Madrid and Barcelona

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
7 days
From: $ 1,555 $ 222 / day
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Highlights (Bullets)

  • 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)

Short Description

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.

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Transport not included
Start City Madrid
End City Spain

Itinerary

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 Velazquez.Or for those with a taste for surrealism, the Reina Sofia Art Center is home to over 300 modern works by Dali, Miro, and Picasso, among others. A visit to the Museo Centro de Arte to see the Picasso anti-war mural, Guernica is an absolute must. 

In the evening, consider treating yourself to a Flamenco show, followed by a plate of churros con chocolate - the city's most famous dessert!

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, a Christian temple and the most famous and spectacular of Gaudí´s works.

Leave some time to explore the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter) where the 13th century Gothic Cathedral is located, then head to the city's magic fountain of Montjuïc for a spectacular water show, filled with music and colors!

Day 7 Depart Spain

Depart Spain from the Barcelona Airport.

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Most organized and easy to use site!

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Honestly this is one of the first times I ever buy a package deal like this one and I was very impressed with how professional and well timed everything was. They had all of our paperwork and tickets ready, I can’t even think of one time where anything went wrong or was wrong, very nice people I will definitely buy another trip soon!
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Good value and ligit package.

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Good value and ligit package.

I love discounted and the reservation…

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I love discounted and the reservation was quickly.

Too many flight changes

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Too many flight changes, so that was a nightmire. Lost luggage, wrong seats. Couldn't upgrade hotels.
So was adequate, but took away from the enjoyment
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We had an amazing time in Iceland

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We had an amazing time in Iceland. The excursions with our package were very good. We had one small issue and customer service worked it out. Very happy
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WARNING!

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WARNING!

This company seems like the right choice based on price. BEWARE! DO NOT USE! They are not helpful prior to trip. They mislead you when you speak with customer service. We took a trip to Ireland and were told by customer service that the hotel was in Sligo and Cork after asking prior to our trip. When we arrived, the hotels were both over one hour out in very small towns. This is one hour to the city we were told we were going to by customer service and one hour back.

The rental car we got prior to trip with our package, we paid to upgrade to a larger car. Then we paid extra to have an automatic car. When we arrived, we were told that we could have paid much less by just doing it onsite at Dublin airport. The car rental was in shock for how much Great Value charged us for the car rental.

You can save a lot of money if you book this Ireland trip on your own. And save many headaches. The kicker to all of this is when I got home and tried to speak with customer service. The lady told me she could not do anything to help me. I must instead email a supervisor. I did have email communication with GVV and they were quite snappy and rude. They refused to help me in any way. I asked them to change their wording so that the next customer would not be misled like we were. I would NEVER recommend nor use this company. There are too many reputable tour groups out there.

Please don't waste your money on a company that does not care about you.

**Edited**
In response to the reply that GVV gave to my negative review.

It is pleasing to see how quickly you can reply to a negative review. If only you were so quick to respond to my queries prior to my trip.

To begin, my review is public. However, it is NOT OK to include my name when replying to a review when the name was not included by me in my review of you.

Next, when responding to my review you must be truthful. For you to say: "We are not surprised to receive this review as we did not agree to your request for a cash refund in exchange for you not posting a negative review." is false. In my initial phone call to customer service I was told to tell you what I wanted. Since you never asked, in my email communication toy I stated "I will be happy to complete your survey with my negative concerns and complete multiple reviews on your company if you choose to not correct this grand misleading mistake. I do not want to receive a discount for a future trip. I believe some money back to me is fair due to the amount of gas money and time I lost for travel due to the poor locations of the hotels."

I did not say I was disappointed with the hotels in Cork and Sligo. I said I was angered that I was misled by customer service prior to my trip when they did not inform me the distance to the cities on the tour. I asked if they were centrally located and was told that they were. Again, when I arrived, I discovered that they were over two hours round trip, without traffic. My initial communication to you was to inform that this was misleading. Your company seemed to be defensive of my comments from the start.

I called customer service before the trip because you switched my hotel in Dublin. My original hotel was one 45 minutes away from the city. You switched me to a hotel that was in Dublin after finding the original hotel was unable to host us. The new hotel in the city was centrally located. Great news. But the closest parking garage was 3/4 mile away. Perhaps you could suggest a hotel in the future that has closer parking so that when your flight is at 7am one does not need to walk the streets of Dublin at 5am.

My complaint to you is the absolute disdain and lack of concern that you have for customers after the trip. Even after my trip was booked I was unsuccessful at receiving any positive support.

I do not want this communication to continue. You are trying to prove your point as I am mine. But keep in mind, you should not use the name of the consumer if they did not disclose first themselves. Please check
in house legal for affirmation. Also, please be accurate and truthful when disclosing your side.

Just as you had to get the last word to our email thread by sarcastically stating "dully noted".

Your lack of professionalism speaks volumes. Perhaps this is why you get so many complaints and low stars on your reviews.
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