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Highlights:8 nights accommodations. Buffet breakfast daily. Round trip airport transfers. Special Features: Escorted sightseeing tours with bilingual guide in Madrid, Salamanca, Santiago, Oporto, and Lisbon. Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid.
=====Madrid, Spain-In/Lisbon, Portugal-Out=====
2 nights in Madrid, 1 night in Salamanca, 1 night in Santiago de Compostela, 1 night in Coimbra, 1 night in Porto, 2 nights in Lisbon
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Price: All Prices are in USD. Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy.
All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice.
Children: All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum age for
children on escorted or guided tours is six. There is no minimum age on independent packages. Discounts for
children sharing a room as third may apply to children under 12.
Guests will arrive at the Madrid airport and be subsequently transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to spend at our own leisure. Take a walk to get to know the city! In the evening, we will enjoy an "Illuminated Madrid" drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending in the historical Plaza Mayor. This area has some of the city’s best restaurants and taverns, so be sure to stop for a bite to eat. We will return to the hotel on our own.
Standard Hotel: Tryp Gran Via/Aparto Suites Muralto or similar
Madrid City Tour
In the morning, we will enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before embarking on an escorted sightseeing tour, allowing us to see some of the city’s most notable attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent Fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, stately Alcala Gate, bustling Gran Via, the Plaza de Espana, and the Plaza de Oriente. We will spend the afternoon exploring some of Madrid’s famous art museums.
More»Madrid is both the capital of Spain and its largest city. A modern city with a historic architecture where you can visit the Royal Palace, Prado Museum, Bernabeu Stadium, Fountain of Cibeles and more.«Less
More»The centerpiece of the plaza that bears the same name, the Fountain of Cibeles features a statue of an ancient Phrygian goddess sitting atop a lion-drawn chariot, who has been adopted as a symbol of the city of Madrid.«Less
More»The Gran Via, oftentimes referred to as "The Spanish Broadway," is a central avenue in Madrid with some of the finest shops in the city, not to mention one of the most active nightlife scenes of any European city.«Less
More»This monument is designed in the neo-Classical style, and stands near Madrid's city center, reminiscent of the old medieval gates to the city, although this gate stands alone.«Less
More»The Puerta del Sol is the central point of Spain's radial network of streets, with a plaque marking it as "Kilometer Zero", and one of the busiest parts of the city.«Less
Standard Hotel: Tryp Gran Via/Aparto Suites Muralto or similar
Madrid - Segovia - Avila - Salamanca (266 km)
After a buffet breakfast, we will depart Madrid for the old Castile region, visiting the medieval city of Segovia, with its 2000 year old Roman Aqueduct and the impressive Alcazar castle. Our next stop will be Avila, where we will admire the perfectly preserved defensive walls, before continuing to the old university city of Salamanca, where we will take a city tour in the afternoon. In the evening, we will walk through the city’s Plaza Mayor, always lively with activity. We will spend the night in Salamanca.
More»Like the other Alcazars located throughout Spain, the one in Segovia was a renovated Arab fortress, converted to a magnificent castle after the Christian reconquest of Spain. It rests at the far-northern edge of town, atop a steep cliff.«Less
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 10:00am - 7:00pm
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»The medieval walls that surround the Castilian town of Avila, which boasts one of the highest numbers of Romanesque and Gothic churches in the whole of Spain, still stand, impressively guarding the city.«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
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
Standard Hotel: Salamanca Plaza or similar
Salamanca - Santiago de Compostela (427 km)
Today, we will depart for the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. In the afternoon, we will enjoy a guided tour of the old city and its beautiful cathedral in the Praza do Obradoiro. In the evening, we will have the option of enjoying a delicious, traditional dinner in our hotel. We will spend the night here.
More»Santiago de Compostela has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.«Less
More»This grand cathedral northwestern Spain is supposedly the burial site of the apostle St. James, built in the Romanesque style of architecture. The exterior is covered with intricate designs of apostles and Biblical scenes.«Less
More»This open, public square in Santiago de Compostela is a great spot to stop for a rest or merely people watch. Once there, your eyes willbe drawn to the exquisite cathedral.«Less
Standard Hotel: TRYP Santiago or similar
Santiago - Vigo - Braga - Porto (257 km)
Today, we will depart for Portugal, stopping in the Spanish city of Vigo before crossing the border, where we will arrive in Braga. After a short stop here, we will continue to Porto, known for its namesake Port wines.
Standard Hotel: Vila Gale Porto or similar
Porto City Tour
This morning, we will enjoy a guided tour of Porto, which includes a visit to a local winery. The afternoon will be free for us to enjoy at our own leisure.
Standard Hotel: Tiara Park Atlantic Porto or similar
Porto - Coimbra - Fatima - Obidos - Lisbon (395 km)
After breakfast, we will make our way to the old university city of Coimbra and the Sanctuary of Fatima. Then, we will stop in the walled, medieval city of Obidos, taking some time to stroll around before continuing to Lisbon. In the evening, we have the option of enjoying a performance of Fado, a traditional Portuguese genre of music, while eating dinner.
More»The Sanctuary of Fatima is a large, open public facility dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The site features many buildings, including a minor basilica and two small chapels.«Less
Opening Hours: Open 24 Hours
Standard Hotel: Altis Park /Alif Avenida or similar
Lisbon City Tour
In the morning, we will tour the city of Lisbon, admiring its splendid avenues and monuments, like the Tower of Belem and Jeronimos Monastery. We will have the afternoon free, and it is strongly recommended that we visit the graceful hilltop village of Sintra or the vibrant seaside resort town of Cascais.
Standard Hotel: Altis Park /Alif Avenida or similar
Lisbon (Last Day)
After breakfast, guests will be transferred to the Lisbon airport on time for their return flights.
Professional tour escort throughout (bilingual English/Spanish)
Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
Baggage (1 piece per person) handling at hotels
Travel bag (delivered in Spain)
Airfare to and from tour destination
Optional tours and excursions, unless otherwise specified.
Gratuities for guides, driver, and tour manager.
Personal expenses such as laundry, wine, 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.
indicated in the package inclusions
Optional Premium Package ($270 per person): You may wish to enhance your tour experience by adding our exclusive Premium Package (details below).
Tapas dinner in Madrid
Dinner in Salamanca and Santiago with Queimada
Lunch in Porto and Fatima
Fado Show in Lisbon
Tour of Sintra and Cascais
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Terms & Condition
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.
Prices: Quoted prices are based on US Dollars and are subject to change without notice.
Tour Accommodations: The tour operator reserves the right, if necessary, to substitute other, similar hotels from those listed. Such substitutions may be made at any time and without prior notice. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for hotel over-bookings. In the event of over-booking, the tour operator will find similar accommodations in the same area.
English-Speaking Tour Escort: A professional, bilingual tour director will accompany tours while traveling by motor coach. Most tours will operate in both Spanish and English on the same motor coach. In the unusual event that a group totals less than 15 persons, the tour operator reserves the right to operate the tour in a minibus or private car with a bilingual driver-escort, or by first-class rail transportation.
Hotels: Unless otherwise stated, prices are per room and based on one, two or three persons sharing a room, with private bath. A limited number of single rooms are available at additional cost. Triple rooms are not recommended.
Meals and Sightseeing: As indicated in the itineraries. Meals do not normally include beverages, except coffee or tea with breakfasts.
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.
Baggage: Although airline regulations generally allow, free of charge, a maximum of two bags, the tour operator will accommodate only one normal size suitcase plus one small overnight bag on motor coach tours.
Surcharges: A documentation and shipping fee of $25 will be added to all online bookings.
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:
Notification day and departure day are not counted
Cancellations received more than 45 days prior to departure will have a penalty of $50 per person;
Cancellations received between 45 and 31 days will have a penalty of 25% per person.
Cancellations received between 30 and 6 days will have a penalty of 50% per person.
Cancellations received received 5 days or less prior to departure or "no shows" will receive 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.
Insurance: The tour operator highly recommends that each traveler purchase travel and cancellation insurance. Such insurance can be obtained through your travel agent.
Changes: Travelers holding confirmed tour or hotel package reservations may request a change of date to another tour or hotel package of equal or greater value. Online changes can be made up to 45 days before departure and are subject to availability. There will be a charge of $25 for such changes if accepted by the tour operator.
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.
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