Catch the high speed train from Madrid to Barcelona, and enjoy a sightseeing tour by open top bus on arrival. Discover the landmarks and historic neighborhoods of the port city, including splendid examples of Gaudi’s 20th-century Modernisme movement.
Your train departs from Madrid’s Puerta de Atocha Rail Station in the morning, from where you will travel in comfort in tourist class. Upon arrival, explore at leisure and discover architecture from Roman times to the avant garde structures of today.
Hop off to promenade down the leafy Las Ramblas, and pop into the colorful Boqueria market. See the monument to Christopher Columbus in the port, and wander the narrow, pedestrianized streets of the Barrio Gotico to the Almudena Cathedral.
See some of the fanciful apartment blocks of Antoni Gaudi and his contemporaries in L’Eixample, including the towering La Sagrada Familia.
Make your own way back to the railway station to catch your high speed (AVE) train back to Madrid in the late afternoon.
• Transportation by high speed train (AVE)
• City sightseeing tour by open top bus
What’s Not Included:
• Food and drinks
• Entrance fees