Madrid – Barcelona
Arrive at Madrid Airport. Meet your driver and transfer to hotel. Time for freshen up and relax. Day at leisure or explore on your own. Overnight in Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic city tour followed by a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace. We will begin with a city sightseeing tour of Madrid described on the program and will continue with the visit of the Royal Palace. Elegant squares such as Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de Espana, Parque del Oeste, Principe Pio, el Puente del Rey, ending at Segovia's Bridge - one of the best viewpoints of the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of Almudena. We will continue to Puerta de Toledo, Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Las Cortes, Plaza de Neptuno, Atocha, Paseo del Prado, Puerta de Alcala, Alcala street, the Retiro's Park and Las Ventas Bullring. We will return to the city center through Plaza de Colon. And we will continue towards the new Madrid, with its modern buildings, the great avenue Paseo de la Castellana, until Plaza de Castilla and we'll go down towards Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Plaza de Cibeles, Gran Via and Plaza del Callao, to end at Plaza de Isabel II (in front of Royal Opera House) We will make convenient stops for walking and taking pictures at Plaza Mayor, Templo de Debod and Las Ventas Bullring, if the weather permits and always accompanied by our guide. Free drink by courtesy of our partnership Hard Rock Cafe. The Royal Palace was built in the XVIII century upon the ancient Baroque Italian style fortress of the Habsburg. It is one of the most beautiful and best preserved palaces in Europe. To date, the most stunning receptions of the Spanish Crown are celebrated here: audiences, dinner parties, signature of agreements and the traditional ceremony of presentation of Credential Letters from foreign ambassadors to His Majesty the King. Overnight in Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and take train to arrive at Barcelona. Arrive and check in to your hotel. Evening at leisure to explore Barcelona. Overnight in Hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. This tour will introduce you to the city's major landmarks: Gothic District, Panoramic Tour, Spanish Village, Park Guell and Montjuic Cable Car. We will start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up the elegant Passeig de Gracia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, casa Batllo and La casa Mila as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era. You will drive by the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman's quarter, the Port Vell, Columbus monument, Ramblas of Barcelona. We will continue the visit driving up Montjuic where you will enjoy a cable car ride. Passing by Olympic stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain. After, go back down to the city centre. We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. Our guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, the Gothic quarter, Plaza Sant Jaume. Our tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya. For the second part of the tour (starting point at 15.30h, check in time at Julia Travel Office Balmes 5, at 15.15h) Barcelona is the capital of Modernism. We will take you to the Sagrada Familia Basilica, Gaudi's masterpiece. The guide will take you on a walking tour of the exterior of the Sagrada Familia. Next you will discover Gaudi's bizarre Park Guell UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our tour continues to Passeig de Gracia to see Gaudi's famous apartment buildings la casa Mila and Casa Batllo. The tour ends near the Casa Batllo at Passeig de Gracia 43. Overnight in Hotel.
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out and transfer to Barcelona Airport.