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Discover UNESCO World Heritage cities, century-old cathedrals, mouthwatering cuisine and vibrant art scene in this exciting 9-day cultural tour of Madrid and Portugal.
Madrid / Spain
Cultural
Bespoke Groups (16-24 guests)

Highlights

Madrid Panoramic city tour

Take a short cruise in Porto

Visit the liveliest city of Salamanca

Discover the old city of Lisbon

Recharge your senses with the refreshing landscapes of Madrid and Portugal. This 9-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. Complete your Journey by overstaying in the capital of Portugal: Lisbon where you will enjoy a visit of its main highlights such as Belem Tower, Jeronimos Monastery and many more. The day after, take the deluxe coach bus and stop for a quick visit of Caceres and then proceed to Madrid for your last day. End of the service in Madrid.

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Included

3 nights in Madrid in a 4*hotel
2 nights in Porto in a 4* Hotel
1 night in Fatima in a 4* hotel
2 nights in Lisbon in a 4*Hotel
Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
Return Transfers to/from Madrid Airport
Daily Breakfast
Panoramic tour of Madrid
Panoramic tour of Porto with Blue-Boats Cruise and wine tasting included
Guided visit in Lisbon for 2 hours

Itinerary

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Day 1
Madrid Airport →Madrid

Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. 

Overnight stay in Madrid in a 4* hotel.

Day 2
Madrid

After the breakfast, enjoy a Madrid panoramic city tour in the morning where you will discover 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.

Overnight stay in Madrid in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Day 3
Madrid→ Salamanca → Porto

After breakfast, depart from our established hotels in Madrid and drive to Salamanca. You will have some free time to explore Salamanca,a University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. In the afternoon, departure to the Portuguese border and reach the opulent city of Porto.

Overnight stay in Porto in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Day 4
Porto

Breakfast at the hotel, then take part in a panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered World Heritage city. We 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 the historic heritage visiting one wellknown Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting included. Rest of day at leisure.

Overnight stay in Porto in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Day 5
Porto→ Coimbra→ Fatima

Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. City seat of one of the oldest universities in Europe and the birthplace of Fado. Free time for lunch and, then, proceed 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.

Overnight stay in Fatima in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Day 6
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 to relax and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Last stop for the day is Lisbon where you can decide to add an Optional traditional dinner including a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.

Overnight stay in Lisbon in a 4* hotel.

 

Breakfast
Day 7
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 color housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past.

Overnight stay in Lisbon in a 4* hotel.

Breakfast
Day 8
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. 

Overnight stay in Madrid in a 4* hotel.

 

Breakfast
Day 9
Madrid→Madrid Airport

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. End of the service.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
Book now for 2021 & 2022
Book now for 2021 & 2022
8 nights
from AUD2,776
per person, twin share
Spain, Portugal
Madrid
Madrid
Cultural
Bespoke Groups (16-24 guests)
Guaranteed departures on selected Sundays

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