Madrid and Barcelona

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From mouthwatering food to whimsical architecture, you'll experience it all on this 6-night adventure! Begin your vacation in Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Madrid is praised across the globe for its mouthwatering tapas, vibrant nightlife, and famous Flamenco - savor the Spanish culture! Relax on the high-speed train from from Madrid to Barcelona, then enjoy ...
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Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 9 days!
    • Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace - Half Day Tour
    • Barcelona Classic City Highlights (half-day)

What's this trip about?

    From mouthwatering food to whimsical architecture, you'll experience it all on this 6-night adventure! Begin your vacation in Madrid, Spain’s capital city. Madrid is praised across the globe for its mouthwatering tapas, vibrant nightlife, and famous Flamenco - savor the Spanish culture! Relax on the high-speed train from from Madrid to Barcelona, then enjoy your remaining nights in a city where art seamlessly blends with life. Barcelona is home to eclectic architecture and beautiful art by Antoni Gaudi and some of the world's most beloved landmarks including the Sagrada Familia. From bustling markets to Gothic alleyways, you can see it all.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMadrid
End CitySpain

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Train & Rail Journeys


  • Europe
  • Spain


  • Bar
  • Barcelona
  • Madrid


  • Culture
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Trains & Rail

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare into Madrid (MAD) and out of Barcelona (BCN)
    • Private round-trip airport transfers
    • 3 nights in Madrid at theHotel Tryp Atocha or similar
    • High-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona
    • 3 nights in Barcelona at the HotelTryp Apolo or similar
    • Madrid Sightseeing Tour with Royal Palace
    • Barcelona Highlights Sightseeing & Walking Tour
    • Buffet breakfast daily

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Day 1 Welcome to Madrid!

Welcome to the vibrant capital city of Madrid! On arrival, you’ll be met by your English-speaking driver and transferred by luxury car to your hotel for the next three nights.

The remainder of the day is yours at leisure. Consider spending your first night at a nearby tapas bar sampling the local specialties!

Day 2 Madrid

In the morning, following your buffet breakfast, you’ll embark on a comprehensive city tour that will showcase all of the most popular and interesting sites in Madrid!

Day 3 Madrid

Today you have an entire day to explore this vibrant city!  Madrid is a city overflowing with museums, so take advantage of the cultural splendors here.

The Museo del Prado is home to some incredible art work by legends such as El Greco, Goya and Velazque...

Day 4 Madrid - Barcelona

After breakfast, make your way to the train station in Madrid, to pick up the high-speed train to Barcelona. A mere 4 hours later, you will be in the Catalonian capital!

Check in to your hotel, and enjoy the remainder of the day and evening at leisure. For dinner, choose a restaurant specializing in paella - Barcelona's signature dish!

Day 5 Barcelona

Following breakfast, see the very best of Barcelona on a half-day guided tour!

In the evening, head to the famous La Boqueria Market on La Rambla for a bite. In this vibrant market you'll find local foods, freshly caught fish, and sweets in the most whimsical of shapes. 

Day 6 Barcelona

During your time in Barcelona you will be surrounded by the work of the famous Gaudí. Take a stroll through Park Güell, where buildings covered in brightly colored tiles await. You'll also want to leave a few hours to take in the beauty of the Sagrada Familia, ...

Day 7 Depart Spain

Depart Spain from the Barcelona Airport.

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Price From $1,555
Price per day$222
Last Updated: 7/13/2023

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