Welcome to London! On arrival to the airport, we will be waiting to transfer you to the hotel. Later, our guide will give an overview of the tour or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the Guard. Evening transfer to Soho. Get to know LONDON on a locally guided tour featuring style, culture and history. See the Houses of Parliament, the River Thames, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, where we will be able to watch the famous “Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). Afternoon at leisure. In the evening, take a walk-through Leicester Square, China Town and Soho, with a lively atmosphere, theatres and entertainment. Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant. Return to the hotel.
LONDON 50ºF - COLCHESTER 48ºF - FERRY COLCHESTER VOLENDAM
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: British Museum. Pleasant hill scenery. Ferry crossing. After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one of the oldest museums in the world. At lunch time we transfer to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where we can see relics from cultures all around the world. Enjoy some leisure time. At around 16.00 we will leave for COLCHESTER, known as the most ancient city in England. Time for a stroll. We will then board the ferry in Harwich, taking a night voyage to the Netherlands. Note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes we might change the itinerary, leaving London at 15.00 and take the Channel Tunnel, and spend the night in Antwerp.
FERRY COLCHESTER VOLENDAM - VOLENDAM 48ºF - AMSTERDAM 48ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam. At around 08:00 in the morning we will reach the Netherlands (Hoek Van Holland), making a stop in VOLENDAM, a very picturesque fishing village. 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. 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.
AMSTERDAM 48ºF - BRUSSELS - BRUGES 46ºF - PARIS 48ºF
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. Continuing 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.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Paris City tour. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Boat ride along the Seine. Evening transfer. Today we will take you on a guided tour in which you will discover the history, main boulevards and the breathtaking monuments of the city of Paris. We will stop at the Eiffel Tower where you will have the opportunity to climb up to the second floor of this remarkable wrought-iron monument (ticket admission included). The tour will end with a boat cruise along the River Seine, which divides north and south Paris. Enjoy an afternoon at your own leisure to explore and relax! At sunset you can grab dinner in the Latin Quarter, a very picturesque and historic area where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. We will then return to hotel. Note: There might be very long lines to climb the Eiffel Tower. For operational reasons, if deemed appropriate, the climb can be made at a different time of the day (or on Monday).
PARIS 48ºF - AMBOISE 46ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHT: Amboise. We will start the day by transporting you to the Louvre Museum area in the centre of Paris. You will have some free time to explore at your own leisure. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, which is one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris. At around 16:30h we will leave Paris for the Loire Valley. We will arrive in AMBOISE in the late afternoon. This city, which sits on the Loire River, is well-known thanks to Leonardo Da Vinci, who lived and died there. It also has a large castle and a beautiful historic town centre with quaint narrow streets.
AMBOISE 46ºF - BORDEAUX - LOURDES 54ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Lourdes. Dinner included. We will continue on our way to the south of France. We will cross lands full of vineyards. BORDEAUX, where we will have time for lunch and a stroll through this city, whose centre was declared a World Heritage Site. We suggest you visit the Port of the Moon and St Andrew’s Cathedral. We will then continue towards the Pyrenees. LOURDES, arrival in the late afternoon. You can attend the candle procession (which takes place until the end of October) and visit the places of worship. We include dinner at the hotel for all our passengers.
LOURDES 54ºF - SAINT BERNARD - CARCASSONNE 45ºF - ANDORRA 50ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Medieval villages of St. Bertrand or Carcassonne. Skirting the Pyrenees, we will stop in SAINT BERTRAND, a medieval village perched on the mountainside, dominated by its great cathedral. Time for a stroll before travelling on to CARCASSONNE, a city surrounded by beautiful walls. We continue through the Pyrenees on a journey between the, often, snow-capped summits, and cross into the small country of ANDORRA. Dinner included.
ANDORRA 50ºF - MONTSERRAT 72ºF - BARCELONA 63ºF
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Catalonia region. Montserrat Monastery. Rack train climb. We will have free time in ANDORRA for shopping and exploring. After lunch, we will continue our trip and head to Catalonia. The mountain countryside leads us to the impressive site of the MONTSERRAT MONASTERY, 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.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas district. Today we will explore Barcelona, an impressive city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Starting by 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 will 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. We will also get the chance to see La Sagrada Familia Basilica, the masterpiece designed by the architect Gaudí. Following this, we include the entry ticket to visit ‘Poble Espanyol’ (meaning ‘Spanish Village’). This open-air architectural museum is situated in one of the most emblematic areas of Barcelona. Enjoy the Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural styles, traditions and folklore of the different regions that make up Spain. You will then have some free time to explore the city at your own leisure. In the evening we provide a transfer to Las Ramblas and the Plaza Catalunya area for dinner, where you can choose from a wide variety of restaurants. We will return to the hotel in the late evening.
After breakfast, end of our services.
|IBIS LONDON WEMBLEY***|
SOUTH WAY WEMBLEY
HA 9 6BA LONDON
|HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS LONDON WIMBLEDON SOUTH***|
200 HIGH STREET COLLIERS WOOD WIMBLEDON
|HARWICK-HOEK VAN HOLLAND*|
0 FERRY COLCHESTER VOLENDAM
|PARK PLAZA AMSTERDAM AIRPORT****|
1175 RM AMSTERDAM
|IBIS AMSTERDAM CITY WEST***|
1014 AK AMSTERDAM
|NOVOTEL P. D´ITALIE****|
22 Rue Voltaire Le Kremlin Bicetre
|NOVOTEL EST - BAGNOLET****|
1 AVENUE DE LA REPUBLIQUE - BAGNOLET
|NOVOTEL SAINT DENIS****|
1 Place de la Porte de Paris
|IBIS PARIS 17 CLICHY BATIGNOLLES***|
10 Rue Bernard Buffet
17 Rue des Sablonnieres
27, Av. Du Paradis
23 Av. du Paradis
1, rue Reine Astrid
Avda. Carlemany 36 Les Escaldes Engordany
|NOVOTEL ST JOAN DESPI****|
C/ de la TV3, 2 08970 Sant Joan Despi - Barcelona
|HOTEL PORTA FIRA****|
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
PLAZA EUROPA 45, HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT
|AC HOTEL SOM BY MARRIOTT****|
Arquitectura, 1-3 LHospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona 08908
Ramón Turró, 169-B 08005 - Barcelona España
|CATALONIA PARK PUTXET****|
AVDA PUTXET 68-74
|CATALONIA BARCELONA 505****|
Muntaner, 505, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi