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BARCELONA & MADRID

CULTURE, ART & ARCHITECTURE

DISCOVERY TOUR 

BARCELONA / MADRID / TOLEDO
CULTURE, ART & ARCHITECTURE
DISCOVERY TOUR

7 Days / 6 Night

May 12 - 18, 2019

Madrid City Center

Barcelona Sea Port

La Rambla Barcelona

Two spectacular Spanish cities... two trips in one!

 

Discover the extraordinary splendor of Spain's two prominent cities - Barcelona and Madrid - plus a day trip to historic Toledo. 


The first three nights we’ll be staying in vibrant Barcelona. We'll have a private tour of Antoni Gaudi's modernisme  buildings with a local art/architecture historian guide... the following day we'll tour the historic Gothic Quarter and visit Barcelona's Museu Picasso.  We'll meander through the narrow alley's in the Gothic Quarter... along the Mediterranean... and stroll La Rambla to visit Boqueria Market, Europe's largest food market.

We'll have an evening wine tasting session with a region expert.

 

There will be free time for shopping, personal sightseeing, and soaking in Barcelona's sunshine and ambiance.

 

Midweek we’ll travel by high-speed train from Barcelona to majestic and sophisticated Madrid. We’ll take private tours with local historian and art guides of Madrid's world famous Prado Museum and Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid). 

 

We'll take a day trip to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and have a private guided tour of Toledo Cathedral (Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary.

 

We'll journey on a tapas safari sampling an assortment of tasty Spanish appetizers, wines and cavas.

 

There will be free time for personal sightseeing...  strolling through Rio Park or visiting the Botanical Garden... shopping at Madrid boutiques and local markets... relaxing at outdoor cafes

Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through Barcelona's historic city center and along the Mediterranean, and through Madrid's city centre and along the Menzanarez River, are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
 
The Barcelona & Madrid Discovery Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • Fabulous vacation experience in two of Spain's most beautiful cities -- bustling Barcelona on the Mediterranean cosmopolitan Madrid, Spain's capital city.

  • Small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many activities -- structured group activities and private tours with local guides... visiting Barcelona's Antoni Gaudi's art nouveau modernisme architecture works and Museu Picasso... touring Madrid's Museu Nacional del Prado and Palacio Real de Madrid... visiting Toledo's grand Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary and El Greco Museum... having a Spanish wine tasting session... going on an evening tapas safari.

  • Free time to explore and enjoy Barcelona and Madrid on your own for personal sightseeing to see Madrid's Buen Ritro Park... Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid... and the Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia museums. Time to visit local markets, enjoy delicious Spanish cuisine, relax at outdoor cafes, and shop at boutiques.

  • Optional before breakfast group morning pleasure walks.

  • Recommended restaurants will be provided should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join the tour host for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service, for a fun and worry-free vacation!​ 


What's Included?

  • Six nights in a choice of hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotels:

      • Madrid (3 nights) - Stay in a personally selected boutique hotel with colorful and warm furnishings in restored early 1900s building located in the Madrid's city centre.

      • Barcelona (3 nights) - Stay in a personally selected boutique hotel with stylish interior design with colorful furnishings in neo-classical building, with roof-top garden overlooking the city.

    • Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotels:

      • Madrid (3 nights) - Stay in a personally selected Madrid grand luxury hotel, with old-world elegance and ambiance, located in Madrid's city center. 

      • Barcelona (3 nights) - Stay in a personally selected chic luxury boutique hotel, set in two historical and aristocratic houses, located in the heart of Barcelona's historic Gothic Quarter. 

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

  • First Class Seat Rail Ticket between Barcelona to Madrid - traveling on AVE high-speed train.

  • Welcome Reception – with local Spanish wines and cheeses hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast daily group pleasure walks through Barcelona's and Madrid's city centres, along the Mediterranean, and along the Menzanarez.

  • Private tour of Antoni Gaudi architecture works in Barcelona with local architecture historian guide.

  • Private tour of Musee Picasso in Barcelona with local art historian guide.

  • Private tour of Prado Museum with local art historian guide.

  • Private tour of Palacio Real de Madrid (Royal Palace of Madrid) with local historian guide.

  • Day Trip to Toledo - a UNESCO World Heritage site - private tour of Toledo Cathedral -- Primate Cathedral of Saint Mary of Toledo.

  • Optional walking visits in Madrid to Buen Retiro Park, Real Jardin Botanico de Madrid (Royal Botantical Garden of Madrid,) Plaza Mayor, and Market of San Miguel.

  • Optional walking visits in Barcelona through the Gothic Quarter, along the Mediterranean, and on La Rambla to visit Boqueria Market, Europe's largest food market.

  • Spanish Wine Tasting Session – with a region wine expert.

  • Tapas Safari – evening stroll visiting tapas bars in Madrid sampling an assortment of Spanish appetizers, wines and cavas.

  • Farewell Dinner – featuring Spanish cuisine and wines hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Cathedral, palaces & museum entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including day trip to Toledo.

Arrival & Departure Cities:

Arrival City: Barcelona, Spain

Departure City: Madrid, Spain

 

Trip Cost: 

Contact WalkEurope for costs. 626.616.3448

Charming Boutique Hotels Option:

  • $5,475 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,470      

Premiere Signature/Luxury Hotels Upgrade Option:

  • $6,625 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,975 

    

Space Is Limited -- Available on 1st Reserve Basis -- Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour - Limited to 15 persons.

TOUR COMBINATIONS:

Travel for 2 - 3 weeks combining your Barcelona & Madrid Culture, Art & Architecture Discovery Tour with...

 

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May 5 - 11, 2019

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Post-Tour

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May 19 - 25, 2019

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Note: Trips are subject to meeting six person participation; itinerary subject to changes.

WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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