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Explore Spain’s two biggest cities, with ample time to explore each one at your own pace. Discover the warmth, history, and incredible art and architecture of Madrid and Barcelona, each one with its own distinct personality and charm.

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)
  • 8 nights 3-star accommodation (Upgrade to 4-star available)
    5 nights Barcelona: HCC Mont Blanc or upgrade to 4-star HCC St Moritz or similar
    3 nights Madrid: Hotel Ganivet or upgrade to 4-star Catalonia Gran Vie or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Roundtrip Private Airport transfers in Barcelona
  • Roundtrip high-speed tourist class train tickets between Barcelona and Madrid (Upgrade to preferred class)
  • Sightseeing Tours:
    -Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona
    -Skip-the-line visit to the the Sagrada Família
    -Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid
    -Skip-the-line visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid

Book by Aug 31!

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton
Jul 16,31, 2022 from $2699 + $869 tax
Aug 11,16,18,31, 2022 from $2199 + $779 tax
Sep 19,20,26,27,28, 2022 from $1749 + $779 tax
Oct 10,12,15,17, 2022 from $1669 + $779 tax
Upgrade to 4-star accommodation + $200
Upgrade Train to preferred class + $235
Victoria, Kelowna from $200 more

Please Note:
If a forced overnight occurs in either direction, it would be an additional cost if a hotel is needed
Hotel check-in/out: Check in: 3:00 p.m, Check out: 12:00 p.m.
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.

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 (4 nts): HCC Mont Blanc (3-star) or similar or upgrade to 4-star HCC St Moritz or similar

Day 3: 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 4 & 5: Barcelona at Leisure (B)
Enjoy two days at leisure in the Catalan capital. Discover Barcelona’s charming streets, filled with distinct boutiques, excellent restaurants and an incredible vibe all its own.

Day 6: 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 (3 nts): Hotel Ganivet (3-star) or similar or upgrade to 4-star Catalonia Gran Vie or similar

Day 7: Madrid Sightseeing (195 km)(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.

Days 8: Madrid at Leisure (B)
After breakfast, explore the Spanish capital at your own pace. Madrid is home to fantastic museums, beautiful public squares and a non-stop nightlife.

Day 9: Madrid – Barcelona (620 km)(B)
After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train (AVE) to Barcelona. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in.
Hotel (1 nt): HCC Mont Blanc (3-star) or similar or upgrade to 4-star HCC St Moritz or similar

Day 10: 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 note there maybe a tax increase when FREE connectors are added with Air Canada Vacations. Please contact [email protected] for photo credit information. BPCPA #3287