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14/06/2019 16/06/2019

Barcelona

About the city

La Vanguardia is the name of one of the city’s newspaper, and the vanguard is exactly where Barcelonans are used to finding themselves, for they are residents of Spain’s most progressive city. Beautiful, sprawling Barcelona, filling a great basin ringed with hills on the western end of the Mediterranean, is the embodiment of Catalonia’s artistic genius and commercial inventiveness. Divided into 10 districts each with its own character, the Gothic Quarter is a splendid medieval quarter and the old part of town, which stretches from the seafront to La Rambla. It is here that you’ll find the city’s oldest buildings, narrow streets, churches and the cathedral, La Seu. It also has a good selection of bars, cafes and some quirky independent stores. La Rambla, the most famous street in the city, runs through the heart of the city and provides outdoor theatre on a grand scale. The famous Eixample holds many of Antoni Gaudi’s famous modernist buildings. By far the most famous and extravagant site in Barcelona is the Sagrada Familia. If he building is ever completed, it will lokk like a model in the crypt, in the meantime, don’t pass up the opportunity to climb or be lifted to the towers, and wander amid the bridges, steps and crannies of the façade. Barcelona is a great city for arts from opera to architecture, and the meeting point between Spain and the rest of Europe.

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Catalonia Park Putxet Hotel

70%
  • At 3.5 km from the center
  • Putget 68-74, Barcelona 08023
With a stay at Catalonia Park Putxet Hotel in Barcelona (Sarria-Sant Gervasi), you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Camp Nou and Park Guell. This 4-star hotel is 2 mi (3.3 km) from Casa Mila and 2.3 mi (3.6 km) from Sagrada Familia. Enjoy recreatio...
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  • Standard Room 2 Pax. (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat, and Cadaques Small group tour from Barcelona

day 1 - Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres, Cadaques Tour from Barcelona
This is without doubt, one of the most complete Salvador Dalí tours available. Spend the morning at the unique Dalí Museum in Figueres and finish the day either on his beloved Costa Brava, visiting his home in Port Lligat and the magificent Cap de Creus, or at the castle he built for his wife. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. On this small group walking tour, you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!
16/06/2019 ECONOMY
Barcelona
Madrid
Spain
Barcelona El Prat / 9:00
Vueling Airlines VY 9010 Vueling Airlines
1h 25m 0 PC Nonstop
Spain
10:25 Barajas
16/06/2019 18/06/2019

Madrid

About the city

Madrid has a tempo of its own: The dry air of the Castilian plain crackles with its cosmopolitan crowds. If the illuminated shop windows along the Gran Vía, and the unrelenting elegance of Paseo de la Castellana are overwhelming, retreat to Old Madrid. Its tangle of side streets south of Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol are what makes the real Madrid. Spend half a day in the Prado Museum, thaat sit to rest on the steps leading down to the lake in lush Retiro Park. The city begins to live it up as soon as the sun goes down. Madrid claims to boast the largest number of bars per capita of any European city. Madrid teems with cultural events all year round. After concert, play or film, you can choose among literally hundreds of tapas bars and an endless array of nightspots. Madrid successfylly combines its cosmopolitan sophistication with its most cherished local traditions, the result is fascinating to explore.

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Agumar Hotel

76%
  • At 2.1 km from the center
  • Paseo reina cristina 7, Madrid
With a stay at Agumar Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Madrid, just a 4-minute walk from El Retiro Park and 10 minutes by foot from Paseo del Prado. This 4-star hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and 0.7 mi (1...
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  • Standard Room (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Prado Museum Guided Tour – Skip the Line

day 3 - General Entrance (12:30-14:00 English)
Study the great masters up close with this fascinating skip the line tour of the Prado Museum, one of the world’s truly great galleries. Home to thousands of works, including priceless paintings by Goya, Velazquez, Titian, Durer, Bosch, Rubens and Rembrandt, the Prado is a Mecca for amateurs and connoisseurs alike.

Highlights
- Admire incredible works of art by Bosch, El Greco, Velázquez and Goya
- Beat the queues with skip the line tickets
- Visit one of the world´s greatest museums

The Prado Museum is Madrid’s finest cultural sight, and one of the world’s greatest museums; its dazzling display of works by the great European masters housed in an 18th century Neo-Classical building that opened to the public in November 1819.

The tour will specifically focus on the works of Bosch, El Greco, Velázquez and Goya. The Prado proudly exhibits a number of masterpieces by each of these four artists and you will learn all about them from the knowledgeable guide.

See for yourself the Bosch´s mystical The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things, view the haunting The Haywain Triptych and gasp at the horrifying Extracting the Stone of Madness. Then behold the multifaceted madness of The Garden of Earthly Delights.

Continue to the rooms devoted to El Greco, a Greek artist whose painting and sculpture helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influence various movements to come. See The Nobleman with his Hand on his Chest and admire the spiritual light of The Holy Trinity, the darkness of The Crucifixion and the emotion of The Annunciation.

Contemplate varied works of Velázquez such as The Feast of Bacchus, Vulcan's Forge, The Crucified Christ, the many portraits of monarchs on horseback and the magnetic Las Meninas testify.

Explore the transition from classical to modern art expressed by the works of Goya and discover how his art had an enormous impact on the later modern artists. Focus on the dazzling Charles IV of Spain and His Family, the unnerving yet absorbing The Third of May 1808 and his Black Paintings.

Languages
English and Spanish

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Voucher type: Printed and e-Voucher
Printed voucher or E-voucher. Print and bring the voucher or show the voucher on your mobile device to enjoy the activity
Admission valid for one day

Location
Start point:
Madrid City Tour - Felipe IV Street
Next to the Prado Museum
Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.

End point: Prado Museum.

Schedule
Closing dates
01/01
01/05
18/05
25/12

Duration: 90 Minutes

Guide options
Guide type: Guide

Requirements
Remember to bring the voucher and valid photo ID with you
18/06/2019 ECONOMY
Madrid
Bilbao
Spain
Barajas / 10:45
Air Europa UX 7157 Air Europa
1h 05m 0 PC Nonstop
Spain
11:50 Bilbao
18/06/2019 20/06/2019

Bilbao

About the city

Bilbao is the capital of Biscay in the Basque Country, in northern Spain. The city is situated on the banks of the Nervión, a tidal river. Bilbao was till the 90s a grey big industrial town, the economical heart of the Basque Country. But since the opening of a new Guggenheim Museum by the river, the city has become an arty and stylish city and is now a major touristic destination. The main attraction that put Bilbao on the map was the construction of the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, it is now one of Spain’s most visited attractions. The building is impressive and there are some very interesting sculptures outside the museum and in the atrium. Centred on the Plaza Nueva, a busy and colourful square, and the Santiago Cathedral the old quarter of Bilbao is pretty compact and a walk around its streets doesn't take long. The impressive church of San Nicolas, built in 1743 in honour of the sailors from Bilbao, stands at the entrance to the Casco Viejo. Located in the very heart of Bilbao's old centre, the cathedral of Bilbao is the oldest church in the city and the main Gothic construction in Biscay. Vital and exciting Bilbao is famous for its great food, its culture and its active nightlife.

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Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao

81%
  • At 1.3 km from the center
  • Plaza bombero etxaniz s/n, Bilbao 48010
A stay at Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao places you in the heart of Bilbao, within a 15-minute walk of Plaza Moyua and San Mames Stadium. This 4-star hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and 5.3 mi (8.5 km) from Bilbao Exhibition Cen...
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  • DOUBLE (TWIN/DOUBLE) COMFORT (1)

  • ROOM ONLY

  • 2 Accommodation nights

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Private 2-hour Guggenheim Museum Personalized Private Tour

day 5 - 09:00
Enjoy this completely personalized 2-hour private tour of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum and enjoy their most important works of art. Take this opportunity to get to know Bilbao in this experience with your own private official tour guide.

Meet in front of the Guggenheim Museum in late morning and start this private tour to get to know the Guggenheim. You are able to personalize each tour. Here is an example of some of the most important sights to give you an idea, but your tour will be completely personalized to fit your exact needs.

You will be able to enjoy the Guggenheims collection and get to know everything about their artwork with your private official tour guide.

Your private official tour guide is at your disposition during the whole tour to enjoy both the museum to the fullest and to get to know the most out of your experience in Bilbao.

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Especially Better Museums
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