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Enjoy the works of Gaudi in Barcelona.

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20212022
9 days From $3,086 per person

2021 Tour code: AV-BOSE-21

About the tour

Enjoy the works of world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona. Savor tapas and the amazing social scene in Madrid. Experience a traditional Flamenco show with dinner in Seville. Combine three of Spain's most colorful cities in one fantastic rail vacation-the perfect opportunity to experience firsthand Spain's passion for life, music, and art.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Barcelona

Welcome to beautiful Barcelona! Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight Barcelona.

Day 2 - Barcelona at Leisure

The day is yours to enjoy Barcelona as you like or elect to take an optional tour. Ask a rail specialist for activities that can be added to your itinerary to enhance your stay. Overnight Barcelona.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 3 - Barcelona at Leisure

The morning is yours to explore Barcelona on your own. You have lunch reservations* at Marina Moncho's Restaurant. Featuring grilled seafood, meat and Spanish classics, it is known across Europe for exceptional service, quality cuisine, and generous portions. Overnight Barcelona.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 - Train to Madrid

After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to the rail station, where you'll catch the train to Madrid. Upon arrival, meet your driver on the train platform for the transfer to your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight Madrid.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 5 - Madrid Sightseeing

This morning, embark on a city sightseeing tour with a private local guide and driver. Get the lay of the land while learning about Madrid's history from its beginnings in the Lower Paleolithic Age and its rise as the capital of King Philip II's mighty empire in 1561 to the cosmopolitan city it is today. Enjoy dinner tonight** at 3-course Dinner at La Taberna del Alabardero. Overnight Madrid.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 - Madrid at Leisure

After breakfast you have a full day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Perhaps you will elect to visit a museum or do some shopping. Consider taking an optional day tour outside of Madrid to neighboring cities like Toledo. Ask a rail specialist about optional activities that can be added to your itinerary. Overnight Madrid. 

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 7 - Train to Seville

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby after breakfast for your private transfer to the rail station, where you'll catch the train to Seville. Upon arrival, meet your driver on the train platform for the trip to your hotel. Overnight Seville.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Day 8 - Seville Sightseeing

Spend the day exploring central Seville on a private walking tour. This evening enjoy a Flamenco show with dinner! Arrive on your own at El Patio Sevillano for an authentic fixed-menu dinner*. The tablao (restaurant) is located on the Guadalquivir riverbank, opposite the Triana quarter, next to the bullring Real Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and surrounded by spectacular monuments such as Torre del Oro and Puente de Triana (Golden Tower and Triana Bridge). Overnight Seville. 

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9 - Depart Seville

After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to either the Seville rail station or the airport for your return flight home.

Additional information

Please Note

*Gratuities and drinks not included.
**Dinner includes wine and mineral water; gratuity not included.
+Includes one beverage per person.

Rail pricing is subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.

Seat assignments are not guaranteed and are subject to change

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotels

H10 Casanova, Barcelona

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Hotel Palacio San Martin, Madrid

Hotel Palacio San Martin, Madrid

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Casa Romana Hotel Boutique

Casa Romana Hotel Boutique, Seville

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Reviews

4.3 stars4.3 / 5 · 3 reviews

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Jeffrey

5 stars

Submitted 18 Oct 2018

Great cities and wonderful rail service.hotels were fine and what I expected

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James D, Rochester, NY

4 stars

Submitted 13 Feb 2018

This vacation was perfect in every way. At each location our driver was there to pick us up on time. The hotels were all located in the city centre which made getting around easy.

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Joe S, Mexico

4 stars

Submitted 08 Feb 2018

Our agent's patience while planning, especially add ons and detail and constant follow up and finally to the wonderful trip that followed every detail on time and exactly as planned. The hotels were great and in the heart of the cities; the drivers were professional and actually gave us mini tours with interest facts and planned tours were perfect for us, being two older guys. Fantastic trip leaving us to feel we were doing it on our own but with your assistance

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