Barcelona’s got it all. Ramble down La Rambla before heading to the Gothic Quarter or going to the Beach. This fantastic city brims with culinary and cultural delights for every type of traveler. The Catalan’s unique passion for life simply adds to the beauty of this world-class city.
The Plaza de Mayor and Puerta del Sol sit in the center of this vibrant city. This city’s aged well and shopping and eating in the different barrios make it worth the visit, but there’s also museums, markets and more to experience. Madrid is mesmerizing with its seemingly limitless energy and nightlife.
The Andalusian city of Seville shows the sweeter side of Spain, where life is more laidback than Madrid. With all of the Moorish influences, this city gives the curious traveler a more complete view of Spainish life, especially after visiting Barcelona and then Mardid. A perfect place to end a great vacation to Spain.
- 3 nights Barcelona
- 3 nights Madrid
- 2 nights Seville
- City tours of Barcelona, Madrid and Seville
- Flamenco show in Seville
- 1st-class rail travel including seat reservations
- Arrival and departure transfers in Barcelona, Madrid and Seville
- 1 lunch in Barcelona
- One 3-course dinner in Madrid
- Daily Breakfast
Day 1 – Barcelona:
Private transfer from the Barcelona airport to your hotel. (Accommodations, Barcelona)
Note: Transfers in Spain do not include porterage or assistance. Limit: One suitcase and one handbag allowed per person.
Day 2 – Barcelona:
After breakfast, enjoy a morning city tour of Barcelona with the rest of your day at leisure. (Breakfast & accommodation, Barcelona)
Barcelona Half Day Sightseeing Tour Arrive on your own at the Pullmantur office by 9:30 a.m.; tour lasts 3.5 hours. See Via Layetana, the Cathedral and its cloister, the Gothic Quarter, Plaza San Jaume, continue on to Olympic Village and seaport, then to Montjuic for a panoramic view. You will visit the stadium, Sant Jordi Palace and the Calatrava Tower, plus a visit to Spanish Town, where the most typical regional architectural styles in Spain are reproduced. You’ll also be treated to a taste of famous Catalan Cava, a sparkling wine invented in the early 1870s in Sant SadurnÃ d’Anoia by JosÃ© Raventos.
Day 3 – Barcelona:
After breakfast, you have your morning free to explore and relax before leaving to the restaurant for your lunch. (Breakfast & accommodation, Barcelona)
Today, arrive on your own for lunch at Marina Moncho,™s Restaurant with reservations at 1:00 p.m. Moncho,™s restaurant features grilled seafood, meat and Spanish classics, and is known across Europe for exceptional service, quality cuisine and generous portions. (Please present voucher before ordering, voucher is good for 1 lunch per person; gratuity not included.)
Day 4 – Barcelona to Madrid:
After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to the rail station where you,™ll catch your train to Madrid with reservation in 1st class. In Madrid, meet your driver on the train platform for your transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast, Barcelona; accommodation, Madrid)
About Rail Service in Spain:
Renfe Operadora is the state-owned company operating freight and passenger rail service across Spain. Passenger rail service is safe, fast and dependable. Coaches are comfortable, with dining cars and snack service at your seat. Best of all Avanti Destinations makes of your rail travel arrangements for you directly with Rail Europe for your complete convenience.
Day 5 – Madrid:
After breakfast at your hotel, you have a full day with a morning city tour, free time in the afternoon followed by dinner this evening. (Breakfast & accommodation, Madrid)
Madrid City Tour Arrive on your own at the Pullmantour office by 9:45 a.m.; tour lasts 4 hours. During your tour you,™ll see West Park, Casa de Campo for a view of Madrid, the Moorish Quarter, the architecture of old Madrid; Madrid,™s elegant squares, Alcala’s Gate, the Bullring and more.
Dinner at Restaurante Cuevas del Duque Please arrive on your own for your 8:30 p.m. reservations at Cuevas del Duque featuring HernampÃ©rez Cheff Carlos, recently judged one of the top cooks in all Madrid. (Please present your voucher before ordering, includes dinner with wine and mineral water, gratuity not included.)
Day 6 – Madrid:
After breakfast, you have a full day at leisure, or add an optional tour or excursion. (Breakfast & accommodation, Madrid)
Day 7 – Madrid to Seville:
After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to the rail station where you,™ll catch your train to Seville with reservations in 1st class. Once in Seville, meet your driver on the train platform for your transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast, Madrid; accommodation, Seville)
Day 8 – Seville:
After breakfast at your hotel, you have a Seville City Sightseeing Tour, with your afternoon at leisure followed by a Flamenco show in the evening. (Breakfast & accommodation, Seville)
Arrive on your own for your hop on, hop off Seville City Sightseeing Tour at Torre del Oro to experience the historical masterpiece that is Seville with its Islamic monuments, gardens, flamenco festivals, Museum of Fine Arts, medieval Jewish quarter and more. Best of all, you can hop on and hop off at the major points of interest. (Exchange voucher for a 24-hour ticket; live commentary in English)
Flamenco show with dinner Please arrive on your own to Hosteria Del Laurel by 8:00 p.m. for your tapas dinner (drinks not included) then walk the short distance to Barrio del Arenal for your traditional Flamenco show (starts 10:00 p.m.) begins at 10pm. The flamenco show with one beverage per person. (Gratuity not included for dinner or Flamenco show.)
Day 9 – Depart Seville:
After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private transfer to either the Seville rail station or airport, ready for your next Avanti destination. (Breakfast, Seville)