3 Nights London, 3 Nights Paris, 3 Nights Barcelona & 3 Nights Madrid (DRB)

According to the beloved novel, A Christmas Carol, “There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have.” At Monograms, we agree, which is why we’ve made traveling easy for you and handled all of the logistical details—so your time is spent traveling rather than planning! In fact, on this 13-day package to London, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and transportation between cities with transfers. Plus, we've arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host® in each city. This "friend in the city" is on hand throughout your stays to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.

Your vacation begins when you arrive in London, where your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. And it's not just London…on the day you arrive in each city, your Local Host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and to give you a Destination Guide full of useful information. In each city, we've also arranged sightseeing with an expert local, someone who will share insider stories and who knows the fascinating history of the attractions you’ll see on your sightseeing tour.

In London, sightseeing includes the famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, where Kate Middleton and Prince William were married. We’ll take you inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Lady Diana and Prince Charles were married, before arriving in time for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Imagine what it is like to be royalty in London! In Paris, your sightseeing includes its famous landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysées. We’ve scouted out the best place to capture photos of the Eiffel Tower, and we’ll take you there. We’ll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where you’ll see its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window, and the Louvre, the world's most visited art museum. Here, you’ll see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other amazing treasures.

In Barcelona, your exclusive sightseeing includes works by the famous architect Gaudí, including Casa Batlló and the unfinished La Sagrada Familia Basilica. This basilica was started over 130 years ago and still is not completed! Your guided sightseeing with a local expert in Madrid includes its famous landmarks, such as the Parliament and the Plaza de España. We’ll also take you to visit the Prado Museum, one of the world’s best-endowed museums with paintings by Spanish artists as well as renowned masters such as El Greco, Velázquez, and Goya. And don't worry—the inside visits included in each city feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! After all, vacation time is precious, so why wait in line with all of the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with the attractions?

Don’t forget…your vacation includes transportation between the cities. You'll travel through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, on the high-speed Eurostar train, and from Madrid, you’ll travel first-class on the high-speed AVE train. We've even included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations and the airports. It's just another way we make travel easy for you! Between the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, there is nothing for you to do except have fun. Add the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host in each city, and you've got a dream vacation.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Your Local Host

What is the Role of a Local Host?

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to London. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about London and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local London insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Local Host Recommendations

Meet One of Your Local Hosts

A dedicated team of Local Hosts are on hand at every Monograms hotel to offer you advice during your stay in London - whether you need help on how to travel about the British capital, how to book one of the many optional excursions available, or to recommend a nice place to dine in style.

Day-By-Day 2019 / 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Your Monograms package includes your flight from Paris to Barcelona. We've even included the transfers to/from the airports.

Local Host

DAY
1
LONDON, ENGLAND

29-Mar-2020

Welcome to London, a major settlement for two millennia and today a vibrant global city. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.

No Excursions Available on this day

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DAY
2
LONDON

30-Mar-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London’s famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were married; Whitehall’s mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister’s Downing Street; Piccadilly Circus; and Buckingham Palace. Take photographs of the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London’s skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

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DAY
3
LONDON

31-Mar-2020

Your Local Hosts will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure—for example, the Victoria and Albert Museum, located in stylish South Kensington, featuring the world’s leading collection of art and design.

Excursions Available:

The London Dungeon

Price: Starting From: $33/person

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The London Dungeon

Delve into the blood-curdling parts of history that your teachers never wanted to tell you. Live actors, scary rides, shows and special effects, transport you back to those black, bleak times. Are you brave enough?

Hampton Court Palace

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hampton Court Palace

From Henry VIII and "Bloody" Queen Mary to the ghostly Grey Lady and the puzzling hedge maze, you'll be positively captivated by rich history and infamous characters during your half-day visit of magnificent Hampton Court Palace.

Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms

Visit the underground command station of Britain's war effort, which contains the world's only museum dedicated to Sir Winston Churchill.

Sea Life London

Price: Starting From: $32/person

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Sea Life London

With 17 themed zones and over 600 species of marine life, SEA LIFE London Aquarium will take you on a fascinating journey from the coastline to the depths of the ocean. Discover a magical underwater world filled with a dazzling array of amazing sea creatures, from sharks to rare Green Sea Turtles, from jellyfish to rays, from clownfish to blue tangs.

River Cruise Experience

Price: Starting From: $18/person

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River Cruise Experience

Take a London Eye River Cruise and see London from a different perspective. Enjoy a unique 40 minute circular sightseeing cruise on the River Thames with fascinating live commentary that brings the city to life, presented by specialist guides. Highlights include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.

Kensington Palace

Price: Starting From: $21/person

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Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace was once Princess Diana's home. Sir Christopher Wren lavishly improved the original house, turning it into a palace for William III and Mary II. It remained a royal home and was the birthplace of Queen Victoria. The splendid State Apartments are on view to the public.

Madame Tussauds

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Madame Tussauds

Walk the red carpet at the legendary Madame Tussauds London and meet the world's most famous stars from Hollywood to Bollywood, and The Royal Family to Rock Royalty.

London Eye

Price: Starting From: $39/person

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London Eye

At 135 metres, the Coca-Cola London Eye is the world's tallest cantilevered observation wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual rotation in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul's Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

RIB Boat

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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RIB Boat

Experience an action-packed 50 minute long trip on London's River Thames in a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat (RIB) tour.

London Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $337/party

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London Private Guided Tour

Enjoy your own exclusive, fully qualified London guide. Arrange your own itinerary ahead of time and visit all the places in London that you have always wanted to see.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Price: Starting From: $22/person

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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

Visit the reconstructed Globe Theatre, opened in 1997 and dedicated to Shakespeare's work.

Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Price: Starting From: $116/person

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

This unique walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes and showcases a huge array of beautiful sets, costumes and props. It also reveals some closely guarded secrets, including facts about the special effects and animatronics that made these films so hugely popular all over the world.

Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

Price: Starting From: $149/person

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Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath

Do some serious time travel on this full-day excursion to thousand-year-old Windsor Castle, 5,000-year-old Stonehenge, and Bath, dating back to Roman times! Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to all three sites, with fascinating insider information and time to explore on your own.

Lunch in the Cotswolds

Price: Starting From: $123/person

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Lunch in the Cotswolds

A fully guided day in the Cotswolds includes lunch, and takes in some of the most beautiful English villages.

Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

Price: Starting From: $132/person

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Warwick Castle, Shakespeare's Stratford, Oxford, and the Cotswolds

From the "City of Dreaming Spires" to the birthplace of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"...and from charming thatch-roofed cottages to mighty thousand-year-old castles, this exciting full-day excursion to Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, and the magical Cotswolds has it all.

Soho Food Tour

Price: Starting From: $129/person

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Soho Food Tour

Join this walking guided tour for an unforgettable evening of eating, drinking, and having fun in the buzzing, fast-paced, vibrant Soho that truly shaped London's history and culinary reputation.

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DAY
4
LONDON–PARIS, FRANCE

1-Apr-2020

Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Wine and Food Experience

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

When the sun goes down on the City of Light, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

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DAY
5
PARIS

2-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; Notre Dame Cathedral, Hôtel de Ville, the Conciergerie, famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more. (Note: there are occasions when your city sightseeing in Paris may be affected due to events in the city. On any of these dates, your Monograms sightseeing will be moved to an alternate day to ensure you have the full experience.)

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Wine and Food Experience

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

When the sun goes down on the City of Light, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $336/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore the City of Light in your own way and at your own pace on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide--the choice is yours!

Paris French Revolution

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Paris French Revolution

Experience the people, places, and secrets of the French Revolution on this intriguing peek behind one of the world's bloodiest uprisings.

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Tour the King of France's 18th-century wine cellar, learn about the fine art of crafting world-famous wines, and taste three different French wines-c'est magnifique!

French Baking Class: Classic Macarons

Price: Starting From: $112/person

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French Baking Class: Classic Macarons

Learn to make perfect French macarons at this fun, hands-on cooking class.

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $326/party

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Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $78/person

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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $118/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

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DAY
6
PARIS

3-Apr-2020

Today you may choose to stroll through Jardin du Luxembourg, an oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves, and lush lawns. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.

Excursions Available:

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Seine River Cruise

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Wine and Food Experience

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Running Paris

Price: Starting From: $75/person

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Running Paris

Discover the magic of Paris while staying active at the same time on this easy-paced guided running and sightseeing tour.

Private Guided Tour

Price: Starting From: $336/party

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Private Guided Tour

Explore the City of Light in your own way and at your own pace on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide--the choice is yours!

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Tour the King of France's 18th-century wine cellar, learn about the fine art of crafting world-famous wines, and taste three different French wines-c'est magnifique!

Private Paris Photo Shoot

Price: Starting From: $326/party

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Private Paris Photo Shoot

Get ready to strike a pose with Paris as your background on this private photo shoot with a professional photographer in the inimitable City of Light!

Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Price: Starting From: $78/person

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Mona Lisa's Smile & the Louvre Museum

Once a royal palace and now a museum housing one of the most famous art collections in the world, the Louvre is yours on a guided tour.

Vintage Car Tour

Price: Starting From: $118/party

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Vintage Car Tour

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light.

Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Price: Starting From: $132/person

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Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Discover a magical world of lily-adorned ponds, majestic weeping willows, artistic bridges, and a perfectly preserved pastel-pink house at Claude Monet's beloved Giverny.

Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Price: Starting From: $134/person

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Versailles, Palace of the Sun King

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Loire Valley and Lunch

Price: Starting From: $280/person

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Loire Valley and Lunch

Spend a remarkable day in the celebrated Loire Valley, visiting three of its most enchanting châteaux and savoring a delicious lunch with drinks.

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

Price: Starting From: $280/person

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Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

A day of visual wonders as you enjoy artist Claude Monet's fairytale Giverny home, Louis XIV's stunning Versailles, and a delectable lunch in an 18th-century mill.

Mont St. Michel with Guide

Price: Starting From: $235/person

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Mont St. Michel with Guide

Experience one of the icons of Normandy on this full-day excursion featuring a visit to the dramatic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mont Saint-Michel.

Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Price: Starting From: $291/person

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Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Discover the magic of French bubbly on this delightful full-day excursion into France's beautiful Champagne region that includes champagne sampling and a palate-pleasing champagne lunch--Santé!

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Price: Starting From: $291/person

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Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Spend an entire mesmerizing day in Normandy, seeing and exploring the most pivotal sites from World War II's D-Day invasion. Visit Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and the man-made harbor at Arromanches, and reflect on the history of it all during the included lunch.

Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $55/person

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Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Price: Starting From: $186/person

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Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Rides, attractions, shows, characters-it all adds up to Disney magic. This fun full-day excursion gives you access to both Disneyland Paris parks. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Price: Starting From: $213/person

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Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Breakfast, a little market shopping, a cooking lesson, and a delightful 3-course lunch-you can't go wrong during this enriching and delicious French cooking class!

Paris WWII Walking Tour: Occupation and Liberation

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Paris WWII Walking Tour: Occupation and Liberation

Paris' tragic and inspiring WWII history comes to life during this guided walking tour. Visit Le Marais, the Jewish Quarter, and more to learn what life was like for Parisians during Nazi occupation

French Baking Class: From Baguettes To Brioche

Price: Starting From: $145/person

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French Baking Class: From Baguettes To Brioche

Learn the fine culinary art behind the creation of classic baguettes and the decadent and deliciously fluffy brioche at this engaging French baking class!

Paris Food Walk

Price: Starting From: $107/person

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Paris Food Walk

Hold onto your beret, because the explosion of flavors on this fun foodie walk just might knock it clean off! Join a local culinary expert for an introduction to Paris' most beloved local haunts and tastings of its most fantastic foods!

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DAY
7
PARIS–BARCELONA, SPAIN

4-Apr-2020

Travel by AIR to Barcelona on selected flights.

Excursions Available:

Flamenco

Price: Starting From: $48/person

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Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Price: Starting From: $34/person

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Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Barcelona the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes three different routes, 44 stops, and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Come face to face with the underwater kingdom's most fascinating creatures at Aquarium Barcelona, one of the world's best exhibits of Mediterranean sealife!

Dinner in Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $104/person

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Dinner in Barcelona

Ascend 246 feet (75 meters) above the sea for a fantastic dining experience featuring gourmet cuisine, excellent Spanish wines, and magical 360-degree views of Barcelona.

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DAY
8
BARCELONA

5-Apr-2020

. Your morning guided sightseeing includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gràcia to see the captivating façades of Gaudì’s Casa Batllò and La Pedrera. Pass through the central Eixample district to reach the extraordinary SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. See the Arc de Triomf and stop at Ciutadella Park to begin a walking tour through the medieval streets of the trendy El Born district. Your city discovery continues to the Old Port area and Columbus Monument, arriving at magnificent Montjuic Hill with time for a photo stop at Miramar lookout point.

Excursions Available:

Flamenco

Price: Starting From: $48/person

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Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Price: Starting From: $34/person

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Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Barcelona the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes three different routes, 44 stops, and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Come face to face with the underwater kingdom's most fascinating creatures at Aquarium Barcelona, one of the world's best exhibits of Mediterranean sealife!

Dinner in Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $104/person

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Dinner in Barcelona

Ascend 246 feet (75 meters) above the sea for a fantastic dining experience featuring gourmet cuisine, excellent Spanish wines, and magical 360-degree views of Barcelona.

Barcelona Half-Day Private Shopping & Lifestyle Tour

Price: Starting From: $330/party

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Barcelona Half-Day Private Shopping & Lifestyle Tour

If you love to shop `til you drop, then this private half-day Barcelona shopping tour with a personal shopper is for you!

Private Barcelona Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $320/party

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Private Barcelona Discovery Tour

Explore Barcelona in your own way and at your own pace on this private tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide--the choice is yours!

Private Barcelona Photo Tour

Price: Starting From: $374/party

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Private Barcelona Photo Tour

Join an expert photography guide for an interactive walking photo safari that shows you the best ways and places to photograph this incredible city!

Barcelona's Spectacular Waterfront & Montjuïc Discovery

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Barcelona's Spectacular Waterfront & Montjuïc Discovery

Visit two of Barcelona's most beautiful areas: the magnificent waterfront and Montjuïc hill with its recreated Iberian village, sports stadiums from the 1992 Olympics, and spectacular panoramic views of the city below.

Tapas-Tasting in a Real Basque Tavern

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Tapas-Tasting in a Real Basque Tavern

You simply cannot go to Spain without trying its world-famous tapas, and you'll sample some of the very best specialties on this fun tapas-tasting outing to an authentic Basque tavern.

Authentic Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Authentic Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the most popular restaurants at the former Olympic Port. This place offers his guests the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine prepared with special care and expertise.

Blue Side of Barcelona Boat Excursion

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Blue Side of Barcelona Boat Excursion

Sail along the magnificent eastern coast of Spain for a unique view of Barcelona and some of its most incredible sights.

Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Price: Starting From: $56/person

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Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Barcelona's magic comes to life by land, air, and sea as you travel by electric bike, cable car, and boat to discover the city's most iconic sights!

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DAY
9
BARCELONA

6-Apr-2020

Your Local Host can assist you with ideas for your day—perhaps an inside visit of Gaudi’s last residential building, La Pedrera.

Excursions Available:

Flamenco

Price: Starting From: $48/person

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Flamenco

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this delightful evening of traditional Spanish Flamenco entertainment.

Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Price: Starting From: $34/person

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Barcelona Hop-On/Hop-Off City Sightseeing Tour

Explore Barcelona the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes three different routes, 44 stops, and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Under the Sea Adventure at Aquarium Barcelona

Come face to face with the underwater kingdom's most fascinating creatures at Aquarium Barcelona, one of the world's best exhibits of Mediterranean sealife!

Dinner in Barcelona

Price: Starting From: $104/person

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Dinner in Barcelona

Ascend 246 feet (75 meters) above the sea for a fantastic dining experience featuring gourmet cuisine, excellent Spanish wines, and magical 360-degree views of Barcelona.

Barcelona Half-Day Private Shopping & Lifestyle Tour

Price: Starting From: $330/party

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Barcelona Half-Day Private Shopping & Lifestyle Tour

If you love to shop `til you drop, then this private half-day Barcelona shopping tour with a personal shopper is for you!

Private Barcelona Discovery Tour

Price: Starting From: $320/party

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Private Barcelona Discovery Tour

Explore Barcelona in your own way and at your own pace on this private tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide--the choice is yours!

Private Barcelona Photo Tour

Price: Starting From: $374/party

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Private Barcelona Photo Tour

Join an expert photography guide for an interactive walking photo safari that shows you the best ways and places to photograph this incredible city!

Barcelona's Spectacular Waterfront & Montjuïc Discovery

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Barcelona's Spectacular Waterfront & Montjuïc Discovery

Visit two of Barcelona's most beautiful areas: the magnificent waterfront and Montjuïc hill with its recreated Iberian village, sports stadiums from the 1992 Olympics, and spectacular panoramic views of the city below.

Tapas-Tasting in a Real Basque Tavern

Price: Starting From: $36/person

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Tapas-Tasting in a Real Basque Tavern

You simply cannot go to Spain without trying its world-famous tapas, and you'll sample some of the very best specialties on this fun tapas-tasting outing to an authentic Basque tavern.

Authentic Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Authentic Spanish Lunch at the Marina

Enjoy a delightful lunch at one of the most popular restaurants at the former Olympic Port. This place offers his guests the opportunity to taste Mediterranean cuisine prepared with special care and expertise.

Blue Side of Barcelona Boat Excursion

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Blue Side of Barcelona Boat Excursion

Sail along the magnificent eastern coast of Spain for a unique view of Barcelona and some of its most incredible sights.

Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Price: Starting From: $56/person

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Barcelona by Land, Air & Sea

Barcelona's magic comes to life by land, air, and sea as you travel by electric bike, cable car, and boat to discover the city's most iconic sights!

Spanish Tapas Walking Tour for Foodies

Price: Starting From: $73/person

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Spanish Tapas Walking Tour for Foodies

Explore and taste your way in some of Barcelona's most lively tapas bars on this fun guided foodie walking tour!

Barcelona on Two Wheels: City Highlights

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Barcelona on Two Wheels: City Highlights

Explore some of Barcelona's greatest wonders on this exhilarating guided bike tour.

Discover Montserrat

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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Discover Montserrat

Experience the magical beauty surrounding Barcelona on this memorable guided excursion to the soaring mountains of Montserrat.

Barcelona Sailboat Brunch Cruise

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Barcelona Sailboat Brunch Cruise

This memorable excursion has it all-a relaxing sailboat cruise past Barcelona¿s most famous sights, a delicious brunch at sea, and even time for a refreshing plunge into the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean!

Barcelona Private Yoga Class

Price: Starting From: $365/party

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Barcelona Private Yoga Class

Become one with Barcelona on this uplifting excursion featuring round-trip transportation to a beautiful park, garden, beach, or home; a private yoga class customized to your skill level; and a refreshing drink at a local café afterward!

Barcelona eBike Ride with Winery Visit

Price: Starting From: $56/person

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Barcelona eBike Ride with Winery Visit

Enjoy a half-day devoted to wine and the great outdoors on this exceptional guided electric bike tour featuring a ride along the Mediterranean coast, and a stop in the Serralada de Marina Natural Park for a tasting and tour at an organic winery

Spanish Chef for a Day

Price: Starting From: $112/person

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Spanish Chef for a Day

Hands-on cooking experience consisting in the preparation of a Spanish meal.

Barcelona Guided Seaside Run

Price: Starting From: $287/party

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Barcelona Guided Seaside Run

Enjoy the beauty of Barcelona while burning off a few calories on this fun guided running tour along the charming seaside.

Park Güell

Price: Starting From: $42/person

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Park Güell

Come face to face with Antoni Gaudí¿s mind-blowing architecural designs, from whimsical fountains and dragon staircases to gingerbread-style buildings and spiral chimneys!

Mediterranean Lifestyle Wine Tour with Light Lunch

Price: Starting From: $107/person

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Mediterranean Lifestyle Wine Tour with Light Lunch

This is the ultimate tour for Wine Lovers!

PortAventura Amusement Park

Price: Starting From: $78/person

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PortAventura Amusement Park

If you are looking for adrenaline, adventures and lot of fun, we offer you a different visit to Barcelona.

Barcelona Markets Tour with Tastings

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Barcelona Markets Tour with Tastings

Learn all about Catalan cuisine and Spanish gastronomy on this exciting foodie market tour with a professional chef! Taste and sample your way through two of Barcelona's most famous markets, and visit traditional grocers selected by the chef.

Magical Montserrat with Monastery, Funicular & Nature Hike

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Magical Montserrat with Monastery, Funicular & Nature Hike

Experience the magic of Montserrat on this engaging day trip featuring the thousand-year-old Benedictine monastery, a scenic funicular ride, and a guided nature trek through Montserrat Natural Park!

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DAY
10
BARCELONA–MADRID

7-Apr-2020

Travel to Madrid by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (first class).

Excursions Available:

Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Enjoy a typical Spanish cocido madrileño (chickpea and meat stew) dinner on this delightful outing in the heart of Madrid.

Flamenco Evening

Price: Starting From: $93/person

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Flamenco Evening

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this authentic evening of live Flamenco entertainment.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Explore Madrid the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes two different routes and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Real Madrid Stadium Tour

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Real Madrid Stadium Tour

If you are a football (soccer) fan, you won't want to miss this unforgettable, behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club since 1947!

Las Ventas Bullring

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Las Ventas Bullring

Step behind the scenes at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the largest bullfighting ring in Spain! Explore the ring, bull-holding areas, Bullfighting Museum, and more at your own pace.

Spanish Cooking Class

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Spanish Cooking Class

Learn to cook paella or tapas and more-just like a real Spanish chef-at this fun and interactive cooking class cook.

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DAY
11
MADRID

8-Apr-2020

Morning guided sightseeing features a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM and the Plaza de España. Also see the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro, and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcalá monument.

Excursions Available:

Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Enjoy a typical Spanish cocido madrileño (chickpea and meat stew) dinner on this delightful outing in the heart of Madrid.

Flamenco Evening

Price: Starting From: $93/person

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Flamenco Evening

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this authentic evening of live Flamenco entertainment.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Explore Madrid the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes two different routes and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Real Madrid Stadium Tour

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Real Madrid Stadium Tour

If you are a football (soccer) fan, you won't want to miss this unforgettable, behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club since 1947!

Las Ventas Bullring

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Las Ventas Bullring

Step behind the scenes at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the largest bullfighting ring in Spain! Explore the ring, bull-holding areas, Bullfighting Museum, and more at your own pace.

Spanish Cooking Class

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Spanish Cooking Class

Learn to cook paella or tapas and more-just like a real Spanish chef-at this fun and interactive cooking class cook.

Spanish Wines & Iberian Ham Tasting

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Spanish Wines & Iberian Ham Tasting

Discover Madrid's unique culture and quintessential tastes on this enriching (and delicious) excursion focusing on Spanish wines and Iberian ham!

Private Guided Tour of Madrid

Price: Starting From: $190/party

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Private Guided Tour of Madrid

Explore Madrid the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Madrid Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Madrid Bike Tour

Pedal your way around Madrid on this guided bike tour that gives you a fun and proper introduction to an incredible city!

Madrid Chocolate & Churros

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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Madrid Chocolate & Churros

From stone-ground chocolate and Spanish nougat to fruit liqueur and churros dipped in thick drinking chocolate, this is one sweet experience you'll never forget!

Lights & Shadows of Toledo with Tapas & Wine

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Lights & Shadows of Toledo with Tapas & Wine

Discover the dark and mysterious side of Toledo on this night tour featuring the ancient Jewish Quarter, the underground city, an Inquisition dungeon, and a tasting of wine and tapas!

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DAY
12
MADRID

9-Apr-2020

Your Local Host can assist you in planning your day. You may wish stroll through Pasajes, one of the best multilingual bookshops in the world.

Excursions Available:

Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Price: Starting From: $41/person

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Spanish Dinner in Madrid

Enjoy a typical Spanish cocido madrileño (chickpea and meat stew) dinner on this delightful outing in the heart of Madrid.

Flamenco Evening

Price: Starting From: $93/person

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Flamenco Evening

Experience the passion and spirit of Spain's most traditional music and dance at this authentic evening of live Flamenco entertainment.

Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Price: Starting From: $30/person

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Hop-On/Hop-Off Madrid Sightseeing

Explore Madrid the fun and easy way! This hop-on/hop-off bus tour includes two different routes and an all-day pass, so you can experience the city exactly the way you want!

Real Madrid Stadium Tour

Price: Starting From: $29/person

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Real Madrid Stadium Tour

If you are a football (soccer) fan, you won't want to miss this unforgettable, behind-the-scenes tour of Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of the Real Madrid Football Club since 1947!

Las Ventas Bullring

Price: Starting From: $17/person

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Las Ventas Bullring

Step behind the scenes at Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, the largest bullfighting ring in Spain! Explore the ring, bull-holding areas, Bullfighting Museum, and more at your own pace.

Spanish Cooking Class

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Spanish Cooking Class

Learn to cook paella or tapas and more-just like a real Spanish chef-at this fun and interactive cooking class cook.

Spanish Wines & Iberian Ham Tasting

Price: Starting From: $67/person

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Spanish Wines & Iberian Ham Tasting

Discover Madrid's unique culture and quintessential tastes on this enriching (and delicious) excursion focusing on Spanish wines and Iberian ham!

Private Guided Tour of Madrid

Price: Starting From: $190/party

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Private Guided Tour of Madrid

Explore Madrid the way you want on this private guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your expert guide--the choice is yours!

Madrid Bike Tour

Price: Starting From: $23/person

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Madrid Bike Tour

Pedal your way around Madrid on this guided bike tour that gives you a fun and proper introduction to an incredible city!

Madrid Chocolate & Churros

Price: Starting From: $44/person

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Madrid Chocolate & Churros

From stone-ground chocolate and Spanish nougat to fruit liqueur and churros dipped in thick drinking chocolate, this is one sweet experience you'll never forget!

Lights & Shadows of Toledo with Tapas & Wine

Price: Starting From: $79/person

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Lights & Shadows of Toledo with Tapas & Wine

Discover the dark and mysterious side of Toledo on this night tour featuring the ancient Jewish Quarter, the underground city, an Inquisition dungeon, and a tasting of wine and tapas!

Avila & Segovia with Alcázar

Price: Starting From: $1,031/party

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Avila & Segovia with Alcázar

Discover two of Spain's hidden gems on this wonderful guided day trip to Ávila and Segovia, featuring a visit of the iconic Alcázar, the country's most spectacular castle fortress!

Tapas And History, Gastronomy Experience

Price: Starting From: $89/person

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Tapas And History, Gastronomy Experience

Dive into the local food culture as you sample and taste your way through this food tour

El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen

Price: Starting From: $774/party

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El Escorial & the Valley of the Fallen

Visit two of Spain's most iconic attractions--El Escorial, the historical residence of the King of Spain; and the impressive Valley of the Fallen, honoring those who died in the Spanish Civil War.

Royal Site of Aranjuez

Price: Starting From: $672/party

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Royal Site of Aranjuez

Discover the wonders of the Aranjuez, converted into a royal site by Ferdinand and Isabelle in the 12th century and famous for its luxurious palace and stunning gardens.

Discover Toledo

Price: Starting From: $753/party

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Discover Toledo

Discover majestic Toledo, an incredible melting pot of Jewish, Islamic, and Christian influence over the centuries, making it one of Europe's most interesting and unique walled medieval cities!

Wonders of Toledo with 4WD Farm Adventure

Price: Starting From: $112/person

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Wonders of Toledo with 4WD Farm Adventure

Experience the wonders of Toledo on this full-day guided adventure featuring the Cathedral, panoramic views from the bell tower of Los Jeronimos Church, a 4-wheel-drive tour at a country farm, and a tasting of the delicious wine and food products produced there!

Wonders of Segovia: Aqueduct, Alcázar & eBike Adventure

Price: Starting From: $61/person

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Wonders of Segovia: Aqueduct, Alcázar & eBike Adventure

Experience the wonders of Segovia on this guided walk featuring the iconic Roman aqueduct, gothic cathedral, and legendary Alcázar, followed by a fun and easy ride on an electric bicycle!

Zarzuela Show

Price: Starting From: $51/person

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Zarzuela Show

Experience a magical evening of traditional Spanish music during an unforgettable show at Madrid's famous El Rincón de la Rodríguez.

Wonders of Segovia: Aqueduct, Alcázar & Horseback Adventure

Price: Starting From: $77/person

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Wonders of Segovia: Aqueduct, Alcázar & Horseback Adventure

Experience the wonders of Segovia on this full-day guided excursion featuring the iconic Roman aqueduct, gothic cathedral, legendary Alcázar, and a fun, 1.5-hour horseback ride!

Wonders of Segovia: Alcázar & 4WD Farm Adventure

Price: Starting From: $100/person

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Wonders of Segovia: Alcázar & 4WD Farm Adventure

Experience the wonders of Segovia on this full-day guided adventure featuring breakfast and a 4-wheel-drive tour at a country farm, a visit of the gothic cathedral, and time to explore the legendary clifftop Alcázar.

Segovia, Ávila & Toledo

Price: Starting From: $140/person

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Segovia, Ávila & Toledo

Discover three of Spain's most treasured UNESCO World Heritage Site cities on this fantastic full-day excursion to Segovia, Ávila, and Toledo.

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DAY
13
MADRID

10-Apr-2020

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

No Excursions Available on this day

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Transportation

From City-to-City

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London

Top 10 London Attractions

British Museum

Founded in 1753, the British Museum is one of the world’s great museums. With works dating from prehistoric to modern times, it is a showcase of collections from around the whole world. Ten years ago, the museum’s inner courtyard was transformed into the largest covered public square in Europe; it is now worth a visit in its own right.

Camden Market

Explore one of London's more popular markets. The one-time undisputed center of London’s alternative scene still has plenty of delights, from vintage fashion and retro T-shirts to second-hand books and bric-a-brac.

Covent Garden

Stroll through the famous glass-covered market with its fashionable boutiques, cafés, and arts and crafts stalls or watch the jugglers, mime artists, variety acts, and musicians perform in the open piazza. The small roads around Covent Garden are also full of beautiful shops, lively bars, and great restaurants.

Hampstead Heath

Enjoy amazing views over London from Hampstead Heath. As London's largest ancient park land, it was first mentioned in 974 and remains very popular with locals, who love it for its wilderness areas and ponds.

Harrods

One of the world's most famous department stores, Harrods has everything—from food, fashion, and furniture to sportswear and 20 in-store restaurants. Must-see sights include the five art deco-style food halls as well as the store itself at night, which is illuminated by 11,500 light bulbs.

Highgate Cemetery

Now a Grade 1-listed park, the cemetery boasts a wealth of flora, fauna, and bird life. Over its 150-year history, the burial site and its natural setting have become inseparable, and it is this that makes it unique. Its most famous occupant in the east cemetery is probably Karl Marx.

Hyde Park

At more than 350 acres, Hyde Park is one of the largest green spaces in central London and famous for its Speaker’s Corner and Serpentine. Relax in one of the deckchairs that are available from April to September, and enjoy a scoop of ice cream or even a light lunch from one of the many stalls and cafés.

Little Angel Theatre

Founded by John Wright in 1961, this is the only permanent puppet theatre in London. The compact 100-seat theatre stages diverse productions devised here or by visiting companies, and it shares its space with the workshop where the marionettes are carved and created.

National Portrait Gallery

The Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. Today, it houses 120,000 portraits dating from the 16th century, including one of the best-known paintings of William Shakespeare, a self portrait of William Hogarth, and Branwell Bronte's famous painting of his sisters, Charlotte, Emily, and Anne.

Natural History Museum

This is the world’s leading museum of natural history. It features hundreds of exciting interactive exhibits, ranging from the dramatic earthquake experience to the spectacular dinosaurs exhibitions.

Old Bailey Criminal Courts

Not a classic tourist sight but the Old Bailey or Central Criminal Court offers a unique authentic insight into London and the British justice system with its peculiar wigged judges and barristers. The Old Bailey was built about a century ago on the site of an old prison. The courts consist of 18 courtrooms and nearly all have public viewing galleries. Entry is free.

Portobello Market

The Saturday antiques market on Portobello Road is truly unique as 2,000 antiques dealers tend their stalls full of intriguing items. You can spend hours looking for that special souvenir—and once you leave the antique stalls behind, you find yourself in the middle of the most colorful food market. Go early because it gets crowded.

Royal Observatory Greenwich

Stand on the world-famous Greenwich Meridian Line, Longitude Zero (0° 0' 0"), which divides Earth’s eastern and western hemispheres. Explore the history of time and astronomy in this charming Wren building.

Saatchi Gallery - Sloane Square

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art, opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985 in order to show his sizeable (and changing) collection to the public. The gallery has been a major influence on art in Britain since its opening; it presents work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

South Bank

Why not spend a sunny afternoon on the bustling South Bank? It is an area equally popular with tourists and locals due to the amazing number of famous venues and things to do along this incredibly scenic walk by the Thames.

St. Katherine Docks

Situated next to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London, St. Katherine Docks has been the focus of worldwide trade and commerce for over 1,000 years. It’s a quiet and unique place to eat or have a drink—plus, while you’re admiring the yachts, remember that it costs about £800 a month to park a 50-footer here.

Tate Galleries

If you like the arts, consider a visit to one of the Tate Galleries. Tate Modern is located in an unused power station and exhibits international modern and contemporary art, whereas Tate Britain is home of British art from 1500 to the present. Admission is free.

The English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel

This is the best place in London to enjoy a sumptuous Afternoon Tea, including finger sandwiches, scones, pastries, and cakes! The English Tea Room has won the tea world’s highest accolade—the 2009 Tea Guild’s Top London Afternoon Tea award!

The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

Climb a creaky spiral staircase to a church attic for a look at Britain's only surviving operating theatre, where limbs were sawed off in front of a live, viewing audience. Tour an assemblage of other Victorian medical devices—you'll be glad to step soundly back into the 21st century!

Westfield Shopping Center

Europe’s largest in-city shopping center is a stunning architectural masterpiece with over 275 shops from luxury fashion labels to high street favorites and over 50 places to eat and drink, Westfield London is truly a unique shopping experience.

Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey is steeped in more than a thousand years of history; it has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs. The present church, begun by Henry III in 1245, is one of the country’s most important gothic buildings.

Westminster Cathedral

The mother church of the Roman Catholic community in England and Wales is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood of Jesus Christ. The Byzantine-style architecture of the eastern Roman Empire sets it quite apart from other London landmarks.

Paris

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

Barcelona

Casa Vicens

This is the first house, first important work, and one of the key pieces of Antoni Gaudí’s artistic career. It is the work that marked his point of Departure, an architectural gem which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2005.

Park Güell

Visit the only park designed by Gaudí in Barcelona, with it sinuous and organic shapes, integration with nature and broken mosaics. Opened to the public in 1922, the park was declared World’s Heritage by Unesco in 1984.

La Pedrera Secreta

Antoni Gaudí's last residential building, and one of his most innovative landmarks, is a work of art in its own right. The Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (Catalan for quarry), was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. “Secret Pedrera” will allow you to discover the secrets hidden inside the building when night falls.

Catalan National Art Museum

Housed in the National Palace, the Catalan National Art Museum includes one of the most important Romanesque painting collections in the world.

Tibidabo Amusement Park

Take a short train ride from the center of Barcelona, then catch a funicular train from the half-way point, to reach the top of the mountain and Tibidabo Amusement Park. It was built in 1889 and many of its 25 rides date back to this time, giving the park a whimsical feel.

Magic Fountain

Enjoy this spectacular show of water, lights, and music held in an area which stretches from the National Palace to Plaza de España. Ask your Local Host for details about days and times of this entertaining attraction.

Football Club Barcelona Stadium (Camp Nou)

If you're a football (soccer) fan, ask your Local Host for directions to view the stadium of the world-famous team. Maybe even see a match!

Cosmo Caixa Science Museum

A museum, for people of all ages, designed to stimulate knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.

Sardanes Folk Dancing

La Sardana, sometimes also called the "sardanes" dance, is the traditional group folk dance of Catalonia. The music is provided by a "cobla" woodwind band. Ask your Local Host for more information.

Miró Foundation

Contemporary art lovers should visit the Miró Foundation to view the permanent collection of Joan Miró.

Port Olimpic

Barcelona's Port Olimpic was built to coincide with the 1992 Olympic Games, and its appearance on the city landscape is perhaps the most notable of the building projects the sporting event left behind; one of the most attractive areas of the city to visit, full of bars, restaurants, leisure facilities and modern sculptures.

Catalan Cuisine

Among the most typical dishes, you will find Escudella i carn d'olla (a delicious soup of pork, beef, & chicken with vegetables, rice, noodles, & potatoes); Butifarra (Catalan sausage); and Arroz a la cazuela (similar to paella). Seafood specialties include La zarzuela (a mixture of halibut, monkfish, prawns, squid & mussels); or Suquet de peix, (cod fish soup). Two of the most popular dishes of the region are Escalivada (grilled eggplant & red peppers in an olive oil & garlic sauce); and Esqueixada de bacalao (a cold codfish salad). For dessert, taste the famous Crema catalana (custard); Mel i mato (cottage cheese with honey); and Postre de músico (the traditional Catalan “musician's dessert” nuts). In Barcelona, you can also enjoy a fine selection of wines from the nearby Penedès region.

Traditional Souvenirs

Take home Cava, a local sparkling wine similar to champagne. It can be white or rosé - both are delicious; Anís del mono, an anise-based liqueur is also popular. Spanish sausages such as Fuet or Chorizo; Carquinyolis, artisan crunchy almond biscuits; a handcrafted Gaudí keepsake; a souvenir of the legendary FC Barça football team; or the traditional porrón, a Catalan glass wine pitcher.

Barcelona Beaches

Barcelona's coastline is over 4 km. long and offers a wide variety of excellent beaches. Barceloneta beach, nearest to the city center, is located in the traditional fishing district “La Barceloneta” and is one of the city's best-loved beaches due to its sandy beach and many restaurants and nightclubs along the boardwalk.

Madrid

Habsburg Period Walking Route

Ask your Local Host about this walking route to see architecture of the Habsburg Period. Start from Plaza Mayor to Plaza de la Villa and Mayor Street; stop by the old Arabic wall, return to Puerta del Sol, discovering along the way the old convents, churches and narrow lanes of the city that was the capital of a world empire in the 16th century. A stop at a café, a pub, or an old market turned into gourmet center, makes a charming stroll, ending at the Plaza de Oriente, next to the Royal Palace.

Bourbon Period “Age of Enlightenment” Walking Route

When Phillip of Anjou was chosen as the new Spanish King, with the name of Felipe V, in 1700, he became the first Bourbon king of Spain. With the support of his famous grandfather, French King Louis XIV, he brought new spaces, modern infrastructures, splendid arches, monuments, and fountains to the city. Puerta del Sol is a good starting point to see what the Age of Enlightenment gave to Madrid. Walk along Calle de Alcalá to Plaza de Cibeles, union of Recoletos and Prado Boulevards, then on to Plaza de la Lealtad and Cortes to Atocha. Your Local Host can point you in the right direction.

Literary Madrid Walking Route

Madrid has been the inspiration for some of Spain’s best literature. The literary district is a beautifully preserved 17th century area. Strolling along Huertas’ street brings to mind writers like Quevedo and Góngora. Cervantes lived in the area, and you can visit the beautifully preserved home of the great Lope de Vega nearby. Pass streets that bring memories of Echegaray and Moratín; and by Plaza de Jacinto Benavente in honor of the 1922 Nobel Prize winner for literature. Eventually reach Plaza Mayor, which has been immortalized in the novels of Benito Perez Galdós.

Green Madrid at El Retiro Park

Madrid is considered a "green city" with more than 617,000 acres of parks, and some beautiful historic gardens. One of the best options to enjoy Green Madrid is El Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat) which dates back to the 1600s. It is the one of the largest parks of the city and belonged to the Spanish Monarchy until the late 19th century, when it became a public park. It features a lake, rose garden, statues, fountains, and museums. Around the lake, Retiro Pond, many puppet shows perform, and all manner of street performers. Rowboats can be rented and horse-drawn carriages are available.

Royal Palace

Built in the 18th century under Philip V, the Royal Palace of Madrid is a truly magnificent example of palatial architecture in Europe. The halls open to the public contain superb fresco paintings, tapestries, furniture, porcelain and all kind of sumptuous objects reviving the past. The Royal Armory and the Royal Pharmacy are also well worth a visit. Opening times: April 1st. to September 30th. 10:00-20:00 (19:00 ticket office); October 1st. to March 31st. 10:00-18:00 (17:00 ticket office); Closed occasionally due to official reception.

Church of San Francisco El Grande

A neoclassical masterpiece with the largest dome in Madrid, its walls and ceilings are decorated with superb frescoes. The church is designed with an unusual floor plan, the nave is circular and surrounded by chapels guarded by imposing marble statues of the 12 apostles; 12 prophets, rendered in wood, sit above them at the base of the dome. The San Bernardino chapel contains a fresco painted by Goya in the early stages of his career – unusually, Goya has painted himself into the scene (he’s the one in the yellow shirt on the right).

Reina Sofía Museum

Madrid's 18th century hospital was beautifully remodeled and converted into a museum in 1992, with two panoramic glass lifts standing out in the façade. Its official name is now the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and it's a treasure-house of contemporary and modern art. A highlight is the 20th century's most famous painting, Picasso's "Guernica". Another highlight is "Woman in Blue" also by Picasso. Miró and Dali are two other influential artists well represented in the collection. Mondays to Saturdays 10:00 - 21:00 Sundays 10:00 – 14:30 Closed on Tuesdays

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

An overview of art from the 13th century to the present day - in the nearly one thousand works on display, see first class works of international art created by two generations of the Thyssen-Bornemisza family, including the private collection of Baroness Thyssen. Tuesdays to Sundays 10:00-19:00 Closing day: Mondays

Shopping

Madrid is a shopper’s paradise. You can find everything from luxury goods and antiques to religious items. See its exclusive shops, boutiques, and art galleries. Your Local Host can suggest a walking route with specialty shops (some of them more than 100 year’s old), including a wonderful cake store which supplies the Spanish Royal Family. Typical souvenirs to take home include saffron, a bota bag (leather wine bottle), jamon Iberico (cured ham), a Flamenco music CD, olive oil, and hand-held fans.

Cuisine - Tapas, Cocido

There is a healthy pastime in Madrid: having your aperitif with a small side order of food, the tapa. This wonderful pursuit is one of the most important chapters in fully understanding and enjoying the pleasures of dining out in Madrid. Another traditional local food is Cocido madrileño, a chick-pea based stew, with a combination of different meats and vegetables - it is not a dish for the faint-hearted!

Local Wine & Sangria

Madrid boasts excellent local wines from the nearby regions of Arganda, Navalcarnero (historically famous for its’ rosé wines), and San Martin de Valdeiglesia. Sangria is a delightful and refreshing drink with origins that date back hundreds of years when the locals were searching for a flavorful drink that contained alcohol, so they set about making a fruit punch out of red wine.

El Botin Restaurant

The Guinness Book of Records calls this the world's oldest restaurant (est. 1725), and Hemingway was a frequent visitor. There are four floors of tile and wood-beam dining rooms. The specialties are cochinillo (roast pig) and cordero (roast lamb). It is rumored that Goya washed dishes here before he made it as a painter.

Opera, Zarzuela Operetta

Ask your Local Host for information about opera performances or the “Zarzuela” a type of Spanish musical play or operetta that started as a popular court entertainment in the mid 17th century.

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