8 Of The Best Tours In Spain - Updated 2021

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Spain in an amazingly beautiful country, literally a world in itself. Depending on where you visit, you can experience deserts, volcanoes, green lush hillsides, mountain vistas or glorious beaches. The country also offers historic towns and modern exciting cities with so much to see and do, it would take a person a lifetime to attempt to see everything. We’ve cut things down a little to eight of the best tours to experience in Spain. Enjoy!

1. Game of Thrones tours in Spain

The HBO series “Game of Thrones” has proved popular with fans worldwide and has been filmed in some spectacular locations. From season 5, Spain was chosen as the backdrop for several episodes with more to come in the future season. This exciting tour takes you on a walking tour of a couple of these locations.

Head to Girona’s Old Town and experience King’s Landing and the free city of Braavos, while walking in the footsteps of King Joffrey, Arya Stark, and Tyrion. Girona is a popular location, close to Barcelona, and even offers a “Game of Thrones” related ice cream, dubbed “King’s Hand.” Head to Andalusia and visit the enigmatic city of Seville where the beautiful Alcázar palace played the role of the House Martell, while its beautiful and well-kept fountains, pools and gardens became the famous Water Gardens of Dorne.

While in Seville, take a side trip to Osuna and the Plaza de Toros, used as Daznak’s Pit in Meereen. Here you can also enjoy “Game of Thrones” inspired tapas dishes at a local tapas bar. With new and exciting locations about to appear in the upcoming season of this popular HBO series, no doubt more will be added to this tour at a later stage.

Game of Thrones tours in Spain

Address: Girona, Seville and Osuna

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2. Montserrat monastery tour from Barcelona (from USD 67.0)

This fascinating tour option allows you to make a pilgrimage to Santa Maria de Montserrat, a monastery set up in the hills, surrounded by incredible rock formations. The monastery is located close to Barcelona on the Montserrat Mountain and is accessed via the cogwheel train. As you arrive at the monastery, you will experience incredible views of the mountainous scenery and the city of Barcelona on the horizon.

Onsite, visit the Benedictine Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, along with the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with the fascinating 12th-century carving of Our Lady of Montserrat, known as La Moreneta (the dark one). Enjoy a visit to the gift shop where you can taste test four delicious local liquors. All transport (air-conditioned coach and cog-wheel train) is included in the price, as well as entrance fees.

Santa Maria de Montserrat Tour from Barcelona with Train Ride

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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3. Barcelona in one day sightseeing tour (from USD 114.0)

Seeing all the attractions of Barcelona takes some time, but it is possible to visit the most iconic locations in just one day. On this tour, explore some of the remarkable architecture, designed with the incredible vision of artist and architect Antoni Gaudi. La Sadrada Familia is a basilica in the city’s Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic).

Gaudi was working on this wonder up until his death in 1926 and construction still continues, with all aspects faithful to his eccentric design. Tour some of Gaudi’s Modernist works of art, including the fascinating Casa Batlló, La Pedrera (Casa Mila) and Park Güell and learn more about the artist’s work. You will also enjoy a trip up Montjuic Hill to visit the historic Montjuic Castle with incredible views over the city.

The Best of Barcelona in One Day

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

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4. Hot-air balloon ride over Toledo or Segovia (from USD 197.0)

Enjoy the most incredible view of the medieval cities of Toledo or Segovia from a different angle. Head up in a hot air balloon from Madrid to experience a bird’s eye view of the Old Town of Toledo, or Segovia’s fascinating aqueduct, before coming back down to the ground for a typical Spanish brunch with cured meats and local cava (sparkling wine). You will receive a flight certificate to take home, along with video footage and photos of your magical journey. With an upgrade, you can also have the convenience of transportation direct from your hotel in Madrid.

Toledo or Segovia Hot-Air Balloon with Madrid Transfer Upgrade

Duration: 3 to 6 hours

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5. White Villages guided day tour from Seville (from USD 97.0)

One of the most amazing aspects of Andalusia is the “Vilas Blancas” or White Villages, nestled on hilltops in the pretty southern Spanish countryside. This tour will take you from Seville to the fascinating and historic city of Ronda, with its amazing views and Roman and Moorish architecture and the famous Puente Nuevo (New Bridge) spanning the deep gorge. Head to Grazalema to see the beautiful white houses lining the narrow streets, adorned with flowering plants and songbirds. Visit the medieval Castle of Las Aguzuderas and the village of Zahara de la Sierra with its panoramic and incredibly beautiful views.

White Villages Guided Day Tour from Seville

Duration: 10 hours

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6. Gibraltar sightseeing day trip from Malaga (from USD 71.0)

When staying in Malaga or other resorts on the Costa del Sol, the British territory of Gibraltar is always just a short distance away. With this tour you can experience the unique vibe of Gibraltar with a visit to the famous Rock, where the Barbary apes surround you (and occasionally steal your belongings) and St. Michael’s Cave is there to explore. Spend time shopping in the High Street with its big name fashion stores or enjoy lunch or a couple of drinks in a typical British pub. There are also duty-free bargains to take home. For that extra touch, add a dolphin-watching cruise.

Gibraltar Full-Day Sightseeing Tour from Malaga

Duration: 11 hours

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7. Málaga shore excursion (from USD 120.0)

This delightful shore excursion from your cruise ship in the Port of Málaga takes you on a journey to Granada and the fascinating Alhambra Palace complex. Skip the queues for this popular attraction while exploring the beautifully decorated chambers and vast courtyards of the palace. The sheer splendor on display is the result of a combination of Moorish and colonial architectural styles and never ceases to fascinate. After visiting the palace, take a stroll in the beautiful Generalife Gardens. This guided tour is limited to 18 people at a time, making for a truly intimate experience.

Malaga Shore Excursion: Skip-the-Line Alhambra Tour in Granada

Duration: 7 to 9 hours

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8. Five-day Spain tour (from USD 810.0)

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For a true experience of some of Spain’s most iconic cities, this five-day tour heads from the capital Madrid to Andalusia in the south. First, tour the historic city of Toledo before heading south in an air-conditioned coach to visit Cordoba, Granada, the hilltop city of Ronda and enigmatic Seville, with a wonderful seaside break on the gorgeous and sunny Costa del Sol. The package includes various sightseeing tours, including a guided visit to the iconic Alhambra Palace in Granada. The tour includes transportation, hotel accommodations, daily breakfasts and the occasional dinner.

6-day Andalucia Tour from Madrid with Half-Board

Duration: 5 days

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Enjoy your visit to Spain!

We hope the above tour options have tempted you to visit Spain, a country with so much to offer, you will find yourself returning over and over again.

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Anne Sewell was born in England, but has spent most of her life in Africa - Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa - and now resides on the beautiful Costa del Sol in southern Spain. She loves writing...Read more

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