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Trip Overview

Embark on a ten-night rail adventure visiting 5 of Spain’s great cities, each with their own diverse culture and personality. First discover the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona, then onto beautiful Valencia. Head north to the capital Madrid before taking the train to Andalusia, and the treasures of Seville and beaches of Malaga before ending your holiday back in Madrid.

Highlights

  • Admire the unique history and architecture of Barcelona
  • Learn the art of making the real Paella in Valencia
  • Visit the World-famous Prado museum in Madrid
  • Discover the breath-taking Alcazar Palace in Seville
  • Dip your toe in the clear Mediterranean Sea or pay the Picasso Museum a visit in Malaga

PACKAGE ALSO INCLUDES:

  • Rail Travel as per the 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
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Seville
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation with breakfast in Malaga
  • Small group Gaudi tour, including skip the line access to Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllóand La Pedrera 
  • 48hr Hop-on-Hop-off pass in Valencia including Oceanographic Aquarium entrance
  • Small group Paella cooking class
  • Madrid sightseeing pass
  • Small group tour of Seville including the Alcazar and cathedral
  • 24hr Hop-on-Hop-off and sightseeing pass in Malaga
Trip Map

Why Not...

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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.

Daily Itinerary:

DAY 1 – BARCELONA
Welcome to Barcelona!  Make your way from the airport and check-in at your hotel for a two-night stay. (Overnight Barcelona) B

DAY 2 – BARCELONA
Beat to crowds at the Sagrada Familia this morning on a small group tour of Gaudi’s masterpieces. In the evening take a stroll along the Ramblas and enjoy some tapas.  (Overnight Barcelona) B

DAY 3 – VALENCIA
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then take the train to Valencia.  On arrival head to your hotel for a two-night stay then take advantage of your Hop-on-Hop-off pass to explore the city (Overnight Valencia) B

DAY 4 – VALENCIA
Continue to make the most of the city with your Hop-on-Hop-off pass today, and be sure to visit the Oceanographic Aquarium, a highlight of any visit to the city. This evening join a three-hour cooking class and master the art of Paella.  (Overnight Valencia) B

DAY 5 – MADRID
Head north today to Madrid and make your way to your hotel for a two-night stay.  Use your Sightseeing pass to visit the Prado museum perhaps or tour the beautiful Royal Palace.  (Overnight Madrid) B

DAY 6 – SEVILLE
Ride the highspeed Ave train to Seville today, and after checking in at your hotel head out to enjoy this amazing city.  Admire the impressive Metropol Parasol or the Mushrooms of the Incarnation as they are known to the locals.  Head over to the Triana neighbourhood for some original Flamenco. (Overnight Seville) B

DAY 7 – SEVILLE
Enjoy a tour of the city today, including entrance to the huge cathedral and magnificent Alcazar Palace.  In the evening the Mercado Lonja del Barranco is a great place to enjoy some wonderful food next to the river (Overnight Seville) B

DAY 8 – MALAGA
Head to the coast today onboard the direct train to Malaga, and check-in for a two-night stay.  Take a stroll on the beach or take a stroll around the city centre and check out the Roman Amphitheatre.  (Overnight Malaga) B

DAY 9 – MALAGA
Explore the whole city today with your Hop-on-Hop-off and sightseeing pass today.  Head up to the Alcazaba and ruined Moorish Gibralfaro from where you’ll also have a great view of the city.  Then head back down into town for your pick of amazing museums and galleries, including the famous Picasso museum housed in the house the famous artist was born. (Overnight Malaga) B

DAY 10 – MADRID
Make the short journey back to Madrid for your final night on this vacation.  The Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor are the heart of this great city and be sure to spend some time taking in these vast public spaces.  Stroll the Grand Via and admires its great statues and waterfalls. (Overnight Madrid) B

DAY 11 – END OF TOUR
Make your way to the hotel for your flight home or speak to one of our sales consultants if you would like to extend your holiday elsewhere.  B

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

Barcelo Malaga

Barcelo Malaga

The Barcelo Hotel Malaga is a design hotel with 221 bedrooms. The hotel features an award-winning restaurant, El Andén and a B-Lounge cocktail bar. The Barcelo Hotel Malaga is within walking distance of Malaga’s Contemporary Art Centre. Malaga Cathedral and the Picasso Museum are both a 20 minute walk from the hotel.

Barcelo Sants Hotel

The new Barceló Sants**** hotel is now ready, having been totally reformed. Prepare to enjoy a unique stay in the completely refurbished Orbital Rooms. Situated above Sants station, the hotel has direct access to the AVE, to the metro lines and theBarcelona railway.

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.

Barcelo Torre de Madrid

The new Barceló Torre de Madrid hotel is located in one of the most iconic buildings in the capital: the Torre de Madrid. This designer hotel is the most convenient place to stay to discover Madrid, thanks to its excellent location in the Plaza de España, a few steps from the Gran Vía, a 10-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Madrid and a 15-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. It has first class facilities, including a stylish bar on the ground floor, restaurants where you can try exquisite dishes, and a Wellness Zone with a fitness studio.The Plaza España metro station is located just in front of the hotel, enabling you to easily reach other part of the city in just a few minutes.

NH MÁLAGA

NH MÁLAGA

Completely renovated in 2018, the NH Málaga hotel is right in the center of Málaga, a short walk from the city’s shops, restaurants and tourist attractions.

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.

Barcelo Valencia

Barcelo Valencia

The Barceló Valencia**** hotel is situated right in the centre of the City of Arts and Sciences, opposite the Queen Sofia Palace of Arts, a building which was designed by the renown architect Santiago Calatrava, and is situated in one of the most modern and attractive areas of the city of Valencia. This 4-star hotel boasts a total of 187 light-filled, spacious rooms, 10 of them Junior Suites and 2 Suites, giving you easy access to all the leisure and business possibilities of Valencia.

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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