April 2022 / December 2022
Detailed day by day description
This tour is a flexible, guaranteed escorted coach tour, guided in English only.
Once the tour is booked, it is guaranteed so it will definitely go ahead, and will never cancel.
The tour is flexible so you can tailor it to suit your needs. By clicking ‘Quote or Book’, you will have an option to choose your start and end date and destinations within the tour parameters. As these tours allow for such flexibility, the same people, tour guides or drivers may not be on your entire journey.
You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.
09:00h. - Start of our tour with a local guide (explanations may be given by our guide if the group has fewer than 12 people). We visit traditional neighbourhoods, which take in the Belem district, which is the birthplace of the great Portuguese navigators who sailed the oceans in the fifteen century. We shall look round the Monument to the Discoveries, Belem Tower and to the beautiful Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the Belem neighbourhood, we invite all our travelers to try a “ Belem cake”, an exquisite local delicacy.
The afternoon is free so that you can explore this great city independently.
18:00h.- We include night transportation to Restauradores Square , full of atmosphere with its bars, cafes and restaurants from where we suggest you to take the "Elevador da Gloria" that brings you to the Upper district and its viewpoint.
Return to hotel about 22.00 hrs.
08:00 hrs Madrid -Salida (la hora puede variar ligeramente según el hotel en que se encuentre alojado). Breve parada por el camino.
14:15 hrs San Sebastián -Llegada. Nuestro guía le orientará sobre la ciudad siguiendo la Playa de la Concha. Los viajeros con media pensión tienen almuerzo incluido.
16:15 hrs San Sebastián -Salida. Entrada en Francia.
19:15 hrs Burdeos - Llegada. Nuestro guía le dará una breve orientación sobre la ciudad de Burdeos. Tiempo libre, sugerimos que dé un paseo por el centro de la ciudad .
08:00 hrs Burdeos - Salida. Breve parada en ruta y parada para almorzar en el área de servicio de Tours. Los viajeros en media pensión tienen almuerzo incluido.
14:30 hrs Chambord -Llegada. Tiempo disponible para conocer el magnífico parque de este hermoso castillo del Loira.
15:30 hrs Chambord -Salida.
18:00 hrs París -Llegada. Tiempo libre.
07.45 hrs- In the morning we include a transfer to the Palace of Versailles where you have 2 and a half hours ( according to variable arrival time depending on traffic) during which you can stroll through its beautiful gardens or visit its interior if you wish.
11.30 hrs - Return to Paris (the time may vary depending on the time of arrival in Versailles) where we will offer a transfer to the bohemian neighborhood of Montmartre to be able to take a walk and enjoy this neighborhood of small restaurants and outdoor artists.
15.00hrs- & nbsp; After lunch we will start the visit panoramic view of Paris with a local guide for 2 and a half hours. During the visit you will see the Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees, Madelaine, Place de la Concorde, Opera, Louvre Museum, St. Jacques Tower, City Hall, Ile de la Cite with Notre Dame Cathedral, Latin Quarter, Pantheon, Sorbonne, Luxembourg Gardens, Invalides, Military School, Champ de Mars - Eiffel Tower, banks of the Seine. We make brief stops next to the Invalides and the Champ de Mars.
At the end of the panoramic visit, return to the hotel making a stop in the city center so that they can get off from the coach people who still want to take advantage of their free time in Paris.
To end this full day, as an option, your guide will suggest you attend the the show of the Moulin Rouge at night.
Landscapes: Great plains, in Holland pleasant landscapes with canals and distant mills.
07:30 hrs . - Paris -Departure.
12:30 hrs . - Bruges -Arrival. Our guide will inform you about the city of canals where you have time to visit it and have lunch. Take a good look at where the parking lot is located in which we are obliged to leave the coach. Half board travelers have lunch included.
17:00 hrs. - Bruges -Departure.
20:30 hrs. - Amsterdam - Arrival. Accommodation.
Scenery: Plains, industrial areas, motorways of Germany.
08:30 hrs. Sightseeing tour of AMSTERDAM with local guide. This tour will last about two hours where we will know Dam Square with the town hall, the narrow canals and the most representative ones, the museum area and the Floating flower Market and the flower market. The visit ends in a factory-museum of diamonds where we will have an opportunity to see the diamond cutting technique traditional activity of Holland. The visit will finish at about 11.30hrs. Free time to stroll and have lunch.
15:30 hrs. - Amsterdam - Departure. Plain and industrial regions traveling through northern Germany.
20:00 hrs. - Hanover. Before going to the hotel, or on the following morning d(epending on the time of year), you will have some time in the center of this active city.
Note : On holidays or during conferences, we may sojourn in a neighbouring town.
Paisajes: Los paisajes en la zona de Goslar son muy bonitos; montañas de Hartz, pequeños pueblos.- Traslado al centro y un tiempo para pasear por el centro de esta activa ciudad.
10:00 hrs. - Hannover –salida-.
11:30 hrs . - Goslar –Llegada-.Poblacion declarada patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco; uno de los pueblos mas bonitos de Alemania, sus casas históricas, su plaza del mercado. Tiempo para pasear y almorzar. Almuerzo incluido para pasajeros con media pensión.
14:00 hrs . -Goslar –salida-. Viaje hacia el este.
17:30 hrs . - Berlín -Llegada. Tiempo libre (o visita a la llegada según época del año).
Tarde libre. Si lo desea opcionalmente podrá conocer Postdam con los jardines y palacio de Sanssouci y palacio Cecilienhof.
Nota: Le recomendamos disfrutar de la travesia en ferry, lleve algo de ropa de abrigo a mano para pasear en cubierta.-
11:30 hrs. - Berlín –salida-. Viajamos hacia el norte de Alemania.
Sobre las 15.00 hrs llegaremos al puerto de Rostock en donde embarcamos en ferry (salida normalmente a las 15:30 hrs ) en travesía de casi dos horas hacia Dinamarca.- Ferry muy moderno y agradable (comercios, cafeterías, casas de cambio, opciones de ocio).
Sobre las 17:30 hrs llegada a Dinamarca y continuación hacia Copenhague.
20:00 hrs. - Copenhague –Llegada-. Alojamiento.-
0 9:00 hrs. Panoramic tour of the Danish capital; The largest Scandinavian city is a city of contrasts where we will discover its popular "Tivoli"; The Christianborg Palace; The terraces of Nyhavn; the little Mermaid….
We will finish the visit at 11:30hrs.
Note : On dates of fairs or congresses accommodation can be made in Malmo (Swedish city 25 km from Copenhagen - but very well communicated via its fantastic suspension bridge).
Free time. We advise taking a walk through the centre and seeing the museum island. In the afternoon, we offer visitors an optional visit to the Town Hall and the Royal Ship Vasa.
Scenery : Very beautiful landscapes from the boat leaving Stockholm.
Notes: Tonight we embark on a night cruise; Carry your documentation (will be required when boarding) and prepare hand luggage (luggage will remain in the coach). Do not forget warm clothing to enjoy on the deck of the boat. In Finland, the currency used is the euro, if you do not have Swedish Crowns, there are convinient exchange offices on the ship.
Free day in the most beautiful of the Scandinavian capitals. We recommend walking around the historic center and the island of museums.
17.00hrs.- Transfer to the port of Stockholm. We embark on the modern ferry of the Silja Lines company. Restaurants, bars, nightclub, casino, shops, ample rooms ... cruise conditions. Our ship leaves at 19.30 hrs (estimated time at the time of writing this itinerary).- The landscapes you can see at the exit of Stockholm are of great beauty (lots of islands). We recommend to enjoy on the deck. Do not forget your camera !. Night on board, double cabins.
Note: Carry your documentation, it will be required when boarding.
Leaving the hotel about 09.00 hrs, this morning we include a boat trip (regular line water local transport) to Suomenlinna islands , six islands where we highlight a great fortress that used to protect the sea entry to the city and that has been declared World Heritage - Time to stroll around (we will be able to cross island through its small pedestrian bridges). Our guide will accompany you to the islands and will explain how to use your free time; With your return ticket, you will decide the time you wish to remain in this beautiful archipelago.
Late afternoon we shall board a ferry to Estonia ; Ferry trip of around 2h30 duration which departure is expected around 15.30 hrs; we suggest to admire the departure from Helsinki and the surrounding islands.
17.45 hrs. - Tallinn - Arrival, disembarkation and accommodation.
09.00hrs- We will participate in a comprehensive tour through the city streets, and admire its walls, churches, squares and mediaeval streets filled with tourist attractions.
Note: Schedules of this stage sometimes, depending on traffic, can suffer important delays because of the border procedures.
08.00hrs.- Tallin. Departure. Today we leave Estonia and travel to Russia .
11.00 hrs- NARVA .- Arrival to this city located on the border with Russia. Time for a coffee and to see the impressive fortress by the river, on the border between the two countries.
12.00hrs.- Narva. Departure to Russia. Border procedures (estimated in 2 hours of standby time).
Once in Russia, lunch included . We continue our route.
18.30hrs.- (17.30 in Estonia)- ST PETERSBURG. Arrival at the hotel.
Total distance: 590 km.
Russian plain, woodlands and lakes.
Note: At Valday Monastery visitors should wear formal attire; women must not wear trousers or shorts and their shoulders must be covered. Plan your attire before leaving. During this stage, there may be delays due to heavy traffic on some stretches.
08:00 h. – St. Petersburg –Departure-
11:00 h. - Novgorod –Arrival-. Guided tour and admission included. This is an exciting city which was one of the most important cultural and political centres in Russia. During the Middle Ages it was one of the most important cities in Eastern Europe. Its monuments have led it to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit the Kremlin, the old market quarter and Yaroslav’s court. Lunch included after the visit.
14:00 h . - Novgorod –Departure-
16:15 h. - Valday –Arrival in this pretty area with rivers and woodlands. Visit to an old monastery on the island in the lake.
17:15 h. - Valday –Departure-
20:45 h. - Tver –Arrival-. This city, on the banks of the VOLGA, was the centre of a small state which was Moscow’s main rival. We will make a brief visit to the city (on the same day or the next day, depending on the light). Then we will go to the hotel. Accommodation and supper are included.
We travel along tiny roads that allow us to see the rural areas of Russia, passing many pretty villages on our way.
08:30 h. - Tver –Departure-. On the way we will cross several lakes. Do you remember the music from the magical Swan Lake? We will go there and make a short stop at KLIN where Tchaikowsky’shouse is. Then we continue our route through the interior, to the Golden Ring.
12:30 h. - Sergiev Posad - Arrival-. In this city we will visit the Holy Trinity Monastery, considered the most important spiritural centre of Russia. After this exciting visit, we have lunch (included).
14:30 h. - Sergiev Posad –Departure-. We continue along tiny roads that pass through famous Golden Ring cities: ALEKSHANDROV (with its Kremlin of Ivan the Terrible) and YURYEV POLSKIY, a small provincial city with its historical Kremlin. Then we will make some short stops to take photos of these cities.
18:15 h. - SUZDAL . Arrival- We include admission to the Museum of Wooden Architecture which shows how peasants used to live, in their wooden huts and mills, and we will also visit the Church of the Transfiguration.
20:30 hrs. Supper and accommodation.- During supper a folklore group will liven up the evening with their balalaikas (not included if there are fewer than 15 people in the group).
09:00 h . We start out on an exciting tour of the Russian capita l lasting approximately three and a half hours. This city has a past, present and future like no other. We will see its enormous avenues, elegant shopping districts, the Red Square and the Lenin Mausoleum, St. Basil’s Cathedral and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour (open for worship, visitors wearing shorts are not allowed to enter). Visit to the Kremlin and to the two main cathedrals included . We will try to make our visit coincide with the military parade held in Sobornaya Square, but we cannot guarantee it. At the end of the visit, visitors can stay in the city centre or return to the hotel.
Free afternoon.-Our guide will offer you the following optional outings: visit to Moscow Metro, the "Kostroma" Folklore Shore or Moscow Circus.