8 Day Madrid & Barcelona by Rail

3 Madrid & 3 Barcelona
Flights NYC-Madrid, Barcelona-NYC, 6 nights accommodations in your choice of Plan A, B, C or D hotel plans, 3 nights Madrid, 3 nights Barcelona, Breakfast daily, you may also your own departure date and we will price it for you
Price Includes
  • Flights NYC-Madrid, Barcelona-NYC
  • Other departure cities available
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Plan D Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the [Ganivet Hotel ], Madrid
  • 3 nights at the [Aranea Hotel], Barcelona
  • Plan C Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the [Mercure Madrid Plaza de Espana] Madrid
  • 3 nights at the [Abba Sants Hotel ], Barcelona
  • Plan B Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Miguel Angel, Madrid
  • 3 nights at the K+K Hotel Picasso, Barcelona
  • Plan A Hotels:
  • 3 nights at the [Melia Madrid Princesa ], Madrid
  • 3 nights at the [Melia Barcelona], Barcelona
  • Transportation between cities via First Class rail (Plans A & B) or Standard rail (Plan C & D) with reserved seats
  • Breakfast daily
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Wednesday - Depart USA

  • Depart the USA for Spain. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey.
DAY 2: Thursday - Arrive to Madrid

  • Welcome to Madrid. Transfer independently from the airport to your hotel, or choose an optional private transfer for $93 per car (1 to 3 passengers).
  • Balance of the day at leisure or you can chose our OPTONAL tour (Illuminations of Madrid with Flamenco Show & Dinner) Begin the evening with a sightseeing tour through the streets and squares of Madrid at night. Enjoy the splendid avenues, beautiful promenades, and artistic and illuminated fountains and buildings, which are a prism of grace and color in the evening. Arrive at the Tablao venue, where you&rsquoll experience the exciting nightlife of Madrid with great dancing music and Flamenco Show. Enjoy a traditional Spanish dinner. Wine or sangria and mineral water also are included. At the conclusion of the show, return to your hotel.
DAY 3: Friday - Optional Tour, Madrid

  • Morning free at leisure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Half Day Panoramic Madrid 9:00 AM) Todays panoramic tour takes you to view the classical and modern squares of the city. See the Oriente, España, University Campus, Casa de Campo, Mayor Street, Villa and Mayor Squares, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno, Atocha, memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, and the Colón. Continue to view the citys newer realms, with its modern buildings, gardens, and large avenues reaching the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium (one of the largest in Europe). Continue to view the squares of Castilla and La Cibeles, and the famed Gran Via.
  • Evening free at leisure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Half Day Toledo from Madrid 3:00 PM) Today, enjoy a half day tour of Toledo, the "Museum City." Overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Toledo was once the capital, spiritual, and intellectual center of Spain. Here, in one of Europes oldest cities, enjoy a walking tour among its most famous monuments, including visits to the Cathedral, St. Tome Church (housing El Grecos The Burial of Count Orgaz), and the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire the citys famous handcrafted work, the Damasquinado. ( B )
DAY 4: Saturday - Optional Tours, Madrid

  • Today free at liesure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Half Day Escorial from Madrid 8:45 AM) Long considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World," El Escorial was conceived by Phillip II as a monastery and Royal Pantheon, and later became a symbol of greatness for the Spanish Empire. Visit the Royal Palace, Royal Pantheons, Infantes Pantheons, Chapter House, and Basilica. Enjoy an extended visit to special rooms at the Monastery including the Architecture Museum, Battles Room and Library Room. Departs at 8:45 a.m. Pick-up and -off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. ( B )
DAY 5: Sunday - Optional Tour, Madrid, Barcelona

  • Breakfast and check out from your hotel, transfer on your own to the Rail Station for your train ride to Madrid. Arrival to Madrid and transfer to hotel on your own. Balance of the day at leisure. ( B )
DAY 6: Monday - Optional Tour, Barcelona

  • Morning free at liesure or you can choose our OPTIONAL tour (Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour) Experience all of the best highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin the day immersing yourself in some of the most famous works of Spanish Architect Antoni Gaudi and experience the whimsical and fantastical world of Gaudis designs. Begin down the Passeig de Garcia, a broad street lined with trees, shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudis buildings &ndash la Casa Mila and la Casa Batllo. Continue to Park Guell, a residential suburb planned by Gaudi followed by a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Following, head to the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes ship yard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at the Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own. Departs at 9:00 am from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off to be advised locally. ( B )
DAY 7: Tuesday - Optional Tour, Barcelona

  • Free day at leisure or you may choose our OPTIONAL tour (Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM) Begin with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, museum and Stations of the Cross. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona. ( B )
DAY 8: Wednesday - Departure Barcelona

  • After breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer on your own to airport for your return flight to USA. ( B )

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Notes :
  • Upgrade to First Class rail is available for Plan C & D
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • For visa information, check our Visa page
Not Included
  • Newly introduced Barcelona City Taxes (payable locally)
  • Transfers
  • Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.