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Travel Through History

Discover Spain's best spots and revel in this wonderful, warm country's vibrant history and culture. Begin in the capital city, Madrid, then travel to Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona and explore each city's unique qualities, from the history and beauty of Seville to the incredible architecture of Barcelona.

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, Córdoba, Seville and Barcelona

 

Location:

Madrid, Spain (MAD), Seville, Andalusia, Spain, Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain, Barcelona, Spain (BCN), Spain

11  Days | 9  nights
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INCLUSIONS

  • Flight to Madrid; return from Barcelona (if flight and hotel package option is chosen)
  • Private airport transfers in Madrid and Barcelona
  • 9 nights of accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • High-speed train between Madrid and Cordoba; Cordoba and Seville; Seville and Barcelona (in selected class)
  • 5 More Moments activities: More Moments - 5 activities included:
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Madrid (English-speaking guide; French available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday)
    • Skip the line visit to Madrid's Royal Palace (French available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday)
    • Half-day sightseeing tour of Seville including the cathedral and Alcázar
    • Half-day panoramic tour of Barcelona (English-speaking guide; French available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
    • Skip the line visit to the Sagrada Família (English-speaking guide; French available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday)
  • Earn and redeem Aeroplan® Miles

ITINERARY

Day 1

Depart Canada

Fly to Madrid.

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Day 2

Welcome to Madrid

Upon arrival in Madrid, take a private transfer to your hotel and check in. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Spain's capital city.

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Day 3

Madrid: Sightseeing

Enjoy a half-day panoramic sightseeing tour before skipping the line to visit the magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid.

More Moments Activities Included:
Madrid City Tour and Royal Palace of Madrid:
  • Alongside 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.
  • Visit the magnificent Royal Palace of Madrid, 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 4

Madrid: At Leisure

After breakfast, head out and explore Madrid at your own pace.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 5

Madrid - Córdoba (approx. 375 km)

This morning, make your way to the railway station and travel to Córdoba via high-speed train. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel, check in, and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 6

Córdoba - Seville (approx. 140 km)

After breakfast, make your way to the railway station to take a high-speed train to Seville. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day getting to know Seville.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 7

Seville: Sightseeing

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Seville by minibus.

More Moments Activities Included:
Seville Sightseeing Tour:
  • See the university, the Royal Tobacco Factory, the Plaza de España, the centrepiece of the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, Isabel II Bridge and the Basílica de La Macarena. Continue on to explore Barrio Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter, a labyrinth of narrow streets leading to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables. Next, visit the Royal Alcázar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best examples of Mudéjar architecture, and the Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, home to Christopher Columbus's tomb.
Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 8

Seville - Barcelona (approx. 950 km)

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then make your way to the railway station and board your high-speed train to Barcelona. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel and check in.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 9

Barcelona: Sightseeing

Discover the city via a half-day panoramic tour, then skip the line at the Sagrada Família. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

More Moments Activities Included:
Barcelona Panoramic Tour and Sagrada Familia:
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of Barcelona and delve into the surreal, fantastic world of renowned architect Antoni Gaudí. Drive along Passeig de Gràcia to see 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

Spend the day exploring this wonderful city at your own pace. Barcelona is home to incredible museums, great boutiques and excellent restaurants.

Meal(s): Breakfast
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Day 11

Barcelona - Return to Canada

After breakfast, take a private transfer to the 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)
Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain
Selu Hotel(or similar)
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Don Paco Hotel(or similar)
Barcelona, Spain (BCN)
HCC Montblanc(or similar)
Madrid, Spain (MAD)
NH Nacional(or similar)
Cordoba, Andalusia, Spain
Macià Alfaros(or similar)
Seville, Andalusia, Spain
Hotel Bécquer(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 child)

IMPORTANT INFO

DEPARTURE DATES

Land portion offered daily from November 1, 2019 to October 31, 2020

Packages offered from March to October, 2020

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: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

ACTIVITIES

Seville Cathedral: the cathedral is closed on Sundays. Guests will visit Casa de Pilatos instead.

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

Barcelona City Tax is not included and is to be paid directly at the hotel. The tax is 1.25 EUR per person, per night (maximum 7 nights). Rates are subject to change without notice.

TRANSPORTATION

Upgrade to Premier Class train ticket available ($).

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.