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9-Day Castilla, Portugal & Andalusia Tour from Madrid

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Madrid, Spain
9 Days 8 Nights

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Highlights: Welcome to Northern Spain - with its regions of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.

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    $1332.68 $973.67 $924.72 $731.07 Free
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    Day 1

    Madrid - Avila - Salamanca (225 km)

    Guests will be picked up from the Madrid bus terminal at 8:00am. We will depart for Avila, a castellan city from the medieval era, where we will have free time to explore the oldest parts of the city. Afterward, we will continue to Salamanca, an antique university city, where we can enjoy free time to stroll around the city center and the Plaza Mayo. We will spend the night here.

    More» Avila is a small town in Castile and Leon, Spain. Not much has changed since the Middle Ages, as far as the architecture is concerned, as the town's original medieval defense walls still proudly stand. «Less

    More» Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language. «Less

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      More» Most Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but few are comparable to that of Salamanca. Surrounded by baroque buildings, the centerpiece of this public square is the city hall, with arms of restaurants, cafes, and other shops lining the side. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: NH Palacio Castellanos or similar 4 stars hotel
    Dinner: Included
    Day 2

    Salamanca - Rodrigo - Coimbra (298 km)

    After breakfast, we will stop in Ciudad Rodrigo, a small, medieval city outside of Salamanca on the Portuguese border. From here, we will cross the border and head to Coimbra, home to one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of the music genre, Fado.

    More» Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language. «Less

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      More» Rodrigo, a small Spanish cathedral city outside of Salamanca, has been settled since the time of the Iberian Celts. It features magnificent medieval architecture, and control of the city has changed hands multiple times throughout its history. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Coimbra or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 3

    Coimbra - Fatima - Lisbon (215 km)

    Once we have eaten breakfast, we will depart towards Fatima, an important pilgrimage center. We will have free time to visit the Basilica of the Santissima Trinidade. Then we will move on to Lisbon, Portugal's capital, where we may take an optional excursion in the evening to view a performance of Fado music.

    More» Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Centro Region. It has been permanently associated with the Marian apparitions that occurred in Cova da Iria in 1917 and which were later recognized by the Catholic Church. «Less

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      More» One of the largest Christian church in the world, construction on this basilica was completed in 2007. With its thoroughly modern design, it looks completely unique from most other European churches. «Less

    More» The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO. «Less

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      More» Fado is a traditional genre of Portuguese folk music that dates back to the early 19th century. The city of Lisbon has its own unique variety of this music, and you can see a live performance of it this evening. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Olissippo Marques de Sa or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Lisbon (61 km)

    In the morning, we will tour Lisbon to see its most famous sights, such as the Alfama Quarter, the Tower of Belem, the Jeronimos Monaserio. We may also take an optional excursion to the nearby communities of Sintra, Cascais, and Estoril.

    More» The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is one of Europe's most important economic centers. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations. Historically significant locations include Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO. «Less

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      More» Alfama, with its winding passages of narrow streets and steep stairways, is Lisbon's oldest district. Its name derives from Arabic because of the city's medieval Muslim rulers. Alfama is home to many restaurants and cafes that showcase live Fado music. «Less
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      More» This fortified tower off the coast of Lisbon, also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, was built to defend the city in the 16th century. It was built in the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture of the 16th century. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 5:00pm
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      More» The Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon was once the home of the city's Hieronymite religious order, and one of the best examples of the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture. Today, the facility houses the National Archaeology Museum and the Marine Museum. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 6:00pm

    More» Cascais is a wealthy, coastal suburb of the city of Lisbon. There are many activities to do in the area, from beach sports like surfing and sailing to gold and tennis. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Lutecia or similar 4 stars hotel
    Day 5

    Lisbon - Caceres - Seville (580 km)

    After breakfast, we will return to Spain and go to the city of Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to explore this medieval city. Afterward, we will continue towards Sevilla, where we will eat dinner and stay the night.

    More» Caceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Hesperria Sevilla or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6


    We will tour Seville in the morning, visiting the Parque de Maria Luisa, the Plaza de Espana, the Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, and Santa Cruz, the city's old Jewish Quarter. We may take an optional tour to the Royal Alcazar of Sevilla, or spend the rest of the afternoon in Seville at our own leisure.

    More» Seville is the capital of Andalucia and the cultural and financial centre of southern Spain. A city of just over 700,000 inhabitants (1.6 million in the metropolitan area, making it Spain's 4th largest city), Seville is Andalucia's top destination, with much to offer the traveler. «Less

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      More» On the riverbanks of Sevilla, Maria Luisa Park is a large public area that features lovely foliage, fountains, and walkways in the middle of this beautiful city. Within the park are many statues of famous Spanish figures. «Less
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      More» A large section of Maria Luisa Park in Sevilla, the Plaza de Espana is a large open space featuring buildings of Renaissance revival architecture. Most of the buildings are currently used for government purposes. «Less
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      More» The third-largest church in the world (and the largest cathedral), the Seville is a massive Gothic building. Each of its facades has multiple entrances that are all exquisitely and ornately adorned. It was built over an old mosque. «Less
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      More» La Giralda was once a minaret for the Muslim population in medieval Sevilla, but was converted to a church bell tower after Christian forces had regained power in Iberia. Its design has influenced many other towers around the world. «Less
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      More» The barrio of Santa Cruz in Sevilla was once the city's Jewish Quarter, and is now the most popular tourist are in the city. The narrow, winding streets and alleyways of this neighborhood remind visitors of a labyrinth. «Less
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      More» This is a massive palace complex in Sevilla, originally constructed by the city's Muslim rulers. Originally constructed as a military fort, it is the oldest European palace still in use, and is one of the best examples of Spanish-Muslim architecture. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mon - Sun Oct - Mar 9:30am - 5:00pm, Mon - Sun Apr - Sep 9:30am - 7:00pm
    Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena or similar 4 star hotels
    Day 7

    Seville - Ronda - Marbella (191 km)

    On our way to Marbella, we will stop in the white village of Ronda to see its famous Puento Nuevo Bridge. After some free time here, we will continue to the Costa del Sol, arriving in Marbella, where we will eat dinner and stay overnight.

    More» Ronda is a city in the Spanish province of Malaga. It is located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of the city of Málaga, within the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its population is approximately 35,000 inhabitants. «Less

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      More» This 18th century bridge crosses a 390-foot deep ravine that divides the small Andalusian city of Ronda. There is a central chamber underneath the bridge's walkway that today houses a small exhibit about the bridge's history. «Less

    More» Marbella is a Mediterranean city on Spain's Costa del Sol, with breathtaking beaches and coastline. The city is also home to several museums and theaters. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: NH Marbella or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8

    Marbella - Granada (180 km)

    After breakfast, we will drive to Granada, where we will visit the Alhambra, the massive fortress complex built by the former Arab rulers of southern Spain. We may also take an optional trip to the Caves of Sacramonte and see a special flamenco show.

    More» Granada is a mid-sized provincial capital in the Andalucia region of Spain. Rich in history and culture, Granada is arguably the single most worthwhile city in Spain for visitors. Spring and autumn are also both excellent times to visit. «Less

    • Always Visit
      More» The Alhambra is a massive complex consisting of multiple palaces and fortresses. It originated as a Spanish-Muslim fortress in the 9th century, but subsequent rulers, both Muslim and Christian, continually added additions and renovations. «Less
      Opening Hours: Mar - Oct 8:30am - 8:00pm, Oct - Mar 8:30am - 6:00pm
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      More» The soft rocks on the hillsides in the Granada neighborhood of Sacromonte were carved into cave-dwellings by the nomadic Gitano people in the area in the 19th century, many of whom still inhabit these caves. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Carmen or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 9

    Granada - Toledo - Madrid (447 km)

    We will depart Granada for the imperial city of Toledo, the crossroads of medieval Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. We will eat lunch and enjoy a sightseeing tour through the city's narrow streets. Afterward, we will return to Madrid in the late afternoon or early evening.

    More» Toledo is known as the "Imperial City" for having been the main venue of the court of Charles I, and as the "City of the Three Cultures", having been influenced by a historical co-existence of Christians, Muslims and Jews. «Less

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    Madrid, MD Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid, MD 28008 (Madrid) map link 8:00am
    • Return Time: Late afternoon/evening - so please book one night hotel after the tour, because the chance of getting a flight on the last day is very low.
    • Price Includes

    • 8 nights hotel accommodation
    • Comfortable, modern bus with air conditioning
    • Guide always with a group in a bus
    • Local, professional guides for tours in different places
    • Travel insurance
    • Porter service (1 suitcase per person
    • Gratuities
    • Full support
    • Price Excludes

    • Airfares
    • Optional tours
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified
    • Gratuities to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Additional Note

    • Language: all the tour guides are bilingual, English and Spanish. If it happens that there are only English speaking clients on the tour, the tour will only run in English.
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    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.


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    • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
    • Tour Accommodations: The Tour Operator reserves the right, if necessary, to substitute other similar hotels for hotels listed. Such substitutions may be made at any time and without prior notice. The Tour Operator cannot be held responsible for hotel over-bookings; should such occur, the Tour Operator will undertake to find similar accommodations in the same area.
    • Passport and visas: A valid passport is required for United States citizens. Citizens of other countries require a valid passport and may require additional documents. Such persons should contact consulates of countries to be visited and obtain proper documents before departure. The possession of required and valid passport and visas is the sole responsibility of the traveler. The Tour Operator assumes no liability for lack of proper documents.
    • Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
      • Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • Cancellations received within 14 days - No refund.
      • No refund will be made for abandonment of services. No refunds will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Responsibility: The Tour Operator holds itself free of any responsibility for any cause, in all matters connected with hotels, accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by air, rail, bus, motorcar, boat or any other means. The Tour Operator and/or its agents will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any of the traveler's belongings. The Tour Operator reserves the right to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour at any time. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
    • Limitations of Liability: The Tour Operator and its agents act only as agents for the traveler's hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and transportation (such as railroad, aircraft, boat, motor coach, automobile, or any conveyance). The Tour Operator and its agents shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of or in connection with any defect in any vehicle or any act, omission, neglect, accident, error or default of any company or person engaged in providing such hotel, restaurant, sightseeing, transportation or other services of the tour. The Tour Operator and its agents shall not be responsible or liable for alterations of the tour itinerary or arrangement, if such alterations become advisable or necessary for the comfort or well being of any passenger, or for any reason whatsoever. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours or portions thereof. The sole and exclusive responsibility and liability of the airline shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract of carriage in the passenger's ticket, the applicable tariffs, and provisions of the Warsaw Convention, if applicable.
    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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