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Date of Activity: 1st to 10th May

About the Destination:

Hola! Welcome to the land of Spain, a magical amalgamation of sorts. From the scintillating nightlife and the opulent museums in Madrid, to the historic styles of architecture in Cordoba, there are several thrills tucked away. What‘s more, you get to experience the wine capital of the country, Seville, palatial lifestyle and flamenco dancers in Granada. Also, savour fun moments at the football-crazy, cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and seaside town of Begur.

At your backpacking tours to Spain you will get feel the warm hospitality of the locals, appetizing street food, majestic boulevards and the charming, white sand beaches are sure to please you boundlessly. You can get a feel of the vast countryside by taking a themed cycle tour and visiting the local farmers’ markets too. A highlight of this adventure, the colourful festival of Cruces de Mayo, is definitely one to witness.

Altitude: Average of 650m

Temperature Range: May is the considered a good time to be in Spain. The weather can range from warm to hot with sunny skies, averaging at 20C (68F) and a maximum temperature of 25C (77F).


Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Depart from Barcelona 

    This would be the last day of your trip your backpacking tour to Spain comes to an end and hoping you cherished every moment of it.

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 2 - Sightseeing in Madrid

    Walking Tour, Museums Tour, Mercado de San Miguel

    Madrid has a rich heritage worth learning about. Post-breakfast, you will be walking through the crowded squares, meandering streets and broad avenues of the city absorbing its medieval history and culture. After a well-deserved lunch break back at the hotel, you will be taken on a guided tour of Madrid’s most regal museums, the Reina Sofia and the Prado, which showcase the works of artists such as Picasso, Goya, Rubens and so on. Make space for the gastronomy you are about experience at Mercado de San Miguel, a local market - from tapas to caviar to oysters to churros to chocolate!

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 3 - Madrid to Cordoba (5 hours by road)

    Cruces de Mayo festival, Royal Mezquita, Old and Jewish Quarters

    Your first road trip in Spain would be to Cordoba after breakfast at the hotel. On reaching this beautiful town, you will be shown the Royal Mezquita, a mosque converted to a cathedral with typical Islamic style architecture. Since you’re travelling in May, you’re in luck as you can witness the chaotic annual flower festival, Cruces de Mayo, during this time. Rest of the day can be spent at leisure exploring the Old and Jewish Quarters.

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 4 - Cordoba to Seville (2.5 hours by road)

    Tapas Tour with Expert

    Craving tapas? You’re just in time for it! You will be starting early from Cordoba towards Seville, famously known as the tapas capital of Spain. In the evening, with a local expert, you will set out on a tapas tasting adventure that is sure is impress!

    Meals include breakfast and dinner

  • Day 5 - Seville to Granada (3 hours by road)

    Alhambra Tour, Flamenco Performance

    After a short drive to Alhambra in the city of Granada, you will be provided lunch in the hotel. Abundantly rested, you will begin a romantic journey to the decorated Moorish palace and fortress surrounded by lush greens and running waters. You can opt for an audio tour if you wish. Also, you will get a chance to discover other palatial residences like the Palacio de Generalife, Alcazaba, Nasrid Palaces and Carlos V Palace. Before returning to your hotel, a flamenco troupe will make you groove to their beats!

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 6 - Granada to Barcelona (1.5 hours by flight)

    Visit to Local’s House, Tapas Dinner

    Say buenos dias (good morning), Barcelona! You are free to explore the city until the evening, after which, to give you an essence of the Catalans’ lifestyle, you will be taken to a local’s house for an interactive dinner session. Yes, more tapas, and you can eat as much as you like! Please note that this tour has vegetarian options if requested.

    Meals include breakfast and dinner

  • Day 7 - Sightseeing in Barcelona

    Gaudi-themed Guided Cycle Tour,  Sagrada Familia

    The best way to see this great, big city is on a cycle (bike). You will pay a visit to Antoni Gaudi’s distinctive works and specially, his incomplete masterpiece - the Sagrada Familia, a Roman Catholic Church. Gaudi’s sense of style and architecture was unique. You will be stopping for a lavish lunch at Mercado de La Bouqueria, another popular fresh-food market. Rest of the day at leisure.

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 8 - Barcelona to Begur (2.5 hours by road)

    Begur Sightseeing

    The unfrequented town of Begur is a gem in the midst of nowhere. Uncrowded beaches with endless coastlines, exquisite neoclassical mansions (believed to have housed pirates!) built by the Cubans and fancy restaurants on the sea with spectacular views, not to forget their fresh seafood. You will enjoy a quiet and relaxing dinner on this day.

    Meals include breakfast

  • Day 9 - Begur to Barcelona (2.5 hours by road)

    Optional Spanish Civil War Tour, Sightseeing

    On this last day of this backpacking tour to Spain Though highly recommended, you may choose not to do the Spanish Civil War tour, in which case you can spend the day indulging on your own. For those interested, a guide will take you down memory lane explaining to you the history of politics, women in power, war in Spain and the Holocaust.

    Meals include breakfast

Stay

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  • Boutique stays all across your trip

Meal

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  • Veg and Non-veg

Activity

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  • Nightlife
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  • Walking tour
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  • Museum tour
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  • Cruces de Mayo festival
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  • Cycling
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  • Culinary experience
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  • Sightseeing
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  • Flamenco performances
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  • Historical and architectural tour

Other Inclusions

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  • Meals mentioned
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  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis at boutique stays,not hostels.
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  • All internal transport by bus or flight (as mentioned)
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  • All tours and activities except those which are optional.
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  • Entrance fee at Alhambra,Prado Museum,Reina Sofia Museum and Royal Mezquita.

Transport

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  • Madrid-Cordoba-Seville-Granada by AC bus and Granda to Barcelona by flight

Things To Carry

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  • A pair of sunglasses
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  • Sunscreen lotion
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  • Camera
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  • Extra Day Bag
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  • Water bottle
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  • Multiple thin T-shirts
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  • Two full sleeves T-shirts
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  • Track pants
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  • Socks
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  • Cap
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  • Shoes and slippers
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  • Hand sanitizer
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  • Moisturizer
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  • Lip Balm
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  • Paper tissues
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  • Spare camera batteries
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  • Flash light (with spare batteries)
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  • Travel sickness tablets
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  • Antiseptic cream
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  • Anti-diarrhea pills
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  • Insect repellent
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  • Medical kit

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 30 days before the start date of the trip, 50% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • If cancellations are made within 0-30 days before the start date of the trip, 100% of booking value will be charged as cancellation fees.
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  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions or government restrictions, certain activities may be cancelled and in such cases the operator will try his best to provide an alternate feasible activity. However no refund will be provided for the same.

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