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[11 days] Sustainable Tour: Highlights of Spain Madrid, Segovia, Toledo, Barcelona

  • Trip Type: Private (Guided)
  • Group Size: Min 2, Max 12
  • Departure Date: Flexible
  • Bookable From: All year round
  • Duration: Extended (10+ days)
  • Physical Rating: Very Easy

On this 11-day sustainable tour, you will visit all the must-see highlights of vibrant Spain. You will land in the great city of Madrid and end your Spanish adventure in the heart of trendy Barcelona. Learn about Spain’s culture, gastronomy, and history with your local hosts who will show you the best of this destination.

Dive into Spain’s culture with a cooking class, guided city tours, and learning about wine and oil production. Cycle, enjoy a tour of the river Tajo, and soak in the views from the Monastery of Monserrat to immerse yourself in nature.


  • 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, and 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.

Related Trips:
[8 days] Barcelona & its Surroundings
[10 days] Family trip to Spain

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 overtourism, 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


📋 Itinerary

This itinerary is customizable. Contact Yugen Earthside for more information.

Day 1: Madrid [Spain] (arrival day)
Day 2: Madrid
Day 3: Madrid to Segovia
Day 4: Segovia to Toledo
Day 5: Toledo to Cordoba
Day 6: Seville
Day 7: La Rinconada (Seville)
Day 8: Seville to Barcelona
Day 9: Barcelona
Day 10: Penedés and Montserrat
Day 11: Barcelona (departure day)

🌱 Sustainability

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. Our goal is to design tailor-made travel itineraries that put on the spotlight our varied cultural and natural heritage, connecting travelers with local realities, but also with unknown destinations and with our carefully selected local hosts that work towards creating a better industry. We offer travel experiences that allow you to meet local people, support small and local businesses and visit our country from another point of view.

We rely on local guides. We don't work with big companies for guided tours. We support local businesses, such as local restaurants (they are often family-run businesses), producers (family-run wineries), and small accommodations when possible.

The trip allows you to meet the locals, for example during the tapas tours, and the cooking class, while visiting the winery. The traveler will be accompanied by local guides, who will explain firsthand everything they need to know about the places they are visiting. We support local and social projects.

We use public transport when possible.

We suggest travelers not use single-use plastics.

We focus on low-carbon and alternative activities: cycling tours, and eco-tours in green areas of the cities.

Accommodation: Our commitment is to find small and local accommodations, preferring the ones run by families. We select small boutique hotels that recover spaces of historical and cultural interest. Local/organic food is served and the interior design is consciously done.

It is difficult to find eco-friendly accommodations, most are still not committed to reducing plastic or using eco-friendly detergents/body wash products.

  • Tourism Dispersal
  • Behavioral Awareness Education
  • Conserve Ecosystems/Preserve Biodiversity
  • No In-Destination Flights
  • Responsible Waste Management
  • Local/Organic Food Served
  • Supports Local Businesses
  • Tours Benefit Local Community
  • Connect Travelers to Local Products
  • Act Mindfully of Local Health
  • Inclusive & Non-discriminatory Hiring

📌 Location

Use the Google map to orient yourself about where in the world this trip is. The location indicates the starting point for this trip.

A specific route map is included in the downloadable detailed itinerary.

🏷️ Pricing

Prices exclude flights to/from the destination.
See the full list of price inclusions and exclusions in the downloadable detailed itinerary.
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

  • One shared double room

    Price for one person

    $ 5580

ℹ️ Other Info

If you're ready to book this trip, or if you still have some questions, contact us to let us know!

In case of cancellation on your part, the cancellation fee will be kept as followed:

  • $110 per person of cancellation fee
  • A penalty, consisting of 5% of the total amount of the trip if the cancellation occurs more than ten days but less than fifteen days before the departure date
  • 15% between days 3 and 10
  • 25% within forty-eight hours prior to departure
  • If you cancel the last 24 hours you may lose 100%, although we will try to recover the maximum possible.

This trip has a variable start date, so you can plan a departure date that suits you.

Be sure you have traveler's insurance.

Please be fully vaccinated and boosted before traveling. You may also need proof of a negative Covid test before arrival to the country. Keep a mask and hand sanitizer with you at all times.

Q: What does the Physical Rating of "Very Easy" mean?
A: It means that physical preparation is not required.

Q: Can I get around on my own, if I don't speak Spanish?
A: 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.

Q: How do I get from one place to another?
A: This trip includes private transfers and public transport (trains) to travel from one place to another, a domestic flight from Seville to Barcelona.

Q: What are the hotels of the trip like?
A: 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.

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