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Barcelona - Madrid & Andalusia by Train 9 Days

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Visit: Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Madrid

Day 1: Barcelona

On arrival in Barcelona you will met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day discovering the capital of Catalonia at your leisure. Overnight stay in Barcelona.

Day 2: Barcelona

After breakfast, make your own way to the starting point for a morning regular tour of the main highlights of Barcelona.
This part panoramic and part walking tour takes in the Paseo de Gracia (where many Gaudi buildings are) and some of the 1992 Olympic sites before heading to Montjuic (where you will also enjoy a cable car ride with great views of the city). The tour concludes with a guided walking tour of the old city and the Gothic quarter. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

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Andalusia by Train 7 days

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Visit: Madrid, Granada, Seville, Córdoba, Málaga, Madrid

Day 1: Madrid - Granada 

This morning you will make your way to the central Madrid Atocha train station for your train to Granada. Once You have arrived and made your way to your selected hotel, the remainder of the day is yours to start discovering the fabulous city of Granada. Use the time to investigate the Albayzin district, or perhaps visit the Royal Chapel and Cathedral. Overnight stay in Granada.

Day 2: Granada - Seville 

After breakfast, enjoy a regular guided visit to La Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Steeped in history and breathtakingly beautiful, a visit to La Alhambra is an undoubted must and one of the highlights of your overall trip. Later in the afternoon, you will depart on your own to the Granada Train Station for your onward train to Sevilla. Upon arrival, make your own way to your selected hotel. We suggest a walk in Maria Luisa Gardens and a visit to the Plaza de España. Overnight stay in Sevilla.

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Optional Tours for Andalusia by train

Optional Tours available during your "Andalusia by train" tour

Optional tours and custom tours on private upon request. Please Contact Us.

  

Barcelona: Walking tour Gothic quarter & Las Ramblas

You will stroll along the Ramblas, the pedestrian boulevard that is considered the nerve center of Barcelona. Then, we will move into the Gothic Quarter-the oldest part of the city. After visiting Plaza Nova with its twin semi circular towers of the well-preserved Roman Walls, and following remaining ruins, you will arrive at the cathedral, a gothic structure dating from the 14th and 15th centuries. The cathedral complex also contains three medieval palaces: Casa dels Canogues, Casa del Dega and the most important-Casa de L´Ardiaca. Following Avenida de la Catedral you will arrive at the beautiful Plaza del Rey, where the Palau Major Reial is located. Plaza de Sant Jaume, the administrative center of the city and site of the Palau de la Generalitat, a 15th-century gothic structure with Renaissance facade is next. Across the plaza, the Town Hall is located within a 14th-century building.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide and Walking Tour through the historical heard of Barcelona

Madrid: Habsburgs Walking tour

The visit will begin in the Plaza de la Encarnacion, where one of the most significant monuments of the XVII Century can be found: the Monasterio de las monjas agustinas descalzas de La Encarnacion. In the centre of the Plaza de Oriente, we find the famous statue of the horse of King Phillip IV, another treasure of the XVIIth Century. Our route continues past the Calle Bailen towards its intersection with Calle Mayor, in order to gaze at the magnificent Palacio del Duque de Uceda. Next to it, another building will attract our attention, the Iglesia del Sacramento. Walking through the Calle del Sacramento we continue towards the Plaza de la Villa, a beautiful square with interesting buildings. From there, we walk past Calle del Codo, Plaza del Conde de Miranda and the Convento de las Carboneras (convent) towards the Plaza Mayor, a landmark of the city. Exiting this square and walking towards the Calle de Atocha, we end up in the Plaza de la Provincia.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide and Walking Tour through the historical heard of Madrid

Granada: Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens

The local guide will meet you and will take you to the Alhambra for a walking tour of this impressive fortress, palace and gardens that was once one of the most splendorous cities in Spain. Once the walking tour is finished, the guide will indicate you the best places to go, eat and enjoy for the rest of your stay.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide and Entrance to the Alhambra Palace & Generalife

Seville: City Walk - Cathedral & Royal Alcazar

We will start our tour by visiting the Royal Alcazares, world heritage and one of the most remaining examples of Mudejar architecture and the visit of the Cathedral of Sevilla, the largest gothic cathedral in the world, where Christopher Columbus remains are lying. We will then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets which leads to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide and Entrance fees to the Cathedral & Royal Alcazar

Cordoba: Mosque City walks

Your guide will meet you at the hotel where you will start this personalized walking tour. Strolling through its streets you will arrive into the Mosque for its visit. After the visit, you will continue exploring the oldest part of the ancient city, where the Jewish Quarter is located. You will find some interesting buildings and the guide will show you some of them, that you can explore on your own.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide and Entrance fees to the Mosque

Malaga: Walkingtour Oldtown

We will visit the Central Market in the morning the oldest tavern in Malaga, and some of the most stunning churches. Learn about the city’s famous residents and visitors, how children’s author Hans Christian Andersen fell under the spell of the city and how the city influenced the life and work of Pablo Picasso, born in Malaga in 1881.

The Tour Includes: English speaking local guide

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (co)

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Spanish Capitals by Train

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Visit: Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Valencia, Barcelona

Day 1: Barcelona

On arrival in Barcelona you will be met and transferred from the airport to your hotel. After check-in, commence exploring the capital or Catalonia at your leisure. La Sagrada Familia or Park Guell are just two of the many option for your 1st afternoon in Barcelona.

Day 2: Barcelona

After breakfast, make your own way to the departure point for a regular morning highlights of Barcelona tour which will take you, amongst other things, to see the Paseo de Gracia (the street with many Gaudi buildings are) and some of the 1992 Olympic sites, as you head to the nearby mountain of Montjuic, which you will ascend to by cable car giving you great views of the city. After also see the Pueblo Españyol, you will return to Barcelona where the tour concludes with a guided walking tour of the old city centre and the Gothic quarter. Your afternoon is at your leisure to discover more of fascinating Barcelona.

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Madrid, Valencia & Barcelona by Rail

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Visit: Madrid, Valencia, Barcelona

Day 1: Madrid

Arrival transfer from the Airport to the hotel. Overnight stay in Madrid. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 2: Madrid

City and Royal Palace tour in Madrid. Overnight stay in Madrid.

Meals: Breakfast

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Fabulous Spain

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Visit: Barcelona, Madrid, Merida, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid

Day 1 (Saturday): Barcelona

Arrival at Barcelona airport. You will be transferred to your First Class hotel. It is suggested that you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the evening, it is suggested to dine at the Pueblo Español, featuring architectural replicas from all of Spain’s regions.

Day 2 (Sunday): Barcelona

Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy an escorted tour of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. See the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area.

Meals: Breakfast

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Charming Spain

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Visit: Madrid, Merida, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Zaragoza, Madrid

Day 1 (Sunday): Madrid

Arrival at Madrid airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your First Class hotel. It is suggested you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious “tapas”. Return to your hotel at your own convenience.

Day 2 (Monday): Madrid

Buffet breakfast. This morning’s escorted sightseeing tour will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid’s most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for luncheon on your own. Highly recommended this afternoon, is an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco’s masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisans.

Meals: Breakfast

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Fascinating Spain

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Visit: Madrid, Merida, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander, Santillana del Mar, Covadonga, Oviedo, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca, Madrid

Day 1 (Sunday): Madrid

Arrival at Madrid airport. After clearing simple immigration and customs formalities, you will be transferred to your First Class hotel. It is suggested you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious “tapas”. Return to your hotel at your own convenience.

Day 2 (Monday): Madrid

Buffet breakfast. This morning’s escorted sightseeing tour will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid’s most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for luncheon on your own. Highly recommended this afternoon, is an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco’s masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisans.

Meals: Breakfast

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Treasures of Spain Barcelona Extension

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Visit: Barcelona

Day 7 (Saturday): Barcelona

Arrival to Barcelona. Balance of the day at leisure. We suggest walking around downtown, in particular, the favourite walk among the Barcelona people: Plaza Catalunya and walking along the “Ramblas” street for the popular and characteristic market of flowers and birds. This area is full of people watching street actors and musicians, etc. Our hostess will give an introductory meeting (1 hour) to inform you and to help to enjoy during your stay in the city.

Day 8 (Sunday): Barcelona

At 09:00am your English speaking local guide will meet you for a walking tour in the oldest downtown Barcelona, the Gothic quarter. There we will visit the Boqueria Market, with its modernist structure and explosion of colours from the fruits, meat, etc. Later we will continue visiting the Cathedral and follow the maze of little streets around where we will find the splendid palace and some of the main institution buildings as Generalitat (regional government). We will visit St. Maria del Mar and finish the tour in Las Ramblas, the popular street full of street actors, flowers and bird sellers. Balance of the day at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast 

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Treasures of Spain (Small Group Tour)

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Visit: Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Madrid

Day 1 (Sunday): Madrid

Welcome to the Spanish capital, Madrid. Relax or take a stroll along the tree lined boulevards before meeting up with your fellow travellers. This evening, enjoy a welcome soft drink (19:00hrs) and orientation with our hostess and your travelling companions.

Day 2 (Monday): Madrid & Toledo

After breakfast, depart on your tour of Madrid. Drive through the main avenues of the city, highlights include the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the Alcala Gate, the Plaza de España, where we will see panoramically the view of most representative buildings. We will visit inside the spectacular Royal Palace which is still in use for Government ceremonies.
This afternoon, travel south to Toledo. It was the capital of Spain during several centuries. In XIII and XIVth centuries, Muslim, Jews and Christians populations lived together peacefully becoming a great cultural center. This afternoon, walk along its narrow streets where the history can be felt in the air. We will visit the Cathedral from outside and St tome Church inside (where is El Greco painter's masterpiece). Return to Madrid for your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast

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