Madrid to Rome

City tour in: Madrid, Barcelona 11 day

Madrid to Rome

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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.

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.

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 bestpreserved 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. Note: During the winter, from November to March, due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet in order to reach Montserrat during the daylight.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Barcelona. Girona. In the morning we enjoy a city tour, its Ramblas, the works of Gaudí, and memories of the Olympic Games. Free time. At the end of the afternoon we will go to the north of Catalonia. A stroll in GIRONA and its very beautiful historical center. Its colorful houses stand out, as well as the old Jewish quarter and Cathedral.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Provenzal region in France. We leave for France, crossing Provence. We stop in ARLES, a small world heritage city where we will remember 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. CHAMBERY, arrival and accommodation in the charming capital of Savoie, a medieval city with a beautiful old town and a great castle.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Switzerland with Lakes and Mountains. Chocolate factory. Dinner included. We travel to Switzerland. GENEVA, arrival. With our guide, we will go to the Palace of Nations (the headquarters of the United Nations in Europe) to the pretty English Garden with its clock made of flowers and we can admire the “Jet d´Eau”, the tallest fountain in Europe. We go on to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese. Free time to stroll and have lunch. Nearby are several of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland (NESTLE amongst them), and we visit the Cailler chocolate factory, with a tasting included!. After this we go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. Entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle. We will continue travelling through smaller roads amidst bucolic mountain landscapes and very picturesque wooden villages.- Arrival in LEYSIN, a beautiful little holiday village with spectacular views of the Rhône plain and Mont Blanc, known for its winter sports resort or its hiking possibilities. Dinner included.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Swiss Alpine scenery with glaciers and mountains. Glacier 3000 and its cable car. Lucerne. Today´s stage has beautiful high mountain scenery. Don´t forget your winter clothes, we climb to one of the most spectacular spots in Switzerland where you can see ice and snow all year round. We include the cable car ride up to GLACIER 3000 where you can walk on the suspended bridge in the gap between two mountain peaks, enter the Ice Cathedral or ¨play¨ in the Fun Park. Stop in INTERLAKEN and time for lunch. Among very picturesque lakes we continue to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. Continue to ZURICH, where there is time for a stroll downtown before going to the hotel. Note: Occasionally, for major weather reasons such as rain or strong winds, the cable car to Glacier 3000 may not operate.

TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Spectacular alpine landscapes, quaint villages and lakes. We will leave Zurich early in the morning and cut across the Alps in order to reach the Italian-speaking part of Switzer- land. Alongside the route we will get to see beautiful lakes and snow-capped mountains. LUGANO. Arrival in the cos- mopolitan capital of the Italian Switzerland built next to its beautiful lake. Time to have a stroll and grab lunch. Next, we will reach the enchanting little town of MORCOTE famous for its flowery stone houses. We will then travel to Italy. Ar- rival in MILAN where the guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. Here you will find a variety of local and inter- national restaurants to have dinner at. Transfer to the hotel.

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 day.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included). Evening transfer to the Trastevere area. In the morning, we have a scenic tour, which will be a great introduction to “The Eternal city”. We will visit the tiny state of the Vatican, the epicenter of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica. We have included admission to the Roman Coliseum, the 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. At the end of the evening we arrange a transfer to Traste- vere area for a stroll in the narrow cobbled streets of the district with hidden treasures, such as some modest me- dieval churches, small shops with the most peculiar of ob- jects or scenes of daily life. Many trattorias (informal Italian eating establishments) and osterias (inns) imbued with the Italian spirit will be ready to serve you local dishes. Other restaurants serving Indian, Chinese and international food can be found in this area. Return to hotel.

After breakfast, end of our services.

The itinerary order could change without affecting the visits

Services Included

  • Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance and breakfast buffet.
    • Includes arrival transfer
    • City tour in: Madrid, Barcelona, Rome.
    • Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de España and Plaza de Oriente in Madrid, Trastevere in Rome.
    • Ticket admission: Las Ventas bullring in Madrid, Poblet Monastery, Carrieres de Lumiere show, Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory, Coliseum of Rome.
    • Train: Montserrat Monastery, Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa.
    • Funicular: Glacier 3000.
    • 1 Lunch or Dinner Included in: Leysin.

Not Included

  • International flights
    Any service not menthionned in the include section
    Tips for guides, drivers or hotels, (optional)

Important Information

» Madrid:

Axor Barajas

  • Axor Barajas id : 61288
    CAMPEZO, 4 -28022 Madrid

    The rooms have Telephone, TV, Satellite / Cable TV , Central Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Pillow Selection, Soundproofing, LCD TV , Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Minibar, Laundry Service, Wi-Fi, Internet Connection, 6, Room-Service and Safe , and among our services and facilities available we have Air Conditioning, Lifts, Heating, Babysitting Service, Games Room, Bar Cafeteria and Garden. We also have Multilingual Personnel, Vehicle Rental, Airport Shuttle , Luggage compartment, Wi-Fi, Tourist Info ... ...+

» Madrid:

» Esplugues De Llobregat:

ABBA GARDEN

  • ABBA GARDEN id : 103778
    SANTA ROSA 33 -08950 Esplugues De Llobregat

    Stroll around the gardens of the Abba Garden Hotel, where you can lie back and soak up the sun during the day, and admire the sunsets in the evening. There is also an outdoor swimming pool, where you can enjoy a relaxing swim. Get more active in the hotels gym and then unwind in the on-site spa equipped with sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath. There is also a paddle court, so you can play a quick game.

    Pets not allowed. The hotel also has its own gym and a swimming pool for those wanti ... ...+

» Sant Cugat Del Valles:

AC HOTEL SANT CUGAT BY MARRIOTT

  • AC HOTEL SANT CUGAT BY MARRIOTT id : 223980
    PLAZA XAVIER CUGAT S/N -8174 Sant Cugat Del Valles

    This large, modern hotel is set in Can Sant Joan Business Park in Sant Cugat del Valles, only 150 m from the Sant Joan FGC train station and a 30-minute train ride to Barcelona's central Plaça Catalunya. Elegant rooms are decorated in beige tones. They include a king size bed, a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a private bathroom with free toiletries. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and an indoor fitness area. There are also rooms for events. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the ... ...+

» Caceres:

Ahc Caceres

  • Ahc Caceres id : 111697
    AVD UNIVERSIDAD 51 10003, Cáceres Capital, Caceres, Provincia, Destinos nacionales -10003 Caceres

    Built in 2010, the city hotel consists of a total of 113 rooms. Facilities include a conference room, restaurant, café, WLAN Internet access and vending machines with beverages and snacks. Guests are welcomed in a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out service. Further facilities include air conditioning, a hotel safe, lift access to the upper floors and a TV lounge. The hotel offers free parking in the car park. The hotel is located on Cáceres' University Avenue, at the beginning of t ... ...+

» Zurich:

SCHWEIZERHOF ZURICH

  • SCHWEIZERHOF ZURICH id : 46243
    BAHNHOFPLATZ 7 -08001 Zurich

    This city hotel is located opposite Zurich's train station, on Station Square, next to the famous 'Bahnhofstrasse'. Lake Zurich is also located in the near vicinity and a diverse range of shops is on offer directly in front of the hotel. Bars, nightclubs and public transport stops can also be found in direct proximity to the establishment. Built in 1876, this hotel comprises a total of 5 floors with 23 single rooms, 63 double/twin rooms, 11 junior suites and 2 suites. The facilities include a f ... ...+

» Zurich:

» Zurich:

KRONE UNTERSTRASS

  • KRONE UNTERSTRASS id : 46188
    SCHAFFAUSERSTRASSE 1 - Zurich

    The Hotel Krone Unterstrass enjoys a quiet location in the centre of Zurich, a short tram ride from the main train station. It offers you air-conditioned rooms and free WiFi. All rooms feature soundproofed windows, a flat-screen TV and coffee and tea making facilities. Light Mediterranean and typical Swiss cuisine are served in the Differente restaurant of the Hotel Krone Unterstrass. For conferences and banquets, there are 5 different rooms for up to 200 guests available. The Kronenstras ... ...+

» Riudellots De La Selva:

Salles Hotel Aeroport de Girona

  • Salles Hotel Aeroport de Girona id : 50104
    CARRETERA NACIONAL 156 KM 0.6 -17457 Riudellots De La Selva

    The rooms have Central Air Conditioning, Central Heating, Jacuzzi, 24/24 Room-Service and Laundry Service We also have Vehicle Rental, Safe in Reception and Business Centre. Activities and relax: Sauna, Turkish Bath. Cuisine: . . Credit Cards: . Health and beauty facilities include Sauna. Customers can park their car free of charge in the external car park. Pets not allowed. The room facilities include a fully fitted bathroom with a shower, WC, hairdryer and a special facial mirror. Furth ... ...+

» Chambery:

BEST WESTERN ALEXANDER PARK

  • BEST WESTERN ALEXANDER PARK id : 107470
    RUE ALEXANDER FLEMING 51 -73000 Chambery

    El Best Western Alexander Park ofrece alojamientos con baño a 5 km del centro de Chambéry. Este establecimiento cuenta con certificación ecológica y dispone de piscina al aire libre y WiFi gratuita. Las habitaciones del Alexander Park están insonorizadas, son accesibles mediante ascensor y disponen de aire acondicionado, TV de pantalla plana, caja fuerte y baño privado. La recepción está abierta las 24 horas. El restaurante del Alexander Park sirve especialidades a la plancha. El bar ... ...+

» Leysin:

Central Residence

  • Central Residence id : 249414
    Route Du Belvedere,20 -1854 Leysin

    This 3 star hotel is located within the city of Leysin and was established in 1975. It is a short drive away from the Montreux and the nearest station is Leysin Fedey. The Hotel has a restaurant, a bar, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre/gym. All 129 rooms are equipped with hairdryer, safe and ironing set. ... ...+

» Rome:

Barcelo Aran Park

  • Barcelo Aran Park id : 160183
    Via Riccardo Forster,24 -00143 Rome

    The rooms have Independent Air Conditioning, Independent Heating, Telephone, TV, Balcony, Hairdryer and Bathtub , and among our services and facilities available we have Air Conditioning, Lifts and Entrance Ramps. We also have Tourist Information. Activities and relax: . Cuisine: International and Mediterranean. Pets not allowed. Credit Cards: All. Added to the many attractions of ROMA, are the comfortable facilities offered by this warm and welcoming hotel. Of particular note are the panoram ... ...+

» Rome:


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