WMT’s Spectacular Spain

Dates: May 3-18, 2025

Discover the past and modern-day Spain from artists and architects to chefs and winemakers throughout this lively tour.  From city to city and coast to coast for Picasso and paella, fortresses and flamenco, and Gaudi and the great Rioja wines. Every day is fun, exciting and colorful in this spectacular country!

Email Lori@duagency.com or call 319-393-1359 for this brochure.

Saturday, May 3:  Depart USA for Europe
Depart USA for our overnight flight.

Sunday, May 4: Arrive in Spain
After arriving in Madrid, our day is free to explore at our leisure.

Monday, May 5: Madrid
Our day is free to continue exploring on our own.  We will gather tonight for our group dinner to meet our fellow travelers and get prepared for our Spanish adventure! (B,D)

Tuesday, May 6: Madrid-Masterpieces in Madrid
Guided sightseeing includes the Prado Museum and sights of the Cibeles Fountain and Calle Alcala. The Prado Museum houses one of the world’s largest art collections, including its amazing assortment of masterpieces by historic artists like Velasquez, Goya, and El Greco. The famous museum also displays the works of renowned European masters, including Rubens and Rembrandt, along with a stunning collection of Greco-Roman statues. (B)

Wednesday, May 7: Segovia–Burgos–Vitoria: Spanish Treasures
In Segovia we will see the Roman Aqueduct. Then onto Burgos where we will take an orientation walk and see the Cathedral of Santa Maria, a wonderful example of the flamboyant Gothic- style which gives her an unmistakable profile. This revered stop along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage route is also the final resting place of the legendary Castilian folk-hero El Cid. We end our day in Vitoria with for late afternoon to browse and overnight (B,D)

Thursday, May 8: Bilbao–San Sebastian–Pamplona
We start our day in Bilbao with a guided visit of the Guggenheim Museum. Then onto San Sebastian for free time to browse and for lunch. We’ll enjoy an exciting afternoon in Pamplona as we walk Calle Estafeta —best known as the narrow cobblestone gauntlet where the running of the bulls takes place in Pamplona. Followed by dinner of tapas and wine pairing at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Friday, May 9: Saragossa–Barcelona: Going for Aragon
An orientation walk includes Plaza del Pilar. Enjoy free time for lunch. Loved for its folklore, fantastic food, and fascinating landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, Saragossa delights with brilliant Baroque architecture that have earned the capital of Spain's Aragon region the designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Scenic drive en route to Barcelona. (B)

Saturday, May 10: Gaudi’s Masterpiece
In Barcelona we will take a guided sightseeing tour of the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, and panoramic views of the city and harbor from Montjuïc Hill. Visit the Sagrada Familia Basilica. The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia stands in Barcelona as a monument to the Holy Family and a testament to the masterwork of Antoni Gaudi. Built on the reliance of donations since the first stone was laid more than 130 years ago, the iconic church remains an unfinished masterpiece and the world’s longest-running construction project. (B)

Sunday, May 11: Vibrant Views of Valencia
Today on our tour of Valencia we will see the old city and marvel at the architecture of La Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias (The City of Arts and Sciences). This gleaming, ultra-modern complex is the largest of its kind in Europe, with its strikingly futuristic design mirroring the surrounding water park, and a stunning symbol of the Spanish city, which houses a planetarium, an oceanarium, and an interactive museum. Then we will grab a refreshing traditional Horchata (rice, milk, vanilla, and cinnamon drink) tasting and some free time for browsing. (B,D)

Monday, May 12: Grand Granada
Today’s scenic drive will take us toward the mountains to Granada. Take in the Renaissance architecture and unmistakable Moorish influence mixed with modern style in Granada, one of eastern Andalusia’s most fascinating cities. Poised at the foot of the magnificent Sierra Nevada mountains, with a wealth of grand Islamic architecture, endless tapas, cold beer, and lively streets. Enjoy free time in the late afternoon, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Tuesday, May 13: Costa Del Sol
We will enjoy a beautiful, guided walking tour that includes the Alhambra complex and the Water Gardens of the Generalife. Granada’s Alhambra Complex stands as one of the largest ancient aristocratic sites of Western Muslim culture. Its leafy lanes and streams enhance the grand water gardens of Generalife at the once summer palace and country estate of the Nasrid rulers. (B)

Wednesday, May 14: Costa Del Sol—excursion to Malaga
Join an excursion to Málaga for a guided walking tour through the Old City and tapas tasting at the famous El Pimpi Bodega. Free time to explore. El Pimpi occupies an 18th-century home on an ancient Roman road in Málaga. Converted into a wine cellar in 1971, this popular place for tapas and wine maintains its enchanting atmosphere in its halls and patios. Named after the legendary Málaga character, “Pimpi,” who assisted sea crews and passengers arriving at the historic Málaga port, this popular bodega is also owned in part by actor and native of Málaga, Antonio Banderas. (B)

Thursday, May 15: Gibraltar to Seville
This morning we cross the border to Gibraltar, a British Territory. Included is a guided sightseeing includes St. Michael’s Caves. This afternoon we return into Spain and onto Seville.  We will visit the famous Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, the royal bull ring. Step into the ring of Spanish history and heritage, the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla (Royal Bullring), where over the centuries matadors have confronted bulls in a show of pageantry and pride. (B,D)

Friday, May 16: Seville
Our day includes a beautiful and colorful walk-through Seville’s picturesque Plaza de España, originally built for Seville's Ibero-American Expo at the 1929 World's Fair, the 540,000-square-foot plaza features a sprawling mosaic patio – an architectural tour de force. Later we’ll explore the historic Santa Cruz quarter in a magical maze of tapas, flamenco, and cafés. (B)

Saturday, May 17: Cordoba to Madrid
We will marvel at the Mosque of Córdoba (Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba in Spanish) which today is a Catholic but was originally a mosque built for Muslim prayer by Abd ar-Rahman I in the 8th century. The mosque’s architecture is rich in dazzling detail, with over 800 granite and marble pillars supporting its beautiful brick and stone arches - a major focal point in the mosque along with the soaring bell tower – the tallest structure in the city. Free time to browse. Then we return to Madrid for our farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)

Sunday, May 18: Depart for home
Following breakfast, we will depart for home with our new friends and many memories of Spectacular Spain. (B)

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Alhambra and Generalife Granada
  • Burgos Cathedral (See only)
  • Historic Centre of Cordoba
  • La Lonja de la Seda de Valencia (See only)
  • Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct
  • Works of Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona


  • Fully Escorted by Travel Leaders / Destinations Unlimited’s Lori Nietert
  • 14-night accommodations, taxes and luggage handling
  • Group roundtrip airport transfers
  • Luxury air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
  • Complimentary WiFi on motorcoach and in most hotels lobbies
  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary
  • 14 full breakfasts (B), and 7 dinners (D) as specified.

 Not included:

  • International Airfare (available July 2025)
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance ($359 per person)

Contact Lori Nietert today to receive a brochure on this tour!  Lori@duagency.com or 319-393-1359

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