This six- or nine-night tour makes for a perfect way to discover three cities-gems in Spain’s crown. Travellers start their adventure in Barcelona, a coastal city thriving with hip cafes, Gaudi’s masterpieces, and Gothic architecture. Then, the journey continues to Valencia, famous for its futuristic City of Arts and Sciences as well as the charming Old Quarter. The last stop on the itinerary is Madrid, the capital city, boasting elegant boulevards full of boutiques and seafood restaurants, and Prado Museum.
When not out and about, holidaymakers can unwind and recharge their batteries in the modern hotels featuring easy access to central parts of the cities. The en suite rooms come complete with air conditioning, TVs, and bathrooms.
- Hotel Aristol or Silken St. Gervasi in Barcelona
- Hotel Ilunion Valencia 3 in Valencia
- HRC Hotel or Silken Torre Garden in Madrid
- Outbound: flight to Barcelona
- 2 or 3 nights in Barcelona
- Train from Barcelona to Valencia
- 2 or 3 nights in Valencia
- Train from Valencia to Madrid
- 2 or 3 nights in Madrid
- Inbound: flight back from Madrid
Groupon’s Guide To Barcelona
Set on the Mediterranean coast, between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, the Catalonian capital allures guests with a rich cultural heritage, trade exhibitions and street entertainment.
Cultural wonder seekers will rejoice in admiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, including world-renowned La Sagrada Familia. Live music fans can take a walk down venues such as Razzmatazz and Apolo, while classical music lovers can take advantage of the many concert halls this city has to offer, from The Gran Teatre del Liceu to the modernista Palau de la Música Catalana. Ramblers can climb the Montjuïic and revel in a panoramic view of the city, followed by more chill-out time spent sipping a cocktail at the outdoor bars and cafes along La Rambla. To make the most of the Spanish experience, tourists can head to flamenco talent display sites and witness genuine spectacles from internationally acclaimed dancers.
Groupon’s Guide To Valencia
Situated on the east coast of Spain and overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city is a mixture of imposing historical buildings with busy modern streets and vivid nightlife. As the capital of the Old Kingdom of Valencia, the city retains much of its old charm and cultural heritage expressed through iconic buildings and sites, such as The Cathedral or the majestic Serranos Towers.
The city centre, with its historic sites such as the Palace of the Marquis de Dos Aguas and the Cathedral Quarter, awaits to be explored by visitors. Plenty of dining opportunities are provided in local restaurants where Valencia’s signature dish, paella, can be tasted along with local wines and beverages, while modern art can be enjoyed during a visit to the City of Arts and Sciences.
Groupon’s Guide To Madrid
Located in the centre of Spain and mixing a small town flavour with the flair of a cosmopolitan city, Madrid presents visitors with an unparalleled nightlife complemented by the cathedrals, museums and trendy boutiques of Chueca. As this city is the home of flamenco, travellers may jazz up their stay by learning a new dance style, while leisure moments may be spent walking one of the city’s many green spaces.
Local attractions come in abundance with Puerta de Alcalá, an old city gate, Templo de Debod, an Egyptian temple in the middle of Madrid, and Plaza de Cibeles, the central square where Real Madrid celebrates championship wins. Plenty dining opportunities are provided in local restaurants, serving the Spanish signature dish, tapas, while art lovers may enjoy a visit to Cultural Center Sanchinarro, revealing exhibitions and shows of the main artistic trends in a cultural scene. Nature enthusiasts can catch a breath of fresh air in one of the largest parks of the city, Parque del Retiro.