Day 1: Paris - Arrival.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighborhood. Funicular ride (included)
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.
WELCOME TO PARIS!
Transfer from airport to hotel and free time to explore before meeting your guide and fellow travellers. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
18.30 hrs (approximately) Transfer to the Montmartre quarter, a Bohemian district known for its artists. The visit includes a ride in the funicular railway to the top of the hill which has wonderful views of Paris. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner in a magical and romantic setting.
Return to hotel.
Day 2: Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Evening transfer.
09:00h Comprehensive tour of Paris with a local guide, visiting the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Palace, Garnier Opera House, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall of Paris, Eiffel Tower, etc. Includes admission to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in the lift.
The visit is followed by a spectacular cruise on the river Seine which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
At sunset enjoy the evening transfer to “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. Return to hotel.
Note: Because of the tourist attraction of the Tower, there may be important queues at the time of your access. In order to minimize the problem, in some occasions, the ascent to the Eiffel Tower can be given at another time of your stay in Paris.
Day 3: Paris.-
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: free time in the city of lights.
08.30 hrs.- We go to the centre of Paris, the area of the Louvre Museum.
Free time to stroll in the city. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.
Rest of the day free.
It will be offered for travelers who are interested, an optional excursion to enjoy in Eurodisney.
Day 4: Paris- Lourdes.-
Total distance covered: 810 km. -
Countryside: Pleasant inland French countryside
07:30 hrs Paris departure. Travel south. Stopping in service area for lunch.
18:30 hrs.- Lourdes- Arrival. Our guide will give you information on this pretty village in the Pyrenees, we advise you to attend the candle procession, which is normally at 21.00hrs (this is held from the end of March to late October). Dinner included for all passengers.
Day 5: Lourdes- Saint Bertrand- Carcassonne- Andorra.-
Total distance: 465 km.
Countryside: Pyrenees mountain range. Snow-covered high peaks through a large part of the year.
08.30 hrs – Lourdes –Departure–.
09:30 hrs - Saint Bertrand de Comminges. - A very pretty village at the foot of the Pyrenees, already existing in Roman times. Time to stroll and see its historic heritage.
11.00 hrs - Saint Bertrand de Comminges –Departure-. Passage through the metropolis of Toulouse.
13:30hrs – Carcassonne – Arrival at the “cité”, the mediaeval walled city. Time for lunch and to see this beautiful city.
16.00 hrs – Carcassonne –Departure. – We travel to Andorra, a small independent country of the Pyrenees between Spain and France. Impressive high mountain scenery with summits often covered with snow.
19.15 hrs – Andorra–Arrival. Free time. Dinner included.
Day 6: Andorra- Montserrat- Barcelona.-
Total distance: 225 km.
Countryside: Pretty mountain scenery. Huge scenery around the monastery of Montserrat.WARNING: Have your passport to hand, as there are sometimes border checks.
Free morning in Andorra. You can visit this modern city amidst the mountains or go shopping in its large shopping centres with low taxes. - Time for lunch.
14.00 hrs - Andorra –Departure-. Entry in Catalonia. We go to the beautiful area where the Benedictine Abbey stands.
16:15 hrs - Arrival at the foot of Montserrat Mountain. We get to the monastery on a rack train (tickets included), impressive views on the way up.
16:45 hrs - Monastery of Montserrat –Arrival-. Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary of the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia
18:30 hrs - Montserrat –Departure- (by bus).
19.30 hrs - Barcelona –Arrival-. Accommodation.
Day 7: Barcelona.
Highlights: Barcelona Guided tour lasting 3 hours; visit to “Poble Espanyol”, with admission included; transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas.
09:00h.- Tour of the city with a local guide (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide) who will tell us about this exciting city on the shores of the Mediterranean. We will visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood 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), an open-air museum that combines the art, traditions, architecture, arts and crafts and folklore of each of the Spanish regions. Time for lunch. Free afternoon.
18:30h.- Transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas, the heart of the city, where there are many restaurants where you can dine. Return to hotel.
Day 8: Barcelona - Peniscola - Valencia.-
Total distance: 375km
Highlights: Visit Peniscola, sightseeing of Valencia. Evening transfer.
Scenery: Picturesque towns on the Mediterranean coast.
08:00h Barcelona – Departure for the Region of Valencia.
10:45h Peñiscola – Our guide will tell you about this tiny walled city on the sea shore, which has an interesting history. We will visit the fishing harbour, the castle and the beach and spend some free time.
12:30h Peñiscola – Departure for Valencia.
14:30 h Valencia – Arrival and time for lunch. In the afternoon, with a local guide we will include a visit to the third largest Spanish city that mixes the modern with the historical. We will know its historic center, the fish market, the cathedral and also the avant-garde City of Arts and Sciences. The most important modern tourist site in the city.
18:00h- Evening transfer to the Bullring area. In this area you will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, International, etc) . Return to hotel about 21.00 hrs.
Day 9: Valencia - Alicante - Caravaca de la Cruz - Granada.
Total distance: 536 km
Scenery: Presence of the sea. Fertile orchards and semi -deserts. Mountains in Andalucia.
08.30 hrs- Valencia – We set out for the Region of Alicante.
10.45 hrs- Alicante- Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea.
14.00 hrs- Alicante departure- After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia region.
16.00 hrs- Caravaca – Free time to visit this small town, considered a Holy City by the Roman Catholic Church. Its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the tourist train.
17.00 hrs- Caravaca – We leave the city and pass through beautiful Andalusian scenery.
20.30 hrs Granada – Arrival at the end of the day.
Day 10: Granada.
Highlights: Visit to the Alhambra. Night transfer.
A full day in GRANADA and guided tour of the Alhambra and the Gardens of the Generalife (admission included). This is an important work built during the period when the Muslims ruled Granada.
At the end of the day 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. Return to hotel. Tonight you have the option to attend a flamenco dance show and the traditional neighborhood of Sacramonte.
Note: In the Alhmabra complex, the Nazari palaces allow a limited number of people in at a time. Sometimes your visit may be in the afternoon, depending on the timetables in which we are allowed in. In the highly improbable case of not being able to visit this area of the Alhambra, a visit to the Alcázares, which have similar architecture and features, will be included in Seville
Day 11: Granada - Malaga - Marbella - Ronda - Seville.
Total distance: 400 km
Scenery: Mediterranean and mountain scenery.
08:00h Granada – We set out for the Costa del Sol.
10.00 hrs- Málaga- Arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum.
11:30h.- We will leave Malaga and continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean.
12.30 hrs.- Arrival at Puerto Banus, in Marbella, a pretty high level recreational port. Time to stroll on the marina, with its cosmopolitan, luxurious atmosphere.
15.00h Marbella – We leave for the mountains, which was once overrun by bandolliers.
16.30 h Ronda – Arrival at the “White City”, located in a magnificent natural setting with its large gorge that divides it in two. Time to explore.
18:00h Ronda – Continuation to Seville.
20:00h Seville – Arrival at the end of the afternoon.
Day 12: Seville.-
Highlights: Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Boat trip along the river Guadalquivir. Evening transfer.
After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a scenic visit of Sevilla (if the English-speaking group is fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish). Lasting one hour and a half featuring the Cathedral and the Giralda, Plaza de España, the beautiful banks of the river Guadalquivir, the Golden Tower, the districts of Santa Cruz and Triana, the Maestranza Bullring, and Cartuja Island. After the tour, we will include a boat trip along the river Guadalquivir, enjoying the panoramic views from the boat. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards or the tours to the Cathedral or the Flamenco Show that will be offered as optionals by your guide.
At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the historic city centre area (calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favorite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International and so on. Return to the hotel.
Day 13: Seville - Rabida Monastery - Mertola - Evora - Lisbon.
Total distance: 495km
Scenery: : Attractive landscapes of white villages, mountain ranges, castles en route.
Note: In Portugal we must set our watches back one hour.
08.30 hrs.- Seville- – departure-. We travel to the west of Andalusia. Pleasant landscapes en route.
10.00 hrs.- Rabida Monastery – We visit (entrance included) this Franciscan monastery where Christopher Columbus got help to start his journey. We will know the monastery. After the monastery we will visit the Caravels Museum, an open air museum located in Palos de la Frontera, the port from where he embarked on his voyage, where there are replicas of the caravels with which Columbus left for the Americas.
12.15 hrs.- Palos de la Frontera. We leave Andalusia to set out for Portugal. We enter the Algarve region and continue between mountains towards the interior of the country.
13.15 (14.15h. in Spain)- Mertola. We stop in this picturesque white city, old Muslim population. Its present church was once a mosque. Time for lunch.
14.45 hrs.- Mertola. Departure. We travel through the Alentejo region.
16.30 hrs. - Évora. – Arrival. To the capital of the Alentejo, one of the oldest cities in Portugal with its wide streets, its Renaissance policies and its cathedral, a city declared by Unesco World Heritage. We include entrance to the Chapel of the Bones built with 5000 skeletons.
18.30 hrs. - Évora. -departure.
20.00 hrs. – Lisbon. Arrival.
Day 14: Lisbon.-
Highlights- Comprehensive tour of Lisbon. Night transfer to Restauradores Square.
09:00h.- Start of our tour with a local guide (explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than 12 people). We visit traditional neighborhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the fifteen century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
18:00h.-At the end of the afternoon, we include transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars and cafes from where you can take the "Elevador da Gloria" (not included) that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint of San Pedro with beautiful views over Lisbon and the Bairro Alto.
Return to hotel.
Day 15: Lisbon - Fatima - Madrid.-
Total distance: 695 km.
Scenery: Forests, small mountains, walled villages
Note: There is an hour difference between Spain and Portugal. When in Portugal is 11 hrs in Spain is 12 hrs.
07:30 hrs. - Lisboa – departure. We Travel to the north of Portugal.
09:15 hrs. - Fátima – Time to know this important Sanctuary.
10:30 hrs. - Fátima – Departure. We will continue on our way through the Green lands of the centre, passing into Spain and over the grasslands we cross the north of Extremadura region.
Lunch included en route in a regional food restaurant. Continuation to MADRID.
20.30 hrs.- Madrid, arrival. We include transportation to Plaza Mayor where you can enjoy at some typical taverns.
Day 16: 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.
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: PARIS, BARCELONA, VALENCIA, GRANADA, SEVILLE, LISBON, MADRID
- Boat: River Seine in Paris in PARIS, along Guadalquivir river in Seville in SEVILLE
- Evening transfer: Montmartre Dictrict in Paris in PARIS, Quartier Latin in Paris in PARIS, Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona in BARCELONA, Bullrign square in Valencia in VALENCIA, Albaicin in Granada in GRANADA, Historic center of Seville in SEVILLE, Praa dos Restauradores in Lisbon in LISBON, Plaza de Oriente in MADRID
- Ticket admission: Funicular in Montmartre in Paris in PARIS, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris in PARIS, Poble Espanyol in Barcelona in BARCELONA, Alhambra Palace in Granada in GRANADA, La Rabida Monastery and Caravel Museum in La Rabida Monastery, Chapel of Bones in Evora in EVORA, Plaza de Toros de las Ventas in MADRID
- Train: Caravaca de la Cruz in Caravaca de la Cruz
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