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Explore three of Spain's most vibrant cities - Barcelona, Seville and Madrid - and enjoy travel between cities by high-speed train. Relax on the beach in Barcelona, visit the Alcázar in Seville, and sample the tapas in Madrid.

Highlights

  • Explore Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona
  • Visit the spectacular Real Alcázar in Seville
  • Savor delicious tapas in Madrid and take advantage of the wide range of museums and galleries in this energetic capital city

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Onward rail travel in standard class throughout
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Barcelona
  • 2 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Seville
  • 3 nights' hotel stay with breakfast in Madrid
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN BARCELONA
Welcome to Barcelona! Check in at your hotel for a three-night stay and before heading out into the city to explore. Relax in the Parc Guell (Gaudi's garden city), or visit the house that Gaudi built for himself, the Casa-Museu Gaudi. Down at the harbor, you can walk along the seafront to one of Barcelona's sandy beaches for a relaxing afternoon. (Overnight in Barcelona)

DAY 2 - BARCELONA
Enjoy two full days at leisure in Barcelona. There is an amazing range of architecture here from the medieval streets of the Barri Gòtic to the Modernista buildings in Eixample. Why not view a range of Catalan artworks at the Catalonian National Museum of Art from the 11th to 18th centuries. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 3 - BARCELONA
Spend another day exploring the sights of the city. Maybe see the striking sculptures created by Picasso in the latter years of his life and a large collection of his artworks including the First Communion at the Picasso Museum. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 4 - BARCELONA TO SEVILLE
After breakfast, leave Barcelona and take the high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Seville. On arrival in Seville, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Seville is a stunning city with grand, Moorish influenced architecture and a vibrant Andalusian culture. Spend an evening getting your bearings and perhaps enjoy some local tapas at a pavement bar. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 5 - SEVILLE
After breakfast, explore Seville at your leisure today. Visit famous sights such as the huge Gothic Cathedral or the impressive Plaza de España, built for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929. Alternatively, the beautiful Real Alcázar is a Moorish palace with myriad rooms, courtyards and formal gardens to explore, and offers peaceful shelter from the summer sun. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 6 - SEVILLE TO MADRID
Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then take the AVE service to Madrid. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. Settle into your hotel and then head out into the Spanish capital to begin your exploration. Perhaps start in the famous Plaza Mayor where you can sit for café con churros and soak up the scenery. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 7 - MADRID
If you like art galleries, then you are in the right place! Madrid's so called 'Golden Triangle of Art' includes three fabulous galleries, the Museo Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (home to Picasso's Guernica), the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and most famous of all, the Prado, which offers one of the finest collections in the world. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 8 - MADRID
Spend another day exploring this vibrant capital city. In the evening, why not do as the locals do and enjoy some al fresco tapas? Alternatively, chose from one of the huge choice of restaurants on offer. But be warned, madrileños do not usually dine before 9 o'clock in the evening. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 9 - DEPART MADRID
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue with your travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, perhaps with an additional day in a different city, one of our Rail Experts will be happy to assist you with the details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Hospes Puerta De Alcala Madrid

The Hospes Madrid is a boutique luxury hotel located within a 19th century residence. Comprising 41 stylishly appointed guest rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, and a choice of pillows from the pillow menu. The hotel also features a gourmet restaurant, spa and pool-jacuzzi. The hotel is located on the Plaza de la Independencia, a short walk from the Puerta de Alcalá square, Parque Retiro and the Prado Museum.

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

The NH Collection Madrid Suecia hotel, formerly known as NH Madrid Suecia, is in the heart of the city’s historic center. A trendy hotel on Madrid's Broadway, Gran Vía, it's ideal for shopping and musicals allike. Renovated in 2016, the hotel was originally opened in 1956 and served as Ernest Hemingway’s and the revolutionary Che Guevara's Madrid home.

H10 Puerta Alcala Madrid

The H10 Puerta de Alcalá is located near El Retiro Park, in Madrid's exclusive Salamanca neighbourhood. Fully refurbished in 2016, it includes elegant rooms, the Alcalá Restaurant for breakfasts, the Lobby Bar, specialising in gourmet coffee and serving delicious Mediterranean tapas, three meeting rooms and the impressive El Cielo de Alcalá terrace, situated on the top floor and featuring a plunge pool and panoramic views over the city.

H10 Corregidor Boutique Hotel

The H10 Corregidor is a charming Boutique Hotel located in Seville’s historic centre and shopping district, next to the city’s main tourist attractions. The hotel keeps the essence of Seville alive through its arabesque and Andalusian architecture. It offers comfortable rooms, a restaurant for breakfasts and a terrace in an Andalusian courtyard featuring a typical Andalusian fountain, a late 19th-century wrought-iron gate and ceramic tiles from the 1929 Seville World's Fair.

Hospes Las Casas Del Rey De Baeza Seville

The Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza is a historic boutique style hotel. The decor combines the finest elements of Arabic and European design that have influenced Seville over the centuries. Enjoy the unique views of the historical city centre from the roof top swimming pool, and taste the best of Andalusian cuisine from one of the hotel's two restaurants. The Hospes is situated on Jesús de la Redención Square, in the historic centre of Seville.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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