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Portugal and Spain Rail Tour

10 Days 9 Nights  Jan- Dec 2017

Lisbon Madrid Barcelona

This combined flexible independent rail tour starts in Lisbon, the charming Portuguese capital from where you can either take a train to Madrid or fly to the Spanish Capital with its famous museums. Continue your trip by  high speed train and visit Barcelona, the second largest city of Spain, the town of Gaudi and Picasso. In each city take advantage of the optional day excursions to visit the surroundings.



Day 1 LISBON
Independent arrival at Lisbon airport, meet and great by our representative and then transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure  to enjoy this ancient and lovely city overlooking the Tagus River. Lisbon, a city of contrasts, offering a lot to discover as being one of the most beautiful capitals of Europe. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 2  LISBON
 After breakfast discover the city during the Hop on Hop off sightseeing  tour. Admire its splendid avenues and monuments like the Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos Monastery, as well as, the Tower of Vasco da Gama and the Castelo S. Jorge or visit  Baixa, traditional shopping district by the Santa Justa Elevator  Lisbon is one of the most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on hills with scenic panoramic views . Lisbon once home to the world's greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator, becoming the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America to Asia. Option: Supp. for Half Day Private City Tour instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 3  LISBON
After breakfast enjoy a free day. Option: Half day to Sintra Cascais & Estoril Coast: Visit the small town of Sintra, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the Estoril Coast, famous for its beaches and the pretty small towns of Estoril and Cascais. Overnight in Lisbon.

Day 4 LISBON - MADRID
After breakfast transfer to Lisbon airport or railway station to Madrid (not included). Option: transfers Hotel/Airport in both cities. Flight ticket or overnight train tickets can be added. Inquire at reservations@europetraveltours.net. Arrival and check-in. Rest of the day at leisure  to explore the capital of Spain, a cosmopolitan city with modern infrastructure and a great cultural and artistic heritage. The city has more than 60 museums and especially famous for its Prado Museum housing one of the most impressive art collections in all of Europe. The historic center, also known as the "Madrid de los Austrias" and the spectacular Plaza Mayor square are living examples of the splendor of the city in the 16th and 17th centuries. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 5  MADRID
After breakfast discover the city with the Hop on-Hop off sightseeing  tour.  Madrid, the capital of Spain, which has one of the most important historic centers in Europe. Option: supplement for a panoramic guided visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour is possible. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 6  MADRID
After breakfast enjoy a free day in Madrid. Option: You can take one of  our day trips to visit: Toledo, known as the Imperial City; Aranjuez, a Historic - Artistic Site, and its Royal Palaces, and gardens World Heritage Site by UNESCO; El Escorial with its monastery or to Segovia and Avila, the medieval city of St Teresa, also UNESCO World Heritage sites. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 7  MADRID  BARCELONA
After breakfast depart by AVE Train to Barcelona (separate cost). Option: transfers and AVE train from Madrid to Barcelona. Arrival and free time to explore this wonderful cosmopolitan city, home of the Modernism and Gaudi. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 8  BARCELONA
In the morning experience the city with the Hop on-Hop off  sightseeing tour. The city's original site, which was surrounded by walls in the Roman period, is today the Gothic Quarter. Along narrow streets, with small squares and charming corners, you will find medieval palaces standing around the impressive cathedral. The Plaša del Rei is a square with an array of spectacular buildings and in the Plaša de Sant Jaume there are important institutions, such as the Regional Parliament and the City Hall. One of the best places to catch the rhythm of the city is called Las Ramblas. Municipal markets, art galleries and antique shops can be found in Barcelona alongside crafts shops, fashion shops and open-air markets. See some of Gaudi's masterpieces like the Sagrada Familia and visit the Guell Park. Option: supp. for a private panoramic visit instead of the sightseeing Hop on Hop off tour. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 9 BARCELONA
After breakfast free day at leisure to keep enjoying this cosmopolitan city or relax at one of its beaches. Option: You can take one of the day trips from Barcelona to: Montserrat, where you can see the Sanctuary of the Patron Saint of Catalonia, The Virgin of Montserrat, where you can visit the Basilica and see “La Moreneta”, a XII century Romanesque carving.  or Full day tour to  Girona, Figueras and DalÝ Museum. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 10  BARCELONA
Buffet Breakfast and private transfer to Barcelona Airport for your return flight and end of our services.or check out one of the escorted Spain tours departing from Barcelona

The Price Includes:

  •  Private transfers, Lisbon airport - hotel & Barcelona hotel - Airport.
  •  Overnight Accomodation with Buffet Breakfast, 3 nights in Lisbon , 3 in Madrid and  3 in Barcelona
  • Sightseeing hop on & hop off tour (24 hours) in Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona

Not included (optional) :

  • AVE/Euromed train tickets (tourist class): Lisbon Madrid and Madrid - Barcelona
  • Flight from Lisbon to Madrid
  • Private transfers hotel to airport/ Lisbon , airp/hotel in Madrid and Madrid to rail station and Barcelona rail station to hotel
  • Tours and Day trips: On regular basis: Lisbon: HD Sintra, Cascais & Estoril. Madrid: Walking visit to “Madrid de los Austrias” + Royal Palace; HD Toledo; HD El Escorial; FD Segovia & Avila. Barcelona: GaudÝ, Modernism and Gothic; Girona and Figueres with Dali Museum.
  • Any tours and excursions marked optional in the itinerary

Prices: per person in Euro ($ rate depending the exchange rate)*

Category (see name of hotels below price chart) Jan -31Mar 2017 1Apr-30Jun
1Sep-31Oct 2017
1Jul-31Aug 2017
1 Nov-20 Dec 2017
double single  triple double single  triple double single  triple
Standard Category with 3 and 4star hotels 620 1025 585 775 1250 735 750 1190 705
First class 4 Star Category 755 1270 705 965 1615 890 900 1485 830
5 Star Deluxe Category 1075 2075 RQ 1295 2310 RQ 1100 2010 RQ

HOTELS USED
Standard package:
Lisbon: Turim Hotel 4 star/3 star
Madrid: Rafael Ventas or Rafael Orense 4 star
Barcelona: Hotel Rialto 3 star  

Supplements during fair and peak periods:
Barcelona: Htl. Rialto: Supp. per person/per night (Fridays & Saturdays): From 1/11/16-31/03/2017 Double: 4 €, Single: 5€, triple: 2€. From 01/04-30/06 & 1/09-31/10: double: 12€, Single: 9€, triple: 12€.From 1/07-31/08: Double: 12€, Single: 6€; triple: 12€.

First Class package
Lisbon: Hotel Turim 4 star
Madrid: Hotel Tryp Atocha  or Rafael Atocha 4star
Barcelona: Hotel Barcelona Colonial  or Hotel Medinaceli 4 star

Supplements:
Barcelona Htl. Colonial /Medinaceli: Supp. per person/per night (Fridays and Saturdays): From 1/11/16-31/03/2017 Double: 2 €; Single: 2€; Triple: 2€. From 01/04-30/06 & 1/09-31/10: double: 8€ & Single: 8€; triple: 8; from 1/07-31/08: Double: 8; Single: 3€; triple: 9€.

Hotels used for the Deluxe package
Lisbon: Hotel Altis 5 star
Madrid: Hotel Melia Princesa 5 star
Barcelona: Melia Sarria Barcelona 5star

Supplements:
Melia Sarria Barcelona: Supp. Per person / per night (Mondays to Thursdays): From 1/11/16 - 31/10/2017. Double 12 € & single 25 €


Train ticket prices:

Lisbon-Madrid
Euro 84 plus 7% handling fee plus overnight accommodation if needed

Madrid - Barcelona:

Euro
125.60

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