PORTUGAL & SPAIN – 12 DAYS
|PRICES PER PERSON IN EUROS||TOURIST CLASS “T”||FIRST CLASS “A”|
|DOUBLE ROOM ||1205 €||1305 € |
|SINGLE ROOM ||1600 € ||1815 € |
|HIGH SEASON SUPPLEMENT (01 Jul. – 31 Oct.)||70 € ||80 € |
|SUPPLEMENT DEPARTING ||5 & 26 April||80 €||100 € |
|3 & 31 May||60 €||80 €|
Guided visits in Lisbon, Cordoba, Seville, Granada (Alhambra Palace & Generalife Gardens), Valencia & Barcelona / Tour Escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach / Accommodation at selected class / Daily breakfast and 4 dinners.
1st Day (Wednesday) MADRID – TRUJILLO – LISBON
Departure from Madrid at 08:30 a.m. We'll drive westbound towards the region of Extremadura, a relaxing drive to Trujillo, hometown of many discoverers of the new world. Time free to explore its beautiful and monumental Plaza Mayor. Continue on through Portuguese soil along the Alentejo plains via historic sites as Elvas, Estremoz and Setubal. Arrive over the impressive bridge 25th April to Lisbon, capital city of Portugal. Accommodation at the hotel. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese song and music.
2nd Day (Thursday) LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning sightseeing tour of Lisbon (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 colour housing the genuine “tabernas” where Fado sounds as a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.
3rd Day (Friday) LISBON – OBIDOS – ALCOBAÇA – NAZARE – BATALHA - FATIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. We'll head to our first highlight of the day: the beautiful walled town of Obidos with its picturesque streets and the Pousada do Castelo. Continue to Alcobaça visit a 12th century church containing the tombs of Pablo and Ines de Castro, followed by a visit to the picturesque and fishing village of Nazare. If weather permitts, continue to the Sitio to have a panoramic view of the beach and the village. Afternoon visit of the Batalha Monastery, a masterpiece of Gothic and Manueline style considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue to Fáatima. Accommodation at the hotel.
4th Day (Saturday) LISBON – OBIDOS – ALCOBAÇA – NAZARE – BATALHA - FATIMA
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at your leisure for activities of personal nature in Fatima, center of Christian faith and World Pilgrims Sanctuary with its impressive Basilica and Cova da Iria where Virgin Mary appeared, the church where the tombstones of Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco are, the Chapel of Apparitions, heart of the shrine... In the afternoon return to Lisbon through the colorful farming region. Accommodation at the hotel.
5th Day (Sunday) LISBON – CACERES - CORDOBA
Breakfast at the hotel. 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 and accommodation at the hotel.
6th Day (Monday) CORDOBA - SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll do an impressive tour of its Mosque and later we'll enjoy some beautiful places that will ease our mind and spirit meanwhile strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short ride we’ll arrive to Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
7th Day (Tuesday) SEVILLE
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we’ll do a monumental and panoramic city tour – the Cathedral (visit from outside), which is the second largest in the Catholic world after St. Peter's in Rome, The Santa Cruz Quarter, the natural scene of “Carmen”, and as well, the place where the myth of “Don Juan” developed. Later on we'll continue through the Maria Luisa Park and Spain Square. Afternoon at leisure for you to discover at your own pace the specific flavours of this active full of light city. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally at nicght you can enjoy an authentic Flamenco Show.
8th Day (Wednesday) SEVILLE – GRANADA
After breakfast we'll head east through the Caliphate Road to reach the heart of Andalusia observing an endless number of olive trees on our way to Granada, an incredible and amazing monumental environment, the last stronghold of the Moorish Kingdom up to 1492. We'll visit the world famous Alhambra Palace (Red Palace) and Generalife Gardens. Its fountains, gardens and patios (courtyards) have inspired several authors with their sounds and sights, such as the “Tales of the Alhambra” by W. Irving. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optionally you can see a Gipsy Flamenco Show held in a cave-house at Sacromonte Quarter.
9th Day (Thursday) GRANADA – VALENCIA
After our breakfast at the hotel we drive eastwards heading to the Mediterranean Coast. We'll pass Murcia, capital of the fertile garden of the Segura River, and continue north via Alicante, the second largest city within the autonomous region of Valencia. Arrive to 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 Agora. Valencia is also the home of the internationally well renowned and delicious “Paella”. Accommodation at the hotel.
10th Day (Friday) VALENCIA - BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of this bright city including a drive through the old city showing the most prominent buildings. We will continue passing 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. After the panoramic tour of Valencia we'll depart northward along the Mediterranean coast to Catalunya, via Tarragona, the ancient roman city of Tarraco. Arrival to Barcelona, main city of the Spanisn Mediterranean Coast, homeland of the famous architect Gaudí, symbol of the Catalonian modernism. Accommodation at the hotel.
11th Day (Saturday) BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning city tour of Barcelona, well known worldwide for being host of the Olympic Games back in 1992. We'll drive along the main avenues with their impressive modernist buildings (declared World Heritage buildings) designed by Gaudí such as La Pedrera, Casa Milá, etc. We'll continue then to Montjuich Park with spectacular views over the city and harbour, the Olympic Ring, monument of Cristofor Columbus and the emblematic Gothic Quarter, heart of the old city and its historical centre. Afternoon is for you to keep on discovering this city full of attractive offers as well as exquisite and varied gastronomy. Accommodation at the hotel.
12th Day (Sunday) BARCELONA - ZARAGOA - MADRID
After breakfast at the hotel departure southwest along an industrial and agricultural area with certain relevance within Europe. Our destination is Zaragoza, capital city of Aragon Region, 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. Free time at your disposal to see the impressive Baroque architecture of the Basilic-Temple of Our Lady Pilar. Continue to Madrid. Arrival and end of our services.
* Pepe Tours reserves the right to alter and modify the itinerary and the order of the excursions for organizational reasons. This is a combined tour and participants could have different city destination. According to tour segment a different Tour Escort may be used. Only one piece of luggage per person is allowed. Lisbon Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.