Package Details

Itinerary : European Grandeur (P38) 12 Nights and 13 Days

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Day : 1

01 SAT. Madrid - Arrival.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.    

Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. 

Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Via; a vibrant district where you can dine at your preferred restaurant: Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern are some of the options. 

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Day : 7

07 FRI. Barcelona.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district.  

Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighbourhood dating back to the Middle Ages. We will visit the area where the Olympic Games took place. It will be possible to see and photograph La Sagrada Familia basilica; the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Subsequently, we include the entry ticket to “Poble Espanyol” (meaning “Spanish Village”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.

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Day : 2

02 SUN. Madrid.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park.  Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer 

The day starts about 08.30 hrs with a comprehensive tour through the centre of Madrid including Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor.    Visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. Admission to Las Ventas Bullring included. This is one of the most famous bullrings in the world where we will learn about the tradition of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum.   Enjoy the rest of the afternoon.    

At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International)  in which to enjoy a pleasant dinner. Return to hotel.

Francia

Day : 8

08 SAT. Barcelona - Paris.

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: We will travel on a high-speed train.

After breakfast we arrange a transfer (included) to the train station. We travel on a high-speed train. (Note: A guide will only travel on the train ride if the group is over 15 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through wonderful landscapes. On several occasions our train will reach speeds of around 300 km/h (186 m/h). The train journey takes 6½ hours.   

Arrival in Paris and transfer to the hotel. At the end of the evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighborhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets… Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines.  We will ascend by cable car to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.

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Day : 3

03 MON. Madrid - Granada.-

TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS:  Lunch included. Entrance and local guide in the Alhambra. Evening transfer. 

Leaving Madrid by bus in the early morning (if the group of English-speaking travellers is small, sometimes they will share the trip to Granada with Spanish-speaking passengers). We travel to the south across La Mancha, stopping in PUERTO LÁPICE, a ‘manchego’ village evoking the figure of Don Quixote. We will enter Andalusia via Despeñaperros. GRANADA, arrival. Lunch included. 

In the afternoon we will visit the immense Alhambra Palace, with entrance and local guide included, and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times.   

Later, enjoy an evening transfer to the Albaicín of Granada, a World Heritage site along with the Alhambra, where you can enjoy dinner in a restaurant  in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighborhood of Sacramonte.

Note: in the Alhambra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares will be included in Seville (which have similar architecture and features).

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Day : 9

09 SUN. Paris.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:  City tour in Paris. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower.  Boat ride along the Seine. Evening transfer.            

A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable metal monument (ticket admission included). End your visit with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.             

Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).      

At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to hotel.

Malaga

Day : 4

04 TUE. Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda - Seville.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: we will see the beautiful Andalusian village of Ronda. 

We leave Granada and travel towards the Costa del Sol. MALAGA, arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. After this we will continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. PUERTO BANUS, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. In the afternoon we will continue through the hills and their stories of bandoliers until we come to RONDA, a very beautiful white town with its large gorge that divides it in two. Continuation to SEVILLE. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. 

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Day : 10

10 MON. Paris - Rouen.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen historic centre.           

We go to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum.  Free time. If you wish we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. 

At around 18.00 hrs we will leave Paris for ROUEN,  city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches.  Accommodation in the city.   

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Day : 5

05 WED. Seville - Madrid.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat along the river Guadalquivir. High Speed train from Seville to Madrid. 

After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Seville featuring the Cathedral and its famous Giralda, the banks of the Guadalquivir river, popular neighborhoods of Santa Cruz and Triana and the beautiful Plaza de España (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen travelers, it can be arranged in both Spanish and English). After the tour, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. 

In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the train station. We travel for 2 ½ h on a high-speed train to Madrid. The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through Andalusian and Castilian landscapes. Possibility for the train to reach speeds of around 300 km/h (186 m/h). Arrival to Madrid and transfer to the hotel.

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Day : 11

11 TUE. Rouen - Canterbury - London.-

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS. Ferry crossing to United Kingdom. Stroll alongside London Bridge. 

We will take a stroll in the centre of Rouen to admire its magnificent cathedral and photograph the ancient streets of the historic centre. After this we travel to the north of France. Next, we leave on a ferry across the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. Continuation to London. On arrival in LONDON, before going to the hotel, there will be time around LONDON BRIDGE to see it lit up, to see the modern buildings of the city and have dinner in one of the restaurants of the area.

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Day : 6

06 THU. Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat - Barcelona.

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar. Visit to a medieval monastery. Ride on a rack train..   

We depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading towards Aragón, we pause our journey in ZARAGOZA. Our guide will join the group to Basílica del Pilar. Afterwards the group will have free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and enjoy the city centre.   Later, we make our way to Cataluña  to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then go on to the Monastery of Montserrat where we include a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views this gives. 

Continuation to  BARCELONA, arrival in the late afternoon. 

Important note: in the winter months, from November to March (both included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight) 

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Day : 12

12 WED. London.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London.  English Teatime. Transfer to Soho.

Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we shall be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). 

In the afternoon, at 17.00hrs, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers to a traditional Afternoon Tea.    

In the evening, a stroll through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with its atmosphere, its theaters and its entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, international, and so on) in the lively  district.

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Day : 13

13 THU. London.-

After breakfast, end of our services.

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS:

  • 1. Inclusions
  • 2.
  • 3. Includes arrival transfer
  • 4. City tour in: MADRID, GRANADA, SEVILLE, Poblet, BARCELONA, PARIS, LONDON
  • 5. Boat: along Guadalquivir river in Seville in SEVILLE, Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris in PARIS
  • 6. Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via in Madrid in MADRID, Plaza de Oriente in Madrid in MADRID, Albaicin in Granada in GRANADA, Historic center of Seville in SEVILLE, Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in BARCELONA, Latin Quartier of Paris in PARIS, London Bridge in London in LONDON, Leicester/ Soho area in London in LONDON
  • 7. Transfer: Candem district in London in LONDON
  • 8. Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid in MADRID, Alhambra Palace in Granada in GRANADA, Poblet Monastery in Poblet, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona in BARCELONA, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS, Traditional Afternoon Tea in London in LONDON
  • 9. Train: Montserrat in Montserrat
  • 10. Ferry: Calais (France) to Dover (UK) in CANTERBURY
  • 11. High speed train: Seville - Madrid (Transfers included) in MADRID
  • 12. Departures dates
  • 13. Apr 19 : 06, 13*, 20, 27
  • 14. May19 : 04*, 11, 18, 25
  • 15. Jun 19 : 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • 16. Jul 19 : 06, 13, 20, 27
  • 17. Aug 19 : 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • 18. Sep19 : 07, 14, 21, 28
  • 19. Oct 19 : 05, 12, 19, 26
  • 20. Nov19 : 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
  • 21. Dec 19 : 07, 14, 21, 28
  • 22. Jan 20 : 04, 11, 18, 25
  • 23. Feb 20 : 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
  • 24. Mar 20 : 07, 14, 21, 28
  • 25.

Not Included

  • 1. Airfare
  • 2. Visa.
  • 3. Tickets.
  • 4. Overseas Insurances.

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