Madrid-Avila-Salamanca-Coimbra-Fatima-Lisbon-Caceres-Seville-Ronda-Costa del Sol-Granada-Toledo
2019 depart Sun: Apr 07 – Oct 27
4* hotels from: $1540 pp twin share (s/supp $472)
Supplement applies for July to October departures and for Easter & April Fair departure.
day 01 sun Madrid-Salamanca-Oporto
Own arrangements to coach terminal ready to depart at 08.00. to begin our journey to Salamanca. Brief stop to walk through this monumental city and its famous Plaza Mayor. Continue to Portugal to arrive in Oporto for dinner in the evening. (This itinerary could be operated by plane with non-stop flight Madrid-Oporto with arrival transfer in the Portuguese city.)
day 02 mon Oporto-Fatima
Morning city sightseeing tour of this charming city by the Duero. Famous because of its denomination or origin wines, its bridges, the coast, Cathedral, San Francisco church and Palacio da Bolsa. Then, we continue to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of Fado. Enjoy some free time and continue to Fatima for dinner and overnight.
day 03 tue Fatima-Lisbon
Time at leisure to visit the Shrine of this important pilgrimage center. In the afternoon depature to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. This journey could be optionally operated visiting the Batalha Monastery, located in the small fishing village of Nazare and the beautiful city of Ovidos. Arrival to Lisbon for overnight.
day 04 wed Lisbon
Morning city sightseeing tour: Old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem, Monastery of Los Jeronimos. The rest of the day is at leisure. Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.
day 05 thu Lisbon-Caceres-Seville
After breakfast, we will drive to the Spanish border and we continue to Caceres. Time at leisure to know its Plaza Mayor and to walk throught the old city and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and considered as World Heritage place. Lunch is at leisure. Then, we head southwards to Andalucia and arrival to Seville for dinner and overnight. Optional tour to attend a flamenco show.
day 06 fri Seville
Morning city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana, with a panoramic sightseeing of the city. Optional Artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the city.
day 07 sat Seville-Ronda-Costa del Sol
Departure to the Route of the White Villages and Ronda. Free time. Continue to Costa del Sol for dinner and overnight.
day 08 sun Costa del Sol-Granada
Departure to Granada. Sightseeing tour visiting the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Palaces and the Generalife. Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco. Enjoy dinner at the hotel in the evening.
day 09 mon Granada-Toledo-Madrid
Breakfast and departure towards the Imperial City of Toledo, full of history and monuments. Lunch and sightseeing throughout its narrow streets and alleys. Continue back to Madrid where your tour will come to an end.
Inclusions: twin share, deluxe coach, multilingual tour escort, local tour guides, breakfast daily, 5 dinners, entries to monuments visited on tour, porterage for one piece of luggage per person.
Hotels: 4* Oporto- Eurostars Das Artes, Fatima-Santa Maria, Lisbon-Lutecia Smart Design, Seville-Hesperia Seville, Marbella-NH Marbella, Granada-Melia Granada. (or similar)