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Portugal Andalucia & The Mediterranean Capitals
13 Days

ITINERARY

13 Days: Madrid, Porto, Fatima, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid

Tour Overview:
With some of Southern Europe’s best known cities included, this tour is a magnificent way to discover the architectural heritage of Spain and Portugal, while appreciating the world famous cuisine, wines and beaches that this part of the world is revered for.

Day 01 – (Tue.) Madrid – Avila – Salamanca – Porto

Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente 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 Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation.


Day 02 – (Wed.) Porto

Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation. (B)


Day 03 – (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 04 – (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) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music. (B)


Day 05 – (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 colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 06 – (Sun.) Lisbon – Caceres – Cordoba

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 07:30 hrs 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. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 07 – (Mon.) Cordoba – Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)


Day 08 – (Tue.) Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour. (BD)


Day 09 – (Wed.) Seville – Granada

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. (BD)


Day 10 – (Thu.) Granada – Valencia

After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the region of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”, Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 11 – (Fri.) Valencia – Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings, we will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 12 – (Sat.) Barcelona

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona well known world wide for the Olympic Games during 1992, drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. – declared World Heritage buildings. – The Montjuïc Park with spectacular views of the city, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)


Day 13 – (Sun.) Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel departure southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Arrive to Zaragoza, capital city of Aragón, within the banks of Ebro river the most copious within the Iberian Peninsula. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilic-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Continue to Madrid. (B) End Of Our Services

(*) This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
(*) Lisbon Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.

Note: Please note that a tourist tax of 2,00 euros per person, established by local Authorities, which must paid by the customer directly at the hotel is due upon checkout in Porto, Lisbon and Barcelona.


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Guaranteed departures: Tuesday all year round
2020-21 Standard Class First Class
Departure Dbl Occ Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Sgl Occ
May 05, 12 & 26 2570 3520 2750 3960
May 19. 2570 3520 2840 4050
June 09, 16, 23 & 30 2570 3520 2750 3960
July 07, 14, 21 & 28 2630 3580 2825 4035
August 04, 11, 18 & 25 2630 3580 2825 4035
September 01, 15 & 22 2630 3580 2825 4035
September 08 & 29 2605 3555 2810 4020
October 06. 2570 3520 2840 4050
October 13, 20 & 27 2630 3580 2825 4035
December 22. 2605 3555 2880 4085
2021
March 23. 2750 3540 3075 4285
March 30. 2570 3520 2750 3960
Accommodation
Porto
Tryp Porto Expo (S)
Bessahotel Boavista (F)
Fatima
Aurea Fatima / Estrela de Fatima / Regina (S)/(F)
Lisbon
Roma (S)
Lutecia / Vila Gale Opera (F)
Cordoba
Tryp Cordoba (S)
Hesperia Córdoba (F)
Seville
Catalonia Santa Justa / Catalonia Giralda (S)
Hesperia Sevilla (F)
Granada
Los Angeles (S)
Melia Granada (F)
Valencia
NH Valencia Las Artes (S)/(F)
Barcelona
Catalonia Barcelona 505 (S)
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Melia Barcelona Sarria (F)

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens), Toledo and panoramic sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily Breakfast and 5 dinners

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