Highlights of Spain: Sustainable Tour

$5,580 pp

  • Duration

    11 days
  • Bookable From

  • Trip Style

    Privately Guided
  • Country

  • Physical Rating

    Very easy


Visit all the vibrant highlights of Spain on this 11-day sustainable tour, including Madrid and Barcelona, experiencing the culture, gastronomy, and history along the way!

Start in the great city of Madrid and end your Spanish adventure in the heart of trendy Barcelona. Dive into Spain’s culture and heritage with guided city tours. and a visit to Segovian monuments as well as the Montserrat Monastery. Explore Spain's famous gastronomy through a cooking class, a traditional tapas night, and an olive oil tasting (you'll learn about wine production, too!). Immerse yourself in the nearby nature with cycling excursions and a tour of the river Tajo.

Your local hosts who will show you the best of this destination!


  • Tapas night in a traditional taberna
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Stroll through Segovian monuments
  • Nature-based tour of the river Tajo
  • Guided tour of a World Heritage Site
  • Bike tour of Seville
  • Oil tasting and learning about the production process
  • Guided city tour in Barcelona
  • Superb Mediterranean lunch by the beach
  • Monastery of Montserrat

Visit the most emblematic destinations of Spain like a local! Having local people in all the activities will foster an immersive experience throughout this eclectic country. It will also ensure real, meaningful learning about some of the most important traditions and cities.  This sustainable tour combines must-see highlights of Spain like Madrid, Seville, or Barcelona with wonderful off-the-beaten-track locations and activities to bring to life authentic and unique experiences! This perfect combination of history, culture, food, and fun, makes Spain a popular destination for travelers from around the world.

Not to miss while in Spain:

  1. Beautiful beaches: Spain boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, with crystal-clear waters, golden sands, and a warm Mediterranean climate. On this trip, you’ll enjoy a wonderful lunch by the beach!
  2. Rich culture and history: Spain has a rich cultural and historical heritage, with many monuments, museums, and galleries showcasing its past. On this experience, you’ll get guided tours of Barcelona and a World Heritage Site.
  3. Delicious food and wine: Spain is famous for its gastronomy, with a wide range of delicious dishes, such as paella, tapas, and seafood. The country is also home to some of the world’s best wines, including Rioja, Priorat, and Ribera del Duero. During this trip, you’ll eat tapas in a traditional taberna, take a cooking class, and learn about olive oil making, all of which will help bring the gastronomy of Spain to life!
  4. Vibrant cities: Spain has several vibrant cities that you will see on this trip, including Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville. These classic and well-loved cities offer a mix of history, culture, and modernity.

Seasonal Notes

Spring (March to June) and fall (September to November) offer mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and lower prices. This is also a great time for outdoor activities such as hiking, visiting national parks, and enjoying festivals and events. If you like warm weather, the summer months (July and August) are ideal, with temperatures reaching up to 30°C in some parts of the country. However, these months can also be very crowded and expensive. To help curb over-tourism, we recommend avoiding the peak summer months if your schedule allows it. December is also a nice time to visit but it is colder in Madrid, Segovia, and Toledo and you may need to wear additional layers during the outdoor activities.

Low season: November – April

High season: April – October


Day 1 Madrid [Spain] (arrival day)

  • Arrival to Madrid’s airport where a private transfer will take you to the hotel.
  • Free time to rest or to explore the surroundings at your own pace
  • Tapas tour in Barrio de las letras.  

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: Dinner

Day 2 Madrid

  • Cooking class and traditional lunch experience with a local chef.
  • Guided city tour to see the highlights of the city by bicycle.

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 Madrid to Segovia

  • Train journey from Madrid to Segovia, a World Heritage city.
  • Free time to explore Segovia city center, cathedral, Jewish quarter, Alcazar and aqueduct.
  • Regional lunch in a traditional Segovian restaurant.
  • Return to Madrid

    Accommodation: Toc hostel or similar
    Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 Madrid to Toledo

  • Train journey from Madrid to Toledo, World Heritage City in Castille La-Mancha.
  • Nature-based tour of the river Tajo.
  • Free time to explore Toledo on your own – suggestions and recommendations included.
  • Return to Madrid

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast


Day 5 Cordoba

  • Early departure by train to Cordoba
  • Guided tour of Cordoba’s historical center, a World Heritage Site.
  • Free time from the afternoon to explore the city on your own.

Accommodation: Eurostars Maimónides or similar
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 6 Seville

  • Bike tour of the city.
  • Free afternoon to enjoy Seville on your own. 
  • Tapas tour with a flamenco show in the popular neighborhood of Triana. 

Accommodation: Toc hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 La Rinconada (Seville)

  • Visit to the village of La Rinconada and to the olive trees field to learn about olive oil varieties and processes with your local host.
  • Olive oil tasting and special pic nic lunch with local products.
  • Free afternoon in Seville to enjoy on your own.

Accommodation: Toc Hostel or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 Seville to Barcelona

  • Early flight from Seville to Barcelona and transfer to your hotel
  • Free time until late afternoon.
  • Guided city tour to see the main highlights of the city.
  • Dinner in a socially committed gastronomic project.

Accommodation: Hostal Grau or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9 Barcelona

  • Eco-tour of the city: discover the green spaces of the city.
  • Enjoy a superb Mediterranean lunch in a restaurant by the beach
  • Free evening to enjoy the city on your own.
  • Dinner experience in a traditional tavern in the neighborhood of Poble Sec.

Accommodation: Hostal Grau or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Penedés and Montserrat

  • Learn about wine culture in the famous Penedés region.
  • Taste some superb regional wines and food in an organic bubbly wine farm.
  • Visit the fantastic monastery of Montserrat and enjoy the wonderful views before heading back to the big city.

Accommodation: Hostal Grau or similar
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 Barcelona (Departure day)

At the needed time, a private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight home.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 10 nights in accommodation with double room

  • Breakfast always included

  • Cooking class

  • 5 lunches: Madrid, Segovia, in an olive farm, fish lunch in Barcelona, Penedés

  • 2 dinners in Barcelona

  • Tapas tour in Madrid, Seville

  • Wine tasting

  • Train tickets

  • Private transfer from Madrid Airport

  • Private transfer to Seville Airport

  • Private transfer from Barcelona airport to the city center

  • Private transfer to Barcelona Airport

  • Private transfer included to olive farm in Seville

  • Private transfer on day trip to Penedés and Montserrat

  • Domestic flight Seville-Barcelona

  • Activities mentioned in the program
    Our assistance during the trip

  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in the program

  • International flights

  • Transport not mentioned in the program

  • Tips

  • Personal expenses

  • Travel insurance

  • Cancellation insurance


Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.

Prices are for double room occupancy unless indicated otherwise.

This trip includes many activities. If you would like to forego some of the included activities, contact us and we will provide updated pricing.

  • Deposit per person

    30% of the trip price

  • Shared Room - sleeps 2 - price per person

    $5,580 pp


We are a travel agency specializing in sustainable tourism and ecotourism in Spain. With almost ten years of experience, we offer authentic travel experiences in all regions of the country and activities of all kinds.

Environmental Initiatives
As a sustainable company, we prioritize eco-friendly practices and strive to minimize our carbon footprint. We encourage the use of public transport whenever possible and suggest avoiding single-use plastics. Our travel itineraries include low-carbon and alternative activities, such as cycling tours and eco-tours in green areas of the cities. We also carefully select small and local accommodations that recover spaces of historical and cultural interest, with a preference for those run by families. While it is difficult to find eco-friendly accommodations, we make every effort to choose places that serve local and organic food and have consciously designed interiors.

Sociocultural Initiatives

We support local businesses such as small restaurants, producers, and accommodations. Rather than working with large companies for guided tours, we rely on local guides who have firsthand knowledge of the places we visit. Our goal is to create an authentic travel experience that connects travelers with local realities and helps to create a better industry. We also support local and social projects to ensure that the benefits of tourism are shared among the communities we visit.
Our travel experiences are designed to highlight the varied cultural and natural heritage of Spain. We believe in meeting the locals, so we don't work with big companies. Instead, we support small and local businesses, many of which are family-run, and encourage you to visit our country from a different point of view. Our tailor-made travel itineraries are created to put the spotlight on local realities and unknown destinations. We carefully select local hosts who are committed to sustainable tourism and ecotourism, and who can provide travelers with firsthand knowledge of the places they are visiting. We also offer activities that allow travelers to immerse themselves in the local culture, such as tapas tours and cooking classes.

Health & Safety

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.


What does the Physical Rating of "Very Easy" mean?

It means that physical preparation is not required.

What are the hotels of the trip like?

The accommodations we selected for this trip are an eco-boutique hostel, a modern, elegant hostel with a private room and bathroom, and a 3-star hotel with a traditional Andalusian patio.

Can I get around on my own, if I don't speak Spanish?

Of course, since tourism is an important industry for the country, you'll find that locals speak English at all major hotels and most restaurants throughout the country, especially in the cities. Although, some basic Spanish could be helpful in rural areas or the countryside.

How do I get from one place to another?

This trip includes private transfers and public transport (trains) to travel from one place to another, a domestic flight from Seville to Barcelona.

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