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8-Day Food and Wine Tour Package in Barcelona
starting at $1,548* per person

Barcelona
Spain

Barcelona beckons on this food and wine focused trip to Spain. Here you will experience the fervor and vibrancy of the city at every turn. Come stroll down one of Spain's most famous streets, Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian promenade that stretches for 1.2 kilometers and boasts some of the best restaurants and shops Spain has to offer. Explore the Gothic Quarter with buildings dating back to medieval times. Take in Antoni Gaudi's masterpieces including Parque Guell and the city's iconic Art Noveau Sagrada Familia church. Snack at Mercat de la Boqueria, Barcelona's most famous market.

 

This exquisite Spain vacation package includes a special full day Catalonia cava wine cellars tour, including wine tastings accompanied by tapas. You will also experience a hands-on cooking class, including a market visit and lunch and drinks. Further along on your Barcelona travel package, join in a second cava wine cellar tour, including wine and oil tastings and brunch, as well as a wine and tapas walking tour, including tastings. Come savor the best of Barcelona!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Hotel accommodation for 7 nights

  • 8 included meals consisting of:
    - 7 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 lunch after cooking class

  • Panoramic tour of Barcelona, including entrance fee for the Sagrada Familia

  • Full day Catalonia cava wine cellars tour, including wine tastings accompanied by tapas

  • Cooking class, including market visit and lunch and drinks

  • Half day cava wine cellar tour, including wine and oil tastings and brunch

  • Wine and tapas walking tour, including tastings

  • Transfer from Barcelona airport to hotel

  • Transfer from hotel to Barcelona airport

  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)

  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges

  • Tips & Personal items

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any optional tours mentioned

Notes & Restrictions

  • From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:

  • Barcelona: HCC St. Moritz

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8D Food & Wine Tour Barcelona $1,548

9-Day Independent Tour Package by Rail in
France & French Riviera
starting at $1,622* per person

Paris | Avignon | Nice
France

Enjoy a France vacation as it comes alive during this nine day rail program of sophisticated Paris, pastoral Provence, and the luxurious French Riviera. With three nights in Paris, two nights in Avignon, and three nights in Nice – plus plenty of exciting sites to see, included hotels and first class rail between cities – all of the key arrangements are made for you, but you set the pace to delve into each city on your own. Begin in Paris, "The City of Light", where the Arc de Triomphe, the Opera House, Champs-Elysees, and Notre Dame Cathedral reveal Paris exquisite artistry.

 

Your trip to France features three days in Paris where you can take your time to fully absorb French culture; if you want opt to venture beyond the city limits with an optional day excursion to the Palace of Versailles. A scenic journey by rail to Avignon brings you to the heart of Provence. Avignon is home to the largest gothic palace in the world where in the winter months, visitors sample wine from famous Rhone Valley vineyards. In warmer months, a one-hour cruise along the Rhone River guides travelers past scenic farmhouses and lush lavender fields. A train trip to the southern coast introduces visitors to France's mild climate-here lies Nice in the Cote d'Azur, a land of romantic hillside towns, grand chateaux, and white beaches. This France travel package will leave you mesmerized!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the fascinating diversity of Rome and the Sorrentine Peninsula from the Eternal City’s ancient ruins, piazzas and tratorrias, to the postcard perfect Amalfi Coast

  • Discover Rome and Vatican City and immerse yourself in the overwhelming power of art displayed in the Sistine Chapel

  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago

  • Journey south to the celebrated Amalfi coastline

  • Take a jetfoil across the blue Bay of Naples for adventuring in the fabled Isle of Capri

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Half day city tour of Paris

  • One-hour Seine River cruise

  • Full day Provence excursion

  • Full day Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze excursion

  • Transportation Paris to Avignon by First class rail

  • Transportation Avignon to Nice by First class rail

  • 10% discount coupon at Galeries Lafayette

  • E-voucher for special gift with in-store purchase at Galeries Lafayette

  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 

  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 

  • Tips and Personal items 

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Optional Tours

HOTELS

Villa Pantheon | Paris

Mercure Avignon Centre Palais Des Papes | Avignon

Ellington | Nice

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Paris

Arrival in Paris. After check-in at your hotel, the balance of the day is at leisure to explore Paris, the magnificent capital of France. Packed with monuments, museums, art, nightlife, eateries and shops, Paris remains - in spite of all the cliches - one of the most inspiring cities in the world.

 

Day 2 - Paris

Your included morning city tour features the Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame Cathedral and much more. There is so much to see and do in Paris, a city so aptly called the City of Lights, where exciting evening outings are a must. Tonight, while cruising along the Seine River, enjoy spectacular views of its monuments illuminated with millions of lights. (B)

 

Day 3 - Paris

Full day at leisure to enjoy the warmth and charm of a traditional French bistro or to take an optional excursion to Versailles. (B)

 

Day 4 - Paris | Avignon

Today travel by rail from Paris to Avignon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is at leisure. Wander the narrow streets to discover this interesting town full of history, life and art. (B)

 

Day 5 - Avignon

After breakfast, enjoy a visit of the Popes' Palace, the largest Gothic palace in the world. In the afternoon enjoy a one hour cruise on the Rhone River, before ending the day with a nice dinner in a popular restaurant. (B,D)

 

Day 6 - Avignon | Nice

This morning, board your train to Nice. Located in the heart of one of the world's most highly prized regions, it offers a rich history and a wonderfully mild sunny climate. Check-in at your hotel. (B)

 

Day 7 - Nice

Today enjoy a full day excursion along the Cote d'Azur. A world of romantic hill towns with cobblestone streets leading to modest hamlets and ancient chateaux waiting for you. (B)

 

Day 8 - Nice

Full day at leisure to visit, on your own, the many outdoor markets, parks and beautiful museums this lovely city has to offer. (B)

 

Day 9 - Day 9

 

Nice To USA (Or Extend Your Stay)

Say ''au revoir'' to France or extend your stay. (B)

 

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

Notes & Restrictions

  • From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:

  • Madrid: Claridge

  • Seville: Hesperia Seville

  • Granada: Luna de Granada

  • Thursday arrivals only. Additional pre/post nights are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

  • (*) Occasionally some of the journeys might be done by high speed train or plane

  • (**) If any journey is done by train/plane our assistant will meet the clients at the train station or airport upon arrival

  • (***) Due to capacity restrictions at the Nazari Palaces at the Alhambra, the visit of this Palace for some bookings can only be confirmed 1 week prior to the visit. In case that this Palace cannot be visited, a visit of the Cathedral & Royal Chapel will be included instead

  •  

  • Single supplement: On Request

  • Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: On Request

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8-Day Independent Tour Vacation Package in Spain
starting at $1,745* per person

Madrid | Seville | Cordoba | Granada
Spain

Moments of a lifetime are yours for the taking on this Splendors of Spain travel package. Come experience the old world meets cosmopolitan allure of one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities – Madrid. Explore Madrid’s world-class museums, old world monuments, activity-filled plazas, and palaces. Savor flavorful “tapas” dishes and wines as you revel in the country’s customs and culture.

 

Let Seville into your soul on this exciting Spain vacation, from the fervor of its fiery flamenco and tapas bars, to its iconic Giralda bell tower, to its winding streets that flow into lively plazas. Stroll through the famed white village of Ronda, known as the “City of Dreams,” and see Spain’s first bullring. Delve into the grandeur of Granada with visits to Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens. Step back in time in Cordoba as you explore the city’s imposing 8th century mosque turned cathedral. It’s a splendor-filled Spain vacation package that takes you to amazing, authentically rich experiences in this vibrant and welcoming country at every turn.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the old world meets cosmopolitan allure of one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities – Madrid

  • Explore Madrid’s world-class museums, old world monuments, activity-filled plazas, and palaces

  • Let Seville into your soul, from the fervor of its fiery flamenco and tapas bars, to its iconic Giralda bell tower, to its winding streets that flow into lively plazas to enjoy

  • Delve into the grandeur of Granada with visits to Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens

  • Step back in time in Cordoba as you explore the city’s imposing 8th century mosque turned cathedral

 

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • First class hotel accommodation for 7 nights

  • Buffet breakfast

  • Assistance of English-speaking local representatives

  • Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows:
    - Guided tour of Madrid, including visit of Royal Palace
    - Guided tour of Seville, including visit of Cathedral, Giralda Tower and Flamenco Museum
    - Flamenco show in Seville
    - Guided tour of Granada, including visit of the Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens*
    - Guided tour of Cordoba, including visit of the Mosque and Synagogue

  • Transportation by deluxe private vehicle or AVE High-Speed Train

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International Airfare (Please contact us for details)

  • Airport taxes & fuel surcharges

  • Transfers to and from Rail Stations

  • Tips & Personal items

  • Travel Insurance

  • Any optional tours mentioned

HOTELS

Gran Hotel Luna | Granada

ITINERARY

Day 1 - THU I MADRID

Arrive in spectacular Spain and transfer to your hotel. Get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities at your own pace with the remainder of the day at leisure. Stroll the bustling streets of the old city, sit for a spell at a café in the impressive Plaza Mayor, see Madrid’s Town Hall in Plaza de la Villa, delve into the old quarter, savor local delicacies at a tapas bar, and enjoy the virtually unending nightlife options. Overnight in Madrid.

 

Day 2 - FRI I MADRID

Today’s city tour takes you to explore Madrid’s 17th century “Austrian” quarter where the austere exteriors of its palaces contrast with their luxurious interiors. Discover the 18th century neoclassical architecture represented in the Royal Palace, the Sabatini Gardens and “Campo del Moro,” the Alcalá Gate, Paseo del Prado, and famous Cibeles and Neptuno fountains. See the more modern “Gran Via” and the “Paseo de la Castellana.” Overnight in Madrid. (B)

 

Day 3 - MADRID I SEVILLE

After breakfast depart to Seville, the capital of Andalucía. This afternoon you will visit the Flamenco Museum and take in a one-hour performance that showcases the museum’s dedication to bringing its visitors an authentic and unique flamenco experience. Next, enjoy a panoramic tour of Seville. See Plaza de España & Plaza de América, with its buildings left from the 1929 Latin-American Expo, the María Luisa Park and Torre del Oro by the Guadalquivir, and visit the Cathedral with its original minaret – La Giralda Tower, before returning to your hotel. (B)

 

Day 4 - SEVILLE

Day at leisure to discover other interesting highlights of the Andalusian capital such as the Alcázar, a magnificent Moorish construction to which Mudéjar additions were made in 1326, and the old Jewish Quarter of Santa Cruz, with its characteristic ‘Patios’, artistically decorated with plants, flowers, tiles and wrought iron balconies. (B)

 

Day 5 - SEVILLE I CORDOBA I GRANADA

After breakfast depart to fabulous Granada. En-route, we will stop in Cordoba for a tour of its historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Aljama, the 8th century Mosque combining Islamic, Baroque and Gothic design, and internationally recognized as an architectural treasure. After the capture of Cordoba by the Catholics, the Mosque was converted into a cathedral. Next, take in the charm of the Jewish Quarter and visit the Synagogue before continuing to Granada. Overnight in Granada. (B)

 

Day 6 - GRANADA

Power-up with breakfast at your hotel and get ready to explore Spain’s foremost monument, “La Alhambra” -- built on a hill atop the old Roman and Visigothic ruins overlooking Granada. Tour the main fortress, Alcazaba, with its magnificent Torres Bermejas and the Carlos V Palace before visiting the lush Generalife Gardens. Enjoy the balance of the day at leisure. Overnight in Granada. (B)

 

Day 7 - GRANADA I MADRID

Today say good bye to Granada and board your high-speed AVE train to Madrid. Day at leisure for optional excursions. We suggest a visit of Toledo, the former Imperial capital city of Spain. Overnight in Madrid. (B)

 

Day 8 - MADRID TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Relish a delicious breakfast at your hotel before your departure transfer to Madrid’s Airport for your flight home. (B)

 

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

Notes & Restrictions

  • From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:

  • Madrid: Claridge

  • Seville: Hesperia Seville

  • Granada: Luna de Granada

  • Thursday arrivals only. Additional pre/post nights are available. Program’s validity and/or some included features may vary.

  • (*) Occasionally some of the journeys might be done by high speed train or plane

  • (**) If any journey is done by train/plane our assistant will meet the clients at the train station or airport upon arrival

  • (***) Due to capacity restrictions at the Nazari Palaces at the Alhambra, the visit of this Palace for some bookings can only be confirmed 1 week prior to the visit. In case that this Palace cannot be visited, a visit of the Cathedral & Royal Chapel will be included instead

  •  

  • Single supplement: On Request

  • Reduction for third person sharing twin-bedded room: On Request

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8D Ind Tour Spain $1,745
9D Indp Tour by Rail France $1,622

9-Day Independent Tour Vacation Package by Rail to Venice, Florence & Rome
starting at $920* per person

Venice | Florence | Rome
Italy

At every turn you will live the authenticity of Italy’s great Triad – Venice, Florence, and Rome on this independent Italy vacation by rail. On Central Holidays’ Rail programs, we plan all of the main details of your trip, but you set the pace. Simply relax and enjoy it all, traveling between your selected cities and towns by deluxe rail. Make your way from destination to destination in comfort on board Italy’s splendid trains as you gaze upon spectacular views and vistas that are sure to take your breath away. 

 

Travel to Venice, famed island city of lively piazzas, elegant palaces, gondolas and gondoliers. Delve into the Renaissance city of Florence and discover such iconic sites as the Ponte Vecchio, Michelangelo's statue of the David in the Accademia, Brunelleschi’s imposing Duomo, and Pitti Palace. 

 

Travel to Rome and visit the Roman Forum, stop at the Colosseum, and enjoy Rome's "Dolce Vita" through its people, piazzas, historic sites, and tratorrias. Take some time while in the Eternal City to travel to Vatican City where you can visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica and Square and, at the Sistine Chapel, see Michelangelo's magnificent ceiling and wall frescoes painted by many celebrated artists. It’s a superb Italy travel package by rail that takes you to experience Venice, Florence, and Rome at your own pace.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Half day city tour of Venice

  • Transportation Venice to Florence by First class rail

  • Half day city tour of Florence

  • Transportation Florence to Rome by First class rail

  • Half day city tour of Rome

  • Hotel taxes and service charges

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges 

  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required 

  • Tips and Personal items 

  • Travel Insurance 

  • Optional Tours

HOTELS

Notes & Restrictions

  • From price is per person, double occupancy, and based on the following hotels:

  • Venice: Ambassador Tre Rose

  • Florence: Corona d’Italia

  • Rome: Siviglia

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9D Intependent Tour by Rail Venice, Florence & Rome $920

7-Day Tour Vacation Package of
Italy's Sunbelt, Rome & The Amalfi Coast
starting at $2,050* per person

Rome | Pompeii | Sorrento |
Positano | Amalfi | Ravello | Capri
Italy

BOOK BY:  Nov 1, 2023     SELECT TRAVEL DATES:  May 6 - Nov 4, 2023

Travelers indulge in a breathtaking 7-day Italy vacation tour of the fascinating diversity of Rome and the Sorrentine Peninsula. Experience history as you stroll Rome's streets, avenues and piazzas. Featured tours take you to explore mesmerizing sights including: the magnificent Spanish Steps, the majestic Trevi Fountain, the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel's ceiling, a masterpiece by Michelangelo.

 

On your way to the Sorrentine Peninsula, drive through Naples and Pompeii; the town covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago, today left with remarkably preserved ruins of temples, houses, gardens and public buildings. From Sorrento, amid orange and lemon groves, you will take excursions to the villages of the Amalfi coastline...Positano, Amalfi, Ravello and the isle of Capri, all immersed in heavenly climate and facing immense azure seascapes.

 

This Italy tour package is a perfect balance of history and enchanting natural settings you will always treasure.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the fascinating diversity of Rome and the Sorrentine Peninsula from the Eternal City’s ancient ruins, piazzas and tratorrias, to the postcard perfect Amalfi Coast

  • Discover Rome and Vatican City and immerse yourself in the overwhelming power of art displayed in the Sistine Chapel

  • Explore the remarkably preserved ruins of Pompeii, a city covered by volcanic lava 2,000 years ago

  • Journey south to the celebrated Amalfi coastline

  • Take a jetfoil across the blue Bay of Naples for adventuring in the fabled Isle of Capri

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • First class hotel accommodation for 6 nights

  • 10 included meals consisting of:
    - 6 buffet breakfasts
    - 1 gourmet lunch with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurant
    - 2 gourmet dinners with mini a-la-carte menu at most local restaurants
    - 1 dinner at hotel

  • Wine, mineral water and coffee or cappuccino served with meals at hotels and restaurants

  • Touring by private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour

  • Complete program of sightseeing tours and excursions with entrance fees:
    - Classical guided tour of Rome
    - Tour of Rome, including a visit to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel
    - Guided tour of Pompeii
    - Amalfi coast excursion
    - Excursion to Capri and visit of the Gardens of Caesar Augustus

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

  • Baggage handling

  • Personalized audio system to hear your guide from a distance

  • Hotel taxes and service charges

  • City tax

 

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Airfare, Airport taxes & Fuel Surcharges

  • Visa upon arrival (and upon re-entry) if required

  • Tips and Personal items

  • Travel Insurance

  • Optional Tours

HOTELS