Madrid, Barcelona

Duration

5 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Madrid

Available

2020 / 2021

Cities to visit: Madrid; Zaragoza; Monasterio De Poblet, Tarragona Province; Barcelona

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

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.

Day
Important things to noteThis tour is part of the Special Indian Line of tours. Tours are guided in English and include an Indian Meal on each full day - either lunch or dinner. This unique inclusion is meant to make you feel at home, with hand-picked Indian restaurants suited to the destinations and include Indian Buffet Meals.

Highlights:  Transfer to the hotel. Night transfer and Indian dinner included. 

Welcome to EuropaMundo!!!.  On arrival,  transfer to hotel  and free time. 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.     

IMPORTANT - IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.     

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.       

Towards the end of the day, we provide transfers to the Egyptian Debod temple, Plaza de España and Gran Vía , a vibrant district. Indian dinner included.

Highlights:  Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente with indian lunch included.   

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, 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.  Vegetarian or Indian lunch is included.    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. Return to hotel.

  Total distance: 640Km  
Scenery :  different landscapes on the Spanish plateau and fertile areas in Catalonia.    

07:30h Madrid – Departure. 
12:30h Zaragoza –  Arrival at this city, which stands on the banks of the river Ebro. The guide will join the group to  Basilica del Pilar . Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and have lunch in the city centre. 

14:00 hrs. -Zaragoza.- Departure on our way to Catalunia.
16:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet.  Surrounded by walls in a beautiful setting, this is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world  (entrance and guided tour included) .

17:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet.- Departure.- We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful scenery where the Benedictine abbey is located. We climb to the summit in small  rack train  to admire the fantastic landscapes

18:45 hrs. -Monasterio de Montserrat. - Arrival.- Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia, is located.

19:45 hrs. -Montserrat.- road exit. 
20:45 hrs. - Barcelona. - Arrival. 

Important note: In   the Winter months, from November to March (both included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight).

Highlights: Barcelona Guided tour lasting 3 hours; visit to “Poble Espanyol”, with admission included; transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas. Indian dinner included. 

09:00h. - Tour of the city with a local guide (note: if the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide) who will tell us about this exciting city on the shores of the Mediterranean. We will visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood 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), an open-air museum that combines the art, traditions, architecture, arts and crafts and folklore of each of the Spanish regions. Time for lunch. Free afternoon.   

In the evening transfer  to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas , the heart of the city, where there our Indian dinner is included . Return to hotel.

After breakfast, end of our services.


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