CITY BREAK by plane from Zagreb 4 days / 3 nights
Travel date: 21.-24.3.2020.
Day 1: ZAGREB - MADRID
Meeting of passengers at Franjo Tudjman Airport at the counter two hours before departure. Distribution of travel documents and Iberia flight to Madrid on line IB3197 at 15:55. Upon arrival at 18:50 hours transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Going with an urban public transport tour guide for an evening, “never sleeps” city-center stroll - Madrid is known as one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and Madrid's crazy nights are immortalized in many films and literary works. Overnight stay.
Day 2: MADRID
Breakfast. Going for a panoramic view of the Spanish capital: Kio Puerta or the "Gate of Europe" - Paseo de la Castellana or simply La Castellana, one of the city's longest and widest avenues - Santiago Bernabeu Stadium - Plaza Colón, Columbus Square - Cibeles Fountain, one of the city's most beautiful fountains , promised by Real fans celebrating the victories of their club - Gran Vía or "The Great Way", one of the city's liveliest and most popular streets - Plaza España, a square that houses a monument to Cervantes and his characters from the novel, the world's most widely read post-Bible book , "The Bright Knight of Don Quixote of Manche" - Royal Palace, Residence of the Spanish Kings - Plaza Oriente - Puerta del Sol, "Sun Gate", central city square, the point where the so-called Zero km in Spain and the place where the Madrileños celebrate the New Year - Plaza Cánovas del Castillo with Neptune's Fountain - Paseo del Prado, part of the city's avenue that houses several famous museums - Retiro, the famous city park - Atocha, a busy city hub - Puerta de Alcalá - Las Ventas, bullfighting arena. Free afternoon for personal programs. Flamenco show (extra charge on site for tour manager) in the evening. Overnight stay.
Day 3: MADRID: optional trip to Toledo
Breakfast. Today we recommend a full-day trip to Toledo (payment when booking the tour; excursion includes sightseeing with a local guide, minimum required to carry 18 passengers). Toledo is located about 70 kilometers from Madrid in the province of Castilla-La Mancha and was once the capital of Spain. Architecturally sumptuous, with a fantastic location, Toledo is a true chest with the treasure of Spanish construction. It is known as a city of three cultures - Christian, Jewish and Islamic, and in the Middle Ages the then most famous European translation school operated in it, and through Toledo translators the whole of Europe became acquainted with the works of ancient thinkers. Toledo is also the city of El Greco, because the famous painter lived and worked in that city. Upon arrival in Toledo, a guided tour of the city follows: Cathedral of Santa María - Monastery and Church of San Juan de los Reyes - Alcázar - Church of St. Tome (it houses the famous El Greco painting "The Funeral of Count Orgas") - Santa Maria La Blanca Synagogue - Plaza Zocodover. Shorter free time for personal programs. Return to Madrid at 3 pm. For those who still decide to stay in the city, it is an enjoyable time to visit, for example, the many famous Madrid museums: Madrid is world famous for its TVZ. The "Art Triangle", the corners of which make up the famed Prado - with the Louvre and Hermitage the most famous European museum - which houses the world-famous Royal Collection of Spanish and European Painting, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum at Villahermosa Palace, Baron Thyssen's famous private collection of works of art from Donatello, via Monet and Gauguin to Roy Lichtenstein, and to Centro del Arte Reina Sofía, once a city hospital, the famed Museum of Modern Art whose most famous exhibit is Picasso's "Guernica." And once you get into the art, we have no doubt that you will take advantage of the exceptional trade offer the Spanish capital has to offer: all the famous Spanish fashion brands in Spain are cheaper than in the rest of Europe! Free evening and return to the hotel in an individual arrangement. Overnight stay.
Day 4: MADRID - ZAGREB
Breakfast. After breakfast check out of rooms and transfer to Barajas Airport. Check in on flight IB3196 to Zagreb at 12:25 hrs. Arrival to Zagreb is scheduled at 15:15.
Package price per person in double room: FM € 3,380 / € 3,580
Aeronautical fees ($ 1,090) are included in the package price.
FM DISCOUNT RELATED TO REGULAR PRICE IS VALID TO NOTIFICATION OF CAPACITY COMPLETION! THIS DISCOUNT EXCLUDES POSSIBLE OTHER DISCOUNTS OR SPECIAL ACTIONS!
Single room supplement: 1,090 kn
Supplement for a half-day optional trip to Toledo *: 390 kn
PRICE OF THE PACKAGE ARRANGEMENTS INCLUDES: Zagreb-Madrid-Zagreb airfare, airline fees, tour manager service, shuttle service to / from Madrid airport, panoramic sightseeing of Madrid, accommodation in a 4 * hotel in Madrid in double rooms based on three nights with breakfast, sightseeing according to the program, and costsganization and sales
PRICE OF THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE: Tickets for cultural and historical monuments and museums not listed as included, public transport tickets, travel insurance (recommended!), Optional facilities and excursions, tips to local service providers and staff, and personal order costs
* A trip to Toledo is required when booking an arrangement! The minimum required for the trip is 18 registered passengers.
Centro del arte "Reina Sofia": www.museoreinasofia.es; ticket price 10 €;
Prado: www.museodelprado.es; ticket price 15 €;
Museo Thyssen y Bornemisza: www.museothyssen.org/en, € 12
Royal Palace www.patrimonionacional.es; ticket price 10 €
FC Real Madrid Stadium: adults 25 €, children 4-14 y. 18 €
MINIMUM OF PASSENGERS: 25
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT SPAIN:
OFFICIAL NAME: Kingdom of Spain
GOVERNMENT: Parliamentary monarchy
CITY: Madrid, around 3.16 million (2016)
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Madrid Barajas Airport, Madrid
LANGUAGE: Spanish (official)
RELIGION: Catholics 70.2%, atheists 9.9%, other 2.6%, 15.1%, unspecified 2.1% (2016)
TIME DIFFERENCE: Central European Time (Croatia 12:00 = Spain 12:00)
MONEY: EUR (Euro); 1 EUR = 100 Eurocents
NUMBER OF POPULATION: Approximately 46.57 million (according to the 2017 census).
AREA: approximately 505,990 km²
GEOGRAPHICAL POSITION: a south-western European country, bordering Portugal in the west and France in the east. It faces the Mediterranean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.
CLIMATE: Despite its size, the Mediterranean climate prevails, characterized by hot and dry summers and mild and rainy winters. The central part of Spain, Meseta, has a more continental climate with warm summers and cold winters.
ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE: 230 V.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR TRAVEL: A valid passport or identity card is required for Croatian citizens to enter the Kingdom of Spain and must be valid for at least 3 months after entry. Children must have their passport / ID.
HEALTH: Vaccination is optional. We recommend that you consult your World Health Organization website (WHO, www.who.int) before traveling. We also recommend that you take a convenience store pharmacy for your trip.
TELEPHONING: Area code is +34. Mobile phone connections are good, all mobile operators have a roaming agreement. Please contact your network operator for details.
CREDIT CARDS: Most credit cards are accepted at all banks, most hotels, restaurants and shops (MasterCard, Visa), while Amex is accepted less frequently. For the most part, the entrance to each store contains credit card symbols accepted by each store as a payment method.
GUIDELINES: The service is included in the price, so leaving tips is not common practice (except in the case of large group events), but if you are satisfied with the service, you can leave up to 5%.
TRAVEL SAFETY: Please refer to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs for travel safety to individual countries or on their website: www.mvep.hr.
CLOTHES: We advise comfortable layered clothing. For winter trips, be sure to bring gloves, a hat, and a scarf. Good and comfortable footwear are essential.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Spanish cuisine is rich and varied, thanks to the multitude of ingredients available in the country and the various regions that produce it, as each autonomous community contributes to its own dishes. The ingredients of Spanish gastronomy are rich, varied and characteristic of the Mediterranean diet. The ingredient king is olive oil. Garlic and onions are also one of the most important Spanish gastronomy. Going to tapas is very common in Spain, is part of the culture and tradition and is found all over the country. These are small meals accompanied by drinks and accompanied by good friends or colleagues. The main course of Spanish cuisine is Spanish tortilla or tortilla de patatas. The ingredients of this dish are sliced thin slices of potatoes, eggs and salt, and onions and peppers are often put.
SHOPPING: Candles, flamenco souvenirs, saffron, leather (bags, shoes), olive oil, jewelry, gold, clothing (Spanish brands like Zara, Mango, Desigual). The shops are generally open from 9:30 am to 2 pm, then there is a siesta, or midday break from 2 pm to 5 pm, and again from 5 pm to 8 pm, every working day. Larger malls are open daily from 10am to 9pm.
SAF: Please keep money, documents and other valuables in the hotel or room safe, the organizer of the trip or the hotel does not take responsibility for the stolen items.
Embassy of the Repof Croatia in the Kingdom of Spain
(Covers the Republic of Cuba and the Principality of Andorra)
Calle Claudio Coello 78/2, 28001 Madrid, ESPANA
Nives Malenica Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador
0034 91 577 6881, 577 6901, 0034 91 577 6905
Office hours of the Consular Section of the Embassy: (for parties)
• Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 1pm
• Tuesday 13: 00-16: 00
Hotline for Croatian Nationals (Emergency and Off-Time Emergency): 0034630526085
Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in the Kingdom of Spain, Barcelona
c / Comte d'Urgell, 165-167, esc B, 08036 Barcelona, ESPANA
Juli C. Bàrcena San José, Honorary Consul
0034 93 272 0043, 0034 93 488 0755
Office hours of the Consulate:
• Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
• Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.