Galicia, Portugal and Andalucia
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2018 depart Wed: Mar 21-Oct 31.
Supplement applies for July to Oct departures and for Mar 21 & Apr 11 departures
A shorter 9 days version of this tour is also available on request: “Galicia and Portugal” Madrid/Madrid
day 01 Madrid-Lugo
Own arrangements to coach terminal ready to depart at 08.00.to Lugo in the Region of Galicia. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
day 02 Lugo-La Coruña
Departure to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon enjoy some time at leisure or join an optional excursion to the Rias Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
day 03 La Coruna-Santiago De Compostela
Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of the legendary pilgrimage town: Plaza del Obradoiro,
Cathedra. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
day 04 Santiago De Compostela-Rias-Bajas-Vigo
Breakfast and departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: La Toja Island, ria de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valença do Miño across the Portuguese border. Continue to Vigo for dinner and overnight.
day 05 Vigo-Braga-Guimarães-Oporto
Today, we will cross the Portuguese border and we will arrive to Bom Jesus do Monte Sanctuary, close to Braga. We will do a brief stop before heading to Braga, ancient Roman City. You will have some free time there. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Guimarães, birthplace of the Portuguese History. Enjoy some time at leisure and then, we will make our way to Oporto for dinner and overnight.
day 06 Oporto-Fatima
In the morning, we will go on a sightseeing tour of this charming city by the Duero; famous because of its denomination of origin wines, its bridges, the coast, Cathedral, San Francisco church and the Palacio da Bolsa. We then continue to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of Fado. You will have some free time before we drive to Fatima in the afternoon.
day 07 Fatima-Lisbon
After breakfast, enjoy some time at leisure to visit the Shrine of this important pilgrimage center. In the afternoon, we will drive to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. This journey could be optionally operated visiting the Batalha Monastery, located in the small fishing village of Nazaré and the beautiful city of Ovidos. Arrival to Lisbon and overnight.
day 08 Lisbon
Morning city sightseeing tour including old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem and Monastery of Los Jeronimos. The rest of the day is at leisure. Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.
day 09 Lisbon-Caceres-Seville
After breakfast, we head twoards the Spanish border to drive to Caceres. You will have some free time there to know its Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and considered as World Heritage place. Lunch will be at leisure. We then continue southwards to Andalucia and we will arrive to Seville for dinner and overnight.
day 10 Seville
In the morning, you will go on a city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of María Luisa and Plaza de España, with a panoramic sightseeing of the city. Enjoy dinner at leisure.
day 11 Seville-Ronda-Costa del Sol
Breakfast and then we will depart to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda. Enjoy some free time to visit the city. Afterwards, we continue to Costa del Sol where you will have the afternoon at leisure.
day 12 Costa del Sol-Granada
Departure to Granada. Sightseeing tour including the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife. Optional visit to a typical show of gipsy flamenco. Dinner will be served at the hotel in the evening.
day 13 Granada-Toledo-Madrid
Breakfast and departure towards the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments. Lunch and city sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys. Continue back to Madrid where your tour comes to an end.
Inclusions: twin share in 3* or 4* accommodation, breakfast daily, 8 dinners, deluxe coach, multilingual tour escort, local tour guides, entries to monuments visited on tour, porterage for one piece of luggage per person.
Hotels: 3* Lugo-Exe Puerta de San Pedro, la Coruna-Avenida, Santiago-San Lorenzo,Vigo-Ipanema, Porto-Eurostars PortoCentro, Fatima-Sao Jose, Lisbon-Roma, Seville-Catalonia Giralda, Costa del Sol-NH Marbella, Granada-Macia Monasterio Basilios (or similar) 4* Lugo-Gran Hotel Lugo, La Coruna-Tryp Coruna, Santiago-Hepseria Peregrino, Vigo-Ciudad de Vigo, Oporto- Eurostars Das Artes, Fatima-Santa Maria, Lisbon-Lutecia Smart Design, Seville-Hesperia Seville, Marbella-NH Marbella, Granada-Melia Granada (or similar)