9D8N EUROPE TOUR FROM MADRID TO PARIS VIA SAUDI AIRLINES
2019 - June 2019
DAY 1 FEB 04 MON.
Depart Manila on board Saudia Airlines. Enjoy inflight meals and entertainment.
DAY 2 FEB 05 TUE. MADRID – ARRIVAL
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Evening transport to the Gran Vía district.
Welcome to Madrid! Upon arrival at the airport, we shall be waiting to transfer you to your hotel. Our guide will be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary information. 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.
DAY 3 FEB 06 WED. MADRID
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Night transfer
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, Gran Via, 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 4 FEB 07 THU. MADRID - ZARAGOZA - POBLET – MONTSERRAT – BARCELONA
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar. Visit to a mediaeval monastery. Ride on a rack train..
We depart early in the morning from Madrid. Heading towards Aragón, we pause our journey in ZARAGOZA. Our guide will join the group to Basílica del Pilar. Directly afterwards the group will have free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and enjoy the city centre. Later, we make our way to Cataluña to the Monastery of Poblet, surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved mediaeval monasteries in the world (entrance and guided tour included). We then go on to the Monastery of Montserrat where we include a ride on the rack train for the fantastic views this gives. Continuation to BARCELONA, arrival in the late afternoon.
Important note: in the winter months, from November to March (included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight)
DAY 5 FEB 08 FRI. BARCELONA
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas
Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes an informative city tour with a local expert (note: If the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide.) We also visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighbourhood 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”). This open air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can select from a great variety of restaurants (including Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish cuisine). Return to hotel.
DAY 6 FEB 09 SAT. BARCELONA – PARIS
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: We will travel on a high-speed train.
After breakfast we arrange a transfer (included) to the train station. We travel on a high-speed train. (Note: A guide will only travel on the train ride if the group is over 15 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through wonderful landscapes. On several occasions our train will reach speeds of around 300 km/h (186 m/h). The train journey takes 6½ hours. Arrival in Paris and transfer to the hotel. At the end of the evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district. This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its cabarets… Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American cuisines. We will ascend by cable car to the hill and admire the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.
DAY 7 FEB 10 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.
A scenic guided tour to discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of Paris. We end the visit at the Eiffel Tower area. You will have the opportunity 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 divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.
Note: Sometimes queues to climb the Eiffel Tower are long. For organizational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different moment of the day (or Monday).
At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre were you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines? Return to hotel.
DAY 8 FEB 11 MON DEPARTURE PARIS – MANILA
After breakfast, the rest of the day is free until you transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.
DAY 9 FEB 12 TUE – ARRIVE - MANILA
Arrive from a very memorable and enjoyable trip. Home sweet home
- Roundtrip Airfare via Saudia Airlines
· -6 Nights at 3- 4 Star hotels
· -Porterage of 1 luggage at hotels
· -Sightseeing as per itinerary
· -English speaking Tour guide
· -Private air-conditioned motor coach
· -All throughout Guide
· -All entrances as per Itinerary
· -Souvenir Bag and Travel Kit
· -Personalized Luggage tags
- Travel Insurance:
-Up to 60 years old: $25.00
-61-69 years old: $35.00
-70 years old above: $45.00
· -XT Taxes : TBA
· - PH Travel Tax: USD32.00 (subject to change)
· - Beverages / Drinks
· - Tips for the driver, guides, etc.
($10 per day per person)
· -Incidentals at hotels
· -Passport valid for 6 months
· -4 pcs of recent passport size pictures
· -COE with Leave of Absence and Salary Declaration
· -Bank Certificate & Bank Statement
· -ITR (original / photocopy)
· -Travel Insurance valid for 45 days
· -Marriage Contract / Affidavit of Consent if not travelling with Spouse
· -Birth Certificate
· Additional if self-employed:
· -Business Registration
· -ITR of the Business
· -Annual Declaration Income
-50% booking deposit is NON refundable.
· -Full Cancellation charges will be applied to any cancellation made 30 days before departure.
· -Minimum 30 pax to run the tour
· -$450 Single Supplement