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Barcelona | Madrid

Gaudi’s Barcelona, Mountain top Monserrat Abbey, Majestic Madrid, Historic Toledo


DAY 1: DEPART 

Depart home 

DAY 2: BARCELONA 

After landing at Barcelona’s airport, board your coach for the drive into the city with an introductory commentary from your Tour Manager. Following an introduction to Barcelona, check into the hotel ready for the first of your delicious daily Spanish dinners. Overnight Barcelona 

DAY 3: BARCELONA 

Following a breakfast buffet (provided daily) get ready to tour this fascinating city, capital of the Catalan region. Start with a tour of Gaudi’s breathtaking Sagrada Familia with a possible RECITAL opportunity in this fascinating architectural work in progress. Continue your tour of Barcelona passing the old town (“Gothic Quarter”), Passeig de Gràcia, façanes of the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera, Gracia district, Plaça de Lesseps, Arc de Triomf, Fundació Joan Miró and Poble Espanyol. Overnight Barcelona 

DAY 4: BARCELONA 

Visit Gaudi’s Park Güell, futuristic in its design with commanding views over the city. Explore the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona with time to promenade on La Rambla with its bustling displays of street theatre, performance and street markets. After preparing for tonight’s performance we stage the first of your tour CONCERTS. Overnight Barcelona

DAY 5: MONSERRAT | BARCELONA

Driving from Barcelona, we travel to the famed Monserrat Abbey dating from the 10th century and perched high on the side of Monserrat mountain. After touring the Abbey, and appreciating its stunning history and beauty, we continue on to a town for an EXCHANGE, CULTURAL IMMERSION and SHARED CONCERT. Return to Barcelona. Overnight Barcelona

DAY 6: ZARAGOZA | MADRID

Head south today towards Madrid. Visit Zaragoza en route seeing where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared. Visit the Zaragoza Cathedral as well as the Aljaferia, an old Muslim castle, which was converted into the Cortes of Aragon. Continue on to Madrid for your hotel check in. Overnight Madrid

DAY 7: MADRID

Your city tour of Madrid this morning includes a visit to the magnificent Royal Palace, still housing Spain’s royal family, and other highlights of the city. In Plaza de Colón view the 55 foot column erected to commemorate Christopher Columbus before strolling along the Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s social and shopping center. Prepare for the last of your European CONCERTS. Overnight Madrid

DAY 8: TOLEDO | MADRID

Travel to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its extensive culture and monumental heritage being one of the former capitals of the Spanish Empire and a place of coexistence for Christian, Jewish and Muslim cultures for centuries. Your tour of Toledo includes visiting the 16th century Alcázar fortress overlooking the city which houses the Military Museum. Return to Madrid in time for your farewell dinner! Overnight Madrid

DAY 9: DEPART

Transfer to Madrid airport and return home.