A Spain family holiday to Barcelona and Madrid, with kid friendly tours, hand-on activities and a wealth of fabulous food experiences from markets to tapas bars.
The trip starts in Barcelona, arguably Spain’s most vibrant and engaging city.
Staying in a lovely two bedroom apartment in the L’Eixample area, one of the prettiest areas in central Barcelona, you’ll be walking distance to most sights of interest. In Barcelona you’ll explore the old town, the Barrio Gotico, the city’s famous markets including La Boqueria and Santa Caterina, and visit the extraordinary Sagrada Familia church and the Picasso Museum. If the timing is right you might even get tickets to a FC Barcelona soccer match.
You’ll travel by the impressive AVE super fast train to the Spanish capital Madrid, where you’ll stay in a brilliantly-positioned boutique hotel. You’ll do a kid-focussed food and history tour of the city, eat extraordinary food from pastries to jamon, explore the vast Retiro park, and see the highlights of the Prado museum. You’ll also take a day trip to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Segovia.
- Private kids walking tour of hidden Barcelona, in and around the Barrio Gotico
- Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia
- Mosaic making class
- Tapas tour, especially for kids
- Churros and chocolate. For breakfast!
- Paella on the beach at Barceloneta
- Picasso Museum – to see what the uber talented 14 year old could do
- Renting a row boat at El Retiro park
- Kid-friendly tour of highlights of the Prado collection
- Day trip to Segovia which has extraordinary Roman and medieval ruins.
Families with school-aged kids or teens who are keen to learn about history, culture, art and food. Also ideal for families with small kids – both cities are easy to move around with strollers and children are welcomed warmly everywhere.
Cool for kids
Learning how to make mosaics the way Antoni Gaudi did.
Eating at tapas bars, which allow everyone to order small dishes of things they want. Even the fussiest eaters will find something delicious.
Need to know
8 days from $2500 per person, for a family of four travelling. All prices are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise and are indicative only. Prices will vary according to time of travel, size of family group, inclusions and exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are for land content only.
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