Southern Spain: Andalucía and Madrid with Art Historian Nigel McGilchrist - FULL WITH A WAIT LIST

FULL WITH A WAIT LIST. Please email to join the wait list.

Join Nigel McGilchrist for a show-stopping tour of Southern Spain and Madrid. Begin in Seville and stay at the city’s top hotel, in walking distance of the spectacular cathedral, and experience a private evening at the Royal Alcázar and its magnificent gardens. In Cordoba, visit the mosque-cathedral La Mezquita with its impressive forest of columns and arches. Spend two nights at The Alhambra Palace Hotel, in walking distance to our evening visit of the Alhambra Palace. Return the following day to tour the magnificent Generalife gardens. End in Madrid for after-hours tours of the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, two of the world’s best museums. Also discover the lesser-known gem, the Sorolla Museum, and step inside a private home to see an Old Masters drawing collection. On a day trip from Madrid, visit the medieval town of Avila and Segovia, known for its well-preserved elevated ancient Roman aqueduct and Gothic Cathedral. 

This small-group tour is designed for the SBMA Traveler by SBMA in partnership with art historian Nigel McGilchrist and a colleague of long-time tour organizer Susie Orso. It is exclusive to SBMA.

Around $9,995 per person in double occupancy, plus SBMA donation

FULL WITH A WAIT LIST. Please email to join the wait list.


As an SBMA-customized, SBMA-exclusive special tour, SBMA Members at the $500 level and above and Curatorial Support Group members will get advanced notice and the first opportunity to sign up, followed by the Early Interest List, then full SBMA Membership if it has not already been filled.


Travels with a Docent: Join SBMA Docent, Patricia Santiago, on a journey to Segovia, Spain through the work of Colin Campbell Cooper.


Tour Guide

Nigel McGilchrist

Nigel McGilchrist was born in Scotland, educated in England, and for the past thirty years has lived and worked in Italy, Greece and Turkey. He studied first at Winchester College in England, and then at Oxford University where he received First Class Honors and three University prizes and medals in English and in Art History. He lectures widely on art and archeology at museums and institutions in Europe and the U.S. Nigel is widely known as SBMA travelers’ favorite study leader. His ability to interpret and disseminate information spellbinds and fascinates his fans. He was recommended to SBMA Travel by his friend, travel writer extraordinaire Pico Iyer, with whom he studied at Oxford.

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