14D/13N - 2020 Madrid, Portugal and Andalucia - english only

14D/13N - 2020 Madrid, Portugal and Andalucia - english only

    Madrid, Portugal and Andalusia                         English only spoken

    Madrid-Cordoba-Seville-Granada-Valencia-Barcelona

    14days/13nights, Madrid/Madrid

    2020 departs Sun: Apr 26. May 24. Jun 21. Jul 26. Aug 23. Sep 27. Oct 25.
    Cost from 4* std: $2595 per person twin share (s/sup $1118)  Apr
    Cost from 4* std: $2655 per person twin share (s/sup $1180)  May - Jun
    Cost from 4* std: $2670 per person twin share (s/sup $1195)  Jul - Oct
    Cost from 4* sup: $2940 per person twin share (s/sup $1365)  Apr
    Cost from 4* sup: $2998 per person twin share (s/sup $1425)  May - Jun
    Cost from 4* sup: $3030 per person twin share (s/sup $1455)  Jul - Oct

day 1 Madrid

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

day 2 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 continue exploring the wonders the city has to offer.

day 3 Madrid-Avila-Salamanca-Porto

Transfer to the coach 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.

day 4 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. Remainder of the day at leisure.

day 5 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. .

day 6 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.
Optional: traditional and typical dinner including a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

day 7 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 (entrance included), 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.

day 8 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 at the hotel.

day 9 Cordoba-Seville

Breakfast at the hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) 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 at the hotel.

day 10 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 flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional: Flamenco tour.

day 11 Seville-Ronda-Costa del Sol

After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing typical villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

day 12 Costa del Sol-Granada
Departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner at the hotel.
Optional: Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.

day 13 Granada-Toledo-Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo –World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality the whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid.

day 14 Madrid
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport.

Inclusions: arrival and departure transfers, 4* luxury hotels, breakfast daily, 5 dinners, (drinks not included), professional local tour guides in Madrid,Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia, Barcelona. English speaking tour director (excluding in Madrid), luxury coach.

Hotels: Madrid: Mayorazgo (Sup: Courtyard Marriott Princesa), Porto: Tryp Porto Expo (Sup: Bessahotel Boavista, Fatima: Aurea Fatima, Lisbon: Roma (Sup: Lutecia), Cordoba: Tryp Cordoba (Sup: NH Cordoba Guadalquivir, Seville: Catalonia Santa Justa (Sup: Hesperia Sevilla), Costa del Sol: Sol Don Pablo, Granada:Alixares (Sup:Catalonia Granada).

Notes: Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is be paid directly to the hotel. This tour may be a combination of itineraries. If this applies, there could be a change in the tour escort and passengers during..

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