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European Splendour – 12 Nights / 13 Days


Indicative Itinerary For European Splendour – 12 Nights / 13 Days
Cities covered - Lisbon in Portugal, Madrid and Barcelona and Spain, and Paris in France.
Tour start point - Lisbon
Tour end point - Paris
Recommended routing for air tickets - Your country / Lisbon – Surface – Paris / 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 Lisbon
On arrival you will be transferred to hotel by a Seat In Coach shuttle. Shuttle only operates between 0800hrs and 1900hrs. 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 Paris on your own. Overnight at hotel in Lisbon. Meals – Nil.
Day 02 : Lisbon
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed on your own from hotel to the tour departure point of your half day tour of Lisbon (4hrs).
The Tour - Lisbon is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. First you will be driven across the 25th April Bridge to Belem (if possible), which is the historical section of Lisbon. Here you can admire Torre de Belem, ex-libris of Lisbon and jewel of manueline art. You will then be taken to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, a modern monument dedicated to the Portuguese maritime discoveries. Followed by a visit of the church at the Monasteiro dos Jeronimos. After that you will visit the Coach Museum, which is home to one of the best coach collections in Europe. Along the river you will arrive at Alfama, an old traditional district, where you will have the opportunity to walk in its narrow streets and visit a handicraft shop where you taste an aperitif of Porto wine. You will continue to Praca do Comercio, the biggest and most beautiful square in Lisbon Baixa-Rosso in the centre of the town and finally to Avenida da liberdade and Marques de Pombal.
Please note The church at the Monasteiros dos Jeronimos and the Coach Museum are both closed on Mondays and will be replaced by a visit to the Ajuda Palace or Fundacao Medeiros e Almeida.
After tour make your own way back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. Meals – Breakfast
Day 03 – Lisbon / Madrid
Breakfast at hotel. 1000hrs check out of hotel. Day is free to explore Lisbon on your own or why not book one of the following optional tours / excursions:-
  • Half Day Sintra, Cabo da Roca, Estoril & Cascais
  • Full Day Fatima, Obidos, Nazare, Batalha & Alcobac
  • Evora Full Day Sightseeing
  • Sometimes if the hotel is running low occupancy they allow you to occupy the room till 1800hrs by paying a half day rate. Evening make your own way from hotel to Lisbon train station to board overnight train to Madrid. This journey can take approx 12 hours and may involve 1 train change. Tran will depart around 2100hrs and arrive in Madrid around 0900hrs. Overnight on train.
    Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 4 – Overnight train journey - Madrid
    Breakfast is not included on this day. You can either have it at the train station / hotel at an extra cost. On arrival at Madrid make your own way to the hotel. 1400hrs – Check-in at hotel. Generally chances of getting rooms before 1400hrs are less, if rooms are not available then you will have to wait in the hotel lobby.
    Rest of the day is free to explore Madrid on your own. Overnight at hotel in Madrid. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 5 – 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 artist’s 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 6 – Madrid
    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 7 – Madrid / Barcelona
    Breakfast at hotel. Later make your own way from hotel to Madrid station to board train to Barcelona.
    Most times the booking will be done on a train departing Madrid sometime between 1100hrs and 1600hrs and arriving in Barcelona 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 Barcelona train station make your own way to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Barcelona. Meals – Breakfast.
    Day 8 – 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 9 – 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 10 – BARCELONA / PARIS
    Breakfast at hotel. Later make your own way from hotel to Barcelona station to board train to Paris.
    Most times the booking will be done on a train departing Barcelona early or late afternoon and arriving Paris approx 7hrs later. This journey may involve 01 train change.
    On arrival at Paris 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 – Breakfast.
    Day 11 – 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 may 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 12 – 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 13 – Paris
    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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