Circle Tour of Spain and Portugal

Madrid San Sebastian Bilbao Castro Urdiales, Santander Santanilla Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostella, Salamanca, Coimbra, Fatima, Obidos, Lisbon, Caceres, Seville, Ronda, Costa del Sol, Granada, Alicante Valencia Barcelona Zaragoza

19 days/18 nights  #  39
Departures Every Saturday from Madrid
8 Apr - 14 Oct 2017

Tour does not operate between November and March!

The most detailed tour of Spain with northern Portugal. Circle the Iberian lands on this detailed tour from the north of Spain and Portugal to down south to sunny Andalucía and the Levantine coast to vibrant Barcelona . 5% discounts on bookings made by 30 Jan 2017

Asturias northern spain with circle tour of Iberia, Andalucia, Valencia Barcelona

ITINERARY
1 ST DAY Saturday – MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN
Departure at 9 a.m. from our bus Terminal located in the underground parking of Orient Square towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, its one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this French style bourgeois city, with its elegant streets and lovely seaside promenade. Overnight.

2ND DAY Sunday – SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER
Breakfast at hotel. We will drive up to Mount Igueldo, to enjoy the splendid views of the city and the bay below, and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic drive
in Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this museum famous for its unique modern modern architecture. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time for lunch on your own at one of the local fish restaurants with delicious soups and other specialties or stroll around the local castle or the promenade.  Departure to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city and the seaside. Overnight.

3 RD DAY Monday SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, one of the most important medieval towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juiliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Arquitecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto with the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre-Romanic Asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of Asturian gothic. Overnight.

4TH DAY Tuesday OVIEDO – GIJON – CUDILLERO – LUGO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Gijon, panoramic city tour and then proceed to Cudillero, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Spain built in a theatre style landscape with houses cascading down the hillside to the turquoise waters below. In the afternoon depart to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts anywhere with a perimeter of 2266 meters in circumference declared World Heritage. If you wish you can view the city from the walls circling it by foot. Overnight.

5TH DAY Wednesday – LUGO – A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to A Coruña. Brief panoramic drive through the main avenues by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop at one of the wonders of the world, the oldest working lighthouse the “ Tower of Hercules” originally built by the Romans and still in use. Afternoon at leisure or you can join an optional tour to the nearby villages of the Rias Altas
region. Overnight.

6TH DAY Thursday – A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela
a declared World Heritage city as it is one of the most important centers of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral ( entrance included ) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Afternoon free at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the medieval feel of the old city. Overnight.

7TH DAY Friday – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most picturesque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, universally know 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
(Lower rivers) region at the estuaries of the Atlantic. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this lively city or an optional tour to Bayona and Santa Tecla to see the dwellings of the old Celtic remains situated on the hill of Santa Tecla and the impressive views of the Miño River and of Portugal. Overnight.

8TH DAY Saturday – VIGO - SALAMANCA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salamanca following The Old Silver Route built during the roman times. On arrival free time in this world renowned city with one of the oldest universities in Europe, the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the Shells House, old and new Cathedral. Overnight.

9TH DAY Sunday – SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO – COIMBRA - FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the border town of Ciudad Rodrigo to continue via Guarda until we reach the University city of Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and once the capital of Portugal. Free time to admire their narrow streets, hanging houses, palaces, chapels and churches, which is a must to see. Overnight.
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10TH DAY Monday – FATIMA – OBIDOS – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Fatima, well know
n for the Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, patroness of Portugal. Free time to visit the Basilica, then we continue our trip to the beautiful medieval city of Obidos, where we can explore the cobblestone streets and red roofed white houses, sheltered by the impressive city walls. Our next stop will be in Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, located on the right bank of the Tagus River. In the evening we offer you an optional dinner with Fado show, the national bitter-sweet songs of Portugal expressing the longing, passion and and pain of Portuguese women and a must to see. Overnight.

11TH DAY Tuesday – LISBON
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning
we will have  panoramic city tour of Lisbon, passing through the Alfama district, birthplace of St. Anthonyand once the old Moorish Quarters, the Belem Tower symbol of Lisbon and the Jeronimous Monastery built in the typicall Manuelite style of Portugall. Afternoon at leisure or join an optional tour to see the 3 most visited towns at the outskirts of Lisbon: Sintra world Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril seaside resorts..

12TH DAY Wednesday – LISBON – CÁCERES – SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border to arrive to the World Heritage city of Caceres, with
its fortified historic buildings dating back from the 14th and 16th century. The old quarter od the city is one of the 3 best conserved medieval quarters in Europe. Tour on foot to see the Plaza Mayor and the old medieval district. After our tour continue to Sevilla, Andalucia's capital. Overnight.

13TH DAY Thursday – SEVILLE
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic and monumental city tour
passing through Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavilions built in 1929 for the Iberoamerican Fair. Following the panoramic tour we will continue on foot from the Murillo Gardens towards the old “Santa Cruz” quarters. Brief stop. We will then proceed to the Cathedral (entrance included) where we will also see the symbol of Seville, The Giralda Tower once the minaret of the Mosque and today the belfry of the Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure where you can attend an optional artistic tour or visit the magnificinet Alcazar castle on your own, the oldest still in use royal castle in Europe. In the late afternoon, possibility of attending the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.

14TH DAY Friday – SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ronda, passing through the Route of the n White Villages in order for us to arrive to Ronda. Ronda is one of the oldest cities in Spain, whose origins date back to the Neolithic Period. Free time to explore the main sites of Ronda
. From the Tajo Gorge to enjoy an unforgettable view of the city and see the oldest bullring in Spain, considered the symbol and soul of Ronda. In the afternoon departure to the international beachside resort La Costa del Sol. Dinner and overnight.

15TH DAY Saturday – COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning to then proceed to Granada which is located on the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tour of the most visited monument in Spain
, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Alhambra where we will be seeing the Nazarite Palaces and the Generalife Gardens (entrance included) opulent reminders of former Moorish control in Iberia. Overnight.

16TH DAY Sunday – GRANADA – ALICANTE – VALENCIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Alicante. Panoramic drive through Alicante to admire the unique location between the mountains and the sea
this beautiful lively city. Continue to Valencia. Overnight.

17TH DAY Monday – VALENCIA – BARCELONA
Breakfast at the hotel and possibility of signing up for the optional city tour of Valencia, a town renown for the international Fallas Festival and of the works of the Valencia architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed The Arts and Science Complex, unique in its genre. Departure to Barcelona. Overnight.

18TH DAY Tuesday – BARCELONA
Breakfast and overnight. In the morning, panoramic city tour of Barcelona, visiting Spain Square,
the Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, where we will have a brief stop to contemplate a magnificent view of the city and its port, after which we will continue towards Columbus Avenue and then to the Historical Gothic Quarters. Walking tour through St. Jaume square, the town hall and the Gothic Cathedral. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this cosmopolitan city or sign up for the Gaudi artistic tour, truly a must!.

19TH DAY Wednesday – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Zaragoza. Free time to see on your own the Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of the Hispanic Culture and also stroll through the old town to discover the quaint streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon
continue to Madrid where the trip ends late afternoon-evening. You can also end the tour in Barcelona instead of Madrid.

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Currency Conversion

PRICES IN EUROS - $ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of your payment date -
Apr 11 - Oct 17, 2015 Departures

Category Apr-June 2017
Double room
Per person
July-Oct 2017
Double Room per person

Single supplement
C First class - 4star hotels 1967 2110 800
5% senior discount age 65 and over

5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room. no senior discount on third person in room
Children under 12: 25% discount when sharing room with 2 adults. Babies under 2 are free but have no bus seat or hotel bed reserved (cot is possible on request).  

HOTELS USED on TOUR:

nights city Hotel names Category C First class
1 San Sebastian Mercure Monte Igueldo****
1 Santander Santemar****
1 Oviedo Exe Oviedo****
1 Lugo Mendez Nunez****
1 La Coruna Tryp Coruna****
1 Santiago Tryp Santiago****
1 Vigo Ciudad de Vigo****
1 Salamanca Alameda Palace*****
1 Fatima Santa Maria****
2 Lisbon Lutecia****
2 Sevilla Melia Lebreros****
1 Costa Del Sol Las Piramides junior suite****
1 Granada Carmen****
1 Valencia Silken Puerta de Valencia****
2 Barcelona Catalonia Eixample****


 

Included in the price:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish

  • Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar with breakfast

  • Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide  - tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages

  • Transportation by air conditioned deluxe motor coach 

  • Hotel taxes , luggage handling, entrance fees

  • Daily breakfast, 1 dinner

  • Guided visits Santiago, Lisbon, Caceres, Sevilla, Alambra de Granada, Barcelona, panoramic tour in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Gijon, Coruna, Alicante

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