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Madrid & Lisbon – Porto & Fatima
9 Days

ITINERARY

Tour overview:
Your amazing 9-day trip begins in Madrid to see the medieval origins of the city and the many historical buildings. Next you will head over to see beautiful views of Porto and end the day in a wine cellar for a wine tasting. Visit Fatima, the center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary. In Lisbon, drive through its main squares and avenues.

Day 1 (Sun): Madrid

Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.


Day 2 (Mon): Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 3 (Tue): Madrid – Avila – Salamanca – Porto

Breakfast. Transfer to bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila. A city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca. Free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation. (B)


Day 4 (Wed): Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city along the river Douro aboard the BlueBoats Cruise and discover the historic heritage visiting one wellknown Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included.Rest of day at leisure. Accommodation. (B)


Day 5 (Thu): Porto – Coimbra – Fatima

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation. (B)


Day 6 (Fri): Fatima – Batalha – Nazare – Alcobaça – Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional traditional and typical dinner including a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music. (B)


Day 7 (Sat): Lisbon

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of color housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 8 (Sun): Lisbon – Caceres – Madrid

Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.


Day 9 (Mon): Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Guaranteed departures on selected Sundays
2021 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 17 - Jan 25 1640 2430 1780 2735
Feb 07 - Feb 17 1640 2430 1780 2735
Feb 21 - Mar 01 1640 2430 1780 2735
Mar 07 - Mar 15 1640 2430 1780 2735
Mar 14 - Mar 22 1640 2430 1780 2735
Mar 21 - Mar 29 1640 2430 1780 2735
Mar 28 - Apr 05 1640 2430 1780 2735
* In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
* During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.
Hotels:
Madrid
Mayorazgo / Tryp Atocha (S)
Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa / Riu Plaza España (F)
Porto
Tryp Porto Expo (S)
Bessahotel Boavista (F)
Fatima
Aurea Fátima / Estrela de Fátima / Regina (S)
Lisbon
Roma (S)
Lutécia (F)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Guided visits in Madrid, Porto and Lisbon
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
  • Travel insurance

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