EASY PACE SPAIN
Relax and immerse yourself in three of Spain's most contrasting and cultural cities, vibrant Barcelona, idyllic San Sebastián and historic Madrid. This Easy Pace tour is the perfect style of travel for those who prefer taking their time. You will stay three nights in the heart of each destination, with free time to explore on your own matched with included local adventures and unique experiences. Why rush, when there’s so much to enjoy?
10 Days from Barcelona to Madrid
with Insight Vacations
April – June; September – October
DAY 1 - Welcome to Barcelona
DAY 2 - Relaxed start exploring Catalonia’s creative capital
DAY 3 - Relaxed start – Barcelona at your leisure
DAY 4 - Pamplona and San Sebastian
DAY 5 - Relaxed start – Bilbao and Guggenheim
DAY 6 - Relaxed start – San Sebastian, Pearl of the
DAY 7 - Relaxed start – Burgos and Madrid
DAY 8 - Relaxed start - exploring the elegant Spanish
capital of Madrid
DAY 9 - Relaxed start – the cobbled streets of Toledo
DAY 10 – Depart Madrid
Explore the medieval maze of the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona and venture inside Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família to marvel at the contrasts of architecture. In Zaragoza, see the four towers of El Pilar and the Río Ebro.
Spend free time exploring Pamplona, the city known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival. In Bilbao, visit the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. In San Sebastián. journey up Monte Igueldo to take in breath-taking views over the town and La Concha Bay then walk through the Old Quarter before you enjoy free time to perhaps explore Lo Viejo or laze by the beach. In Burgos, see El Cid's burial place in the cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In Madrid, see the Royal Palace, the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España, the grandiose Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol then witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian. Explore the magnificent ancient city of Toledo and visit the Church of Santo Tomé to see an El Greco's masterpiece. Also visit a local Damascene workshop where expert craftsmen inlay steel with gold, silver and copper thread.
Enjoy scenic drives of the Río Ebro River, Basque Country, Sierra de Guadarrama and the Plains of La Mancha. And as a special treat, dine with the locals in San Sebastián with an evening of Pinxtos, a Basque tradition. Your progressive dinner enables you to select a variety of snack-sized treats, each with their own flavor and presentation, making each person's meal unique. Be sure to try some of the local Txakoli wine!
To check off your bucket list:
✓ Barcelona - Catalonia's creative capital
✓ Gaudi's Sagrada Familia where it's giant mosaic
spires pierce the sky like a jeweled crown
✓ A stroll along the famous Las Ramblas
✓ A visit to Pamplona - famous for the Running of the
✓ The gastronomic Basque tradition of pintxos
✓ Txakoli wine
✓ Guggenheim Museum
✓ Journey through Pyrenees foothills
✓ Prado Museum
✓ Lots of free time to explore Spain on your own