Home  »  Spain  »  Forums  »  Activities/Events  »  CARNIVAL TRIP 2017

CARNIVAL TRIP 2017

 
Thumb
Fran

GREAT CARNIVAL TRIP TO LEÓN (WEEKEND OF FEBRUARY 25th-26th)

Discover the many secrets hidden in the beautiful capital of the Old Kingdom of León and all the attractive things it offers (art, gastronomy, monuments, many mysteries and an exquisite wine). We will take you to live and experience the Carnival atmosphere in its incredibly famous neighbourhood known as “Barrio Húmedo” (literally Humid Quarter). Also, you will be able to participate in a costume’s contest during the Carnival celebrations.

Itinerary:

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25th: MADRIDVALDEVIMBRE – LEÓN
Departure from Madrid at 8.30 from Paseo de la Infanta Isabel 3 (next to the Agriculture Ministry – metro Atocha) heading one of the most magical places of the lands of León. From centuries ago, the hills located in its southern central part hide some wineries which have been built subterraneously. We will visit one of them, taste its wine and enjoy a wonderful menu created with local products (optional, not included, price around €15).
After lunch, the next stop will be the unique accommodation chosen for this trip in the city of León, a vintage hotel which is at the same time an art gallery, where everything surrounding bears a distinct flavour and value. Later on, we will go and see during the evening the amazing Carnival’s parade and we will also celebrate a costume’s contest (optional), which will be held alongside the tasting of a welcoming wine. During the night, after dinner (included) we will visit the famous “Barrio Húmedo”, where we will encounter many bars and pubs to enjoy with all the perks of the lively Carnival’s atmosphere.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th: LEÓN – LLAMAS DE LA RIBERAMADRID
After breakfast, the organisation will give the members the morning free for all those who want to wander around the city, where you can visit the impressive cathedral, the ancient convent of San Marcos, San Isidoro’s Basilica (with its own Royal Burials, which is also called by the experts as the Sixtine Chapel of the Romanesque Art) or the well known Casa de los Botines, built by Gaudí. Of course, we will also have enough time to go around the city altogether and taste some of the typical local tapas.
Later on, we will start our journey backwards, but making a stop in a small city known as Llamas de la Ribera, where we will have the pleasure of enjoying one of the most ancient and attractive Carnivals from all Spain. What it is particular from this scenery is the role and the history of the mask in the carnival celebrations and we will have the honour of visiting some of the houses and see how the characters, called guirrios, get dressed and ready for the parade. Moreover, we will savour typical carnival sweets and take many pictures of everything. After it, we will return to Madrid, reaching our destiny at 22.00 aprox.

Price per person
In Twin Room: €145
Supplement for individual room: €45 (subject to availability and previously requested)

Includes:
Bus from Madrid (for special requests regarding any commuting issue write in advance)
1 night at Hotel*** in León
Half-board (breakfast and dinner)
León wines tasting
Welcome glass of wine at the hotel
Costumes contest
Activities according to programme
Escort guide from Madrid
Travel Insurance

Does not include:
Monuments fees
Every item that has not been mentioned in “Includes”

Contact: 918051577 Rumbo Natura – José Antonio
Booking: http://www.rumbonatura.com/madridbabel-carnaval/ Form in website

Posted January 23rd