- Sector: Yes
- Guaranteed Departure
- Passenger Club
What is included in the tour
General Services : Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
Includes arrival transfer
- Boat: River Seine in Paris.
- City tour in : Madrid, Poblet, Barcelona, Paris.
- Evening Transfer: Plaza de Oriente, Quartier Latin in Paris.
- Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Poblet Monastery, Chillon castle; Cailler chocolate factory, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower in Paris.
- Train: Montserrat Monastery.
- Funicular: Grindelwald First.
- Madrid city tour. Stroll through the Retiro Park. Visit to the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring.
- Basílica del Pilar. Visit to a medieval monastery. Ride on a rack train.
- city tour of Barcelona.
- Girona, Provenzal region in France.
- Switzerland with Lakes and Mountains. Chocolate factory.
- Swiss Alpine scenery with glaciers and mountains. Grindelwald, cable car and lunch included. Lucerne.
- Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.
- City tour in Paris. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. Boat ride along the Seine.
01 SAT. 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.
Check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers to receive information about the circuit. 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.
02 SUN. 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, 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 the hotel.
03 MON. Madrid - Zaragoza - Poblet - Montserrat - Barcelona
Today's Highlights: Basílica del Pilar. Visit to a medieval 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. 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 medieval 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 (both included), due to the shorter days, the Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can reach Montserrat in the daylight)
04 TUE. Barcelona
Today's Highlights: City tour of Barcelona. Night transfer to Olympic Port.
In the morning, we make a tour of the city, its Ramblas, the works of Gaudi, the memories of the Olympic Games. Afternoon free. In the evening we include a transfer to the Olympic Port, an area with numerous restaurants and lots of nightlife and entertainment.
05 WED. Barcelona- Girona- Nimes- Pont du Gard- Mirmande- Grenoble
Today's Highlights: Girona, Provenzal region in France. Dinner included.
We leave Barcelona for the North of Catalonia. A stroll in GIRONA and its very beautiful historic centre, with the cathedral standing out with its great staircase. We pass the border to France and cross Provence. We stop in NIMES, which was an important city in the Roman Empire, where concerts and bullfighting are still held in its ancient amphitheatre, almost 2000 years old. We also see the PONT DU GARD, or Gard Bridge, an impressive Roman aqueduct. At the end of the afternoon, we make a stop in MIRMANDE, a magnificently well preserved ‘Provencal’ village, with great views over the Rhône Valley. On our arrival at the hotel, near GRENOBLE, dinner included and accommodation.
06 THU. Grenoble- Geneva- Chillon- Gruyere- Gstaad
Today's Highlights: Switzerland with Lakes and Mountains. Chocolate factory.
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. After this, we go on to CHILLON CASTLE, built in the waters of the lake. (entrance included to this fantastic mediaeval castle). We go on to the picturesque walled village of GRUYERE, known worldwide for its cheese. Very nearby are a few of the main chocolate factories in Switzerland(NESTLE amongst them), and we visit the Cailler chocolate factory, with tasting included! Continuation along little roads amidst bucolic Mountain countryside and very picturesque wooden villages.- Arrival in GSTAAD a pretty little village with its wooden houses.
07 FRI. Gstaad- Grindelwald- Lucerne- Zurich
Today's Highlights: Swiss Alpine scenery with glaciers and mountains. Grindelwald, cable car and lunch included. Lucerne.
Today’s stage takes us through us beautiful high mountain scenery. We pass Interlaken and go around its very beautiful lake. Arrival in GRINDELWALD, time for a coffee before taking the cable car (ticket included) to Grindelwald first. We will walk down a track (30 minutes) to get to the ¨Bridge over the void¨ an ideal place to be seduced by the Swiss Alpine scenery surrounded by its glaciers and mountains. Lunch included. After this, we go on to LUCERNE, one of the most beautiful cities in Switzerland. We continue to ZURICH, where there is time for a stroll in the centre before going to the hotel.
08 SAT. Zurich - Bern - Paris
Today's Highlights: Explore Bern, the capital city of Switzerland.
Embark on a scenic trip to BERN, the capital city of the confederation built around a bend in the Aare River, with its medieval architecture preserved in the Old Town. Time to take a stroll and breathe in the fresh air. Next, we journey to France. Enjoy beautiful lake views on our trip to Paris. We arrive in the evening.
Recommendation: If you start or end your trip in Paris, we advise you to book an extra day or two in this city. In this way, you will be able to get to see Euro Disney, Versailles and other places of interest.
09 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 where you can enjoy dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return to the hotel.
10 MON. Paris
After breakfast, end of our services.