This independent getaway offered by Brendan Vacations lets you explore Barcelona and Madrid at your own pace. Hotel stays, train travel and a hop-on/hop-off bus tour in each city are all prearranged but the rest is up to you. English-speaking hosts in both cities will be glad to offer advice on excursions, dining and entertainment.
Customize your trip with a wide selection of popular city combinations:
• Extend this itinerary by adding 1 or 2 more nights in either city.
• Add 2 or more nights in Seville or Granada.
• Or spend 7 days in Madrid, Granada & Seville from $1,215 per person*
• Combine all four cities – Madrid, Granada, Seville & Barcelona.
$40 per person dining voucher redeemable at select local restaurants**
AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee and 24/7 Member Care**
$40 per person discount on packages totaling $2,000 or more per person
Inventive, radical and racy, Barcelona is one of Europe's most dynamic cities. Strolling through its streets is like wandering through a living museum, a legacy of its 2,000 years of history. From the ancient maze-like Gothic quarter, built within the old Roman city walls, to the astonishing turn-of-the-19th-century Eixample district, the city contains some of the finest and most eccentric art and architecture in the world.
Explore Barcelona's highlights on a hop-on/hop-off journey by double-decker bus that includes three routes and 44 stops. Outstanding even by Barcelonan standards is Antoni Gaudi's extraordinary architectural wonder Sagrada Familia - for many, reason enough to visit the city and among seven of his works together designated as a World Heritage site. Be sure to take a flavor-filled walking tour of the Gothic Quarter's food outlets to sample the local wine and tapas and why not attend an exciting flamenco dinner show?
In Madrid, a hop-on/hop-off tour covers all of the city’s highlights such as the Royal Palace, the Paseo del Prado (Prado Museum) and the Puerta de Alcalá. Other key sights include Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Parque del Buen Retiro, while a drive down the Gran Vía features outstanding architectural examples of the Belle Époque.
• 4 nights first class accommodations in your choice of 4-star or 5-star centrally located hotels; includes hotel taxes and service charges
• Daily breakfast
• Rail transportation with reserved seating between each city - standard class on 4-star hotel option (upgrades available) and first class on 5-star hotel option
• Services of an English-speaking local AAA Vacations® host in each city who can offer advice on excursions, dining and entertainment
• Hop-on/hop-off bus tours in Barcelona and Madrid
• Private round-trip airport/hotel transfers
*Prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to availability at time of booking, and may change without notice. Price given based on first class hotels for travel departing between April 1 and October 31, 2013. Single supplement may apply. Except for packages including air transportation, unless stated otherwise, airfare, taxes and government fees are not included. Offers valid for new bookings only. Member Benefits are per person and apply to first and second traveler only. Member Benefits are available only with advertised fare and are subject to change without notice. Your travel arrangements may be modified or canceled subject to the travel providers’ policies. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply. We make every effort for accuracy at time of printing but reserve the right to correct errors. AAA Travel strongly recommends the purchase of trip protection insurance. Except for packages including air transportation, fares may not reflect additional fuel supplement or port charges and vary by provider.
**The AAA Vacations® dining credit voucher is redeemable at participating pre-selected restaurants only. Advance reservations must be made through the local host. Vouchers are non-refundable and have no cash value. Restrictions apply to the AAA Vacations® Best Price Guarantee and 24/7 Member Care. Should you find a valid better rate for the exact same itinerary within 24 hours of booking, AAA will match the lower rate. Ask your AAA Travel Counselor for details.
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