15 days tour

Essential Europe

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Guide

English speaking tour in: MADRID, Poblet, BARCELONA, PARIS, LONDON, AMSTERDAM Please note also that your tour guide might be changed once or several times during the tour. On some tours, according to the number of passengers, the service may be provided in bilingual (usually in English and Spanish), either accompanied by two tour leaders, one for each language, or a single tour leader for smaller groups explaining in both languages.

Optional

FLAMENCO NIGHT WITH DINNER T20 (2 h)(60 EUR) At the end of the day, we offer you the feeling and the flamenco. Singers attending one of the most attractive shows that you can see in Spain. Do not miss the opportunity to assist with great expectation how they capture your attention. A flamenco picture composed of singers, dancers, guitarists and percussionists who make a wonderful journey through the different flamenco styles: bulerías, seguidillas, fandangos, alegrías and sevillanas. All accompanied by a delicate dinner with Spanish products in an incomparable setting. Transfers with the roundtrip coach. Assistance by our mail guide. Entrance to the show. Dinner including three courses with water and wine.. 15 number of people required. MOULIN ROUGE SHOW T20 (2hrs)(130 EUR) THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO CAN VISIT THE MOULIN ROUGE SHOW IS LIMITED. IF ALL TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE, PRIORITY WILL BE GIVEN TO TRAVELERS WHO HAVE MADE RESERVATIONS IN ADVANCE. FOR THIS REASON, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BUY THIS EXCURSION IN ADVANCE THROUGH MY TRIP BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL IN EUROPE. And how could you miss the Parisian night by attending the oldest and most famous cabaret in the world? We talk about the "Moulin Rouge", with more than one hundred years of history. It evokes the moments of the Belle Epoque, in the Parisian district of Pigalle where the concept of the French "varieté" began through great choreographers like the famous French painter Toulouse-Lautrec. More than 100 artists on stage, including 60 dancers from around the world, gigantic aquarium, international attractions and the famous French Cancan. All with one of the fastest scene changes in the world. A show that will not be forgotten. ENTRY OF CHILDREN UNDER 6 YEARS IS NOT ALLOWED Round-trip transport service from and to the hotel. - Table reservation. Tips included. - Show with consumption 1/2 bottle of French champaign per person. NOTE: No children´s discount.. 10 number of people required. LOUVRE MUSEUM GM T20 (1h 30min)(50 EUR) This museum, besides being the best-known gallery in the world, brings together admirable archaeological and sculptural works. Due to the large size of this museum and its huge number of works of art we suggest you take a guided tour that will allow you to see some of the most important works of its interior. Our selective tour will take you from the medieval Louvre, Egyptian Sphinx, Greco-Roman sculptures, including the famous Venus del Milo, summer apartments of Anne of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin, until you reach the Victory of Samothrace. We will also visit the part of western painting, the primitive Italians: Cimabue and Ghiotto, following by the Grande Galería where at this moment we can see "The Virgin of the Rocks" by Leonardo da Vinci. Next, we will admire "The Wedding of Cana" by Verones and the most famous painting of the "La Gioconda" museum. Another part of the museum that we will have the opportunity to see with our guide is the Gallery of French Painting, where we can see "The raft of the jellyfish" by Gericault, "Liberty guiding the people" by Delacroix, "The coronation of Napoleon " from David. Next, we will go to the Apollo Gallery where we will find goldsmith objects and some of "the Crown Jewels", the Gallery of the Guards, where we will find Etruscan and Roman jewels. And finally, another of the parties we visited are the apartments of Napoleon III with its splendid furniture.. -Admission to the Louvre museum. -Group reservation fee set time, no queues. -Louvre authorised local guide in English or Spanish. -Private audio guide service.. 15 number of people required. WINDSOR CASTLE T20 (5hrs)(25 EUR) One of the most impressive and best preserved castles in the United Kingdom, the Queen’s favourite residence. Following the Thames Valley, we will leave London behind crossing the countryside until arriving in the historic town of Windsor whose architecture is immersed in the atmosphere of the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian styles. We will visit the famous Eton College, founded in 1440 for poor children and, today, one of the most exclusive and traditional in the country where the princes of England study. We will visit the castle from the outside. It has always been the residence of the English Crown and it is intimately connected with the history of this country. On the days when Her Majesty holds official receptions, some areas are closed to the public. -Transportation to Windsor via the River Thames. - Assistance of our guide. Note: This tour is not offered on Sundays.. 15 number of people required. THE CANALS OF AMSTERDAM T20 (2hrs)(40 EUR) In this program you will have the opportunity to take a boat trip through the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands, considered the "Venice of the North", with its 160 canals and 1,000 bridges, its beautiful houses of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, unique churches with carillon and stores, and the famous "Red Light District" . NOTE: PASSENGERS WHO ARRIVE FROM PARIS TO AMSTERDAM CANNOT MAKE THIS EXCURSION. -Transfer by coach round trip with our guide. -Cruise of 1 hour and a half through the channels, where we will have explanations during the tour, accompanied by some drinks and snacks.. 20 number of people required.

Transport

Includes arrival transfer Evening transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de España and Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Quartier Latin in Paris , Tower Bridge in London , Leicester/ Soho area in London , Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam Transfer: Camden district in London Train: Montserrat Monastery

Accommodation

MADRID : NH VENTAS or PRAGA or WEARE CHAMARTIN MADRID : MELIA AVENIDA AMERICA or IBIS STYLES MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS or SILKEN PUERTA MADRID MADRID : NOVOTEL MADRID CITY LAS VENTAS or CLARIDGE or ELBA MADRID ALCALA MADRID : ILUNION ALCALA NORTE BARCELONA : PORTA FIRA or RENAISSANCE BARCELONA FIRA or AC HOTEL SOM BY MARRIOTT Gerona : DOUBLETREE BY HILTON GIRONA CHAMBERY : KYRIAD CHAMBERY CENTRE GSTAAD : HUUS HOTEL or LANDHAUS ZURICH : AJA ZURICH DAS CITY RESORT or KAMEHA GRAND ZURICH or HOLIDAY INN ZURICH MESSE ZURICH : NOVOTEL ZURICH AIRPORT ZURICH : HARRYS HOME SCHWEIZ PARIS : NOVOTEL P. D´ITALIE or NOVOTEL SAINT DENIS or IBIS PARIS 17 CLICHY BATIGNOLLES PARIS : NOVOTEL EST - BAGNOLET Rouen : KYRIAD ROUEN CENTRE or CAMPANILE ROUEN MERMOZ or IBIS ROUEN CENTRE RIVE DROITE LONDRES : IBIS LONDON WEMBLEY or HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON WIMBLEDON SOUTH AMSTERDAM : PARK PLAZA AMSTERDAM AIRPORT or IBIS AMSTERDAM CITY WEST We know how important hotels are on your trip. The hotels have been selected taking into consideration quality, price and location. They are located in the cities we visit, most of them not in the city center but all of them with easy access to public transportation nearby. Our accommodation is not based on luxury hotels. Please keep in mind that standards, bed sizes and room dimensions can vary between hotels of the same class in different locations. All rooms are equipped with private bathroom and TV. Some of them also offer a mini-bar, safe box, and hair dryer. Many hotels, mainly in North Europe, do not have air conditioning or local legislation establishes limited dates of use.

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Itinerary of your trip Essential Europe

  • Day 1 Day 1: Madrid
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Madrid

      TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Transfer to the hotel. Evening transport to the Gran Vía district. Welcome to Madrid! Upon arriving at the airport we will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. You can enjoy free time until the beginning of your tour. Please, check the informative posters placed at the hotel reception area which have all the information about the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travelers. 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 2 Day 2: Madrid
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Madrid

      TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Las Ventas bullring. Evening transfer. The morning starts with a comprehensive tour through the center of Madrid including the Paseo del Prado, Cibeles, Neptuno, the Gate of Alcalá, Plaza de Colón and Plaza Mayor. We then will visit Retiro Park, an oasis in the city center, 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 the “corridas” at the Bullfighting Museum. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at your own leisure. At sunset we will provide a transfer to Plaza de Oriente, 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. At the end of the evening we will return to the hotel.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Madrid, Saragossa, Poblet, Barcelona
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Madrid, Saragossa, Poblet, 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 (entrance 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 some cases, depending on the timetable of the rack railway, the ascent to Montserrat can be done in our coach. From November to March, due to the shorter duration of the days, we will neither be ascending nor stopping in Montserrat.

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Tour leaving from Madrid

Spain’s capital and one of the most visited cities in Europe by international travelers. Known for its museums (art triangle), history, cultures, and nightlife.

Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Small Group

You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Average

There are several physical activities that last from 2 to 6 hours in easy terrains, low altitude flats, or water experiences. Please ask if you’re not sure this applies to you.

Age range

Age range

Min: 1 / Max: 99

Experience allowed to all ages.

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