1st Day MADRID – BARCELONA (TRAIN)
Call on Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train, at 9:30 am to Barcelona. Enjoy the journey with the comfort and operating speed of this AVE train. Arrival at 12:48 pm. Transfer from station to your hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.
2nd Day BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a morning Highlights tour of Barcelona. We will start with a sightseeing tour from the bus that will take you up the elegant Paseo de Gracia, where you will see the most famous Gaudi houses, casa Batlló and La casa Milá (La Pedrera) as well as other majestic buildings of the Modernism era. We will be able to admire the intense changes the city underwent with the organisation of the Olympic Games in 1992. You will drive by the Olympic Village, the Olympic Port, the beach and the fisherman’s quarter, called Barceloneta, the Port Vell, Plaza (square) de Colon with its famous Columbus monument. This point is also the beginning of the famous Ramblas of Barcelona. We will continue the visit driving up Montjuïc where you will enjoy a cable car ride with precious views of the city. The bus will pick you up at the last station and we will continue our Montjuïc visit passing by the sports facilities built for the 1992 Olympic Games: the Lluis Companys stadium, the Palau Sant Jordi, the Olympic swimming pool Picornell until we get to the Spanish Village. We will visit this charming place where you will admire a collection of traditional buildings from all over Spain, and a demonstration of a selection of the handcrafts made in this country. Afterwards, we will leave the Montjuïc behind and go back down to the city centre. During the drive back to the city centre you will be able to admire the Venetian Towers, the Montjuïc fountains, the MNAC and the mall Las Arenas rebuilt over the ancient Plaza de Toros (bullring).
We will arrive at the Plaza de Catalunya, the starting point of the guided walking tour of the old city centre. Our guide will take you to the Gothic Cathedral, threw the narrow street of the Gothic quarter and plaza Sant Jaume where the City hall is located and the headquarters of the Catalonian government.Our tour finishes at the Plaza de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café, in the city centre at a 10min walking distance from our office.
Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy this wonderfull city and surroundings.
Accommodation at the hotel.
3rd Day BARCELONA – MONTSERRAT – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for a morning tour to Montserrat. The mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meter). You will go up to Montserrat with cog–wheel train. It is a 15-minute trip with a privileged and spectacular view of the mountain. The rocks of Montserrat formed by natural cement of sand during the centuries affected by the wind and rain who shaped the mountain with strange and varied forms. You will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Benedict sanctuary of Montserrat has been founded at 1025 and provides a mystical backdrop for the Virgin of Montserrat, the patron saint of Catalonia who is enshrined in the monastery’s Royal Basilica. The little monastery soon began to receive pilgrims and visitors who contributed to the spread of stories of miracles and wonders performed by the Virgin. Today, Montserrat has been modernized tocontinue attending to the needs to pilgrims one thousand years after it was originally founded. You have included the entrance to the audiovisual exposition about the fascinating history of Montserrat and you will have the opportunity to taste 4 Montserrat typical liquors.
Afternoon free to continue exploring the wonders that this city has to offer.
Accommodation at hotel.
4th Day BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Barcelona’s airport. END OF OUR SERVICE.
(*) Prices no valid during certain fairs, congreses or special events. Please ask for supplement during the following periods: 13-15 Apr.; 12-14 May.; 19-24 May.; 09-11 Jun.; 26-30 Jun.; 01-10 Sep.; 22-27 Sep.; 15-19 Oct.; 28-30 Oct.
PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS
IN TWIN: 625€(superior T) 720€(Superior Plus A)
IN SINGLE : 940€(superior T) 970€(Superior Plus A)
HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT : (01 Jul. – 31 Oct.) 20€ (T) 25€ (A)
SUPPLEMENT DEPARTURE: (April 13,May 11,18;June 08 & March 29) 60€ (T) 80€ (A)
(*) Barcelona Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
Guaranteed departures: Daily
Airport & Station transfers as per the itinerary / Regular tours with transport and guide during tours shown in the itinerary / high speed AVE train Madrid-Barcelona (tourist class) / 3 nights hotel accommodation & Daily Breakfast.
Comfortable shoes are recommended.