Travel to the capital via high-speed train. Then enjoy two full days in Madrid to explore markets, art treasures and fashion. Stay at the stunning Hospes Madrid, a minimalist Madrileño mansion near the sophisticated Barrio de Salamanca.
Guests should schedule their flights to depart from Madrid's Barajas International Airport.
DAY 1 - BARCELONA / MADRID
Upon disembarking in Barcelona, the local Silversea representative is on hand to assist with your transfer to the train station for the short (3 hour) trip to Madrid. After arriving in Madrid you are met outside of the security area and another local representative will assist you with your luggage and transfer to the hotel.
The balance of the day is at your leisure. Whether this is your first visit or you've been here many times, there's always something delightful to discover here. Glittering shops, bountiful street markets, exotic ingredients and world-class dining; bustling streetscapes and tranquil gardens - whatever your heart desires. All meals are on your own account.
Overnight at the Hospes Madrid - Madrid, Spain
DAY 2 - MADRID
Breakfast is served this morning at the hotel. If you'd like assistance planning your day, the hotel's Concierge or the local Silversea representative will be happy to assist.
Today might be a good day to explore any of several outstanding museums in the city. The Prado's Old Master's, the modern masterpieces at La Reina Sofia, or the privately-owned Museo Thyssen-Barnemisza that houses an inspiring collection of works spanning several centuries, from Gothic to Pop Art. The day is yours to fill with the sights and activities that suit you best. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
Overnight at the Hospes Madrid - Madrid
DAY 3 - MADRID / EMBARK BARCELONA
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the airport for your homeward-bound flight.
· Accommodation for 2 nights at the Hospes Madrid Hotel
· Breakfast daily
· All transfers between airport, hotel and pier.
· Preferente-class train transportation between Barcelona and Madrid
All luggage will travel with you throughout this program. Europe's high-speed trains have very limited capacity for luggage and the official limit is 20kg (44 lbs) per person. We strongly recommend guests only bring a small, manageable suitcases with them for this program, and consider Silversea's Baggage Valet service to have their main cases sent home directly from the ship. Security restrictions prohibit Silversea's local representative from meeting guests at their specific train carriage to assist with luggage.
Hospes Madrid - Dreamers Room
Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Spain. It is the responsibility of the guest to obtain the appropriate visas before your cruise.
This tour is accessible to all guests.
All Land Programs require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not obtained, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel a specific departure.
This description is a general overview of the highlights of this program. The local Silversea representative will do everything possible to insure that all of the sites described here are visited, though the tour sequence and specific sites mentioned is subject to change. Closure of some sites due to local or national holiday observances, flight schedules, weather or other factors may affect the program, and the local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if necessary.
Gratuities to guides/drivers, meals and alcoholic drinks other than those noted in itinerary, and other personal expenses are not included in the price of this tour. This program is subject to a 100% penalty for any cancellation notices received 90 days or less prior to sailing.
All Land Adventure fares are subject to change and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason, within 90 days of sailing and are recommended to guests 18 years or age and older. Our local operator reserves the right to substitute other sites if local situations, including holidays and weather, require. Silversea shall have no obligation or liability of any kind to guests for the business practices, acts or omissions in connection with or arising out of arrangements with independent contractors, including but not limited to airline carriers, ground-tour operators, and hotels since they are neither agents for nor employees of Silversea Cruises. Silversea's liability does not extend beyond the vessel.