During this trip we will discover the 2 most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities in Spain, Barcelona and Madrid. An itinerary in which we will dive into the culture, history, traditions, lifestyle and cuisine of each of the places that we will visit. We will have tapas in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, visit the most emblematic buildings of Gaudí, get to know Dalí’s work, stroll by the “Madrid de los Austrias”, discover Toledo, the ancient capital of Spain… always accompanied by the best guides that will make us feel as locals. We will stay in boutique hotels located in the best areas of each city.
Arrival – At the appointed time
Arrival in Barcelona and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Time to settle in.
Afternoon – Tapas & Wine Tour
In the afternoon we will carry out a tapas tour along one of the most historic neighborhoods of the city. During the tour we will visit some of the most unique bars to taste these little creations accompanied by fine wines. We will be accompanied by a gastronomic expert who will explain us many curiosities of the Mediterranean cuisine and the history of tapas. Between bar and bar, we will walk through the streets of the historic center of Barcelona, where our guide will be revealing us the secrets and stories of the history of the city.
Morning – Essential Barcelona Tour
During this morning we will carry out a tour along the most essential Barcelona. We will visit the main attractions of the city such as the Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter or the mountain of Montjuïc. An ideal tour to take a first impression of Barcelona, its culture, its lifestyle and its history. We may end up having lunch at a restaurant specialized in fish, seafood and rice in front of the Port Vell.
Afternoon – Free at leasure
Free afternoon to continue discovering Barcelona. We will be able to visit one of its museums internationally recognized, such as the Picasso Museum or the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art), stroll through the bohemian Borne neighborhood, go shopping in the exclusive Paseo de Gracia or walk along the Barceloneta beach. If we wish we may also be able to relax in the SPA of our hotel.
Full day (Option 1) – Girona & Figueres Tour
Today we will visit Girona and Figueres, two interesting cities to the north of Barcelona. Girona is considered one of the cities with more history and charm of Spain. We will stroll through the historic center and the most picturesque areas such as the ancient walls or the Jewish Quarter. We will also visit the Cathedral, which dates from the eleventh century and whose interior includes the widest Gothic nave in the world. After visiting Girona, we will go to Figueres, city where we can find the fascinating Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world. The museum is already a work of art in itself, but also houses many famous works by Dalí, one of the most iconic painters of the twentieth century. Lunch will be at a typical Catalan house.
Full day (Option 2) – Winery of author visit
This morning we will visit a family owned winery located in the middle of a very special natural environment. Upon arrival we will walk through the vineyards, which will motivate us to learn more about the history and importance of wine in Catalonia. We will see the old winery (which still produces some of the current wines) and the modern one (considered one of the most innovative in the region). After the walk we will taste some white, red and rosé wines in the old dining room of the winery, where we will also enjoy a typically Catalan lunch.
Morning – Trip to Madrid
After breakfast, private transfer to Sants train station. We will take the high speed train (AVE), which covers the route Barcelona – Madrid in less than three hours.
Afternoon – Panoramic City Tour
In the afternoon, once installed at our hotel in Madrid, we will take a panoramic tour. We will visit the most essential places of the capital of Spain: the Royal Palace, the Cibeles and Neptuno fountains, Puerta de Alcalá, Plaza de Oriente or the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Definitely the best way to know how much Madrid has to offer its visitors. We will be able to finish the tour in Plaza de Santa Ana, where we can find modern Mediterranean style restaurants or the famous market of San Miguel, where you can taste authentic gourmet products.
Morning – Visit to Toledo
Today we will travel to the beautiful city of Toledo, imperial capital of Spain and declared National Heritage by UNESCO. We will take a walking tour of Toledo that will include the magnificent Cathedral of Santa María, the historical Synagogue of El Transito and The Burial of the Count of Orgaz painted by El Greco. After the tour we will return to Madrid, where we will suggest having lunch in a typical Madrid tavern and this way taste the traditional Madrid “cocido”.
Afternoon – Free at leasure
We will have the afternoon free to visit the masterpieces of the Prado Museum, shopping in the Salamanca district or simply enjoy a relaxing walk through the Parque del Retiro.
Full day – Free at leasure
Free day in Madrid to continue discovering the city.
At the appointed time – Private transfer to the airport and back home
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