Modern Europe with Berlin

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    1.940,00$

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    Daily Tour

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    14 days 13 nights

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    Max 13 people

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    Location

    Eperlecq

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ABOUT

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

Area: 604.3 km²
Population: 3.166 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture. The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.

Area: 101.9 km²
Population: 1.609 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age. Its Museum District houses the Van Gogh Museum, works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, and modern art at the Stedelijk. Cycling is key to the city’s character, and there are numerous bike paths.

Area: 219,4 km²
Population: 821,752 thousand (2015)
Currency: Euro

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with history stretching back to Roman times. At its centre stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Area: 1,572 km²
Population: 8.788 million (2010)
Currency: Pound sterling

Zaragoza is the capital of northeastern Spain’s Aragon region. Overlooking the Ebro River in the city center is baroque Nuestra Señora del Pilar basilica, a famous pilgrimage site with a shrine to the Virgin Mary and multiple domes. Mudéjar-style landmarks, combining Islamic and Gothic architecture, include the Aljafería, an 11th-century Moorish palace, and the Cathedral of the Savior, begun in the 12th century.

Area: 973.78  km²
Population: 661,108 Thousand (2016)
Currency: Euro

Berlin, Germany’s capital, dates to the 13th century. Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. The city’s also known for its art scene and modern landmarks like the gold-colored, swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie, built in 1963.

Area: 891.85 km²
Population: 3.47 million (2015)
Currency: Euro

Paris, France’s capital, is a major European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Its 19th-century cityscape is crisscrossed by wide boulevards and the River Seine. Beyond such landmarks as the Eiffel Tower and the 12th-century, Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral, the city is known for its cafe culture and designer boutiques along the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.

Area: 105.4 km²
Population: 2.244 million (2010)
Currency: Euro

Rouen, capital of the northern French region of Normandy, is a port city on the river Seine. Important in the Roman era and Middle Ages, it has Gothic churches, such as Saint-Maclou and Saint-Ouen, and a cobblestoned pedestrian center with medieval half-timbered houses. The skyline is dominated by the spires of Cathédrale Notre-Dame, much-painted by Impressionist Claude Monet.

Area: 21.38 km²
Population: 110,933 thousand (2010)
Currency: Euro

THE PRICE INCLUDES
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with English speaking guide, basic travel insurance, and breakfast buffet.
  • Includes arrival transfer.
  • Boat: Boat Trip along River Seine.
  • City tour in: Madrid, Barcelona, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin.
  • Evening Transfer: Debod Temple and Plaza de Espana/Gran Via, Plaza de Oriente, Ramblas and Plaza de Cataluna, Quartier Latin, Soho District, Camden Area, Red Light District, Montmartre, Kantstrasse area in Berlin.
  • Ticket admission: Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, Poblet Monastery, Poble Espanyol, 2nd Floor Eiffel Tower, Bunker Eperlecques, Traditional Afternoon Tea, Diamond Cutting Workshop, Holocaust Memorial and Berlin
    Wall Museum in Berlin.
  • Train: Montserrat.
  • Ferry: Ferry France to UK, From UK to Netherlands.
  • High Speed Train: Barcelona – Paris. (Transfers included).
THE PRICE NOT INCLUDES
  • VISA.
  • Flight Tickets.
  • Personal Expenses.

ITINERARY

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. Our guide will
be ready to welcome you and will provide the necessary
information. 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. 
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Madrid city tour. Visit to the
Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring. Stroll through the
Retiro Park. 
This morning, experience the city on a guided tour,
which showcases the city’s vibrant centre, the beautiful
Plaza Mayor (Main Square), its broad and magnificent
avenues and its many fountains. Our tour includes a
visit to see inside the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas, a
fine-looking building. Here we learn about the tradition
of “corridas” in the Bullfighting Museum. Also the day
includes a walking tour of the beautiful Retiro Park,
enhanced by the lake and Crystal Palace. Enjoy the rest
of the afternoon. At sunset we provide transfers to
the Plaza de Oriente in the historic centre of Madrid,
opposite the Royal Palace. In this area there are many
restaurants serving different exquisite cuisines (Indian,
Middle Eastern, Muslim, Spanish, International). Return
to hotel.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: Basílica del Pilar, visit to
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. Directly
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 mediaeval 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 (included), due to the shorter days, the
Monastery of Poblet will not be visited (so that we can
reach Montserrat in the daylight).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona city tour. “Spanish
Village” visit and evening transfer to Las Ramblas
district.  
Today we will get to know Barcelona, an impressive
city right on the Mediterranean Sea. Our visit includes
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 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. 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”). This open air
architectural museum is situated in one of the most
emblematic areas of Barcelona. Be delighted by the
best Spanish craftsmanship and discover the architectural
styles, traditions and folklore of the different
communities in Spain. Free time to explore the city on
your own. In the evening we provide transfer to Las
Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya area, where you can
select from a great variety of restaurants (including
Indian, Chinese, Halal, International and regional Spanish
cuisine). Return to hotel.
05 SAT. Barcelona - Paris.
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS: We will travel on a high-speed
train.
After breakfast we arrange a transfer (included) to the
train station. We travel on a high-speed train. (Note:
A guide will only travel on the train ride if the group
is over 15 passengers.) The train is quite comfortable and it is an enjoyable trip through wonderful landscapes. On
several occasions our train will reach speeds of around 300
km/h (186 m/h). The train journey takes 6½ hours.   
Arrival in Paris and transfer to the hotel. At the end of the
evening, we provide transfer to the Montmartre district.
This neighbourhood is known for its painters, artists, and its
cabarets- Sit down to dinner and enjoy a magical night. You
can choose between Indian, Chinese, French and American
cuisines.  We will ascend by funicular to the hill and admire
the spectacular view of Paris from the top. Return to hotel.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour in Paris. Boat ride along the
Seine. Climb to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower. 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.
At sunset transfer to the “Quartier Latin”, a very
picturesque area of the historic centre were you can enjoy
dinner with a wide variety of international cuisines. Return
to hotel.
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).
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Rouen Historic Center. 
We go to the centre of Paris, to the area of the Louvre
Museum.  Free time. If you wish we can accompany you
to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known
perfumeries in Paris. At around 5:30 PM we will leave
Paris for ROUEN, city museum with its houses with
half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches.
Accommodation in the city.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: World War II bunker. Ferry
crossing to United Kingdom. Evening transfer to Camden
district.  
We set off to the north of France. In Eperlecques we
visit a huge bunker in the middle of the forest (admission
included). From this point, V1 and V2 missiles
were fired to the UK. Next, we leave on a ferry across
the English Channel to reach CANTERBURY, the religious
capital of England with a very attractive historic
centre. Continuation to LONDON We provide transfer
to Camden, a district famous for having one of the most
varied and extravagant street markets in London. Time
for dinner in this area with numerous ethnic restaurants
(Indian, Thai, Chinese, international, and so on).
09 WED. London.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit London. Changing of the
guard. British Museum. English Teatime. 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 shall be able to watch the famous
“Changing of the Guard” (depending on the season). If
you wish, later on, you can go on an optional excursion
to the “London Eye” ferris wheel. In the afternoon, at
5pm, after a period of free time, we invite all our travellers
to a traditional Afternoon Tea. In the evening,
a stroll through Leicester Square, China Town and
Soho, with its atmosphere, its theaters and its entertainment.
Sit down for dinner at your preferred restaurant
(Indian, Chinese, Thai, international, and so on) in
the lively district.
After breakfast we will go to the British Museum, one
of the main and oldest museums in the world, where we
can see relics from cultures all around the globe. Free
time. At around 4 PM, we will leave for COLCHESTER,
known as the most ancient city of England. Time to stroll.
We will then board a modern ferry in Harwich, and take
a night voyage in cabins with bathroom.
Note: The ferry used has a limited number of cabins.
Sometimes we might change the stage, leaving London
at 3 PM and taking the railway tunnel under the
English Channel, and spending the night in Antwerp.
11 FRI. Volendam - Amsterdam.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:   Picturesque typical village of
Volendam. Visit to Amsterdam.  
At around eight in the morning we reach Holland (Hoek
Van Holland) and we visit VOLENDAM, a very picturesque
fishing village. After this, we travel to AMSTERDAM
where we include a panoramic visit of the city to
see its narrow canals, the Dam Platz, its official buildings
and parks. We will also see the technique of cutting diamonds.
Transfer to the red light district, with its liberal values and its many restaurants from all corners of
the world. It is very likely that you will have heard
about this neighbourhood.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the village that was
made famous through the Pied Piper of Hamelin
children’s story. 
We leave Amsterdam for Germany. En route, we stop
at HAMELIN, a picturesque German town. Here, many
shops and streets remind us of the town’s legend:
The Pied Piper of Hamelin, written by The Brothers
Grimm. We continue toward BERLIN, arriving at the
end of the afternoon.
TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: City tour of Berlin. We visit
the Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum.   
Ease your way into the local culture with a guided
visit of Germany’s incredible capital, Berlin. We shall
visit the historic centre, Museum Island, the Reichstag,
the Brandenburg Gates and the city’s magnificent
parks. We continue our visit by stopping at the
Holocaust Memorial and the Berlin Wall Museum.
This visit helps us to understand the difficult situation
the city experienced during the Twentieth Century.
Time to explore the city. Enjoy an evening in the lively
area of Kantstrasse, a district that offers different
types of ethnic restaurants to dine in (Indian, Oriental,
Italian, German, and so on).
After breakfast, end of our services.

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