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Example Itineraries

Below are examples of itineraries, based on actual tours from school and national groups all booked with Simon. These tours have been tried and tested, and Simon is able to individualy tailor each one to suit your groups particular needs, or create an entirely new itinerary!
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European Tour, Spain, France and Italy

 

DAY

Suggested Itinerary

ONE

Depart New Zealand for Madrid
DAY

TWO

Arrive at Madrid International airport. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid, taking in the main
highlights, as you travel to your hotel.
Arrive at your hotel and check in. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

THREE

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
This morning take a walking guided tour of the Spanish capital.
Afternoon at leisure in Madrid.
performance at the Church of San Miguel or similar
Dinner and overnight.

FOUR

Continental breakfast at your hotel
Depart this morning for Segovia. Visit the Alcazar The famous Roman Aqueduct,
Arrive in Avila and enjoy a guided tour.
mass participation at the Monastery of Santo Tomas
Return to Madrid. Dinner and overnight.

FIVE

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your coach and depart for Valencia
Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day exploring on your own.
Dinner and overnight.

SIX

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
This morning, meet your local guide for a tour of Valencia.
After free time for lunch, enjoy an afternoon visit to the inspirational Ceramics Museum.

SEVEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
This morning depart for an excursion to the fascinating town of Sagunto,
Return to your hotel late afternoon. Early dinner
Joint evening performance at the Casa de Cultura with a local choir.

EIGHT

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your coach and depart for Barcelona.
Lunch on your own in Tarragona.
Late afternoon arrive at your hotel in Barcelona and check in.

NINE

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Depart this morning for Gaudí’s crowning achievement – the Cathedral of la Sagrada Familia.
Informal performance at La Sagrada Familia.
Then continue your sightseeing tour of glorious Barcelona.
Enjoy an early dinner.
performance at Barcelona Cathedral
Overnight at your hotel.

TEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
This morning depart for Montserrat
Performance in the Montserrat complex.
Return to Barcelona late afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure in Barcelona.
Dinner in a local restaurant and overnight at your hotel.

ELEVEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Today, your guide will take you on a half-day tour. The rest of the day will be spent at leisure in
Barcelona. Dinner and overnight.

TWELVE

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your touring coach and depart.

THIRTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel. Full day at leisure.
Possible optional tour to Monte Carlo Dinner and overnight.

FOURTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Load your coach and depart for Milan.
On arrival at your hotel check in. Dinner and overnight.

FIFTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your coach and guide for a half day panoramic tour of Milan including entrance to San Siro
Football Stadium and Museum Tour.
Afternoon at leisure to explore for yourselves.
Mass participation at the Duomo in Milan.
Dinner in your hotel or a local restaurant/trattoria within walking distance.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

SIXTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
This morning meet your coach and depart for a visit of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie,
famous as the home to Leonardo da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'.
Following your visit continue to the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan's famous art gallery. Afternoon at
leisure in Milan.
Dinner in your hotel or a local restaurant/trattoria within walking distance.
Return to your hotel for overnight.

SEVENTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your coach and transfer to Milan station for your train to Florence Arrive in Florence, meet
your coach and transfer to your hotel, check in.
Meet your local English speaking guide for a walking tour of Florence. Dinner at a local restaurant.

EIGHTEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Free time in Florence. Early dinner.
Evening concert at St James' Church (American Church) in Florence.
Overnight at your hotel.

NINETEEN

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet and load your coach and depart for Rome. En route make a stop at Assisi.
Recital at the Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi.
Continue your journey to Rome. Arrive at your hotel and check in.
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at your hotel.

TWENTY

Continental breakfast at your hotel.
Meet your local guide and depart for a sightseeing tour of Ancient Rome.
Visit the Roman Forum, once the center of political, commercial and judicial life in ancient Rome.
You will also visit Rome’s most awe-inspiring ancient monument, the Colosseum
Afternoon at leisure in Rome. Early dinner.
evening performance at St Paul's Within the Walls, Rome
Overnight at your hotel.

TWENTYONE

Continental breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure.
Meet your coach and guide and depart for the Vatican Museums.
Mass participation at St Peter's Basilica.
Meet your coach and return to your hotel. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at your hotel.

TWENTYTWO

Continental breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure in Rome.
Meet your coach and transfer to Rome airport for your return flight to New Zealand.

TWENTYTHREE

In Transit

TWENTYFOUR

Arrive New Zealand

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