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.
Great independent day with the worries removed! It was wonderful for the tickets to the train and Hop On Hop Off Bus be taken care of- we just needed to show up. The train ride was so smooth and fast! Barcelona and the Mediterranean are breathtaking and certainly worth the trip.
LOOOONG day, but marvelous! Did not want to miss Barcelona and got to see the highlights!!
Michael A E USA
The AVE is the only to go. We extended our trip to two days to take in more of Barcelona. One day in Barcelona is not enough.
Carol Rodeghiero Brazil
Terry C Thailand
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
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.
Tour was very good and you need more one day to see Barcelona.
Its a long day, but we got to see Barcelona. We ate, and drank (Vino Blanco Sangria) at the beach, which was all good. Recommend this trip if this is the only way your going to see Barcelona.
The trip was great. I would just make sure you have the hop on hop off bus tickets in your hands. We assumed they were in the envelope from the travel office but found out in Barcelona that it was just the map for the tour bus. Luckily I had printed a copy of my paid voucher and with some difficulty was able to prove that the bus tour was part of my paid tour package.
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