8 Day Madrid & Barcelona Special
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Is This Trip Right for You?
Independent Package Includes
- Flights New York-Madrid-Barcelona, 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. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.
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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||01 Nov 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$31.00|
|26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$31.00|
|02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020||$31.00|
|01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||$34.00|
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 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$62.00|
|26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$62.00|
|02 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020||$62.00|
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||18 May 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$62.00|
|26 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$62.00|
|31 Dec 2019 - 31 Mar 2020||$62.00|
|01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||$67.00|
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||28 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$65.00|
|27 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$65.00|
|02 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020||$65.00|
|07 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020||$65.00|
|01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||$68.00|
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||28 Oct 2019 - 24 Dec 2019||$87.00|
|27 Dec 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$87.00|
|02 Jan 2020 - 05 Jan 2020||$87.00|
|07 Jan 2020 - 31 Mar 2020||$87.00|
|01 Apr 2020 - 31 Oct 2020||$92.00|
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||03 May 2019 - 30 Dec 2019||$96.00|
|01 Jan 2020 - 30 Dec 2020||$102.00|
Our unguided (no tour manager) trip to Barcelona was wonderful! My wife and I both had some trepidation before going. We had not traveled without a guided format in decades; that forced us to do our homework and plan out our days. We were able to spend more time at the sites that most interested us. We ate at hole in the wall restaurants that knocked our socks off. We went beyond our comfort level, and had an experience we wont forget. Thank you Gate 1!David S. Agoura Hills, CA
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
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