Southern Spain ~ Iberian Splendors

Projected: May 13 – 23, 2025 • 11 Days • Price TBD

Southern Spain ~ Iberian Splendors is currently in the initial planning phase. Travelers who wish to hold their spot on this tour are encouraged to submit a refundable $100 pre-registration deposit by clicking the green PRE-REGISTER button below.

Tours popular in the pre-registration phase will be finalized with firm dates, updated itineraries, and final pricing. The tour is then released for full registration. Pre-registered travelers have one week of priority access to full registration, which requires an additional $200 ($300 total registration). Registration deposits are non-refundable.


It’s been more than a decade since our last visit to sunny Southern Spain and we are eager to share the classic charms of this venerable region of the Iberian Peninsula once again.

Walks and activities are anticipated in:

  • the capital city of Madrid, starting point of our tour and home of the world-famous Prado Museum
  • the medieval walled city of Toledo, where Christian, Muslim, and Jew combined to create a rich culture and economy before the tragic expulsion of the Jews in 1492;
  • Granada, fabled center of the last Moorish dynasty, defeated by Isabelle and Ferdinand in 1492, in turn paving the way for the funding of Columbus’s history changing voyage;
  • Seville, a delightful Andalusian city with a rich history and a magical medieval center; and
  • Cordoba, capital of a Moorish caliphate during the Islamic Golden Age. When European capitals were still dumping raw sewage into the streets, Cordoba boasted paved streets, libraries, universities, public baths and gardens, and many other groundbreaking achievements in science and technology.

Our 2025 itinerary will be fresh itinerary will be gleaned from multiple tours between the mid-1990s and 2007, and with help from our on-site partners.

Tour Type: Classic Curated

Trip Details

“WAI is well organized and professional. I appreciate the beautiful walks and exposure to culture and history.” 

Margaret C.; Oakland, CA 

“Great mix of walks & hikes. Great mix of city & country. Great mix of ancient & more recent history. Result: A very good and balanced insight into this region of Spain/Andorra.”

– Jean O.; Vancouver, WA

“I experienced a part of Spain that was new to me. It was beautiful, and walking is the best way to experience a new land… Tour was well organized and interesting… Guides were super.” 

– Susan U.; Mason City, IA 

“This has been a perfect way to experience this rustic and unspoiled corner of Spain… The walks exceeded my expectations.” 

– Susan M.; Wheaton, IL 

“Overall, the tour was a highly rewarding and memorable experience with highlights almost too many to mention. The tour guides, Roger and Jana, contributed greatly, and I would also single out Cesar’s commentaries as an enriching highlight – so knowledgeable about history and culture and witty beyond words.” 

– Bob S.; Vancouver, BC 

Great mix of big city, small town and national parks/outdoor experiences. Excellent guides who provide overviews of history & culture. Flexible sturdy co-travelers. Action-packed schedules with lots of exercise.” 

– Shirley M.; Tacoma, WA

“Hotels & meals are of much higher quality, with a good variety of local cuisine and/or recommended restaurants… I just love the style of travel you offer. You’ve done a wonderful job of researching the countries in order to provide an interesting, comfortable, & valued experience… The ‘little touches’ we wouldn’t get w/another tour; group lunches, wine w/meals, Portugal ‘picnic’, Castro de Barona.” 

– Anonymous

“Once again, knowledgeable in-country guides combined with organized, experienced WAI Guides have provided a rich cultural historical and gastronomical experience. Add to that beautiful walks and hikes and it is the only way to travel to new foreign and exotic places!” 

– Rick L.; Lakewood, CO 

“Just a great time learning, exploring and feeling like I really got a “taste” for the places we visited.”

– Rod S.; Oskaloosa, KS

“I always look forward to the “off the beaten track” experiences/adventures. The occasional “surprises” are always an added bonus! I rave about WAI to everyone – walkers or not. My standard comment is “you get what you pay for and more.”

– Margie M.

“All info is “up front.” Nothing is even hidden in the “small print.” The tours are always well planned and every traveler gets wonderful respectful helpful treatment and consideration. I like the combination of active walks, sightseeing, and history. You always go “above and beyond” to be helpful.”

– Donna S.

“The tour was super as usual! I have never been disappointed in the 10 years I have been traveling with WAI. They have always been the BEST—and I signed on for 2 more!”

– Mamie B.

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