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Barcelona 4 day/ 3 nights MICE Package

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Our sample programme for a special MICE event in Barcelona for 4 days/3 nights. Of course, we will completely customize this programme to your requirements!

Included

  • All tours and transfers as described below
  • Accommodation three nights in five star hotel.
  • 24h assistance and emergency phone.

In these four days we will make sure that you will have an unforgettable event. Enjoy the most professional  settings and  help for your event and let us take care of everything you while you enjoy the city.

  • Guides are licensed and experienced
    (by default guide included is English speaking, but of course other languages are available)
  • Transportation vehicles are very modern and air-conditioned.

Accommodation

For this offer we offer a five star hotel located in some of the most prominent areas of Barcelona. This offer is made for double rooms, but of course there can also be booked optional a single room.

Some of the benefits included are:

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Access to gym and swimming pools
  • Internet connection in bedroom and public areas of the hotel

Price

Based on a group of 40 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will start from: 980 €

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Barcelona 4 day/ 3 nights MICE Package (pdf file)

Day 1

After a “Meet and Greet“ at the airport with our guide, you will drive in a modern and comfortable bus to your hotel in Barcelona. All our business class buses come equipped with free wi-fi and complementary bottle of water for to ensure you journey is as comfortable as possible Check-in and refresh before we head for dinner. Since you already traveled a lot this day we will make this a relaxing evening for you.

You will be rewarded with a delicious welcome dinner in a Michelin Star restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee. Satisfied with the highest quality meal the bus will drive you back to the hotel. Enjoy the first night in Barcelona with some free time to explore the famous nightlife or just take a “cerveza“ in one of the countless bars.

Day 2

On our second we will carry out a wide range of fantastic activities that will help you to truly appreciate and enjoy your time in Barcelona.

After a fantastic buffet breakfast in the hotel we will begin with a tour in Go Cars and a Helicopter flight. On this unique tour we combine the best of Barcelona from the ground and from the air. We start with the nimble GoCars in small groups of 2 per car and a separate guide on our tour of the vibrant city. The Go Cars are a fantastic way to learn about the city, why not enjoy your own on board commentary as you drive around the beautiful area of Montjuic and the Olympic Ring. Take in the breathtaking views from the mountain top and enjoy the atmosphere surrounding stadiums such as the Olympic stadium and Camp Nou.

Following this we will take a flight over the city and the Mediterranean beaches via helicopter offering wonderful views of the city and surrounding area. This is truly an unforgettable experience.

After our tours by Go Car and Helicopter we will explore Barcelona by the sea by enjoying an excellent 2 hour sailing cruise on a traditional boat, the Goleta Karya. During the cruise we will  have some teambuilidng games organised as well as some drinks. It should be a very enjoyable experience.

Having experienced Barcelona by ground, sea and sky we will return to the hotel where you can refresh before enjoying a delicious dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee.

Day 3

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a half day excursion to one of the key highlights of Barcelona: The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea. Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches.

Following this we will give you the afternoon to enjoy the city at your own leisure!

During the evening we will attend a typical Andalusian Flamenco show experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalusia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. This will be combined it with a Paella or Tapas Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage.

Finally after the show we will have an all exclusive visit to Casa Mila from the inside at night. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get a real exclusive look at the marvelous architecture of Gaudí. With complimentary glass of Cava to accompany your visit you can enjoy a beautiful setting with your own exclusive audiovisual tour with. Admire a wonderful feat architecture illuminated wonderfully against the night.

Day 4

Enjoy the breakfast once again before getting ready to depart following a special few days. According to the departure of your flight we will pick you up from the hotel. With a lot of impressions you will make your way home, hopefully already thinking when you will return to our beautiful city.

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Barcelona Short Break (3 days / 2 nights)

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Our sample programme for a short group trip to Barcelona. Of course, we will completely customize this programme to your requirements!

Included

  • All tours, transfers, meals and activities as described below
  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Accommodation in a 3*** star hotel with buffet breakfast
  • Local 24h assistance and emergency phone number
  • Map of Barcelona for every traveller
  • One of our great experienced and fun guides in your preferred language

Accommodation

You will stay in a nice three star hotel in a quiet and safe area of central Barcelona. Although we cannot guarantee one specific hotel at all times, rest assured that the hotel will always be similar in terms of quality and location to Hotel Astoria. An excellent buffet breakfast will be your start into our activity packed days. The group will always be picked up and dropped off directly at the hotel.

Price

Based on a group of 20 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will be from: 220 €
The whole programme can be 100% customized to your requirements, your budget and your flight schedule. We can also adapt the room types if you prefer single or family rooms.

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Barcelona Short Break (3 days / 2 nights) (pdf file)

Day 1

After a “Meet and Greet“ at the airport with our guide, you will drive in a modern and comfortable bus to your hotel in Barcelona. Check-in and refresh before we will start our first tour. Since you already travelled a lot this day we will go for a relaxed sightseeing tour, mainly staying on the bus.

During a comfortable two hour introductory excursion you will get a first impression of the amazing charm of Barcelona. Afterwards you will be rewarded with a delicious welcome dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee. Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to the hotel. Enjoy the first night in Barcelona with some free time to explore the famous nightlife or just take a “cerveza“ in one of the countless bars.

Day 2

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a full day excursion to the highlights of Barcelona. The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi will be our starting point.

Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea. Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches. After this refreshing break we will continue with the bus to the Olympic facilities on Montjuic.

This mountain between the historic centre and the port has already been part of sports history for decades as Barcelona’s old formula 1 track. For the 1992 Olympic Games it has been reformed as the central venue and 80% of the competitions took place over here. We will visit the beautiful plaza and the Olympic stadium before reaching the castle on the top of the mountain with its 360 degree views of Barcelona and its shoreline. Barcelona Cathedral Making our way down from Montjuic our next stop will be the ancient heart of Barcelona. Step deep into history and explore the foundations of Barcelona as a Roman colony 2000 years ago. Our guide will tell you the rise and fall of the ruling empires over the centuries on a walking tour from world-famous las Ramblas through the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter. On the way to Barcelona’s greatest medieval icon, the cathedral of La Seu you will also explore the indoors of the Roman Augustus’ Temple, the palatine chapel of Santa Àgata and the cloister of the cathedral.

Now you will hop on your bus again to pass the old port and the former fishermen’s district of Barceloneta to reach the lively beach promenade. We will then enter modern Barcelona with the Olympic Port and the futuristic Forum area. On our way back to the hotel the tour will finish with the oddly shaped Torre Agbar, the icon of modern Barcelona in the new business district. After this extensive tour get some rest in the hotel or take a look at Barcelona’s extensive shopping opportunities along fashionable Passeig de Gracia or discover hidden boutiques in the Born district.

Day 3

Like the day before, enjoy the breakfast buffet in the hotel. Afterwards you have got some time to pack your suitcases before we will leave to visit the mystical mountain of Montserrat, Catatonia’s most sacred place. montserratIt is a one-hour ride on the bus from Barcelona. But right after leaving the city you will already see the impressive silhouette of Montserrat, the serrated mountain, on the horizon. The highest peaks of this massive, weirdly shaped rock reach 1200 metres (4000 feet) and our bus will take us close to the Benedictine monastery at an altitude of 750 metres. With your guide you will go on a short walk to the basilica and get a one-to-one encounter with La Moreneta – the holy Black Madonna.

Afterwards, we will take a look into the Basilica, which is home of the oldest boys’ choir in Europe. For those who want to go a bit further, we will have some free time for a short hike to one of the chapels spread all over the mountain or for a ride with the cable car to the top for awesome views from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees. On the decent with the bus to Barcelona in the early afternoon, our guide will give you some ideas on where to spend some free time in the city. According to the departure of your flight we will pick you up from the hotel. With a lot of impressions you will make your way home, hopefully already thinking when you will return to our beautiful city.

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 45€ per person for the basic show or 60€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

MICE Special Barcelona Winter / Spring

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Our sample programme for a special MICE event in Barcelona in Winter / Spring. Of course, we will completely customize this programme to your requirements!

Included

  • All tours and transfers as described below
  • Accommodation two nights in five star hotel.
  • 24h assistance and emergency phone.

In these three days we will make sure that you will have an unforgettable event. Enjoy the most professional  settings and  help for your event and let us take care of everything you while you enjoy the city.

  • Guides are licensed and experienced
    (by default guide included is English speaking, but of course other languages are available)
  • Transportation vehicles are very modern and air-conditioned.

Accommodation

For this offer we offer a five star hotel located in some of the most prominent areas of Barcelona. This offer is made for double rooms, but of course there can also be booked optional a single room.

Some of the benefits included are:

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Access to gym and swimming pools
  • Internet connection in bedroom and public areas of the hotel

Price

Based on a group of 20 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will be from: 498 €

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MICE Special Barcelona Winter / Spring (pdf file)

Day 1

  • Arrival Barcelona
  • Transport to hotel
  • Welcome drink in hotel
  • Afternoon tour highlights of Barcelona incl. guide 
  • Welcome dinner in hotel incl. ½ wine, mineral water, coffee or herbal tea
  • Overnight

Day 2

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Full day meeting
  • 2 coffee breaks
  • Lunch buffet incl. mineral water and coffee
  • Water during meeting
  • Dinner at a local restaurant within walking distance to hotel
  • Overnight

Day 3

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Morning meeting
  • Coffee break
  • Water during meeting
  • Lunch buffet incl. mineral water and coffee
  • Transfer to airport

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 28€ per person for the basic show or 49€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Madrid & Barcelona 6 days / 5 nights

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Our sample programme for a small group trip to Barcelona and Madrid. Of course, we will completely customize this programme to your requirements!

Included

  • All tours and transfers as described below
  • Accommodation three nights in three star hotels with breakfast
  • 24h assistance and emergency phone
  • Map of Madrid

In these four days you will see gorgeous and monumental capital of Spain – Madrid and its surroundings. You will explore all the beautiful places and monuments like the Royal Palace,
try traditional Spanish cuisine and wine and experience world heritage cities like Toledo.
Just enjoy this wonderful city.

  • Guides are licensed and experiences
    (by default guide included is English speaking, but of course other languages are available)
  • Transportation vehicles are very modern and air-conditioned.

Accommodation

The three star hotel is located in a residential and safe area in both Madrid and Barcelona. This offer is made for double rooms, but of course there can also be booked optional a single room. In the price included is the breakfast, which will be an excellent buffet. The guests will be picked-up for their tours during this days directly at the hotel and of course drop-off there as well.

Price

Based on a group of 11 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will be from: 810 €
The whole programme can be 100% customized to your requirements, your budget and your flight schedule. We can also adapt the room types if you prefer single or family rooms.

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Madrid & Barcelona 6 days / 5 nights (pdf file)

Day 1

After your arrival in Madrid the group will drive in a modern bus to their hotel in Madrid. Arrived there they have time to check-in and relax a while before the first tour starts.

During this four hours sightseeing tour around Madrid you will see all most interesting places in the city.

The tour starts at the Royal Palace, which is the symbolic building that is used for government and other ceremonies and events.

The palace was constructed in the 18th century and over two hundred and seventy years have passed since construction began on the same building that stands today.

Spanish monarchs used to live in the palace until the beginning of the twentieth century.

The palace is massive, spreading over one million square feet and containing well over three thousand rooms. Decorated with many statues and priceless art work, the palace is not to be missed. The building itself is a pleasure to the eyes with detailed and unique architecture spanning the entire structure. The building contains two famous plazas: America and Oriente, along with two gorgeous, elaborate gardens: Campo del Moro and Sabatini.

The next stop will be the Park Retiro, which is the most appealing open space in Madrid. Originally created to be a royal park, Retiro was opened in 1632 and for over two centuries after that it was strictly accessible only to the royal family and their visitors.

The natural retreat was placed on the outskirts of the city behind the royal palace. In 1868, the park was made public to the citizens of Madrid and remains so today. Soon after that, development of Madrid rapidly began and the city expanded to totally enclose the park.

The park has everything you would expect and much more. Stretching almost one and a half square kilometers, the huge park is a must see when visiting Madrid.

Of course, there are always buskers, street artists, street musicians, jugglers and all of the other usual characters you can find on a sunny day.

There are immense green areas and intricate pathways for walking and jogging. There are also numerous aspects of the park that make it unique to all others in Madrid and all of Spain. Two buildings from the original seventeenth century palace still remain. Both are now museums, one for Spain’s military history and the other is home to an art gallery.

The biggest highlight and center of the park is the beautiful Retiro Lake. Although it is artificially made, it is still just as fun as a natural park and you can even rent boats and go for a paddle along the calm water. There is a second lake in the park as well, but that one is more commonly known for what lies on its shores.

The Palacio de Cristal is a breathtaking glass palace that is over one hundred and twenty years old. There are other highlights like the rose garden and detailed statues all over the park; some of the more famous ones including El Angel Caido and King Alfonso’s XII monument.

Afterwards the group will see the Puerta del Sol or “Gate of the Sun”, which is the most famous landmark in Madrid, and with good reason.

This is often seen as the centre of the city and is where many tourists find accommodations, so they are right in the thick of the action.

It is named Puerta Del Sol because there used to stand one of numerous gates into the city here.

Ornamented on top of it was a giant sun that symbolized the start of the day, as it faced East.

The most famous thing in this square is the clock tower on the Real Casa de Correos. This building used to be part of the post office in the city center and is now used for city affairs.There are also many other important monuments within the Puerta Del Sol including the statue of Charles III, which commemorates the 18th Century monarch, in remembrance to the large contributions he made for the infrastructure of Madrid. The statue of the bear and madrone tree also has its home in this square, as it is the symbol of the city.

The Plaza Mayor right in the center of the city is also a worth-seeing place in Madrid and a stop during the excursion. The huge square is one of the largest tourist destinations where Madrid life can be seen at all times.

There are nine entranceways into the Plaza that is enclosed with residential buildings, some of which have one of the best views in the world, since over two hundred balconies face into the square. Inside Plaza Mayor is also the Casa de la Panaderia, the center for tourism in Madrid.

Its architecture and external appearance is different than the rest of the square and is quite noticeable. There is also a statue in the center of Plaza Mayor of King Phillip III that is almost four hundred years old.

The plaza was originally constructed in the early seventeenth century, but after a series of tremendous fires it had to be entirely rebuilt at the end of the eighteenth century in 1790. The plaza has been named many different things over the past five hundred years including “Plaza del Arrabal”, “Plaza de la Constitucion”, “Plaza Real” and “Plaza de la Republica”. It was not until 1939, after the Spanish Civil War, that it was given the same name as it has today.

Further sights are the Cathedral, the Plaza de la Vila, the Puerta del Alcala, Gran Via, the Plaza de Cibeles and the Stadium Santiago Bernabeu. You will get your first impression of the amazing charm of Madrid.

Afterwards there will be a delicious Welcome Dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant with a full meal course (entry, main course and dessert with wine, water and coffee). Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to your hotel. You can enjoy your first night in Madrid with some free time to explore the city on your own pace or just to take a “cerveza“ in one of the endless bars.

Day 2

Today you will explore another city in the surrounding of Madrid in an 8 hours full day tour. Just 50 minutes outside from Madrid there is the medieval capital of Spain: Toledo, which should not be missed. Although it is now a place for tourists to come and see, five hundred years ago it was the bustling city center of Spain for centuries.

Given the honour of a World Heritage city, Toledo is as important as any other place in Spain and equally beautiful. The old city walls border Toledo and its winding, stone roads and picturesque buildings.

Toledo has been populated for thousands of years by almost every major empire to conquer what is now central Europe. Because of this there are remains of each dynasty sprinkled throughout the city. When you are in this city you are truly in the middle of history.

The city is famous for being the main place of co-existence for Jews, Christians and Muslims from seven hundred A.D. until fourteen hundred A.D. Many different religious monuments and buildings stood next to one another and people were free to practice whatever religion they wanted to. During the 16th Century it was home to the Spanish monarchy and was the capital city.

The first thing you see when entering Toledo is the Puerta Bisagra, the main entrance to the fortified city. When you pass through this gate you are actually passing through fifteen hundred years of history!

Alcazar is a spectacular castle, but was once a fortress and because of that has been rebuilt numerous times due to conflict and fires. There are many old cathedrals, mosques, synagogues and monasteries all over the city. Other highlights include an assortment of interesting museums, a walk along the river Tajo and if you are lucky some amazing Fiestas.

After this excursion the bus will drive you back to the hotel and you can enjoy your free time during the rest of the day. Of course there are also some options, which can be added if you wish:

1. Visit to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium:

Real Madrid is famous for being the richest football club in Spain. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is the home to Real Madrid and has been since 1947.
It is one of the largest football stadiums in the world holding over eighty-five thousand people at one time.

2. Visit to the Prado Museum:

There is no better place in the world to see Spanish art than the Museo del Prado. It is the largest and most well-known art museum in Spain, which was originally built in the 1700s in the Neo-Classical style. Some of the paintings found here date back over nine hundred years ago and are still on display today.

The Prado is considered one of the most impressive art galleries and museums in the world, ranked seventh in Europe and is the most visited gallery in Europe besides those in London and Paris.

In the evening you can enjoy your free time and explore Madrid on your own. You can Use it to make some shopping in the famous street Gran Via, take a delicious cocktail in an insider bar or walk along the streets – just enjoy the charm of this city.

Day 3

After the refreshment at the buffet breakfast the day begins with a half day trip (5 hours) to the amazing city in the surrounding of Madrid: Segovia. It is famous for its Alcazar and is a beautiful medieval fortress.

The excursion begins with a visit to Segovia, which is one of nine towns that make up the state of Castile and Leon. UNESCO named Segovia a World Heritage City in 1985. Segovia has two defining features, both of which are nothing short of stunning.

The first is the Aqueduct. Built around 100 A.D. it is a prime example of Roman engineering. Spanning 818 meters, the Aqueduct is a sight for the eyes and was used for almost two thousand years to bring water into the city. With one hundred and sixty six arches composed of over twenty five thousand granite blocks it is one of the most impressive structures in all of Spain. It can be found in the Plaza del Azoguejo but can be seen from all over the city.

The second feature is the Segovia Cathedral. This is the last gothic cathedral built in Spain and one of the most beautiful. Over four hundred years old, the Cathedral is another icon of Segovia. Its bell tower, at 90 meters high, is the highest structure in the city and can be seen from anywhere. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest structure in all of Spain.

There is much more to see in Segovia, aside from these two incredible pieces of architecture. The Alcazar of Segovia is an ancient royal palace over one thousand years old. The Alcazar gardens should not be missed either. With many museums, arches, churches and tons of other things to absorb, Segovia is a memorable and unique day trip from Madrid.

After this amazing day trip the bus drives you back to the hotel where you can relax until the bus drives you to the airport in the afternoon.

In the afternoon you will take the flight or high-speed train to Barcelona. Once arrived to the beautiful city on the coast your private shuttle will bring you to your 3* Hotel.

The first night you can discover the city on your own. Taste some Tapas, have a walk through the beautiful old town or just relax for until the next day.

Day 4

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a full day excursion to the highlights of Barcelona.

The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi will be our starting point. Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea.

Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches. 

After this refreshing break we will continue with the bus to the Olympic facilities on Montjuic. This mountain between the historic centre and the port has already been part of sports history for decades as Barcelona’s old formula 1 track. For the 1992 Olympic Games it has been reformed as the central venue and 80% of the competitions took place over here. We will visit the beautiful plaza and the Olympic stadium before reaching the castle on the top of the mountain with its 360 degree views of Barcelona and its shoreline.

Barcelona Cathedral Making our way down from Montjuic our next stop will be the ancient heart of Barcelona. Step deep into history and explore the foundations of Barcelona as a Roman colony 2000 years ago. Our guide will tell you the rise and fall of the ruling empires over the centuries on a walking tour from world-famous las Ramblas through the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter. On the way to Barcelona’s greatest medieval icon, the cathedral of La Seu you will also explore the indoors of the Roman Augustus’ Temple, the palatine chapel of Santa Àgata and the cloister of the cathedral.

Now you will hop on your bus again to pass the old port and the former fishermen’s district of Barceloneta to reach the lively beach promenade. We will then enter modern Barcelona with the Olympic Port and the futuristic Forum area. On our way back to the hotel the tour will finish with the oddly shaped Torre Agbar, the icon of modern Barcelona in the new business district.

After this extensive tour get some rest in the hotel or take a look at Barcelona’s extensive shopping opportunities along fashionable Passeig de Gracia or discover hidden boutiques in the Born district.

Day 5

Start into the day with another great breakfast. Today you will go on day-trip to Girona and Figueres in northern Catalonia.

It will be a one hour drive from Barcelona to the historic city of Girona. Founded by the Romans, it was a melting pot of cultures for centuries. Along winding medieval streets our guide will take you up the hill from the riverbank to the cathedral. On the way down we will pass through the narrow lanes of the Jewish quarter, walk along the Roman wall that surrounds the old town and discover the Arab baths.

Afterwards you will have some spare time for shopping, a coffee break or just to wander around the picturesque old town on your own.

dali museum figueresAnother half an hour on the bus and we will reach Figueres, the home and work place of world famous surrealist, painter and sculptor Salvador Dali.

We will get in touch with his fascinating world and visit the Theatre-Museum of Dali. Almost completely created by Dalí himself, it is undoubtedly the best and largest collection of surrealism in the world. He wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a whole work, and for this reason he refused to have his works placed in any order. Step in and get lost in this surrealistic world of fantasy mixed with architecture, paintings and sculptures.

After this exciting day the bus will bring you back to the hotel around 18.00hrs.

In the evening you will enjoy a delicious farewell dinner in a Spanish restaurant. The dinner will include a three course meal, wine water and coffee.

Day 6

According to the departure of your cruise ship we will pick you up from the hotel and bring you to your cruise terminal. With a lot of impressions you will be hopefully already thinking when you will return to our beautiful city.
Optional: If your cruise check-in will only open late in the afternoon, we can add another half day tour in Barcelona.

 

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 28€ per person for the basic show or 49€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Madrid 4 days / 3 nights

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Included:

  • All tours and transfers as described in the itinerary
  • Accommodation three nights in three star hotels with breakfast
  • 24h assistance and emergency phone
  • Map of Madrid

In these four days you will see gorgeous and monumental capital of Spain – Madrid and its surroundings. You will explore all the beautiful places and monuments like the Royal Palace,
try traditional Spanish cuisine and wine and experience world heritage cities like Toledo.
Just enjoy this wonderful city.

  • Guides are licensed and experiences
    (by default guide included is English speaking, but of course other languages are available)
  • Transportation vehicles are very modern and air-conditioned.

Accommodation:

The three star hotel is located in a residential and safe area in Madrid. This offer is made for double rooms, but of course there can also be booked optional a single room. In the price included is the breakfast, which will be an excellent buffet. The guests will be picked-up for their tours during this days directly at the hotel and of course drop-off there as well.

Price:

Based on a group of 25 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will be from: 295 €
The whole programme can be 100% customized to your requirements, your budget and your flight schedule. We can also adapt the room types if you prefer single or family rooms.

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Madrid 4 days / 3 nights (pdf file)

Day 1

After your arrival in Madrid the group will drive in a modern bus to their hotel in Barcelona. Arrived there they have time to check-in and relax a while before the first tour starts.

During this four hours sightseeing tour around Madrid you will see all most interesting places in the city.

The tour starts at the Royal Palace, which is the symbolic building that is used for government and other ceremonies and events.

The palace was constructed in the 18th century and over two hundred and seventy years have passed since construction began on the same building that stands today.

Spanish monarchs used to live in the palace until the beginning of the twentieth century.

The palace is massive, spreading over one million square feet and containing well over three thousand rooms. Decorated with many statues and priceless art work, the palace is not to be missed. The building itself is a pleasure to the eyes with detailed and unique architecture spanning the entire structure. The building contains two famous plazas: America and Oriente, along with two gorgeous, elaborate gardens: Campo del Moro and Sabatini.

The next stop will be the Park Retiro, which is the most appealing open space in Madrid. Originally created to be a royal park, Retiro was opened in 1632 and for over two centuries after that it was strictly accessible only to the royal family and their visitors.

The natural retreat was placed on the outskirts of the city behind the royal palace. In 1868, the park was made public to the citizens of Madrid and remains so today. Soon after that, development of Madrid rapidly began and the city expanded to totally enclose the park.

The park has everything you would expect and much more. Stretching almost one and a half square kilometers, the huge park is a must see when visiting Madrid.

Of course, there are always buskers, street artists, street musicians, jugglers and all of the other usual characters you can find on a sunny day.

There are immense green areas and intricate pathways for walking and jogging. There are also numerous aspects of the park that make it unique to all others in Madrid and all of Spain. Two buildings from the original seventeenth century palace still remain. Both are now museums, one for Spain’s military history and the other is home to an art gallery.

The biggest highlight and center of the park is the beautiful Retiro Lake. Although it is artificially made, it is still just as fun as a natural park and you can even rent boats and go for a paddle along the calm water. There is a second lake in the park as well, but that one is more commonly known for what lies on its shores.

The Palacio de Cristal is a breathtaking glass palace that is over one hundred and twenty years old. There are other highlights like the rose garden and detailed statues all over the park; some of the more famous ones including El Angel Caido and King Alfonso’s XII monument.

Afterwards the group will see the Puerta del Sol or “Gate of the Sun”, which is the most famous landmark in Madrid, and with good reason.

This is often seen as the centre of the city and is where many tourists find accommodations, so they are right in the thick of the action.

It is named Puerta Del Sol because there used to stand one of numerous gates into the city here.

Ornamented on top of it was a giant sun that symbolized the start of the day, as it faced East.

The most famous thing in this square is the clock tower on the Real Casa de Correos. This building used to be part of the post office in the city center and is now used for city affairs.There are also many other important monuments within the Puerta Del Sol including the statue of Charles III, which commemorates the 18th Century monarch, in remembrance to the large contributions he made for the infrastructure of Madrid. The statue of the bear and madrone tree also has its home in this square, as it is the symbol of the city.

The Plaza Mayor right in the center of the city is also a worth-seeing place in Madrid and a stop during the excursion. The huge square is one of the largest tourist destinations where Madrid life can be seen at all times.

There are nine entranceways into the Plaza that is enclosed with residential buildings, some of which have one of the best views in the world, since over two hundred balconies face into the square. Inside Plaza Mayor is also the Casa de la Panaderia, the center for tourism in Madrid.

Its architecture and external appearance is different than the rest of the square and is quite noticeable. There is also a statue in the center of Plaza Mayor of King Phillip III that is almost four hundred years old.
The plaza was originally constructed in the early seventeenth century, but after a series of tremendous fires it had to be entirely rebuilt at the end of the eighteenth century in 1790. The plaza has been named many different things over the past five hundred years including “Plaza del Arrabal”, “Plaza de la Constitucion”, “Plaza Real” and “Plaza de la Republica”. It was not until 1939, after the Spanish Civil War, that it was given the same name as it has today.

Further sights are the Cathedral, the Plaza de la Vila, the Puerta del Alcala, Gran Via, the Plaza de Cibeles and the Stadium Santiago Bernabeu. You will get your first impression of the amazing charm of Madrid.

Afterwards there will be a delicious Welcome Dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant with a full meal course (entry, main course and dessert with wine, water and coffee). Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to your hotel. You can enjoy your first night in Madrid with some free time to explore the city on your own pace or just to take a “cerveza“ in one of the endless bars.

Day 2

After the refreshment at the buffet breakfast the day begins with full day trip (9 hours) to tow amazing cities in the surrounding of Madrid: Avilla and Segovia. Avila is a Spanish town with walls and 90 towers, which is surrounding the Old City with its monumental treasures. Segovia is famous for its Alcazar and is a beautiful medieval fortress.

Avila is one of the most picturesque cities in all of Spain. It is most famous for its medieval walls that close in the city. They surround Avila and considered the largest, totally illuminated monument in the world.

Over 12 meters tall and 2500 meters long, the walls are impossible to miss. They were built in between the eleventh and fourteenth Centuries and have managed to still stand the same way they did one thousand years ago. Built in the Romanesque style, these walls are unique to Avila in all of Spain.

The city is also famous for its tremendous number of churches and cathedrals. The most famous of which is the Cathedral of Avila. Over seven hundred years old it is a must see in Avila. There are many other things to see in your visit including the Basicila de San Vincente, Palacio de Don Diego del Aguila and the Real Monasterio de Santo Tomas.

The excursion continues with a visit to Segovia, which is one of nine towns that make up the state of Castile and Leon. UNESCO named Segovia a World Heritage City in 1985. Segovia has two defining features, both of which are nothing short of stunning.

The first is the Aqueduct. Built around 100 A.D. it is a prime example of Roman engineering. Spanning 818 meters, the Aqueduct is a sight for the eyes and was used for almost two thousand years to bring water into the city. With one hundred and sixty six arches composed of over twenty five thousand granite blocks it is one of the most impressive structures in all of Spain. It can be found in the Plaza del Azoguejo but can be seen from all over the city.

The second feature is the Segovia Cathedral. This is the last gothic cathedral built in Spain and one of the most beautiful. Over four hundred years old, the Cathedral is another icon of Segovia. Its bell tower, at 90 meters high, is the highest structure in the city and can be seen from anywhere. At the time of its construction, it was the tallest structure in all of Spain.

There is much more to see in Segovia, aside from these two incredible pieces of architecture. The Alcazar of Segovia is an ancient royal palace over one thousand years old. The Alcazar gardens should not be missed either. With many museums, arches, churches and tons of other things to absorb, Segovia is a memorable and unique day trip from Madrid.

After this amazing day trip the bus drives you back to the hotel and you can enjoy the rest of your day in Madrid.

Day 3

Today you will explore another city in the surrounding of Madrid. Just 50 minutes outside from Madrid there is the medieval capital of Spain: Toledo, which should not be missed. Although it is now a place for tourists to come and see, five hundred years ago it was the bustling city center of Spain for centuries.

Given the honour of a World Heritage city, Toledo is as important as any other place in Spain and equally beautiful. The old city walls border Toledo and its winding, stone roads and picturesque buildings.

Toledo has been populated for thousands of years by almost every major empire to conquer what is now central Europe. Because of this there are remains of each dynasty sprinkled throughout the city. When you are in this city you are truly in the middle of history.

The city is famous for being the main place of co-existence for Jews, Christians and Muslims from seven hundred A.D. until fourteen hundred A.D. Many different religious monuments and buildings stood next to one another and people were free to practice whatever religion they wanted to. During the 16th Century it was home to the Spanish monarchy and was the capital city.

The first thing you see when entering Toledo is the Puerta Bisagra, the main entrance to the fortified city. When you pass through this gate you are actually passing through fifteen hundred years of history!

Alcazar is a spectacular castle, but was once a fortress and because of that has been rebuilt numerous times due to conflict and fires. There are many old cathedrals, mosques, synagogues and monasteries all over the city. Other highlights include an assortment of interesting museums, a walk along the river Tajo and if you are lucky some amazing Fiestas.

After this excursion the bus will drive you back to the hotel and you can enjoy your free time during the rest of the day. Of course there are also some options, which can be added if you wish:

1. Visit to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium:

Real Madrid is famous for being the richest football club in Spain. Estadio Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is the home to Real Madrid and has been since 1947.
It is one of the largest football stadiums in the world holding over eighty-five thousand people at one time.

2. Visit to the Prado Museum:

There is no better place in the world to see Spanish art than the Museo del Prado. It is the largest and most well-known art museum in Spain, which was originally built in the 1700s in the Neo-Classical style. Some of the paintings found here date back over nine hundred years ago and are still on display today.
The Prado is considered one of the most impressive art galleries and museums in the world, ranked seventh in Europe and is the most visited gallery in Europe besides those in London and Paris.
The day ends with a full meal farewell dinner in a restaurant where you can enjoy the typical Spanish food and wines.

Day 4

At the last day you can enjoy your free time and explore Madrid on your own. You can Use it to make some shopping in the famous street Gran Via, take a delicious cocktail in an insider bar or walk along the streets – just enjoy the charm of this city.

According to your flight time there will be later the transfer to the airport and your flight back home, but once is for sure: You will never forget your memorable visit to Madrid.

 

  • Watch a bullfight: On Sundays from March to October we can arrange a visit to a bullfight for your group. From 10€ per person, depending on the venue and the seats.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Barcelona in 7 days / 6 nights

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Included:

  • All tours, transfers, meals and activities as described below
  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Accommodation in a 3*** star hotel with buffet breakfast
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • Local 24h assistance and emergency phone number
  • Map of Barcelona for every traveller
  • One of our great experienced and fun guides in your preferred language

Accommodation

You will stay in a nice three star hotel in a quiet and safe area of central Barcelona.

Although we cannot guarantee one specific hotel at all times, rest assured that the hotel will always be similar in terms of quality and location to Hotel Astoria.

An excellent buffet breakfast will be your start into our activity packed days. The group will always be picked up and dropped off directly at the hotel.

 

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Barcelona in 7 days / 6 nights (pdf file)

Day 1

After a “Meet and Greet“ at the airport with our guide, you will drive in a modern and comfortable bus to your hotel in Barcelona. Check-in and refresh before we will start our first tour. Since you already travelled a lot this day we will go for a relaxed sightseeing tour, mainly staying on the bus.

Afterwards you will be rewarded with a delicious welcome dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee.

Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to the hotel. Enjoy the first night in Barcelona with some free time to explore the famous nightlife or just take a “cerveza” in one of the countless bars.

Day 2

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a full day excursion to the highlights of Barcelona. The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi will be our starting point.

Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea. Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches. After this refreshing break we will continue with the bus to the Olympic facilities on Montjuic.

This mountain between the historic centre and the port has already been part of sports history for decades as Barcelona’s old formula 1 track. For the 1992 Olympic Games it has been reformed as the central venue and 80% of the competitions took place over here. We will visit the beautiful plaza and the Olympic stadium before reaching the castle on the top of the mountain with its 360 degree views of Barcelona and its shoreline. Barcelona Cathedral Making our way down from Montjuic our next stop will be the ancient heart of Barcelona. Step deep into history and explore the foundations of Barcelona as a Roman colony 2000 years ago. Our guide will tell you the rise and fall of the ruling empires over the centuries on a walking tour from world-famous las Ramblas through the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter. On the way to Barcelona’s greatest medieval icon, the cathedral of La Seu you will also explore the indoors of the Roman Augustus’ Temple, the palatine chapel of Santa Àgata and the cloister of the cathedral.

Now you will hop on your bus again to pass the old port and the former fishermen’s district of Barceloneta to reach the lively beach promenade. We will then enter modern Barcelona with the Olympic Port and the futuristic Forum area. On our way back to the hotel the tour will finish with the oddly shaped Torre Agbar, the icon of modern Barcelona in the new business district. After this extensive tour get some rest in the hotel or take a look at Barcelona’s extensive shopping opportunities along fashionable Passeig de Gracia or discover hidden boutiques in the Born district.

Day 3

Start into the day with another great breakfast. Today you will go on day-trip to Girona and Figueres in northern Catalonia. It will be a one hour drive from Barcelona to the historic city of Girona. Founded by the Romans, it was a melting pot of cultures for centuries. Along winding medieval streets our guide will take you up the hill from the riverbank to the cathedral. On the way down we will pass through the narrow lanes of the Jewish quarter, walk along the Roman wall that surrounds the old town and discover the Arab baths.

Afterwards you will have some spare time for shopping, a coffee break or just to wander around the picturesque old town on your own. dali museum figueresAnother half an hour on the bus and we will reach Figueres, the home and work place of world famous surrealist, painter and sculptor Salvador Dali. We will get in touch with his fascinating world and visit the Theatre-Museum of Dali. Almost completely created by Dalí himself, it is undoubtedly the best and largest collection of surrealism in the world. He wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a whole work, and for this reason he refused to have his works placed in any order. Step in and get lost in this surrealistic world of fantasy mixed with architecture, paintings and sculptures. After this exciting day the bus will bring you back to the hotel around 18.00hrs. If you wish, we can arrange an optional Flamenco show with or without dinner in the evening.

Day 4

Like the days before, enjoy the breakfast buffet in the hotel. Afterwards you have got some time to pack your suitcases before we will leave to visit the mystical mountain of Montserrat, Catatonia’s most sacred place. montserratIt is a one-hour ride on the bus from Barcelona. But right after leaving the city you will already see the impressive silhouette of Montserrat, the serrated mountain, on the horizon. The highest peaks of this massive, weirdly shaped rock reach 1200 metres (4000 feet) and our bus will take us close to the Benedictine monastery at an altitude of 750 metres. With your guide you will go on a short walk to the basilica and get a one-to-one encounter with La Moreneta – the holy Black Madonna.

Afterwards, we will take a look into the Basilica, which is home of the oldest boys’ choir in Europe. For those who want to go a bit further, we will have some free time for a short hike to one of the chapels spread all over the mountain or for a ride with the cable car to the top for awesome views from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees. On the descent with the bus to Barcelona in the early afternoon, our guide will give you some ideas on where to spend some free time in the city.

Day 5

Being one of the most famous and symbolic theme parks in Spain, Port Aventura is the perfect location to enjoy weekends and holidays with the whole family.

The six areas of the theme park will let you discover new and amazing worlds with breathtaking shows and magical rides for all ages.
Port Aventura offers a huge variety of activities and services which will make your stay a memorable experience for big and small!

Day 6

Discover La Roca Village, home of more than 100 boutiques of national and international luxury fashion brands with prices reduced by up to 60% off the recommended retail price all year round.

You can choose one of the three pick-up places in Barcelona and the modern bus will bring you directly to La Roca Village. Enjoy shopping with our exclusive pass and you will get additionally 10% discount.

More than 100 luxury outlet boutiques amongst others:  Armani Outlet, Diesel, Escada, FC Botiga Barcelona Official Store. Guess, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, Pepe Jeans, Pretty Ballerinas, Ray-Ban, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger and many many more….

 

According to the departure of your flight we will pick you up from the hotel. With a lot of impressions you will make your way home, hopefully already thinking when you will return to our beautiful city.

 

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 45€ per person for the basic show or 60€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Barcelona & Madrid in 8 days / 7 nights

OverviewOverview
ItineraryItinerary
Optional activitiesOptional activities

Included:

  • All tours, transfers, meals and activities as described below
  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Accommodation in a 3*** star hotel with buffet breakfast
  • Local 24h assistance and emergency phone number
  • Map of Madrid & Barcelona for every traveller
  • One of our great experienced and fun guides in your preferred language
  • Trip from Barcelona to Madrid

Accommodation

In both Madrid and Barcelona you will stay in a three star hotel in a quiet and safe residential area of the central city. This offer is based on twin and double rooms, but of course we can also arrange single rooms for a small surcharge.
Although we cannot guarantee one specific hotel at all times, rest assured that the hotel will always be similar in terms of quality and location to Hotel Astoria in Barcelona and Hotel Lagasca in Madrid.
An excellent buffet breakfast will be your start into our activity packed days. The group will always be picked-up and dropped off directly at the hotel.

Price

Based on a group of 20 persons, the price of the program will be per person in double rooms will be from: 765€
The whole program can be 100% customized to your requirements, your budget and your flight schedule.

Print & Download Programme

Barcelona & Madrid in 8 days / 7 nights (pdf file)

Day 1

After a “Meet and Greet“ at the airport with our guide, you will drive in a modern and comfortable bus to your hotel in Barcelona. Check-in and refresh before we will start our first tour.

Since you already travelled a lot this day we will go for a relaxed sightseeing tour, mainly staying on the bus. During a comfortable two hour introductory excursion you will get a first impression of the amazing charm of Barcelona.

Afterwards you will be rewarded with a delicious welcome dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee.

Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to the hotel. Enjoy the first night in Barcelona with some free time to explore the famous nightlife or just take a “cerveza“ in one of the countless bars.

Day 2

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a full day excursion to the highlights of Barcelona.

The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi will be our starting point. Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

 

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea.

Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches.

After this refreshing break we will continue with the bus to the Olympic facilities on Montjuic. This mountain between the historic centre and the port has already been part of sports history for decades as Barcelona’s old formula 1 track. For the 1992 Olympic Games it has been reformed as the central venue and 80% of the competitions took place over here. We will visit the beautiful plaza and the Olympic stadium before reaching the castle on the top of the mountain with its 360 degree views of Barcelona and its shoreline.

Barcelona Cathedral Making our way down from Montjuic our next stop will be the ancient heart of Barcelona. Step deep into history and explore the foundations of Barcelona as a Roman colony 2000 years ago. Our guide will tell you the rise and fall of the ruling empires over the centuries on a walking tour from world-famous las Ramblas through the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter. On the way to Barcelona’s greatest medieval icon, the cathedral of La Seu you will also explore the indoors of the Roman Augustus’ Temple, the palatine chapel of Santa Àgata and the cloister of the cathedral.

Now you will hop on your bus again to pass the old port and the former fishermen’s district of Barceloneta to reach the lively beach promenade. We will then enter modern Barcelona with the Olympic Port and the futuristic Forum area. On our way back to the hotel the tour will finish with the oddly shaped Torre Agbar, the icon of modern Barcelona in the new business district.

After this extensive tour get some rest in the hotel or take a look at Barcelona’s extensive shopping opportunities along fashionable Passeig de Gracia or discover hidden boutiques in the Born district.

Day 3

Start into the day with another great breakfast. Today you will go on day-trip to Girona and Figueres in northern Catalonia.

It will be a one hour drive from Barcelona to the historic city of Girona. Founded by the Romans, it was a melting pot of cultures for centuries. Along winding medieval streets our guide will take you up the hill from the riverbank to the cathedral. On the way down we will pass through the narrow lanes of the Jewish quarter, walk along the Roman wall that surrounds the old town and discover the Arab baths.

Afterwards you will have some spare time for shopping, a coffee break or just to wander around the picturesque old town on your own.

dali museum figueresAnother half an hour on the bus and we will reach Figueres, the home and work place of world famous surrealist, painter and sculptor Salvador Dali.

We will get in touch with his fascinating world and visit the Theatre-Museum of Dali. Almost completely created by Dalí himself, it is undoubtedly the best and largest collection of surrealism in the world. He wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a whole work, and for this reason he refused to have his works placed in any order. Step in and get lost in this surrealistic world of fantasy mixed with architecture, paintings and sculptures.

After this exciting day the bus will bring you back to the hotel around 18.00hrs. If you wish, we can arrange an optional Flamenco show with or without dinner in the evening.

Day 4

Like the days before, enjoy the breakfast buffet in the hotel before we will leave to visit the mystical mountain of Montserrat, Catatonia’s most sacred place.

montserratIt is a one-hour ride on the bus from Barcelona. But right after leaving the city you will already see the impressive silhouette of Montserrat, the serrated mountain, on the horizon. The highest peaks of this massive, weirdly shaped rock reach 1200 metres (4000 feet) and our bus will take us close to the Benedictine monastery at an altitude of 750 metres.

With your guide you will go on a short walk to the basilica and get a one-to-one encounter with La Moreneta – the holy Black Madonna. Afterwards, we will take a look into the Basilica, which is home of the oldest boys’ choir in Europe.

For those who want to go a bit further, we will have some free time for a short hike to one of the chapels spread all over the mountain or for a ride with the cable car to the top for awesome views from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees.

On the decent with the bus to Barcelona in the early afternoon, our guide will give you some ideas on where to spend some free time in the city.

Day 5

After an early breakfast you will catch the comfortable bus again and travel around 6 hours to Madrid. Check-in to your hotel in Madrid in the early afternoon and refresh a bit before we will go out to see the city.

During a four-hour sightseeing tour we will show you the best of Madrid. Our first highlight will be the Royal Palace. It was constructed in the 18th century and the Spanish monarchs used to live here until the beginning of the 20th century. The massive complex spreads over one million square feet and contains well over three thousand rooms decorated with statues and priceless art work.

Along Madrid’s most famous avenue, Gran Via, and the Cibeles Fountain we will head on to Retiro Park, which is the most appealing open space in Madrid. Originally created to be a royal park, Retiro was opened in 1632 and for over two centuries after that it was strictly accessible only to the royal family and their visitors. The natural retreat was placed on the outskirts of the city behind the royal palace. In 1868, the park was made public to the citizens of Madrid and remains so today. Soon after that, development of Madrid rapidly began and the city expanded to totally enclose the park.

Inside of it, we will visit the breathtaking glass palace of Palacio de Cristal and enjoy the entertaining atmosphere created by buskers, street artists, musicians and jugglers around beautiful Retiro Lake in the centre of the park.

We will move further to the historic centre of Madrid. Passing the Fountain of Neptune and the world-famous Prado Museum we will reach Puerta del Sol. The so-called “Gate of the Sun” is the most famous landmark in Madrid. It is not only the centre of the city, but also the centre of the country since all national roads have got their start point over here. The name Puerta Del Sol came from one of the old city gates that used to stand on the square. Ornamented on top of it was a giant sun that symbolized the start of the day, as it faced East. The are two must-see icons on the plaza: the clock tower of the historic post office, the Real Casa de Correos and, of course, the statue of the bear and madrone tree, the symbol of the city of Madrid.

From here we will quickly reach the most beautiful square of Madrid, the neo-classical Plaza Mayor. Nine entrance ways lead into the Plaza that is enclosed with residential buildings, some of which have one of the best views in the world, since over two hundred balconies face into the square.

The plaza was originally constructed in the early seventeenth century, but after a series of tremendous fires it had to be entirely rebuilt at the end of the eighteenth century in 1790. Plaza Mayor has been named differently over and over during the past five hundred years including “Plaza del Arrabal”, “Plaza de la Constitucion”, “Plaza Real” and “Plaza de la Republica”. It was not until 1939, after the Spanish Civil War, that it was given the same name as it has today.

After this extensive day of travelling and sightseeing we will go back to your hotel. Enjoy the first night in Madrid with some free time to relax or dip into the famous nightlife.

Day 6

Start into the day with a great buffet breakfast in your hotel. Today we will go on a full day trip to the historic towns of Avila and Segovia.

Around an hour drive northwest from Madrid, Avila is one of the most picturesque cities in Spain. It is most famous for its medieval walls from the 11th century that close in the city. Due to these walls Avila resembles an immense castle and it is the best sample of a fortified city with monumental treasures. On our visit we will see the Romanesque style churches, gothic palaces and the fortified cathedral of the 12th century.

Our excursion continues to Segovia on the slopes of the Guadarrama Mountains. On our tour of the city we will reach the Roman Aqueduct from around 100 A.D. Will take your breath away. Spanning 818 meters, the aqueduct is a sight for the eyes and was used for almost two thousand years to bring water into the city. Made of over twenty five thousand granite blocks it is one of the most impressive structures in all of Spain.

From here we will head to the historic center and visit the beautiful cathedral. Being the last gothic cathedral built in Spain it impresses with its elegance and brightness. At 90 meters high, at the time of its construction, its bell tower was the tallest structure in all of Spain.

Spend some free time in the city before we will drive back to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day experiencing Madrid at your own pace.

Day 7

On your third day in Madrid we will visit the legendary city of Toledo. It has been the capital of the Spanish Empire during the golden age of the monarchy in the 16th and 17th century and shows the wealth of the richest and most powerful empire of its time.

But the heritage of Toledo dates even further back. It has been populated for thousands of years by almost every major empire to conquer what is now central Europe. The city is famous for being the main place of co-existence for Jews, Christians and Muslims from seven hundred A.D. until fourteen hundred A.D. Many different religious monuments and buildings stood next to one another and people were free to practice whatever religion they wanted to.

The first thing you see when entering Toledo is the Puerta Bisagra, the main entrance to the fortified city. When we pass through this gate we are actually passing through fifteen hundred years of history! During our way through Toledo you will see old cathedrals, mosques, synagogues and monasteries all over the city.

On the top of the hill we will reach the spectacular castle of Alcazar. It once was a fortress and thus it had to be rebuilt numerous times due to conflict and fires.

After some free time in Toledo the bus will drive back to the hotel. Get some rest before our farewell dinner in a Spanish restaurant where you will taste the local specialties and wines.

Day 8

On your last day enjoy some free time. Let Madrid seduce you once again while having a coffee on Plaza Mayor. Don’t miss out on the great shopping opportunities along famous Gran Via. And for those who prefer another bit of culture, visit the Golden Triangle of Art with Prado, Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.

We will pick you up from the hotel according to the departure of your flight. Make your way home with a lot of impressions and hopefully already thinking when you will return to Spain.

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your program:

  • Visit the Prado Museum: There is no better place in the world to see Spanish art than the Museo del Prado. Inaugurated in the 18th century, it is the largest and most well-known art museum in Spain – 14€ per person
  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person.
  • Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium & museum: Visit the stadium & its museum and experience history & present of the world’s most successful football club of the last century. – 20€ per person

  • Watch a bullfight: On Sundays from March to October we can arrange a visit to a bullfight for your group. From 10€ per person, depending on the venue and the seats.
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 45€ per person for the basic show or 60€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Barcelona in 4 days / 3 nights

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Our sample programme for a short group trip to Barcelona. Of course, we will completely customize this programme to your requirements!

Included

  • All tours, transfers, meals and activities as described below
  • Modern, air-conditioned bus
  • Accommodation in a 3*** star hotel with buffet breakfast
  • Local 24h assistance and emergency phone number
  • Map of Barcelona for every traveller
  • One of our great experienced and fun guides in your preferred language

Accommodation

You will stay in a nice three star hotel in a quiet and safe area of central Barcelona. Although we cannot guarantee one specific hotel at all times, rest assured that the hotel will always be similar in terms of quality and location to Hotel Astoria. An excellent buffet breakfast will be your start into our activity packed days. The group will always be picked up and dropped off directly at the hotel.

Price

Based on a group of 20 persons, the price of the programme will be per person in a twin or double room will be from: 295 €
The whole programme can be 100% customized to your requirements, your budget and your flight schedule. We can also adapt the room types if you prefer single or family rooms.

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Barcelona in 4 days / 3 nights (pdf file)

Day 1

After a “Meet and Greet“ at the airport with our guide, you will drive in a modern and comfortable bus to your hotel in Barcelona. Check-in and refresh before we will start our first tour. Since you already travelled a lot this day we will go for a relaxed sightseeing tour, mainly staying on the bus.

During a comfortable two hour introductory excursion you will get a first impression of the amazing charm of Barcelona. Afterwards you will be rewarded with a delicious welcome dinner in a typical Spanish restaurant, consisting of a three course meal including wine, water and coffee. Satisfied with the meal the bus will drive you back to the hotel. Enjoy the first night in Barcelona with some free time to explore the famous nightlife or just take a “cerveza“ in one of the countless bars.

Day 2

The day begins with a buffet breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards our guide and bus will pick you up for a full day excursion to the highlights of Barcelona. The awe-inspiring architecture of Antoni Gaudi will be our starting point.

Admire the UNESCO heritage buildings of Casa Mila and Casa Batllo in the picturesque Eixample quarter before we will approach Barcelona’s most famous landmark, the cathedral of Sagrada Familia: this still unfinished gem of modernism architecture was begun in 1882 and the final completion is planned for 2026, the 100th anniversary of the death of Antoní Gaudí.

We will continue to the upper city and the slopes of the Sierra de Collserola mountain range to reach Parc Güell. Your guide will take you for a short walk through this fairy-tale garden with its beautiful mosaics and amazing views up to the Mediterranean Sea. Take a short break on its terrace for a picture on the famous curved benches. After this refreshing break we will continue with the bus to the Olympic facilities on Montjuic.

This mountain between the historic centre and the port has already been part of sports history for decades as Barcelona’s old formula 1 track. For the 1992 Olympic Games it has been reformed as the central venue and 80% of the competitions took place over here. We will visit the beautiful plaza and the Olympic stadium before reaching the castle on the top of the mountain with its 360 degree views of Barcelona and its shoreline. Barcelona Cathedral Making our way down from Montjuic our next stop will be the ancient heart of Barcelona. Step deep into history and explore the foundations of Barcelona as a Roman colony 2000 years ago. Our guide will tell you the rise and fall of the ruling empires over the centuries on a walking tour from world-famous las Ramblas through the narrow lanes of the Gothic quarter. On the way to Barcelona’s greatest medieval icon, the cathedral of La Seu you will also explore the indoors of the Roman Augustus’ Temple, the palatine chapel of Santa Àgata and the cloister of the cathedral.

Now you will hop on your bus again to pass the old port and the former fishermen’s district of Barceloneta to reach the lively beach promenade. We will then enter modern Barcelona with the Olympic Port and the futuristic Forum area. On our way back to the hotel the tour will finish with the oddly shaped Torre Agbar, the icon of modern Barcelona in the new business district. After this extensive tour get some rest in the hotel or take a look at Barcelona’s extensive shopping opportunities along fashionable Passeig de Gracia or discover hidden boutiques in the Born district.

Day 3

Start into the day with another great breakfast. Today you will go on day-trip to Girona and Figueres in northern Catalonia. It will be a one hour drive from Barcelona to the historic city of Girona. Founded by the Romans, it was a melting pot of cultures for centuries. Along winding medieval streets our guide will take you up the hill from the riverbank to the cathedral. On the way down we will pass through the narrow lanes of the Jewish quarter, walk along the Roman wall that surrounds the old town and discover the Arab baths.

Afterwards you will have some spare time for shopping, a coffee break or just to wander around the picturesque old town on your own. dali museum figueresAnother half an hour on the bus and we will reach Figueres, the home and work place of world famous surrealist, painter and sculptor Salvador Dali. We will get in touch with his fascinating world and visit the Theatre-Museum of Dali. Almost completely created by Dalí himself, it is undoubtedly the best and largest collection of surrealism in the world. He wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a whole work, and for this reason he refused to have his works placed in any order. Step in and get lost in this surrealistic world of fantasy mixed with architecture, paintings and sculptures. After this exciting day the bus will bring you back to the hotel around 18.00hrs. If you wish, we can arrange an optional Flamenco show with or without dinner in the evening.

Day 4

Like the days before, enjoy the breakfast buffet in the hotel. Afterwards you have got some time to pack your suitcases before we will leave to visit the mystical mountain of Montserrat, Catatonia’s most sacred place. montserratIt is a one-hour ride on the bus from Barcelona. But right after leaving the city you will already see the impressive silhouette of Montserrat, the serrated mountain, on the horizon. The highest peaks of this massive, weirdly shaped rock reach 1200 metres (4000 feet) and our bus will take us close to the Benedictine monastery at an altitude of 750 metres. With your guide you will go on a short walk to the basilica and get a one-to-one encounter with La Moreneta – the holy Black Madonna.

Afterwards, we will take a look into the Basilica, which is home of the oldest boys’ choir in Europe. For those who want to go a bit further, we will have some free time for a short hike to one of the chapels spread all over the mountain or for a ride with the cable car to the top for awesome views from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees. On the decent with the bus to Barcelona in the early afternoon, our guide will give you some ideas on where to spend some free time in the city. According to the departure of your flight we will pick you up from the hotel. With a lot of impressions you will make your way home, hopefully already thinking when you will return to our beautiful city.

Optionally, we are happy to include the following activities into your programme:

  • The inside of Sagrada Familia with VIP-Entrance: Explore Gaudi’s masterpiece with your own guide and no queuing – 19€ per person
  • FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium & museum: Europe’s largest stadium will be yours from the player’s changing rooms to the pitch. Feel like Lionel Messi when you hold the champions league trophy in the Barca museum – 25€ per person
  • Poble Espanol, the Spanish village: since the 1929 world exhibition, this open air museum shows you the diversity of Spain in one place. Wander through the cobble-stones streets lined by white-washed Andalusian houses and enjoy Spanish architecture, cuisine, handicraft workshops and artists – 9€ per person
  • Andalusian Flamenco show: Experience the fantastic spectacle in a typical palace in the centre of Barcelona. Having its roots in Andalucia in the south of Spain, Flamenco nowadays is popular throughout the whole country. Combine it with a Paella Menu and the typical drink of Sangria while sitting at a table on the ground floor next to the stage. – 28€ per person for the basic show or 49€ for the longer show including a delicious Paella menu.
  • Lunch in a typical Spanish restaurant – from 15€ per person
  • Choice of freshly prepared lunch boxes including salad, sandwich and drink for a lunch break during your tour – 15€ per person

Aguelo013


Description

If you are searching for a nice restaurant in a sophisticated atmosphere right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, Aguelo013 is a good place to go for a dinner and for cocktails, especially for groups and events. The Mediterranean menus range from tapas dishes to traditional dishes, all with seasonal ingredients.

In addition to that, all the desserts and pastries are handmade by their master pastry chef. In Aguelo013 traditional flavors meet a touch of modernity.

On Friday and Saturday nights a DJ performs while you can enjoy exquisite cocktails until 3am. Wine connoisseurs are invited to taste up to 40 different wines in the most exclusive wine cellar with its magic stone walls.

Quick Facts

Max. capacity

Arcos Room
Banquette: 126 pax
Cocktail: 180 pax

Mezzanine Room
Banquette: 57 pax

The B Room
Banquette: 16 pax

The Bar
Banquette: 211 pax
Cocktail: 326 pax

City district: Ciutat Vella

Closest metro stops: L4 Jaume, L3 Liceu

1881 Per Sagardi


Description

Based on the motto ‘Joining cultures through the senses’ you can enjoy on by one traditional Mediterranean dish in the restaurant 1881 Per Sagardi which is set up at a huge outdoor terrace offering a privileged view over Barcelona’s skyline. You will find it on the top of the Museum of History in Catalonia, in the building of Palau de Mar, where various aspects of history and culture are exhibited.

This place is the best to go if you would like to try freshly prepared products from the sea, different rice plates or delicious dishes from the barbecue which are served as the most popular Catalan food.

Quick Facts

Max. capacity

Dining room: 80 pax

Terrace interior: 120 pax

City district: Ciutat Vella

Closest metro stop: L4 Barceloneta