2 - 60 W. Wilmot St.,
Richmond Hill, ON. L4B 1M6
|Tour Info||SPAIN and PORTUGAL|
**Professionally structured, exciting, tried and tested itineraries to the heart of Europe's best destinations, iconic and well-know attractions.
|Day 1 Saturday: Madrid – 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 Colónand 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 Puertadel Sol, a public square in Madrid. You can find the Km. 0 squared tile placed on the pavement, which represents the Puertadel Sol is the center of the radial network of Spanish road. In the square, you can shop for specialty leather goods, clothing and traditional Spanish souvenirs in Spain.In the afternoon, we say farewell to Madrid and head to Zaragoza.
Hotel: Eurostars hotel Rey Fernando or Nexh Zaragoza or similar
|Day 2 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 color, 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 photo stop at 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 EstadiOlímpicLluís 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.
Hotel: AC by Marriott hotel SantCugat or Holiday Inn Express Barcelona
|Day 3 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, 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.
Hotel: EXE Alicante Hill or Holiday Inn Express Alicante or similar
|Day 4 Tuesday: Alicante–Granada – Málaga(485 km)|
This 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 eight hundred-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 on our journey to the Sunny Coast area – Costa del Sol and we go direct to our hotel overnight.
Hotel: Hotel Don Curro or Holiday Inn Express Malaga or similar
|Day 5 Wednesday: Málaga – Seville (210 km)|
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.
Hotel: Hotel GIT Via Sevilla Mairena or Eurostars hotel Regina or similar
|Day 6 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.
Hotel: Holiday Inn Express Lisbon Airport or Sana Malhoa or similar
|Day 7 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 colors in natural surroundings while you are on the journey to Madrid.
Hotel: Post tour accommodation available with extra $80 per person for one night.
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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
Air-inclusive package is 100% NON-REFUNDABLEIf you cancel your tour for any reason including medical or personal, cancellation fees will apply as follows:
For land only tours:
(1) More than 120 days before departure – 10% of tour price penalty.
(2) 120-90 days before departure- 25% of tour price penalty.
(3) 90-60 days before departure- 50% of tour price penalty.
(4) 60 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.
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