Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain, after Madrid. Take the time to walk around the winding streets and hidden squares, fountains and palaces in the Barri Gòtic.
Visit Gaudi architecture that includes the Parc Güell in Gràcia, the still unfinished (as of 2011) Sagrada Família in Eixample and the houses La Pedrera/Casa Milà and La Casa Batlló also in Eixample.
The most famous and breathtaking location to visit in Barcelona is its landmark, La Sagrada Familia— a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Avenida Palace Hotel
Formerly a concert hall and tea salon, the Avenida Palace Hotel is in the Eixample neighborhood, within strolling distance of Las Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, the Picasso Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Avenida Palace's air-conditioned guestrooms offer free wireless Internet access, satellite TV, minibars, desks, in-room safes, and direct-dial phones. Bathrooms include bathrobes, phones, and hair dryers.
Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city– an economical and industrial center of Spain.
Madrid has a lot of interesting attractions that offer both culture and amusement.
The city is full of great monuments, like the royal palace, the Plaza Mayor or the many statuettes. Madrid is for people interested in art. The museums Del Prado, Reina Sofia or Thyssen have some of the most fantastic collections of famous Spanish painters like Velazquez, Goya, Picasso or Miro.
Hotel Catalonia Atocha
The Hotel Catalonia Atocha offers the best of four star services with 138 comfortable rooms with wood floors, telephone, free wireless Internet connection, satellite TV, mini bar, safe and marble bathroom with telephone and hairdryer. Other services include a swimming pool solarium in the upper part, a splendid restaurant that serves a wide range of Mediterranean specialties, a cafeteria bar, a library reading area, and Internet point and meeting room.
Air between Zurich and Barcelona if using FWSA air on SWISS
Train from Barcelona to Madrid, second class (3 hours)
All Ground Transfers
Luggage transfer and handling in and out of the Hotels from Barcelona to Madrid
4 Nights Lodging in Barcelona at Avenida Palace Hotel
Buffet breakfast daily at hotel
First night's dinner at hotel with wine & water
City tour of Barcelona
Lunch at 4GATS Restaurant
Gaudi Sightseeing tour including entrance fees
Dinner at La Fonda Del Port Olympic including transfers
Full day excursion to Montserrat and Cavas in private coach with Turistic 3-course lunch
Catalan Gastronomic Dinner at Can Travi Nou including transfers
Tapas Lunch at Restaurant Costa Gallega
Dinner and Flamenco Show at Tableo de Carmen including transfers
4 Nights Lodging in Madrid at Catalonia Atocha or similar
Buffet breakfast daily at hotel
Three nights’ dinner at the Catalonia Atocha including water and coffee
City tour of Madrid
Full day excursion to Toledo
Farewell dinner at the La Capilla de la Bolsa with wine and water with transportation
English Speaking Guides
All local taxes on included features
Tips to tour guides and bus drivers
Single Supplements available for $3,390*
Spain is available as a stand alone week. Pricing does not include the above FWSA air transportation. Air can be arranged by FWSA and will be quoted on an individual basis—
Double room (dbl. occ) $2,690*
Single Room for one $3,310*
Air available from US to Barcelona and Madrid to US.
Information & Questions
Contact: Debbie Stewart
VP International Travel
430 S. Church St., Visalia, CA 93277
Checks should be made out to FWSA with the reference "FWSA 2014 Int'l Trip" on each check.
* All prices are based on the exchange rate of 1.3-USD to 1-Euro and are subject to change.
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