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A Spanish Trilogy

Discover Spain's three largest cities with travel by worry-free rail on this 11-day journey. Begin in beautiful Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia. Next, head to Madrid, Spain's lovely capital city, and explore excellent museums, delicious restaurants and lively public squares. Next, head to Valencia, home to the City of Arts and Sciences, before travelling back to Barcelona for more sightseeing across its bohemian neighbourhoods..

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)
  • Valencia, Spain (VLC)
  • Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
  • Spain
11  Days | 9  nights

INCLUSIONS

  • Roundtrip flight to Barcelona (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • Private airport transfers in Barcelona
  • 9 breakfasts, and 1 paella lunch in Valencia
  • High-speed train ticket (in selected class) between Barcelona and Madrid; Madrid and Valencia; Valencia and Barcelona
  • 5 More Moments activities included :
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid
    • Skip-the-line visit to Madrid’s Royal Palace
    • Half-day walking tour of Valencia
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona
    • Skip-the-line visit to the Sagrada Familia
  • Earn Aeroplan® points

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Barcelona.

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Day 2

Welcome to Barcelona

Upon arrival in Barcelona, take a private transfer to your hotel and check-in. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore.

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Day 3

Barcelona – Madrid (approx. 620 km)

Make your way to the railway station and board the train to Madrid via a high-speed train. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in.

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 Vía street, Plaza de España, Moncloa, Mayor Street, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá up to the bullring, Columbus Square, Paseo de la Castellana and Santiago Bernabéu 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: At Leisure

Explore Madrid at your own pace. Visit a museum, browse the shops or relax at one of many charming cafés.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Madrid – Valencia (approx. 350 km)

Make your way to the railway station and board the train to Valencia today, Spain’s third-largest city, via a high-speed train. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check-in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

Valencia: Sightseeing & Paella Lunch

This morning, take a walking tour through the historical part of Valencia. For lunch, be treated to Valencia’s most famous dish, paella.

More Moments Activities Included:
LOCAL GEMS:

Valencia Walking Tour & Paella Lunch: Walk through the historical part of the city to visit Town Hall Square, Central Market, the Lonja de la Seda (the Valencia Silk Exchange building, the cathedral, archbishop's palace and basilica. For lunch, choose between a Paella Valenciana and a seafood paella.

Meal(s): Breakfast, paella lunch
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Day 8

Valencia – Barcelona (approx. 350 km)

This morning, make your way to the railway station and travel to Barcelona via Euromed train. Upon arrival in Barcelona, make your way to your hotel and check-in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Barcelona: Sightseeing

Today, enjoy a panoramic tour of Barcelona, 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 Gràcia to see the incredible houses designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudí, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.

 

  • Skip the line at Gaudí’s unfinished temple, the Sagrada Família, the single and most important site in Barcelona.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 10

Barcelona: At Leisure

Head out and explore Barcelona at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 11

Barcelona – Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the Barcelona airport and 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)
Valencia, Spain (VLC)
NH Las Ciencias(or similar)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
HCC Montblanc(or similar)
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
Catalonia Gran Via(or similar)
Valencia, Spain (VLC)
NH Las Artes(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 (2 adults, or 2 adults and 1 kid)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

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 half-day walking tour of Valencia is only available in English.

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

You can upgrade your high-speed train ticket to Premier Class for an additional cost. Just call us to book at toll-free 1-866-529-2079. Subject to availability.

Pricing display

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