Madrid, Seville & 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: $ 1,661 $ 237 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 10 days!
  • Madrid City Tour & Royal Palace - Half Day Tour
  • Seville City Tour & River Cruise
  • Barcelona Classic City Highlights (half-day)

Short Description

Three of Spain's most breathtaking cities all in one trip! You'll enjoy comfortable stays in each city, and scenic rides on the high-speed rail between each. Begin in Madrid, the vibrant capital, home to picturesque parks, museums boasting some of the world's most iconic works, and of course flamenco, and lots of it!

You'll then arrive in Seville, a lively city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Enjoy Spain's leisurely lifestyle as you are surrounded by the city's impressive landmarks, from the Alcazar to Plaza de España. Admire the architecture and enjoy some of the more traditional Spanish customs such as horse-drawn carriage rides.

You’ll spend your final nights in Barcelona, where art seamlessly blends with life. Spend days exploring the eclectic works of psychedelic architect Antoni Gaudí, and evenings indulging in tapas and traditional Catalan culture!

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 Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Madrid
End City Spain

Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Madrid!

On arrival, you will be met by your English-speaking driver and transferred privately to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to begin exploring the city. Start your time in Madrid on a sweet note by indulging in a plate of the city's most iconic dessert - churros con chocolate!

In the evening, head to the city's most vibrant square, Puerta de Sol. The streets will be alive with lights, street performers, and locals heading to their favorite tapas bars for a snack before starting the evening's festivities.

Day 2 Madrid

In the morning, following your buffet breakfast, you’ll embark on a comprehensive city tour!

The remainder of the day is yours at leisure; Madrid is famous for its art – so perhaps pay a visit to the Prado Museum, home to masterworks of Goya, Velazquez and El Greco; the 19th century Villahermosa Palace, now the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum. Or explore the Reina Sofia, showcasing more than 300 modern works by Dali, Miro, and Picasso among others.

In the evening, why not head to the city's most popular neighborhood for tapas tasting, La Latina! Treat yourself to a sip and snack at one tapas bar, then sample the one next door until you've had your fill!

Day 3 Madrid - Seville

After breakfast, make your way to the train station in Madrid, to pick up the high-speed train to Seville. Situated on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville enjoys a rich Moorish heritage, with many streets, squares and and historic quarters boasting UNESCO World Heritage designation.

Once checked-in and settled at your hotel, take a walk around town! Pass by locals performing flamenco on the streets, musicians treating passersby to ballads on the Spanish guitar, or simply the breathtaking buildings sprinkled throughout the city. 

Day 4 Seville

After breakfast, embark on your comprehensive city tour, which will end with a a scenic river cruise!

Seville is rumored to be the birthplace of flamenco, the perfect place to take in a show! Take advantage of Seville's many peñas, or flamenco social clubs - the grand finale includes an opportunity for audience members to hop on the stage and join in on the flamenco fun!

Day 5 Seville - Barcelona

Take the high-speed rail today from Seville to Barcelona - Spain's Catalonian capital! After checking into your hotel, the remainder of the day is free for you to explore the city.

Your first stop should be one of the most famous and breathtaking buildings in the city: the Sagrada Familia! This awe-inspiring structure has been under construction for 150 years, and remains in the works to this day. Don't forget to stop by the crypt where the architect Antoni Gaudi himself is buried!

In the evening, head to the city's famous Magic Fountain and be treated to a spectacular water show filled with music, vibrant colors, and streams of water that dance to the beat. 

Day 6 Barcelona

Start the day off with a half-day tour of Barcelona's highlights!

Afterward, you may want to take a stroll to the  Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), where the 13th century Gothic Cathedral is located. Finish your last day by exploring Barcelona’s most famous avenue, Las Ramblas! Be sure to make a stop at the bustling Boqueria market, where you can sample the cuisines of the city; treat yourself to a serving of paella, Barcelona's signature dish, before heading back to your accommodation.

Day 7 Depart Spain

Your tour of Spain’s traditional cities comes to an end today. Following breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport, for your return flight home. 

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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.

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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!

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.

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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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