The Sophisticated Traveler

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Maribel's Guides

City and Regional Planning Guides

Maribel's Guides offers a select list city and regional guides to help you with your travel planning needs. The guides are updated regularly to provide you with Maribel's best recommendations based on her first hand knowledge and experience for traveling in Spain, Portugal or the south of France (Pays Basque-Béarn Pyrénées). Some of the guides are still free to download, and you can now purchase selected guides at Amazon.com for use on the Kindle Reader, iPad, iPhone or Android model phones.

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Exploring Spain by Rail

Starting from Madrid or Barcelona. Travel on one of Spain's unique luxury tourist trains.

El Transactábrico, a 5-star hotel on wheels in a gastronomic adventure that takes you through northern Spain from Bilbao to Santiago de Compostela.

Or take the Al Andalus, the "Palace on Wheels," as it travels through Andalucia or Extremadura and up through northwestern Spain on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

You can also take a wine tour by rail visiting the Ribera del Duero and Rioja wine regions.





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