Spain with a femenine approach

2021 Spain Program

a once in a lifetime trip

This is a travel opportunity like no other. If you consider yourself a journey woman and have an inclination to travel Spain from a woman’s perspective, this is the the trip for you.
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Day 1. Barcelona

Welcome to Spain

First stop Barcelona, home to the extraordinary Catalan architect Gaudí. Our guide will collect you at the agreed meeting point and take you to your lodgings in a design hotel, where you will get a real feel for the city.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 2. Barcelona

Discovering Barcelona’s most authentic places

After a delicious breakfast, a ride on public transport takes us to meet a woman storyteller in the Gothic Quarter, where we will be introduced to the city’s oldest district in the most original way: through the telling of its ancient stories. Next is a walking tour of one of the rehabilitated districts, where we visit the innovative and environmentally friendly urban farm projects. Do you fancy yourself as a gastronome? In the afternoon, we visit some of Barcelona’s most authentic places for food and try out some traditionally-made products in the company of a nutrition expert. Under her instruction we explore the Catalan gastronomic tradition, including an opportunity to buy exceptional products to take home and enjoy.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 3. Barcelona

City’s hidden gems

Prepare to be astounded by the inspirational architecture of the ground-breaking architect Gaudí and his Modernist contemporaries, who stunned the world with their visionary and coulorful works. With a woman architect to lead us to some of the city’s hidden gems, our first stop is the Sagrada Familia, followed by a tour of the houses of L’ Eixample district. After lunch, we meet a female fashion designer before we set you loose to wander the designer fashion district and buy whatever takes your fancy!

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 4. Barcelona

Last day in the most cosmopolitan city

This day offers an introduction to modern Barcelona, the Picasso museum and one of the places considered most representative of the birth of Catalan feminism. The day’s activities include a tour of the port area, which has long attracted merchants from all the over the world and played a major part in the development of Barcelona as such a progressive city in so many ways. Views of the sea can be enjoyed from one of the seafront restaurants over a glass of Vermouth. For the rest of the afternoon you are free to explore the rest of the city as you please. In the evening, we bid farewell to Barcelona and meet a singer-songwriter for an impromptu mini concert at her home (if we are lucky enough to find her in residence).

Overnight and breakfast

Day 5. Barcelona – Madrid

To the Spanish capital

Early in the morning we take the high-speed AVE train to the Spanish capital Madrid, known as Magerit by the Romans. After a quick baggage drop at our boutique hotel, we head for the old centre of the city, taking in the Palacio Real and other historic places that inspired the paintings of Francisco de Goya and have provided the setting for some of the best swashbuckling tales.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 6. Madrid

The cultural city center

Today the morning is devoted to a tour of Spain’s fi- nest art gallery El Prado, in the company of a female art expert as our guide. We finish off the morning with a chance to take in the peace and tranquillity of the city’s largest park, El Parque del Buen Retiro, built and originally owned by the monarchy. If we arrive in time, we can sample a cake at one of the excellent patisseries located around the park, or even an aperitif. In the afternoon, on the most impacting roofs we get acquainted with Madrid’s typical pavement cafés and have the chance to see a spectacular sunset in a magical setting, with the sky a riot of colour and the surroundings reminiscent of an earlier age.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 7. Madrid

Female costumes

After breakfast, our first stop is a museum dedicated to female costume through the ages, followed by a tour of a house converted into a museum of the Romantic era. We round off the morning’s tour with drinks and tapas in one of Madrid’s most popular tapas spots. The afternoon is free for shopping in Madrid’s poshest shopping area.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 8. Madrid – Toledo – Madrid

A jewel in Spain

A day trip to Toledo, World Heritage site, home to Renaissance artist El Greco and the writer Garcilaso de la Vega. The city is exceptional for its Sephardic culture and synagogues. We explore the city through the works of this greatest of painters and meet a female artisan who describes the difficulties she experiences as a woman working in an occupation traditionally dominated by men. We will also make time to get a sense of the soul of Toledo in a tour of its most ancient streets.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 9. Córdoba

Wonders of Córdoba

An early start on the ninth day gives us time to enjoy the wonders of Córdoba. The Phoenicians and the Greeks passed through but it was the Moors who left the most indelible mark with the magnificent Mezquita or Great Mosque, today a World Heritage site, the beauty and harmony of whose architecture will leave you spellbound. But there is so much more to Córdoba, and our extraordinary host will show us around this city brim-full of picturesque spots and equestrian culture. In the afternoon we meet another inspirational woman, who will guide us around the stunning courtyards of an Intangible Cultural Heritage site. Later we explore Córdoba ́s Sephardic cultural heritage before relaxing at a wonderful Hammam baths, in the way of the Arab women of Moorish times. Dinner in a very special place rounds of the evening and we spend the night in lodgings worthy of the Thousand and One Nights.

Half board.

Day 10. Sevilla

Sevillla attraction

After breakfast, we board the AVE high-speed train bound for Seville, home to Merimée’s Carmen. What better place to begin our tour than Seville’s Santa Cruz quarter, the setting for countless movie scenes and the inspiration for Bizet’s famous opera! In the afternoon, we visit the Archive of the Indies, which houses one of the greatest documentary legacies of Spain’s conquest of America and contribution to the Age of Discovery. We finish the day’s activities with a visit to a local businesswoman who has set up a traditional workshop.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 11. Sevilla

Sevilla soul

We continue to explore Seville with a tour of the Triana district and a visit to one of the best-preserved examples of houses of the al-Andalus era. Before lunch we meet a female flamenco artist who talks to us about her profession. The afternoon is free to soak up the atmosphere of Seville and enjoy a rebujito (sherry cocktail) to the soundtrack of the city’s typical bars and taverns.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 12. Granada

Today we are privileged to visit Granada, the jewel in the crown. Among the most prosperous of the kingdoms that came together to form modern-day Spain, the spirit of the Moors is visible everywhere you look. It was in Granada that Christopher Columbus secured the patronage of the Catholic Kings be- fore leaving to discover America in 1492, and not far from here the fall of the Moorish Empire was sealed. Boabdil was the last of the Moors to rule Granada, today a heartland of flamenco. Arriving in the city, a short walk through the centre leads us to the Albaicín and the cave-houses of the Sacromonte district, source of the most authentic flamenco music in Spain. Our host is a writer and historian who will draw on her specialist knowledge of the women in Granada’s history as she guides us around the city’s hidden corners and narrow streets.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 13. Granada

Today is a special day. We spend the whole morning at the Alhambra, Spain’s best preserved Moorish monument and a jewel of world heritage that deserves to be listed among the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. On his way into exile, Boabdil mourned his loss and was rebuked by his mother Aisha with the now famous words: “Weep like a woman for what you were not able to defend like a man.” Later on we pay a visit to one of the projects we sponsor with a percentage of what we receive from the women that travel with us.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 14. Pueblos blancos

Today we take to the road on a tour of the Sierra de Grazalema to see the picturesque hitewashed villages perched on clifftops amid spectacular mountain scenery. We stop to visit the breath-taking town of Ronda, ending the day at Arcos de la Frontera, one of Andalusia’s prettiest towns.

Overnight and breakfast.

Day 15. Jerez de la Frontera – Madrid

The end of our journey approaches and we bring it to a close in fine style! Our final tour takes us to the wineries and equestrian schools of Jerez de la Fron- tera, where we are treated to an equestrian show that is the only one of its kind in the world. What better way to end our unique journey than with a glass of Jerez and good company? Finally, in the afternoon, we return to Madrid and link up with the connections for our journeys home.

Our journey is over: see you again soon!

Traveler opinion

«A privileged tour and experience! If you like food and making new friends, you can’t miss out.”

Services Included


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• 15 nights in superior 4-star hotels, double room, overnight and breakfast included.

• Hosted activities and Meetings with inspiring women hostesses

• Dinner in Córdoba with Hammam bath

• Private transportation, AVE high-speed train

• Flight Jerez-Madrid

• All programmed visits and activities

• Concert by singer-songwriter

• Tours with writer, architect and storyteller

• Gastronomic tour of Barcelona with nutrition expert

• Wine tasting and equestrian show in Jerez

• Entrance to monuments with local guides

• Travel insurance and cancellation insurance up to 2,500 euros. Detailed terms and conditions available on request. Supplement for comprehensive travel cover available on request.

• Booking of international flight ticket

FOW commitment

We do not accept the practices of most travel agencies, which obtain a portion of their revenue from a package tour through extra fees and commissions obtained from visits to shops by guests.

We do not earn money from the people who collaborate with us on these tours (guides, drivers, etc.). We believe that it is essential that they earn a salary that will allow them to live with dignity, out of respect for them.

This program is susceptible to changes due to climatological or geographical changes, unforeseen issues with airline or hotel intermediaries, political circumstances or war, unforeseen events or other reasons. Any decisions will be taken by the person responsible for the tour program, who will always strive to ensure the safety of the group and the smooth running of the program.

Dates and prices

Scheduled start dates

Register online or request a registration form in writing from or by calling (+34) 634 502 636

Registration deadline

Minimum 6 travelers/Maximum 10 travelers

Ask case by case depending on dates. Price use to be per person for a double room with breakfast included.

If the minimum number is not reached, a supplement will be proposed to allow the trip to go ahead with fewer travelers.

Notes: conditions valid for 2021


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GRANADA: Hotel Villa Oniria*****

A 19th-century manor house, located in the heart of the city centre. Villa Oniria has been carefully restored in a traditional Andalusian style.

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MADRID: Hotel Petit Palace Lealtad*****

Petit Palace Lealtad Plaza is within 200 m of the Prado Museum and El Retiro Park. Each spacious, stylish room has contemporary décor with subtle gold, black or lilac finishes.

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General instructions

• Spanish Identity Card (DNI). Other nationalities require a passport with at least six months of validity.

• Please bring a photocopy of your travel insurance, passport, tour program and boarding cards or air tickets.

• Wifi is provided by the hotel.

• If you have a private medical insurance, please make sure you have your insurance details with you.

• In the heat of the summer, we recommend drinking plenty of water to prevent dehydration.

• Check your airline regarding baggage restrictions.

• Hand bags should not contain liquid or cream in containers holding more than 100 ml.

• First aid kit: painkillers, anti-inflammatory medication, anti-histamines, antibiotics, antiseptic.

• Personal toiletries and luggage lock.

• Power plug adapters are NOT necessary.

• Take comfortable, cool clothing made of cotton or linen. Comfortable shoes.

• A more formal outfit for evening dining (optional).

• Warmer clothes for evenings, for cooler weather.

• Hat, sunglasses and sun cream.

• All cards are valid in Spain and cashpoints are available in every town and city. It is not necessary to change money in your country. You can change money at the airport or at any bank or currency exchange bureau.

• Because with FOW you will discover countries as they are meant to be, gaining access to their cultures at the hands of their greatest experts and cicerones.

• Because with FOW you will meet some of the most relevant and inspiring women in the country, learning about the reality of your destination country through the eyes of these women.

• FOW promotes responsible tourism that generates tourism that is positive and provides visibility that women deserve.

• Because our vision and your participation in this trip will help to empower women and children who are less fortunate than us, thereby creating a better world.

• Because you will have a fantastic time and meet fascinating people as part of a tour program tailored to you; one where you are the star of the show.

• Because you will never regret participating in such unforgettable experiences such as the ones offered here.

When you travel with us you will also support projects that help disadvantaged women and children living in other countries, who will receive 7% of the annual profits earned by Focus On Women. For more information on these projects and other travel destinations visit

International flight or airport taxes. If you wish, FOW will help you look for international flights upon your request, free of charge, once the tour start date is confirmed. We are unable to confirm their exact price until the flight bookings are confirmed. The price of flight tickets booked by FOW must be approved in writing by the traveller and paid for using one of the Euro payment methods accepted by FOW at the time the tickets are issued.

• Extra services or personal expenses (tips, hotel minibars, telephone calls, etc).

• Any drinks ordered during programmed meals.

• Any other services not specified in the program.

• €10 fee charged for payments made with Spanish credit cards, €25 euros fee charged for payments made with international cards. Please consult us for fees charged for payments made with American Express cards.