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Madrid, Seville & Barcelona tour

Madrid, Seville & Barcelona

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
7 days
From: $ 2,119 $ 303 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Sample the flavors of Spain at a tapas bar!
  • Seville is rumored to be the birthplace of flamenco - what better place to catch a show?!
  • Treat yourself to a horse-drawn carriage ride in historic Seville.
  • Experience the distinct culture of Spain's Catalan region.
  • Explore the whimsical works of eclectic architect Antoni Gaudí during your time in Barcelona.

Short Description

Experience the soul of Spain on this 3-city adventure! You'll enjoy guided sightseeing at your destinations, and luxurious stays in each. Indulge in tapas, explore breathtaking architectural works, and maybe even catch a flamenco show or two.

Trip Type N/A
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Madrid
End City Barcelona

Trip Includes

  • Round-trip economy class airfare into Madrid (MAD), out of Barcelona (BCN)
  • Private round-trip airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Madrid at the Hotel Tryp Atocha, or similar
  • 2 nights in Seville at the Hotel Melia Lebreros, or similar
  • 2 nights in Barcelona at the Hotel Tryp Apolo, or similar
  • High-speed rail between cities (standard class)
  • Madrid Sightseeing Tour with Royal Palace
  • Seville Sightseeing Tour with River Cruise
  • Barcelona Highlights Sightseeing & Walking Tour
  • Buffet Breakfast Daily

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Madrid!

Accommodation: TRYP Madrid Atocha Hotel

On arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking driver and transferred privately to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to begin exploring the city. Start your time in Madrid on a sweet note by indulging in a plate of the city's most iconic dessert - churros con chocolate!

In the evening, head to the city's most vibrant square, Puerta de Sol. The streets will be alive with lights, street performers, and locals heading to their favorite tapas bars for a snack before starting the evening's festivities.

Transfer to Madrid hotel

Day 2: Madrid

In the morning, following your buffet breakfast, you’ll embark on a comprehensive city tour!

The remainder of the day is yours at leisure; Madrid is famous for its art – so perhaps pay a visit to the Prado Museum, home to masterworks of Goya, Velazquez and El Greco; the 19th century Villahermosa Palace, now the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum. Or explore the Reina Sofia, showcasing more than 300 modern works by Dali, Miro, and Picasso among others.

In the evening, why not head to the city's most popular neighborhood for tapas tasting, La Latina! Treat yourself to a sip and snack at one tapas bar, then sample the one next door until you've had your fill!

Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace - Half Day Tour

This comprehensive city tour will showcase some of the city's most popular and interesting sites! Stops include Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de Espana, Mayor Street, Plaza de la Villa and Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno, Atocha, Puerta de Alcala y Calle Alcala, the memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium and Plaza Colon, where you’ll see grand avenues that lead to the four towers that have given a new look to Madrid’s skyline.

After your panoramic visit of the city of Madrid, you’ll be taken on a guided tour of the majestic Royal Palace, a beautiful exponent of the 18th century, and one of the best preserved palaces in all of Europe.

Day 3: Madrid - Seville

Accommodation: Hotel Melia Lebreros

After breakfast, make your way to the train station in Madrid, to pick up the high-speed train to Seville. Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville enjoys a rich Moorish heritage, with many streets, squares and and historic quarters boasting UNESCO World Heritage designation.

Once checked-in and settled at your hotel, take a walk around town! Pass by locals performing flamenco on the streets, musicians treating passersby to ballads on the Spanish guitar, or simply the breathtaking buildings sprinkled throughout the city.

Train to Seville!

Day 4: Seville

After breakfast, embark on your comprehensive city tour, which will end with a a scenic river cruise!

Seville is rumored to be the birthplace of flamenco, the perfect place to take in a show! Take advantage of Seville's many peñas, or flamenco social clubs - the grand finale includes an opportunity for audience members to hop on the stage and join in on the flamenco fun!

Seville City Tour & River Cruise

Enjoy a guided tour of the most emblematic monuments of Seville: the University, the Old Tobacco Factory, and the setting of Bizet’s opera Carmen. You will then see the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, followed by the famous building known as the Queen’s Sewing Box, “El Costurero de la Reina,” San Telmo Palace and the Triana neighborhood.

Then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets, which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables.

Finally your tour concludes with a lovely river cruise, offering a completely different vantage point from which to observe this beautiful city. On board we can see first-hand the untouched sides of the Golden Tower, the famous Calle Betis, the Bullring and Triana Bridge - the oldest in the city, designed by none other than Gustav Eiffel.

Day 5: Seville - Barcelona

Accommodation: Hotel Tryp Apolo

Take the high-speed rail today from Seville to Barcelona - Spain's Catalonian capital! After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Your first stop should be one of the most famous and breathtaking buildings in the city: the Sagrada Familia! This awe-inspiring structure has been under construction for 150 years, and remains in the works to this day. Don't forget to stop by the crypt where the architect Antoni Gaudi himself is buried!

In the evening, head to the city's famous Magic Fountain and be treated to a spectacular water show filled with music, vibrant colors, and streams of water that dance to the beat.

Train to Barcelona!

Day 6: Barcelona

Start the day off with a half-day tour of Barcelona's highlights!

Afterward, you may want to take a stroll to the  Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), where the 13th century Gothic Cathedral is located. Finish your last day by exploring Barcelona’s most famous avenue, Las Ramblas! Be sure to make a stop at the bustling Boqueria market, where you can sample the cuisines of the city; treat yourself to a serving of paella, Barcelona's signature dish, before heading back to your accommodation.

Barcelona Classic City Highlights

See the very best of Barcelona on this half-day guided tour that takes you to such landmark sites as Via Layetana, the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter and Plaza Sant Jaume, as well through the Port and Olympic Village, and Barcelona’s most famous beach – La Barceloneta.

From there you’ll visit Montjuic for its amazing and commanding views of the city and the port from the highest mirador (or gazebo) in the city. You will tour the Olympic Stadium and Sant Jordi Palace, and will experience Barcelona’s Spanish Village, with 117 buildings typical of all regions of Spain, including restaurants, shops and craft workshops.

Day 7: Depart Spain

Your tour of Spain’s traditional cities comes to an end today. Following breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport, for your return flight home.

Transfer to Barcelona airport

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