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11-Day Galicia & Portugal Tour

11-Day Galicia & Portugal Tour

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AU$2,520 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    11 Days/10 Nights
  • Tour Code
    BGPTC0118
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2018
  • End Date
    31 Oct 2018
  • Operating Days
    Thu
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11 Days/10 Nights From
AU$2,520 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    11 Days/10 Nights
  • Tour Code
    BGPTC0118
  • Start Date
    01 Apr 2018
  • End Date
    31 Oct 2018
  • Operating Days
    Thu
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Up to 10% off*
Enquire about this Tour
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide MealMeal Daily breakfastTrainTrain High speed AVE train Barcelona-Madrid (tourist class)TransferTransfer Transfer from Madrid station to hotel TransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Discover the scenic landscape of the Galicia region and explore the cities of Coimbra, Porto, Fatima and Lisbon during this exciting, 11-day tour. Guaranteed departures on Thursday.

*Exclusive SPTC Offer

  • 10% discount off
  • Book between 1st February to 31st March 2018.
  • Travel between 1st April to 31st October 2018.

2018 Guaranteed Departures

April 12
May 3, 24 & 31
June 7, 14, 21 & 28
July 12 & 26
August 9 & 23
September 6 & 20
October 4 & 18

Itinerary

Day 1, Barcelona - Madrid
Call on Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” station. Arrival, transfer from station to your hotel. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2, Madrid - Leon - Oviedo
Breakfast. Transfer to the bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 08:30 a.m. Towards Leon. Free time to stroll through its historic center and contemplate its Gothic Cathedral, Church of San Isidro or the facade of the Hostel of Sand Marcos Plateresque style. Continue to Oviedo set on a series of hills at the foot of the Naranco and which stands out for the beauty of its streets, many of them pedestrian. Its monuments are a World Heritage Site and among them the Cathedral, one of the most important works of Asturian Gothic. Accommodation.

Day 3, Oviedo - Lugo - A Coruña
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time to be able to contemplate the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared Patrimony of the Humanity. Continuation to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this fabulous town driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician arquitecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation.

Day 4, La Coruña - Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important centre of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation.

Day 5, Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - La Toja - Vigo
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvellous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation.

Day 6, Vigo - Viana do Castelo - Braga - Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time and continue to Braga. Short stop and continue to Porto. Accommodation.

Day 7, Porto
Breakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous “port wine”. Accommodation.

Day 8, Porto - Coimbra - Fatima
Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time. Then to Fatima. Center of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. The Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation.

Day 9, Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro and then to Lisbon. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Day 10, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum, Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, Liberty Avenue. Afternoon at leisure for you to catch the nostalgic corners of Alfama Quarter, the old city gathered next to its Castle, with old buildings nested in narrow twisting “Ruas” full of colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 11, Lisbon - Caceres - Madrid
Departure to Caceres considered as World Heritage place because of the city’s blend of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Walk through its Plaza Mayor and the Old Town with its famous Medieval Quarter. Continue to Madrid. End of services.

Inclusions

  • Guided visit to Santiago, Porto, Lisbon
  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of La Coruña
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • High-speed AVE train Barcelona-Madrid (tourist class)
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Madrid station to the hotel

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