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Magical Europe – 13 Nights / 14 Days


Indicative Itinerary For Magical Europe – 13 Nights / 14 Days
Cities covered - London in United Kingdom, Paris and Nice in France, Barcelona and Madrid in Spain
Tour start point - London
Tour end point - Madrid
Recommended routing for air tickets - Your country / London – Surface – Madrid / Your country
Notes
1) Please treat this as an indicative itinerary. Final itinerary will be provided on confirmation of services.
2) Train timings / duration are subject to changes. Final details will be provided on confirmation of services. Fares on early morning / late evening trains are generally more expensive / attract supplements. Our quote excludes these supplements / surcharges.
3) Sometimes some places / attractions mentioned in the sightseeing tours may be closed due to local festivals, public holidays, security reasons or any events beyond control of the attractions / city municipal offices etc. It is practically impossible to keep a track of the same in advance. If a particular attraction is closed we will try our best to show the clients alternate / similar attraction if possible and available.
4) All tours are based on Seat In Coach basis (shared with other tourists) . Some full day tours are actually a combination of 02 half day tours.
5) On most tours the clients will be required to make their own arrangements to reach the tour departure point / closest pickup point at the start of the tour. The tour company does not offer courtesy pick up from all locations / hotels. Most half day tours start or end in the city centre so that the clients can explore the area before / after the tour. The clients will have to make own arrangements for traveling from hotel to tour start point or tour end point back to hotel. The drop off point for the full day tour may be the head office of the tour operator or a location close to the hotel where the guest is booked. The clients will have to make own arrangements for traveling back to the hotel after the tour.
6) Tour operator is very strict regarding the reporting time. If the client does not reach the pickup place on time they will not wait for them. In this 100% cancellation will be charged.
7) The tours exclude lunch / dinners / refreshments.
8) If the specified tour is not operating on that particular day then we reserve the right to offer an alternate our which may result in a supplement. If the same is not possible / acceptable then we will offer a reduction for this tour.
9) Please issue air tickets only after we confirm all the hotel / transfer / sightseeing reservations.
10) If the package booking is requested within 15 to 17 days from the date of departure then we will not be in a position to issue the train tickets. In this case we will offer you a reduction for the train fares and you can issue the train tickets in your country (rates may be slightly higher in your country)
11) In case the train does not operate due to any reasons (weather / strikes / technical etc). The client will have to make own arrangement for air tickets and bear the cost of the same. Silverlink Leisure Management will not be responsible.
Day 01 : Arrive in London
On arrival you will be transferred to hotel by a Seat In Coach shuttle. Shuttle only operates between 0800hrs and 2000hrs. In case your flight arrives before / later then we may have to arrange a private transfer at an additional cost.
Standard check-in time at hotels is 1400hrs. If you are arriving early hen we will request hotel for an early check-in but the same will be purely subject to availability and not guaranteed. Generally chances of getting a room before 1200hrs are low.
Rest of the day is free to relax / explore London on your own. Overnight at hotel in London.
Meals – Nil.
Day 02 – London
Continental breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your full day tour of London (approx 8hrs).
The Tour - The tour begins with a panoramic drive around parliament square to see Westminster Abbey, where many Kings, Queens, Statesmen, poets and writers are buried. See Big Ben and the Houses of Parliaments. You'll visit St Paul's Cathedral where you'll have a guided tour. It was the wedding place of Prince Charles and Princess Diana plus many other special Royal occasions. We'll then drive on to Buckingham Palace where we'll see the famous ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. After this we'll make our way to a traditional English pub where you'll have the opportunity to enjoy a traditional English dish of Fish and chips or Sausages and mash (lunch not included). On arrival at the Tower of London the splendidly dressed Beefeaters will tell you about the Tower's history and the crown Jewels.
Includes - Transportation by coach, English speaking guide, entry to St Paul's Cathedral and The Tower of London and the Jewel House to see the Crown Jewels, opportunity for a traditional pub lunch.
Please note - Occasionally there may not be a changing of the Guard. On these occasions we will visit Horseguards Parade. We will visit the cloisters and chapter House at Westminster Abbey or the Imperial War Museum. Due to church services St Paul's Cathedral is closed to visitors on Sundays and possibly on other days without prior notice, instead we will stop for photo stop and spend more time in the Tower of London. Lunch is not included in the tour price. From 1st of April 2014 (until 31 March 2015), This tour includes admissions to St. Paul's Cathedral and Tower of London only.
After the tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in London. Meals – Continental breakfast.
Day 03 – London
Continental breakfast at hotel. Day is free to explore London on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions :-
  • Leeds Castle, Canterbury and Dover
  • Stonehenge and Bath
  • Bath, Stonehenge and Salisbury
  • Discover Windsor, Oxford and Stonehenge
  • Oxford, Stratford & Warwick Castle
  • Overnight at hotel in London. Meals – Continental breakfast.
    Day 04 – London / Paris
    Continental breakfast at hotel. 1000hrs – Check out from hotel.
    Later make your own way from hotel to St.Pancras Station to board EUROSTAR Train to Paris. Most times the booking will be done on a train departing London sometime between 1200hrs and 1600hrs and arriving in Paris between 1600hrs and 2000hrs. Journey time is approx 2hours and 30mins. In case the clients want an morning or evening train then a supplement will be payable.
    On arrival at Paris Nord train station make your own way to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Paris on your own. Overnight at hotel in Paris. Meals – Continental breakfast.
    Day 05 – Paris
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your full day tour of Paris (7hrs and 30mins).
    Important – There is a huge demand for this tour and it gets full well in advance as very limited Eiffel Tower tickets are purchased. If seats are not available then we maye have to book 2 separate half day tours which will attract a supplement.
    The Tour: Our driver-guide will take you past Paris' major monuments and sites: the Notre Dame Cathedral (photo stop and free time), the Marais district, the Louvre Museum, the Opera Garnier, the Vendome Square, the Concorde Square, the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe and the Invalides. Then, you will go on a boat cruise on the Seine from which you can admire the most beautiful monuments from a different angle. After the cruise, you will have some free time in Montmartre to discover the Sacre Coeur basilica and the Place du Tertre, the artists' square.
    After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 06 – Paris
    Day is free to explore Paris on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions :-
  • Half or full day Versailles
  • Full day Paris Disneyland
  • Overnight at hotel in Paris. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 07 – Paris / Nice
    Breakfast at hotel. Later make your own way from hotel to Paris Nord Station to board train to Nice. Most times the booking will be done on a train departing Paris early morning and arriving in Nice approx 6hrs. This journey may involve 01 train change. In case the clients want an early morning train then a supplement will be payable.
    On arrival at Nice train station make your own way to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to explore Nice on your own. Overnight at hotel in Nice. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 08 – NICE
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your half day tour of Nice (3 hrs)
    The tour - Your city tour of Nice begins with a visit to Castle Hill where the Greeks first arrived and where you can admire a breathtaking view of the old town and the port. Then it's onto Cimiez where you will have the possibility to visit either the Chagall or Matisse Museum (entrances not included), as well as the Fransciscan monastery, Queen Victoria's Winter Palace and the roman ruins located within a beautiful Mediterranean garden. The Russian Church will be our next stop and is indeed very surprising, as this is the biggest Russian Church built outside Russia under the last Tsar Nicolas II. After passing by 'La Promenade des Anglais', the tour will end in the beautiful old town of Nice with its restaurants, cafes and the famous flower market. Please note : On Tuesdays, all museums are closed in the city of Nice.
    After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 09 – NICE / BARCELONA
    Breakfast at hotel. Later make your own way from hotel to Nice station to board train to Barcelona.
    This journey can take approx 9 to 10hours and will involve minimum 1 or 2 train changes. In case the seats are not available on day trains then we reserve the right to book you on an overnight train which can take approx 15hours including 1 train change. Also note then the duration of package will increase by 01 night. Breakfast on next day is not included.
    On arrival at Barcelona train station make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Barcelona.
    Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 10 – BARCELONA
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your full day tour of Barcelona.
    The tour : We depart from the bus terminal and proceed into Via Layetana, visiting the Cathedral, the Gothic Quarter, Sant Jaume Square, the Port and the Olympic Village. We also pass the Columbus Statue, Montjuic, the Olympic Stadium and St Jordi Palace. Cable car up to Montjuich Castle (closed from 20th Jan. to 05th March). Then there is time for a visit to the 'Spanish Village' where you'll be able to taste Catalan cava and there will be some free time to explore. In the afternoon we visit Gaudi's Park Guell and have a brief stop at the Sagrada Familia. Panoramic of the Monumental Bullring. Then we will have a view of the Lleo Morera, Ametller and Mila houses. Visit of Santa Maria del Mar.
    Includes : Transportation, guide service, entrance to Barcelona Cathedral, photo-stop and panorama viewpoint of city and port, photo-stop at Olympic Stadium, Montjuich Cable Car, entrance to Spanish Village inclusive of Catalan Cava tasting. Photo-stop at Guell Park, Sagrada Familia and visit of Santa Maria del Mar Church.
    After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 11 – Barcelona
    Day is free to explore Barcelona on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours:-
  • Half Montserrat
  • Half day Sagrada Familia Tour + The Best of Gaudi
  • Overnight at hotel in Barcelona. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 12 – BARCELONA / MADRID
    Breakfast at hotel. Later make your own way from hotel to Barcelona station to board train to Madrid.
    Most times the booking will be done on a train departing Barcelona sometime between 1100hrs and 1600hrs and arriving in Madrid approx 3 to 4hrs later. In case the clients want an early morning or late evening train then a supplement will be payable.
    On arrival at Madrid train station make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Madrid. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 13 – Madrid
    Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your half day tour of Madrid.
    The tour - Sightseeing along different parts of the city. Medieval, the renaissance, the Baroque and the neoclassic, the romantic and the modern. They speak of a torero's Madrid, a flamenco's Madrid and an artists Madrid. This city sightseeing tour is shorter than usual (1.30 hrs) in order to give time to the exciting tour of Real Madrid's football Stadium, Santiago Bernabeu. Bernabeu opens its doors to turn you into the real megastar. You will have the chance to look through the Stadium with no limits, and even have the access to those places that you only had pictured in your mind. Our Stadium is awaiting you with all its real myths, like the tunnel to locker rooms, the bench, the pitch, the press room and the even presidential box. Also you will visit the new Trophies Exhibition, the chief exponent of Real Madrid legend, the Best Club in the 20th century. Come in and enjoy the most thrilling time you will ever live. Quietly, no hurry at all. The Bernabeu also has a restaurant with a surface area of 1200 sqm on two floors, and 80 metres of glass windows with spectacular views of the pitch. Tour finish in Stadium Santiago Bernabeu.
    Includes - Transportation by coach, guide service, entrance ticket to Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and Museum. Please note - Closed game days. Return to the hotel by yourself.
    After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
    Day 14 – Madrid
    Breakfast at hotel. Standard check-out time from hotels is 1000hrs. If you are departing on late afternoon / evening / night flight we will request hotel for a late checkout but the same will be purely subject to availability and not guaranteed. If the rooms are available then the hotel may give late check-out till 1200hrs latest.
    Later you will be transferred to airport by a Seat In Coach shuttle. Shuttle only operates between 0800hrs and 1900hrs. In case your flight departs before 1100hrs / after 2200hrs then we may have to arrange a private transfer at an additional cost.
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