Travel to Europe and Mediterranean Cruise for Quinceaneras

Extension to Greece - 22 days

Departures from Caracas, Venezuela:

Departures from Miami, USA:

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Is your 15th birthday coming up soon? Celebrate your sweet fifteen BIG TIME... with TUR-VEN you will enjoy the best trip of your life! We combine European art and culture with an itinerary filled with fun and excitement. If you are a Quinceanera, do not hesitate to join us…it will be an unforgettable trip to Europe!

This tour encompasses the following countries: Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Greece, and Turkey. Explore the most important cities in Europe: Madrid, Bordeaux, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Verona, Venice, Bologna, Florencia, Siena, Roma, Vatican City, Athens, Mykonos, Kusadasi, Patmos, Crete, and Santorini.

The Tour for Quinceaneras includes all visits, excursions, and activities, as well as the three daily meals (buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner), accommodation in 4 and 5-star hotels, conveniently located in the heart of each city,plus a cruise through Greek islands and Turkey.

Travel Itinerary: Extension to Greece

Duration: 22 days
Departures from Caracas: July
Departures from Miami, USA: July

Day 1. Flight to Madrid:
Departure from Maiquetía or Miami Intl. airport to Madrid. Overnight flight.

Day 2. Madrid:
Arrival at Barajas airport and shuttle service to hotel. Panoramic tour of the city: The Spanish Plazas and the Plaza de Oriente, the Royal Palace, Calle and Plaza Mayor, the Gran Vía, the Puerta del Sol, the CalleAlcalá, Castellana, Cibeles, Paseo del Prado. Visit to El Prado Museum, one of the most complete art galleries in Europe. Lunch and rest of the afternoon free for shopping. In the evening, dinner with Tapas in Barrio de Alonso Martínez, a very popular place among the young people of Madrid. After dinner, we can visit the old Market of San Miguel, which has been renovated and is now a popular center for “Tapas and Drinks”. Back to hotel.

Day 3. Madrid:
Bus tour to Toledo, an ancient walled city, where the Catholic, Jewish, and Arabic cultures converged. We will walk along the narrow streets, exploring the different synagogues, churches, and mosques. Lunch. In the afternoon, we will return to Madrid and visit the famous Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium, home to the Real Madrid F.C. Dinner in a Tablao Flamenco at Café de Chinitas, where we will enjoy a magical flamenco dancing and singing show. Back to hotel.

Day 4. Madrid-Bordeaux:
Breakfast. We will be setting out through the Castile Region, passing by San Sebastian and Burgos. Lunch. Continuing towards Bordeaux, capital of the Duchy of Aquitaine and an important wine production center. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 5. Bordeaux-Paris:
Breakfast. We will be heading towards the Loire Valley, with its beautiful medieval castles, featuring the Chambord Castle. Lunch at a typical inn in Amboise, where you will try their delicious “crepes”. Next, we will visit the home of Leonardo da Vincito admire some of the reproductions of the Florentine genius’s inventions, continuing towards the Ile de France, into the Parisian Region, including Paris, the eternal City of Light. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Dinner. In the evening, we will go for a ride on Bateaux Mouchesalong the Seine, where we will have to opportunity to admire “Paris by night”. On our way back, we will walk towards the Eiffel Tower, where you can take as many photos as you wish, with the illuminated tower in the background. Dinner at the hotel and end of the day.

Day 6. Paris:
Breakfast. Tour of the city: Champs Elysées, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero Square, Invalides, Latin Quarters, Notre Dame, the Opera, Rue Rivoli , and the Eiffel Tower. Lunch at a Parisian brasserie. In the afternoon, we will visit the Louvre Museumto admire the painting and sculpture masterpieces, among which are the famous La Gioconda (Mona Lisa), the Venus of Milo, and the Winged Victory of Samothrace. On our way back to the hotel, the bus will leave us near Notre Dame Cathedral to have a chance to go in and take our time to admire its grandeur. The rest of the afternoon, we will be free to go for a stroll or shopping while walking back to the hotel. Dinner and ‘Coming of Age’ Party at the famous Restaurant 58, on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The memory of the view of the lights of Paris will be cherished by each one of you. Back to hotel.

Day 7. Paris:
Breakfast. An exciting and fun day at EuroDisney Park, enjoying all its fantastic attractions such as Main Street, Adventure Land, Frontier Land, Discovery Land, and Space Mountain. Lunch. In the afternoon, the fun continues at the park. At sundown, we will visit Mont-Martre, a popular place for painters and bohemians, and then the Sacré Coeur Basilica. Dinner in Mont Martre, at Auberge de la Bonne Franquette. After dinner, we can go for a stroll and maybe pose for a portrait or funny caricature by one of the many local artists. Back to hotel.

Day 8: Paris-Bruges-Amsterdam:
After breakfast, we will be leaving for Bruges, where we will take some time to absorb the charm of this medieval city traced by canals and bridges, and where we will enjoy a typical lunch. Arrival in Amsterdam in the evening. Quick panoramic tour of the city at night, including sights such as Dam Square, the Jewish District, andthe Tower of Tears, followed by a boat ride along the canals, admiring the different old buildings on both sides. After this ride, we will visit one of the most emblematic places of this city: the “Red District”, walkingaround the area and looking at “shop windows”. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 9: Amsterdam:
Breakfast. Bus tour ofMarken andVolendam, two beautiful fisherman villages 20 km north of Amsterdam. Lunch. After lunch, we will head back to Amsterdam, where we can have some time off for a stroll in this amazing city or shopping. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 10: Amsterdam-Heidelberg:
Breakfast. We will be heading towards Heidelberg, crossing the Neckar River Valley. Lunch on the way. Arrival in this small town, considered to be the most romantic of Germany and seat of the prestigious University of Heidelberg. Walking tour along its cobblestone streets. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 11: Heidelberg-Innsbruck:
Breakfast. Travel to Innsbruck, crossing the Austrian Tirol. Lunch. After lunch, we will continue our city tour on foot along its streets to see the famous Golden Roof, the Olympic Trampoline for ski jumping, its modern architecture, among other sights. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.

Day 12: Innsbruck-Verona-Venice:
Breakfast. Travel to Italy, passing through Verona for a quick visit to “Juliet’s balcony” that inspired Shakespeare to write Romeo and Juliet. After lunch, we will head for Venice, where we will board a water taxi that will take us to the hotel. City tour on foot and by boat to admire the most popular landmarks of this magical city: Saint Mark’s Square and Basilica, Doge’s Palace, the Riva degliSchiavoni, the Bridge of Sighs - where those sentenced to death saw their beloved city for the last time – and the Merceria, the old trade center. Dinner at Hard Rock Café in the middle of St. Mark’s Square.In the evening, we will indulge ourselves in a romantic Gondola ride along the canals, and if you still have some energy, we can walk to Harry's Bar, an old bar where Ernest Hemingway was a regular in the 1940’s, or we can stop for a cappuccino at Caffe Florian, a cozy and old coffee shop in the middle of St. Mark’s Square, enjoying the music and spectacular ambiance.

Day 13: Venice-Bologna-Florence:
Breakfast. We will continue our journey towards the Tuscan countryside, passing through the Emilia Romagna region, considered to be the capital of Italian cuisine. Lunch in Bologna, continuing towards Florence. Dinner and accommodation at hotel. In the evening, lots of fun and dancing at the Space Electronic Disco.

Day 14: Florence-Siena-Rome:
After breakfast, we will go for a tour ofthe city highlights, including Piazza dellaSignoria, the Accademia Palace andLonjas, the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Flower, the Giotto Tower, the Baptistery, and Ponte Vecchio. Next, we will embark on a road trip to Siena, visiting its piazza and church, where the famous “Palio di Siena” takes place every year. After lunch, we will continue to Rome. In Rome, a city tour awaits us to discover the Imperial Forums, the Colosseum, including an underground excursion; also the Arch of Constantine, Piazza Venezia, the Fountain of Trevi, with an indispensable stop for photo taking and throwing the 3 coins into the water to ensure that you will return to Rome. Dinner ata typical trattoria where you can savor a real Roman pizza. After dinner, we can enjoy a delicious tiramisu or a nocciola ice cream while walking towards Piazza Navona. Hotel accommodation.

Day 15: Rome:
Breakfast. Visit to Vatican City (Museum and Galleries): Round Hall, Greek Cross Hall, the Tombs of Saint Helena and Saint Constance, the Sistine Chapel - featuring one of Michelangelo’s most famous works - the Chandeliers’ Gallery and the Library. Visit to Saint Peter’s Basilica, where you can admire Michelangelo’s beautiful sculpture, Pietà. Lunch at the Columnata, near the Vatican Museums. Free afternoon for a stroll or shopping on Via Condotti or Via del Corso. Dinner and show atTrastevere, the bohemian zone of Rome, where we will bid farewell to the MiniEurope group, who will embark on their journey back home the next day.

Day 16: Rome-Athens:
Breakfast. Leaving for the airport of Rome to catch the flight to Athens. Assistance and shuttle service to hotel. Lunch. Panoramic tour of the modern city, the House of Parliament in front of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. You will see Hadrian’s Arch, the Olympic Stadium, and other city landmarks. Next, we will have dinner at “NeosRigas“, a typical restaurant in the Plaka District, where we will also enjoy typical Greek folk singing and dancing. Back to hotel.

Day 17: Athens-Piraeus-Mykonos:
Louis Cruise. Buffet breakfast at hotel. Group transportation to the port of Piraeus to board the 4-day and 3-night cruise through the Greek islands. Our first destination will be Mykonos, where we will be spending some time exploring this beautiful island, its beaches, and elegant cafés. We will also be able to admire the medieval houses and Kastros (Castle), rising above the sea. The ship will leave this island to continue our voyage. Lunch and dinner onboard and overnight cruise towards Kusadasi.

Day 18. (Turkey)-Patmos:
Full board. Arrival to the port of Kusadasi, Turkey. Quick visit to its bazars and excursion to the ancient city of Ephesus, where we will be able to admire ancient architectural masterworks such as the Gate of Magnesia and the Celsus Library, prior to arriving at the amphitheater where St. Paul was taken prisoner and expelled from the city. Departure from the port ofKusadasi on the way to Patmos. Arrival at the port, sparing some free time to explore this peaceful island, known for being the place where St. John Evangelist wrote the Apocalypse during his exile from Rome. Departure from Patmos. Overnight cruise.

Day 19. Crete and Santorini:
Full board. Free time to explore the island of Crete, with its legendary Knossos Palace and the city that was the prehistorical center of the Minoan civilization and thought to be the site of the labyrinth designed to hold the mythical Minotaur. Departure from the island of Crete on the way to Santorini. Arrival in Santorini, one of the most beautiful Greek islands, rocky and steep, where we will be riding on donkey back to the top of the mountain and discover the Catholic and Orthodox Cathedrals (reserve €15 to go up and then back down), followed by a cable car ride above the small port to enjoy a breathtaking view of the island. Overnight sail.

Day 20. Piraeus-Athens-Madrid:
Breakfast onboard. Arrival to the port of Piraeus and disembarkation. City tour of Athens, beginning with the Acropolis, which in Greek means “city at the top of the hill”, as it rises high above the city, featuring the Parthenon, almost as ancient as Athens itself, the Propylaea gateway, and the Erechtheion temple, covering the historical sites, and the Acropolis Museum. Lunch at Hard Rock Café. After lunch, we will go to the airport to catch a flight to Madrid. Reception and shuttle service to Hotel. Farewell dinner at a Tasca, savoring the typical and delicious “paella madrileña”. Hotel accomodation.

Day 21. Madrid-Flight back home:
Breakfast. Transportation to Barajas airport to catch the flight back home.

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