The Best Museums
7 days / 6 nights
Starts: Madrid | Ends: Barcelona
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Years of art collected by its Royalty, and a strong artistic tradition and of wealth and talent, has allowed Spain to constitute some of the best museums in the world.
Spain has more than a thousand Museums, running the gamut from those with international reputations located in frenetic metropolitan ambiences, to the smallest and most unexpected jewels hidden away in remote villages and towns.
In Madrid, the Prado shines above all, for its superb collections and it’s being one of the oldest on the European continent, but there is also the Thyssen Collection, which provides an extraordinary stroll through the history of Western painting, and the Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum, which houses the most important modern art collection in Spain with works by Gris, Dali and Picasso, including his famous Guernica. The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao has an exceptional collection of vanguard works from the 19th and 20th centuries. In Barcelona, you will want to visit the Picasso Museum, with some of his best young paintings, the Miró Foundation and Catalan National Art Museum.
These museums have gained a justifiable reputation, but the visitor to Spain should also be aware that there are museums that, despite being little known, area integral part of Spain´s vast cultural patrimony.
That´s why this Tour Package can be extended with another interesting inclusion from the artistic creation of Dalí´s Theatre-Museum in Figueres, to the impressive and unknown Archaeological Museum of Cordoba; from the Islamic Aljafería Palace in Zaragoza to the delightful San Pio V Fine Arts Museum, in Valencia. Spain has more than a thousand Museums, running the gamut from those with international reputations located in frenetic metropolitan ambiences, to the smallest and most unexpected jewels hidden away in remote villages and towns.
NOTE: This is a custom train & hotel package for you.
We will provide you with our section of accommodations on each city combined with the train tickets, private guided walking tours and other services upon request.
SUGGESTED ITINERARYMadrid – Bilbao – Barcelona
Day 1, Madrid
Upon arrival at Madrid Airport, our driver will pick you up to transfer you to the selected hotel in the center where you will stay the next three night. Rest of the day at your leisure to explore the city. We always suggest that Madrid is a city that needs time to explore and discover by yourself. You can visit the Royal Palace, enjoying a walk through the Retiro Park and visiting the Botanical Garden, shopping time in some of the best corners and shops in town, strolling around Gran Via and Plaza Mayor or attending to some performances of flamenco in a theatre. Overnight stay in Madrid.
Day 2, Madrid
Breakfast. This morning you will meet our official local guide for a guided visit to the Prado Museum, one of the oldest on the continent, and beyond any doubt, one of the richest. All the great masters are on display and some, such as Rubens, Velázquez, Goya and El Greco, have numerous of their works on display, with many being world-renowned. Later, you will visit the National Reina Sofia Art Museum, housed in a remarkable structure which was once Madrid´s General Hospital. Our two-part visit begins as the lecturer leads us on a walk-through and in-depth visit to its permanent collection, including its most renowned painting, Picasso´s Guernica. After the guided visit, enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own. Overnight stay.
Day 3, Madrid
Breakfast. Free day to visit some of the many museums located in the center of Madrid such as the Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Museo Caixa Forum Museum of Madrid and the Naval Museum of Madrid. Overnight stay.
Day 4, Madrid / Bilbao
Breakfast. This morning you should take the train to the north of Spain, arriving at the next destination of this cultural journey, the city of Bilbao. After arriving and checking in at the selected hotel, you will visit with our expert local guide the famous Guggenheim Museum to discover one of the most sophisticated museums in our country that houses an interesting collection of contemporary art. Then, you will enjoy free time to taste the famous Basque cuisine in any of the Restaurants and taverns in the old town of Bilbao. Overnight stay.
Day 5, Bilbao / Barcelona
Breakfast. Today you will take the train to move to the last city you´ll discover, the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. After arriving and checking in at the selected Hotel, you will enjoy a guided tour with our expert guide for one of the most important museums in the city, the Picasso Museum. In a formidable scenario created by the joining of various Gothic palaces along the Medieval street of Montcada, has been installed this unusual museum, which is in a continual state of expanding its exposition rooms as the collection increases. Visitors will find here works by Picasso in many media including pencil, oils, ceramics as well as those of difficult categorization. Overnight stay.
Day 6, Barcelona
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy many of the Museums the city holds such as the National Art Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum or the Joan Miro Foundation. Overnight stay.
Day 7, Barcelona
Breakfast. Then, our driver will pick you up at your Hotel to transfer you to the Barcelona Airport to take the flight back home. End of services.
- These Spain by Train programs are designed for couples, families and small groups of friends mostly.
- These programs are custom packages that include selected charming hotels in the city centers, arrival and departure private transfers, high-speed train tickets between the cities, local expert guides for private guided walking tours and taxes.
- We do not offer just train tickets, just private tours or just one-night accommodations, as those are packages with a minimum service we will consider. Feel free to contact if you have any questions.
- As experts, we will always recommend the minimum of nights you should stay in each city, once we hear from you and your interests
- You can start the day you want, and you can extend your stay as much as you want. It is important that the days we suggest you stay in each city are a good average for first-time visitors, but you can always extend your stay as you want.
- You will have a feeling of freedom during your stay, but you will have our team behind 24 hours.
- Our expert local guides will inform you specifically about what to do in each city and where to go for your leisure time. Feel comfortable an ask them any questions you might consider. They are the perfect insiders and will love to help you to find what you are looking for.
- We do hope to hear from you and your interest so we can start planning your custom package from the very beginning.
Optional hotels extensions or private guide and chauffeur services as a well as extending your stay with us connecting with other cities, renting a car to follow a suggested self-drive program or relaxing by the Mediterranean with excursions to natural areas before ending your trip is something that we will love to offer you at any time.
- Let us know if you are interested to connect with other destinations or any travel assistance you may need.
Contact Us and for a more detailed program while checking the dates and get ready for your next trip joining one of our small and friendly groups on your next adventure!
€ 1290(*) The prices are per person based on a double/twin room.
- Madrid (3 nights),
- Bilbao (1 night),
- Barcelona (2 nights)
- (*) As experts we recommend a minimum of 6 nights.
- 6 Nights accommodation in centrally located charming hotels according to the program/ your interest
- Expert local guides for the walking tours in each city
- Admissions fees
- Daily buffet breakfast
- High Speed AVE Train tickets between the cities
- All taxes
- International flights
- Travel Insurance or any passport or visa fees
- Additional services at Hotels as laundry, Ironing services, etc.
This train packages includes a minimum of six nights from where you can start adding or not extra nights or services. All have in common the train tickets, a careful selection of charming Hotels in the historical centers and private guided tours in hands of our insider experts. You can depart any day you want. All the admissions to the main museums and monuments are included as well.
(*) Booking Conditions:
Please use our Custom Travel Form to share your travel needs with us. The more detail you provide, the closer we can come to creating the perfect trip. Once we receive your initial travel information we will respond to you within two working days with a suggested itinerary, tours and accommodations, along with a quote for the total cost. We'll continue to work with you as needed until you agree that you have the perfect trip. In most cases, at that time, we will ask for a 25% deposit by credit card or wire transfer and will begin making all reservations.Full payment is due 15 days before your arrival, either by credit card or wire transfer.
(*) Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel at least 15 days before your scheduled arrival, we will refund 40% of the deposit. If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival we cannot refund the deposit. If you have already paid in full, we will provide a refund minus the deposit.