Barcelona Full Day Self-Guided Trip from Madrid by Train

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Hop on the train from Madrid and visit Barcelona! Then experience Barcelona by boarding a double-decker bus that allows you to hop on and off as many times as you like at any of the 20 stops. Learn about the history of the city with a comfortable multilingual audio system. Experience the history and grandeur of this beautiful city on this full day tour.


Day Tours in Barcelona from Madrid
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Meeting Point:
Puerta de Atocha Railway Station
12-15 hours
daily at upon request
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Discover the city of Barcelona in one day! Travel around the most touristic city points with the AVE train from Madrid, Puerta de Atocha station to Barcelona, Sants station, in a 3 hours approx. Journey.

Take our official Hop On Hop Off in Barcelona: "Barcelona City Tour". This double-decker tourist buses has two different routes: East Route and West Route. You can get on and off all day along, with the same ticket, you can change route and learn about the history of the city through a comfortable audio system with earphones, in 12 different languages.

We provide a map and guide with all the stops of each routes. Our buses are adapted for people with limited mobility and have an electric roof for use in the event of raining; they are fitted with anatomical seats and heating on both decks. They also have a stewardess aboard permanently.

At the end of your visit, the return train will leave Barcelona at 19:00 and will arrive in Madrid at 22:00.

Tour is approximately 12-15 hours, with train travel time lasting 2.5-3 hours per way.

East Route

  • Plaça Catalunya

  • Catedral-Barri Gotic

  • Port Vell

  • Museu d'Historia de Catalunya

  • Barceloneta

  • Port Olimpic

  • Platja del Bogatell*

  • Nova Mar Bella*

  • Forum*

  • Sagrada Familia

  • Hospital de la Sta. Creu i St. Pau

  • Parc Guell

  • Tibidabo

  • La Pedrera

  • Casa Batllo

*Winter Tour (from November to April): Ciutadella-Zoo, Teatre Nacional-Auditori, Glories-Torre Agbar

West Route

  • Placa Catalunya

  • Catedral-Barri Gòtic

  • Passeig Colom

  • World Trade Center

  • Jardins de Miramar

  • Fundació Joan Miro

  • Anella Olimpica

  • MNAC Museo Nacional de Catalunya

  • Poble Espanyol

  • Caixa Forum

  • Placa d'Espanya

  • Estacio de Sants

  • Camp Nou (F.C. Barcelona)

  • Placa Pius XII

  • liIlla Diagonal

  • Av. Diagonal

  • La Pedrera

  • Casa Batllo

Frequency: 6 and 15 minutes (this may vary depending on the season)

Loop duration: 2 hours

Available Languages

  • Spanish, Catalan, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Hindi and Japanese.


  • Round trip train tickets

  • 1-day Barcelona City Tour Hop on Hop off ticket


  • Meals and drinks

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Please Note

  • This is not a guided tour. You will visit Barcelona at your leisure.

  • You must pick up your train tickets 1 day before your tour date at our local office in Madrid (exact address to be specified in the voucher).

  • Tour is approximately 12-15 hours, with train travel time lasting 2.5-3 hours per way.

  • Children below 4 years old are free of charge.

  • Reservation for this tour is required.

Cancellation Policy

  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): 46 days prior to date of activity.
  • 50% Cancellation Fee (50% reimbursement): between 16 to 45 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 15 days or less prior to date of activity.

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