Spanish Ole - ENGMARKET

Duración

12 Días

Condición física

Moderado

Ciudad de inicio

Madrid

Disponible

2020 / 2021

Ciudades a visitar: Madrid; Leon; Oviedo, Principado de Asturias; Covadonga; Santillana; Santander, Cantabria; Bilbao, Provincia de Vizcaya, Pais Vasco; Area De Servicio Foronda (Parada Tecnica); Logrono; Zaragoza; Monasterio De Poblet, Tarragona Provincia; Barcelona; Peñiscola; Valencia; Alicante; Caravaca De La Cruz, Murcia Provincia; Granada; Malaga; Marbella; Ronda; Sevilla; Cordoba; Consuegra

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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.

Dia

Llegada y traslado del aeropuerto al hotel. Recibirá en la tarde información para el inicio de su circuito, o bien, a través de los carteles informativos localizados en la recepción del hotel.

IMPORTANTE - SI USTED SOLICITÓ NOCHES ADICIONALES a su llegada al hotel  tendrá su reserva realizada pero el guía de su viaje normalmente no se encontrará hasta el inicio de las actividades incluidas. En recepción podrá usted también encontrar cartel informativo con indicación del teléfono y horas de asistencia de nuestro personal.    
SU TIEMPO POR TANTO ANTES DE ESTE MOMENTO ES LIBRE. En su hotel le podrán ayudar para toda la información que precise. 

Total distance covered: 460 km.
 
Scenery:  Plains in Castile; spectacular mountain scenery crossing the Cantabrian Range. 
Note:  If there are fewer than five travellers from Madrid to Leon, this section may be done by high-speed train. In this case, you will be offered transfer to the railway station, but the trip will be made without a guide (you will meet our main group from Galicia in Leon). In this case, the stop in Tordesillas would be cancelled.    

08.30 hrs. - Madrid - Departure -. (the time may change slightly depending on the hotels). We travel through Castilla y León, passing through the Guadarrama mountains and over the plains of Castile. 
10.45 hrs.- Tordesillas. - Arrival in this small town where in the 15th century the treaty was signed that divided America between Spain and Portugal.  Time for a coffee in its Plaza Mayor.    

11.45 hrs.- Tordesillas. Departure.   
13:30 hrs. -Leon.-  Time for lunch and to stroll around this historic capital of Leon, which stands on the Way of St James. Its Gothic cathedral stands out with its magnificent stained glass windows. 

16:45 hrs. -León.- Departure -. Magnificent scenery on our trip to Asturias.  
18:30 hrs. .- Oviedo  - Arrival -. We include (sometimes, depending on the year, on the Tuesday morning) a one and a half hour  tour of the city with a local guide.  We will see the 9th-century cathedral, the Calatrava palace, the Campoamor theatre, and the Calle de la Rúa. Night in the capital of the Principality of Asturias. A city with a great atmosphere.

Total distance covered: 260 km.
 
Countryside: Very beautiful scenery: mountains, views of the sea, little villages scattered along the way.   

08:30 hrs Oviedo -departure from the capital of Asturias. 
09:45 hrs.-Covadonga. - Time to see the sanctuary pinned between mountains, the place where the Reconquista of Spain began. 

10:45 hrs.- Covadonga -departure. The green mountains blend with the sea. Beautiful scenery along the way. 
12:30 hrs.- Santillana. -Arrival. Time in this beautiful mediaeval village, its stone streets, its blazoned houses, the Collegiate. Time to have a stroll and for lunch. In the vicinity we will see (tickets included) the Museum of the Caves of Altamira , a reproduction of the fantastic rock paintings preserved here. 

16.00 hrs.- Santillana/Altamira-departure. 
16:30 hrs.- Santander – Arrival in the regional capital, a maritime city with impressive views between mountains and beaches.  We include a panoramic tour of a little over 2 hours with a local guide to discover this elegant coastal city and its beautiful bay. During the tour, we will stroll around the Pereda Gardens, we will climb to the Centro Botín and reached the Cathedral Square. Then, in the bus, we will continue to the Magdalena Peninsular, the Sardinero Beaches, the Grand Casino, Piquío Gardens and climb to the Cabo Mayor Lighthouse for the beautiful views of the city and its spectacular cliffs.  

Arrival at a hotel at around 18:45 hrs   


NOTE:  On some high difficulty dates (especially in summer from May to mid September), some groups can be accommodated in Bilbao.
    

Total distance covered: 445 km.
 
Countryside: Great views over the sea, mountains and green scenery.    

09.00 hrs.- Santander -departure. Magnificent scenery. Travel to the Basque Country.   
10:30 hrs.- Bilbao. -Arrival, we are in the largest city of the Basque Country. On arrival, we include with a local guide, we will make a short tour of the city: the Guggenheim area, Old Quarter, Cathedral, etc.  at the end of the tour there will also be time to try one of the famous “pintxos” and have lunch.   

14:15 hrs – Bilbao. Departure- . We travel to la Rioja, and the lands known for their wines. 
15:45 hrs - Wine Culture Winery Museum. - In the small town of Briones, we visit this fantastic museum/winery where we can discover the universe of wine, from the vine growing to the production of the wine itself with its rich historic legacy. We include a visit and a wine tasting. 

17.00 hrs - Wine Museum - Departure - 
17:30 hrs - Santo Domingo de la Calzada. The picturesque historic town on the Way of St James. A hen lives in its cathedral, reminding us of an ancient legend.   

18:30 hrs- Santo Domingo de la Calzada -Departure- We travel to Aragón.  
21.00 hrs - Zaragoza - Arrival - Accommodation. Dinner included.

Total distance covered: 360 km.
  
Countryside: Semi desert land in Aragon. Pleasant scenery in Catalonia.    

After breakfast, we make a tour of Zaragoza with a local guide , lasting around two hours. On our visit, we will see the Pilar Basilica, the Cathedral; we will talk about the painter Goya and see some of his works and will also visit a Roman theatre, Renaissance palace and strolled past the Arab palace of the Aljafería. After this, free time to stroll and have lunch.   

14.00 hrs -Zaragoza. - Departure.   
16:30 hs - Monastery of Poblet. - Entrance and tour included to this monastery surrounded by its walls, in a very beautiful site. This is one of the best preserved mediaeval monasteries in the world.   

17:30 hrs -Monastery of Poblet. - Departure. - We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful area where the Benedictine Abbey stands. We climb to the summit in a small rack train to admire the fantastic views.    

18:45 hrs -Monastery of Montserrat. - Arrival. - Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where we find the Virgin of Montserrat, patron saint of Catalonia.  

19:45 hrs -Montserrat. - Departure (by road).  
20:45 hrs- Barcelona . - Arrival. 

Important note: In the winter months, from November until March (included), due to the shorter days, we will not visit the Monastery of Poblet (in order to 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.

Total distance: 375km 
Highlights:  Visit Peniscola, discover Valencia. Evening transfer.
Scenery:  Picturesque towns on the Mediterranean coast.   

08:00h Barcelona – Departure for the Region of Valencia. 
10:45h Peñiscola  – Our guide will tell you about this tiny walled city on the sea shore, which has an interesting history. We will visit the fishing harbour, the castle and the beach and spend some free time.

12:30h Peñiscola – Departure for Valencia. 
14:30h Valencia  – Arrival to the 3rd largest city in Spain where we will see the City of Arts and Science, an important modern complex. Then our guide will take us to the historical city centre and to the Cathedral. Free time for lunch and stroll in the city. 

18:00h- Transfer to the Bullring.  In this area you will have time to dine in line with your preferences (Spanish, Indian, International, etc) . Return to hotel about 22.30 hrs.

Total distance: 536 km  
Scenery:  Presence of the sea. Fertile orchards and semi -deserts. Mountains in Andalucia.   

08.30 hrs- Valencia – We set out for the Region of Alicante.
10.45 hrs- Alicante - Time to stroll in this active and very pleasant city by the sea.

14.00 hrs- Alicante departure- After lunch we go on our way to the Murcia region.
16.00 hrs- Caravaca  –  Free time to visit this small town, considered a Holy City by the Roman Catholic Church. Its church holds a relic of Christ’s Cross. We include a ride up to the historic area on the  tourist train .

17.00 hrs- Caravaca – We leave the city and pass through beautiful Andalusian scenery . 
20.30 hrs Granada  –  Arrival at the end of the day.

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: Visit the Alhambra (if you bought the trip with the entrance included). Night transfer.  We will have a full day in GRANADA. For those who booked the trip with the entrance included, in the afternoon we will visit with a local guide the immense Alhambra Palace and its beautiful Generalife gardens, built in Arab times.  19.00 hrs.-In the evening we will visit the Albaicín district of Granada, a World Heritage site as is the Alhambra, where you can have dinner in the narrow winding streets of this captivating Medieval Moorish quarter. At night, you will have the option to attend a flamenco dance show in the traditional neighbourhood of Sac­romonte. IMPORTANT NOTE: The maximum number of people allowed to visit the Alhambra is limited by the local government. Given that the number of tickets assigned to tour operators is small, and we are only given the confirmed number one month before your arrival, even if you buy the trip with the ticket included we cannot guarantee entrance to the Alhambra. In such event, we would offer entry to the Reales Alcázares in Seville, which is similar. As with the Alhambra visit, the group would be led by a local guide of the city of Granada. If the Alhambra is a very important landmark to visit for you, we suggest you purchase the trip “without tickets” (the lowest price) and book your tickets on-line on the heritage website https://www.alhambra.org as there is a larger quota for individual visits/purchases.

Total distance:  400 km 
Scenery:   Mediterranean and mountain scenery.    

08:00h Granada – We set out for the Costa del Sol. 
10.00 hrs- Málaga - Arrival and time for a stroll in the historic centre with its cathedral and the Picasso Museum. 

11:30h.- We will leave Malaga and continue along the coastal motorway with beautiful views of the Mediterranean. 
12.30 hrs. - Arrival at  Puerto Banus, in Marbella , a pretty high level recreational port. Time to stroll on the marina, with its cosmopolitan, luxurious atmosphere. 

15.00h Marbella – We leave for the mountains, which was once overrun by bandolliers. 
16.30 h Ronda  – Arrival at the “White City”, located in a magnificent natural setting with its large gorge that divides it in two. Time to explore.

18:00h Ronda – Continuation to Seville.
20:00h Seville –  Arrival at the end of the afternoon. 

Highlights:    Guided visit with local expert in Seville. Evening transfer.


After breakfast, a local expert guides you through a  scenic visit of Sevilla  (if the English-speaking group is fewer than fifteen people, the tour can be conducted in both English and Spanish). Lasting one hour and a half featuring the Cathedral and the Giralda, Plaza de España, the beautiful banks of the river Guadalquivir, the Golden Tower, the districts of Santa Cruz and Triana, the Maestranza Bullring, and Cartuja Island. Enjoy leisure time straight afterwards or the tours to the Cathedral or the Flamenco Show that will be offered  as optionals by your guide. 

At the end of the afternoon, we will go to the  historic city centre area ( calle Alfonso XII) where many different restaurants can be found. You can choose your favorite cuisine: Indian, Halal, Chinese, Spanish, International and so on.  Return to the hotel.

Distancia total realizada: 565 km.
 
Paisajes: Agradables tierras fértiles del valle del Guadalquivir. Tierras castellanas de la Mancha.

08:30 hrs.  Sevilla -Salida.  10.30 hrs.  - CÓRDOBA . Llegada.  Con un guía local visitaremos la Mezquita-Catedral de Córdoba , monumento declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad y emblemático de la ciudad ( entrada incluida ). Posteriormente disfrutaremos de tiempo libre durante el cual podrá almorzar  y pasear por el florido barrio de la judería.
14.00 hrs. - Córdoba –salida-. Viaje hacia tierras castellanas.
17.15 hrs.- Consuegra . 12 molinos de viento gigantes contemplan junto al castillo la planicie manchega. Visitaremos el interior de uno de ellos, el Gastromolino, que nos recordará el tiempo que permitía transformar el trigo en harina (entrada incluida).
18.15 hrs. - Consuegra –salida-.
20:00 hrs. Madrid - Llegada.

Fin de nuestros servicios. Compruebe la hora de su vuelo por si necesitase una noche adicional. Traslado de salida al aeropuerto no incluido; nuestro guía le asesorará sobre el mejor transporte público para su realización.


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