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  • Barcelona & Madrid – 7 day Independent Journey by Train

  • All departures are guaranteed. Travel any day.

    This 7-day tour takes you to Barcelona and Madrid. Beginning in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia and the city of Gaudi, you have the opportunity to view some of Gaudi’s greatest accomplishments. A train ride takes us to Madrid, the capital city and home of the famous Prado Museum.

Barcelona & Madrid – 7 day Independent Journey by Train
Barcelona & Madrid – 7 day Independent Journey by Train contact us for details

Your land cost includes:

  • Private arrival transfer from Barcelona airport to hotel
  • Selected class hotels
  • 3 nights in Barcelona
  • 3 nights in Madrid
  • Daily  breakfast
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Hop-on, Hop-off in Madrid (1-day pass ticket)
  • Hop-on, Hop-off in Barcelona (1-day pass ticket)
  • High-speed train ticket in 2nd class from Barcelona to Madrid
  • Private airport transfer to Madrid airport

 Your land cost does not include:

  • Airfare to Barcelona and back from Madrid
  • Departure taxes, fuel surcharges and airport improvement fees
  • Porterage at airports and hotels
  • Transfer from Barcelona hotel to Barcelona train station
  • Transfer from Madrid train station to Madrid hotel
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Early check-in/late check out
  • Optional tours
  • Tourist city taxes are not included and must be paid by the passengers directly to the hotel
  • Insurance though not included is strongly recommended
  • Gratuities of a purely personal nature such as laundry and valet service
  • Tipping to guide, driver and hotel staff
  • E. & O.E.

This vacation can be combined with our Escorted tours, Adriatic cruises, or other Independent journeys.

 First-class:

 Barcelona – Catalonia Diagonal Centro or similar

Madrid – Hotel Eurostars Casa de la Lirica or similar

 Superior first-class:

 Barcelona – NH Collection Grand Calderon or similar

Madrid – NH Collection Paseo del Prado or similar

 Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Barcelona
Welcome to Barcelona, a city that is both modern and ancient and with a history among the oldest in Europe. On arrival in Barcelona, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore on your own.

Day 2 in Barcelona
Discover Barcelona at your own pace with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour. There are three different routes and 44 stops. In the evening consider joining an optional Tablao El Cordobes Flamenco show with dinner at a well-known Flamenco show venue. (B)

 Day 3 in Barcelona
The entire day is free at leisure. You may be interested in our optional tours to Monserrat, an important religious shrine and the national symbol of Catalonia. Next is Girona, a city in northern Catalonia where you can take part in a  Game of Thrones tour. Located 100 km.  north of Barcelona, Girona is a must for any Game of Thrones fan. Or there is a tour to Girona, Figueres and Dali. (B)

 Day 4 from Barcelona to Madrid
After breakfast transfer on your own to the Barcelona train station where you will board a high-speed train to Madrid. Upon arrival in Madrid, transfer on your own to your hotel.  The balance of the day is free to discover on your own. (B)

 Day 5 in Madrid
Today enjoy the open-top double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus tour. Two routes cover the highlights from historical sites and monuments to the modern Madrid of skyscrapers and cosmopolitan architecture. In the evening, you may consider joining an optional “Tapas walking tour” or a “Flamenco Show & dinner. (B)

Day 6, in Madrid
The entire day is free at leisure. Some optional tours or visits worth considering including Toledo to discover the city of three cultures; a tour of Avila, and Segovia to discover the Royal Escorial, the Valley of the Fallen or the Royal Palace in Aranjuez. (B)

Day 7, depart from Madrid
Your Independent Journey ends today and you will be transferred to the Madrid airport. (B)

Rates are per person, in USD based on double occupancy.

First-class hotels

Travel between US Per person in double  US Single supplement
01/02/22 03/31/22 $1,255 $775
04/01/22 04/30/22 $1,375 $850
05/01/22 06/20/22 $1,440 $879
06/21/22 08/27/22 $1,280 $825
08/28/22 10/31/22 $1,670 $905

 Superior first-class hotels

Travel between  US Per person in double  US Single supplement
01/02/22 03/31/22 $1,585 $975
03/31/22 04/25/22 $1,785 $1,270
04/26/22 06/27/22 $1,840 $1,330
06/28/22 08/31/22 $1,785 $1,270
09/01/22 10/31/22 $1,855 $1,340

 B = breakfast L= lunch Dinner = dinner

For information and reservations contact,  Janice Snider.