Iberian Tango Spain Portugal from Barcelona
Departures on Wednesdays 13 days 12 nights
between Mar 29 to October 18, 2017 plus Mar7 and 14, 2018
Start your tour from the bustling cosmopolitan city of
Barcelona and travel across the peninsula to visit major cultural
cities, historical medieval towns, sleepy white-washed villages, castles and elegant
sea-side resorts. Scroll down to view the itinerary. Our check out the
version for the Spain and
Portugal tour starting in Madrid.
Portugal - Spain Tour Itinerary from Barcelona:
5% discount for bookings made before 31 Jan 2017
1ST DAY Wednesday – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA -
from our bus Terminal located in Gran Vía 645, at 08.30AM., towards
Zaragoza. Free time to visit The Basilica of our Lady of The Pilar,
Patroness of Hispanity and to see the old quarters of the city. In the
afternoon, continue to Madrid. Overnight.
DAY 2 Thursday – MADRID
Breakfast and overnight. In the morning panoramic
city tour where we will see Spain Square, the University Complex, the West
Park , Casa de Campo, the Morish Quarters, Orient Square, Main Square, The
Sun Gate , Neptune, Atocha, Alcala Gate, the Senorial Retiro Park, the
Ventas Bull Ring, Columbus Square, Castellana Avenue, the Santiago Bernabeu
Stadium, Cibeles Square and the Gran Via Avenue. Afternoon at leisure to
explore Madrid on your own or attend an optional excursion to the historical
city of Toledo, a World Heritage site.
DAY 3 Friday– MADRID
Breakfast and overnight. Day at leisure to explore
Madrid or to visit near the outskirts of the city El Escorial or visit the
famous Prado museum (on your own) world renowned for its Spanish
masterpieces. Overnight in Madrid.
Day4 Saturday – MADRID – AVILA – SALAMANCA
Breakfast. Departure for Ávila, World Heritage Site and birthplace of Santa
Teresa de Jesus.
great Roman wall surrounds the city and
treasures. Free time to enjoy this jewel of the Middle Ages.
Then depart to Salamanca, a university city par excellence, known worldwide
university, one of the oldest and most prestigious ones in Europe,
and for its artistic richness: cathedrals, palaces, churches of
various styles. In the afternoon we will
city tour including the
Plaza Mayor, Casa de las Conchas, the New Cathedral, the Old Cathedral and
University. At night you can enjoy the lively atmosphere of this
Day 5 Sunday – SALAMANCA – CIUDAD RODRIGO – COIMBRA - FATIMA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure
towards the border town of Ciudad Rodrigo,
continue via Guarda until we reach the University city of
Coimbra, one of the oldest in Europe and once the capital of Portugal,
the Portuguese version of Salamanca. Free
time to admire the
city's narrow streets, hanging houses, palaces, chapels and
Departure to Fatima, well known for the
Sanctuary of our Lady of Fatima, patroness of Portugal. Free time to visit
Day 6 Monday – FATIMA – OBIDOS – LISBON
Breakfast at the hotel.
and 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. Night optional
Fado show, the national
bitter-sweet musical genre
of Portugal and a must to see.
Day 7 Tuesday – LISBON
Breakfast and overnight, In the morning panoramic city tour of
Lisbon, passing through the Alfama district, birthplace of St. Anthony
once the old Moorish Quarters.
We'll also see
the Belem Tower symbol of Lisbon and the Jeronimous Monastery
built in decorative
style with marine type ornaments. Afternoon at leisure. Possibility
for an optional tour
to see the 3 most visited towns on the outskirts of Lisbon, Sintra,
Heritage Town, Cascais and Estoril
Day 8 Wednesday – LISBON – CÁCERES - SEVILLA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards the Spanish border to arrive to
the World Heritage city of Caceres, with
fortified buildings form the 14th and 16th century
with Moorish and Iberian Gothic buildings testaments of a rivalry between
the Muslim and Christian powers.
is one of the 3
best conserved medieval quarters in Europe. Tour on foot to see the Plaza
Mayor and the old medival district. After our tour continue to Sevilla.
Thursday – SEVILLE
Breakfast and overnight. Morning panoramic city tour, 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
symbol of Seville
and the final resting place of Chrtiopher Columbus. Admire the elegant
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 on your own the splendid Alcazar royal castle with its palm adorned
gardens and lace-like rooms. In the
late afternoon, possibility of attending the finest Flamenco Show in Spain.
Day 10 Friday – SEVILLE – RONDA – COSTA DEL SOL
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ronda, passing through the Route of the
White Villages 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
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.
Day 11 Saturday – COSTA DEL SOL – GRANADA
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time till midmorning to then proceed to Granada
the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. Tour
of the most visited monument in Spain declared World Heritage
Site, the Alhambra
where we will be seeing the
Nazarite Palaces and the Generalife Gardens
(entrance included). Overnight.
Day 12 Sunday – GRANADA – ALICANTE – VALENCIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Alicante. Panoramic drive through
Alicante to admire
unique layout of this elegant seaside city encircled
between the mountains and the sea.
Continue to Valencia. Overnight.
Day 13 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 Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava, who designed The
Arts and Science Complex, unique in its genre
with it huge "eye". Departure to Barcelona.
End of the
tour in Barcelona.
Extra nights before and after the tour in
Barcelona can be added as well as extra tours in Barcelona
PRICES IN EURO - $ rate varies depending on the
exchange rate of the payment date
and March 2018
||Supplement for Seville Fair
Apt 5 and 26, 2017 departure only
|T - Standard - 3star hotels
|C - First class - 4star hotels
5% senior discount - age 65 and
Discount to the third person sharing double room. - no senior
discount 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 USED ON THE TOUR:
|Puerta de Toledo***
Melia Lebreros Sevilla****
||Costa Del Sol
Las Piramides junior suite***
|Exe Rey Don Jaime****
Silken Puerta de Valencia****
Included in the price:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish
Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels 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 visit in
Caceres, Seville, Alhambra de Granada , Barcelona, panoramic tour of Alicante