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12-Day Barcelona, Madrid, Fatima, Lisbon, Seville, Granada, Alicante Southern Europe Tour from Madrid

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12 Days 10 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Madrid, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fatima, Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra, Seville, Granada, Purullena, Alicante, Valencia, Barcelona. Inclusions: 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar, Attraction admission tickets

  • Excellent tour manager throughout Europe for a relaxing and in-depth trip
  • All 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
  • Breakfast daily at hotels; lunches or dinners included as specific
  • Sightseeing with specialist local guides in select cities

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    Package TypeSurcharge Date / Date Range Adult
    Land with Air Package 2016-12-24 $1100
    Charge for Children: For children 11 years old and under
    • International Airfare: same as the regular adult airfare
    • Land Only Package Price: If the child shares the same room with two adults does not require and extra bed, the cost is 80% of the regular adult price. If the child shares the same room with one adult, or with two adults but requires an extra bed, the cost will be 100% of the regular adult price.
    • Children 12 years old and older will be charged the regular adult price.
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    Day 1

    Home - Madrid

    Today, guests will arrive at the airport in Madrid to join this tour.
    Day 2

    Madrid

    Today, we will arrive in Madrid and check into the hotel. Then, we will have the rest of the day free to explore this enchanting city at our own leisure.

    More» Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Silken Puerta Hotel Madrid (4-Star)
    Dinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 3

    Madrid

    On our sightseeing tour of Madrid, we will visit the Plaza Espana, Puerta del Sol, and the Columbus Fountain. After we visit the Royal Palace, we will have the afternoon free to explore on our own.

    More» Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Puerta del Sol is the central point of Spain's radial network of streets, with a plaque marking it as "Kilometer Zero", and one of the busiest parts of the city. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» This large public square in Madrid features a huge monument to Miguel de Cervantes, Spain's most widely-read writer, that hovers over bronze sculptures of Cervantes' two iconic characters, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Columbus Square in Madrid is dedicated to the explorer Christopher Columbus, whose statue stands on a tall monument high above. The plaza features a second monument with quotes by philosophers and famous Spanish leaders and the Gardens of Discovery. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» This Baroque palace is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family, although it is only used for state functions. Built in 1738, the palace is nearly 1.5 million square-feet, and contains paintings by many European greats. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm
    • Prado Museum will substitute if Royal Palace is closed.
      More» The main national art museum of Spain, this facility is lovated in Central Madrid and features one of the world's finest collections of European art dating from the 12th century to the early 19th. «Less
      Prado Museum will substitute if Royal Palace is closed.
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00am - 8:00pm, Sun 10:00am - 7:00pm
    Deluxe Hotel: Silken Puerta Hotel Madrid (4-Star)
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Madrid - Salamanca - Coimbra - Fatima (626 km)

    Today, we will drive to the ancient university city of Salamanca, where we will be able to walk around the Plaza Mayor and the University. After lunch, we will continue to Portugal's very own university town, Coimbra. In the evening, we will drive to Fatima, where we will spend the night.

    More» Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Most Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but few are comparable to that of Salamanca. Surrounded by baroque buildings, the centerpiece of this public square is the city hall, with arms of restaurants, cafes, and other shops lining the side. «Less

    More» The third-largest city in Portugal, Coimbra was once the country's capital until roughly the end of the Middle Ages, and is filled with historical buildings and beautiful architecture. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This university was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest continuously operated centers for higher education in the entire world. The beautiful campus is dotted with old, classical buildings. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Santa Maria Hotel (4-Star)
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 5

    Fatima - Lisbon (135 km)

    Today, we will explore Fatima, a notable Catholic shrine site in Portugal, by visiting the Shrine of Our Lady. After lunch, we will drive to Lisbon, where we will be able to spend the remainder of the day at our own leisure.

    More» Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Centro Region. It has been permanently associated with the Marian apparitions that occurred in Cova da Iria in 1917 and which were later recognized by the Catholic Church. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Marriott Hotel (4-Star)
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Lisbon - Cascais - Sintra - Lisbon (50 km)

    In the morning, we will drive along the famous squares of Lisbon and see the site of the 1998 World Expo. Then, we will visit the Discovery Monument, the Tower of Belem, and the Jeronimo Monastery. Later, we will take a scenic drive along Cabo da Roca, which will bring us into Cascais. From there, we will continue to Sintra to visit the Palace and its gardens.

    More» The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO. «Less

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      More» This fortified tower off the coast of Lisbon, also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, was built to defend the city in the 16th century. It was built in the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture of the 16th century. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» This monument is located at the mouth of Lisbon harbor, commemorating the age of exploration, when ships bound for the American continents in the west would pass through the Tagus estuary. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» The Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon was once the home of the city's Hieronymite religious order, and one of the best examples of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture. Today, the facility houses the National Archaeology Museum and the Marine Museum. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

    More» Cascais is a wealthy, coastal suburb of the city of Lisbon. There are many activities to do in the area, from beach sports like surfing and sailing to gold and tennis. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» Also known as Town Palace, this beautiful palace overlooking Sintra and nearby Lisbon was inhabited by continuously since the 15th century, although now it houses a museum. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Marriott Hotel (4-Star)
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 7

    Lisbon - Seville (448 km)

    Today, we will cross into Spain as we make our way to Seville, where we will embark on a sightseeing tour, which will take us to the Sevilla Cathedral and La Giralda.

    More» Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The third-largest church in the world (and the largest cathedral), the Seville is a massive Gothic building. Each of its facades has multiple entrances that are all exquisitely and ornately adorned. It was built over an old mosque. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» On the riverbanks of Sevilla, Maria Luisa Park is a large public area that features lovely foliage, fountains, and walkways in the middle of this beautiful city. Within the park are many statues of famous Spanish figures. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» A large section of Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla, the Plaza de Espana is a large open space featuring buildings of Renaissance revival architecture. Most of the buildings are currently used for government purposes. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» La Giralda was once a minaret for the Muslim population in medieval Sevilla, but was converted to a church bell tower after Christian forces had regained power in Iberia. Its design has influenced many other towers around the world. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn (4-Star)
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 8

    Seville - Granada (249 km)

    Today, we will journey to Granada, where we will absorb memorable views of the gypsy cave dwellings that are carved into the hills around the city. We will enjoy a tour to the glorious Alhambra and the Generalife Gardens.

    More» Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler. «Less

    More» Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mar - Oct 8:30am - 8:00pm, Oct - Mar 8:30am - 6:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» Built in the 14th century as the summer palace of Nasrid Emirs of Grananda, the name of this palace means "Architect's Garden" for the extensive gardens on its grounds, which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: M.A. Alhamar Hotel (4-Star)
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 9

    Granada - Purullena - Alicante (302 km)

    Today, we will head for the Mediterranean Coast. On the way, we will stop at Purunella to see its famous cave homes before continuing to Alicante. In the afternoon, we will have some free time to stroll along the mosaic-pattern, palm-dotted promenade of Alicante.

    More» This small Spanish town in the province of Granada has a population of 2,286. It is most famous for the local cave homes, which were built into the the rocky hills in the area. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: AC Hotel by Marriott (4-Star)
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 10

    Alicante - Valencia - Barcelona (516 km)

    Today, our journey will continue to Valencia. Upon arrival, we will embark on a city tour that will bring us to landmarks such as the Central Market. Then, we will enjoy some leisure time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive along the coast to Barcelona, the city renowned for the flamboyant architecture of Antoni Gaudi.

    More» Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: TRYP Condal Mar (4-Star)
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 11

    Barcelona

    Today, we will marvel at the highlights of cosmopolitan Barcelona as we take a panoramic tour of the city. Along the way, we will see La Rambla, Placa de Catalunya, the Columbus Monument, the Olympic Stadium, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Guell, and the Picasso Museum. Afterwards, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel.

    More» This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings in the Barri Gňtic or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» This centrally-located street in Barcelona is a tree-lined pedestrian walkway that covers 1.2 kilometers from the port to Place de Catalunya. There are many cafes and shopping kiosks along the street, which can get crowded during the busy tourist seasons. «Less
    • Always Visit
      More» Christopher Columbus is immortalized with a towering monument on Barcelona's famous walkway, La Rambla, depicting the famed explorer pointing out towards the sea. Visitors can take an elevator to the top, which offers a thrilling view of the city. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mar 3 - Sep 30 8:00am - 8:30pm, Closed January 1st, January 6th, December 25th and December 26th, Oct 1 - Feb 28 8:30am - 7:30pm
    • Always Visit
      More» Designed by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona's most famous architect, construction of the Sagrada Familia began in 1882 and continues to this day, a perfect synthesis of the 19th-century Gothic and 20th-century Modernist styles, a blend of religion and fantasy. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 6:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» Park Guell is a garden which contains several sculptures by Antoni Gaudi, perhaps Barcelona's best known artist and architect. The Guell is home to some of his best work, like his sculpture of a salamander and the functional birds nests. «Less
      Opening Hours: 8:00am - 9:00pm
    • Always Visit
      More» Barcelona's Anella Olimpica, the series of athletic facilities in the park atop Montjuďc hill, was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The complex was designed in a contemporary minimalist style, and the individual facilities are connected by a plaza. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: TRYP Condal Mar (4-Star)
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included (Dinner at hotel)
    Day 12

    Barcelona - Home

    Today, guests will transfer to the airport in Barcelona for their departure flights. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding when to schedule flights.
    Breakfast: Included
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure:
      • Land Only Package - Meet tour guide at the airport on DAY 2. The meeting time and point will be advised.
      • Land with Air Package - Advertised round-trip international airfares are from New York (JFK) based on Delta Airlines. Departures from other gateway cities, please add appropriate US domestic add-on fares. For specific cities please call for pricing. Estimate domestic airfare is $200-$300/per person/one-way.
    • Return:
      • Land Only Package - Customers may dismiss after the tour ends or the airport drop off with the rest of group.
      • Land with Air Package - JFK airport
    • Price Includes

    • Admission fees:
      • Madrid - Royal Palace
      • Sintra - Sintra Palace
      • Granada - Alhambra Palace, Generalife Garden
      • Seville - Seville Cathedral, Giralda Tower
      • Barcelona - Picasso Museum, Park Guell
    • 10 nights all 4-star hotel accommodations as listed or similar
    • Bi-lingual guide (Mandarin / English) for the entire tour.(Level 2: semi-guided tour
    • Breakfast daily at hotels
    • Lunches or dinners included, as specified in itinerary
    • Sightseeing with local guides in selected cities
    • Deluxe air-conditioned tour coach
    • Group airport transfers at arrival and departure in Europe
    • Attraction admission tickets
    • Price Excludes

    • Admission Fees:
      Destination Adult Child
      Granada
      Granada Cave Tour & Gypsy Show (Optional) €30 €30
      Lisbon
      Traditional Portuguese Fado Dance & Dinner (Optional) €50 €50
      Madrid
      Segovia Half-day Tour with Roast Pig Lunch (Optional) €50 €50
      Seville
      Traditional Spanish Flamenco Dance & Dinner (Optional) €70 €70
      • Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
      • If you would like to join the optional activities, please pay the fee in cash to the tour guide. You cannot buy / use the tickets on your own or use City Passes. The tour guide will arrange the tickets for the group.
    • Airfares
    • Mandatory service fees for tour guide and bus driver (minimum $8.00 day per passenger).
    • Personal room fees such as laundry or valet services, telephone calls, or alcoholic beverages/ mini bar items, unless otherwise specified
    • Any private expenses
    • Additional Note

    • The following dates are English-speaking groups (Others are bilingual Chinese/English speaking tour): 4/23, 5/21, 6/25, 7/23, 8/20, 9/24, 10/22
    • Departure Guarantee: Departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 15 persons. When the total number of tour members should fall below 15 persons, we reserve the right to cancel the tour, to change the hotels, or to change to locally hosted facilities.
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      Land-Only Packages
      • Travelers that purchase Land-Only Packages are responsible for ALL their air segments (unless otherwise specified).
      • Land-Only Package travelers are responsible for arrival airport transfer (to hotel) and departure airport transfer (from hotel); Hotel check-in and check-out times vary from hotel to hotel.
      Land with Airfare Package
      • For travelers that select to purchase an Air Package along with the Land Tour Package, a round-trip international economy class air ticket from the gateway city New York and all intra-tour air tickets (if applicable) are included with the tour as per itinerary (except city packages).
      • For departure gateway cities other than New York, please consult your travel agent regarding the US domestic add-on air
      • All government taxes/fees and fuel surcharges associated with airline tickets are included in the advertised airfare and subject to change at any time during the year. Amounts listed are as of the date of printing the brochure.
    • Travel Insurance: It is only applied for US/Canada citizen and permanent residents.
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    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.

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    • Cancellation and Refund policy (please read before booking)
      • US$100/person: 120 or more days prior to departure date
      • US$200/person: 75-119 days prior to departure date
      • US$300/person: 30-74 days prior to departure date
      • US$500/person: 15-29 days prior to departure date
      • US$1000/person: 3-14 days prior to departure date
      • 100% of tour fare: within 48 hours prior to departure including no show on the departure date
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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