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15-Day Portugal, Andalusia & Mediterranean Capitals Tour

15-Day Portugal, Andalusia & Mediterranean Capitals Tour

15 Days/14 Nights From
AU$3,263 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-MPACLB
  • Operating Days
    Sun
15 Days/14 Nights From
AU$3,263 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-MPACLB
  • Operating Days
    Sun
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealsMeals Daily breakfast & 4 dinnersTourTour Guided visits in Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia & Barcelona TransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

See Lisbon bloom as the city of colours, wander around the Islamic beauty of Andalusia, and discover the futuristic arts and natural landscapes of Mediterranean capitals in this exciting culture-packed holiday. Guaranteed departures on Sunday.

2019 & 2020 Guaranteed Departures

April 7, 14, 21 & 28
May 5, 12 & 19
June 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
July 7, 14, 21 & 28
August 4, 11, & 18
September 1, 22 & 29
October 6, 13 & 20
December 22
March 8, 22 & 29, 2020

Itinerary

Day 1, Madrid
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2, Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a morning Madrid panoramic city tour. Explore the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. Discover contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. You're free in the afternoon to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3, Madrid – Avila – Salamanca - Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the bus terminal located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente. Depart at 8:30 am and drive to Avila - a city that preserves its medieval wall. Take a short stop to know its walled and old town. Then you're off to Salamanca. Spend some free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Depart to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4, Porto
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. You will admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. In the afternoon, there's a possibility of an optional visit to a famous winery with tasting of its world-famous "port wine". Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 5, Porto – Coimbra – Fatima
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Coimbra - the City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. You'll have your free time in this city then you're off to Fatima. Fatima is one of the main centres of Christian Faith and a World Pilgrimage Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica, the Cova da Iria place where the Virgin Mary appeared, the Chapel of the Apparitions, and the heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta. At night  there's a possibility to attend the procession of the candles. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6, Fatima – Batalha - Nazare – Alcobaça - Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart 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. Enjoy your free time in this town and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) to visit the XII C. church and admire the tombs of Pedro and Inés de Castro. Afterwards you're off to Lisbon. Accommodation at the hotel. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Day 7, Lisbon
Breakfast at the hotel. Have your morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo and drive through its main squares and avenues, including 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 8, Lisbon – Caceres – Cordoba
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 7:30 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 9, Cordoba - Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Go on an impressive tour of its Mosque and other sites that will ease your mind and spirit as you stroll through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short 2-hour ride you'll reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10, Seville
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a 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” and 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 flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Flamenco tour.

Day 11, Seville - Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive east through the Caliphate road to the heart of Andalusia. You'll observe an endless number of olive trees on the way to Granada and its incredible and amazing monumental environment - the 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 12, Granada - Valencia
After breakfast at the hotel start driving towards the Mediterranean coast. You'll pass by Via Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura river, and 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 13, Valencia - Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Have a morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings. You 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 along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the Roman Tarraco. Reach Barcelona principal Mediterranean city and homeland of the famous architect Gaudí symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 14, Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a 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 and Casa Milá - both declared World Heritage buildings. Visit Montjuïc Park with 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 15, Barcelona
After breakfast, transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Inclusions

  • Guided visits in Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, Valencia & Barcelona
  • Tour escort
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily breakfast and 4 dinners
  • Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary

Important Notes

  • Barcelona, Porto & Lisbon Local City Taxes are not included, to be paid directly to the hotels.
  • Single supplement applies. Contact us for details.
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • If the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons, it will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
  • During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.

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