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Trip Overview

Discover two vibrant cities on this six-night Spanish holiday by rail to Barcelona and Madrid. Travel from London to Paris, and then follow the tracks through the French countryside and across the Spanish border, before arriving in Barcelona. Explore the rich architecture and interesting museums of this lively city before riding the rails west towards the Spanish capital, Madrid. Visit pretty parks and marvel at beautiful buildings, before enjoying some of Spain's finest tapas or maybe even a Flamenco show!

Highlights

  • Travel to Barcelona on a comfortable TGV service from Paris
  • Discover Gaudi's architecture and the grand museums in colourful Barcelona
  • Explore the galleries, architecture and beautiful open spaces of the Spanish capital, Madrid

 PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Eurostar to Paris and onward rail travel to Madrid in standard class
  • Onward rail travel in standard class throughout
  • Flight from Madrid to London (rail option available)
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Barcelona
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Madrid
  • Skip the line tickets for Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • 24hr hop-on-hop-off tickets for Madrid
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

  • DAY 1 - LONDON TO BARCELONA
    Journey under the Channel Tunnel on the Eurostar to Paris, and then connect with a TGV service running directly to Barcelona. On arrival in the evening, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay Once settled in to the hotel, enjoy a dinner of traditional Spanish tapas retiring to bed for a good night's rest. (Overnight in Barcelona)

     DAY 2 - BARCELONA
    Spend some time wandering down the city's most famous shopping street, Las Ramblas, and soak up the bustling atmosphere among the shops and street artists of this tree-lined boulevard. Or, why not visit the Picasso Museum to view a huge collection of the famous artist’s work. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

     DAY 3 - BARCELONA
    Take some time out to admire Gaudi's iconic architectural masterpieces throughout the city, starting with your skip the line guided tour of the Sagrada Familia included.  Then perhaps a visit to Le Pedrera or the Natural History Museum. After a busy day sightseeing, treat yourself to a glass of locally made Sangria and delicious tapas. (Overnight in Barcelona) B

    DAY 4 – BARCELONA TO MADRID
    Enjoy a final breakfast in the hotel before checking out and making your way to the railway station to catch the high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel for a three-night stay. In the afternoon, why not take a stroll around the impressive Parque del Retiro? Later, you may wish to enjoy a drink along the Paseo de la Castellana or maybe the Gran Via. (Overnight in Madrid) B

    DAY 5 - MADRID
    After breakfast take full advantage of your hop-on-hop-off tickets to explore the city.  Get a description of the amazing architecture you’ll pass onboard and be sure to make a stop in barrio conte duque where there is a great selection of tapas bars and restaurants.  (Overnight in Madrid) B

    DAY 6 - MADRID
    Soak up the atmosphere spending another day exploring this vibrant city.  Head out to one of the world-famous museums that make up Madrid's ‘Golden Triangle of Art'. We can highly recommend the masterpieces of the iconic Prado Museum.  Perhaps visit the Plaza de Cibeles; admire the grand architecture of its buildings and be entertained by live musicians and street performers. (Overnight in Madrid) B

    DAY 7 - MADRID TO LONDON
    Check out of your hotel after breakfast and make your way to the airport in Madrid for your flight back to London. Prefer to travel home by train with an overnight in Paris? Just let our Rail Experts know and they will make all the arrangements for you. B

     

    MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

    DISCLAIMER:
    Prices are subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

Barcelo Sants Hotel

The new Barceló Sants**** hotel is now ready, having been totally reformed. Prepare to enjoy a unique stay in the completely refurbished Orbital Rooms. Situated above Sants station, the hotel has direct access to the AVE, to the metro lines and theBarcelona railway.

NH Barcelona Centro

The NH Barcelona Centro hotel enjoys one of the best locations in the city. We’re right in the heart of Barcelona – in the Ciutat Vella neighborhood, near the historic Gothic quarter, and close to the best shopping spots. The hotel has 156 rooms, which are spacious and tastefully decorated. These offer plenty of natural light, while windows are soundproofed to ensure a good night’s sleep.

NH Sants Barcelona

The NH Sants Barcelona hotel, formerly known as NH Numancia, is located in the heart of Barcelona’s financial district, just a few steps from the trade fair and the Sants train station. You can get to the city center in 15 minutes on the metro and Camp Nou, the home ground of Barcelona’s soccer team, is only 20 minutes away on foot.

Hospes Puerta De Alcala Madrid

The Hospes Madrid is a boutique luxury hotel located within a 19th century residence. Comprising 41 stylishly appointed guest rooms with Egyptian cotton sheets, and a choice of pillows from the pillow menu. The hotel also features a gourmet restaurant, spa and pool-jacuzzi. The hotel is located on the Plaza de la Independencia, a short walk from the Puerta de Alcalá square, Parque Retiro and the Prado Museum.

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

The NH Collection Madrid Suecia hotel, formerly known as NH Madrid Suecia, is in the heart of the city’s historic center. A trendy hotel on Madrid's Broadway, Gran Vía, it's ideal for shopping and musicals allike. Renovated in 2016, the hotel was originally opened in 1956 and served as Ernest Hemingway’s and the revolutionary Che Guevara's Madrid home.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Railbookers UK Trading Ltd is a member of ABTA (Y6401) and holidays including flights are ATOL protected, number 7579.

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