10 Best Spain Tours to Take in 2024

The best Spain tours combine iconic attractions with charming coastal cities and smaller towns.

View of tour group on Spain tour early in the morning at Parc Guell in Barcelona with colorful mosaic wall in foreground
(Photo: Envato/f9photos)

Spain’s rich history and vibrant culture make it a popular destination for tour companies. Group tours of Spain offer a convenient way to explore iconic sights and smaller towns, catering to different preferences and interests. And the best part is that accommodations, transportation, activities (some which would be difficult or impossible to arrange on your own), and many meals are all planned out for you so all you have to do is show up and enjoy your vacation. 

2024’s Best Small Group Guided Tours of Spain

The best Spain tours of 2024 combine iconic attractions like Barcelona’s famous Sagrada Familia with charming coastal cities and smaller towns scattered around the county. No matter your lifestyle, fitness level, or interests, there’s a tour to Spain that will fit your needs. Here are my picks for this year’s top guided tours of Spain.

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1. Northern Spain Tour


Naranjo de Bulnes (known as Picu Urriellu) in Asturias, Spain
Naranjo de Bulnes is a famous sight in Picos de Europa, a stop on Trafalgar’s Spain tour (Photo: Envato/antonpetrus)

The 11-day tour of Northern Spain from Trafalgar takes you from Barcelona to Madrid. With this Spain tour package, you’ll visit 12 different cities and see some of the the country’s top highlights. The trip has plenty of built-in downtime, too, which you can use to explore on your own. One of the tour highlights is the stay in Pamplona, where the annual Running with the Bulls festival takes place. 

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Other draws include the holy cave of Covadonga, which is carved into the side of a cliff; exploring the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, equally famous for its collection and its building design; and Madrid’s Prado Museum, which has the largest collection of European art in the world. 

2. Classic Spain Tour

G Adventures

Families with teenagers may find a perfect fit with Classic Spain tour from G Adventures. This small group Spain tour has a maximum of 16 people, and everyone must be over 12 years old to join. Over the course of 15 days, you’ll travel to nine different cities—and while there are some adult-centered activities like wine tasting in the Rioja region of Logroño, teems should find that the hikes and cooking classes are fun too. One highlight for families is the day trip to San Sebastián, where you can take a tapas tour and sample some of the region’s local flavors.

3. Spanish Fiesta Tour


Alhambra Arabic Palace in Granada,Spain Illuminated at Twilight. Sunset Over Alhambra.
Globus’ Spanish Fiesta tour offers a sweeping look at the sights of Spain (Photo: Envato/merc67)

For a sweeping trip through Spain, consider the 14-day Spanish Fiesta tour offered by Globus. This Spain tour starts and ends in Madrid, which makes booking round-trip flights a cinch. During the tour, you’ll see everything from an ancient Roman Aqueduct in Segovia to Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and the Alhambra complex in Granada. 

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Foodies will delight in plenty of stops at local restaurants where tapas and wine are served in abundance. In Malaga, you’ll stop in at the tapas bar El Pimpi, an 18th-century home turned wine cellar that’s now partly owned by actor Antonio Banderas. 

  • Length: 14 days
  • Starting price: $3,569
  • Average group size: 24 people 

4. Treasures of Spain and Portugal Tour


Tauck's Windstar Wind Surf sailing along the coast of Spain
Tauck’s coastal Spain tour sails aboard Windstar’s Wind Surf luxury yacht (Photo: Tauck)

If you’re looking for a luxurious and relaxing way to tour Spain, consider the the 13-day Treasures of Spain and Portugal tour from Tauck. At the start of the trip, you’ll spend two nights in Barcelona before hopping aboard the Windstar Wind Surf luxury yacht to see even more of Spain with eight days of sailing. Stops include Palma de Mallorca, Granada, Malaga, Gibraltar, and Seville (via Cadiz). Then the group will disembark the ship in Lisbon, Portugal, for two nights in this capital city. 

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In Barcelona, you’ll explore the enchanting Parc Güell, the wildly colorful Gaudi-designed UNESCO World Heritage Site where buildings are embedded with ceramic mosaics and colorful glass. Once you set sail on the ship, you can enjoy a mix of enrichment sessions from local experts, spa treatments, and simply relaxing on the yacht’s top decks between stops in quaint villages and seaside towns. 

  • Length: 13 days
  • Starting price: $9,590
  • Average group size: Maximum of 80 guests per sailing

5. Spain: Walking the Camino de Santiago Tour

National Geographic Expeditions

group of hikers and pilgrims walking along Spain's Camino de Santiago
National Geographic has a Spain tour centered on the Camino de Santiago (Photo: Envato)

Head off on the hike of a lifetime with NatGeo’s Walking the Camino de Santiago Spain tour. The guided trek follows Europe’s longest pilgrimage route from Pamplona to Cabo Fisterra on the westernmost tip of Spain. Along the way, you’ll be able tp stop for wine tastings, see churches bathed in the light of stained glass windows, and wander through a sixth-century monastery. 

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Daily hikes can be anywhere from seven to 12 miles. Anyone looking to do this tour should be in good shape and enjoy being outside. Along with meals, accommodations, and activities besides hiking, the trip also includes expert insight from a National Geographic Expert and Expedition Leader, along with local guides.  

  • Length: 10 days
  • Starting price: $7,995
  • Average group size: 20 people  

6. Sensational Spain Tour


Explore Spain on a closed-loop tour with the Sensational Spain tour from Cosmos. The trip starts and ends in Madrid, where you can explore the country’s capital before meeting up with the group on the first day. As you travel around the Spain, you’ll see nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites; cities including Barcelona, Bilbao, Granada, and Valencia; and countryside including the famous wine region Ribera del Duero.

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Before this Spain tour ends you’ll also visit Seville and have the opportunity to join a Flamenco show and dine on local cuisine. After the last full day back in Madrid, you can continue to explore the city on your own or join in an optional excursion with the group. 

  • Length: 14 days
  • Starting price: $2,599
  • Average group size: 24 people 

7. Barcelona Escape Tour

Adventures by Disney

seating at Barcelona's Parc Guell, with trees and archways in the background
Adventures by Disney’s Barcelona Escape includes private tours of famous sights (Photo: Envato/RossHelen)

The four-day Barcelona Escape tour offered by Adventures by Disney is a great tour add-on if you’ve already planned another type of group tour or cruise in Spain. This family-friendly mini tour gives families the opportunity to explore the city of Barcelona with two knowledgeable Adventure Guides. After seeing it on your own for the first day, you’ll have a welcome dinner at a hillside restaurant that overlooks the city.

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Day two is filled with private tours of the city’s most iconic sights including La Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. The trip ends with a visit to Montserrat and a flamenco dancing dinner show. Those who are spending a week on the Disney Dream, one of Disney Cruise Line’s ships, have the opportunity to add this onto their vacation and be transferred to the port at the end of the trip to start the next leg of their vacation. 

  • Length: 4 days
  • Starting price: $2,499
  • Average group size: 25 to 45 people

8. Spain in Depth Tour

Intrepid Travel

If you’re looking for a very long, very immersive Spain tour in 2024, Intrepid Travel has you covered with its 20-day Premium Spain in Depth tour. The trip takes you from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela. Along the way, you’ll sample local cuisine, see spellbinding works of art and architecture, and be led by highly rated local tour leaders. 

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Foodies will love the chance to taste olive oil from a family-run farm and have dinner in San Sebastián with an exclusive gastronomic society. On many days, lunch and dinner are not included in the overall tour price, so you’ll have the chance to find local gems on your own. History fans will enjoy being able to see the Alhambra Palace during the day and at night without having to fight the usual crowds. 

  • Length: 20 days
  • Starting price: $11,453
  • Average group size: 12 people 

9. Cycle the Camino de Santiago Tour

Exodus Travels

close up of Camino de Santiago sign in Spain
Exodus offers a Spain tour that takes guests along the Camino de Santiago by bicycle (Photo: Envato/estanisbs)

If hiking the Camino de Santiago sounds too long and slow, then biking may be more your speed. On the Cycle the Camino de Santiago tour from Exodus Travels, you’ll spend six of the eight days pedaling the route with your small group. Along the way, you’ll stop at Medieval monasteries, wineries, and other points of interest. 

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On cycling days, half your time will be on paved roads and the other half on gravel roads and tracks. The cycling days can be long, with anywhere from 28 to 41.6 miles covered each day. All participants on this Spain tour should be in good physical condition and have some cycling experience.

  • Length: 8 days
  • Starting price: $2,730
  • Average group size: 6 to 16 people

10. Spain: Seven Cities Tour

Abercrombie & Kent

The luxury Seven Cities from Abercrombie & Kent is a fantastic option for anyone who wants an exceptional level of service on their 2024 Spain tour. The trip starts in Barcelona and ends in Madrid, with visits to Granada, Ronda, Seville, and more along the way. Each morning starts with an included breakfast. Lunches and some dinners are on your own, which is nice if you’re looking forward to choosing your own dining experiences. Highlights include strolling through the La Boqueria food market in Barcelona; a visit to Spain’s oldest bullring, Plaza de Toros in Ronda; and a tour of Royal Palace of the Alcázar in Seville. 

  • Length: 10 days
  • Starting price: $6,995
  • Average group size: 24 people

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Megan duBois is a writer whose work has appeared on Buzzfeed, Popsugar, Insider, Orbitz, The Daily Meal, Family Vacation Critic, TravelPulse, and more. Check out her latest adventures on Instagram @MinglingwithMickey.