GOLF IN BARCELONA & MADRID.
30th September - 7th October 2017.

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HOTEL CATALONIA BERCELONA GOLF **** & AC HOTEL AITANA MADRID****+ GOLF

PRICE FOR 3 NIGHTS BARCELONA + 3 NIGHTS MADRID INCLUDING HIGH SPEED TRAIN
PRICE  
PER GOLFER SHARING US$ 2450
PER GOLFER SINGLE OCCUPANCY US$ 2890


INCLUDES
  • Airfare on Turkish Airline and Airport taxes
  • Meet & Greet
  • 3 nights accommodation Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Golf
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel during your stay
  • 1 green fee at PGA De Catalunya
  • Tour of Barcelona and Sagrada Family
  • AVE high speed train tickets
  • 3 nights accommodation at AC Hotel Aitana
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel during your stay
  • 1 green fee at El Encin Golf
  • Morning tour of Habsburg‚Äôs Madrid and Royal Palace
  • All visits and tickets with professional guides in English
  • All transfers in private car
  • Local assistance 24/7throughout the day
  • All taxes


OPTIONAL 3 EXTRA NIGHTS IN MARBELLA INCLUDING HIGH SPEED TRAIN
PRICE  
PER GOLFER SHARING US$ 750
PER GOLFER SINGLE OCCUPANCY US$ 990


OPTIONAL MARBELLA:
  • 3 nights accommodation at Melia Marbella Banus
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel during your stay
  • 1 green fee at Sanatana Golf
  • 1 green fee at Golf Rio Real
  • AVE high speed train tickets
EXCLUDES
  • Drink & any meals other than specified
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses e.g. Tips, Laundry & gratuities
  • Caddies fees to be paid directly




DAY TO DAY PROGRAM

Day 1
30th Sep  2017
Saturday 

05:00hrs depart Nairobi by Turkish Airline
17:21hrs  arrive at Barcelona

Meet & greet and transfer to your hotel

Check in at the Hotel

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Golf

Day 2
1st Oct 2017 Sunday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer to  PGA De Catalunya

Enjoy a round of golf at PGA De Catalunya

After golf transfer back to hotel

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Golf

Day 3
2nd Oct 2017 Monday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a tour of Barcelona and  Sagrada Family

Overnight at Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Golf

Day 4
3rd Oct 2017 Tuesday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Check out of Hotel Catalonia

Enjoy High Speed train to Madrid
Arrive Madrid and transfer to hotel

Overnight at  AC Hotel Aitana

Day 5
4th Oct 2017 Wednesday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer to El Encin Golf

Enjoy a round of golf at El Encin Golf

After golf transfer back to hotel

Overnight at  AC Hotel Aitana

Day 6
5th Oct 2017 Thursday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Enjoy a morning tour of Habsburg’s Madrid and¬† Royal Palace

Overnight at  AC Hotel Aitana

Day 7
6th Oct 2017 Friday

Breakfast at the Hotel
                                                   
Check out at the AC Hotel Aitana and transfer to the airport

12:10hrs depart Madrid by Turkish Airlines  for Nairobi

 

Day 8
7th oct 2017
Saturday

14:30hrs arrive Nairobi

End of the Tour



OPTIONAL 3 NIGHTS EXTRA IN MARBELLA

Day 7
6th Oct 2017 Friday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Check  out at the AC Hotel Aitana

Enjoy High Speed train to Malaga
Arrive Malaga and transfer to hotel in Marbella

Overnight at Melia Marbella Banus

Day 8
7th Oct 2017 Saturday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer to Santana Golf

Enjoy a round of golf at Santana Golf

After golf transfer back to hotel

Overnight at Melia Marbella Banus

Day 9
8th Oct2017 Sunday

 

Breakfast at the Hotel

Transfer to Golf Rio Real

Enjoy a round of golf at Golf Rio Real

After golf transfer back to hotel

Overnight at Melia Marbella Banus

Day 10
9th Oct 2017 Monday

Breakfast at the Hotel

Check out at the Melia Marbella Banus
and transfer to the airport

12:10hrs depart Malaga by Turkish Airways for Nairobi

Day 11
10th Oct  2017
Tuesday

 

02:30 hrs arrive in Nairobi

End of tour



Spain

Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.


Barcelona

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture.

The fantastical Sagrada Família church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. City history museum MUHBA, includes several Roman archaeological sites.



Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Golf ****



  • Situated in the Sarri√†-Sant Gervasi district, Catalonia Barcelona Golf features a golf school and on-site practice green.

  • Guests can enjoy breakfast on the hotel‚Äôs terrace and there is a chillout area.

  • Rooms are air-conditioned and include a safe and a minibar. They feature large windows and free Wi-Fi.

  • Guests have free access to Golf Eixample Golf Centre, located 1 minute's walk away, where your golf technique can be analysed using the latest technology. The hotel has professional instructors to help guests improve

  • Gr√†cia Train Station is less than 5 minutes‚Äô walk from the hotel. Diagonal Metro Station is 10 minutes away and offers direct access to Plaza Catalunya and Barcelona‚Äôs famous Las Ramblas. Sarri√†-St. Gervasi is a great choice for travellers interested in monuments, city walks and culture.


Madrid

Madrid, Spain's central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro.
It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters.

The heart of old Habsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.



AVE High Speed Train



High speed AVE connection between cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga etc.

Travelling through Spain is an enchanting experience on an AVE high speed train. You’ll enjoy your journey on the most modern train fleet in Europe, and also benefit from attentive service. The AVE trains definitely stay true to their name, reaching speeds of up to 300km/h (186mph). The AVE trains are a luxurious and an efficient way to get around the country.

The distances of more than 600 kilometers from Barcelona to Madrid and from Madrid to Malaga takes only 2 ¬Ĺ hours in these luxurious fast trains.


AC Hotel Aitana ****



  • Located along the prestigious Paseo de la Castellana thoroughfare, the AC Hotel Aitana is 250 m from Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. It is also opposite the Congress Palace events centre.

  • This modern hotel is full of bright and comfortable spaces. All rooms have a minibar. There is a flat-screen TV with international channels and special reading lamps. Free Wifi is provided throughout the property.

  • This stylish and relaxed atmosphere is consistent throughout the hotel. There is a modern breakfast room that offers a buffet breakfast, and in the AC Lounge you can taste a complete Mediterranean menu which includes from light snacks to well-prepared dishes. In the afternoon, it turns into a chill-out bar, where guests can enjoy cocktails and appetizers.


Optional Marbella

Marbella is a city and resort area on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, part of the Andalusia region.
The Sierra Blanca Mountains are the backdrop to 27 km of sandy Mediterranean beaches, villas, hotels, and golf courses. West of Marbella town, the Golden Mile of prestigious nightclubs and coastal estates leads to Puerto Ban√ļs marina, filled with luxury yachts, and surrounded by upmarket boutiques and bars.



Melia Marbella Banus ****



  • Melia Marbella Banus is 1 minute walk from the beach. The luxurious Meli√° Banus features 3 outdoor pools, including special areas for children. Guests have free access to the spa area with a sauna, Turkish bath and hot tub.

  • All rooms at the Meli√° Marbella offer interactive satellite TV and a safe. Air conditioning and heating are offered seasonally, and the private balcony features views of the pool.

  • The main outdoor pool is equipped with waterfalls and surrounded by gardens. Guests can play tennis or paddle tennis, and enjoy buffet meals at the restaurant. There is also an indoor pool.

  • Meli√° Marbella is in the heart of Puerto Ban√ļs, 100 m from the sea. The Las Brisas Golf Club is a short drive away, while Pablo Ruiz Picasso Airport is 45 minutes‚Äô drive away.

GOLF COURSE

PGA De Catalunya - Angel Gallardo & Neil Coles
18 holes, par 72
Distance: 7205 Yards
Opened: 1998

Home of the Spanish Open and continual host of the European Tour Qualifying School is the spectacular PGA Catalunya and one of Europe's finest golfing estates.
The Stadium and the the Tour golf courses are of oustanding quality and standard. The Stadium course is relatively long with tight fairways and undulating greens, and has recently been voted by the experts as the number 1 golf course in Spain.
The sister course, The Tour, is by no means to be considered as the number 2 course. It is of the exact same standard and offers a different test of golf, with larger fairways and shorter holes.
Considered to be one of Spain’s greatest golf courses, the PGA Cataluyna’s Stadium Course is one of those layouts that every golfer should tackle at least once in their lifetime.


El Encin Golf - Robert Von Hagge Smelek & Baril

18 holes, par 72
Distance: 7,500 Yards
Opened: 2011

This Course is considered by most golfers as one of the best courses in Madrid.
With the Humosa Saints Mountains providing a dramatic backdrop, golfers can enjoy a relatively open course where course management is the name of the game. Plenty of bunkers are within reach from the tee so drives must be well considered and with heavily contoured greens that are protected by more strategically placed traps, not to mention the occasional water hazard, approach shots should err on the safe side.



Optional Golf in Marbella
Santana Golf - Cabell B. Robinson
18 holes, par 72
Distance: 6207 Meters
Opened: 2004

The course is set in a former avocado plantation which provided a natural solution to many problems. The final result is a magnificent course with wide and well defined fairways on level terrain, hence easily walkable, where water features play an important albeit not excessive part in the overall design.
Each hole has two championship tees and two tees for general play for both men and ladies ‚Äď wide and well manicured putting greens surrounded by strategically placed bunkers, filled with sand produced from crushed marble. Buggy paths are provided throughout the course, beautifully integrated between the rows of fruit trees.

The beautiful environment with its natural surrounding will give the golfer the overriding impression of an existing maturity in every aspect of the course.


Golf Rio Real - Javier Arana
18 holes, par 72
Distance: 6000 Meters
Opened: 1965

Located in the most prestigious area of Marbella, just 5 minutes from the city centre. The golf course runs alongside the Rio Real River, from which it takes its name, and forms an integral part of the course, right up until it reaches the Mediterranean Sea.Its design makes it a spectacular course. With 18 holes (par 72) and more than 6,000 m in length, the Royal Spanish Golf Federation (Real Federaci√≥n Espa√Īola de Golf) considers it to be a prestigious golf course and one of the best in Spain, both for its layout, as well as it unique beauty. The course has a wide variety of different species of trees: Pine, Palm, Casuarinas, Olive, Cypress, etc. which make it the ideal place to play golf, both on foot and in golf carts. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, one can play all year around, with seafront holes and spectacular views. The course is suitable for every player, thanks to its more elevated holes, which make them even more appealing as they require the use of various clubs.



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