Whether you go for the flamenco music, historic cities, or delicious tapas and wine, Spain is a destination truly worth seeing in 2019. We’ve assembled a list of 7 must-do activities for a trip to Spain. Below you’ll see city tours, food experiences, and tours of historic sites that will have you seeing this beautiful country in a whole new light.
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Gaudi’s Casa Batlló Admission Ticket with Video Tour
Explore Casa Batlló, Antoni Gaudi’s architectural masterpiece, with a video guide. Learn about Gaudi’s life and artistic visions as you look around the Modernist building, one of the most eye-catching in Barcelona.
Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour
Explore Madrid’s culture through its tapas and wine on this guided tour, limited to a small group of 12 people for an intimate atmosphere. Exploring alongside a guide allows you to discover Spanish specialties you may never have heard of, such as chickpea stew, salted cod, and obscure local ingredients. Unlike some other tapas tours, all food samples and wine are included. Choose from a lunch or dinner departure time for added flexibility.
Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
Exploring La Sagrada Familia without a guide means you may miss out on the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s hidden details and secret symbols. Make the most of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpiece and beat lines often in excess of three hours on a skip-the-line tour. A choice of entry times allows you to be flexible with your vacation schedule: Opt for the earliest time slot for a less-crowded experience at the Barcelona icon.
Montserrat Tour from Barcelona Including Lunch and Wine Tasting in Oller del Mas
Add a culinary element to your tour of Montserrat on this day trip from Barcelona. Unlike other tours, this experience includes a Catalan lunch and a wine-and-cheese tasting session at Oller del Mas, a 10th-century castle set in a 1,000-acre (404-hectare) estate. Enjoy a combination of tours and free time at the monastery and basilica of Montserrat before exploring the cellars of the vineyard. Plus, receive personalized attention in a small-group setting.
Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Visit up to 37 of Madrid’s top sights with a 1- or 2-day, hop-on hop-off bus ticket that lets you see the city your way. Board the double-decker, open-top bus and set off on Route One, Route Two—or both! Learn about Madrid’s history using a complimentary, onboard headset. Disembark to visit museums, landmarks, plazas, and theaters, and explore the Spanish capital using the guidebook and map provided.
Flamenco Night at Tablao Cordobes
Watching a flamenco show is a quintessential Barcelona experience and the Tablao Cordobes is one of the city’s most popular venues, located right on the central Las Ramblas boulevard. Enjoy the dazzling performance by professional flamenco dancers and live musicians, or upgrade to include a delicious paella dinner or drinks.
Barcelona City Tour Hop-On Hop-Off
Getting around Barcelona’s must-sees on foot can be tiring and time-consuming, especially in summer’s heat. Check through the attractions with ease and in less time with a 1-day hop-on hop-off double-decker tour pass, including audio commentary on the sights. Stay aboard for a time-saving city overview, or hop on and off at stops along the two routes to explore further. Upgrade to a 2-day pass to fit your vacation schedule.