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19 Day Incredible Spain & Italy Premium Small Group Tour

19 Day Incredible Spain & Italy Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is fully escorted by a dedicated tour leader who will accompany you throughout the tour. If your trip includes multiple countries, you will be met by a new tour leader in each country and any internal flights included will be unescorted.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
3,267 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Incredible sightseeing including guided visits in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Florence and more throughout the itinerary
✓ Small, intimate group experience - no more than 24 people
✓ Entry fees to Merida’s Roman Theatre and Granada’s mighty Alhambra 
✓ Entry into the famous Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Last Judgment
✓ Experience an authentic Flamenco show in Granada and embark on a memorable Gondola ride in Venice  
✓ Several wine and olive oil tasting opportunities 
✓ 18 nights in centrally located, 4 and 5-star premium accommodation
Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
✓ Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 5 dinners, including memorable farewell dinners in Barcelona and Rome 
✓ Travel in comfort with luxury coach transportation
✓ Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking Tour Director throughout the journey
✓ Economy class flight from Barcelona to Venice 

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.

Itinerary

Hotel
Barceló Torre de Madrid or Similar

Welcome to Madrid!

In the evening, convene with your Tour Director at the hotel's Reception Desk for a warm welcome meeting. This gathering will also introduce you to the fellow travellers who will share in your journey's adventures. Afterward, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, allowing you to relax or explore as you please.

Arrival airport transfers are included as part of your package. You will be met upon arrival at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Please note: if you are arriving early and have made your own arrangements prior to your tour commencing, airport transfers will not be included. However, if you are purchasing pre-nights accommodation as part of your Inspiring Vacations package, airport transfers will still be provided to the starting hotel.

Hotel
Barceló Torre de Madrid or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on an exciting morning of city exploration as you delve into the vibrant and passionate city of Madrid, discovering its iconic highlights and immersing yourself in the energy that flows through its very veins.

The afternoon grants you the freedom to further uncover the city's wonders at your own pace, allowing you to delve deeper into its culture and attractions.

In the early evening, you'll reunite with your fellow travellers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant, savouring the flavours of Spain and fostering camaraderie in a delightful setting.

Hotel
NH Collection Sevilla or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Begin your journey southward to Merida, the first destination of the day. Merida, the capital of Extremadura in western Spain, holds a rich historical heritage dating back to its Roman foundation in the 1st century BC. As you explore this ancient city, you'll encounter fascinating remnants of its past, including the awe-inspiring Roman Theater (entrance included), a testament to its grandeur.

After your tour you will have some free time to explore more of Merida's hidden gems.

Continue your expedition as you make your way to Seville, the renowned Andalusian capital, often referred to as the "Spanish city of light." Prepare to be enchanted by the unique charm and vibrant culture that Seville has to offer.

Hotel
NH Collection Sevilla or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's adventure will lead you through the enchanting streets of Seville on a captivating city tour. Your exploration begins with a visit to Seville's Jewish Quarter, where you'll meander through its labyrinthine narrow streets that bear the marks of its Moorish heritage, evoking the romantic and historical essence of this city.

Following your morning exploration, the afternoon is your own to explore Seville at leisure. Whether you choose to indulge in local cuisine, stroll along the scenic riverbanks, or discover hidden gems within the city, this free time allows you to savour the magic of Seville at your own pace.

Hotel
Occidental Granada or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Set off on your journey to Cordoba, a city steeped in history and home to a vast cultural heritage from its glorious past. Your visit will include the awe-inspiring Mosque, now transformed into a Christian Cathedral, as well as the charming narrow streets that exude an Arabian-style ambiance.

Afterward, continue your adventure toward Granada, a city renowned for its enchanting and magical atmosphere. As you drive through the picturesque landscapes adorned with endless olive oil groves, you'll be captivated by the beauty of the journey itself.

In the early evening, come together with your fellow travellers for a truly unforgettable experience. You'll be treated to the most authentic Gypsy Flamenco show in Spain, paired with a delightful dinner. This evening promises to be a highlight of your journey, creating memories that will stay with you long after the night is over.

Hotel
Occidental Granada or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Prepare for a day filled with wonder as you embark on a visit to the Alhambra Palace, one of Spain's most treasured World Heritage Sites. This exquisite palace showcases the genius of Moorish artisans through its intricately adorned domes and archways, a true testament to their craftsmanship and creativity. Perched on a hilltop overlooking the west bank of the River Darro, the Alhambra also grants you panoramic views that stretch across the entire city, adding to the allure of this remarkable site.

Following your exploration of this architectural masterpiece, the remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your own pace. Whether you choose to continue your discovery of Granada, relax and soak in its ambiance, or simply unwind, the day is yours to savour as you wish.

Hotel
Ac Valencia or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Today, your journey takes you to the enchanting town of Ubeda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a central hub for Spanish Olive Oil production. Immerse yourself in the historical charm of this picturesque gem as you take a leisurely walk through its streets.

One of the highlights of your visit will be the opportunity to savour the unique golden Extra Virgin Olive oil that this region is famous for. You'll have the chance to indulge in a local tasting experience, and a delightful light lunch will be included, allowing you to fully appreciate the flavours and traditions of this olive oil-rich area.

This afternoon continue your journey to Valencia.

Hotel
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's adventure unfolds as you delve into the historic heart of Valencia, wandering through the charming streets of its old town. Your exploration will also lead you to the striking exterior of the avant-garde complex known as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (City of Arts and Sciences), where modern architecture and innovation blend seamlessly.

In the early afternoon, continue your journey towards Catalonia, arriving in Barcelona, the vibrant Mediterranean gem and a city renowned for its association with the world-famous architect Gaudí, an iconic figure of Catalan modernism. Barcelona promises a blend of culture, history, and artistic brilliance, and your visit here is sure to be a highlight of your journey.

Hotel
Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Commence your day in the vibrant city of Barcelona with an immersive city discovery. Begin by marvelling at the Barcelona Pavilion, a masterpiece of minimalism originally constructed for the 1929 International Exposition. The Pavilion's elegant design and simplicity make it a true architectural gem.

Following your visit to the Pavilion, delve into the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia, a cathedral designed by the renowned Catalan architect Antoní Gaudí. Please note that entrance to the Sagrada Familia is not included, but the exterior alone is a breathtaking sight to behold.

As the afternoon unfolds, you have the freedom to explore Barcelona at your own pace. Whether you choose to revisit some of the city's iconic landmarks, indulge in local cuisine, or wander its lively streets, the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.

In the early evening, come together with your fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant, where you can reflect on the memories and experiences shared throughout your journey. It's a fitting conclusion to your adventure in this vibrant and culturally rich city.

Hotel
Casanova or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Your day begins with a leisurely breakfast before bidding farewell to Spain and embarking on the next leg of your journey. Following breakfast, you'll be transported via a private transfer to the airport. From there, you'll board a flight to Venice, where a new adventure awaits. Upon your arrival at the Venice airport, you'll be warmly greeted by a meet and greet service and escorted to a private transfer waiting to take you to your hotel.

At 19:00, gather with your Tour Director at the hotel's Reception Desk for a welcome meeting. This is an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with your fellow travellers who will join this part of the tour, and receive important information about the upcoming experiences and activities planned for your time in Italy. 

Internal Flights - Luggage Allowance:  please note checked luggage allowance is 23kg.

Hotel
Casanova or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Embark on a day of exploration in the unique and enchanting city of Venice. Join a delightful walking tour that will reveal the beauty and history of this iconic destination. Your adventure will include visits to Piazza San Marco, famously known as St. Mark's Square, where you'll soak in the grandeur of this central square. As you continue, you'll cross the renowned Rialto Bridge and have the opportunity to peruse the bustling Rialto fish market, immersing yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere.

The afternoon grants you the freedom to continue your exploration of this awe-inspiring city at your own pace, allowing you to uncover hidden gems and savour the Venetian ambiance.

As the early evening approaches, come together with your fellow travellers for a truly memorable experience. You'll embark on an enchanting Gondola ride, allowing you to embrace the romantic spirit of Venice, before arriving at a local restaurant for a Welcome Dinner. It's an evening of Venetian enchantment and camaraderie that you won't soon forget.

Hotel
Villa Neroli or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Set out on your journey southward towards Bologna, a city renowned for its iconic towers, historic churches, and lengthy porticoes. Bologna boasts a well-preserved historical centre that is sure to captivate you. Your day in Bologna includes a city tour, where you'll have the opportunity to explore its architectural treasures and cultural heritage.

One of the highlights of your visit will be the Archiginnasio of Bologna, a truly significant building in the city. This historic structure, once the main building of the University of Bologna, now houses the Archiginnasio Municipal Library and the Anatomical Theatre, offering insight into the city's rich academic and cultural history.

After your exploration of Bologna, continue your journey towards Florence, the capital of Tuscany and a city synonymous with the Italian Renaissance. Florence is celebrated for its artistic heritage, and your arrival in this cultural hub promises a wealth of artistic and historical treasures to discover.

Hotel
Villa Neroli or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, prepare for an enchanting exploration of Florence during a walking tour. Your journey through this magnificent city will take you to some of its most iconic landmarks, including Piazza Signoria, the Duomo, Battistero (Baptistery), Campanile Giotto, Ponte Vecchio, and the old markets. Florence's historical significance as a centre of medieval European trade and finance is evident in its stunning architecture and rich cultural heritage, and it's no wonder that UNESCO declared the Historic Centre of Florence a World Heritage Site in 1982.

Following your morning tour, the afternoon is yours to explore at your own pace this breathtaking city of the arts. Whether you choose to further discover Florence's artistic treasures, sample local cuisine, or simply wander its enchanting streets, this free time allows you to immerse yourself in the magic of Florence as you wish.

Hotel
Villa Neroli or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Enjoy a full day of leisure in the beautiful city of Florence! This is your opportunity to explore Florence at your own pace and tailor your day to your preferences.

Hotel
Perugia Plaza or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Your day begins with a delightful journey along "The Road of Chianti," a region renowned for its exquisite Chianti wines. Chianti wine is characterised by its use of Sangiovese grapes, which dominate the blend. Today, you'll have the pleasure of enjoying a wine tasting experience in one of the finest vineyards and cellars in this picturesque area. Savour the rich flavours and aromas of the Chianti wines, immersing yourself in the essence of Tuscany.

Following your wine tasting, your journey continues to Siena, a city of immense historical significance in medieval Europe. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Siena's historic centre with the guidance of a knowledgeable local. The city is famed for "The Palio," a thrilling horse race that takes place twice a year in the iconic Piazza del Campo.

After your exploration of Siena, indulge in a delightful "Aperitivo," which includes a light lunch featuring local products and wines, all within the enchanting surroundings of Piazza del Campo.

With your appetite satisfied, continue your journey towards Perugia, where new adventures and discoveries await you in this charming Italian city.

Hotel
Villa Pamphili or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today's adventure takes you to the historical city of Perugia, a place steeped in history dating back to the Etruscan times. Perugia holds a significant place in the region and is often referred to as a "universities town" due to its thriving academic institutions.

Depart from Perugia and head to Assisi, a city renowned as the birthplace of St. Francis, the founder of the Franciscan religious order in 1208. It is also closely associated with St. Clare, who, along with St. Francis, founded the Order of Poor Clares. The cultural and religious significance of Assisi is so profound that UNESCO collectively designated the Franciscan structures of Assisi as a World Heritage Site in 2000.

In the early afternoon, continue your journey to Rome. Rome is a city brimming with history, culture, and iconic landmarks that have left an indelible mark on the world. Prepare to immerse yourself in the captivating atmosphere of the Eternal City as you venture forth on the next leg of your journey.

Hotel
Villa Pamphili or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Your day in Rome begins with an immersive morning city discovery, allowing you to delve into the rich history of one of the most iconic cities in the world. As you explore the historic streets and landmarks, you'll witness the grandeur of Rome's past and present.

Your tour will culminate at Saint Peter's Square, located directly in front of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, the papal enclave within Rome. Here, you can admire the awe-inspiring architecture and soak in the religious and historical significance of this renowned square.

Following your visit to St. Peter's Square, you'll have the privilege of entering the famous Sistine Chapel, where the entrance is included. The Sistine Chapel is celebrated not only for its architectural beauty but also for its priceless frescoes, most notably the Sistine Chapel ceiling and The Last Judgment, both masterpieces created by the legendary artist Michelangelo. This visit promises to be a highlight of your time in Rome, providing an opportunity to witness some of the most exquisite art in the world.

Hotel
Villa Pamphili or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a full day of leisure in the timeless city of Rome, where you have the freedom to explore at your own pace and revisit any of your favourite sites or discover new ones.

In the early evening, come together with your fellow travellers for a memorable Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. This is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the experiences and memories shared throughout your journey and to bid farewell to the beautiful city of Rome. It's a fitting conclusion to your adventure in Italy, filled with camaraderie and delicious cuisine.

Meals
Breakfast

Your journey has now come to an end. Safe travels, and may your memories of this remarkable trip stay with you for years to come.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.

Inclusions

  • Small, intimate group experience - no more than 24 people 
  • 18 nights in 4 & 5-star premium accommodation throughout 
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches & 5 dinners, including memorable farewell dinners in Barcelona and Rome 
  • Incredible sightseeing including guided tours of Madrid, Cordoba, Merida, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Rome, Venice, Bologna, Florence, Perugia and Siena 
  • Entry fees to Merida’s Roman Theatre and Granada’s mighty Alhambra 
  • Entry into the famous Sistine Chapel to view Michelangelo’s masterpiece The Last Judgment
  • Several wine and olive oil tasting opportunities 
  • Gondola ride in Venice
  • Flamenco experience in Granada 
  • Fully escorted throughout with a certified English speaking Tour Director 
  • Travel in comfort with luxury coach transportation
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
  • Economy class flight from Barcelona to Venice

  • Madrid - Savour an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Merida - Encounter fascinating remnants of the city’s past, including the awe-inspiring Roman Theater.
  • Seville - Visit theJewish Quarter, where you'll meander through its labyrinthine narrow streets.
  • Cordoba - Visit the awe-inspiring Mosque, now transformed into a Christian Cathedral.
  • Granada - Experience an authentic Gypsy Flamenco show in Spain, paired with a delightful dinner.
  • Ubeda -  Savour the unique golden Extra Virgin Olive oil that this region is famous for, including lunch.
  • Valencia - Marvel at the striking exterior of the avant-garde complex known as the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.
  • Barcelona - Delve into the awe-inspiring Sagrada Familia, a cathedral designed by the renowned Catalan architect Antoní Gaudí (entrance not included).
  • Venice - Visit Piazza San Marco, famously known as St. Mark's Square, where you'll soak in the grandeur of this central square.
  • Florence - See the most iconic landmarks, including Piazza Signoria and the Duomo.
  • Siena - Indulge in a delightful "Aperitivo," which includes a light lunch featuring local products and wines.
  • Rome - Admire the awe-inspiring architecture and soak in the religious and historical significance of Saint Peter’s Square. 

Fine Print

Secure your trip with a $99.00 deposit per person.

Once we receive your deposit, we will send you an invoice with your remaining balance and payment options.

Instalment Schedule:

  1. At the time of booking pay a $99.00 deposit per person.
  2. Pay a 1st installment of $783.00 per person within 28 days.
  3. Pay a 2nd installment of $1,567.00 per person within 90 days.
  4. You will then be invoiced for final payment 120 days prior to departure.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a ”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, however, any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $2,837.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
2-24 Persons

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

Please note: groups under 8-10 passengers will be operated with an English-speaking driver-guide.

Internal Flights - Luggage Allowance: 

Please note checked luggage allowance is 23kg.

Venice has implemented an access fee charged to day trip visitors who are not staying overnight in the municipality of Venice, during specific high season dates. The calendar of dates is available here.

If you are staying in an accommodation in the municipality of Venice, then you are exempt from this fee. However, to avoid paying the fee you must register for an exemption by filling out an exemption request here. The exemption form will provide you with a QR code you can show on your phone. 

If required for your travel dates, you may pre-book once you have received your final documents confirming your hotel. The exemption must be completed before entering the city, but can be done while traveling. 

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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