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13-Day Portugal, Andalusia and Mediterranean Capitals Tour from Madrid

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13 Days 12 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Alcobaca, PORTUGAL, Avila, SPAIN, Batalha, PORTUGAL, Caceres, SPAIN, Coimbra, PORTUGAL, Cordoba, SPAIN, Fatima, PORTUGAL, Granada, SPAIN, Lisbon, PORTUGAL, Nazare, PORTUGAL, Porto, PORTUGAL, Salamanca, SPAIN, Seville, SPAIN, Barcelona, SPAIN, Valencia, SPAIN, Zaragoza, SPAIN.

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Deluxe Hotel Surchage - Surcharge Year round $176.13$211.35$311.75
2018-12-25 $199.61$258.32$381.02
2018-09-05~2018-10-31 $187.87$234.84$346.38
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 8:30am Calle San Nicolas, 15 - Madrid
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    Hotel OptionSurcharge Date / Date Range SingleDoubleTriple
    Deluxe Hotel Surchage - Surcharge Year round $176.13$211.35$311.75
    2018-12-25 $199.61$258.32$381.02
    2018-09-05~2018-10-31 $187.87$234.84$346.38
    Day 1

    Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto (450 km)

    At 8:30am, guests should at the specified departure location in the underground parking lot of the Plaza de Orienteat. Our journey will begin as we drive out of Madrid on our way to Avila, where we can still see the medieval walls surrounding this city. We will make a brief stop to explore the area before continuing to Salamanca, where we will explore this university town. After crossing the border into Portugal, we will arrive in Porto, where we will check into our hotel for the night.
    • Avila, SPAIN

      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.

      Old Town

      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.
    • Salamanca, SPAIN

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo / Black Tulip / Eurostars Heroismo
    Day 2

    Porto

    Today, we will embark on a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, during which we will admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange Building and Santa Clara Church. In the afternoon, we will have the option of visiting a beloved winery in the region to sample famous port wine. Afterwards, we will go to our hotel for the evening.
    • Porto, PORTUGAL

      Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal. This center of Portuguese urban life is more than one thousand years old and a registered UNESCO World Heritage Site. Porto also lends its name to port wine, which it first produced.
    Standard Hotel: Tryp Porto Expo / Black Tulip / Eurostars Heroismo
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 3

    Porto - Coimbra - Fatima (193 km)

    Today, we will make our way to Coimbra, home to one of Europe's oldest universities and the birth of Fado music, where we will spend some free time. Then, we will continue to Fatima, an important pilgrimage site for Christians, where we will be able to visit the impressive Basilica, the cave where an image of the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared and the Chapel of the Apparitions. In the evening, we can observe the beautiful procession of the candles.
    • Coimbra, PORTUGAL

      The third-largest city in Portugal, Coimbra was once the country's capital until roughly the end of the Middle Ages, and is filled with historical buildings and beautiful architecture.

      Coimbra University

      This university was established in 1290, making it one of the oldest continuously operated centers for higher education in the entire world. The beautiful campus is dotted with old, classical buildings.

      Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Velha

      The ruins of this medieval monastery in Coimbra sit on the banks of the Mondego River. After 12 years of restoration, the site reopened to the public.
    • Fatima, PORTUGAL

      Fatima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourem, in the Portuguese Santarem District.

      Basilica of the Santissima Trinidade

      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.

      Sanctuary of Fatima

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Aurea Fatima / Estrela de Fatima / Regina
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 4

    Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Lisbon (176 km)

    After breakfast at our hotel, we will depart to the Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is considered a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline styles. Then, we will continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazare, where we will have some free time to explore. After that, we will continue to Alcobaca to visit the local monastery and admire the tombs of important local religious figures. Afterwards, we will continue to Lisbon for the night. In the evening, we can attend a performance of Fado, a traditional type of Portuguese song and dance.
    • Batalha, PORTUGAL

      A town and a municipality in Portugal. The municipality population in 2011 was 15,805, in an area of 103.42 square kilometres. Here you can find the Batalha Monastery.

      Batalha Monastery

      Construction on this monastery began in 1386 and eventually wrapped up in 1517, spanning the reign of seven kings. It is a Dominican convent built in a Gothic style.
    • Alcobaca, PORTUGAL

      A city and a municipality in Oeste Subregion, region Centro in Portugal. The city became notable after the first king decided to build a church to commemorate the Conquest of Santarem from the Moors in 1147. The church later evolved into the Monastery of Alcobaca.

      Alcobaca Monastery

      This church and monastery were the first Gothic buildings in Portugal, founded in 1153. The main components of the complex are the royal tombs, the Chapel of St. Bernard, the royal Pantheon, the sacristy, and more.
    • Nazare, PORTUGAL

      It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast/Costa de Prata, Portugal. It has long sandy beaches considered by some to be among the best beaches in Portugal.
    Standard Hotel: Lutecia / Tryp Lisboa Oriente
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 5

    Lisbon

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on a sightseeing tour of ancient Olissipo, driving through its main squares and avenues. Along the way, we will see Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, the Monument of Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. We will be able to spend the afternoon at leisure around the Alfama District.
    • Lisbon, PORTUGAL

      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 Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, which are recognized by UNESCO.

      Tower of Belem

      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.

      Jeronimos Monastery

      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.

      National Coach Museum

      This museum in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon contains one of most impressive collections of historical horse-drawn carriages in the world. It is located in the old Horse Riding Area of Belem Palace.

      Monument of Discoveries

      This monument is located at the mouth of Lisbon harbor, commemorating the age of exploration, when ships bound for the American continents in the west would pass through the Tagus estuary.

      Pombal Square

      The full name of this public space in Lisbon is the Marquis of Pombal Square, a former prime minister of Portugal in the 18th century. It is now a busy roundabout for automotive traffic.

      Alfama District

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Lutecia
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 6

    Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba (523 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave at 7:30am to travel to Caceres, considered a UNESCO World Heritage site because of its blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. We will walk through the Plaza Mayor and the Old Town, where we will be able to see the historical Medieval Quarter. Afterwards, we will continue to Cordoba, once the capital of the Islamic Caliphate in Spain. We will enjoy dinner before checking into our local hotel.
    • Caceres, SPAIN

      Caceres is the capital of Caceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. The municipio has a land area of 1,750.33 km2 (675.81 sq mi), the largest geographically in Spain. The walled city has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      Old Town

      The Old Town of Caceres still features some of its original medieval walls. In the Middle Ages, control of the city was constantly switching between Christians and Muslims, and this struggle is exemplified by the architecture of the Old Town.
    Standard Hotel: Tryp Cordoba
    Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Cordoba
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Cordoba - Seville (145 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a tour of Cordoba, seeing its impressive Mosque-Cathedral, the winding streets of the Jewish Quarter and more. In the afternoon, we will drive to Sevilla, where we will enjoy dinner and check into the hotel.
    • Cordoba, SPAIN

      Cordoba is a city in Andalusia, Spain, and the capital of the province of Cordoba. The city is located on the banks of the Guadalquivir river, and its easy access to the mining resources of the Sierra Morena satisfies the population's needs.

      The Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba

      The interior of this dual mosque-cathedral perfectly reflects the religious power-struggle of medieval Spain. The conversion of the church into a mosque lasted from 784 to 987. The complex is massive and features many small chapels.

      Jewish Quarter

      Cordoba's Jewish Quarter is marked by narrow and irregular streets. It houses a medieval Synagogue and the Sephardic House. Unfortunately, this neighborhood was a focal point of the Spanish Inquisition, during which Cordoba played a large role.
    Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa
    Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8

    Seville

    Today, we will go on a sightseeing tour around Seville, visiting the Cathedral, which is the second largest Catholic church in the world after St. Peter's Basilica in Rome; we will also see the Santa Cruz Quarter, Maria Luisa Park and the Plaza de Espana. We will be able to spend the afternoon at our own leisure or take an optional Flamenco tour.
    • Seville, SPAIN

      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.

      Seville Cathedral

      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.

      Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter)

      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.

      Parque de Maria Luisa

      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.

      Plaza de Espana

      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.
    Standard Hotel: Catalonia Santa Justa
    Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Macarena
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 9

    Sevilla - Granada (249 km)

    After breakfast at our hotel, we will leave Sevilla by driving along the Caliphate road, passing endless olive trees, on our way to Granada, where we will visit the world famous Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Later on, guests will be able to enjoy an optional Gypsy Flamenco Show in the Sacromonte Quarter.
    • Granada, SPAIN

      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.

      Alhambra

      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.

      Generalife

      Built in the 14th century as the summer palace of Nasrid Emirs of Grananda, the name of this palace means "Architect's Garden" for the extensive gardens on its grounds, which are world renowned for their exquisite beauty.
    Standard Hotel: Los Angeles
    Deluxe Hotel: Melia Granada
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 10

    Granada - Valencia (497 km)

    After breakfast at the hotel start driving looking for the Mediterranean coast. Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the autonomous region land of Valencia. Reach Valencia one of the main capitals of the Mediterranean coast with its modern Arts and Sciences Architectural Complex integrated by six elements: Hemispheric, Umbracle, Science Museum, Oceanographic, Palau de les Arts and Įgora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious "Paella", Accommodation at the hotel.
    • Valencia, SPAIN

      Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.

      City of Arts and Sciences

      This entertainment is made up of several buildings, all of them state of the art examples of postmodern architecture. Within the facility is an IMAX theater, an oceanography museum, an opera house, concert hall, and much more!
    Standard Hotel: Nh Las Artes
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 11

    Valencia - Barcelona (303 km)

    Today, we will take a morning sightseeing tour of Valencia, driving through the old city to see some of its most prominent buildings. Driving by the riverbed of the Turia, we will see the avant-garde complex of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias. In the afternoon, we will depart north along the Mediterranean coast towards Barcelona.
    • Valencia, SPAIN

      Valencia is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain after Madrid and Barcelona. The Port of Valencia is the 5th busiest container port in Europe and busiest container port on the Mediterranean Sea.

      City of Arts and Sciences

      This entertainment is made up of several buildings, all of them state of the art examples of postmodern architecture. Within the facility is an IMAX theater, an oceanography museum, an opera house, concert hall, and much more!
    Standard Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona 505
    Deluxe Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza/Tryp Apolo
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 12

    Barcelona

    In the morning, we will take a sightseeing tour of Barcelona, well regarded for hosting the 1992 Olympic Games. We will drive along the city's main avenues, seeing impressive modernist buildings designed by Antoni Gaudi, like La Pedrera, Casa Mila, Montjuic Park, the Olympic Ring, the Columbus Monument and the Olympic Port. We will have the afternoon free to explore the city on our own.
    • Barcelona, SPAIN

      This gorgeous Spanish city on the Mediterranean is one of the world's most popular tourists destinations due to its rich cultural heritage. Visitors can see medieval buildings or admire modernity at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

      Anella Olimpica

      Barcelona's Anella Olimpica, the series of athletic facilities in the park atop Montjuic hill, was the site of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The complex was designed in a contemporary minimalist style, and the individual facilities are connected by a plaza.

      Casa Mila

      This Modernist building in Barcelona is one of themany famous buildings in the city designed by the eccentric architect Antoni Gaudi. It was considered a great architectural innovation when it opened, both in aesthetic design and functionality.

      Colombus Monument

      Christopher Columbus is immortalized with a towering monument on Barcelona's famous walkway, La Rambla, depicting the famed explorer pointing out towards the sea. Visitors can take an elevator to the top, which offers a thrilling view of the city.

      Montjuic Hill

      Rising above the Barcelona's harbor is Montjuic Hill. Parks and gardens rest on this hill, converging with each other via winding paths carved into the hillside, along with a Greek amphitheater, various museums and the Olympic Park.
    Standard Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona 505
    Deluxe Hotel: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza / Tryp Apolo
    Breakfast: Included
    Day 13

    Barcelona - Zaragoza - Madrid (523 km)

    After breakfast, we will leave Barcelona and travel to Zaragoza, the capital of the Aragon region and an important city in Spanish history. After some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilica of Our Lady Pilar, we will drive to Madrid, where the tour will come to an end.
    • Zaragoza, SPAIN

      Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

      This massive basilica in Zaragoza is, accroding to legend, the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with the original chapel said to be built in 44 BCE. It has been rebuilt numerous times and is now baroque in style.
    Breakfast: Included
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Departure Return
    Madrid, SPAIN map link Calle San Nicolas, 15, Madrid, MD 28013 (Underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente - Madrid) 8:30am 7:00pm

    *Return time is an estimate and varies based on traffic and weather conditions.

    • Price Includes

    • 12 nights hotel accommodation at selected class
    • Daily Breakfast and 4 dinners
    • Tour escort during the tour
    • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
    • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra &Generalife Gardens), Valencia, Barcelona and panoramic sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
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    • Barcelona, Porto & Lisbon Local City Taxesare not included, to be paid directly to the hotels.
    • Visas
    • Tourist city taxes, airport taxes and/or arrival and departure taxes
    • Vaccination certificates
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    • Any other service or costs not specified in the programme
    • Optional outings or visits not originally contracted and which do not form part of the travel contract
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