We strongly believe that getting to know a country in depth implies getting to know more of it than just its main cities. Small villages and countryside do not offer the same retail stores or even the same type of global gastronomy that can be found at any global city now a days. Needless to say too, and this specially applies to wine country, these areas are not so visited and offer an overall relaxing experience.
Time needed: 2 days and a half or 3 days.
Budget: if you are looking for a private chauffeured tour between Barcelona and Madrid prices vary a lot depending on the number of people in your group and also on the level of hotels and restaurants you would like to see included.
We like to recommend our 3 day Barcelona to Madrid private tour. Prices vary from 700€ per person to 1,000€ depending on whether you are 4 or 2 people for instance. Hotels are 4 star, very highly rated. Luxury transportation, expert drivers and guides and a excellent selection of restaurants and wineries to visit included in the price.
The itinerary takes you to Rioja, a region famous for its small villages and fantastic vineyard landscapes and also to Ribera del Duero, another very famous wine region in Spain. With this type of tour package you can enjoy tapas at night, meals inside a winery facing the oak barrels, or guided visits to vineyards and ancient wineries that will host you at their medieval underground caves.
If you add transportation, hotel nights, activities and outstanding service this may end up being a very good option from the overall value point of view. Barcelona to Madrid vacation example