City Break Vacation from
Mar 10 thru Oct 22, 2020
5 Days/3 Nights
10 thru 25, Apr 12 thru 17 & Apr 23 thru 25, 2020 from
May 10 thru 23, Jun 20 thru 26, Jun 30 thru Jul 28, Jul
31 thru Aug 28, Aug 30 thru Sep 26 & Sep 30 thru Oct
22, 2020 from $819*
Discover the very
best Barcelona has to offer on this unforgettable four-day city
break. Admire Gaudi's masterpieces, declared World Heritage
Sites by UNESCO, then stroll down Las Ramblas and enjoy the
entertainment provided by street musicians and performers. Appreciate
the architecture of the Gothic Quarter in the Old Town and enjoy
a spot of shopping on the Passeig de Gracia, home to most of
the well-known boutiques in Barcelona.
Barcelona: Visit Gaudís most iconic creations such
as Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia. Then soak up the
atmosphere as you stroll along the bustling Las Ramblas.
Park Güell: Witness Gaudis vision of the perfect
garden city. The park remains unfinished, but the myriad of
mosaics created from irregular, broken tiles are sure to capture
Sagrada Familia: The unique designs of Gaudís basilica
stretch the realms of the imagination and have turned this basilica
into an icon of this grand city. The three fascinating façades
are all different and only one of them, the surreal Nativity
façade, was near completion before Gaudí died.
A visit to the Sagrada Familia is an opportunity to literally
witness history being built, as new elements are constantly
being added, such as the recently completed nave roof.
Tapas: Indulge in one (or several!) of the most famous concept
in Spanish cuisine. These typical appetizers are a true institution
in Barcelona; stopping for a few tapas is the perfect excuse
to meet up with friends at any time of the day.
Operated with a bilingual English/Spanish-speaking tour guide
on the Tapas Evening with Walking Tour and the Artistic Barcelona
Day 1 | Departure
from home via overnight flight to Barcelona.
Day 2 | Arrival Barcelona
Arrive at Barcelona - El Prat Airport. A representative holding
a sign displaying your name will be waiting to greet you in
the arrivals lounge and to transfer you to your hotel. Spend
the rest of the day at your leisure enjoying the highlights
of Barcelona. Visit the Old Town, enjoy some tapas while soaking
up the atmosphere of Las Ramblas, or relax on the beach or in
a bar overlooking the sea at Port Olímpic before your
busy days of sightseeing ahead. Overnight in Barcelona: Superior
Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.
Day 3 | Barcelona
Start the day with breakfast at the hotel and then head out
to explore Barcelona. Enjoy some free time in the morning to
get a feel for the city by yourself, then head to the meeting
point at Julià Travel Office, Calle Balmes 5, for the
15:30 Artistic Barcelona tour. We will start the visit with
a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, giving
you an insight into the basilicas history and the fascinating
symbolism hidden within its ornamentation. Then head back to
the bus to travel to Park Güell, located on top of a hill,
offering incredible panoramic views of the city. Park Güell
is one of Gaudís most emblematic works, as he combined
his creative Modernist style with nature in his vision of the
perfect garden city, now a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site.
We will round off the tour with a stroll down one of the most
important streets in Barcelona, the Passeig de Gràcia.
Here, you will not only find a plethora of prestigious shops,
but also many important Modernist buildings, such as Casa Milà,
also known as La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.
The tour will finish in front of Casa Batlló, just ten
minutes walking distance from the famous Plaça Catalunya.
After the tour, you can make your own way back to your hotel
or stay out to enjoy Barcelona by night. Overnight in Barcelona:
Superior Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.
Day 4 | Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a day at your leisure
exploring the main attractions of the city. In the early evening,
head to the meeting point in front of the Silken Ramblas Hotel
on Calle Pintor Fortuny 10-14 in time for departure at 17:00.
This pre-dinner walking tour is a fantastic way to gain a deeper
insight into Catalan culture, whilst enjoying gourmet food at
some of Barcelonas best and most famous tapas bars. We
will welcome you to the tour with a glass of wine at a gastronomic
centre that offers food-based experiences to tourists and food-lovers
alike. Your specialist guide will then guide you down Barcelona's
most famous street, La Rambla. From there, you will visit the
citys famous food market, La Boqueria, where you will
have the opportunity to taste some of the local produce; take
your pick from fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, cheese
or any type of meat imaginable. The tour then continues through
the Gothic Quarter, where you will discover the architecture,
language and gastronomy unique to Spain and Barcelona; some
of the gourmet shops are over 100 years old! Here, you will
sample cured meats at a shop specialised in Iberian ham and
a selection of delicious, local tapas at two different restaurants.
By the end of the tour, you will be full of good food, wine
and conversation, and you will have gained a deeper understanding
of Spanish and Catalan cultures and of local life in Barcelona.
Once the tour is finished, make your own way back to the hotel
or stay out for another glass of wine. Overnight in Barcelona:
Superior Category 4* Evenia Roselló Hotel or similar.
Day 5 | Departure
After breakfast at the hotel, at the indicated time, transfer
to the airport . Although its time to say good-bye to
this magnificent city, the memories created here will last a
lifetime. Breakfast included.
BREAK VACATION INCLUDES: Round-trip space available interline
air transportation via Air Canada, round-trip airport/hote/airport
transfers, 3 nights hotel accommodations at hotel indicated
or similar, breakfast daily, tours as indicated, hotel taxes
and service charges. Airline departure taxes are not included
and vary depending upon your departure city. Companion Eligible.
Domestic partner eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies®
Madrid City Break Vacation from
Departures Mar 16 thru Oct 27, 2020
5 Days/3 Nights
16, 17, 27 & 31 & Apr 12, 13 19 & 25 & May
3 thru 10 & May 15 thru 23 & Jun 2 & 3 &
Jun 17 thru 26, 2020 from $709*
Jul 5 thru 27 & Jul 31 thru Aug 27, 2020 from $629*
Aug 31 thru Sep 4 & Sep 12 & 13 & Sep 21 thru
26 & Sep 30 thru Oct 4 & Oct 12 thru 15 & Oct
22 thru 27, 2020 from $709*
this cultural city through its many interesting sites, including
the Paseo de la Castellana; the Cibeles Fountain; El Retiro
Park, the largest green space in the city; the Puerta del Sol;
the Art Walk (which includes El Prado, Reina Sofía and
the Thyssen Museums); the Puerta de Alcalá; the Royal
Palace; and many more.
Toledo: The spirit of El Greco lives on in the ancient streets
of this beautiful city. Visit its cathedral, historical churches
and mediaeval synagogue.
Day 1 | Departure
from home via overnight flight to Madrid.
Day 2 | Arrival Madrid
Upon landing at Madrids airport, head to the Arrivals
hall where you will find a driver holding a sign with your name
on it. You will then be accompanied to the transfer to your
hotel, where you can settle in before spending the rest of this
first day at your leisure. Perhaps hit the streets and start
exploring the many things one can do in this vibrant city, from
visiting museums to enjoying a drink and tapas in one of its
innumerable bars. Alternately, you can kick back and make the
most of the available services at the hotel. In the evening,
you can ask your hotel reception for restaurant recommendations
to discover Madrids highly-renowned gastronomy before
spending the first night in the hotel. Overnight in Madrid -
Superior Category 4* Senator Gran Vía or similar.
Day 3 | Madrid
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel before heading out to start
your tour of Madrid. The coach will leave at 9:00 on Calle San
Nicolás, 15, next to Plaza Los Ramales. You will first
be taken to see the Plaza de Oriente and the Debod Temple, where
we will stop to enjoy a walk and take some pictures. After this
visit, return to the coach and head to the Plaza Mayor for a
second stop to visit the Plaza de Villa and the iconic Puerta
del Sol. The coach then continues on the rest of the tour, driving
by Carrera de San Jerónimo Street, Las Cortes (the Spanish
Parliament), Neptunos Square (a famous artistic fountain),
the Paseo Del Prado (an avenue containing the Thyssen, Prado
and Reina Sofía Museums), the Atocha Railway Station,
the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cibeles Square (which has another
renowned fountain), Alcalá Street, Alcalás
Gate, the Las Ventas Bullring, the Santiago Bernabéu
Stadium (Home of the Real Madrid CF), Paseo de la Castellana
Street, Columbus Square, the National Library, Gran Vía,
Plaza de España and, lastly, Plaza de Oriente, where
the tour comes to an end. Weather permitting, and always alongside
your guide, the bus will make three stops throughout the trip:
the aforementioned stops at the Plaza Mayor and the Debod Temple,
as well as a third one at the Las Ventas Bullring. After the
tour, the rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure
and make your way back to the hotel at whichever time suits
you best. Overnight in Madrid - Superior Category 4* Senator
Gran Vía or similar.
Day 4 | Madrid -
Toledo - Madrid (70kms - 1hr)
After breakfast at the hotel, go back to the meeting point at
Calle San Nicolás, 15, next to Plaza Los Ramales to begin
your half-day tour of Toledo at 8:45 (from April to October
it starts again at 15:00. Located 70 km from Madrid, this beautiful
city-museum was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It
is one of the oldest towns in Europe and it contains a wealth
of artistic beauty, as well as buildings boasting styles from
almost every period in Spanish history (Arabian, Gothic, Mudéjar,
Renaissance and Baroque). Toledo is known as the City
of the Three Cultures since Christians, Muslims and Jews
coexisted between its walls in mediaeval times. In the 16th
century, it was also home to the great painter El Greco. During
this walking tour you will get to see the outside of the Cathedral.
Then visit the Church of Saint Tomé, which contains El
Grecos masterpiece: The Burial of the Lord of Orgaz.
Later in the day, walk into the ancient synagogue of Santa María
la Blanca, and after that, visit the interior of the amazing
monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Afterwards you will have
the chance to see a demonstration of damascening, an ancient
technique and art that consists in inlaying precious metals
in steel, traditionally for forging swords. At the end of the
tour, youll be dropped off at the Julia Travel Office,
from where you get to spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Madrid - Superior Category 4* Senator Gran Vía
Day 3 | Departure
After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, at the indicated time,
bid farewell to the city and catch your transfer to the airport
for your return flight home. . Breakfast included.
VACATION INCLUDES:Round-trip space available interline air transportation
via Air Canada, round-trip airport/hote/airport transfers, 3
nights hotel accommodations at hotel indicated or similar, breakfast
daily, tours as indicated, hotel taxes and service charges.
Airline departure taxes are not included and vary depending
upon your departure city. Companion Eligible. Domestic partner
eligible. Restrictions apply. Call Open Skies® for details.
(Majorca) Break-A-Way Vacation from
Falling for Mallorca
is inevitable! The ever popular star of the Mediterranean, Mallorca
has a big sunny personality thanks to its ravishing beaches,
remote mountains and soulful hill towns. The immense natural
beauty together with Mediterranean weather (hot dry Summers
and mild Winters) are the main reason why Mallorca (also known
as Majorca) has been so popular as a holiday destination. Culture
is a vital part of the life of the island. Throughout the year
there are festivals, concerts, literary events, exhibitions.
The capital, Palma de Mallorca, is the island's cultural center,
outstanding for its historic old town and excellent night life.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing break or a holiday packed
full of adventure you will find that the Island has something
to offer everyone.
Prices quoted are per person, double occupancy, based on the
ZED zonal/mileage system. Trips are priced based on the the
shortest non-stop flight to the final destination. Call Open
Skies for exact rates based on your departure city. Persons
traveling single require a single supplement. Prices do NOT
include departure taxes. Where domestic partner and companions
eligible are listed, there may be a supplement. Contact Open
Skies® for details concerning supplements and itinerary
changes if applicable.
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