Monday September 25th: A delightful drive takes us along the shores of the Northern Channel to Sault Ste. Marie. Upon arrival we will unpack for a 2 night stay at the Holiday Inn Express.
Tuesday September 26th: After breakfast, we climb aboard one of the most popular train excursions in Canada, the Algoma Railroad. We will travel 500 feet down to the floor of the Agawa Canyon enjoying the breathtaking views of the fall foliage. Upon arrival we will have a box lunch and many photo ops! This evening we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Wednesday September 27th: Today our travels take us to Frankenmuth, MI making a scenic stop at Mackinaw Crossing, a collection of shops, entertainment and restaurants on the waterfront in Mackinaw City. Here we will enjoy some free time for exploring and lunch. Then onto the quaint Bavarian town of Frankenmuth where upon arrival a step-on guide will join us for a historical tour. Afterwards we will check into the Drury Inn. Complimentary drinks & snacks at the hotel.
Thursday September 28th: This morning we visit Bronner’s Christmas store – the spirit of Christmas surrounds you with 50,000 trims & gifts. Then onto Birch Run Premium Outlets for some retail therapy before returning home.
Inclusions: 3 nights’ Accommodation, Motor Coach Transportation, Agawa Canyon Train Tour, Guided tour of Frankenmuth, MI, Shopping at Bronner’s Christmas Store & Birch Run Outlets, 3 breakfast, 2 lunch, 1 dinner, Services of a Tour Director, all Taxes.
Cost: $865.00 Twin $835.00 Triple $805.00 Quad $1,190.00 Single
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A.C.T. Tours Reg. 4660494
Spain & Potugal Tour September 28-October 12.2017
Thursday September 28th: Depart Canada - Air Canada 1914 @ 7:10PM
Friday September 29th: Arrive in Barcelona. Flight arrives 8:50AM. Meet your Driver and Guide in the arrivals hall at Barcelona Airport. Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain, and home of the Olympic Games in 1992. We will Visit the city starting in the Old town, that is traversed by Barcelona’s most famous avenue, the Ramblas, where you can find many people and places of interest. From here stroll to the Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter), where the 13th century Gothic Cathedral is situated. The Parc de la Cuitadella is also located in the area. Next we make the way to Montjuic which not only provides a great panoramic of the city and the harbour, but also mixes the modernity of the modern sports halls built nearby for the Olympic games, and a 17th Century Castle. Also in Monjuict you find the Palau Nacional, home of the Museu Nacional d’Art Catalan, hosting a great collection of medieval art (especially Romanesque frescoes). Back to the town, arrival to the hotel. Check in. Afternoon at your leisure. Dinner in a restaurant (walking distance from the hotel). Night in Barcelona (D)
Saturday September 30th: Barcelona - Figueres Buffet breakfast at the hotel. This morning will be dedicated to the famous arquitect Gaudí. The Guell Park, full of his work replete with brightly coloured tiles. Next visit Casa Milá on the Paseo de Gracia in the Eixample district. Afterwards we'll see the Sagrada Familia, a Christian temple and the most famous and spectacular of Gaudí´s works. Unfortunately he died before finishing the work, which continues to this day, and he is buried in the crypt. On to Figueres. Visit to Figueres, birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the Teatro-Museo Dali which hosts most of the artisits unique works. This, after the Prado Museum in Madrid, is the most visited museum in Spain. Return to Barcelona. „Paella“ Dinner in a restaurant at the Port Olimpic. Night in Barcelona. (B,D)
Sunday October 1st: Barcelona – Zaragoza - Madrid Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Today we travel to Madrid. Stop at Saragossa. Saragossa is a monumental city whose streets show traces of the passage of four civilizations: Roman, Muslim, Jewish and Christian. This morning we'll visit many of the historic places which have been preserved to the present day, but we'll also have time to see the new Saragossa: a modern city with excellent infrastructures, which played host to the 2008 Saragossa International Exhibition. First we'll visit the historic centre, so we make for the enormous Plaza del Pilar square. It is well worth taking a few photos here, with the majestic Basilica of El Pilar, the Lonja building and the Town Hall along one side, the Cathedral of La Seo at the end, and in front, the monument to Goya next to the Caesar Augusta Forum Museum. After a short walk, this is the ideal time to have lunch, and there are numerous restaurants in the area near the square, the Calle Mayor or the Calle del Coso. We'll have lunch in a local restaurant, „tapas menu“, you will enjoy this custom so much. On to Madrid. Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring lively Madrid. Night in Madrid. (B,L)
Monday October 2nd: Madrid – Aranjuez - Cuenca Buffet breakfast. Start the day by driving to nearby Aranjuez in the Castilian Plain, where we stop to visit the ROYAL PALACE, originally built in the 14th century. Although burned down both in 1727 and 1728, it was splendidly rebuilt and became a favorite residence of Spanish royalty. Continue traveling southeast to the magnificently located old town of Cuenca, which stands high above the precipices of the Jucar and Huecar Rivers. It is famous for its “hanging houses” that are suspended over the Huecar ravine. Return to Madrid. Dinner in a typical restaurant near the hotel. Night in Madrid. (B,D)
Tuesday October 3rd: Madrid Buffet breakfast. The capital since 1561, Madrid today is a strikingly modern city, the showcase of a country resolutely turned towards the future. Your Local Guide takes you to the Puerta del Sol, Plaza de España with its monument to Cervantes, the Parliament, Cibeles Fountain, elegant Calle Alcala, and Paseo de Castellana. Then, the highlight: a visit to the palatial PRADO MUSEUM with its priceless art treasures. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue with an afternoon guided sightseeing. Admire the historic Plaza Mayor, the city’s most important architectural landmark, and enjoy views of the Alcala Gate, and Oriente Square. Included is a visit to the 18th-century Royal Palace, ornately decorated with fine tapestries and furnishings. Dinner in a local restaurant. Night in Madrid (B,D)
Wednesday October 4th: Madrid – Toledo - Granada Buffet breakfast. The morning begins with a short drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital attracts more visitors from around the world than any other Spanish town. Time to visit the old walled city with a Local Guide and visit the 12th-century CHURCH OF ST. TOME, known for its large-format painting by El Greco of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Afternoon drive to Granada. Dinner tonight in a local restaurant for a special Regional Meal. Night in Granada (B,D)
Thursday October 5th: Granada – Cordova - Seville Buffet breakfast. Morning sightseeing to the exquisite Alhambra Palace, former residence of the Moorish Kings. Then on to Cordoba. Onthe way to Córdoba, We'll visit an olive orchard and a traditional olive oil mill. Visit the Cathedral Mosque of Cordoba (the former mosque of the Caliphs, a jewel of Hispano-Islamic art featuring striking arches and Byzantine mosaics) with a local guide . Later, on to Seville. Arrive and check-in in Seville. Dinner and night at the hotel. (B,D) Friday
October 6th: Seville Buffet breakfast. Your sightseeing tour with a local guide includes the Giralda Bell Tower and Maria Luisa Park: the center piece of the 1929 World's Fair built in a Moorish style, featuring a half mile of fountains, ponds, pavilions, and lush foliage. Walk through the imposing Plaza de España and visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world where explorer Christopher Columbus is entombed. Free time for lunch and afternoon at leisure. In the evening you will dine at a „Tablao“ and see a Flamenco show. (B,D) Saturday
October 7th: Jerez Buffet breakfast. Today’s excursion takes you to the city of Jerez where you’ll visit the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art. Later, savour a gourmet lunch in a countryside restaurant and sherry tasting at one of the city’s famous sherry bodegas. Return to Seville. Night in Seville (B,L)
Sunday October 8th: Seville – Faro - Lisbon Depart for the famous land of Portugal, stopping in the coastal city of Faro for a chicken piri-piri lunch, a local and much-loved specialty. Cross the Algarved and continue to Lisbon. Stop in Setúbal and enjoy a WINE TASTING before arriving in Lisbon, proud capital of Portugal. Check-in and night in Lisbon. (B,L)
Monday October 9th: Lisbon Buffet Breakfast. Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit the CHURCH with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. For a true taste of Lisbon, enjoy a pastel (a traditional Portuguese pastry) and a drink at Pasteis de Belém, the most famous place for these pastries. The pastel was first created by Catholic monks at Jeronimos Monastery. They used large quantities of egg whites to starch their clothes, leaving the leftover egg yolks, so they used the yolks to make pastries. Tonight, a special dinner with wine has been prepared for you at a local restaurant. Night in Lisbon. (B,D)
Tuesday October 10th: Lisbon – Fatima - Porto Buffet breakfast. Head north this morning by way of Santarém and stop in Fátima for a visit of its world-famous SHRINE dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Free time for lunch. Later, continue to Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and to Oporto on the northern bank of the Douro River. For the perfect way to round out your day, we'll join an Douro River cruise and dinner. (B,D)
Wednesday October 11th: Porto - Lisbon Buffet breakfast. Included sightseeing with a Local Guide shows off many of the city's highlights. Return to Lisbon. On the way we will visit Obidos, surrounded by medival walls where we can admire the harmony of its architecture, and the diversity of their handicrafts. Arrival in Lisbon. Farewell dinner in a typical restaurant. (B, D)
Thursday October 12th: Porto - Return Buffet Breakfast. Morning at leisure for last shopping on own or sightseeing. Around 11AM, transfer to the airport. Assistance to departure. Air Canada 1917 departs 12:50PM (B)
PRICE PER PERSON: Land tour (Barcelona to Porto) $3,499 double occupancy SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: $600 Airfare non-stop Air Canada rouge both ways $960
$500.00 Deposit at the time of booking
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A.C.T. Tours Reg. 4660494