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Ever used Railbookers?

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Mar 27th, 2013, 04:35 AM
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Ever used Railbookers?

Four of us are going to Spain mid-May and are trying to arrange as much transportation as possible beforehand. We will fly into Madrid, go by train to Barcelona where we will stay a few days then back to Madrid. We want to make side trips from Madrid to Toledo and Granada. Trying to arrange travel between Madrid/Toledo/Granada seems to be a problem. We found "Railbookers" online. They book transportation, lodging and/or city tours. Has anyone had any experience with this company?
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Mar 27th, 2013, 04:47 AM
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You can purchase train tickets strictly from the Spanish rail site. http://www.renfe.com/
Instructions on how to do this is given on this website.
http://www.seat61.com/Spain-trains.h..._www.renfe.com
When using your CC make sure it is Verified.
Some trains cannot be booked online either because they are local trains (Cercanías ) or because you are looking too far a head.
For accommodation try looking at http://www.booking.com/
Tours will be listed in the tourism website for each city you wish to visit. Sometimes these can be prebooked others not.
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Mar 27th, 2013, 06:12 AM
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If you are flying home from Spain, consider leaving from Barcelona rather than returning to Madrid. Such multi-city or multi-destination routings can save substantial time and money.
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Mar 27th, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Most people on this board that have trouble booking with Renfe us Petrabax. I'm sure any of the resellers such as Railbookers and Petrabax charge a fee for the service or mark up the tickets a bit (or both).
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Mar 28th, 2013, 01:49 AM
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None of what you wish to do is difficult to arrange yourself and with a good guide book you can tour anywhere at your own pace.
Toledo is a quick and simple train or bus journey from Madrid, but I certainly do not see Granada as a 'side trip' from Madrid, if you mean in the sense of day trip.
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