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Spain is a country more beautiful and diverse than you ever imagined. With its diverse landscapes, charming Mediterranean coves, fiestas and Flamenco, historic architecture, and food and wine to bring even the most well-traveled foodies to their knees. On this seven-day rail vacation, you’ll get to experience three of Spain’s most sought-after cities: Barcelona, Valencia and Madrid! Bask in the sunshine in Barcelona along Parc Guell’s steps, go sailing along the dreamy coastline of Valencia and soak up the exhilarating energy of Madrid’s metropolis.

Highlights

  • Experience three of the largest cities in Spain
  • Marvel at the exquisite Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Lounge alongside the Mediterranean coastline in Valencia
  • Explore the golden metropolis of Madrid

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail tickets and seat reservations as per itinerary
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Barcelona
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Valencia
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Madrid
  • Small group skip the line tour of Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló in Barcelona
  • Tapas and Wine tasting tour in Madrid
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. 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 - BARCELONA
Welcome to bustling Barcelona! Upon arrival, travel on your own to your hotel and check in for a two-night stay. Then, step out to explore the colorful city. You can choose to bask in the sun amidst the mosaics of the Parc Guell, catch a boat out on the ocean, or ride the cable car to the top of Montjuïc hill, where you'll be treated to delightful views over the city as well as a plethora of grand museums.

(Overnight in Barcelona)

 DAY 2 – BARCELONA
Today, enjoy breakfast before continuing to get to know this beautiful city. At your leisure, spend time wandering along the city’s most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas. This tree-lined boulevard is packed with plenty of street artists, shops and great places to sit and people watch. Throughout Barcelona, you’ll also find Gaudi’s iconic architectural masterpieces, such as the world-famous Sagrada Familia. Art lovers also won’t want to miss a visit to the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist's work. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a glass of locally made sangria and delicious tapas. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

 DAY 3 – BARCELONA TO VALENCIA
After breakfast this morning, travel to the station for your direct train from Barcelona to Valencia. Known as one of the finest Mediterranean cities, it is also one of the most underrated. Check into your hotel and then start exploring! Make sure to go see the spiraled columns of the city’s gothic Silk Exchange, enjoy a glass of wine on a breeze-cooled palm terrace, visit one of the many cultural sites, stroll around The City of Arts and Sciences, or catch the opera. (Overnight in Valencia) B

 DAY 4 – VALENCIA
In the morning, have breakfast then set out for another day of experiencing life in Valencia. The city is famous for its ceramics and tiles, which dates back to Moorish rule. You’ll find these and some of Picasso’s work at The National Museum of Ceramics in Ciutat Vella. Why not visit The Valencia Cathedral or spend the afternoon relaxing beside the shoreline? Malvarrosa Beach is a local favorite. In the evening, treat yourself to an authentic meal. Food and wine are obsessions in Spain, so you won’t have to search far for a great restaurant. (Overnight in Valencia) B

 DAY 5 – VALENCIA TO MADRID
Travel on your own to the station and board your direct train from Valencia to Madrid. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. In the afternoon, why not take a stroll around the impressive Buen Retiro Park, one of the largest parks in all of Madrid, and a wonderful spot for people watching, architecture spotting and even boating on the shimmering lake. Later, you may wish to enjoy a drink along the Paseo de la Castellana or maybe the Gran Via, an elaborate and upmarket shopping street. (Overnight in Madrid) B

 DAY 6 – MADRID
After breakfast in your hotel this next morning, head out to one of the world-famous museums that make up Madrid's ‘Golden Triangle of Art,' including the iconic Prado Museum. Perhaps visit the Plaza de Cibeles and admire the grand architecture of its buildings and be entertained by live musicians and street performers. There’s even an Egyptian temple right in the heart of the city: the Temple of Debod. It was gifted to Madrid by Egypt in 1968.  This evening get the most out of your final night in Madrid with a small group tour led by an expert local guide, who will lead you to some of the city's finest eateries for 3 hours of delicious tapas and local wines barely known by tourists  (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 7 – END OF TOUR
Enjoy breakfast then check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, please contact a Rail Expert for details. B

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

 DISCLAIMER:
Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. 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. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

NH Barcelona Centro

The NH Barcelona Centro hotel enjoys one of the best locations in the city. We’re right in the heart of Barcelona – in the Ciutat Vella neighborhood, near the historic Gothic quarter, and close to the best shopping spots. The hotel has 156 rooms, which are spacious and tastefully decorated. These offer plenty of natural light, while windows are soundproofed to ensure a good night’s sleep.

NH Sants Barcelona

The NH Sants Barcelona hotel, formerly known as NH Numancia, is located in the heart of Barcelona’s financial district, just a few steps from the trade fair and the Sants train station. You can get to the city center in 15 minutes on the metro and Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona’s soccer team, is only 20 minutes away on foot.

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.

Quatro Puerta del Sol

Quatro Puerta del Sol

If you’re looking for a hotel with its own personality in the heart of Madrid, you’ve come to the right place: Hotel Quatro Puerta del Sol is your best choice.

Hospes Palau De La Mar Valencia

Hospes Palau De La Mar Valencia

The Hospes Palau de la Mar is a modern luxury hotel set across two unique 19th century stately homes, with 66 contemporary rooms and suites. The hotel features the Ampar Restaurant and cocktail bar, along with the tranquil Bodyna spa, with its sauna and heated indoor swimming pool. All these facilities combine to make the hotel the perfect place to relax in after exploring the sights and sounds of Valencia. The hotel is located on Avenida Navarro Reverter, only 5 minutes from the historical centre of Valencia.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. 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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