Spain – Seville & Madrid

Spain – Sevilla, Ronda, Madrid, & Toledo

August 23-30, 2024

$5,995

Not the sort to watch the world go by? This tour is perfect if you enjoy getting out in the world and being on-the-go! Enjoy longer walking tours and days full of fun activities punctuated with time to rest.

Spain! A country unparalleled in its culture, and WTA plans to expose our travelers to all that the Andulician and Iberian regions have in store. Our tour starts in Seville, where the world of Flamenco was and is a lively community of dancers, singers, and guitar players. The show will be impressive through the expressions of the mighty dance of Triana. In Seville, we will walk the famous streets of Plaza de Espana and experience its breathtaking architecture.

We will tour Ronda and walk on the iconic Puente Nuevo bridge which is found in the Southern part of the Andalucia region. The history of bullfighting will come alive as we cruise the famous bull ring and see the sculpture of the fighting bull. During this tour, we will visit the incredible whitewashed town of Pueblos Blancos or the “white houses of Zahara”. Here you may want to buy some of the best olive oil in the world!

Our Spanish adventure will ultimately take us back to Madrid, and we’ll of course enjoy tapas throughout our journey. A visit to Parque del Retiro and the Royal Palace of Madrid will allow a glimpse into the rich history of the Spanish Monarchy. Throughout the city you will find a combination of Muslim, Jewish, and Catholic cultures all entwined, making Madrid an exceptional place to visit. While in Toledo you can enjoy the public gardens, and witness some of the best-kept Roman architecture still in existence.

Itinerary

Day 1 – August 23 – Arrive in Madrid via Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) and take the train to Seville. Private transportation will take you to the hotel. After settling in you will join the group for welcome drinks and dinner.

Note: We recommend your flight from the US arrives before 2 pm on August 23 to allow for adequate time to join the day’s activities. Should you wish to arrive on August 22 instead, pre-trip hotel charges will be added to your final bill. If you book a consecutive trip from Portugal you will arrive one day early, and your flight from Lisbon to Madrid is included.

Day 2 – August 24 – Embark on a tour of Pueblos Blancos of Zahara where the whitewashed buildings and incredible food will awaken your senses. A trip to this region is not complete without a visit to Ronda where you will walk the Puente Nuevo bridge. 

Day 3 – August 25 – FREE DAY in Seville. Spend the day strolling through the shopping district along Calle Sierpes, and spend the afternoon at Seville Museum of Fine Arts where you will find works dating back to the 17th century Golden Age. If relaxation is calling your name indulge in relaxation poolside at our accommodations rooftop pool with views of historic Seville. 

Day 4 – August 26 – This morning you will walk the streets of Seville Centro and visit the marvelous sights and monuments found within the city. The afternoon will allow for free time before you are treated to an amazing Flamenco show to encapsulate your time in Seville.

Day 5 – August 27 – You will venture back to Madrid via train, and check into your new accommodation. After, take a tapas tour in the city center where you will taste the unique flavors of Spain. Walking the streets, you will have a chance to visit local bodegas before enjoying lunch at Casa Botin, the oldest restaurant in the world.  

Day 6 – August 28 – Today you will take a day trip to the medieval city of Toledo where the history of this town will take you back in time. Toledo was a Roman transportation hub for centuries; many features of Roman ruins can be found throughout the city which you will explore on your tour.

Day 7 – August 29 – FREE DAY in Madrid. Spend the day exploring the lively city of Madrid by visiting a local museum, shopping on the famous street of Calle De Serrano, or exploring culinary delight. This day ends with a group dinner to say farewell to Spain and new friends. 

Day 8 – August 30 – Private transportation will take you to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) for your departure back to the US.

*Please note that this is a tentative itinerary and it is subject to change.

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • 8 days 7 nights accommodations
  • Single occupancy hotel
  • Airport transfers
  • Train tickets to and from Sevilla
  • Daily breakfast
  • Private tour of Ronda, Spain
  • Tour of Seville
  • Tapas Tour (Tapas bar crawl)
  • Flamenco Show
  • FREE DAY to explore
  • Daily group lunch (excluding FREE DAY)
  • Daily group dinner

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare from US to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional excursions and tours not listed above
  • Gratuities and tips for personal services

Karamel Mccoy

Host

What can I say…I love the world! Not just some of it, ALL OF IT. I travel because I’m curious, thrive in new cultures, and need a change of scenery more than the average person. The creation of WTA is the product of the faith I had to create a space for women just like me. When we travel together, I feel whole and in bliss being with my tribe. I’m inspired every day by the extraordinary women that travel with WTA. I’m a better person because of Women Travel Abroad. And I thank each and every one of my travelers for having faith like me and believing that world travel together is possible. Cheers to 23 trips and 154 WTA travelers and to 100 more trips and 1,000 more WTA travelers in the future!

Travel Insurance

Your trip is a BIG investment. If you cannot afford to lose the money you have invested to travel, for whatever reason, WTA strongly recommends you consider travel insurance. We encourage you to do your due diligence by researching and finding the best plan for YOU.

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Additional Information

  • Traveler must make a NONREFUNDABLE deposit payment of $400 at time of registration to secure her spot.
  • Monthly minimum payment of $400 is required on the first of every month until paid in full to keep your reservations current.
  • Final payment must be made 90 days before the trip date.
  • A 50% refund can be requested prior to 6 months before the trip start date found in your invoice.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 6 months of the trip date found in your invoice.
  • A $250 penalty will be charged for any outstanding balance after the final payment date found in your invoice.
  • For inquiries, contact wtaadmin@womentravelabroad.com