Madrid  Seville  Cordoba  Valencia  Barcelona
Train Tour

Highlights of Spain by Train 2017

11Nights/12Days  
Jan - 30 Dec 2017

This independent train tour lets you discover historic cities of Andalusia, such as Seville and Cordoba, as well as, the 3 major cities in Spain, Madrid, Valencia and Bareclona. Your city tours give you many flexibilities to visit sites of your interwest. Among the many highlights of this trip : the magnificent Madrid’s Royal Palace , the Royal Alcazares Palace in Seville, Cordoba Great Mosque and Valencia’s Avant-garde City of Arts and science. You will also have the chance Visit Gaudi’s masterpieces in Barcelona like Sagrada Familia and Guell park or see the Picasso Museum.

Day 1  MADRID
Independent arrival at Madrid Airport , meet and greet by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Check-in and rest of the day free to explore this cosmopolitan city that combines modern infrastructure with an vast cultural and artistic heritage. The city has more than 60 museums covering all human knowledge. There are world class museums, palaces and gardens to visit along Paseo del Arte or at the Puerta del Sol square and discover many other charming areas. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2  MADRID
After breakfast you can experience the city on your own with the sightseeing Hop on-Hop off tour. Near the Plaza Mayor is the area known as the old aristocratic center where fascinating Royal Palace is, an imposing building dating from the 17th century featuring a mixture of Baroque and classicist styles. Option: supplement for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 3 MADRID
Buffet Breakfast and free time to enjoy Madrid. Option: You can take one of the day trips from Madrid to visit UNESCO World Hetitage Sites: Toledo, City of the three cultures; Avila, with ancient walls; Aranjuez with its royal palaces & gardens or El Escorial, an imposing Royal monastery. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 4 MADRID - SEVILLE
After breakfast  take the AVE train from Madrid to Seville (not included). Option: AVE Train from Madrid to Sevile & transfers in both cities. Overnight in Seville.

Day 5 SEVILLE
In the morning discover charming Seville with the Hop on-Hop off sightseeing  tour.  You will find many Unesco Word Heritage monuments while driving along the streets and squares of this historic city. Option: supp. for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Visit the cathedral which stands on the site of the Great Mosque of the 12th century. Today, the only part which remains of this structure is the minaret, also known as the Giralda. Overnight in Seville.

Day 6  SEVILLE  CORDOBA
In the morning depart by train to Cordoba (not included). Option: AVE train ticket from Seville to Cordoba & transfers in both cities. Arrival to Cordoba and Check in at hotel. Enjoy free time to explore this great historical city, the ancient capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. Walk around the exotic whitewashed old town wiht its many patios. Guided walking tour can be added. Overnight in Cordoba.

Day 7 CORDOBA VALENCIA
Breakfast at your hotel and free day in Cordoba or possibility to join (optional) a walking guided tour.  Discover Cordoba which has of the largest old city centers in Europe. Visit the Great mosque of Cordoba which was built in 785 by the emir Abdurrahman I. The mosque underwent  extensions over later centuries.
Afternoon train to Valencia (not included) - Option: train ticket Cordoba Valencia and private transfers in Cordoba and Valencia). Arrival in Valencia and check into your hotel and overnight.

DAY 8  VALENCIA
After breakfast experience the city on your own pace with the Hop on-Hop off sightseeing tour. Also you can visit the extraordinary City of Arts and Sciences, designed by the Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava Option: supplement for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Valencia.

DAY 9 VALENCIA  BARCELONA
In the morning depart by train from Valencia to Barcelona (not included) Option: Train from Valencia to Barcelona & transfers in both cities. Arrival to Barcelona and check in to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore this exciting city. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 10  BARCELONA
In the morning experience the city with the Hop on-Hop off  sightseeing tour. The city's original site, which was surrounded by walls in the Roman period, is today the Gothic Quarter. Along narrow streets, with small squares and charming corners, you will find medieval palaces standing around the impressive cathedral. The Plaça del Rei is a square with an array of spectacular buildings and in the Plaça de Sant Jaume there are important institutions, such as the Regional Parliament and the City Hall. One of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city is called Las Ramblas. Municipal markets, art galleries and antique shops can be found in Barcelona alongside crafts shops, fashion shops and open-air markets. See some of Gaudi's materpieces like Sagrada Familia and visit the Guell Park. Option: supp. for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 11 BARCELONA
After breakfast enjoy a free day at leisure. Option. Today you can take one of the day trips from Barcelona to: Montserrat with the Royal Basilica of Montserrat; Girona and Figueres with the Dali Museum and Girona monumental city. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 12 | BARCELONA
Buffet Breakfast Check out at the hotel. Private transfer to Barcelona airport for your return flight and end of our services.

The Price Includes:

  •  Private transfers, Madrid airport - hotel & Barcelona hotel - Airport.
  •  Overnight Accomodation with Buffet Breakfast, 3 nights in Madrid, 2 in Seville, 1 in Cordoba, 2 in Valencia and 3 in Barcelona
  • Sightseeing hop on & hop off tour (24 hours) in Madrid, Seville & Barcelona
  • Spain train pass valid for 4 days of travel

Not included (optional) :

  • AVE/ speed train tickets
  • Private transfers from train station - hotel in: Madrid, Seville, Cordoba, Valencia and Barcelona.
  • Extra tours and day trips
  • Any tours and excursions marked optional in the itinerary

Prices: per person in Euro ($ rate depending the exchange rate)*

Category (see name of hotels below price chart) Jan - 31Mar 2017 1Apr-30Jun
1Sep-31Oct 2017
1Jul-31Aug
1 Nov - 15 Dec 2017
double single triple double single triple double single  triple
Standard Hotels (3 and 4star) 950 1425 915 1190 1780 1105 1080 1590 1030
First class hotels 4 star 1075 1645 1015 1360 2105 1255 1215 1855 1132
5 star deluxe and superior first class hotels 1300 2280 RQ 1530 2545 RQ 1320 2220 RQ

** Surcharge may apply during Xmas, New Years, special holidays and fair periods PLUS see also surcharges below the hotel categories for Barcelona hotels as below

Hotels used for the Deluxe/Superior First Class package*:
Madrid: Hotel Melia Princesa 5 star
Seville: Hotel Lebreros or Melia Sevilla 4
+ star
Cordoba: Macia Alfaros 4
+ star
Valencia:
Sorolla Palace 4star
Barcelona: Melia Sarria 5star

Supplements for fair and other peak periods:
Melia Sarria Barcelona: Supp. Per person / per night (Mondays to Thursdays): From 1/11/16 - 31/10/2017. Double 12 € & single 25 €
Sevilla: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017 and 01/05/2017 to 06/05/2017: 45 € (Feria de Sevilla)
Valencia: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017: 34 €
Corboba: Supp. Per person / night (Fridays & Saturdays) from 01/01 to 15/03 - 16/06 to 31/08 : 16 €

Hotels used for the First Class package (4star hotels):
Madrid: Hotel Tryp Atocha  or Rafael Atocha 4star
Seville: Hotel Tryp Macarena 4star
Cordoba:
Macias Alfaro 4 star
Valencia:
Sorolla 4 star
Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona Colonial  or Hotel Medinaceli 4 star

Supplements:
Hotel Colonial /Medinaceli: Supp. per person/per night (Fridays and Saturdays): From 1/11/16-31/03/2017 Double: 2 €; Single: 2€; Triple:
2€. From 01/04-30/06 & 1/09-31/10: double: 8€ & Single: 8€; triple: 8; from 1/07-31/08: Double: 8; Single: 3€; triple: 9€.
Sevilla: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017 and 01/05/2017 to 06/05/2017: 45 € (Feria de Sevilla)
Corboba: Supp. Per person / night (Fridays & Saturdays) from 01/01 to 15/03 - 16/06 to 31/08 : 16 €
Valencia: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017: 34 €

Hotels used for the First Class/ Standard package:
Madrid: Rafael Ventas or Rafael Orense 4 star
Seville: Hotel Tryp Macarena 4 star
Cordoba:
Marcias Alfaro 4 star
Valencia:
Sorolla 4 star
Barcelona: Hotel Rialto 3 star  *

Supplements:
Barcelona: Htl. Rialto: Supp. per person/per night (Fridays & Saturdays): From 1/11/16-31/03/2017 Double: 4 €, Single: 5€, triple: 2€. From 01/04-30/06 & 1/09-31/10: double: 12€, Single: 9€, triple: 12€.From 1/07-31/08: Double: 12€, Single: 6€; triple: 12€.
Sevilla: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017 and 01/05/2017 to 06/05/2017: 45 €
Valencia: Supp. Per person / per night: From 13/04/2017 to 15/04/2017: 34 €
Corboba: Supp. Per person / night (Fridays & Saturdays) from 01/01 to 15/03 - 16/06 to 31/08 : 16 €

Barcelona City tax: to be paid directly at the hotels

 

 
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