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Best of Barcelona & Madrid

7 days from £4,100pp

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Itinerary highlights

  • Marvel at the wonders held within Spain’s premier art gallery, the Prado, in Madrid.

  • See well-preserved medieval and Roman architecture in Ávila and Segovia.

  • View artistic masterpieces at El Escorial and the controversial memorial, the Valley of the Fallen.

  • See Gaudí’s unique architecture on an expert-led tour through Barcelona before taking in the sights of the city from the air by helicopter.

  • Visit the home of cava in the Penedès wine region, followed by a tour of the Montserrat mountain monastery.

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  • Madrid
  • Barcelona

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Madrid

International outbound flight , Madrid

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Madrid. Arrive in Spain's dynamic capital city today. Head to your hotel for a bit of time to relax and freshen up before heading out for a panoramic tour of the city on foot and by car.

Day 2 Madrid

Madrid

Journey outside of Madrid today to visit nearby Ávila and Segovia. In Ávila, wander through the winding medieval streets and observe its remarkably intact defensive wall. In Segovia, see the impeccable remains of a soaring Roman aqueduct.

Day 3 Madrid

Madrid

Head outside of Madrid again today to visit the grand, art-filled monastery at El Escorial, where nearly all of Spain's monarchs have been buried. Along the way, make a brief stop at the Valle de los Caídos, or Valley of the Fallen, a Civil War memorial commissioned by Francisco Franco. In the afternoon, explore Madrid on your own.

Day 4 Barcelona

Madrid , Barcelona

Wave goodbye to Madrid as you board a high-speed train bound for Barcelona, home to an impressive array of architecture designed by Antoni Gaudí. After dropping your bags at your hotel, head out for a half-day tour of Gaudí's many contributions to the Barcelona skyline.

Day 5 Barcelona

Barcelona

Having taken in all of Gaudí's contributions to Barcelona, see the rest of what the city has to offer on a half-day walking tour. Later, take a helicopter ride for a different perspective on the city.

Day 6 Barcelona

Barcelona

Just outside of Barcelona you'll find the Penedès region, known for producing Spain's signature sparkling wine, cava. Head there this morning to visit a cava producer for a tour and tasting, followed by lunch. After lunch, explore the Montserrat monastery and the mountain that shares its name before returning to Barcelona.

Day 7 International return flight

Barcelona , International return flight

Leaving Barcelona, head to the airport for your flight home. Your return flight will arrive the same day.


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