6 Night Barcelona & MadridMonograms | Land | Departs: June 10th, 2018
Pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD
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.
Start your vacation in Barcelona, where your Local Host helps you get familiar with this cosmopolitan and Mediterranean city. Enjoy included breakfast before we pick you up at your hotel for exclusive sightseeing that features works by the famous architect Gaudí, including Casa Batlló and the unfinished La Sagrada Familia Basilica. Touring with an expert local guide, you’ll hear the inside stories of the must-see sights, and you’ll have VIP access, allowing you to skip the lines! You’ll also have plenty of leisure time to experience Barcelona on your own (with the support of your Local Host of course). Perhaps take an excursion to Montserrat with its unique natural park and 1000-year-old Benedictine monastery; wander around the most popular food market, La Boqueria; and enjoy tapas at a local restaurant.
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!
|What is included?|
|6 nights’ accommodation (3 Nights Each in Barcelona & Madrid)
First Class High-Speed Train from Barcelona to Madrid
Transfers to & from Train Stations
Local Hosts & Destination Guides in Each City
A Mix of Guided VIP Access Sightseeing & Leisure Time to Explore
Exclusive VIP guided sightseeing in Barcelona including Gaudi’s Casa Batlló & Sagrada Familia Basilica
Guided sightseeing in Madrid including the Prado Museum, Plaza de España, Cibeles Fountain and more!
Independent Travel without all the Planning!
Buffet breakfast daily
(Airfare, optional excursions, beverages, additional meals and gratuities are extra and are not included.)
Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on October 13, 2017Terms and Conditions: New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted, based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise. CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors in the offers above. CruisePlus Management Ltd. Consumer Protection BC License #: 3325-0.
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.
DAY 1 Barcelona, Spain
Bienvenido—welcome to sunny Spain! Your Local Host is on hand to help you create lasting memories in the enchanting capital of Catalonia.
DAY 2 Barcelona
Starting from Plaza Catalunya, morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi’s CASA BATLLÓ. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.
DAY 3 Barcelona
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.
DAY 4 Barcelona–Madrid
Travel by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (First class) to Madrid.
DAY 5 Madrid
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 España, Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá monument.
DAY 6 Madrid
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.
DAY 7 Madrid
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.