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Discover the treasures of Spain on this eight night vacation by rail. Travel from Gaudi’s Barcelona south west to Seville, ending your journey in Madrid. Enjoy included guided tours of historic monuments, including the Alcazar in Seville and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Discover the main attractions and hidden gems of each city you visit with handpicked included extras, and get ready to soak up some of the spectacular Spanish sunshine!

Highlights

  • Explore Gaudi's architecture in Barcelona including a tour of the Sagrada Familia
  • Have access to Barcelona's attractions with the Barcelona Card and hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Enjoy a Skip the Line guided tour of the Alcázar in Seville, a guided walking tour and a Seville Card 
  • Discover the Prado Museum on a guided Skip the Line Tour in Madrid
  • Savor delicious tapas in Madrid and take advantage of the wide range of museums and galleries in this energetic capital city using a Madrid card and a hop-on, hop-off tour

 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Barcelona
  • 2 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Seville
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Madrid
  • First class train travel as specified in the itinerary
  • Skip the Line: Barcelona Sagrada Familia Tour
  • Barcelona hop-on, hop-off tour
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus pass and choice of walking tours in Seville
  • Skip the Line: Alcazar Guided Tour in Seville
  • Tapas and Wine tasting tour in Madrid
  • Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid
  • Hop-on, hop-off bus pass 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 – ARRIVE IN BARCELONA
Arrive in Barcelona today and make your way to your hotel for a three-night stay. Once you've settled in, why not head down the tree-lined boulevard of Las Ramblas and mingle with the street performers and market stalls. It's a quintessential experience in the city! Make the most of the sunshine with a relaxing stroll along one of the city's beaches, and don't miss the chance to indulge in some tasty tapas for dinner! (Overnight in Barcelona)

DAY 2 - BARCELONA
A great way to easily get between the sights of the city is by your included City Sightseeing hop-on, hop-off tour, valid for 48hrs. The open-top bus gives visitors panoramic views and running commentary on board. You can hop on and off the bus at any time to explore the top attractions of the city on the three different routes. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 3 - BARCELONA 
After breakfast, spend another full day at leisure in the city. Why not head to the Picasso Museum for some artistic indulgence, and be sure to visit Gaudi's iconic (and still, to this day, unfinished) Sagrada Familia, one of the city's most famous attractions. Included in your vacation is a Priority Access Sagrada Familia Tour, allowing you to have quick access to the cathedral and discover its history with a guided hour and a half tour. You'll also visit the museum to learn more about the history of the building and see a range of related artifacts. Don't forget to check out the views of the city when you ride the elevator to the top! (Overnight in Barcelona) B

DAY 4 - BARCELONA TO SEVILLE
Enjoy breakfast in your hotel and then take the high-speed AVE service to Seville. On arrival, check in at your hotel for a two-night stay. Seville is a beautiful city, boasting ancient architecture and orange groves. Make use of your included City Card for free entry to many of the city's attractions, and discounts on a plethora of others. The card also gives you discounted dining in plenty of the city's top eateries as well as entry to cultural highlights such as flamenco shows - it's the perfect pass to introduce you to sultry Seville! (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 5 - SEVILLE
After an early breakfast, miss the crowds with an early access tour of the spectacular Royal Palace of Alcázar and the magnificent Seville Cathedral – home to many riches of Spanish Colonialism as well as the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Perhaps climb the steady slope to the top of La Giralda for an impressive view, or even atop the futurist Metropol Parasol for a unique photo opportunity, then see the rest of this amazing city in comfort with your Hop on Hop off pass.  In the evening enjoy a meal of tapas and sample other local specialties at one of the many pavement bars around the city. (Overnight in Seville) B

DAY 6 - SEVILLE TO MADRID
After breakfast, ride the rails to Madrid aboard an AVE service directly from Seville. On arrival, make your way to the hotel for a three-night stay. Settle into your hotel and then why not head out to explore the city using your City Card. The card gives you entry to more than fifty museums, discounts on shopping and a guided walking tour. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 7 - MADRID
After breakfast, why not take advantage of your included Skip the Line tour of the Prado Museum. Skip the queues and head straight into the museum for a 90-minute guided tour. Your guide will take you through this large collection of European art. Head to the Plaza Mayor after your tour where you will find plenty of bars and cafes to enjoy some refreshments and perhaps relax in the Casa del Campo for the rest of the day. Here you will find a large green oasis, a lake, zoo and a cable car offering fantastic views of the city.  Continue the culinary discovery this evening on 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. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 8 - MADRID
Enjoy a free day in the Spanish capital today and 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, known as the ‘Spanish Broadway'. (Overnight in Madrid) B

DAY 9 – DEPART MADRID
After breakfast this morning, check out of your hotel and continue your onward journey. If you have more vacation time to spend in Europe, speak to one of our Rail Vacation Specialists about catching the train somewhere new - perhaps taking the overnight sleeper service directly from Madrid to Lisbon. 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 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. 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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