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The Moorish elegance of Granada, Spain.

Madrid, Portugal & Andalusia Tour

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The Moorish elegance of Granada, Spain.
Discover UNESCO World Heritage cities, century-old cathedrals, mouthwatering cuisine and vibrant art scene in this exciting 14-day cultural tour of Madrid, Portugal, and Andalusia.
Cultural
Classic Escorted Tours

Highlights

See the famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory in Toledo.

Tour of Fatima, the centre of the Christian faith and world pilgrimage sanctuary.

Tour of Madrid, Porto & Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville,Toledo, Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens).

Visit of UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Salamanca, Alcobaça Monastery, and Alhambra

Recharge your senses with the refreshing landscapes of Madrid, Portugal, and Andalusia. This 14-day cultural adventure is filled with enthralling Moorish locations, UNESCO World Heritage sites, Gothic discoveries, and mouth-watering cuisines. You'll start off with a walking tour of Madrid, soaking in the features of La Latina, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace - Madrid's famous cultural treasures. You'll head to Porto to explore its Port Wine cellars and enjoy a cruise along the river Douro. You'll continue to Fatima, the Centre of the Christian Faith and World Pilgrimage Sanctuary and see its impressive Basilica and the magnificent Cova da Iria. Expect the same enthralling atmosphere during your journey to Cordoba, Seville, and Granada where you'll discover unique Gipsy traditions and explore Moorish gems, such as the stunning Alhambra and Generalife Gardens. Cap off your tour with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory in the Imperial city of Toledo.

2020 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

April 26 
May 24 
June 21 
July 26 
August 23
September 27 
October 25

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Included

13-night accommodation in selected hotels
Guided tour of Madrid, Porto and Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens) and Toledo
Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
Tour escort
Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
Transportation in a deluxe air-conditioned motor coach

Itinerary

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Day 1
Madrid

Meet your driver and transfer to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Day 2
Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a 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 is free to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer.

Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid - Avila - Salamanca - Porto

Breakfast at your hotel. Pick up at your hotel and transfer to your tour meeting point for your 8:30 AM departure. Drive to Avila, a city that preserves its medieval wall. Short stop to know its walled and old town. Continue to Salamanca. Enjoy free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Depart to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto.

Breakfast
Day 4
Porto

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered a World Heritage city. You will admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a different perspective of the city along the river Douro aboard the BlueBoats Cruise and discover its historic heritage by visiting the well-known Port Wine Cellars with wine tasting included. Rest of your day at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 5
Porto - Coimbra - Fatima

Breakfast at your hotel and afterwards depart to Coimbra, city seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy some free time before continuing 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. Visit the Chapel of the Apparitions, heart of the sanctuary, with the tombs of the three shepherds, Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta.

 

Breakfast
Day 6
Fatima - Batalha - Nazare - Alcobaca - Lisbon

Breakfast at your 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. Enjoy your free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Continue to Lisbon.

Breakfast
Day 7
Lisbon

Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy a morning sightseeing tour of the ancient Olissipo, drive through its main squares and avenues, Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery, Coach Museum (entrance included), 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.

Breakfast
Day 8
Lisbon - Caceres - Cordoba

Early breakfast at your hotel before your 7:30 AM 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. Afterwards, continue towards Cordoba, once the capital of the Caliphate. Dinner at your hotel.

 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Cordoba - Seville

Breakfast at your hotel. Take an impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease your mind and spirit strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short 2-hour ride, you will reach Seville. Dinner at your hotel.

 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Seville

Breakfast at your 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” 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 and breathtaking flavors of this active full of light city. Dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Seville - Ronda - Costa del Sol

After breakfast at your hotel, drive south passing typical villages. Arrive in Ronda. Free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon, continue to Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner will be at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Costa del Sol - Granada

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart to the city of Granada to see its incredible and amazing monumental environment. The city is the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdoms up to 1492. Visit the world famous Alhambra complex (entrance included) and Generalife Gardens that have inspired several authors with its sound and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13
Granada - Toledo - Madrid

Breakfast at your hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo – a World Heritage City- where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. A resume of the Spanish art, history and spirituality - the whole town is a National Monument. Enjoy a short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid.

Breakfast
Day 14
Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro

20% discount per person

13 nights
from AUD2,604
per person, twin share
Madrid
26 April - 25 October 2020
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Important notes

  • Supplements apply for travel between May 01 - 31 & July 01 - October 31.
  • New bookings only from 01 January – 31 March 2020.
  • Prices based on Superior accommodation.
  • Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • During stay in Madrid, tour escort service is not available.
  • This is an English-only tour.

 

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