Tour: ZOE - 2014 (ZOE) - 2014 / 2015

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Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

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Excursion to Sintra & Queluz Enjoy a panoramic drive through Lisbon and along the scenic Estoril coast to the picturesque fishing village of Cascais, with free time for lunch (not included). Later, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, with guided sightseeing and time at leisure for shopping. On the way back to Lisbon, stop in Queluz to visit the 17th-century, Versailles-like royal palace and gardens, the country's finest example of rococo architecture.

Approximate value: €52 EUR per person


Fado Music & Dinner Treat yourself to an evening of Fado music and dinner at a local restaurant. Fado combines elements of Portuguese country folk music with Moorish and African influences. It originated in the port city of Lisbon, where many cultures met and merged over centuries-it is the music that reveals the Portuguese soul.

Approximate value: €59 EUR per person


Excursion to Biarritz and St. Jean De Luz Cross the border to discover the French Basque region! Join your local guide for a walking tour of Biarritz, "The Beach of Kings", a place chosen to spend their summer vacations by European royalty and "VIPs" such as Napoleon III and Frank Sinatra. Continue on to Saint- Jean de Luz, the former Basque Corsairs' capital. This small fishing village became rich in the 16th century thanks to fishing and whaling. Did you know that piracy increased greatly the town wealth? Let your local guide tell you everything about the dream wedding occurred in 1660, when Louis XIV married Marie-Therese of Spain in the town church- the Basque church of St Jean Baptiste.

Approximate value: €39 EUR per person


Beautiful Barcelona Together with your local expert explore the Ciutat Vella district (old city); the Barceloneta, an 18th-century traditional district of sailors and fisherman; the Olympic Village, constructed for the 1992 Olympic Games, with the Olympic Port and beaches and magnificent views of the harbor and the neo-Moorish-style Arc de Triomphe. Don't miss out the experience of walking down the famous La Rambla to visit the Boqueria Market the oldest food-market in Spain, where the best "chefs" buy for their Michelin Restaurants and where you will enjoy one of the popular fresh fruit juices (included in the tour).

Approximate value: €32 EUR per person


Excursion to Montserrat Drive through picturesque villages to 4,320-foot Montserrat with its impressive Benedictine monastery perched halfway up the mountain. Visit the Royal Basilica, one of Spain's most important pilgrimage sites for hundreds of years due to its famous 12th-century Romanesque carving of the Virgin Morenita (Black Virgin).

Approximate value: €44 EUR per person


Flamenco Evening with Dinner Experience a traditional Spanish buffet dinner and the excitement of a flamenco show-a genuine Spanish art expressing passion and intensity. A must-see by anyone visiting Spain!

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


Arab Bath and Relaxing Massage Enjoy a relaxing experience in an area of leasure in the epicentre of Madrid. On top of a century-old well in the Almudena neighborhood (former Almudaina), the Arab baths of Madrid are the best alternative to reduce the daily stress and a more appealing way to get to know the essence of the Andalusian culture.

Approximate value: €43 EUR per person


Atletico de Madrid Museum and Stadium Tour Club Atletico de Madrid was founded on 26th April 1903 by a group of students. Athletic de Bilbao was his team in Basque country, in the north of Spain. Moving to Madrid because of University, they formed Atletico de Madrid. The Museum offers you the chance to take in many exhibits kindly donated by D. Pablo Ornaque (Important Spanish collector). Football supporters will learn about the beginnings of football as well as about Atletico history. Club Atletico de Madrid's Museum is considerate one of the five best Sports Museum in the world thanks to all the important pieces that you will find in its cabinets. Visitors could discover the sense, magic and culture of our Club through the valuables exhibited in the showcases. A Guided tour of Vicente Calderon will lead you into areas usually reserved only for the players.

Approximate value: €10 EUR per person


Dinner and Flamenco Show at "Torres Bermejas" "At ""Torre Bermejas"", one of the city's most popular flamenco houses, enjoy a typical Spanish 3 course dinner with drinks. From the south, flamenco is a genuine Spanish art that expresses intimate and passionate feelings-a must-experience tour for anyone who visits Spain!

Approximate value: €79 EUR per person


Excursion To Avila & Segovia Join a wonderful day tour to the beautiful and historic Spanish towns of Avila and Segovia. Drive to the view point of Los Cuatro Postes for a hilltop panoramic view outside the preserved, walled city of Avila, which has a perimeter of more than 2.5 kilometers (approx. 1.6 miles). Spend time in Avila to discover the 90 towers, 9 gates, Romanesque-style churches, gothic palaces, and fortified cathedral. Later, visit Segovia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its incredible aqueduct, a relic of the Roman Empire, and explore the Alcazar, a stunning 11th-century medieval castle set on a rocky outcrop. A favored royal residence for many Spanish kings, the Alcazar is said to be the inspiration for the famous Disney Castle.

Approximate value: €72 EUR per person


Flamenco Masterclass and Show Enjoy an authentic flamenco masterclass at the oldest tablao in Madrid! A flamenco dancer (bailadora) and a guitarist from Torres Bermejas will show you the misteries of flamenco: the different songs and music, the dance, the guitar, etc. You will dicover the ins and outs of tablao and the Torres Bermejas flamenco show. And after that, enjoy the art of your teachers, with one of the best flamenco show in town. Founded more than 40 year ago, its decoration is an accurate reproduction of La Alhambra of Granada as decoration, a unique beauty in Madrid. SHOW AND DRINK includes: a glass of wine or sangria or refreshment or alcoholic beverages (not imported brands).

Approximate value: €55 EUR per person


Flamenco Masterclass, Show and Dinner Enjoy an authentic flamenco masterclass at the oldest tablao in Madrid! A flamenco dancer (bailadora) and a guitarist from Torres Bermejas will show you the misteries of flamenco: the different songs and music, the dance, the guitar, etc. You will dicover the ins and outs of tablao and the Torres Bermejas flamenco show. And after that, enjoy the art of your teachers, with one of the best flamenco show in town. Founded more than 40 year ago, its decoration is an accurate reproduction of La Alhambra of Granada as decoration, a unique beauty in Madrid.

Approximate value: €91 EUR per person


Flamenco Show at "Torres Bermejas" At "Torre Bermejas", one of the city's most popular flamenco houses, sip a drink of your choice and enjoy a typical Spanish evening. From the south, flamenco is a genuine Spanish art that expresses intimate and passionate feelings-a must-experience tour for anyone who visits Spain!

Approximate value: €42 EUR per person


Full Day Excursion To Seville By Ave Train - Historic Tour Travel by AVE train to magical Seville, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for a unique tour that includes the America Square (Muslim Pavilion), the Royal Alcazars with their beautiful yards, mosaics and wooden sculpures and marvelous gardens, the Quarter of St. Cruz, full of orange trees and flowers.

Approximate value: €208 EUR per person


Half-Day Excursion To Toledo A half-day excursion to the beautiful imperial city of Toledo, located 70 kilometers or 42 miles from Madrid. It is one of the oldest towns in Europe and its genuine Spanish buildings include almost all the periods of history (Arab, gothic, Mudejar, renaissance, and baroque styles). The great painter El Greco made his home here in the 16th century. See the famous cathedral, Church of Santo Tome with its masterpiece by El Greco, Synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca, Museum of Victorio Macho, and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Toledo is like an exciting open-air museum-a wonderful city to explore!

Approximate value: €47 EUR per person


Las Ventas Tour - Bullring (Ticket Only) Welcome to Madrid bullring, the Plaza Monumental de las Ventas del Espiritu Santo, the international center of bullfighting. On your visit you will discover a place which is emblematic of the heart and soul of tauromaquia, where the world's finest matadors present their artistry and skill.

Approximate value: €12 EUR per person


Madrid Full Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Madrid. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. After all, it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system-whether by bus, subway, Cercanias (local trains), or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe...the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €249 EUR per group


Madrid Gourmet Tapas Walking Tour Enjoy the best tapas in Madrid! Come with us and discover the authentic Spanish tapas gastronomy based in the traditional cuisine with details of the new cuisine. We will show you the Historic Madrid and at the same time you will try the best tapas with the best Spanish wines. It's an amazing 5 senses experience where you will visit the most emblematic places and taverns of Madrid. We offer Vegetarian service as well! With this tour you will visit 4 exclusive taverns where you can enjoy the best tapas and the best service. In each one of them, you will try their most famous Tapas (some of the tapas have the prize of best Spanish tapa of the year) and one drink that you can choose (we have already selected the right drink for each tapa, but you can change it for another one if you want to). To finish the tour you will taste an exclusive dessert with a little surprise!

Approximate value: €73 EUR per person


Madrid Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before, a private tour with a professional, fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Madrid. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you. After all, it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system-whether by bus, subway, Cercanias (local trains), or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe...the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €169 EUR per group


Madrid Half Day Private Guided Tour

Group Excursion for up to 7 passengers

Whether it is your first visit or if you have visited before a private tour with a professional fully qualified guide is the ideal way to discover more about Madrid. See what really interests you at a pace that suits you - after all it is your trip! Travel like a local with the help of your guide on the public transport system whether by bus, subway, Cercanias (local trains) or taxi. Visit famous sites, museums, go shopping, take a break in a cafe - the choice is yours!
Approximate value: €169 EUR per group


Madrid Hop-On/Hop-Off - 1 Day Ticket The funniest and easiest way to know the city on our double decker buses. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered through a headphones audio system in eight different languages (Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese). You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 8 and 15 minutes and every route takes about 80 min.

Approximate value: €21 EUR per person


Madrid Hop-On/Hop-Off - 2 Day Ticket The funniest and easiest way to know the city on our double decker buses. With one ticket, you will be able to hop on and off the bus all day along the route of your choice or change to another, admiring the architectural and cultural magnificence of Madrid, with the commentaries offered through a headphones audio system in eight different languages (Spanish, Catalan, Gallego, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Japanese). You will be given a map of the city and discount checks for different shops and restaurants in the city. The operational frequency, depending on the season of the year, ranges approximately between 8 and 15 minutes and every route takes about 80 min.

Approximate value: €25 EUR per person


Royal Monastery of El Escorial and Basilica of the Valley of the Fallen Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984, El Escorial is a historical residence of the King of Spain. It functions as a monastery, royal palace, museum, and school, and is located about 45 kilometers (28 miles) northwest of Madrid in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The visit includes the Habsburg Palace, the Pantheons of the Kings and Princes, Chapter Houses, the famous library, and the basilica.Than stop at the Valley of the Fallen to contemplate the magnificent Basilica and the wonderful views of the Sierra de Madrid.

Approximate value: €62 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza Enjoy a very entertaining day visiting Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA which is a municipality located in the province of Segovia, located 37 km northeast of Segovia capital and an hour from Madrid. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved roman aqueduct, which is 16 km long. Home of some of the kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcazar is the most spectacular castle in the country.

Approximate value: €89 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza with Gastronomic Lunch Enjoy a very entertaining day visiting Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA which is a municipality located in the province of Segovia, located 37 km northeast of Segovia capital and an hour from Madrid. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved roman aqueduct, which is 16 km long. Home of some of the kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcazar is the most spectacular castle in the country. GASTRONOMIC LUNCH: La Granja White beans; Roasted suckling pig; Ponche cake with ice cream and housed Red wine, mineral water and coffee.

Approximate value: €124 EUR per person


Segovia and the Medieval Town of Pedraza with Lunch Enjoy a very entertaining day visiting Pedraza and Segovia, two cities rich in history. The first stop in our tour will be in the medieval town of PEDRAZA which is a municipality located in the province of Segovia, located 37 km northeast of Segovia capital and an hour from Madrid. Before leaving this beautiful city, take a glass of local wine and tapas in one of his typical meson. Afterwards, we will go to SEGOVIA, famous for its well-preserved roman aqueduct, which is 16 km long. Home of some of the kings of Castile, this city preserves one of the most important medieval group of buildings in Spain. Due to its elegance, the Cathedral is considered to be the Lady of the Cathedrals, and the Alcazar is the most spectacular castle in the country. LUNCH: La Granja White beans; Segoviana style stuffed veal with garniture and Dessert (beverages not included).

Approximate value: €110 EUR per person