Galicia and Andalucía Tour Spain and Portugal

13 days/12 nights

Departures every  Tuesday with first class hotels
11 Apr- 17 Oct 2017

Tour operates only in high season between April and October.

5% early booking bonus on bookings made before Jan 30, 2017

Itinerary # 34

Galicia Spain Portugal tour from Madrid

1ST DAY Tuesday – MADRID – ASTORGA – LUGO
Departure from our bus Terminal at 09.00AM., towards Villacastin and Medina del Campo, where we will admire the impressive Castilian Castle of La Mota. Continue to Astorga, brief stop to admire the Episcopal Palace work of the famed Catalan architect, Antonio Gaudi. Depart to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts with a perimeter of 2266 meters in circumference, a World Heritage monument where you can stroll on top of the ancient Roman walls. Overnight.

2ND DAY Wednesday – LUGO – A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to A Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this important port city driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the facades with their typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop at one of the wonders of the world,  the oldest still working lighthouse in the world the “ Tower of Hercules” dating back to Roman times. Afternoon at leisure or you can join an optional tour to the Rias Altas
  villages area nearby. Overnight.

3RD DAY Thursday – A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela
a UNESCO World Heritage city as it is one of the most important center of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain and the world as the end of the Camino de Santiago routes 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 feel of the medieval atmosphere. Overnight.

4TH 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
(Lower Rivers) area of  estuaries. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive at Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this lively city or an optional tour to Bayona and Santa Tecla to see the old Celtic remains situated on the hill of Santa Tecla and the impressive views of the Miño River and of Portugal. Overnight.

5TH 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.

6TH DAY Sunday – SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO – COIMBRA - FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure towards the border town
with Portugal, Ciudad Rodrigo where we will have a short tour to admire the old city with its town walls and castle from the 12th century. Continue via the border town of 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 or have a coffee break at the Plaza mayor shaded arcades. Drive to Fatima for free time to visit on your own. Overnight.
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7TH DAY Monday – FATIMA – OBIDOS – LISBON
After breakfast we continue to white washed town 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. At night optional dinner with Fado show, the national song of Portugal and a must to see. (has to be booked in advance).  Overnight.

8TH DAY Tuesday – LISBON
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning
embark on a panoramic city tour of Lisbon, passing through the Alfama district, birthplace of St. Anthony and once the old Moorish Quarters, the Belem Tower symbol of Lisbon and the Jeronimous Monastery, both designated World Heritage sites. . Afternoon at leisure. Possibility to take an optional tour to see the west Atlantic coast with its most visited towns of Sintra, a World Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril seaside resorts.

9TH 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 to the 14th and 15th centuries attesting to former rivalries between the two cultures of Iberia before the Reconquista. The old town center 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 Seville. Overnight.

10TH DAY Thursday – SEVILLE
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic and monumental city tour, where we will come in contact with this magnificent city, driving through Maria Luisas Park, The University, Americas Square and The Pavillions 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
to visit the Alcazar royal palace on your own or you can attend an optional artistic tour. In the evening possibility of  going to the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.

11TH DAY Friday – SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ronda, passing through the Route of the White Villages
before arriving 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 enjoy an unforgettable view of the city and 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.

12TH DAY Saturday – COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning to
relax around the pool or walk on the beach, 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, last stronghold of the Moorish rulers of Spain, The Alhambra, where we will be seeing the Nazarite Palaces with their stalactite adorned rooms and the lovely Generalife Gardens (entrance included). Overnight.

13TH DAY Sunday – GRANADA – TOLEDO – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Toledo. Tour of th
e city, one of the most prosperous and largest in Europe during the 9th century, well known for its religious tolerance where Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in harmony. On arrival panoramic drive around Toledo and then proceed on foot to visit the historical old town. We will enter the Cathedral (entrance included), Santo Tome church which holds one of the masterpieces of El Greco, “The burial of the count of Orgaz” (entrance included). Finally we will proceed towards the former Jewish Quarters to see the synagogue of St. Maria La Blanca. Afternoon departure to  Madrid where we end. Longer version of this Sain tour is also available.
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PRICES IN EURO  - $ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of your payment date
11Apr - 17 Oct 2017 Departures

5% Early bird discount for bookings made before 30 Jan 2017

Category  
 

Double room per person
Apr-June 2017 departures

Double room per person
1Jul-31Oct'17 departures

Single supplement

C First class - 4star hotels

1250

1340

500

5% discount for seniors  - age 65 and over

5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room. Senior discount can not be combined with 3rd person discount
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 or similar USED FOR TOUR:

nights city category Hotel names
1 Lugo C Mendez Nunez****
1 A Coruna C Try Coruna****
1 Santiago C Tryp Santiago****
1 Vigo C Ciudad de Vigo****
1 Salamanca C Alameda Palace*****
1 Fatima C Santa Maria ****
2 Lisboa C Lutecia****
2 Seville C Melia Lebreros****
1 Costa Del Sol C Las Piramides junior suite****
1 Granada C Carmen****

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

•Guided visits with local guides in Santiago, Lisbon, Caceres, Seville, Al Hambra de Granada, Toledo, panoramic tour of La Coruna
Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide  - tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages
• Air conditioned deluxe motor coach.
• Accommodation in first class hotels with daily breakfast and one dinner
. Dinner on the Costa del Sol
• Entrance fees.
• Luggage handling
 

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