top of page
Sunset in Tibidabo

A Taste Of Spain - Madrid &, Barcelona 

AUGUST 22 - 29, 2024

Join Jon Krawczynski & 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 food and tapas tour and so much more!

Seats are limited!


Highlights & Inclusions:

  • Airfare included from MSP

  • 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

  • Leisure time in Madrid & Barcelona

  • And so much more


Day 1:  August 22

Fly To Spain

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

Day 2:  August 23

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, Jon 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

topas tasting tour.jpg

Day 3:  August 24

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:  August 25

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 centuries 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

Toledo Day Trip from Madrid.jpg
AVE High Speed Train to Barcelona.jpeg

Day 5:  August 26

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 access to the Old Town as well as the famous Mediterranean beaches. Tonight, enjoy an evening at leisure in Barcelona!

Included Meals: Breakfast

Day 6:  August 27

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 stunning green space that's surrounded by modernist architecture. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  Tonight, we gather once again during a foodie walking tour of one of Barcelona's exciting neighborhoods.  

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner Foodie Walking tour


Day 7: August 28 

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 Jon and new friends over a farewell dinner.
Included Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 8:  August 29

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

Barceloneta Beach.jpg

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
May 14, 2024

bottom of page