Departure: Every Wednesday
DAY 1 - MADRID
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. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to 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.
DAY 2 - 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. (Note: if groups have fewer than fifteen travellers, it can be given in both English and Spanish.) 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” (meaning “running with the bulls”) 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. If you wish, there is an optional visit to the ROYAL PALACE. At sunset we provide transfers 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 - MADRID - ZARAGOZA (SARAGOSSA) - MONTSERRAT - BARCELONA
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar. Evening transfers to Maremagnum in Barcelona. 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. We visit this impressive sanctuary. Directly afterwards, the group will have free time in the city centre. Later, we make our way to Cataluña. We will be able to admire the impressive rocky landscapes while passing Montserrat Monastery. On arrival, we shall learn about Cataluña. Barcelona. We provide transfers to Plaza de Colón and Maremagnum, a place that’s full of life and activities right next to the sea. This is where the most innovative spirit of the city blends with its deep historic character. We will guide you on where to eat right in the heart of this district. Classic Spanish food can be found, and also Indian, Chinese, Spanish and Middle Eastern restaurants. Return to the hotel.
DAY 4 - BARCELONA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfers 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 transfers to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Muslim, international and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.
DAY 5 - 11: ON BOARD CRUISE
After breakfast, check out from hotel and transfer to pier for your 07 nights sailing on board Norwegian Epic.
|Sun||Barcelona||- -||6:00 PM|
|Mon||At Sea||- -||- -|
|Tue||Naples||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Wed||Rome (Civitavecchia)||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Thu||Florence/Pisa (Livorno)||7:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Fri||Marseille||10:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|Sat||Palma||1:00 PM||8:00 PM|
|Sun||Barcelona||5:00 AM||- -|
Included in the price (for complete tour)
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MADRID, BARCELONA
- Evening transfer: To Plaza de España and Gran Via in MADRID, To Plaza de Oriente in MADRID, To Plaza de Colón and
- Maremagnum (Sea Port) in BARCELONA, To Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya in BARCELONA
- Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas in MADRID, Spanis Village in BARCELONA
BARCELO TORRE ARIAS***
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NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI****
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