New relationships were forged and hopefully maintained into the future.Tanyia R. Pembroke, BM
We all had a marvelous time. Gate 1 has surpassed all of our expectations. It was a wonderful tour, beautiful in so many ways, and, our guide, Andres, was beyond amazing as well. He made this trip wonderful. I thank you all again for another wonderful Gate 1 experience.Marian A. Tampa, FL
I truly loved the trip. Andres, our guide, made the tour enjoyable all along. We also had a very patient and skilled driver. Gate 1 chose knowledgeable and experienced guides for the various excursions. Accommodations were superb.Marie B. Silver Spring, MD
Vera and her driver, Francisco, were fantastic!! She is unbelievably good at her job. So positive and happy. Always smiling. Has a n informative answer to any question thrown at her and is extremely knowledgeable regardless. She really made the trip special. We had a great group as well that added to the fun. Thank you for your part in the process as well. The traveling from Boston to Madrid and back again was practically flawless.Matteo G. Lynnfield, MA
My trip was excellent, well planned tours, excellent hotels, good food and friendly/ knowledgeable guide. I plan to use Gate 1 travel again.Emma V. Arlington, VA
It was wonderful. Everything was well planned. Our Tour Director Judith was very helpful, considerate and friendly. She kept every one of us in her sight and thought during the entire tour. Hotels were fantastic. Keep it up.Ashraf Q. Silver Spring, MD
We had a fantastic time! Jesus and Danny were both awesome tour managers. Our local tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. The hotels were all very nice and even our driver, Jose, made us feel welcome and comfortable. This was our first international experience and I can't wait to book our next trip!Ashley J. Sacramento, CA
The trip was AMAZING!! Our guide Piotr made all the difference, and the local guides were very knowledgeable as well. It will be difficult to match such a wonderful experience in future tours. The food, the hotels, our group, everything was perfect. Thank you for your support in everything.Michael V. Eastampton, NJ
Super great! I had no knowledge of Portugal before I left. What a great introduction to this country! The tour director was fantastic! As usual, I'm a very satisfied customer.L W. Media, PA
Our trip was fantastic. Met lots of nice people and our tour guide, Andres, went above and beyond the call of duty. Portugal and Spain are both beautiful places to visit I would recommend them to everyone.Patricia P. Manitoba, Canada
It was great! Our tour guide Ivan was fantastic! His love and knowledge of the history of his country were evident in his enthusiasm. All of the local tour guides were great as well. Looking forward to our next trip with Gate 1.Leslie C. Santa Fe, TX
It was amazing! Why didn't anyone tell us years ago how awesome Spain is? What an incredible country! We had a great time! Gained a couple of pounds from the paella (yum!); made new friends (going out with them tonight); and saw one of the most beautiful countries in the world! Our tour manager was wonderful, our guides were interesting and knowledgeable, and we had a good balance of together time and free time.Maria P. Houston, TX
Our trip was great! Gate 1 provided first class service! Our tour guide Odete was organized, accommodating and extended the finest Portuguese hospitality. Our driver, Helder, was courteous and provided comfort and safety while we were on the bus. We enjoyed the people, the food, the sights and every excursion we included on our trip. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!Francis S. Dallas, PA
My trip to Portugal was excellent. Everything went smoothly from the flights, the weather and everything included in this tour. Our tour guide Odete was excellent. She was kind, friendly and so informative. She also has a great sense of humor....had us laughing every day. I also must give credit to Helder our driver, he also was very kind and friendly. He was a competent driver and made sure we were all safe. As always, I was completely satisfied with another Gate 1 tour. Thank you Gate 1 once again!Lucy B. Freeport, NY
The trip was great! I've done several Gate 1 escorted tours, and loved (almost) every Tour Manager, but Lisa was stellar! She really went above and beyond her duties. Every evening that we arrived at a new town, she was eager to take the group on a walking orientation tour that wasn't on our itinerary but was greatly appreciated. She is a jewel. I'm already looking forward to my next Gate 1 tour, even though it's not until November. :)Patricia H. Olney, MD
We had a wonderful tour and definitely will be returning to Gate 1 in the future. Luis was an excellent tour leader--very organized, personable and a delight to be around. The guides at each site were also very good. Especially Jose??? who took us through the Prado museum in Madrid; his passion for the art was effusive. Our driver Juan was very good, always had the bus under control and was very skilled at negotiating narrow ramps and streets. The hotel selections were also very good, putting us near the most active city areas for good walking access. The provided meals were excellent. The itinerary was a bit rushed at times but I think that it had to be to cover seven cities in nine days on the ground.George O. Austin, TX
It was great!! We were very happy with the accommodations. The hotels were roomy, clean and in excellent locations. Lisa, the escort, was nice, sweet, knowledgeable and went out of her way to make everyone comfortable. Thank you Gate 1 team for a great trip to Spain!Sunilda R. Fanwood, NJ
Our trip to Spain was magnificent. This was our first trip with Gate 1 but it will not be our last! Our tour manager, Josep, was wonderful. He made the trip so exciting by his humor, knowledge, kindness and generosity of spirit. We love Spain.Linda W. San Francisco, CA
It was wonderful. The tour guide, Roberto, was great. We loved the places we went and the weather was perfect. In addition, we met extraordinarily nice people. No complaints here!!Doreen G. Lake Worth, FL
Our trip was wonderful. First time traveling with Gate 1 and will recommend to all my friends. Lisa, our Tour Manager, was great and very organized. Fernando was our driver and he was awesome and professional. We stayed at very nice hotels. Our tour guides were very knowledgeable. Looking forward to our next Gate 1 trip.Maria C. Olympia, WA
Wonderful trip. Beautiful sites and Carmen's the most tour guide. Very very happy with everything.Melva F.
We had a great trip. Our tour guide, Carmen, did an EXCELLENT job. She gave us so much information about the history, surroundings, sights, and Spain in general. She has a great sense of humor also. All of the local guides were very good and well informed also (especially Jose' in Madrid and Toledo). We were able to see many cities that were individually unique. We will definitely recommend Gate 1 to family and friends.John A. Albany, NY
It was amazing! You guys absolutely get it right! Judith, our tour manager was so good and made the trip very special. All the guides were wonderful, well informed, it was like touring hearing beautiful legends. I've told friends how wonderful Gate 1 is and I'm already looking towards booking another trip! Magical and special!Kristin R. Leesburg, VA
Very good trip. Perfect organization, excellent choices of sites we visited in both Portugal and Spain. Lucky with the weather.John S. Greentown, PA
It was wonderful! I am very pleased with virtually all aspects of my trip. Our tour guides were amazing - so well-informed and friendly. I was especially impressed by Daniel, our main tour guide. I can't begin to tell you how terrific he was - he created a friendly atmosphere and made all of us feel as though we were family. If all of your tour guides are this great, I can't wait until my next tour! I have mentioned Gate 1 Travel to several friends - I hope they take advantage of all that you have to offer. Thank you for providing me with a terrific experience!Kathryn D. Phoenix, AZ
Our trip was spectacular! We saw so many beautiful sights and the tour guide and local guides were fantastic—so knowledgeable. It was great to have the hotel, transportation and itinerary taken care of so all we had to do was show up and enjoy. It was also a good mix of planned touring and free time so we could do some exploring on our own. We look forward to traveling with Gate 1 again.Sheila A. Minneapolis, MN
We had the Most amazing time. Our tour manager Jose was so knowledgeable, organized, helpful, interesting & funny. The local guides we're equally awesome. This was not only our first time using Gate 1, it was also our first time traveling outside of the USA. Because of our experience, we are already talking about planning our next trip with Gate 1. Thank you so much!Carmel M. Perris, CA
Both my sister Jane & I liked our trip to Spain very much. The service was good & the tour members were always on time. Our tour escort was 100%+ in giving us the care & attention all thru. We would certainly take another Gate 1 tour again.Mimi W. San Francisco, CA
Our trip was wonderful! Nice hotels, brilliant tour guides, good food, smooth bus rides, very informative history. We will book again!Karen W. Reno, NV
A terrific trip! Felt like we got a great overview of many cities and their history. Our guide, Luis, did a fantastic job in keeping the group organized and enthusiastic. Will be in touch soon with our next trip.Jennifer H. Chico, CA
The trip was wonderful. This was my 7th tour with Gate 1 and we were very happy. Spain is a beautiful country and our tour guide, Judith, was great. All the hotel's were great. I recommend Gate 1 to everyone.Barbara K. Wallington, NJ
The trip was amazing value. Truly, we can't figure out the math to understand how you can offer such a trip for that cost. The hotel was very nice, in an excellent location and we all had a wonderful time. We will be on Gate 1 again in May and have converted our friends as well.Willow S. Eastham, MA
Our trip was wonderful and we fell in love with Spain due to our tour guide Josep! He was so knowledgeable, friendly & fun. He went above & beyond our expectations. Our bus driver, Jose, made us feel safe & comfortable & hotel accommodations were top notch. Great job, Gate 1Donna S. Charlotte, NC
I throughly enjoyed the trip,hotels ,food, guides, tour leader, bus and the other people on the tour! Would highly recommend!Timothy K. Lexington, KY
Our 11-day affordable trip to Portugal and Spain was wonderful! Amaia,our guide was fantastic! She was extremely competent, friendly, informative, helpful in assisting with individual situations, and overall just great. The local tour guides were very good and optional tours all very interesting and well done. Thank you to Gate 1 Travel!Marian K. Bethesda, MD
It was a wonderful experience to tour with Gate1 Travel! The tour guy was great! His profound knowledge on the culture and history of the places we visited impressed me.Simon C. Waco, TX
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS.!!! Have already recommended Gate 1 to several friends. Our tour manager, Lisa was extremely gracious . Every tour guide we encountered was knowledgeable & enthusiastic. In fact my husbands' eyes rolled in the back of his head when he heard we were going to the PRADO. But Jose dissected the paintings to the point that my husband came out of there with an enlightenment about art.Thomas P. North Babylon,NY