We begin our tour of Europe by arriving in the city of Madrid. After the customary immigration clearance at the airport, you are warmly received by our EBIXCASH Travel & Holidays representative and transferred comfortably to the hotel.
Take some time off to relax and rejuvenate in the comforts of your hotel room. (D)
Day 2: In Madrid •Guided City Tour of Madrid •Visit Las Ventas Bull Ring•Orientation tour of Toledo and Visit to the Sword Factory
Today we take you on a guided a City Tour of Madrid. See the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares and Plaza Espana. We drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via – the most popular commercial street to soak in the real taste of Spain.
We then visit the Las Ventas Bull Ring, where we will guide you around the key parts of the bullring, from the main entrance to the tendidos, the Callejon – putting into context the three protagonists of this magnificent spectacle: the audience, the bull fighter and the bull.
We move onto the orientation tour of Toledo, a harmonious combination of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures. Also pay a visit to a Sword Factory. Steel from Toledo has for long been one of the prestigious in the world as its known for its flexibility. (B, D)
Day 3: Onto Lisbon •Visit Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary - Fatima
Today we proceed to Lisbon, one of the oldest cities of the world. Lisbon will enchant you with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways and an easy-going charm that makes it a popular destination all year round.
Enroute, we pay a visit to the Shrine of Fatima, Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary which is one of the of the most important Catholic shrines in the world that is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We then continue our drive to Lisbon. (B, D)
Day 4: In Lisbon •Guided City Tour of Lisbon •Visit to Jeronimos Monastery•Orientation tour of Sintra•Excursion to beaches of Cascais & Estoril
Today on the guided City tour of Lisbon we see the charming Alfama quarter, the Tagus river, the Belem Tower, the Monument of Discoveries and the world heritage site of the Jeronimos Monastery. This monastery was built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India.
We then proceed on an orientation tour of the Sintra, the capital of 19th Century Romanticism and one of the picturesque destinations in Portugal. Drive along the Portuguese coast to Estoril and Cascais Bay. Admire the fantastic Atlantic coast and Portuguese countryside views throughout the tour. (B, D)
Day 5: Onto Seville •Guided City Tour of Seville
Today we drive to Seville, the capital of Andalusia. Legend has it that Seville was founded by Hercules and its origins are linked with the Tartessian civilization.
On your guided city tour of Spain's gracious and charming city Seville, you will see the Tower of Gold, the tranquil and extensive Maria Luisa Park, the quaint Santa Cruz Quarter and the Seville Cathedral (one of the worlds largest) with its Giralda Tower (a former minaret).
While Seville is famous for its history at the same time the old city center is bustling with modern life, filled with shops, tapas bars and restaurants. The city has plenty of options to offer. (B, D)
Day 6: Onto Granada •Visit Great Mosque of Cordoba•Leisure time at Plaza de la Corredera
Today we proceed to Granada a city in southern Spain's Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. It's known for grand examples of medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, especially the Alhambra.
Enroute we visit the former Great Mosque (now a cathedral) in Cordoba which is a UNESCO world heritage site. While driving in Cordoba, pass along the wonderful Gardens of the Alcaraz of the Christian Monarchs where you will also see the different mosaics that decorate the rooms.
You have time at leisure at Plazza de la Corredera. This grand 17th Century square has an elaborate history as a site meant for public spectacles including bull fights and inquisition burnings. Nowadays its ringed by balconied apartments and is home to an assortment of popular culinary run of the mill cafes and restaurants.
We then continue our drive to Granada. (B, D)
Day 7: Onto Valencia •Guided City tour of Granada•Visit the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens
Today we take on a guided city tour of Granada.
Enjoy the sights of the Alhambra and Generalife Gardens, listed under the UNESCO world heritage site. Alhambra is indisputably the most well-known monument of the city and one of the most visited in Spain.
Alhambra was the last Moorish stronghold in Europe and the Alhambra reflects the splendour of their civilisation in Andalusia.
The Garden of Generalife is located on a hill situated at the rear of the complex overlooking the Alhambra Palace where you will find colourful flower beds, exquisite architecture and leaping fountains.
We continue our drive to Valencia. The port city of Valencia lies on Spain's south eastern coast, where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. (B, D)
Day 8: Onto Barcelona •Guided City tour of Valencia•Lesiure time at Plaza del Ayuntamiento
Today we enjoy a guided city tour of Valencia. A city where you can find an impressive balance between modern and classical architecture. The City of Arts and Sciences, the Cathedral of Valencia and the Central Market is something that you must not miss.
You then have time at leisure at Plaza del Ayuntamiento, home to some of the most representative administrative buildings in Valencia. It features an outstanding mix of Spanish architectural styles.
We then proceed to Barcelona, a city on the north eastern coast, known for its art and architecture and is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain's Catalonia region. (B, D)
Day 9: In Barcelona •Guided City tour of Barcelona•Visit to FC Barcelona Football Stadium•Free time at La Rambla•Flamenco Show
On a guided city tour see the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral, admire the exterior of Gaudi's masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). We continue onto Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium) to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area.
Delve into the history of Barcelona's revered football club on a 90 minutes self-guided tour of the super impressive Camp Nou Stadium – the home stadium of FC Barcelona. You can experience its history through its interesting Museum.
You then have time at leisure La Rambla, a tree lined pedestrian street which is a very famous landmark in Barcelona and one of the most vital places of the Catalan capital.
Take a slice out of Barcelona's legendary night life, experience the exhilarating Flamenco Show. Cheer on the talented troupe of flamenco dancers as they display unique agility, passion and energy on stage. (B, D)
Day 10: Homeward Bound
All good things must come to an end and so has this tour! With our gifts and shopping bags neatly tucked into our luggage and our passports and tickets handy, we set out for the airport to head back home. (B)
THE TOUR CONDITIONS
Tour price includes:
Cost of your round trip economy class airfare.
Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
Accommodation at the hotels mentioned or similar.
Cost of your visa valid for the duration of the tour.
Services of EbixCash Travel & Holidays Tour Manager or Local Representative or Local Guide.
Meals, coach transfers, entrance fees, excursions, sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
Cost of your Overseas Travel Insurance valid for passengers upto 60 years of age.
Tour price excludes:
Optional and Add -On excursions unless mentioned otherwise.
Cost of US $ 2,50,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Liberalised Remittance Scheme.
Any increase in airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airline for ticket (presently calculated on 01 Jan 2020).
Airline and Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season to be paid extra per person.
Cost of extension of validity of your air ticket.
Medical test and premium cost of insurance valid for passengers above 60 years of age.
Porterage at hotels, airports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
Anything not specifically mentioned in "What Your Tour Price Includes" box.
Baggage handling fee charge by the operating airline for the excess check in baggage
Any increase in rate of EUR (presently calculated at 1 EUR = INR 80) leading to an increase in Tour cost coming into effect prior to departure. However the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.