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Spain-Portugal-France Sight Tour

16 Days / 15 Nights


    
  US$ 3588 per person
      (based on twin sharing room)


Inclusions:                                      
                                 
•Roundtrip Airfare via EMIRATES                                        
•Hotel Accommodation based on 4star hotel                                        
•Daily Breakfast and Dinner                                        
•Sightseeing tours as specified in the itinerary                                        
•Entrances to most sights                                        
•Services of a Filipino Tour Escort                                        
•Souvenir Item                                        
•Travel Kits                                        
•Tour Briefing with snack                                        
•Travel Insurance up to 60 years old                                        
Itinerary :                                       
DAY 01: MANILA - LISBON  
                         
Departure Manila on board Emirates Airlines.
Enjoy in-flight meals and entertainment.   
                              
                           
DAY 02: LISBON (D)
                          
Arrival Lisbon. Upon arrival, the group will be
met by an English speaking guide for a brief
orientation tour before heading to your hotel.
Your informative local guide will tell you about
Portugal's Restoration years and what effect this                                        
period had on the places you will see during
your three-hour tour. Your first visit - the district
of Belem. Belem's most famous features are the
16th century Tower of Belem and the Jeronimos
Monastery. You'll also see Monument to the
Discoveries erected in 1960 to honor the 500th                                     
death of Henry the Navigator. Afterwards,
transfer to hotel for dinner and check in.   
                              
                           
DAY 03: LISBON-FATIMA-OBIDOS-NAZARE-LISBON (BD)

After breakfast, head north on a day trip to the
beautiful villages of Fatima, Nazare and Obidos.
Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle as
you start your journey toward the town of Fatima,
a once-sleepy rural village that became  an
important pilgrimage site when three shepherd
children reported apparitions of the Virgin Mary
in 1917. Visit the Sanctuary of Fatima, a basilica
that honors the apparition and attracts millions of
Catholic pilgrims every year who go to pay their
respects to the shrine. Next, visit the14th-century
Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage
Site that  illustrates the rich artisitc heritage of the
late 1300s. Discover the impressive royal burial
site at the basilica's Founder's Chapel, where
King Joao I, Queen Philippa of Lancaster and                                        
their son Prince Henry the Navigator were buried.
Next, head to the Nazare cliffs and continue
through the picturesque villages of Foz do Arelho
and Sao Martinho do Porto. Finally make your
way to the medieval village of Obidos. Founded
in 208 BC, Obidos is commonly known in
Portugal as the wedding  present town, as it was
a gift from King Dinis to  Queen Isabel on their
wedding day.                            
     
                           
DAY 04: LISBON - MERIDA - SEVILLE (B/D)  
                               
After breakfast, early morning departure to
Merida. The city of Merida was political and
cultural center of Hispania Rome. Merida was
conquered by the Muslims in 713 A.D. After a
500-year period of decline, the city was virtually
abandoned until the 1500's. Visit  the Roman
Ruins, before the heading to your final
destination for today. Upon arrival in Seville, then
check in.  
                               
                           
DAY 05: SEVILLE (B/D)    
                             
After breakfast leave your hotel for your full-day
sightseeing tour around spectacular Seville- the
capital of Spain's  Andalucia region. The lavish
square in Maria Luisa Park- and learn of its
creation for the 1929 Ibero-American Exposition
World's Fair. As you travel, your guide will point
out other  top Seville attractions like the Palace
of San Telmo and Torre Del Oro- an eye-catching
building that once held precious metals from
America. Continue through Seville's Santa Cruz
quarter and you'll soon understand why so many
describe it  as the city's  prettiest neighborhood.                                        
Watch out for two UNESCO World Heritage-
listed attractions here- Royal Alcazar Palace
(or Real Alcazar Palace at it's known in Spain)
and Seville Cathedral, then visit the Bullring of
the Royal Maestranza museum to explore at
leisure. Dinner with Flamenco.  
                               
                           
DAY 06: SEVILLE-CORDOBA-MADRID (B/D)
                                
Early morning  departure from your hotel and
head to Cordoba. A highlight of your tour of
Cordoba is a visit to the Catholic cathedral,
converted from a mosque when the Christians
conqured Cordoba in 1236. With nearly 1,000
pillars, the cathedral's original Gothic architecture
is combined with Baroque and Renaissance
elements. You'll see the remarkable Cardinal's
Chapel and its treasures, including an ivory
crucifix and important sculptures  and paintings                                        
Next, you'll visit the old Jewish quarter, stepping
back in time to the era of the Romans and Goths.
You will see one of the few synagogues existing
today in Spain, built in 1315, as well as many
important monuments to Cordoba's most
important  sons, including the Roman philosopher
Seneca, arabian philosopher Averroes and the
Jewish philosopher Maimonides. Then head on to
Madrid.                           
      
                           
DAY 07: MADRID - TOLEDO - MADRID (B/D)
                                
After breakfast, transfer to Toledo, for your
sightseeing tour, travel southwest to Toledo- an
ancient UNESCO-listed that is often considered                                        
as the spiritual capital of Spain. Our guide will tell
you about the ancient city and its countless
attractions. The journey takes roughly an hour,
leaving you with a good three hours in town to
see the city highlights . Many attractions are
clustered around the Old Town, so head there
first to see Catedral de Toledo-Mudejar and
Renaissance building that represents the heart
of Catholic in Spain. Then after lunch back to
Madrid for your shopping the whole afternoon,
before you proceed to the dinner, then back to
hotel. Then after lunch back to Madrid for your
shopping the whole afternoon, before you
proceed t the dinner then back to hotel.  
                                       

                                         
DAY 08: MADRID-BARCELONA (B/D)     
                                     
You will discover that Madrid is multifaceted city,
from its Arab origins, through to the heady
nightlife of present-day Madrid. You will also have
the opportunity to explore Madrid by foot. In
Madrid Rio, the city's newest area, enjoy a walk
from the Puente del Rey to the Puente de
Segovia, and admire the beautiful sights of the
Royal Palace and its gardens. Later, discover the
center of Madrid as you walk from the Plaza de la
Villa to the Plaza Mayor, while learning interesting
facts from your guide.  
                               
 
                                         
DAY 09: APR 02 BARCELONA (B/D)      
                                   
Discover the exuberance and beauty f Barcelona
on a 4.5- hour morning tour of this exquisite
Catalan city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this tour
is the ideal introduction to Barcelona's famous
sights, including the Barcelona's famous sights,
including the Barcelona cathedral, Gothic quarter,
the Olympic Village (Villa Olimpica) and the
beautiful Montjuic castle. Sample a glass of cava
at the Spanish Village (Poble Espanyol), then
take in aerial views of Barcelona's skyline and the
city harbor from a cable car (included). Then we
set your afternnoon free for shopping.    

                                     
                                         
DAY 10: BARCELONA-ZARAGOZA-LOURDES  (B/D)

Early morning departure from Barcelona and
head to Lourdes. You will pass by Zaragoza
where you will get the chance to visit the Basilica
of Our Lady of the Pillar. Afterwards, continue to
Lourdes. Lourdes is a small market town lying in
the foothills of the Pyrenees, famous for the
Marian apparitions of Our Lady of Lourdes said
to have occurred in 1858 to Bernadette
Soubirous. Upon arrival check in at your hotel.


                                         
DAY 11: LOURDES (B/D)    
                                     
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes,
which is the area surrounding the Grotto of
Massabielle, where the Virgin Mary (Our Lady of
Lourdes) appeared to the 14 year old Bernadette
Soubirous 18 times in 1858. Bernadette went on
to be canonized as a saint in 1933. Famous for
these apparitions, Lourdes has become a major
European pilgrimage site. Check out the Statue
of the Crowned Virgin Mary, which stands in the
impressive Rosary square, across from the
Rosary Basilica (Basilique NotreDame du
Rosaire). Another must-see sight is the small
spring inside the Grotto of Massabielle. Rest of
the afternoon is free at leisure before dinner.



DAY 12: LOURDES-CARCASSONE- AVIGNON (B/D)

Bid farewell to Lourdes as you head off to
Avignon. En route, stop by Carcasonne, a hilltop
town in the Languedoc area which is famous for
its citadel, la Cite, with numerous towers and
double-walled fortifications. Upon arrival check in.


                                         
DAY 13: AVIGNON-GORDES -NICE (B/D)     
                                    
After breakfast, have a short sightseeing tour of
Avignon which is often referred to as the "City of
Popes"because of the presence of popes and
antipopes  from 1309 to 1423 during the Catholic
Schism, it is currently the largest city and capital
of the departement of Vaucluse. This is one  of
the few French cities to have preserved  its
ramparts. In addition, its historic centre, the
palace of the popes, Rocher de Doms, and the
bridge of Avignon are well-preserved . It was
classified a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Afterwards, head west and visit one of the
villages of Luberon, Gordes. Spend some time in
this lovely village, before heading to Nice.    

                                     
                                         
DAY 14: NICE-MONACO-MONTECARLO-NICE (B/D)

Board your coach and enjoy a scenic drive to the
glamorous Principality of Monaco you'll enjoy
panoramic views of Villefranche over Cap Ferrat,
the Bay of Billionaires and its famous villas. The
drive along the Lower Corniche takes you to the
Old Town of Monte Carlo, where you will have
free time (45 minutes) to visit the palace ( open
June-Oct), cathedral ,  stunning gardens and see
the changing of the Palace Guards at 11:55 am
(morning tour only). Continue your tour of the
principality by following  the Formula One Grand
Prix circuit. Stop to see the luxurious Monte
Carlo casino, mega yachts and chic boutiques.
Also get the chance to know about the process
of creating the parfum as you visit the Fragonard
in Eze.



DAY 15: NICE-MANILA (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Manila.



DAY 16: ARRIVAL MANILA   
Arrival Manila  
VISA Requirements:                                     
                                   
•Application Form                                        
•Passport valid for 6 months                                        
•4 pcs of recent passport size pictures                                        
•COE with leave of Absence and Salary
Declaration                                        
•Bank Certificate & Bank Statement                                         
•ITR (original/photocopy)                                        
•Travel Insurance valid for 45 days                                        
•Marriage Contract/ Affidavit of Consent if not
   travelling with Spouse                                        
•Birth Certificate                                        
•Additional if self employed                                        
•Business Registration                                        
•ITR of the Business                                        
•Annual Declaration Income                                        
Exclusions:                                       
                                 
•XT Taxes: TBA                                        
•Travel Tax: USD32.00 (subject to change)                                        
•Lunch, Beverages/ Drinks                                        
•Visa Fee P6,500 (subject to change)                                        
•Tips for driver, guide, etc.                                        
•Incidentals in hotels                                        
•Supplement for Insurance:                                        
For 61-69 y/o: Additional $10.00                                        
For 70 y/o above: Additional $20.00                                        
                                 
                         
 
Booking Conditions:                                       
                                 
•A Deposit of US300.00 per person is required
 and NON-refundable.
•Full payment should be made at least 15 days
 prior to departure                                        
•Cancelled made after issuance of visa will
 automatically forfeit deposit.                                        
•Cancellation made 15 days before dep. Will
 automatically forfeit the payment.
•This tour will run with a min. 30 passengers.
 If we are unable to meet the min. number of
 pax, rates will apply as below:
         Min 30 pax = $3,588.00
         Min 25 pax = $3,688.00
         Min 20 pax = $3,788.00
         Min 15 pax = $4,088.00