14 Days / 13 Nights
From: $ 2,300
Guaranteed departures on select 2020 Sundays:
- April 26th
- May 24th
- June 21st
- July 26th
- August 23rd
- September 27th
DAY 1: Madrid: Meet at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel
DAY 2: Madrid: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the morning on a Madrid panoramic city tour; 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. Experience 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. Then see 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 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 JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking lot of the Plaza de Oriente. Departure at 8:30a.m. Drive to Avila, A city that preserves it’s medieval wall. Short stop to see its walled and old town. Then to Salamanca with free time in this University City World Heritage of great architectural and artistic wealth. Depart to the Portuguese border until you reach Porto. Accommodation.
DAY 4: Porto: Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, considered a World Heritage city. 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 the well known Port Wine Cellars, with a wine tasting included. Rest of day at leisure. Accommodation.
DAY 5: Porto – Coimbra – Fatima: Breakfast. Departure to Coimbra. The city has of one of the oldest universities in Europe and is the birthplace of Fado. Enjoy free time. Then to Fatima, the 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. Accommodation.
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 site by UNESCO. Continue to the picturesque fishing town of Nazaré. Enjoy free time and continue to Alcobaça (World Heritage) with its Gothic church and Cistercian monastery, whose origins date back to the XII C. Then to Lisbon with accommodation. Optional traditional dinner including a show of Fado, traditional Portuguese song and music.
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 (entrance included), Monument to the Discoverers, Marquis of Pombal Square, & Liberty Avenue. In the afternoon you are free 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 shows a missing past. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 8: Lisbon – Caceres – Cordoba: Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 7:30 a.m to Caceres, considered a World Heritage Site 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. Impressive tour of its Mosque (entrance included) and other sites that will ease your mind and spirit while strolling through the narrow winding streets of the Jewish Quarter. In the afternoon, after a short two hour ride, reach Seville. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 10: Seville: Breakfast at the hotel. 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 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 – Rondo – Costa Del Sol: After breakfast at the hotel drive south passing villages. Reach Ronda; free time to admire this town of Celtic origin and the marvelous view of the valley and mountain range. In the afternoon continue on to the Costa del Sol, one of the most modern and important international tourist areas. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 12: Costa Del Sol – Granada: Breakfast. Departure towards the city of Granada and its incredible monumental environment, 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 and accommodation at the hotel. Optional Gipsy Flamenco show at Sacromonte quarter.
DAY 13: Granada – Toledo – Madrid: Breakfast at the hotel. Drive northward where it emerges, toward the sky of Castilla and surrounded by the Tagus River, the impressive Imperial city of Toledo (World Heritage City) where the three cultures Christians, Moorish and Jewish, have lived together. Enjoy the Spanish art, history and spirituality. The whole town is a National Monument. Short guided tour of this historical old town through its narrow streets. Then proceed with a visit to a famous “Damasquinado” (gold and silver inlaying in iron) factory. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel.
DAY 14: Madrid: After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICE.
- Tour escort
- Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
- Accommodation at selected class
- Daily Breakfast and 5 dinners
- Transfers to / from airport as per itinerary
- Travel insurance.
Guided tours in:
- Granada (Alhambra and Generalife Gardens)
Lisbon and Porto Local City Tax is not included, to be paid directly to the hotel.
*Package descriptions and pricing are subject to change without notice.
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