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9-Day Madrid, Galicia & North Portugal Tour

9-Day Madrid, Galicia & North Portugal Tour

9 Days/8 Nights From
AU$1,720 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-MGRB6VM
  • Operating Days
    Wed
9 Days/8 Nights From
AU$1,720 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-MGRB6VM
  • Operating Days
    Wed
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide MealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Tour of Madrid, Galicia region and northern PortugalTransfersTransfers Transfers from/to your hotelTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Explore Spain's bustling capital city, Madrid, the lush region of Galicia and the historic and cultural treasures of northern Portugal. Start your tour in Madrid where you will enjoy a panoramic tour of the city. Madrid serves as the economic, financial and administrative centre with a vast artistic and cultural heritage. The city is brimming with historic buildings and squares including the Plaza Mayor, Plaza de Villa, the Royal Palace, Puerta de Alcalá, Cibeles, and Prado Museum. After a two-night stay in Madrid, transfer to Leon, located in the northwest of Spain. It is known for its beautiful cathedrals, churches and museums. Your tour continues in the Galicia region where you will have the opportunity to explore Lugo, La Coruna and the world-famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. Your final stop is northern Portugal where you will have time to explore the beautiful city of Viana do Castelo.

This tour departs on Wednesday. 

2019 & 2020 Departure Dates

April 17 & 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
June 5, 12, 19 & 26
July 10 & 24
August 7 & 21
September 4, 11, 18 & 25
October 2, 9, 16 & 23
November 20
January 22, 2020
February 19
March 11 & 25

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. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find 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. The 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. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3, Madrid – Leon – Oviedo
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 4, 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 World Heritage. 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 architecture 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 5, La Coruña – Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important center of Christian pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where you 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 6, Santiago de Compostela – Rias Bajas – La Toja – Vigo
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvelous 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 7, Vigo – Viana do Castelo – Braga
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. Accommodation.

Day 8, Braga – Salamanca - Madrid
Breakfast. Departure to the Spanish border to arrive to Salamanca. Short stop and free time in this university city (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 9, Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Inclusions

  • Guided city tours in Madrid & Santiago
  • Tour escort
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary

Important Notes

  • During your stay in Madrid, tour escort service will not be available.
  • In the event that 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.

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