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Visit Spain’s largest cities, flying to Barcelona and starting with Madrid, the country’s capital, teeming with excellent museums, beautiful buildings and plazas. Next, head to Costa del Sol for five wonderful nights where you can explore the region at your own pace. Refreshed and relaxed, head back to Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and home to eclectic architecture and a vibrant charm all its own. With a country as vast and bountiful as Spain, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city.

Inclusions
  • Round-trip flights to Barcelona (Via Toronto or Montreal)
  • 11 nights 3-star accommodation (Upgrade to 4-star available)
    4 nights Barcelona
    2 nights Madrid
    5 nights Torremolinos, Costa del Sol
  • Breakfast daily & 1 tasting
  • Roundtrip Private Airport transfers in Barcelona
  • Roundtrip high-speed train ticket in tourist class between Barcelona and Madrid; Madrid and Málaga; Málaga and Barcelona (Upgrade to preferred class if available)
  • Sightseeing Tours: -Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid -Skip-the-line visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid -Full-day excursion to Ronda  and Setenil de las Bodegas including tasting -Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona -Skip-the-line visit to the the Sagrada Família
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal
Jul 15-Sep 15, 2024 from $3599 + $830 tax
Sep 19-Oct 21, 2024 from $3299 + $830 tax
Upgrade to 4-star accommodation from $440 more
Upgrade Train to preferred class from $300 more
Victoria, Kelowna, Winnipeg from $300 more
Halifax from $100 more

Please Note: If a forced overnight occurs in either direction, it would be an additional cost if a hotel is needed
Barcelona City Tax is not included. To be paid directly at the hotel (1.25€ per person, per night. Max. 7 nights)
Included Activities: Depending on availability and operational day, the excursions mentioned in the itinerary  may be rescheduled or shifted to take place on an earlier or later day.
Hotels: Will be assigned by the supplier up to 3 days prior to departure. Travel Best Bets has no control over the hotels and their location that are arranged for this package.

Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Canada

Fly to Barcelona.

Day 2: Welcome to Barcelona

Upon arrival in Barcelona, take a private transfer to your hotel and check-in.
Hotel: 3-star or upgrade to 4-star

Day 3: Barcelona – Madrid (620 km)(B)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train (AVE) to Madrid. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in.
Hotel (2 nts): 3-star or upgrade to 4-star

Day 4: Madrid Sightseeing (B) From the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the present modern city, discover Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Next, skip the line at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Madrid City Tour and Royal Palace of Madrid: 

  • Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Via street, Plaza de Espana, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and much more.
  • Skip the line at the Royal Palace of Madrid, former residence of the Spanish kings and beautifully furnished and decorated. On this guided visit, admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

Day 5: Madrid – Malaga – Costa Del Sol (Torremolinos) (525 km)(B)

After breakfast, make your way to the Málaga railway station for your high-speed train to Málaga. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel on the Costa del Sol and check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Hotel (5 nts): 3-star or upgrade to 4-star

Day 6: Costa del Sol: Ronda Excursion & Tasting (B/T)

Make your way to the meeting point and head out to the Serranía de Ronda, a mountain range boasting magnificent scenery.

Ronda Excursion: Upon arrival in Ronda, a city famous for its bandoleros and bullfighters, join your guide for a walking tour. Visit the oldest bullring in the world, built in the 18th century. The bullring also includes a museum. Continue to the city centre and see the impressive El Tajo gorge. Take in the superb views from the Puente Nuevo bridge, which unites the new and old town. Continue with a visit to the Ronda Wine Museum and taste the region’s exquisite wine. Spend time at leisure before returning to Costa del Sol.

Days 7-9: Costa Del Sol at Leisure (B)

Enjoy three days at leisure in beautiful Costa del Sol. Relax on the beach, enjoy one of several optional excursions ($) in the area and take in this region’s magical charm and warmth.

Day 10: Costa Del Sol – Malaga – Barcelona (950 km)(B)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train to Barcelona. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring this wonderful city at your own pace.
Hotel (3 nt): 3-star or upgrade to 4-star

Day 11: Barcelona Sightseeing (B)

Today, enjoy a panoramic tour of Barcelona, followed by a visit to the Sagrada Familia. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Barcelona Panoramic Tour and Sagrada Familia: 

  • Drive along Passeig de Gracia to see the incredible houses designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
  • Skip the line at Gaudi’s unfinished temple, the Sagrada Familia, the single and most important site in Barcelona.

Day 12: Barcelona at Leisure (B)

Head out and explore Barcelona at your own pace.

Day 13: Barcelona – Return to Canada (B)

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the airport and board your flight home.

Included Activities: Depending on availability and operational day, the excursions mentioned in the itinerary  may be rescheduled or shifted to take place on an earlier or later day.

Terms & Conditions

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy in Canadian dollars (unless otherwise stated) New bookings only. Space and price may be limited and subject to availability at the time of booking.  Errors or omissions may occur on the above information with no guarantee of being honoured. Terms and conditions apply. Tax is not included in the above base fare. Above tax amount includes non-refundable $30 per adult Booking Management Fee. $50 per adult cancellation fee. Not included in the above rates: Xpresspost fee, recommended medical, cancellation or baggage insurance. Child rate is applicable when travelling with 2 paying adults sharing 1 hotel room, using the existing bedding. Price Match Policy: Travel Best Bets makes every effort to remain competitive by offering our ‘Match or Beat Any Price’ offer however due to certain restrictions  there will be some product we cannot match or beat. Please note the star ratings found on www.travelbestbets.com are determined by Travel Best Bets based on a number of factors and may not match the star rating found in the Tour Operator’s brochure. Please view our star ratings by clicking here. Due to an increasing volume of disputed bookings, we will only accept payment for air only travel to India, the Philippines and the continent of Africa through the following means: book and pay cash in person or by direct deposit into our business account – once the transaction is verified and a copy of the receipt emailed or faxed to our office, we will confirm the booking. Please contact us for details on how to book using this method. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287