European Memories - ENGMARKET

Duración

22 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Paris

Disponible

Abril 2020 / Marzo 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Paris; Ruan; Canal De La Mancha; Canterbury; Londres; Colchester, Inglaterra; Ferry Colchester Volendam; Volendam; Amsterdam; Hamelin; Berlin; Dresde; Praga; Munich; Innsbruck; Zurich; Lucerna; Burglen; Lugano; Morcote; Milan; Pisa, Toscana; Roma; Madrid; Zaragoza; Monasterio De Poblet, Tarragona Provincia; Barcelona

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Introducción

Estimado viajero: ¡Gracias por habernos elegido para realizar este circuito! Esperamos que disfrute de su viaje.

Le damos aquí una orientación sobre su tour con la información que consideramos puede ser de su interés. La información es ORIENTATIVA, pudiendo existir variaciones sobre los horarios señalados.

TRASLADOS desde el aeropuerto, si lo tiene incluido o comprado. Nuestro trasladista lo estara esperando con un cartel con el nombre de Europamundo o su nombre a la salida de aduanas (despues de recoger su equipaje).

IMPORTANTE: Si usted tuvo NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel tendrá su reserva realizada, pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta la noche anterior al inicio del tour. Su tiempo por tanto hasta ese momento es libre.

En el HOTEL le podrán ayudar con toda la información que precise sobre la ciudad. En la recepción podrá encontrar un CARTEL INFORMATIVO de Europamundo donde figurarán las actividades y los horarios establecidos para su grupo. Lea el cartel informativo.

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TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:  Night-time transfer to the Montmartre neighborhood. Funicular ride (included)

IMPORTANT -  IF YOU REQUESTED ADDITIONAL NIGHTS on arrival at the hotel you will have your booking made but the guide of your trip will normally not arrive until the start of the included activities. YOUR TIME BEFORE THIS MOMENT IS THEREFORE FREE. At your hotel they can help you with all the information you need.  

NB:   The schedules you will find in this itinerary are approximate. The guide, depending on the situation and in order to improve the development of the circuit, may adjust the schedules.    


WELCOME TO PARIS!  
Transfer f rom airport to hotel and free time. You will receive information about the start of the circuit during the afternoon, or you can check the informative panels in the hotel reception area.   


18.30 hrs  (approximately)  Transfer to the Montmartre quarter , a Bohemian district known for its artists. The visit includes a  ride in the funicular railway  to the top of the hill which has wonderful views of Paris. Relax and enjoy a delicious dinner in a magical and romantic setting. 
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.

09:00h Comprehensive tour of Paris with a local guide,  visiting the Champs Elysees, Arch of Triumph, Concorde Square, Latin Quarter, Luxembourg Palace, Garnier Opera House, Louvre Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Town Hall of Paris, Eiffel Tower, etc. Includes  admission to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower in the lift.  

Note:  S ometimes 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).

The visit is followed by a spectacular  cruise on the river Seine  which divides the north of Paris from the south. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore as you choose.

At sunset enjoy the  evening transfer to “Quartier Latin ”, a very picturesque area of the historic centre where a wide variety of international cuisines await you. - Return to hotel.

Total Distance:  140 km
Scenery:   Extensive plains of northen France. Rouen.
 
08.30 hrs.- We go to the  centre of Paris , the area of the Louvre Museum.  Free time to stroll in the city. If you wish, we can accompany you to Benlux, one of the most complete and best-known perfumeries in Paris.

18.00 hrs.- Paris –we will leave for Rouen.-
20.15 hrs.- Rouen  –Arrival to this beautiful city museum with its houses with half-timbered walls, narrow streets and gothic churches. 
Accommodation in the city

Total Distance:  360 Km.  
Scenery:   interesting ferry crossing, green hills in England. Stroll alongside Tower Bridge.
Note:   Remember to have your Passport ready, you will need it to cross the British border. -We recommend wearing warm clothing during the crossing. -It is necessary to set your watch back one hour when entering the UK. - The UK currency is the Pound; we recommend you change your currency on the ferry.   

Rouen. After breakfast, we have free time to take a stroll in the centre of Rouen to admire its magnificent cathedral and photograph the ancient streets of the historic centre (transfer at 08.15 hrs if the hotel is not located near the centre).

10.00 hrs- Rouen. Departure, we travel to the north of France.

13.00 h. Arrival to the  port of Calai s where we take the  ferry to the UK  followed by customs and border formalities. The ferry crossing takes one hour and a half. The ferry is modern and equipped with all commodities (restaurants, bars, areas in which to relax, games rooms, foreign exchange facilitles, shops...). 

14.45 h. (15.45 hrs in France): Dover –On arrival, we disembark and then set out for Canterbury. 
15.30 hrs- Canterbury- arrival.  Free time to stroll around the religious capital of England with a very attractive historic centre. 

17.00 hrs- Continuation to London.
18:30 h. London-  On arrival in London, before going to the hotel, there will be time around  Tower Bridge t o see it lip up, to see the modern buildings of the city and have dinner in one of the restaurants of the area. 

20.30 hrs- Transfer to the hotel.

Highlights:   Guided tour, changing of the guards. Transfer to Soho. 

In the early morning, comprehensive tour with local guide,  lasting two hours and a half. We will see the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben, Trafalgar Sq., Picadilly Sqare, Oxford Street, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace and the famous Changing of the Guard (depending on the time of year).  
Afternoon at leisure.
18.30 h . 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. Return to hotel. 

Total road distance:  170 km
Scenery:   Pleasant hill scenery. Ferry crossing.
Notes:   Remember to have your Passport ready, you may need it to leave the UK.  -When entering in the Netherlands set your watch forward one hour (if it’s 11 ‘clock in London, it will be 12 o’clock in the Netherlands).    
 
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 lunch time, we provide  transfer to Camden , a district famous for having one of the most varied and extravagant street markets in London where we can see relics from cultures all around the globe. Free time for lunch.

16.00 hrs- Departure. 
18.45 hrs- Colchester - arrival the city known as the most ancient of England. Time to stroll. 
20.45 hrs- Colchester. Departure, we will leave to Harwich.

21.30 hrs- Harwich-  We will board a  modern ferry  with all the conditions of a cruise in Harwich, and take a night voyage in cabins with bathroom. Departure of the ferry scheduled at 23.00h. Night crossing to Netherlands

Important note:   The ferry used has a limited number of cabins. Sometimes, we might change the stage leaving London at 15.00 hrs and taking the railway tunnel under the English Channel and spending the night in Antwerp. 

Total road distance:  130 km
Scenery:  Dutch landscapes, plains, canals, mills. Picturesque typical village of Volendam. Visit  to Amsterdam. Transfer to Rembrandtplein . 

08.30 hrs.- Hoek Van Holland- Arrival and continuation of route.
10.00 hrs.- Volendam –  We arrive in this charming fisherman’s village on the Southern Sea.  
12.00 hrs.- Volendam – We head to Amsterdam. 

12.30 hrs.- Amsterdam  – Arrival, time for lunch and comprehensive  tour with a local guide, visiting the canal bridges, cathedral and the Royal Palace, the Flower Market and the Museum Quarter. Visit to a diamond-cutting workshop.
 
At night time for dinner in  Rembrandplein  with its many restaurants from all corners of the world and near the red light district, with its liberal values.  It is very likely that you will have heard about this neighborhood. Return to hotel.

Total distance: 701km 
Scenery:   Fertile lowlands in the Netherlands, German forests.    

07:30 h. Amsterdam – We depart for Germany. 
12:15 h. Hamelin  – Arrival and time to wander through this city, which is mentioned in the famous tale “The Pied Piper of Hamelin” by the Brothers Grimm. Time for lunch. 

14:30 h. Departure for Berlin, the capital of Germany making a brief stop on the way in Marienborn   the former border that separated East and West Germany until 1990 where we will see the museum that reminds us of it. 
19.30 h. Berlin  – Arrival. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. 


Highlights:   Guided tour, Holocaust Memorial, Berlin Wall Museum.    

08:00 h. Comprehensive tour  of the most modern city in Europe, and visit to the Museum Island, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden, the Reichstag, Potsdamerplatz and the Zoo. We leave the coach to visit the Holocaust Memorial and Berlin Wall Museum. Berlin bore witness to many significant events of the 20th century. 

Free afternoon to explore the city. We recommend you to take a boat trip.

Enjoy an  evening in the lively area of Kantstrasse , a district that offers different types of ethnic restaurants to dine in. Return to hotel.     

Total distance: 360km 
Scenery:   Elbe Valley in Saxony and mountain forests of Bohemia 
Note:  We remind you that the currency of the Czech Republic is the Koruna. It is advisable to pay in local currency during your stay.  
 
08:00 h. Berlin – We leave for the Elbe Valley, passing through attractive woodland scenery. 
10:45 h. Dresden  – Time to visit this important cultural city of enormous historical importance. It was rebuilt following the serious damage it suffered after being bombed in 1945. We recommend having lunch at one of the pleasant international restaurants near the river Elbe. 

14:00 h. Dresden – Departure. The river Elbe accompanies us along part of the way. 
16:15 h. Prague. Arrival.  At the end of the afternoon, we provide transport to take you to the  Old Town Square . This central location is full of energy and touristic activities. It’s a marvellous place to acquaint ourselves with Prague. Several restaurants offering cuisines from around the world will be waiting to delight your taste buds, including Czech, Chinese, Indian and Italian. Return to hotel.

Today’s highlights:  c ity tour of Prague. Visit to Castle. Boat tour along the river Vltava. Evening transfer. 
Note:   We recommend you wear comfortable shoes during the walking tour.   


07.45 h. Comprehensive tour .  Lasting three hours and a half. The tour starts off from the “ Caste l Quarter” ( admission included) , the political, religious and monumental centre of the capital, and the cathedral, the palaces and viewpoints over the “city of the 100 towers” and explains the history of the country. We then continue our walk through the “Small City” or “Malastrana Quarter”, the city’s Baroque jewel, to the famous “Charles Bridge”. 

The city tour  is followed by a  monumental cruise  on the river Vltava. 
Free afternoon to continue exploring the city.

In the evening, we enjoy time in the historic  city centre  and there will be an opportunity for you to enjoy cuisines from around the world.  Return to hotel. 

Total distance: 540km  

Forest scenery  in Bohemia, valleys with grazing cattle in Bavaria and the Tyrol. 


07:30 h. Prague – Departure for Munich, capital of the German region of Bavaria. 
12.30 h. Munich  – Next to the Olympiapark we will visit the futuristic  BMW WELT  with its fascinating architecture for multi-use exhibition of BMW, the prestigious German vehicles brand.   Free time to stroll through the monumental centre and have lunch at one of the famous traditional beerhouses, accompanied by popular music. 

15:00 h. Departure for the Tyrol and Innsbruck 
17:15 h. Innsbruck.   We will have time to stroll and for dinner in the Golden Roof area at the Old Town where there are many local and international restaurants (Indian, Chinese, Oriental, Italian, etc.) in which to dine. 
Transfer to hotel.  

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:  Visit to Swarovski Museum. Breathtaking landscapes. 
Total distance: 330km.
Scenery:  Vi sit to Swarovski Museum. Journey by train.    Breathtaking landscapes.   Alpine landscape in Austria, forests and plains.  

09:00 h. We leave the hotel 
09.30hrs- Swarovski Crystal Museum,  we will visit the headquarters of the well-known firm, where we will visit the Gardens and the Museum and see how this crystal is made. 

11.15hrs- Swarovski Crystal Museum departure.
11.45 hrs- Innsbruck-   Time to stroll in the historic centre of Innsbruck.  

15.30hrs-   Innsbruck departure. We take an enjoyable journey through wonderful sceneries. T

19.30hrs-  ZURICH,  enjoy an evening in the historic centre next to the lake, where you can dine at your favorite restaurant (Indian, Oriental, Italian, International, Swiss, etc.). 

Note:  in some cases the journey from Innsbruck to Zurich may be done by train.


Total distance: 280 km
TODAY´S HIGHLIGHTS:  Admire the fantastic landscapes. Cable car included to Grindenwald first. Lunch included
Note:   Wear warm clothing and comfortable shoes to walk and your camera.
Note:  Due to weather conditions (strong wind) or maintenance reasons, the cable car may not operate at any time. If this happens, we will provide an alternative lift to another similar place.


08.00 hrs-  Zurich- departure to a spectacular stage with beautiful landscapes with high mountains and lakes. 

10.30 hrs.- Grindelwald.   Time to have a coffee in this mountain resort in the Bernese Alps before taking the  cable car to Grindelwald First (ticket included),  the largest ski center in the region. We will  walk along the path (30 minutes) i n which we will have the opportunity in breathtaking alpine landscapes to take the "footbridge over the emptiness" enjoying the glaciers that surround us;  Lunch included f or all passengers (vegetarian option available).

13.15 hrs- Grndenwald  departure.  We continue to Lucerne.
15.00 hrs- Lucerne - arrival in time to explore one of the most interesting Swiss cities and see the KapellBrück, covered bridge over the river Reuss, the Town Hall and Square with its Clock Tower and its pedestrian streets and elegant shops. Time to stroll, enjoy the city and dine before returning to the hotel in Zurich.

19:00 h. Return to Zurich.
20.00 h. -Zurich  - Zurich.

Total distance: 310 km   
Scenery:  beautiful Alpine landscapes of mountains and lakes. Take the camera by hand. 
Notes:  Bring your passport. There may be border controls when entering Italy      

08.00 hrs. - Zurich – Departure.  Crossing the Swiss Plateau. 
09.15 hrs.- Burglen .- Arrival to the tiny village where William Tell was born. We shall see the chapel of the XVI century with paintings illustrating his life.   

10.00 hrs.- Burglen- Departure.- Spectacular landscapes crossing the Alps by motorway. We enter the Italian-speaking Switzerland. 
12.00 hrs – Morcote.  Arrival to this very picturesque village by Lake Lugarno, with its stone houses covered with flowers.       

13.00 h. Morcote – Departure for the Italian border.   
13.45 hrs.- Como-  on the shores of its lake, a bustling Italian town with an outstanding Gothic cathedral and life on the shore. Time to have a stroll and for lunch.      

15.45 hrs.- Como, departure.  
16.45 h. Milan  – Arrival, our guide will take us to the impressive Duomo Square. There will be time to dine at the Porta Venecia (Port of Venice) where an outstanding variety of restaurants can be found to delight your palate. From restaurants serving Swiss and Italian food, to French, Chinese and international food. Transfer to hotel.   Transfer to hotel about 20.00 hrs.  

Total distance: 640 km
Scenery:   surprising scenery along the coast of Liguria and the Tuscan Apennines.  


08.00 hrs-  We leave the Italian financial capital towards Pisa.
11.30 hrs- Pisa  –On a little  touristic train  we will travel to the Piazza Dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) where there will be time to admire one of the most alluring and beautiful art complexes in Italy, including the well-known Leaning Tower of Pisa.  

13.30 hrs- Pisa – Departure for Rome, passing through ancient Etruscan regions. 
20:15 h. Rome -  Arrival.


Note:  This stage may have a different schedule (arriving somewhat later to Pisa and Rome) for the meeting en-route of travelers coming from Nice.

Highlights:   city tour of Rome. Roman Coliseum (admission price included) and Vatican City.

The morning starts with an early interesting  city tour of the “Eternal City”,  in which we will visit the Caracalla Baths, Venice Square, Circo Massimo, the Capitoline Hill and St. John Lateran. We enter the tiny state of the Vatican. The Vatican City is a principal centre of Christianity in the world. You will be able to visit St. Peter’s Basilica.   Admission to the Coliseum included . This building, which dates from the first century, was built for the purpose of organising entertainment for the Romans, such as gladiator combats. We have the chance to learn about the ancient society of the Roman Empire.

18:30 h. Transfer to Via Cavour , which has many local restaurants and others that serve international cuisine, including Indian and Chinese. Return to hotel.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Flight Rome –Madrid.  Evening transfer to the Gran Via District.

After breakfast a  transfer  takes you to the airport to take your  flight  at around 11.00hrs to Madrid. 

Upon arrival we shall be waiting to  transfer  you to your hotel. Towards the end of the day, we provide  transfer 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. 

Highlights:  Guided tour and stroll through Retiro Park. Visit to Las Ventas Bullring (admission included) and transfer to Plaza del Oriente.   

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, Gran Via, 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 hotel.

Total distance: 640Km  
Scenery :  different landscapes on the Spanish plateau and fertile areas in Catalonia.    

07:30h Madrid – Departure. 
12:00h Zaragoza –  Arrival at this city, which stands on the banks of the river Ebro. The guide will join the group to Basilica del Pilar . Free time to visit this impressive sanctuary and have lunch in the city centre.

14:00 hrs. -Zaragoza.- Departure on our way to Catalunia.
16:30 hrs. – 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) .

17:30 hrs. – Monastery of Poblet.- Departure.- We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful scenery where the Benedictine abbey is located. We climb to the summit in small  rack train  to admire the fantastic landscapes

18:45 hrs. -Monasterio de Montserrat. - Arrival.- Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia, is located.

19:45 hrs. -Montserrat.- road exit. 
20:45 hrs. - Barcelona. - Arrival. 

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).

Highlights:   Barcelona Guided tour lasting 3 hours; visit to “Poble Espanyol”, with admission included; transfer to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas. 

09:00h.- Tour of the city with a local guide  ( note: if the group has fewer than fifteen people, explanations can be given by our guide)  who will tell us about this exciting city on the shores of the Mediterranean. We will visit the city’s historic central area with its Gothic neighborhood 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), an open-air museum that combines the art, traditions, architecture, arts and crafts and folklore of each of the Spanish regions. Time for lunch. Free afternoon.   

18:30h.- Transfer  to Plaza de Cataluña and the Ramblas , the heart of the city, where there are many restaurants where you can dine. Return to hotel.

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