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‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

Come Early and take time to discover Barcelona before the tour starts with the Barcelona Pre-Tour
After the tour ends stay on and fly to Paris for the Ryder Cup (Check out the Ryder Cup Package here)

Spain is a country with music in its soul, a love of food, epic landscapes and an innate talent for celebrating all the good things in life – golf being one of their newly found pleasures!

Life in Spain is embraced with passion. That passion is woven into the fabric of daily life whether you are savouring pata negra ham tapas and drinking cañas (small beer) on a warm autumn’s night or feel your heart beat a little faster as a vivacious flamenco dancer swirls her skirt and stomps her feet to the cadence of the hypnotic flamenco tempo.

Our selected courses will see you play both around charming coves of the Mediterranean and against the wildly beautiful cliffs of the Atlantic coast. Your highlight golf courses include Real Club De Golf El Prat (Barcelona) Finca Cortesin Golf Club (Marbella), Monte Rei Golf & Country Club (Algarve, Portugal), Quinta do Lago (Algarve, Portugal) and Oitavos Dunes (Portugal).

Everywhere you go, villages of timeless beauty perch on hilltops, gather in valleys and cling to coastal outcrops as tiny but resilient outposts of Old Spain. Then there is Portugal, with its medieval castles, cobblestone villages, captivating cities and golden beaches. When you combine this with some of the best golf in Europe it doesn’t take long before Spain and Portugal make their way further up that alluring travel bucket list.

Non-golfing partners are well looked after and will revel in immersing themselves in the local culture and attractions. Please book early to avoid disappointment as this tour will sell out quickly!

 

‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

DAY 1: Saturday 8 September BARCELONA

Welcome to Spain, the country of passion!

Arrive at Barcelona International Airport where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel, Le Meridien. This beautiful hotel is perfectly located to explore everything Barcelona has to offer – boundless culture, captivating architecture and a love of food and the good life.

Here, the night holds limitless possibilities. Embrace your first evening in this enchanting city and take your pick from a selection of local Basque-style tapas bars, seafood taverns and (for those with a sweet tooth) sinful chocolate shops.

Hotel: Le Meridien Hotel, Barcelona

DAY 2: Sunday 9 September BARCELONA

This morning Barcelona is yours to discover. You’ll be taken on a fascinating journey with Gaudi’s Cathedral Sagrada Familia, Arc de Triomf, Columbus Monument, Reials Drassanes, World Trade Center, Miramar Lookout and Poble Espanyol, among the highlights.

This evening, we’ve got a real treat for you – an immersion into the Spanish way of life. You’ll be taken through the famous ‘Mercat de la Boqueria’ (market) where you’ll find out how to pick the best local and seasonal products. You’ll continue your culinary adventure and discover the joys of preparing local specialties in a hands-on, friendly and convivial atmosphere. In the perfect finale, you’ll savour the dishes you have created including a flavoursome paella – You’ll think this is the best food to ever touch your lips. Your host chefs will declare the champions as we wine and dine on our creations.

Ladies please note: Paella is traditionally made by the man of the house. (B, D)

Hotel: Le Meridien Hotel, Barcelona

DAY 3: Monday 10 September  BARCELONA

Anticipation will be high this morning as you prepare for your opening golf round at the prestigious Real (Royal) Club de Golf El Prat. This club is a distinguished lady with a long history. The origins of El Prat go back to 1912 when Count Churruca set up the Barcelona Golf Club. Years later, the visit of King Alfonso XIII gave the club its “Real” or royal status. You’ll enjoy a round on the Open course and walk in the shoes of royalty.

Non-golfers: Today on the schedule is a Sagrada Familia tour. Skip the line and a guide will tell you all about this modernist masterpiece (included in the package). If you have done the pre-tour with us, we’ve got another highlight for you to discover.

This evening we are off to a Flamenco dinner show. You will feel your heart beat a little faster as a vivacious flamenco dancer swirls her skirt and stomps her feet to the hypnotic flamenco tempo.

Hotel: Le Meridien Hotel, Barcelona (B, D and show included)

DAY 4: Tuesday 11 September GRANADA

We bid a fond farewell to Barcelona and hello to Granada in the Sierra Nevada. This fascinating city was the capital of the Moorish kingdom of Spain until the Moors were defeated in 1492. The Moorish influence has been preserved to make Granada one of Spain’s must-see destinations. You will check into the historic Palacio De Santa Paula Hotel, housed in the Santa Paula Convent and Casa Morisca.

This evening, after dinner, we invite you to the Alhambra Palace for a night visit. It is truly magical lit up at night. This intricate labyrinth of stone-cut lace, arabesque gardens and fountains was built as a citadel by the Moors in the 13th century. Moorish Kings and sultans once called this palace their home.

Hotel: AC Palacio De Santa Paula Hotel, Granada (B)

DAY 5: Wednesday 12 September MARBELLA

This morning, you’ll have the oppotunity to discover more of the Alhambra Palace and the quaint cobbled laneways of Granada before we make our way to Marbella, located on the glittery Costa del Sol. This famed holiday destination is well-known for its beaches and abundance of lush golfing greens set along its coast. We’ll check into our luxurious beachfront Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel. It is a 15-minute stroll to the picturesque Old town where you’ll nd quaint restaurants serving Mediterranean delicacies.

Hotel: Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella (B)

DAY 6: Thursday 13  September MARBELLA

Today we head out to the La Reserva de Sotogrande. This stunning course was Robert Trent Jones’ rst design in Europe. Since opening in 1964, it has maintained its ranking inside the top 10 courses of continental Europe and is regarded as the # 2 course in Spain. The fairways appear wide from the tee and the semi-rough is Augusta like in its appearance. Stray from the fairway and the many pine, oak and palm trees will ensure making ‘par’ is a challenge. The elevated greens here are picture perfect and play fast and pure all year round.

Non-golfers: The day is yours to enjoy at leisure. Just step out of the hotel, and discover all this wonderful seaside destination has to offer.

This evening, you may just want to stroll along the Paseo Marítimo – beachside promenade. Take in the views, soak up the ambience and enjoy one of the Coast’s spectacular sunsets.

Hotel: Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella (B)

DAY 7: Friday 14 September MARBELLA

Across the Strait of Gibraltar from Malaga, Tangier (Morocco) is a must-see. The enthralling gateway to Africa is a tantalizing introduction to a culture vastly different to that of continental Europe. We ferry across to reach the bustling portside town. In the old medina, there is a labyrinth of alleyways where you’ll find buzzing cafés, eateries and stalls where street vendors seduce passers-by with their exotic wares. A visit to the famous Kasbah, the walled fortress of the sultan, and the souks (markets) will be a colourful experience before feasting on regional fare together with belly dancing.

Hotel: Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella (B,L)

DAY 8: Saturday 15 September MARBELLA

After breakfast we head out to the top-ranking Finca Cortesin, home to the rich Volvo World Matchplay Championship. It is one of Costa’s most prestigious and beautiful courses. You’ll find yourself submerged in a breathtaking green paradise. Designed by Cabell Robinson in 2007 with the vision of “No hole offering less than championship quality”, the course has secured its ranking in the top 10 courses in all of Spain. Measuring almost 7,000 meters from the tips, it is one of the longest layouts in Europe, and offers some fantastic risk and reward golf on several shorter holes.

Non-golfers: Today set off to a tour to Ronda, a mountaintop city that is set dramatically above a deep gorge and is a spectacular town (included in package)

Hotel: Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella (B)

DAY 9: Sunday 16 September ALGARVE

We check out of our beachfront paradise and make our way to the Algarve Coast, Portugal. We stop in Seville to see the glorious Paca Espanha and enjoy lunch. According to myth, this flamboyant and charismatic Andalucian metropolis was founded 3,000 years ago by the Greek god Hercules. That history is palpable here. This afternoon, we check into the Ria Park Hotel and Spa, where dinner is included.

It is the smells and tastes of Portugal that will linger with you: the sweet aroma of the orange groves, the heady scent of the wine cellars and the sharp tang of the sh markets down by the sea.

Hotel: Ria Park Hotel, Algarve (B,L,D)

DAY 10: Monday 17 September ALGARVE

The golfing highlights continue with today’s round at Quinta do Lago. The South Course is the crown jewel of Quinta do Lago, and this is where we’ll play. It was designed in 1974 by William Mitchell, who introduced American-standard greens, tees and bunkers to the Algarve. Soon the course gained a prestigious reputation and became a flagship in the European Tour Course.

Non-golfers: Today relax at your own pace- take a dip in the ocean or relax by the pool. Dinner is included at our hotel this evening.

Hotel: Ria Park Hotel, Algarve (B, D)

DAY 11: Tuesday 18 September ALGARVE

Today, we cruise on a catamaran the beautiful coastline of the Algarve with its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands.

This evening, we enjoy dinner at a very special restaurant, one with uninterrupted sea views, sand dunes and the Ria Formosa Natural Park as a backdrop to create one of the most beautiful landscapes in The Algarve.

Hotel: Ria Park Hotel, Algarve (B, D)

DAY 12: Wednesday 19 September ALGARVE

This morning, we play the # 1 golf course in Portugal, Monte Rei. A Jack Nicklaus signature course, it offers an unforgettable golfing experience with its pristine fairways weaving through the Algarvean back-country. We’ll make the most of our setting and linger for lunch.

Non-golfers: Today you make your way to Albufeira which boasts glorious beaches, a scenic old town and a buzzing atmosphere. It will be easy for you to get around on the Hop on Hop off bus (included in the package).

Dinner is included at our hotel this evening.

Ria Park Hotel, Algarve (B, D)

DAY 13: Thursday 20 September LISBON

After breakfast, we transfer to Lisbon – Portugal’s capital. We check into our 5 star Tivoli Avenida Aberdade, the Grande Dame of hotels in Lisbon.

You have the afternoon to explore the city. The Portuguese have perfected the art of cooking simple, delicious meals. This evening you may want to try some of the local fare of freshly baked bread, olives, cheese, red wine or crisp vinho verde, and chargrilled fish.

Hotel: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon (B)

DAY 14: Friday 21 September LISBON

Today we explore the best of Lisbon’s landmarks and history with a local guide. Starting in the historical Belem quarter, we visit Jeronimos Monastery and the neighbouring patisserie to sample the delicious Pastéis de Belém, now famous the world over as Portuguese Tarts. We will spend time exploring Bairro Alto and its many cafes and restaurants over lunch before continuing on to Praça do Comércio. With its grand 18th century arcades, lemon meringue facades and mosaic cobbles, the riverfront square out-pomps all squares. Everyone arriving by boat used to disembark here, and it still feels like the gateway to Lisbon, busy with activity and rattling trams.

This evening we will head out for a Portuguese dining experience to remember at one of the city’s top restaurants.

Hotel: Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon (B,D)

DAY 15: Saturday 22 September SINTRA

We check out and travel along the banks of the Tagus River and into the Sintra region for a full-day tour complete with wine tastings. With its rippling mountains, dewy forests thick with ferns and lichens, exotic gardens and glittering palaces, Sintra is like a page torn from a book of fairy tales.

After lunch, we check into our hotel.

Hotel: Penha Longa Resort (Ritz-Carlton) (B)

DAY 16: Sunday 23 September SINTRA

Today we tee off at Oitavos Dunes, Portugal number one golf course and 58th in the world. Oitavos is the top golf course on Lisbon’s “Golf Coast,” a beautiful ride through woods and out to wide-open links overlooking the ocean.

Non-golfers: Make your way to Cascais, a delightful Portuguese fishing town, for a self-guided walking tour.

Tonight, we’ll swap our golf clubs for wooden spoons for a Portuguese cooking class. Chorizo bread, pastries and Portuguese desserts are among the creations on the menu. A highlight of previous tours, loads of fun is guaranteed. Dinner is at leisure.

Hotel: Penha Longa Resort (Ritz-Carlton) (B)

DAY 17: Monday 24 September SINTRA

This morning, we don’t have far to go to tee off as we play Penha Longa’s Atlantic course. Ranked in the top 30 Courses in Continental Europe, The Penha Longa Golf Club designed by the famed Robert Trent Jones Jnr, is escapist golf at its best. With its bold drives, courageous approaches and artful greens, it is both an adrenalin rush and a soothing journey through one of Portugal’s most inspiring landscapes.

Tonight, we will toast our champions and friendships, new and old, over our gala presentation dinner at the resort. (B, D)

Hotel: Penha Longa Resort (Ritz-Carlton) (B, D)

DAY 18: Tuesday 25 September HOME

A hearty breakfast and fond farewells this morning before we transfer back to Lisbon International Airport for our return flights or onward travel arrangements. (B)

 

‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

Inclusions

17 nights 5 Star luxury accommodation:

  • 3 nights – Le Meridien, Barcelona
  • 1 night – AC Palacio De Santa Paula Hote, Granada
  • 4 nights – Gran Melia Don Pepe Hotel, Marbella
  • 4 nights – Ria Park Hotel, Algarve
  • 2 nights – Tivoli Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon
  • 3 nights – Penha Longa Resort (Ritz-Carlton), Sintra

7 rounds of magnificent golf, inc. motorised carts:

  1. Real Club de Golf El Prat, Barcelona
  2. La Reserva de Sotogrande, Cadiz
  3. Finca Cortesin Golf Club, Malaga
  4. Quinta do Lago, Algarve
  5. Monte Rei Golf & Country Club, Algarve
  6. Oitavos Dunes, Cascais
  7. Penha Longa Altlantic course, Sintra

Meals:

  • 3 lunches, including: Lunch and belly dancing, Tangier
  • 8 dinners

Experiences: 

  • Spanish cooking master class with dinner and beverages
  • Dinner with Flamenco show with beverages
  • Presentation 3-course dinner and beverages
  • Algarve Ria Formosa Natural Park restaurant
  • Portuguese cooking class (bread/deserts)
  • Sintra Region Wine tour with tastings
  • Guided Alhambra Palace tour (Evening + morning)
  • Sightseeing tours with English speaking local guides in Barcelona, Tangier, Granada, Seville, Lisbon and Obidos
  • Guided Alhambra Palace tour
  • Ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco
  • 3 – 4-hour cruise along the Algarve Coast

Other Inclusions:

  • Internal flight from Barcelona to Granada (inc. 2nd piece of luggage)
  • Luxury air-conditioned touring coach
  • Private airport transfer on arrival (Barcelona to Hotel)
  • Group airport transfer to Lisbon airport on departure
  • Daily golf prizes plus ntp and team prizes
  • Fully escorted by Go Golfing’s experienced host
  • Commemorative polo shirt
2018 “La Buena Vida” Spain and Portugal Golf Tour Pricing

Early Bird Pricing Valid until 15 DEC 2017 

Early Bird Offer: Save EUR 300

Golfer- Twin Share EUR 7,997 pp*

Non-Golfer- Twin Share EUR 6,985 pp*

Golfer Single- EUR 9,942 pp*

*Pricing already includes the EUR 300 Early Bird Discount

Deposits and Final Payments

  • $2,000.00 AUD deposit per person at time of booking 
  • $3,000.00 AUD second deposit due prior to 30 March 2018
  • Tour package to be converted from EUR to AUD on 10 May 2018, with final payment then due 19 May 2018.

 

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‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

Come Early and take time to discover Barcelona before the tour starts with the Barcelona Pre-Tour

BARCELONA IMMERSION PRE-TOUR

5 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2018

FULLY ESCORTED PRE-TOUR

Take time to discover Barcelona, an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture and whimsical architecture. This fully escorted 3-night pre-tour will ensure you see all of Barcelona’s must-see attractions. We’ve taken care of all the details and will always be close by as you discover this fascinating city.

DAY 1: Wednesday 5 September BARCELONA

Arrive at Barcelona International Airport where you will be met by our local representative for a private transfer to Le Meridien. Check in and settle in. The evening is at your leisure. Your Go Gol ng tour host will make contact with you at the hotel.

DAY 2: Thursday 6 September BARCELONA

This morning, after breakfast, we make our way to Park Guell, where Gaudi was hired to create a miniature city of houses for the wealthy in landscaped grounds, for a guided tour. The afternoon is at leisure. After dinner, we’ll make our way to Placa d’Espanha for a music and light show, the Magic Fountain.

DAY 3: Friday 7 September BARCELONA

Morning at leisure. La Sagrada Familia will be our highlight this afternoon with skip the line tickets where we’ll sail past long lines of tourists with this 1.5-hour priority access tour of this masterpiece. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll get a fascinating insight into the history of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed cathedral. Evening at leisure.

DAY 4: Saturday 8 September BARCELONA

Morning at leisure. Today, we will see more of Barcelona’s treasures and must-see attractions. Amongst the highlights are the Roman Necropolis, Santa Maria del Pi fourteenth century Gothic church, the Gothic Quarter, and the Barcelona Museum of History. We’ll finish with a visit to the Picasso Museum.

Time to experience more Iberian delights as your Spain Portugal tour commences…

Inclusions
  • 3 nights at Le Meridien, Barcelona – includes daily breakfast
  • Guided visits and entry fees to Guell Park and La Familia Sagrada.
  • Barcelona guided walking tour
  • Entry fee to Museum of History and Picasso Museum.
Pricing (prices subject to availability)

Twin Share: EUR 1,157 pp

Single: EUR 1,769 pp

‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

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‘La Buena Vida’ Spain and Portugal Golf Tour

8 – 25 SEPTEMBER 2018

18 Days – 7 Rounds

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