Day 1 : (SPAIN) Madrid : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide
will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information.
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
Day 2 : (SPAIN) Madrid : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city
tour. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the Retiro Park.
This morning, experience the city on a guided tour, which showcases the city's vibrant centre, the
beautiful Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent avenues and its
many fountains. Our tour includes a visit to see inside the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, a
fine-looking building. Here we learn about the tradition of 'corridas' in the Bullfighting Museum. Also the day includes a walking tour
of the beautiful Retiro Park, enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace.
Enjoy the rest of the afternoon. At sunset we provide transfer to
the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid,
opposite the Royal Palace. In this area there are many restaurants serving
different exquisite cuisines (Indian, Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International).
Return to hotel.
Day 3 : (SPAIN) Madrid /Zaragoza (saragossa) /Poblet /Montserrat /Barcelona : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar, visit to
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. Directly afterwards, the group will have free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and enjoy free time in 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
(included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be
visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight).
Day 4 : (SPAIN) : 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.
Day 5 : (SPAIN-FRANCE) 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 neighbourhood 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.
Day 6 : (FRANCE) Paris : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: City
tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the
Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.
A scenic guided
tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breath-taking
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. 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.
At sunset enjoy dinner in 'Quartier Latin', a very picturesque area of the historic centre where
a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.
Day 7 : (FRANCE) Paris /Amiens : TODAY'S
HIGHLIGHTS: Amiens 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 5:30 PM we will leave Paris for AMIENS,
with the highest Cathedral and beautiful historic centre alongside the river. Accommodation in the city.
Day 8 : (FRANCE-ENGLAND) Amiens /Eperlecques /Canterbury /London : TODAY'S
HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry crossing
to United Kingdom. Evening transfer to Soho.
We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we visit a huge bunker in
the middle of the forest (admission included).
From this point, V1 and V2 missiles were fired to the UK. 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. Tonight sit down for dinner at your preferred
restaurant (Indian, Chinese, Thai, International, and so on) in the lively
Day 9 : (ENGLAND) London : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit
London. Changing of the guard. British Museum. English Teatime. Transfer to
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). Afterwards, we go to the British Museum,
one of the main and oldest museums in the world, where we can see relics from
cultures all around the globe. In
the afternoon, at 5pm, after a period of free time, we invite all our
travellers to a traditional Afternoon
Tea. Afterwards, we provide transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and
extravagant street markets in London. Time for dinner in this area with
(Indian, Thai, Chinese, International, and so on).
Day 10 : (ENGLAND) London /Colchester /Ferry Colchester Volendam : After breakfast we will go to Bond Street, the famous London street of the Mayfair district, venerated
throughout the world for its lines of elegant shops, exclusive brands, design
fashion, luxury items, exquisite jewels, art and antiques. Free time. At around 4 PM, we will leave for COLCHESTER,
known as the most ancient city of England. Time to stroll. We will then board a
modern ferry in Harwich, and take a
night voyage in cabins with bathroom. Important
note: The ferry
used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the stage,
leaving London at 3 PM and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel,
and spending the night in Antwerp.
Day 11 : (ENGLAND-HOLLAND) Ferry Colchester Volendam /Volendam /Amsterdam : TODAY'S
HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam. At around
eight in the morning we reach Holland (Hoek Van Holland) and we visit VOLENDAM,
a very picturesque fishing village. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM
where we include a panoramic visit
of the city to see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings and
parks. We will also see the technique of cutting diamonds. Transfer to the red light district,
with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of the world.
It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighbourhood.
Day 12 : (HOLLAND-GERMANY) Amsterdam /Hamelin /Berlin : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the village
that was made famous through the Pied Piper of Hamelin children's story. We leave Amsterdam for Germany. En
route, we stop at HAMELIN, a picturesque
German town. Here, many shops and streets remind us of the town's legend: The
Pied Piper of Hamelin, written by The Brothers Grimm. We continue toward BERLIN, arriving at the end of the afternoon. There
is time to explore the Jewish quarter, an area that is full of life and which
has many restaurants. You can choose your favourite food (Indian, Oriental,
Middle Eastern, Turkish, German, and so on).
Day 13 : (GERMANY) Berlin : TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of
Berlin. We visit the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum.
Ease your way into the local
culture with a guided visit of Germany's incredible capital, Berlin. We shall
visit the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag, the Brandenburg Gates
and the city's magnificent parks. We continue our visit by stopping at the Holocaust
Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum. This visit helps
us to understand the difficult situation the city experienced during the
Twentieth Century. Time to explore the city. Enjoy an evening in the lively
area of Kantstrasse, a district that offers different
types of ethnic restaurants to dine in (Indian, Oriental, Italian, German, and
Day 14 : (GERMANY) Berlin : Después del desayuno, fin de nuestros servicios.