Looking for the best tours in Spain? Why shouldn’t you? This European nation has some of the most sought-after tours that can take your breath away. Whether you are a solo traveler or you are there with your family, or whether you are a newly married couple, Spain has something or the other to entice you.
So, if you are wondering what Spain has to offer you, here we give you a quick rundown of the most popular Spain tours that should make it to the top of your travel list. Read on!
Best Tours in Spain That You Cannot Miss
A colorful and vibrant world lurks beneath the waters of our mighty oceans and seas, but most of us are unaware of the beauty the marine world holds. The Oceanogràfic gives you a chance to witness a part of it. Oceanogràfic is Europe’s largest aquarium that holds and displays aquatic environments ranging from the Mediterranean to global wetlands to the Arctic and the Antarctic and even the Red Sea.
This two-layered marine park designed in the shape of a water lily houses a freshwater lake on the upper floors while the lower level displays the main marine ecosystems of the world. On the upper level, you can see flamingos, cormorants, and pelicans while the lower level greets you with sharks, sea lions, jellyfish, walrus, and belugas and more!
The aquarium features a collection of 45,000 aquatic creatures spanning over 500 different species that can keep you glued for the entire 4-hour of tour time. If for some reason your ache for some incredible food, head for the underwater restaurant to give yourself a culinary treat!
If the marine world is not your thing, but equestrian glamor lures your soul, don’t forget to attend the show that goes by the name ‘How the Andalusian Horses Dance.’ The show takes place at Jerez de la Frontera, where skilled riders and their skilled Andalusian horses give a breathtaking display of various choreographies like pulling carriages or riding in unison.
This 90-minute show gives you a chance to enjoy some quintessential Spanish music coupled with the showmanship of Spanish horse riders. Did we mention the 18th-century costumes that the riders wear?
Keep in mind that you cannot carry any camera unless you are an authorized professional. That’s the rule! Honor it!
If the Andalusian Horse Dance isn’t enough for you, you can always visit the training sessions of the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. The 120-minute long tour will open gates to the indoor arena where you can watch how the horses are trained and even take a look at the various facilities of the school.
They do have an interactive museum that is fantastic, to say the least. The audio-visual presentation will walk you through the amazing history of Andalusia’s equestrian art.
A journey to the school’s octagonal stable complex will allow you to see some of the finest horses of the school. The tour will eventually come to an end with a visit to the carriage museum that is waiting to draw your attention with a collection of carriages, harnesses, and equestrian costumes!
If you hate long queues, the Sagrada Familia fast-track ticket is perhaps one of those perfect tours of Spain that you might want to explore. Get the fast track ticket to explore the icon of Barcelona – the Sagrada Familia – the unfinished work of Antoni Gaudi.
Explore everything – from the stupendous interiors to the magnificent facade and that too at your own pace. The Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s true symbol, and its work started back in 1882. It still remains a work-in-progress and features a combination of Art Nouveau and Gothic forms. Just don’t wear shorts or sleeveless shirts or short skirts. That’s prohibited!
Spain tours remain incomplete unless you indulge in at least one of the Málaga tours. From a half-day excursion to the famous Caminito del Rey to a full-day ticket to Bioparc Fuengirola, from a day trip to the Sierra Nevada to a 12-hour Seville tour with high-speed train, there is an assortment of options to select from and that too at throwaway prices.
All these tours start from Málaga and take you somewhere else, but if you are interested in Málaga sightseeing, there’s a lot of goodies like Roman Theater, Málaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, Montes de Málaga and more! All you have to do is choose!
Soak in the medieval history of Granada with guided tours to Alhambra and Generalife grounds. Stroll through the infamous Nasrid Palaces – a series of courtyards and sumptuous rooms and the Alcazaba Fortress – that was once the residence of soldiers. Climb up the Watch Tower to get a sweeping view of the Granada below.
There is history in every nook and cranny that awaits your exploration. So, if you are a history buff, this is one of those tours of Spain that you cannot skip.
Toledo is touted as a magical city that boasts a careful combination of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish neighborhoods. Drenched in rich history, this little town is home to some extraordinarily beautiful architecture coupled with narrow medieval roads.
The town is associated with Miguel de Cervantes’ works and life and, at one point in time, served as King Charles I’s seat of the court.
The tours in Spain remain incomplete with a visit to the historic Cordoba Mosque-Cathedral. Learn about the various stages of the monuments’ construction starting from the primitive mosque commissioned by Abd al Rahman I in the 8th century through old Basilica of San Vicente that was commissioned during the Spanish Visigoth empire.
Learn about the Reconquista of Cordoba by Fernando III’s Christian armies after which, the primitive mosque was converted into a cathedral. The place oozes history!
How about an off-road quad bike tour? Sounds thrilling? Add some more fun with swimming, snorkeling, and cliff jumping. Yes, that’s Mallorca’s adventure tour that will allow you to explore the area around Palma.
After your rugged journey through water and mud using the quad bikes, you get to cruise through the labyrinths of sand dunes and stony paths and forest trails that often greet you with extreme climbs. Your journey will eventually be rewarded with a utopian view.
At the end of the tour, which also includes swimming, snorkeling, and cliff jumping, drift over flat terrain to reach a relaxing bar where you can enjoy a cool beer!
Set sail to the Tabarca Island from the Alicante port while admiring the panoramic view of the sea. Drench yourself in the sun while you cruise over the waters until you reach Tabarca Island, where you can cool yourself with a dip in the blue waters of the ocean. And, if your heart desires, feel free to discover the vibrant marine life with a quick snorkeling experience.
If you are a fan of the Real Madrid football team, the Bernabéu Stadium Tour something you should not miss. You can explore the club’s history by exploring the stadium museum and take a sneak peek into the trophy room to see the different trophies won by the club. A walk through the pitch and a chance to get into the dressing room – this tour is a dream come true for the club fans.
If you are a foodie, your Spain tours cannot end without an evening culinary tour through Palma. It is all about an immersive experience that combines a culture trip with culinary delights. Visit the most famous landmarks of the city while enjoying the delights of local Spanish cuisines.
Experience the finest gourmet tapas at the most famous tapas bars or try the local pinchos – it is all up to you. It is a walking tour that will walk you through the highlights of the city like the Almudaina Palace, Es Baluard Fortress, and the Old Town, where you find the charming cobblestone streets, impressive architecture and the finest buildings that the island has to offer.
When in Spain, how can you skip Mallorca? Engage in an open-top hop-on and hop-off bus tour to explore the island’s capital. With so much to discover like nightlife, culture, and history, Palma de Mallorca’s 24 to 48-hour long bus journey is a memorable experience.
There are a total of 18 stops that you can explore at your whims! From Poble Espanyol to Palau de La Almudaina to the famous Plaza de Espana and even the 14th century Bellver Castle – what you want to explore is up to you. It is all about selecting the right ticket!
Yes, we agree! This is not the most complete list of best Spain tours. The country has so much to offer that it is virtually impossible to include everything in a single list. But, it is definitely a starting point. In case you don’t agree with our list and you think that there should be other tours included in this list of tours in Spain, feel free to drop a comment.