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Spain

Index 1. Classic Tours

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Barcelona and Madrid 5 days Barcelona and Ibiza 5 days Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid 7 days Barcelona, Málaga and Madrid 8 days Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid 8 days Morocco discovery 8 days Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla and Madrid 10 days Portugal from North to South 10 days Spain adventure tour 10 days

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Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga and Morocco 11 days Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Cordoba and Madrid 11 days Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla, Valencia and Madrid 12 days

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2. Honeymooners

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Spain Honeymooners Touch 11 days Spain Honeymooners Breeze 13 days Spain Honeymooners Splendor 15 days

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3. Hospes Routes

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Al Andalus explorer 5 nights Essence of Spain 7 nights The Complete Al Andalus 7 nights Wonders of Spain 11 nights

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4. Paradores Routes

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Secret Discoveries around Madrid Hidden Gems of Andalusia Along the Vía de la Plata Untracked North Coastal Unveiling Galicia

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5. Deluxe Trains: Spain on wheels

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Train Al Andalus Train Transcantábrico

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Spain

1. Classic Tours

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Spain

Barcelona and Madrid 5 days

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decker buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Turistic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket -you have six transfer stopsand...let yourself be transported!. Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 4 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 5 Madrid Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport.

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Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 4 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188770 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

510 EUR 486 EUR 816 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188771 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

588 EUR 558 EUR 942 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188772 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

774 EUR 732 EUR 1.236 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT

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Barcelona and Ibiza 5 days

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a 5 hours shared guided tour seat in deluxe coaches to admire the city´s landmarks and places of interest, including a general sightseeing tour to give you an overall impression of Barcelona. Discover all the best sites in Barcelona: Gaudí´s famous buildings – Sagrada Família, Casa Batlló and La Pedrera – the Waterfront with Columbus Monument and Old Port, and Montjuic Hill with its panoramic views over the city and finishing with a visit of Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village) where you will have free time for lunch. Entrance fees to Sagrada Familia and Poble Espanyol are included. Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Ibiza After breakfast free time until time for transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Ibiza. Arrival and private transfer to your selected hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 4 Ibiza Breakfast at the hotel. A full day excursion allowing you to discover what has made this White Island internationally famous. Charming enclaves, beautiful beaches and sites of cultural interest are all included on this guided bus tour. A stop for lunch (not included in the price) will be made. The Wednesday excursion will include a visit to the Hippy Market at Es Cana and on Saturday the market of Las Dallas, San Carlos is included. Overnight.

Day 5 Ibiza Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning transfer to the airport for flight back to Barcelona. End of our arrangements. 6


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer from Barcelona airport to the hotel round trip • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 4 nights • Barcelona SIC half day tour with English speaking local guide • Private transfer in Barcelona from hotel to airport • Private transfer from Ibiza airport to hotel • Ibiza roun the island SIC half day tour with English speaking local guide • Private transfer in Ibiza from hotel to airport • Complete travel documents for your stay • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188879 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

570 EUR 540 EUR 912 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188880 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

678 EUR 648 EUR 1.086 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188881 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1062 EUR 1.008 EUR 1.698 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Ibiza Algarb 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Ibiza Torre del Mar 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Ibiza Gran Hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT

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Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid 7 days

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona and transfer to your hotel. In the evening enjoy a flamenco show and drink in Barcelona. Overnight in Barcelona

Day 2 Barcelona This tour will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city, in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona's modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. We will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a guided tour of Park Güell and the Sagrada Família. Gaudí's master work, the Sagrada Família, is the last on the tour so you can stay and explore it as long as you like, return in the coach to the city centre, or continue on "The Montjuic & Panoramic Tour". Itinerary: Passeig de Gràcia-Façades of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera-Gràcia-Park Güell-Sagrada Familia Frequencies: Daily all Year Round except Dec 25 & 26 and Jan 1 & 6 Duration: 3 Hrs. Approximately Use this free afternoon to discover another Barcelona´s highlights like the Olympic Ring, the Two Harbours and the monuments of Antonio Gaudi, the Park Güell and his buildings at the Paseo de Gracia. Overnight in Barcelona

Day 3 Barcelona - Sevilla After breakfast transfer to the railway station for train ride to Sevilla. Arrival in the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the river Guadalquivir and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allow to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight

Day 4 Sevilla Morning Seville city tour to discover main sites like the huge Cathedral and the Giralda, originally a minaret was converted into a bell tower; the Alcázar Palace facing the cathedral, developed from the city's old Moorish Palace; Torre del Oro, formerly a defensive tower by the banks of the Guadalquivir river. The walking tour covers a range of topics such as the river and Discovery of the Americas, the Moors, the Romans and famous people from the city. It takes you to places of beauty and interest, both from a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today, including Easter week, flamenco and pottery. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight

Day 5 Sevilla - Madrid In the transfer to the railway station to take your high speed train to Madrid. After only 3 hr reach the capital of Spain and continue to your hotel, check in hotel. Overnight 8


Spain Day 6 Madrid Breakfast in your hotel. Time for a Madrid sightseeing tour. There is no better way to get to know a city than by admiring its monuments and observing the people as they walk around its most emblematic streets and squares. Today we take a guided tour through the narrow and steep streets of the oldest part of Madrid. In the afternoon you will enjoy an interesting tour to Toledo. Upon arrival we start with a panoramic walking tour of Toledo, entering to the old quarters to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and theCity Hall. We´ll continue our walk through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of St.Tomé, with the very famous painting of El Greco "The Burial of Count Orgaz", the old Synagogue of Ste. Mariala Blanca, which remain as a symbol of the coexistence of the "Three Cultures", Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and the house Museum Victorio Macho, located over River Tagus with outstanding views. The households works of the famous sculptor and here we´ll see a short audiovisual movie about the city. We´ll also visit a typical factory of Damasquino, well known handicraft art of Toledo.

Day 7 Madrid Breakfast in your hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for your return home. End of our services.

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Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer from Barcelona airport or train station to the hotel • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 6 nights • SIC city tour Barcelona with local guide English speaking half day • SIC flamenco show with drink • Train tickets 2nd class Barcelona-Sevilla • SIC City tour Sevilla with local guide English speaking half day • Train tickets 2nd class Sevilla-Madrid • SIC city tour Madrid with local guide English speaking half day • SIC excursion to Toledo half day • Private transfer from Madrid hotel to airport or railway station • Complete travel documents for your stay. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188529 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.056 EUR 1.003 EUR 1.690 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188530 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.314 EUR 1.248 EUR 2.102 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188531 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.470 EUR 1.398 EUR 2.352 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open 3* // Sevilla Eurostars Regina 3* // Madrid Regente 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Sevilla Nh Plaza de Armas 4* // Madrid Opera 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic 5* // Sevilla Palacio Villapanés 5* // Madrid Villareal 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT

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Barcelona, Málaga and Madrid 8 days

Spain

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket -you have six transfer stops- and...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the train station and take a train destination Málaga. Arrival and check in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal to enjoy and taste authentic local cuisine from Málaga, there is nothing better than mouth-watering pescaíto frito (fried fish) by the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight.

Day 4 Málaga After breakfast, enjoy a hop on / hop off tour in Malaga: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños their Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga.

Day 5 Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal for shopping and leisure.

Day 6 Málaga - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 7 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight. 11


Spain Day 8 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 7 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel. • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga • 1 day touristic tickets in Málaga • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Málaga to Madrid • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid. • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188787 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

750 EUR 718 EUR 1.200 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188788 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

954 EUR 906 EUR 1.530 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188789 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.398 EUR 1.326 EUR 2.238 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Málaga Eurostars Regina 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Málaga MS Maestranza 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Málaga Vincci Posada del Patio 4* // Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 12


Barcelona, Sevilla and Madrid 8 days

Spain

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket -you have six transfer stopsand...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Sevilla After breakfast, departure to Seville by train. Arrival in the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the Guadalquivir River and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allot to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 4 Sevilla Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a Full day coach Tour to discover amazing Seville. We will start exploring the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory, the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, and Isabel II Bridge. We will then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables. We will visit the Royal Alcazares, a World Heritage Site and one of the most outstanding remaining examples of Mudéjar architecture, and the Cathedral of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral of the world. Free time at leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the Bullring with the taurine museum of the Real Maestranza. We will continue by minibus with a lovely sightseeing tour of the famous neighborhood of Triana, old sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood and we will visit the Basilica Macarena. Finally we will end our Seville tour with a wonderful boat trip along the Guadalquivir River. Overnight.

Day 5 Sevilla Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal for shopping and leisure. Overnight.

Day 6 Sevilla - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 7 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. 13


Spain During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 8 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 7 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel. • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Sevilla • SIC Seville full day city tour (entrance fees not included) • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Sevilla to Madrid • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid. • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188822 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

834 EUR 792 EUR 1.338 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188823 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

984 EUR 936 EUR 1.578 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188824 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.554 EUR 1.476 EUR 2.490 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Sevilla Derby hotel 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Sevilla Petit Palace Marqués de Santa Ana 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Sevilla Palacio Villapanés 5* // Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 14


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Morocco discovery 8 days Day 1 Casablanca

Welcoming and assistance. Transfer to your chosen hotel. Check-in, dinner at the hotel and accommodation

Day 2 Casablanca - Rabat (95 km) 9h00 : Start of the tour with visit of the Economic Capital : The Central Market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the Mosque Hassan II. Lunch (optional) in a seafood restaurant at the Corniche. Departure to Rabat, the Administrative Capital Visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Ouadayas Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 3 Rabat - Meknes - Fez (260 km) Departure to Meknes and visit of the Ismailia capital, which has the longer ramparts in Morocco (40 km): the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. lunch (optional). Departure to the holy city of Moulay Driss via the ruins of Volubilis, the Roman City. Continuation to Fez. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 4 Fez The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital : the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the outside Karaouyne Mosque.Typical lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Medina.Afternoon, visit of the souks and Fez Jdid. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 5 Fez - Marrakech (485 km) Departure to Marrakesh passing by the Berber villages of Immouzer and Ifrane. Lunch (optional) and a moment of relaxation in Beni Mellal, one of the agricultural centres of Morocco. Late arrival at Marrakech. Check-in. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 6 Marrakech The entire day will be devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city called ÂŤthe pearl of the south". The historical sightseeing includes the Menara Garden, the Saadien Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel. Afternoon, visit of the souks and handicraft quarters, displaying a variety of items and the famous place Djemaa El Fna with its non stop entertainment. Optional typical dinner under Caidal tents at the famous "Chez Ali“ restaurant, enhanced by the performance of several folkloric troops representing different Moroccan regions. Accommodation. 15


Spain Day 7 Marrakech Breakfast at the hotel full day at disposal to discover the city on your own. Dinner at the hotel and accommodation.

Day 8 Marrakech Breakfast & transfer to Marrakech Menara airport for departure according to your flight details.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Assistance at Marrakech airport and transfer to your hotel • Half board in the chosen category of hotels • Services according to described program • Transportation with an adequate deluxe vehicle • Tour-escort throughout only for 2 languages • Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program • Taxes and services. *The full board supplement includes dinner with Mechoui & Couscous under tent with fantasia show at Chez Ali Restaurant in Marrakech.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188887 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

510 EUR 480 EUR 816 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188888 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

642 EUR 606 EUR 1.026 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188889 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

738 EUR 702 EUR 1.182 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Casablanca Idou Anfa 4* // Fez Menzeh Zalagh 4* // Marrakech Zalagh Kasbah 4* SUPERIOR: Casablanca Golden Tulip Farah 4* // Fez Palais Medina y Spa 5* // Marrakech kenzi Farah 5* DELUXE: Casablanca Sofitel Tour Blance 5* // Fez Sofitel Palais Jaimai 5* // Marrakech Sofitel Lounge Spa 5* 16


Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla and Madrid 10 days

Spain

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket you have six transfer stops- and...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the train station and take a train destination Málaga. Arrival and check in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal to enjoy and taste authentic local cuisine from Málaga, there is nothing better than mouth-watering pescaíto frito (fried fish) by the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight.

Day 4 Málaga After breakfast, enjoy a hop on / hop off tour in Malaga: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños their Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga.

Day 5 Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal for shopping and leisure.

Day 6 Málaga - Sevilla After breakfast, departure to Seville by train. Arrival in the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the Guadalquivir river and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allot to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 7 Sevilla Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a Full day coach Tour to discover amazing Seville. We will start exploring the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory, the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, Isabel II bridge. We will then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los 17


Spain Venerables. We will visit the Royal Alcazares, a World Heritage Site and one of the most outstanding remaining examples of Mudéjar architecture, and the Cathedral of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral of the world. Free time at leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the Bullring with the taurine museum of the Real Maestranza. We will continue by minibus with a lovely sightseeing tour of the famous neighborhood of Triana, old sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood and we will visit the Basilica Macarena. Finally we will end our Seville tour with a wonderful boat trip along the Guadalquivir River.

Day 8 Sevilla - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 9 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 10 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport.

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Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 9 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel. • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga • 1 day touristic tickets in Málaga • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Málaga to Seville • SIC Seville half day city tour • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Seville to Madrid • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid. • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188800 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

966 EUR 918 EUR 1.542 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188801 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.206 EUR 1.146 EUR 1.932 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188802 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.862 EUR 1.770 EUR 2.982 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Málaga Eurostars Regina 3* // Sevilla Derby hotel 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Málaga MS Maestranza 4* // Sevilla Petit Palace Marqués de Santa Ana 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Málaga Vincci Posada del Patio 4* // Sevilla Palacio Villapanés 5* // Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 19


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Portugal from North to South 10 days

Day 1 Oporto Arrival at Porto international airport and private transfer to the selected hotel. Rest of day is at leisure for you to start discovering the capital of Portugal.

Day 2 Oporto Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning enjoy an interesting city tour: Visit the beautiful and mysterious lady, one of the most ancient cities of Europe with plenty os historic and cultural memories. A unique and unforgettable tour through the “Bairro da Sé”, the heart of ancient PORTO of medieval roots. We end this unforgettable tour in the famous wine cellar “CAVES CROFT”, in the historical heart of VILA NOVA DE GAIA in an atmosphere that will take you in a journey to the past. Overnight.

Day 3 Oporto - Excursion to Douro Valley Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a thrilling excursion to the Douro Valley: By unique landscapes of mountain and river, was born one of the famous God nectars, discovering sights and traditions were we feel the faith of the People. In Amarante on the banks of the river we find the Monastery of S.Gonçalo, in Lamego we visit the shrine of Our Lady of Remédios. Lunch with the magnificent panorama over the River Douro were on the sloaps of the mountain had origin the most famous portuguese wine: Port Wine (winetasting included). Arrival after visit to Pinhão.

Day 4 Oporto - Coimbra Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning make your way to the railway station for a train ride to Coimbra. Arrival check in the hotel. Rest of day at leisure. Spend this day in a fantastic city full of history and charm like Coimbra. One of the oldest universities in Europe, the city offers a myriad of monuments and hidden corners to enjoy a pleasant stay. Overnight.

Day 5 Coimbra - Lisbon Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Lisbon. Arrival and check in the hotel. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day city tour to discover Lisbon, the town of the seven hills. Our visit will take us to places like Rossio square, Avenida da Liberdade, Alfama, Bairro Alto, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Overnight.

Day 6 Lisbon - Excursion to Sintra and Estoril Breakfast in the hotel and start a full day tour to discover Cascais, Estoril, the Portuguese Riviera, and Sintra, world heritage by UNESCO, that holds one of the most magnificent palaces of Portugal, the Pena Palace, clearly one of the most beautiful places you’ll see during this tour. Late afternoon return to Lisbon. Overnight

Day 7 Lisbon - Algarve After breakfast, make your own way to the railway station for a train ride to Algarve region, in search of sun and relax. Arrival and check in the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the area. Overnight 20


Spain Days 8 and 9 Algarve Days at leisure by the sea to enjoy beach and warm weather in one of the nicest areas of the Iberian peninsula.

Day 10 Algarve After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight back home.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer in Porto from airport to hotel • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 9 nights • Porto SIC half day tour with English speaking local guide • Shared excursion to Douro Valley with English speaking local guide • 2nd class train tickets from Oporto to Coimbra • 2nd class train tickets from Coimbra to Lisbon • Lisbon SIC half day tour with English speaking local guide • Shared excursion to Sintra and Estoril with English speaking local guide • 2nd class train tickets from Lisbon to Albufeira • Private transfer in Albufeira from hotel to Faro airport • Complete travel documents for your stay • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188882 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

750 EUR 714 EUR 1.200 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188883 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

864 EUR 822 EUR 1.383 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188884 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.020 EUR 972 EUR 1.632 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Oporto HF Tuela 3* // Coimbra Best Western Hotel San Luis 3* // Lisbon HF Fenix hotel 3* // Albufeira Auramar Beach resort 3* SUPERIOR: Oporto AC Oporto hotel 4* // Coimbra Tivoli hotel 4* // Lisbon NH Liberdade 4* // Albufeira Vila Gale Atlantico 4* DELUXE: Oporto Infante de Sagres 5* // Coimbra Quinta das Lagrimas 5* // Lisbon Altis hotel 5* // Albufeira Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort and Spa 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 21


Spain

Spain adventure tour 10 days

Day 1 Madrid Arrival at Madrid Airport. Transfer by private car to your hotel. Check in and rest of the day at your disposal to enjoy the city. Overnight.

Day 2 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Join a Madrid shared sightseeing tour, the best tour to get acquainted with the city. We´ll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. This tour is performed with air conditioning motor coaches and conducted by official guides. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 3 Madrid - Ibiza After breakfast, private transfer to the airport to take a flight destination Ibiza. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal to discover the island. Overnight.

Day 4 Ibiza Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy an Ibiza SHARED Round the Island Coach Tour. A full day excursion allowing you lo discover what has made this White Island internationally famous. Charming enclaves, beautiful beaches and sites of cultural interest are all included on this guided bus tour. A stop for lunch (not included in the price) will be made. The wednesday excursion will include a visit to the Hippy Market at Es Cana and on Saturday the market of Las Dallas, San Carlos is included. Overnight.

Day 5 Ibiza Day at leisure for you to enjoy the city at your own pace

Day 6 Ibiza - Girona Ibiza Private Transfer from hotel to Airport. Arrival at Barcelona airport. Pick up your rental car and start enjoying your holiday. Remember you will be requested to give a credit card on your name for security and possible charges to be done. We very much recommend that you get the full cover insurance: small damages happen very often and you will avoid any extra payments with this coverage. Accommodation at Costa Brava Parador Aiguablava 4* The Parador de Aiguablava is situated in the unique Punta D´es Muts enclave, surrounded by pine trees and overlooking the sea. Here guests can enjoy beautiful beaches, coves and unspoilt landscapes. It is an ideal location for sports and outdoor activities, as well as relaxing walks through picturesque green settings. Under the distinctive light of the Mediterranean, the hotel provides its guests with a high level of comfort and a range of services both for individual guests and business conferences. There is a gym, swimming pool and sauna, as well as rooms with spectacular views overlooking the sea. Costal influence is also reflected in the ampurdanesa cuisine, whose typical dishes include sea urchins, baked snails and chicken and lobster stew. During the summer, dishes can be sampled on the beach alongside the restaurant. The Parador has its own restaurant, Mar i Vent which is separate from the hotel located in the neighbouring cove overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. 22


Spain Day 7 Costa Brava Day at leisure for you to enjoy the city at your own pace.

Day 8 Costa Brava Day at leisure for you to enjoy the city at your own pace.

Day 9 Barcelona Drop off the rental car in Barcelona city center and check in the hotel. In the afternoon join a half day shared tour to discover Barcelona´s greatest artistic treasures. Gaudi, one of the greatest innovators of his time, has left behind numerous treasures for the discerning tourist to discover in Barcelona. This Artistic Tour of Barcelona starts along Paseo de Gracia to see Gaudi´s famous apartment buildings including Casa Batllò and La Pedrera; then enjoy a 30 minute visit at Gaudi´s bizarre Parc Güell which has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Keep an eye on your watch, it´s easy to get lost in the whimsical design of this bizarre but compelling public park. Continue to the La Sagrada Familia (Holy Family) Cathedral, Gaudi´s unfinished masterpiece which is Barcelona´s most famous landmark, where you will stop for around 30 minutes. You will also visit Barcelona´s famous Sta. María del Mar, the only gothic church in Catalonia completely finished. The tour ends near the Picasso Museum which exhibits works from the blue and pink periods of the world-famous painter. You can choose either coming back to the bus terminal, or remain in the Picasso Museum coming back by yourself (ticket not included). Overnight.

Day 10 Barcelona Transfer to Barcelona airport by private Car and take flight going home. End of our services

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Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 9 nights • Private transfer in Madrid from airport to hotel • SIC Madrid half day city tour with English speaking local guide • Private transfer in Madrid from accommodation to airport • Private transfer in Ibiza from airport to hotel • SIC Ibiza round the island tour with English speaking local guide • Rental car from day 6 to day 9 (Avis group C: Seat Leon or similar) • SIC Barcelona half day city tour with English speaking local guide • Private transfer in Barcelona from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay. Domestic flights NOT included

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188892 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.140 EUR 1.080 EUR 1.824 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188893 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.278 EUR 1.212 EUR 2.040 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188894 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.992 EUR 1.884 EUR 3.180 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Madrid Regente Hotel 3* // Ibiza Algarb Hotel 3* // Costa Brava Parador Aiguablava 4* // Barcelona HCC Open Hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Madrid Opera Hotel 4 // Ibiza Torre del Mar Hotel 4* // Costa Brava Parador Aiguablava 4* // Barcelona HCC Sant Moritz 4* DELUXE: Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* // Ibiza Grand hotel 5* // // Costa Brava Parador Aiguablava 4* // Barcelona Majestic Hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 24


Barcelona, Madrid, Málaga and Morocco 11 days

Spain

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket you have six transfer stops- and...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Mádrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 4 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 5 Madrid - Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the train station and take a train destination Málaga. Arrival and check in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal to enjoy and taste authentic local cuisine from Málaga, there is nothing better than mouth-watering pescaíto frito (fried fish) by the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight.

Day 6 Málaga After breakfast, enjoy a hop on / hop off tour in Malaga: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños their Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga. 25


Spain Day 7 MĂĄlaga - Algeciras - Casabranca Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning proceed for Algeciras by bus where we will board a ferry to Morocco. Arrival,meet and greet at the airport and private transfer to Casablanca. Check-in, dinner and accommodation.

Day 8 Casabranca - Fez Breakfast at the hotel, departure to Rabat & visit of the administrative capital of Morocco: Visit of the Royal Palace (Mechouar), the Oudaya Garden & Kasbah, the Mohamed V Mausoleum, the Hassan Tower Mosque, continuation to Meknes. Lunch (optional) a local restaurant. Afternoon, visit of the IsmaĂŻlian capital of Morocco which has the longer ramparts in Morocco (40 km): the famous Bab Mansour gate, the Royal Stables and the Jewish quarter. Continuation then to Fez through the holy city of Moulay Driss via the ruins of Volubilis the roman city. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 9 Fez The whole day is devoted to the visit of the spiritual capital: the Medieval Medina, Attarine or Bou Anania Medersa, the Nejjarine fountain, the Moulay Idriss mausoleum and the Karaouine Mosque (from outside). Typical lunch (optional) in a traditional restaurant in the heart of Medina. Afternoon, visit of the souks and Fez Jdid. Dinner and accommodation at your hotel.

Day 10 Fez - Casablanca Departure by high way to Casablanca. Lunch (optional) at a local restaurant open arrival. Afternoon, visit of the Economic Capital : The Central Market, the Habous district, the Royal Palace, the Mohamed V square, the residential area of Anfa and the outside of the Mosque Hassan II. Dinner & accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11 Casablanca Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Mohamed V airport for departure according to your flight details 26


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 4 nights (Spain portion) • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Madrid • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid. • 1 day touristic tickets in Málaga • Bus Málaga - Algeciras tickets • Ferry Algeciras - Tangier • Private transfer from Tangier to Casablanca • Accommodation during 4 nights on half board basis (Morocco Portion) • Private car with professional driver at disposal for Morocco Portion • Local guides for visit of Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis and Fez • Private transfer in Casablanca from hotel to airport • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188773 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.410 EUR 1.338 EUR 2.256 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188775 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.566 EUR 1.488 EUR 2.502 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188884 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

2.172 EUR 2.064 EUR 3.474 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* // Málaga Eurostars Regina 3* // Casablanca Ibis City Center 3* // Fez Fez Inn 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* // Málaga MS Maestranza 4* // Casablanca Kenzi Basma hotel 4* // Fez Barcelo Fez Medina 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* // Málaga Vincci Posada del Patio 4* // Casablanca Golden Tulip Farah 5* // Fez Zalagh Parc Palace 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 27


Spain

Barcelona, Valencia, Sevilla, Cordoba & Madrid 11 days

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket you have six transfer stops- and...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning half day shared guided tour in fully equipped coaches to Montserrat Monastery and mountain. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children´s choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual Montserrat Portes Endins. Rest of the day at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 4 Barcelona - Valencia After breakfast enjoy your last hours in Barcelona until it´s time to go the train station. Arrive in Valencia. Check in the hotel. Remainder of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 5 Valencia Breakfast in your hotel and take the Valencia Bus Turistic to explore the streets of this fascinating city and discover landmarks like the old Towers (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), the Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin, the Late Gothic Silk Exchange, a World Heritage Site, and the City of Arts and Sciences, the ultimate example of new futuristic architecture. Don´t miss a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious Paella for lunch in its homeland! Overnight.

Day 6 Valencia - Sevilla After breakfast, departure to Seville by train. Arrival in the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the Guadalquivir river and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allot to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight. 28


Spain Day 7 Sevilla Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a Full day coach Tour to discover amazing Seville. We will start exploring the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory, the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, Isabel II bridge. We will then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables. We will visit the Royal Alcazares, a World Heritage Site and one of the most outstanding remaining examples of Mudéjar architecture, and the Cathedral of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral of the world. Free time at leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the Bullring with the taurine museum of the Real Maestranza. We will continue by minibus with a lovely sightseeing tour of the famous neighborhood of Triana, old sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood and we will visit the Basilica Macarena. Finally we will end our Seville tour with a wonderful boat trip along the Guadalquivir River. Overnight.

Day 8 Sevilla - Cordoba Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning make your own way to the train station and take a train destination Cordoba. Arrival and check in the hotel. Join a guided Cordoba´s Walking Tour visiting the Synagogue, Jewish Quarter and Mosque-Cathedral. This thousand-year-old city, which has the World Heritage designation, is a living legacy of the different cultures that settled here throughout its history. Not many places in the world can say they have been the capital of Hispania Ulterior (Further Spain) under the Roman Empire, and capital of the Umayyad Caliphate. This splendour can also be seen because of the intellectualism of this city of knowledge, where figures like Seneca, Averroes or Maimonides were born. Walking round the old quarter you will discover a beautiful network of alleyways, squares and whitewashed courtyards surrounding the Great Mosque-Cathedral, which reflects the importance of the city in the Middle Ages, and is the symbol of the city. Overnight.

Day 9 Cordoba - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 10 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 11 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport. 29


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 10 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel. • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • SIC Half day excursion to Montserrat • 2nd class train tickets from Barcelona to Valencia • 1 day touristic tickets in Valencia • 2nd class train tickets from Valencia to Seville • SIC Seville full day city tour (entrance fees not included) • 2nd class train tickets from Seville to Cordoba • Cordoba half day walking tour with English speaking local guide • 2nd class train tickets from Cordoba to Madrid • Madrid SIC Half day city tour with English speaking local guide • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188896 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.254 EUR 1.194 EUR 1.350 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188901 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.326 EUR 1.260 EUR 2.118 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188902 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

2.058 EUR 1.956 EUR 3.294 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Valencia Petit Palace Germanias 3* // Sevilla Derby hotel 3* // Córdoba Eurostar Maimonides 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Valencia Center 4* // Sevilla Petit Palace Marqués de Santa Ana 4* // Córdoba Exe Conquistador 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Valencia Hospes Palau de la Mar hotel 5* // Sevilla Palacio Villapanés 5* // Córdoba Hospes Palacio del Bailio 5* //Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 30


Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla, Valencia & Madrid 12 days

Spain

Day 1 Barcelona Arrival in Barcelona. Meet and greet at the airport and private transfer from the airport to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Barcelona, one of the main urban-tourism destinations in the whole world and one of Europe´s most attractive and dynamic cities. Overnight.

Day 2 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. Join the Bus Touristic. Discover Barcelona in the funniest and easiest way on double decked buses. Explore Barcelona's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Touristic as many times and for as long as you like at any of the 44 tour stops. Combine 3 different tourist tours with the same ticket you have six transfer stops- and...Let yourself be transported! Overnight.

Day 3 Barcelona - Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own way to the train station and take a train destination Málaga. Arrival and check in the hotel. Rest of the day at your disposal to enjoy and taste authentic local cuisine from Málaga, there is nothing better than mouth-watering pescaíto frito (fried fish) by the Mediterranean Sea. Overnight.

Day 4 Málaga After breakfast, enjoy a hop on / hop off tour in Malaga: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños their Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga.

Day 5 Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Day at disposal for shopping and leisure.

Day 6 Málaga - Sevilla After breakfast, departure to Seville by train. Arrival in the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the Guadalquivir river and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allot to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Transfer to your hotel. Overnight.

Day 7 Sevilla Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a Full day coach Tour to discover amazing Seville. We will start exploring the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory, the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition, San Telmo Palace, The Golden Tower, Isabel II bridge. We will then discover Santa Cruz, the famous Jewish quarter: a labyrinth of narrow streets which lead to the gorgeous Plaza de los Venerables. We will visit the Royal Alcazares, a World Heritage Site and one of the most outstanding remaining examples of Mudéjar architecture, and the Cathedral of Seville, the largest gothic cathedral of the world. Free time at leisure. In the afternoon we will visit the Bullring with the taurine museum of the Real Maestranza. We will continue by minibus with a lovely sightseeing tour of the famous neighborhood of Triana, old sailors’ and potters’ neighborhood and we will visit the Basilica Macarena. Finally we will end our Seville tour with a wonderful boat trip along the Guadalquivir River. 31


Spain Day 8 Sevilla - Valencia After breakfast enjoy your last hours in Seville until it´s time to go the train station. Arrive in Valencia. Check in the hotel. Remainder of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 9 Valencia Breakfast in your hotel and take the Valencia Bus Turistic to explore the streets of this fascinating city and discover landmarks like the old Towers (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), the Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin, the Late Gothic Silk Exchange, a World Heritage Site, and the City of Arts and Sciences, the ultimate example of new futuristic architecture. Don´t miss a unique opportunity to enjoy delicious Paella for lunch in its homeland! Overnight.

Day 10 Valencia - Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Make your own to the train station and take the train destination Madrid. In the afternoon, free time at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 11 Madrid After breakfast, enjoy a city sightseeing tour performed with air conditioned motor coaches we'll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. Rest of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 12 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy your last hours in Madrid. Free time at leisure for personal activities or shopping until it’s time for the private transfer to the airport. 32


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Accommodation in hotels listed with daily buffet breakfast during 11 nights • Private transfer in Barcelona from airport to hotel. • 1 day bus touristic tickets in Barcelona. • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Barcelona to Málaga • 1 day touristic tickets in Málaga • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Málaga to Seville • SIC Seville full day city tour (entrance fees not included) • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Seville to Valencia • 1 day touristic tickets in Valencia • 2nd class High speed train tickets from Valencia to Madrid • City Sightseeing Tour in Madrid. • Private transfer in Madrid from hotel to airport. • Round the clock 24 h telephone assistance in English during your trip. • Complete travel documents for your stay.

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188803 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.224 EUR 1.164 EUR 1.956 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188804 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.476 EUR 1.404 EUR 2.364 EUR

DELUXE CATEGORY (CAT 5*) - ST00188805 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

2.130 EUR 2.022 EUR 3.408 EUR

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Barcelona HCC Open hotel 3* // Málaga Eurostars Regina 3* // Sevilla Derby hotel 3* // Valencia: Petit Palace Germanias 3* // Madrid Regente hotel 3* SUPERIOR: Barcelona HCC St Moritz 4* // Málaga MS Maestranza 4* // Sevilla Petit Palace Marqués de Santa Ana 4* // Valencia Center 4* // Madrid Opera hotel 4* DELUXE: Barcelona Majestic hotel 5* // Málaga Vincci Posada del Patio 4* // Sevilla Palacio Villapanés 5* // Valencia Hospes Palau de la Mar hotel 5* //Madrid Villa Magna hotel 5* CHILDREN DISCOUNT: 0-5 YEARS: 90% DISCOUNT // 6-11 YEARS: 20% DISCOUNT 33


Spain

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Spain Honeymooners Touch 11 days

Spain

Day 1 Madrid Arrival in Madrid and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 2 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Join a Madrid shared sightseeing tour, the best tour to get acquainted with the city. We´ll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. This tour is performed with air conditioning motor coaches and conducted by official guides. In the afternoon we may suggest a visit to one of the three most important art galleries in the world, the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, or a visit to the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Overnight.

Day 3 Madrid - Málaga Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Malaga. Check in hotel and time for you to enjoy Malaga’s most important monuments and museums: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños its Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga.

Day 4 Málaga Breakfast in the hotel.Discover Malaga in the funniest and easiest way on double decker buses. You will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another. Buses take visitors to different points of interest, informing them through an audio guide available in several languages and bringing them closer, from the top deck of the panoramic buses, to the most significant monuments of the city. The tourist bus in Malaga has two lines: Line 1 goes through the sights of the city, passing by the Ave Bus Station, Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto, Paseo del Parque, Paseo de la Farola, Malagueta beach, Plaza de Toros, Gibralfaro Castle, Basilica de Santa Maria de la Victoria, Plaza de la Merced, Alcazaba, Cathedral and Alameda Principal. Line 2 extends the route up to the Botanical Gardens and the Automobile Museum of Malaga. This tour allows you to explore Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol and the main tourist area of Spain with over 160 miles of beaches and the largest focus of tourist services in Andalusia. Despite its fame is due to its beautiful beaches and its privileged climate, the city of Malaga has a lot more to offer: a rich historic and artistic heritage, important museums and galleries, cultural festivals, traditional celebrations and a wide range of recreational activities, place it as a city of reference in Spanish tourism. You will enjoy the most spectacular views of the city from a different viewpoint and, additionally, get to know the pedestrian area with a walking tour of the centre of Malaga, where vehicles don’t have access. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight 35


Spain Day 5 Málaga - Barcelona After breakfast, make your own way to the airport, in order to take a flight destination Barcelona. Arrival and rest of the day at leisure. You can enjoy the city walking around the Ramblas, the Gothic quarter, and Plaza Catalunya. We suggest you to visit the Boqueria Market, one of the best markets in the world. Overnight.

Day 6 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning join The Gaudí Tour that will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city, in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona´s modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Your expert English Speaking guide will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a guided tour of Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família (entrance fees included). Remainder of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 7 Barcelona After breakfast , start a morning half day shared guided tour in fully equipped coaches to Montserrat Monastery and mountain. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children´s choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual Montserrat Portes Endins.

Day 8 Barcelona - Ibiza After breakfast free time until flight to Ibiza. Arrival and make your way to your selected hotel. Rest of day is at leisure for you to start discovering this unique island. Overnight.

Day 9 Ibiza After breakfast you will join today a SIC tour “round the Island” where you will be surprised by the natural wonders of Ibiza. Overnight.

Day 10 Ibiza Today you have a full day at disposal to enjoy the beach, discover some secret retreats in Ibiza or go for party in the evening. Overnight

Day 11 Ibiza Breakfast in your hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for your return home. End of our services. 36


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INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer in Madrid from airport to accommodation • Accomodation in bed and breakfast basis, in hotels listed • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Madrid • 2nd Class train tickets Madrid – Malaga • Malaga 1 day touristic bus tickets • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Barcelona • Sagrada Familia entrance fees • Half day SIC excursion to Montserrat with English speaking guide from Barcelona • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Ibiza • Private transfer in Ibiza from accommodation to airport

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188550 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

984 EUR 936 EUR 1.578 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188555 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.182 EUR 1.122 EUR 1.896 EUR

DOMESTIC TICKETS NOT INCLUDED Malaga - Barcelona Barcelona - Ibiza

from 180 EUR pp from 108 EUR pp

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Madrid Regente 3* // Malaga Eurostars Astoria 3* // Barcelona hotel HCC Open 3* // Ibiza Algarb 3* SUPERIOR: Madrid hotel Opera 4* // Malaga Nh Malaga 4* // Barcelona hotel HCC St Moritz 4* // Ibiza Los Molinos 4*

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Spain Honeymooners Breeze 13 days

Day 1 Madrid Arrival in Madrid and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 2 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Join a Madrid shared sightseeing tour, the best tour to get acquainted with the city. We´ll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. This tour is performed with air conditioning motor coaches and conducted by official guides. In the afternoon we may suggest a visit to one of the three most important art galleries in the world, the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, or a visit to the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Overnight.

Day 3 Madrid - Sevilla Breakfast and train ride to Sevilla, where we continue to enjoy the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the river Guadalquivir and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allow to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 4 Sevilla In the morning join a Group and sightseeing Tour and discover the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory scene of the story of Carmen, Bizet’s famous character. We will then see the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition followed by the famous building known as the Queen Sewingbox “El Costurero de la Reina”, San Telmo Palace and Triana neighborhood. We will then continue with a lovely Guadalquivir River Cruise where you can enjoy a new perspective to view the city: the Golden Tower, the famous Betis street, the Maestranza Bullring, Triana bridge - the oldest in the city, designed by none other than Gustav Eiffel himself, more modern bridges and the Pavilions built during the 1992 Exposition. Close by also we’ll see the famous Isla de la Cartuja and its Monastery where Cristopher Colombus lived for some years.

Day 5 Sevilla - Malága Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Malaga. Check in hotel and time for you to enjoy Malaga’s most important monuments and museums: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños its Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga. 38


Spain Day 6 Malága Breakfast in the hotel Breakfast in the hotel. Discover Malaga in the funniest and easiest way on double decker buses. You will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another. Buses take visitors to different points of interest, informing them through an audio guide available in several languages and bringing them closer, from the top deck of the panoramic buses, to the most significant monuments of the city. The tourist bus in Malaga has two lines: Line 1 goes through the sights of the city, passing by the Ave Bus Station, Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto, Paseo del Parque, Paseo de la Farola, Malagueta beach, Plaza de Toros, Gibralfaro Castle, Basilica de Santa Maria de la Victoria, Plaza de la Merced, Alcazaba, Cathedral and Alameda Principal. Line 2 extends the route up to the Botanical Gardens and the Automobile Museum of Malaga. This tour allows you to explore Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol and the main tourist area of Spain with over 160 miles of beaches and the largest focus of tourist services in Andalusia. Despite its fame is due to its beautiful beaches and its privileged climate, the city of Malaga has a lot more to offer: a rich historic and artistic heritage, important museums and galleries, cultural festivals, traditional celebrations and a wide range of recreational activities, place it as a city of reference in Spanish tourism. You will enjoy the most spectacular views of the city from a different viewpoint and, additionally, get to know the pedestrian area with a walking tour of the centre of Malaga, where vehicles don’t have access. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 7 Malága - Barcelona After breakfast, make your own way to the airport, in order to take a flight destination Barcelona. Arrival and rest of the day at leisure. You can enjoy the city walking around the Ramblas, the Gothic quarter, and Plaza Catalunya. We suggest you to visit the Boqueria Market, one of the best markets in the world. Overnight.

Day 8 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning join The Gaudí Tour that will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city, in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona´s modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Your expert English Speaking guide will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a guided tour of Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família (entrance fees included). Remainder of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 9 Barcelona After breakfast , start a morning half day shared guided tour in fully equipped coaches to Montserrat Monastery and mountain. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children´s choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual Montserrat Portes Endins. 39


Spain Day 10 Barcelona - Ibiza After breakfast free time until flight to Ibiza. Arrival and make your way to your selected hotel. Rest of day is at leisure for you to start discovering this unique island. Overnight.

Day 11 Ibiza After breakfast you will join today a SIC tour “round the Island� where you will be surprised by the natural wonders of Ibiza. Overnight.

Day 12 Ibiza Today you have a full day at disposal to enjoy the beach, discover some secret retreats in Ibiza or go for party in the evening. Overnight.

Day 13 Ibiza Breakfast in your hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for your return home. End of our services. 40


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer in Madrid from airport to accommodation • Accomodation in bed and breakfast basis, in hotels listed • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Madrid • 2nd Class train tickets Madrid – Seville • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Seville • 2nd Class train tickets Seville - Malaga • Malaga 1 day touristic bus tickets • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Barcelona • Sagrada Familia entrance fees • Half day SIC excursion to Montserrat with English speaking guide from Barcelona • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Ibiza • Private transfer in Ibiza from accommodation to airport

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188556 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.158 EUR 1.104 EUR 1.848 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188557 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.458 EUR 1.386 EUR 2.334 EUR

DOMESTIC TICKETS NOT INCLUDED Malaga - Barcelona Barcelona - Ibiza

from 180 EUR pp from 108 EUR pp

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Madrid Regente 3* // // Seville Eurostars Regina 3* // Malaga Eurostars Astoria 3* // Barcelona hotel HCC Open 3* // Ibiza Algarb 3* SUPERIOR: Madrid hotel Opera 4* // Seville Las Casas de la Juderia 4* // Malaga Nh Malaga 4* // Barcelona hotel HCC St Moritz 4* // Ibiza Los Molinos 4* 41


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Spain Honeymooners Splendor 15 days

Day 1 Madrid Arrival in Madrid and transfer to your hotel. Day at leisure to rest or take a look around Madrid. Overnight.

Day 2 Madrid Breakfast at the hotel. Join a Madrid shared sightseeing tour, the best tour to get acquainted with the city. We´ll see the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert official guide who will explain about the monuments and its history. During the different historical periods the city grown from the old Habsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city: Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Puerta de Alcalá, the bull ring, Columbus square with a brief stop at Madrid Hard Rock Café for a free soft drink refreshment, Paseo de la Castellana and the Real Madrid stadium Santiago Bernabeu (Tour of the stadium available), Plaza Castilla, Fountain of Cibeles, and back to the bus terminal. This tour is performed with air conditioning motor coaches and conducted by official guides. In the afternoon we may suggest a visit to one of the three most important art galleries in the world, the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum, or a visit to the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Overnight.

Day 3 Madrid - Sevilla Breakfast and train ride to Sevilla, where we continue to enjoy the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia, where you will discover our passion for life. The old streets, the river Guadalquivir and all the magic rhythm of the flamenco dance will allow to take with us an eternal remembrance back home. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 4 Sevilla In the morning join a Group and sightseeing Tour and discover the most emblematic monuments of Seville by minibus: the University, the Old Tabac Factory scene of the story of Carmen, Bizet’s famous character. We will then see the Plaza de España, the centerpiece of the 1929 Iberoamerican Exposition followed by the famous building known as the Queen Sewingbox “El Costurero de la Reina”, San Telmo Palace and Triana neighborhood. We will then continue with a lovely Guadalquivir River Cruise where you can enjoy a new perspective to view the city: the Golden Tower, the famous Betis street, the Maestranza Bullring, Triana bridge - the oldest in the city, designed by none other than Gustav Eiffel himself, more modern bridges and the Pavilions built during the 1992 Exposition. Close by also we’ll see the famous Isla de la Cartuja and its Monastery where Cristopher Colombus lived for some years.

Day 5 Sevilla - Malága Breakfast at the hotel. Train ride to Malaga. Check in hotel and time for you to enjoy Malaga’s most important monuments and museums: The Central Market (Atarazanas), the Plaza de la Constitucion and calle Larios, at the very heart of the city and from where there is the choice of the best bars and stores. The Manquita, that is as well as they know the malagueños its Cathedral, the Alcazaba (fortress-palace antecedent of the Alhambra), the Roman Theatre. Overnight in Malaga. 42


Spain Day 6 Malága Breakfast in the hotel.Discover Malaga in the funniest and easiest way on double decker buses. You will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another. Buses take visitors to different points of interest, informing them through an audio guide available in several languages and bringing them closer, from the top deck of the panoramic buses, to the most significant monuments of the city. The tourist bus in Malaga has two lines: Line 1 goes through the sights of the city, passing by the Ave Bus Station, Museum of Contemporary Art, Puerto, Paseo del Parque, Paseo de la Farola, Malagueta beach, Plaza de Toros, Gibralfaro Castle, Basilica de Santa Maria de la Victoria, Plaza de la Merced, Alcazaba, Cathedral and Alameda Principal. Line 2 extends the route up to the Botanical Gardens and the Automobile Museum of Malaga. This tour allows you to explore Malaga, the capital of Costa del Sol and the main tourist area of Spain with over 160 miles of beaches and the largest focus of tourist services in Andalusia. Despite its fame is due to its beautiful beaches and its privileged climate, the city of Malaga has a lot more to offer: a rich historic and artistic heritage, important museums and galleries, cultural festivals, traditional celebrations and a wide range of recreational activities, place it as a city of reference in Spanish tourism. You will enjoy the most spectacular views of the city from a different viewpoint and, additionally, get to know the pedestrian area with a walking tour of the centre of Malaga, where vehicles don’t have access. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 7 Malága - Barcelona After breakfast, make your own way to the airport, in order to take a flight destination Barcelona. Arrival and rest of the day at leisure. You can enjoy the city walking around the Ramblas, the Gothic quarter, and Plaza Catalunya. We suggest you to visit the Boqueria Market, one of the best markets in the world. Overnight.

Day 8 Barcelona Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning join The Gaudí Tour that will take you to the best of Gaudí, at different points of the city, in a comfortable coach and avoiding entrance queues. Antoni Gaudí, visionary architect during Barcelona´s modernista (art nouveau) period early last century, graced Barcelona with nearly all his extraordinary and beautiful buildings. No less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Your expert English Speaking guide will explain what makes them extraordinary: the detail, the symbols, the structural secrets, the technical innovation, and give you a guided tour of Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família (entrance fees included). Remainder of the day free at your disposal. Overnight.

Day 9 Barcelona After breakfast , start a morning half day shared guided tour in fully equipped coaches to Montserrat Monastery and mountain. After driving through picturesque little villages you will arrive at the incomparable setting of the mountain of Montserrat, which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,235 meters). Next, visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat, which holds the famous 12th century Romanesque carving of Virgen Moreneta, the Black Virgin. The Royal Basilica has been one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Spain for hundreds of years. On some days the children´s choir sings in the monastery at midday, and so you may be fortunate enough to catch one of their delightful performances. The price includes a taste of 4 typical liquors of Montserrat and entrance free to Audiovisual Montserrat Portes Endins. 43


Spain Day 10 Barcelona - Valencia After breakfast enjoy your last hours in Barcelona untill it´s time to go the train station. Arrive in Valencia. Check in the hotel. Don´t miss a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious Paella for lunch in its home land!

Day 11 Valencia Breakfast at the hotel. Discover Valencia at your own pace in the funniest and easiest way on double decker buses. Explore Valencia's most interesting and attractive sights. You can get on and off the Bus Turistic as many times and for as long as you like combining 2 different tourist routes, 90 min. each one: A. Historical Valencia and B. Maritime Valencia with the same ticket.... let yourself be transported! Hopping on and off at the different stops during the validity of the ticket (24 hours) and receiving information in eight languages, the traveler approaches to an unforgettable and essential city like Valencia. Overnight.

Day 12 Valencia - Ibiza After breakfast free time until flight to Ibiza. Arrival and make your way to your selected hotel. Rest of day is at leisure for you to start discovering this unique island. Overnight.

Day 13 Ibiza After breakfast you will join today a SIC tour “round the Island” where you will be surprised by the natural wonders of Ibiza. Overnight.

Day 14 Ibiza Today you have a full day at disposal to enjoy the beach, discover some secret retreats in Ibiza or go for party in the evening. Overnight.

Day 15 Ibiza Breakfast in your hotel and free time until your transfer to the airport for your return home. End of our services. 44


Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • Private transfer in Madrid from airport to accommodation • Accomodation in bed and breakfast basis, in hotels listed • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Madrid • 2nd Class train tickets Madrid – Seville • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Seville • 2nd Class train tickets Seville - Malaga • Malaga touristic bus 1 day tickets • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Barcelona • Sagrada Familia entrance fees • Half day SIC excursion to Montserrat with English speaking guide from Barcelona • 2nd Class train tickets Barcelona - Valencia • Touristic bus 1 day tickets in Valencia • Half day SIC city tour with English speaking guide in Ibiza • Private transfer in Ibiza from accommodation to airport

NET PRICES PER PERSON, QUOTED IN EURO, ALL TAXES INCLUDED STANDARD CATEGORY (CAT 3*) - ST00188558 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.332 EUR 1.266 EUR 2.130 EUR

SUPERIOR CATEGORY (CAT 4*) - ST00188559 Double occupancy Triple occupancy Single occupancy

1.716 EUR 1.632 EUR 2.746 EUR

DOMESTIC TICKETS NOT INCLUDED Malaga - Barcelona Barcelona - Ibiza

from 180 EUR pp from 108 EUR pp

HOTELS ENVISAGED: STANDARD: Madrid Regente 3* // Malaga Eurostars Astoria 3* // Barcelona hotel HCC Open 3* // Valencia Nh Villacarlos 3* // Ibiza Algarb 3* SUPERIOR: Madrid hotel Opera 4* // Malaga Nh Malaga 4* // Barcelona hotel HCC St Moritz 4* // Valencia AC hotel 4* // Ibiza Los Molinos 4* 45


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Al Andalus explorer 5 nights

Day 1 Madrid Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel. Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal

Day 2 Madrid Enjoy a private tour with your local guide that will take you through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg麓s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls, the surviving signs of what Madrid once was when first became the capital in the 16th century, a period in which Spain experienced its Golden Age. Walking through its alleys and passageways, will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Immerse in our fascinating history observing the people around the most emblematic streets and squares such as the Cuchilleros Street, Cava Baja Street, Mayor Street, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and admiring the simplicity of its monuments which typical architectural style ranges from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque: Arco de Cuchilleros, Colegiata de San Isidro, Basilica de San Miguel and La Encarnaci贸n Monastery. You will also see newer landmarks like the Royal Theater, Mercado de San Miguel (small market that has become a gourmet mecca, home to 33 stalls selling mouth-watering products), and the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Rest of the day free at leisure

Day 3 Madrid - Seville Check out and private transfer to Madrid train station to catch the high speed train that will take you very comfortably to Seville. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Seville. In the evening discover our unique folk music and dance as you attend a Flamenco show!

Day 4 Seville Embark on a tour with your own private guide to learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the most largest historical centers in Europe, from both a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today. Discover the most important landmarks of the city like Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorish-built tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the defensive wall that protected the old city. Explore Barrio de Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (the residence of various kings and boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and the Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral of the world with its famous Giralda Tower. Rest of the day at your disposal 47


Spain Day 5 Seville - Granada Private transfer to Seville train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to the fascinating city of Granada. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, infrequent stucco work, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces, including the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, tranquil pools, fountains and beautiful gardens which you will also visit.

Day 6 Granada Private transfer to Granada Airport for your departure.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • 5 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included • 6 private transfers in luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary • 3 Private half day guided tours as stated in itinerary. • 2 entrance fees included: Alhambra Palace in Granada and Cathedral in Seville • Flamenco show in Seville. No drinks or meals included • Two economy class train tickets for transportation between cities. (Madrid-Seville and Seville-Granada) • All travel documents • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain 48


Spain PRICE PER PERSON (Minimum 2 persons) - ST00188061 Low Season (July, August, November and December) Double occupancy 1.248 EUR Single Supplement 192 EUR Extra night Supplement 96 EUR pp in DBL / 167 EUR in SGL High Season (April, May, June, September and October) Double occupancy 1.350 EUR Single Supplement 228 EUR Extra night Supplement 115 EUR pp in DBL / 191 EUR in SGL Junior Suite Supplement

90 Euros per room per night

ACCOMODATION: MADRID: Hotel Hospes Madrid 5***** SEVILLA: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza 4**** GRANADA: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos 5***** http://www.hospes.com/en/ As accommodation is a very important part of the travel experience, travellers will stay in Hospes Hotels, luxury boutique hotels centrally located in historical charming buildings. Complimentary Benefits: Room upgrade subject to availability at the time of check-in. 10% Discount in Senzone restaurants 2x1 in any of the SPA Bodyna treatments

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Essence of Spain 7 nights

Day 1 Madrid Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel. Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal

Day 2 Madrid Enjoy a private tour with your local guide that will take you through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg麓s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls, the surviving signs of what Madrid once was when first became the capital in the 16th century, a period in which Spain experienced its Golden Age. Walking through its alleys and passageways, will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Immerse in our fascinating history observing the people around the most emblematic streets and squares such as the Cuchilleros Street, Cava Baja Street, Mayor Street, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and admiring the simplicity of its monuments which typical architectural style ranges from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque: Arco de Cuchilleros, Colegiata de San Isidro, Basilica de San Miguel and La Encarnaci贸n Monastery. You will also see newer landmarks like Teatro Real, Mercado de San Miguel (small market that has become a gourmet mecca, home to 33 stalls selling mouth-watering products), and the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Rest of the day free at leisure

Day 3 Madrid - C贸rdoba Check out and private transfer to Madrid train station to catch the high speed train that will take you very comfortably to lively Cordoba. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Cordoba. Enjoy a nice private walking tour with your local guide and explore Cordoba, a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place. Discover the main sights in Cordoba including the unique Mosque, now a Roman Catholic cathedral, the Synagogue and walk through the flower-lined streets of the Jewish Quarter.

Day 4 C贸rdoba - Valencia At the scheduled time private transfer to Cordoba train station to take another train to Mediterranean Valencia. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Valencia. Rest of the day free at leisure 50


Spain Day 5 Valencia Enjoy a private walking tour of the historical city centre of Valencia exploring the streets and squares of this fascinating city with a local guide. Discover landmarks like the old Towers (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), the Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin, the Late Gothic Silk Exchange, a World Heritage Site, the Palace of the Marquess of Dos Aguas and the Mercado Central (central market). Rest of the free at your disposal Don´t miss a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious Paella for lunch in its home land!

Day 6 Valencia - Barcelona In the morning private transfer to Valencia train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to cosmopolitan Barcelona. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 7 Barcelona Discover the fascinating world of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí on a private tour in the company of an expert local guide who will expose Gaudi's extraordinary achievements. Learn about Gaudi and his iconic architectural style whose works have redefined and transformed the landscape of Barcelona, no less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Walk along Paseo de Gracia elegant avenue, one of Barcelona´s most important shopping and business areas, where you will find several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture and two of Gaudí’s houses: Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà also known as La Pedrera. Casa Batlló is a surprising building with enigmatic forms, a colourful façade and refined architectural details. La Pedrera is a sculptured residential building and a fine example of how the wealthy lived at the beginning of the 20th century. You will also visit the Sagrada Familia, for many Barcelona's main landmark. Marvel at this expiatory church´s artwork and compare the contrasting styles of the Nativity and Passion façades. This magnificent temple is a synthesis of Gaudi´s overall conception of architecture and philosophy of life, fully financed by people donations, one of the reasons why it remains under construction since 1882. Rest of the day at leisure

Day 8 Barcelona Private transfer to Barcelona Airport for your departure.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • 7 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included • 8 private transfers in luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary • 4 Private half day guided tours as stated in itinerary. Transportation not included • 3 entrance fees included: Cordoba´s Mosque, Sagrada Familia and Casa Batlló in Barcelona. • Three economy class train tickets for transportation between cities. (Madrid-Cordoba, Cordoba-Valencia and Valencia-Barcelona) • All travel documents • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain 51


Spain PRICE PER PERSON (Minimum 2 persons) - ST00188080 Low Season (July, August, November and December) Double occupancy 1.716 EUR Single Supplement 570 EUR High Season (April, May, June, September and October) Double occupancy 1.968 EUR Single Supplement 654 EUR

ACCOMODATION: MADRID: Hotel Hospes Madrid 5***** CORDOBA: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio 5***** VALENCIA: Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar 5***** BARCELONA: Hotel Alma Barcelona 5***** http://www.hospes.com/en/ http://www.almabarcelona.com/ As accommodation is a very important part of the travel experience, travellers will stay in Hospes Hotels and Alma Barcelona Hotel, luxury boutique hotels centrally located in historical charming buildings. Complimentary Benefits in Hospes Hotels: Room upgrade subject to availability at the time of check-in. 10% Discount in Senzone restaurants 2x1 in any of the SPA Bodyna treatments

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The Complete Al Andalus 7 nights

Day 1 Madrid Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel. Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal

Day 2 Madrid Enjoy a private tour with your local guide that will take you through the narrow and winding streets of the Habsburg´s quarter, the oldest part of Madrid, discovering old palaces and convents hidden behind walls, the surviving signs of what Madrid once was when first became the capital in the 16th century, a period in which Spain experienced its Golden Age. Walking through its alleys and passageways, will take you back to the times of swashbuckling swordsmen and medieval rogues. Immerse in our fascinating history observing the people around the most emblematic streets and squares such as the Cuchilleros Street, Cava Baja Street, Mayor Street, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and admiring the simplicity of its monuments which typical architectural style ranges from the late Renaissance to the early Baroque: Arco de Cuchilleros, Colegiata de San Isidro, Basilica de San Miguel and La Encarnación Monastery. You will also see newer landmarks like the Royal Theater, Mercado de San Miguel (small market that has become a gourmet mecca, home to 33 stalls selling mouth-watering products), and the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings. Rest of the day free at leisure

Day 3 Madrid - Córdoba Check out and private transfer to Madrid train station to catch the high speed train that will take you very comfortably to lively Cordoba. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Cordoba. Enjoy a nice private walking tour with your local guide and explore Cordoba, a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place. Discover the main sights in Cordoba including the unique Mosque, now a Roman Catholic cathedral, the Synagogue and walk through the flower-lined streets of the Jewish Quarter.

Day 4 Córdoba - Granada At the scheduled time private transfer to Cordoba train station to take another train to colourful Granada, the city of the Alhambra. Private transfer at arrival to your accommodation in Granada. Discover the historical, monumental and cultural richness of Granada through an insider private guided tour. Admire the city highlights like the famous Gothic Cathedral containing the Royal Chapel with the tomb of Ferdinand and Isabella Kings, the royal hospital, founded by the Catholic Monarchs in 1504, the Carthusian monastery, formerly a Roman cemetery, is an example of a unique Baroque style and offers great paintings and sculptures of the Granada School. Explore the city´s historic neighbourhoods like Albaycin, the old Arab quarter, constructed on a medieval town plan with cobbled streets and small squares, where you will reach San Nicolas view point offering magnificent views of the Alhambra, Granada and Sierra Nevada. Next to Albaycin is located the hill of Sacromonte, another typical quarter famous for its cave dwellings, gypsy community, and flamenco tradition. 53


Spain Day 5 Granada Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, infrequent stucco work, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces, including the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, tranquil pools, fountains and beautiful gardens which you will also visit. Rest of the day free for leisure

Day 6 Granada - Seville In the morning private transfer to Granada train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel. In the evening discover our unique music and dance as you attend a Flamenco show!

Day 7 Seville Embark on a tour with your own private guide to learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the most largest historical centers in Europe, from both a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today. Discover the most important landmarks of the city like Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorish-built tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the defensive wall that protected the old city. Explore Barrio de Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (the residence of various kings and boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and the Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral of the world with its famous Giralda Tower.

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Spain INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • 7 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included • 8 private transfers in luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary • 5 Private half day guided tours as stated in itinerary. Transportation not included • 3 entrance fees included: Cordoba Mosque / Granada Cathedral and Alhambra Palace • Flamenco show in Seville with drink • Three economy class train tickets for transportation between cities. (Madrid-Cordoba, Cordoba-Granada and Granada-Seville) • All travel documents • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain

PRICE PER PERSON (Minimum 2 persons) - ST00188055 Low Season (July, August, November and December) Double occupancy 1.890 EUR Single Supplement 492 EUR Extra night Supplement 96 EUR pp in DBL / 167 EUR in SGL High Season (April, May, June, September and October) Double occupancy 2.010 EUR Single Supplement 540 EUR Extra night Supplement 115 EUR pp in DBL / 191 EUR in SGL Junior Suite Supplement

90 Euros per room per night

ACCOMODATION: MADRID: Hotel Hospes Madrid 5***** CORDOBA: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio 5***** GRANADA: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos 5***** SEVILLA: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza 4**** http://www.hospes.com/en/ As accommodation is a very important part of the travel experience, travellers will stay in Hospes Hotels, luxury boutique hotels centrally located in historical charming buildings. Complimentary Benefits: Room upgrade subject to availability at the time of check-in. 10% Discount in Senzone restaurants 2x1 in any of the SPA Bodyna treatments

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Wonders of Spain 11 nights

Day 1 Madrid Welcome to Spain! Arrive in Madrid and private transfer to your hotel. Check in your hotel and rest of the day at your disposal

Day 2 Madrid Enjoy a private guided sightseeing tour of vibrant Madrid and visit the prestigious Prado Museum. Discover the most important buildings, avenues and squares with an expert guide who will explain about the monuments and its history during the different historical periods, from the old Habsburg to the Bourbons quarters to nowadays. Admire main landmarks like the Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings, Plaza Mayor, a unique porticoed square located at the heart of old Madrid quarter, Puerta del Sol, meeting point for locals and visitors where the Royal Post Office, current seat of the Government of the Region of Madrid, is situated, The Cibeles and Neptuno neoclassical monumental fountains, Gran Vía avenue, full of original buildings with ornaments to decorate the facades, in sumptuous cornices and avant-garde design, The Retiro Park, once a recreation area for the Royal Family, it has become a very popular park. You will also have the great opportunity to visit The Prado Museum, one of the most important art museums in the world. Alongside Velázquez's Las Meninas and Goya's The 3rd of May 1808 in Madrid, the galleries are packed with masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools. Rest of the day free at leisure

Day 3 Madrid - Granada At the scheduled time private transfer to Madrid train station to take a train to colourful Granada, the city of the Alhambra. On arrival meet your driver who will take you to your accommodation in Granada Enjoy a private tour with a local guide as you visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palaces and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the River Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises up like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. The Alhambra ranks among the world’s finest examples of Islamic art with carved cedar-wood, infrequent stucco work, and gorgeous mosaics. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. The complex of monuments is formed by the stunning Moorish palaces, including the Palace of King Charles V, a Renaissance building, inside the Nasrid fortification of the Alhambra, as well as the Alcazaba fortress and an opposite independent palace: The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards, tranquil pools, fountains and beautiful gardens which you will also visit. 56


Spain Day 4 Granada - Seville In the morning private transfer to Granada train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to the fascinating city of Seville, Capital of Andalusia. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel. In the evening discover our unique folk music and dance as you attend a Flamenco show!

Day 5 Seville Embark on a tour with your own private guide to learn about Seville, a beautiful city with one of the most largest historical centers in Europe, from both a historical perspective but also looking at life in the city today. Discover the most important landmarks of the city like Torre del Oro (The Golden Tower), a Moorishbuilt tower dating from 1222, which formed part of the defensive wall that protected the old city. Explore Barrio de Santa Cruz (the old Jewish Quarter and a labyrinth of tiny alleys with white houses with traditional Moorish courtyards), Reales Alcazares (the residence of various kings and boasts impressive gardens and fountains) and the Cathedral, the largest gothic cathedral of the world with its famous Giralda Tower. Rest of the day at leisure

Day 6 Seville - Cordoba Check out and private transfer to Seville train station to catch the high speed train that will take you very comfortably to lively Cordoba. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Cordoba. Enjoy a nice private walking tour with your local guide and explore Cordoba, a city with an impressive cultural and monumental patrimony. Its strategic position, near the River Guadalquivir and the legacy of the different peoples who settled on its rich farming lands meant that Cordoba was always considered a privileged place. Discover the main sights in Cordoba including the unique Mosque, now a Roman Catholic cathedral, the Synagogue and walk through the flower-lined streets of the Jewish Quarter.

Day 7 Cordoba - Valencia Private transfer to Cordoba train station for another train ride to the Mediterranean city of Valencia. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel in Valencia. Rest of the day free at leisure

Day 8 Valencia Enjoy a private walking tour of the historical city centre of Valencia exploring the streets and squares of this fascinating city with a local guide. Discover landmarks like the old Towers (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), the Cathedral and the Gothic Basilica of the Virgin, the Late Gothic Silk Exchange, a World Heritage Site, the Palace of the Marquess of Dos Aguas and the Mercado Central (central market). Rest of the day at your disposal Don´t miss a unique opportunity to enjoy a delicious Paella for lunch in its home land! 57


Spain Day 9 Valencia - Barcelona In the morning private transfer to Valencia train station to enjoy a train ride that will take you to cosmopolitan Barcelona. On arrival meet your driver for a private transfer to your hotel.

Day 10 Barcelona Discover the fascinating world of modernist architect Antoni Gaudí on a private tour in the company of an expert local guide who will expose Gaudi's extraordinary achievements. Learn about Gaudi and his iconic architectural style whose works have redefined and transformed the landscape of Barcelona, no less than 7 have been listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. Walk along Paseo de Gracia elegant avenue, one of Barcelona´s most important shopping and business areas, where you will find several of the city's most celebrated pieces of architecture and two of Gaudí’s houses: Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà also known as La Pedrera. Casa Batlló is a surprising building with enigmatic forms, a colourful façade and refined architectural details. La Pedrera is a sculptured residential building and a fine example of how the wealthy lived at the beginning of the 20th century. You will also visit the Sagrada Familia, for many Barcelona's main landmark. Marvel at this expiatory church´s artwork and compare the contrasting styles of the Nativity and Passion façades. This magnificent temple is a synthesis of Gaudi´s overall conception of architecture and philosophy of life, fully financed by people donations, one of the reasons why it remains under construction since 1882. Rest of the day at your disposal

Day 11 Barcelona Depart from Barcelona with a private driver to Sant Sadurní dÁnoia, to enjoy an exclusive visit to the Codorniu Winery followed by a lunch, within the environment of this exceptional winery. On arrival meet your guide to privately tour the cellars which were declared a Monument of Historical Artistic Merit. Codorníu offers the opportunity to appreciate the splendid buildings designed by the modernist architect Puig i Cadalfalch, enjoy the beautiful gardens and learn the elaboration process of cava (sparkling wine champagne type). After the visit drive back to Barcelona, rest of the day at leisure.

Day 12 Barcelona Private transfer to Barcelona Airport for your departure.

INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM: • 11 nights accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with breakfast included = • 12 private transfers in luxury vehicles as stated in itinerary • 6 Private half day guided city tours as stated in itinerary. Transportation not included • 6 entrance fees included: Madrid´s El Prado Museum, Granada´s Alhambra Palace, Sevilla´s Cathedral, Cordoba´s Mosque, Barcelona´s Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera. • Flamenco show in Seville. No drinks or meals included • Codorniu Winery 5 hours private tour. Transportation, winery guide and lunch included. • Five economy class train tickets for transportation between cities. (Madrid-Granada, Granada-Sevilla, Sevilla-Cordoba, Cordoba-Valencia and Valencia-Barcelona) • All travel documents • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain 58


Spain PRICE PER PERSON (Minimum 2 persons) - ST00188072 Low Season (July, August, November and December) Double occupancy 3.096 EUR Single Supplement 822 EUR High Season (April, May, June, September and October) Double occupancy 3.318 EUR Single Supplement 948 EUR

ACCOMODATION: MADRID: Hotel Hospes Madrid 5***** GRANADA: Hotel Hospes Palacio de los Patos 5***** SEVILLA: Hotel Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza 4**** CORDOBA: Hotel Hospes Palacio del Bailio 5***** VALENCIA: Hotel Hospes Palau de la Mar 5***** BARCELONA: Hotel Alma Barcelona 5***** http://www.hospes.com/en/ http://www.almabarcelona.com/ As accommodation is a very important part of the travel experience, travellers will stay in Hospes Hotels and Alma Barcelona Hotel, luxury boutique hotels centrally located in historical charming buildings. Complimentary Benefits in Hospes Hotels: Room upgrade subject to availability at the time of check-in. 10% Discount in Senzone restaurants 2x1 in any of the SPA Bodyna treatments

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Paradores Routes 2014 “When you set sail for Ithaca, wish for the road to be long, full of adventures, full of knowledge�. Constantin P. Kavafy

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Secret Discoveries around Madrid

Day 1 Madrid - Alcalá de Henares - Chinchón In the morning pick up your rental car in downtown and drive just 40 minutes to reach Alcalá de Henares. Your day could start with the visit of some recently discovered interesting Roman remains: the old Complutum has left for us an old villa, dated 1st century AC, Hippolytus Home. Alcalá de Henares is hometown of our greatest writer, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) and its old town offers a delicious walk, where the Cathedral or the old University are not to be missed. Continue to Chinchón in the afternoon and check in your Parador. Dinner is set for you in the restaurant.

Day 2 Chinchón - Aranjuez - Toledo Enjoy your buffet breakfast and recharge batteries to start your journey today: in front of us the Royal Site of Aranjuez, summer residence of our Monarchy and offering impressive Palaces and Gardens. Spend the morning in Aranjuez before continuing to Toledo, where simply impressive views of the city await you from your Parador today. Check in and jump into the past in the afternoon, where Toledo will suggest hundred of stories about Muslims, Christians and Jewish living together. Churches, synagoges or mosques are to be visited in this ancient visit. If you get tired, we may recommend you to relax in a traditional hammam, old style spa recently recovered for our present joy. Return to your Parador to celebrate your well gained dinner today.

Day 3 Toledo - Avila After breakfast start your drive up to the north towards the Great Avila, whose medieval walls have gained international recognition, including Unesco Heritage listing. Within the walls we will find out our home today being the Piedras Albas Palace, noble’s setting since centuries. Avila offer so many monuments and blends perfectly with the sober landscape of green fields and slow sheep flocks. It seems that we will get a great dinner today…

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Day 4 Avila - Segovia - La Granja After breakfast we are crossing today the Guadarrama mountains, highest peaks norths Madrid, to arrive in Segovia and let ourselves be surprised by its memorable landmark: The Roman Aquaeduct is more than two thousand years old and still stands in its perfect shape. We cannot miss the old Alcåzar, home of Royal family for centuries, some say it inspired Walt Dysney to create one of his castles. In the afternoon we continue to La Granja de San Ildefonso. Philip 5th retired in this place in 18th century and dedicated a great effort to his Royal Palace and gardens, which we can enjoy today. Our home is one of the last additions to the Paradores chain, 18th century imposing building completely renovated just a few years ago to offer great comfort. Will you dare to taste today the typical Giant Beans of La Granja? Your dinner wont be truly Spanish without them‌

Day 5 La Granja - Madrid After breakfast cross again the mountains to return to Madrid. If still your keep some energies, you can still pay a visit to the near San Lorenzo de El Escorial, one our greatest National complexes: Royal Palace, basilica, Library and mausoleum where our king Philip 2nd (The Empire where the sun would never set!) lived and died, and where most of our later kings are buried, also listed as a Unesco Heritage Site. Arrive in Madrid, drop off your rental car (downtown, railway or airport) and end of your trip.

The price includes: - Accommodation in hotel selected during 4 nights with Breakfast, half or full board included. Also, you can decide to add extra nights to your route as you wish in any of the cities along the itinerary - Car rental group E (automatic BMW series 1, or similar) during 5 days with unlimited mileage, basic insurance and airport, city surcharges included, pick up and drop off Madrid.

TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO IN DOUBLE BED & BREAKFAST IN DOUBLE HALF BOARD IN DOUBLE FULL BOARD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT THIRD PERSON DISCOUNT

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SEASON 2 533 670 807 185 59

SEASON 1: 02-16 APR 2014 + 22APR-01MAY 2014 + 02OCT 2014-01APR 2015 SEASON 2: 17-21 APR 2014 + 02JUL-01OCT 2014 SEASON 3: 02MAY-01JUL 2014 NOTE: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling. Supplement of 140 EUR in case of single traveller 62

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Hidden Gems of Andalusia

Day 1 Sevilla - Carmona The morning starts for you with a rental car pick up in the center of Sevilla. You can get your car at the railway station and start your journey to Carmona, where you reach in less than 30 minutes. Centuries of history will surprise your steps as you walk the old town of Carmona: Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Arabs, Jews and Christians have walked the same streets you are in right now. Old Moorish fortress that can be traced back to 15th century, your Parador offers you today all comforts including a swimming pool and a nice terrace with views to the landscape. The restaurant, built inside an old chapel, is one of the most scenic of the whole chain of Paradores. Dinner is served!

Day 2 Carmona - Jerez de la Frontera - Arcos de la Frontera After enjoying a great breakfast, drive today to Jerez for a unique experience, blending two of very Spanish passions: horses and wine. Witness the magic of the Real Escuela de Equitación, where you will admire “how the horses dance” and will never forget this quite different spectacle. Later continue for a very different visit: the Winery of Tio Pepe, trailblazer of the Xerry Wine and aged Vinegar. The visit will include degustation of 3 different wine types plus some snacks, that you could call it a light lunch and so the day is completed in Jerez before you continue to Arcos de la Frontera for overnight

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Spain Day 3 Arcos de la Frontera: White Villages Deep into the legend we drive today. Without being in a hurry, we will drive along the most scenic route of Andalusia, maybe even of Spain. The White villages cover an area of mountains with intricate roads where the most important is not to arrive but to feel the path. Grazalema, El Bosque, Zahara de la Sierra, Olvera or Setenil de las Bodegas will show you the real soul os Andalusia and you will admire the air and the rythm of the people living in the area. Return to Arcos for dinner and overnight

Day 4 Arcos de la Frontera - Ronda After breakfast we get today to Ronda, “hideout of bandits”. This unusual city, located atop a rock mass in a chain of steep crags set on an almost impenetrable high mesa, stands proudly of its beauty and shows the visitor its charms with graciousness. Built in the former town hall, our Parador today offers a quite impressive setting next to the “Tajo”, the gorge looking at which we will surely feel vertigo and our cameras will get unforgettable pics. But Ronda is much more than its Parador: also setting of one of the oldest bullring arenas of the world, and much more you will discover Dinner and overnight in Ronda

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Spain Day 5 Ronda - Málaga Get your breakfast and start your drive today on your way to Málaga. If you wish, you might decide to drive along the sea coast and learn why they called it “The Sun Coast” or Costa del Sol. Visit modern resorts along famous locations as Marbella, Estepona or Mijas. With more than 15 golf course and more than 300 days of sun per year, Málaga region is inviting you to enjoy. Your Parador is today an old Moorish Fortress, but we reasonably know that Phoenicians and Greeks woul have settled here. A dinner at the restaurant will bring you memories of ancient eras.

Day 6 Málaga - Departure Get your breakfast and start your drive today on your way to Málaga. If you wish, you might decide to drive along the sea coast and learn why they called it “The Sun Coast” or Costa del Sol. Visit modern resorts along famous locations as Marbella, Estepona or Mijas. With more than 15 golf course and more than 300 days of sun per year, Málaga region is inviting you to enjoy. Your Parador is today an old Moorish Fortress, but we reasonably know that Phoenicians and Greeks woul have settled here. A dinner at the restaurant will bring you memories of ancient eras.

The price includes: - Accommodation in hotel selected during 5 nights with Breakfast, half or full board included. Also, you can decide to add extra nights to your route as you wish in any of the cities along the itinerary - Car rental group E (automatic BMW series 1, or similar) during 6 days with unlimited mileage, basic insurance and airport, city surcharges included, pick up Sevilla and drop off Málaga.

TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO IN DOUBLE BED & BREAKFAST IN DOUBLE HALF BOARD IN DOUBLE FULL BOARD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT THIRD PERSON DISCOUNT

SEASON 1 710 875 1.035 225 79

SEASON 1: 02-16 APR 2014 + 22APR-01 JUL 2014 + 02OCT 2014-01APR 2015 SEASON 2: 17-21 APR 2014 + 02JUL-01OCT 2014 NOTE: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling. Supplement of 140 EUR in case of single traveller 66

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Along the Vía de la Plata

Day 1 Sevilla - Zafra Pick up our rental car in Sevilla, either at the airport or at the railway station, and start journey northwards crossing the Sierra de Aracena Natural Park. Soon we get to Zafra, the “small Sevilla”, where we let our imagination flow as we enter our Parador today, located in a 15th century castle. Not so many Paradores can offer such great patio or impressive walk through the corridors of the first floor. Zafra carries a rich past dating back to pre-Roman dates, where Lusitanians and Vettones would live out of a wealthy valley, but it was probably towards the end of the Arab Empire, around 11th century, when the city claims its strategic situation along the Via de la Plata, which privileged them in trade. Today we can visit some parts of the old walls, the two squares that used to be the zouks of the city and some very beautiful churches, where still you can feel the richness of the Zafra inhabitants Would you still feel like discovering, the Portugal border is just within one hour drive, so you might think of visiting the very interesting city of EVORA, with nice Roman ruins. Dinner is served today in the restaurant

Day 2 Zafra - Mérida - Plasencia After enjoying a great breakfast, drive today to Plasencia, right in the heart of the Jerte Valley, where the best cherries of Spain are hand-pickled and delivered to remote places like Japan or Saudi Arabia. On the way to Plasencia we make a stop in Mérida to admire an impressive city carrying a wide Roman past. We can visit today one of the best preserved Roman complexes of Spain, counting with Theater (which up to today hosts every year drama representations of Classic pieces during the Summer), Anphitheater, museum, Forum and much more. Continue your drive and arrive in your Parador to celebrate your well gained dinner today.

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Spain Day 3 Plasencia - Cáceres - Plasencia Plasencia, founded in 13th Century, the “noble, bold and haughty”, will be a nice surprise along your route. But your visit would not be incomplete if you stay in Plasencia only and miss a great city like Caceres, whose old town is listed in Unesco World Heritage. Ruled by powerful rival factions from 14th to 16th century, impressive testimonies of the past splendor are its fortified houses, palaces and towers. Another interesting option for the day would be to visit the nearby National Park of Monfragüe, crossed by the Tajo river on its way to Portugal. Return to Plasencia for dinner and overnight. Your Parador, the old Santo Domingo monastery, shares the walls and rooms of this exceptional site with the holy and not so holy Dominican friars who inhabited the building by the express and generous will of the Count and Countess of Zuñiga

Day 4 Plasencia - León After breakfast we start our journey on our way to León. So many interesting sites we will find today that we better start early in the morning: - Salamanca, again listed in Unesco Heritage, with one of the oldest universities of whole Europe, and whose historic center of fers a caleidoscopio of Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish, Renaissance and Baroque monuments - Ávila, with best preserved middle age walls and home town of St. Teresa - Astorga: the old Roman city of Asturica Augusta, with small by great old town. It owns one of the only two buildings created by the genial architect Antoni Gaudi outside Catalonia - Las Médulas: Another Unesco site. In the 1st century A.D. the Roman Imperial authorities began to exploit the gold deposits of this region in northwest Spain, using a technique based on hydraulic power. After two centuries of working the deposits, the Romans withdrew, leaving a devastated landscape. Since there was no subsequent industrial activity, the dramatic traces of this remarkable ancient technology are visible everywhere as sheer faces in the mountainsides and the vast areas of tailings, now used for agriculture But our greatest surprise will be found on our arrival in León, as we check in in our Parador today, the unique Hostal de San Marcos, a 5* accommodation with unforgettable Renaissance fassade and better interior Dinner and overnight in León.

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Spain Day 5 León Get your breakfast and devote your day to León, whose great cathedral, “humid quarter” and more will fill up both your spirit and your stomach León is also a city on the Camino de Santiago (St James Way), which has always afforded a warm welcome to the pilgrims, travellers and tourists who have made it their home for a few hours or days at a time. A dinner at the restaurant will help to relax after such busy days in the area.

Day 6 León - Gijón After breakfast we face today our last journey through a very scenic landscape, as we are entering the greenest part of Spain: great mountains, rivers and valleys are to be spotted as our road leads to Gijón on the Cantabrico sea. Picturesque villages like Mieres, Aller, Lena or Riosa will offer a memorable stop on our way where to savor local cheeses, home made cyder or tasty stew. Arrival in Gijón and relax today in a different environment: a centenary mill inside a park, which modelates a warm and relaxing atmosphere for your rest.

Day 7 Gijón - Departure Breakfast at the Parador and explore today the city of Gijón. The testimony of Roman authors has come down to us, in which they relate how they saw and lived with the Asturs, whom they called “highlanders”. Here we have a fragment from the Geography of Strabo (75 bc - 20 ad), in which he discusses the customs of the northern people, including the Asturs: “All the highlanders are sober, they drink water, sleep on the ground and wear their hair long and loose, as is the custom of women, although when they fight, they tie a band around their foreheads” Return your car at the railway station or continue to the near airport of Oviedo for your flight to onwards destination. End of our arrangements

The price includes: - Accommodation in hotel selected during 7 nights with Breakfast, half or full board included. Also, you can decide to add extra nights to your route as you wish in any of the cities along the itinerary - Car rental group E (automatic BMW series 1, or similar) during 8 days with unlimited mileage, basic insurance and airport, city surcharges included, pick up Sevilla and drop off Gijón or airpot of Oviedo. 70


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SEASON 1 876 1.108 1.339 289 101

SEASON 2 SEASON 3 SEASON 4 948 919 834 1.179 1.151 1.065 1.411 1.382 1.296 332 315 264 116 110 92

SEASON 1: 02-16 APR 2014 + 22 APR-01 JUL 2014 + 02OCT-01 NOV 2014 + 02 MAR-01 APR 2015 SEASON 2: 17-21 APR 2014 SEASON 3: 02 JUL-01 OCT 2014 SEASON 4: 02 NOV 2014-01 MAR 2015 NOTE: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling. Supplement of 140 EUR in case of single traveller

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Untracked North Coastal

Day 1 San Sebastian - Hondarribia Arrival in San Sebastian (railway or airport) and pick up your rental car. Your adventure is about to begin when you head to Hondarribia, right on the border with France. Your Parador is today and old medieval fortress, known as the Charles 5th Palace, dated in 10th century. From its terrace you will witness the impressive views of the French border. This parador does not offer any lunch or dinner, so today you need to find yourself a local restaurant.

Day 2 Hondarribia - Bilbao - Santillana del Mar After enjoying a great breakfast, drive today to Santillana del Mar along the sea line. You should by no means skip Bilbao, where the futuristic Guggenheim Museum is a new landmark of the town. You might also consider having lunch in a tradicional restaurant to taste the wide varieties of the north. They say one cannot eat better than in Basque Country, so help yourself! Continue to Santander and explore the area to discover great scenery and beauty. Santillana del Mar is a tiny small city by the sea that will surprise you greatly Arrive in your Parador to celebrate your well gained dinner today.

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Day 4 Cangas de Onís (Picos de Europa National Park) After breakfast we start our journey through the National Park of Picos de Europa, where plenty of activities on the nature can be started. Many hikes, a scenic cable car, the many glaciar lakes… We could also visit Covadonga, place of the famous battle that showed the way to victory to Christians over the Arabs on their re-conquest of the Spanish Peninsula. Dinner and overnight in Cangas

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Spain Day 5 Cangas de Onís - Santiago de Compostela Get your breakfast and start your drive today on your way to Santiago de Compostela, where the Apostel was buried and it started a centenial tradition of pilgrimage that now is called the St James Way. Thousands of pilgrims walk the way every year in search of interior peace and spirituality. We suggest a stop in Ribadeo for best seafood lunch and nice views over the coast before reaching your impressive Parador “Hostal Os Reis Catolicos”, surely the best possible end of your trip A dinner at the restaurant will show the culmination of your route.

Day 6 Santiago de Compostela As the Parador is right in front of the Cathedral, you will be able to walk all day without any need of transportation. Santiago is a fantastic city to be walked and discovered at slow pace. Let yourself immerse in the calm and history of Galicia! Dinner at the Parador

Day 7 Santiago de Compostela - Departure Breakfast at the Parador before dropping off your rental car. You can drop either at the railway station or at the airport

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Spain The price includes: - Accommodation in hotel selected during 7 nights with Breakfast, half or full board included. Also, you can decide to add extra nights to your route as you wish in any of the cities along the itinerary - Car rental group E (automatic BMW series 1, or similar) during 8 days with unlimited mileage, basic insurance and airport, city surcharges included, pick up San Sebastian and drop off Santiago.

TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO IN DOUBLE BED & BREAKFAST IN DOUBLE HALF BOARD IN DOUBLE FULL BOARD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT THIRD PERSON DISCOUNT

SEASON 1 914 1.094 1.274 345 121

SEASON 2 SEASON 3 SEASON 4 1.036 955 842 1.216 1.135 1.022 1.396 1.315 1.202 419 370 302 147 129 106

SEASON 1: 02-16 APR 2014 + 22 APR-01 MAY 2014 + 02OCT-01 NOV 2014 SEASON 2: 17-21 APR 2014 + 02JUL-01OCT 2014 + 02 MAR-01 APR 2015 SEASON 3: 02 MAY-01 JUL 2014 SEASON 4: 02 NOV 2014-01 MAR 2015 NOTE: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling. Supplement of 140 EUR in case of single traveller

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Unveiling Galicia

Day 1 Vigo - Baiona Pick up our rental car at Vigo airport (you can also arrive at the Ourense railway station from Madrid), and start journey to Baiona. Nestled in a small peninsula, your today Parador is located inside an old fortress, along which walls you might enjoy peaceful walks and memorable views. The area offers for you amazing natural scapes, including some protected areas as the Cies Islands National Park, but you should not miss the spectacular scenery of the Rias Baixas. Dinner is served today in the restaurant

Day 2 Baiona After enjoying a great breakfast, dedicate your day to immerse in the Galician culture. Being a region bond to the sea, homeland of great sailors, it would be foolish to miss the option of seafood: they say no better shell fish on Earth like the Galician! Also the area you are in offers one of the finest white wines of Spain, the Albari単o, special grape variety you will learn to appreciate in combination with fish. Galicia and Portugal share a very similar language, and you might also think of crossing the border and enjoy a day in a not so distant country, by simply driving one hour. Beautiful locations like Viana Do Castelo, Braga or even Porto sould offer you a great excursion Return to your Parador to celebrate your well gained dinner today.

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Day 4 Santo Estevo - Vilalba After breakfast we start our journey on our way to Vilalba. Or better to say, find Vilalba on the Way, as this city has been part of the “Camino” since centuries and you will notice as you approach the medieval tower where you will rest today. Home of the Andrade Family, heirs of Don Pedro de Andrade, hero of the Wars of Naples, the origins of the tower date back to 6th century! Dinner and overnight in Vilalba

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Day 6 Vilalba - Santiago de Compostela Get your breakfast and start your drive today on your way to Santiago de Compostela, where the Apostel was buried and it started a centenial tradition of pilgrimage that now is called the St James Way. Thousands of pilgrims walk the way every year in search of interior peace and spirituality. We suggest a stop in Ribadeo for best seafood lunch and nice views over the coast before reaching your impressive Parador “Hostal Os Reis Catolicos”, surely the best possible end of your trip A dinner at the restaurant will show the culmination of your route.

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Day 8 Santiago de Compostela - Departure Breakfast at the Parador before dropping off your rental car. You can drop either at the railway station or at the airport

The price includes: - Accommodation in hotel selected during 7 nights with Breakfast, half or full board included. Also, you can decide to add extra nights to your route as you wish in any of the cities along the itinerary - Car rental group E (automatic BMW series 1, or similar) during 8 days with unlimited mileage, basic insurance and airport, city surcharges included, pick up Vigo or Oursense and drop off Santiago. 79


Spain TOTAL PRICE PER PERSON IN EURO IN DOUBLE BED & BREAKFAST IN DOUBLE HALF BOARD IN DOUBLE FULL BOARD SINGLE SUPPLEMENT THIRD PERSON DISCOUNT

SEASON 1 814 1.054 1.294 298 104

SEASON 2 SEASON 3 SEASON 4 937 855 749 1.177 1.095 989 1.417 1.335 1.229 372 323 259 130 113 91

SEASON 1: 02-16 APR 2014 + 22 APR-01 MAY 2014 + 02 OCT-01 NOV 2014 SEASON 2: 17-21 APR 2014 + 02 JUL-01 OCT SEASON 3: 02 MAY-01 JUL 2014 SEASON 4: 02 NOV 2014-01 JAN 2015 NOTE: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling. Supplement of 140 EUR in case of single traveller

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5. Deluxe Trains: Spain on wheels

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Train Al Andalus

The privilege of enjoying a Palace on wheels

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Saloon coaches The Al Andalus Train is probably the most spacious and luxurious tourist train in the world. Its four saloons, exquisite railway jewels built between 1928 and 1930, offer a splendid setting for the many activities that take place inside: try the breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner on board the restaurant cars, take a relaxing drink in the bar car, listen to a musical performance every night in the piano bar car, or just let time pass while the landscape rolls by before your eyes through its large windows.

The suites All suites are air conditioned with independent adjustment. During the day the suite will take on a different look, as the beds are folded to become comfortable sofas, leaving room for reading or to conveniently enjoy the scenery in your private lounge. Superior Suite:

Standard Suite:

Spacious and elegant suite, which combines the comforts of the 21st century with the original appearance of this historic train. Perfectly suited for rest, privacy and daytime and evening relax- ation. It features:

A charming room, which retains the dimensions and Belle Epoque charm of the original compartments. It features: • A bedroom and bathroom layout. • Two single beds which can be turned into armchairs during the day. • Equipped with small minibar, safe, wardrobe, luggage rack and climate control. • Functional bathroom, with maximum use of its space, equipped with shower and a hairdryer.

• Ample space distributed into a bedroom and bathroom. • Two metre long double bed which can be turned into a sofa during the day. Possibility of adding an extra bed for a third passenger. • Equipped with safe, varied minibar, wardrobe, luggage rack and climate control. • Comfortable and spacious bathroom, with hair dryer and a varied set of welcome items.

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The Routes In the 2014 season, the Al Andalus train includes new routes with various durations covering a large part of Spain. There is a good chance of finding the trip to suit your desires. Each Al Andalus tour combines on board cuisine and top-class restaurants. The pleasure of the journey is also based on a careful balance between train travel and the stays and visits on different stages of the route. As the train remains in the station, passengers can choose between the scheduled tour, staying on board or going out on their own to enjoy the town wherever they are.

The trip includes In Standard Suite:

In Superior Suite:

• Accommodation in Standard Suite compartment on the train. • The best food in dinners and lunches at top restaurants or on the train (including wine, coffee and spirits). • Breakfasts with buffet and menu. • Music and entertainment in the Pub coach. • Programmed excursions with entrance to museums, cathedrals, cloisters, etc. • Luxury coach accompanying the train all the way. • Daily news papers and magazines. • Permanent security service. • Multilingual guide throughout the tour. • An excellent team at your disposal.

Everything included in the Standard Suite plus: • Accommodation in Superior Suite on the train. • Option of enjoying two private dinners/lunches in your compartment. • All non-alcoholic beverages requested at any time throughout the trip. • Transfers: including two Renfe transfers, one to take you to the starting point of the tour and another one to take you back from the end point of the tour.

Groups You can also hire the Al Andalus train exclusively for groups from 45 people as a minimum and up to a maximum of 64. Business trips, leisure, conferences, incentives, product launches, etc. The charter trips are according to customer preferences, with many possibilities from which to choose, including: • Duration: the customer can decide the number of days that the train will be hired for, from various possibilities. • Route: many possibilities throughout Spain. • Activities: visits and activities along the route are also flexible. You can place the emphasis on culture, nature, adventure, gastronomy, sport or any other variant or a careful blend of them all. • Price: depending on the different variables our booking staff will prepare the corresponding estimate. More information at www.trenesturisticosdelujo.com or by calling 902 555 902.

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Andalusia: Seville - Seville 6 Days/5 Nights FIRST DAY, MONDAY Seville - Cádiz - Jerez

THIRD DAY, WEDNESDAY Jerez - Ronda - Granada

At 11:00 - 11:45 am reception and welcome on the train at Santa Justa station in Seville. After settling on the train, we will visit this city, the capital of Andalusia, which has the largest historic old town in Spain, dotted with monuments as memorable as the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Reales Alcazares, the Archivo de Indias, etc. Lunch in Seville and afternoon train ride to Cádiz, known as the "silver cup" and one of the oldest cities in Europe. Free time and dinner. We go by train to Jerez last thing at night, where we will spend the night.

Early morning train ride to Ronda. Breakfast on board. Visit and lunch in Ronda. Free time to enjoy the stunning location of this city, located on a plateau dissected by a canyon through which the River Guadalevin flows. Late in the evening we will return to the train for dinner on board while we move on to Granada. Night in Granada. FOURTH DAY, THURSDAY Granada After breakfast on the train we will visit the Alhambra, the rich palace complex which housed the Nasrid rulers of the Kingdom of Granada. Lunch inside the palace compound. In the afternoon we will have free time to visit this beautiful city, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Dinner and Flamenco show. Night in Granada.

SECOND DAY, TUESDAY Jerez Breakfast on board. Visit to a sherry bodega. At noon we will enjoy the show "How the Andalusian Horses Dance", a famous equestrian ballet with genuine Spanish music and eighteenth century style dress, held in the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Lunch. Free time and dinner. Night in Jerez.

FIFTH DAY, FRIDAY Granada - Linares - Baeza - Úbeda - Córdoba While having breakfast we will arrive at Linares-Baeza, where our coach will take us to visit the Oil Museum. Then we will visit Baeza, historical old town declared to be a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as is our next visit, Úbeda, the city where we will have lunch. Back to the train and dinner on board while travel- ling to Córdoba. Night in Córdoba.

SPECIAL DEPARTURE: HOLY WEEK ON THE ANDALUSIA TOUR 5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

SIXTH DAY, SATURDAY Córdoba - Seville

Departs 16 April in Seville

After enjoying our last breakfast on board, we will visit the city of Córdoba, the capital of the emirate and the medieval Caliphate of Al Andalus, when it was the largest, most refined and affluent city in Western Europe. Lunch. Transfer to our final destination, Seville. End of trip at approximately 5:00 pm.

FIRST DAY, WEDNESDAY Seville SECOND DAY, THURSDAY Córdoba THIRD DAY, FRIDAY Córdoba - Baeza - Úbeda - Granada FOURTH DAY, SATURDAY Granada FIFTH DAY, SUNDAY Granada – Seville Passenger reception on this tour is scheduled at 5:00 pm at Santa Justa station.

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Extremadura Route: Seville - Madrid 6 Days/5 Nights FIRST DAY, MONDAY Seville - Zafra

FIFTH DAY, FRIDAY Toledo - Aranjuez

Reception and settling in of passengers on the train at 4:00 pm at Santa Justa station in Seville. Visit in Seville, the capital of Andalusia, which has the largest historic old town in Spain, dotted with monuments as memorable as the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Reales Alcazares, the Archivo de Indias, etc. Dinner on board as the train arrives in Huelva. Night in Huelva.

After breakfast on board, we will taste one of the best cheeses known worldwide: Manchego cheese. We will enjoy a gastronomic morning with other typical local products, such as oil, wine and marzipan. Lunch. After lunch we travel to the town of Aranjuez, famous for its Royal Palace and Gardens, one of the Royal Sites of the Crown of Spain since the sixteenth century. Visit and free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Aranjuez.

SECOND DAY, TUESDAY Zafra - Mérida

SIXTH DAY, SATURDAY Aranjuez - Madrid

After breakfast, we visit Zafra, historic industrial and commercial town that preserves important monuments of its rich past. While we enjoy lunch on the train we will head for Mérida, capital of Extremadura and a city with one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world. Dinner and overnight stay in Mérida.

During breakfast the train will arrive in Madrid, where we will visit the Royal Palace, located in the beautiful old capital of Spain. Lunch and end of trip at about 5:00 pm.

THIRD DAY, WEDNESDAY Mérida - Cáceres - Monfragüe While we have breakfast the train will arrive in Cáceres. Visit to this monumental city of Roman origin whose historical centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, remains almost perfectly intact. Lunch and free time. Dinner on board en route to Monfragüe. Night in Monfragüe. FOURTH DAY, THURSDAY Monfragüe - Toledo After breakfast we will enjoy a morning in the countryside with a visit to the Monfragüe National Park. Then back to the train to travel to Toledo while we have lunch. Visit to Toledo, Visigothic capital declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, an "Imperial City" and the place where three cultures, Christian, Muslim and Jewish, lived together for centuries. Free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Toledo.

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Ibérico (San Fermín Special): Madrid - Zaragoza 6 Days/5 Nights FIRST DAY, FRIDAY Madrid - Segovia

THIRD DAY, SUNDAY Salamanca - Burgos

Reception and welcome on board at 4:00 pm in Chamartín station in Madrid. Transfer to Segovia, visit and free time to explore this beautiful city, which includes the Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar and the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight stay in Segovia.

After breakfast on board we will take time to discover Salamanca. Situated on the River Tormes and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city has the oldest university in Spain that exists today. Lunch and free time. We will enjoy dinner on board on the way by train to Burgos. Night in Burgos.

SECOND DAY, SATURDAY Segovia - Ávila - Salamanca

FOURTH DAY, MONDAY Miranda de Ebro

While having breakfast we travel by train to Ávila, where we will go and discover a meadow of fighting bulls, how they are kept, their breeding and the training of the matadors. Lunch, free time and a visit to Ávila, one of the best preserved city walls in Europe. Dinner on board as the train arrives in Salamanca. Night in Salamanca.

After breakfast on the train we will go by coach to the Sierra de Atapuerca, an area which has been declared a World Heritage Site for the exceptional archaeological and paleontological features inside. Visit to the excavations and the Prehistoric Village and return to Burgos, where we will have lunch, take in a visit and have free time in this historic Castilian city, whose Cathedral is one of the best examples of Gothic architecture in Spain. Dinner on the train while travelling to Miranda de Ebro. Night in Miranda de Ebro. FIFTH DAY, TUESDAY Miranda de Ebro - Pamplona After breakfast, our coach will take us to see the Bodegas del Marqués de Riscal, along with its well-known luxury hotel, designed by Frank Gehry and located in the Rioja wine region. Lunch will be taken on board the train as it takes us to Pamplona, where we will visit the city and the running of the bulls in the middle of the San Fermín festival. Dinner in Pamplona and transfer to Tafalla. Night in Tafalla (Navarra). SIXTH DAY, WEDNESDAY Pamplona - Zaragoza First thing in the morning and after coffee, we will go to the Bullring in Pamplona to see the penning of the bulls. After returning to the train we will have breakfast as we move to our final destination, Zaragoza, an age-old city that has the largest baroque church in Spain: the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of El Pilar. City tour and lunch. End of trip at around 5.00 pm.

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Ibérico: Zaragoza - Madrid 6 Days/5 Nights FIRST DAY, MONDAY Zaragoza - Pamplona

FIFTH DAY, FRIDAY Ávila - Segovia

Reception and welcome at 4:00 pm on the train at Zaragoza - Delicias station. Travel by train to Pamplona. Visit of the city, famous for the festival of San Fermín. Dinner in Pamplona and transfer to Tafalla (Navarra). Night in Tafalla.

After breakfast we will go to discover a meadow of fighting bulls, how they are kept, their breeding and the training of the matadors. Lunch in Ávila, a visit and free time to tour this city, surrounded by one of the preserved city walls in Europe. Dinner on board as the train arrives in Segovia. Night in Segovia.

SECOND DAY, TUESDAY Pamplona - Miranda de Ebro - Burgos

SIXTH DAY, SATURDAY Segovia - Madrid

We will have breakfast on board as the train travels to Miranda de Ebro. From here by coach we will go to Bodegas del Marqués de Riscal, along with its well-known luxury hotel, designed by Frank Gehry and located in the Rioja wine region. Lunch will be taken on board the train as it takes us to Burgos. City tour, featuring one of the most important Gothic cathedrals in Spain, and free time to enjoy it. Dinner and overnight stay in Burgos.

Breakfast on board and visit to this city, also a World Heritage Site, which includes the Roman aqueduct, the Alcázar and the Cathedral. Free time and lunch. Early in the afternoon the train will depart for its final destination, Chamartín station in Madrid. End of trip at approximately 6:30 pm.

THIRD DAY, WEDNESDAY Burgos - Valladolid - Salamanca After breakfast on the train we travel by coach to the Sierra de Atapuerca, location of one of the most important archaeological and paleontological sites in the world, World Heritage Site and Prince of Asturias Award for Research. Visit to the excavations and the Prehistoric Village. Lunch on board as the train arrives in Valladolid. Visit and free time. Dinner on board as the train arrives in Salamanca. Night in Salamanca. FOURTH DAY, THURSDAY Salamanca - Ávila After breakfast we will visit Salamanca, a city with the oldest university in Spain that exists today. Situated on the River Tormes, Salamanca has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its historical and monumental wealth. Lunch and free time. Back on the train, we will enjoy dinner as we travel to Ávila. Night in Ávila.

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Camino de Santiago: León - León 5 Days/4 Nights FIRST DAY, TUESDAY León - Astorga - Ponferrada

THIRD DAY, THURSDAY Ourense - Santiago de Compostela

Passenger reception and welcome on board the train at 12:00 pm in León station. Train trip to Astorga. Lunch. Visit to this city of Roman origin which includes its Cathedral and Episcopal Palace, a modernist construction by Antonio Gaudi. Free time before returning to the train and departing for Ponferrada. Dinner on board. Night in Ponferrada.

After breakfast on board and a short visit, we will have a thermal day on the River Miño, enjoying a Japanese bath that we can optionally complete with massages, beauty sessions or other treatments. Lunch on board while travelling to Santiago de Compostela, the destination of pilgrims for a millennium that has such prominent places as the Cathedral and the Plaza del Obradoiro. Visit and free time. Dinner at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos, the old Royal Hospital for pilgrims, built in plateresque style in the early sixteenth century. Night in Santiago de Compostela.

SECOND DAY, WEDNESDAY Ponferrada - Monforte de Lemos - Ourense While having breakfast the train will take us to Monforte de Lemos, from where we will go to visit the Ribeira Sacra, a region of great natural and scenic value. Visit to a typical winery and lunch. We will then enjoy a spectacular catamaran ride in the canyons of the River Sil. Dinner on board as the train arrives in Ourense. Night in Ourense.

FOURTH DAY, FRIDAY Santiago de Compostela - A Coruña While having breakfast the train will take us to Vilagarcia de Arousa. Boarding at the port of O Grove and a boat ride to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Ria de Arousa. Free time in Cambados, Albariño wine capital. Return to the train and transfer to Pontevedra. Lunch. Visit and free time to visit the attractive historic centre of this city overlooking the estuary of the same name. Dinner on board as the train takes us to A Coruña. Night in A Coruña. FIFTH DAY, SATURDAY A Coruña - León Breakfast on board and visit to A Coruna , historic port and an elegant and dynamic city today, which retains many treasures of its past. By train back to Leon as we taste our last meal on board. End of trip at approximately 6:00 pm.

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Ribera del Duero and Rioja Wine Route: Zaragoza - León 4 Days/3 Nights FIRST DAY, THURSDAY Zaragoza - Logroño

THIRD DAY, SATURDAY Miranda de Ebro - Valladolid - León

Reception and welcome on board at 5:00 pm in Zaragoza Delicias station and settling in on the train. Travel to Logroño. Dinner and overnight stay in Logroño.

We will have breakfast as the train heads towards Valladolid. On the way wine experts will introduce us to the Ribera del Duero designation of origin, ending with a little wine tasting on board. After arriving in Valladolid the coach will take us to visit a typical Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin winery, whose fame and prestige has increased in recent decades. After the visit we will move on to Aranda de Duero, where we will have lunch and visit its medieval wineries. Free time. Dinner on board as the train takes us to León. Night in León.

SECOND DAY, FRIDAY Logroño - Miranda de Ebro After breakfast on board, we will visit the city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja on the River Ebro, and we will enjoy some free time. While we have lunch on the train we will arrive in Miranda de Ebro, to go from here by coach to visit the Bodegas del Marqués de Riscal, one of the most important in the wine region of La Rioja, together with its well-known luxury hotel, designed by Frank Gehry. Dinner and overnight stay in Ebro.

FOURTH DAY, SUNDAY León After breakfast on board we will visit the monumental city, full of art treasures that testify to its historical importance. Return to the train late in the morning. End of trip at approximately 1:00 pm.

Ribera del Duero and Rioja Wine Route: León - Zaragoza 4 Days/3 Nights FIRST DAY, THURSDAY León

THIRD DAY, SATURDAY Miranda de Ebro - Logroño

Reception and welcome on board at 5:00 pm at Renfe train station León and settling in on the train. Visit to León, monumental city, full of art treasures that testify to its historical significance. Dinner and overnight stay in León.

After breakfast on board we will go by coach to the Bodegas del Marqués de Riscal, one of the most important in the wine region of La Rioja, together with its well-known luxury hotel, designed by Frank Gehry. Back to the train, where we will have lunch as we travel to Logroño, capital of La Rioja on the River Ebro. Visit and free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Logroño.

SECOND DAY, FRIDAY León - Valladolid - Miranda de Ebro

FOURTH DAY, SUNDAY Logroño - Zaragoza

While having breakfast on board we will travel to Valladolid to take our coach and head for Aranda de Duero, to visit its medieval wineries. Free time and lunch. Next a visit to a typical Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin winery, whose fame and prestige has increased in recent decades. Transfer to the train and dinner on board while heading for Miranda de Ebro. Wine experts will introduce us to the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin on the way, ending with a little wine tasting on board. Night in Miranda de Ebro.

We set off for Zaragoza as we enjoy our last breakfast on board. Visit to this age-old city that has the largest baroque church in Spain: the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of El Pilar. Return to the train and end of trip at approximately 1:00 pm.

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Departure Dates 6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

Andalusia Tour Seville - Seville

Ibérico Tour Madrid - Zaragoza

Ibérico Tour Zaragoza - Madrid

Camino de Santiago Tour León - León

April: 7, 21, 16*, 28 May: 5, 12, 19, 26 June: 2, 9, 16 September: 8, 15, 22, 29 October: 6, 13, 20 * Special Holy Week Departure of 5 days and 4 nights.

July: 4

August: 18

July: 15, 22

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4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

Extremadura Tour Seville - Madrid

Ribera del Duero and Rioja Tour Zaragoza - León

Ribera del Duero and Rioja Tour León - Zaragoza

July: 10

August: 7

June: 23

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Prices The increased availability of routes in 2014 allows for a wide range of prices, adapted to the possibilities and needs of customers. The amounts vary depending on the days the tour lasts, the room chosen and if it is high or low season. In addition to the Official Rates, there is possibility of gaining significant discounts for early booking (more than 6 months and 6-4 months). More information at www.trenesturisticosdelujo.com or by calling 902 555 902.

OFFICIAL RATES. HIGH SEASON PRICES 6 Days/5 Nights Price per person Double Standard Suite

3.135€

Supplement Individual Standard Suite

1.568€

Price per person Double Superior Suite

3.740€

Supplement Individual Superior Suite

1.870€

Supplement Triple Superior Suite (Child or Adult)

1.496€

High Season: Trips that depart in May, June and September. Low Season: Rest of the year.

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

OFFICIAL RATES. LOW SEASON PRICES 6 Days/5 Nights

5 Days/4 Nights

4 Days/3 Nights

Price per person Double Standard Suite

2.850€

2.280€

1.710€

Supplement Individual Standard Suite

1.425€

1.140€

855€

Price per person Double Superior Suite

3.400€

2.720€

2.040€

Supplement Individual Superior Suite

1.700€

1.360€

1.020€

Supplement Triple Superior Suite (Child or Adult)

1.360€

1.088€

816€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

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Spain Early booking. Prices DEPARTURES DURING THE HIGH SEASON (MAY, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER) 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS ITINERARIES Booked 6 Months or More in Advance

Booked between 4-6 Months in Advance

Price per person Double Standard Suite

2.822€

2.978€

Supplement Individual Standard Suite

1.411€

1.489€

Price per person Double Superior Suite

3.366€

3.553€

Supplement Individual Superior Suite

1.683€

1.777€

Supplement Triple Superior Suite (Child or Adult)

1.346€

1.421€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

DEPARTURES DURING THE LOW SEASON (REST OF THE YEAR) 6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS ITINERARIES

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS ITINERARIES

Booked 6 Months or More in Advance

Booked between 4-6 Months in Advance

Booked 6 Months or More in Advance

Booked between 4-6 Months in Advance

Price per person Double Standard Suite

2.565€

2.708€

1.539€

1.625€

Supplement Individual Standard Suite

1.283€

1.354€

770€

812€

Price per person Double Superior Suite

3.060€

3.230€

1.836€

1.938€

Supplement Individual Superior Suite

1.530€

1.615€

918€

969€

Supplement Triple Superior Suite (Child or Adult)

1.224€

1.292€

734€

775€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS ITINERARIES Booked 6 Months or More in Advance

Booked between 4-6 Months in Advance

Price per person Double Standard Suite

2.052€

2.166€

Supplement Individual Standard Suite

1.026€

1.083€

Price per person Double Superior Suite

2.448€

2.584€

Supplement Individual Superior Suite

1.224€

1.292€

979€

1.034€

Supplement Triple Superior Suite (Child or Adult) Prices in euros. Including VAT.

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Train Transcantรกbrico

A 5 star cruise in northern Spain

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Saloon coaches

The suites

El Transcantábrico has the original 1923 Pullman coaches, real gems of historical railway heritage, specially decorated for this luxury train. A la carte breakfasts are served daily in these areas, as well as the fine cuisine prepared by our chef in the dinners or lunches served on board. In addition, the coach bar stays open permanently to serve customers, who can also enjoy other areas such as tea rooms, a panoramic coach or the pub coach, where parties, music or live performances are offered every night.

El Transcantábrico has two types of rooms available to its customers: Deluxe Suite: In design, space, quality and modern features the Deluxe suites are comparable to the rooms of the most prestigious five-star accommodation. They feature: • Ample space distributed into a lounge, bedroom and bathroom. • Two metre long double bed or individual twin beds in the bedroom. A sofa which can be turned into a double bed in the lounge. • Equipped with wardrobe, luggage rack, desk, safe, LED screens, musical tuner, climate control, multimedia computer with free Internet access, internal telephone and minibar. • Comfortable and spacious bathroom, with hydro-massage shower/steam sauna, hairdryer and a varied set of welcome items.

The whole train, both rooms and common areas, is connected internally, allowing free movement of passengers.

Junior Suite: A fully equipped room to enjoy a comfortable stay on board. It features: • Bedroom and bathroom layout. • Double bed. • Equipped with wardrobe, luggage rack, desk, safe, climate control, musical tuner, internal telephone, minibar. • Functional bathroom with hairdryer and hydro-massage shower/steam sauna.

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The Routes In the 2014 season, El TranscantaĚ brico includes among its major new items the possibility of choosing the number of days on board within each general route established. All of this in order to suit the needs and travel time that customers desire. Each El TranscantaĚ brico tour combines on board cuisine and top-class restaurants. The pleasure of the journey is also based on a careful balance between train travel and the stays and visits on different stages of the route. As the train remains in the station, pas- sengers can choose between the scheduled tour, staying on board or going out on their own to enjoy the town wherever they are.

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San Sebastián - Santiago de Compostela 8 Days/7 Nights FIRST DAY, SATURDAY San Sebastián - Villasana de Mena

FIFTH DAY, WEDNESDAY Arriondas - Oviedo – Candás

Rendezvous in San Sebastián at 12:00 pm. Passengers reception, welcome and lunch in San Sebastián, a city of elegant beauty and home to major cultural events such as its Film and Jazz festivals. Tour of the town after lunch and transfer by coach to Bilbao, where El Transcantábrico is waiting. Reception and settling in on the train. Once on board we will head for Villasana de Mena while we enjoy our first dinner. Night in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.

After breakfast on board we will travel by coach from Arriondas to the Picos de Europa National Park, where we will visit its Lakes and the Shrine of Covadonga. At the end of the morning we will visit Cangas de Onis, the first medieval capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, where we will enjoy a typical Asturian meal. Back on the train we will travel to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias and the city that possesses a handful of unique Pre-Romanesque monuments. Afternoon free with a visit. Dinner on board as we go to Candás by train. Night in Candás.

SECOND DAY, SUNDAY Villasana de Mena - Bilbao - Santander

SIXTH DAY, THURSDAY Candás - Avilés - Gijón - Luarca

We travel to Bilbao while enjoying breakfast on the train. City tour, which includes entrance to the famous Guggenheim Museum. At the end of the morning we will return to El Transcantábrico, which will set off for Santander. Lunch will take place during the trip. Afternoon free with a visit of the city, featuring the Mataleñas area, the Sardinero Beach and La Magdalena Peninsula, where King Alfonso XIII had his summer residence. Dinner and overnight stay in Santander.

After breakfast on board the train, we go by coach from Candás to Avilés, the industrial city par excellence that has preserved its valuable historic old town. Then we go to Gijón, a city that is as open to the Cantabrian Sea as it is full of cultural events. After visiting the city and enjoying the food, the journey will continue by train to Luarca, a pretty seaside town embedded in a stunning landscape. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay in Luarca.

THIRD DAY, MONDAY Santander - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal

SEVENTH DAY, FRIDAY Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro

While having breakfast on board we will arrive in Unquera. By coach, and through the gorge of La Hermida, we reach the Shrine of Santo Toribio de Liébana and later Potes, known as the town of bridges and towers. After visiting this charming town, we will have a typical Cantabrian meal there. Afternoon with free time before returning to the train. Dinner and overnight stay in Cabezón de la Sal.

The journey takes us through the seductive Western Asturias to the actual border with Galicia, in whose first town, Ribadeo, the train will stop. Having breakfasted, we go by coach to the Playa de Las Catedrales, so named for the series of boulders and cliffs, some over 32 metres high, that erosion has sculpted in the form of arches and vaults to create one of the world´s most spectacular beaches. Lunch in Ribadeo. In the afternoon, we will travel to the historic town of Viveiro, capital of the region of A Mariña Occidental. Dinner and overnight stay in Viveiro.

FOURTH DAY, TUESDAY Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Arriondas After breakfast on board and from Cabezón de la Sal we travel to the Neocave of Altamira, the greatest exponent of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. Later we visit the town of Santillana del Mar, with its beautifully preserved medieval old town. We will take the train after lunch to continue the journey to the fishing village of Ribadesella, in Asturias. Free time to visit the town. Late in the evening we will travel by train to Arriondas, while enjoying dinner. Night in Arriondas.

EIGHTH DAY, SATURDAY Viveiro - Santiago de Compostela The train will take us from Viveiro to Ferrol while we enjoy our last breakfast on board. By coach we will reach the final destination of our journey, Santiago de Compostela. We will visit this iconic Galician city, destination of pilgrims for a millennium, and where we will contemplate artistic jewels such as the Cathedral and the Plaza del Obradoiro. End of trip in Santiago de Compostela at 2:00 pm. 97


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Santiago de Compostela - San Sebastián 8 Days/7 Nights FIRST DAY, SATURDAY Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro

FIFTH DAY, WEDNESDAY Llanes - Potes - Cabezón de la Sal

Rendezvous in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm. Following the reception, we will visit the historic centre of this city, destination of pilgrims for a millennium, and where we will contemplate artistic jewels such as the Cathedral and the Plaza del Obradoiro. Lunch at a city centre restaurant. In the afternoon we will go by coach to Ferrol to join the train, and where the crew will be wait- ing to welcome us. After settling into our suite, enjoy the first trip on board until the historic town of Viveiro, capital of the region of A Mariña Occidental. Dinner and overnight stay in Viveiro.

While having breakfast the train travels along the line linking Asturias and Cantabria. By coach we will then cross the gorge of La Hermida to reach the Shrine of Santo Toribio de Liébana and later Potes, known as the town of bridges and towers. After visiting this charming town, we will have a typical Cantabrian meal there. Afternoon with free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Cabezón de la Sal. SIXTH DAY, THURSDAY Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Santander After breakfast on board, we go by coach to the Neocave of Altamira, the greatest exponent of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. Later we visit the town of Santillana del Mar, with its beautifully preserved medieval old town. In the afternoon we enter Cantabria and Santander by train. Afternoon free with a visit of this elegant city, featuring the Mataleñas area, the Sardinero Beach and La Magdalena Peninsula, where King Alfonso XIII had his summer residence. Dinner and overnight stay in Santander.

SECOND DAY, SUNDAY Viveiro - Ribadeo - Luarca Breakfast on the train and trip to Ribadeo, located on the border between Galicia and Asturias. From here we will go by coach along the coast of Lugo to the Playa de Las Catedrales, so named for the series of cliffs, some over 32 metres high, that erosion has sculpted in the form of arches and vaults to create one of the world´s most spectacular beaches. Lunch in Ribadeo and free time before returning to the train. We continue our journey crossing landscapes in Western Asturias until we reach Luarca, the White Town of the Green Coast. Dinner and overnight stay in Luarca.

SEVENTH DAY, FRIDAY Santander - Bilbao - Villasana de Mena While enjoying breakfast on board we arrive by train in Bilbao, a historic city that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its historic heavy industry. Our visit includes entry to the famous Guggenheim Museum, symbol of the new Bilbao. Afternoon free. To end the day, we return to the train. Dinner and overnight stay in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.

THIRD DAY, MONDAY Luarca - Avilés - Gijón - Oviedo - Candás We travel from Luarca to Candás while we enjoy breakfast on board. The first visit of the day is to Avilés, the industrial city par excellence that has preserved its valuable historic old town. Then we go to Gijón, a city that is as open to the Cantabrian Sea as it is full of cultural events. Visit and lunch in Gijón. In the afternoon we will travel to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias and the city that possesses a handful of unique Pre-Romanesque monuments. Afternoon free with a visit. Dinner on board as the train takes us to Candás. Night in Candás.

EIGHTH DAY, SATURDAY Villasana de Mena - San Sebastián While we enjoy our last breakfast on board, we arrive in Bilbao, where we take the coach that will transport us to the final destination of our trip: San Sebastián. We will visit this city, cultural capital famous for its beauty and it Film and Jazz festivals. End of trip in San Sebastián at 2:00 pm.

FOURTH DAY, TUESDAY Candás - Arriondas - Llanes While we have breakfast and take in the landscape, we will reach Arriondas and from there travel by coach to the Picos de Europa National Park, where we will visit its Lakes and the Shrine of Covadonga. Lunch will be in Cangas de Onis, the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, which we will visit first. After lunch we return to the train, which will take us to Llanes, a very pretty seaside town in Eastern Asturias. Afternoon free with a visit to the town. Dinner and overnight stay in Llanes. 98


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León - Santiago de Compostela 8 Days/7 Nights FIRST DAY, SATURDAY León - Cistierna

FIFTH DAY, WEDNESDAY Arriondas - Oviedo - Candás

Rendezvous at 12:00 pm in León. Then we will travel to the centre of the city to visit the monumental traces of its rich history. After lunch, we will return to the train, where the crew will welcome us and we can settle into our suites on board. We begin the trip to Cistierna, where we will enjoy some free time. Dinner and overnight stay in Cistierna.

After breakfast on board we will travel by coach from Arriondas to visit the Picos de Europa National Park and the Shrine of Covadonga. We continue then to Cangas de Onís, the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, where we will enjoy a typical Asturian meal. Back on the train we will travel to Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias and the city that possesses a handful of unique Pre-Romanesque monuments. Afternoon free with optional visit to the city. Dinner on board as the train takes us to Candás. Night in Candás.

SECOND DAY, SUNDAY Cistierna - Villasana de Mena We will have breakfast during the journey between Cistierna and Guardo, taking the coach there that will transport us to the Roman villa at La Olmeda and its superb collection of mosaics. Then we will go to one of the best collections of Romanesque Art in Europe, located in the Palencia villages of Carrión de los Condes, Villalcazar de Sirga and Frómista. After lunch we will enjoy some stunning scenery as we travel by train to the Burgos town of Villasana de Mena. Dinner and overnight stay in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo.

SIXTH DAY, THURSDAY Candás - Avilés - Gijón - Luarca Visit to Avilés after breakfast on board. We will discover this industrial city that has preserved its valuable historic old town. Then we go to Gijón, a city that is open to the Cantabrian Sea and full of cultural events. Visit and lunch in Gijón. In the afternoon our tour will continue to Luarca, the White Town of the Green Coast, nestled between steep landscapes that lead to the sea. Afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay in Luarca.

THIRD DAY, MONDAY Villasana de Mena - Bilbao - Santander

SEVENTH DAY, FRIDAY Luarca - Ribadeo - Viveiro

After breakfast on board, we will visit Bilbao in the morning, a historic city full of dynamism that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry. Then we will take the train to travel to Santander, while enjoying a delicious meal on board. Free time in Santander, the visit featuring the Mataleñas area, the Sardinero Beach and La Magdalena Peninsula, where King Alfonso XIII had his summer residence. Dinner in a typical restaurant in the city. Those who wish may visit the Casino after dinner. Night in Santander.

We leave early for Galicia, touring the beautiful landscapes of Western Asturias. Having breakfasted on board, we go by coach to the Playa de Las Catedrales, so named for the series of cliffs, some over 32 metres high, that erosion has sculpted in the form of arches and vaults to create one of the world´s most spectacular beaches. Lunch in Ribadeo and in the afternoon we will travel by train to the historic town of Viveiro, capital of the region of A Mariña Occidental. Dinner and overnight stay in Viveiro.

FOURTH DAY, TUESDAY Santander - Cabezón de la Sal - Ribadesella - Arriondas

EIGHTH DAY, SATURDAY Viveiro - Ferrol - Santiago de Compostela

While having breakfast on board the train will take us to Cabezón de la Sal, to transfer us from there by coach to the Neocave of Altamira, the greatest exponent of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. Later we will visit the town of Santillana del Mar, with its beautifully preserved medieval old town. Lunch in Santillana and departure in train for Asturias, arriving in marine village of Ribadesella. Afternoon free to visit the town. Late in the evening we will travel by train to Arriondas, Dinner and overnight stay in Arriondas.

As we have our last breakfast on board we arrive in Ferrol. We will travel by coach to the end of our journey, Santiago de Compostela, the destination of pilgrims for a millennium. A visit to the iconic capital of Galicia, to admire artistic jewels such as the Cathedral and the Plaza del Obradoiro. End of trip in Santiago de Compostela at 2:00 pm.

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Santiago de Compostela - León 8 Days/7 Nights FIRST DAY, SATURDAY Santiago de Compostela - Viveiro

FIFTH DAY, WEDNESDAY Llanes - Cabezón de la Sal - Santillana del Mar - Santander

Rendezvous in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm. Following reception, we will visit the historic centre of the city to which pilgrims have come for a millennium, and in which we will visit the artistic jewels such as the Cathedral and the Plaza del Obradoiro. Lunch at a city centre restaurant. Later we will go by coach to Ferrol, where the train is waiting, and on which we will receive a welcome from the crew. The train will depart for the historic village of Vivero, capital of the region of A Mariña Occidental. Along the way we will settle into our suites and enjoy the first trip aboard. Dinner and overnight stay in Viveiro.

We travel towards Cantabria while we have breakfast on board. After arriving at Cabezón de la Sal, we travel by coach to the Neocave of Altamira, the greatest exponent of Upper Palaeolithic cave art. Later we will visit the town of Santillana del Mar, with its beautifully preserved medieval old town, where we will have lunch. Back on the train, we will travel to the capital of Cantabria, Santander. Afternoon free with a visit of this elegant city, featuring the Mataleñas area, the Sardinero Beach and La Magdalena Peninsula, where King Alfonso XIII had his summer residence. Dinner and overnight stay in Santander.

SECOND DAY, SUNDAY Viveiro - Ribadeo - Luarca

SIXTH DAY, THURSDAY Santander - Bilbao - Villasana de Mena

Breakfast on the train and trip to Ribadeo, Galician town located right on the border with Asturias. From here we will go by coach along the coast to the Playa de Las Catedrales, considered one of the world´s most spectacular beaches for the boulders and cliffs that erosion has sculpted in fanciful shapes. Lunch in Ribadeo. In the afternoon Luarca, the White Town of the Green Coast, located in a spectacular and rugged landscape next to the sea. Dinner and overnight stay in Luarca.

While enjoying breakfast on board we arrive by train in Bilbao, a historic city full of dynamism that has managed to reinvent itself after the decline of its heavy industry history. Our visit includes entry to the famous Guggenheim Museum, symbol of the new Bilbao. Lunch and afternoon free. Dinner and overnight stay in Villasana de Mena/Mercadillo. SEVENTH DAY, FRIDAY Villasana de Mena - Cistierna

THIRD DAY, MONDAY Luarca - Avilés - Gijón - Oviedo - Candás On the way to Candás, we will enjoy breakfast, and then we go by coach to Avilés. Visit to this industrial city that has preserved its valuable historic old town. Then we go to Gijón, a city that is open to the Cantabrian Sea and full of cultural life, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon our tour will continue until Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias and the city that possesses a handful of unique PreRomanesque monuments. Afternoon free with optional visit to the city. Dinner on board as the train takes us to Candás. Night in Candás.

In the morning we travel to the west while we enjoy breakfast and contemplate the stunning scenery of the Valle de Mena. From there we will go by coach to see the Canal de Castilla. The morning will feature the Romanesque Palencia, with three towns that have preserved architectural treasures in this artistic style: Villalcazar de Sirga, Carrión de los Condes and Frómista. We will enjoy a typical lunch in Villalcazar de Sirga and in the afternoon we will visit the Roman villa of La Olmeda, from where we go back by train to travel to Cistierna. Dinner and overnight stay in Cistierna.

FOURTH DAY, TUESDAY Candás - Arriondas - Llanes

EIGHTH DAY, SATURDAY Cistierna – León

While we have breakfast and take in the landscape, we will arrive in Arriondas. We climb up by coach to the Picos de Europa National Park, with its Lakes and the Shrine of Covadonga. Lunch will be in Cangas de Onis, the first capital of the Kingdom of Asturias, which we will visit. We return to the train to travel to Llanes, a very pretty fishing town in Eastern Asturias. Afternoon free to visit the town. Dinner and overnight stay in Llanes.

On our last day we travel from Cistierna to León over breakfast. We will visit this city that is so full of history, and where the old town will surely surprise us. End of our trip in León at 2:00 pm.

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Spain Routes 8 Days/7 Nights 1. San Sebastián - Santiago de Compostela Reception in San Sebastián at 12:00 pm at the Hotel Londres e Inglaterra.

2. Santiago de Compostela - San Sebastián Reception in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos.

3. León - Santiago de Compostela Reception in León at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional de San Marcos.

4. Santiago de Compostela - León Reception in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos.

6 Days/5 Nights León - Gijón Reception in León at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional de San Marcos. End of trip in Gijón before lunch. 3. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the León - Santiago de Compostela route.

Santiago de Compostela - Bilbao Reception in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos. End of trip in Bilbao before lunch. 4. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the Santiago de Compostela - León route.

5 Days/4 Nights Santander - Santiago de Compostela Reception in Santander FEVE Station at 8:00 am (on board). End of trip in Santiago de Compostela before lunch. 3. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the León - Santiago de Compostela route.

Oviedo - León Reception in the Oviedo station Hall (FEVE mezzanine) at 11:00 am. End of trip in León before lunch. 4. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the Santiago de Compostela - León route.

4 Days/3 Nights Santiago de Compostela - Oviedo Reception in Santiago de Compostela at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional Reyes Católicos. End of trip in Oviedo before lunch. 4. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the Santiago de Compostela - León route.

León - Santander Reception in León at 12:00 pm at the Parador Nacional de San Marcos. End of trip in Santander before lunch. 3. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the León - Santiago de Compostela route.

3 Days/2 Nights Oviedo - Bilbao Reception in the Oviedo station Hall (FEVE mezzanine) at 11:00 am. End of trip in Bilbao before lunch. 4. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the Santiago de Compostela - León route.

Bilbao - León Reception in the Bilbao Concordia Station at 10:00 (on board). End of trip in León before lunch 4. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the Santiago de Compostela - León route.

Santander - Gijón Reception in Santander FEVE Station at 8:00 am (on board). End of trip in Gijón before lunch. 3. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the León - Santiago de Compostela route.

Gijón - Santiago de Compostela Reception in the Sanz Crespo Station Hall in Gijón at 11:00. End of trip in Santiago de Compostela before lunch. 3. The trip and the activities on this route correspond to those listed in the León - Santiago de Compostela route. 101


Spain Departure Dates 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

Santiago de Compostela San Sebastián

San Sebastián Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela León

León Santiago de Compostela

April: 5, 19 May: 3, 17, 31 June: 14, 28 July: 26 August: 30 September: 13, 27 October: 11, 25

April: 12, 26 May: 10, 24 June: 7, 21 July: 12 August: 9 September: 6, 20 October: 4, 18

April: 12, 26 May: 10, 24 June: 7, 21 July: 19 August: 16 September: 6, 20 October: 4, 18

April: 5, 19 May: 3, 17, 31 June: 14 July: 5 August: 2, 30 September: 13, 27 October: 11, 25

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

6 DAYS/5 NIGHTS

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

5 DAYS/4 NIGHTS

Santiago de Compostela Bilbao

León Gijón

Oviedo León

Santander Santiago de Compostela

April: 12, 26 May: 10, 24 June: 7, 21 July: 19 August: 16 September: 6, 20 October: 4, 18

April: 5, 19 May: 3, 17, 31 June: 14 July: 5 August: 2, 30 September: 13, 27 October: 11, 25

April: 1, 15, 29 May: 13, 27 June: 10, 24 July: 22 August: 19 September: 9, 23 October: 7, 21

April: 8, 22 May: 6, 20 June: 3, 17 July: 8 August: 5 September: 2, 16, 30 October: 14, 28

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

Santiago de Compostela Oviedo

León Santander

Oviedo Bilbao

Bilbao León

April: 12, 26 May: 10, 24 June: 7, 21 July: 19 August: 16 September: 6, 20 October: 4, 18

April: 5, 19 May: 3, 17, 31 June: 14 July: 5 August: 2, 30 September: 13, 27 October: 11, 25

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS

Santander Gijón

Gijón Santiago de Compostela

April: 8, 22 May: 6, 20 June: 3, 17 July: 8 August: 5 September: 2, 16, 30 October: 14, 28

April: 1, 15, 29 May: 13, 27 June: 10, 24 July: 22 August: 19 September: 9, 23 October: 7, 21

April: 10, 24 May: 8, 22 June: 5, 19 July: 10 August: 7 September: 4, 18 October: 1, 16, 30

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Spain Prices The increased availability of routes in 2014 allows for a wide range of prices, adapted to the possibilities and needs of customers. The amounts vary depending on the days the tour lasts, the room chosen and if it is high or low season. In addition to the Official Rates, there is possibility of gaining significant discounts for early booking (more than 6 months and 6-4 months). More information at www.trenesturisticosdelujo.com or by calling 902 555 902.

OFFICIAL RATES. HIGH SEASON PRICES 8 Nights 7 Nights

6 Days 5 Nights

5 Days 4 Nights

4 Days 3 Nights

3 Days 2 Nights

Price per person Junior Suite

2.950€

2.107€

1.686€

1.264€

843€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite

1.475€

1.054€

843€

632€

421€

Price per person Deluxe Suite

4.500€

3.214€

2.571€

1.929€

1.286€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

2.250€

1.607€

1.286€

964€

643€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

1.900€

1.357€

1.086€

814€

543€

8 Nights 7 Nights

6 Days 5 Nights

5 Days 4 Nights

4 Days 3 Nights

3 Days 2 Nights

Price per person Junior Suite

2.700€

1.929€

1.543€

1.157€

771€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite

1.350€

964€

771€

579€

386€

Price per person Deluxe Suite

4.250€

3.036€

2.429€

1.821€

1.214€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

2.125€

1.518€

1.214€

911€

607€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

1.700€

1.214€

971€

729€

486€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

OFFICIAL RATES. LOW SEASON PRICES

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

High Season: Trips that depart in May, June and September. Low Season: Rest of the year.

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Spain Early booking. Prices DEPARTURES DURING THE HIGH SEASON (MAY, JUNE AND SEPTEMBER) 8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS

Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in in Advance Advance in Advance Advance in Advance Advance

Price per person Junior Suite

2.655€

2.803€

1.896€

2.002€

1.517€

1.601€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite

1.328€

1.401€

948€

1.001€

759€

801€

Price per person Deluxe Suite

4.050€

4.275€

2.893€

3.054€

2.314€

2.443€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

2.025€

2.138€

1.446€

1.527€

1.157€

1.221€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

1.710€

1.805€

1.221€

1.289€

977€

1.031€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in in Advance Advance in Advance Advance

Price per person Junior Suite

1.138€

1.201€

759€

801€

569€

601€

379€

400€

1.736€

1.832€

1.157€

1.221€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

868€

916€

579€

611€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

733€

774€

489€

516€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite Price per person Deluxe Suite

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

DEPARTURES DURING THE LOW SEASON (REST OF THE YEAR) 8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

6 DAYS/ 5 NIGHTS

5 DAYS/ 4 NIGHTS

Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in in Advance Advance in Advance Advance in Advance Advance

Price per person Junior Suite

2.430€

2.565€

1.736€

1.832€

1.389€

1.466€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite

1.215€

1.283€

868€

916€

694€

733€

Price per person Deluxe Suite

3.825€

4.038€

2.732€

2.884€

2.186€

2.307€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

1.913€

2.019€

1.366€

1.442€

1.093€

1.154€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

1.530€

1.615€

1.093€

1.154€

874€

971€

Prices in euros. Including VAT.

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

3 DAYS/ 2 NIGHTS

Booked 6 Booked between Booked 6 Booked between Months or More 4-6 Months in Months or More 4-6 Months in in Advance Advance in Advance Advance

Price per person Junior Suite

1.041€

1.099€

694€

733€

521€

550€

347€

366€

1.639€

1.730€

1.093€

1.154€

Individual Supplement Deluxe Suite

820€

865€

546€

577€

Supplement Triple Deluxe Suite

656€

692€

437€

486€

Individual Supplement Junior Suite Price per person Deluxe Suite

Prices in euros. Including VAT. 104


Spain The trip includes In Junior Suite:

In Deluxe Suite:

• Accommodation in Junior Suite compartment on the train. • The best food in dinners and lunches at top restaurants on the train (including wine, coffee and spirits). • Breakfasts with buffet and menu. • Music and entertainment in the Pub coach. • Programmed excursions with entrance to museums, cathedrals, cloisters, etc. • Luxury coach accompanying the train all the way. • Daily newspapers and magazines. • Permanent security service. • Multilingual guide throughout the tour. • An excellent team at your disposal.

Everything included in the Junior Suite plus: • Accommodation in Deluxe Suite on the train. • Option of enjoying two private dinners/lunches in your compartment. • All non-alcoholic beverages requested at any time throughout the trip. • Transfers: including two Renfe transfers, one to take you to the starting point of the tour and another one to take you back from the end point of the tour.

Groups You can also hire El Transcantábrico exclusively for groups from 26 people as a minimum and up to a maximum of 54. Business trips, leisure, conferences, incentives, product launches, etc. The charter trips are according to customer preferences, with many possibilities from which to choose, including: • Duration: the customer can decide the number of days that the train will be hired for, from various possibilities. • Route: there are about 1,200 km of metre gauge in northern Spain. Routes and stops can be plotted along these routes to suit the customer. • Activities: visits and activities along the route are also flexible. You can place the emphasis on culture, nature, adventure, gastronomy, sport or any other variant or a careful blend of them all. • Price: depending on the different variables our booking staff will prepare the corresponding estimate. More information at www.trenesturisticosdelujo.com or by calling 902 555 902.

The programme is in accordance with the Conditions for Hiring of Tourist Train Services that are available to customers. 105


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