Spain and Portugal - 12 days @ ₹ 1,39,355/-

Spain, the land of beautiful beaches, scrumptious paella and flamenco, is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful architectural structures. DQ Labs’ Spain Study Tour takes students through some of Spain’s beautiful and culturally rich cities through guided tours, night walks and museum visits. Visits to Sagrada Familia and architectural sites of Gaudi are the highlights of this tour!

From Spain we head over to Portugal, visited less, but equally enriching. See the sights in one of the most beautifully designed cities in the world, and experience first-hand, the inspiring work of world famous award winning architects like Álvaro Siza Vieira and Eduardo Souto de Moura.

PROMOTIONAL OFFER!

For all registrations up to 90 days before Departure: Tour Price of ₹ 1,34,355/- only!

TOUR SUMMARY:

Tour Departure Dates*: Tour 1: 24th May - 4th June 2016; Tour 2: 21st June - 3rd July 2016; Tour 3: 19th July - 30th July 2016

Tour Origin / Cessation: Ex Delhi

Cities: Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, Lisbon, Porto & Sintra

Registration Deadline: 60 days before departure. After this, prices will increase by ₹ 5,000 - 8,000/- per person

Inclusions: Flights, 3 star Accommodation with breakfast (Twin / Triple Sharing), Transport within each city, High Speed trains / bus between cities, Flights between Spain & Portugal, Meetings (Architects, Designers, Universities), Accompanying Italian Professional Architect

Exclusions: Service Tax @3.625%, Schengen Visa and Insurance cost, Lunch / Dinner, Entry Cost (Museums, Guided Tours, Exhibitions etc.), Any optional visits / Cities not mentioned.

* A minimum number of 15 participants are required to have a tour organized. If the minimum number of participants are not met, an alternate tour date / tour will be offered to you.

ITINERARY: The daily activities included and not limited to that listed below

Day 1: New Delhi - Madrid

Welcome to the tour! You shall meet up with the DQLABS representative and other participants at Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi at 9:00 pm IST. Briefing about the Tour Objectives, Discussion about Spanish Architecture and what to look out for, Do’s and Don'ts and Selection of Observation Tasks ; after check in and immigration, we shall proceed to board the airline to Madrid.

Day 2: Madrid

Arrive Madrid in the morning. Airport transfer to hotel. Freshen up and ready for the walk through Paseo del Prado – The most prominent Cultural Boulivard. We then take the guided tour of the Caixa Forum – by Herzog and de Mueron Architects. We also visit the Renia Sofia Museum Extention by Steven Holl. Free time for night walks through the city.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 3: Madrid

Today we shall visit contemporary Spanish architecture. A guided tour of the Madrid Design Centre by Aranguren Gallegos Architects. We then visit a Spanish Architecture Studio and have a site visit to their project or a visit to the Council of Architects (CoA). The evening is free to explore Madrid
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 4: Madrid - Bilbao

Will start early today by taking a bus from Madrid to Bilbao. Check in at a hotel and will be ready to walk around the city. Places of visit: Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, Walking trough Metro system by Norman Foster and Alhondiga Community center by Philippe Starck. The evening is free to explore Madrid
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 5: Bilbao - Barcelona

Take the mornining bus to Barcelona. Check in at Hotel and get ready for the Walking tour of the town. We visit the historical areas Cathedral Barcelona and Park de la Ciutadella. The evening is free to explore Barcelona.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 6: Barcelona

Today is Gaudi’s Day. We visit Sagrada Familia Cathedral, Casa Batlo, Casa Mila and Park Guell & Gaudi’s Museum
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 7: Barcelona

A visit to Barcelona is not complete without visiting Cosmo Caixa Barcelona, Montjuïc Castle, Mies Van der Rohe pavilion and Joan Miro foundation. A visit to an Architecture or Design university will be organized. Free time for shopping .
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 8: Barcelona - Lisbon

Say goodbye to the Spain group.
Take the flight from Barcelona to Lisbon. Transfer to hotel, check-in, freshen up and get ready for an action packed day. Today we’ll explore Alfama Neighbourhood, Lisbon Castle, Belem’s Monastery & Tower, Navigator’s Memorial, Champalimoud Foundation by Charles Corea, Parque Tejo (Expo98) - Santiago Calatrava structure – Oceanary - Vasco da Gama’s tower, Cascais, West coast & Paula Rego’s Museum.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 9: Lisbon – Sintra – Lisbon

Spend a day in Sintra visiting Sintra’s Palace, Moorish Castle and exploring the City Center. We head back to the hotel at Lisbon. Evening is free to explore Lisbon and for shopping
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 10: Lisbon – Porto – Lisbon

Today we explore Porto – we visit Boavista: Serralves Museum by Siza Vieira, Music’s House by Rem Koolhas and D. Luis bridge by Gustave Eiffel. We head back to Lisbon for meetings with Faculdade de Arquitectura University Tecnica de Lisboa and the Council of Architecture. Evening is free to explore Lisbon and for shopping
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 11: Lisbon

Enjoy a free day to explore the sights and sounds of Lisbon.
(Overnight stay in hotel)

Day 12: Lisbon - New Delhi

Early morning checkout from the hotel with transfers to the airport. We board the flight back to India with layovers as per the airline to reach New Delhi the next day.
Time to say goodbye to your new friends.

Note: Visits to Government Bodies, Universities and interactions with local designers and architects will be accommodated at their respective convenience during the tour.

REGISTER:

To register for the DQLABS Tours, please make a payment of ₹ 5,000/- and email the following details to [email protected]: Your full name, the transaction details / bank challan copy, Tour of your choice and preferred tour date of your choice

Account Holder Name: D Q Labs International

Current Account Number: 0252 0500 4625

Bank: ICICI Bank

Branch: Cox Town, Bangalore

IFSC Code: ICIC0000252

Registration Fee: The registration fee is non refundable and is adjusted towards your tour fee. If for any reason you need to withdraw from a tour, the registration is transferable to another tour of your choice.

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