Day 1: Madrid - Arrival.
Welcome to Madrid!
Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!.
IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.
NB: The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.
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 Vía, 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.
Highlights: Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.
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.
Day 3: Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat - Barcelona.
Total distance: 640Km
Scenery: different landscapes on the Spanish plateau and fertile areas in Catalonia.
07:30h Madrid – Departure.
12:30h Zaragoza – Arrival at this city, which stands on the banks of the river Ebro. The guide will join the group to Basilica del Pilar. Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and have lunch in the city centre.
14:00 hrs. -Zaragoza.- Departure on our way to Catalunia.
16:30 hrs. – 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).
17:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet.- Departure.- We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful scenery where the Benedictine abbey is located. We climb to the summit in small rack train to admire the fantastic landscapes
18:45 hrs. -Monasterio de Montserrat.- Arrival.- Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia, is located.
19:45 hrs. -Montserrat.- road exit.
20:45 hrs. - Barcelona.- Arrival.
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).
Day 4: Barcelona.-
Total distance covered: 115 km
NB: Sometimes this day’s accommodation may be given in Barcelona. In this case, a stop will be made on Wednesday in Gerona before going on our way to France.
In the morning at 09.00 hrs the tour starts with our guide or a local guide the tour of the city including the Columbus Monument, Plaza de Cataluña, Paseo de Gracia, Diagonal, Sagrada Familia, Montjuic with its Olympic facilities, Plaza de España. A stop will be made for a few minutes near the Sagrada Familia to have a chance to see this monument. The visit ends in the Ramblas area for participants to walk around the historic centre and Gothic quarter. Free time for lunch and to continue strolling.
18.00hrs -Barcelona –Departure-. We travel towards the north of Catalonia.
19.30 hrs - GIRONA – Arrival in this small Catalan capital with its very beautiful historic centre where the cathedral stands out with its great staircase. The city is also magnificently lit up and has many small restaurants.
NB: If your hotel should be in the outskirts of Gerona, we will take to the centre by bus to leave you there for time before going to the hotel.
Day 5: Barcelona- Girona- Nimes- Pont du Gard- Mirmande- Grenoble.-
Total distance covered: 545 km
Countryside: Pleasant green and Mediterranean scenery, mountain passes in the Pyrenees and at the end of the day.
NB: It is best to have your passport with you, we are going into France and sometimes there are border checks requiring documentation. -
08.00 hrs - Girona –Departure-; we going to France and cross the region of Provence.
12.00 hrs - NIMES -Arrival-. Time in this city which was an important centre in the Roman Empire and where concerts and bullfighting are still held in its ancient amphitheatre after almost 2000 years. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.
14:15 hrs - Nimes –Departure-. Very near the city, we will continue to see the Roman heritage in Provence
14:45 hrs - PONT DU GARD. An impressive Roman aqueduct amidst pretty scenery.
15:45 hrs - Pont du Gard -Departure-.
17:15 hrs -MIRMANDE- a stop for a coffee and a stroll in this typical magnificently preserved Provencal village, with great views of the Rhône Valley.
18:15 hrs - Mirmande –Departure-. We leave the Rhône Valley and the province region to go into the Alps.
20.00hrs - GRENOBLE. - Dinner included and accommodation.
NB: the hotel used for this stage is in a pleasant scenic area outside the city and no time is provided on this trip to visit Grenoble.
Day 6: Grenoble- Geneva- Chillon- Gruyere- Gstaad.-
Total distance covered: 360 km
Countryside: Very pretty scenery at Lake Leman. Large lakes, high snowy mountains in the distance. In the afternoon, a trip between the mountains passing through beautiful villages of wooden houses.
NB: Have your passport with you, we are going into Switzerland and sometimes there are border controls asking for documentation. -
08.00 hrs -Grenoble –Departure-. We travel to Switzerland.
10:15 hrs - GENEVA –Arrival. - The capital of the French-speaking region of Switzerland. A city on Lake Leman which houses the European United Nations headquarters, the offices of the International Labour Organisation, of the Red Cross and numerous other headquarters of international bodies. With our guide, we will go to the Palace of Nations (the United Nations headquarters in Europe) and the pretty English Garden with its flower clock, and can admire the “Jet d’Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe.
12:30 hrs - Geneva –departure after lunch-. Our road follows Lake Leman. Amidst magnificent vineyard scenery (area declared UNESCO world Heritage).
14.00 hrs - Chillon Castle, arrival at this fantastic mediaeval castle built on the waters of the lake. Tickets included.
15.00 hrs - Chillon Castle –Departure-. Magnificent mountain scenery, we cross areas with pretty villages with wooden architecture.
15:45 hrs- Gruyere. – In the centre of the area where the famous cheese is produced, Gruyere is a very picturesque walled tourist village. Very near to Gruyere are some of the main Swiss chocolate manufacturers (NESTLÉ among others), and we visit the Cailler factory. Sweet tasting included!
18:15 hrs - Gruyere. Departure amidst mountains and very pretty Swiss villages.
19:30 hrs - Gstaad, Arrival in this pretty little village with its wooden houses. Accommodation in the area of Gstaad- Saanenland.
Day 7: Gstaad- Grindelwald- Lucerne- Zurich.-
Total distance covered: 240 km
Countryside: A spectacular stage in terms of scenery: high peaks where the snow stays all year round, typical little villages, lakes.
Suggestion: Wear warm clothing and comfortable footwear, we will be in the high mountains where you can walk on hanging walkways! Some waterproof clothing is also recommendable. Remember too that if it is a sunny day in the mountains, it is best to use solar protection.
NB: For reasons of weather (strong winds) or maintenance, the cable car may not be running at some time. If this happens, we will try to find an alternative client to another scenic point.
08.00 hrs - Gstaad –Departure-. Very beautiful mountain and lake scenery. We cross the region of Interlaken with its beautiful lakes.
09:45 hrs - Grindelwald. - time for a coffee in a Bernese Alpine Mountain resort before taking the cable car (tickets included) to Grindelwald First, the largest skiing resort in the region. We will do a route on foot (30 minutes) where amidst impressive Alpine scenery, we will have the chance to take the “step into the void” while enjoying the glaciers surrounding us; lunch included for passengers.
13:15 hrs - Grindelwald First. - Departure.
15.00 hrs - Lucerne –Arrival-. This is one of the most beautiful cities of Switzerland. Time to stroll over its wooden bridges crossing the lake.
17.00 hrs - Lucerne –Departure-.
18.00 hrs - ZURICH –Arrival-. We will take a stroll in the largest city in Switzerland, its economic centre, before going to a hotel.
Day 8: Zurich - Burglen- Morcote - Como - Milan.-
Total distance: 310 km
Scenery: beautiful Alpine landscapes of mountains and lakes. Take the camera by hand.
Notes: Bring your passport. There may be border controls when entering Italy
08.00 hrs. - Zurich – Departure. Crossing the Swiss Plateau.
09.15 hrs.- Burglen.- Arrival to the tiny village where William Tell was born. We shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life.
10.00 hrs.- Burglen- Departure.- Spectacular landscapes crossing the Alps by motorway. We enter the Italian-speaking Switzerland.
12.00 hrs – Morcote. Arrival to this very picturesque village by Lake Lugarno, with its stone houses covered with flowers.
13.00 h. Morcote – Departure for the Italian border.
13.45 hrs.- Como- on the shores of its lake, a bustling Italian town with an outstanding Gothic cathedral and life on the shore. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.
15.45 hrs.- Como, departure.
16.45 h. Milan – Arrival, our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel. Transfer to hotel about 20.00 hrs.
Day 9: Milan - Pisa - Rome.-
Total distance: 640 km
Scenery: surprising scenery along the coast of Liguria and the Tuscan Apennines.
08.00 hrs- We leave the Italian financial capital towards Pisa.
11.30 hrs- Pisa –On a little touristic train we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa.
13.30 hrs- Pisa – Departure for Rome, passing through ancient Etruscan regions.
20:15 h. Rome - Arrival.
Note: This stage may have a different schedule (arriving somewhat later to Pisa and Rome) for the meeting en route of travelers coming from Nice.
Day 10: Rome.
Highlights: city tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.
The morning starts with an early interesting city tour of the “Eternal City”, in which we will visit the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hill and St. John Lateran. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. Admission to the Coliseum included. This building, which dates from the first century, was built for the purpose of organising entertainment for the Romans, such as gladiator combats. We have the chance to learn about the ancient society of the Roman Empire.
18:30 h. Transfer to Via Cavour, which has many local restaurants and others that serve international cuisine, including Indian and Chinese. Return to hotel.
Day 11: Rome - Florence.-
Total distance: 320km
Scenery: Apennine Mountains and Tuscan vineyards.
Note: We recommend you wear comfortable shoes as the tour of Florence involves walking.
08:00h Rome – Departure, passing through the Tiber Valley.
12:15h Florence – Our first contact with the Renaissance city is Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint with marvellous views of the city. Don’t forget to take your camera!
Walking tour with local guide, lasting two and a half hours. We visit the Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vechio, Straw Market, Piazza Republica, Palacio Vecchio. Free afternoon to explore and visit the city’s historical markets and museums.
The city has many restaurants that offer a wide variety of local and international food, where you can dine. Return to hotel.
Day 12: Florence - Venice.-
Total distance: 310km
Scenery: we cross the Apennines and the Po Valley.
08.15h Florencia – Departure, passing through mountain scenery.
12:00 h Venice – Arrival at Tronchetto Gate where we take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. Comprehensive tour with a local guide to St. Mark’s Square and the interior of St. Mark’s Basilica (admission included). Visit to the Murano Glass Factory where we will see a demonstration of how this ancient glass is made. Free afternoon.
19:00h Return to firm land and transfer to hotel. Dinner in the Mestre district, which has many local and international restaurants.
After breakfast, end of our services.
- Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
- Includes arrival transfer
- City tour in: MADRID, Poblet, BARCELONA, ROME, FLORENCE, VENICE
- Boat: Vaporetto in Venice in VENICE
- Evening transfer: Plaza de Oriente in MADRID, Via Cavour in Rome in ROME
- Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence in FLORENCE
- Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas in MADRID, Poblet Monastery in Poblet, Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory in GRUYERE, Coliseum of Rome in ROME, Saint Mark´s Basilica and Murano Glass Factory in Venice in VENICE
- Train: Montserrat Monastery in Poblet, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa in PISA
- Funicular: Grindelwald First in GRINDELWALD
- 1 Lunch Included in: GRINDELWALD
- 1 Dinner Included in: GRENOBLE
c/Antonio Lpez 65
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C/Amsterdam, n°3 Campo de las Naciones 28042 MADRID
SILKEN PUERTA MADRID917438300
Calle de Juan Rizi, 5, 28027 Madrid
ELBA MADRID ALCALA913756800
DOÑA BRIGIDA SALAMANCA FORUM923337020
Avda. del Tormes, CP 37185 Villamayor, Salamanca
NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI934755800
C/ de la TV3, 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi - Barcelona
HOTEL PORTA FIRA932973500
PLAZA EUROPA 45, HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA932618000
Plaza de Europa 50-52, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
CITY PARK SANT JUST934700410
Carretera reial, 132
PLAZA CONDE DE CASAL No 6
ILUNION PIO XII913876200
AVENIDA PIO XII 77
NOVOTEL MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS917247600
Albacete, 1 esq. Avda. de Badajoz
SALLES CIUTAT DEL PRAT933788333
AVDA REMOLAR 46
C. JOS AGUSTN GOYTISOLO 9 - 11
HOTEL ALIMARA BARCELONA934270000
Berruguete, 126 08035 BARCELONA España
CATALONIA EIXAMPLE 1864932720050
ROGER DE LLURIA, 60, CP: 08009
MELIA AVENIDA AMERICA914232400
Calle de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36
Calle de Agustn de Fox, s/n
IBIS STYLES MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS917247600
Albacete, 1 esq. Avda. de Badajoz
HESPERIA ST JOAN934773003
C/ Josep Trueta 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi Barcelona
FRONT AIR CONGRESS936369480
C/Alberades,16 Sant Boi de Llobregat
AC HOTEL SOM BY MARRIOTT934458200
Arquitectura, 1-3 LHospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908
SALLES AEROPORT GIRONA972477940
N-156, Km. 0,6, Riudellots de la Selva GERONA
NOVOTEL GRENOBLE NORD476505555
1625 Route de Veurey, Voreppe
SUN SOUL PANORAMA POP UP SOLSANA337481617
Zwischen Saanen und Schönried -vis-versus Solsanastrasse 15 3792 Saanen
NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT448299000
Linderbegh-Platz, 1 8152 Glattpork
HOTEL IBIS ZURICH MESSE AIRPORT443074700
Heidi Abel-Weg 5, Zurich-oerlikon
Wyssmlleriweg 10 Saanen
HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE443161100
KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH445255661
Dufaux-Strasse 1 Opfikon
IH MILANO LORENTEGGIO02413111
VIA LORENTEGGIO, 278
Via Aurelia n. 617/619
GREEN PARK HOTEL PAMPHILI06661028
Largo Lorenzo Mossa 4
VIA DINO CIOLLI,5 CALENZANO
Via G. Garibaldi, 8, 40069 Zola Predosa
Via Rizzardi 11
VIA RIZZARDI 21
VIALE DON LUIGI STURZO 32
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Via Terraglio 447, 31022 Preganziol
HOLIDAY INN MILANO ASSAGO02488601
TANGENZIALE OVEST KM 19
VIALE ALGERIA 141
IBIS FIRENZE NORD AEROPORTO05534511
Via Volturno 5, Loc. Osmannoro
Via Risorgimento, 186, CP 40069 Zola Predosa BO
NOVOTEL MESTRE CASTELLANA415066511
VIA ALFREDO CECCHERINI 21
VIA ORLANDA, 4 SAN GIULIANO
HOTEL DUCA D´AOSTA041454331
PIAZZA DUCA D´AOSTA 31 MOGLIANO VENETO, TREVISO
Via Giorgio Stephenson, 55
VIA CRISTOFORO COLOMBO 710
VIA GIOVANNI AGNELLI 33
HOLIDAY INN MARGHERA415092311
ROTONDA ROMEA 1/2, MARGHERA
HOTEL CITY OF ART VENICE LLOYD0
Via Rizzardi, 32
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