Madrid-Avila-Salamanca-Porto (414 km)
Departure from our bus terminal at 8:00 am to Avila. After some free time you will proceed to the student town of Salamanca - a city of rare beauty, awash with golden sandstone overlaid with ochre-tinted Latin inscriptions. Once you reach Salamanca you will have a free time to visit the Old Town and its famous Plaza Mayor. Continuation to Porto. Check-in and a dinner upon arrival.
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.
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.
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.
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: Eurostars Oporto or similar
Coimbra - Fatima - Lisbon (129 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.
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.
Deluxe Hotel: Olissippo Marques de Sa or similar 4 stars hotel
Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid (613 km)
In the morning, we will enjoy breakfast before crossing the border back into Spain. We will drive to the Caceres in the Extremadura region, where we will have free time to explore the charming Old Town. After a break, we will make our way back to Madrid, where the tour will end upon our arrival. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.
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.
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.