Dates: October 14th- October 24th, 2022
Duration: 10 Days
*Price based on double occupancy. Single rooms are available for a fee.
Spain is a land of castles and wine, paella and swords, architecture and history. The Ultimate Spain Trip includes a little bit of each of these things as the itinerary takes you from Barcelona to Seville and back. On the trip, you will get to experience a sunset catamaran off the Barcelona coast, see a monastery that was built off the side of a mountain, experience the Sagrada Familia in all of its glory, explore a royal Spanish palace, see a live Flamenco show, take a paella cooking class, explore a city built on a cliff, and much more!
This trip is designed for every traveler to get the absolute MOST out of their time in Spain without being completely overwhelmed. By joining this trip, you get to sit back and enjoy the trip while all of the details are worked out for you. From hotel stays to transportation, I take care of everything so that you can simply enjoy all the beauty that Spain has to offer.
- Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville City Tours
- Paella Cooking Class
- Montserrat day trip and cable car experience (Monastery built into the side of a mountain!)
- Live Flamenco Dance Show
- Sunset Catamaran Tour
- Castle Tour in Segovia
- City on a cliff tour in Ronda
Unlike many “budget” tours, this tour offers a more upscale experience. Instead of making every excursion an add-on that continually raises the cost of the trip, each excursion listed in the itinerary is included in the cost of the tour. The goal of the tour is to provide you with a full experience of Spain that is more than just sightseeing. During the tour, you will have the opportunity to visit a monastery built into the side of a mountain, take a paella cooking class with a local chef, watch a live Flamenco dance show, feel like royalty in a castle, and much more. In addition to this, you will be provided with skip-the-line tickets at major landmarks so that you do not have to waste your time waiting in line at busy locations.
Each night you will be staying at upscale four and five-star hotels like the Sercotel Rosellon in Barcelona that offer wonderful views, clean accommodations, and central locations. You will be personally picked up from the airport and all transportation in Spain for the tour will be arranged for you so that you do not have to worry about getting from place to place.
Spanish language translation will also be provided by Shannon for the entirety of the trip, and she will be providing complimentary professional photography services for the duration of the tour. At the end of the tour, you will get access to a folder of fully edited, professional photos of yourself all over Spain.
You can find an overview itinerary by clicking the link below. Before the trip, you will receive a more detailed itinerary that includes what will be offered during the “optional solo exploration time” as well as a more specific timeline.
*This itinerary is subject to change slightly in the case of unforeseen circumstances.
Want More Information?
Fill in the form below and you will receive an email with a PDF download of a Spain Information Packet for the trip.
Bonuses of Traveling With Adventuring With Shannon
- Spanish translation services available
- Professional photography services included for the entirety of the trip
- Optional solo exploration time
- Compimentary flight booking help
- Digital map of each city with recommendations and directions for the optional solo exploration time
- Shannon lived in Spain for a summer while studying Spanish at the University of Alcala de Henares. Not only will you be exploring Spain with a seasoned traveler, but someone who has really experienced Spain.
Why Travel With Adventuring With Shannon?
Unlike many “Bare-bones” trips that tours offer, this trip is CHOCK full of included tours, excursions, and adventures! Instead of simply booking accommodations and giving you a route where you can book your own excursions, I take care of everything for you. I will come to the airport to personally pick you up and take you to the fabulous Sercotel Rosellon which is centrally located in Barcelona and is famous for its close-up view of the Sagrada Familia church. From there, your adventure will begin.
Each day will feature a mix of a guided tour that is led by me and at times local guides (although I will always be with the group) and time to explore on your own. If you choose to explore on your own, you will be provided with hop-on-hop-off bus tickets to get you around the city as well access to a curated Google Map that shows you how to get to multiple hidden gems around the city so that you can explore on your own, but have a guide that you can follow if you would like.
If you choose not to explore solo, I will continue to provide a guided tour to different unique locations around each city like the Parc du Cuitadella in Barcelona. The solo exploration time is designed to provide flexibility for each traveler. This is the time when you can go shopping, visit a cute cafe that you saw, go to a secret place that you heard about, go back to the hotel to rest, or continue exploring the city on a guided tour. This time is yours to spend enjoying Spain the way that YOU want to.
Adventuring With Shannon’s trips are designed with the female traveler in mind. Safety is a top priority. By traveling with me and my group, you don’t have to worry about the stress of traveling solo as you will have a group of women surrounding you for the entirety of the trip. I understand the importance of safety and will make it a top concern so that you do not have to worry. From carrying a first aid kit to providing private airport transfers, I will make sure that you feel safe at all times. Before the trip, I will send you a list of safety tips to ensure that your trip goes smoothly and to provide tips and information that can help give you peace of mind.
- Participants must be 18 or older
- Must show proof of vaccination for Covid-19
- Participants must hold a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of travel
- Participants must obtain their own travel insurance
- Hotel Accommodations Every Night at 4 and 5 Star Hotels (Sercotel Rosellon in Barcelona and similar hotels in Madrid and Seville)
- Breakfast Daily
- All Excursions, Day Tours, and Entrance Fees Listed in the Itinerary
- All Transportation in Spain
- Airport Transfers To and From Hotel
- Semi-Formal Dinners Two Nights
- Lunch One Day (Paella Cooking Class)
- Local Guide Fees
- Skip the Line Tickets at Each Major Highlight
- Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tickets in Each City
- International Flights
- Optional Gratuities For Local Guides
- Lunches and Dinners Not Listed Above
- Personal Travel Insurance
Want To Sign Up?
I’m so excited to have you join this incredible adventure in Spain! Signing up is simple. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll work out the details or you can fill out the form below and I will reach out to you! (Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see my email within 1-2 business days).
After submitting the form, you will receive an email from me about the trip. Be sure to check your spam if you don’t see an email within one business day.
1D/2N Andorra + France Excursion $650
Want to experience TWO more countries on this trip? After everyone else has gone home, we will stay one more day and two more nights at our hotel in Barcelona. During our day we will take a trip to the tiny country of Andorra and explore all that it has to offer. We will also make our way to a hot spring town in France to enjoy a French meal and explore the quaint town.
Price includes: 2 nights in a hotel (Single occupancy), breakfasts and lunches, and Andorra + France Day Trip and transportation
Price Excludes: Dinners
Are Payment Plans Available?
Yes! I require a $750 non-refundable down payment at the time of booking. After that, we can work out a payment plan that works for you. The entire balance needs to be paid off one month before the trip.
What is the Average Age Range?
Adventuring With Shannon’s Tours do not have an upper age limit because Shannon believes that adventure doesn’t have an age limit. These tours are created to cater to the needs and desires of women who are looking to experience a more upscale trip instead of backpacking through hostels and more of a cultural experience than a partying one. These trips accept anyone over the age of 18 but our average age range is late 20s to retirees.
Why Is This Trip Female Only?
I believe strongly in female empowerment and encouraging females to have the confidence to travel. However, traveling can still be scary and traveling solo is not for everyone! By running group trips for females only, women have the opportunity to test the waters of travel and gain confidence while not having to be completely solo. It gives women the opportunity to learn travel smarts while having an amazing group to experience the beauty of Spain with. The hope is that it will encourage women to continue to travel and gain more confidence when it comes to traveling.
Also, by creating female-only trips, there is an opportunity for women who already have the travel confidence to enjoy a trip with other people and have the chance to build new friendships while embracing new experiences.
Will Shannon Send a Packing List?
Yes! Soon after booking, you will receive a packing list, a full itinerary, and other important information.
What Meals Are Included?
Most lunches and dinners are on your own because I believe that so much joy in travel comes from food. The ability to stop at a cute cafe that you found is an invaluable part of the travel experience. That being said, eating at those cute cafes as a group or with friends is also an option! “On your own” doesn’t have to mean alone if you don’t want it to. Shannon will provide dinner recommendations each night and you will have the option of joining the group or finding your own unique place.
Included in the price is daily breakfast because I believe that you should be able to ease into your day fully fed and ready to experience Spain. I work with the hotels to provide breakfast so please let me know if you have any dietary restrictions. Also included in your trip is the Paella cooking class where we will be able to eat what we make as well as two semi-formal dinners.
Spain also has an incredible tapas culture that you will have the opportunity to experience in the evenings. Tapas are small appetizers that come complimentary whenever you order a drink. While living in Spain I often found that two or three tapas was more than sufficient for a meal which can make for an incredibly affordable dinner experience while enjoying a drink at a local bar or restaurant.
Why Aren’t Flights Included and How Can I Book Them?
Flights are not included in the price as women are coming from multiple different locations, and I don’t believe that it is fair to announce one price that may be overcharging one woman to subsidize the price of another woman whose flight might be more expensive. However, I am a Cheap Flights Expert and even run a Facebook Group and am happy to aid you in booking an affordable plane ticket to and from Barcelona.
What If I want to Arrive Earlier?
If you would like to arrive early in Barcelona for any reason, I can arrange an earlier airport pickup and another day of hotels. Just let me know in advance so that I can work it out for you.
Will I Know In Advance Who I Am Rooming With?
Yes! Once the trip is fully booked I will work on roommate situations. Once the roommate list is created, I will send it out. If you are traveling with a friend, you can request to room with them. Single Supplements are available for $825.
How Big Is The Tour?
In order for the trip to run, a minimum of 5 people need to sign up. The group maxes out at 10 people.
What If I Have Questions?
f you have any questions at all, you can email me at email@example.com. I will also be creating a Facebook group and adding everyone to it. That way you can post any questions you may have as others may have the same question! This will also allow you to get to know some of your fellow travelers before the trip!
What Types Of Payment Do You Accept?
Payment can be done through Paypal or any major credit card through a secure portal on my website.
While I will have my own trip insurance for the group in case of emergencies. I require you to get your own personal travel insurance for the trip. World Nomads and Safety Wing both offer great insurance programs that will cover you in the case of a medical incident. Once you have gotten your travel insurance, I will need you to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can add it to your documentation.
You will need a VALID passport to travel on this trip. It cannot expire within 6 months of the trip.
Your travel insurance should cover you in the case that you get or are exposed to COVID-19 and cannot make the trip. Be sure to read the travel insurance policy when purchasing it to be sure that it includes this option. You will need to follow all country guidelines when traveling as well.