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Spain by Rail

10 days

A private journey for departure any day

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Private Discoveries for our World Travelers

+ Stroll through Barcelona’s handsome Gothic Quarter with our expert resident guide, discover Gaudi’s architectural masterpieces and then stop by a congenial tapas bar for a light snack and fine Spanish wine
+ Tour the Real Alcázar in Seville and then get a glimpse into the hidden cloistered life with our exclusive visit to a 16th-century convent.
+ Get a taste of the local scene in Madrid when you enjoy a morning snack of traditional churros and hot chocolate at a popular and historic chocolateria!
+ Includes 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites

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On arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the Catalonia Passeig de Gracia Hotel, ideally located in the heart of the city near Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas.

Day
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Historic Barcelona + The Genius of Gaudi

Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gracia - Barcelona, Spain

Your private sightseeing tour begins along elegant city boulevards like Passeig de Gracia where you’ll see Casa Battlló and Casa Milà – two extraordinary buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi more than 100 years ago. Then continue along Avenida Diagonal; designed in the mid 19th century, it’s still one of the grandest thoroughfares in Barcelona. Travel through bustling and beautiful city squares like Placa de Francesc Macia, with its striking contemporary monument to the first President of the Generalitat de Catalunya, and ascend Montjuic Hill for glorious views of Barcelona and its port. Then tour La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece. A guided walk along the inviting, cobblestone streets and lanes of the Gothic Quarter reveals medieval treasures like the Cathedral. End your sightseeing on a high note at a friendly local bar as you join your guide for a light snack of tapas - and a glass of fine Spanish wine. 
Meals B

This day is yours to enjoy as you wish. Take advantage of your hotel’s prime heart-of-it-all location to discover more of Barcelona at your own pace. You might take a stroll along the famous Las Ramblas with its boutiques, cafes and restaurants, meander again through the Gothic Quarter at your own leisurely pace, or visit the world-renowned Picasso Museum.
Meals B

Transfer to the station for your high-speed rail journey to Seville, enjoying the passing scenery from the comfort of your first class seat. Upon arrival, you’ll be met and escorted by private car to the Hospes Las Casas Rey del Baeza. Our enchanting hotel is set in an elegant 18th-century landmark just a 15-minute stroll from the Cathedral.  
Meals B

This morning’s privately guided tour begins with a chauffeured drive along the Guadalquivir River. With fascinating narrative from your personal expert guide, you’ll learn about the city’s rich history and culture as you admire important landmarks like the Maestranza Bullring and the Torre del Oro – an impressive military watchtower built 800 years ago during the Almohad Dynasty. A guided walk in the historic city center reveals charming residential districts, ancient cobblestone streets, fine town squares and, of course, the Seville Cathedral. For centuries, this was the largest religious monument in all of Christendom and today it is still one of the grandest Gothic buildings in all of Europe.
 
Then tour the Real Alcázar, one of the oldest royal residences on the Continent and hailed as a masterpiece of Mudéjar architecture – a style that reflects a unique blend of both Islamic and Christian influences. By special arrangement, our exclusive tour of a 16th- century convent offers a fascinating glimpse into traditional cloistered life here in this ancient and historic city.  Meals B

This entire day is yours to experience more of Seville’s charm and history at your own pace. Our hotel’s city-center location makes it easy to sightsee, shop, dine and just enjoy Seville’s delightful ambience. 
Meals B

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7

Take the Train to Madrid

Hospes - Madrid, Spain

Transfer to the station and travel by first class, high-speed rail to Madrid. On arrival, our private car and driver will escort you to the 5-star Hospes Puerta de Alcala
Meals B

Day
8

Discover Madrid

Hospes - Madrid, Spain

Your private tour of Madrid showcases the grand history and vibrant modern pace of the Spanish capital. Drive through the historic Austrias district and old Moorish Quarter and admire the city’s elegant public plazas and University Campus. See Retiro Park and the striking Europe Gate at Castilla Square and then drive along Gran Via with its elegant architecture.
 
Walking with your guide in the historic heart of Madrid, you’ll see beautiful town squares like the Plaza San Miguel and historic landmarks including the Church of San Andrés. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour through the impressive Royal Palace. Built in the mid 1700’s, this is not the official residence of the King of Spain; rather, this handsome historic landmark is used for state ceremonies and other official functions. Then take a break from sightseeing to experience a traditional slice of life – joining your personal guide and city residents for churros and hot chocolate at one of the most historic chocolaterias in the city. 
Meals B

Day
9

A Free Day in Madrid

Hospes - Madrid, Spain

This entire day is yours to do as you wish in Spain’s inviting and cosmopolitan capital. 
Meals B

Day
10

Depart Madrid

After breakfast, you’ll be chauffeured to the airport or rail station for your onward journey. 
Meals B

Extend Your Trip

Travel on to Morocco after Madrid

8 Day Post-Tour Extension

Our easy-to-add Post-Trip Extension includes 7 nights in our 5-star accommodations, 11 meals, extensive sightseeing and all on-tour transportation.

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Day
7

From Madrid, Spain to Casablanca, Morocco

After breakfast, you’ll be escorted by private car to the airport for your for your flight (not included) across the Mediterranean to exotic Morocco. Upon arrival in Casablanca, you’ll be warmly greeted and chauffeured to the 5-star Hyatt Regency. Your afternoon city tour features the Central Market, Royal Palace and the impressive Hassan II Mosque. Dine tonight at Rick’s Café, immortalized in the classic Bogart film! Meals D

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8

Onward to Rabat and Fès

Drive to Rabat and enjoy a city tour before sitting down to lunch along the seafront. Continue to Fès and check in to the enchanting Riad Fès. Meals B,L

Day
9

Excursion to Volubilis and Meknes

Explore the Roman ruins at Volubilis and then drive to Moulay Idriss, a sacred hilltop city. Tour a vineyard and sample fine wines before traveling to Meknes, one of Morocco’s four Imperial cities. See the Gate of Bab El Mansour and visit the Granary and Royal Stables - large enough to hold 20,000 Arabian horses! Then stroll in the ancient Jewish quarter before returning to Fès. Meals B

Day
10

Immerse in the Imperial City of Fès

Your full-day tour includes the medieval Medina, the Old City, the magnificent ceramic mosaics of the Nejjarine Fountain and Karaouine Mosque. Meals B

Day
11

Into the Middle Atlas Mountains and on to Marrakech

Journey into the Middle Atlas Range through mountain towns and Berber villages like Ifrane, Immouzer du Kandar and Azrou. Stop for lunch in the bustling market town of Beni Mellal and continue to Marrakech. Settle in to the 5-star La Maison Arabe and enjoy the rest of your evening at leisure. Meals B,L

Day
12

Explore Imperial Marrakech

Sightseeing features Djema El Fna Square, the Saadian Tombs, Bahia Palace and Le Jardin Majorelle - the villa residence of Yves Saint-Laurent. Stop for tea and magnificent views over the Medina at Maison de la Photograhie. Meals B

Day
13

Full-day excursion into the peaceful Ourika Valley

Set out from the city into a picturesque land of olive groves and citrus orchards.As the peaks of the Atlas Mountains draw near, you enter the Ourika Valley. Visit a Berber cooperative where the rare Argan nut is cultivated and tour a farm specializing in Red Gold - saffron. Discover the lovely landscapes of Setti Fatma before returning to Marrakech. Dine tonight at Suleiman Palace Restaurant, one of the city’s finest. Meals B,D

Day
14

Farewell to Morocco

Your tour of Morocco ends this morning after breakfast at your hotel. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Madrid

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own private guide

Barcelona

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

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Prices are per person, land only and may vary by day of week, season and during holiday periods. Availability of included sightseeing tours may be affected by holidays, museum closures and seasonally-adjusted schedules. Holiday surcharges may apply. We offer air on Lufthansa or United. Add extra nights.

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Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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