Project Spain - Classical Spain
Price: £TBA / $TBA
Duration: 11 Days from 3rd August 2026
Highlights: Barcelona, Valencia, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid, Siguenza (eclipse)
Includes: TBA (when prices available)
Day 1 (3rd August 2026) - Arrival in Barcelona
Arrive in Barcelona and spend the next two nights in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, famous for its art and architecture. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and famous for Gaudi and other Art Nouveau architecture, Barcelona is one of Europe’s trendiest cities.
Day 2 - Day at leisure in Barcelona with optional excursions available
Barcelona's architectural treasures span more than 2000 years and provide a window into Roman-era Barcino. Take a stroll through the shadowy lanes of the Gothic quarter, past tranquil plazas and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. In other parts of town view the sculptural masterpieces of Modernism - a mix of ingenious and whimsical creations by Gaudi and his Catalan architectural contemporaries.
Day 3 - Travel by train to Spain's third largest city Valencia
This afternoon take the train to the port city of Valencia for a two night stay. Valencia is known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum. Valencia also has several beaches, including some within nearby Albufera Park, a wetlands reserve with a lake and walking trails.
Day 4 - Day at leisure in Valencia with optional excursions available
Valencia brings together historic and modern culture. In the old town (El Carmen) you will find a gothic cathedral, a modernist food market and a Rococo palace all in easy walking distance of each other. Valencia offers history, modernity, nature, epicurean delights, and entertainment. There are also the beaches of the city of Valencia, just a stone's throw from the centre and its many attractions.
Day 5 - Travel by coach to the Andalusia city of Córdoba
Today travel across the Sierra de Andujar to the beautiful City of Flowers, Córdoba for an overnight stay. This city is famous around the world for its Great Mosque. Its historic old town is a World Heritage site, full of little streets to be explored, courtyards full of flowers, inviting squares and lively taverns where you can enjoy a good flamenco performance or try the local cuisine.
Day 6 - Join an optional city tour before continuing on to the capital of Andalucía, Seville
Today spend the morning at leisure or join an optional city tour, before travelling on to the city of Carmen, Don Juan and Figaro, Seville, for a two-night stay. According to legend, Sevilla was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilisation. This southern Spanish capital is famous for its historic churches and palaces, Moorish buildings, flamenco dancing, and more. Whether you're interested in tapas or history, there's no chance you'll get bored in this Andalusian city.
Day 7 - Day at leisure in Seville with optional excursions available
Spend time today exploring this 'bijou' city with a history dating back 2,200 years, whose fabulous food, extraordinary Mudejar, Gothic and Renaissance architecture, and exotic flamenco rhythms never fail to charm and seduce. History oozes through its very pores, with ancient Moorish walls, Roman ruins and Baroque churches at every turn.
Day 8 - Travel by train to Spain's central capital Madrid for a three-night stay
Today take the train to Madrid, a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. Madrid is renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.
Day 9 - Day at leisure in Madrid with optional excursions available
Madrid, cheerful and vibrant at all hours, is famous for being an open city with all kinds of people from anywhere in the world. In addition to its famous museums, busy streets dotted with all kinds of shops, restaurants with world cuisine or unbeatable nightlife, Madrid will surprise you with its charming, tranquil historic spots, with traditional and family-run century-old bars where friends meet up for a drink, all kinds of neighbourhoods, and cultural centres that offer an alternative type of tourism. Madrid has an authenticity that is hard to match.
Day 10 - Eclipse Day - travel to Siguenza, our base for the eclipse
Today we travel to Sigüenza, a city in Guadalajara, central Spain known for its centuries-old architecture, including Sigüenza Castle. Sigüenza is our base for observing the eclipse. Later this evening travel back to Madrid for your last overnight in the city.
Day 11 (13th August 2026) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight unless you have chosen to extend your stay.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price £TBA / $TBA per person*
*Please note you can reserve a space on this tour, but all itineraries will be costed in early 2024 and prices advised
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 11.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation, flights, trains, and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £TBA / $TBA.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project TSE2026 FAQ page here.