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Grand Train Tour of Spain

With a rich mixture of art, culture, history and culinary delights, this train journey through the temperamental Spain, the land of flamenco and bullfighting, will be a real experience.
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

This itinerary will take you through the best of what Spain has to offer. Vibrant, extraordinary and passionate cities.

Barcelona, the second largest city in Spain, offers, next to Las Ramblas, centuries-old architecture in the Gothic Quarter.\ In Madrid, the capital of Spain you should visit the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. \ In Seville the city of Flamenco, of course, the tomb of Columbus and the Santa Cruz quarter are part of it.\ And in Valencia, Spain is still Spain. It is a city of the senses because here the paella was invented.\ Now you understand why so many people fall in love with Spain.

Price per person from CHF 1'119.–




Highlights

  • Gaudí's life's work Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • Fairytale Park Güell in Barcelona
  • The Prado, museum of superlatives in Madrid
  • Gigantic Palacio Real in Madrid
  • The oriental fairytale dream of Real Alcázar in Seville
  • Breathtaking Plaza de España in Seville
  • Futuristic City of Art and Science in Valencia
  • Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the heart of Valencia

Travel details

Itinerary
1st day: Arrival in Barcelona
Individual arrival in Barcelona. Directly at the sea, built on hills and under the Catalan sun with the eternal blue sky, Barcelona captivates with Mediterranean flair and joie de vivre. Overnight in Barcelona.

2nd day: Barcelona
Breakfast ath the hotel. In the Barri Gòtic, the car-free, medieval centre of the city, chic boutiques tempt you to browse and cosy cafés invite you to linger. Marvel at the incomparable buildings designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, such as the Sagrada Familia. Overnight in Barcelona.

3rd day: Barcelona to Madrid (2h30)
Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Madrid, which was the queen of the cities and once dominated the New World.... Magnificent palaces like the Palacio Real with its 2000 halls and the Plaza Major with its magnificent buildings testify to this heyday. Overnight in Madrid.

4th day: Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Take the pretty Plaza Santa Ana as your starting point for an extended tapas expedition before marveling at the Royal Collection of Paintings in the Museo del Prado and browsing through the designer boutiques of noble Calle del Serrano. Overnight in Madrid.

5th day: Madrid to Seville (2h30)
Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Seville, which is the "cradle of flamenco", a city full of traditions! Whether flamenco, the cathedral with the Giralda or the countless tapas bars, the Sevillanos like the Andalusian life. Overnight in Seville.

6th day: Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. In the Real Alcázar, the medieval royal palace, you feel like in a fairy tale from One Thousand and One Nights. Discover historic market halls, magnificent buildings and gigantic squares. Overnight in Seville.

7th day: Seville to Valencia (4h40)
Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Valencia. Here Spain is still Spain. Valencia, the inventor of the paella, is a city of the senses, where there is a lot to discover, both culinary and cultural. Overnight in Valencia.

8th day: Valencia
Breakfast at the hotel. Do you appreciate modern architecture? Then you must visit the Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias (City of Art and Science). Here you will find the planetarium, the gigantic opera and the oceanarium - the largest aquarium in Europe. Overnight in Valencia.

9th day: Departure from Valencia
Breakfast at the hotel. Individual onward journey.

This tour can also be booked in the opposite direction.

Services

Included
  • Rail journey incl. seat reservation Barcelona–Madrid–Seville–Valencia with Interrail/Eurail 1 Country Pass 3 days in 2nd class
  • 2 nights in Barcelona, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Madrid, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Seville, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
  • 2 nights in Valencia, 3* hotel, standard double room with private facilities, breakfast
Not Included
  • From CHF 110.– upgrade in 1st class rail
  • Excursions
  • Additional services
  • Additional nights
  • Supplement for single room
  • Upgrade to 4* and 5* hotels
  • Some hotels may charge CHF 2.– to CHF 7.– local city taxes per person/night

Excursions

Sagrada Familia – Barcelona
Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

The life's work of Antoni Gaudí is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Barcelona's most famous landmarks. Visit this impressive sight without queuing with guide and tower included. » When: 1.4.-31.10. daily at 2 pm in E, Wed and Fri at 4 pm in G. Duration: approx. 2 hrs.


Price per person from CHF 63.–
Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville
Alcazar and Cathedral of Seville

Get entry without queuing on a tour of the Alcázar and Seville Cathedral. Marvel at the stunning Royal Palace and the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. » When: Mon-Sat at 11.15 am and 13 pm in E. Sun at 11.15 am in F. Duration: approx. 3 hrs.


Price per person: from CHF 95.-
Tapas Tour – Sevilla
Tapas Tour – Sevilla

Discover Triana, one of Seville's most famous districts, in a different way. Try traditional tapas on this 3-hour guided tour and gradually discover one of Seville's most charming areas, full of tradition and history. » When: Mon, Wed and Sat at 8 pm in F/E. Duration: 3 hours.


Price per person from CHF 81.–

Travel dates

Travel dates:
Grand Train Tour of Spain
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