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SPANISH FIESTA WITH LA TOMATINA


Fixed departure date : 20 August 2019

From USD 2,200 * | from £ 1.46*

per person sharing

Madrid | Salamanca | Fatima | Lisbon | Sevi

 

Day 1 Madrid
Welcome to Madrid - capital of Spain. On arrival check into your
hotel on your own anytime after 1500 hrs. Overnight in Madrid.
(D)

Day 2 Madrid
Today, proceed on a guided tour of Toledo. See the most famous
monuments during a walking tour of the city centre, including
St Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan
delos Reyes Church, Museo Victorio Macho and the Cathedral.
Also visit sword making factory where you will be shown how
the swords are made. The Factory houses museum of traditional
swords. Later drive back to Madrid. Upon arrival on a guided
tour of Madrid, see Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares, Plaza Espana
and Las Ventas bullring. Drive through the main streets and see
the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via - most popular
commercial street for a real taste of Spain. Next, visit the Royal
Palace, residence of the Royal family. Overnight in Madrid. (B, D)

Day 3 Madrid - Salamanca
Today, proceed to Parque Europa the largest theme park in
Madrid, this is a picturesque park consisting of small-scale
replicas of many of European monuments and buildings like the
Brandemburg gate, the Mermaid, Eiffel Tower, London Bridge,
Fontana de Trevi, the Atomium. Later drive to Salamanca - an
ancient and gorgeous city. On arrival proceed on a guided city
tour of Salamanca. Later, visit the Plaza Mayor which is the city’s
crowning glory - built by Alberto and Nicolas Churriguera, it is
widely thought the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Spain. Later,
enjoy a local dinner with sangria - a traditonal Spanish drink.
Overnight in Salamanca. (B, ID)

Day 4 Salamanca - Lisbon
Today, drive towards Portugal. Before arriving into Lisbon, melt
into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the
Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima - one of the most
important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Later,
drive to Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located on the north bank of
the river Tagus. A city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its
cobble stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau
cafés promises a lot to discover. Overnight in Lisbon. (B, D)

Day 5 Lisbon
Today, on a guided tour of Lisbon, see the Jeronimos Monastery,
Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square
and Abril Bridge. Next visit the The Belém Tower which is located
on the banks of the Tagus River - one of the iconic landmark of
Lisbon. Here you will taste Lisbon’s famous Pastel Du Belem
- a Portuguese tart pastry dusted with cinnamon. Later visit to
Cacaise & Estroil beaches that are situated on the beautiful Lisbon
coastline. Stroll around the beaches. Overnight in Lisbon. (B, D)

Day 6 Seville
Today, drive to Seville - Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital
of Andalusia. It is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. On
guided city tour of Seville, see the cathedral, which is the largest
and highest cathedral in Spain and where the mortal vestiges
Christopher Columbus are kept. See the Giralda, adjacent to the
cathedral, a splendid example of Moorish art and now a symbol
of Seville. Later visit Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería
de Sevilla - the oldest bullring in Spain. Spend some time to stroll
along the busy Santa Cruz quarter. It is impossible to resist the
charm of this district with its winding alleys, its picturesque lime
washed houses, its delicate hardly visible flowery patios and its
small squares. Overnight in Seville. (B, D)

Day 7 Seville - Gibraltar - Granada
Today, drive to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704.
Upon arrival, proceed on a Guided tour of Gibraltar. Visit Europa
Point, See the Morrish castle, Upper Rock, the Nature Reserve,
Pillars of Hercules & St. Michael’s Cave the colony of Barbary
apes. Later we drive to Granada. Overnight in Granada. (B, ID)

Day 8 Granada - Valencia
Today, on guided tour of Granada, visit the Alhambra complex,
Spain’s outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of
the country’s most visited tourist attractions. Walk around the
fortress, palace, patios and gardens which are undoubtedly
some of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic architecture.
There is also time to amble through the magnificent Water
gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. Later we
drive to Valencia. Overnight in Valencia. (B, D)

Day 9 Valencia - Bunol - Valencia
Today, proceed to Buňol to take part at the highlight of this tour
- The La Tomatina festival!! The tomato fight has been a strong
tradition in Buňol since 1944 or 1945. No one is completely certain
how this event originated. Possible theories on how the Tomatina
began include a local food fight among friends, a juvenile class
war, a volley of tomatoes from bystanders at a carnival parade, a
practical joke on a bad musician, and the anarchic aftermath of an
accidental lorry spillage. One popular theory is that disgruntled
townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a
town celebration. Whatever happened to begin the tradition, it
was enjoyed so much that it was repeated the next year, and the
year after that, and so on. Overnight in Valencia. (B, D)

Day 10 Valencia - Barcelona
Today, on guided tour of Valencia, see the Town Hall, the Bull Ring,
the massive Gateway Towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new
Arts and Science Complex designed by the famous Valencian
architect Calatrava. Also see the imposing La Seo Cathedral.
Later, visit Lladro Factory where you will see how these iconic
porcelain figurines are made. Later, drive to Barcelona, one of
the best spots in the Mediterranean. Due to its superb location
on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi
architecture, superb cuisine and its world famous football team,
Barcelona has become among one of Europe’s most popular
destinations. Overnight in Barcelona. (B, D)

Day 11 Barcelona
Today, proceed on a half day excursion to Montserrat Mountains
where you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12thcentury
carving of the Black Virgin. Later, drive back Barcelona
on arrival proceed to guided city tour. Visit the magnificence of
the 14th century gothic cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi’s
controversial Sagrada Familia. Stroll through the lively Ramblas,
the city’s most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls
and markets to the Christopher Colombus monument near the
waterfront. Also see Plaza de Cataluna, the largest and busiest
square in the city centre. Next, we visit FC Barcelona stadium
which is the largest in all of Europe. Do not miss this fantastic
opportunity to retrace the footsteps of legendary players
from past and present on this tour through Barcelona Camp
Nou football stadium. Later in the evening enjoy the famous
Flamenco Show watching a fantastic flamenco performance
served with a glass of wine. Overnight in Barcelona. (B, D)

Day 12 Barcelona
Today, free time in morning for shopping at La Ramblas street. Later
enjoy a boat cruise along the coast of Barcelona. It offers you the
unique opportunity of enjoying from the sea, the most important
icons of the port and sea front. See, Maremagnum, Imax, Aquarium,
sports clubs, Clock Tower, Puerte Porta Europe. The evening is free
for you to explore the beaches of Barcelona. (B, ID)

Day 13 Return Home
Today, after continental breakfast your ‘Spanish Fiesta with La
Tomatina’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. We hope you
have thoroughly enjoyed your tour of Europe. Write in and tell
us how you enjoyed it and give us any suggestions you may have.
Goodbye till we meet again! (B)

Includes:

  • Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Services of a tour guide.
  • Meals, coach tours, entrance fees, sightseeing & surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One water bottle (500ml) per person per day.

Excludes:

  • Passport, Visa Charges, Airport & Port Taxes.
  • Cost of your air tickets required to participate in this tour.
  • Porterage, tips, insurance, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges and all items of personal nature and also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus.
  • Cost of the Suggested Excursions.
  • Any increase in the rate of exchange leading to an increase in all land
  • Mandatory tips of Euro 3 per person per day for Coach drivers, Guides etc.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned in ‘What your Tour Price includes box.’

 

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