THE BEST OF SPAIN & PORTUGAL
13 Day Tour from Madrid to Madrid
- Shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable.
- Visits to Malaga, Ronda, Seville, Evora, Fátima, Coimbra, Oporto, Salamanca, Avila, Segovia
- Costa del Sol, Andalusia
- Local Guides for city sightseeing in Toledo, Granada-Alhambra complex, Lisbon, Madrid. Professional Tour Director while touring
Discover the best of these two colorful countries on this exciting vacation to the regions of Castile, La Mancha, Andalusia, Costa del Sol, and Oporto. Among the highlights: visit the walled city of Toledo with its St Tome Church, made famous by El Greco’s paintings, and Granada’s royal Alhambra complex. Also experience sunny Malaga and its surrounding resort villages, the “White Towns of Andalusia,” historic Ronda, spectacular Seville, enchanting Evora, delightful Lisbon, and the famed Fátima sanctuary. Stop in Oporto, rich in culture and history and known for its Port wine production, as well as Salamanca, Avila, and Segovia, precious jewels in the heart of Spain. Spend your last two nights in Madrid, with an included sightseeing tour of this dynamic capital city.
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Check into your hotel. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. (D) MADRID Praga (ST).
The morning begins with a short drive south to Toledo. Spectacularly situated on a granite hill surrounded by a loop of the Tagus River, the ancient Castilian capital attracts more visitors fromaround the world than any other Spanish town. Time to visit the old walled city with a Local Guide and visit the 12th-century CHURCH OF ST. TOME, known for its large-format painting by El Greco of The Burial of the Count of Orgaz. Later, cross the Guadalquivir River and head for the olive and orange groves that dot the rolling Andalusian hills. Overnight in history-steeped Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada. (B,D) MADRID Praga (ST).
Today, join a Local Guide for an included visit of the ALHAMBRA, a lavish palace and fortress complex built by Moorish kings. With construction dating back to 889 AD, you'll marvel at its architectural beauty and magnificent gardens. Then, through the countryside to the coastal town of Malaga for an overnight. Don't miss out on the optional excursion to Mijas, a typical Andalusian market town with some enchanting views of the coast from its upper terrace. (B) GRANADA Don Juan (ST).
Today is an included visit to Ronda, one of the most historic towns in the region. Then, drive through the stunningly scenic area of Pueblos Blancos—the “White Towns of Andalusia”. This picturesque region is famous for the deep El Tajo gorge that literally cuts it in two, and is the birthplace of modern bullfighting. On to vibrant, festive Seville. (B,D) MALAGA Tryp Alameda (F).
Capital of Andalusia and the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, colorful Seville has much to offer: the Cathedral of Seville, once the third-largest church in the world after St. Peter's in Rome and St. Paul's in London; the beautiful La Giralda minaret tower, a symbol of Seville; the Real Alcázar palace with its extravagant architecture and opulent gardens; Plaza de España, used in the filming of Episodes I and II in the Star Wars films; and so much more. An optional sightseeing tour of the main highlights provide a great introduction. (B) SEVILLE Tryp Macarena (F).
This morning, enjoy the scenery of the Sierra de Aracena before crossing into Portugal and the fertile plains of the Alentejo. Admire the forest of cork trees and make a stop in Evora, a delightfully attractive Moorish city with arches, alleys, flower-decked balconies, and brilliant white houses. Take the motorway for the drive into Lisbon for two overnights. (B) SEVILLE Tryp Macarena (F).
Henry the Navigator made Lisbon the 15th-century “Mistress of the Seas.” You’ll see his monument, the Belem Tower, the Moorish Citadel, the impressive Black Horse Square, and other highlights on the guided sightseeing excursion. Spend the afternoon in the Alfama’s tile-decorated streets, or take an optional excursion along the Estoril Coast to Cascais and Sintra. (B) LISBON Roma (ST).
Head north this morning by way of Santarém and stop in Fátima for a visit of its world-famous SHRINE dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Later, continue to Coimbra, known for its university, one of the oldest in Europe, and to Oporto on the northern bank of the Douro River. For the perfect way to round out your day, why not join an optional Douro River dinner cruise? (B) LISBON Roma (ST) LISBON Roma (ST).
Included sightseeing with a Local Guide shows off many of the city's highlights this morning. This afternoon, maybe join an optional excursion to Guimarães, considered the "cradle" of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its magnificent 10th-century castle in the center of town has been classified one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal. Tonight, enjoy the included dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D) OPORTO Quality Portus Cale (F).
A profusion of woodlands and mountains on your way to Spain by way of Fuentes de Onoro and Ciudad Rodrigo, located high above the Rio Agueda. Reach the ancient and beautiful university town of Salamanca in the early evening. (B) OPORTO Quality Portus Cale (F).
Leave Salamanca this morning, still visualizing its charming Plaza Mayor. Journey to fortified Avila with its many towers for an orientation tour. Visit St. Theresa’s CONVENT before continuing to Segovia for a visit of this medieval town picturesquely set on a rocky hill. Cross the boundary between new and old Castile to arrive in Madrid. (B) SALAMANCA Catalonia Plaza Mayor (F).
Not only is it the capital of Spain, but because it is situated 2,180 feet above sea level, the Spaniards say Madrid is the nearest thing to heaven. Enjoy the main highlights on the included guided sightseeing excursion. (B) MADRID NH Ribera del Manzanares (F).
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B) MADRID NH Ribera del Manzanares (F).
Prices are calculated per person as following:
- Adult Price: USD 1789 per person
- Child Price: USD 1611 per person
Single supplement price is $600.00.
No triple room reduction.
Madrid Arrival Transfer Madrid Barajas Airport:
$25.00 per person
Madrid Departure Transfer Madrid Barajas Airport:
$25.00 per person
Based on the same arrival & departure date.
prices may vary in case of extra nights.
please call for the exact pricinig.
Cash,Credit cards and Bank transfers.
You may confirm this reservation with a $750.00 non-refundable deposit.
Following items are included in the price and you will not charge for them:
- Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oporto
Price Does Not Include:
Following items are not included in the price and you may have to pay it:
- Visas and vaccinations.
- Laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant)
- Additional excursions and activities not listed as 'included' in the itinerary.
- Travel Protection premiums.
- Transfers; tips to your Tour or Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ships' crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; porterage at airports or train stations.
- The price listed does not include your airfare.
Please read the policies carefully. This section contains important information.
* MEALS: Buffet breakfasts; 4 dinners, including a dinner at a local restaurant in Oporto
* VALID FOR: Minimum 2 person travelling together.
* AIRPORT TRANSFER TIMES & FLIGHT WINDOWS: Madrid Arrival Madrid Barajas Airport - 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SET TRANSFERS AT 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm
Madrid Departure Madrid Barajas Airport - 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
* CHILD POLICIES: Children ages between 0 to 7 are not allowed in this vacation.
* : Children ages 8 to 17 on the date of departure are welcomed if accompanied by an adult.
* STANDARD CANCELLATION FEES FOR ESCORTED AND INDEPENDENT VACATIONS: 45-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20%
21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30%
7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50%
On departure day and later: 100%
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