Private tour of Madrid and Barcelona - Firebird Tours ®
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Spain

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Overview

Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and Guell Park, the Royal Palace in Madrid, as well as the iconic Prado Museum are all on the radar of this fully-customizable Spain tour. Stays at best 4-star hotels, guided tours with local pros, airport transfers and only best transport for connections included.
 

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.97 / 5, Based on
  • BEST HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    5 nights
  • BEST CONNECTIONS
  • Private airport transfers
    1 train ride
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided city tours
  • MEALS
  • 5 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Madrid

Welcome to the capital of Spain and one of the most beautiful cities in the world - Madrid! Upon arrival your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your downtown hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent old town on your own, dine in one of the authentic local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

No meals included.

Day 2
Madrid Old Town Tour

Following breakfast, you meet your guide and enjoy a fascinating walking sightseeing tour around the most brilliant attractions of Madrid de los Austrias - the amazing old town of the Spanish capital that treasures historical monuments dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries when Spain was ruled by the House of the Hapsburgh.

During the tour, you take a walk around Plaza de Oriente, enter the gorgeous Royal Palace called Palacio Real, see the beautiful exteriors of the Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Almudena and stroll through Major Street.

Next, you proceed to Plaza de la Villa, stop by St. Michel's Market and walk down the picturesque Cava de San Miguel. Your tour finishes at iconic Plaza Mayor and breathtaking Puerta del Sol.

After the touring is over, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 3
Visit to Prado Museum & Train to Barcelona

In the morning after breakfast you check out from the hotel. Together with your guide you go on a walking tour to discover Madrid of the Bourbons - the historical area around the Prado Museum.

During the tour you pass the Parque del Retiro, Puerta de Alcala, Plaza Cibeles, and three monumental fountains: Cibeles, Apolo and Neptuno. Next you proceed to the Spanish Parliament building, see the Atocha train station and explore the area of the Golden Triangle of Art made up of three most important art museums of Madrid - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemitza and the Reina Sofia.

The highlight of the tour is a visit to one of the world's greatest art galleries and Madrid's top cultural sight - the Prado Museum. This venue houses a unique collection of Spanish fine art displayed in the halls and rooms of this 18th-century Neo-Classical building. You see the most significant gems of the museum's collection, including the famous masterpieces of El Greco, Velazquez, Goya, Raphael and Rubens.

After the tour you are transferred to the railway station to board your train to Barcelona. Upon arrival you are taken to your centrally-located hotel and have a free evening in the capital of Catalonia.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Tour of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter

After breakfast, your guide meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you on a wonderful half-day walking tour around the most outstanding attractions of Barcelona.

Barcelona obtains one of the biggest and architecturally diverse Medieval districts in Europe. During the city tour, you get to see Barcelona's Old Town called "Casc Antic" and its medieval landmarks.

You walk through the maze of old narrow streets of the Gothic Quarter that was formed around the Roman forum. Then you see the Barcelona Cathedral both from the outside and the inside, pass the former Jewish District "Call", the Sant Jaume Square, see the Generalitat Palace and City Hall from the outside, pass the Square of the King and the former Royal Palace.

You then proceed to the Ribera shore district where you see the Santa Maria del Mar church - the former residence of sailors, traders and craftsmen who lived and worked there in the Middle Ages. The tour finishes on the most vivid street in Barcelona La Rambla, where you can take a rest at one of the open-air terraces.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Gaudi Tour

After breakfast you meet your guide and driver and enjoy a fantastic sightseeing tour dedicated to the world-renowned architectural works of Antonio Gaudi.

You start with a visit to the colorful Park Guell, where you spend some time strolling through its mosaic paths and enjoying the great city views.

The day is crowned with a visit to the astonishing Sagrada Familia Basilica - the most brilliant masterpiece of Gaudi that is rightfully considered the most recognizable symbol of Barcelona.

After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6
Departure

This is the final day of your amazing journey! After breakfast your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

Breakfast is included.


Included

5 nights at 4-star centrally located hotels

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
Accommodation at 4-star centrally located hotels

Sample hotels:

  • Eurostars Casa de la Lirica, Madrid
  • Hotel Condes de Barcelona, Barcelona

What's included
  • Accommodation at exceptional 4-star hotels in Madrid and Barcelona;
  • Delicious buffet breakfasts at your hotels;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Madrid - Barcelona;
  • Professional English-speaking guides;
  • Rich sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Tour highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program according to your interest;
  • Your own professional local guides;
  • 1st class high-speed train transportation between cities;
  • Full flexibility of hotel options;
  • Visit to the Royal Palace in Madrid;
  • Guided tour of Prado Museum;
  • Tour of Gaudi masterpieces in Barcelona.
What to Know
  • Credit cards are not accepted at many places, so make sure to withdraw some cash from the ATM beforehand
  • Be prepared for currency conversion fees when paying with a card issued in USD
  • Tips to guides, drivers and restaurant staff in Europe are accepted but are fully at your discretion

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: Midseason (November - February)
$2,898
Deposit $580
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: High Season (March - October)
$3,198
Deposit $640
Two travelers: double occupancy: Midseason (November - February)
$3,198
Deposit $640
Two travelers: double occupancy: High Season (March - October)
$3,498
Deposit $700

*Please note: the Midseason prices do not apply for Christmas and New Year holidays and are eligible for tours booked after September 14, 2018.

Package type Price
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: Midseason (November - February)
$2,898
Deposit $580
Friends trip: 4+ travelers: High Season (March - October)
$3,198
Deposit $640
Two travelers: double occupancy: Midseason (November - February)
$3,198
Deposit $640
Two travelers: double occupancy: High Season (March - October)
$3,498
Deposit $700

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