Durante su estancia en Madrid, aproveche la oportunidad de viajar a Barcelona en tren y visitar la ciudad durante un día. Coja un tren de alta velocidad desde Madrid y viaje a través del corazón de España directamente hasta Barcelona. Podrá descubrir los lugares de mayor interés y realizar un recorrido turístico por la ciudad en el autobús turístico que le llevará hasta la avenida de Las Ramblas, la famosa Sagrada Familia de Gaudí, el lugar imprescindible para los aficionados al fútbol el Camp Nou del F.C. Barcelona y mucho más. El recorrido turístico dispone de dos rutas, cubre todos los puntos de interés y le permite subir y bajar todas las veces que desee. El precio incluye el viaje de ida y vuelta en tren y el autobús turístico, está todo organizado para que pueda disfrutar con total libertad de un viaje independiente a la incomparable capital catalana, Barcelona.
The train is amazing, 180 miles per hour.
Never go to Barcelona on Sunday, there is nothing open to shop, though if you just went one day and saw the Sagrada Familia, and the Mall, that is about all the time you have for a one day trip.
Barcelona people were more friendly and more of them spoke English than in Madrid. The one thing we wanted to see Parc Guell did not get to see. I had been there before and the bus stopped at the entrance and no fee to get in, years ago. This time hop on hop off bus stopped 6 blocks away, all up hill, had a hard time walking this as am somewhat handicapped, walking with a cane. Plus there is an entrance fee not bad. however it was filled and next entrance was not until 5PM, Could not wait as had to catch a train back to Madrid. Then had to walk all the way back to the Hop on Hop off bus.
Una pena que fuera solo un dia, no le hace justicia a una ciudad tan bella, me quede con las ganas, pronto planificare un viaje de varios dias para apreciar una magnifica ciudad que tiene mucho que dar, no en valde es la segunda en importancia en España.
Everything went very smoothly. Had a bit of difficulty finding Julia tours as they had moved but had we checked our e-mail it would have been easier. One day in Barcelona isn't enough and is exhausting.
I only used the local tour operator to get me the train tickets for this trip to Barcelona since it is nearly impossible to get the Renfe tickets on your own with a credit card from another country. I did not use the hop on hop off feature. I just arrived in Barcelona and went by metro to many different places. Barcelona is beautiful.
The high speed train left Madrid on time, arrived Barcelona on time and the return trip was also on time and arrived Madrid early. The train was comfortable, it had a trolley service for food and drinks as well as a dining car, it was a lovely way to travel, if in Spain l would certainly repeat the journey, when we arrived in Barcelona we arranged our own tour of the city
The travel agent did not make the train reservations until we showed up to collect our train tickets, and then they had to scramble to get us a seat. We could have done this on our own! There was no direction given as to where to get the On-Off bus, or what we might want to do once we get to Barcelona. Luckily, I had researched in advance and we had a nice day. It seemed a little expensive just for the convenience of not making the reservation ourselves.
Travel agent at the front desk Mercedes was very accommodating, however. She was extremely helpful and apologized over and over for not having the tickets ready on time. She made a bad situation turn out to be not so bad.
2 suggestions: have the tickets picked up at train station not a separate office or send via email. Also, u didn't seat us together. Had to ask other passengers if they would switch w/ us. not comfortable.