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Imagine traveling from Barcelona to Madrid in under three hours without stepping foot in an airport. Think of all the time to gain sightseeing and city immersion by traversing between Barcelona and Seville in five hours, rather than the ten it takes to drive. For nearly 30 years, the Alta Velocidad Española (AVE) train network has made these journeys and many others possible as the premier choice for high-speed intercity travel in Spain.

Throughout the years, route offerings have expanded from coast to coast - and from north to south - to include cities like Málaga, Segovia, Valladolid, Valencia, Figueres, Zaragoza, Albacete, and, of course, Barcelona. Because AVE operates on standard-gauge tracks, it can also connect with France's high-speed rail line to further the route possibilities. Since the introduction of the high-speed train, over 89 million travelers have chosen AVE for their commuting and traveling needs.

Spacious modern surroundings onboard the train offer an elevated experience for all guests. Standard offerings include free Wi-Fi, power outlets at every seat, personal radios with free headphones for on-train usage, and screens playing popular Spanish films. There is a Buffet Car with snacks and drinks and a mobile bar for refreshments. Further amenities are offered based on the class of service.

Modeled after France's TGV yet in a league of its own, the AVE sets the bar high for express rail travel. The line's fantastic routes throughout Spain entice travelers, but the attention to detail, prompt service, and top-tier amenities keep them returning time after time.

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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville
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Our customers love our AVE tours
Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
23/Oct
TIFFANY LEIGH RETZLAFF
5 stars
“This was my first trip to Europe so I didn't really have a frame of reference for what to expect, but everything with Vacations By Rail was great and a very smooth experience! The hotels booked for us were lovely and in excellent parts of town, the trains between cities were easy to navigate, clean, and comfortable, and we loved the optional add-on experiences! We particularly enjoyed the sightseeing tours we took on the first day that we traveled to each city - these helped us to get a feel for the area and plan for the thing we wanted to see and the places we wanted to eat! We had a lovely trip overall and would happily recommend Vacations By Rail to others who like a little bit of structure on trips but a good amount of free time to do as you please!
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