Spain is a country practically bursting at the seams with history, heritage, culture and friendly people who really know how to enjoy life. Incredible food, music, art, architecture, great beaches and good weather have made it one of world's top travel destinations.
Experience everything this stunning country has to offer from great food, amazing art and museums, sunny beaches, gothic cathedrals, a 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct and some fantastic performance opportunities. Friendly people, great audiences and a wonderful transportation system make traveling in Spain a breeze.
Spend a few days absorbing Barcelona's sights, sounds and tastes before heading west through the heart of Spain to Madrid. You'll have some free time to explore the city and take a trip to beautiful Segovia before continuing to Seville with its immense Gothic Cathedral.Full Itinerary
From performing in Spain's greatest concert halls and outdoor festivals to dancing Flamenco in the evenings, this itinerary is packed with Spanish flair from beginning to end. Travel to Spain's top cities and experience the best of Spain's sightseeing excursions.Full Itinerary
This itinerary gives you ample opportunity to experience both marvelous countries. Start your tour in Lisbon, once the capital of the world's greatest maritime empire, and continue through the Spanish countryside on your way to Seville, Granada and Madrid.Full Itinerary
The distinct regions of Spain each boast amazing major cities with much to offer. From Barcelona and Valencia on the Mediterranean coast to Seville and Granada in southern Andalusia and the capital Madrid and UNESCO Human Heritage City of Segovia in the center, each city offers a unique culture and lifestyle.
This is Europe's largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Coast, capital of Catalonia and home to the Sagrada Familia and other architectural wonders of Antonin Gaudi. Enjoy the paella and seafood, roam the old Gothic Quarter and stroll the pedestrian-only La Rambla for some amazing people-watching.
The capital of Spain, located in the center of the country on the river Manzanares, and home to notable sights such as Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Retiro Park, and the Prado Museum. Madrid is alive with bars, cafes and some of the finest shops in Europe. The nearby cities of Toledo and Avila make for great day trips.
The quintessential Mediterranean city, Valencia is one of the most vibrant and exciting cities in Europe. It's variety of impressive sites include the cathedral, silk exchange market and the City of Arts and Sciences, a futuristic complex of museums, cinemas, theaters and more. The Valencia region also has a strong tradition of wind bands, called Bandas Sinfonicas, with almost every town boasting its own ensemble.
This regional capital is home to the largest and best preserved Roman Aqueduct as well as the Alcazar castle, which was one of the inspirations for the Walt Disney castle. After soaking up the sights, take a rest in the Plaza Mayor where you'll find the Town Hall, Cathedral and Theater and bandstand in the center.
The capital of Andalusia is home to one of the largest medieval gothic cathedrals in the world, La Catedral de Sevilla. It houses more than 500 works of art and features the tallest tower in Spain at 319 feet. With 3,000 years of history, Seville is a living museum.
Thought by many to be the most beautiful city in Spain, Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains and features many incredible sights. A must-see is the Moorish fortress, The Alhambra, one of the most famous buildings in Spain. Other sights include the Generalife Gardens, the Cathedral of Granada, and the Royal Chapel.
From classic European-style theaters to modern concert halls, dramatic cathedrals, plazas and courtyards there is no shortage of fantastic performance options for your ensemble. In addition there are numerous summer music festivals throughout the country.
Located in central Madrid, San Jerónimo el Real, also known as Los Jerónimos, was built as a monastery in 1503 during the time of Queen Isabella I. For more than three centuries, the monastery was the site of the investiture of the Prince of Asturias, or the heir to the Spanish throne. The church was closed in 1836 during the War of Independence and subsequently used as the headquarters of the artillery. With such a vital history, it's no wonder why our groups seek to write their own chapters in the continuing tale of Los Jerónimos.
This breathtaking concert hall was built in the early 1900s in the middle of Barcelona. Along with the stunning stained glass dome ceiling, the structure includes a number of statues and designs that stand as homages to specific musical works. The concert hall is the only hall in Europe to be lit during daylight hours solely by natural light. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seats approximately 2,200 people and has seen performances by various artists ranging from Strauss, Stravinsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and more!
Situated in the part of the city of Barcelona known as Barri Gotic, is located 14th century Gothic style church known as Santa Maria del Pi. The church is known for its large rose stained glass window, which is one of the largest in the world, it's Catalan Gothic Style which is essentially bare of any sculptures, and its robust buttresses that give it its characteristic appearance.
This symphonic hall was built in the early 80's and has over 2,300 seats and a reverb time of two second. The annual program starts in September and runs through May and is open to both visiting ensembles wishing to attend a performance or perform in the hall themselves!
This Romanesque church is home to an ancient, medieval spirit. Architecturally speaking, a defensive building, linked to the period of resettlement. The dome of the Old Cathedral is commonly known as the "Torre del Gallo" (Cockerel Tower) due to the weather vane in the shape of a cockerel on top.
The Fortuny opened its doors on 16 November 1882 with Gounod's opera Faust. The theater was built according to the tastes of the time abarrocats under the direction of the architect Francesc Blanc, and achieved an obvious role social, cultural and citizen with a broad national impact. Currently Fortuny offers a regular program from October to June, combining theater, music, opera and dance and offering cultural projection through exhibitions, promoting young artists and guided tours.