Barcelona & Madrid
In Barcelona and Madrid, surrender to the Spanish culture’s unending love of life. Surround yourself with gorgeous architecture, savour the best of Spanish cuisine, and unleash your inner artist on a tour of these fantastic cities. Vamanos!
Spain is a country with two capitals: Madrid, the country’s capital city, and Barcelona, the capital of the autonomous Catalonia region. On this tour, experience both. Barcelona is a boisterously independent city that is full of life. Thanks to the imagination of architects like Antoni Gaudí, the architecture here is positively whimsical, and totally unlike anywhere else on Earth. Join the pulsing energy in this city and feel free to let your hair down.Barcelona is a city built for dreamers. Then, travel by rail to Madrid. Enter a city with a regal spirit and a distinctively Spanish style that can be felt in every corner of the city. Madrid is one of Europe’s capitals of culture. Visit the Museo Nacional del Prado, one of the world’s finest art museums. Explore the city’s many grand plazas surrounded by stunning Herrerian architecture. Immerse yourself in the rich, ebullient Spanish culture on this 8-day tour.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- Full buffet breakfast for 7 days
- First-class rail transportation aboard the high-speed AVE from Barcelona to Madrid
- Local Host service in each city
- Destination Guides
- Sightseeing with a Local Guide and transportation per itinerary
- Transfers to/from train stations.
- Passeig de Gracia
- Gaudi's Casa Batlló
- Prado Museum
- Retiro Park
- Cibeles Fountain
Scenic highlights of your trip include:
Day 1- International Flight to Barcelona
Embark on your transatlantic flight to Barcelona from your U.S. gateway. (International flight not included)
Day 2 - Barcelona, Spain
Bienvenido—welcome to sunny Spain! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the enchanting capital of Catalonia.
Day 3 - Barcelona
Starting from Plaza Catalunya, morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi’s Casa Batilló. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished Sagrada Familia Basilica. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.
Day 4 - Barcelona
A full day to enjoy Spain's most cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Your Local Host may recommend an excursion to Montserrat, a trip to the Aquarium, a tapas walking tour, a guided visit of the Picasso Museum, the best places to try Catalan cuisine—and much more!
Day 5 - Barcelona-Madrid
This morning, travel by High-Speed Ave Train (first-class) to Madrid, arriving in the early afternoon.
Day 6 - Madrid
Morning guided sightseeing features a visit to the palatial Prado Museum to admire one of the world's finest collections of European art. Also see the Plaza de España, Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá monument.
Day 7 - Madrid
Today you may want to try a walking route to discover Madrid’s literary side or a visit to Mad is Mad, a contemporary, off-the-beaten-path art gallery. Your Local Host has all the information you need to plan your day.
Day 8 - Madrid
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
NH Collection Barcelona Podium
This modern 145-room hotel, which has preserved its early 20th-century facade, is conveniently located and offers Free Wi-Fi access throughout. Dining options include a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, café and cocktail bar. A highlight is the pretty rooftop terrace and bar with seasonal outdoor swimming pool, complete with sun loungers and parasols. Other amenities include a sauna, solarium and gym.
H10 Puerta del Alcala
Located in Madrid's exclusive Salamanca district, next to the beautiful Retiro Park, this 146-room modern property enjoys a privileged central location with Free Wi-Fi access available throughout. The welcoming restaurant serves a selection of Mediterranean and international dishes and the garden view bar offers the perfect place to relax with drinks and snacks.
Dates & Prices
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|31st March 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|7th April 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|14th April 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|21st April 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|28th April 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|5th May 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|12th May 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|19th May 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|26th May 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|2nd June 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|9th June 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|16th June 2018||$1,748||Book Now|
|23rd June 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|30th June 2018||$1,821||Book Now|
|7th July 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|14th July 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|21st July 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|28th July 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|4th August 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|11th August 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|18th August 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|25th August 2018||$1,658||Book Now|
|1st September 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|8th September 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|15th September 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|22nd September 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|29th September 2018||$1,748||Book Now|
|6th October 2018||$1,748||Book Now|
|13th October 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|20th October 2018||$1,693||Book Now|
|27th October 2018||$1,670||Book Now|
|3rd November 2018||$1,622||Book Now|
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: Departs 31st March 2018 ($1,693), 7th April 2018 ($1,693), 14th April 2018 ($1,693), 21st April 2018 ($1,693), 28th April 2018 ($1,693), 5th May 2018 ($1,693), 12th May 2018 ($1,693), 19th May 2018 ($1,693), 26th May 2018 ($1,693), 2nd June 2018 ($1,693), 9th June 2018 ($1,693), 16th June 2018 ($1,748), 23rd June 2018 ($1,693), 30th June 2018 ($1,821), 7th July 2018 ($1,658), 14th July 2018 ($1,658), 21st July 2018 ($1,658), 28th July 2018 ($1,658), 4th August 2018 ($1,658), 11th August 2018 ($1,658), 18th August 2018 ($1,658), 25th August 2018 ($1,658), 1st September 2018 ($1,693), 8th September 2018 ($1,693), 15th September 2018 ($1,693), 22nd September 2018 ($1,693), 29th September 2018 ($1,748), 6th October 2018 ($1,748), 13th October 2018 ($1,693), 20th October 2018 ($1,693), 27th October 2018 ($1,670), 3rd November 2018 ($1,622)
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Transfers may be purchased along with additional sightseeing.