8 Day Madrid & Barcelona Special

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Madrid, Madrid-Barcelona-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
    • 3 nights Madrid
    • 3 nights Barcelona
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your holiday. We offer a selection of hotels to accommodate a variety of tastes and budgets. Please note that this program is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. This program's unconstrained nature excludes group advantages associated with escorted tours.

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  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day Panoramic Madrid 9:00 AM

Today's panoramic tour takes you to view the classical and modern squares of the city. See the Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de España, Mayor Street, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno fountain, Atocha, memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, and Plaza de Colón. Continue to view the city's newer realms, with its modern buildings, gardens, and large avenues reaching the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium (one of the largest in Europe). View Plaza de La Cibeles and the famed Gran Via.<

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 07 May 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $28.00
26 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $28.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $28.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $32.00
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Half Day Toledo from Madrid 3:00 PM

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Toledo, the "Museum City". Overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Toledo was once the capital, spiritual, and intellectual center of Spain and is known for the historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Cultures. Enjoy a walking tour which includes the exterior of the Cathedral and a visit to the Santo Tome Church, which houses the famous El Greco masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz". Continue to visit the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire the city's famous handcrafted technique of "Damasquinado", the art of inlaying precious metals onto steel.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #3 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $60.00
26 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $60.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $62.00
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Half Day Escorial from Madrid 8:45 AM

Long considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World," El Escorial was conceived by Phillip II as a monastery and Royal Pantheon, and later became a symbol of greatness for the Spanish Empire. Visit the Royal Palace, Pantheon of Kings, Infantes Pantheons, and Chapter House. View the Basilica.<

Departs at 8:45 am. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #4 13 Jun 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 $68.00
26 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $68.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $68.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $74.00
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Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM

Begin with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys' school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, and chapel of the virgin. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona.

Departs at 3:00 pm from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $65.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $65.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $65.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $68.00
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Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour 10:00 AM

Experience many of the best highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin down the Passeig de Gracia, a broad and elegant avenue lined with trees, luxury shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Continue with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Following, head to the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue on to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes shipyard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from the Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own.

Includes entrance fees to Sagrada Familia and Poble Espanyol.

*Please note that there is a dress code to enter the Sagrada Familia. Shoulders, back, and stomach must be covered and shorts and skirts should come to mid-thigh. See-through clothing will not be permitted. Hats will not be permitted except if worn for health or belief-related purposes.

Departs at 10:00 am from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $87.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $87.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $87.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $92.00
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Barcelona Flamenco Dinner, Drinks & Show

Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobes is considered one of the most important Flamenco venues in Spain, and has thus reached international prestige. Many talented flamenco artists have graced its scene and passed through to great careers, and that same trend continues strong today. Located right on the Ramblas, the city's landmark boulevard, El Cordobes is one of the best locations in Barcelona for Flamenco. On arrival, enjoy a buffet-style dinner consisting of typical Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, followed by a performance featuring Barcelona's most talented flamenco artists.

Dinner begins at 7:30 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it begins at 8:30 pm.; show time is at 9:00 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it is at 10:00 pm. Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $94.00
01 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019 $102.00
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Half Day Panoramic Madrid 9:00 AM

Today's panoramic tour takes you to view the classical and modern squares of the city. See the Plaza de Oriente, Plaza de España, Mayor Street, Plaza de la Villa, Puerta del Sol, Neptuno fountain, Atocha, memorial Retiro Park, the Bullring, and Plaza de Colón. Continue to view the city's newer realms, with its modern buildings, gardens, and large avenues reaching the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium (one of the largest in Europe). View Plaza de La Cibeles and the famed Gran Via.<

Departs at 9:00 am. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #3 07 May 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $28.00
26 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $28.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $28.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $32.00
Half Day Panoramic Madrid 9:00 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Escorial from Madrid 8:45 AM

Long considered the "Eighth Wonder of the World," El Escorial was conceived by Phillip II as a monastery and Royal Pantheon, and later became a symbol of greatness for the Spanish Empire. Visit the Royal Palace, Pantheon of Kings, Infantes Pantheons, and Chapter House. View the Basilica.<

Departs at 8:45 am. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #4 13 Jun 2018 - 23 Dec 2018 $68.00
26 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $68.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $68.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $74.00
Half Day Escorial from Madrid 8:45 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Toledo from Madrid 3:00 PM

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Toledo, the "Museum City". Overflowing with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Toledo was once the capital, spiritual, and intellectual center of Spain and is known for the historical coexistence of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Cultures. Enjoy a walking tour which includes the exterior of the Cathedral and a visit to the Santo Tome Church, which houses the famous El Greco masterpiece, "The Burial of the Count of Orgaz". Continue to visit the Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue. Also admire the city's famous handcrafted technique of "Damasquinado", the art of inlaying precious metals onto steel.

Departs at 3:00 pm. Pick-up and drop-off from terminal at Plaza de Oriente, 8. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #4 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $60.00
26 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $60.00
02 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $60.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $62.00
Half Day Toledo from Madrid 3:00 PM Thumbnail
Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM

Begin with a picturesque drive along the Llobregat River and up to Montserrat, the mountain top Natural Park. The mountain is home to the Montserrat Benedictine Monastery, constructed nearly 1000 years ago. The monastery maintains a strong presence with its community of monks, boys' school and impressive library. Enjoy a guided orientation tour to see the monastery, basilica, and chapel of the virgin. Take some time to explore on your own before descending the mountain and returning to Barcelona.

Departs at 3:00 pm from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $65.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $65.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $65.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $68.00
Half Day Montserrat Tour 3:00 PM Thumbnail
Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour 10:00 AM

Experience many of the best highlights that the beautiful city of Barcelona has to offer. Begin down the Passeig de Gracia, a broad and elegant avenue lined with trees, luxury shops and houses. The street is home to some of the most renowned of Gaudi's buildings - Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. Continue with a visit to the Sagrada Familia, the inspiring and still incomplete work of Gaudi. Following, head to the Barcelona Waterfront and the Old Port and continue on to view the Columbus Monument, Gothic Drassanes shipyard and the World Trade Center. Visit Montjuic hill and enjoy outstanding views of the city from the Mirador de Miramar lookout. Next, view the 1992 Olympic Ring sports complex. Finally, arrive at Poble Espanyol for some time to explore on your own.

Includes entrance fees to Sagrada Familia and Poble Espanyol.

*Please note that there is a dress code to enter the Sagrada Familia. Shoulders, back, and stomach must be covered and shorts and skirts should come to mid-thigh. See-through clothing will not be permitted. Hats will not be permitted except if worn for health or belief-related purposes.

Departs at 10:00 am from Plaza Catalunya opposite the Tourist Office, in front of Deutsche Bank & Hotel Olivia Plaza. Drop-off to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 5 hours.

Day #7 01 Nov 2018 - 24 Dec 2018 $87.00
27 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $87.00
07 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019 $87.00
01 Apr 2019 - 31 May 2019 $92.00
Full Day Barcelona Highlights Tour 10:00 AM Thumbnail
Barcelona Flamenco Dinner, Drinks & Show

Founded in 1970, the Tablao Cordobes is considered one of the most important Flamenco venues in Spain, and has thus reached international prestige. Many talented flamenco artists have graced its scene and passed through to great careers, and that same trend continues strong today. Located right on the Ramblas, the city's landmark boulevard, El Cordobes is one of the best locations in Barcelona for Flamenco. On arrival, enjoy a buffet-style dinner consisting of typical Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, followed by a performance featuring Barcelona's most talented flamenco artists.

Dinner begins at 7:30 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it begins at 8:30 pm.; show time is at 9:00 pm except Jan 1 – Mar 14 when it is at 10:00 pm. Please note that transportation to & from the hotel is not included. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #7 01 Apr 2018 - 30 Dec 2018 $94.00
01 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019 $102.00
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8 Day Madrid & Barcelona Special, January 2018
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My trip was fabulous! Madrid and Barcelona - beautiful and historic. Looking forward to plan my next trip. Thank you Gate1.

Kim T. S Richmond HL, NY
6 Day Barcelona Special , January 2017
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The trip was amazing value. Truly, we can't figure out the math to understand how you can offer such a trip for that cost. The hotel was very nice, in an excellent location and we all had a wonderful time. We will be on Gate 1 again in May and have converted our friends as well.

Willow S. Eastham, MA
6 Day Barcelona Vacation, October 2011
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 We had a great time. Everything went off well without any hitch and all the arrangements were very good. We liked the hotel also and it was very conveniently located right next to a metro stop and a train from there would take us to the city center in 7/8 minutes. This is an excellent package and we would definitely recommend it to our friends. This was the first time we were using GATE 1 and I must say we had a wonderful experience. Please do let us know in the future of any good deals like this.

Sujatha S. Rockville, MD

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