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A Taste Of Spain Madrid &, Barcelona 

APRIL 23 - 30, 2023

oin Defined Destinations on a trip to Spain featuring the cities of Madrid & Barcelona. Experience the culture & food scene of Madrid with a tapas food tour and a classic flamenco show before tasting the nightlife and the incredible sites of Barcelona. The trip includes daily breakfast, a wine tasting, tapas tour and so much more!

Seats are limited!


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Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Airfare included from St. Louis

  • 3 nights in central Madrid

  • 3 nights in old town Barcelona

  • Included Daily Breakfast

  • Professional Tour Director

  • City Tours of Madrid & Barcelona

  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners

  • Royal Palace Tour, Madrid

  • Included Day trip to Toledo

  • Classic Flamenco Show

  • High Speed Train from Madrid to Barcelona

  • Leisure time in all cities

  • Sagrada Familia tour, Barcelona

  • Sangria & Tapas Tasting Tour

  • Wine Tasting

  • Leisure time in Madrid & Barcelona

  • And so much more

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Day 1:
April 23: Fly To Spain

Depart the United States for and overnight flight to Madrid, Spain Included Meals: Light Dinner on Plane

Day 2:
April 24: Arrive Madrid

Arrive in the capital city of Madrid, Spain. Upon arrival, a local guide and driver joins us on a scenic orientation tour of the city. Our tour takes us past it's medieval origins featuring the Arabic fortress, the Barrio de la Morería, as well as Renaissance and Baroque buildings including Calle Mayor, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa. Later, enjoy some exclusive shopping on Calle Gran Via before checking into our centrally located hotel. Our next three evenings will be at the Hotel Catalonia Atocha, just a short walk from one of the cities most important squares, Plaza Mayor. (Hotel check in is 4PM). Tonight, Mark hosts a meet and greet as we mingle with fellow travelers during an included three course dinner including locally produced wine.

Included Meals: Welcome Dinner

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Day 3:
April 25: Madrid Royal Palace - Flamenco - Tapas Tasting Tour

This morning we explore Madrid's Royal Palace which for three centuries Spain's royal family has called home. The 2,800 palace rooms rival Versailles in Paris in prestige & opulence. Enjoy the remainder of the day on your own to explore Madrid's many parks, markets, shopping & food scenes. Tonight, we gather for a highlighted experience during a vibrant Sangria & tapas tasting tour in one of Madrid's most exciting neighborhoods. Tapas are bite sized Spanish foods served along side your favorite drink. Following our tasting tour we will enjoy a Spanish must see...a Flamenco show. Spain's most famous style of dance and music, is known for its energy, color and beauty. This evening's experience is sure to be a trip highlight!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Sangria & Tapas Tasting Tour

Day 4:
April 26: Madrid - Toledo Day Trip

Today we depart Madrid by coach for the quaint hilltop city of Toledo. A local guide joins us as we meander the centu- ries old streets that the ancient Romans once walked. Hear the story of how previous Muslims, Christians, and Jews all lived in this bustling city. It doesn't matter whether you're a foodie, a history buff, or simply eager to see another side of Spain, Toledo will not disappoint. Late afternoon finds us returning to Madrid where you can enjoy an evening at leisure and an opportunity to partake in Madrid's exciting nightlife.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 5:
April 27: High Speed Train To Barcelona

This morning it's "all aboard" on one of Europe's fastest trains (the AVE) to Barcelona (2.5-3hrs). Upon arrival in Barce lona, we'll meet our local guide for a neighborhood orientation walking tour before checking into our nicely appointed Hotel Colon. Hotel Colon is located directly across from the Cathedral of Barcelona on Placa Nova and offers easy ac- cess to the Old Town as well as the famous Mediterranean beaches. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure in Barcelona!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6:
April 28: Barcelona - Sagrada Familia

This morning we are joined by a local expert guide as we explore a few of Barcelona's most famous sights. Our first visit will be to the Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Antoni Gaudi's masterpiece. Sagrada Familia is undoubtedly the most iconic structure in Barcelona. Construction has been ongoing for more than 135 years, and the surreal structure, with its rainbow-hued stained glass windows, is due for completion in 2026. Afternoon offers a visit to Park Güell, one of Gaudi's major works in Barcelona. Take in spectacular views of Barcelona and explore this stun- ning green space that's surrounded by modernist architecture. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7:
April 29: Barcelona At Leisure

Enjoy a full free day in Barcelona. Experience the fantastic beaches of Barcelona or wander the quaint streets of the old town. Adventure seekers may want to jump on a train and visit the Montserrat monastery dating back nearly 1,000 years or take the longer trip to the tiny country of Andorra. Tonight we gather with Mark and new friends over a farewell dinner to Spain.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8:

April 30: Fly Home From Barcelona

Today, we head for home with memories of our time in Spain or extend your stay in Europe.

Included Meals: Breakfast

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Hotel Catalonia Atocha is located in the center of Madrid which features a rooftop bar and is within walking distance to most of Madrid's main attractions including cozy cafes and restaurants

Tour Price:




(Based on 2 people in a room)





(Based on 2 people in a room)





(Based on 1 people in a room)





(Based on 1 person in a room)


Trip Deposit

A $300 non-refundable per person deposit is due at the time of registration. After final payment all monies are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is available and HIGHLY ENCOURAGED

Final Payment
10 - 2023

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