TOMATINA 13 DAYS/ 12 NIGHTS

Day 01: Welcome to Madrid!
Welcome to Madrid - capital of Spain. On arrival, you will be met by your Tour Manager / Local Representative outside the customs area, who will welcome you and take you to your hotel (Check-in time is after 3.00 pm). Overnight in Madrid. (Dinner)
Day 02: Madrid – Toledo - Sword Factory
Today, proceed in a guided tour of Toledo. See the most famous monuments during a walking tour of the city centre, including St Tome Church, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue, San Juan delos Reyes Church, Museo Victorio Macho and the Cathedral. Also visit sword making factory where you will be shown how the swords are made. The Factory houses museum of traditional swords. Later drive back to Madrid. Upon arrival on a guided tour of Madrid, see Puerta del Sol, Cibeles Squares, Plaza Espana and Las Ventas bullring. Drive through the main streets and see the Neptune Fountain, Alcala Street and Gran Via - most popular commercial street for a real taste of Spain. Next, visit the Royal Palace, residence of the Royal family. Overnight in Madrid. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 03: Madrid – Parque Europa - Salamanca
Today, proceed to Parque Europa the largest theme park in Madrid, this is a picturesque park consisting of small-scale replicas of many of European monuments and buildings like the Brandemburg gate, the Mermaid, Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, Fontana de Trevi, the Atomium. Later drive to Salamanca - an ancient and gorgeous city. On arrival proceed in a guided city tour of Salamanca. Later, visit the Plaza Mayor which is the city’s crowning glory - built by Alberto and Nicolas Churriguera, it is widely thought the most beautiful Plaza Mayor in Spain. Later, enjoy a local dinner with sangria - a traditonal Spanish drink. Overnight in Salamanca. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 04: Salamanca – Lisbon
Today, drive towards Portugal. Before arriving into Lisbon, melt into the stream of pilgrims from all over the world as you visit the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima - one of the most important shrines of the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Later, drive to Lisbon, capital of Portugal, located on the north bank of the river Tagus. A city set on seven hills, as the legend tells, with its cobble stoned pavements and narrow streets full of Art Nouveau cafés promises a lot to discover. Overnight in Lisbon. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 05: Lisbon - Cascais - Estroil
Today, on a guided tour of Lisbon, see the Jeronimos Monastery, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Praça do Comércio, Rossio Square and Abril Bridge. Next visit the Belém Tower which is located on the banks of the Tagus River - one of the iconic landmark of Lisbon. Here you will taste Lisbon’s famous Pastel Du Belem- a Portuguese tart pastry dusted with cinnamon. Later visit to Cascais & Estroil beaches that are situated on the beautiful Lisbon coastline. Stroll around the beaches. Overnight in Lisbon. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 06: Lisbon - Seville
Today, drive to Seville - Spain’s fourth largest city and the capital of Andalusia. It is one of the most alluring cities in Europe. On guided city tour of Seville, see the cathedral, which is the largest and highest cathedral in Spain and where the mortal vestiges Christopher Columbus are kept. See the Giralda, adjacent to the cathedral, a splendid example of Moorish art and now a symbol of Seville. Later visit Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza de Cabellería de Sevilla - the oldest bullring in Spain. Spend some time to stroll along the busy Santa Cruz quarter. It is impossible to resist the charm of this district with its winding alleys, its picturesque lime washed houses, its delicate hardly visible flowery patios and its small squares. Overnight in Seville. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 07: Seville - Gibraltar – Granada
Today, drive to the Rock of Gibraltar, in British hands since 1704. Upon arrival, proceed on a Guided tour of Gibraltar. Visit Europa Point, See the Morrish castle, Upper Rock, the Nature Reserve, Pillars of Hercules & St. Michael’s Cave the colony of Barbary apes. Later we drive to Granada. Overnight in Granada. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 08: Granada – Valencia
Today, on guided tour of Granada, visit the Alhambra complex. Spain’s outstanding symbol of Moorish heritage. It is one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions. Walk around the fortress, palace, patios and gardens which are undoubtedly some of the greatest accomplishments of Islamic architecture. There is also time to amble through the magnificent Water gardens of Generalife, the royal summer residence. Later we drive to Valencia. Overnight in Valencia. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 09: Valencia - Bunol – Tomatina Festival – Valencia
Today, proceed to Bunol to take part at the highlight of this tour - The La Tomatina festival!! The tomato fight has been a strong tradition in Bunol since 1944 or 1945. No one is completely certain how this event originated. Possible theories on how the Tomatina began including a local food fight among friends, a juvenile class war, a volley of tomatoes from bystanders at a carnival parade, a practical joke on a bad musician, and the anarchic aftermath of an accidental lorry spillage. One popular theory is that disgruntled townspeople attacked city councilmen with tomatoes during a town celebration. Whatever happened to begin the tradition, it was enjoyed so much that it was repeated the next year, and the year after that, and so on. Overnight in Valencia. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 10: Valencia – Barcelona
Today, on guided tour of Valencia, see the Town Hall, the Bull Ring, the massive Gateway Towers of Serranos and Quart, and the new Arts and Science Complex designed by the famous Valencian architect Calatrava. Also see the imposing La Seo Cathedral. Later, visit Lladro Factory where you will see how these iconic porcelain figurines are made. Later, drive to Barcelona, one of the best spots in the Mediterranean. Due to its superb location on the Mediterranean, its vibrant street life, fascinating Gaudi architecture, superb cuisine and its world-famous football team, Barcelona has become among one of Europe’s most popular destinations. Overnight in Barcelona. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11: Barcelona - Montserrat
Today, proceed in a half day excursion to Montserrat Mountains where you will visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat with its 12th- century carving of the Black Virgin. Next, we visit FC Barcelona stadium which is the largest in all of Europe. Do not miss this fantastic opportunity to retrace the footsteps of legendary players from past and present on this tour through Barcelona Camp Nou football stadium. Later, drive back Barcelona on arrival proceed to guided city tour. Visit the magnificence of the 14th century gothic cathedral, the unfinished glory of Gaudi’s controversial Sagrada Familia. Stroll through the lively Ramblas, the city’s most spirited street with its colorful flower stalls and markets to the Christopher Colombus monument near the waterfront. Also see Plaza de Cataluña, the largest and busiest square in the city center. Later in the evening enjoy the famous Flamenco Show, watching a fantastic flamenco performance served with a glass of wine. Overnight in Barcelona. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 12: Barcelona
Today, free time in morning for shopping at La Ramblas street. Later enjoy a boat cruise along the coast of Barcelona. It offers you the unique opportunity of enjoying from the sea, the most important icons of the port and sea front. See, Maremagnum, Imax, Aquarium, sports clubs, Clock Tower, Puerte Porta Europe. The evening is free for you to explore the beaches of Barcelona. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 13: Barcelona – Departure flight
Today, we check out and drive to Barcelona airport for your flight back home. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday. (Breakfast)

Included:

• 2 nights at 4* Hotel in Madrid with breakfast
• 1 night at 4* Hotel in Salamanca with breakfast
• 2 nights at 4* Hotel in Lisbon with breakfast
• 1 night at 4* Hotel in Seville with breakfast
• 1 night at 4* Hotel in Granada with breakfast and dinner (HB)
• 2 nights at 4* Hotel in Valencia with breakfast
• 2 nights at 4* Hotel in Barcelona with breakfast
• Daily breakfast
• 11 Dinners (one of them is in the Hotel, one is local dinner with Sangria at Salamanca)
• Tickets for Tomatina Festival (with entrance fees and locker)
• Guided city tour at Madrid and visit Royal Palace
• Guided City Tour at Toledo and Visit to Sword Factory
• Guided City Tour at Salamanca and Visit Plaza Mayor
• Guided City Tour at Lisbon, with visit Cascais & Estoril beach and visit the Shrine of Fatima
• Guided City Tour at Seville and visit Maestranza Bull Ring
• Guided City Tour Gibraltar and visit St. Michaels Cave
• Orientation Tour Marbella
• Guided City Tour at Alhambra Complex and General
• Gardens of Generalife in Granada
• Guided City Tour Valencia
• Guided City Tour at Barcelona and Sagrada Familia and visit FC Barcelona Stadium
• Boat tickets at the Cruise on Tagus River
• Flamenco Show with Glass of Wine at Barcelona
• Entrance fees at Royal Palace, Sword Factory, Shrine of Fatima, Maestranza Bull Ring, St. Michaels Cave, Alhambra Complex and General Life Gardens, Montserrat, Sagrada Familia, FC Barcelona Stadium

Not Included:

• Tips
• Accommodation tax for the Hotels which will be paid upon arrival by the guests at the reception at each Hotel
• Porterage service

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