EUROPE | 20 DAYS

Duration : 10 days

DAY 1
ORIGIN | LISBON
Arrival to the Portuguese Capital reception from someone’s VEFA representative. (Depending of the hour of arrival) Panoramic Tour in Grand Tourism Bus through the magnific city of Lisbon. Transfer to the hotel for accommodation and dinner (not included).

DAY 2
LISBON | SINTRA | CASCAIS | ESTORIL | BELÉM | LISBON
After breakfast departure to the village of Sintra where we visit the Palace called “Palácio Nacional da Pena” (not included), which represents one of the best expressions of architectural Romanticism in the 19th century (séc. XIX) In the world and by that constituting itself the first Palace of this style in Europe. Panoramic tour along the coast going to Cascais – once an old fisherman´s village could be considered today one of the most elegant residential areas of the country and follow the same line we have Estoril where is the famous “Casino Estoril” one of the most prestigious casinos in Europe. After lunch (not included) departure to Lisbon founded around 3.200 years ago by Fenices merchants and later inhabited by Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Brief stop in Belem where we visit Geronimo’s Monastery (not included). Free time and then will go to downtown called “Baixa Pombalina” and here we could see a business district completely rebuilt after the big earthquake in1755 we also can see a huge square the so called “Praça do Comércio” which is one of the most beautiful of the Capital, next this one we find another one square called “Praça do Rossio” is the heart of the city with the statue of the King D. Pedro IV, very close we have another square called ”Praça dos Restauradores” in which there is an Obelisk that represents the restauration of Portugal Independence from Spain and very close we have an avenue the so called “Avenida da Liberdade” and on the top of the avenue one iconic square called “Praça Marquês de Pombal” with a Monument built in memory of the former prime minister of the King D. José I. Return to hotel for dinner (not included) and after dinner for those who wish there is the possibility of attending a live night Fado in one of the most prestigious and traditional Fado houses in Lisbon (optional). Return to the hotel for accommodation.

DAY 3
LISBON | FÁTIMA
After breakfast departure to Fátima. Visit the Sanctuary of “Fátima” one of the most important pilgrimage places in the world for the Catholics which is a place of devotion up to a scale never seen. Free time and we strongly suggest a visit to the Wax Museum (optional). After lunch continue the visit in Fatima. Arrival at the hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 4
FÁTIMA | ÁVILA | MADRID
After breakfast full day in Fátima. Return to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 5
FÁTIMA | ÁVILA | MADRID
After breakfast proceed to Ávila. Visit to this marvelous Medieval City with is ancient walls with more than 10 km and 80 rounded towers. Visit to the Cathedral and free time in the City Centre. Later departure to Madrid for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 6
MADRID
Breakfast and visit to Madrid, capital of Spain. We start to visit the Cathedral and the “Palácio Real” full of treasures. Continue to “Plaza Mayor” full of typical “Cafés” where we can taste the international famous Spanish “Tapas”. After lunch continue through Cybele’s Plaza and Gran Via where stands Prado’s Museum with paintings of the most important paintings in the world. Return to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 7
MADRID | MOSTEIRO DE MONSERRAT | BARCELONA
After breakfast departure to Monserrat Benedictine Monastery. Here we can find an impressive construction on the rock. Proceed to the Hotel near Barcelona for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 8
BARCELONA
Breakfast and full day visit to Barcelona. Start with the ex libris of the City, the “Sagrada Familia” (included). Continue of the visit by is pedestrian streets full of stores and coffee shops called “Ramblas”. After lunch (not included) continue the visit through the “Parc Guel”, Montjuic, the Cathedral, the Spain Square with the Magical Fountains and the Gothic District with the marvelous Gaudi Houses. Return to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 9
BARCELONA | LOURDES
Breakfast and proceed to Lourdes (France). Arrive to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 10
LOURDES
Breakfast and full day in Lourdes. Celebration of Mass in the morning and visit of the city, great religious center. Annually Lourdes is visited by millions of pilgrims and sick people because of the apparitions: On February 11, 1858, Bernadette Soubirous, 14, daughter of the miller of the village, had a vision of the Virgin, which occurred to her in the grotto of Massabielle; the vision was repeated 18 times. After the first apparition, the first miracles began to take place. Then visit the Sanctuary, with three overlapping Churches (the Crypt, the Basilica of the Rosary and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception) and the underground Basilica (with capacity for 20,000 people). Dinner at the hotel (not included) in Lourdes and accommodation.

DAY 11
LOURDES | PARIS
Early breakfast and departure to Paris. Capital of France. Stop for lunch (not included). Arriving in the end of the afternoon with time to do a Night City Tour in the City of Lights. Proceed to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 12
PARIS
Breakfast and full day visit of Paris. Visit to Eiffel Tower (2nd floor included), Champs Elise, Arch of Triumph. After lunch, possibility to visit one of the most important Museums in all world, Louvre Museum (not included). Continue the visit for the City of Lights doing a fantastic River Cruise on the Typical Bateaux Mouches on Senna River (not included). Continue to an outside visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral. Return to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

13º DAY
PARIS| ROME (by plane)
Breakfast and free time for last minute shopping before transfer to the Airport. Flight to Rome (included). Transfer to Rome and visit of the “Eternal City”. We will start by admiring the Trevi Fountain (made famous in the film “Dolce Vita” by Fellini), Chigi’s Palace, Colonna Square (with the column of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius), the Parliament, The Pantheon (built by the emperor Adrian in the 2nd Century A.C.) and Piazza Navonna. After lunch (not included) we will do a panoramic stroll passing by Caelian Hill, with the marvelous view over the Coliseum and the Gladiator School, Palatine Hill, the archaeological remains of the emperors’' palaces, Mount Aventine, the Quirinal Palace (the biggest palace in Italy, the president's official residence) and the Esquiline on top of which one can admire the biggest of basilicas dedicated to Saint Mary Majo

DAY 14
ROME | VATICAN
Breakfast and departure to Vatican City. Visit to Vatican Museums, acknowledged as mankind's unique heritage. The visit includes, among others, the beautiful the Gallery of Candelabrums, the Gallery of Tapestries, the Gallery of Maps and the Gallery of the Immaculate Conception. We will continue with the infamous School of Athens (Raphael), most of which painted by the master between 1508 and 1520. We will finish the visit in the Sistine Chapel where we can admire the Genesis and the Last Judgement, Michelangelo's frescoes which after being fully restored, are back in all its splendor. After Lunch (not included), a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, the biggest basilica in the world and which area overcomes 15 000 square meters, as well as St. Peter's Square. Free time for shopping and at the end of the afternoon arriving to the Hotel in Rome for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 15
ROME | ASSIS | PISA | FLORENCE
Breakfast and departure to Assis. Visit to the Church of St. Francis. After lunch (not included) departure to Pisa with is fantastic Marble Tower and the Baptistery. Arriving in the end of the afternoon to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 16
FLORENCE
Breakfast and full day visit in Florence. Visit to el “Duomo” the Cathedral with terracotta dome and the Giotto’s Belfry and the Baptistery. After lunch (not included) continue the visit to Della Signora and San Giovani’s Squares. Magnific view to the fantastic Vecchio Bridge and the Pitti’s Palace. Possibility to visit the Deglia Uffizi’s Gallery (not included) where we can admire Da Vinci and Botticelli most important works of art. Return to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 17
FLORENCE | PADUA | VENICE
Breakfast and departure to Padua. City Tour in this marvelous city. After lunch (not included) panoramic visit to this marvelous City. Proceed to Venice. The City with the best Romantic views in the world. City with more than 100 Isles on the Adriatic Sea. This city has channels instead of streets. Arriving in the end of the afternoon to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 18
VENICE
Breakfast and full day visit in Venice. Arriving by boat to this marvelous City. Visit to Saint Peter’s Square, the magnificent Saint Peter’s Basilica, covered with Bizantine tiles and his Steeple with stunning views to the red rooftops of the City. After lunch possibility to do a Boat Trip on the Typical “Gondolas” (not included) and visit to the fantastic and romantic “Suspiro’s” Bridge and Rialto’s Bridge. In the end of the afternoon return to the Hotel for dinner and accommodation.

DAY 19
VENICE | ROME
Breakfast and departure to Rome. Stop for lunch (not included). Arriving in the end of the afternoon to the Hotel for dinner (not included) and accommodation.

DAY 20
ROME | ORIGIN COUNTRY (by plane)
Breakfast and free time untill transfer to International Airport for flight home (not included).

INCLUDED

  • Transfer and transport in Grand Tourism Bus according the program
  • Accommodation in double/twin room and hotels 3* 19 breakfasts;
  • English Speaking Guide;
  • Trips and visits according the Program;
  • Insurance;
  • Entrance Fees to the Monuments refered as included in the program;

NOT INCLUDED

  • Suplement for single room;
  • Turístic taxe;
  • All that is not mentioned on the rates considered included.

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Manufacturer: VEFA

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