The Best Family Tours of Spain

Spain is a truly amazing destination, and not just for grown-ups! This warm-weathered country offers a diverse array of activities for the whole family. From adventure and outdoor activities to historical ruins to fantastic food to exciting music and dance, Spain offers so much for everyone. The tours listed below are great options for families, as they cater to kids as well as adults to make sure that everyone has a great time.

by Intrepid
9 days

Overview: This family tour will take you through southern Spain. You'll begin your travels in the vibrant capital city of Madrid. You'll visit the Royal Palace and Gardens but also have plenty of time to explore independently. From Madrid you'll take the train to Seville. You'll enjoy a flamenco dance and tapas crawl, with plenty of time to explore as you wish. Then you'll head to Gibraltar where you'll have a guided tour that includes seeing wild monkeys and visiting St Michael's Cave and The Great Siege Tunnels. Spend the night in the resort town of Estepona and then continue on to the Andalusian coast. You'll have several days to visit Mijas, Malaga, and Torremolinos.

Who it's for: This tour is for families with kids at least five years or older. It offers a bit of history, adventure, and natural beauty at an affordable price.

Where it goes: Madrid, Seville, Estepona, Torremolinos

Highlights: A guided tour of the Royal Palace and Gardens in Madrid, a tapas crawl in Seville, a city tour in Gibraltar, a visit to the town of Mijas, and a half day excursion to Malaga.

Kids will like: Churros and chocolate tasting in Madrid, a Flamenco performance in Seville, and a boat tour in Torremolinos.

Transportation: Train, Private Minivan, Taxi

by Classic Journeys
7 days

Overview: This tour to Barcelona and Costa Brava on Spain's Mediterranean coast is a family vacation you'll never forget. You'll start in Barcelona, where you explore the Gothic Quarter and see Gaudi architecture. Then you'll head into the Catalonian countryside where you'll enjoy waterfall walks and quaint villages. Then head to Girona where you'll enjoy an afternoon bike ride through the rolling hills. You'll finally head to Costa Brava, with its blue Mediterranean waters and wonderful climate. The hotel has a swimming pool and makes a great base for exploring the nearby ruins, museums, and beach life. This is the perfect mix of culture, outdoor fun, and adventure that the whole family will enjoy.

Who it's for: Although this tour does not have a minimum age requirement, it is recommended that kids be old enough to travel comfortably and participate in the activities.

Where it goes: Barcelona, Vic (in the Catalonian countryside), Girona, Begur

Highlights: Explore Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, visit La Sagrada Familia, and hike, explore villages, and visit a monastery in the Catalonian countryside

Kids will like: Taking a bike ride along the coast, exploring Greek and Roman ruins, kayaking in the Mediterranean.

Transportation: Private ground transportation

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