Number of days : 8

Flamenco, Royal Palace of Madrid, Toledo, Sagrada Familia Cathedral


Cultural City Tour Language Trips


As Spain’s two premier cities, you can’t go wrong whichever you choose. However, iTS gives you the opportunity to visit both cities: the classic and royal Madrid and the avant-gardiste city of Barcelona. You cannot fail to be impressed by these amazing cities!

Day 1 - Arrival in Madrid

- Arrival at Madrid Airport, transfer to the hotel and check in.
- Visit Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, home of FC Real Madrid.
- Activities today will depend on arrival time.
- Dinner.

Day 2 - Flamenco lesson & Prado museum

- Learn the passionate Flamenco dance during a two-hour lesson.
- Visit the Prado, Spain’s best Art Museum with a fantastic collection of Old Masters and the best selection of Spanish greats like Goya, Velasquez and El Greco.
- To finish off the day, explore the Retiro Park.
- Dinner.

Day 3 - Reina Sofia Museum & Toledo

- Visit Madrid’s Modern Art Museum; the Museo Reina Sofia.
- Transfer by private bus to Toledo and visit the ancient capital of Spain starting by the Gothic Cathedral.
- Have some free time for souvenir shopping in the pedestrian area of the old town.
- Tapas dinner in Madrid.

Day 4 - Madrid: Austrian & Royal history

- Walk around Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s oldest square and stop by ‘La Chocolateria San Gines’ for some Chocolate and Churros or visit San Miguel’s food market.
- Visit the Palacio Real, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, which was built on the site of a 9th-century fortress.
- Enjoy some shopping time at La Puerta del Sol, one of the best known and busiest places in the capital.
- Dinner in town.

Day 5 - Barcelona

- Check out, transfer to Barcelona and check in at our hotel.
- See Gaudi’s most famous and unique buildings: La Pedrera and Casa Batlló along Passeig de Gracia Avenue and the impressive Sagrada Familia Cathedral which is still in construction.
- Tapas dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 6 - Barcelona: el Born & la Barceloneta

- Explore the typical Born area and the Parc de la Ciutadella.
- Visit the Picasso Museum.
- Then, we will go to La Barceloneta, Barcelona’s famous beach, for relaxation, tanning or swimming contests.
- Have some free time in Maremagnum, the famous Barcelona’s shopping mall built near the harbour.
- Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 7 - Barcelona's gothic quarter

- Visit the Palau Nacional, one of Barcelona’s most interesting museums.
- See some of the highlights of Barcelona: La Rambla and Plaça Catalunya and have some free time for shopping.
- Visit the Boqueria Market which has a very diverse selection of goods. This market is one of the most visited spots of Barcelona, and at the same time a reference of gastronomy and entertainment.
- Explore the Gothic Quarter which has many peaceful squares where you can relax.
- Flamenco dinner and show.

Day 8 - Departure

- Transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.
The program will vary depending on departure time.