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Spain Day Tours

Madrid

 

Skip the Line Guided Tour Prado Museum

Price from $65.00 per person

Skip the line at the Prado Museum in Madrid, and see some of the most influential pieces of European artwork with your own private guide.

Duration of tour: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Tour

The building that today houses the Museo Nacional del Prado was designed by architect Juan de Villanueva in 1785. The exceptionally important royal collection, which represents the foundation of the Museum's collection as we know it today, started to increase significantly in the 16th century during the time of Charles V and continued to thrive under the succeeding Habsburg and Bourbon Monarchs. It is down to them than nowadays we can contemplate in the Museum as greatest masterpieces as The Garden of Earthly Delights by Bosh, The Nobleman with his hand on his Chest by El Greco, Las Meninas by Velazquez and The Family of Carlos IV by Goya. The visit will take place in chronological order, starting with the exhibit hall where the masterpieces of J. Bosch (El Bosco) (1450-1516): The table of the 7 deadly sins, The Hay Wain, the temptations of San Antonio, the stone of madness and the Garden of Delights, to continue with the rooms devoted to the Greco (1540-1614): the gentleman's hand on his chest, the Trinity, Christ embraced the cross and the Annunciation. Velazquez (1599-1660): the worship, drunkards, equestrian portraits, the Forge of Vulcan, the Christ, the spinners, spears and las meninas, ending with Goya (1746-1828): the family of Carlos IV, pictures the shootings of May 2, pestles and black paintings.

Includes:
  • Entrance fee to Prado Museum valid for one day, until closing time
  • Guided tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines

Toledo and El Greco Half Day Tour AM

Price from $91.00 per person

Discover the "City of the Three Cultures"! A half day visit to Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe, to see the most important of the city's monuments.

Duration of tour: 5 hours

The Tour

Located 70 km away from Madrid is Toledo, a beautiful city-museum declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and has a great artistic beauty and buildings from almost all periods in history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque style). Toledo is called the "City of the Three Cultures", since Christians, Muslims and Jews lived together. In the XVI century, it was also the place of residence of the great painter El Greco. Home-Museum of El Greco (see note); Outside view of the Cathedral; Church of St. Tome with El Entierro del se or de Orgaz, masterpiece of El Greco; Convent of Santo Domingo El Antiguo ,where El Greco was buried-; demonstration of the famous technique of damascene (incrustation of precious metals in steel) and panoramic sightseeing of Toledo. Note: The Home-Museum of El Greco would be substituted by the Hospital Tavera Museum that houses an important collection of masterpieces of El Greco.

Includes:
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Bilingual Official guide
  • Entrance to Church of St. Tome
  • Entrance to Home-Museum of El Greco (or Hospital Tavera Museum)
  • Entrance to Convent of Santo Domingo El Antiguo

Madrid Highlights + Royal Palace Skip the Line Guided Tour

Price from $71.00 per person

Enjoy a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

The Tour

We will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid described on the program and will continue with the visit of the Royal Palace. Elegant squares such as Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de Espana, Parque del Oeste, Principe Pio, el Puente del Rey, ending at Segovia's Bridge - one of the best viewpoints of the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Almudena. We will continue to Puerta de Toledo, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Las Cortes, Plaza de Neptuno, Atocha, Paseo del Prado, Puerta de Alcala, Alcala street, the Retiro's Park and Las Ventas Bullring. We will return to the city center through Plaza de Colon. And we will continue towards the new Madrid, with its modern buildings, the great avenue Paseo de la Castellana, until Plaza de Castilla and we'll go down towards Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via and Plaza del Callao, to end at Plaza de Isabel II (in front of Royal Opera House) We will make convenient stops for walking and taking pictures at Plaza Mayor, Templo de Debod and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide. Free drink by courtesy of our partnership Hard Rock Cafe. The Royal Palace was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe. To date, the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated here: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation of Credential Letters from foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King.

Includes:
  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Multilingual Official guide
  • Free drink at Hard Rock Cafe during the tour
  • Entrance to Royal Palace.

 

Barcelona

 

1 Day Barcelona Bus Turistic(Hop on Hop off)

Price from $47.00 per person  

Discover the sights of Barcelona while travelling on a double-decker bus.

The Tour

This tour is operated by double-decker open-top buses offering the most convenient way to discover the most interesting museums and attractive sights this exciting city has to offer. You can get on and off as many times as you wish at any of the 44 stops, combining the three routes within the same ticket. A brief explanation at the stops will be given by a guide who is travelling on board. You will also be provided with a guide book on three different languages.

Includes:
  • Transportation by coach
  • Service of a guide, in both English and Spanish languages, who will be giving a brief explanation at the stops
  • Guide book on three different languages
  • Discount voucher booklet offering savings of over 100 Euros on your sightseeing visits

Barcelona Tapas Walking Tour

Price from $98.00 per person

Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars, so join us for an evening of good food, good wine, good conversation, and good fun!

Duration of tour: 3 hours

The Tour

Combine gourmet food and Catalan culture on a pre-dinner walking tour of Barcelona's famous tapas bars. It's a great way to begin your visit of Barcelona - not only do you get an overview of this fabulous city, you also learn how to order tapas (bar snacks) and discover some of the best bars and cafes Barcelona has to offer. Plus, your friendly, informative guide can offer suggestions. We will start the tour in a unique venue in Spain, Tours Tapas & Friends, a Gastronomic Center created with the slow food philosophy and open to offer experiences to Foodies and travelers who visit Barcelona. Here, we will start with a guided tasting of 3 selected products (cheese or cured meats) with bread and a drink. Afterwards the tour will lead you through Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. Then we will go to La Boqueria, the city's famous food market, which offers an array of fresh produce including fruit, vegetables, seafood, cheese and any type of meat imaginable. The tour continues at a restaurant offering a wide selection of local, delicious tapas. Here you' ll enjoy three tapas with a glass of wine, beer or cider, while your food-and-wine-guide provides insights into the flavors of wine, the cuisine and Spanish culture. You'll continue thru the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover the architecture, atmosphere, language and gastronomy that are unique to Spain. Your last stop will be in a bar where four tasty tapas and a glass of wine, cava or beer will be waiting for you.

Includes:
  • Tapas walking tour with an English or Spanish speaking specialized gourmet guide
  • Complimentary Guided tasting of 3 Spanish products (cheese or cured meats) with bread and drink at the new meeting point: Tours, Tapas & Friends KM 0, the first Gastromonic center for travelers in the country, 7 tapas, hot and cold, 2 drinks (water will be considered as a drink)

Montserrat Monastery Early Access

Price from $85.00 per person

Avoid the crowds with early access to Montserrat Monastery. This tour not only invites you to know the spirituality living in this monastery, located on a sacred mountain not far from Barcelona, but also to have the opportunity of knowing the beautiful culture of Catalonia.

Duration of tour: 6 hours

The Tour

Visit the Museum of Montserrat and marvel at its cultural heritage, which although most of it was lost in the Napoleonic War, this has not been an impediment to continue possessing interesting artistic elements that you can not miss. Here you can learn all about the archeology of the East given by Mesopotamia, Cyprus, Egypt and Palestine, you can also admire old paintings from the thirteenth to eighteenth centuries by artists such as Morales, El Greco, Berruguete, Caravaggio, among others. Fall in love with the architecture of the Basilica which combines Gothic and Renaissance styles, visit its atrium and its sacristy as well as an interesting permanent exhibition on the image of the Virgin which shows how it has changed over the years . Finally, see the beautiful atrium and sacristy, get an appreciation of the talents of the singers, composers and teachers through the explanatory audiovisual showing the choir line."

Includes:
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to Museo de Montserrat

Skip the Line Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and Transfer

Price from $107.00 per person

Discover Antoni Gaudi's Modernist masterpieces on a 4.5-hour tour of Barcelona, led by an expert local guide! Skip the line and visit La Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage site, continue to Park Guell for a skip-the-line tour.

Duration of tour: 4 hours 30 minutes

The Tour

Don't miss the Park Guell: it will really surprise you! You will not find any park like this one in the world! This architectural marvel, created in the middle of nature by Antoni Gaudi. Today it is a public park and it belongs to the city's heritage. It has been declared UNESCO's World heritage site and is just another marvel that awaits you on your visit to Barcelona. When you go to Park Guell, you should enter by the big staircase dominated by the dragon decorated with mosaic of ceramic tiles, the Catalan style known as "trencadis". This dragon is one of the most characteristic images of Barcelona. After you finish the visit in the Park Guell our guide will escort you to the bus and take you to our office next to Sagrada Familia, where you need to check in for the next tour and then you have a free time to join around the area. Second part of the tour: (departure from Julia Travel office in pl. Sagrada Familia, 3.).The Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited buildings in the world. We will visit the astonishing interior of this church, where vaults reach seventy meters. Antoni Gaudi designed a Latin cross plan with five aisles, extremely rich in ornamentation and symbolism. We will also visit the Sagrada Familia museum, where you will see drawings, plaster models and pictures about the history and development of this basilica from its early beginnings to the present day. The museum will also give valuable information about Antoni Gaudi s life and career.

Includes:
  • Bilingual official guide
  • Entrance and guided visit to Park Guell
  • Entrance and guided visit to Sagrada Familia
  • Transfer from Park Guell to Sagrada Familia

Flamenco Show and dinner

Option :

Paella Menu                     85
Fish Menu and drinks         98
Tapas Menu and drinks      98
Chicken Menu                  99
Duck Menu                     115
Meat Menu                     130

Spend an unforgettable evening at El Palacio del Flamenco with an amazing dinner and a fabulous flamenco show.

Durationof tour: 1 hour 30 minutes

The Tour

Enjoy a breathtaking evening at El Palacio del Flamenco watching a fantastic performance. performance. The best pure Flamenco and Classical Dance Fusion show in Spain. More than 14 artists in each show. 3 shows every day, each of them with different music, dance and costumes. Maximum quality stage lights and acoustic of the theatre. More than 200 costumes. services provided. You will also have the opportunity to taste the Spanish and local cuisine as there is a choice of fish (Salmon menu), meat (Gaudi menu), chicken menu, Paella and Tapas menu dinner (to be chosen at time of booking). The menu includes Rioja red wine (2 pax), mineral or soft drink. water. Children from 3 to 12 years have and special child menu (Child menu: spaghetti, chicken and french fries, water or soft drink).

Includes:
  • Flamenco Show at El Palacio del Flamenco
  • Three course dinner meal of your choice, including wine and mineral water