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2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith
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2014 Madrid Artchitecture Package with Professor Barry Goldsmith

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Madrid, Central Spain and Barcelona …

Madrid, Central Spain and Barcelona
Been there haven't done that! With Professor Barry Goldsmith
Starts 5th of July 2014.
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  • 1. MADRID / SPAIN «ONLY PACK ONCE» TOUR 2014 artchitectours
  • 2. MADRID & CENTRAL SPAIN + BARCELONA 2014 a PROFESSOR BARRY GOLDSMITH Been There, Haven’t Done That “Only Pack Once” Touring Madrid & Central Spain while never changing hotels This “Only pack Once Tour” has been conceived by travel journalist and architectural historian Barry Goldsmith. Barry Goldsmith is a professor of architecture and humor. He's an architect and architectural historian who's also a print, web and broadcast travel expert specializing in "Been There, HAVEN'T Done That" recommending sites around the world missed by most tourists - and even missed by many natives. Goldsmith looks at buildings and life from unique perspectives.. In this tour through his selected sites in Madrid and central Spain we will discover with him some hidden treasures of Spanish Architecture, as well as his favorite places to experience the true Spanish style. Artchitectours 2014. All rights reserved
  • 3. a ITINERARY SPAIN Girona Salamanca Segovia Ávila Barcelona Madrid Cuenca Toledo Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved Valencia DAY 1 / SATURDAY JULY 5 Arrival of participants, welcome reception and presentation of the tour by professor Goldsmith DAY 2 / SUNDAY JULY 6 First introduction to Madrid/City Center DAY 3 / MONDAY JULY 7 Avila/Salamanca DAY 4 / TUESDAY JULY 8 Madrid/Aranjuez/Toledo DAY 5 / WEDNESDAY JULY 9 Madrid-/ El Escorial DAY 6 / THURSDAY JULY 10 Castles around Valladolid DAY 7 / FRIDAY JULY 11 Palacio de Liria/Segovia /La Granja DAY 8 / SATURDAY JULY 12 Day trip to Valencia DAY 9 / SUNDAY JULY 13 Visits in Madrid /Museo Reina Sofía DAY 10 / MONDAY JULY 14 Day trip to Cuenca and Windmills of Consuegra DAY 11 / TUESDAY JULY 15 Visits in Madrid /Museo del Prado /Farewell dinner DAY 12 / WEDNESDAY JULY 16 Morning in Madrid and free time until transfer to Airport (or follow to Barcelona) DAY 13- 14 -15 -16/ THURSDAY- FRIDAY- SATURDAY- SUNDAY - BARCELONA ADD ON Barcelona / Girona/Figueres/
  • 4. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 1 Saturday July 5th Arrival of participants and Transfer to the Hotel Evening Reception and Welcome drink in the Hotel / Presentation of the trip by professor Barry Goldsmith DAY 2 Sunday July 6th Walking tour of Old Madrid: Plaza de la Villa, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Paja, Monasterio de las Descalzas and Plaza España Visit Palacio Real, Archaeological Museum and Museo Lazaro Galdiano (the "Frick of Madrid) / See Torres Blancas from Sáenz de Oiza DAY 3 Monday July 7th Day trip to Ávila and Salamanca by private bus: Salamanca University / House of Shells / Plaza Mayor / Convento de San Esteban, Convento de Las Dueñas. Ávila: Tour old-walled city, Cathedral, Church of St. Vincent / View of the walls from the distance (photo stop) DAY 4 Tuesday July 8th Day trip to Aranjuez and Toledo: Visit Aranjuez Palace and Neoclassical Labrador Palace / Toledo: Cathedral / Church of Saint Tome / El Greco’s House / Synagogues Transito & Santa Maria La Blanca / Santa Cruz Museum / St. John Monastery of the Kings Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 5. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 5 Wednesday July 9th Morning trip to el Escorial by train : Visit: Library/ Chapel,/Bourbon Palace Rooms / Pantheon / Escorial's Neoclassical Palace Return from Escorial to Atocha train station (visit interior garden). Visit the Cuartel de Conde Duque (18th-century barracks turned into a cultural center.) DAY 6 Thursday July 10th Day trip to Valladolid Castles around Valladolid: Simancas, Penafiel, La Motta de Medina. Valladolid city tour, National Sculpture Museum), / castles in Coca, / Manzanares. DAY 7 Friday July 11th Morning tour the Palacio de Liria, palace of the Duchess of Alba / to confirm by appointment Afternoon trip to Segovia: and La Granja by private bus. Segovia : Visit Alcazar / Cathedral /Casa de Los Picos. / Church of San Martin / Romanesque Church of San Juan.de los Caballeros La Granja: Stop on way back. Tour palace and gardens. Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 6. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 8 Saturday July 12th Day trip via AVE train to Valencia /Post Modern culture complex by Santiago Calatrava : City of Arts & Sciences. Museum of Ceramics and Decorative Arts in the sumptuous Baroque Palace of Marques de Dos Aguas Walking tour of old town Valencia . Visit La Llotja, one of the most famous civil gothic monuments in Europe and UNESCO site DAY 9 Sunday July 13th San Antonio de la Florida (Goya frescoes), Puerta de Toledo. ( Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Lunch in the Museum’s under grass/sod restaurant – included) The Prado, with renovations by Moneo, for the balance of the day, early evening. DAY 10 Monday July 14th Tour Don Quixote Country” by private bus Chinchon Cuenca (with hanging homes), Belmont (with castle owned by Empress Eugenie), Windmills at Consuegra. Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 7. a TOUR PROGRAM DAY 11 Tuesday July 15th Real Academia de Bellas Artes / Gran Via - mixture of architectural styles such as Historicism, Beaux Arts, Neoclassical, Art Deco/Plaza Cibeles / Old Post Office/Communications Building/ Museo del Ejercito – a seldom-visited museum with some great sites and the surviving palace of the original 17th-century Retiro Palace with painting by Valezquez. / Retiro Park. Or Sorolla Museum – Spain’s most famous Impressionist painter (with its small Alhambra-like inner garden). Walk down Paseo del Prado stopping in Caixa Forum (“Madrid’s Tate Modern” created from a renovated power station by the famous architects Herzog de Meuron.) Reina Sofia Museum (open until 9 PM -- view spectacular Jean Nouvel wing from outside) Farewell dinner (included) DAY 12 Wednesday July 16th Morning breakfast in the Hotel and free time until check-out Transfer from Hotel to Airport and end of trip For those staying to Barcelona – Prof. Goldsmith visits one more site at 10:30 – Monasterio de la Encarnacion. Evening in Barcelona Palau de la Musica Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 8. a BARCELONA ADD ON DAY 13 Thursday July 17th Walking tour of Bari Gòtic, Cathedral, Barcclona Historical Museum (Roman basement) and the connecting Royal Palace of Queen Isabella, with the great room she welcomed back Columbus from the New World. Walking tour includes les Rambles and Plaça Reial ending at Santa Maria del Mar / Gaudi walking tour including Park Güell/ Casa Batlló/ la Pedrera/ Sagrada Familia. Contemporary architecture in the sea Front .: Enric Miralles Gas Building, W Hotel. / Richard Meier’s MACBA (exterior) DAY 14 Friday July 18th Day trip to Figueres and Girona by bus. Visit Salvador Dali’s birthplace and museum in Figueres Girona (with its beautiful medieval old town)/ Girona Cathedral DAY 15 Saturday July 19th Museum of National Art of Catalonia, Fundació Joan Miro/Picasso Museum Farewell dinner DAY 16 Sunday July 20th Free time until transfer from Hotel to Airport Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 9. a HOTEL RITZ 5* IN THE HEART OF MADRID HOTEL RITZ 5* Ritz is known worldwide for its exclusiveness and its location in the city center. Hotel Ritz will be part of the whole travel experience in Madrid. Ideally located for the city’s museums, with a luxurious spa, free parking and free Wi-Fi. The rooms are individually decorated in classic style with rich materials and antique-style furniture. The bathrooms are equipped with marble and gold. The emphasis throughout the Hotel is on quiet and relaxation. If you want to pamper yourself there is a Wellness Center. Here you can enjoy a large range of exclusive treatments. The famous Restaurant offers cuisine at the highest level. In the Lobby Bar you can enjoy a classic afternoon tea accompanied by live music. The Hotel is set in the heart of the Retiro district. You are within walking distance of the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Zarzuela Theatre and the Retiro Park. The financial district is also an easy walk away. Hotel to be confirmed at the time of booking /Hotel 5* Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 10. HOTEL MAJESTIC 5* IN THE HEART OF BARCELONA a HOTEL MAJESTIC 5* Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has a 90-year-old history in excellence. The hotel is located in the middle of Passeig de Gràcia, -right in the heart of the city- and close to Gaudi's buildings, exclusive shopping facilities and Barcelona's most important historic tourist sites. Rooms are elegant but also integrate innovative elements; they are very comfortable and always live up to the expectations of even the most discerning customers. Jean Paul Belmondo, Milos Forman, Vargas Llosa and the Dalai Lama amongst others have stayed in this Hotel and found the rooms of Majestic cozy and welcoming, which helped them to enjoy Barcelona even more. Hotel to be confirmed at the time of booking /Hotel 5* Arquitectura lúdica S.L 2014/ All rights reserved
  • 11. FACT SHEET MADRID AUD5.350 price/ person in double room Single occupancy + 2.290 AUD Price base in Euros 1 EUR = 1.57236 AUD To be calculated at the exchange rate at the day of each paymentt Minimum 14 participants maximum 24 participants a The price includes: Design of the itinerary and guided visits by architect Barry Goldsmith during the whole tour 11 nights in 5* Hotel in the city center (Price based on Hotel Ritz – confirmation upon availability) Arrival transfer by coach and assistance at check-in Transportation during all days as stated in program (private coach and AVE to Valencia) Entrances to all visited monuments, as stated in program Welcome Dinner day 1 1 Lunch at Reina Sofía Museum Farewell Dinner day 11 Price does not include : Lunches and dinners (except breakfast, lunch in Reina Sofía Museum, welcome dinner and Farewell dinner / Optional Meal Package upon request Insurance International flight from city of origin to Madrid NOTES : Program subject to changes
  • 12. FACT SHEET BARCELONA ADD ON AUD1.874 1.184 € price/ person in double room Single occupancy + 915 AUD 580€ Price base in Euros 1 EUR = 1.57236 AUD To be calculated at the exchange rate at the day of each paymentt Minimum 14 participants maximum 24 participants a The price includes: AVE from Madrid to Barcelona and back to Madrid Design of the itinerary and guided visits by architect Barry Goldsmith during the whole tour 4 nights in 5* Hotel in the city center (Price based on Hotel Majestic – confirmation upon availability) Arrival transfer by coach and assistance at check-in Transportation during all days as stated in program (private coach to Figueres and public transportation) Entrances to all visited monuments, as stated in program Concert at Palau de la Música Farewell Dinner day 15 Price does not include : Barcelona city tax 5 * € 2.40 per person per night Lunches and dinners (except breakfast and Farewell dinner / Optional Meal Package upon request Insurance International flight from Madrid to city of origin NOTES : Program subject to changes
  • 13. INFORMATION AND RESERVATION MADRID AU$5.350 price/ person in double room a Registration until 04/10/2014 ** Payment terms (20% at booking / 60% before 04/10/2014 (80% of total at registration closing) Final payment of remaining 20% before 05/25/2014 Single occupancy + AU$2.290 BARCELONA AU$1.874 INFORMATION AND RESERVATION info@artchitectours.us PAYMENT OPTIONS price/ person 1_ Web: Through our website www.artchitectours.us via Credit Card / Secure payment Single occupancy + AU$915 2_ Bank Transfer: ask to info@artcitectours.us Minimum 14 participants maximum 24 participants 3_ Pay Pal: www.paypal.com email indicating the company info@artchitectours.com (+5% commission) in double room
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