BARCELONA & MADRID - 2018
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From $1622 USD
Egypt’s Great Pyramid took 20 years to build without modern machinery. Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia Basilica…over 130 years and counting. Talk about procrastination! But don’t you procrastinate—Monograms has made it easy for you to travel to sunny Spain and the great cities of Barcelona & Madrid! On this 7-day package, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, sightseeing in both cities, daily breakfast, transportation via high-speed train (first-class) between the cities, transportation to/from the train stations, and materials to familiarize you with both cities. But that’s not all…we’ve also arranged for you to have a Local Host® in each city—someone to translate for you, offer you suggestions, answer questions, and help your vacation run smoothly.
Then you’re off to Madrid, Spain’s capital, via high-speed train. In Madrid, your guided sightseeing with a local expert guide includes a visit to the Prado Museum, one of the world’s best-endowed museums with paintings by Spanish artists as well as renowned masters such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. Be sure to ask your Local Host where you can best capture the spectacular, panoramic views of Madrid in a photo. In your free time, your Local Host can also provide you with many suggestions on places to go and things to see. Perhaps enjoy a Flamenco show; take an excursion to Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its Roman aqueduct and Alcazar, an 11th-century medieval castle; or relax as you stroll through El Retiro Park, dating back to the 1600s. With all of this and more, this vacation is sure to delight!
Each package to Barcelona & Madrid includes a guided visit inside the Prado Museum, which houses one of the world’s finest collections of European art. Hear the history and get insights into the Prado’s great works of art.
Extend your trip to include Lisbon (DBL)
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- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
and Destination Guides with city maps.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Guided sightseeing; inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Travel by high-speed AVE train (first-class) between Barcelona-Madrid; transfers to/from train stations.
Personalise your program ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions..
Buffet breakfast daily (B).
Day by Day
Bienvenido - welcome to sunny Spain! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the enchanting capital of Catalonia.
Starting from Plaza Catalunya, morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gracia to see the captivating facade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi's CASA BATLLO. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion. (B)
A full day to enjoy Spain's most cosmopolitan city at your own pace. Your Local Host will have many suggestions such as a visit to the Catalan National Art Museum or where to relax on the beach.(B)
Travel by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (First class) to Madrid. (B)
Morning guided sightseeing features a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM to admire one of the world's finest collections of European art. Also see Plaza de Espana, Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcala monument. (B)
Today you may want to try a walking route to discover Madrid's literary side or a visit to Mad is Mad, a contemporary, off-the-beaten-path art gallery. Your Local Host has all the information you need to plan your day. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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