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13-Day Portugal, Andalusia & Mediterranean Capitals Tour

13-Day Portugal, Andalusia & Mediterranean Capitals Tour

13 Days/12 Nights From
AU$2,775 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-PACL
  • Operating Days
    Tue
13 Days/12 Nights From
AU$2,775 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-PACL
  • Operating Days
    Tue
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide MealsMeals Daily breakfast & 4 dinnersTourTour Guided visits to Cáceres, Cordoba, and SevilleToursTours Tour of Fatima, Batalha, Nazare, Alcobaça, and LisbonTourTour Panoramic sightseeing tour of PortoTourTour Guided visits to Valencia and BarcelonaTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Combine the most beautiful tourist destinations of Spain & Portugal with this 13-day escorted tour. Stay in a comfortable accommodation at selected luxury hotels, daily breakfast and 4 dinners included.

The journey starts from Madrid to the ancient cities of Avila and Salamanca. Cross the Portuguese border and find yourself in the bright coastal city of Porto. Enjoy a sightseeing tour around the city, discovering colourful houses along the river and walking through narrow cobbled streets.

Travel to Coimbra to see one of the oldest universities in Europe and then head to Fatima, the world pilgrimage sanctuary where the apparitions of the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children.

The journey continues to Batalha, the fishing town of Nazaré, and Alcobaça. Marvel at the 12th-century Alcobaça Monastery and the royal tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro found inside. Learn the story behind the couple’s ill-fated love affair while tracing the spectacular carvings of their tombs.

Depart for the postcard-perfect capital of Portugal, Lisbon. Explore the ancient Olisipo, main squares, old avenues, and tabernas, savouring the scenic views and gastronomic treats of the city. Continue to Caceres, a UNESCO World Heritage site that boasts a mixture of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance architecture. Travel then to Cordoba to appreciate the remnants of the major Islamic centre during the Middle Ages.

The unrivalled beauty of the Andalusian architecture welcomes you as you arrive in Seville. Take part in a panoramic city tour, visiting the second largest Cathedral of the world and other famous landmarks. An authentic Flamenco show awaits you in the evening.

Drive through the heart of Andalusia to the medieval city of Granada. Reach the enchanting fortress complex of Alhambra, perched on top of a lush rocky hill, and feast on its magnificent architecture. Next in line is the beautiful port city of Valencia. Gape at the futuristic structures of the City of Arts and Sciences and don’t forget to taste the world-famous Paella.

This trip is not complete without the gorgeous metropolis of Barcelona. Drive through its old town and along the main avenues to catch sight of Gaudi’s fascinating, modernist buildings. Enjoy amazing views of the city from the Montjuïc Park and taste some local delicacies during the tour. Before returning to Madrid, use some free time in Zaragoza to stop by the Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar.

2019 & 2020 Guaranteed Departures

April 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
May 7, 14 & 21
June 4, 11, 18 & 25
July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
August 6, 13 & 20
September 3 & 24
October 1, 8, 15 & 22
December 24
March 10, 24 & 31, 2020

Itinerary

Day 1, Madrid – Avila – Salamanca – Porto
Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Drive to Avila, a city that preserves its medieval wall, and take a short stop to know its walled and old town. Then, head to Salamanca for free time in this University City Heritage of Humanity of great architectural and artistic wealth. Departure to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation at a selected hotel.

Day 2, Porto
Breakfast at your hotel. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. 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 your hotel.

Day 3, Porto – Coimbra – Fatima
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to Coimbra, seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy some free time and then head to Fatima, centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared. Visit the the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night, grab the opportunity to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation at a selected hotel.

Day 4, Fatima – Batalha – Nazare – Alcobaça – Lisbon
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure to the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style and considered as a World Heritage place by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Have some free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) to visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro. Depart for Lisbon. Accommodation at a selected hotel. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Day 5, Lisbon
Breakfast at your 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 color housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6, Lisbon – Caceres – Cordoba
Breakfast at your hotel. Departure at 07:30 am 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. Afterwards, continue on towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7, Cordoba – Seville
Breakfast at your hotel. Impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease our mind and spirit strolling through its narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hours ride reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 8, Seville
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning panoramic city tour visiting: the exterior of the Cathedral (the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peters in Rome), Santa Cruz quarter (a natural scenario of “Carmen” as well as a precisely where the myth of “Don Juan” developed), Maria Luisa Park and Plaza de España. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover exclusive views, specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

Day 9, Seville – Granada
Breakfast at your hotel. Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of ANDALUSIA observing an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment, last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter. 

Day 10, Granada – Valencia
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 region 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 Ágora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”, Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 11, Valencia – Barcelona
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings, we will then be driven past the old riverbed of the Turia to the most avant-garde complex “Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias” to watch the emblematic exteriors of the six buildings. Early afternoon departure northward all along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city, homeland of the famous architect Gaudí, symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel. 

Day 12, Barcelona
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona well known worldwide for the Olympic Games during 1992, drive along the main avenues with impressive modernist buildings by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. – declared World Heritage buildings. Go to Montjuïc Park to enjoy spectacular views of the city, Olympic Ring, monument to Columbus and the Olympic Port. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 13, Barcelona – Zaragoza – Madrid
After breakfast at the hotel, depart southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Arrive to Zaragoza, capital city of Aragón, within the banks of Ebro River the most copious within the Iberian Peninsula. Zaragoza, known as Cesar Augusta during the Roman period had an important role in Spanish history. Some free time to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilica-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Continue to Madrid. End of Tour.

Inclusions

  • Guided visits in Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra &Generalife Gardens), Valencia, Barcelona and panoramic sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily Breakfast and 4 dinners

Exclusions

  • Barcelona, Porto & Lisbon Local City Taxes are not included, to be paid directly to the hotels.

Important Notes

  • Single supplement applies.
  • High season supplement applies from July 1 to October 31.
  • Supplement departure applies on April 9, 23 & 30; June 11 & October 8.

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