Treasures of Spain and Portugal Summer 2019

Tour Type: Regional Explorer
Brochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019

Live your passions in the intense fiery capitals of Madrid and Lisbon, the sites of religious pilgrimages and cultural icons, spanning the length and breadth of the Iberian Peninsula.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR of Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Porto, Lisbon, Seville and Barcelona
  • ORIENTATION of Segovia, Zamora and Valencia
  • VISIT the cathedral and Praza do Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, the Stock Exchange Palace in Porto, the Shrine at Fatima, the Hieronomyte Monastery in Lisbon, Seville Cathedral, the Alhambra Palace in Granada and Montjuic Hill in Barcelona
  • VIEW the Roman Aqueduct and Alcazar in Segovia, the cathedral in Zamora, the Belem Tower in Lisbon, the Giralda Bella Tower in Seville, the cave homes of Guadix, the Serrano and Quart Towers and the city of Arts and Sciences complex in Valencia, La Sagrada Familia and Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona
  • SEE the Monument to the Discoveries in Lisbon
Dining Highlights
  • 13 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 6 dinners (including Be My Guest) with local wine
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2018
Duration
14 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridArrive Madrid (2 Nights): Kick-start your epic encounter with Spain and Portugal in Europe's highest capital city, Madrid. Spend your day rambling along tree-lined boulevards and people-watching in the city's lively squares before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and orientation drive past some of Madrid's most iconic sites. Welcome Reception
Barcelo Imagine
Day 2Madrid Sightseeing with Chocolate and Churros Tasting andMadrid Sightseeing with Chocolate and Churros Tasting and Free Time: We join a?Local Specialist this morning for a sightseeing tour of the Spanish capital, which includes views of the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family, Puerta del Sol and the Cervantes Monument. After our city tour, we'll 'Dive Into Culture' and visit a historic chocolateria to enjoy some sugary churros and chocolate. Admire the masterpieces of Velasquez and other Spanish greats. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city on your own or consider joining an Optional Experience to the imperial city of Toledo. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Madrid - Segovia - ZamoraMadrid - Segovia - Zamora: Journey to Segovia and see the Roman Aqueduct, by far the most impressive Roman structure in Spain - delivering drinking water across its impressive 160 arches to the people of Segovia in ancient times. View the Alcazar of Segovia and the city's medieval and Moorish architecture. Travel to the city of Zamora in the Castilla y Leon region. Your orientation tour includes views of the cathedral and the Church of Mary Magdalene. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
NH Palacio del Duero
Day 4Santiago de CompostelaZamora - Santiago de Compostela: Travel to Santiago de Compostela, where you'll join a Local Specialist, who will share insights into the 'Way of Saint James' and why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rias Baixas for soul-stirring views of the Galicia coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God's hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Eurostars Gran
Day 5PortoSantiago de Compostela - Porto Sightseeing: Embark on a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist today in Porto. Wander past Baroque churches and along the winding lanes that tumble down towards the Douro. See the remarkable bridges that span the river, the medieval Ribeira Quarter and the city port. Visit the Stock Exchange Palace with its splendid Arabian Hall inspired by Granada's Alhambra, before you 'Dive Into Culture' and into the centuries-old tradition of local port production at a tasting in a port cellar. Spend the rest of the afternoon strolling through the historic centre of Porto.Buffet Breakfast
Carris Ribeira
Day 6LisbonPorto - Aveiro - Fatima - Lisbon (2 Nights): Follow the road taken by pilgrims over the last 100 years to the Shrine at Fatima, site of celebrated religious miracles. We arrive in colourful Lisbon this evening - our home for the next two nights. Buffet Breakfast
VIP Grand
Day 7LisbonLisbon Sightseeing And Free Time: Delve into Lisbon's centuries-old seafaring heritage today, paying tribute to the brave men who set off from these shores to discover a new world. We'll see the shimmering white Monument to the Discoveries, the iconic suspension bridge spanning the River Tagus, and Belem Tower, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's expedition. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO-listed Hieronymite Monastery, an exquisite testament to 15th-century Manueline architecture and art. Join an Optional Experience to the historic towns of Cascais and Sintra, or enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner amidst the heart-wrenching, melancholic sounds of the fado. Buffet Breakfast
Day 8SevilleLisbon - Seville (2 Nights): We travel east through Portugal's picturesque rural landscapes of the Alentejo - the country's cork capital and cross into Spain, journeying through the province of Huelva, renowned for its Jabugo ham, before arriving in Seville. The fine art of olive oil production is explored this evening as we 'Connect with Locals' over a memorable Be My Guest dinner at an olive oil mill where you learn how oil is produced from the 6,000 trees. Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Melia Lebreros
Day 9SevilleSeville Sightseeing And Free Time: The charisma of Seville is unmistakable. Join a Local Specialist for a walking tour through the city. View the symbolic Giralda Bell Tower, see the tiled fountains, pavilions and lush palms in the Maria Luisa Park and walk through the imposing Plaza de Espana. Later, we'll visit the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world, before taking a walk through the historic Jewish Quarter.Buffet Breakfast
Day 10GranadaSeville - Granada: Multi-cultural Granada takes centre stage today as we visit the magnificent Alhambra in the company of a Local Specialist. A fine example of Moorish architecture, the Alhambra complex was built during the 14th century towards the end of Islamic rule in Spain. Wander through the exotic water gardens of the Generalife, the royal Summer Palace, once linked to the other palaces by a covered walkway across the ravine, and admire the intricate design and detail around every turn.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
Abades Nevada Palace
Day 11ValenciaGranada - Guadix - Valencia: This morning, we journey via the Mora Pass to Guadix in the northern foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains where you will see the whitewashed troglodyte dwellings lodged into the ochre-coloured cliffs of the surrounding area. We travel to Valencia, where we'll stay overnight to view the Bullring and admire the architecture of its medieval cathedral and the Serrano and Quart Towers. Embrace the city's spirit of innovation and stop to view the City of Arts and Sciences, a large-scale urban recreation centre for culture and science, designed by Santiago Calatrava.Buffet Breakfast
Silken Puerta
Day 12BarcelonaValencia - Peniscola - Barcelona (2 Nights): Head north along the coast through the Levant region and stop at Peniscola, the City in the Sea, to view the ancient castle of the 'Spanish Pope', built by the Knights Templar and used in the film, 'El Cid'. We continue along the Costa Dorada to Barcelona with its whimsical Gaudi architecture. The evening is yours to embrace the charm of Barcelona. Ramble through El Born for delicious tapas or consider visiting a Catalan-style restaurant for a delicious dinner of local specialities.Buffet Breakfast
Tryp Apolo
Day 13BarcelonaBarcelona Sightseeing And Free Time: The unfinished La Sagrada Familia is our first stop this morning. We join a Local Specialist to explore the Placa de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name. Later, consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountaintop monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as 'La Moreneta' or spend the rest of the day exploring the city's enchanting barrios. This evening, we join our fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Farewell Dinner.Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 14Depart BarcelonaDepart Barcelona: For now it's a sad adios to Spain at the end of a memorable holiday. Airport transfers are available. Conditions apply.Buffet Breakfast
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  • Treasures of Spain and Portugal Summer 2019

    Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019Live your passions in the intense fiery capitals of Madrid and Lisbon, the sites of religious pilgrimages and cultural icons, spanning the length and breadth of the Iberian Peninsula.


  • Treasures of Spain and Portugal Summer 2019

    Tour Type: Regional ExplorerBrochure Type: Europe & Britain 2019Live your passions in the intense fiery capitals of Madrid and Lisbon, the sites of religious pilgrimages and cultural icons, spanning the length and breadth of the Iberian Peninsula.

 
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