Europe Yellow Line 9 Days
SPAIN and PORTUGAL
Friday Arrival at Madrid
Sunday Arrival at Barcelona
**Professionally structured, exciting, tried and tested itineraries to the heart of Europe's best destinations, iconic and well-know attractions.
**Fixed day price of CAD125 per person per day (plus mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of 7 Euro per person per day), so you can choose the length of your tour (1-35+ days). One of the most competitive, transparent and flexible prices in the market.
**Multiple and convenient joining points along the tour routes, you can tailor the booking and perfectly match your trip requirements.
**Designed as circular routes, so tours can be combined and booked back to back or independently
**Guaranteed weekly departures: operating year-round for Red, Green and Blue line; April to October for Purple and Yellow lines.
**Offering a wide range of optional excursions, designed to enhance the customers’ tour experience.
**Accommodation is carefully picked to ensure a quality selection of minimum three-star hotels (in the city or city nearby), all of which provide continental breakfast.
**Fully escorted, with the service of an experienced and knowledgeable tour manager and the expertise of a local tour guide in some cities.
**Modern and spacious air-conditioned coach, experienced coach driver.
- Day 01【Sunday】Arrival Barcelona
You will be met by an assistant who will be holding a paper-board with group name on it after the immigration and custom inspection. Then, you will be attended to the appropriate transfer to your hotel.
- Day 02【Monday】Barcelona – Valencia – Alicante (525 km)
After having breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Barcelona for Spain’s third largest city, Valencia. Valencia’s history has celebrated as the gateway to the Mediterranean. It’s commercially and culturally rich, with Moorish culture, Arab customs and foods all frequented in a cultural exchange. Such economic trade reformed Valencia to enjoy the prosperity and glory that other cities didn’t achieve. Although today’s Valencia is less prominent, it’s still the important city for large commerce exhibitions and trade fairs to be held in throughout the year. Upon arrival, we will visit Modernisme Plaza of the City Hall of Valencia, Agent Handbook – English Speaking Tours 43 Valencia’s Ancient City Gates and Valencia Cathedral, where the true Holy Grail is reserved in. After tour the day is rounded off with a drive into Alicante. (B)
EXE Alicante Hill or Holiday Inn Express Alicante
- Day 03【Tuesday】Alicante – Granada – Málaga (485 km)
his morning we depart for the city of Granada on the plateau of the Andalusia province. This historic city has been ruled by Visigoth and Arab. It became the last stronghold for the Arab Dynasty while its eighthundred-year-long rule in the Iberian Peninsula. In 15th century, King Ferdinand successfully expelled the Arabs and achieved to unite Spain. We will visit the Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, also known as the Red Palace. Once arrived, the Moorish legacy might have caught your eye immediately. Generally referred to as the ‘golden age’ of construction and delicate structure, the dome shape is both stunning and admirable. We proceed our journey to the Sunny Coast area – Costa del Sol and arrive in the largest city along the coast of Málaga, where is birthplace of the famous Spanish painter, Pablo Picasso. The Costa de Sol is also famous for its golden sandy beaches and secluded villas. (B)
Hotel Don Curro or Holiday Inn Express Malaga
- Day 04【Wednesday】 Málaga – Seville (210 km)
In the morning we go northbound to the largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia, Seville. This city was the capital of the Muslim dynasty, considered to be the guardian angel of culture in Andalusia and the birthplace of the flamenco dance. Seville is the primary setting of many operas, the best known of which is Bizet’s Carmen. As the fourth largest city in Spain, it has hosted the World’s Fair in 1992. Upon arrival, we visit Seville Cathedral, the largest Gothic cathedral and the third-largest church in the world. Its completion was back to the early 16th century and now the cathedral halls are dedicated as Royal Chapel, the burial place of the kings’ mausoleum for over a century, also the tomb of Christopher Columbus who discovered the New World as a credit to the great navigator. From there onwards we see the Alcázar of Seville, used to be a Muslim palace and the Spanish Royal Palace. The upper levels of the Alcázar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence, which is the oldest royal palace still in use in Europe and was registered in 1987 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, along with the Seville Cathedral. Agent Handbook – English Speaking Tours 44 Then we walk through the Santa Cruz, Torre del Oro (the Tower of Gold) and Maria Luisa Park, here the 1992 World Expo was located. In Plaza de España (Spain Square), we can admire a crafted porcelain painting, detailing the history and elegance of old Spain. (B)
NOTE: Optional – under the circumstances and time permitting, tour guide will add the optional excursion to Mijas.
Hotel GIT Via Sevilla Mairena or Eurostars hotel Regina
- Day 05【Thursday】Seville – Lisbon (460 km)
Today we depart for the capital and the largest city of Portugal, Lisbon. We are expected to arrive in Cabo
da Roca (Cape Roca) in the afternoon, which forms the westernmost extent of mainland Portugal and
continental Europe. The cape displays the voluminous Atlantic surrounded by endless scenery. Don’t forget
to buy the remembrance certificate to prove once footstep was on the west point as it will be a memorable
souvenir to keep. Later we will be back to the Lisbon city centre and visit Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both were classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Belém Tower played a significant role in the Portuguese maritime
discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries. Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most prominent examples
of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. You will pass through Marquis of Pombal Square and then stop at Rossio Square for some free time. Those who are interested in Portuguese custard tarts can taste the authentic ones at the century-old bakery. (B)
Hotel GIT Via Sevilla Mairena or Eurostars hotel Regina
- Day 06【Friday】Lisbon – Toledo – Madrid (675 km)
Today we will drive back to Madrid via Toledo, a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in 1986 for its extensive cultural and monumental heritage. This old city is located on a mountaintop, surrounded on three
sides by a bend in the Tagus River, and contains many historical sites. By strolling across the city, overlooking
the Alcázar of Toledo and visiting the grand structure of Toledo Cathedral, you will feel the bustling of Spain
in the old time. Then take a well-earned rest as you sit back, catch a breath taking landscape of Spain and
enjoy its rich palette of colours in natural surroundings while you are on the journey to Madrid. (B)
3* in Madrid or city nearby (optional – if post tour hotel is chosen)
- Day 07【Saturday】Marid – Zaragoza (320 km)
The Yellow Line tour starts from the capital of Spain, Madrid, where we will pass through the Cibeles Fountain, and then arrive and visit Plaza Mayor, Piazza di Spagna, Plaza de Colón and Royal Palace of Madrid. The
Royal Palace of Madrid was built by the Spanish Royal Family, showing the magnificent and splendid former empire and its historical grandeur. Then you’ll arrive at the Puerta del Sol, a public square in Madrid. You can find the Km. 0 squared tile placed on the pavement, which represents the Puerta del Sol is the centre of the radial network of Spanish road. In the square, you can shop for speciality leather goods, clothing and traditional Spanish souvenirs in Spain. In the afternoon, we say farewell to Madrid and head to Zaragoza.(B)
Note: Attraction Fee involved: The Royal Palace of Madrid (without Guide) €10
Eurostars hotel Rey Fernando or Nexh Zaragoza
- Day 08【Sunday】Zaragoza – Barcelona (300 km)
In the morning we drive directly to the Spanish warm and charming coastal city of Barcelona. After arrival we will visit the Columbus Monument and La Rambla, followed by Sagrada Família, which is a large Roman Catholic church in Barcelona, designed by Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí. Gaudí’s unique colour, fairy tale decoration is throughout the city and makes the place feel like a fantasy in the Artist’s mind. Then it’s on to Camp Nou, a football stadium in Barcelona, which has been also the home of FC Barcelona since its completion in 1957. We’ll also visit Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, the main stadium for the 1992 Summer Olympics located in Montjuïc, a large hill to the southwest of Barcelona which overlooks the city views. The remaining time is spent in the bustling Plaza Catalonia, where you can have free time and do some shopping. (B)
Note: Attraction Fee involved:
Sagrada Família Church €15
(Reservation visit time: 2 – 2:30pm. Due to limit daily access control in Sagrada Família church, to avoid disappointment, we recommend customer who strongly request to visit this place to book tickets online in advance on http://visit.sagradafamilia.cat.)
Camp Nou €23
AC by Marriott hotel Sant Cugat or Holiday Inn Express Barcelona Sant Cugat
- Day 09【Monday】Departure Barcelona
After breakfast, Transfer from hotel to airport to your next destination.
From 1 April to 31 October 2017, Circular Tours Line will guaranteed the frequency of tours to one coaches a week. (Every Sunday departure from Barcelona)
| - || - ||Adult(12+Yrs)||Single Supple.|
| - ||[ CAD ] ||$1,130.00||$750.00|
Terms & Conditions
MAKING A RESERVATION
Reservation: Please fill all the information in the booking form. Passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the day you arrive at your destination. A 30% deposit is required at time of booking. Full payment must be received 3 month prior to the departure date. We reserve the right to cancel the booking without prior notice if the balance is not paid by the deadlines and you will forfeit your deposit. We reserve the right to cancel any tour and to decline to accept any person as a participant on a tour. Single supplement must be paid at the time of booking. The company will assist in finding someone to share a room but this is not guaranteed.
TOUR FARE INCLUDES
Hotel accommodation in a comfortable three-star hotel, twin room with private facilities, in the city or city nearby Daily continental breakfast The services of an experienced tour manager Sightseeing and orientation tours included, in the itinerary Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches Professional coach driver
TOUR FARE EXCLUDES
Mandatory tip for the tour manager and driver of €5 per person per day Flights or other travel costs, visas and travel insurance Airport transfers Any additional optional activities, tours or shows not included in the itinerary Meals (including tips) and drinks not included in the itinerary Personal expenses (laundry, internet, phone calls etc.) Pre or post tour hotel accommodation City entrance fees + taxes (Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Monaco, Vienna & Prague)
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel your tour for any reason including medical or personal, cancellation fees will apply as follows:
(1) 120-90 days before departure – Full refund. Only service Fee
(2) 120-90 days before departure- 75% of tour price.
(3) 90-45 days before departure- 50% of tour price.
(4) 45 days before departure – No refund.
Compass Holidays is not liable for any delay or expense of any kind. Compass Holidays will accept no responsibilities for losses or additional expense due to accident, delay, weather, strike or cause beyond its control. Passengers must have a valid passport. Your passport must remain valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date. Compass Holidays will not be held responsible for any expenses if passenger is refused entry by any country.Compass Holidays is not liable if passenger decide to withdraw during the tour. Compass Holidays reserves the right to alter or curtail the itinerary substitute hotels and/or conveyances as it is deemed necessary. Compass Holidays will not accept liability for acts of violence for any single sharing a room with others. Any unused portion of the tour is non-refundable, including meals listed in the itinerary if for any reason you cannot continue with the tour after departure. Compass Holidays also reserves the right to request any individual to withdraw from the tour if deemed his/her act of conduct is detrimental to or incompatible with the interest, harmony and welfare of other passengers and the tour as a whole. Compass Holidays shall be under no further liability thereafter to any such person.
Compass Holidays acts only as an agent and/or intermediary for independent suppliers. As a result it retains other contractors to provide transportation, accommodation and other related travel services. Compass Holidays accepts no responsibility for any such losses or any additional expenses or and distress due to delays, sickness, weather, strikes or any other causes. Passengers shall be regarded as carrying his/her own risk with respect to loss or injury to person or property. Compass Holidays is not liable for any loss, injury, accident, damage, delay or expense which may arise during the tour. Passenger accepts full responsibility for losses and expenses due to delay, sickness, weather, strikes, wars, quarantine and changes in itinerary. Compass Holidays will not be held responsible if passenger carries any unlawful items or irregularities, any losses and expenses are the responsibility of the passenger. Compass Holidays tour manger and driver do not accept liability for lost or stolen personal property during the tour.
Purchase of European travel insurance is strongly recommended. We will be pleased to assist in enquiries of any travel insurance.
Terms & Conditions
1) 3* and up hotel Accommodation
2) Daily breakfast as per itinerary
3) Sightseeing and orientation tours included in the itinerary
4) Daily transportation on modern air-conditioned coaches
5) English speaking guide
1）International air fare and taxes
3) Travel Insurance
4) Gratuity for the tour guide and driver (mandatory at EUR 5 per person per day)
5) Meals and drinks not listed in the itinerary
6) Personal expenses
7) City entrance fee + taxes (Venice, Florence, Rome, Pisa, Monte Carlo, Vienna & Prague)
9) Attractions Admission Fees
ATTRACTIONS ADMISSION FEE
(Y)The Royal Palace of Madrid (without guide) €10
(Y) Sagrada Familia Church €15
(Y) Camp Nou €23
(Y) Alhambra Palace of Granada €15.4
EVENING SHOW TICKETS
Sagrada Familia Church €15
Flamenco Dance Show+Dinner+Transfer €65
Excursion to Mijas €15
Night excursion to beach of Alicante €10
Ronda Town-The most famous cliff town in Spain, Hemingway’s beloved town €20