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06. MADRID PARIGI

Art, entertainment, history of two European cities


06. MADRID PARIGI
06. MADRID PARIGI
06. MADRID PARIGI
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Info - Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million and the entire population of the Madrid metropolitan area is calculated to be around 6.5 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin.The city is located on the Manzanares river in the centre of both the country and the Community of Madrid (which comprises the city of Madrid, its conurbation and extended suburbs and villages). As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural centre of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theatre with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building (founded in 1712) containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums,and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado and comprising three art museums: Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía Museum, a museum of modern art, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which completes the shortcomings of the other two museums.Cibeles Palace and Fountain have become the monument symbol of the city.

 

Info - Parigi

Paris is the capital and largest city of France. It is situated on the river Seine, in northern France, at the heart of the Île-de-France region (or Paris Region, French: Région parisienne). As of January 2009 the city of Paris, within its administrative limits (the 20 arrondissements) largely unchanged since 1860, has an estimated population of 2,234,105 and a metropolitan population of 12,161,542,and is one of the most populated metropolitan areas in Europe. Paris was the largest city in the Western world for about 1,000 years, prior to the 19th century, and may have been the largest in the entire world between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Paris is today one of the world's leading business and cultural centres, and its influences in politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. It hosts the headquarters of many international organizations such as UNESCO, the OECD, the International Chamber of Commerce or the European Space Agency. Paris is considered one of the greenest and most liveable cities in Europe. It is also one of the most expensive.
Paris and the Paris Region, with €572.4 billion (US$759.9 billion) in 2010, produce more than a quarter of the gross domestic product of France. According to 2008 estimates, the Paris agglomeration is Europe's biggest or second biggest city economy and the sixth largest in the world. The Paris region is the first in Europe in terms of research and development capability and expenditure and through its 17 universities and 55 grandes écoles has the highest concentration of higher education students in the European Union. With about 42 million tourists annually in the city and its suburbs, Paris is the most visited city in the world. The city and its region contain 3,800 historical monuments and four UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Stroll through history as you visit Madrid and Paris; visit their museums of international renown where you may view numerous masterpieces of Europe.

Package price inclusions

PACKAGE PRICE INCLUSIONS 
BRONZE - SILVER - GOLD

Transportation 
- Flight: New York – Madrid; Madrid - Paris; Paris - New York
- Departures from other cities will incurr additional add-on fee
- Transfer from Airport to and from Hotel via private motorcoach
- Long distance transfer via private motorcoach
- Transportation within cities, via buses and trains and walking
Security 
- Accompanying Tour Leader for duration of the tour 24/7.
- Basic travel insurance

ACCOMMODATION - MEALS - TOURING
LEVEL BRONZE

- 8 nights: Student Hostel or 3* Hotel
- Breakfast
- lunch or dinner (with water, other beverages NOT included)
- Entrance fees to 5 museums specified in tour
- Specialized English local guides for entrance to specified museums and city tour. (The guides are certified by the Association of Professional Guides)
LEVEL SILVER
- 8 nights: Three stars hotel
(Supplement is $ 500 for single room, and $ 180 + $ 180 for double room)
- Breakfast
- Lunch or dinner (with water, other beverages NOT included)
- Entrance fees to 5 museums specified in tour
- Specialized English local guides for entrance to specified museums and city tour. (The guides are certified by the Association of Professional Guides)
LEVEL GOLD
- 8 nights: four stars hotel
(Supplement is $ 600 for single room, and $ 200 + $ 200 for double room)
- Breakfast
- Lunch or dinner 2 choices (with water, other beverages NOT included)
- Entrance fees to 5 museums specified in tour
- Specialized English local guides for entrance to specified museums and city tour. (The guides are certified by the Association of Professional Guides)

Tour cost does NOT include:
- Room supplement for single or double (see the level)
- Optional Trip Protection/Cancellation Insurance
- Excess baggage fee
- Lunch and beverages other than water
- Tips and gratuities - Suggested fees are listed in the final price quote
- Personal expenses: purchases, phone cards, hotel minibar
FLIGHT
Business class upgrades or flight deviations (from departure date/location or return date/location) must be requested and confirmed with the carrier. Any and ALL additional costs are the responsibility of the requesting participant/teacher.

Useful tips

 - Visits to cities of art usually require considerable walking as they offer much to explore, learn and enjoy. We recommend you pack comfortable walking shoes. 
Museums and Churches, above all, require modest attire. Shorts and bare shoulder blouses or tops, are not permitted. We recommend carrying a light sweater, shirt, or shawl to cover the shoulders.
- Museums also require visitors to pass through a metal detector, and all backpacks and large bags must be stored. Your Tour facilitator will give the pertinent instructions daily for each of your stops.
- Tour buses are not permitted into the cities' historical center and groups will be required to use mass transit or to walk. Your Tour Leader will also address these issues daily.


Short program

   »Usefull Tips  »Tour full program   
DAY 1: DEPARTURE

Evening: departure

DAY 12: WALKING CITY TOUR IN MADRID

Arrival in Madrid and city sightseeing

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DAY 3: THE OLD MADRID

The Old Madrid

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Museo Nacional del Prado
DAY 4: THE BOURBON MADRID

The Bourbon Madrid

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DAY 5: HALF DAY TRIP TO ESCORIAL

Half day trip to Escorial

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DAY 6: TRANSFER TO PARIS AND CITY TOUR

Arrival in Paris: a beautiful ride on the Bateaux Mouches

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DAY 7: LOUVRE AND CHAMPS ELISEE

Louvre Museum and its masterpieces; walking among the Champs Elisee and up to the Triumphal arch.

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DAY 8: MONTMATRE AND THE BEAUBOURG AREA

Visit Montmatre, the painters' quarter, and Beaubourg area.

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DAY 9: NOTRE DAME AND THE SAINT CHAPPELLE

Notre-Dame de Paris, the Saint Chappelle and walking on Rue Rivoli

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DAY 10: DEPARTURE

In the morning: departure

TOUR COST    Days: 10 - Nights: 8

Your total price is based on the info below:
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2- Level Bronze    Silver    Gold

Seasons/Levels specifications

  • BRONZE TOUR

    Recommended for student groups.
    Three Star hotel Based on multiple occupancy (3-4).
    Fixed Price menu.
    Beverages NOT included (there are possible atlernatives based on personal preferences: vegetarian, gluten free, allergies).

  • SILVER TOUR

    Recommended for students with accompanying family members.
    Three Star hotel Based on double or multiple occupancy.
    Menu with two options. Beverages NOT included.

  • GOLD TOUR

    Recommended for adult groups.
    Four Star hotel Based on double room accommodations. Supplement for single room.
    A la carte menu. Beverages NOT included.

  • SEASONS

    LOW Season: January, February, March, November  (excluding holiday periods – Carnival and Easter fall under HIGH Season);
    SHOULDER  Season: April, May, September, October;
    HIGH Season: June, July;
    PEAK OF HIGH SEASON: August.


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Package price inclusions


This price is quoted on present airfare rate.
Final pricing is contingent on airline fare quoted at time of group reservation.


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