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Cobblestone Streets and Sandy Beaches

Visit Spain's largest cities, flying to Barcelona and starting with Madrid, the country's capital, teeming with excellent museums, beautiful buildings and plazas. Next, head to Costa del Sol for five wonderful nights where you can explore the region at your own pace. Refreshed and relaxed, head back to Barcelona, capital of Catalonia and home to eclectic architecture and a vibrant charm all its own.

With a country as vast and bountiful as Spain, travelling by train is a great way to cover as much ground as possible while also taking in the breathtaking sights. Let the smooth ride, great service, and amazing vistas transport you from city to city. 

The train tickets and hotel stays are included in the package, along with some meals and many other travel essentials that will help make this trip easy, fun, and unforgettable.

Location:

  • Madrid, Spain (MAD)
  • Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Spain
13  Days | 11  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip flight to Barcelona (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 11 nights of accommodation
  • Private roundtrip airport transfers in Barcelona
  • 11 breakfasts and 1 tasting
  • High-speed train tickets (in selected class) between Barcelona and Madrid; Madrid and Málaga; Málaga and Barcelona
  • 5 More Moments activities included:
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid
    • Skip-the-line visit to Royal Palace of Madrid
    • Full-day excursion to Ronda including wine tasting
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona
    • Skip-the-line visit to the Sagrada Família
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Barcelona.

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Day 2

Welcome to Barcelona

Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in.

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Day 3

Barcelona – Madrid (approx. 620 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the Barcelona railway station for your high-speed train to Madrid. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 4

Madrid: Sightseeing

From the old Habsburg and Bourbon quarters to the present modern city, discover Madrid on a panoramic sightseeing tour. Next, skip the line at the Royal Palace of Madrid.

More Moments Activities Included:
Madrid City Tour and Royal Palace of Madrid:
  • Accompanied by an expert guide, visit Gran Via street, Plaza de Espana, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcala up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana and Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and much more.
  • Skip the line at the Royal Palace of Madrid, the beautifully furnished former residence of the Spanish kings. On this guided visit, admire the reception rooms, the museum area, the royal chapel, the throne room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Madrid - Málaga - Costa del Sol (Torremolinos) (approx. 525 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the Málaga railway station for your high-speed train to Málaga. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel on the Costa del Sol and check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Costa del Sol: Ronda Excursion & Tasting (approx. 222 km)

Make your way to the meeting point and head out to the Serranía de Ronda, a mountain range boasting magnificent scenery. 

More Moments Activities Included:
Ronda Excursion:

Upon arrival in Ronda, a city famous for its bandoleros and bullfighters, join your guide for a walking tour. Visit the oldest bullring in the world, built in the 18th century. The bullring also includes a museum. Continue to the city centre and see the impressive El Tajo gorge. Take in the superb views from the Puente Nuevo bridge, which unites the new and old town. Continue with a visit to the Ronda Wine Museum and taste the region's exquisite wine. Spend time at leisure before returning to Costa del Sol.

Meal(s): Breakfast, tasting
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Days 7 to 9

Costa del Sol: At Leisure

Enjoy three days at leisure in beautiful Costa del Sol. Relax on the beach, enjoy one of several optional excursions ($) in the area and take in this region’s magical charm and warmth.

Meal(s): 3 Breakfasts
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Day 10

Costa del Sol - Málaga - Barcelona (approx. 950 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train to Barcelona. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring this wonderful city at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 11

Barcelona: Sightseeing

Discover Barcelona’s gorgeous architecture and monuments via a panoramic tour, followed by a visit to the Sagrada Família. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

More Moments Activities Included:
Barcelona Panoramic Tour and Sagrada Familia:
  • Drive along Passeig de Gracia to see the incredible houses designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera.
  • Skip the line at Gaudi's unfinished temple, the Sagrada Familia, the single and most important site in Barcelona.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 12

Barcelona: At Leisure

Head out and explore Barcelona at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 13

Barcelona – Return to Canada

Take a private transfer to the airport to board your flight home.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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ACCOMMODATIONS

WHERE YOU'LL STAY

The hotels listed below are presented as examples for your reference only. Where “or similar” is indicated, guests will stay at a hotel of the same star rating. The hotel accommodations will be communicated to the consumer or travel agent prior to departure.

LOCATION
HOTEL
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
Hotel Ganivet(or similar)
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain
La Barracuda(or similar)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
HCC Montblanc(or similar)
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
Catalonia Gran Via(or similar)
Torremolinos, Costa del Sol, Spain
Meliá Costa del Sol(or similar)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
HCC St. Moritz(or similar)

Room Specifications

Unless otherwise indicated, guests will stay in a Standard Room at all hotels during the trip.
Bed size(s): 1 double bed or 2 twin beds.
Room occupancy: Maximum 3 people (3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Land portion offered daily from April 01 to October 31, 2021

 

MORE TO KNOW

Not included

  • Meals, unless noted
  • Transfers, unless noted
  • Additional activities and excursions
  • Personal expenses and insurance

HOTEL CHECK-IN/OUT

Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 12 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

The half-day panoramic tours of Madrid and of Barcelona, and the skip-the-line visits to Madrid's Royal Palace and the Sagrada Familia are available in English everyday, and in French on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

The More Moments activities/excursions mentioned in the itinerary are all included in the package, but may be rescheduled to take place on an earlier or later day, depending on availability and operational day.

CITY TAXES

City taxes are applicable for hotel stays in Barcelona and are payable in local currency upon checkout. The tax is 1.25 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Upgrade to Privilege Class train ticket available ($).

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Prices take into account taxes and are rounded to the nearest full dollar. Full details on taxes and fees are on the booking page.