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11-Day Spain and Portugal Tour: Barcelona to Madrid
Product Code: 2554-49963
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Trujillo
  • • Belem Tower
  • • Monastery of Los Jeronimos
  • • Obidos
  • • Fatima
  • • Caceres
  • • Mosque-Cathedral of Cordoba
  • • Cordoba Jewish Quarter
  • • Seville Cathedral
  • • Maria Luisa Park
  • • Generalife Gardens
  • • Alhambra Palace
  • • Costa del Sol
Tour Code
2554-49963
Duration
11 days
Departure City
Barcelona
End City
Madrid
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
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Experience: UNESCO

Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Itinerary
Day 01
Madrid

Barcelona - Madrid

Hotel: TRYP Madrid Centro (Tourist Class) / Florida Norte (Tourist Class) / Husa Princesa (First Class) / TRYP Madrid Plaza Espana (First Class) or similar

All aboard the AVE train departing for Puerta de Atocha in Madrid. Upon your arrival, our driver will take you to your hotel.

Tips:
A digital version of the AVE train ticket will be emailed to you in advance. Please print it out and take it to the Barcelona Sants railway station, arriving at least 30 minutes before the train is scheduled to depart. A driver will be waiting at the Madrid railway station to transfer to your hotel. No tour guide is assigned to the trip from Barcelona to Madrid.

You will be taking the Madrid-bound AVE train leaving at 9:00am.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Lisbon

Madrid - Trujillo - Lisbon

Hotel: Lutecia or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll drive west through the autonomous community of Extremadura, stopping in Trujillo to see the beautiful Plaza Mayor, continuing on to Portugal through the golden plains of the Alentejo. After exploring historic sites in the suburbs of Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal, we'll cross the impressive 25th of April Bridge to Lisbon, capital of Portugal. Once settled in at the hotel you can opt to attend a performance highlighting one of Portugal's most distinct musical genres: Fado.

Day 03
Lisbon

Lisbon

Hotel: Lutecia or similar

In the morning we'll drive through the main squares and avenues of this fascinating city. Stops on our tour of Lisbon include Belem Tower, Monastery of Jeronimos, National Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoveries, Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Alfama Quarter, the oldest and most emblematic quarter of Lisbon, where storied buildings are nestled among winding alleyways filled with the sound of Fado issuing from authentic "tabernas".

Tips:
There is no guide assigned to the tour of Lisbon.
Day 04
Fatima

Lisbon - Obidos - Alcobaca - Nazare - Batalha - Fatima

Hotel: Sao Jose (Tourist Class) / Santa Maria (First Class) or similar

After breakfast we'll drive north to our first stop: the beautiful walled town of Obidos and the historic hotel Pousada do Castelo. Then we'll head to Alcobaca to visit the 12th-century monastery housing the tombs of Pablo and Ines de Castro. For lunch we'll taste the local fare in Nazare, one of the most colorful fishing villages in Portugal. Weather permitting, we'll go up to the top of the cliff for a panorama of the beach and village. In the afternoon we'll visit Batalha Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of the Portuguese late Gothic style called Manueline. We will dine and lodge in Fatima.

Day 05
Lisbon

Fatima - Lisbon

Hotel: Lutecia or similar

Today you will be free to explore the civil parish of Fatima at your own pace. Be sure to check out the Roman Catholic buildings collectively named the Sanctuary of Fatima, built around the the place where the Virgin Mary appeared: Cova da Iria, now a major pilgrimage for followers of Christ. We'll return to Lisbon at the end of the day.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Cordoba

Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba

Hotel: Tryp Cordoba (Tourist Class) / Hesperia Cordoba (First Class) or similar

We'll depart at 7:30am and drive to the walled city of Caceres, whose blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture has earned it the title UNESCO World Heritage Site. We'll walk through Plaza Mayor and Old Town Caceres, then continue on to Cordoba.

Day 07
Sevilla

Cordoba - Seville

Hotel: Tryp Macarena (Tourist Class) / NH Plaza de Armas (First Class) or similar

In the morning we'll tour the incredible Mosque and stroll through the narrow and winding streets of the Jewish Quarter, then make our way to Seville.

Day 08
Sevilla

Seville

Hotel: Tryp Macarena (Tourist Class) / NH Plaza de Armas (First Class) or similar

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll take you to see all of Seville's monuments and attractions, including Seville Cathedral, second only to St. Peter's Basilica in terms of size; the Santa Cruz Quarter, setting for the opera Carmen and origin of the Don Juan legend; Maria Luisa Park; and the Plaza de Espana. The afternoon is yours to explore this alluring and radiant city in-depth. You may also want to attend the optional Flamenco performance later that evening.

Day 09
Ronda

Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol

Hotel: Sol Principe (Tourist Class) / Sol Don Marco (First Class) / Sol Don Pablo (First Class) or similar

We'll drive to Ronda, where you'll be given time to admire the jaw-dropping views the cliffside village, continuing on to Costa del Sol in the afternoon.

Visiting Attractions

Day 10
Granada

Costa del Sol - Granada

Hotel: Alixares (Tourist Class) / Gran Hotel Luna (First Class) or similar

We'll depart from the hotel at 8:30am and drive east along the Route of the Caliphate to the heart of Andalucia, ultimately arriving in Granada, last bastion of the Moor caliphate, which fell to the Christian forces of King Ferdinand V and Queen Isabella in 1492. There we'll visit the world-famous Alhambra and the Generalife, the sultan's country residence whose fountains, gardens and terraces have been the source of inspiration for a number of seminal literary works. You may also want to attend the optional Flamenco performance in Sacromonte later that evening.

Day 11
Madrid

Granada - Toledo - Madrid

Please keep in mind that different guides may be assigned to different segments of the tour.

We normally return to Madrid between 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Inclement weather, poor road conditions and/or traffic congestion may cause a slight delay, however.

Tips:
We recommend that you book a late flight, or stay an extra night in Madrid.

Visiting Attractions

Please note that order of day-to-day itinerary is adjustable depending on tour start day.

Meeting Point
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9:00AM Barcelona Plaça dels Països Catalans Plaça dels Països Catalans, 08014, Barcelona
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Guided tours of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo
  • Professional tour guide
  • AVE train from Barcelona to Madrid (economy class)
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
  • Transfer from train station to Madrid hotel
  • 10-night hotel accommodations
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Additional meals and beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
Special Notes
  • Passengers are limited to one item of luggage per person, not to exceed 30 kilograms.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child: 4-7 years of age
* Children under 4 years old travel free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat on the bus and share a twin room with two adults (one child per room maximum).
* Price for Single Occupancy applies when one person stays in one standard hotel room.
* Price for Double and Triple Occupancy applies when two and three people stay in one standard hotel room, respectively.
* Triple price does not guarantee a third bed in the room as each room is furnished with two beds only. Please check availability at the time of check-in.
* Prices may be adjusted upward during official holidays and select weekends.
* Tour prices are based on Euros (EUR) and converted into US dollars (USD). Constant fluctuations in the exchange rate cause prices to change on a regular basis. You will be charged the price based on the applicable exchange rate at the time of payment. All transactions are final. We do not offer discounts or compensation to those citing lower prices at a later date. Bookings will be subject to penalties when modified or cancelled.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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