A 24 days tour visiting Madrid, Zaragoza, Poblet, Montserrat, Barcelona, Girona, Arles, Carrieres de Lumiere, La Garde, Chambery, Geneva, Chillon, Gruyere, Gstaad, Grindelwald, Lucerne, Zurich, Burglen, Morcote, Como, Milan, Pisa, Rome, Florence, Venice, Innsbruck, Kitzbuhel, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Lauf, Wurzburg, Frankfurt, Cruise on the Rhine, Cologne, Amsterdam, Zaanse, Schans, Volendam, Marken, Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges, Paris.
DAY 01 SAT. Madrid – Arrival.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to the hotel. Evening transport to the GranVía district.
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arriving at the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Check the information boards in the hotel reception area for details of the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. 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 available.
DAY 02 SUN. Madrid.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Evening transfer.
The morning starts 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. We then visit to Retiro Park, an oasis in the city centre, where we will see the lake and the Glass Palace. A visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) is next, 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 leisure. At sunset we provide a transfer to Plaza de Ori- ente, opposite the Royal Palace, an elegant and bustling area with many restaurants serving different cuisines such as local Spanish food, international, and Chinese. Enjoy a pleasant dinner of your choice, then return to hotel together.
DAY 03 MON. Madrid – Zaragoza – Poblet – Montserrat – Barcelona.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Monastery of Poblet, rack train to Montserrat.
In the morning we leave for Aragón over the lands of Castile. In ZARAGOZA we stop briefly to see the Pilar Basilica. We continue to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by its walls in a beautiful site that is one of the best-preserved medieval monasteries in the world (en- trance and guided tour included). We then proceed to the Monastery of Montserrat where you will go up the mountain on a rack train to see its fantastic scenery. Following this we will continue to BARCELONA, arriving in the late afternoon. Note: In the winter months, from November to March, due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet in order to reach Montserrat in the daylight.
DAY 04 TUE. Barcelona- Girona.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Barelona. Overnight in Girona.
In the morning we enjoy a city tour, its Ramblas, the works of Gaudí, and memories of the Olympic Games. Time at leisure. At the end of the afternoon we will go to the north of Catalonia. A stroll in GIRONA and its very beautiful historical centre. Its colourful houses stand out, as well as the old Jewish quarter and Cathedral.
DAY 05 WED. Girona- Arles- Carrieres de Lumiere La Garde- Chambery.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Provenzal region in France.
We leave for France, crossing Provence. We stop in AR- LES, a small world heritage city where we will remem- ber Van Gogh; and can see its Roman theatre and small Romanesque churches. Time for a stroll and lunch. We carry on and include admission to CARRIERES DE LUMIERE, an impressive show of art, image and sound underground, in former quarries. And at the end of the afternoon, a stop in LA GARDE ADHEMAR, a typical, mag- nificently conserved village of Provence, with great views of the Rhone valley. CHAMBERY, arrival and accommo- dation in the charming capital of Savoie, a medieval city with a beautiful old town and great castle.
DAY 06 THU. Chambery- Geneva- Chillon- Gruyere- Gstaad.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Switzerland with Lakes and Mountains. Chocolate factory.
Today we travel to GENEVA, Switzerland. Our guide will take you to visit the Palace of Nations (the headquar- ters of the United Nations in Europe), the pretty English Garden with its clock made of flowers, and the Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in Europe. After this we continue to CHILLON CASTLE (entrance included), this medieval castle built in the waters of a lake. Moving on to the pic- turesque walled village of GRUYERE, famous worldwide for its cheese. Nearby are a few of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland (NESTLE amongst them), we will visit the Cailler Chocolate Factory, with tasting included! Travelling along small roads surrounded by moun- tainous countryside and picturesque wooden villages, we will reach the pretty little village of GSTAAD.
DAY 07 FRI. Gstaad- Grindelwald- Lucerne- Zu- rich.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Swiss Alpine scenery with glaciers and mountains. Grindelwald, cable car and lunch included. Lucerne.
Today’s journey takes us through beautiful high mountain scenery. We pass Interlaken and go around its beautiful lake. We arrive in GRINDELWALD, time for a coffee be- fore taking the cable car up the mountain, Grindelwald. Walk around freely enjoying the stunning views, experience the bridge into the void, an ideal place to be seduced by the Swiss Alpine scenery surrounded by its glaciers and mountains. After lunch (included) we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Continuing to ZURICH, where there is time for a stroll in the centre before going to the hotel.
DAY 08 SAT. Zurich – Burglen- Morcote – Como – Milan.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: We will know the town of William Tell. Picturesque villages as Morcote. Shores of Como.
In the morning we will travel to BURGLEN, the tiny village where William Tell was born, we will visit the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life. Afterwards continue to the enchanting little town of MORCOTE, with its houses made of stone and covered with flowers. Next, we enter Italy and make a stop in Como, on the shores of a lake. The city highlights a Gothic Cathedral. On to MILAN, where our guide will take you to the impressive Duomo Square. Time for dinner at one of the restaurants offering a wide range of international cuisines. After dinner, transfer back to the hotel.
DAY 09 SUN. Milan – Pisa – Rome.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Coast of Liguria, Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Today we continue our journey towards PISA. On a little tourist 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. Then, we continue to Rome, arriving at the end of the afternoon.
DAY 10 MON. Rome.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum and Vatican City. Evening transfer.
In the morning, we will have a tour of the city, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. 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. We will also enter the Roman Coliseum (admission price included), the principal symbol of Rome. This impressive construction dates back 2,000 years and will transport us in time so that we can learn about ancient society in the Roman Empire. In the even- ing we will transfer you to the Via Cavour area, where you will find many international restaurants to enjoy your dinner at. After dinner return to the hotel.
DAY 11 TUE. Rome – Florence.-
TODAY’S HIGLIGHTS: Tour with a local expert from Florence. View from Piazzale Michelangelo.
Today we will leave Rome, heading north. This route has beautiful landscapes. Arriving in FLORENCE, we head straight to the impressive Piazzale Michelangelo. In the evening we take a tour with a local expert, walking through the historic centre, taking in places such as the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, and Plaza della Signoria. This city is truly an outdoor museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. In the evening you will have time for dinner, as, in this district you can find many restaurants serving international cuisine.
DAY 12 WED. Florence – Venice.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Boat on Venice’s Canal. Visit and admission to the St. Mark´s Basilica. Admire the technique of crafting Murano Glass.
Today we enjoy stunning mountain landscapes while crossing the Apennine Mountains. We will arrive in VEN- ICE and take the boat and cross the Grand Canal to the Island of Venice. With a local guide, we will visit the marvellous St. Mark´s Square and enter the Basilica (entrance included). Afterwards, we will visit the Murano Glass Factory. It is fascinating to see the technique of how this ancient glass is made. Enjoy some time at leisure to explore. Accommodation in the Mestre district.
DAY 13 THU. Venice – Innsbruck- Kitzbuhel.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Breathtaking landscapes. Dinner included.
We will depart from Venice, travelling to Austria! Arrival to INNSBRUCK, time to stroll in the historic centre and have lunch. After this, we travel along a very pretty scenic road between the mountains to KITZBÜHEL – Arrival and time to see this picturesque little village, a famous ski resort where we can enjoy the snow for a large part of the year! Free time. Dinner included(vegetarian option possible). Note: In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Venice to Innsbruck may be done by a train.
DAY 14 FRI. Kitzbuhel- Salzburg – St. Wolfgang- Traunsee Lake- Vienna.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Alpine cable car. Salzburg, the city of Mozart. Fantastic scenery. Cruise on a lake.
Departing in the morning, we include a cable car ride up to the high mountains that surround Kitzbuhel, with snow 9 months a year, fantastic scenery; in summer, those who wish may visit the “alpine flower garden”. We will continue to explore Austria, traveling between the mountains, and ar- riving in SALZBURG. Our guide will accompany us through the beautiful streets of this city’s historic centre, declared a World Heritage site. We make our way between lakes and mountains in the next stage. Our next stop is in ST. WOLF- GANG, a famous place of pilgrimage in Austria. We continue to TRAUNKIRCHEN with its beautiful Traunsee Lake, where we take a cruise to see four castles, disembarking in GMUNDEN. After this we continue to VIENNA, arriving in the late afternoon.
DAY 15 SAT. Vienna.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Vienna city tour. Gardens of the immense Schönbrunn Palace.
Today we take a scenic visit around this impressive city with a local expert. Here we experience its majestic avenues, its palaces and the vibrant city centre. Then we head directly to Schönbrunn Palace, where visitors can stroll around and enjoy its beautiful gardens. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon of leisure in the city centre. In the evening we will go to the City Hall Square to enjoy the nightlife in the neighbouring streets. Here you will get the opportunity to take dinner.
DAY 16 SUN. Vienna – Budapest.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Cruise on the Danube, city tour of Budapest, evening transfer.
We have an approximately three-hour journey to BUDA- PEST, Hungary. Arriving at around 11:30, we will discover Budapest (known as the “Queen of the Danube”) on a boat tour along the river. Budapest is divided by the Danube River, with historic Buda on one side and cosmopolitan Pest on the opposite side. Time for lunch, followed by a scenic tour of the city. After the tour enjoy some leisure time. At the end of the day we finish in the lively area of Vaci Utca, where there are lots of opportunities to take your dinner.
DAY 17 MON. Budapest – Bratislava – Prague.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Time to explore Bratislava. Czech landscapes. Evening transfer in Prague.
We will leave Budapest for BRATISLAVA, the capital of Slo- vakia and a city alongside the Danube. With an attractive historic centre, take time to see the city and enjoy lunch. Af- ter lunch we will continue our journey to the Czech Republic, PRAGUE. Arriving in the evening, we will make our way to the Old Town Square. This central location provides a great introduction to Prague, full of energy and touristic activities. You can take your dinner at one of the restaurants offering international cuisines, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.
DAY 18 TUE. Prague.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Prague. Visit to Castle. Boat tour along the river.
Today we will visit the capital, Prague, the Baroque jewel of Europe. Our local expert will provide an informative city tour, which will include outstanding monuments. During the visit we walk through Prague Castle (admission included). Subsequently, we shall take a boat tour on the Vltava River. In the afternoon enjoy some free time to explore the city. In the evening, we will enjoy more time in the historic city centre and there will be an opportunity for you to take din- ner. Return to hotel.
DAY 19 WED. Prague – Lauf – Wurzburg – Frankfurt.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Bavarian Germany.
We leave for Germany. In the region of Bavaria, we will see LAUF AN DER PEGNITZ, a picturesque little village which stands out because of its busy Market Square and Castle. After this we will carry on to WURZBURG, with time for lunch and to see this Bavarian city on the banks of the Maine River, a former bishopric centre and now a very busy university city. Our journey continues to FRANKFURT. Explore the historic city and choose one of the many international restaurants. Go to the hotel.
DAY 20 THU. Frankfurt – Cruise on the Rhine – Co- logne – Amsterdam.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rhine cruise included.
Today we will take a small Cruise on the Rhine, between the villages of RUDESHEIM and ST. GOAR, undoubtedly the river’s most picturesque section. After this we will travel to COLOGNE, a city which stands out for its immense gothic cathedral. Then on to the Netherlands. Arriving to AMSTERDAM in the late afternoon.
DAY 21 FRI. Amsterdam – Zaanse Schans – Volendam Marken- Amsterdam.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Boat on the IJsselmeer lake. City tour of Amsterdam.
Today we have a very exciting day in the Netherlands. We will go to Zaanse Schans with its mills, canals and its typical houses. Next VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. A short boat trip from Volendam, will take us to MARKEN (an island that was joined to the mainland by a fixed dike), where the houses there are built on stilts. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM where we will enjoy a panoramic visit of the city to see its narrow canals, its official buildings and parks. We will also see the technique of diamond cutting. A large part of the visit will be done on foot, the information will be given through headphones. Time for dinner in Rembrandtplein, an area with many restaurants from all corners of the world and near the red-light district with its liberal values. Go to the hotel.
DAY 22 SAT. Amsterdam – Brussels – Bruges – Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Feeling Belgium.
Today we will leave for BRUSSELS, taking time in the Grand Place and making a stop to photograph the Atomium. Con- tinuing to BRUGES, the marvellous Flemish city known as the Venice of the North. Time for lunch. Our journey will take us to France. Arriving in PARIS at the end of the day. Note: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. This way you will be able to visit Disneyland, Versailles and other places of interest.
DAY 23 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.
Today we take a guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower. You will have the op- portunity 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 di- vides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure to explore and relax! At sunset enjoy dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then return to hotel. Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or Monday).
DAY 24 MON. Paris.-
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Time at leisure.
We will start the day by going to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre Museum. Enjoy some leisure time to explore. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. Note: For those who are interested, an optional excursion to Disneyland Paris is available. End of our services. Check the time of your flight in case you need an additional night.
- Travel by bus with English speaking guide.
- Basic travel insurance.
- Hotels according to the itinerary.
- Breakfast buffet.
- Arrival transfer
- Boat: to the island of Venice, Traunsee lake
in Traunkirchen, Danube River in Budapest,
Vltava River in Prague, Cruise on the Rhine,
IJsselmeer lake from Volendam to Marken in
• City tour in: Madrid, Poblet, Barcelona, Rome,
Florence, Venice, Vienna, Budapest, Prague,
• Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de
España and Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Via Cavour in Rome, City Hall Square in Vienna, Vaci
Utca in Budapest, Old Town Square in Prague,
Rembrandplein in Amsterdam
• Transfer: Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence
• Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Poblet Monastery, Carrieres de Lumiere
show, Chillon Castle; Cailler Chocolate Factory,
Coliseum of Rome, Saint Mark´s Basilica and
Murano Glass Factory in Venice, Prague Castle,
Diamond Cutting Workshop in Amsterdam
• Train: Montserrat Monastery, Piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa
• Funicular: Grindelwald First, Kitzbuhel
• 2 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Grindelwald,
(ADDITIONAL SERVICES OPT. 2)
• Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine in Paris
• City tour in: Paris
• Evening Transfer: Latin Quarter of Paris
• Ticket admission: 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in
- Nov.20: 07, 14, 21, 28
- Dec.20: 05, 12, 19, 26
- Jan.21: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
- Feb.21: 06, 13, 20, 27
- Mar.21: 06, 13, 20, 27
- Apr.21: 03, 10, 17, 24
- May.21: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
- Jun.21: 05, 12, 19, 26
- Jul.21: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31
- Aug.21: 07, 14, 21, 28
- Sep.21: 04, 11, 18, 25
- Oct.21: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30
- Nov.21: 06, 13, 20, 27
- Dec.21: 04, 11, 18, 25
- Jan.22: 01, 08, 15, 22, 29
- Feb.22: 05, 12, 19, 26
- Mar.22: 05, 12, 19, 26
PRICES PER PERSON
SEASON DBL SINGL
High S. $3.592 $4.756
Mid S. $3.439 $4.602
Low S. $3.371 $4.534
- In the winter months, from November to March, due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet in order to reach Montserrat in the daylight.
- In case of few travellers on the trip, the journey from Venice to Innsbruck may be done by a train.
- If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. This way you will be able to visit Disneyland, Versailles and other places of interest
- Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or Monday).
- For those who are interested, an optional excursion to Disneyland Paris is available.
- It is a general policy in the hotels that may request a deposit of money on arrival at each of the hotels where you will be staying. This deposit is charged at the time of check in and is refunded upon departure if you did not make any expenses at the hotel.
- The space in the holds of the coaches and in the train wagons is limited and this determines the maximum amount of luggage authorized per passenger on our circuits: one suitcase per person and one handbag. Carrying more luggage than allowed can be checked in at destination.