Dreams Unlimited Travel

Spain Vacation

9 Days / 8 Nights
Madrid, Segovia, Cordoba, Seville, Ronda, Marbella & Barcelona


A country whose citizens live life to the fullest invites you to do the same. Bike along a boardwalk in a beachside town that's the playground of the rich and famous, learn how to make a mouthwatering paella, dine overlooking a football stadium and clap your hands to the infectious beat of flamenco as you discover Spain in all its splendor.

 

Trip Highlights Include:
  • Privately Guided Tours of Must-See Monuments
    Visit Madrid's Royal Palace and El Prado Museum, Cordoba's Grand Mosque, Seville's Plaza de España, Gaudí's Sagrada Família Cathedral in Barcelona and more while engaging local experts make you feel part of the culture and stories of the places you visit.
  • Paella Cooking Lesson at Taberna del Alabardero in Seville
    Try your hand at making paella, the Valencian specialty widely regarded as Spain's national dish, in a private group lesson at this restored 19th-century mansion, hotel and cooking school.
  • Flamenco Dance Lesson and Dinner Show
    Experience this storied Andalusian folk art form in its birthplace as the director of the Palacio Andaluz company teaches you the moves with fans and castanets. Then dine on a 4-course meal and prepare to be wowed by the rhythm, energy and artistic passion of this talented troupe.
  • Two Nights at a Luxury Seaside Resort in Marbella
    Soak up the sun at Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort in the heart of Costa del Sol, an upscale coastal community where you'll have time to relax, ride bikes and explore at your leisure.

Adventure Dates

  • 2017
    • March 25-April 2, 2017
    • April 14-April 22, 2017
    • May 20-May 28, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 10-June 18, 2017*
    • June 17-June 25, 2017*
    • June 24-July 2, 2017*
    • July 1-July 9, 2017*
    • July 8-July 16, 2017
    • July 15-July 23, 2017
    • July 22-July 30, 2017
    • July 29-Aug 6, 2017
    • August 5-Aug 13, 2017
    • August 19-Aug 27, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • September 9-September 17, 2017: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • 2018
    • May 26-June 3, 2018: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)
    • June 9-June 17, 2018
    • June 16-June 24, 2018
    • June 23-July 1, 2018
    • June 30-July 8, 2018
    • July 7-July 15, 2018
    • July 28-August 5, 2018
    • September 8-September 16, 2018: Adult Exclusive (18 and older)

*= Guaranteed departures

Adventure Daily Itinerary

 

Day One - 2017

Arrive at Airport

¡Bienvenidos a Barcelona! Be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative and shown to your transfer vehicle. Your driver assists with your luggage and drives you to the Hotel Fuster, located in the heart of Barcelona.

Check-In at Hotel Fuster

Explore this luxury hotel as your Adventure Guides check you in. Designed by the famous Catalán architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner—whose Modernist works have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO—the Hotel Fuster boasts an Art Deco style, marvelous marble touches throughout its interior and 21st-century ambiance. From the rooftop terrace, take in spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, the Tibidabo Mountain, Gaudí's Sagrada Família and one of the city's major avenues, Passeig de Gràcia.

Picasso Museum Visit (Optional)

After a convenient timed entry, enjoy a self-guided audio tour as you view the world's largest collection of the influential Spanish painter's works, which are housed in 5 adjoining medieval palaces within Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter. Meanwhile, your Adventure Guides hosts Junior Adventurers on their own Picasso tour.

Welcome Dinner at Hotel

Become acquainted with your fellow Adventurers at a delicious welcome dinner served in the magnificent dining room of this fine hotel—the first of many Spanish feasts.

Meals Included: Dinner

 


Day Two - 2017

 

Breakfast at Hotel

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast and get ready to explore some of the artistic treasures in this remarkable city.

Panoramic City Tour

Board a motor coach for a dynamic, guided tour of Barcelona. See some of its most famous areas from the Waterfront to the 1992 Olympic Ring of sports stadiums to Montjuïch Hill with its art galleries and museums.

Park Güell

Visit Park Güell, which was commissioned by Eusebi Güell in 1890 to be a stylish garden city for Barcelona aristocracy. Designed by Antoni Gaudí—the leading architect of Catalán modernism—it is now a public park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. An imaginative outdoor playground with incredible views of Barcelona, it's filled with whimsical architecture including surrealist stone structures and colorful mosaics that reflect Antoni Gaudí's organic style.

Privately Guided Tour of La Sagrada Familia

Understand why Barcelona is called the "City of Gaudí" when you see La Sagrada Família—Antoni Gaudí's huge basilica that began being built in 1882. A Gothic-Art Nouveau masterpiece that is still under construction, this extraordinary temple with its fantastical shapes and spires has become the enduring symbol of Barcelona.

Lunch at La Fitora Restaurant

Enjoy scrumptious Mediterranean cuisine featuring fresh seafood and local vegetables at this popular restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and the port of Barcelona.

El Pueblo Español

Stroll through this open-air architectural museum located on Montjuïch Hill in Barcelona featuring arts and crafts—with artisans sometimes demonstrating their skills. It is composed of 117 buildings made to resemble an Iberian village representing regions including Aragon, the Basque Country, Castile, Andalusia, Extremadura and Catalonia.

On Your Own Dinner in Barcelona

Choose from a variety of fine restaurants featuring Spanish and international cuisine. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend a restaurant that's ideal for you and your family.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Three - 2017

Breakfast at Hotel

Enjoy a filling breakfast at the hotel as you get ready for your flight to Madrid.

Fly to Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport in Madrid

¡Bienvenidos a Madrid! While collecting your luggage, be greeted by an Adventurers by Disney representative who escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as your driver assists you with your luggage and transports you to the Hotel Ritz.

Check-In at the Westin Palace

Bask in the luxury of this iconic Belle Époque palace, located in Madrid's "Golden Triangle." Built according to the wishes of Spanish royalty in 1910, this landmark hotel has welcomed dignitaries as well as high society for over a century.

Royal Palace and Armory Tour

Visit Europe's largest palace—Palacio Real, which translates to "Royal Palace." Enjoy a guided tour of this magnificent structure that contains over 3,400 rooms. And then stop by the Royal Armory to explore a rare collection of arms dating from as early as the 15th century.

Lunch at a Local Restaurant

Enjoy a delightful lunch of Spanish and international cuisine and get ready for the afternoon of discovery ahead.

Museo Nacional Del Prado Tour

Visit the main Spanish national art museum to view one of the world's finest collections of European art—and unquestionably the best collection of Spanish art. See iconic works by such masters as Goya, Velázquez, El Greco, Rubens and Bosch. Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers will be kept entertained with an interactive "Art Detective" game.

On Your Own in Retiro Park

Pick the kind of family fun you want to have at El Retiro Park—a green oasis in the heart of the vibrant city! Go rowing on the lake or bicycle along beautiful paths meandering around the greenery. Wander through the exquisite gardens, see exhibitions at palaces and admire outstanding sculptures, fountains and pavilions filled with exotic plants. Or just sit under a tree and watch the kids playing games on the lawn.

Private Dinner at Hotel

Return to the hotel for a delicious dinner served in a private dining room. Share today's discoveries with your fellow Adventurers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day Four - 2017

Breakfast at the Westin Palace

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at this classic hotel and ready yourself for a day of exploration.

Summer Palace Gardens, Segovia

On your motor coach ride to Segovia, enjoy a brief stop at the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso. With spectacular gardens and a striking facade, this former summer residence of Spanish royalty is an ideal spot to snap a picture of your family!

Alcazar of Segovia Tour

Visit Spain's most famous castle, featuring fairytale turrets and a distinctive ship's bow shape. This soaring 12th-century royal palace has a history that tells the tale of the region.

Segovia Cathedral

Tour this magnificent, 16th century, Gothic-style cathedral that stands proudly in Plaza Mayor in the heart of Segovia where Isabella I was proclaimed Queen of Castile. One of Spain's most emblematic Gothic churches, its uncluttered interior offers walls of stained glass, chapels containing captivating religious paintings and a museum.

Lunch at Mesón de Cándido

Break for lunch at the only surviving public house alongside Segovia's 2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct, which has been patronized by kings, queens and modern-day celebrities alike. This family-owned inn is famous for its roast suckling pig and unique method of carving the meat.

Junior Adventurers Art Detective & Scavenger Hunt

Adventure Guides supervise a hunt that takes Junior Adventurers throughout this area, spotting the art that has brought it such renown.

On Your Own at the Hotel

Return from Segovia to the Hotel Ritz where you can relax in style before you step out again for dinner.

Dinner On Your Own

Dine at any of the culinary gems you may encounter on the walking tour or explore the Literary Quarter's many tapas bars and cafés. Your Adventure Guides can offer suggestions to suit your taste and budget.

Early Evening Guided Walking Tour (Optional)

Join your Adventure Guides for a casual walking tour of Old Madrid. See iconic sights like the bear and madroño tree statue—the heraldic symbol of Madrid—at the Puerta del Sol. Learn about the history of the Plaza Mayor and explore the lively San Miguel Market.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

 


Day Five - 2017

Breakfast at Hotel

Savor a final breakfast at the Westin Palace before you head out to Córdoba.

Train to Córdoba

Ride a high-speed bullet train to Córdoba in a comfortable first-class compartment.

Mosque (La Mezquita)-Cathedral of Córdoba Tour

Explore the many wonders of this famed World Heritage Site, a breathtaking combination of Roman, Gothic, Iberian and Islamic design. Widely regarded as one of the most accomplished monuments of Moorish architecture, La Mezquita boasts striking candy-striped arches, a gilded prayer niche and accents of burgundy-colored marble.

Lunch On Your Own in Córdoba

Try the regional specialty—salmorejo y flamenquín—at any of the restaurants near La Mezquita. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the restaurant that best fits your family's needs.

Motor Coach to Seville

Take a scenic drive through the gently rolling countryside en route to Seville.

Check-In at the Gran Meliá Colón

Explore the opulent Gran Meliá Colón as your Adventure Guides check you in and handle your luggage. Located in the heart of the Andalusian capital, this luxury hotel with Neo-Baroque architectural influences is near some of Seville's main sights and shopping areas. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the rooftop Wellness Centre.

Dinner at the Museum of Flamenco Dance

Delight in a delicious dinner at the Museo del Baile Flamenco (Museum of Flamenco Dance) housed in an 18th-century building in the Santa Cruz quarter of Seville. Featuring art and photography that depicts flamenco, the Museum of Flamenco Dance also boasts interactive exhibits that reveal flamenco's origins and various styles.

Private Flamenco Dance Lesson

Learn the art of flamenco dance from an expert teacher—complete with fans and castanets that are yours to take home!

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 


Day Six - 2017

Breakfast at Hotel

Begin your day with a tasty breakfast in your deluxe hotel and then board a motor coach to the Plaza de España.

Plaza de España

Explore the plaza, which was built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929 and is a popular tourist destination with its Moorish-style buildings, beautiful gardens, tiled fountains, ponds and grand canal.

Plaza de España Grand Canal Boat Ride

Enjoy a relaxing rowboat ride down the scenic canal that surrounds the Plaza de España.

Horse Carriage Ride

Delight in the Old World charm of a horse-drawn carriage ride to Taberna del Alabardero Sevilla.

Paella-Making and Lunch at Taberna del Alabardero Sevilla

Roll up your sleeves for a private paella cooking lesson! Learn to make the legendary saffron rice dish melding Moorish and Spanish culinary traditions—with a meatless version available for vegetarians. Afterward, feast on your paella creation for lunch!

Privately Guided Tour of the Cathedral of Seville

Enjoy a privately guided tour of the world's largest Gothic cathedral and the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. See La Giralda, the cathedral's bell tower and the city's most well-known symbol.

Dinner On Your Own

Explore the Santa Cruz neighborhood of Seville—the Jewish Quarter in medieval times—with its many restaurants and tapas bars. And savor a glass of the region's world-famous sherry! Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the ideal restaurant in Seville that best meets your family's needs.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


Day Seven - 2017

Breakfast at Hotel

Rise and shine for a delicious last breakfast in Seville before your motor coach ride to Ronda.

Guided Tour of Puente Nuevo

On your ride to Ronda, stop for stunning photos at the tallest of 3 bridges spanning the El Tajo Canyon that divides the city of Ronda. A local guide points out the highlights of Ronda as you proceed on your journey through it.

Privately Guided Tour of the Museo del Baldolero (Optional)

Be fascinated by a privately guided tour of the unique Museo del Bandolero featuring the history of Spain's colorful bandits (bandoleros) from a bygone era.

On Your Own Lunch in Ronda

Enjoy a marvelous lunch at one of many excellent restaurants while delighting in the breathtaking views of the gorge, bridge and old town.

Motor Coach to Marbella

Head for the beach in your motor coach, taking in the pastoral beauty along the way.

Check-In and Afternoon at Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort

As your Adventure Guides check you in, be astonished by the luxurious environment that permeates this 5-star resort. Located on the Costa del Sol's "Golf Mile" and with preferred tee times at 3 nearby golf courts, Los Monteros Spa & Golf Resort combines elegance with comfort. It boasts a deluxe spa, swimming pools, access to a fitness center and tennis courts as well as a beachfront club with cabana space for the ultimate in relaxation.

Adult Dinner at Leisure at Hotel

Enjoy grownup time over a delicious dinner at your leisure at a restaurant renowned for its culinary excellence.

Junior Adventurers Dinner

Junior Adventurers break off for their own meal at a private venue, under the supervision of your Adventure Guides.

Disney Movie Night

Adventure Guides accompany Junior Adventurers for a viewing of a classic Disney film.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner


Day Eight - 2017

Breakfast at Hotel

Awaken for breakfast buffet at the poolside Flamingo Restaurant—complete with cava, a refreshing sparkling wine.

Bike Ride on Marbella Boardwalk (Optional)

After a short ride to Old Town Marbella, pedal your way down the Paseo Maritimo, Marbella's 10-mile boardwalk with a picturesque white balustrade. Savor superb coastal views on this mid-morning jaunt led by your Adventure Guides. If you would prefer to walk, take a leisurely stroll down the boardwalk instead.

On Your Own Beach Day

Do whatever your heart desires for the remainder of the day. Work on your tan with a drink in hand— employing the cabanas, sun loungers and umbrellas that are provided at La Cabane, the resort's private beach club. Go shopping at beachfront boutiques or pleasure boating to nearby Puerto Banús. Feast on fresh seafood or enjoy other choices for lunch. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Sangria Tasting for Adults & Juice Blending for Junior Adventurers at Hotel

Adults get the opportunity to mingle as they master the art of blending the perfect sangria under the direction of an expert mixologist. Junior Adventurers can participate too, creating their own delicious nonalcoholic concoctions.

Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant

Share your stories of this exciting adventure with your fellow Adventurers as you enjoy a fantastic farewell feast at a wonderful local restaurant.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner

 


Day Nine - 2017

Breakfast at the Hotel and Departure for Airport

Say "hasta luego" to all your newly made friends as you savor a final breakfast in Spain. Once you're ready, your Adventure Guides will transport the group to the airport for your flight home.

Meal Included: Breakfast