DAY 1: AMERICA - MADRID
Flight to the City of Madrid, night on board.
DAY 2: MADRID
Arrival at the Madrid-Barajas airport. Hotel moving and lodging.
DAY 3: MADRID
Breakfast. Panoramic tour of the city with a local guide, visiting the Plaza de España, Fuente de Cibeles, Plaza de Oriente, Puerta de Alcalá, Ciudad Universitaria, etc. Free afternoon to continue enjoying the city. We suggest an optional visit to the imperial city of Toledo. Accommodation.
DAY 4: MADRID - SAN SEBASTIAN - LOURDES
Breakfast. Departure to San Sebastián, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. Time to walk through its old town. Continuation towards the region of the French Pyrenees. Arrival in Lourdes. Free time to attend the impressive torchlight procession (some days it is not celebrated) and visit the Holy Grotto where, according to tradition, the Virgin appeared to Bernadette. Accommodation.
DAY 5: LOURDES - BLOIS - ORLEANS
Breakfast. Departure through beautiful landscapes of the French countryside towards Blois, a historic city located on the banks of the Loire and one of the most representative enclaves of the region, with its important Royal Castle. Leisure. Accommodation.
DAY 6: ORLÉANS - PARIS
Breakfast. Departure to the French capital. Arrival and panoramic visit of the City of Light, touring the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the City Island, etc. Brief time to visit the Miraculous Medal. Afternoon free for personal activities. Accommodation.
DAY 7: PARIS
Breakfast. Free day available for optional excursions and continue discovering this fascinating city. Accommodation.
DAY 8: PARIS - DIJON - ZURICH
Breakfast. Departure to Dijon, a city known worldwide for its famous mustard, where you can stroll through its medieval historic center where one of the oldest museums in France is located, the Museum of Fine Arts. We continue our trip to Zurich. Arrival and free time to tour this beautiful Swiss city, optionally you can take a guided tour where we will visit the Bahnhofstrasse, the Lindenhof hill, the old Schippe neighborhood of sailors and fishermen and the oldest bridge in Zurich Rathaus – Brücke where the Town Hall is located on the shore of your lake, etc. Accommodation.
DAY 9: ZURICH - LUCERNE - VENICE
Breakfast and departure to Lucerne, located on the shores of the Lake of the Four Cantons and which has preserved its medieval charm in its buildings, squares and alleys. Optionally you can take an excursion to Mount Titlis: you will go up by cable car to the top of the snow-capped mountains of the Swiss Alps, appreciating the beautiful landscapes and you will be able to enjoy the snow, a unique experience and the different attractions that are there. At the indicated time, travel to Venice. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. Accommodation.
DAY 10: VENICE - PADOVA - FLORENCE
Breakfast. Morning dedicated to the visit of Venice, city of 118 islands. Transfer by vaporetto to San Marcos Square. Walking tour visiting San Marcos Square, Doge’s Palace, Bridge of Sighs, etc. Free time to explore the labyrinthine streets and canals on your own, and admire the contrasts between the beautiful Palaces located on the Grand Canal and the small churches. Optionally we suggest you complete your time with a gondola ride. At the indicated time, departure to Padova, a city known for the Saint. Continuation to Florence. Arrival and accommodation.
DAY 11: FLORENCE - ASSISI - ROME
Breakfast. Overview of the city, cradle of the Renaissance and of the Italian language. We will walk through this city brimming with Art, History and Culture, admiring the Cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiori with its beautiful Campanille, the Baptistery decorated with the famous gates of paradise, through which famous figures such as Michelangelo or Dante Aligheri passed through. At the indicated time, departure towards Assisi, where we will visit the city and the Basilica of San Francisco to continue to Rome. Accommodation.
DAY 12: ROME
Breakfast. Free day during which you can optionally make one of the most interesting visits in Italy: Capri and Naples – Pompeii, a full day excursion to discover: Naples, the most typical Italian city; Capri, a picturesque island in the Mediterranean, and Pompeii, a splendid and mythological Roman city. Accommodation.
DAY 13: ROME (PAPAL AUDIENCE) - BARCELONA
Breakfast and departure to Vatican City, to attend audience with the Holy Father. (as long as the Pope is in Rome). Then, panoramic tour, touring the Roman Forums, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, Venice Square and Saint Peter’s Square in the Vatican City-State. Rest of the day free to visit the famous Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel. Late in the afternoon we will go to the port to take the cruise to Barcelona. Accommodation on board this ship.
DAY 14: BARCELONA
Breakfast. Today we will be able to enjoy the numerous entertainment points available on the ship and thus experience a different way of traveling around Europe. Arrival at the port of Barcelona, disembarkation and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
DAY 15: BARCELONA
Breakfast. Free morning to enjoy the city of Barcelona. In the afternoon at the indicated time panoramic tour of the city with a local guide, including its most typical and picturesque places, we will make a stop at the Sagrada Familia, Antonio Gaudí’s masterpiece, Montjuic Park with its views and protagonist of the Olympic Games 1992. Its famous Ramblas, monument to Christopher Columbus. Accommodation.
DAY 16: BARCELONA - AMERICA
Breakfast and at the determined time transfer to the airport.