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New Year’s Eve in Madrid with Barcelona & Seville

10 days |  13 days with Granada & Costa del Sol extension
10 days |  13 days with Granada & Costa del Sol extension
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Greet the new year in the vibrant Spanish capital.

Within the borders of one country, uncover three distinct destinations. Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville display intriguing distinctions, from Catalan castells to Andalusian architecture. Explore Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and Modernist landmarks. Then, see Madrid’s illuminated streets as you ring in the new year during a celebratory Spanish evening. Cap off your trip in Seville, where Moorish architecture shines.

Your tour package includes

  • 8 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 dinners with beer or wine, including a memorable New Year’s Eve dinner with live music
  • 4 sightseeing tours
  • Expert Tour Director & local guides
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Included highlights

  • Sagrada Família
  • Prado Museum
  • New Year’s Eve in Madrid
  • Córdoba
  • Olive oil tasting
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Barcelona today.

Barcelona3 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Barcelona
Included meal: Welcome dinner

Welcome to Spain! Meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers at tonight’s welcome dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Discover why the Catalan capital is touted for its unparalleled architectural landmarks, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

  • Step inside La Sagrada Família, Gaudí’s famous masterwork-in-progress.
  • Drive along Passeig de Gràcia, past Gaudí’s “House of Bones.”
  • Stop at Montjuïc, where the 1992 Olympic Games took place, and soak in the panoramic views from Mirador de l’Alcalde park.
  • Pass Plaça d’Espanya.

Enjoy a free afternoon in Barcelona or add an excursion.

Park Güell & La Pedrera

From $109 per person

Day 4: Free day in Barcelona
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Barcelona or add excursions.

Barcelona Cooking Class & Dinner

From $139 per person

Montserrat

From $95 per person

Madrid3 nights
Day 5: Train to Madrid & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey by train to Madrid. This afternoon, get acquainted with Spain’s cosmopolitan capital city with the help of a local guide.

  • View the Royal Palace, Spain’s largest royal residence.
  • Pass by the Temple of Debod, a reassembled temple from ancient Egypt.
  • View the city’s many squares, including Plaza Colón and Plaza Neptune.
  • Explore the Prado, a world-class art museum that began as the private collection of the Spanish monarchy and is home to the works of Goya, Velásquez, and more.

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Please note: Porterage is not included for the train transfers. Travelers must be comfortable lifting and carrying all luggage over steps, onto platforms, and into luggage storage.

Day 6: New Year’s Eve celebration in Madrid
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a free day in Madrid.

This evening, soak up the local ambiance as you stroll through the illuminated streets of Madrid. Then, enjoy traditional Castilian fare and live tuna music as you celebrate New Year’s Eve at one of the oldest restaurants in the city.

Day 7: Free day in Madrid
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Madrid.

Seville2 nights
Day 8: Seville via Córdoba & olive oil farm
Included meal: Breakfast

Ride a high-speed train to the town of Córdoba. Then, discover some of the flavors and history of Andalusia.

  • Explore Córdoba, which was once home to 700 mosques, 900 public baths, and 70 libraries.
  • Enter the Mezquita, a UNESCO World Heritage site built in the eighth century as a mosque and then transformed into a cathedral during the Christian Reconquista of 1236.
  • Stop at an olive oil farm and join a local guide for a tour of the olive groves, mill, and cellar.
  • Sample some orange-infused olive oil drizzled on top of chocolate gelato.
  • Enjoy free time to shop.

Continue on to Seville and spend a free evening in the city or add an excursion.

Traditional Seville Flamenco Show

From $79 per person

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Seville
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Uncover the beauty of Seville, the historic Andalusian capital, on a guided sightseeing tour.

  • View the tiled pavilion of the Plaza de España.
  • Pass the whitewashed homes of Barrio de Santa Cruz.
  • See the Gothic Seville Cathedral, the third-largest church in the world.
  • Enter the Royal Alcázar, a palace that was once home to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella.

Celebrate your trip with your group members at a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 10: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue on to visit Granada and Costa del Sol.

Extension to Granada & Costa del Sol
Soak up the sunshine in southern Spain as you travel to Granada and Costa del Sol. Along the way, you'll enjoy guided tours of both Ronda and the Alhambra. Whether you're dining at a tapas bar or exploring the region's beautifully tiled palaces, relax and enjoy some extra time in Spain as you let your cares drift away on the sea breeze.
Granada1 night
Day 10: Granada via Ronda
Included meal: Breakfast

Head south to Granada, stopping to explore the famous cliffside town of Ronda with a local guide.

  • Admire the town's picturesque white buildings and pass the Plaza de Toros, which was constructed in the late 1700s.
  • View the staggering Puente Nuevo, an 18th-century bridge that spans a deep gorge.
  • Walk by Mondragón Palace and enter Casa don Bosco, a historic home with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.

Then, continue on to Granada.

Costa del Sol2 nights
Day 11: Sightseeing tour of the Alhambra & transfer to Costa del Sol
Included meal: Breakfast

Set off on a guided tour of the Alhambra, the Moorish sultans’ last stronghold in Spain

  • Walk along the Cypress Promenade to view the upper and lower gardens of Generalife Palace, once the Nasrid dynasty’s summer home.
  • Enjoy panoramic views overlooking Granada and the surrounding countryside.
  • View the unique curved, Roman-style courtyard inside the Palace of Charles V.
  • Admire the blend of Western art and Islamic design as you stroll through ornamented courtyards.
  • Enter the Nasrid Palaces and see the Mexuar, where the Council of Ministers met.
  • See where the royal family lived during visits to Comares Palace and the Palace of the Lions.

After, head to Costa del Sol, a stretch of fashionable towns and beaches hugging the Mediterranean.

Day 12: Free day on Costa del Sol
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend the day exploring Costa del Sol at your leisure or add an excursion.

This evening, enjoy a farewell drink as you celebrate your trip with your fellow group members.

A Day in Gibraltar

From $155 per person

Flight Home
Day 13: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the Málaga airport for your flight home.

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4.2 out of 5 stars

Overall rating 4.2 out of 5

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    12/26/23 by 5th-time traveler Antoinette

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    12/26/23 by 1st-time traveler Michael

    The tour guide was the best he went out of his way to help everybody but we paid for a new years in spain and did not get to see anything on new year that was the hole reason we went very poor planing. We ask for the extension 3 Month in Advance but somebody dropped the ball and didn’t pay attent...

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    12/26/23 by 2nd-time traveler Monica
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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.

    Hotels

    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Abba Balmoral Hotel
    Abba Balmoral Hotel

    This contemporary hotel is located in the Sant Gervasi Galvany neighborhood. Guests enjoy a gym, terrace, and spa. Nearby you’ll find La Pedrera, Casa...

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    Novotel Madrid Center
    Novotel Madrid Center

    This spacious hotel is located in the heart of Madrid. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a fitness center. Nearby, you'll find the Prado ...

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    NH Collection Sevilla
    NH Collection Sevilla

    This stylish, modern hotel is located in the Nervión district in eastern Seville. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, as well as a swimming pool, gym, and restau...

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    Hotel Alay
    Hotel Alay

    This coastal hotel is located in Benalmádena. Guests enjoy a bar, gym, and outdoor pool. Nearby you’ll find the marina, Malapesquera Beach, and Benalm...

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    Flights

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