The Novelties of Northern Spain

Destination: Europe, Spain
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Discover Northern Spain, on the frontier of the stunning Pyrenees Mountains. There, the green coast reveals eclectic cuisine and full-bodied wine vintages, enlivening the senses against a landscape of centuries-old architecture, history, art, gastronomy and culture. Stand in awe of Gaudis architectural masterpieces in Barcelona. Learn the illustrious history behind the running of the bulls in Pamplona. Explore the charming sophistication of San Sebastin, the seaside landscapes of Santander, and lovely Basque country. Unearth the medieval city of Burgos and the Old City of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the streets of Madrid, Spains capital city thats alive with colour, art and culture. From Barcelona, to Madrid, to all of the unforgettable places in between, experience all that Northern Spain has to offer.


London, England – Tour Begins
Your tour opens in London, home to Big Ben, Parliament, Harry Potter, and the Queen. Come together with your fellow travelers and toast the start of an incredible journey during a welcome dinner in Englands sophisticated capital city.Stay:Grange Tower Bridge Hotel (2 Nights) (D)
This morning, check out the quintessential sights of London. Alongside a local guide, see the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament. Afterward, enjoy some time at leisure to explore this iconic city on your own. (B)
London – Eurostar Train – Paris, France
Go behind the gothic faade of St Pancras railway station. Inside this masterpiece of Victorian engineering, board the high-speed Eurostar train. Relax in style as youre whisked away to Paris. Arrive in the City of Light. Famous for its world-renowned art, food and fashion, Paris history will astound you, and its style will dazzle you. See its best during a panoramic city tour featuring Notre Dame Cathedral, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, and more. Enjoy breathtaking views of Paris along with French cuisine during an unforgettable dining experience at the Eiffel Tower!Stay:Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile (2 Nights) (B/D)
Enjoy a full day to explore Paris independently. Perhaps you will have lunch in the Marais, wander the neighborhood around the Opera Garnier, or head north to Montmartre and watch artists at work. Or, choose to go on a locally-led tour of the Louvre, home to more than a million precious works of art, including the Venus de Milo and Da Vincis Mona Lisa. (B)
Paris – TGV Train – Lucerne, Switzerland
Embark on a rail journey from Paris toLucerneon board the TGV, Frances high-speed train. Take in magnificent scenery as you bid au revoir to France and cross into Switzerland. Discover why Lucerne has been rated Switzerlands most beautiful city during a leisurely walking tour. Among stunning views of the lake and the mountains, journey through city streets, covered bridges, lakeside promenades, and bustling plazas.Stay:Waldstaetterhof (B)
Lucerne – Venice, Italy
This morning, travel south through the pastoral landscapes of Switzerland. Crossing into Italy, traverse through the heart of the Alps, taking in vistas of snow peaked mountains as far as the eye can see. Pass through the bucolic Italian Lake District, a holiday destination since Roman times.Stay:NH Laguna Palace Venice (B/D)
Venice – Florence
Cruise to the island of Murano which is renowned for its long tradition of glass making. Embark on a leisurely walking tour of Venice with its collection of 117 tiny islands, surrounded by a latticework of 150 canals and 400 bridges. In this floating city, see the Clock Tower, St. Marks Basilica, and marble palaces on gondola-laden canals. This evening, stop at a vineyard in the heart of Chianti for a tour, tasting and traditional fare. Continue to Florence, where youll spend tonight amongst the beauty of the Tuscan regions capital, home to masterpieces of art and iconic symbols of centuries-old history.Stay:Starhotel Tuscany (2 Nights) (B/D)
Today you tour Florence, home of the Medici, Gucci, and il Duomo. Stroll the city streets for a real-life history lesson, and discover the four pillars of city life: art, architecture, food, and fashion. Visit the Piazza del Duomo and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Youll also visit the Galleria dellAccademia, home to the greatest collection of Renaissance art most especially Michelangelos David. (B)
Florence – Rome
Say addio to Florence, and head for Rome! Arrive in the Eternal City, and set out for a walking tour of classic Rome. Bask in the cultural treasures of the city, where sites include the Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus, and the Arch of Constantine. Then, walk in the steps of gladiators at the spectacular, near-mythic Colosseum.Stay:Cardinal Hotel St. Peter (2 Nights) (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure! Discover more of Rome on your own time. Gaze at the Pantheon, and see the oval-shaped Piazza Navona thats lined with restaurants and souvenir shops. Or, you may choose to join an optional tour to the Vatican, one of the most sacred places on Earth. A UNESCO World Heritage site, discover masterpieces of art and architecture that surround St. Peters Basilica and St. Peters Square, where the Pope has addressed thousands of people. Tonight, gather with new friends and toast the end of an epic journey through Europe at a farewell dinner. (B/D)
Rome – Tour Ends
Your European adventure comes to a close today. (B)