MONOGRAMS 2017: London, Paris, Barcelona & Madrid (DRB)
13 days from London to Madrid
According to the beloved novel, A Christmas Carol, 'There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have.' At Monograms, we agree, which is why we've made traveling easy for you and handled all of the logistical details-so your time is spent traveling rather than planning! In fact, on this 13-day package to London, Paris, Barcelona, and Madrid, we've arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast, sightseeing, and transportation between cities with transfers. Plus, we've arranged the services of a Monograms Local Host in each city. This "friend in the city" is on hand throughout your stays to answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly.Your vacation begins when you arrive in London, where your Local Host will greet you with a warm welcome and a set of materials to help you get settled and familiar with the city. And it's not just London?on the day you arrive in each city, your Local Host will be waiting for you to help you get settled and to give you a Destination Guide full of useful information. In each city, we've also arranged sightseeing with an expert local, someone who will share insider stories and who knows the fascinating history of the attractions you'll see on your sightseeing tour.In London, sightseeing includes the famous landmarks, such as Big Ben and Westminster Abbey, where Kate Middleton and Prince William were married. We'll take you inside St. Paul's Cathedral, the iconic cathedral where Lady Diana and Prince Charles were married, before arriving in time for the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Imagine what it is like to be royalty in London! In Paris, your sightseeing includes its famous landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe and the Champs-Elysees. We've scouted out the best place to capture photos of the Eiffel Tower, and we'll take you there. We'll also take you to Notre Dame Cathedral, where you'll see its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window, and the Louvre, the world's most visited art museum. Here, you'll see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other amazing treasures.In Barcelona, your exclusive sightseeing includes works by the famous architect Gaudi, including Casa Batllo and the unfinished La Sagrada Familia Basilica. This basilica was started over 130 years ago and still is not completed! Your guided sightseeing with a local expert in Madrid includes its famous landmarks, such as the Parliament and the Plaza de Espana. We'll also take you to visit the Prado Museum, one of the world's best-endowed museums with paintings by Spanish artists as well as renowned masters such as El Greco, Velazquez, and Goya. And don't worry-the inside visits included in each city feature VIP access, which means you get to skip the lines! After all, vacation time is precious, so why wait in line with all of the other tourists when you can be up close and personal with the attractions?Don't forget?your vacation includes transportation between the cities. You'll travel through the Chunnel, an engineering marvel, on the high-speed Eurostar train, and from Madrid, you'll travel first-class on the high-speed AVE train. We've even included transfers from/to your hotels to/from the train stations and the airports. It's just another way we make travel easy for you! Between the transfers and transportation we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, and the hotels we've booked, there is nothing for you to do except have fun. Add the comfort of knowing you'll have a Local Host in each city, and you've got a dream vacation.
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- 13 Days
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|Day 1||London||Welcome to London, a major settlement for two millennia and today a vibrant global city. Your Local Hosts will be on hand to help you make the most of your time.|
|Day 2||London||Morning guided sightseeing includes all of London's famous landmarks. Drive past the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben; Westminster Abbey, where Prince William and Kate Middleton were married; Whitehall's mounted horseguards; the Prime Minister's Downing Street; and Piccadilly Circus. Take photographs of the London Eye, the giant Ferris wheel situated on the riverbank, and the Shard, the tallest building in Western Europe. Visit ST. PAUL'S CATHEDRAL. Sir Christopher Wren's masterpiece with its world-famous dome is an iconic feature of London's skyline, and the awe-inspiring interior holds fascinating stories about its history. The final highlight is the ceremonial pageantry of the Changing of the Guard (if held).|
|Day 3||London||Your Local Hosts will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure-for example, the Victoria and Albert Museum, located in stylish South Kensington, featuring the world's leading collection of art and design.|
|Day 4||Paris||Travel by HIGH-SPEED EUROSTAR TRAIN (Standard class) to Paris.|
|Day 5||Paris||Morning guided sightseeing takes you to NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, to admire its amazing 13th-century, stained-glass Rose Window. Pass the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, the Opera, Place de la Concorde, and Arc de Triomphe. Drive by the Seine River with its beautiful bridges, and stop to take photos of the iconic Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also enter the world's most visited museum, THE LOUVRE with its modern glass pyramid, to see Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and other treasures.|
|Day 6||Paris||Today you may choose to stroll through Jardin du Luxembourg, an oasis of formal terraces, chestnut groves, and lush lawns. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.|
|Day 7||Barcelona||Travel by AIR to Barcelona on selected flights.|
|Day 8||Barcelona||Morning guided sightseeing, starting from Plaza Catalunya, includes a drive along elegant Passeig de Gracia to see the captivating facade of La Pedrera and to visit Gaudi's CASA BATLLO. Passing through the central Eixample district, reach the extraordinary but still unfinished SAGRADA FAMILIA BASILICA. Your included entrance fees contribute to its completion.|
|Day 9||Barcelona||Your Local Host can assist you with ideas for your day-perhaps an inside visit of Gaudi's last residential building, La Pedrera.|
|Day 10||Madrid||Travel to Madrid by HIGH-SPEED AVE TRAIN (First class).|
|Day 11||Madrid||Morning guided sightseeing features a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM and the Plaza de Espana. Also see the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, Orient Square with the ornate Royal Palace, Parque del Buen Retiro (Park of the Pleasant Retreat), and the Neoclassical Puerta de Alcala monument.|
|Day 12||Madrid||Your Local Host can assist you in planning your day. You may wish stroll through Pasajes, one of the best multilingual bookshops in the world.|
|Day 13||Madrid||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.|
- US$ Price Details
Dates & Prices do not include air travel. Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Monograms, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments; or (2) intra-vacation air segments only, starting at $288. Required intra-vacation air segment: Paris/Barcelona. Air prices were effective on September 14, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your vacation, air prices may be higher.Upgrade to standard premier on Eurostar train London-Paris: $185
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- Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
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- The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.
Booking your Vacation with Air
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