This fantastic itinerary combines in one tour the scenic and agricultural wonders of the challenging climes of northern Europe through to the magical Mediterranean. Over thousands of years the diverse nationalities and physical environments of western Europe have nurtured a unique range of national customs and farming practices.
This tour takes us on an unforgettable journey from the delights of Spain, the wonders of Portugal, the lights of Paris, the battlefields of the Western Front through to the highly productive (but below sea level!) fields of Holland – the world's second largest exporter (in US$ terms) of farm products.
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Depart Australian capitals for Madrid.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO SOME OF YOUR OWN EXPLORATION OF MADRID (OR ELSEWHERE) BEFORE THE MAIN TOUR BEGINS, WE CAN ARRANGE EARLIER FLIGHTS AND ACCOMMODATION FOR YOU.
On arrival in Madrid we are met at the airport and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After freshening up, we enjoy an informal welcome reception at the hotel and a chance to say hello to your fellow travellers. We then have a brief guided walking tour designed to orientate you to this intriguing and historic city – not to mention a chance to stretch your legs after the long flight. Free evening.
Madrid is Spain's central capital and is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks. It’s renowned for its rich collections of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.