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Private transfer to your hotel in Barcelona
Accommodation in Barcelona
- Six two-bedroom suites
- Personal assistant
- Waterbeds, sauna and massage room on the terrace
Located just off Passeig de Gràcia – the most fashionable street in Barcelona – El Palauet is an ivory haven set inside a listed 1906 Modernist mansion with embellishments of contemporary art and furnishings. Six bright two-bedroomed apartments offer the upmost privacy. Each comes with a personal assistant, always on hand to help guests explore the city with insider knowledge. The rest of the mansion is soaring ceilings, stained glass windows and intricate frescoes, while up on the rooftop terrace there is a spa. While there is no restaurant or bar at El Palauet, a private chef and a stocked fridge can be arranged, 24-hour room service can also deliver Mediterranean and Japanese menus. Handpicked Spanish wine, cava and champagne await in the suites.
- 125 guest rooms
- Michelin-starred Caelis Restaurant
- 19Ninteen and Garden restaurant
- Cocktail bar
- Rooftop swimming pool
Regal and classic are two words that sum up this historic five-star hotel, located on one of Barcelona’s main central thoroughfares. Stay here and you’ll find yourself just a few blocks from the designer boutiques on the elegant Passeig de Gracia, and the heart of the city at Plaza Catalunya. Each of the 125 guest rooms feature imperial touches, from grand fireplaces and glittering chandeliers, to heavy gold curtains and bedspreads. Bold-patterned wallpapers and antique-style furniture add to the look. Salvador Dalí and his wife Gala, once lived in the Royal Suite which has since been renamed in his honour. With stately décor comes royal service, and each morning guests are treated to breakfast in the hotel’s peaceful garden, surrounded by plants and fountains. You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to evening dining options, with Michelin-starred cuisine from chef Romain Fornell at the Michelin-starred Caelis Restaurant or tapas and light bites at the sophisticated 19Ninteen. And to finish off the night, head to the English-inspired Bluesman Cocktail Bar, a cosy space just perfect for a nightcap.
- 120 rooms and suites
- Two Michelin-starred restaurant
- Seafood restaurant
- Rooftop pool
- Fitness centre
- Lap pool
Barcelona is a city famous for its striking architecture and eye-catching design, so pay homage to the beautiful Catalan capital at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Barcelona. Located on the famous Passeig de Gràcia, you’re just minutes from Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and within walking distance of Las Ramblas, the iconic la Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter. The interiors are stylish and contemporary, whilst subtly reflecting the hotel’s oriental heritage. 120 rooms and suites look out over the boulevard or the peaceful mimosa gardens. Spain is a country fiercely proud of its rich culinary history and the hotel’s restaurant, Moments, has been awarded two Michelin stars for its innovative Catalan cuisine. There is also a restaurant specialising in seafood; the chef Ángel León, has been nickname the Chef of the Sea due to his passion and knowledge for everything from shellfish to seaweed and salt. For light bites, enjoy tapas at the bar or on the terrace. A tipple in the Banker’s Bar is a must; in a nod to its former life as a bank, the ceiling is fashioned from original security boxes. Barcelona’s beautiful skyline is best appreciated from the rooftop where you can relax in the pool or admire the view with a cocktail in hand.
- 105 rooms
- Rooftop terrace
- Rooftop pool
Barcelona is a city known for its beautiful architecture, and Hotel Casa Fuster is no exception. Behind the elegant façade is a hotel that effortlessly blends modern design and comfort, befitting of the stylish Catalan capital. Located on the Passeig de Gràcia, you’re ideally situated to explore the city; the Casa Milá, Casa Batlló and the iconic Sagrada Familia are all within walking distance. When you’re not out exploring, relax in one of the 105 rooms, decorated with warm neutral tones and designer furniture. Some also come with a hydromassage tub and a balcony. Spain is well known for its culinary heritage and the hotel restaurant serves modern Mediterranean cuisine using fresh, seasonal produce. With its colourful décor and eye-catching columns, the lounge is the perfect place for a thirst quenching cup of tea or cocktail, and on Thursday evenings you can tap your toe to live jazz music. Barcelona deserves to be seen from every angle and it takes on a whole new character when viewed from the rooftop terrace. Look down on the bustling streets below and out across to skyline to Tibadabo Mountain. There is an outdoor pool and plenty of seating from which to sit and watch the world go by.
In Spain’s northwestern corner sits the proudly independent comunidad autónoma of Catalonia, with the charismatic city of Barcelona as its capital.
One of Europe’s greatest cities, Barcelona has a rich history with iconic architectural treasures dating from Roman temples to winding gothic streets, with Gaudi’s uniquely playful modernism cut with stark millennial flashes of glass and steel. There is a tangibly buzzing culture in the streets and squares, an inspiration for some of the 20th century’s greatest artists and writers, that makes exploring tucked away bars, cafes, restaurants, museums and galleries endlessly captivating.
Barcelona is a city that comes alive at night, and you’ll experience the bright lights and the buzz with an evening sidecar tour. Whizz through the streets, taking in sights such as the Columbus Monument, Barceloneta Beach, El Born, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic Hill and much more. The city's buildings and avenues take on a different personality at night and you'll enjoy seeing a whole new side to Barcelona.
Barcelona is known for its beautiful and often eccentric architecture. Gaudi contributed much to the cityscape and you can appreciate his artistic vision as you explore the Güell Park, located on Carmel Hill. La Sagrada Familia, although not finished, is considered his masterpiece and is a real feat of engineering incorporating stone, brick, tiles and glass. Enjoy wandering along the cobbled streets of the Gothic quarter and visit El Born which feels like a small village nestled within the city.
Chocolate was first introduced to Spain from the New World in the sixteenth century and its popularity across Europe quickly spread. Today visit a specialty shop to learn about and buy the ingredients needed, then walk through medieval narrow streets to a cooking school to make different types of hot chocolate and melindros, a famous pastry dipped into the delicious drink.
Flight from Barcelona to Seville
Private transfer to your hotel in Seville
Accommodation in Seville
- 151 guestrooms including 19 suites
- Two restaurants including a tapas bar by Michelin-starred chef
- Lobby bar with piano
- Fitness room
Steeped in history, the Hotel Alfonso XIII was constructed by order of the King as luxury lodging for the international VIPs attending the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition. This grand structure quickly became an emblem of the city centre and has been continuously used as a hotel until the present day, although Franco’s regime necessitated a name change to the Andalusian Palace while under his rule. To this day, you’ll find that it is the city centre’s only true, luxury property. Typically Andalusian in style, the hotel expresses the region’s mixed Moorish and Castilian founding influences with authentic and detailed features. Each of its 151 bedrooms including its 19 suites are unique in design, falling into three style categories: Andalusian, Moorish, and Castilian. Alongside its exalted, majestic architecture, Hotel Alfonso XIII is also notable for its large pool, which sits amidst lush gardens. This makes it a rare urban sanctuary and one of the only locations where being in Seville during the heat of high summer will be thoroughly enjoyable. By the pool you’ll find an al fresco restaurant that turns itself into a twinkling vision after dark and serves Spanish and international delicacies. You can also eat in the sumptuously-tiled gallery surrounding an arched interior courtyard where you can take your breakfast and coffee. If you fancy something truly epicurean, the atmospheric Ena tapas bar is manned by Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellán of Barcelona. Afterwards, discuss the highlights of your meal to the accompaniment of live piano music at Bar Americano. In terms of location, you’ll find that you really couldn’t be better placed to discover Seville. Hotel Alfonso XIII sits right on the edge of the old – pedestrianised – quarter, meaning that you can benefit from arriving to the hotel by car and walking five minutes to outstanding historic sites such as the Cathedral de Seville, the Alcazar, Puente de S. Telmo, and Plaza de Espana.
- 50 rooms and suites
- Rooftop terrace
Entering the Palacio de Villapanés is quite the theatrical experience. As you step through the huge wooden doors and into the courtyard with its parquet flooring, marble columns and elegant arches it’s like stepping back in time. The hotel is a former palace built in the 18th century for the first marquis of Terreblanca del Aljarafe. The interior is a blend of classic and contemporary, with plenty of original features as well as furniture from international designers. Each of the 50 rooms and suites have retained much of their charm while having all the features of a modern boutique hotel. The Spanish have really mastered the art of al fresco living, and you can relax in the patio garden, the scent of orange blossom carrying on the breeze. For a spectacular bird’s-eye-view of the city, head to the rooftop terrace and watch the sun sink behind the skyline. Every region in Spain is passionate about their cuisine and you can experience the delights of Andalusian cuisine at the hotel restaurant, located in the old palace winery. For a more relaxed dining affair, enjoy some tapas and wine in the bar or on the terrace. When you just need to lay back and relax, head to the spa where Located near the Santa Cruz district, you’re ideally situated to explore Seville. The Giralda Tower, Plaza Jesús de la Redencion, the cathedral and the Real Alcázar are all close by.
- 41 rooms
- Azahar Restaurant
- Roof terrace and swimming pool
- Pool bar
Located in Seville’s magical, historic centre, this four-star hotel showcases the city’s traditional Andalusian architecture in all its glory. Set around an old cobbled neighbourhood patio, dating back to the 18th century, it features romantic wrap-around balconies, regal stone pillars, and the bright yellow and blue colours that the city is so famous for. The 41 rooms are minimalistic, full of clean lines and pastel shades, yet still manage to retain that true rustic Andalusian vibe with the old wood-beamed ceilings and colonial-style furniture. There are plenty of communal spaces to relax in too, including the hotel’s sunny central courtyard or up in the chill-out space on the rooftop terrace with a small swimming pool, where you can watch the sunset over the famous La Giralda – the Moorish minaret of the city’s cathedral. And by night, dine under the stars at the Azahar Restaurant, serving up classic Andalusian cuisine. With historic and cultural landmarks such as the Flamenco Dance Museum, the Cathedral and the Real Alcazar Moorish palace, all located within walking distance, it’s an ideal place from which to discover this enchanting and romantic city.
The jewel in the Moorish Caliphate of Cordoba and the capital of the most powerful Castilian Kingdom, Seville has been left with eye-popping architecture and majestic grace. While Seville reached its peak in the 17th century and then suffered terribly in the Spanish Civil War, today it has resurrected itself as the capital and largest city of Andalusia. You'll need to spend a few days here at least to experience the true essence of Spanish grandeur.
Meet an expert resident guide an take to two wheels, exploring the beautiful city of Seville at a leisurely pace. Cycle along its pretty streets and over the bridge, passing by the Golden Tower and through parks while your host brings the city to life with fascinating stories and intriguing anecdotes.
Flamenco is the traditional song and dance of the gypsies of Andalusia and was developed over hundreds of years before becoming popular in the 19th century as a form of café entertainment. There are three parts to every flamenco show: 'grande' or 'hondo' with intense, profound songs; 'intermedio'; and finally 'pequeño', lighthearted songs about love and nature.
Meet your host, Amelia Gomez, before beginning this hands on class where you will cook and taste some of the most famous dishes of Andalusian cuisine. Enjoy the traditional salmorejo, beetroot and avocado cream and Spanish omelette or fried aubergine with honey. You will learn how to prepare Paella with saffron, vegetables and chicken or seafood.
Private transfer to your hotel in Granada
Accommodation in Granada
- 75 rooms and suites
- Sauna and Turkish bath
Granada is a city with more than its fair share of beautiful buildings and stunning architecture. The luxurious AC Palacio de Santa Paula occupies the former Santa Paula Convent which has been lovingly restored to offer guests a relaxing retreat bursting with character. The hotel is centred around a beautiful courtyard with elegant stone arches and palm trees, the delicate tinkling of the fountain in the background. It also houses the tombs of the nuns from the convent. Admire it from the wraparound balcony on the first floor, complete with 16th century frescos, or sink into one of the chairs and enjoy it illuminated at night. Fusing old and new, the hotel has managed to retain its charm and authenticity while allowing guests to enjoy all the comforts of a modern hotel. There are 75 rooms and suites, some with exposed brick walls and views over the courtyard. The restaurant occupies the former convent library and the menu makes for good reading, fusing traditional Andalusian flavours with more modern culinary concepts. The courtyard is the perfect setting for a glass of wine and nibbles. You’re ideally situated on the Gran Via de Colon, one of the main avenues in Granada’s old quarter. The cathedral and archeological museum are on your doorstep and the majestic Alhambra is within walking distance.
- 42 rooms
Granada is a city steeped in history, but this hasn’t stopped it embracing modern Spanish culture with aplomb. The blend of old and new is what makes a stay at the Hospes Palacio de los Patos so special. The hotel is split across two buildings, one a renovated 19th century palace and the other a striking modern construction. The interior is bright and airy, and rooms in the older part of the hotel contain beautiful features such as plasterwork ceilings, Doric columns and friezes. After a day of exploring, you’ll relish the opportunity to relax and unwind in the spa which features Turkish baths, a sauna and thermal pool. Sightseeing can build up quite the appetite so enjoy some traditional Spanish tapas or dishes inspired by the city’s Moorish past in the hotel’s restaurant. No trip to Granada would be complete without visiting the majestic Alhambra, a series of palaces and gardens built under the Nazari Dynasty in the 14th century. Be sure to also stop by the Granada Cathedral and the Alcazaba, a wonderfully preserved Moorish fortress.
- 45 rooms and suites
The Alhambra is one of the most iconic landmarks not just in Granada, but across Europe. The Parador de Granada is located within its grounds and is the perfect place to appreciate it in all its glory. A former Franciscan convent, the Parador was built on the site of a Nasrin palace. The remains of the Turkish bathes are still visible today and other relics are housed in the hotel museum. Part of the building was the former chapel where the kings of Spain were buried before moving to the Royal Chapel. Enjoy a stroll in the garden, from which you can look out at the city’s medieval walls and towards the Sacramonte and Albaicín neighbourhoods. The hotel blends classic and contemporary design with wooden floors, latticed shutters and pieces of antique furniture alongside more modern features in the 45 rooms and suites. The restaurant serves traditional Spanish cuisine and the terrace is the perfect place to while away balmy summer evenings. The Alhambra is understandably one of Spain’s most popular attractions, but your prime location means you can enjoy its majestic palaces and beautiful gardens once the crowds have disappeared.
Seville's brooding Andalusian sister sits at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the Iberian Peninsula's highest massif. Renowned as the last stronghold of the Moors who were driven out of Western Europe in the 15th century, it's here that you'll best discover Andalusia's splendid Arabic architectural heritage including the beautiful Alhambra Palace.
The lavish Alhambra is Granada's most visited site. Once a palace and fortress for the city's Muslim rulers, the Alhambra means ‘red fort' and is named after the red clay used in its construction in the mid-13th century. The Generalife was the country residence of the Nasrid king and the recreational courtyard and its beautiful gardens sit on the slopes of the Cerro del Sol, offering spectacular views.
Private transfer to your hotel in Marbella
Accommodation in Marbella
- 37 rooms, 78 suites and 15 villas
- Three swimming pools
- Nine bars and restaurants
- Beach club
- Equestrian centre
- Gold course
The undisputed grande dame of southern Spain, this iconic resort sprawls along a prime patch of the ‘Golden Mile’, a stretch of beautiful beach between Marbella’s Old Town and Puerto Banus’s yachts. Built in 1954 by a prince as the Costa del Sol’s first luxury hotel, it soon attracted the likes of Ava Gardner, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant and Laurence Olivier, and has lost none of its glamorous lustre since. There are 37 guestrooms and 78 elegant suites scattered throughout acres of jasmine-scented gardens with outdoor terrace overlooking the glorious gardens or views out to sea. There are also 14 two-, three- and five-bedroom villas, some with private pools, and the illustrious six-bedroom Villa Del Mar. Choose from nine bars and restaurants including an opulent Champagne bar, lavish buffet at the legendary Beach Club, romantic grill restaurant and a trendy café. There’s also impressive tennis courts, three swimming pools, a modern Thalasso Spa, a Dave Thomas designed golf course, equestrian centre, superb kids’ club and a luxury shopping gallery. In short, facilities that rank it among the best in the world.
This city in Costa del Sol is surrounded by the Sierra Blanca Mountains, sandy Mediterranean beaches and resorts. Spend your days soaking up the sun on one of 24 beaches along the coast, or explore the Old Town (Casco Antiguo) with its ancient walls and historic buildings. Discover a variety of cafes and restaurants, learn about the city's history with a visit to some of the museums, and make the most of great shopping.
Transfer to the pier at Marbella Marina Port to meet the crew and board the Elan Impression Sailing Boat for a glamorous half day sailing experience, navigating towards Cabo Pino and Estepona. During the cruise you may want to relax, do some snorkeling or swimming, before sailing back to Puerto Banús.
Private transfer to Malaga airport