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Northern Spain & Portugal
12 Days

ITINERARY

12 Days: Madrid , Zaragoza , San Sebastian , Bilbao , Castro Urdiales , Santander , Santillana , Covadonga , Oviedo , Lugo , A Coruna , Santiago De Compostela , Rias Bajas , La Toja , Vigo , Viana Do Castelo , Porto , Coimbra , Fatima , Batalha , Nazare , Alcobaca , Lisbon & Caceres

Tour Overview:
Explore some of the most charming parts of Spain and Portugal with this scenic tour, filled with breathtaking landscapes. Start your journey by visiting some of the most historic monuments in Madrid, Spain’s revered capital city. Visit Spain’s quaint villages, historical artistic towns, bourgeois cities, pristine beaches, and spectacular fjords before arriving in Portugal. Travel through the World Heritage City of Porto and enjoy a visit to a Port wine cellar followed by wine tasting. Discover Lisbon, the charming capital of Portugal, with an optional dinner including Fado, a typical Portuguese show of dance and music.

Day 1 (Wed.): Madrid – Zaragoza – San Sebastian

Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation.


Day 2 (Thu.): San Sebastian – Bilbao – Castro Urdiales – Santander

Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvelous views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driver in Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern architectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Accommodation. (B)


Day 3 (Fri.): Santander – Santillana – Covadonga – Oviedo

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Arquitecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre Romanic asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic asturian architecture. Accommodation. (B)


Day 4 (Sat.): Oviedo – Lugo – A Coruna

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time to be able to contemplate the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared World Heritage. Continuation to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this fabulous town driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation. (B)


Day 5 (Sun.): La Coruna – Santiago De Compostela

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important center of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation. (B)


Day 6 (Mon.): Santiago De Compostela – Rias Bajas – La Toja – Vigo

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation. (B)


Day 7 (Tue.): Vigo – Viana Do Castelo – Porto

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border and then continue via Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto, arrive to Porto. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 8 (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.


Day 9 (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 10 (Fri.): Fatima – Batalha – Nazare – Alcobaca – 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 11 (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 12 (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. END OF OUR SERVICE. (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Guaranteed departures: Selected Wednesdays
2021 Standard Class First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ DBL Occ SGL Occ
Feb 17 - Feb 28 2365 3230 2450 3400
Mar 17 - Mar 28 2365 3230 2450 3400
Mar 24 - Apr 04 2380 3245 2465 3415
Apr 07 - Apr 18 2260 3090 2335 3245
Apr 14 - Apr 25 2260 3090 2335 3245
Apr 21 - May 02 2260 3090 2335 3245
Apr 28 - May 09 2260 3090 2335 3245
May 05 - May 16 2260 3090 2335 3245
May 12 - May 23 2260 3090 2335 3245
May 19 - May 30 2260 3090 2335 3245
May 26 - Jun 06 2260 3090 2335 3245
Jun 02 - Jun 13 2260 3090 2335 3245
Jun 09 - Jun 20 2260 3090 2335 3245
Jun 16 - Jun 27 2260 3090 2335 3245
Jun 23 - Jul 04 2260 3090 2335 3245
Jul 07 - Jul 18 2370 3200 2480 3390
Jul 14 - Jul 25 2370 3200 2480 3390
Jul 21 - Aug 01 2370 3200 2480 3390
Jul 28 - Aug 08 2370 3200 2480 3390
Aug 04 - Aug 15 2370 3200 2480 3390
Aug 11 - Aug 22 2370 3200 2480 3390
Aug 18 - Aug 29 2370 3200 2480 3390
Aug 25 - Sep 05 2370 3200 2480 3390
Sep 01 - Sep 12 2370 3200 2480 3390
Sep 08 - Sep 19 2370 3200 2480 3390
Sep 15 - Sep 26 2370 3200 2480 3390
Sep 22 - Oct 03 2370 3200 2480 3390
Sep 29 - Oct 10 2370 3200 2480 3390
Oct 06 - Oct 17 2370 3200 2480 3390
Oct 13 - Oct 24 2370 3200 2480 3390
Oct 20 - Oct 31 2370 3200 2480 3390
Oct 27 - Nov 07 2370 3200 2480 3390
Hotels
San Sebastian
Palacio de Aiete (F)
Santander
Santemar (F)
Oviedo
Ayre Hotel Ramiro I / Oca Santo Domingo Plaza (F)
La Coruna
Tryp Coruna (F)
Santiago de Compostela
Tryp Santiago (F)
Vigo
Tryp Los Galeones (F)
Porto
Tryp Porto Expo (S)
Bessahotel Boavista (F)
Fatima
Aurea Fatima / Estrela de Fatima / Regina (F)
Lisbon
Roma (S)
Lutecia / Vila Gale Opera (F)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Guided visits to Porto and Lisbon, panoramic sightseeing tours of San Sebastian and Bilbao
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation and daily breakfast
  • Travel insurance

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